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March 28, 2022

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Finding the best payback percentages

Finding the best payback percentages
In video poker, Grochowski explains that top pay tables have become less widely available than they once were. He also tackles the question of how much paybacks actually increase.  read more

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Foxwoods Resort Casino making changes for 30th anniversary

The new plans at the Connecticut property include the opening of a Sushi By Bou restaurant and sushi suite, the re-opening of Wingstop, a new VIP Players Lounge located in the former Veranda Café and more.  read more
Foxwoods Resort Casino making changes for 30th anniversary



Operators announced for iGaming in Ontario

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario released a list of 16 operators that will provide online platforms when the iGaming market launches in Canada's most populous province on 4 April.  read more

Isle Casino Black Hawk to become Horseshoe Black Hawk

The transformation into the Horseshoe in Colorado will include a renovated exterior with Horseshoe signage, newly refreshed rooms, a reimagined casino floor and more.  read more

TWiG: Best start ever for US gambling in 2022

This week's video discusses the AGA tracking gambling revenue for the U.S. market, and how the industry took in over $4.4 billion in January, which is fastest start to a year ever recorded.  read more

Valley Forge Casino Resort to open Copper Whisk

The restaurant concept with a focus on approachable, chef-driven breakfast and lunch options will open to the public on Wednesday at the Pennsylvania resort.  read more

Ute Mountain Casino announces February jackpots

The Colorado casino announced that several winners took home jackpots last month, including a payday of $18,953 on Crystal Star Deluxe.  read more



DFS deemed a game of skill in New York

The New York State Court of Appeals came to the conclusion that daily fantasy sports are considered a game of skill rather than a game of chance, making it legal in The Empire State under current law.  read more

DraftKings Sportsbook opens at Hollywood Baton Rouge

The temporary venue marks DraftKings' second retail book in Louisiana with a permanent state-of-the-art sportsbook expected to be unveiled in 2023.  read more

Retail sportsbook coming to DraftKings at Casino Queen

DraftKings announced that it will unveil a new 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art permanent retail sportsbook tomorrow at DraftKings at Casino Queen in Illinois.  read more



The Venetian Las Vegas ready for pool season

The resort’s pool experience features several amenities, culinary and cocktail offerings, and the return of a newly transformed TAO Beach Dayclub and The Aquatic Club.  read more

New meeting and convention space coming to Circa

Circa Resort & Casino, downtown Las Vegas' first new resort in four decades, will debut 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space in September.  read more



Dylan Weisman claims $25,000 PLO event

Weisman entered Saturday's final table with the chip lead and never gave it up, knocking out all five of his opponents to earn $416,500.  read more

$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em win for Seidel

Erik Seidel topped Phil Hellmuth in heads-up play after the pair outlasted a 63-entry field. Seidel took home the lion's share of the prize pool, winning $472,500.  read more real money online poker live in Michigan

WSOP Online will also offer a full slate of daily guaranteed tournaments and exclusive 2022 WSOP satellites to gold bracelet events in Las Vegas.  read more

WSOP enticing dealers for summer tournament

The World Series of Poker announced a new pay structure with increasing wages for all prospective dealers ahead of the 53rd annual WSOP tournament to be held at Bally's, the future Horseshoe, and Paris Las Vegas, beginning in May.  read more

High Card Flush jackpot at Rio All-Suite Casino

A lucky guest hit a jackpot worth for $165,872 on 22 March playing High Card Flush at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

$15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event title goes to Rheem

Chino Rheem is back and he’s atop the 2022 U.S. Poker Open leaderboard with a victory in the $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $271,350.  read more



Aerosmith bringing Las Vegas residency back

As part of the continued celebration around its 50th anniversary, the four-time GRAMMY-winning legends announced another Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM, beginning 17 June.  read more

Matt Fraser adds two more Las Vegas shows

The psychic medium announced two additional shows at The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas, 15-16 July.  read more

Tom Segura to perform at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Segura's "I'm Coming Everywhere – World Tour" is headed for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh's Event Center stage on 12-13 August.  read more

The Eagles coming to Las Vegas Strip in May

Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill are returning to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, 28 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A sports betting bill in Minnesota that would legalize online and retail sports betting at tribal casinos was approved by the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee last week and now moves on to the Minnesota Tax Committee.
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