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October 28, 2019

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October 28, 2019

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Crapless craps and busting in blackjack

Crapless craps and busting in blackjack
John Grochowski explains why crapless craps has paybacks that are different from traditional craps, and then he tackles why players bust less often than dealers.  read more
 

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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood unveils $1.5 billion expansion

Complementing the 450-foot high Guitar Hotel at the Florida casino are a Hard Rock Live performance venue, an expanded and updated casino floor with 195,000 square-feet of gaming space and 13.5-acre pool.  read more
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood unveils $1.5 billion expansion
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Mattress Mack makes another $1 million bet

Coming on the heels of his $3.5 million bet in early October, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale placed another $1 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series.  read more

Yahoo Sports and BetMGM announce sports betting partnership

Beginning next month in the U.S., BetMGM will power sports betting for Yahoo Sports and create collaborative content experiences and live events. The multiyear deal makes Yahoo Sports the official digital media sports partner of MGM Resorts.  read more

FanDuel announces fantasy sports deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

The agreement will feature FanDuel at the Steelers' home stadium, and give FanDuel access to marketing assets ranging from video signage to radio advertising.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Rivers Casino Philadelphia officially debuts

SugarHouse Casino is celebrating its transition to the new Rivers Casino Philadelphia which began with the opening of the BetRivers Sportsbook earlier this month.  read more

The Venetian Macao wins Property of the Year

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel took home Property of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards on 14 October. The resort beat nine other competitors also nominated in the category.  read more

JACK Entertainment to sell real estate of two casinos

The company entered into an agreement with VICI Properties to sell the membership interests of a subsidiary that owns the land and real estate assets of Jack Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino for $843 million.  read more

Blue Chip Casino opens Fremont Ballroom

The Fremont Ballroom at the Indiana resort can accommodate up to 600 for banquet events, complementing the adjacent Stardust Event Center, which has a capacity of 600 for trade shows and 850 for banquets.  read more

Ocean Resort Casino's restaurant week begins this weekend

The Atlantic City resort presents Ocean Eats Restaurant Week, a six-day celebration of Ocean Resort Casino's culinary scene from Sunday to Friday, 3 to 8 November.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Two Wheel of Fortune jackpots in September

On 2 September a $1,462,097 jackpot was won at Ojibwa Casino in Michigan, and another $1,543,089 was awarded at Casino Arizona on 19 September.  read more

Six-figure jackpot win at Sycuan Casino

Alice V., a Lucky Club Sycuan member was awarded $128,474 after hitting a jackpot on the Bonus Times 2x 5x 10x slot machine at the California resort.  read more

WORLD SERIES OF POKER EUROPE News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER EUROPE

Burns wins second 2019 WSOPE bracelet

After winning the Platinum High Roller earlier this month, Kahle Burns took home another €101,843 after defeating 179 entries in the €2,500 Short Deck event.  read more

Diamond High Roller bracelet goes to Lim

The €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold'Em came to a quicker conclusion than anyone expected, as Chin Wei Lim won €2,172,104 by defeating Jean-Noel Thorel heads-up.  read more

LAS VEGAS News

LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas Convention Center expansion update

The Las Vegas Convention Center reached a significant construction milestone with completion of more than 50% of the 1.4 million-square-foot expansion.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

A Very Terry Christmas hits Gold Strike Casino

Terry Fator, a ventriloquist, impressionist and stand-up comedian, brings his brand of entertainment to the Mississippi resort on 22 November.  read more

del Lago's The Vine named 2019 Showroom of the Year

Presented by the Global Gaming Expo, the New York resort's entertainment venue was named the 2019 Showroom of the Year by the Casino Entertainment Awards.  read more

New Year's Eve party at Rivers Casino Schenectady

Admission to the New York party includes a performance by Funk Evolution, live music, dancing, snacks and two drink tickets.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Since the launch of mobile sports betting in Oregon on 16 October, there have been more than 20,000 registrations and over $2 million wagered with an average bet of $18 on the state's Lottery Scoreboard App.
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