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arrowJohn Grochowski: Compromising at the casino

Compromising at the casino
Life is full of compromises, and sometimes casino players make concessions on the games they play. John Grochowski shares some stories from players who end up not playing their favorite game due to compromise.  read more

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New York-New York Hotel Casino announces guest room remodel

Last week, the Las Vegas Strip resort launched a $63 million room remodel project of its 1,830 rooms and 155 of its suites, expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.  read more
New York-New York Hotel Casino announces guest room remodel



First FanDuel Sportsbook coming to Nevada

Boyd Gaming announced plans to open a FanDuel Sportsbook at the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas early next year, the first FanDuel-branded sportsbook in the state of Nevada.  read more

TWiG: US sports betting wars

In this week's video, we're talking about sports betting news in two of the biggest states in the U.S., both of which are worth potential billions of dollars in annual revenue.  read more

DraftKings opening sportsbook at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

The two announced that the permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, the largest retail sportsbook in Louisiana, is expected to open on Thursday.  read more

Plaza to host fifth annual Las Vegas Pickleball Open

The Las Vegas resort is the official hotel and title sponsor of the Las Vegas Pickleball Open, set for 21-25 September. The tournament will offer professional players a competitive prize package of $60,000.  read more



Beau Rivage air program's millionth passenger

Beau Rivage's scheduled charter air program formally launched in 2009 following a post-Hurricane Katrina $550-million resort renovation, and has been partnered with Sun Country Airlines since 2014.  read more

Century Casinos to acquire operations of Rocky Gap Casino

Century Casinos announced that it will acquire the operations of Rocky Gap Casino Resort, from Lakes Maryland Development, for approximately $56 million.  read more

67 devices seized from two Michigan storefront casinos

State investigators confiscated 11 video slot machines and 56 computers allegedly used for illegal gambling, plus $10,141 in suspected gambling proceeds and gift cards in raids conducted at two Flint locations.  read more

Mohegan Sun recognized on Forbes Best-in-State list

Announced on 24 August, this award is presented by Forbes and Statista, the statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  read more



Rivers Pittsburgh awards bad beat jackpot

In the hand of a lifetime, one player had four aces and was beaten by another player with a royal flush yet the "loser of the hand" earned $490,708, the largest share of the jackpot.  read more

Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas pays out jackpot

A Caesars Rewards member hit a $107,725 progressive jackpot while playing Face Up Pai Gow Poker at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on 26 August.  read more



$1 million win at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

The guest was playing the Aristocrat Dragon Link Golden Century slot machine at the Florida casino on Wednesday, 24 August and won $1,099,858.  read more



Sebastián Yatra kicks off North American tour

The global star will continue the Dharma World Tour across 22 major markets, including a stop at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on 10 September.  read more

Mystère hits 13,000 shows at Treasure Island

On 20 August, Mystère by Cirque du Soleil marked its 13,000th performance at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip since debuting 29 years ago.  read more

Googoosh returning to The Cosmopolitan

The Iranian superstar's return to The Chelsea stage on Sunday, 25 December marks exactly one year since her massively successful performance in the venue.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
FanDuel's share of gross gaming revenue in the U.S. online sports betting market rose to 51% as of the end of June 2022.
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