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February 29, 2016

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February 29, 2016

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No guarantee on slot bonus rounds
While most expect to cash in when advancing to a bonus round, Robison says it's possible to win nothing. In fact, much to his chagrin, there is absolutely no requirement for bonus rounds to pay anything.  read more

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World Series of Poker implements major changes for 2016

World Series of Poker Vice President of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky chats with Casino City about the 2016 series and the changes players can expect this summer, including earlier start times, 15% payout tables, and improvements to the Colossus, which attracted a record field last year.  read more
World Series of Poker implements major changes for 2016



Foxwoods releases new slots bonus program

FoxPerx gives Foxwoods Rewards members the chance to win one of 1,000 prizes through the slot ticket system every day at the Connecticut casino.  read more

The Reel Life: 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' edition

When an accounting error deposited €1.5 million into a player's account, 'the-requin34' decided to take the money and run. The Reel Life would like to think we'd behave better.  read more

IP Casino Resort and Spa jackpot roundup

Big winners at the Mississippi Gulf Coast casino last week included Nina D., who hit a $75,000 jackpot on Triple Gold; and Lucie R., who cashed in for $22,400.  read more

Players win a car, two slot jackpots at Pala Casino

Corrie C. won a new Toyota RAV4 SLE; Richard J. won $20,000 on a Top Dollar machine; and Eric T. won a $14,580 jackpot on a Triple 7s game.  read more



Nevada and Strip gaming revenue fell in January

The new year didn't start off as planned for Nevada casinos, especially on the Las Vegas Strip where gaming revenue was down 7.7%, according to the Gaming Control Board. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

The Cosmopolitan announces arrival of Momofuku and Milk Bar

The two venues, currently in development at the Las Vegas Strip resort, will mark David Chang and Christina Tosi's first West Coast projects.  read more

No changes in Wynn tip pooling program

The decade-old program at Wynn Resorts Las Vegas properties is still alive despite an adverse ruling last week by a federal appellate court. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more



DFS roundup: Virginia passes DFS legislation

The bill to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports in Virginia passed by a 31-9 vote, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign it. Also, news from New York and the demise of another DFS operator.  read more



Wynn: Massachusetts casino project 'on hold'

Plans to build a $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett will be delayed due to a local mayor's appeal of an environmental permit for waterside construction projects. (  read more

Mohegan Sun awarded license to develop South Korea resort

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has received a license from the Korean government to build a first-of-its-kind integrated resort at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.  read more

SugarHouse Casino hires Terry White as executive chef

The Philadelphia native will serve as executive chef at Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House, the SugarHouse Casino Event Center and VIP culinary.  read more

Thunder Valley Casino Resort announces hotel expansion plans

The project at the Lincoln, California venue will add 111 luxury rooms and suites and renovate the existing 297 rooms within the 17-story tower.  read more



PokerStars to launch in NJ next month

The world's largest poker site will make its entry into the U.S. regulated online gaming market on Monday, March 21 and will be available across desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.  read more

American Poker Awards winners announced

The poker industry went Hollywood on Thursday night, gathering in Beverly Hills, California at the SLS Hotel for the second annual Global Poker Index American Poker Awards.  read more



Celine Dion makes return to Caesars Palace

Tickets are on sale now for 27 new shows, beginning in September. "Celine at The Colosseum" has been on hiatus since Dion's husband and former manager passed away in January.  read more

Lisa Lampanelli comes to Talking Stick Resort

Comedy's Queen of Mean brings her outrageous new show to the Salt River Grand Ballroom on May 29. Tickets are currently on sale.  read more

Ivan Kane's Kiss Kiss a Go-Go comes to Tropicana Atlantic City

The famous nightlife innovator's newest nightclub vision promises to create a "wildly exuberant party atmosphere."  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gross revenue from table games in the 12 Pennsylvania casinos saw a year-over-year increase of 7.7% in January, while total gaming revenue improved by 3.61%, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
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