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Video poker variance
There are four factors to be considered when choosing a video poker game to play – return, variance, playing strategy, and game availability. Stickman explains that the least understood factor is variance.  read more

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First sportsbook at US sports complex officially opens

William Hill U.S. marked the opening of its first location in Washington D.C. – and first within a U.S. sports complex – with ceremonial first bets placed at the Capital One Arena.  read more
First sportsbook at US sports complex officially opens



UK delays the reopening of land-based casinos

After announcing that land-based casinos would reopen on 1 August, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed plans to allow "high-risk venues", such as casinos, to reopen on Saturday.  read more

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh resumes monthly promos

Guests can try their luck in the $10,000 Jackpot Drawing, come out and enjoy live DJs every weekend, or head to Wheelhouse, FLIPT and Mian for various dining offers.  read more

Pearl River Resort announces casino reopening dates

Bok Homa Casino will reopen on 7 August and Golden Moon Hotel & Casino in Mississippi will reopen one week later on 14 August with new social distancing and safety measures in place.  read more

Michigan governor says Detroit casinos can reopen

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Wednesday that the three Detroit casinos can reopen at 15% capacity starting 5 August.  read more

MGM Resorts International names new CEO

William J. Hornbuckle takes over immediately after serving the company as acting CEO and President since March 2020.  read more



New poker tournament at SAHARA Las Vegas

The weekly Saturday No-Limit Hold'em tournament features a $120 buy-in and a $100 single rebuy offered until the beginning of the seventh level.  read more

Circa Resort & Casino unveils new beverage venues

The new Downtown Las Vegas casino that opens in late October will feature a luxury lounge with "unrivaled views," a "high-energy" sports bar and the return of Vegas Vickie.  read more

Two Mega Progressive jackpots hit on Strip

On Friday morning, two Las Vegas visitors scored big, hitting Mega Progressive Jackpots on Pai Gow Poker at Caesars Palace and Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker at Flamingo Las Vegas.  read more

Special room rates at Treasure Island

The Las Vegas Strip property is offering $79 per night room rates with optional resort fees, and buy one, get one 50% off meal specials.  read more



Lessin wins Senior event

The $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event attracted 541 players with New Jersey's Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin walking away with the bracelet and $64,411.20.  read more

No-Limit Hold'em Championship goes to "2Rivers"

The 2,126-entry field resulted in a $2,019,700 prize pool with the first-place prize of $310,831 being claimed by "2Rivers".  read more

Guagenti wins $2,000 NLH Deepstack

After 11 hours of play, Nick "shadowjacker" Guagenti emerged victorious to the tune of $305,433.36 and his first gold bracelet.  read more

Romaine captures $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max

The 525-entry field resulted in a $498,750 prize pool, and Connecticut's William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine came out on top for his first gold bracelet.  read more

$500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em win for Burneikis

At the final table of this event, Vladas Burneikis overcame some experienced opposition like Boris Kolev, Jeff Cormier, Ezequiel Waigel, Guillaume Nolet and Jimmy Guerrero.  read more



Nevada sportsbooks to offer bets on NHL Draft

The state's Gaming Control Board granted approval to offer wagers on the 2020 No. 1 overall NHL draft lottery pick.  read more

Colorado sportsbook handle grows in June

In the second full month of legal online sports betting, online sportsbooks generated $38.1 million in wagers, up 49% from $25.6 million in bets in May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
After the Massachusetts House passed a bill with sports betting language, the Senate rejected multiple amendments last week and unanimously passed the $455 million economic development bill without any language to legalize sports betting.
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