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December 3, 2018

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Complex craps and blackjack surrender
Grochowski explains why players love the complexity of craps and gives examples of average losses when players surrender in certain blackjack scenarios.  read more

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Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City reveals plans for new sportsbook

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced last week that it has signed a letter of intent with Gaming Innovation Group for it to provide omnichannel sportsbook services for the new casino on the famed boardwalk, with a launch date estimated for early 2019. (photo by Hard Rock International)  read more
Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City reveals plans for new sportsbook



FanDuel pays out all bets on Alabama

The new sportsbook has decided to settle all futures wagers on Alabama as winner of the college football national championship, regardless of what happens in the upcoming playoffs.  read more

MLB and MGM Resorts form partnership

The new multi-year agreement designates MGM Resorts as the first-ever Official Gaming Partner of MLB and Official Entertainment Partner of MLB.  read more



$100,000 win at Sycuan Casino

San Diego resident Kristina W. won a massive $100,000 jackpot while playing Bingo Bonanza at the California casino.  read more

The Reel Life: For science edition

U.K. and Australian pediatricians engage in some self-experimentation to allay parents' fears and give Lego some good PR before Christmas.  read more



SLS Las Vegas offers new pool hours

Foxtail Pool, the Las Vegas resort's centrally located water haven, will now be open from 9 a.m. until dusk daily.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock's Poker Open winner

Pavel Plesuv of Prague, Czech Republic, walked away with $504,820 after winning first place in the $3,500 World Poker Tour Championship at the Florida casino.  read more



Grand opening celebration of the Core Arena

Tomorrow, the Plaza Hotel and Casino will celebrate the grand opening of the Core Arena, the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas.  read more

Wynn names Director of Race & Sports Book Operations

A 23-year veteran in the industry, Doug Castaneda began his career at Stardust Resort and Casino and will oversee the daily operations of the Las Vegas resort's race and sportsbooks.  read more

Encore Boston Harbor commits $10 million to local nonprofits

The Massachusetts casino, set to open next year, announced last week that it is committing $10 million over the next four years to support a wide range of social programs and civic institutions.  read more



New Year's Eve at Cabo Wabo Cantina

Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will kick off the new year with a party on the patio on 31 December.  read more

Snow Patrol to make Las Vegas stop in 2019

The band confirmed a 21-date North American headlining tour in Spring 2019, which makes a stop at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on 18 May.  read more

Lorrie Morgan and Mark Wills at Schenectady

The two country music artists will perform at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady on 15 February.  read more

New Year's Eve with Imagine Dragons

The Tyler Robinson Foundation is partnering with CrowdRise to send one lucky winner and three friends to see Imagine Dragons live at a special New Year’s Eve show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  read more

The Commodores coming to the Hard Rock in Tulsa

The R&B/funk band is performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa 14 February.  read more

Cheap Trick heads to North Star Resort

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform at the Wisconsin resort on 9 March.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
McCarron International Airport in Las Vegas set a record last month as 4.44 million travelers passed through its gates, the Clark County Aviation Department reported last week.
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