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Bingo, blackjack and video poker
Robison breaks down a recent busy weekend of gambling in Las Vegas that included an invitation to play bingo at the Palms as well as sessions of blackjack and video poker at Red Rock on Sunday.  read more

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Sports betting news and a goodbye to Kobe Bryant

This week in gambling, host J. Todd details the latest news in the U.S. sports betting universe and pays tribute to the nine souls who lost their lives in a California helicopter crash last week, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his young daughter.  read more
Sports betting news and a goodbye to Kobe Bryant



Penn National Gaming partners with Barstool

The casino company will acquire 36% interest in Barstool Sports, the controversial sports media giant, and combine to offer online and retail sports betting as well as iCasino products.  read more



Mobile sports betting launches in West Virginia

The BetMGM sports betting app arrived in the Mountain State last week with exclusive promotions for West Virginia residents.  read more

Online sports betting coming to Colorado

Colorado is the fifth state in the U.S. where the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile platform will be available.  read more

IGT signs multi-state sports betting agreement

International Game Technology will power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.  read more



Las Vegas evolves famous slogan

Las Vegas launched a new campaign, "What Happens Here, Only Happens Here," which continues to reinforce the legendary brand's status as the paramount purveyor of adult freedom.  read more



WSOP schedule features nine High Roller events

Buy-ins for the events range from $25,000 to $250,000 and will be held during the 51st annual World Series of Poker this summer in Las Vegas.  read more

Nashville player wins Horseshoe Tunica Main Event

Aaron Gamino took home the first of two World Series of Poker Circuit stops in Tunica, outlasting 339 entries in the $400 No-Limit Double Stack while cashing in for $23,984.  read more

Adams wins Inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Australia

Canadian Timothy Adams defeated the 16-entrant field to win AU$2,160,000 at the AU$250,000 event held in partnership with the World Poker Tour at The Star Gold Coast in Australia.  read more



Scientific Games launches Ultra Hot Mega Link

An exclusive player event hosted by Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas featured free play and branded giveaways for 400 invited guests.  read more



Pitbull returns to Planet Hollywood

The Grammy-winning superstar brings his new residency to Zappos Theater as he enters his sixth straight year in Las Vegas.  read more

Derek Hough coming to Flamingo Las Vegas

Beginning in June, the Emmy Award winner will perform his new show at the Las Vegas Strip resort.  read more

Cage Wars returns to Schenectady in April

Following a series of sold out competitions, Cage Wars 46 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on 10 April.  read more

Everclear to perform at M Resort

The M Pavilion inside the Henderson, Nevada resort will host the Grammy-nominated band on 11 April.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada casinos reported a net win of $3.4 billion on penny slot machines in 2019, according to Nevada Gaming Control, compared to $1.1 billion on blackjack, $1 billion in baccarat and $329.1 million on sports betting.
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