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January 3, 2022

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Should you go for the Royal Flush?

Should you go for the Royal Flush?
Grochowski tackles the dilemma of holding a full house with three aces or keeping the three aces and throwing the other two cards away in hopes of hitting a fourth ace.  read more

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Arizona sportsbooks debut with $291 million month

Arizona's online and retail sportsbooks, including SolSports at Casino Del Sol (pictured at right), accepted $291.2 million in wagers in September. That buried the former record of $131.4 million in a market's first calendar month, set by Tennessee in November 2020.  read more
Arizona sportsbooks debut with $291 million month



New non-smoking policy at Downtown Grand

To further provide guests a healthy and safe stay, hotel rooms and suites at the Downtown Las Vegas casino will be 100% non-smoking.  read more

New Year's Eve fireworks light up the Las Vegas sky

Following a one-year hiatus, the “America's Party” spectacular returned to the Las Vegas Strip at midnight on Saturday, 1 January 2022.  read more



Major slot win at Sam's Town in Las Vegas

The lucky guest, who requested to remain anonymous, was playing Triple Stars last Monday around 3 p.m. and turned a 90-cent bet into a $97,302 payday.  read more



Arkansas moves closer to mobile sports betting

Online sports wagering in Arkansas could be launched in time for the Super Bowl after the Arkansas Racing Commission approved new rules on Thursday. (KARK-NBC)  read more

Virginia sportsbooks post November wagering numbers

Bettors poured $402.6 million in wagers into Virginia's sportsbooks in November, falling 6% short of October’s $427.3 million.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks hit revenue high in November

Bettors placed $475.4 million into Colorado’s online and retail sportsbooks in November, falling 3.3% short of the record $491.5 million in wagers reached in October.  read more



Nevada casinos and sportsbooks break records

For the ninth straight month, Nevada reached at least $1 billion in gaming revenue after the numbers were reported for November, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  read more

Silverton Casino announces January promotions

The Las Vegas casino resort unveiled its January gaming promotions and hotel experiences, including an autograph signing and photography opportunity with former Vegas Golden Knights player Deryk Engelland.  read more

Wild Rose supports expanding online gaming in Iowa

Legislators in Iowa are going to look at the possibility of expanding online gaming in the state to include casino games such as poker and slots. (Carroll Times Herald)  read more

New 2022 gaming promotions at Grand Sierra Casino

January brings a new year and new ways to play at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno with an assortment of gaming promotions, tournaments and giveaways throughout the month.  read more

New year, offerings at SAHARA Las Vegas

To celebrate, SAHARA Las Vegas is kicking off 2022 with new gaming promotions throughout January, as well as three new specialty cocktails at CASBAR Lounge.  read more



Bad beat jackpot at Four Winds South Bend

Five people split a Bad Beat Jackpot worth $432,342 by playing No Limit Hold’em on Monday, 20 December at Four Winds South Bend.  read more

Categories for Global Poker Awards unveiled

The Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob have announced the categories for the upcoming Global Poker Awards, live from the PokerGO Studio at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, 18 February.  read more

Three Card Poker jackpot at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

The guest chose not to be identified, but he was visiting from Alberta and plans to use the $200,487 to help his daughter with college costs and additional bills.  read more



Katy Perry debuts new Las Vegas residency

Last week, global superstar Katy Perry recently kicked off her headlining Las Vegas residency, Katy Perry: PLAY at the brand-new Resorts World Las Vegas Theater.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
With the COVID-19 alert level moving to Level 3 in Metro Manila, the Philippines government has ordered casinos and gaming venues to close temporarily.
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