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What draws people to casinos?
Scoblete discusses the differences between committed players and occasional players and examines how different levels of dedication can impact performance, skill development and overall satisfaction.  read more

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America's birthday and America's pastime

During this week's video, we take a look at the Las Vegas baseball stadium deal for the Oakland A's franchise that will be a $1.5 billion project, located at the Tropicana site on the south end of the Strip.  read more
America's birthday and America's pastime



Hellmuth extends record with 17th bracelet

Already the all-time leader in WSOP bracelet wins, Phil Hellmuth claimed $803,818, plus bounties, by capturing the Turbo Bounty event.  read more

Doyle Brunson's legacy celebrated by poker world

On Saturday, the poker community came together inside the Horseshoe Las Vegas to honor the enduring legacy of Texas Dolly, an unrivaled icon in the world of poker.  read more

Mercier reigns triumphant for sixth WSOP title

Jason Mercier outdueled Mike Watson again to win the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event and take home $151,276. The two squared off in the same event during the 2016 World Series of Poker.  read more

Schulz increases his all-time winnings

After taking home $675,275 for winning the $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em event, Robert Schulz is now 37th on Germany's all-time money list.  read more

Lau joins the WSOP bracelet club

Ka Kwan won the $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha event, which was the biggest prize pool PLO live poker event in the history of the WSOP, as he took home $2,294,756.  read more

Schedule announced for 2023-2024 WSOP Circuit

The anticipated regional poker tour returns for its 19th season beginning Wednesday, 19 July at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.  read more



DraftKings no longer pursuing PointsBet

The company announced Wednesday that it is no longer interested in acquiring the U.S. business of PointsBet Holdings after offering $195 million two weeks ago.  read more

Monster Golf Club Pro Shop opens at Resorts World Catskills

Opening today at the upstate New York casino, the new venue will showcase the latest golf equipment and apparel from industry leaders.  read more

Arizona bettors wagered over $535 million in April 2023

According to a report released by the state's Department of Gaming, this is a 4.5% increase in wagering compared to April 2022.  read more

Gila River Santan Mountain to have largest LED sportsbook

Immersive Studios designed a massive three-panel high-resolution LED screen that expands to a combined 129 feet wide for sports viewers at the Arizona casino.  read more



Golden Entertainment hosts $50,000 slots game

The Golden Pyramid tourney will be held at the following Las Vegas casinos: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Aquarius Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort during July and August.  read more

Pennsylvania Gaming renews Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin license

The board determined that Woodlands Fayette fulfilled the obligations under its previously approved casino operator’s license and qualified to have its license renewed for an additional five-year period.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas announces July events

Throughout the month, there will be drink and food specials, pool parties, and deals at the resort's spa.  read more

Investigators seize alleged illegal gaming equipment in Michigan

A coin-pusher machine was confiscated after persons in charge at the Belleville Sunoco failed to comply with a cease-and-desist letter personally served on 8 March.  read more

Las Vegas casino con job

Last month, Erik Gutierrez was accused of posing as the owner of Circa Resort & Casino in order to have an employee put through over $1 million to him for fire safety equipment. (8 News Now)  read more

Nevada Gaming releases revenue and collections numbers

The state reported a total gaming win of $1,289,036,827 for the month of May 2023, a decrease from the same period in 2022.  read more

Dos Caminos restaurant opens at Golden Nugget Atlantic City

New York City's original Mexican eatery serves authentic cuisine, margaritas and other South of the Border favorites.  read more



Valley View Casino awards a six-figure jackpot

Helen, a long-time Valley View guest, won $115,123 playing Triple Double Stars slot machine at the California casino on 22 June.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Casino pays out $1 million jackpot

A Marco Island resident won $1,042,996 while playing an Aristocrat Gaming Dragon Link slot machine at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida.  read more



Nikki Glaser and David Spade head to Las Vegas

The comedy duo will perform two shows this weekend as well as a couple of more in November at The Venetian Las Vegas.  read more

38 Special to hit Rivers Casino Schenectady in September

The rockers will perform an evening of arena rock radio classics including “Hold On Loosely”, “Rockin’ Into the Night”, “Caught Up in You”, and more on 1 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a ruling on Friday that threw out a Florida gaming compact that claimed the Seminole Tribe sports betting and casino expansion violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
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