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Video poker pairs
Grochowski tackles the video poker question on whether it is more valuable to have two jacks or two kings for a pair and if either will pay out more.  read more

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Las Vegas eases COVID-19 restrictions

As of Saturday, the Clark County Commission increased capacity restrictions for public gatherings to 80% and reduced social distance requirements to three feet. Additionally nightclubs and adult entertainment venues were allowed to reopen.  read more
Las Vegas eases COVID-19 restrictions



TWiG: US gambling news and notes

A full week of gambling news takes us to Las Vegas, where things are moving in the right direction for COVID-19 recovery. Also, online gambling news from New York and police raids in Arkansas.  read more

Hard Rock AC to put $20 million toward renovations

The improvements at the Atlantic City casino include suite renovations, a new Starbucks, additional slots and table games, a new dining outlet and a refresh of beachfront amenities.  read more



New slot lounge at California casino

Win-River's Lightning Link Lounge is home to 38 of Aristocrat's Lightning Link games and the Dragon Link Den has 20 player-favorite Dragon Link games.  read more

Delta Downs Casino awards $100,000 payday

A man from Houston visited Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel on Thursday, 22 April and hit a $100,000 payday playing IGT's Double Top Dollar slot game.  read more

AGS launches NHL-themed slot in Las Vegas

A Vegas Golden Knights-themed slot machine is the first in the collection, with a debut late last week at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa on Las Vegas Boulevard.  read more



Bob Baffert wins record seventh Kentucky Derby

At 12-to-1 odds, Medina Spirit claimed the Garland of Roses in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.  read more

Virginia sportsbooks have impressive March

Virginia sportsbooks continued their torrid launch by surpassing $300 million in wagering in March, becoming just the eighth U.S. state, and the earliest, to reach the milestone.  read more

Circa Sports adds sportsbook at The Pass Casino

Located in downtown Henderson, Nevada, the new book offers a convenient betting option for visitors to the newly renovated and rebranded property.  read more

Report: $3 billion in annual bets possible in Maryland

Maryland's sports betting market could attract more than $200 million in gaming revenue on more than $3 billion in bets annually, which would generate as much as $35 million in tax revenue.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks reach $300 million in March

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks accepted $300.1 million in bets in March, up 12.9% from February, though short of the record $326.9 million set in January.  read more

Florida sportsbooks could attract $12 billion annually

By the market's third year, Florida's retail and online sportsbooks could generate between $8 billion and $12 billion per year, with $10 billion annually a likely target.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown final six

After five days of action in Florida at the record-breaking $3,500 WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship, the six-man final table will reconvene on 18 May in Las Vegas for a televised final table.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas adds new Wynn Millions tournament

Wynn Las Vegas announced the all new "Wynn Millions" tournament as the pinnacle of the Wynn Summer Classic poker series, taking place from 25 June to 2 July.  read more



New pool scene at The Venetian Las Vegas

The five-acre rooftop pool deck spans the length of The Venetian and The Palazzo hotel towers, providing several diverse experiences, 11 pools and eight spas.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas debuts new mural

SAHARA Las Vegas has unveiled a new mural installation at the resort’s Retro Pool by local tattoo artist and large-scale muralist, Brett Rosepiler.  read more



Earth, Wind & Fire return to the Las Vegas Strip

The legendary music group returns to The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas for a six-show limited engagement in November.  read more

Grupo Firme adds third Las Vegas performance

Due to popular demand, Grupo Firme has added a third Mexican Independence Day weekend performance at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Garden Arena on Sunday, 12 September.  read more

Bruno Mars to hit Park MGM in Las Vegas

Bruno Mars will mark the Entertainment Capital of the World's return to large-scale entertainment when he takes the stage over the Fourth of July weekend at Park MGM on the Strip.  read more

Entertainment returning to Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas is celebrating the return of entertainment as the iconic property announces the return of Legends in Concert and Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute on Thursday, 27 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Churchill Downs had its second-highest Kentucky Derby Day handle in history with $233 million in wagers. Online wagers were at an all-time high of $62.7 million, an increase of 66% from last year.
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