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January 31, 2022

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January 31, 2022

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Blackjack decisions for 9-9

Blackjack decisions for 9-9
When you're dealt 9-9 at the blackjack table the optimal strategy can get tricky. Grochowski explains you should never hit and breaks down when it's the right decision to stand or split.  read more
 

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Palms to make Las Vegas 'history' with grand re-opening

When the renovated off-Strip resort is unveiled by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in the coming weeks, it will become the first Native American-owned casino in Las Vegas.  read more
Palms to make Las Vegas 'history' with grand re-opening
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Caesars to rename Bally’s Las Vegas

The transformation to Horseshoe Las Vegas will begin in the spring and will include a renovated exterior, new entertainment and food and beverage options, and a reimagined casino floor and public areas.  read more

TWiG: PayPal freezing funds from gambling?

PayPal customers who have used their accounts for gambling and poker are reporting that their accounts are being frozen, and in some cases their money is being seized by the payment provider.  read more

Ontario's iGaming market to launch on 4 April

Beginning 4 April, private gaming operators that have registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario can begin offering their games to players in Ontario.  read more

Wynn Resorts to develop United Arab Emirates property

The current scope in Ras Al Khaimah includes a 1,000+ room hotel, shopping mall, a meeting and convention facility, an exclusive spa, over 10 restaurants and lounges, a gaming area, and other amenities.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Las Vegas visitation bounces back in 2021

Las Vegas welcomed more than 32 million visitors in 2021, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Visitation for the year significantly increased from 2020 visitation of 19 million visitors.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

$2.8 million Atlantic City progressive jackpot

Dave J. secured his winnings by placing a $6 wager on a Penny Monopoly Money Grab Machine and ultimately winning a progressive jackpot that had built its way to over a $2.8 million payout at Golden Nugget.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood awards massive jackpot

On 28 January, a Florida resident visited Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and won a $1,331,540 jackpot while playing Aristocrat Gaming's Dragon Link progressive slot game with a $250 bet.  read more

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas player hits $111,000 jackpot

The Caesars Rewards member plans to use the massive jackpot to pay bills and help her father with medical expenses.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Caesars Sportsbook posts Super Bowl LVI odds

The Rams opened as 3.5-point favorites over the Bengals before moving to -4. On the money line, the Rams are -185 and the Bengals are +175. The total for the game is 50 points.  read more

FanDuel Sportsbook goes live in Louisiana

On Saturday, Louisiana mobile sports betting launched for the first time and FanDuel joined others such as Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings and BetMGM as some of the first books to accept wagers.  read more

BetMGM Sportsbook officially opens at Nationals Park in DC

The first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium features 40 big-screen TVs with live odds boards and visitors can place wagers directly at six betting windows or utilize betting kiosks.  read more

Heavyweight fight to take place at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Sonny Conto puts his undefeated streak on the line against Mike Marshall in a six-round heavyweight fight at The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, on Thursday, 24 February.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks end 2021 with big month

Colorado’s online and retail sportsbook took in $461.4 million in wagers in December, up 62.6% from $284.6 million in December 2020.  read more

Big December helps Arizona sportsbooks break record

Arizona's sportsbooks became the quickest to reach $1 billion in wagering after seeing a third-straight month with nearly $470 million in wagers.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Lucky Hearts Poker Open winners

Besting 1,982 entries in the World Poker Tour LHPO Championship at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Alexander Yen of Indianapolis made history by winning $975,240.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Lady Gaga returns to Park MGM for nine shows

The 12-time Grammy Award-winning superstar will perform her Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano show over nine dates at the Las Vegas Strip property, beginning 14 April.  read more

The Venetian to host the Steve Miller Band

The classic rock group will perform at The Venetian Theater on the Las Vegas Strip for two nights only: Friday, 13 May and Saturday, 14 May.  read more

The Black Keys announce details for Dropout Boogie tour

The 32-date North American run produced by Live Nation begins Saturday, 9 July at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Garden Arena.  read more

Keith Urban adds five more shows for Caesars Palace

Global country music superstar Keith Urban has announced five new performance dates for “Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in March and April.  read more

Beau Rivage ready to celebrate Mardi Gras

In addition to viewing for the Fat Tuesday parade, the Biloxi resort will offer guests an “all-you-can-eat-all-day” Mardi Gras menu at The Buffet, fun items at Bellini Gifts, a Party Gras t-shirt giveaway and more.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada casinos broke records in 2021 as The Silver State posted $13.4 billion in gambling revenue for the year, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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