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Will Artificial Intelligence take over casinos?
AI is definitely the elephant on the gaming floor at the moment and it's staring at all of us. Scoblete, who has clearly seen too many science fiction movies, takes a look at the positives and negatives of this phenomenon.  read more

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WSOP Paradise chooses Atlantis in the Bahamas

The tournament series, which will feature 15 bracelet events, is set to take place at Atlantis from 3-14 December, and builds on the momentum generated by the record-breaking 54th annual WSOP held in Las Vegas earlier this year.  read more
WSOP Paradise chooses Atlantis in the Bahamas



Three Massachusetts sportsbooks fined by MGC

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued fines of $10,000 to Encore Boston, $20,000 to Plainridge Park and a $20,000 to MGM Springfield due to the properties' sportsbooks offering wagering on unauthorized events.  read more

Attorney's battle with Steve Wynn culminates

Following Nevada gaming regulators approval of the settlement, lawyers for the former Wynn Resorts manicurist said in a statement they are pleased with the fine.  read more

Martorano's Prime opens at Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The Italian-American Steakhouse, which opened last week, features a main restaurant that seats approximately 200 guests, with an additional 24-seat private dining room.  read more

Three Beau Rivage restaurants earn Wine Spectator award

BR Prime, Stalla and Jia in the Biloxi resort have all been honored for their wine programs in Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.  read more

The Brook donates $3.7 million to local charities in 2023

The New Hampshire venue is America's largest charity casino and has now contributed nearly $12 million to local organizations in need since 2019.  read more

Pinkbox Doughnuts opens at Edgewater Casino in Nevada

The grand opening celebration over the weekend included a ribbon-cutting, a doughnut eating contest; a live DJ; a raffle and prizes, including winning free doughnuts for an entire year.  read more



Churchill Downs to renovate Jockey Club Suites

The $14 million will enhance suites and commons spaces, and is scheduled to be completed in advance of the 150th Kentucky Derby in May 2024.  read more

Fanatics Sportsbook coming to Ohio

In partnership with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets in the city’s Arena District, the more-than-5,000-square-foot venue will include betting windows and kiosks as well as a video wall and full-service restaurant.  read more

Illinois Gaming Board approves two sports betting operators

Hard Rock Casino Rockford received a sports wagering operator license, while Betway was named as the applicant for an online only sports wagering license.  read more

Bet Bash returns to Circa Resort & Casino

The sports betting conference in Las Vegas, which will include the launch of the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, will take place on 8-11 August.  read more



Jamul Casino hosting San Diego Poker Classic

With over $150,000 in prize money, Jamul Casino will attract the most talented regional players during its second annual San Diego Poker Classic from 10-20 August.  read more

WSOP unveils Europe and international circuit schedule

World Series of Poker announced the 14th annual WSOP Europe series and 21st season of the WSOP Circuit.  read more



Aristocrat gives look at NFL-themed slot machines

NFL Super Bowl Jackpots will bring the largest sports brand in the U.S. to casino floors across the country at the start of the 2023 NFL season.  read more



Sphere unveils new concert audio system

Last week, Sphere Entertainment unveiled the world's most advanced audio system, which provides crystal-clear, individualized sound to every seat in Sphere, the new state-of-art concert venue that opens in Las Vegas in September.  read more

TWiG: Paris Las Vegas expansion

In the most recent edition of This Week in Gambling, we discuss the overhaul of the Paris resort on the Las Vegas Strip as well as the new construction occurring at the corner of the Flamingo.  read more

Boulder Station to open sports bar later this summer

Game On in Las Vegas will welcome fans with bar top gaming, a flavorful menu, a variety of spirits and draft beers, comfortable seating and countless screens for viewing.  read more



Kelly Clarkson plays Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

The Grammy Award-winning superstar kicked off her Sin City engagement over the weekend and tickets are still available for the artist's eight shows at the Bakkt Theater in August.  read more

Jonas Brothers announce second Sin City show

The tour will make a return trip to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, 27 October, in addition to the previously announced show on Friday, 8 September.  read more

Anita Baker to perform at Park MGM

The singer and songwriter will perform a special weekend engagement, Anita Baker: The Songstress in Las Vegas, at Dolby Live at Park MGM Friday, 6 October and Saturday, 7 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Massachusetts bettors wagered $323.5 million in online sports bets in June, which is a 27.1% decrease compared to May.
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