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May 31, 2021

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May 31, 2021

arrowJohn Grochowski: Hitting on 15 and 16 in blackjack

Hitting on 15 and 16 in blackjack
While you're not in a great situation when holding a hand that can be busted in one hit vs. a dealer high card, accepting the risk and hitting puts you in a better position to cut losses.  read more
 

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William Hill sportsbook opens at Capital One Arena in DC

The home of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics unveiled a new destination to watch and bet every major sport thanks to the 18,000-square foot venue that is the first physical sportsbook in a U.S. arena.  read more
William Hill sportsbook opens at Capital One Arena in DC
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Circa Sports' Pro Football Contests return

Sign-ups for the $10 million guaranteed Circa Millions III and Circa Survivor Contests are underway at all Circa Sports Nevada locations and the mobile app.  read more

TWiG: US sports betting expansion

In this week's video, we discuss the continued expansion of both mobile and land-based sports betting in Florida, Maryland and Louisiana.  read more

Bill C-218 passes second reading in Canada

The bill that would legalize single event sports betting in Canada now moves to committee for deliberation.  read more

Churchill Downs signs historical horseracing deal

The historical racing machines will appear at Churchill Downs locations in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel and Newport Racing & Gaming.  read more

Virginia sports betting falls to under $240 million

April betting volume drops as slower summer season approaches, but commonwealth nears $1 billion milestone.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks decline in April

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks took in $244.5 million in April, down 18.8% from $300.1 million in March.  read more

$25,000 win at West Virginia sportsbook

A lucky guest from Hagerstown, MD won $25,000 after placing a $100 wager on Phil Mickelson to win the 2021 PGA Championship two weeks ago at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.  read more

Topgolf Swing Suite reopening at Gold Strike Casino Resort

Gold Strike Casino Resort's Topgolf Swing Suite, a next-gen virtual golf experience, reopened on Friday, 28 May at the California resort.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Las Vegas is perfect for Memorial Day Weekend

Whether it's soaking up rays poolside, heading out for a night on the town, or enjoying show-stopping entertainment, Vegas was the place to be this weekend.  read more

Circus Circus Las Vegas buffet reopens

Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Las Vegas reopened Circus Buffet to serve guests American comfort food daily for breakfast, brunch and dinner.  read more

Las Vegas monorail reopens

In compliance with the CDC order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation, the Las Vegas Monorail resumed operations on Thursday, 27 May.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Century Casinos reopen in Poland

Casinos throughout Poland were closed on 19 March 2021 to comply with a quarantine imposed by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19.  read more

Caesars' Northern Nevada casinos return to full capacity

The Nevada Gaming Control Board approved a return to full occupancy last week, without social distancing, on the casino floors at all five of the company's Northern Nevada properties.  read more

Massachusetts casinos cleared to lift COVID-19 restrictions

During a remote public meeting on 26 May, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to rescind COVID-19-related orders for gaming establishments and horse racing and simulcasting facilities.  read more

Two new amenities coming to Choctaw Casino and Resort

The Reserve, an upscale craft cocktail bar, and the first of two "next-generation" Starbucks are being introduced at the Oklahoma casino.  read more

Penn National approved to acquire Maryland casino

Penn National Gaming entered into a definitive agreement with Gaming and Leisure Properties in December 2020 to acquire the operations of Hollywood Casino Perryville for $31.1 million in cash.  read more

POKER News

POKER

WPT Main Tour coming to Florida casino

The first World Poker Tour main tour event is coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, 9-22 June.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Massive jackpot win at Thunder Valley Casino

One lucky man walked away with $768,481 in winnings after hitting a progressive jackpot at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on 21 May.  read more

Buffalo Link arrives at Florida casino resort

The slot from Aristocrat Gaming was unveiled at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood last week. The casino is the first location in Florida to receive the new title.  read more

Buffalo Zone launches at Gold Strike Casino Resort

Located on the Mississippi resort's second level, the new 2,800-square-foot “Buffalo Zone” is dedicated exclusively to Aristocrat's Buffalo-themed games.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Gwen Stefani announces eight Las Vegas dates

Gwen Stefani announced eight new performance dates for her headlining residency, "Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl" at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas starting on 22 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Connecticut, which is hoping for a sports betting launch by the start of football season in the U.S., could generate more than $1.5 billion in annual wagers and more than $100 million in operator revenue, according to PlayCT.
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