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April 4, 2016

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April 4, 2016

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arrowMark Pilarski: How to play 'smart' blackjack

How to play 'smart' blackjack
An appreciative reader thanks Pilarski for his advice to always get maximum value by playing at casinos that offer a 3-to-2 payout on blackjack and to avoid 6-to-5 odds, which gives the house an edge of almost 1.5%.  read more

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Mobile sportsbook apps a 'game changer' for bettors and bookies

Thanks to an advancement in technology and a high demand from customers, Nevada is witnessing a proliferation of mobile sportsbook apps, which are proving to save time, money and aggravation on both sides of the counter.  read more
Mobile sportsbook apps a 'game changer' for bettors and bookies



Casino City reviews Nevada sportsbook apps

While opening a mobile sportsbook account in Nevada is a no-brainer for sports bettors, Casino City found that the process does take some time and patience.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City announces debut of Royal Derby

The horse racing game from Alfastreet captures all the excitement of live racing with six mechanical horses and jockeys, an integrated sound system and special sound effects.  read more

DFS Roundup: Indiana passes DFS legislation

Gov. Mike Pence signed S 339 into law on March 24, making Indiana the second U.S. state to enact DFS regulations.  read more



Caesars Atlantic City properties fined $50,000

Caesars Entertainment's Boardwalk properties were fined by the Division of Gaming Enforcement for the "seriousness of their failures" to adhere to state law on casino staffing and audits. (Press of Atlantic City)  read more

Atlantic City residents demand meeting with Christie

Locals who say they've been left out of the debate over the proposed takeover of Atlantic City are requesting a sit-down with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Press of Atlantic City)  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino 'pays your taxes' on April 18

The Las Vegas casino will pay winners the amount of taxes they owe in free slot play on all taxable jackpots up to $20,000.  read more

Pinnacle Entertainment buys Meadows Racetrack & Casino

The 180,000 square foot casino in the suburbs of Pittsburgh opened in 2007 and was acquired for $138 million.  read more

Twin Arrows opens new buffet

The design and expanded menu has been tailored to the unique of the Arizona resort's diverse local, national and international travelers.  read more



Lagasse's Stadium wins 'Sports Bar of the Year'

The acclaimed sports bar and restaurant by Emeril Lagasse at The Palazzo in Las Vegas was honored by Nightclub & Bar Magazine.  read more

Much-anticipated T-Mobile Arena opens with a bang

Grand opening week has arrived for the unveiling of the 20,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas Strip. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Gaming revenue on the rise again

February revenue rose in Nevada more than 8% compared to the year before, with every casino market in the state reporting increases. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more



Global Poker League announces 2016 schedule

Beginning this week, 12 teams will go head-to-head, culminating in a live playoff event in North America before heading to Wembley for the first ever GPL Finals, Nov. 22-23.  read more

Amaya CEO taking leave of absence

The parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt explained that CEO David Baazov wants to avoid being a distraction while he responds to insider trading charges.  read more



The Reel Life: Pizza topping emergency edition

The Reel Life understands that pizza toppings are serious business, but thinks that one Connecticut woman may have gone a little far.  read more



Adam Sandler heading to Mohegan Sun

Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson headline "The Do Over Tour" at the Connecticut casino on May 27, the same day Netflix is releasing its film of the same name.  read more

Vince Gill to play Hard Rock Tulsa

One of the most recorded singers of the past quarter-century performs at The Joint on June 2. Tickets start at $70 and go on sale April 7.  read more

Wayne Newton returns to Bally's Las Vegas in April

"Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal" is back at the Windows Showroom beginning April 21, following a five-year absence.  read more

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In a recent survey of 1,000 gamblers visiting Macau, 52% admitted to wagering less than $126 and only 26% said they had gambled at all, according to the city's Institute for Tourism Studies.
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