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October 4, 2021

Casino City Times Weekly Newsletter
October 4, 2021

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arrowFrank Scoblete: New to mini baccarat

New to mini baccarat
Because it's possibly the fastest game in the casino, the optimal strategy for mini baccarat may be to sit out some hands here and there to reduce your exposure, even though the house edges are relatively small.  read more
 

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Harrah's Cherokee Casino completes $330 million expansion

The North Carolina resort held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the opening of its fourth hotel tower, The Cherokee, and an 83,000 square-foot Cherokee Convention Center.  read more
Harrah's Cherokee Casino completes $330 million expansion
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

Second gold bracelet goes to Drinan

Connor Drinan tackled the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better event and found himself begin the last one standing for another gold bracelet and $163,252.  read more

Ausmus claims COVID-19 Relief Charity Event

The $48,681 win earned Jeremy Ausmus his second career WSOP bracelet and brought his lifetime tournament earnings to over the $8.7 million mark.  read more

Caesars Palace dealer wins Casino Employees event

The first event of the 2021 WSOP series went to Jimmy Barnett, a 36-year-old dealer at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas who took home $39,013 for coming in first.  read more

Klein comes out on top in $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. event

After three days of play, 44-year-old Jesse Klein emerged victorious over a stacked final table – one representing a combined 22 gold bracelets – to etch his name in poker history and claim $552,182.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Gold Strike offering dealer training school

Following an interview process, attendees may have the opportunity to enroll in the Mississippi resort's free Blackjack Dealer Training School, which runs from Monday through Friday, 18 October – 12 November.  read more

October promotions at SAHARA Las Vegas

Card holders are eligible to receive benefits at both SAHARA Las Vegas and Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, receive personalized offers and enjoy access to everything the resorts have to offer.  read more

MGM Resorts selected by Osaka as integrated resort partner

Details of the proposed approximately $10 billion development were also unveiled, showcasing MGM's vision to bring a world-class resort experience to Osaka, Japan.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

FanDuel Sportsbook launches at Mohegan Sun

Retail sports betting began in Connecticut on Thursday and Mohegan Sun joined the action by opening four live betting windows and 50 self-service terminals.  read more

Virginia's sportsbooks make gains ahead of football season

Bettors placed $182.4 million in wagers at Virginia's sportsbooks in August, up 12.7% from $161.9 million in July. The pace of betting grew to $5.9 million per day over the 31 days of August.  read more

TWiG: Politics and Disney sports betting

Disney spent millions of dollars and several years fighting gambling expansion. So, why would it suddenly change course and embrace sports betting?  read more

Sports betting coming to Foxwoods Resort Casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and DraftKings unveiled retail sports betting in Connecticut on 30 September at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  read more

Volume at Colorado sportsbooks jump in August

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks accepted $211.9 million in wagers in August. Betting volume in August was up 64.7% from $128.6 million in August 2020 and up 16.9% from $181.3 million in July.  read more

Sports wagering to hit Emerald Queen Casino

BetMGM announced an exclusive market access partnership with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to operate retail sports betting at the Emerald Queen Casino in Washington state.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Six-figure jackpot win at The Orleans

The lucky player, who was in Las Vegas visiting family, tried his luck on a Buffalo Grand slot machine on Friday evening, winning the $665,106 progressive jackpot on a $3.75 bet.  read more

Progressive jackpot hits at Four Winds New Buffalo

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, won the $220,980 progressive jackpot at the Michigan casino on Aristocrat Technologies' Dollar Storm – Caribbean Gold slot machine.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux opening on Strip

Walk-On's announced it will open its first location on the West Coast at Harrah's Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, scheduled to open by early 2022.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

New Kids On The Block to make Las Vegas stop

New Kids On The Block continues the party like nobody else can with the announcement of The MixTape Tour 2022, with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests on 29 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
J.P. Morgan gaming analysts updated U.S. gross gaming revenue projections this week and reported that expected revenue for 2025 is now $19.3 billion, compared to previous projections of $12.2 billion.
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