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July 5, 2021

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July 5, 2021

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arrowJohn Robison: Another helping of Las Vegas buffets

Another helping of Las Vegas buffets
Robison shares his opinion on the return of several buffets in Las Vegas and also offers a tip on how he has been able to get into buffets for a better price.  read more

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Big name entertainment acts return to Las Vegas

Beginning this month, MGM Resorts will welcome back many of the entertainers and events visitors love about its Las Vegas properties, including Bruno Mars at Park MGM.  read more
Big name entertainment acts return to Las Vegas



Las Vegas celebrates 4th of July

At 11 p.m. the skies lit up with an eight-minute, synchronized fireworks display from the rooftops of Strip properties, including ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and the newly opened Resorts World Las Vegas.  read more

Jones Sign delivers for Resorts World Las Vegas

Jones Sign Company was selected among other world-class suppliers to develop many of Resorts World Las Vegas' signs, including massive exterior LED displays.  read more



TWiG: US poker set to explode again

After years of claiming that online poker was illegal, the U.S. Department of Justice has finally given up its crusade to criminalize the activity.  read more

Seminole Coconut Creek prepares for tournament

The two-time Best Mid-Major Tour/Circuit seven-day series from 23-29 August will feature a $50,000 guaranteed Main Event as well as a $25,000 guaranteed DeepStack event.  read more



July promotions coming to SAHARA Las Vegas

SAHARA Las Vegas is offering several exciting ways to cool down and celebrate with gaming promotions, tournaments, and giveaways throughout the month of July.  read more

MGM purchases Infinity World's interest in CityCenter

The agreement will make MGM Resorts the 100% owner of CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip, which is comprised of Aria Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel and Spa.  read more

Penn National Gaming acquires Hollywood Casino Perryville

The company announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the operations of Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady announces July promotions

Win big and follow the Fourth of July with exciting giveaways, promotions, and live music at Rivers Casino & Resort in upstate New York.  read more

Great Canadian Corporation reopens several casinos

The British Columbia provincial government announced last week that certain businesses could reopen, opening the doors for several Great Canadian Gaming Corporation properties last Thursday.  read more



Virginia sportsbooks make history

Virginia is now the quickest state to reach $1 billion in sports bets, reaching the milestone even as wagers fell month-over-month for the second consecutive month.  read more

Sportsbooks coming to Oneida Nation casinos in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers and Oneida Chairman Tehassi Hill signed a historic compact amendment last week that expands allowable gaming at Oneida Nation casinos and affiliate locations in Wisconsin to offer sports betting.  read more

Tennessee sportsbooks slow in May

Sportsbooks took in $160.9 million in wagers in May, according to official data released last week. That is down 6.7% from $172.4 million in April, and the state's lowest handle since November 2020.  read more



Major jackpot at The Venetian in Las Vegas

Last week, a guest who wished to remain anonymous, turned a $5 bet into more than $1.5 million at The Venetian Las Vegas, when the lucky Wheel of Fortune symbols lined up to activate the progressive jackpot.  read more



New craps game at Foxwoods Resort Casino

In May, the Connecticut resort was among the first casinos in the U.S. to offer Roll To Win Craps, a first-of-its-kind hybrid craps game from Aruze Gaming.  read more



Lizzo to make return to Minnesota resort

Treasure Island Resort & Casino will welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo on Saturday, 11 September. The performance will be her first in Minnesota since she sold out two shows in October 2019.  read more

Kool & The Gang back at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

The band that christened The Event Center stage at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in March of 2019 is back for Labor Day Weekend 2021.  read more

Live music returns to Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona in Scottsdale is excited to announce the return of its popular tribute band weekend on Friday, 30 July.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A Michigan resident is suing BetMGM for $3.2 million after her account was frozen and she was unable to withdraw her winnings from the company's online gaming app.
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