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September 6, 2016

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September 6, 2016

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arrowMark Pilarski: Blackjack vs. Let It Ride

Blackjack vs. Let It Ride
Mark advises a reader whose friends can't step away from Let It Ride. How high is the game's casino edge? Are you better off playing another game like blackjack?  read more

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As poker has grown, so has the career of ESPN's Lon McEachern

As ESPN begins its 2016 coverage of the World Series of Poker this week, host Lon McEachern (right) speaks with Casino City about the parallels between his career and the continued popularity of the game. (photo courtesy of ESPN)  read more
As poker has grown, so has the career of ESPN's Lon McEachern



Guest hits jackpot at Mohegan Sun Pocono

The lucky player won the $783,000 progressive jackpot last weekend on Blazing 7's Blackjack, the biggest jackpot in the state of Pennsylvania.  read more

Beau Rivage celebrates restaurant month

The Mississippi Gulf Coast casino is offering fixed price menus this month, with $1 from each meal going to Extra Table, a nonprofit that supplies food to local food pantries and soup kitchens.  read more

The Cosmopolitan introduces drink voucher system

The casino replaced the old Vegas system of free drinks at its video poker bars in favor of testing a ticket system. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

PT's Entertainment Group upgrades app

The year-old mobile application has been made to include interactive free-play gaming, video poker tournaments and NFL football game-picking contests. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Rivers Casino named 'Best Overall Gaming Resort'

The Pittsburgh casino received the distinction from Casino Player Magazine shortly after celebrating its Lucky 7th Anniversary.  read more



Century-old race track closes doors

Rockingham Park in Salem closed last week after more than a century in operation. The track hosted horse racing, fairs, auto racing and charitable gaming. (WMUR-TV)  read more



TournEvent of Champions enters final round

Everi Holdings' slot tournament finale will take place on 28 September at XS Nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort in Las Vegas.  read more

The Reel Life: Three-martini working lunch edition

Two Israeli entrepreneurs have launched a business to help people get work done in pubs.  read more



Silver Legacy to unveil new sportsbook

After a $2 million renovation, the new venue in Reno opens on Thursday and will feature two video walls, a sports bar and live InPlay betting odds.  read more

DraftKings receives $150 million in new funding

Despite legal battles, the fantasy sports company closed the new funding last week to help boost the company as football season begins. (Bloomberg)  read more



Orleans Arena to host 'Holiday Spectacular'

The Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, featuring acrobats and a live orchestra, takes place 14 December at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  read more

The Palms Resort Casino reveals monthly events

The Las Vegas casino will present new restaurant menus, live DJ entertainment and more throughout the month of September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
More than 307,000 visitors were projected to flock to Las Vegas on 5 September, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a figure that increased slightly from last year's estimated 305,000 visitors.
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