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February 7, 2022

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arrowJerry Stickman: Video Poker return and variance

Video Poker return and variance
Stickman explains that video poker is different from other casino games because the player can actually determine the return and variance of the game. Many may not know this and Stickman tells them how they can figure this out.  read more

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Island Resort & Casino adds steakhouse, hotel and water park

The Hannahville Indian Community-owned casino resort in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan continues to flourish and expand as the latest $33 million project finished under budget and on time, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more
Island Resort & Casino adds steakhouse, hotel and water park



TWiG: US gambling news from Hawaii to NY

This week's gambling news finds amazing records for mobile sports betting in New York, even with an insane tax rate. Not to be outdone, Hawaii is now considering sports betting with an even higher tax rate.  read more

MGM Resorts launches new rewards program

Last Tuesday, MGM Resorts officially launched MGM Rewards, its new loyalty rewards program, offering enhanced benefits and new ways to earn for its millions of members worldwide.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady celebrates five years

It was five years ago, on 8 February 2017, that Rivers first opened its doors to excited casino gaming fans throughout the Capital Region.  read more

Swedish survey: More people gambled last year

The survey conducted by the Swedish Gambling Authority found that 73% of Swedes have gambled for money in the last 12 months, an increase of 7% compared to the 2020 survey.  read more



TAO Dayclub returning with new experiences

The completely reinvented TAO Beach Dayclub will once again raise the bar for "daylife" experiences when the Balinese-inspired tropical oasis opens in spring 2022 at The Venetian Las Vegas.  read more



Ausmus wins PokerGO Cup event for $263,250

Jeremy Ausmus was victorious in the $15,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2022 PokerGO Cup. With the win, Ausmus picked up a $263,250 first-place prize and propelled himself to the top of the series leaderboard.  read more



Las Vegas slot player wins big without knowing

The Nevada Gaming Control Board secured the collection of a $229,368 jackpot won by an out-of-state patron after a communications error on a progressive slot prevented the value of the jackpot from being known.  read more

Treasure Island pays nearly $75,000 in January jackpots

The Las Vegas Strip casino awarded major jackpots in the month of January, including an $18,999 win on Epic Fortunes Progressive and a $10,011 payday from Triple Hot 3x.  read more



Big end to 2021 for Illinois sportsbooks

Illinois’ sportsbooks took in $789.6 million in online and retail wagers in December, up 60.6% from $491.7 million in December 2020 and the second most in state history.  read more

New York sets monthly wager record in three weeks

New York bettors continue to place bets at a rate never seen before — $1.6 billion from 8-30 January, including $449.3 million in bets during the week ending on 30 January.  read more

Mattress Mack places historic Super Bowl wager

Mack placed bets totaling $4,534,000 on the Cincinnati Bengals moneyline (+170) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI using the Caesars Sportsbook app in Louisiana.  read more

Little Creek Casino Resort opens new sportsbook

Opened last week, the venue at the casino resort in Washington state features 30 luxury lounge seats, eight 82-inch screens and a massive 20x10 foot LED video wall.  read more

Virginia sportsbooks fall just short of record month

Sportsbooks generated $426.6 million in wagers in December, the third consecutive month of handling more than $400 million, just short of the record $427.3 million collected in October.  read more



The Who to bring 2022 tour to Las Vegas

The legendary rock band will be back for performances on the Las Vegas Strip at Park MGM on 4 and 5 November.  read more

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh to host Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight will bring her signature songbook and more to The Event Center this spring. The "Empress of Soul" comes to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s Event Center stage on Saturday, 23 April.  read more

More Katy Perry Resorts World Las Vegas dates

More of the star's residency show dates have been added from 27 May to 11 June 2022, including Memorial Day Weekend, and 29 July to 13 August 2022.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Bettors could place $1 billion in wagers on Super Bowl LVI at legal online and retail sportsbooks across the U.S., according to projections by PlayUSA.
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