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Your video poker quiz
Think you know video poker? Henry Tamburin takes you back to the good ol' high school days with this true-or-false quiz.  read more

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Three takeaways from the NCLGS Summer Meeting

Millennials, innovative programs and collaboration were at the forefront of the discussion at the National Council of Legislators of Gaming States Summer Meeting in Boston last week. Jessica Feil (pictured right) offered a much-needed perspective on capturing the millennial market.  read more
Three takeaways from the NCLGS Summer Meeting



Caesars celebrates 50th anniversary in style

The party started at Caesars Palace on Aug. 5 with a pool party hosted by Gordon Ramsay, continuing into Aug. 6 with stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Howie Mandel and Wayne Newton performing.  read more

Trump Taj Mahal to close

The casino announced last week that it will close after Labor Day with billionaire Carl Icahn's decision that he can no longer support the establishment. (Associated Press)  read more

Lucky Dragon invites public to name night market

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino has enlisted the help of the public to name its restaurant, modeled after street food vendor fairs in Asia, with an exclusive weekend stay package and $100 in promotional play up for grabs.  read more

Riviera's second tower to come down Aug. 16

The planned implosion will take place at 2 a.m., following the demolishing of the first tower back in June. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Construction on Wynn casino begins

A construction kick-off event last week marked the beginning of a $2.1 billion project along the Mystic River in Everett, MA. The casino is expected to open in June 2019. (  read more

Mississippi casinos could generate $6.5 billion by 2017

The nation's chief gaming industry advocate announced that the gaming tax revenue obtained by the industry's 25th anniversary could potentially fund the entire state budget for a single year.  read more

Wynn Paradise Park to feature King Kong attraction

The $1.5 billion project to transform a portion of the Wynn Golf Club into a 38-acre lagoon and beach will feature water skiing, paddle boarding and an eight-story-tall King Kong. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more



The Reel Life: Office theft edition

A Las Vegas Valley Water District employee's long-running swindle is finally brought to an end.  read more



New York Governor signs bill to allow DFS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week signed legislation that will legalize daily fantasy sports in New York State.  read more

William Hill rolls out contests for upcoming football season

Pro Pick'em and College Pick'em contests will be available Sept. 9 through Nov. 12 at over 100 William Hill sportsbooks in Nevada.  read more



Dover Downs hosts Poker Championship

The $100,000-guaranteed Delaware Poker Championship will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino's Poker Room.  read more



Caesars Palace announces food challenge

The Demonio de Vaquero Chilaquiles Spicy Challenge, hosted at Serendipity 3 in Caesars Palace through the end of August, dares participants to down the spiciest dish on the menu within 10 minutes.  read more

Wiener Dog Races return to Belterra Park Gaming

The 2nd annual event takes place on Aug. 20 after live thoroughbred racing concludes at the Cincinnati track.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The oldest operating casino in Nevada, Railroad Pass, celebrated its 85th birthday this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The casino, built in 1931, has undergone $2 million worth of upgrades to preserve its connection to Nevada's gaming roots.
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