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February 8, 2021

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February 8, 2021

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arrowJerry Stickman : Blackjack betting advice

Blackjack betting advice
Speaking from experience, Stickman explains why novice blackjack players should avoid using "betting systems." He warns they do not work because the house has safeguards built in to protect against them.  read more

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Bellagio in Las Vegas to unveil new guest room experience

Coming this spring, the 2,568 guest rooms at the iconic Las Vegas Strip resort will feature a new look, including a luxurious oversized shower, dual sinks, a built-in closet and an activity table.  read more
Bellagio in Las Vegas to unveil new guest room experience



TWiG: Shifting sands

In a surprising turn of events, this week's gambling news finds the Las Vegas Sands Corporation making a major change to its online gambling philosophy.  read more

Initial casino gaming regulations for Virginia approved

The regulations apply to proposed land-based casinos in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth, which were endorsed by voters in those localities in November.  read more

First responder wins big at Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City

First responder and firefighter James of New Jersey, won $250,000 cash at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City last week.  read more

Casino goers are reluctant to enter due to COVID-19

New research revealed that eight in 10 U.S. consumers are concerned about visiting casinos, theme parks, resorts, and other public attractions in 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Caesars Palace to debut Stadia Bar

The 120-seat bar and lounge, scheduled to debut this spring at the Las Vegas Strip resort, will include several large HD televisions, a selection of cocktails and a “next-level” sports viewing experience.  read more

February promotions at Harrah's Northern California

This month, Harrah's Northern California is the place to wine, dine and win with the latest gaming promotions and giveaways.  read more

Sycuan Casino achieves Health Security Verification

The California casino and Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan are among the first hotels and resorts in the world to achieve this designation from Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide.  read more

Hard Rock AC pledges bonuses for over 2,000 employees

Chairman of Hard Rock International, Jim Allen, addressed team members virtually last week, expressing his gratitude for their perseverance and contributions that have led to the success of the Atlantic City property.  read more

The Prime Rib to open at Live! Casino Philadelphia

The Prime Rib will open to the general public at the new gaming and entertainment destination in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, 24 February.  read more



Massive Super Bowl bet won at DraftKings

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale wagered $3.46 million via DraftKings on Tampa Bay at +3.5 ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl LV.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks hit nearly $150 million in January

Online and retail sportsbooks combined to take in $149.5 million in wagers, according to official data released last week. That is up 42.7% from the record $104.8 million handle in December.  read more



Las Vegas rings in the Year of the Ox

Las Vegas commemorates the Chinese New Year with an array of culinary offerings, décor and lively experiences for visitors throughout February.  read more

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas hires executive chef

Chef David Werly has been tapped as the executive chef for the reimagined and re-conceptualized casino resort on the former site of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, slated to open in early 2021.  read more



$900,000 win at Ellis Island Casino and Brewery

An Ellis Island Casino & Brewery club member started his February off with a bang by winning $905,754.63. Longtime Ellis Island player, David Frys hit the jackpot while playing the Buffalo Grand slot machine.  read more

New jackpots at Boyd Gaming's Nevada properties

In January, Boyd Gaming players across Southern Nevada kicked off the new year by winning jackpots of $10,000 or more at Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, Cannery, California and Fremont.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Hawaii's House Economic Development Committee voted against a proposal last Friday that would have led to the development of a casino and resort in Kapolei.
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