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arrowJohn Robison: Advantage play on VLTs in Washington

Advantage play on VLTs in Washington
Robison discusses video lottery terminals in Washington state and how all slots have algorithms, but the key is knowing which algorithm the slot machine uses.  read more

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Openings near for $2.2 billion Hard Rock Florida projects

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood guitar hotel and casino complex is on track to open Thursday, 24 October along with Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's grand opening of Florida's largest casino on 3 October.  read more
Openings near for $2.2 billion Hard Rock Florida projects



Jackpot win at Fremont Hotel & Casino

The Las Vegas casino awarded a $221,380 payday to a player on IGT's Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot Sevens slot on Sunday.  read more

Pennsylvania slot revenue increases in fiscal year

Slot machine revenue was up in nine of the 12 months of the most recent fiscal year totaling $2,378,859,341 or $26.5 million higher than the $2,352,320,937 generated during the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  read more



World Series of Poker update through 75 events

In the first 75 events, this year's WSOP saw 168,135 entries, a 36% increase compared to 2018's pace through 75 events.  read more

Main Event Day 2C sees 2019 champion advance

Of those 8,569 poker players' hopes and dreams, at least 2,000 were shattered after the starting field of 4,008 was reduced to 1,793, with John Cynn moving on.  read more

Saderne wins Mini Main Event

Jeremy Saderne won the inaugural Mini Main Event at the 2019 World Series of Poker, earning his first WSOP bracelet and $628,654.  read more

Vieira claims first WSOP gold bracelet

Portuguese pro Joao Vieira won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event for a $758,011 first-place payout.  read more

Faber wins Salute to Warriors event

Susan Faber has earned her first World Series of Poker gold bracelet by winning the Salute to Warriors $500 No-Limit Hold'em event for $121,161.  read more

$10,000 Limit Hold'em event goes to Helppi

Juha Helppi takes home $306,622 and his first WSOP gold bracelet with the victory over a field of 118 players.  read more

Campbell wins second bracelet of the summer

Robert Campbell is the winner of the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better and takes the lead over Dan Zack in the Player of the Year race.  read more

Baris wins $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Online event

David “ODB” Baker came out on top in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event, which drew 541 entries for a $161,139 first place prize.  read more



Rivers Casino to host Madden NFL tournament

The Schenectady resort will host the Electric City Classic, the first Madden esports tournament in the Capital Region on 20 July.  read more

PointsBet partners with Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois

The 20-year partnership is highlighted by the launch of a retail sportsbook operation, which will bring legalized sports betting to the Chicago area.  read more



£1 million buy-in event in London

The Triton Million Helping Hand for Charity is the flagship event of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, which runs 1-3 August at the London Hilton on Park Lane.  read more



Mike Epps heads to Las Vegas

The comedian, actor and producer will bring his stand-up humor to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on 16 November.  read more

Gold Strike Casino Resort to host The Isley Brothers

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will bring the 60th anniversary tour to the Mississippi resort on 13 July.  read more

New experience at The Boardwalk Pool at Ocean Resort Casino

This summer, guests will enjoy a full bar, available bottle service and food served poolside at the Atlantic City resort.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
This year's $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event drew 8,569 players, a 9% year-over-year increase and the second-largest field in its 50-year history, trailing only the 2006 Main Event, which had 8,773 entries.
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