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March 8, 2021

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March 8, 2021

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Hitting soft hands

Hitting soft hands
Grochowski explains what basic strategy in blackjack calls for a player to do when deciding to hit, stand, or double down when holding soft hands, and why the decision will ultimately depend on the casino's house rules.  read more

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Las Vegas offering March Madness specials and parties

Hoop fans will enjoy a slam dunk experience with only-in-Vegas viewing parties and specials this month at casino resorts, including Caesars Palace, The Venetian, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and MGM Grand.  read more
Las Vegas offering March Madness specials and parties



Las Vegas Sands selling Strip properties

Las Vegas Sands entered into agreements to sell its Las Vegas real estate properties and operations, including The Venetian, The Palazzo and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, for approximately $6.25 billion.  read more

Easter brunch at SAHARA Las Vegas

SAHARA Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Easter Sunday with a brunch at Bazaar Meat, Chef José Andrés’ award-winning restaurant, Sunday, 4 April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  read more

Boyd Gaming properties pay out several jackpots in February

Boyd Gaming destinations throughout the Las Vegas Valley awarded multiple jackpots of $10,000 or more in February, including a $40,000 royal flush jackpot at Gold Coast Casino.  read more

Life is Beautiful returning to Downtown Las Vegas

Returning Friday, 17-19 September, the three-day festival will once again take over 18 city blocks of Downtown Las Vegas.  read more



Cheating scheme at Encore Boston Harbor

Five individuals have been charged in two separate incidents at Encore Boston Harbor, including a cheating scheme and a stabbing at the casino, Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week.  read more

Two casinos in Canada suspend operations

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation temporarily closed Shorelines Casino Peterborough and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs on Sunday, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.  read more

Graton Resort and Casino increases minimum wage

The California resort announced across-the-board, industry-leading minimum wage increases effective today, for all team members.  read more

Pool season ready to begin at Sycuan Resort Casino

The California resort announced last week that its outdoor pool venue, Retreat Pool & Cabanas, will officially open on Monday, 29 March.  read more

New security screening at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

Evolv Express will help promote safety by using weapons detection screening without needing guests to walk through individually, as is the case with traditional screening methods.  read more

Construction on Elk Grove property to begin tomorrow

Boyd Gaming Corporation and the Wilton Rancheria Tribe announced plans to break ground on the tribe's gaming resort in Elk Grove, California, this week, with construction commencing shortly thereafter.  read more

IGT and Scientific Games sign cashless gaming deal

Under the agreement, Scientific Games and IGT will share cashless slot gaming technology patents with the U.S. gaming industry.  read more



Virginia's sportsbooks off to hot start

Virginia's sportsbooks are off to an impressive start after collecting nearly $60 million in wagers in the first 11 days following the market launch on 21 January.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks post $144 million handle in February

Online and retail sportsbooks generated $143.6 million in wagers in February, according to official data released Friday. That is down 3.9% from the record $149.5 million handle in January.  read more

TWiG: The state of sports betting in America

J. Todd provides a detailed update on sports betting in the U.S. He looks at the states where it's legal now, where it will be legal soon, and where it may never be legal at all.  read more



Foxwoods Resort Casino reopens poker room

Due to increased demand, the Connecticut resort will reopen its poker room, Rainmaker Casino, Live@Atrium Bar and Topgolf Swing Suite this month with new safety protocols in place.  read more



$1.5 million jackpot at Four Winds South Bend

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, won the $1,573,328 progressive jackpot playing a Dancing Drums Explosion slot machine at the Indiana casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
As of 4 March, casinos in Mississippi increased total capacity limits to 75% from 50%, but guests still need to wear masks inside the casinos, despite the statewide mask mandate being lifted.
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