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Adventures in cashless gaming
Cashless gaming is becoming more common at land-based casinos and Robison discusses the process of setting up an account, how to link them to your personal bank account and what to do if something goes wrong.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment to build new tower at Paris Las Vegas

The $100+ million Versailles Tower will feature a new exterior and interior. The renovation will also introduce 756 redesigned luxury guest rooms and a pedestrian bridge connecting the tower to the existing Paris resort.  read more
Caesars Entertainment to build new tower at Paris Las Vegas



Mage wins 149th Kentucky Derby at 15-to-1

Wagering from all sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program set a new record of $288.7 million, beating last year's record of $273.8 million.  read more

Horse racing facility coming to New Hampshire

Clairvest Equity Partners VI and ECL Entertainment have acquired licensed gaming operations that will enable them to build a gaming operation in Southern New Hampshire.  read more

Circa Sports teases fifth year of NFL contests

Circa Million and Circa Survivor, which paid out over $12 million last football season, will be back for 2023-2024.  read more



Vikings Casinos reopening after cyber attack

Seven of the group's casinos in France are open with the remaining four operating under 100% or are not open yet. This attack was detected on 19 April by its IT services using their supervision consoles.  read more

Graton Resort & Casino kicks off its pool season

Guests can enjoy food and drinks poolside. Pool day passes as well as cabana and daybed reservations are now available at the California resort.  read more

Wynn Al Marjan Island unveils design vision

The multi-billion-dollar resort in the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to open in 2027, will feature a gaming area and 1,500 rooms.  read more

Netherlands Gaming Authority fines Merkur Casino Almere

The casino received the €45,000 fine because it gave access to a person registered in the Central Register of Exclusion of Games of Chance and therefore failed to comply with the statutory audit obligation.  read more

New hotel tower at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians completed construction on its newest 192-room second hotel tower in Washington State and opened on 1 May.  read more

Hard Rock Heals Foundation raises $750,000 to benefit Ukraine

Nearly 1,000 guests came together at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida to raise the record-breaking amount at a charity event organized by Hard Rock Heals Foundation.  read more

Fontainebleau Las Vegas ramps up hiring process

Recruitment efforts will launch in phases, with hiring management and leadership positions in spring and summer, followed by wider recruitment in the fall for the December 2023 opening.  read more



Treasure Island Las Vegas pays out six jackpots

A New Jersey woman recorded the largest payout of the April winners after she took home $20,219 on the Mask Grand Progressive machine.  read more



Memorial Day Weekend events in Sin City

The Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World will kick off the summer season with a lineup of entertainment throughout Memorial Day Weekend.  read more

TWiG: All aboard the bullet train to Las Vegas

This week's video takes us all aboard the bullet train. Within a few years, folks in California will have the option of riding the rails from The Golden State to Sin City.  read more

M Resort Spa Casino's brunch season kicks off

Anthony's Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring the House of Rémy Martin is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every weekend at the Henderson resort.  read more



Lamb of God taking its tour to the Las Vegas

The metal band along with special guests The Acacia Strain and Suicide Silence will perform in the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in August.  read more

AVL Comedy Fest heading to Mandalay Bay

The comedy festival, which is part of Fiestas Patrias weekend that celebrates Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas, will take place in September.  read more

Earth, Wind & Fire returning to Las Vegas

The legendary music group is playing a limited nine-show engagement at The Venetian from October into November.  read more

Great White and Slaughter to hit Rivers Schenectady

The two rock bands will play their greatest hits at the event center at the New York property on 27 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The University of Alabama fired head baseball coach Brad Bohannon last week following a report of "suspicious wagering activity" after the Tide's 8-6 loss to LSU on 28 April.
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