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November 8, 2021

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November 8, 2021

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Varieties of blackjack

Varieties of blackjack
Basic blackjack strategy is not a one-size-fits-all mandate. With casinos providing different sets of rules and conditions, players need to adapt their strategies.  read more
 

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WSOP prepares to say farewell to the Rio in Las Vegas

Home to the World Series of Poker since 2005, the Rio has hosted some of the most iconic moments in the game's history, and while most in the poker community are ready for a change, the move will be bittersweet for some.  read more
WSOP prepares to say farewell to the Rio in Las Vegas
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

2021 Main Event kicks off

As the excitement reaches a fever pitch, professional players from all over the world have gathered in Las Vegas for their chance at the coveted $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event bracelet.  read more

Tony Parker fitting right in at Main Event

The four-time NBA champions and 2007 Finals MVP was in Las Vegas on Friday to play in the World Series of Poker's $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event for the first time and proved his poker game is very similar to how he handled himself on the basketball court.  read more

First victory for Jean-Luc Adam

On the final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, a champion was crowned as Jean-Luc Adam defeated Eugene Salomon in heads-up play for $255,623.  read more

$1,000 Tag Team crowns two bracelet winners

Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter are World Series of Poker bracelet winners after taking down Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team for a total of $113,366.  read more

New vaccine requirement for WSOP Europe

King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic confirmed last week that players need to be vaccinated, have a negative test or be recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days in order to play in World Series of Poker Europe, beginning 19 November.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

California casino pays $500,000 settlement

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens has agreed to pay $500,000 and undergo enhanced review and reporting requirements designed to prevent future violations of federal law.  read more

MGM Resorts International to sell The Mirage

On Wednesday, MGM Resorts International made the announcement that it plans on selling the operations of The Mirage, located on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Empire City Casino honors Veterans Day

The New York casino will offer discounts to Mlife Veteran cardholders from 8-12 November as a part of a larger promotional effort offered throughout the country at MGM Resorts properties.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

BetMGM Sportsbook opens at Vee Quiva

This marks the first opening of a BetMGM retail sportsbook in Arizona and Phoenix's first in-casino sportsbook.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks break records again in October

Iowa's online and retail sportsbooks took in $280.9 million in wagers, up 243% from $81.9 million in October 2020 and breaking the record $210.4 million handle reached in September.  read more

Four Winds South Bend sportsbook now available

The new venue in Indiana offers six state-of-the art sports betting terminals, or guests can create a bet slip on their phone and place the bet at the Sportsbook Counter.  read more

TWiG: Billion dollar sports betting battle

The legal battle in Florida involves state politics, Seminole Gaming, and sports betting providers like FanDuel and DraftKings all choosing sides with millions invested and billions at stake.  read more

DraftKings Sportsbook to open at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Starting Wednesday, bettors aged 21 and over will be able to place wagers on a variety of betting markets across professional, collegiate, and other sports leagues at the DraftKings Sportsbook.  read more

Florida operators prepare for sports betting launch

Five Florida pari-mutuels have entered into marketing agreements with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in preparation for the launch of sports betting in the state.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Resorts World Las Vegas adds to airline fleet

The resort announced the newest addition to its private airline fleet, a Boeing 787-8. The commercial airplane can comfortably transport up to 262 guests with both economy and business class seating options.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
On Monday, the New York State Gaming Commission recommended nine mobile NY sports betting operators be licensed. The operators will be licensed for 10 years will have its gross sports betting revenue taxed at 51%.
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