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October 8, 2018

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October 8, 2018

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The Three Card Poker edge
After identifying a difference in the payoff on flushes in Three Card Poker, Grochowski explains how it works and how such a small change can make a big difference.  read more

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Report: Indian gaming revenue reaches all-time high

Gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities in the U.S. grew 3.9% in 2016 to an all-time high of approximately $31.5 billion, according to the newly released 2018 edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report, authored by Dr. Alan Meister. The report provides statistics for calendar year 2016, the most current data available.  read more
Report: Indian gaming revenue reaches all-time high



Rivers Casino celebrates $50 million in jackpots

The major milestone was just passed this week when a 62-year-old man from Stamford, Vermont, playing Wheel of Fortune slots, hit a jackpot of $1,510 in Schenectady.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock hosts poker tournament

The series at the Florida casino includes a $360 buy-in Deep Stack NLH with a $1 million guarantee and a $3,500 World Poker Tour Championship with a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.  read more



SLS Las Vegas begins $100 million upgrades

Updates to the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will include a new layout for the slot, table games pit and high-limit areas, as well as new ceiling, carpeting and lighting.  read more

Pennsylvania casino's $150,000 Powerball ticket

This win at Mohegan Sun Pocono is the second big Pennsylvania Lottery win at a casino in recent months. A Cash 5 jackpot-winning ticket worth $400,000 was sold in August at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.  read more

Station Casinos hold Vegas Golden Knights promotion

One guest playing poker at Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch Resort and two guests playing poker at Boulder Station will win $100 in poker chips when a Golden Knights player scores a goal.  read more

Eldorado Resorts acquires Tropicana Entertainment

Under the terms of the transaction, valued at approximately $1.85 billion, a subsidiary of Eldorado merged into Tropicana, and Tropicana became a wholly owned subsidiary of Eldorado.  read more



Delaware North partners with Miomni Gaming

The two companies will focus on launching retail sportsbooks and online sports wagering services this fall for Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.  read more

USBookmaking teams up with Santa Ana Star Casino

The company will provide sports betting risk services to the New Mexico casino, and the sportsbook will launch on 16 October.  read more

Golden Entertainment expands relationship with William Hill

The partnership further extends William Hill to include race and sportsbooks operations at Stratosphere Casino, Arizona Charlie's Decatur, Arizona Charlie's Boulder in Las Vegas and more.  read more

VSiN announces new Atlantic City studio

Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City will be home to the new Vegas Stats and Information Network studio, located inside the William Hill Sports Book.  read more



Basketball viewing parties at Beer Park

The rooftop bar at Paris Las Vegas will have basketball viewing parties with beer buckets and tailgate fare beginning 16 October.  read more

Rí Rá Las Vegas introduces pumpkin inspired menu

The Irish tavern pays homage to National Pumpkin Day on Friday, 26 October for a full week from Tuesday, 23 October through Monday, 29 October with the National Pumpkin Week menu.  read more



Whoopi Goldberg returns to Treasure Island

The actress, comedian, producer and host will be at the Las Vegas hotel and casino on 9 November.  read more

Jimmy Kimmel partners with Caesars Entertainment

The agreement is to open Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in the spring.  read more

New Kids On The Block announce tour

The group will be on a 53-city tour across North America next summer, including a Las Vegas stop at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Events Center Saturday, 25 May 2019.  read more

Dancing with the Stars: Live! at Mohegan Sun

Performing at the Connecticut casino's arena on 12 January and 13 January at 7:30 p.m., the show is choreographed and creative directed by Mandy Moore and Dancing with the Stars Executive Producer Ashley Eden-Shaffer.  read more

Halloween cocktails at Gold Coast Casino

Cornerstone Classic American Steakhouse in Las Vegas will debut a collection of cocktails from 3-31 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The NHL's annual revenue may increase by $216 million due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting, according to a new Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association.
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