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Video poker volatility
Robison explains that playing video poker is very similar to riding a reverse roller coaster, because while your bankroll will go down slowly, you can climb up very quickly when you hit a winning combination.  read more

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Asian-themed Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino set to open in late 2016

Las Vegas' first ground-up casino development in six years will cater to the local Asian market and, as General Manager Mark Harkness tells Casino City, will deliver a product "nobody else can offer right now."  read more
Asian-themed Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino set to open in late 2016



Table Mountain Casino player wins huge jackpot

A local woman pocketed $133,650 playing her favorite Sun and Moon quarter slot machine as part of the California casino's Massive Cash Jackpot promotion.  read more

The Reel Life: Crying babies edition

JetBlue is offering an innovative way to save money on flights, and, since we're a cranky bunch, The Reel Life couldn't be happier.  read more



The LINQ Hotel offering rooms with bunk beds

The Las Vegas Strip property says the 12 rooms with bunk beds will bring "hip technology and chic decor," just in time for summer vacations.  read more

Construction on Resorts World Las Vegas to ramp up

The Chinese-themed resort should be finished in early 2019. Genting Group officials previously said it would open in 2018. (  read more

Pala Casino player wins Buick LaCrosse

Linda V. from San Diego was May's first winner of the "Win-A-Car Every Friday" promotion at the California casino.  read more



Michigan holds hearing for online gambling bills

The Michigan Regulatory Reform Committee met last week to discuss two online gambling bills and heard testimony from several major industry players.  read more

PokerStars' Americas Cup of Poker heading to AC

Players from North and South America will battle it out online to represent their countries in a live continental clash at Resorts Casino Hotel in June.  read more

Copag playing cards return to the WSOP

The playing card manufacturer has signed a multi-year deal with the World Series of Poker.  read more

Amaya CEO pleads 'not guilty' to securities charges

David Baazov and his business associates filed "not guilty" pleas to insider trader charges filed against them in March by the Quebec securities regulator.  read more

Grand Poker Series visits the Golden Nugget this summer

The tournament series at the downtown Las Vegas casino will feature a $1,675 buy-in televised "Poker Night in America" event.  read more



Sports betting could be a $5 billion industry

Thanks in part to mobile phone apps and increased mainstream media coverage, the Nevada sports betting handle is soaring, going from $2.4 billion in 2006 to a projected $5 billion in 2016. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

William Hill taking over two Reno sportsbooks

William Hill and Eldorado Resorts have entered in a long-term agreement to significantly upgrade and operate the race and sportsbooks at the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Resort Casinos in Reno.  read more



Monorail inches closer to expanding

The $100 million project would extend the monorail's reach from MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay and would mean going from connecting passengers to 26,000 hotel rooms to 35,000. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more



'Remembering Whitney' coming to Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Starring renowned local songstress Trina Johnson-Finn, the concert on June 4 in Las Vegas features the greatest songs from the late Whitney Houston.  read more

Seal to perform at Four Winds New Buffalo

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter takes the stage at the Silver Creek Event Center on August 27. Hotel and dinner packages are available for the night of the concert.  read more

Rod Stewart heading to Trump Taj Mahal

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner brings his live show to Atlantic City for one night only, Aug. 27.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
South Dakota ranked second, behind Nevada, as the second-most gambling-addicted U.S. state, according to a new study by WalletHub, which took into account categories such as "gambling-friendliness," availability of gambling options and the presence of illegal gambling operations.
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