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May 9, 2022

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May 9, 2022

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Best way to play Lock It Link
Robison discusses whether or not there is an optimal strategy when playing this series of game themes from Scientific Games where a special feature is triggered when three or more heart symbols land on a row.  read more
 

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Wynn Las Vegas to unveil new luxury accommodations

Currently under construction and scheduled to be completed by June, the project is the largest and most extensive design evolution ever made to the tower's 2,674 guest rooms, suites, elevator lobbies and resort tower corridors.  read more
Wynn Las Vegas to unveil new luxury accommodations
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Kentucky Derby sets all-time wagering record

Wagering for Saturday's Run for the Roses was the highest all-time, totaling $273.8 million, up 9% from the previous record set in 2019.  read more

80-1 long shot wins a shocker at Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike pulled off the second biggest upset in the history of the Kentucky Derby, rallying along the inside to catch favored Epicenter.  read more

New York sportsbooks slow down in April

After a torrid first three months, New York's online sports betting industry enters seasonal slowdown with $1.4 billion in April wagers.  read more

Sportsbooks fined by Ontario regulator

The fines were served to BetMGM and Pointsbet in the newly launched online market by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.  read more

Arizona sportsbooks near $500 million handle in February

Super Bowl kept business brisk at sportsbooks, which generated nearly $3 billion in wagers over market’s first six months, according to analysts.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Bally's Chicago is preferred bidder for new casino

Bally's Chicago was chosen as the preferred bidder to build a $1.7 billion destination casino, entertainment and hotel project in downtown Chicago.  read more

Potawatomi Casino announces $100 million renovation

Scheduled to be completed in 2023, the project at the Milwaukee casino will impact more than 120,000 square feet of space and add new gaming, food and entertainment experiences.  read more

Bally's AC to unveil new amenities and renovations

Under new ownership, the Atlantic City property will debut its renovations beginning 26 May, including the new Bally’s Tower, the Carousel Bar and The Yard.  read more

Cordish Gaming Group partners with Baha Mar

The new deal allows eligible Live! Rewards Card members to earn exclusive amenities and benefits at the luxury integrated resort and casino in Nassau, The Bahamas.  read more

TWiG: Las Vegas tribal gaming

This week's video discusses Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas back up and running under new management, plus two new slot reviews.  read more

Caesars sells Belle of Baton Rouge casino

CQ Holding expands its footprint along the Mississippi River with the purchase of the historic riverboat casino in Louisiana.  read more

Michigan raids seize 100 gambling devices

Investigators seized the gambling devices, $29,204 in suspected gambling profits and 62 gift cards of varying denominations from two alleged Flint area storefront casinos in April.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Boyd Gaming awards $32 million in jackpots

Players throughout the Las Vegas Valley scored multiple jackpots of $10,000 or more in April, including a $50,000 video poker payday at Suncoast Casino and Hotel.  read more

New food court to open at Boulder Station casino

In the coming weeks, a collection of six fast-casual restaurants will open at the Las Vegas casino.  read more

Red Rock Casino Resort opens High Limit Room

The new space offers players at the Las Vegas casino an upscale, intimate gaming experience in an "inviting and chic environment."  read more

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas celebrates EDC Week

This month will be highlighted by Élia Beach Club's diverse lineup of headliners, including the return of the world’s largest dance music festival.  read more

POKER News

POKER

BetMGM hosting Poker Championship in Las Vegas

The first BetMGM Poker Championship is scheduled for 23-26 June at ARIA Resort & Casino, featuring a $3,500 No Limit Hold'em tournament carrying a $1 million guarantee.  read more

The Deaf Poker Tour coming to Philadelphia casino

The tournament that provides sign language interpreters and writing materials at each table brings its unique brand of poker to Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia for the first time, 12-14 May.  read more

PokerGO announces live streaming schedule for 2022 WSOP

Poker fans around the world will be treated to streaming of 21 World Series of Poker bracelet events, beginning 2 June.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Scorpions heading to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

With special guests Whitesnake, the Scorpions' North American tour will wrap up at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on 21 October.  read more

Party on the Pier at Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The casino will host live music, games, giveaways and fireworks on the waterfront throughout Memorial Day Weekend.  read more

Country singer to headline Rodeo Concert

The Pro "Bulls & Barrels" Rodeo & Concert on 4 June will kick off Live! Casino Pittsburgh's Summer Series of outdoor events.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced it will open a month-long application window for potential sports betting licensees on 15 June.
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