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Gambling News 10-11-2020

Three Strip Poker Rooms Appear Down for the Count

It’s looking more like three poker rooms on the Las Vegas Strip won’t be back following what were originally thought to be temporary closures due to the pandemic. The three former poker rooms were at Mirage, Mandalay Bay and Excalibur. According to, MGM Resorts will be giving away left over jackpot money, signaling these […]

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Gambling News 25-10-2020

Downtown Grand Offers $1 Blackjack, It’s Complicated

Downtown Grand is serving up a rare deal for its casino guests, blackjack with a $1 minimum. Downtown Grand Tweeted the news on Oct. 16, 2020, along with the fact it’s the only downtown casino to offer $1 blackjack. How’s this for a little throwback action? The response to this news has been counter-intuitive, to […]

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Gambling News 08-10-2020

That Time We Learned About Burning the Dice in Craps

We’ve played craps a time or two during our innumerable Las Vegas outings, but until recently had never heard the term “burning the dice.” A helpful yet surly floor supervisor at one of our favorite casinos shared that “burning the dice” is a method cheaters use, so it’s not permitted. “Burning the dice” is when […]

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Gambling News 07-10-2020

Circa, The D and Golden Gate Revamp Players Club, There’s a Twist

The casino loyalty club for The D, Golden Gate and upcoming Circa is getting an overhaul, including a new set of tiers. The new One Club tiers have been officially announced, but we’re even more intrigued by one that hasn’t. Been announced. Please try and keep up. Here’s a look at three of the four […]

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Gambling News 30-09-2020

Caesars Entertainment Buys William Hill Sportsbooks

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has made its first big move since merging with Eldorado Resorts. The company has acquired William Hill, the sports book folks. Caesars is purchasing William Hill for $3.7 billion, and the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2021. For each share held, William Hill shareholders will get […]

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Gambling News 22-09-2020

Triple Zero Roulette is Pretty Much Everyflippingwhere in Las Vegas

It started innocently enough. An additional space showed up on a roulette table. It looked innocuous, just one additional space on one table at Venetian back in 2016, no big deal. The logo that started it all. Then triple zero roulette popped up at Planet Hollywood and New York-New York. No big deal, right? Well, […]

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Gambling News 21-09-2020

Oyo Las Vegas Reopens, Here’s the Skinny

The Oyo Las Vegas hotel-casino reopened on Sep. 16, 2020, so we had to check it out. By “check it out,” of course, we mean, “We lost $100 at blackjack in less than five minutes.” Seriously, we lost 10 out of the 11 hands we played. How is that even mathematically possible? We were happy […]

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Gambling News 15-09-2020

11 Places We’re Going When Las Vegas Gets Video Poker Bars Back

There are rumblings Las Vegas is about to get its video poker bars, and its groove, back soon. Bars (that don’t serve food) have been shut down for weeks due to the pandemic, including the most important bars, ones with video poker. Let’s just say we have some pent-up demand. While some bars have found […]

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Gambling News 22-07-2020

Boyd Gaming Launches Stardust Social Casino App

The Stardust was a beloved Las Vegas casino, and fans looking for a fix can now download a free social app named after the iconic resort, Stardust Social Casino. The Stardust app is free to play and available on iOS and Android mobile platforms. Do not ask why three of Boyd’s casinos—Main Street Station, Fremont […]

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Gambling News 08-07-2020

Casino Royale Loses Table Games, Gains Photo Op

It’s a time-honored tradition to hit Casino Royale for craps, but guests will have to set aside that tradition for now. The fabled Casino Royale continues to be an oddity on The Strip. It’s small. It’s cheap. And it has no resort fees. Now, Casino Royale also has no table games. Thanks for trying to […]

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