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Gambling News 25-05-2021

Classic Keno Lounge to Close at Four Queens Casino

The keno lounge at Four Queens isn’t fancy, but it’s a fixture of downtown, and it’s going away. The last day for the Four Queens keno lounge is May 31, 2021. The closure was confirmed by lounge staff. It’s weird how you can miss something you never did there. The lounge’s manager says they’re working […]

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Gambling News 05-05-2021

Big-Ass Slot Jackpots Kick-Start Las Vegas Recovery

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends millions of dollars marketing Las Vegas, but lately, the town has been promoting itself with a flurry of massive slot jackpots. Things kicked off with a $2.1 million jackpot on a Monopoly Millionaire machine at Cosmo, and the hits just keep on coming. The jackpot was $2,101,093.50, […]

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Gambling News 26-04-2021

Lucky Bastard Wins $2.1 Million Jackpot at Cosmopolitan

A player at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hit the kind of jackpot all gamblers pine for on April 25, 2021. The jackpot was for more than $2.1 million ($2,101,093.50 to be exact). Technically, “Millionsaire.” We first heard about the win on Twitter via @SlotWinsByChico, but rest assured Cosmo will be sending out a news release about […]

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Gambling News 17-03-2021

Tuscany Gets a New Sports Book, Circa Sports

Tuscany Suites & Casino has a new sports book, and it has a familiar name: Circa Sports. Circa Sports comes from the folks at Circa Las Vegas, the new resort in downtown Las Vegas. So, now, guests can place sports bets at Circa Sports at Tuscany. Despite our best efforts, sports are still a thing […]

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Gambling News 08-03-2021

Players Say Caesars Ent. Has Dumped “Grandfathering” at Table Games

Players at Caesars Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas have shared a new company policy nixes the long-standing tradition of “grandfathering” at table games. “Grandfathering” means when table minimums are raised during play, anyone already at the table can continue to play that minimum. New players must play the higher minimum. For example, if there’s a […]

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Gambling News 02-03-2021

15 Wildly Useless Facts About Casino Chips

We love casino chips! Here’s a hastily slapped-together collection of chip facts to stuff into your Vegas-hungry brain. 1. Chips are also called “checks” or “cheques.” 2. Nevada regulations say casino chips must be 1.55 inches in diameter (for chips used in games other than baccarat). Baccarat chips can be 1.55 inches or 1.6875 inches. […]

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Gambling News 19-02-2021

New High Limit Room Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino

Downtown’s El Cortez recently opened a new high limit room, and it adds a fresh burst of color to the classic casino. A highlight of the new high limit room is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign. El Cortez cleverly used an image that looks like neon, but without the cost […]

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Gambling News 15-02-2021

Strat Unveils New High Limit Room

We stopped by the Strat the other night and stumbled upon the resort’s new high limit room. Emphasis on “stumbled.” Otherwise, we’d have taken more than one photo. The only thing you’ll see in high limit rooms more often than baccarat is envy. The high limit room officially opened Feb. 14, 2021. Strat’s new high […]

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Gambling News 10-02-2021

Behold the Future of Dice, Roll to Win Craps Arrives at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Like it or not, the future of craps has arrived in Las Vegas. Harrah’s is the first Las Vegas casino to have Roll to Win Craps, a multi-sensory new take on a quintessential casino game. We fully expected to hate Roll to Win Craps, but after our first test drive of the game, we’re thinking […]

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Gambling News 03-02-2021

Little Casino, Big Money: Ellis Island Guest Nabs $905,000 Buffalo Jackpot

Ellis Island might be a little casino, but that doesn’t mean players don’t win big there. On Feb. 2, 2021, an Ellis Island regular won $905,754.63 on a Buffalo Grand slot. Judge not a casino by its size, but by its jackpots. The player, David Frys, said, “I’ve been playing at Ellis Island for years […]

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