MGM Sells Circus Circus and Bellagio Casinos

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MGM Resorts International announced on Tuesday that it has sold two of its Las Vegas Strip casinos: Circus Circus and Bellagio. The combined sales price of the two properties is $5.075 billion. Circus Circus The agreement to sell Circus Circus, one of the mainstays of the north end of the Strip, was rumored to have… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Spin & Go Flash

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If you have been playing on PokerStars the last few years and have enjoyed revving up some Spin & Go tournaments but thought to yourself, “Man, these three-handed, hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go’s are just too damn slow for my on-the-move lifestyle,” then you will be thrilled with the new addition PokerStars introduced on Friday. Now live is… Read more »

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2019 World Series of Poker Europe Begins on Sunday

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In 2019, the World Series of Poker has provided us with some great moments. From record-setting events like the Millionaire Maker and the “Big 50” to the stirring moment that Hossein Ensan captured poker’s World Championship, the WSOP has made history. That history, at least for 2019, will come to a close over the next… Read more »

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Winamax Teams Up with Hasbro for Monopoly Expresso Promo

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The original jackpot Sit-and-Go The age-old board game Monopoly is based on the streets of Atlantic City, so seeing it used for a French poker promotion is a little odd.* But there it is, currently co-branded with French poker site Winamax in a special “Expresso x Monopoly” promo. The contest started about a week ago… Read more »

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Flutter Entertainment Acquires The Stars Group

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In stunning news this morning, The Stars Group, owner of PokerStars, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment plc. Flutter Entertainment is the parent company of PaddyPower, Betfair, FanDuel, Adjarabet, sportsbet, and TVG. A new behemoth is formed It is an all-share deal, with shareholders of The Stars Group receiving .2253… Read more »

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Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Home of World Series of Poker, Sold for $516.3 Million

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced on Monday morning the news that the poker world has long known (or thought) was coming: it has sold the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, home of the World Series of Poker. The buyer is an unnamed company “controlled by a principal of Imperial Companies.” The total sales… Read more »

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Microgaming Poker Network to Shut Down in 2020

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In a surprising statement to the online poker community, the Microgaming Poker Network, according to their managing director, will be shutting down. The closure of the longtime online poker venture will occur at some point in 2020, probably in the mid- to late stages of the year. MPN Looks to Stave off a Run on… Read more »

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Report: MGM in Talks to Sell Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas to Blackstone Group

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Bloomberg is reporting that Blackstone Group, Inc. is pursuing the acquisition of both the Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International. The financial media outlet’s sources say the two companies are talking, but no details are known yet and things could always fall apart. Bloomberg analysts estimate that the Bellagio could sell… Read more »

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New Jersey Enjoys Another Record-Breaking Month for Online Gaming; Poker? Well…

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It seems as though there is nothing that will stop the steamroller that is the New Jersey online gaming industry. After smashing records in July with their “take” – revenues from the games – the Garden State’s online gaming industry came back in August and crushed their newly set record. There remains one issue, however…the… Read more »

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Major Investment Bank Downgrades Major Online Gaming Stocks

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A major investment bank has taken the surprising step of downgrading the “price targets” – or the future price of a stock – for several of the top performing online gaming and poker sites. The reason? The improvements in technology have become so good that it allows for artificial intelligence – or “bots” – to… Read more »

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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is No More

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Yesterday The Stars Group, the ownership behind the monolithic PokerStars in the online poker world, announced some of the changes in their 2020 PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) that will come up next August in Barcelona. Buried in the depths of that interview, PokerStars has announced that, after a 15-year run, that the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure… Read more »

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