Harrah’s Reno Sold, Will Become Non-Gaming Property

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$50 million deal Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to sell Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino an unnamed affiliate of CAI Investments. The sale price is $50 million, with 75 percent going to VICI Properties and 25 percent going to Caesars. Once the transaction is complete, Harrah’s Reno will… Read more »

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Sahara Las Vegas to Re-Open Poker Room

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In a surprising move that has become all too rare in recent years, the Sahara Las Vegas casino announced that it will re-open its poker room. The proclamation came last week via Twitter, a couple days after New Year’s. Tiny, but welcome As can be seen in the tweet, the new Sahara poker room will… Read more »

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Man Arrested for Alleged Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

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Happy New Year, everybody! If you’re like me, you don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Instead, you enroll at Orangetheory Fitness and then “don’t have time” or “forget” or “aren’t feeling well enough” to go by January 17th. And I am sure glad I didn’t make any resolutions, as one of them would have been, “Write… Read more »

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Legal New Hampshire Sports Betting Goes Live

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As the decade comes to an end, on era in New Hampshire has just been born. On Monday, legal sports betting went live in the Granite State. Governor Chris Sununu was the first to place a wager, using the DraftKings mobile app. Naturally, considering his constituency, he bet $82 on the New England Patriots to… Read more »

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Nevada Sportsbooks Raked It in This Football Season

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I am a terrible sports bettor. I’ve probably mentioned that before. Fortunately, I live in a state in which there is no sports betting available and I haven’t felt the desire to jump through the hoops required to bet with an offshore book. Thus, I can safely say that I did not contribute to the… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Finds Three More Heads-Up Challengers

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Three more poker pros have taken up Phil Galfond on his ultra-high stakes heads-up challenge. Prepared to win or lose a lot of money are “Venividi1993,” whose real name is unknown (to us, at least), Dan “Jungleman” Cates, and Brandon Adams. Though two challengers were previously announced, the three named above only brings the total… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Finds Two Heads-Up Challengers

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Former poker pro and founder of the online poker site RunItOnce.eu (RIO), Phil Galfond, has confirmed two opponents for his heads-up challenge. The first is Bill Perkins, while the second is poker pro and coach, Fernando “JNandez87” Habegger. Galfond issued the challenge via the RIO blog last month. He split it into two variations. The… Read more »

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NFL Player Suspended for Betting on His Team’s Games

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The National Football League announced on Friday that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games. The suspension will go through at least next season. On Monday, ESPN reported that not only had Shaw bet on NFL games, but he actually bet on his own team’s games, as well.… Read more »

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MGM Seeking Buyer for MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay

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MGM wants to get lighter MGM continues to look to shed properties, as Bloomberg is reporting that MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties LLC, a real estate investment trust spinoff, are looking for an investor to buy the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Bloomberg’s sources provided little detail and MGM Growth Properties did not… Read more »

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Moron Arrested for Alleged Murder Over Card Game

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You know the joke about “Florida Man?” Well, if there was ever a Florida Man, 21-year-old Michael Psilakis is that person, because he is perhaps the dumbest shit ever to (allegedly) commit a murder. Psilakis was arrested on November 2nd by Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing a man… Read more »

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Bobby Baldwin Named CEO of Drew Las Vegas

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Poker Hall of Famer Bobby Baldwin was named Chief Executive Officer of Drew Las Vegas, a new casino that is currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip. At the same time, he was also named Vice Chairman of Witkoff, the real estate firm that is developing the property. A long history for a casino… Read more »

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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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Two Iowa Caesars Casinos Fined for Allowing Underage Gambling

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Two Caesars casinos in Iowa have run afoul of state regulators. Last week, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission handed out fines to both Harrah’s Council Bluffs and Horseshoe Council Bluffs for failing to stop two people who were underage from gambling. The casinos were assessed fines totaling $50,000. Almost old enough, but not quite… Read more »

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