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Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Andiron Steak and Sea July 15, 2015 by GT Staff

Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin will host an intimate whiskey pairing dinner 

MGM Resorts plans new theater in Monte Carlo Casino July 15, 2015 by Phil Hevener

MGM Resorts is keeping a high wattage spotlight on its ability to offer non-gaming entertainment with the company’s announcement of plans for a 5,000 seat multi-use theater at its Monte Carlo Casino.

Cripple Creek casinos hope to extend bar hours July 15, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​The pressures created by competition are just about everywhere in the U.S. casino business – even Colorado where most of the casinos in Cripple Creek are seeking approval for 24/7 liquor sales.

Work suspended at proposed NY casino site July 15, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Construction at the site of a proposed $425 million casino in the Finger Lakes has been suspended after an appeals court voided its local approval plan. Lago Resort & Casino developer Thomas Wilmot described the court decision as a “detour”.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway to reopen The Lodge July 15, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway is refurbishing and reopening The Lodge, a historic building located behind its main gaming facility. The space will open as a private event venue on July 24, the opening day of the Saratoga Race Course.

9 poker players left, 1 will win $7.7 million in Nov. July 15, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

For nine poker players, the dream is just beginning after outlasting 6,411 others in days of near marathon-length games to advance to the final table of the World Series of Poker’s no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event in November.

First round of the NBA Summer D-league playoffs July 15, 2015 by Bob Harvey

NBA Summer League Las VegasD’Angelo Russell leads the 11th seeded Los Angeles Lakers against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA Summer D-league playoffs at Thomas and Mack.

Atlantic City casinos post June increases July 14, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

There is reason for optimism in Atlantic City where the eight operating casinos won $216.5 million during June.

Vegas sports books having strong summer July 14, 2015 by Micah Roberts

Vegas Sports Books | July is supposed to be the deadest month of the year for the sportsbooks with baseball being the only major sport running, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth.

Nothing is clear about Genting's Vegas location July 14, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider |  A friend and I fell into a recent conversation about what may or may not be going on with Genting’s proposed multi-billion-dollar project on land that was dedicated to Boyd Gaming’s Echelon Resort project.

Downtown Grand offers Get a Grand from the Grand July 14, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Real Deals | The Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has a new member sign-up promotion offering up to $1,000 rebate in initial losses. Downtown Grand is offering this rare gaming program now through the rest of the year...

10 team fantasy football leagues don't prove anything July 14, 2015 by Alan Berg

Fantasy Force | As far as I am concerned, now is the preseason of fantasy football. For the first fantasy football column of the 2015 season, I want to answer the question, what makes a fantasy league the most challenging?

Del Mar track speed a mystery July 14, 2015 by Steve Davidowitz

Across the Board | ​The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club first opened in 1937 and will run 40 days this year beginning this Thursday. Meanwhile the 2015 Saratoga race meet also will run for 40 days beginning Friday, July 24

Look at the wild cards for NASCAR New Hampshire July 14, 2015 by Micah Roberts

Finish Line | Last week at Kentucky we saw a new aero package for down force tracks that was a smashing success. It accomplished everything NASCAR wanted by slowing cars down and creating more passing.

Predicting NBA season win totals July 14, 2015 by Tony Mejia

Dinero Talks | Now that the moratorium on NBA free agent signings has passed and most teams have cobbled together the bulk of their roster for the upcoming ’15-’16 season, we can start projecting win totals.

BurGR at Planet Hollywood a solid burger July 14, 2015 by Marco D'Angelo

Best Bites | Since we are in the middle of summer and the Fourth of July holiday just passed I thought it was time to do a review on a burger joint. I got the chance to try Gordon Ramsay BurGR inside Planet Hollywood.

Rose still an outcast from Hall of Fame July 14, 2015 by Ramon Scott

The Net Result | When it comes to mainstream baseball gambling persona, no name has ever connected the masses’ thoughts with two of our personal favorite pastimes.

86th All-Star game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati July 14, 2015 by Bob Harvey

Home field advantage will be on the line when the American League battles the favored National League (-115) in the 86thedition of the All-Star game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The total is 7.

Stations' Boarding Pass one of the best slot clubs July 14, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Slot Club Spotlight | ​The Boarding Pass slot club is one of the most popular in Las Vegas. It is a comprehensive player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.

Spieth can win but look elsewhere for British Open champ July 14, 2015 by Brady Kannon

​This week marks the 144th playing of The British Open Championship at the home of golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. As the golf world heads into Europe, it is the Americans who come in with all of the momentum.

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​Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn longs for the day when Massachusetts opponents of the casino business stop treating his company like a punching bag.

​A pro-gambling group of Alabama residents is out with a new poll showing that there is “overwhelming support” for a vote on whether the state should have a lottery and casino games.

The top two teams in the National League East square off at Citi Field in New York where the Mets host the Washington Nationals. Mets ace Matt Harvey will square off against Nats lefthander Gio Gonzalez. The Mets are favored on the moneyline (-125).

The Riviera casino-hotel will come tumbling down but at an expected cost of $42 million and not for at least six months if a recommendation to the Las Vegas Convention and Tourism Authority is approved.

Macau appears to be headed for a loosening of the proposed ban on smoking in casinos that will allow the continued presence of smoking lounges. There had been a lot of behind-the-scenes conversations aimed at achieving this compromise.