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Millions stolen from Shohei Ohtani funneled to bookie via Vegas casino

The series of $500000 payments Ippei Mizuhara sent from Shohei Ohtani's bank account to an illegal bookmaking operation were forwarded to California and Las Vegas casinos, where the money was deposited in gambling accounts, converted to playing chips and later cashed out to pay the bookie, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the operation…
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Dodgers Rumors: Ippei Mizuhara Forwarded Stolen Money From Shohei Ohtani To Casinos

As the Los Angeles Dodgers were beginning their 2024 season in South Korea, Shohei Ohtani and former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara became entangled in an illegal sports gambling scandal. The Dodgers fired Mizuhara for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from Ohtani to pay off gambling debts. The two-way superstar maintained he never bet on sports…
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Dodgers Rumors: Ippei Mizuhara Forwarded Stolen Money From Shohei Ohtani To Casinos
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Money Stolen Through Shohei Ohtani's Interpreter Ended Up in a Las Vegas Casino

The series of $500000 payments Ippei Mizuhara sent from Shohei Ohtani's bank account to an illegal bookmaking operation were forwarded to California and Las Vegas casinos, according to ESPN. Several sources with direct knowledge of the investigation told reporters the money was deposited in gambling accounts, converted to playing chips, and later…
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Money Stolen Through Shohei Ohtani's Interpreter Ended Up in a Las Vegas Casino
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Shohei Ohtani’s Stolen Millions Funneled Through Casinos

The payments allegedly made from Shohei Ohtani's bank account to an illegal bookmaker by former translator Ippei Mizuhara were forwarded to brick-and-mortar casinos and deposited in gambling accounts, according to a report by ESPN's Tisha Thompson. The report, which cites multiple sources with direct knowledge of the operation, outlines the funnel…
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Shohei Ohtani’s Stolen Millions Funneled Through Casinos
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Money stolen from Shohei Ohtani reportedly laundered through casinos

Behind all the drama involving Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, stealing $16 million from the MLB star to fund his gambling addiction, there was always the investigation of an illegal bookmaking operation at the center of it. On Tuesday, we learned more about that operation and how exactly Ohtani's money made it to the California…
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Money stolen from Shohei Ohtani reportedly laundered through casinos
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Shohei Ohtani Millions Funneled to Bookie via Las Vegas Casino

According to ESPN.com, a report detailing financial misconduct revealed that Ippei Mizuhara, an interpreter for MLB star Shohei Ohtani, orchestrated a scheme involving multiple transfers of $500000 from Ohtani's bank account to fund illegal bookmaking. The funds were moved through casinos in California and Las Vegas, where they were converted into…
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Shohei Ohtani Millions Funneled to Bookie via Las Vegas Casino
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Casino Insider: An influencer has a new slot machine based off him at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California's casinos. It's delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Brian Christopher is an influencer who has found success online by focusing his content on slot machines and casinos. Now, he has a new slot machine based on his social media…
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Casino Insider: An influencer has a new slot machine based off him at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage
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First phase of San Manuel Casino expansion to open in July

A 24-hour restaurant, expanded gaming space with more than 1300 new slot machines, a high-limit gaming room, and three retail shops are all set to open this July under the first phase of San Manuel Casino's resort expansion project - a development three years in the making. In preparation, the casino, which is owned by the San Manuel Band of…
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First phase of San Manuel Casino expansion to open in July
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What was the first resort on the Strip? El Rancho Vegas

The story of the Las Vegas Strip started more than 80 years ago this week on a ranch. The first hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard opened April 3, 1941 at what is now the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. At the time, travelers, most often from California, drove to Downtown Las Vegas through empty desert on Highway 91. There were some small casinos, but…
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What was the first resort on the Strip? El Rancho Vegas
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s may go private to deal with debt. Will it affect Vegas stadium?

The chairman of Bally's Corp. wants to take the casino company private. What could this mean for the A's stadium given its involvement? Also, a Laughlin casino is facing a $500000 fine from gaming regulators after members of its security team roughed up an employee and customer. Meanwhile, wagering in March Madness could top $2.7 billion…
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s may go private to deal with debt. Will it affect Vegas stadium?
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How Agua Caliente Casinos’ embrace of esports is changing the casino game floor

Southern California casinos are filled with classic table games and flashy slot machines for their patrons to test their luck at a shot of fortune. But betting that these staples of chance, which continue to be the center of gaming in the casino business model, may not be the most certain wager. Enter brothers Ari and Ben Fox, who have worked on…
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How Agua Caliente Casinos’ embrace of esports is changing the casino game floor
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Las Vegas Advisor: Strike deadline looms for unions in Las Vegas

With less than a week to go before the arrival of a Feb. 2 strike deadline, Las Vegas casinos are negotiating overtime with culinary and bartender unions to avoid a shutdown. Labor agreements were reached in November with Caesars Entertainment, MGM and Wynn, averting massive complications related to the Grand Prix race. Deals have also been signed…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Strike deadline looms for unions in Las Vegas
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Pawhuska Osage Hotel & Casino Opens on October 5, 2023

The Pawhuska Osage Casino & Hotel project has left construction delays behind and is ready to launch. The property was previously scheduled for completion in fall 2022 and is now expected to open its doors to guests on October 5, 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new entertainment hub's official launch will reportedly be preceded by an…
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Pawhuska Osage Hotel & Casino Opens on October 5, 2023
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Supply chain issues snarling slot machines’ path to casinos

When the books are closed for 2022, Nevada's gaming equipment suppliers expect to have delivered more than 13700 new slot machines to roughly 30 North American gaming projects, including new casino properties and expansions to existing casino floors. But only if the supply chain cooperates. In the past few months, casino operators and gaming…
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Supply chain issues snarling slot machines’ path to casinos
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'Best casino outside of Las Vegas' located in Southern California: poll

A casino in Riverside County has officially earned some bragging rights. According to Newsweek Magazine's " Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas " readers' poll, Pechanga Resort Casino, located in Temecula, was ranked No. 1. The publication asked its readers in November 2023 to vote for their favorite non-Vegas resort and casino. The nominees,…
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How did the Las Vegas Strip get its iconic name?

As the story goes, back in 1930 The Pair O' Dice Nite Club opened its doors, the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. The club was sold to Guy McAfee, a former police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who got involved in the gambling business through his connections as a vice cop. "Now there are many version to this story," said…
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What makes up the Las Vegas Strip?

As the story goes, back in 1930 The Pair O' Dice Nite Club opened its doors, the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. The club was sold to Guy McAfee, a former police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who got involved in the gambling business through his connections as a vice cop. "Now there are many version to this story," said…
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What makes up the Las Vegas Strip?
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Pechanga Named Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas

TEMECULA, CA - Newsweek's "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" readers' poll has named Pechanga Resort Casino the winner. The national magazine and website asked its readers to vote for their favorite non-Vegas resort/casino. Among the entrants were top resorts in California, the Southwest, the South, Colorado, and Reno, among others. Ten resorts…
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Pechanga Named Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas
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Terrible’s Hotel south of Las Vegas being demolished

It's the beginning of the end for the old Terrible's Hotel and Casino in Jean. The shuttered hotel in Jean - an outpost about 25 miles away from the Strip and notable landmark for motorists taking Interstate 15 to California - is being torn down to make way for a new industrial park. Reno-based Tolles Development Co. is the developer of the…
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Why a Las Vegas casino holds the key to Western water

Hallway exchanges and happy hour chats at an annual conference at a Las Vegas hotel this week will determine the direction of the American West's most high-stakes water fight. | John Locher/AP LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The country's highest-stakes water fight in a century is playing out this week at a Las Vegas casino. The seven Western states that share…
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Why a Las Vegas casino holds the key to Western water
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Fontainebleau Las Vegas opens Wednesday. Here’s what it means

If you look hard enough, you can find bow ties in the most unusual places at the Fontainebleau. The new resort-casino's logo is on the carpets, in the shape of the wayfinding signs and repeating patterns in chandeliers, on drawer handles in rooms, on trash cans and in the shapes of sofas and banquet hall chairs. The bow ties are an homage to…
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Fontainebleau Las Vegas opens Wednesday. Here’s what it means
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Barona Launches Konami Gaming’s Newest Slot

LAKESIDE, CA - Barona Resort & Casino and Konami Gaming announced the arrival of a new big-screen slot machine to the floor of the Southern California casino. Players at Barona are the first players outside Las Vegas to enjoy Konami's large-format machine made of three stacked 43-inch screens in 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD), called Dimension…
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Barona Launches Konami Gaming’s Newest Slot
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Barona Resort & Casino Leads with the Launch of Konami Gaming’s Newest Big-Screen Slot

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2023-- Barona Resort & Casino and Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the arrival of a new big-screen slot machine to the floor of the award-winning Southern California casino. Players at Barona are the first players outside Las Vegas to enjoy Konami's large-format machine made of three stacked 43-inch screens in 4K…
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San Manuel reopening Las Vegas' Palms casino resort April 27

The Las Vegas casino resort Palms has remained closed for more than two years, a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 shutdowns. That changes this month. The property, about a mile west of Bellagio on Flamingo Road, will reopen to the public on April 27. Rooms are already available for stays starting April 28. "Las Vegas is known to be such…
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San Manuel reopening Las Vegas' Palms casino resort April 27
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How TV game shows like ‘The Price is Right’ unite casino gamers and at-home viewers

A crowd of casino patrons cheered together, alternating from jumping up and down to dancing like no one was watching. This unwavering joy and excitement wasn't happening on the casino floor as the result of a jackpot or royal flush, but instead inside a packed theater for a live game show that's cultivated its fanbase on daytime television for…
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How TV game shows like ‘The Price is Right’ unite casino gamers and at-home viewers
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Jackpot Festival announces return for NYE weekend event, reveals lineup

by Kent Otto · November 8, 2023 12:53 pm RVLTN Presents has announced their Jackpot Festival will return on Sat., Dec. 30, 2023 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The 18+ NYE-weekend event will feature performances by Kaskade, ARMNHMR, Deorro, Good Times Ahead, Mashbit, Saymyname, and Yookie. Jackpot Festival tickets go on sale to the public…
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Jackpot Festival announces return for NYE weekend event, reveals lineup
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A Last Look Inside Terrible's Casino in Vegas-Adjacent Jean Before Demolition

Terrible's Hotel & Casino, once the Gold Strike casino, has been closed for some time in Jean, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas. Now, there are signs Terrible's will be put out of its misery, as a demolition sign has been spotted on the side of the building. We've got some photos from inside Terrible's, courtesy of Austin Shepard, a photographer…
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A Last Look Inside Terrible's Casino in Vegas-Adjacent Jean Before Demolition
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Dream Las Vegas construction could restart in 2024

Construction of the Dream Las Vegas casino-resort on the Strip could restart at the beginning of 2024, according to documents filed with Clark County. The owner of Dream Las Vegas - a planned 531-room boutique hotel on the south side of the Strip - applied for an extension with Clark County on its building permits for the project. A justification…
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Dream Las Vegas construction could restart in 2024
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Las Vegas Advisor: Casino above mall proposed for Vegas Strip

A proposal has been made to build a new casino on top of a mall at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. A local developer wants to build the unnamed casino on top of the existing Fashion Show Mall, where it owns 80% of the "air rights" necessary to do so. Details are sketchy and timetables undisclosed, but permission to build would be contingent on…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Casino above mall proposed for Vegas Strip
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How Southern California casinos are celebrating Halloween

Halloween can be associated with classic concoctions ranging from wicked witches' potions to the creepy creations of mad scientists like Doctor Frankenstein. Still, this year's Halloween cocktails at Southern California casinos could easily be among the most frightful. Harrah's Resort Southern California mixologists Tiffany Ten-Napel, Alexa Arenz…
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How Southern California casinos are celebrating Halloween
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat execs say NFL slot machines have scored a touchdown

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz At the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) a year…
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat execs say NFL slot machines have scored a touchdown
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Comedian and TV host Jay Leno talks shop at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino

Though late night television host, writer and comedian Jay Leno is a well-known automobile enthusiast, don't ask him what his favorite vehicle is. "I get that one a lot," Leno said of the things fans ask him as he was preparing to host an in-person car giveaway at Yaamava' Resort & Casino in Highland on Monday, Oct. 2. "But, you know, I like cars…
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Comedian and TV host Jay Leno talks shop at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino
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Las Vegas hospitality workers vote for strike against hotels, casinos

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers fighting for new union contracts voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could impact more than three dozen casinos and hotels, the city's economic backbone. The Culinary Workers Union hasn't gone on strike in more than three decades. The union didn't immediately set a deadline for a walkout as it…
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Las Vegas hospitality workers vote for strike against hotels, casinos
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Station Casinos To Unveil New Durango Casino In Las Vegas This November

Station Casinos is betting big in Las Vegas and the opening of the new Durango Casino Resort in November is expected to be just the beginning of some major expansion plans for the years to come. The new property continues the company's plans to grow considerably in southern Nevada and doubling its current size in the region by 2030. Durango offers…
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Station Casinos To Unveil New Durango Casino In Las Vegas This November
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Station's latest big bet: Durango Casino & Resort: Travel Weekly

The 209-room resort will have an 83000-square-foot casino with the latest slots and table games as well as high-limit slot and table-game rooms. Stone floors and walls will greet guests in a lobby filled with natural light. The lobby flows into a bar with distinctive nooks, sofas and art that create a comfortable space to work, converse or…
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Station's latest big bet: Durango Casino & Resort: Travel Weekly
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Which US Casinos Offer the Best Dining Experiences?

When it comes to delectable foodie experiences, you might not instantly think of casinos. However, there are plenty of astounding casinos that offer incredible fine dining experiences. If you're looking for a casino that will appease the foodie and gambler in you, make sure to read on. Let's start with one of the most iconic casinos in the world -…
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Which US Casinos Offer the Best Dining Experiences?
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Best of Inland Empire 2023: Best Southern California Casino

Yaamava' (the Serrano word for "spring") Resort & Casino has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation in recent years. Formerly known as San Manuel, it now boasts a top-notch entertainment venue in the Yaamava' Theater, a larger gaming space, more dining venues, and a full-service spa. The 17-floor, 432-room hotel tower utilizes traditional,…
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Best of Inland Empire 2023: Best Southern California Casino
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NFL-themed slot machines coming to Oregon casinos

The NFL regular season begins Thursday night, and the league is deepening its ties to the gambling industry. NFL-themed slot machines went live in some casinos around the country as Aristocrat Gaming's NFL Super Bowl Jackpots slot machines rolled out. The slot machines are now playable at casinos in Southern California, Oklahoma and…
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NFL-themed slot machines coming to Oregon casinos
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Culinary Union launches organizing effort at Las Vegas hotel restaurants

The Culinary Union - an affiliate of Unite Here, the largest hospitality worker union in the country - announced the launch of a campaign to organize 10000 non-union restaurant workers at casino resorts along the Las Vegas Strip, according to a release. The union's drive to organize along the Strip began last week at Eataly Las Vegas when a…
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Culinary Union launches organizing effort at Las Vegas hotel restaurants
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NFL Embraces Gambling Industry with Super Bowl Jackpot Slots Launch

The intriguing metamorphosis of the National Football League (NFL) toward the gambling world exemplifies the larger truth of how money can indeed revolutionize everything. Pivotal evidence of this transformation is not far behind us when the NFL, anchored by its vehement disdain of all gambling-related ventures, prohibited Tony Romo from…
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NFL slot machines debut on casino floors

It wasn't that long ago that the NFL, hiding firmly behind its pearl-clutching hatred of All Things Gambling, prevented Tony Romo from hosting a fantasy football convention at a hotel owned by a casino. Even though there was and would have been no gambling on the property. Now, the NFL is all in. Figuratively and literally. Via Mick Akers of…
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NFL slot machines debut on casino floors
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NFL slot machines hit casino floors for the first time, coming to Las Vegas soon

The first-ever NFL-themed slot machines have touched down on casinos floors just ahead of the 2023 professional football season. Aristocrat Gaming's NFL Super Bowl Jackpots rolled out Thursday and are playable at casinos in Southern California, Oklahoma and Connecticut. The slots will continue to be distributed to other locations, including Las…
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NFL slot machines hit casino floors for the first time, coming to Las Vegas soon
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Elk Grove’s Sky River Casino celebrates one-year anniversary

The Wilton Rancheria and its Las Vegas-based partner, Boyd Gaming Corporation, are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Elk Grove's Sky River Casino. Located near Highway 99 and Kammerer Road, the $550 million casino opened on Aug. 15, 2022, two weeks ahead of its scheduled opening. The casino was built on the former site of the "Ghost Mall" -…
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Elk Grove’s Sky River Casino celebrates one-year anniversary
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Indy Gaming: Where will Oakland A’s play before Las Vegas ballpark is built?

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The Oakland Athletics will still be the…
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Indy Gaming: Where will Oakland A’s play before Las Vegas ballpark is built?
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Nevada Gaming Control Board announces slot and table winning percentages statewide

The remarkable roll Nevada's gaming industry has been on for the past three years continues to amaze, and nowhere is it more visible than on the Las Vegas Strip. The Nevada Gaming Control Board last week reported the 28th straight month of gaming win - the amount the state's 435 major casinos took from gamblers in slot machines, table games and…
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Nevada Gaming Control Board announces slot and table winning percentages statewide
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The Ultimate Guide to San Manuel Casino Online: Enjoy the Thrill from Home

The San Manuel Casino is a renowned destination for casino enthusiasts in Southern California. However, with the advent of the online gambling industry, they have expanded their offerings to include San Manuel Casino Online. This virtual platform brings the same excitement and entertainment of the physical casino right to your fingertips. In this…
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The Ultimate Guide to San Manuel Casino Online: Enjoy the Thrill from Home
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Pechanga Resort Casino Nominated In 10 Best Casinos Outside Las Vegas

TEMECULA, CA - Temecula - it's time to vote for your favorite resort casino outside of Las Vegas. Temecula's Pechanga Resort Casino is up for the USA Today's 10Best.com annual readers' poll asks fans to vote for their favorite casino outside of Las Vegas in a national competition that kicked off Monday, July 31 through Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. Pacific…
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Pechanga Resort Casino Nominated In 10 Best Casinos Outside Las Vegas
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Triad woman wins $1 million in Mega Millions jackpot

Triad woman wins $1 million in Mega Millions jackpot A Statesville woman took her chances at the Mega Millions jackpot as she saw it growing and ended up winning a $1 million prize, according to N.C. Lottery ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU. AND THIS MONTH IS THE PLANET'S HOTTEST ON RECORD. AND RIGHT NOW, 150 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US ARE UNDER HEAT…
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Harrah's Resort Southern California guest hits $1 million jackpot

SAN DIEGO - A lucky winner is now a millionaire after hitting the Impressive Progressive jackpot at Harrah's Resort Southern California, casino officials announced Friday. Laili M. was awarded $1022473, one of the largest jackpot wins in Southern California this year, on a $5 progressive wager playing blackjack, the press release said. "Her first…
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Harrah's Resort Southern California guest hits $1 million jackpot
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Poker Player Mariano Wins $788,000 Pot on Hustler Casino Live

An up-and-coming poker player known only by his vlogging name, Mariano, scooped the biggest pot of his life Friday when his pocket Aces earned him a $788400 pot after a three-way all-in. It all went down at the Hustler Casino in Gardena, southern California, during the popular Hustler Casino Live show which consistently hosts some of the biggest…
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Poker Player Mariano Wins $788,000 Pot on Hustler Casino Live
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Sparket announces partnership with Spotlight 29 Casino and Tortoise Rock Casino

The partnership will see Sparket software licensed for use at the tribe's two casinos, Spotline 29 Casino and Turtle Rock Casino. Sparket is an iGaming technology developer that specialises in creating bet-on-anything wagering platforms. The Sparket Social Betwork software is customisable and allows operators to use either the free-to-play or…
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Sparket announces partnership with Spotlight 29 Casino and Tortoise Rock Casino
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Casino gambling winners should be prepared for IRS tax consequences

Imagine sitting at your favorite slot machine inside your favorite local casino when the big one hits. The bells and whistles go off, the lights pulsate and people you don't even know surround you with congratulatory pats on the back and high-fives. It must be a fabulous feeling - one I've never experienced. A casino worker is summoned to pay out…
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Casino gambling winners should be prepared for IRS tax consequences
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Mexican Mafia members run profitable illegal LA casinos from behind bars

Illegal casinos in Los Angeles are cropping up everywhere from warehouses to homes and are largely benefiting incarcerated members of a prison gang called the Mexican Mafia, authorities say. Richard Velasquez, a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective, told the Los Angeles Times that casitas, Spanish for "little houses," are "everywhere, to be…
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Mexican Mafia members run profitable illegal LA casinos from behind bars
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Eagle Mountain Casino Temporarily Closed

ent storms Eagle Mountain Casino is closed until further noticeRecent storm activity has caused extensive flooding and damage on the road to the Tule River Reservation. As a result, all roads entering the Tule River Reservation are currently closed.The Tule River Tribe and Office of Emergency Management are working to evacuate the Eagle Mountain…
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5 live entertainment events coming to Southern California casinos March 6-12

Southern California casinos will soon host a beloved music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a pair of Mexican comics and television hosts and a show featuring an actor, comedian, author and skilled woodworker. Here are live events you can catch in local casinos March 6-12. Mexican comedians and actors Adrián Uribe and Adal Ramones have…
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5 live entertainment events coming to Southern California casinos March 6-12
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Hidden, illegal casinos are booming in L.A.

One thing was clear from the body lying in the Boyle Heights street: The woman was no victim of robbery. Whoever pumped four bullets behind her left ear didn't touch the $1000 in her purse, the bills clutched in her left hand or the diamond ring on her right index finger. Detectives eventually would learn the woman was part of an underground…
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Hidden, illegal casinos are booming in L.A.
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The inclusion of Michigan into the…
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada
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Primm casinos reopen as ownership plots course to recapture the market

Guests looking to view the bullet-riddled Bonnie and Clyde death car inside Whiskey's Pete's Hotel Casino were confused. The historic V-8 Ford, in which notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow perished in a shootout with law enforcement in 1934, was missing from where it had been displayed since the late 1980s in the Primm casino. It…
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Primm casinos reopen as ownership plots course to recapture the market
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Las Vegas Strip Casinos Revenue is Higher Than Ever

Nevada has significantly increased its revenue during 2022 compared to 2021. The main reason lies in the fact that there were during the last year, but one weekend more adds to the value. This has been the most successful year ever for the state - the revenue was $14.8 billion. To compare, in 2021, the revenue was $13.4 billion by November. Strip…
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Las Vegas Strip Casinos Revenue is Higher Than Ever
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California Lottery warns online tickets don't count

LOS ANGELES - Have you bought your ticket yet? Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $653 million. If a single ticket hits the Powerball jackpot, the lump sum is estimated at $350.5 million. If tonight's jackpot is won, it would be the 8th largest grand prize won in the Powerball game. With so much money at stake, California…
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Unlike California, Vegas isn’t gambling with its future by squandering water

California, as a whole, doesn't hold a candle to Las Vegas when it comes to making the tough call on water use It is hotter. It is growing faster. It has less water resources. And it is reducing water use significantly. The reason is simple. Despite creating an oasis for excess in one of the driest spots in the country, Las Vegas has a city…
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Unlike California, Vegas isn’t gambling with its future by squandering water
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Nevada, Strip gaming wins for 2022 shatter records

A perfect storm of positives boosted the state's gaming revenue last year, including one more weekend day in 2022 than 2021 and a robust calendar of sports and entertainment events. Nevada's casinos set an all-time record with $14.8 billion in gaming win for 2022, though it already surpassed 2021's record performance of $13.4 billion by November,…
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Nevada, Strip gaming wins for 2022 shatter records
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How Southern California casinos are celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

This Lunar New Year marks the Year of the Rabbit, which is believed to be the tamest of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Though 2023 is set to be a bit more gentle, it doesn't mean that it will lack excitement. Southern California casinos will commemorate the Year of the Rabbit with celebrations that include elaborate meals and dining…
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How Southern California casinos are celebrating the Year of the Rabbit
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The Yaamava’ Resort And Casino Celebrates Its History While Offering New Luxuries

The Yaamava' Resort & Casino has a rich history along with the look and feel of a new resort. After multiple renovations and extensions, a luxurious spa was added in December 2021 along with 432 guest rooms and an all-new pool oasis. It is currently the casino with the most slots in the western United States, and its history is remembered and…
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Las Vegas’ top 10 real estate deals of 2022

Las Vegas' wheeler-dealer real estate market didn't disappoint in 2022. Here are the top 10 deals of the year, ranked by yours truly. Some blockbusters that closed in 2022, including the $5.65 billion sale of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, are not listed because they were announced in 2021 and were in that year's top 10. 1. Tilman Fertitta Houston…
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Las Vegas’ top 10 real estate deals of 2022
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Viejas Casino & Resort to Benefit from OPTX's Tech Solutions

Image Source: Viejas Casino & Resort Award-winning online casino intelligence platform OPTX has signed a partnership with Viejas Casino & Resort, a prominent land-based resort based in Southern California, which will now benefit from a streamlined software and solution to manage its day-to-day activities. Viejas Casino & Resort will have access to…
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6 biggest casino deals on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022

A number of casino operators changed up their real estate portfolio this year with sales, acquisitions and leasebacks - showcasing a flurry of activity after the short but steep economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. And a number of those deals, announced last year, have closed in 2022. Here are six of this year's major deals on the…
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6 biggest casino deals on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022
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Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?

Lake Mead is losing water, but as it does, people in Las Vegas and around the world are gaining something entirely different: a glimpse into the past. Since spring, several sets of human remains have been discovered in the receding lake. Many are thought to be drowning victims. But in early May, a man's body was found inside of a barrel and it's…
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Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?
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AACFB Commercial Financing Expo Wins in Las Vegas

After taking a brief hiatus from in-person events, the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers' Commercial Financing Expo returned with vigor in Las Vegas, providing brokers and lenders with various educational and networking opportunities at the M Resort in Las Vegas. The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB) hosted…
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Dominique Ansel arrives in Las Vegas

Creative confectioneries, decadent desserts and, of course, the Cronut® have arrived at Dominique Ansel Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel has opened his bake shop and introduced his only-in-Vegas "Lucky 7" collection, Cookie Shots, Frozen S'mores, the Cronut® flavor of the month, and more to the…
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Dominique Ansel arrives in Las Vegas
Gambling Insider

Optx agrees three-year deal with Rush Street Gaming

The casino intelligence platform aims to bring all of a casino's data sources into a single platform, transforming it into real-time insights and action for casino operators. "We were seeking a player development solution that contained advanced operational functionality for hosts and managers yet was simple to install and easy to use," said Rush…
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PokerNews

Robbi Jade Lew Return to Hustler Casino Live in the Works?

Playing in Day 1a of the $15 million guaranteed WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas on Monday, Robbi Jade Lew hinted to PokerNews that a return to Hustler Casino Live could soon happen. The poker player from Southern California also reflected on how her life has changed since the infamous alleged cheating incident at Hustler Casino on Sep.…
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Robbi Jade Lew Return to Hustler Casino Live in the Works?
Hospitality Net

Daniel Ye has been appointed Executive Chef at Durango Casino & Resort

Chef Daniel Ye is Executive Chef of Durango Casino and Resort, a luxury resort developed by Station Casinos and set to debut in fall 2023. An internationally recognized chef whose career journey has taken him from New York to Spain, with roles at many of the world's leading hospitality companies, Chef Ye oversees all culinary operations at Durango…
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Las Vegas at Christmas

Las Vegas is known for its bright lights and over-the-top décor. During the holiday season, Vegas truly ups the ante when it comes to transforming into a festive winter wonderland! Here's what's happening on the Ninth Island this holiday season. Starting with The Strip, the Bellagio Conservatory has switched from their fall theme to their Christmas…
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Las Vegas at Christmas
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Hyatt acquires Dream Hotel Group amid plans for upcoming Dream Las Vegas development

Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced Tuesday that it has reached a deal to acquire Dream Hotel Group, with the buyer slated to pay a base price of $125 million, and up to an additional $175 million over the next six years "as properties come into the pipeline and open." The agreement comes as Dream Hotel Group moves ahead with plans for the upcoming Dream…
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Hyatt acquires Dream Hotel Group amid plans for upcoming Dream Las Vegas development
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Hyatt acquiring operator of under-construction Las Vegas hotel-casino

The operator of a hotel-casino under construction at the south edge of the Strip is being bought by an industry giant. Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced Tuesday that it reached a deal to acquire Dream Hotel Group. The buyer is slated to pay a base price of $125 million, with up to an additional $175 million over the next six years "as properties come…
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Hyatt acquiring operator of under-construction Las Vegas hotel-casino
The Orange County Register

Influencer Brian Christopher to unveil slot machine modeled after him at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

A casino influencer has extended his presence beyond social media and into a slot machine. Brian Christopher, aka BCSlots, first showcased the new game, Pop'N Pays More, at Las Vegas' Plaza Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, July 6 and live-streamed it to his thousands of viewers on YouTube. Christopher plans to unveil his first slot machine in…
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Influencer Brian Christopher to unveil slot machine modeled after him at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage
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Dodgers News: San Manuel Casino and the Dodgers Give Back to the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire is part of the Southern California region. It is quite an impressive area, more extensive than many states like Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Its most popular cities include San Bernadino County and Riverside County. San Manuel Casino is located in San Bernadino County, and the entire Yaamava…
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Dodgers News: San Manuel Casino and the Dodgers Give Back to the Inland Empire
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Pechanga Resort Casino New Year's Eve Party 2022: Dance The Night Away

TEMECULA, CA - Pechanga Resort Casino is taking New Year's Eve to another level with a night of grand parties, live music, and more for everyone 21 and older. Whether you celebrate in an upscale, exclusive fashion or with relaxed throwback jams, enjoy premium venues and an unforgettable night of celebration at the Grand Ballroom Party, the Round…
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SCT Online

Minnesota Lottery: Verification issue caused Powerball delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lottery said Thursday that a technical issue with its two-tiered verification process was to blame for the unprecedented delay in this week's record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot drawing. Someone who bought a ticket in Southern California had all of the winning numbers, becoming the Powerball's first jackpot…
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Eater Vegas

Chef Shawn McClain Debuts Balla on the Las Vegas Strip

Balla Italian Soul at the Sahara hosted its grand opening on November 10 With touches of coastal Italy, and a menu of light and flavorful pasta, chef Shawn McClain hopes that visitors will find his new restaurant "special." McClain's restaurant Balla Italian Soul celebrated its grand opening inside its new home at the Sahara Las Vegas on November…
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Chef Shawn McClain Debuts Balla on the Las Vegas Strip
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Pechanga Resort Casino Voted Best Casino in So-Cal and California

Pechanga Also Picked Up Awards for Best Golf Course, Best Breakfast, Best Brunch Awards season is upon us, but we're not talking staged awards shows in a Los Angeles theater. These awards stacked up recently for Pechanga Resort Casino, one of the largest resort/casinos in the United States. Pechanga was recently awarded top honors by three national…
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The Sun

Casino Insider: Everclear headlines Rock & Brews at Yaamava’ Resort Casino on Friday

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California's casinos. It's delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Rock band Everclear, which rose to prominence in the'90s with the release of their its demo, "World of Noise," Everclear is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a handful of shows…
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Casino Insider: Everclear headlines Rock & Brews at Yaamava’ Resort Casino on Friday
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New Dream Las Vegas hotel-casino ready to break ground next to airport

The south edge of the Strip is set to get a new hotel. Developers of Dream Las Vegas are scheduled to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday for the 531-room casino-resort on Las Vegas Boulevard just south of Russell Road. The project, estimated to cost around $550 million, is slated to feature restaurants, nightlife, a third-level pool deck and…
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New Dream Las Vegas hotel-casino ready to break ground next to airport
The Orange County Register

Best of Orange County 2022: Best Southern California casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. 877-711-2946, pechanga.com. This Temecula resort has two hotel towers with 1100 rooms, an RV campground and a gaming floor measuring close to 200000 square feet, making it one of the largest in California. The gaming floor has more than 5000 slot machines and over 150 table games. The casino's hotel rooms come in…
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Best of Orange County 2022: Best Southern California casino