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Ben Horlock

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Ben is an experienced news and features writer who specializes in providing expert guides on all aspects of online and in-person gambling. Ben has over ten years experience writing for web-based audiences and has strong expertise in casinos, online cryptocurrency gambling platforms as well as slots and table games. Ben has been published across a number of english international news outlets, including InstantCasinos and BitcoinCasino. As well, Ben has worked in social media for four years in the sports gambling industry.

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The Mirage casino closure will see Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) support all affected staff.  Approximately 3,350 employees will lose their jobs when The Mirage casino closes in July and re-brands as the Hard Rock Vegas in 2027. According to reports, the DETR will help Mirage workers find new jobs or even …

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The Miccosukee Casino & Resort in Florida is set to open a new and exclusive smoking section this summer, reports confirm.  Smoking will be permitted in the northwest corner of the Miami casino. Additionally, there will be a state-of-the-art air filtration system to preserve air quality in non-smoking areas. In the new section preserved for …

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Ocean Casino Resort and Blade Air Mobility have announced an exciting new partnership which will launch on May 25.  The Atlantic City casino and aviation company have teamed up to allow guests to fly between Manhattan and America’s Playground all summer long. Passengers can enjoy the 40-minute helicopter journey between Blade Lounge West in Manhattan …

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Michigan igaming revenue

Michigan online gaming revenue suffered an 8.7% drop in April 2024, sports betting and igaming operators reported.  The figure of $234.8Million was just under 9% less than what was generated in March. In fact, the total of $257.1m which was reported is the highest that has been recorded this year. Despite April’s decline, the revenue …

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Rakin’ Bacon Odyssey online slot game has been released in Michigan, confirmed BetMGM and PlayAGS on Tuesday (May 21).  The casino favorite will be available exclusively online via BetMGM and at the MGM Grand Detroit. Launching the slot game online and via a land-based casino will help enhance BetMGM’s strategy of intermingling both experiences. Originally, …

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Las Vegas coin-operated slots may be something of a rarity in the modern age. However, there are a number of casinos in Sin City that still use them.  Admittedly, the younger generation may not be as passionate about them as the older generation. However, there is a real buzz and excitement about playing slots the …

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Star Entertainment Group has confirmed interest from several parties regarding a takeover bid, including the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.  The cash-strapped Australian gambling company said on Monday (May 20) that they had received a number of “unsolicited, preliminary and non-binding” approaches. Reports of the US-based casino operator’s interest sent share prices soaring approximately 20% …

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Harrah’s Columbus, NE Racing & Casino – Caesars Entertainment’s first land-based venture in Nebraska – celebrated its grand opening this weekend.   Friday’s opening (May 17) featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, commemorative Harrah’s t-shirt giveaways and more. Caesars’ Don Ostert, Todd Connelly and Tom Jackson were all in attendance to perform the cutting of the ribbon. Consequently, …

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