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Racing To The Top

Strictly Slots goes off to the races with a look at some of the best racinos in the country By Karrie L. Zukowski   For many gambling enthusiasts, racinos are the best of both worlds—the thrill of betting on live horse or dog races, combined with all the slot machine and table-game action you could […]

Pennsylvania Gaming

A guide to some of the best casinos in the Keystone State By Karrie L. Zukowski   The past year has been a rough road for casinos and gamblers alike. With the spread of COVID-19, casinos everywhere shuttered their doors in an effort to slow the rising threat. But things are starting to change. Restrictions […]

Going Live!

The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia opens with Philly-style fanfare By Frank Legato   There was Dr. J, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA legend, doing his best Steve Lawrence impression to throw the ceremonial first toss of the dice at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia on February 11. Elsewhere, you could find the reigning […]

28th Annual Loosest Slots Awards

Our report on the highest slot returns during an unprecedented year By Frank  Legato   The year 2020 was a calamity for businesses of all kinds, but the casino hospitality business took one of the biggest hits from the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent Great Shutdown. Casinos in most places were closed from two to […]

Best Of Both Worlds

Racinos raise up the excitement by combining live racing with action-packed casino gaming   Racinos have been a part of the gaming industry ever since the Prairie Meadows racetrack in Iowa added slots in 1996. That tentative first step into a new genre of gambling brought renewed life to the struggling racetrack and added the […]


Tribal casinos continue to expand their reach and deliver creative new offerings By Sean Chaffin Tribal casinos have made a massive impact in the gaming industry for decades. Millions of Americans enjoy visiting these premier casino destinations each year. Tribal properties have not only thrived but become leaders in the greater casino industry even during […]


Circa Resort & Casino opens in Downtown Las Vegas By Steve Kieva   Developers and brothers Derek and Greg Stevens have officially opened Circa Resort & Casino, the newest— and tallest—integrated gaming resort in Downtown Las Vegas. A welcome addition to the iconic Fremont Street Experience, Circa Resort & Casino brings a new energy to […]


Top winners from the 2020 Best Of Gaming Awards   Every year, Casino Player readers select their favorite properties from among the hundreds of casinos across the country. And each year, a handful of these properties are real standouts, boasting an envious assortment of wins that make them unique among their peers. Here are some […]


The best tribal casinos, what they offer, and how they’re keeping their players safe By Karrie L Zukowski   Despite the impact of COVID-19, tribal casinos across the country have taken steps to safely and cautiously re-opened their doors with much excitement. All are doing their part to make sure guests and employees are safe, […]


Hitting the tables and slots in unique outdoor areas offer some fresh air and fun By Sean Chaffin   Open air. It’s a concept more properties, and more Americans, are embracing during a time of COVID-19. As casino properties begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, the idea of an outdoor gaming area has […]

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