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Casino City’s Friday Five: Sportsbooks and Super Bowl betting edition

This week, we have ESPN BET entering the New York market. As this book hits the state, another sports site is being asked to leave.

Largest single jackpot in Southland Casino Hotel's history hits

On 25 January, James Martin won $657,089 when he placed a side bet on an AGS Progressive Jackpot Hold’Em 5 Card Poker game at the Arkansas casino.

Top 10 casino openings and expansions for winter 2023

We take a look at 10 openings and expansions that took place or have been announced since our last edition in October.

Southland Casino Hotel in Arkansas completes its expansion

The $320 million upgrade includes a 113,000-square-foot gaming floor that features 2,400 slot machines and 50 live table games.

Boston Billiard Club & Casino debuts first gaming machines

The installation of the historical horse racing machines coincided with the coincided with Delaware North completing its purchase of the New Hampshire establishment.

Arkansas casinos can partially reopen beginning 18 May

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Thursday that the state's casinos and racetracks will be able to begin partially reopening on 18 May.

Southland Casino Racing temporarily closed

In coordination with the Arkansas State Racing Commission and the state of Arkansas, the facility will close 16 March until further notice.

IGT signs multi-state sports betting agreement with Delaware North Companies

International Game Technology will power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.

Palm Beach Kennel Club hosts 40th Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick's Day Invitational

The $50,000 event will take place on Saturday, March 12 with a post time of 4 p.m. Special activities for the afternoon include live Irish music and Irish food and drink specials.

On the table at Southland

The electronic, no-dealer version of poker moves the action along.

Southland Park announces $37 million casino expansion

Southland Park Gaming & Racing reveal a $37.4 million project planned for 2014 to once again expand its gaming and hospitality amenities.

Heard it on the river

My gut feeling is that 2013 will be a better year, not back to the salad days of yesteryear, but forward moving at least.

Southland Park upgrades to the tune of $11 million

A surge of new customers prompted both the renovations and staying open 24 hours a day.

Heard It on the River: Glitz on the Mississippi

Rudi Schiffer looks at the replacement for the Lighthouse Casino and Jubilee Casino in Mississippi and announces his radio show is moving to a new station and time.

GoodTimes Radio moves to drive time

Rudi Schiffer's GoodTimes Radio show, which focuses on the gambling industry in the southern part of the U.S., is moving into drive time and will now be broadcast on Classic Country 1180 AM KXIQ.

Heard it on The River: Keno is alive and well in Tunica

Schiffer on where to find an improved version of Keno and an all-new golfing experience at Casino Resort Tunica.

Heard it on the river: In defense of dealers and bad beats in blackjack

Schiffer reminds players that dealers are people too, so don't blame them for bad beats.

Heard it on the River

Rudi Schiffer provides an update of everything Tunica in this week's edition of "Heard it on the River."

Arkansas track wins big with games

News Brief: Patrons at Southland Park Gaming and Racing plopped more than $92 million into 'games of skill' in the first six months after the renovated greyhound track and gaming parlor reopened last fall.

Appeal Likely in Judge's Dismissal of Expanded Gambling Suit

News Brief: A judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a 2005 state law that allows expanded gambling at the Oaklawn Park race track in Hot Springs is likely to be appealed.

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