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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 2, 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/02/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday August 2, 2019.


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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Debuts Jurassic Park™ Trilogy Slots

Hollywood, Fla. - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. is among the first casinos in the country to offer IGT’s Jurassic Park™ Trilogy Slots. The resort debuted the six new machines in the casino’s new gaming space in July.

Based on the iconic movie trilogy, the game offers a variety of ways to play and win. Players can play three unique action-packed base games that offer engaging wild features and a linked Multi-Level Progressive jackpot.

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    Players initiate the Jurassic Park Trilogy Jackpot Bonus when bonus symbols simultaneously land on reels two and four or when they collect bonus symbols on reels two and four through the persistence feature.
    Jurassic Park Video Slots features the Wild Stack Multiplier Feature that awards up to a 5X multiplier when a full wild stack lands on one or more reels.
    Jurassic Park The Lost World Video Slots features the Wild Stack Attack Feature that awards full wild stacks on up to all five reels when a full wild stack appears naturally on one or more reels.
    Jurassic Park III Video Slots features the Wild Stack Respin Feature that awards up to three respins when a full wild stack appears, locking the original and any subsequent wild stacks for each respin.
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My Affair With Mobster Meyer Lansky

“One day, the hotel chauffeur comes to me, all excited, carrying a newspaper, and says, ‘Look, there’s a gangster here in the hotel who has $300 million. He burns down discotheques of anyone who doesn’t pay protection money.’ There was an American guy named Dan staying at the hotel, and I went over to him: ‘Hello, darling, you know what? There’s a gangster in the hotel.’” She didn’t know that the affable American was a close friend of Meyer Lansky, the Jewish American mobster known for the gambling operations he controlled. He introduced Lansky, 66 at the time, to De Toledo, who was 26 – and she became the secret lover of the feared mafioso.

Feared? De Toledo bursts into laughter when I remind her that a whole country trembled at the mention of Lansky’s name and that the press dubbed him a “dangerous criminal.”

“Meyer told me that the first time we met he gave me his loveliest smile, so I wouldn’t be scared,” she says. “He was 1.50 meters [around 5 feet] tall, wore a bow tie and smiled at me with mischievous eyes. Not a funny person, but someone who makes you happy. I fell in love with him at that moment.”

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Tennessee Sports Betting Won't Launch Until January

It Was Not a Good Week for Crown Casino

A major investigation by 60 Minutes, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald into Crown Resorts has blown up in Canberra this week, among the allegations - the Australian government fast tracking visas for international "high rollers".

Is it Time to Start Fading the Yankees?

Free Pick on Tampa Comes Through as That Team Makes History

Not only did our free pick on the Tampa Bay Rays come through last night, the team also made history.

That win propelled Tampa Bay to an 8-1 record for the season series in Boston.  They become the first team to win eight games at Fenway in a single season since the Orioles did it way back in 1966.

Our Free Picks Record August 2

2019 MLB Record: 20-13-2 (60.6%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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Stratosphere Casino Goes to 100 Percent Capacity

The Las Vegas casino long known as the Stratosphere announced Monday it has lifted most coronavirus pandemic restrictions and moved to 100% capacity on its casino floor after meeting Nevada Gaming Control Board requirements.

Greta Thunberg 25-1 Odds to Be Bill Gates Next Girlfriend

Greta Thunberg 25-1 Odds to Be Bill Gates Next Girlfriend

Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist who became famous as a child, is now 18 and does have relatively short odds of becoming Gates next girlfriend.

Aaron Rodgers Retirement Odds: Bookies Say It's Happening

Aaron Rodgers Retirement Odds: Bookies Say It's Happening

Rodgers is a slight -120 favorite to retire prior to the start of the new season as it looks more and more likely he will not take the first snap in 2021.

Gambling Included in Alabama Bill That Bans Gender-Affirming Treatment for Minors

Gambling Included in Alabama Bill That Bans Gender-Affirming Treatment for Minors

Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on May 17 for the final day of the 2021 session.

Medina Spirit a Victim of Cancel Culture

Medina Spirit a Victim of Cancel Culture

The latest victim of "cancel culture" is not human, but a horse.  Trainer Bob Baffert claimed his Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is a victim after testing positive for a regulated substance.  He also blamed Churchill Downs for releasing such a harsh statement. 

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