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Past articles by Jim:

Nevada job growth stalls; unemployment rate flat

Even with the slight decline in August, the state’s total number of jobs is up by 70,300 from August 2021. → Read More

Caesars Sportsbook 18-wheeler ready to roll this football season

A Caesars-branded 18-wheeler will travel to sporting events throughout the country, including two Raiders games. → Read More

Casino industry takes month to think about responsible gaming

The American Gaming Association is holding its first Responsible Gaming Education Month this September, expanded from its usual week on the topic. → Read More

Clank-clank-clank: Old-school coin slot machines remain popular

One couple recently paid for their wedding by hitting a jackpot on one of the few coin-operated slot machines still in use in the Las Vegas area. → Read More

1st bet wins in renovated Caesars Palace casino dome

Juan Fresquez Jr. of Mansfield, Texas, rolled a seven on the first toss of the dice Friday as Caesars Palace unveiled its renovated casino dome. → Read More

Take a look inside Raiders coach Josh McDaniels’ new home — PHOTOS

Raiders coach Josh McDaniels recently purchased a $4.95 million home in Anthem Country Club in Henderson that includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms. → Read More

‘Not a job’: Keeping art of clowning alive at Circus Circus

Rocco the Clown performed first on what was billed as a celebration for International Clown Week at Circus Circus on Thursday. → Read More

MGM Resorts breaks quarterly record for Las Vegas properties

MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle called the second-quarter results “nothing short of spectacular” and said the company was well-positioned even if the U.S. economy slips into a recession. → Read More

Caesars posts record quarter for Las Vegas properties

Caesars Entertainment recorded an all-time-best adjusted pre-tax earnings in Las Vegas in the second quarter and is poised to break a yearly hotel revenue record. → Read More

Circa opening first sportsbook in Northern Nevada

Owner Derek Stevens said he’s excited to open the first Circa Sports sportsbook in Northern Nevada next month, and Circa will continue to move into other states. → Read More

Pair of sports betting proposals on California ballot

Two initiatives would bring sports betting to California if approved in November. One allows online betting, while the other allows only in-person wagering. → Read More

Circus Circus adds more old-school coin slot machines

Circus Circus has expanded on its status as the only Strip casino still offering coin-operated slot machines. → Read More

MGM’s ‘Wild Wild Quest’ offers seat on private jet with Usher

The Grammy winner is part of the MGM Resorts promotion, a sort of scavenger hunt through nine Las Vegas properties, running now through July 11. → Read More

5 unusual prop bets available for Super Bowl

Every sportsbook has odds on Matthew Stafford’s passing yards for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Rams and Bengals. Here are some unique options to bet on. → Read More

Westgate posts Super Bowl LVI prop bets — FULL LIST

The Westgate SuperBook has posted its full menu of prop bets for Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13 between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. → Read More

Biggest bets placed on Super Bowl LVI — FULL LIST

A roundup of the largest reported wagers at Las Vegas sportsbooks on the Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. → Read More

Phil Hellmuth avenges loss to Tom Dwan on ‘High Stakes Duel’

Phil Hellmuth built a big lead on one key hand, then cruised to victory over Tom Dwan in a $200,000 buy-in heads-up No-limit Hold’em match on PokerGO. → Read More

Phil Hellmuth seeks to avenge ‘High Stakes Duel’ loss to Tom Dwan

Phil Hellmuth’s 7-0 streak in the made-for-TV poker format ended in August when he lost to high-stakes standout Tom Dwan in a $100,000 buy-in match. → Read More

NFL BAD BEATS BLOG: ‘Mattress Mack’ puts $1.8M on Bengals-Titans

Refresh constantly for minute-to-minute updates on all of Saturday’s NFL playoff action. Bad beats, live line movement, halftime bets and more. → Read More

NFL betting breakdown: Underdogs look solid in divisional playoffs

Review-Journal sports betting reporter Jim Barnes analyzes every NFL divisional playoff game’s side and total, with final scores. → Read More