Eileen Di Rocco

Gaming Today Eileen Di Rocco

A native of Western New York State, Eileen Di Rocco grew up in the Buffalo area, where she attended State University of New York, eventually earning her degree in computer studies. In the early 1970s she, along with Chuck Di Rocco, founded and published Post Time, a publication that covered the harness racing industry in the Midwest and Northeast, then the Sports Form, which expanded to include thoroughbred horse racing and sports wagering.

In 1976, Chuck and Eileen relocated to Las Vegas, where they began publishing a Nevada version of Sports Form. In 1993, the publication was re-named GamingToday and the scope of its coverage was broadened to include the fast-growing casino industry in Nevada, the state's legal race and sports betting, as well as gaming venues and jurisdictions that began to find acceptance throughout the country.

In 2010, GamingToday is in its 34th consecutive year of publication and its recently-expanded website, gamingtoday.com, has begun to reach audiences never before imagined with the print edition. The newspaper's parent company, Dirson Enterprises, is a stand-alone off-set print shop and currently prints the majority of parlay cards for Nevada's approximately 80 race and sports books.

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Bowling belongs in Vegas

Bowling belongs in Vegas

posted on March 01, 2016 by

Around Town | As we write this on Monday morning, the Golden Ladies of bowling are knocking down pins at the Orleans Bowling Center as the 26th National Golden Ladies Classic, gets underway.

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 Banyan Gaming's next generation slot machines at Morongo

Banyan Gaming's next generation slot machines at Morongo

posted on February 16, 2016 by

Around Town | This is literally a game changer,” Jason, president of Banyan told us then, and apparently casinos were listening because Morongo Casino in Cabazon, California has just debuted 30 of Banyan’s state-of-the-art networked machines.

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Las Vegas Super Bowl viewing will be KLAS 8 vs. Cox

Las Vegas Super Bowl viewing will be KLAS 8 vs. Cox

posted on February 02, 2016 by

Around Town | It’s Super Bowl week! The town is filling up to capacity and excitement is building. The sportsbooks have tweaked their betting propositions, put the final numbers on their parlay cards and made preparations for the onslaught of bettors.

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Hot Air Balloon Festival takes over Mesquite's sky

Hot Air Balloon Festival takes over Mesquite's sky

posted on January 19, 2016 by

Around Town | Every time we see one of those beautiful hot air balloons floating across the skies of the Las Vegas Valley the words to the popular 1967 tune of The 5th Dimension float through our head.

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CES provides an electricity to Vegas this week

CES provides an electricity to Vegas this week

posted on January 05, 2016 by

Around Town | CES is in town this week, Wednesday through Saturday. It used to be called the Consumer Electronics Show, but is now officially known only as CES and is referred to as a “global technology event” in press releases.

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