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Nevada Gaming Board adapts policy regarding masks for casino guests

18 June 2020
It’s time to "mask up" in Las Vegas. Less than two weeks after the much-anticipated grand reopening of casinos in Nevada, the state’s gaming board updated its “Health and Safety Policies for the Resumption of Gaming Operations” on Wednesday, making “optional” or “suggested” masks for players a thing of the past. ... (read more)
 

Nevada casinos will remain closed as state begins gradual reopening plans

1 May 2020
Days after major Las Vegas Strip properties began accepting reservations for mid-May and releasing guidelines for a much anticipated reopening from a calamitous COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on Thursday officially extended his stay at home order until 15 May. We will continue to operate with strict social distancing guidelines. ... (read more)
 

The Venetian details new protocols for potential June reopening

28 April 2020
Gondola pilots wearing face masks is one of the new protocols being implemented at the iconic Las Vegas Strip casino resort. Face masks are “welcome”, but not required. Guests will be greeted in their suites with a “personal care” amenity kit filled with disinfectants, and table games will have a three-player max while the chips in play will be cleaned every two hours. ... (read more)
 

Spain calls for iGaming advertising restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic

2 April 2020
Government officials ordered online gambling operators in Spain this week to restrict marketing and advertising efforts during the country’s COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in an effort to “protect problem gamblers.” In a Royal Decree-Law dated 31 March from Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego that was ... (read more)
 

Breaking down the COVID-19 impact on live poker

27 March 2020
2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker said he does not expect additional precautions at the poker table once the current pandemic is over. Up until about two weeks ago, the thought of sitting around a table, elbow-to-elbow with nine strangers, handling the same playing cards and chips seemed like a perfectly normal and entertaining way to spend an evening to this avid poker player. ... (read more)
 

World Series of Poker not ready to pull the plug on 2020 events

23 March 2020
WSOP officials are still hopeful that the Rio will be full of poker players this summer and not remain empty. Despite an unprecedented 30-day shutdown of Nevada casinos and concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak geting more serious with each passing day, World Series of Poker officials are still making ... (read more)
 

COVID-19 outbreak could cost Nevada tourism $39 billion

22 March 2020
Using some daunting figures and statistics, the Nevada Resort Association made a plea to the state’s congressional delegation on Friday, asking Congress to consider providing "immediate economic relief and recovery to the lifeblood of Nevada’s economy." The request comes after the COVID-19 pandemic forced ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things for a gambler to do while ‘social distancing’

16 March 2020
Your local casino has “temporarily suspended operations” and there’s a good chance the doors will remain shut for some time. The NBA, NHL, PGA and NASCAR seasons have also been suspended with no real time table for resumption in sight. The Major League Baseball season is delayed indefinitely and (I can’t ... (read more)
 

The Brook brings a taste of Las Vegas to New Hampshire

13 January 2020
SEABROOK, NH -- The rapid evolution of casino gambling in New England took another giant step last week when The Brook, formerly known as Seabrook Park for nearly four decades, introduced a complete rebrand and remodel. The project included the unveiling of an impressive sports viewing area that has brought ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee and a current member of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame voting panel, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee and a current member of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame voting panel, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT