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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)
 

New Hampshire officially introduces mobile sports betting via DraftKings

30 December 2019
MANCHESTER, NH -- On a classic, wintry New Hampshire afternoon, Governor Chris Sununu, wearing a navy blue “Ski NH” jacket and wide smile, pulled out his iPhone in front of a large crowd gathered at Shoppers Pub + Eatery in Manchester and did what many thought would have been virtually impossible as little as 19 months ago. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 new experiences I tried in Las Vegas - Fall 2019 edition

2 December 2019
I love the city of Las Vegas for many, many reasons. Above all, however, is the fact that Sin City is ever evolving. It doesn’t matter how much time passes in between trips west to the desert, every time I return there are always new and different experiences to see, touch and feel. Below are the 10 new ... (read more)
 

The future is now at The LINQ casino in Las Vegas

7 October 2019
LAS VEGAS – All it takes is one small step off the famed Strip and into The LINQ Hotel + Experience to realize this isn't your grandfather's Las Vegas. The LINQ features 5,000 square-feet of interactive LED lighting that uses real-time graphics and infrared sensors to listen and react to the energy level on the casino floor. ... (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