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Las Vegas casino owner ups the ante by giving away 1,700 free flights

29 May 2020
Downtown Las Vegas CEO and developer Derek Stevens made a big announcement on Wednesday morning saying he would give away 1,000 free one-way flights to Las Vegas from 20 major U.S. cities. As part of the free flight, there was no stipulation that people taking advantage would have to stay or even visit the ... (read more)
 

Top 10 newest resort casinos in Las Vegas

25 May 2020
On 15 May, the city of Las Vegas celebrated its 115th birthday. Usually, Sin City wouldn’t be a ghost town on its birthday, but due to the strange times we are currently in, it was pretty empty with everything still shut down. That being said, we are getting closer to the reopening of Las Vegas casinos and resorts. ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Starting to reopen edition

15 May 2020
Many gamblers have their eyes set on Las Vegas for when casinos begin to reopen. In the meantime, other U.S. states are making great strides and started welcoming back guests. Even though land-based gaming has been put on hold for the last couple of months, online casinos continue to soar, especially in New Jersey. ... (read more)
 

Louisiana sports betting makes big stride

14 May 2020
Yesterday, sports betting in Louisiana took a step in the right direction. The state Senate voted 28-9 in favor of having sports betting being on the ballot in November. The ballot would entail choosing to go forward with SB 130 which would legalize sports wagering at Louisiana’s casinos and racetracks. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things I learned from my first trip to Las Vegas

11 May 2020
At this very moment, I should be in Las Vegas. For the second year in a row, my friends and I planned a spring trip to Sin City, but due to COVID-19, those plans had to be postponed until (hopefully) this summer. This got me thinking about my first Las Vegas experience last May and what I took away from that trip. ... (read more)
 

Nevada gaming regulators approve guidelines for reopening casinos

8 May 2020
As the wait for Nevada casinos to reopen continues, we are beginning to see more clearly what new procedures and protocols will be put in place when guests are finally welcome back from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the Nevada Gaming Control Board released guidelines that casinos need to follow in order to begin the reopening process. ... (read more)
 

Colorado launches sports betting in unprecedented times

1 May 2020
Today, Colorado becomes the 18th U.S. state to allow a form of sports betting. Chauncey Billups, a native of the state who spent six of his 20 NBA seasons with the Denver Nuggets, placed the first legal wager when he bet $100 on Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy to win the NFL Rookie of the Year at +2,000 on BetRivers Sportsbook. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 new online slot games for spring 2020

27 April 2020
Here in the U.S., as land-based casinos slowly begin to announce reopening plans, online casinos are still thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. As new online slots continue to be released, we take a look at the top 10 new games released since our last edition. 10. Sheriff of Nottingham The reels of this ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Reopening plans edition

24 April 2020
We have seen several U.S. states near the ready point to begin reopening certain things to the public. Some have even announced a date that they will begin to do so. Many casinos in Nevada are pushing for reopening to take place sometime next month. As Las Vegas awaits the reopening of all the casinos, we ... (read more)

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Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.