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March 16, 2020

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March 16, 2020

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COVID-19 takes its toll on US casinos

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., casinos across the country have announced temporary suspension of operations, including Encore Resort in Las Vegas (pictured). Casino City provides a recap and details of the closures that began pouring in over the weekend.  read more
COVID-19 takes its toll on US casinos
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

NFL Draft events in Vegas canceled

The draft will proceed as scheduled 23-25 April and the NFL is exploring options for how the process will be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available.  read more

New Jersey sportsbook nearly hit $500 million in February

After a great month, the concern for New Jersey's sportsbooks is what lies ahead after all of the four major sports, and more, have suspended seasons.  read more

Michigan sports bettors can finally place their bets

Greektown Casino Hotel and MGM Grand Detroit Casino accepted their first live sports wagers last week.  read more

Indiana sportsbooks hit $187 million handle in February

Last month's handle was up 9.6% from a then-record $170.8 million handle generated in January, according to official reporting released Tuesday.  read more

LAS VEGAS News

LAS VEGAS

MSG Sphere at The Venetian reaches milestone

The MSG Sphere Las Vegas will be a sphere-shaped music and entertainment arena near the Las Vegas Strip. The 17,500-seat auditorium is scheduled to open in 2021.  read more

Todd English returning to Las Vegas dining scene

The celebrity chef will bring a new, original concept at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The restaurant opening is set to coincide with the grand opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in late 2020.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

SAHARA Las Vegas unveils transformation plans

The Las Vegas resort revealed plans for its continued $150 million resort transformation including significant upgrades to the property exterior, all-new restaurants and more.  read more

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa to shut down temporarily

MGM Resorts International announced that it will comply with Governor Murphy's order and temporarily suspend operations at the Atlantic City resort by 8 p.m. tonight.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort to cease operations

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the closure of the two Las Vegas Strip properties begins tomorrow at 6 p.m. and is expected to be in effect for two weeks.  read more

MGM closes Las Vegas properties temporarily

MGM Resorts decided to temporarily suspend operations at its Las Vegas properties until further notice, effective tomorrow.  read more

Nevada Gaming Control Board issues restrictions

Pursuant to Governor Sisolak’s direction on Sunday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is enforcing new restrictions on licensees who choose to continue operations at this time.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Seminole Hard Rock pushes poker showdown

A main stop for the World Poker Tour, the tournament was scheduled to run at the Hollywood, Florida, resort from 16 April through 5 May. The three-week tournament will be rescheduled at a later date.  read more

Altercations made to WSOP Circuit events

Due to the recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Series of Poker Circuit, both domestic and international, have made changes to events after consultation with the host properties.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

MGM Grand Las Vegas to host The Killers

The band's summer tour is scheduled to make a Las Vegas stop at the resort's Garden Arena on Friday, 28 August.  read more

Lee Brice to perform at Kansas Star Arena

The Grammy nominee and double ACM award-winner is slated to bring his hits to the Mulvane, Kansas, resort on 28 August.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In addition to the BC Lottery Corporation and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will temporarily shut down all 10 of its British Columbia properties, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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