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May 4, 2020

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May 4, 2020

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Players' opinions
Scoblete posts a few comments from players regarding several topics in the casino world, including comps, blackjack tables and video poker.  read more
 

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Nevada casinos will remain closed as state begins reopening plans

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced on Thursday that casinos will remain closed at the start of Phase I of his newly released roadmap to recovery, along with bars, strip clubs, malls, and large sporting events and concerts.  read more
Nevada casinos will remain closed as state begins reopening plans
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Colorado officially launches sports betting

Despite a very limited wagering menu amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado introduced mobile sports betting on Friday with the hopes of generating tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.  read more

Several racetracks getting ready to reopen

Mountaineer Racetrack, Canterbury Park and Monmouth Park have all announced updates on when racing will resume.  read more

Churchill Downs racing prepares to return next week

The track received approval from state officials to reopen its stable areas at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Monday, 11 May under strict guidelines to effectively mitigate the impact of COVID-19.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

The Venetian details new protocols

The Las Vegas Strip resort casino released 800 initiatives being implemented in anticipation of a June reopening, including temperature checks, three-player max table games and masked Gondola Ride pilots.  read more

Westgate Las Vegas will remain closed until mid-June

The resort casino on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip announced on its website that it is takings hotel reservations for check-in dates beginning 18 June.  read more

Station Casinos will open casinos in phases

With staff reductions in place, the company said it will reopen its Nevada casino properties in phases when permitted to do so by governmental authorities.  read more

Northern Quest Resort & Casino to reopen Tuesday

The casino located just outside Spokane, Washington will have limited hours with "increased social distancing measures and sanitization procedures in place."  read more

A plan to reopen Atlantic City casinos

The Casino Association of New Jersey and AtlantiCare announced a comprehensive plan to safely reopen Atlantic City casino properties when New Jersey's stay-at-home order is lifted.  read more

Island Resort & Casino slated to open its doors on 6 May

The casino resort in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan announced that it is planning to begin reopening Wednesday with some strict guidelines.  read more

Harrah's Northern California celebrates first anniversary

While observing social distancing guidelines, team members celebrated the milestone by decorating their cars, cheering and waving to their colleagues as they drove around the property.  read more

Wynn Resorts employees to receive free COVID-19 testing

As the company works with government officials to determine a reopening date, employees will begin to get tested for coronavirus at designated University Medical Center locations in Las Vegas.  read more

GameCo to introduce new machines in Nevada

The company is now approved to distribute and install new Video Game Gambling games in Nevada when casinos reopen.  read more

Boyd Gaming suffers 17% loss in revenue during Q1 2020

The casino operator reported a net loss of $18.3 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $45.5 million for the year-ago period.  read more

MGM China reports sharp revenue declines

First quarter numbers for 2020 were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a 15-day shutdown of all casinos in February by the Macau Government.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

TWiG: Reopen Vegas casinos in 18 simple steps

There is now a plan in place from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to reopen Las Vegas casinos. All that's needed is permission from Governor Steve Sisolak.  read more

Las Vegas to thank hospital workers

Las Vegas will showcase its resiliency and thank those on the front-lines of the hospitality industry during National Travel and Tourism Week from until 9 May 2020.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Poker Queens available on Amazon Prime

Featuring the likes of Jennifer Tilly, Liv Boeree, Jennifer Harman and many others, the documentary takes a look at some of the game's most successful female players.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Upon reopening, casinos in Nevada will have to limit the amount of players allowed at craps (6 players), poker (4), roulette (4) and blackjack (3) tables, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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