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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

arrowJohn Robison: Week 2 of Phase 2 in Las Vegas

Week 2 of Phase 2 in Las Vegas
John Robison visits some recently reopened Las Vegas casinos and explains the vibe inside and what they are doing to ensure the health and safety of guests and employees.  read more
 

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Circa Resort & Casino to open ahead of schedule

Previously slated for a December 2020 launch, the massive casino-resort in Downtown Las Vegas will open its first five floors of amenities -- including a Pool Amphitheater featuring a 14-million-pixel screen and six temperature-controlled pools (right) -- on 28 October.  read more
Circa Resort & Casino to open ahead of schedule
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Free COVID-19 app at GamingDirectory.com

The new web app provides instant details on all casino and gaming property closings and reopenings in the U.S and Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Atlantic City casinos can reopen on 2 July

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Twitter today that the nine Atlantic City casinos will be able to reopen 2 July at 25% capacity with “simple safeguards” in place.  read more

TWiG: DOJ targets online gambling

Months after losing in Federal Court, the U.S. Justice Department had their appeal heard as the fight over whether the Wire Act applies to internet betting or only sports betting continued.  read more

Mohegan Sun enters next phase of reopening

Popular stops like BALLO Italian Restaurant, Jasper White's Summer Shack, MJ23 Sports Bar & Grill, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, The Race Book and Comix Roadhouse all returned last week.  read more

Century Casinos reopens two Colorado properties

Operations at Century Casino Cripple Creek resumed on 15 June 2020 and at Century Casino & Hotel Central City on 17 June 2020.  read more

70% of Penn National Gaming properties have reopened

Penn National Gaming announced last week that 30 of its 41 gaming and racing properties have resumed operations.  read more

Twin River resumes operations at all properties

Twin River Worldwide Holdings reopened operations at its Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado on 17 June.  read more

Atlantis at Paradise Island to reopen on 7 July

The resort property in The Bahamas will welcome guests to The Royal and Harborside Resort beginning 7 July and The Cove on 14 July, as part of a phased reopening.  read more

Ho-Chunk Gaming to reopen three properties

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls will welcome back guests on 29 June.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

First online sportsbook hits Illinois

BetRivers.com offers players the chance to be among the first to place legal online bets in the state after Rush Street's deal with Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.  read more

FireKeepers Casino Hotel opens new sportsbook

Today, officials cut a ribbon to mark the grand opening of Dacey’s Sportsbook, the first tribal-owned casino sportsbook to open in Michigan.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks see revenues go up in May

Pennsylvania’s retail and online sportsbooks rose in May, but lost out on about $275 million in potential bets, while gamblers again turned to online casinos and poker rooms in record numbers.  read more

Little River Casino's sportsbook deal with Rush Street

Rush Street Interactive announced a partnership with the Michigan resort to be the service provider for its retail sportsbook.  read more

ROAR Digital to bring sportsbook to Spirit Mountain Casino

Along with retail sports betting, ROAR Digital will roll out an on-reservation mobile sports betting app in Oregon, as well as an eventual state-wide online sports betting offering.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Nevada adapts policy for masks in casinos

Gamblers are now "required" to wear "face coverings" at table and card games "if there is no barrier, partition, or shield between the dealer and each player."  read more

Paris Las Vegas officially reopens

In accordance with directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Caesars Entertainment property on the Strip resumed gaming and hospitality operations on Thursday.  read more

Delano Las Vegas to reopen on 1 July

Examples of where masks will be required include salons, certain table games where physical barriers are not in place and elevators, if riding with guests outside of their travel group.  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino to celebrate Fourth of July

The Plaza Hotel and Casino will again celebrate the Fourth of July with downtown Las Vegas’ only live fireworks show at 10 p.m. on 4 July.  read more

2021 NFL Pro Bowl heading to Las Vegas

The NFL announced last week that the 2021 Pro Bowl will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, 31 January.  read more

The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas reopens

As the first buffet on The Strip to return, the restaurant is treating guests to the best of both worlds with unlimited servings of nearly 90 dishes, now served at the diner's table.  read more

SAHARA reopens poker and takes table game reservations

In addition to opening its new poker room, the Las Vegas casino is accepting group reservations for blackjack, roulette and baccarat. The “Take a Seat” program allows players to book tables up to 72 hours in advance.  read more

Station Casinos to host fireworks show

Continuing its annual tradition, Station Casinos will host two Fourth of July fireworks shows on 4 July that can be viewed from Red Rock Casino’s South Parking Lot.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down casinos across the U.S., Native American tribes stand to lose about $22.4 billion, more than half their projected revenue for 2020, according to the National Indian Gaming Association.
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