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Top 10 facts and scenes from the movie ‘Casino’

23 November 2020
You’re sitting on the couch, TV remote in hand, moments before packing it in after a long day and heading to bed. But just as you hit that power button, you stumble upon a favorite movie. Suddenly, time stands still. Fast forward an hour later and you’re still in the exact same spot, enjoying the show as ... (read more)
 

Top 10 most unique attributes and amenities at the new Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

26 October 2020
It's being billed as a "new era" for Las Vegas and, for once, this isn’t media hype or PR jargon. It’s reality. When the new Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas opens its doors this week at 8 Fremont Street it will go down as one of the more important milestones this great city has seen in some time, and not ... (read more)
 

Top 10 NFL betting tips and picks for the 2020 season

7 September 2020
OK, I’ll admit it: Betting on the NFL in the midst of a global pandemic scares the bleep out of me. Putting your hard-earned cash at risk and attempting to predict the unpredictable during the five-month NFL roller-coaster-of-a-season is difficult enough under “normal” circumstances. Throw COVID-19 into the ... (read more)
 

DraftKings Sportsbook launches first multi-state football contest

14 August 2020
Football contests have been a wildly popular draw at Nevada sportsbooks for decades. The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's SuperBook’s SuperContest has set the gold standard, annually breaking its own record for entrants and prize pools, including new highs last year when 3,328 contestants vied for a share of more than $4.5 million. ... (read more)
 

The Brook in New Hampshire opens new DraftKings Sportsbook

12 August 2020
Despite the mandatory mask that was covering his face, Andre Carrier’s ear-to-ear grin was clearly evident on Wednesday morning. All things considered, it was hard to blame him. There hasn’t been much great news to come out of the casino/gaming industry over the last several months. But today, Carrier, CEO ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things I will miss about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

29 June 2020
The Rio ballroom in Las Vegas will be empty this week instead of hosting the annual World Series of Poker. (photo by Gary Trask)The World Series of Poker begins on Wednesday, but, thanks to COVID-19, the 51st edition of the game’s most prestigious tournament is going to be vastly different than any other. ... (read more)
 

Atlantic City casinos can reopen on 2 July

22 June 2020
At long last, the nine casinos in Atlantic City have an official reopening date, but “knuckleheads” beware. The governor of the Garden State is watching you. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Twitter today that Atlantic City casinos will be able to reopen 2 July at 25% capacity with “simple safeguards” in place. ... (read more)
 

Nevada Gaming Board adapts policy regarding masks for casino guests

18 June 2020
It’s time to "mask up" in Las Vegas. Less than two weeks after the much-anticipated grand reopening of casinos in Nevada, the state’s gaming board updated its “Health and Safety Policies for the Resumption of Gaming Operations” on Wednesday, making “optional” or “suggested” masks for players a thing of the past. ... (read more)
 

Nevada casinos will remain closed as state begins gradual reopening plans

1 May 2020
Days after major Las Vegas Strip properties began accepting reservations for mid-May and releasing guidelines for a much anticipated reopening from a calamitous COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on Thursday officially extended his stay at home order until 15 May. We will continue to operate with strict social distancing guidelines. ... (read more)
 

The Venetian details new protocols for potential June reopening

28 April 2020
Gondola pilots wearing face masks is one of the new protocols being implemented at the iconic Las Vegas Strip casino resort. Face masks are “welcome”, but not required. Guests will be greeted in their suites with a “personal care” amenity kit filled with disinfectants, and table games will have a three-player max while the chips in play will be cleaned every two hours. ... (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:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
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