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COVID-19 outbreak could cost Nevada tourism $39 billion

22 March 2020
Using some daunting figures and statistics, the Nevada Resort Association made a plea to the state’s congressional delegation on Friday, asking Congress to consider providing "immediate economic relief and recovery to the lifeblood of Nevada’s economy." The request comes after the COVID-19 pandemic forced ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things for a gambler to do while ‘social distancing’

16 March 2020
Your local casino has “temporarily suspended operations” and there’s a good chance the doors will remain shut for some time. The NBA, NHL, PGA and NASCAR seasons have also been suspended with no real time table for resumption in sight. The Major League Baseball season is delayed indefinitely and (I can’t ... (read more)
 

The Brook brings a taste of Las Vegas to New Hampshire

13 January 2020
SEABROOK, NH -- The rapid evolution of casino gambling in New England took another giant step last week when The Brook, formerly known as Seabrook Park for nearly four decades, introduced a complete rebrand and remodel. The project included the unveiling of an impressive sports viewing area that has brought ... (read more)
 

New Hampshire officially introduces mobile sports betting via DraftKings

30 December 2019
MANCHESTER, NH -- On a classic, wintry New Hampshire afternoon, Governor Chris Sununu, wearing a navy blue “Ski NH” jacket and wide smile, pulled out his iPhone in front of a large crowd gathered at Shoppers Pub + Eatery in Manchester and did what many thought would have been virtually impossible as little as 19 months ago. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 new experiences I tried in Las Vegas - Fall 2019 edition

2 December 2019
I love the city of Las Vegas for many, many reasons. Above all, however, is the fact that Sin City is ever evolving. It doesn’t matter how much time passes in between trips west to the desert, every time I return there are always new and different experiences to see, touch and feel. Below are the 10 new ... (read more)
 

The future is now at The LINQ casino in Las Vegas

7 October 2019
LAS VEGAS – All it takes is one small step off the famed Strip and into The LINQ Hotel + Experience to realize this isn't your grandfather's Las Vegas. The LINQ features 5,000 square-feet of interactive LED lighting that uses real-time graphics and infrared sensors to listen and react to the energy level on the casino floor. ... (read more)
 

SAHARA Las Vegas makes official return to Strip

30 August 2019
The iconic Sahara name is back on the Las Vegas Strip. (photo by SAHARA Las Vegas)The iconic Sahara name is back on the Las Vegas Strip, but in the minds of many, it never actually left. “We got a lot of feedback from a lot of people who told us they never stopped calling it Sahara,” Rachel Hunt, VP of marketing of the newly revealed SAHARA Las Vegas, told Casino City with a laugh. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 reasons to visit The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

19 August 2019
The iconic Stratosphere Las Vegas has rebranded and is now called The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS -- For more than two decades, the main draw at the far north end of the Las Vegas Strip has been the 1,149-foot structure with the iconic 148-foot “needle” at the top. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Mississippi Gulf Coast casino updates, openings and expansions

5 August 2019
My first exposure to the 62 miles of white sand beaches on Coastal Mississippi came in April 2009, when I was invited on a media trip to tour the region’s casinos and golf courses. Having never been to Mississippi, I had no idea what to expect as I flew south from Boston. What I found out rather quickly was that there may not be a better place in the U.S. ... (read more)
 

North Carolina legalizes sports betting

29 July 2019
Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 154 into law on Friday. (photo by NCDOTcommunications)Sports betting became legal at two tribal casinos in North Carolina owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians after Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 154 into law on Friday. North Carolina becomes the 19th U.S. ... (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