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June 1, 2020

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June 1, 2020

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Busting blackjack myths
Frank Scoblete dispels some of the most common blackjack myths he has heard over the years from players and other “experts” sitting at the table.  read more

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Las Vegas casino owner gives away free flights

In an effort to stimulate tourism, Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos, gave away nearly 2,000 one-way flights to Las Vegas last week, saying, "Our community needs you. We're just trying to do our share. Keep America flying, keep Las Vegas rolling."  read more
Las Vegas casino owner gives away free flights



Nevada casinos to reopen this week

With the state seeing a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases for 31 straight days, Governor Steve Sisolak gave the state's casinos the green light to reopen.  read more

Scientific Games to give new look to casino floors

Scientific Games' suite of contactless solutions includes the Unified Wallet cashless gaming experience, a Social Distancing Module and Automated Game Sanitization.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino opens its doors

Guests visiting the Connecticut property during Phase 1 of the reopening are welcome to enjoy the Grand Pequot and Great Cedar casino floors, the Grand Pequot Hotel, The Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, and select food and beverage venues.  read more

Eldorado Resorts reopens five casinos today

The company announced is resuming operations at Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville, Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City and Lumiere Place in Missouri and at the Isle Casino Hotels in Iowa.  read more

Boyd Gaming to reopen properties in three states

Last week, Boyd Gaming Corporation announced plans to resume operations at 13 properties in Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, beginning today.  read more

MGM Resorts reopening four Vegas properties on Thursday

MGM Resorts International announced the planned 4 June reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Signature.  read more

Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas will reopen

Caesars Entertainment confirmed that it will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas properties on Thursday.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas ready to reopen on Thursday

Non-invasive thermal temperature checks and face coverings will be provided at all entrances.  read more

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opening doors on Thursday

The casino floor, high limit rooms and the Race & Sports Book will be available for guests at the time of reopening.  read more

Iowa commercial casinos allowed to reopen today

The 19 properties will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity and follow other important protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of their guests, employees and communities.  read more

Twin River will reopen almost entire portfolio of casinos

When flagship property Twin River Casino Hotel in Rhode Island opens on 8 June, more than 90% of the company's current portfolio will have resumed operations.  read more



Ohio House passes sports betting bill

The state's Senate is also aiming to pass its own bill, which would see the Casino Control Commission oversee the sports wagering. (Cleveland 19 News)  read more

California sports betting could generate $30 billion

If California voters approve online and retail sports betting in November it will open the door to a market that has the potential to generate more than $30 billion in wagers annually.  read more

DraftKings Sportsbook to launch mobile live streaming

Customers logged into their active accounts with a positive balance in their account will have the ability to live stream games directly within the mobile app.  read more

Laurel Park resumes racing

The Maryland Jockey Club received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to resume live racing at Laurel Park this past Saturday.  read more



Fremont Street Experience to reopen on 3 June

Fremont Street Experience announced it will reopen the pedestrian mall and access to adjacent hotel casinos and retail stores when they reopen on 3 June at 9 a.m.  read more


POKER Circuit Season Finale set

This finale event from 3-14 June will award 13 guaranteed spots into the invite-only World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship on Sunday, 13 September with a guaranteed $1 million in prize money.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gaming was down 99.6% for Nevada in April, the first full month of gaming venue closures due to COVID-19, according to date from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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