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Stickman strongly suspects that the random number generator in video poker uses something like cursor position or clock-only as a "seed” number, meaning a starting point.  read more

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Nevada gaming regulators approve guidelines for reopening casinos

As Nevada entered Phase 1 on Saturday, we are beginning to see more clearly what new procedures and protocols will be put in place when guests are finally welcomed back from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more
Nevada gaming regulators approve guidelines for reopening casinos



Prime Social Poker Club reopens today

The Houston club will operate at 25% capacity with six-player max tables. Face coverings are mandatory and there will be temperature checks prior to entry.  read more



Wynn Resorts extends employee pay

The company will continue paying all 15,000 part-time and full-time Las Vegas employees, including tips, through 31 May, an investment of nearly $250 million.  read more

DraftKings debuts online casino in Pennsylvania

The DraftKings Sportsbook app features virtual table games including blackjack, roulette and Three Card Poker, in addition to popular slot machines.  read more

Atlantic City casinos will remain closed until early June

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy extended his public health emergency until at least 5 June, meaning the nine Atlantic City casinos will remain closed for the beginning of its most busy time of year.  read more

Thunderbird Casinos in Oklahoma open doors today

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma properties are open with limited entry ways and total capacity, temperature checks and mask requirements for guests and employees.  read more

Deadwood casinos begin to reopen

According to the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce in South Dakota, casino properties, along with numerous restaurants, bars, and other attractions, have announced reopening plans, which began last week.  read more

Harrah's Cherokee Casinos to begin phased reopening

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River in North Carolina will begin to reopen with extensive health and safety precautions in place on 18 May.  read more

Island Resort & Casino delays reopening date

The casino in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was originally scheduled to reopen last week, but announced that it is delaying it until 16 May, due to "unforeseen circumstances."  read more

Four Washington tribal casinos plan to reopen

Angel of the Winds Casino Resort will open 13 May and less than a week later 12 Tribes Resort Casino, Mill Bay Casino and Coulee Dam Casino will open their doors.  read more

Pechanga Resort and Casino targets 1 June reopening

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians property in California announced the "target reopening time frame" and will have several new safeguards in place.  read more

Osage Casinos in Oklahoma begin to come back

Osage Casino Hotel in Ponca City opened on Friday while the other Osage properties are scheduled to reopen on 15 May.  read more

Arkansas casinos can partially reopen beginning 18 May

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Thursday that the state's casinos and racetracks will be able to begin partially reopening on 18 May.  read more



Record-low handle from Indiana sportsbooks

With a minimized schedule of sports to bet on and casinos closed for the entire month, Indiana generated just $26.3 million in wagers, according to official reporting released today.  read more

Maryland sports betting expansion to be voted on

The ballot measure would authorize sports and events wagering at certain licensed facilities in the state. (Ballotpedia News)  read more

Curbside sports betting at Golden Gate Casino

Circa Sports debuted its curbside sports betting services at the Las Vegas resort's valet. Sports fans can activate accounts, deposit funds and sign up for contests.  read more

William Hill adds drive thru mobile sports betting sign-ups

This weekend, the company worked with four of its Nevada casinos to offer bettors a safe way to sign up and deposit into their William Hill Nevada Mobile Sports Book accounts.  read more

South Point Casino welcomes back sports betting

Players can sign-up or make a deposit at the popular Nevada sportsbook without leaving their car, to ensure safety and social distancing.  read more



Roy Horn dies from COVID-19 complications

Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn, whose collaboration with Siegfried Fischbacher created the world-renowned duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from COVID-19 on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital.  read more

Las Vegas goes red for hospitality workers

Las Vegas was lit in red on Tuesday night as resorts, landmarks and attractions demonstrated the destination's strength and honored hospitality workers during National Travel & Tourism Week.  read more

TWIG: The new faces of Las Vegas?

As we inch slowly closer to the Las Vegas reopening, it's apparent that things will not be "business as usual" when casinos reopen their doors.  read more



Texas bingo halls announce reopening dates

Tejas Bingo, The Bingo Ranch, Bingo Gardens and All Saints Charity Bingo have reopened their doors to the public.  read more

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Global esports gambling revenue is estimated to double in 2020 and reach $14 billion, according to global consumer research agency 2CV and market researcher ProdegeMR.
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