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April 13, 2020

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April 13, 2020

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arrowJerry Stickman: Video poker payouts and percentages

Video poker payouts and percentages
Stickman explains that simply looking at the paytable does not give direct answers to a game's payback. It does, however, have all the variable elements that are required in order to determine it.  read more

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This Week in Gambling: When will Vegas casinos reopen?

Even the most popular gambling destination in the U.S. has seen every casino close until at least May, and possibly much longer. When could Las Vegas reopen for business? And what are the dangers when they do?  read more
This Week in Gambling: When will Vegas casinos reopen?



Gambling industry lobbies Congress for aid

American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller sent a letter to President Trump regarding the Paycheck Protection Program's Interim Final Rules released by the Small Business Administration.  read more

Oklahoma tribal leaders call for statewide shelter-in-place

The state's tribes reached out to Governor Stitt in order to further the steps taken to protect the people of the state.  read more

Las Vegas Sands donates two million surgical masks

Two million surgical masks arrived in Albany, New York last week for distribution to health care providers and first responders.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas donates supplies to help the homeless

Items such as sheets, towels and washcloths were given to approximately 350 homeless people who have not been able to quarantine, isolate or get health care during the COVID-19 crisis.  read more

MGM Springfield donates sleeping cots and outdoor heaters

The resort announced a donation of 160 portable sleeping cots and 16 outdoor heaters to Mercy Medical Center and the City of Springfield.  read more

Belgium's new limit on weekly player deposits

Last week, the Belgian Gaming Commission introduced a €500 monthly deposit limit for online casino players, a restriction that will remain in effect until the country's COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end.  read more

Coronavirus impact on tribal gaming and US economy

The entire industry has effectively been shut down across the country, closing over 500 gaming facilities operated by 246 tribes in 29 states.  read more

Virginia governor amends casino legislation

Gov. Ralph Northam on Saturday proposed a policy amendment to legislation that would allow casinos by referendum in Virginia. (Bristol Herald Courier)  read more

Table Mountain Casino will remain closed through May

The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council and Casino Board of Directors have jointly agreed to extend the temporary closure of their tribal casino in California.  read more

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians extend closure into May

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians announced that its casinos will be extending the temporary closures through 4 May.  read more

Comanche Nation casinos will remain closed until further notice

Comanche Nation Entertainment announced today that the casino properties in Oklahoma will extend their closure dates beyond 8 April and remain temporarily closed until further notice.  read more



COVID-19 hits Indiana sportsbooks hard

The state's retail and online sportsbooks collected just $74.8 million in March wagers, down 60% from the record $187.2 million in February.  read more

Three esports teams hit $92 million in March

With more than $34 million profit so far, Team Liquid represents the leading esports team in the world. They also have competed in more esports titles than any other organizations.  read more



Kansas Star postpones America concert

The America concert originally scheduled for Friday, 12 June at Kansas Star Casino's Arena has been rescheduled to Thursday, 3 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Macau casino gross gaming revenue could see a 37% year-on-year dip in 2020, followed by a "solid 74% rebound" in 2021, according to Bernstein Research.
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