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July 13, 2020

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July 13, 2020

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Craps bets with different payouts
Grochowski discusses certain wagers in craps, such as one-roll bets, and how the payouts may differ in the U.S. compared to other places, including Australia and the U.K.  read more

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Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort continues to thrive after reopening

CEO Laura Stengsar discusses how the Coeur d'Alene Tribe-owned casino in the Idaho panhandle became one of the first in the U.S. to resume operations amidst a global pandemic and the creative measures it implemented in order to ensure the safety and comfort of guests and employees.  read more
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort continues to thrive after reopening



Circa Resort & Casino unveils new pool details

The multi-tiered Stadium Swim at the new Las Vegas resort set to open in October will boast six pools and two spas, with 15,756 square feet of wet space and a massive 135-by-41-foot LED screen.  read more

California cardrooms get shut down again

Governor Gavin Newsom ordered several sectors to cease operations once again due to COVID-19 concerns on Monday, including all cardrooms in the state.  read more

$150,000 blackjack win at The STRAT in Las Vegas

The out-of-state visitor hauled in $109,879 on a $5 bonus jackpot and $39,124 on a $1 bonus jackpot, as well as winning an additional $116 on a blackjack with split aces.  read more

Bally's Las Vegas to reopen in 10 days

Caesars Entertainment announced plans to resume operations at The Strip property on Thursday, 23 July at 10 a.m.  read more

Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh opens again

The casino floor is open with strict procedures in place for the safety of guests and team members, including physical distancing and enhanced cleaning.  read more

Free COVID-19 app shows over 1,500 reopenings

Casino City's web app provides instant details and a complete history of all casino and gaming property closings and reopenings in the U.S and Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas named best hotel in Las Vegas

The Travel + Leisure 2020 World's Best Awards list honors the top hotels, travel destinations, and companies worldwide, as rated by its readers.  read more

Penn National Gaming reopens two more casinos

The most recent property reopenings include Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts (8 July) and Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway in Maine (10 July).  read more

Encore Boston Harbor opens its doors again

The Massachusetts resort officially resumed operations on Sunday, 12 July, with new safeguards in place, including no poker room.  read more

The Lake House at Sylvan Beach approaches grand opening

The Oneida Indian Nation announced the new dining and entertainment venue in New York will be unveiled on 27 July.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas welcomes California residents with specials

Californians looking to get away will enjoy no resort fee, a complimentary upgrade to the plush Marra Tower, a 1 p.m. late check out, 24-hour flexible cancellation and more.  read more



Indiana sportsbooks short again in July

June's $29.8 million handle was shy by $145 million of what would have been expected with a full menu of summer sports, according to PlayIndiana estimates.  read more

Colorado's first sports betting month produces $25.6 million

Colorado’s sportsbooks generated a whopping $946,741 in operator revenue on $25.6 million in bets in May.  read more

DraftKings retail sportsbook makes Colorado debut

The temporary sportsbook at Golden Mardi Gras Casino, located on the first floor of the casino, features eight self-service betting kiosks, a cashier window and several large flat screen TVs throughout the space.  read more

TWiG: The California sports betting battle

Online poker has failed for years, and now the battle for California sports betting is heating up between legislators and tribal gaming.  read more



Gamble captures second WSOP bracelet

The $600 PLO8 Six-Max marked the first non-Hold'em event on the 2020 schedule, and after more than 12 hours of play it was Nathan "surfbum" Gamble coming out on top to win $89,424.21.  read more

$500 No-Limit Freezeout bracelet goes to Goehring

After 11 and a half hours of play, it was Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring emerging victorious to capture his first bracelet and the $119,399.67 first-place prize.  read more

Kim wins $800 No-Limit Knockout Deepstack

Joon "jykpoker" Kim took the top spot to win $103,127, $3,000 in bounties, and his first gold bracelet in the event that attracted 989 players.  read more

Depaulo claims $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em title

The 2,427-entry field resulted in a $1,092.150 prize pool and after 12.5 hours of play, it was Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo walking away with $159,563 and his first gold bracelet.  read more

$500 No-Limit Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed winner

Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka's victory came in impressive fashion as he topped a final table that contained three former bracelet winners, including Chance "BingShui" Kornuth.  read more

First WSOP bracelet for Torgerson

The $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack, the first million-dollar prize pool of the series ($1,119,960), saw Ryan "Im.sorry" Torgerson come out on top win a $172,361 top prize and his first gold bracelet.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
While Pennsylvania casinos are limited to 50% capacity, the state is now temporarily banning all guests from smoking inside.
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