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December 14, 2020

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December 14, 2020

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Helpful casino hints

Helpful casino hints
Grochowski offers up some tips from a few of his readers who have welcome advice regarding blackjack bankroll management, getting comfortable at the table, and how to avoid having your chips stolen.  read more

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Casino gaming operations suspended in Pennsylvania

Under the order by Governor Tom Wolf issued last week, 12 casinos operating in the Commonwealth ceased all gaming activities and patron entry due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, including the recently opened Live! Casino Pittsburgh.  read more
Casino gaming operations suspended in Pennsylvania



New Jersey sportsbooks have record November

New Jersey's sportsbooks generated $931 million in wagers in November, according to official data released Monday, breaking the previous record of $803.1 million set in October.  read more

IN sportsbooks reach $250 million in November

Online betting generated 85%, or $213.7 million, of November's handle in Indiana, increasing the share of all bets from 83.6% in October.  read more

FanDuel launches new sportsbook platform in West Virginia

Scientific Games has partnered with FanDuel Group, marking the U.S. operator's first online sportsbook launch in West Virginia with the company's sports betting engine.  read more

Virginia's sports betting could bring in $400 million

The projection forecasts 90% of revenue coming from online wagering, with mobile sports betting apps bringing in $375 million annually when Virginia's market reaches full maturity.  read more



Venetian guest hits massive jackpot

A man from Indiana turned a recent visit to The Venetian in Las Vegas into a $656,665.80 payday when he hit the jackpot on Aristocrat Gaming's Mad Max: Fury Road slot game.  read more



New Year's Eve will look different in Sin City

While the physical event is not open to the public, guests from around the world can celebrate the New Year virtually.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas introduces new customer loyalty program

The enhanced benefits of "Wynn Rewards" provide exclusive access to the resort's Five-Star Rewards and will supplant the existing Red Card loyalty program, beginning 21 December.  read more

LVCVA acquires Las Vegas Monorail Company

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority closed on its transaction to acquire the assets of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, preserving an important transportation option in Las Vegas and ensuring it can operate in the coming years.  read more

Palazzo temporarily closing hotel rooms

The Las Vegas Strip hotel is suspending all hotel rooms while most of the property's bars and restaurants will remain open. (AP News)  read more



WSOP Main Event numbers are in

The World Series of Poker closed registration on its unique 2020's hybrid online and live edition of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship with a $13,238,000 prize pool.  read more



Michigan approves 15 online gaming licenses

The Michigan Gaming Control Board gave the green light to provisional licenses for platform providers that will support commercial and tribal casino online gaming and sports betting.  read more

TWiG: Las Vegas, sports betting and online gambling

In his most recent video, J. Todd has stories from Las Vegas casinos, online gambling news and the continued expansion of betting on sports across the U.S.  read more

Temporary closure of The Brook in New Hampshire

The Brook announced that it has paused operations and will remain that way until 17 December when it reopens with a revised schedule.  read more

Century Casinos close Canadian casinos temporarily

Century Casinos announced that it temporarily closed its Canadian casinos and racetracks at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, 12 December.  read more

2019 Indian gross gaming revenues hits record $34.6 billion

In the 32 years since the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was enacted, 2019 marked the Indian gaming industry's highest revenue report.  read more

Over half of Scottish betting shops reopen

Around 400 shops, half of Scotland's total, have been given the approval to reopen after being moved to Level 3.  read more

Casinos closing in 38 Danish municipalities

The lockdown will last until 3 January 2021. The closure is carried into effect in order to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading further in 38 municipalities.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Originally set to expire tomorrow, the Nevada statewide pause, including smaller capacities at casinos has been extended by Governor Sisolak to 15 January.
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