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September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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arrowJohn Robison: Are real slot machines gone forever?

Are real slot machines gone forever?
With more video gaming machines taking over the casino floors, Robison talks about the future of real slot machines inside the casinos.  read more

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Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas to reopen on 30 September

MGM Resorts announced that Strip properties Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will open their doors on 30 September, completing the reopening of all of its properties around the world following closures earlier this year amid COVID-19.  read more
Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas to reopen on 30 September



NJ sportsbooks set monthly handle record

Handle for New Jersey sportsbooks hit an all-time record of $668 million in August, the highest monthly total ever for any U.S. state, with mobile wagering accounting for 90.1% of the handle.  read more

Indiana sportsbooks have impressive August

With a full month of major sports, Indiana's online and retail sportsbook generated $169 million in wagers, seemingly keeping the state's increasingly tenuous place as the fourth-largest legal market in the U.S.  read more

Massive bet placed on Mickelson to win the US Open

Last week, a bettor wagered $45,000 on Phil Mickelson to win the 120th U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club this week, which would be a net win of $3.37 million.  read more

New rewards program at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh's sportsbook

While using their Rush Rewards Players Club Card, sports bettors who accumulate $1,000 in wagers will earn $5 comp points to be used throughout the casino.  read more

AGA: 33 million Americans to bet on NFL

Approximately 13% of American adults plan to bet on NFL games this year, according to a new survey from the American Gaming Association.  read more

ESPN enters into agreements with Caesars and DraftKings

Both deals include co-exclusive link integrations across ESPN digital platforms connecting fans to sportsbooks from Caesars Entertainment's sports betting partner, William Hill, and DraftKings.  read more



Empire City Casino to reopen next week

Invitation-only access will be available to certain MLife members ahead of 21 September at the New York casino with capacity and food and beverage restrictions.  read more

Table games return to Century Casinos in Canada

The company announced that it successfully reopened live table games at Century Casino Edmonton, Century Casino Calgary, Century Casino St. Albert and Century Casino & Hotel in Central City.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady welcomes back table games

Table games were initially not open when the casino reopened on 9 September, but following approval by the New York State Gaming Commission, all table games, except for craps and roulette, are now available.  read more

Two Detroit casinos plan to reopen poker rooms

Despite not receiving approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino announced plans to begin dealing poker again. (The Detroit News)  read more


WSOP hosting 50th Anniversary Series

The online poker festival, running through 27 September, will feature 50 themed tournaments, including freezouts with no re-entry.  read more

Nearly $150 million in cash won at WSOP Online Series

A number of long-standing poker records were smashed over the course of the 54 event series, including the largest prize pool ever for an online tournament.  read more



The LINQ Hotel reopens for weekend stays

Last week, Caesars Entertainment resumed hotel operations at the Las Vegas Strip resort Thursday through Sunday.  read more

Pickleball Open returns to Plaza Hotel Casino

The tournament takes place 22-27 September and offers professional players a prize package of $25,000.  read more

Football is back at Caesars Las Vegas properties

A number of Caesars Entertainment properties on the Strip are offering new specials and promotions for the football season.  read more



Tickets for Usher's residency go on sale

Tickets for Usher's Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which opens 16 July 2021, start at $59.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Land-based casinos in Puerto Rico began reopening at 25% capacity on Saturday, 12 September, due to a decline in COVID-19 cases.
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