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August 17, 2020

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arrowJohn Robison: Fear of getting sick in Las Vegas

Fear of getting sick in Las Vegas
Robison speaks on the potential matter of being forced to stay in Las Vegas if you get sick there and gives an example of a time when he was stuck in Sin City.  read more

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The Brook in New Hampshire opens new DraftKings Sportsbook

At long last, the Granite State's first brick-and-mortar sportsbook enjoyed a quiet grand opening on Wednesday when The Brook added sports betting to its growing list of new amenities.  read more
The Brook in New Hampshire opens new DraftKings Sportsbook



UK casinos reopen

Casinos had originally expected to open on 1 August but a last minute change by the U.K. Government scuppered their plans and cost them millions of pounds in set up costs.  read more

New Jersey online casinos hit $2 billion milestone

The state's online and retail sportsbooks also collected $315.1 million in wagers in July, up 25.3% from $251.4 million in July 2019 and up 91% from $165 million in June.  read more

TWiG: News from the Las Vegas Strip to Fremont Street

J. Todd has Las Vegas casino news from The Palms to Texas Station. Plus, a delayed casino reopening and a story from the new "adults only" casino opening on Fremont Street.  read more

No dice for craps, roulette at MGM and Encore

The slate of games offered at Massachusetts casinos will not expand as two of the facilities had hoped, at least not in the immediate future. (  read more

New casino opening soon in the UK

A new casino is ready to open its doors for the first time in Manchester in September. The A&S Leisure Group announced that the new property will be called Napoleons Casino & Restaurant.  read more

Jamul Casino opens new event venue

The Rooftop is now open for all-season events and accepting reservations for weddings, corporate parties, holiday celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries and more.  read more



The Mirage will reopen 27 August

The MGM Resorts International property on the Las Vegas Strip will resume operations with a number of new safety protocols in place, including temperature checks and mandatory masks for guests and employees.  read more



Mattos wins WSOP bracelet and $399,047

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos made it four wins for Brazil in the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet events as he took down the $2,500 NLHE by beating Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz heads-up for $399,047.  read more

$5,000 NHLE 6-Handed Championship goes to Garbi

Ravid "jerbi9999" Garbi fought through a 672-entry field and beat bracelet winner Chris Moorman heads-up to win his first gold bracelet and $531,513.  read more

Ates wins first Turkish bracelet

Orhan "yirtil" Ates earned himself a spot in the history books as he took down the $525 Bounty NLHE 6-Handed event for $114,584 and $65,593 in bounties to total $180,177 and the bracelet.  read more



DraftKings first multi-state football contest

With New Hampshire and New Jersey on board, and the potential of adding more U.S. states, the Pro Football Pick'em Championship will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million, with the winner taking home at least $1 million.  read more



New slot hits Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

Aristocrat Technologies' Buffalo Chief includes a Gigantic Stampede feature with 16,000 ways to win with a guaranteed 5-of-a-kind Buffalo is aimed to excite Buffalo players.  read more

IGT awards over $10 million from July jackpots

Wheel of Fortune slots, Powerbucks slots and Megabucks slots continued making millionaires by awarding four massive jackpots totaling more than $10 million in July.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino reports July slot revenue

Foxwoods Resort Casino is reporting slot revenue of $30.5 million for the month of July 2020.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last Wednesday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky formally signed Bill-2285D, which regulates both land-based and online gambling in the country.
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