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October 19, 2020

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October 19, 2020

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Women and craps
Scoblete explains why he believes more men are seen surrounding the craps table than women, despite women outnumbering men at other table games.  read more

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Las Vegas remains a haven for gaming, entertainment and dining

Although things have changed dramatically due to COVID-19, Sin City continues to unveil new attractions and amenities for guests to enjoy, including the forthcoming grand openings of Circa Resort & Casino and Resorts World Las Vegas.  read more
Las Vegas remains a haven for gaming, entertainment and dining



Borgata Casino to welcome back poker

Borgata Poker returned to Atlantic City on Wednesday with 30 socially distanced tables following the implementation of new health and safety protocols.  read more

Cashless gaming to hit New York casino

International Game Technology announced it is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort.  read more

TWiG: Betting on the US election?

With just weeks to November some may be wondering if it's legal to bet on election results in the U.S. J. Todd answers that question, plus has news about political betting in Europe.  read more

New resort coming to Mississippi Gulf Coast

Last week, the timeline for the $1.2 billion UMUSIC hotel and casino was released. Construction will begin in 2021 with hopes to finish in 2023. (Sun Herald)  read more

Mohegan Gaming awarded operating license for Greece

The Hellenic Gaming Commission selected Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, developer of integrated entertainment resorts worldwide, to develop the first Integrated Resort and Casino in Greece.  read more

Veterans to be offered specials at Ocean Resort Casino

On 11 November, guests presenting an Ocean Rewards Card, a valid Military or US Veterans ID, will be entitled to a day full of specials, including a dedicated red-carpet check-in line in the Atlantic City hotel lobby.  read more

Hard Rock Atlantic City mints a new millionaire

An Atlantic County resident hit a $1.3 million Royal Flush Mega Jackpot on Ultimate Texas Hold'em with a $5 progressive bet last week, becoming an instant millionaire.  read more



South Point Casino opens new equestrian venue

Totaling over 40,000-square feet, Farnam Arena becomes the Las Vegas casino's fourth and largest competition venue in the equestrian complex.  read more

New gaming promotions at Downtown Grand Las Vegas

The Las Vegas casino began offering $1 blackjack, the game's lowest wager available in Sin City, on 16 October.  read more

Ice rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to reopen

The popular Strip property announced the iconic ice rink will return on Wednesday, 18 November for its ninth consecutive season.  read more

Las Vegas awarded nine NCAA championship events

The NCAA selected Las Vegas as a host site for nine preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships through 2026, including a Division I Men's Basketball Regional at T-Mobile Arena in 2023.  read more

Atari-themed resort casino coming to Las Vegas?

GSD Group unveiled its vision for the highly anticipated pop culture and video game-inspired Atari Hotels with the first two hotels to open in Las Vegas and Phoenix.  read more



New Jersey sportsbooks set another record

Wagers at New Jersey's online and retail sportsbooks soared to $748.6 million in September, up 68% from $445.6 million in September 2019 and surpassing the record of $668 million set by New Jersey last month.  read more

William Hill opens sportsbook at Harrah's Philadelphia

The William Hill Sports Book offers six ticket windows, 16 self-service betting kiosks, InPlay betting, and players can bet online through the mobile app.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks have banner September

Pennsylvania joined New Jersey and Nevada in an exclusive club of gaming markets that have surpassed $450 million in wagers in a single month.  read more



Foxwoods Casino's September slot revenue

The Connecticut casino is reporting slot revenue of $27.6 million for the month of September 2020. This mark is down from the $29.6 million number posted in August.  read more



X Country to start up again in Las Vegas

X Country is resuming performances at Harrah's Casino & Hotel beginning Thursday, 22 October, marking the first Caesars Entertainment show to reopen in Las Vegas.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Jay Snowden, CEO of Penn National Gaming, said in an interview with Fox Business last week that the company's plan is to launch the Barstool Sportsbook app in every U.S. state that has legal sports betting in 2021.
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