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Royals and high volatility games
Robison explains that when you sit down at a video poker machine the strategy you employ determines how frequently you get a royal flush and it should be dictated by the paytable of the game you are playing.  read more

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Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will reopen on 26 July

The only Atlantic City casino that did not reopen on 2 July announced last week that it will host an invitation-only "soft opening" on 23 July before welcoming the general public three days later with limited amenities.  read more
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will reopen on 26 July



UK casinos planning to reopen 1 August

Following the U.K. government's decision to give the green light to casinos to resume operations, the Betting and Gaming Council urges Scottish and Welsh governments to follow suit.  read more

Eldorado-Caesars merger creates largest US casino company

The combined company now owns and operates more than 55 casino properties worldwide, including an iconic portfolio of eight properties on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Ukraine parliament passes bill to legalize gambling

The bill, which was approved last week following a second reading, could become law in August and allows for both online and land-based gambling.  read more

Ontario casinos permitted to begin phased reopenings

The Government of Ontario announced as part of its Stage 3 re-opening plan it is permitting casinos and Charitable Gaming centers to resume operations, but no table games will be permitted.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia welcomes back guests

Masks are required for all guests and team members and due to the city's recent mandate, there is no indoor dining or beverage service, alcohol or otherwise.  read more



Three NY sportsbooks reopening

Oneida Indian Nation announced a 22 July reopening of The Lounge with Caesars Sports, its state-of-the-art sports books at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Point Place Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino.  read more

51st running of West Virginia Derby canceled

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort made the decision to cancel this year’s running of the 51st West Virginia Derby, as well as the entire race card, for Saturday, 1 August.  read more

New Jersey sportsbooks have better June

June's $165 million handle was good news, even if it still meant sportsbooks took in $300 million less in bets than an ordinary June, according to PlayNJ estimates.  read more

Betfred to operate Mohegan Sun's Las Vegas sportsbook

The sportsbook will be part of Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas' 60,000-square foot premium gaming venue located at the site of the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  read more



Foxwoods reports slot revenue for June

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $33.6 million for the month of June 2020. This figure is down 4.9% compared to $35.3 million in June of 2019.  read more

$497,692 jackpot at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

A Dancing Drum slot machine at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa recently awarded one lucky player a progressive jackpot totaling $497,692.05.  read more



TWiG: Las Vegas masks mandatory

Caesars Entertainment and the Las Vegas Sands have a combined 11 properties in Sin City, and employees who refuse to wear masks may face termination.  read more

New theater experience for Resorts World Las Vegas

A 5,000-capacity concert and entertainment venue, The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas will be outfitted to host a myriad of affairs, including concerts, conventions, and corporate and sporting events.  read more

Tropicana Las Vegas planning a September reopening

The Las Vegas Strip resort will reopen 1 September with new safety measures in place, including mandatory masks for all guests and employees.  read more



Ishikawa wins first WSOP bracelet on GGPoker

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa of Japan made history as GGPoker's first online bracelet winner, taking the $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed title.  read more

Redemption for Hempel at WSOP

After finishing seventh in the $777 No-Limit Hold'em, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel claimed first in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack.  read more

$777 No-Limit Hold'em bracelet goes to Lyons

By defeating the 1,382-entry field, Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons took home $173,551, bringing his lifetime tournament earnings to over $1.5 million.  read more

Cheatham wins $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

The 1,528-entry field had a $687,600 prize pool and saw Terrell "Heezahustla" Cheatham be the last player standing for $116,204 and a gold bracelet.  read more

$1,000 PLO 8-Max won by Dunlap

Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap won his first bracelet and $133,780 in the event that had 663 entries and a $629,850 prize pool.  read more

Third bracelet win for McKeehen

The $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller had 496 entries and a $1.5 million prize pool. 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen prevailed the $352,985 win.  read more

High Roller Freezeout goes to Lech

Eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech captured $164,248.92 and his first bracelet. It was his seventh cash through the first 13 events of the online series.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Businesses, including casinos, in Puerto Rico are closing down again due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. This change will be in place until 31 July.
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