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August 24, 2020

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Honest policy in gambling
Scoblete explains that when it comes to understanding how you are doing in your casino career, true honesty is the best policy. Fooling oneself is dangerous, and it's important to keep an honest record of your wins and losses.  read more

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Las Vegas casinos unveil new mid-week travel deals

Sin City resorts on the Strip and beyond, such as Bellagio, SAHARA, Wynn and Green Valley Ranch, have introduced special offers, including exclusive hotel rates and added amenities.  read more
Las Vegas casinos unveil new mid-week travel deals



Eagle Mountain Casino reopens

After temporarily closing on 20 July due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the California property resumed operations on Friday.  read more

TWiG: Some Vegas casinos may not survive COVID-19

Will the coronavirus closures mean the end to some of Sin City's best known casinos? There is talk that some Las Vegas casinos will not survive and never reopen again.  read more

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge moving to new facility

Gaming and Leisure Properties expects to complete the estimated $20 million project in early 2022 and believes the new location will bring significant economic benefits to the city.  read more

Scottish casinos reopen today

New safety measures at the properties include Perspex screens, hand sanitizing stations, sophisticated track and trace regimes and strict social distancing guidelines.  read more

Jamul Casino files lawsuit for COVID-related losses

The complaint against Lexington Insurance Company, served on 6 August 2020, was filed due to the denial of coverage for Jamul's losses related to COVID-19.  read more

Navajo Nation extends casino closure

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise's four gaming properties continue to be closed at least through August, as a result of executive orders from the Navajo Nation President.  read more

Local officials support the reopening of Saratoga Casino

The resolutions applaud the casino's “Safe Bet” reopening plan and urge state authorities to give their fullest possible consideration to the reopening of the New York casino.  read more



Virgin Hotels hedges bets on fall opening plans

The owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced that the original opening date of the property at the site of the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is being “evaluated” and the resort should have a more specific opening date by mid-September.  read more

New ESPN studio at The LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas

With the new studio, ESPN will expand its content with Caesars to bring more sports betting and entertainment news to fans around the world.  read more

Station Casinos offers Cashless Gaming at Vegas properties

Following the successful field trial at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, the companies have agreed to roll out the PlayOn Cashless Table Game Solution across the Station Casinos network of properties in Las Vegas.  read more

Las Vegas Sands named to America's Best-in-State Employers

Forbes developed the list based on an independent survey of more than 80,000 workers employed by companies with more than 500 people in their U.S. operations.  read more



Zufic wins $843,460 and first bracelet

In the $500 Mini Main Event, it was Ivan "zufo16" Zufic claiming first place in an event that paid out over $7 million.  read more

$600 No Limit Deepstack goes to Bystrovzorov

Dmytro "Too Bad" Bystrovzorov claimed victory in the $600 NLHE Deepstack event for his first WSOP bracelet, the WSOP Europe Package and $227,906 after almost 15 hours of play.  read more

Ruben takes home $1,500 PLO title

Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben claimed the lion's share of the $1,410.750 prize pool as he walked away with the top prize of $220,160 and a package for the WSOP Europe.  read more



PA sportsbooks surge with return of pro sports

Pennsylvania's sportsbooks capitalized on the return of major sports to nearly double the handle from June to July, and the state's online casinos built momentum as the Keystone State's market continued to rebound in July.  read more

Yonkers Raceway to close racing in September

This will allow for the New York Night of Champions to proceed as scheduled on 12 September, which will showcase the best trotters and pacers bred in New York State.  read more

IGT PlaySports to be used at Boyd's Nevada properties

Boyd Gaming will utilize IGT's PlaySports platform to support Boyd Gaming's retail sportsbooks throughout Nevada, along with its mobile sports app and online sports betting portal.  read more



Outdoor entertainment returns to Atlantic City

Bayside Rock Live will feature contemporary DJ sets and the hit music of the 70s and 80s, provided by some of top tribute bands, every Friday night from 28 August through 23 October at Harrah's Resort.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Total online gaming revenue for July 2020 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware added up to $142.6 million, 5% higher than June and almost exactly the same as May ($142.8 million).
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