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Crowded or not crowded?
With less crowds at casinos on weekdays compared to weekends, Scoblete explains that there is less of a chance of having to deal with someone who may not know the rules or etiquette of the table games he plays.  read more

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Urban One chosen to build Virginia casino resort

Last week, the city of Richmond's Resort Casino Evaluation Panel recommended that the ONE Casino + Resort move forward as the city's preferred casino gaming operator at the proposed site on Walmsley Boulevard in South Richmond.  read more
Urban One chosen to build Virginia casino resort



Caesars Palace buffet officially reopens

On Thursday, 20 May, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace hosted an event as it reopened its doors for the first time in over a year.  read more

Everi and Caesars Palace to install Jackpot Xpress

Upon final approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Caesars will have the option to install Jackpot Xpress at all its Nevada properties.  read more

TWiG: No masks and no social distancing in Las Vegas

So many casinos are opening at full capacity, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City. And many can now drop the social distancing and face mask requirements.  read more



CT casino resort reopens several attractions

Foxwoods Resort Casino reopened several popular property attractions last week including the HighFlyer Zipline, Pequot Museum and Norwich Spa.  read more

Massachusetts casinos generated $85 million in April

The nearly $85 million in gross gambling revenue at the state's three casinos was up slightly from the $84 million in March, according to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  read more

AGA: COVID reshuffles commercial gaming landscape in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the U.S. gaming industry in 2020, causing a 31% drop in commercial revenue and a significant shakeup in the top 20 casino markets.  read more

Rivers Casino in Philadelphia hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Philadelphians ages 12 years or older can get vaccinated at the Delaware Avenue casino on 26 May and 16 June. Appointments are suggested, but not required.  read more

Ohio Lottery reaches $2 billion in scratch-off retail sales

A partner of Scientific Games, the Buckeye State lottery surpassed the previous record of $1.87 billion set last year, marking an all-time record since its inception in 1974.  read more



Aristocrat's Buffalo link ready for US players

With Buffalo Link's Hold & Spin functionality, players have an opportunity to win the linked Grand Jackpot, standalone Major, or static Minor and Mini bonus awards.  read more



Sports betting in Pennsylvania slows in April

Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks accepted $479.4 million in wagers in April, according to official data released Tuesday, snapping a streak of four consecutive months above $500 million.  read more

Baltimore Ravens name BetMGM Official Gaming Partner

BetMGM will have a private hospitality suite within M&T Bank Stadium. Additionally, the BetMGM app will feature Ravens-specific promotions and marketing campaigns.  read more



Free Music Fridays at MGM Springfield

Every Friday from 4 June to 3 September, some of the area's most popular rock bands will perform on The Plaza at MGM Springfield in Western Massachusetts.  read more

Billie Eilish bringing tour to Las Vegas

The 32-date arena run will be making stops across North America, including in Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, 1 April 2022.  read more

The Jonas Brothers heading to Las Vegas

The 44-date tour will kick off in Las Vegas at Park Theater at Park MGM Friday, 20 August and Saturday, 21 August 2021.  read more

Concerts returning to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer

Mohegan Sun Arena's first public concert since winter 2020 is scheduled, when Soft-Rock duo, Air Supply, plays at the Connecticut casino on Sunday, 18 July.  read more

Ocean Casino Resort announces return of entertainment

A diverse schedule of celebrated talent is set to perform throughout the year at the Atlantic City casino, including Jeff Dunham, Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys and Collective Soul.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Despite the closure of land-based sportsbooks and the suspension of major sporting events due to the pandemic, Americans bet $21.51 billion on sports with regulated operators in 2020, up from $13.07 billion in 2019, according to the American Gaming Association.
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