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May 25, 2020

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It's a whole new world inside casinos
Robison examines some of the new measures casinos across the U.S. are implementing to ensure the safety of their employees and customers upon reopening.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment announces reopening plans for Las Vegas

Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas are the first properties the casino giant plans to reopen on the Strip when greenlighted by the state, followed by Harrah's and The LINQ.  read more
Caesars Entertainment announces reopening plans for Las Vegas



Nevada casinos could reopen 4 June

Governor Sisolak announced that he will meet with the Gaming Control Board on Tuesday to discuss the new target date and the "evaluation of trends" in data.  read more

Foxwoods and Mohegan Suns plan a 1 June reopening

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe collaborated to establish new safety protocols and operating procedures for when the Connecticut casinos reopen.  read more

West Virginia governor lays out reopening plan

Limited video lottery retailers will be permitted to reopen on 30 May, while all casinos can open their doors beginning 5 June, provided that all additional guidelines are followed.  read more

$10,000 drawing at Hard Rock Casino in Lake Tahoe

Backstage Pass members can win a share of $10,000 virtually as part of the resort's Rockin' Tahoe drawings.  read more

Choctaw Casino Durant celebrates topping-out ceremony

The virtual ceremony represents a milestone in construction for the new Sky Tower and expansion project at its new resort property in Durant, Oklahoma.  read more

MGM Resorts reopens Mississippi properties

Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica reopens in a limited capacity today, followed by Biloxi's Beau Rivage on Monday, 1 June.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas releases new protocols for reopening

The Las Vegas property released a comprehensive outline of health and safety protocols under the resort's SAHARA Cares program that will be implemented upon reopening.  read more

Oneida Indian hopes to reopen New York properties on 10 June

The blueprint to resume operations at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino includes mandatory masks and limiting guests from within 120 miles.  read more

Pala Casino Spa and Resort is back in business

Pala Casino Spa and Resort reopened its doors to the public on 22 May. The California casino implemented new safety and health guidelines as part of the reopening process.  read more



IGT reaches deal with two Colorado casinos

International Game Technology announced that its PlaySports platform will power retail and mobile sports betting at Wild Card Saloon & Casino and Sasquatch Casino in Black Hawk.  read more

Belmont Stakes to be held 20 June

The New York Racing Association announced the 152nd renewal of the race will run at a shortened distance as the first leg of the Triple Crown.  read more

Malta facilities reopen for sports betting

According to the Malta Gaming Authority, gaming parlors can open for sports betting, but bettors are not to remain inside after placing wagers.  read more

Racing resumes at Ruidoso Downs without fans

Memorial Day Weekend at the New Mexico track featured the Ruidoso Futurity/Derby Trials, the $25,000 Dash for Speed Stakes and the John Andreini Memorial Stakes.  read more



Vegas employees to receive COVID-19 testing

The gaming employees will receive their testing prior returning to work. The testing will be conducted at the Las Vegas Convention Center as properties re-open following the direction of State officials.  read more



No poker at Pennsylvania casinos

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released a document outlining the minimum requirements for re-opening casinos, including poker rooms remaining closed, plexiglass barriers between slot machines and mandatory masks.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Many Las Vegas casinos -- including The Cosmopolitan and MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment properties -- have announced they will offer free self-parking upon reopening.
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