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April 27, 2020

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April 27, 2020

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arrowJohn Robison: Affecting a machine's royal cycle

Affecting a machine's royal cycle
Does shutting down video poker machines affect royal flush cycles? Is a fresh cycle started when a machine is turned back on? Or will the machine pick up where it left off? Robison has the answers.  read more

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Two Las Vegas Strip casinos plan to reopen 15 May

Treasure Island and Circus Circus are accepting reservations for “arrivals beginning May 15, 2020 (subject to change),” which would make them among the first casinos in Nevada to reopen since the COIVD-19 pandemic struck the nation.  read more
Two Las Vegas Strip casinos plan to reopen 15 May



Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel reopens

The casino resort in the Idaho panhandle announced Thursday that there will be "limited opening" today with the casino opening to general public on Friday.  read more

TWiG: The push to reopen Las Vegas

Some Las Vegas casino operators want to open their doors in May, but Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants it done yesterday.  read more

Twin River Worldwide acquires three casinos

Last week, the company acquired Eldorado Resort Casino and MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa from Eldorado Resorts, and Bally's in Atlantic City from Caesars Entertainment.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas provides meals to healthcare workers

Along with World Central Kitchen, the resort began serving 300 meals per day over an initial five-day period to feed more than 1,500 essential medical workers.  read more

Stars Group shareholders approve Flutter Entertainment merger

The resolution approved the previous plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act between the two, whereby Flutter will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of The Stars Group.  read more



2020 WSOP postponed until the fall

The 51st running of the World Series of Poker was set to begin 26 May in Las Vegas, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak it is now being targeted for the fall.  read more

GGPoker's WSOP Super Circuit Online Series

The series, running from 3 May to 31 May, will involve 595 events, with over $100,000,000 in guaranteed prize money, becoming the first online tournament series to break the nine-figure barrier.  read more

Unibet moves all live poker events to online format

All land-based poker events, including the Unibet Open, will be held in the company's online poker room for the remainder of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Bankroll management for successful poker players

No matter how advanced a poker player is or what stakes they play, there is always one concept they should never forget: bankroll management. The folks at 888 Poker explain.  read more



Virtual Kentucky Derby race set for charity

Churchill Downs announced plans to celebrate the first Saturday in May, the traditional date of the Kentucky Derby, by hosting an at-home party to raise $2 million for COVID-19 relief.  read more

Santa Anita discussing a return for live racing

There is currently a review going on of the proposal submitted to resume live racing as soon as possible at Santa Anita in California.  read more

Daily fantasy sports ruling in Illinois

The state's Supreme Court announced that head-to-head daily fantasy sports is not a form of gambling, and it was determined that it is more of a skill game. (The National Law Review)  read more

Virginia approves casino and sports betting legislation

Last week, the state House and the Senate of Virginia approved legislation to bring sports betting and casino gaming to the Commonwealth. The public will now vote on the matter in November.  read more

Two Oklahoma tribes can now offer sports betting

With the newly signed compacts, Otoe-Missouria Tribe and Comanche Nation casinos will no longer require patrons to pay an ante to play a hand of blackjack, and customers will be able to bet on sports.  read more

New Zealand racing prepares to resume

Initial approval has been confirmed with Thoroughbred Racing NZ and Harness NZ that businesses and stakeholders are able to return to work on 28 April.  read more



2022 NFL Draft awarded to Las Vegas

The NFL will be recommitting to Las Vegas for the 87th annual NFL Draft in 2022. This comes after the 2020 public Draft events in Las Vegas were cancelled due to COVID-19.  read more

Life is Beautiful 2020 won't take place

The three-day music, arts, culinary and comedy festival held each fall in Downtown Las Vegas, will forego its outdoor festival format in 2020 in order to put its resources towards supporting the community.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
As of Sunday, Caesars Entertainment, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos were accepting reservations for their Las Vegas hotels starting 15 May, and Wynn Las Vegas began accepting reservations for Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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