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December 28, 2020

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December 28, 2020

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COVID-19 casino procedures
Robison examines the recent COVID-19 numbers in Nevada, how casinos are continuing to deal with the pandemic, and drives home the point that it's not just masks that will help. It's both masks and social distancing.  read more
 

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Las Vegas resident hits $15.5 million Christmas Eve jackpot

With an investment of just $40, a lucky player received the Christmas present of a lifetime on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, hitting a jackpot of nearly $15.5 million on an IGT Megabucks machine at Suncoast Hotel & Casino.  read more
Las Vegas resident hits $15.5 million Christmas Eve jackpot
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Tennessee sportsbooks have record debut

Tennessee sportsbooks generated $131.4 million in handle in November, easily the most in a debut month in the history of U.S. sports betting.  read more

Bally's Atlantic City opens FanDuel Sportsbook

The FanDuel Sportsbook will initially feature six live odds boards, 10 self-service IGT PlaySports betting kiosks and three live betting windows.  read more

Wind Creek and Betfred launch online sports betting in PA

The full array of sporting events and wagering options available at the retail sportsbook that opened last month at Wind Creek Bethlehem can now be accessed from anywhere in Pennsylvania via a mobile app.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks have big November

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks took in $231.2 million in November wagers, which was up 9.7% from the previous record of $210.7 million set in October.  read more

Barstool Sportsbook opens at Greektown Casino Hotel

The Michigan sportsbook features a sports viewing area and dining space, a betting counter with large odds boards, numerous sports betting kiosks and ticket writer stations.  read more

76ers announce BetMGM as sports betting partner

The deal allows for TV-visible signage, including BetMGM's logo on the pole pads during 76ers games, fan-focused engagement campaigns, and promotions within the team's branded casino games.  read more

Sky Racing World's free live streaming mobile app

The app boasts live horse racing for meets in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Korea and Japan, as well as live harness racing coverage in Australia.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Century Casinos close Polish casinos

The company will temporarily close its Polish casinos at 11:59 p.m. today through Monday, 18 January 2021 to comply with quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain COVID-19.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit to reopens doors

Last Wednesday, the Michigan property reopened with 1,500 slots and video machines along with its sportsbook.  read more

Caesars completes sale of Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport

Last week, Caesars Entertainment announced the closing of the sale of Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport to Bally's Corporation for $140 million in net proceeds.  read more

Cashless gaming to hit Seminole Gaming casinos

In conjunction with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Everi announced an agreement to launch the WildCard Wallet across casinos operated by Seminole Gaming.  read more

January promotions at Grand Sierra Resort Casino

The Reno property is ringing in the New Year with an assortment of gaming promotions, tournaments and giveaways throughout the month of January.  read more

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa to hold 12 Days of Giving

The Atlantic City property supported front line workers in the region with a meal prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team.  read more

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to purchase casino

Caesars Entertainment agreed to sell the new $85 million land-based casino property, Caesars Southern Indiana, to the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians for $250 million.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Ocean Resort Casino debuts high-limit slot area

The Cove, a 7,450-square-foot high limit slot area in Atlantic City, will offer over 140 of the newest and most popular slot machines.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Circa Resort opens hotel tower and lounge

Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino and resort officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club.  read more

The Mirage will shut down on early weekdays

The Las Vegas Strip property announced that beginning 4 January all amenities -- including the hotel, restaurants, volcano, casino floor and dining venues -- will be closed Mondays through Wednesdays.  read more

DJ Vice to count down the end of 2020 for Las Vegas

DJ Vice will lead the virtual festivities and perform his music as the clock counts down to midnight and into the early moments of 2021.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The La Grande Motte in France will introduce a "drive through" casino concept next month with gaming pods in the parking lot featuring 10 large format slot machines, English roulette and electronic blackjack.
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