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June 29, 2020

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June 29, 2020

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Give Pai Gow Poker a chance
Pai Gow is a simple game that requires you to play your hand properly. It has been around a somewhat long time and it does have a faithful following, although nothing like blackjack, craps or roulette, the three most popular casino table games.  read more

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Las Vegas welcomes back visitors with summer deals

After Las Vegas casino resorts resumed operations on 4 June, visitors now have several special offers to choose from, including hotel deals, exclusive rates and free parking.  read more
Las Vegas welcomes back visitors with summer deals



Masks now required in Las Vegas

Vegas Smart reminds visitors and locals alike that the destination is doing everything it can to be smart while continuing to bring the experiences that Las Vegas is known for.  read more

Circa Resort and Casino now accepting reservations

Downtown Las Vegas' first ground-up gaming resort since 1980 is now accepting reservations with the first rooms available on 28 December 2020.  read more

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace reopening on Thursday

The boutique hotel within Caesars Palace, will be offering guest rooms and suites, including the rooftop Nobu Villa.  read more

Summer flights continue to increase at Las Vegas

Since the reopening of Las Vegas casino-resorts on 4 June, sustained demand from tourists seeking to return to Southern Nevada has led airline partners at McCarran International Airport to increase their flight schedules in the coming months.  read more

Treasure Island to reopen additional venues

At the Las Vegas Strip property, Seafood Shack welcomed guests to dine-in starting Thursday, 25 June, while Gilley's Bar-B-Que will open this Thursday.  read more

MGM Resorts to reopen two pool venues on Thursday

Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino are set to open on Thursday, 2 July ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  read more



FTC clears Eldorado and Caesars merger

Caesars Entertainment announced that the Federal Trade Commission has accepted a proposed consent order and pending merger with Eldorado Resorts.  read more

Caesars's Atlantic City properties to reopen on Friday

Bally's, Caesars, and Harrah's Resort re-open on Friday, 3 July, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Slot machine banks have been rearranged to allow for social distancing and fewer seats will allow for more space at table games.  read more

Boyd Gaming to reopen Pennsylvania and Illinois properties

Last Thursday, 26 June, Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, reopened to the public. Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria, Illinois, is scheduled to resume operations on Wednesday, 1 July.  read more

Loto-Québec sees government announcement to reopen casinos

Casinos in Montréal, Lac-Leamy, Charlevoix and Mont-Tremblant, gaming halls in Quebec City and Trois-Rivières, and the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel will soon be able to resume operations.  read more

MGM Resorts announces nationwide mask policy

The company is making masks mandatory for all guests and visitors inside public spaces at every MGM Resorts property in the U.S.  read more

MA casinos will reopen without poker, craps and roulette

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission adopted rules that Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino must meet in anticipation of the resumption of casino operations.  read more



Fans return to Monmouth Park on Friday

Masks will be required and guests will have to go through a temperature check and brief health questionnaire before entering the New Jersey track.  read more



Jackpot win at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

One lucky casino player in Reno won $157,928.10 on Tuesday, 23 June while playing the Ba Fang Jin Bao: Abundant Fortune penny machine.  read more

Hot Seat slot drawing at Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Las Vegas casino will debut a new way for slot players to win every Saturday in July with its “Hot Seat” drawing offering slot players the opportunity to win $100 in free slot play.  read more

Aristocrat to debut Buffalo Xing at Silverton Casino

The Buffalo Xing offers the ultimate gaming experience for players that gives all their favorite Buffalo games in one Las Vegas space.  read more



WSOP Online schedule and Main Event details

The WSOP Online Series is headlined by the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, which boasts a record-breaking $25 million prize pool guaranteed, the biggest in the history of online poker.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
South Africa is reopening casinos, beginning today, despite having the number of COVID-19 cases rise by 6,500 last Thursday.
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