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arrowJohn Robison: Server-based video poker

Server-based video poker
Robison responds to player comments about server-based video poker and explains that the random number generators have no idea whether a number corresponds to any game element.  read more

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Breaking down the COVID-19 impact on live poker

Casinos and poker rooms are shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but when the doors re-open will poker players flock back, or will there be trepidation? Poker personalities, including 2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker, chime in with an array of opinions.  read more
Breaking down the COVID-19 impact on live poker



Washington governor signs sports betting bill

Last week, Governor Inslee signed the bill that was passed by a State Senate super-majority with strong bipartisan support, 34-15, and previously passed the House of Representatives with two minor amendments.  read more

Wildwood Casino to partner with ISI for sports betting

American Gaming Group announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement with ISI Race & Sports to provide hardware, software and marketing services for their upcoming sports betting offering.  read more

Kentucky Derby moved to September

Churchill Downs announced unanimous approval by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to reschedule the 146th Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby to 4 and 5 September.  read more

Nevada to allow betting on Counter Strike video games

On 25 March, the Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval for its sportsbooks to offer wagers on Counter-Strike –ESL Pro League Season 11: North America.  read more



Online casino traffic surges during pandemic

With land-based casinos closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is an alternative for gamblers. Online casinos are attracting bettors who are looking for a way to continue their gambling habits.  read more

Wynn Resorts distributes financial aid and essential supplies

The company is donating more than $2.5 million worth of respirator and surgical masks, medical gloves and gowns to hospitals throughout Las Vegas.  read more

Harrah's Northern California extends team member pay

The casino will also provide employees 100% of insurance premiums throughout the current halt in operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.  read more

Caesars donates food and personal protection supplies

As of last week, the company had supplied more than 250,000 pounds of food, which is equivalent to approximately 208,000 meals, to numerous food banks and charities  read more

TWiG: Online gambling explosion in the US?

As more and more states lose gambling revenue, there is an increasing interest for online casinos, poker and sports betting.  read more

Massachusetts extends casino closures until 7 April

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to extend the mandatory shutdown of Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  read more

Boyd Gaming properties in five states extend closures

Last week, Boyd Gaming Corporation provided an update on its previously announced property closures in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  read more



Triton Poker Super High Roller Series canceled

The poker tournament was planned to take place in the Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro from 8-22 May.  read more



Rivers Schenectady postpones April events

Following New York Governor Cuomo’s orders, and in partnership with the New York State Gaming Commission, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will remain temporarily closed until 19 April.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In addition to announcing the sale of Tropicana Las Vegas, Penn National Gaming said on Friday that it would implement unpaid furloughs for 26,000 employees on 1 April in order to help mitigate the financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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