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August 31, 2020

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August 31, 2020

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Soft hands vs. hard hands

Soft hands vs. hard hands
While he's well aware that many are wary of soft doubles at the blackjack table, Grochowski explains that they're on the basic strategy chart because they put the odds in your favor and oftentimes are profitable.  read more

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TWiG: Will Las Vegas adopt cashless gaming?

With many casinos in Nevada either shut down or operating at limited capacity, J. Todd wonders what the prospects are for cashless gaming in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  read more
TWiG: Will Las Vegas adopt cashless gaming?



Rivers Casino Pittsburgh to extend hours

Starting Sunday, 6 September, Rivers Casino will be open all but Tuesday from 4-9 a.m. and Wednesday from 4-9 a.m.  read more

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino will reopen tomorrow

Guests at the Santa Fe casino will be required to wear face masks and temperature checks will also be mandatory upon entering the property.  read more

Miami-Dade County mayor signs order to reopen casinos

The order takes effect today and calls for a strict adherence to the New Normal Guidelines, including social distancing and the use of facial coverings when not eating or drinking.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino reopens Bingo Hall

The Bingo Hall, which will operate at a capacity reduced by 70%, will be open seven days a week with morning and evening sessions at the Connecticut casino resort.  read more

Oregon casino reopens

Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon resumed operations last week after announcing in early July that it was being forced to close again.  read more

St. Eugene Resort will close on 12 October

The Canadian casino will re-open fully for the 2021 spring and summer in April as a seasonal resort with a year-round casino going forward.  read more

Oak Grove to open gaming operations next month

Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel announced that it will open its racing machine gaming floor, four restaurants and event center to the public on Friday, 18 September.  read more

Cuomo to give update this week on NY casinos reopening

The state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, said he will be providing an update on the four commercially run casinos in New York and the reopening plans for them. (  read more



Labor Day Weekend deals at SAHARA Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip property is offering 10% off room rates, no resort fees and 24 hour cancellation for bookings made between 3-7 September.  read more

Boyd Gaming destination news from Sin City

Cannery Casino Hotel's bingo room reopened today, while new point multipliers and gift giveaways will be available in September at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and other Boyd properties.  read more

The Plaza extends bingo and casino promotions

Guests who earn 100 points playing the slots at the Downtown Las Vegas casino can enjoy complimentary food and drinks while bingo players can earn up to $600 in free slot play with the new Bingo Burst program.  read more



Feng wins the Big 50 bracelet at WSOP

There were 44,576 total entries in the Big 50 $1 million guaranteed event, with Huahuan "F7588" Feng finishing in first place to claim $211,282.  read more

Maimone wins WSOP $1,500 Marathon

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone was the last one standing in the $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em event to win $302,472, a WSOP Europe package valued at $15,000, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.  read more



FanDuel Sportsbook debuts at Par-A-Dice Casino

Illinois is the sixth state in the U.S. where the FanDuel Sportsbook online and mobile platform is available and is offering markets on hometown teams with extremely generous odds.  read more

Analysts: Colorado sports betting shows great promise

Colorado's sportsbooks got a big boost with the return of baseball and the NBA in July, nearly attracting as much in wagers as the industry's first two months combined.  read more

Grants Pass Downs announces Fall 2020 race meet dates

Building on the momentum of a successful summer racing season, the total purses for the Fall Meet at the Oregon track will exceed $1 million at an average of $60,000 per race day.  read more

Keeneland offering drive-thru betting for Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky horse track announces drive-thru betting will be offered on all the races from Churchill Downs on 4-5 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
MGM Resorts International laid off 18,000 furloughed employees today, representing 25% of its U.S. workforce, according to a letter sent by CEO Bill Hornbuckle.
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