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October 5, 2020

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October 5, 2020

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arrowJohn Robison: Machines rebooting

Machines rebooting
Robison describes what happened when a video poker machine he was playing needed to reboot during and how his total points were different than what he was expecting after the reboot was complete.  read more

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Wynn Resorts CEO lays out plan to accelerate a Vegas comeback

Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, explains how he hopes Las Vegas can get back to a more normal Sin City by rapid-testing thousands of people per day and establishing safe zones throughout the city.  read more
Wynn Resorts CEO lays out plan to accelerate a Vegas comeback



Caesars Entertainment to acquire William Hill

The £2.9 billion acquisition would bring together Caesars, one of the largest gaming-entertainment companies in the U.S., and William Hill, one of the world's leading betting and gambling companies.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino stays at 25% capacity

In response to the increased COVID-19 infection rate across eastern Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino announced that it will continue to operate at 25% capacity, as it has since reopening in June.  read more

Roulette and craps return to Rivers Casino Schenectady

Roulette and craps were initially not available when the upstate New York casino reopened on 9 September, following a nearly six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Twin River Worldwide to acquire Illinois casino

Twin River Worldwide announced it has entered into an agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment to acquire Jumer's Casino and Hotel for $120 million.  read more

Caesars completes sale of Harrah's Reno to CAI Investments

The companies have completed the previously disclosed transaction to sell Harrah's Reno Hotel and Casino to an affiliate of CAI Investments for $41.5 million.  read more

$1 million lucky draw at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood

Players can enter by playing at any slot machine or table game (excluding poker) using their Seminole Wild Card to earn entries at the rate of one entry per every 50 tier points.  read more

New joint loyalty program at two Nevada casinos

On 1 October, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino and SAHARA Las Vegas launched the all-new Infinity Rewards joint loyalty program giving players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations.  read more

Strict guidelines released by the UK Gambling Commission

As part of the Commission's work to strengthen consumer protection, the regulator has made addressing VIP schemes a priority after seeing repeated instances of failure to protect high value customers.  read more

Loto-Québec casinos closing

To abide by the COVID-19 restrictions issued by the government, Loto-Québec will be temporarily suspending several of its activities, including casinos.  read more



Settlement announced for Las Vegas shooting

Last week, a judge approved the $800 million settlement for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting back in October 2017, (CNN)  read more

The Strip's first smoke-free casino resort reopens

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas reopened their doors on 30 September, marking the final MGM Resorts' properties around the world to open following COVID-19 closures.  read more



TWiG: Battle of sports betting supremacy

The war for U.S. sports betting domination has begun, and with over $150 billion in annual revenue up for grabs, the stakes are high.  read more

BetAmerica sportsbook opens at Bronco Billy's Casino

The BetAmerica Sportsbook at Bronco Billy’s Casino in Colorado features 10 self-service betting terminals and two betting windows.  read more

5Dimes reaches settlement with US prosecutors

Beginning in at least 2011, 5Dimes allegedly accepted wagers from and made payouts to U.S. bettors, and transferred more than $46.8 million in proceeds earned from its illegal gambling activities.  read more

Hawthorne Race Course unveils PointsBet sportsbook

The brick and mortar sportsbook at Hawthorne is the first of four locations in Chicago that the companies will open as Illinois partners.  read more



Poker returns to Beau Rivage Casino

Daily tournaments are being held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast casino on nine tables, with a maximum of six players per table. Tables are spaced to allow for social distancing and face masks are required.  read more

Pai Gow Poker jackpot win at Aliante Casino

A frequent visitor to the Las Vegas casino was playing Face Up Pai Gow Poker on 4 October when he hit a seven-card straight flush with a joker, capturing a Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot of $531,639.  read more



Michael Nugent performing at El Cortez Casino

In celebration of bars officially reopening in Las Vegas, El Cortez Hotel & Casino welcomes locals and visitors to spend an evening at Parlour Bar with Michael Nugent throughout this month.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The new online gambling law in Buenos Aires is allowing land-based operators to apply for online licenses, according to the Buenos Aires City Lottery.
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