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April 6, 2020

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Savor the win

Savor the win
Scoblete puts emphasis on enjoying the wins even more after a series of losses. He also gives advice on how to avoid digging yourself a big hole at the casino.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment to furlough 90% of its US workforce

Given the uncertain duration of the property closures throughout the U.S., Caesars is temporarily moving to the minimum workforce needed to maintain basic operations.  read more
Caesars Entertainment to furlough 90% of its US workforce



Colorado sports betting could generate billions

Regulators are preparing for a 1 May launch of online and retail sports betting. When it does, Colorado will become the 18th U.S. state to have some form of legal sports betting.  read more

Nevada sportsbooks accepting eNASCAR wagers

The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval to the state's sportsbooks to offer wagers on the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series.  read more

Century Casinos approved for sports betting in Colorado

Due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sports betting industry, the company is uncertain on the timeline that the Circa/Sports mobile sports betting app will launch.  read more



Las Vegas Sands will pay employees

In addition to paying 10,000 employees at the Venetian and Palazzo during the state-ordered closure, Las Vegas Sands said it will also compensate the 1,200 employees in the resorts' 14 third-party restaurants.  read more

Massachusetts extends casino closures to 4 May

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with Governor Baker's order, Encore Boston Harbor, Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield will remain closed until 4 May.  read more

Spain calls for iGaming advertising restrictions

Spain officials have ordered online gambling operators to restrict marketing efforts during the country's current lockdown with the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to “protect problem gamblers.”  read more

Wynn Resorts extends benefits for North American employees

The company will extend paying all salaried, hourly and part-time employees through 15 May, for a total of 60 days of payroll continuance.  read more

Nevada governor extends closure of casinos

Gov. Steve Sisolak formally issued a "Stay at Home" directive, extending the closure of nonessential business, gaming and schools to the end of April.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino donates masks, gloves and more

On 23 March, Foxwoods donated 59,000 gloves, 100 N95 respirator masks, 240 rolls of toilet paper and more to hospitals and retirement homes in the Connecticut area.  read more

Macau's five-star hotel occupancy rate drops

Due to the COVID-10 outbreak, the average occupancy rate of five-star hotels in Macau dropped 10% in February, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau. (Inside Asian Gaming)  read more

Illinois extends casino closures through 30 April

The Illinois Gaming Board has extended the suspension of all video gaming operations and all casino gambling operations in the state until at least 30 April.  read more



WSOP's Spring Online Championship

Running until 3 May, the Spring Online Championships features over $4 million in guarantees and includes over 100 events, plus daily tournaments and a 12-event warmup series.  read more



Convention Center reaches new milestone

Construction workers began the extensive process of pouring 600,000 square feet of concrete flooring in the main exhibit hall in the new West Hall expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.  read more

Take a virtual trip to Las Vegas

Featuring iconic Las Vegas locations, the customized virtual backdrops allow Zoom users to infuse some fun into their everyday video chats.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Sports betting in Washington D.C., scheduled for 31 March, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Office of Lottery and Gaming, saying it is prepared to launch "when it is safe for the sports world to return."
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