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Picking the right video poker machine
Looking for a high return from the game is a big factor in choosing a video poker machine, but Stickman explains that isn't the only thing that players should consider.  read more

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TWiG: Is another Las Vegas closure coming?

The Governor of Nevada and the state Gaming Control Board have now made face masks mandatory, but it may be too late to stop a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Vegas.  read more
TWiG: Is another Las Vegas closure coming?



Resorts World Las Vegas unveils LED screen

On Saturday, the $4.3 billion integrated resort turned on one of the largest LED building displays in the U.S. and provided a look into the technology the property will bring to the Las Vegas Strip when its doors open in summer 2021.  read more



Encore Boston Harbor to reopen on 12 July

The new Wynn Resorts property has implemented several new social distancing measures and will require face coverings and temperature checks for all guests and employees.  read more

MGM Springfield will reopen on 13 July

The Western Massachusetts property will reopen in a limited capacity to the public on Monday, July 13 at 10 a.m. A hosted, invitation-only event will take place ahead of the public reopening.  read more

Caesars Entertainment welcomes guests back to Atlantic City

Harrah's Resort, Bally's and Caesars Atlantic City reopened on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of Caesars' Boardwalk entrance.  read more

Los Angeles card rooms get shut down again

Following Governor Gavin Newsom's order, Commerce Casino, Bicycle Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Park Casino, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Hustler Casino were all forced to close.  read more

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority to reopen casinos

The seven casinos in Canada, reopening on Thursday, will also follow new guidelines to ensure the safety of guests and team members, including team members and guests must pass a pre-screening process prior to casino entry.  read more

Loto-Québec announces property reopening dates

The company will gradually reopen its establishments according to the following schedule, with operations adjusted to comply with physical distancing and hygiene standards.  read more

Miami-Dade County mayor shuts down casinos

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced on Thursday that he is "rolling back" the reopening of entertainment facilities, including Hialeah Park Casino and Racetrack, Casino Miami Jai-Alai, Magic City Casino and Calder Casino and Gulfstream Park West.  read more

Penn National Gaming sees 83% of properties reopened

The company announced that 34 of its 41 gaming and racing properties have resumed operations, representing approximately 83% of its regional gaming portfolio in 14 of the 19 states where it operates.  read more

Red Rock Resorts announces death of president

The company and its Board of Directors has issued a statement following the loss of its president, Richard J. Haskins who died Saturday in a watercraft accident while vacationing in Michigan.  read more

Oklahoma tribal gaming pact signed by governor

Governor Kevin Stitt and Kialegee Tribal Town Mekko Brian Givens signed on Thursday a new gaming compact that includes fee structure for class III games and table games.  read more



Golden Boy Boxing returns to California

Golden Boy Boxing hits Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on 24 July with WBA Gold Welterweight Champion Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) defending his title against Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) in the 12-round main event.  read more

Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas

The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers were reportedly placed after incorrect start times were posted on Korean and Chinese baseball games due to a manual entry error. (AP News)  read more



First gold bracelet of WSOP 2020 is awarded

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler took home just over $130,000 in the $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kickoff that took place Wednesday afternoon with a 1,715-entry field.  read more

Lynch wins WSOP $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max

Louis Lynch took home $104,242 for his efforts in the $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max, a tournament that attracted 647 runners who rebought 272 times to create a 919-entry field ($873,050 prize pool).  read more

$97,091 win for Bode in the $500 NLH Super Turbo

The 1,179-entry field generated a $530,550 prize pool, and after less than six hours of play it was Matt "Bodeyster" Bode walking away with the $97,091 top prize and the latest gold bracelet.  read more

Kuhn claims first WSOP gold bracelet

The 2,091-entry field resulted in a $752,760 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, it was Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn coming out on top to win a $115,850 top prize and his first gold bracelet.  read more

$1,000 NLH Freezeout bracelet goes to Chang

After ten and a half hours of play, it was Allen "Acnyc718" Chang emerging victorious to capture the bracelet and $161.286.44 first-place prize.  read more



IGT launches PeakBarTop slot cabinet

Guests of Cache Creek Casino Resort, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, San Manuel Casino and Golden Nugget in Las Vegas can be among the first players in the world to experience IGT's PeakBarTop cabinet.  read more



IP Casino Resort to host outdoor concert

The concert will be held on Saturday, 18 July on the front lawn of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. Joining Jamey Johnson on the stage will be local country music singer Cole Jones.  read more

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