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Pressing craps bets
Stickman explains two of the simplest progression bets in craps -- the press-and-pull and the up-a-unit -- and why they can be effective.  read more

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New York casinos to reopen at 25 percent capacity

Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced casinos and video lottery terminal facilities will be allowed to reopen starting Wednesday with limited capacity, strict enforcement of face coverings, social distancing and additional staff to control occupancy.  read more
New York casinos to reopen at 25 percent capacity



Resorts World Catskills to reopen Wednesday

The New York property will implement and execute their 21 Point Safety Plan and adhere to the State's guidelines to ensure a safe reopening.  read more

Indoor dining is back at Caesars Atlantic City properties

In accordance with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's order authorizing indoor dining throughout the state, Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Tropicana Casino & Resort, and Bally's now welcome guests to dine indoors.  read more

Major hurdle cleared for casino development in Madera

Red Rock Resorts confirmed that the decision of the California Supreme Court in a related case appears to have eliminated a major hurdle in the Tribe's decades-long quest to develop a casino near Madera, California.  read more

Caesars Entertainment sells Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties announced an agreement to sell Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing & Entertainment to Rubico Acquisition for $22 million.  read more

Derby City Gaming opens new outdoor gaming patio

The new 8,000 square foot patio at the Kentucky casino will offer 225 historical racing machines.  read more

TWiG: Some Vegas casinos closed through summer 2021

Several Sin City favorites are still closed, with plans to keep them shuttered until at least June of next year.  read more

Canada's largest union calls for safe reopening of casinos

Unifor is calling on provinces to safely reopen casinos and gaming operations under the same sound public health protocols that guided reopenings in other sectors of the economy.  read more



Preakness 145 will proceed without fans

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club announced that Preakness 145 will proceed without fans in attendance on 3 October at Pimlico Race Course.  read more

William Hill launches sports betting app in West Virginia

The updated William Hill mobile app and companion website version is now available from anywhere in the Mountain State.  read more

DraftKings opens second sportsbook in New Hampshire

The new retail sportsbook in Manchester will offer bettors a gaming experience at a location that has been voted a top bar and restaurant in the state for three years straight.  read more

Treasure Island debuts Golden Circle Sportsbook and Bar

The Las Vegas Strip venue houses over 750 occupants and guests will be able to enjoy televised sporting events on a sprawling video wall.  read more



Madanzhiev wins the Online Main Event

Stoyan Madanzhiev, whose WSOP earnings amounted to about $5,500 coming in, won a staggering $3,904,686, the largest prize ever awarded in online poker.  read more

Hacialioglu wins $1,000 Turbo 6-Handed

Adnan "Bolazar" Hacialioglu bested a field of 1,910 to take home his first WSOP bracelet, along with nearly $260,000 in prize money and a WSOP Europe package.  read more

Dobrin takes home People's Choice Event Pros Vote

Jeffrey Dobrin won $189,666 and a WSOP Europe package thanks to beating a field of 2,408 for his first bracelet.  read more



Virgin Hotels Las Vegas unveils restaurant lineup

The new casino resort set open at the site of the former Hard Rock Casino will offer a wide variety of dining options featuring world-renowned chefs.  read more



Usher to start new Las Vegas residency

The eight-time Grammy Award winner will headline a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, opening 16 July 2021.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Poker Hall of Famer and longtime World Poker Tour commentator Mike Sexton, known as the "Ambassador of Poker," passed away at the age of 72 over the weekend after losing a battle with prostate cancer. 
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