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June 8, 2020

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June 8, 2020

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Royals in video poker
When a reader hits two Royal Flushes playing video poker during a single visit to the casino, he asks Stickman if multi-hand play reduces the expected value or just volatility. Or are they the same?.  read more

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Las Vegas casinos are back in business

Following an unprecedented two-month closure due to COVID-19, Las Vegas casinos reopened to great fanfare last week with a number of new safety measures and social distancing protocols in place. Here's a list of resort properties now open and the amenities, attractions and venues available.  read more
Las Vegas casinos are back in business



85 WSOP gold bracelets up for grabs

World Series of Poker Online will kick off on 1 July and last two months, since the live WSOP in Las Vegas was postponed due to COVID-19.  read more



Ohio casinos and racinos to reopen on 19 June

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that casinos and racinos, along with amusement parks and water parks, would be permitted to reopen.  read more

San Manuel Casino to start phased reopening on 9 June

The California resort is ready to reopen its doors to the public on 15 June, after a soft opening for invited guests from 9-14 June.  read more

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino to reopen on Monday

The Wisconsin resort is having a soft re-opening for invited guests today. A larger public opening is scheduled for Wednesday.  read more

Lake Tahoe Hard Rock Hotel and Casino reopens

The much-anticipated reopening includes comprehensive health and safety protocols and enhancements to the resort's sanitation practices.  read more

Table Mountain Casino reopens today

The casino floor at the Central California resort will be open to a 25% capacity with 750 active slot machines to allow for social distancing.  read more

Resorts Casino Hotel announces reopening plans

The Atlantic City resort's plan includes a significant investment to improve air quality, as well as clean and sanitized surfaces across the property.  read more

Harrah's Reno will remain closed

CAI Investments bought the property for $50 million and plans to turn it into a non-gambling resort.  read more

No poker or smoking at Detroit casinos

With a reopening date still undetermined, the Michigan Gaming Control Board today approved guidelines, including 15% capacity, temperature checks, no poker rooms and a casino floor smoking ban.  read more



DraftKings to bring sports betting to Michigan

In addition to mobile and online sportsbook access, DraftKings will also allow bettors to place sports wagers in person at Bay Mills Resort & Casino.  read more

Illinois to allow at-home sports wagering

Governor JB Pritzker temporarily removed the in-person registration requirements for casinos, racetracks and sports facilities, allowing bettors to create accounts online and place wagers from home. (  read more



TWiG: Vegas casinos reopen, what to know

Before you go making plans to hit Sin City, you better hear of the hidden danger that few people know about. Plus, learn which Las Vegas casinos reopened and which will remain closed for now.  read more

Excalibur Hotel & Casino to reopen on 11 June

Employees will be required to wear masks, while guests are “strongly encouraged” to do so.  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas welcomes back guests

With the simultaneous reopening of both the Venetian and Palazzo towers last Thursday, a set of new cleanliness standards was rolled out to ensure a safe and healthy experience.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas reopens with five-star experience

All resort amenities available under Phase Two of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan have reopened, including pools, spa, golf course and restaurants.  read more

Caesars Entertainment reopens several Strip properties

Caesars Entertainment resumed gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas last week at Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and Harrah’s Las Vegas.  read more

Treasure Island opens doors again

In order to ensure employees remain safe, the Strip resort implemented new policies and procedures that include security temperature screenings, hand washing and sanitizing.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas offers resort-fee-free room rates

In celebration of its reopening, the Las Vegas Strip property is welcoming the return of visitors by killing resort fees on all room reservations made until Tuesday, 30 June 2020.  read more

Six daily bingo sessions at Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Downtown Las Vegas casino reopened last week with six daily bingo sessions and will hold its popular Super Bingo tournament, 5-7 July.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A lucky player at Caesars Palace hit a Let It Ride progressive jackpot worth $670,637 on Friday night, just one day after the Las Vegas Strip property reopened.
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