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article Local worker ratio up after RWS job cuts: govt (8/7/2020)
(Singapore) -- Three out of every four workers remaining at casino complex Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) after a round of job cutting is a Singapore local, confirmed the...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts' new 'Work From Vegas' package lets you work from a poolside cabana and includes your own 'executive assistant' (8/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts in Las Vegas is introducing a new program encouraging travelers to book a hotel room and "Work From Vegas." The "Viva Las...
article Bowie steps down as MGM China executive director (8/7/2020)
(Macau) -- Grant Bowie has resigned as an executive director of Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd. He will remain linked to the company under an advisory role...
article MGM Resorts' 'Work from Las Vegas' travel package comes with an executive assistant (8/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts is now luring business professionals to resorts with ‘Work from Vegas’ travel packages that include discounted jet service, rooms as cheap as...
article MGM Growth says hotel-casino tenants paying rent ‘in full and on time’ (8/4/2020)
(Wall Street) -- The CEO of MGM Growth Properties — which acts as landlord for a number of MGM hotel-casinos — said the company sits in a “very...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Pearl River Resort to reopen 1 Mississippi casino Friday (8/6/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning a phased reopening of its Pearl River Resort amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tribe said its Bok...
article Bok Homa To Open Friday (8/3/2020)
(Mississippi) -- After being closed for four months, Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville is set to reopen at noon on Friday, Pearl River Resort officials announced. It will...
article Pearl River Resort announces reopening dates (7/31/2020)
(Mississippi) -- Pearl River Resort, owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, announced Friday plans for the phased reopening of its Bok Homa...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Biloxi bars ordered to stop serving at 11 p.m. due to COVID, but what about casinos? (8/6/2020)
(Mississippi) -- Some bar owners in Biloxi weren’t following the governor’s executive order to stop selling alcohol after 11 p.m., so Mayor Andrew “...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Saracen Casino to hire 800 more positions before grand opening in October (8/6/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Saracen Casino Resort will be adding around 800 new jobs in the next few weeks as it gets ready for the grand opening at the beginning of October. “...
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Wind River

article Wind River Casino Reopens (8/6/2020)
(Wyoming) -- After months of closure, the Wind River Casino announced its intention to reopen this Friday, August 7th. Their original plan was to open on July 22nd, but...
article Wind River Reservation Leaders Ease Some Restrictions, Implement Mask Mandate (8/6/2020)
(Wyoming) -- After four months under a strict stay-at-home order, residents of the Wind River Reservation will now be able to gather in small groups, enter tribal...
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Yakama Nation

article Legends Casino plans for safe reopening next week (8/6/2020)
(Washington) -- Guests and employees will experience a considerably different atmosphere when Legends Casino opens for the first time in nearly five months on Thursday,...
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Yocha Dehe Wintun

article Coronavirus shut us down again, but Northern California casinos remain open. Are they safe? (8/6/2020)
(California) -- The announcement came with great fanfare – and caution: Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Yolo County town of Brooks was open for business. Months...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casino bets big on safety during pandemic (8/5/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- "Melonie Johnson, the first Black woman casino president in Atlantic City, on how the Borgata Casino, Hotel & Spa is taking safety...
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Detroit Gaming

article Casino guests return to the slots as Detroit's gaming halls reopen (8/5/2020)
(Michigan) -- For Curtis Martin, the reopening of Detroit’s three casinos was long overdue. “I’m glad they’re opened, but I think they’ve...
article Patrons eager to get inside as Detroit casinos reopen at 15% capacity (8/5/2020)
(Michigan) -- After being shutdown since March, gamblers were able to place their bets again at Detroit casinos. Casinos were able to open Wednesday at 15% capacity,...
press release A look inside Motor City Casino ahead of its reopening this week (8/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- For nearly five months, the normally-packed Motor City Casino has sat empty because of COVID-19. Now employees are getting tested and precautions are in...
article A look inside Motor City Casino ahead of its reopening this week (8/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- For nearly five months, the normally-packed Motor City Casino has sat empty because of COVID-19. Now employees are getting tested and precautions are in...
article Detroit’s Casinos Prepare to Reopen at 15 Percent Capacity (8/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- Despite increased restrictions on bars around the state, the governor is permitting Detroit’s trio of casinos to reopen at 15-percent capacity on...
article What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this week (8/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Motor City Casino in Detroit is set to reopen Wednesday, and when it does, it will look very different because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)...
article Precautions in place as Detroit casinos set to reopen Wednesday (8/2/2020)
(Michigan) -- After nearly five months of keeping their doors closed because of COVID-19, the casino's will be reopening on Wednesday. There are several precautions...
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Illinois Gaming

article Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin becomes third in state to open sportsbook (8/5/2020)
(Illinois) -- Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin opened its new sportsbook this week, becoming the third casino in the state to offer bets on sports since it was legalized...
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Nevada Gaming

article Atlantis becomes first Reno casino to remake all-you-can-eat dining (8/5/2020)
(Reno) -- It’s just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille in the Atlantis casino is preparing to reopen the show after...
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Public Smoking

article Some casinos suspend smoking as part of COVID-19 response (8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Mask wearing requirements instituted by many Oklahoma tribes in response to COVID-19 have also prompted some of the state's Indian casinos to...
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Card Clubs

article Rosamond casino lays off 20, closes amid pandemic restrictions (8/4/2020)
(California) -- Diamond Jim's Casino in Rosamond notified local officials last month it had to lay off 20 employees because of emergency restrictions imposed during...
article With new state restrictions, these Whatcom businesses are figuring out how to survive (8/2/2020)
(Washington) -- As Washington state attempts to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, it’s becoming clear that Whatcom County local businesses are facing...
article Black Pearl Casino in Spokane Valley planning to move card gaming into outdoor tents as new COVID-19 restrictions go into effect (7/31/2020)
(Washington) -- As new guidelines in Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan went into effect Thursday requiring indoor card rooms in the state to close, the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas bars removing, relocating gaming machines (8/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- You don’t have to get very close the vacant bar at Henderson’s Black Mountain Grill to see that something is missing. Even from a distance,...
article Downtown Grand’s Gallery Tower accepting reservations in September (8/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Downtown Grand has officially christened its latest expansion, Gallery Tower, named for the art program that will be displayed throughout the property.
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan Casinos Contribute $6.3B Annually, AGA Reports (8/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- $6.3 billion is the estimated annual impact from casinos in Michigan, a research by the American Gaming Association (AGA) shows. The state’s 24...
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New York Gaming

article New York commercial casinos to remain closed (8/4/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered last week bad news to four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a shutdown of more than four and a half months due to...
article New York casinos deemed “non-essential” with reopening further delayed (8/2/2020)
(New York) -- Casinos in New York have been dealt a blow with the state governor further delaying plans to reopen properties. Governor Andrew Cuomo said that commercial...
article Our view: Cuomo needs to allow casinos to reopen (8/1/2020)
(New York) -- "You don't need a casino to maintain survival." With those words, Gov. Andrew Cuomo summed up his rationale for keeping the state's four...
article Saratoga Casino says it's a safe bet they can reopen safely (7/31/2020)
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino closed its doors on March 16. Since then, they've been working on new ways to keep the facility virus-free and safe for guests and...
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Sports Leagues

article MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call (8/4/2020)
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball is quickly becoming a cautionary tale with players and staff on at least three teams testing positive since the season resumed last...
press release St. Louis Cardinals executive says there's no proof players went to a casino prior to outbreak (8/4/2020)
(Missouri) -- After Major League Baseball announced 13 members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization tested positive for Covid-19, an executive batted down rumors that...
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Turning Stone

article Turning Stone Stands by Measures to Keep People Safe from COVID (8/4/2020)
(New York) -- The Turning Stone Resort and Casino and the Oneida Indian Nation say they're proud of the strict rules they've put in place to keep their employees...
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Ak-Chin Indian Community

article Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino now hiring (8/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- You can do anything or be anything with the Caesars Entertainment family of affiliated casinos, resorts, and venues, from delighting guests on the casino...
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Caesars

article Harrah’s New Orleans One Step Closer to Being on Hook for Hotel Back Taxes (8/3/2020)
(New Orleans) -- Harrah’s New Orleans is once again on the losing end of a court decision regarding its claims that it doesn’t need to pay taxes on comped or...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Bar Owners Outraged Over Photos of Crowded Baton Rouge Casino (8/3/2020)
(Louisiana) -- There has been an ongoing debate between Louisiana bar owners and the governor's executive order for all bars in Louisiana to be shut down at this...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Casino reopens for business (8/3/2020)
(Minnesota) -- On Friday, July 31, 2020, the Red Lake Casino opened back up for business with new hours and new restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, All gaming...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Employees at two Ho-Chunk casinos test positive for COVID-19 (8/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Officials with the Ho-Chunk Nation are investigating multiple positive COVID-19 tests among employees at two of their casinos in Wittenberg and the...
article Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison breaks down safety measures after COVID-19 cases at other locations (8/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation announced Sunday five workers at casino locations in Wisconsin Dells and Wittenberg tested positive for COVID-19. NBC15 checked in...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C.’s First Sportsbook Is Now Open To Take Bets (8/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, D.C.’s first official sportsbook opened at Capital One Arena. It’s the first of its kind in a professional sports arena or...
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Maine Gaming

article Harness Racing Will Return To Bangor's Hollywood Casino Raceway (8/1/2020)
(Maine) -- Harness racing will soon return to Bangor's Hollywood Casino Raceway after a pandemic-related hiatus. The casino opened for indoor gambling in July, and...
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Fond du Lac Band

article Fond-du-luth Casino employee tests positive for COVID-19 (7/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- An employee from the Fond-du-luth Casino has tested positive for COVID-19. "Immediate action was taken by Fond-du-luth's management, including an...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee Tribe closes casino, announces new restrictions (7/31/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe announced Friday that its COVID-19 Incident Command issued 2 emergency orders, one involving the casino. The tribe announced...
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Pala Tribe

article Unibet Sportsbook Launches in Indiana on the Pala Interactive Gaming Platform (7/31/2020)
(Indiana) -- Pala Interactive follow on from their successful launch of Kindred Group's Unibet brand in Pennsylvania by launching Unibet in Indiana, right as the...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Four video gaming terminals opened at Pa. truck stops this week (7/31/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers began gambling at video gaming terminals this week at four Love’s Travel Stops in Pennsylvania. The video gaming terminals, which are...
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Other News

article Hollywood Casino rebounds quickly after pandemic closure (8/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ Hollywood Casino appears to be rebounding from the financial downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In July, the casino’s first...
article Casino de Tandil first to open in Buenos Aires province? (8/6/2020)
(Argentina) -- The Casino de Tandil is on its way to becoming the first casino to reopen its doors in the Buenos Aires province. Juan Pablo Ibañez, a member of the...
article Spectator-Free Racing Brings Mixed Results For Fairmount Park (8/3/2020)
(Illinois) -- The coronavirus lockdowns in Illinois came just as Fairmount Park Racetrack was set to start the 2020 horse racing season in March.The racetrack was...
article Clarion cancels iGB Live and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam 2020 (7/31/2020)
(London) -- Clarion has taken the decision to postpone iGB Live and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry events were...
article Chippewa Downs salvages racing season amid COVID setbacks (7/29/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The races will go on this summer, at least for now, at Chippewa Downs. The pandemic created setbacks for this year, but supporters managed to persuade...
article OP/ED: Potempa: Blue Chip’s Boyd parent company relaunches Stardust brand with free game (7/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Stardust Casino and Hotel, famed for the signature star-framed neon sign along the Las Vegas Strip, has been a landmark of the past for the last 15...
article Leisure Acquisition Says No Thanks to Gateway Casinos Deal (7/16/2020)
(New York) -- New York-based Leisure Acquisition announced the end of the transaction in a regulatory, but didn’t specify why it’s dropping the deal....
article Senate to look into Rota’s share of Saipan casino license fee (7/16/2020)
(Marianas) -- After a lengthy discussion, the Senate on Thursday agreed to look into the Rota share of the $15 million Saipan casino license fee collection.
article ICE London 2021 faces delay over COVID-19 concerns (7/15/2020)
(London) -- The gambling conference calendar has suffered yet another COVID-19 blow as the organizers of ICE London 2021 announced they were pushing the event back a few...
article New Telemia Tourism Lodge 'a natural fit' for Deh Gah Got'ie First Nation, says councillor (7/11/2020)
(Northwest Territories) -- The Telemia Tourism Lodge near Fort Providence, N.W.T., may be new but it has a long history in the area. A few minutes by boat downriver from...
article SCHUETZ: Be A Rosa (7/8/2020)
(USA) -- The women of gaming can have no better role model than the famous Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement. The slow pace of change in the gaming...
article Thompson man says he was racially profiled at Walmart, told he looked 'like the type of person who drinks' (7/4/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations man says he's angry and hurt after being racially profiled at a Thompson store where he's shopped for years — and the...
article Loto-Québec announces strict rules for reopening of casinos, along with sweeping layoffs (7/1/2020)
(Montreal) -- Loto-Québec has announced it's laying off 2,250 employees and introducing a wage and hiring freeze due to a drop in revenue related to the pandemic....
article Quebec casinos set to reopen with major changes - and layoffs (6/30/2020)
(Quebec) -- The first of Quebec’s casinos reopens in just over two weeks, but only some employees will be getting back to business - Loto Quebec will be laying off...
article Inside the Facebook outburst that toppled one of Portland’s most successful chefs (6/28/2020)
(Oregon) -- At the beginning of the week, John Gorham was among the most successful chefs in Portland, owner of a dozen restaurants, co-author of two cookbooks and a...
article Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack bets on reopening to the public amid the pandemic (6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mark Dorrin, 66, hasn’t seen his gambling friends in over three months. But at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the Prospect Park resident stood in line for...
article Casinos, indoor dining to resume in NJ July 2 (6/22/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Casinos in Atlantic City can reopen and indoor dining may resume at limited capacity July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on social media Monday morning....
article SCHUETZ: The Back of the House (6/22/2020)
(Florida) -- For reasons I’m not even sure that I understand, I have been involved in a project in the Deep South for the last few years. It is in the northwest...
article Bren Little Light's biggest pet peeve: Losing Indigenous relations jobs to non-Indigenous men (6/22/2020)
(Calgary) -- Bren Little Light says she has applied to more than 100 jobs in the oil and gas sector, landing multiple first and second interviews, only to lose out to...
article With mix of enthusiasm and caution, Baltimore City businesses move to next phase of COVID-19 recovery (6/20/2020)
(Maryland) -- On Saturday, as the skies above them alternated between rainy and sunny, the business owners and patrons of Baltimore’s restaurants and stores took...

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