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Atlantic City Gaming

article 8 of Atlantic City's famous casinos just reopened for the first time since March. These photos show just how different the casino experience is going to be after the pandemic. (7/6/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Most casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reopened last weekend after closing for three-and-a-half months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....
article Bettors Gamble With Their Money, and the Virus, as Atlantic City Reopens (7/3/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Terril Tate left his house an hour before dawn on Thursday to be one of the first players at a craps table when the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...
article Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore (7/3/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

CARES act

article Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief (7/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- The National Congress of American Indians criticized a June 26 court decision clearing the way for Alaska Native Corporations to receive shares of the $8...
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Cherokee Nation

article 68th Cherokee National Holiday Goes Virtual Because of COVID-19 Pandemic (7/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The annual celebration of the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution will be a virtual one this year. The tribe will stream online important events of...
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First Nations Gaming

article SIGA casinos set to reopen on July (7/6/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- On the first day that casinos will be allowed to re-open under the reopening plan of the Saskatchewan province. SIGA will start up in a reduced...
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Florida Gaming

article Miami casinos shut again, other states fear same as COVID resurgent (7/6/2020)
(Florida) -- Casino operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has been forced to close its Miami casino less than one month after it reopened the property following a...
article Miami casinos shut again, other states fear same as COVID resurgent (7/6/2020)
(Florida) -- Casino operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has been forced to close its Miami casino less than one month after it reopened the property following a...
article Miami-Dade non-tribal casinos ordered to close again until further notice (7/3/2020)
(Florida) -- Miami-Dade County non-tribal casinos, which reopened less than a month ago, will have to close under an order that the county’s mayor signed Thursday...
article Victory Casino ship sailing, at much lower capacity (7/3/2020)
(Florida) -- Amid the virtual shutdown of the cruise industry, there is one ship that is cruising from Port Canaveral. The Victory Casino gambling ship has been up and...
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Louisiana Gaming

article L'Auberge to Lay Off 602 Workers (7/6/2020)
(Louisiana) -- L'Auberge in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles will be letting go of 602 employees in early August. L'Auberge Casino Resort has officially notified...
article Boomtown Casino expects to cut 197 jobs by mid-August amid widespread layoffs at Louisiana casinos (7/5/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The company that runs Boomtown Casino in Harvey is warning of 197 looming job cuts slated for Aug. 15, according to a filing with the Louisiana Workforce...
article Coronavirus hammers Louisiana gambling industry with 4,000 layoffs: See list of casinos affected (7/5/2020)
(Louisiana) -- More than 4,000 casino employees across Louisiana have either lost, or are expected to lose, their jobs as the industry continues to reel from the effect...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau Operators Staring at Worst Ever Results in Q2, Analysts Focusing on Operating Costs (7/6/2020)
(Macau) -- The second quarter of 2020 could go be the worst three-month stretch on record for Macau’s six concessionaires as the special administrative region...
article Macau to lose over US$1 billion in EBITDA in Q2: Morgan Stanley (7/6/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s casino operators are expected to announce quarterly EBITDA losses of more than US$1 billion in the three months to 30 June 2020 in what...
article Zhuhai allows Macau residents to enter nine Greater Bay Area cities from Monday (7/6/2020)
(Macau) -- Nine cities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will allow Macau residents to visit without mandatory quarantine from Monday, indicating that border restrictions...
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Maine Gaming

article Bangor Casino To Reopen After State Agrees To Coronavirus Safety Plan (7/6/2020)
(Maine) -- The Hollywood Casino in Bangor plans to reopen this week, after state officials agreed to a plan that will limit capacity to 200 people. Maine Public Safety...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Plainridge to be first Mass. casino to reopen on Wednesday (7/6/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Park will be the first casino in Massachusetts to reopen Wednesday, pending approval from state gaming officials."We expect to reopen...
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Mental Health

article The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of Indigenous communities (7/6/2020)
(Indian Country) -- In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Indigenous communities to a disproportionate degree. In this Special Feature, we bring into...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM Springfield prepares for reopening; union expects not all workers will return right away (7/6/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield — the nearly two-year-old, $960 million resort casino in Springfield’s South End — is calling back employees ahead...
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Mohegan Sun

article Athens Area Poised to Get First Skyscrapers at Hellinikon (7/6/2020)
(Greece) -- After breaking ground Friday, signaling the beginning of work for the Hellinikon Project – the largest development and investment project in Greek...
article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos: ‘Industry will Bounce Back from Covid’ (7/5/2020)
(Connecticut) -- It used to be that customers went to casinos seeking risk. These days, they’re just looking for safety, says Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment...
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National Indian Gaming Association

article REGISTER: The New Normal with Victor Rocha Webcast Series- Week 5 (7/6/2020)
(Indian Country) -- You are invited to join the fifth webcast in our new series, Tribal Gaming and the New Normal Presents The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Indian...
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Nevada Gaming

press release Is Nevada the ‘gold standard’ for casino coronavirus response? (7/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Whenever experts begin comparing gaming jurisdictions, you’re bound to hear the phrase “gold standard” dropped in the conversation. It...
article Officials: Quicker COVID-19 test results needed to boost contact tracing efforts in Nevada (7/6/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada health officials are again urging labs to more quickly return coronavirus test results as the state tries to track down individuals who may have...
article Nevada Man Charged with Trespassing After He Allegedly Refused to Wear Mask at Hard Rock Casino Bar (7/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- A 32-year-old Nevada man was arrested for trespassing early Saturday (July 4) after he allegedly refrained from putting on a facial covering while sitting at...
article Laughlin casinos confirm COVID-19 employee cases; some close (7/4/2020)
(Nevada) -- Some hotels and casinos in Laughlin. Nevada, have closed again after employees tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. Harrah’s Laughlin...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Second Soaring Eagle restaurant worker tests positive for coronavirus (7/6/2020)
(Michigan) -- A second employee at a Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort restaurant has tested positive for COVID-19, the casino announced over the weekend. Legends Diner...
article Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort says there are two employees with coronavirus (7/5/2020)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort says two of their employees have tested positive for coronavirus. The employees worked at Legends Diner. Soaring Eagle says...
article Employees at multiple mid-Michigan restaurants test positive for COVID-19 (7/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- Employees at multiple mid-Michigan restaurants have tested positive for coronavirus, including an Arby’s in Shiawassee County; the Legends Diner at...
article Two employees at Soaring Eagle’s Legends Diner test positive for the coronavirus (7/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort announced Saturday that two employees at Soaring Eagle’s Legends Diner have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a...
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Arizona Gaming

article Casinos and Poker Rooms open, despite rise in Covid-19 cases—siting measures to “safely” operate. (7/5/2020)
(Arizona) -- Many casinos and poker rooms have reopened around the country despite the Covid-19 lockdowns. In Arizona, the Talking Stick Resort, which reopened on June...
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California Gaming

article California tribes get more time for betting ballot, cardrooms shut again (7/5/2020)
(California) -- California’s tribal casino operators have been given more time to pursue legal sports betting while the state’s cardroom operators have been...
article Casino Insider: How the casinos enforce their rules (7/3/2020)
(California) -- When it comes to visiting the region’s casinos, things are much different than the pre-coronavirus era. Casinos across the region say you must wear...
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COVID-19

article Coronavirus: Some US casinos close back down; employees test positive (7/5/2020)
(USA) -- Several casinos in the US have either reclosed or been ordered to shut down for a set period. According to Fantini’s daily report, properties across the...
article 239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne (7/4/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection...
article Nevada Tribal Emergency Coordinator Named Amid Pandemic (7/4/2020)
(Nevada) -- A member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has been named as the state’s new tribal emergency response coordinator, amid a report that coronavirus...
article Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol (7/4/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Six months into a pandemic that has killed over half a million people, more than 200 scientists from around the world are challenging the official view of...
article Western Alaska village complains of stigma following COVID tests (7/3/2020)
(Alaska) -- An official at one Alaska village says residents have been humiliated and discriminated against after the regional health corporation announced two people...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article M Resort sportsbook closed after positive COVID-19 case (7/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The sportsbook at M Resort was closed Thursday and Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, according to a spokeswoman. William Hill...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation reports 71 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths (7/5/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths. A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Watch this — Unstruck drum: Arlee powwow goes silent but memories stay strong (7/4/2020)
(Montana) -- In an otherwise silent arbor, the sound of Joseph Upham’s ankle bells rings surprisingly loud as he performs a traditional prairie chicken dance...
article CSKT COVID-19 Youth Campaign’s second release features musician Foreshadow (7/3/2020)
(Montana) -- Tribal musician Shadow Devereaux, known as Foreshadow, released a new song on Friday entitled “Protect Your People” as part of the Confederated...
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Yocha Dehe Wintun

article Cache Creek Casino makes COVID-19 testing mandatory for employees, some already infected (7/4/2020)
(California) -- Cache Creek Casino Resort, one of Northern California’s largest gambling halls, recently instituted mandatory COVID-19 testing for employees as...
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Card Clubs

article California Gov. closes L.A. poker rooms again (7/3/2020)
(California) -- Commerce Casino, Bicycle Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Park Casino, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Hustler Casino were all forced to close as Gov. Gavin Newsom...
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Churchill Downs

article Churchill Downs reopens Rivers Casinos Des Plaines (7/3/2020)
(Illinois) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced the reopening of Rivers Des Plaines (“...
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Colville Tribe

article Six new cases of COVID-19 reported on Colville Reservation since June 19 (7/3/2020)
(Washington) -- Since June 30, the Colville Reservation has had 6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported within their boundaries. These cases were reported on:
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First Nations

article Siksika First Nation officials urge caution as COVID-19 investigations quadruple (7/3/2020)
(Alberta) -- The Siksika First Nation now has 10 recorded active cases of COVID-19 and 258 people under investigation for the virus, according to updates from Dr. Deena...
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Hard Rock

article Opening of Hard Rock casino in Gary delayed (7/3/2020)
(Indiana) -- The $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary will not open at the end of the year as originally planned, Spectacle Entertainment officials recently said in...
article Opening of Hard Rock casino in Gary delayed (7/3/2020)
(Indiana) -- The $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary will not open at the end of the year as originally planned, Spectacle Entertainment officials recently said in...
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Other News

article Travel Time: The Poconos Are Back In Business (7/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Only two weeks after a glorious late February weekend spent in the Pocono Mountains, relaxing at Lake Harmony’s Split Rock Resort, the world...
article SBC Digital Summit North America to examine key challenges for the land-based industry (7/6/2020)
(Internet) -- The Land-Based track at SBC Digital Summit North America will see senior executives share their ideas for how sportsbooks, tribal casinos, and lotteries...
article Cambodia allows casinos to reopen, with Covid-19 measures (7/3/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said on Friday that casinos across the nation would be allowed to resume operations if they met health requirements to...
article This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic (7/1/2020)
(Louisiana) -- When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were ordered to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned...
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 Gallaway: Regional and tribal casinos to lead US industry recovery (6/26/2020)
(USA) -- As casinos across the US start to resume operations, Steve Gallaway, managing partner at Global Market Advisers, discusses what form recovery may take and looks...
article NAC: June in the news (6/26/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Pregnant Native American women were singled out for coronavirus testing by a hospital in Albuquerque. Some new Native mothers were also separated...
article Native nations are fighting COVID-19 on many levels (6/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- COVID-19 has exacerbated infrastructure vulnerabilities in Indian Country and has brought attention to myriad issues that advocacy hasn’t been able to...
article Yonkers Raceway to resume racing next week (6/16/2020)
(New York) -- Harness racing returns to Yonkers Raceway on June 22, although without fans present, the Business Journal was advised by a spokesperson for Empire City...
article SCHUETZ: The Calculus of Re-Opening (6/15/2020)
(USA) -- The casinos are open and this fact will most certainly cause people to die through the transmission of Coronavirus. That is the reality. The only real question...
article Petersburg’s tribal government takes on meal deliveries to seniors during pandemic (6/15/2020)
(Alaska) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a program for low cost meals for seniors in Petersburg to a delivery-only mode. And for the past few months that delivery...
article Four Melco-led casinos in Cyprus now back in business (6/15/2020)
(Cyprus) -- The Mediterranean island country of Cyprus is starting to return to normal. Gambling facilities began to reopen last month after being forced to take a break...
article Native galleries, museums, casinos reopen in area (6/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As businesses across Oklahoma begin to reopen, many Native American-owned attractions are offering unique shopping and entertainment in Green Country.
article Fitch Ratings: US Gaming Industry Coronavirus Recovery Will Be Three-Year Process (6/12/2020)
(Wall Street) -- The gaming industry in the United States will take several years to fully recover and rebound to pre-coronavirus levels. That’s according to Fitch...
article The 2020 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration canceled due to new coronavirus (6/11/2020)
(Oregon) -- The annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration has been cancelled this year due to social distancing concerns amid the ongoing pandemic. The Mill Casino-Hotel...
article Spirit Bay Trading Company Shutting Its Doors After More Than 20 Years (6/8/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The growing number of business owners choosing not to reopen as the pandemic is becoming more of a reality in the Northland. Spirit Bay Trading Company in...
article Plains Cree artist Ruth Cuthand adds coronavirus to her collection of beaded diseases (6/6/2020)
(Canada) -- For artist Ruth Cuthand, beads and viruses go hand-in-hand as both were brought by European traders to the Americas. It's what her series of work titled...
article Red Earth Festival moves to Labor Day weekend, September 5-6 (6/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The award-winning Red Earth Festival, recognized as one of America’s top art festivals, has been rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, September 5-6, at...
article Horse Racing Resumes This Week - With Changes (6/4/2020)
(New York) -- he New York Racing Association opened for training at both the Oklahoma Training Track and Saratoga Race Course this week, coinciding with the return to...
article NOISECAT: How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming (6/2/2020)
(USA) -- An Indian named Cowboy once told a lecture hall full of Frenchmen that us Natives are a postapocalyptic people. Cowboy is a Blackfoot filmmaker from the Piikani...

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