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COVID-19

article Matsui releases new casino chips to protect against spread of COVID-19 (8/5/2020)
(Macau) -- Japanese gaming chip supplier Matsui has released a new line of specialist casino chips aimed at preventing the spread of microorganisms.
article The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the Coronavirus (6/29/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- As of Sunday, the U.S. has set single-day records for new coronavirus cases for at least five consecutive days, and the total number of nationwide...
article How are casinos planning on cleaning gambling chips? It depends on who you ask. (6/5/2020)
(Florida) -- Do they use a dishwasher? A straightforward hand-washing method? Perhaps an ultrasonic cleaner? It’s an issue that’s likely been overlooked by...
article Las Vegas firm creates safety shields for use at casino slots, tables (4/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- When casino properties reopen in Nevada following the state-ordered shutdown, safety will be a main focus for gaming operators. Although Gov. Steve...
article Coronavirus: Poker bonuses temporarily banned in France (4/15/2020)
(France) -- The Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) has warned French poker operators they must no longer offer bonuses to incentivise customers in light of...
article It was a regular poker game among eight friends. Within weeks, coronavirus killed three and infected all. (4/14/2020)
(Florida) -- A decade ago, eight retirees with ties to New York City became fast friends over their love of poker, running into each other over and over in South Florida...
article Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman Throw Poker Hands To Raise Funds For Feeding America (4/10/2020)
(Internet) -- Here’s a novel way that a group of Hollywood folks will engage in to help in the coronavirus pandemic. All In For America’s Charity is a stay-...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Casino Resort installs Rye Park Gaming poker shields (8/4/2020)
(California) -- California's Chumash Casino Resort has installed Rye Park Gaming physical barriers at its Poker Room.
article Chumash Casino Resort unaffected by state order closing nontribal card rooms (7/10/2020)
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort, like other tribal casinos across California, has been minimally affected by a state order July 1 that called for the shutdown...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Station Casinos

article Station Casinos reopens 3 poker rooms with 8-handed play (8/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos reopened three poker rooms today, playing eight-handed with plexiglass barriers between players. The rooms at Red Rock Resort, Boulder...
article Station Casinos to reopen without poker rooms (5/19/2020)
(California) -- Station Casinos is gearing up to reopen its Nevada properties, but visitors can expect to see changes compared to operations before the shutdown. Select...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts casinos get good marks in coronavirus reopening; Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield ask for return of craps, roulette (7/30/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ three casinos — MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park and Encore Boston Harbor — have handled the first three weeks of their reopening from...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article BOOK: Poker Skills Can Make Investing Less Like Gambling (7/24/2020)
(New York) -- When “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis 1 was published in 2003, it quickly gained a big following on Wall Street. The book is ostensibly about...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Mass baccarat takes biggest hit from COVID-19 impact in 2Q20 (7/16/2020)
(Macau) -- Revenue from mass market baccarat plummeted 96.4% to just MOP$1.06 billion (US$132.7 million) in the three months to 30 June 2020, with the impact of COVID-19...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Casinos limit smoking at table games (7/16/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Several casinos on the strip are now limiting smoking to keep people from removing their masks. At the Wynn, if you're playing table games without a...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article A poker YouTuber won a World Series bracelet while sitting in a Whole Foods parking lot (7/15/2020)
(New York) -- The 2020 World Series of Poker Online series of tournaments has, so far, given us an epic reaction from a player who won his first-ever online event.
1 Article on this Issue

Phil Ivey

article Why Borgata, Phil Ivey Settled Their $10 Million Feud (7/10/2020)
(New Jersey) -- The conventional wisdom was that neither Borgata nor poker legend Phil Ivey would ever settle their $10 million legal battle that dates back to 2014...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Laughlin casino temporarily suspends table game operations (7/7/2020)
(Nevada) -- Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the community, Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino announced on Monday that it would...
article Why Is There So Much Secrecy Around Nevada Online Poker Revenue? (6/1/2020)
(Nevada) -- Online poker was one of the few forms of gambling available during April, with all 989 US casinos closed by the coronavirus pandemic. Those shutdowns drove...
article Casinos required to cut occupancy, limit table game players to reopen in Nevada (5/4/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos will have to enforce strict social distancing policies, including limits on the number of table game players, should they reopen. The state...
article State Gaming Regulations Force Nevada Independent to Fold Online Poker Tourney Fundraiser Plans (4/8/2020)
(Nevada) -- A news site in Nevada thought it had a creative way to raise funds for its organization, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, concerns...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article MGM Grand poker room reopening Friday (7/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The MGM Grand poker room will reopen at 4 p.m. Friday, a spokesman said. The room will have plexiglass dividers between players to allow six-handed play,...
article Sahara poker room to install plexiglass dividers (6/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Las Vegas poker room will install plexiglass dividers to allow it to host six-handed games, a spokeswoman said. She said the dividers had been...
article Bellagio’s plexiglass not in cards for all poker rooms (6/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio poker room upped the ante Thursday when it reopened with the approval to host six-handed games. The installation of plexiglass dividers...
article Bellagio poker room returns Thursday in Las Vegas (6/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Bellagio will bring back its poker room at 10 a.m. Thursday following nearly three months of closures out of coronavirus concerns.The room will feature 23...
article Sahara taking table game reservations, reopening poker room (6/16/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara is now taking group reservations for blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables up to 72 hours in advance. It also announced today that it is...
article Golden Nugget poker room to open Saturday (6/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Golden Nugget said it will open its poker room Saturday. The poker room’s Twitter account said it would open at 9 a.m. with five-handed games.
article Poker players skeptical of four-handed games (5/23/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The way people interact at a poker table would seemingly make it one of the last activities to reopen in casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nine to 10...
article Las Vegas company invents table game technology to keep players germ-free (5/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas based start-up that first invented self-cleaning slot dividers is now working on technology for table games. It's a "Reverse Oxygen...
article BLOG: What Las Vegas Poker May Look Like in 2020 and Beyond (5/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board released regulations directing casinos on how to keep properties as sterile and safe as possible during the COVID-19...
article WSOP postponed in Las Vegas because of coronavirus pandemic (4/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 51st running of the WSOP had been set for May 26 to July 15 at the...
article Las Vegas poker pro’s lawsuit claims she was cheated (4/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas poker pro filed a federal lawsuit this past weekend alleging that another player used hidden devices to cheat her out of thousands of dollars...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Table games return to Twin River casinos (6/29/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Table games will return to Rhode Island’s two Twin River casinos Tuesday for the first time since they were closed in March to stop the spread of...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article OP/ED: Push-Up Contests, Kevin Hart, and $100K Tournaments: Inside the World of Poker’s Super High Rollers (6/23/2020)
(New York) -- It’s with grand aspirations that I make my way to the Salle des Étoiles, the Room of Stars, where the European Poker Tour is being held. It’s considered...
article Gambling Today: Will Live Poker in Vegas Even be Worth Playing? (5/8/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Governor Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that the Vegas economy is “reopening and will enter Phase 1 on Saturday, May 9, ahead of the previous Stay...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Table games open at Wild Rose (6/13/2020)
(Iowa) -- Wild Rose Casinos in Clinton and Jefferson opened table games Friday. Wild Rose reopened its three casinos on June 1, after a 75-day state mandated closure as...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Los Angeles Card Rooms Want in on Action as Tribal, Vegas Rivals Reopen (5/26/2020)
(California) -- The six Los Angeles-area card rooms presented county health officials with a 20-page document containing policies and procedures aimed at convincing...
article Card clubs offer reopening plan as tribal and Vegas casinos get back in the game (5/23/2020)
(California) -- With Las Vegas casinos expected to open next month and a handful of tribal casinos in California already taking bets, Los Angeles County’s card...
article DRINKING ALLOWED: Grass Valley Casino Reopens In Apparent Defiance Of State COVID-19 Orders (5/19/2020)
(California) -- Owners of Towers Casino and Card Room on Bank Street in Grass Valley have apparently had enough of the COVID-19 stay at home issued by Governor Gavin...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Will Reopen Without Poker in Concession to New Pandemic Era (5/23/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- When Wynn Resorts Ltd. gets the go-ahead to reopen casinos in Las Vegas and Boston, one of gambling’s most iconic games won’t be offered:...
article Wynn won't offer poker when it reopens in Las Vegas and Boston (5/19/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts won’t offer poker when the company is allowed to reopen casinos in Las Vegas and Boston, and it also won’t be as easy to play craps, as...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Socially distant gambling debuts at Florida casino with glass barriers, temperature checks (5/21/2020)
(Florida) -- Gamblers got good news in Florida on Thursday as one casino in the state reopened following the coronavirus closure. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article There will be no poker when Pennsylvania casinos reopen (5/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Poker players who gamble in Pennsylvania casinos and are concerned about reading a rival’s expression through an N-95 mask need not worry: Poker...
article The 2020 Poker Boom: With Sports Gone, Pennsylvanians Turn to Online Gaming (5/18/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- On Monday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released April revenue numbers for the state. As expected, revenue for anything related to sports...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Postle Scandal

article Stones Gambling Hall Files Another Motion To Dismiss Poker Cheating Lawsuit (5/18/2020)
(California) -- Last week, legal teams for King’s Casino LLC and Justin Kuraitis each filed another motion to dismiss lawsuits against them in the Mike Postle...
article Marle Cordeiro Sues Postle in Nevada Court (4/9/2020)
(California) -- The saga of the Mike Postle cheating allegations became a little more complicated a few days ago when poker player Marle Cordeiro filed a lawsuit against...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn will reopen without poker in concession to new pandemic era (5/17/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- When Wynn Resorts Ltd. gets the go-ahead to reopen casinos in Las Vegas and Boston, one of gambling’s most iconic games won’t be offered:...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article SEE IT: Florida casino floats plexiglass poker table design amid coronavirus (5/15/2020)
(Florida) -- A Florida casino is betting a new partitioned poker table design can keep gamblers safe and get business rolling again amid the coronavirus pandemic....
1 Article on this Issue

Montana Gaming

article Bars, restaurants met with changes, smaller crowds on first night back (5/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Many community members returning to their favorite Bismarck bars for the first time in more than a month on Friday night encountered new changes to...
1 Article on this Issue

Paycheck Protection Program

article Professional gamblers in Nevada may now be able to collect unemployment (4/16/2020)
(Nevada) -- The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented layoffs in the U.S., leading to a record number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits. In the state...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article TCSJohnHuxley releases chip sanitizer to launch new casino “Care & Protect” range (5/18/2020)
(UK) -- UK-based gaming product developer TCSJohnHuxley has revealed the launch of a new chip sanitizer, the first product in its “Care & Protect” range...
article Teen Patti: A Popular Poker Rival (4/4/2020)
(India) -- Poker may be a popular game. But in recent times, Teen Patti, the Indian variant of the game, has also emerged as a favourite among gamblers. The card game...
article Despite Thailand's Gambling Laws Baccarat is Increasing in Popularity (4/3/2020)
(Thailand) -- Despite highly enforced gambling laws in Thailand the game of Baccarat is increasing in popularity according to a resent survey. Furthermore even with all...
article The joys of teaching poker to your kids (4/2/2020)
(USA) -- “THE BEAUTY of poker,” writes David Sklansky in the introduction to “The Theory of Poker”, perhaps the best book written about the best...
article My teen is good at poker. Did I make a mistake by letting him play? (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- My recently turned 14-year-old son has been asking me to teach him how to play poker. He knows I used to play, and I think he was hoping for a few pointers or,...
article Man turned wife’s iPhone into homemade tracking device to follow, rob poker player, deputies say (3/19/2020)
(Florida) -- A poker player had just arrived back at his east Orange County apartment early one June morning after a night of gambling in Orange City, when a man in a...
article Poker Pro Alex Foxen Faces Legal Battle After Being Accused Of Fraud (3/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Two-time Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year Alex Foxen is currently facing a legal battle arising from his dealings with the Quasar Mining Group,...
article BLOG: Dissecting the house edge in roulette (3/9/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. Please explain to me about roulette and the 5.26 percent house edge. It seems to me like every time I play, I...
article Pai gow player wins $420K jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino (2/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A visitor from Hawaii will be leaving Las Vegas much richer. Main Street Station Casino says the woman turned her vacation into a $420,000 jackpot with a...
article Saipan considers lifting poker machine moratorium to combat declining revenue contributions from Imperial Pacific (2/17/2020)
(Saipan) -- Saipan lawmakers are considering lifting a moratorium on new poker machine licenses in order to claw back some of the dwindling tax and licensing revenues...
article Baccarat dealer, Halfmoon player accused in $20K theft from Rivers Casino in Schenectady (2/10/2020)
(New York) -- A baccarat dealer at Rivers Casino in Schenectady and a player from Halfmoon have been arrested, accused of working together to steal an estimated $20,000...
article BLOG: Poker Players Who Are Notorious For Playing Casino Games (1/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- High-stakes poker players are the kings of reading the tells of other players, and knowing when to bluff and when to fold a hand, but they are also the...
article 4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos (1/16/2020)
(Nevada) -- A former sports book manager at two Lake Tahoe casinos has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. The (...
article Poker Face: Problem Gamblers Being Identified Through Facial Recognition Technology (12/31/2019)
(Australia) -- Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is being used by the popular SkyCity Adelaide Casino to detect barred gamblers, according to a report by Adelaide Now.
article BLOG: The Biggest Scandals in the History of Blackjack (12/27/2019)
(Internet) -- Blackjack and gambling have been linked to many mysteries, rumors and scandals. Find out more about some of the biggest scandals in blackjack history.
article World Series of Poker Announces 2020 Main Event Date, No Plans to Relocate Tournament From Rio (12/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- World Series of Poker (WSOP) organizers are gifting players with a few key dates for their 2020 calendars, most notably getting cards in the air for the $...
article Rick Salomon Can't Claim $2.8M Poker Debt from Saudi Sheikh (12/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Professional poker player Rick Salomon has come unstuck in his legal bid to claim a $2.2 million gambling debt from a Saudi sheikh. The American is maybe...
article French Court Rules Against Rick Salomon In $2.8 Million Poker Debt Case (12/3/2019)
(France) -- A French court dealt a huge blow to high stakes poker player Rick Salomon’s attempt to recover an alleged $2.8 million poker debt owed to him by a...
article Man busted after stealing $17,000 in casino chips (11/29/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The temptation of being able to walk away with $17,000 in casino chips from the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Arkansas was too much for a recent patron....
article SkyCity wants more pokies in exchange for fewer blackjack tables (11/19/2019)
(New Zealand) -- In what is a first in this country, a casino is applying to increase the number pokie machines it has in return for closing down some table games....

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