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article Shareholders nod GEN Singapore US$212mln dividend
(Wall Street) -- Stockholders of casino operator Genting Singapore Ltd on Thursday approved at the annual general meeting a final dividend for 2019 amounting in...
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Illinois Gaming

article Pritzker Announces East St. Louis Contact Tracing Partnership, Addresses Casino Reopening
(Illinois) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a health organization in East St. Louis will lend its help to the state's COVID-19 contact tracing initiative....
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Philippines Gaming

article City of Dreams Manila plans for soft reopening as COVID-19 cases spike
(Philippines) -- Although the future of Manila’s COVID-19 situation appears to still be very much in doubt, City of Dreams (CoD) is betting on a soft re-opening in...
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5/27/2020

article Casino owner’s giveaway of 2,000 flights to Las Vegas gone quickly
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is cleared for takeoff. The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate co-owner is heralding his resorts’ June 4 reopening by giving away 1,000 one-...
article Five key updates from the Gaming Control Board for reopening casinos
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board on Wednesday updated its health and safety policies for reopening casinos, ordering licensees in resort hotels to provide for...
article Las Vegas casino reopening ‘major milestone’ for city, industry
(Las Vegas) -- Several Las Vegas casinos are a little over a week away from reopening their doors. On Tuesday evening, Gov. Steve Sisolak confirmed that he’s...
article Cosmopolitan latest casino to announce reopening plans
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan today announced plans to reopen June 4 with restaurants, bars, stores and swimming, but also under strict health and safety guidelines....
article Former assistant US Surgeon General: Smoke-free casinos will reduce COVID-19 risk
(Las Vegas) -- A former assistant U.S. Surgeon General is calling on casinos to make their facilities smoke free to protect their employees, guests and liability. Rear...
article Updating: Which Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when
(Las Vegas) -- More than two months into a state-mandated shutdown, several Las Vegas hotel-casinos and restaurants are planning to reopen their doors to the public June...
article Atlantic Democrats want casinos open by July 4
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman is asking Gov. Phil Murphy to come up with a plan to safely reopen Atlantic City casinos by the...
article Showboat owner planning $100M water park in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August...
article Danville casino license process extended
(Illinois) -- Despite the Illinois Gaming Board not meeting in the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic and casino plans moving more quickly in Terre Haute,...
article RADIO: Mayor Lightfoot Sees Chicago Casino Being Apart Of A Larger Entertainment District
(Illinois) -- Also happening today, high school athletes in Illinois could soon be gathering in small groups for workouts to prepare for their coming seasons, but there...
article Delaware Park tests casino employees, preparing to reopen Monday
(Delaware) -- There's a new piece of technology at Delaware Park, and it's not going to help anyone make money. Rather, it might prevent a casino customer from...
article Ohio House committee gives nod to bill legalizing sports betting
(Ohio) -- After more than a year of legislative hearings, a state bill that would legalize betting on sports in Ohio has taken its first step toward becoming law. The...
article Sioux City area casinos, bars ready to re-open after long COVID-19 shutdown
(Iowa) -- Northwest Iowa residents will be able to belly up to the bars, albeit in more spread out fashion, as another element of business and social life reopens...
article Mississippi’s ‘pent-up demand’ – Silver Slipper gaming revenue jumps 12.3% on Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- Maybe there is something about the “pent-up demand” theory for gaming customers coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full House Resorts...
article Closed casinos are huge loss for Detroit: How much it could hurt
(Michigan) -- One revelation to emerge from Detroit's 2013-2014 bankruptcy was the extent of the city's dependence on tax receipts from the three casinos. The...
article Nearly 400 jobs on the line if Belterra Park doesn't reopen
(Ohio) -- The prolonged closure of casinos in Ohio and restrictions on large gatherings mean Cincinnati's Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center could lay...
article Lottery sales miss mark by $64 million in April due to pandemic
(West Virginia) -- With video lottery machines turned off and casinos shuttered, the West Virginia Lottery missed revenue estimates in April by $64 million. The forced...
article Problem gambling pushed underground amid Covid-19 circuit breaker
(Singapore) -- With nowhere to go given the Covid-19 circuit breaker, most residents in the quiet Boon Lay neighbourhood had settled in for the night. But one resident...
article Kansai leader suggests Osaka may need to “reassess” IR plans
(Japan) -- Osaka may need to reassess its plans for an integrated resort, including potentially downsizing its previous investment expectations, as a result of the...
article Japan Betting on Integrated Resort Development to Fuel COVID Recovery
(Japan) -- Japan will not slow its progression of three integrated resort (IR) casinos due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the country plans to use the licensing...
article Okada Manila to lay off 1,000 employees due to COVID-19 pressures
(Philippines) -- Philippines integrated resort Okada Manila has informed its team that more than 1,000 employees will be made redundant due to the ongoing suspension of...
article BLOG: What Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when
(Las Vegas) -- After more than two months into a state-mandated shutdown, a number of Las Vegas hotel-casinos and restaurants are planning to reopen their doors to the...

5/26/2020

article Gaming regulators told Nevada’s healthcare system ‘can take care of’ casino visitors with COVID-19
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators were told Tuesday the state’s healthcare system has the ability to take of casino visitors, as well as the local population,...
article Governor: Nevada casinos can welcome back visitors on June 4
(Nevada) -- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak gave the nation’s largest casino industry the official green light to reopen the Las Vegas Strip and other statewide...
article Nevada Will Start With Phase 1 Reopening Casinos From June 4
(Nevada) -- Nevada went into lockdown mode in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its casinos have been closed since then. Casino operators as well as the...
article A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?
(Las Vegas) -- For decades, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been known for single-deck blackjack. But when the casinos and resorts open up...
article Cashless sports betting coming to Nevada?
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission will hold a public hearing June 25 that could pave the way for bettors to make wagers at the race and sportsbook counter without...
article Casinos Must Submit COVID-19 Health, Safety Plans Before Reopening
(Indiana) -- It will likely be weeks before Indiana casinos are allowed to reopen as the state moves forward with its plans for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. And the...
article Louisiana Sports Betting Referendum One Step Closer To Reality
(Louisiana) -- Both chambers of the Louisiana legislature agree that voters should have the opportunity approve legalization of sports betting in November. However, they...
article Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday she envisions a Chicago casino as a piece of a much larger entertainment complex, but shed no new light on where it would...
article Illinois hoping lower tax rates will win it a Chicago casino
(Illinois) -- Illinois lawmakers are hoping they've shifted the odds in favor of finally establishing a Chicago casino. After months of negotiations, the Democratic-...
article Iowa governor says casinos, bowling alleys and outdoor venues can open on June 1
(Iowa) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25. As previously announced, the proclamation permits...
article Victory gambling ship to resume sailing Thursday from Port Canaveral after coronavirus gap
(Florida) -- The Port Canaveral-based Victory 1 gambling ship is scheduled to begin sailing again Thursday, after being idled since March 15 because of the coronavirus...
article Iowa set to reopen casinos at 50% starting June 1
(Iowa) -- Even though there won't be a full house inside Council Bluff's casinos, some still worry gamblers won't spread out. Iowa's casinos not only...
article Ameristar Casino anticipates permanent layoffs for up to 60% of its workforce
(Missouri) -- Furloughs may become permanent layoffs for up to 60% of the employees at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles. The announcement was made in a May 22...
article St. Charles, downtown St. Louis casinos could be only two operating in region next week
(Missouri) -- State and local officials are preparing for the reopening of casinos on Monday, undeterred after photos of shoulder-to-shoulder Lake of the Ozarks revelers...
article Portsmouth signs casino development agreement, approves proposal Tuesday
(Virginia) -- The possibility of a casino coming to the City of Portsmouth is one step closer to coming to fruition — but there are still several steps left in the...
article Casinos Must Submit COVID-19 Health, Safety Plans Before Reopening
(Indiana) -- It will likely be weeks before Indiana casinos are allowed to reopen as the state moves forward with its plans for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. And the...
article Victoryland opens casino for business, president assures guests they are keeping facility clean
(Alabama) -- Victoryland is welcoming patrons back inside of their facility after temporarily closing their doors in late March in an effort to stop the spread of the...
article With no pro sports, DraftKings bets on fantasy, esports and ping pong
(Internet) -- The newly-public betting website DraftKings Inc. is delving deeper into e-sports and other nontraditional sporting activities as the coronavirus-driven...
article Regulation round-up: Italy's tax increase, sports betting exempt from Swedish restrictions
(Worldwide) -- The Italian Government has approved a temporary tax on sports betting turnover, as the nation attempts to recover from the coronavirus outbreak. The...
article DGOJ adds venue requirements to Spain’s lockdown easing
(Spain) -- Spain’s DGOJ has issued new guidance related to gambling venues reopening their business premises. Since mid-May, Spain’s federal council has...
article Gambling legalization could save Brazil from its financial crisis
(Brazil) -- Brazilian Deputy Bacelar, who is also coordinator of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the approval of the country’s Gambling Regulatory Framework, has...
article Florida’s 888-ADMIT-IT Problem Gambling HelpLine Data Reveals Callers in Crisis Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(Florida) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape life as we had once known it, closures of traditional brick-and-mortar gambling facilities coupled with social...
article Sahara Restaurants Will Use Touchless Payments and Single-Use Items When They Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos await Gov. Steve Sisolak’s OK to reopen casinos in Nevada, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, the Sahara Las Vegas prepares with...
article Las Vegas Casino Hotel Rooms ‘Heavily Discounted’ During Summer Reopening
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are set to reopen Thursday, June 4, and analysts say hotel room rates will be greatly reduced in the months ahead. Las Vegas casino...
article Mobbed Up podcast: The Family Business – Part 2
(Las Vegas) -- It could have ended with a fistfight. Instead, the chance encounter sparked a friendship that would span decades. As former mobster Frank Cullotta recalls...
article Nevada Guard helps distribute food at Palace Station Casino
(Las Vegas) -- It’s no surprise that Americans are in need since major cities throughout the nation began shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This...
article Churchill Downs to Pay $124 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
(Kentucky) -- Racing and casino company Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN), organizer of the world-famous Kentucky Derby race, has agreed to pay $124 million to settle two...
article Gambling Stock Roundup: Casinos' Reopening Plans, Q1 Earnings Releases
(Wall Street) -- The Gaming industry rallied 1.8% last week, compared with the S&P 500’s growth of 0.2% thanks to the industry participants’ casino...
article Why Scientific Games Stock Jumped 12% at the Open on May 26
(Wall Street) -- hares of Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) rocketed 12% higher at the open of trading on May 26. The shares gave back a good portion of that swift advance...
article Stanley Ho, flamboyant ‘godfather’ of Macau casinos, dies aged 98
(Hong Kong) -- Stanley Ho, the flamboyant and charismatic godfather of gambling in Macau, who steered gaming in the autonomous Chinese region to eclipse Las Vegas, has...

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