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Nevada governor extends statewide pause as COVID-19 cases continue to increase


Monday, December 14, 2020

In late November, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak instituted new COVID-19 restrictions due to an increase in positive cases. A statewide pause began, which included smaller capacities at certain businesses including casinos. Venues went from 50% to 25%, with the new rules expected to last through this week. Now, the governor has extended because case ...

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Boyd Gaming Corporation agrees to sell Nevada’s Eldorado Casino


Friday, December 11, 2020

In southern Nevada and casino operator Boyd Gaming Corporation has reportedly inked a deal that is to see it offload the landmark Eldorado Casino to local entity DeSimone Gaming Incorporated for an undisclosed amount. According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the venue in the Clark County city of Henderson ...

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Marnell Gaming Management LLC seeks to purchase land in Henderson for new casino property


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Henderson, Nevada may soon be home to a brand-new casino property. Next week, the City Council of Henderson will consider a resolution to formally show an intent to sell nine acres of land in the city. The land is located at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South. Marnell Gaming Management LLC wants ...

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Paysafe Group Holdings Limited set to return to the public realm


Thursday, December 10, 2020

In the United States and the billionaire owner of the Vegas Golden Knights franchise of the National Hockey League (NHL) has reportedly agreed a deal that is to see online payment systems provider Paysafe Group Holdings Limited once again become a public concern. According to a Monday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, ...

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Get in the holiday spirit with the new Mystery Fox Christmas Party video slot


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Christmas is now less than three weeks away and online casino games developer Pariplay Limited is hoping to get players in the holiday spirit with the launch of its new five-reel and 60-payline Mystery Fox Christmas Party video slot. The Gibraltar-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to declare that the four-row game ...

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Bally’s announces Main Event Mania featuring mega satellites into the WSOP.com Main Event


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Las Vegas is about to be hot with poker action as the WSOP has confirmed the Main Event will go down this month. Players are taking part in the Main Event in the United States first via WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, then in person at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The ...

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Nevada judge sides with Steve Wynn over license suitability lawsuit


Monday, November 23, 2020

The Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission have reportedly lost a legal motion that had been seeking to have the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Wynn Resorts Limited, Steve Wynn (pictured), declared unfit to hold a local casino license. According to a Friday report from CDC Gaming Reports, 78-year-old ...

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak reduces casino capacity from 50% to 25%


Monday, November 23, 2020

The gambling industry in Nevada is facing more issues with a recent announcement by Governor Steve Sisolak cutting casino capacity from 50% to 25%. On Sunday, Sisolak released the news, with the restrictions beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday. The industry has taken major steps to protect employees and guests, and the decrease in ...

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Station Casinos persevering with new Las Vegas development


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In Nevada and local casino operator Station Casinos is reportedly pushing ahead with plans to bring a new casino development to a 71-acre parcel of vacant land it already owns in the southwestern suburbs of Las Vegas. According to a Tuesday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the plot situated at the junction ...

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Landon Tice wins 2020 MSPT Main Event at the Venetian


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Venetian Casino in Las Vegas was one of the first casinos to bring back live poker amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The game was one of the last to return and some casinos still do not offer it due to social distancing aspects. For the Venetian however, they are taking several precautions to ensure ...

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WSOP Main Event to take place this December


Sunday, November 15, 2020

The World Series of Poker Main Event will take place in 2020. After canceling the series earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems organizers have found a way for the Main Event to take place. For 2020, the WSOP will be offering a mix of online and live gaming in ...

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Casino share prices rally following coronavirus vaccine revelation


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Yesterday’s news that there may soon be a vaccine to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has reportedly proved a boon for the price of shares in some of the biggest publicly-listed casino operators in Nevada. According to a Monday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, investors reacted to the revelation ...

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Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to re-open by the end of the year


Friday, November 6, 2020

In Las Vegas and the newly-enlarged Caesars Entertainment Incorporated has reportedly announced that it intends to re-open its shuttered Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino property by the end of this year. According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the Reno-headquartered operator was forced to temporarily close the 2,522-room venue in ...

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MGM Growth Properties interested in Las Vegas Sands Corporation venues


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The MGM Growth Properties real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from American casino operator MGM Resorts International in 2015 has reportedly hinted that it may be interested in buying any venues put up for sale by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. According to a report from CDC Gaming Reports, the revelation came as part ...

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MGM Resorts mulls partial closures of some Las Vegas Strip casinos


Monday, November 2, 2020

“Soft demand” amid the coronavirus pandemic has MGM Resorts International (MGM:NYSE) contemplating the partial closure of some of its properties on the Las Vegas Strip, according to local news agencies. During a quarterly earnings call on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer for MGM, Bill Hornbuckle reportedly said… “We’re going through an exercise, we’re doing it ...

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VICI Properties halts deal to acquire Las Vegas Strip land owned by Caesars Entertainment


Monday, November 2, 2020

VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) has decided to stop a transaction with Caesars Entertainment to acquire 23 acres of land on the Las Vegas Strip. The land is undeveloped, and VICI had previously committed to purchasing the property for $103.5 million. While the deal is not moving forward at this time, it might be revisited at ...

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Las Vegas Strip New Year’s Eve fireworks show nixed due to COVID-19 safety concerns


Friday, October 30, 2020

December 31st won’t be the same this year on the Las Vegas Strip, where partygoers will be missing the traditional New Year’s Eve firework display thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news was delivered on Thursday by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) President and Chief Executive officer Steve Hill who reportedly said ...

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Japanese Prime Minister remaining bullish on integrated casino resort plan


Thursday, October 29, 2020

In Japan and newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (pictured) has reportedly reiterated his support for the plan to license an inaugural trio of integrated casino resorts so as to help boost the economies of host communities. According to a report from GGRAsia, the 71-year-old Liberal Democratic Party stalwart replaced predecessor Shinzo Abe last month ...

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Nevada gaming revenues continue to decline in September


Thursday, October 29, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to be an issue across the US, the gaming industry in Nevada is still grappling with the effects of the virus. Tourism is increasing, but still down from the 2019 totals, which affects the earning totals. Revenues continue to decline, with reports for September showing a 39% decline on the Las ...

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Las Vegas Sands Corporation said to be considering American exit


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Giant casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly held preliminary discussions about the possibility of exiting the United States altogether by offloading its three properties in Las Vegas. According to a Monday report from the Bloomberg news service, the firm headed by 87-year-old billionaire Sheldon Adelson could expect to net at least $6 ...

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More layoffs looming at Tropicana and M Resort in Las Vegas Valley


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This year’s holiday season might be a lot less festive for hundreds of resort workers in the Las Vegas Valley who are facing potential layoffs in December, according to notices made public on Monday. Gaming and Leisure Properties inc. (GLPI) and Penn National Gaming operated M Resort Spa Casino reportedly anticipates laying off 236 ...

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