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Station Casinos plans to keep Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station properties closed till next year

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Casino operator Station Casinos has now decided to keep two North Las Vegas properties shut down for an extended period of time. The company will ask the City Council in the region to approve licensing changes for the Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. Both casinos closed back in March when the state ordered non-essential ...

Indoor smoking and drinking bans for re-opening Atlantic City casinos

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In New Jersey and American casino operator MGM Resorts International has reportedly postponed the re-opening of its Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa after the eastern state opted to institute interim indoor smoking, dining and drinking bans. According to a Monday report from the Associated Press news service published by USA Today, the 2,767-room property ...

Casinos across Illinois to partially re-open from Wednesday morning

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The ten riverboat casinos in the American state of Illinois are reportedly set to re-open from Wednesday morning after being temporarily shuttered some 15 weeks ago owing to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Thursday report from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the decision from Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker (pictured) comes some two weeks ...

Mount Airy Casino reopens while other Pennsylvania & Atlantic City casinos are soon to follow

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Operating at 50 percent capacity and with safety measures based on guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) in place, Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono reopened on Monday, June 22 after being shut down for over three months due to the coronavirus ...

Resorts World Genting re-opening its casinos following coronavirus closures

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Asian casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad has reportedly announced that it will be partially resuming gambling entertainment within its Resorts World Genting development from tomorrow following an over 13-week coronavirus-related shutdown. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Kuala Lumpur-listed firm detailed that members of its Genting Rewards loyalty scheme will be able to ...

US commercial casinos see new growth in 2019; beating out Macau and Philippines

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The American Gaming Association has provided their yearly State of the States report, showing that the United States commercial casino gaming industry earned $43.6 billion last year. This was a solid 3.7% increase from 2018. As the report was released, analysts couldn’t help to consider the Covid-19 pandemic and how the 2020 report will ...

Genting Group mulling possible permanent closure of three UK casinos

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In the United Kingdom, three Genting Casino properties, Torquay, Bristol and possibly Margate, are expected to remain closed when COVID-19 operating restrictions are lifted as the company continues to deal with “unprecedented challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, widespread job losses are expected across all 32 of the operator’s UK venues. The arm ...

Michigan Gaming Control Board approves “minimum reopening guidelines” for Detroit casinos; still no date set for reopening

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Detroit’s trio of commercial casinos are one step closer to reopening after on Monday, June 8, 2020, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) approved a list of “minimum reopening guidelines” to be implemented when the governor issues an order allowing that to happen. The guidelines include: Limit of 15 percent the legal capacity at ...

New Zealand casinos do away with coronavirus social distancing safeguards

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In New Zealand and local casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has announced that its trio of gambling-friendly facilities have been fully re-opened with no coronavirus-related social distancing protocols. The Wellington and Sydney-listed firm used an official filing to detail that it made the move after the government of New Zealand lowered its four-tier ...

Enthusiastic gamblers welcome re-opening Las Vegas Strip casinos

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The almost twelve-week coronavirus-related shuttering of casinos in Nevada ended early on Thursday morning with the re-opening venues along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip reportedly being met by ‘long lines and packed flights’ of gamblers. According to a Friday report from Yahoo! Finance, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered every one of the 442 commercial ...

West Virginia governor gives green light for state’s casinos to reopen on June 5

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West Virginia’s five licensed casinos have been given the green light to reopen on June 5, while limited video lottery retailers could restart Saturday, May 30, according to a Monday announcement from the eastern U.S. state’s Governor Jim Justice. In addition to the gaming facilities, Justice also included a list of other businesses highlighted ...

Bet365 coming to Colorado courtesy of Century Casinos Incorporated deal

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American casino operator Century Casinos Incorporated has announced the signing of an agreement that is due to give British sportsbetting giant Bet365 access to the nascent online sports wagering market of Colorado. The Colorado Springs-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to detail that the ten-year arrangement will allow Bet365 to operate an ...

Station Casinos announces new health and safety protocols for venue reopening

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On Monday, Station Casinos revealed their new health and safety protocols for reopening their venues in Nevada. Measures to be put in place include testing employees for the coronavirus as well as enhancing cleaning technologies on-site along with using thermal scanners. In the news release, President of Station Casinos Richard Haskins said that they ...

Paradise Company Limited re-opens casinos following coronavirus closures

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South Korean casino operator Paradise Company Limited has reportedly announced that its four domestic venues have just been re-opened after being temporarily shuttered last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Seoul-listed firm is responsible for hotel-based casinos in the cities of Seoul, Jeju and Busan as ...