Boris Johnson Announces 10pm Curfew for UK Casinos

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PM not fooling around On Tuesday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a slate of stricter rules in the country’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 10:00pm curfew for pubs, restaurants, and “hospitality venues.” Included in the latter category are casinos. Johnson said he understood the issues this will cause, “But now… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Lottery Alerts Customers of Phone Scam

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Scammer asks for payment The Pennsylvania Lottery issued a warning to customers on Monday about a scam that has been popping up around the state. In it, a caller originating from Jamaica is targeting residents of the Commonwealth, try to garner payment in exchange for a pretend lottery prize. People who have reported the scam… Read more »

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Bettor Turns $10 Into $152K 11-Team Parlay Windfall

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Low risk, high reward Though the schedules and playing environments are certainly odd, sports in the United States are back up and running. It’s not normal for this to be the case, but because of season delays, all four major U.S. sports are in action: the NBA and NHL are in the playoffs, MLB is… Read more »

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AGA Report: NFL Betting Won’t Be as Prevalent This Season

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Casual betting down According to the American Gaming Association, over 33 million adults plan to bet on National Football League (NFL) games this season, down from 38 million last season. The 2020-2021 season begins Thursday, as the defending Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, square off against the Houston Texans. The survey of 2,200… Read more »

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New York Commercial Casinos Allowed to Reopen

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The wait is over After nearly six months, New York’s commercial casinos are finally going to reopen. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that this Wednesday, September 9, is the date that the casino can welcome back customers. The are four “resort style,” large casinos in New York – Resorts World Catskills, del Lago, Rivers… Read more »

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5Dimes Is Pulling Out of U.S. Betting Market

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Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes will soon be taking its leave of the United States market. The sportsbook tweeted the official announcement on Tuesday, but customers were made aware on Sunday and Monday. 5Dimes is not licensed to operate in the U.S., but has accepted American customers for years. Customers will still be able to place… Read more »

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Delayed Kentucky Derby to Be Held Without Fans

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No mint juleps Following in the footsteps of most major sporting events, Churchill Downs has decided to hold the Kentucky Derby without fans in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In March, when the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic was finally becoming realized in the United States, the Kentucky Derby was moved… Read more »

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Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield Want to Relaunch Craps, Roulette

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Need that revenue to flow again Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield have asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the go-ahead to open up their craps and roulette tables. The Commission will consider the request, scheduled to have a virtual meeting to discuss the matter at 10:00am Thursday. “We appreciate the Gaming Commission’s consideration of… Read more »

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Four Station Casinos Might Remain Closed for Good

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Demand must be there first Station Casinos still has not opened some of its Nevada casinos. It may never. In a second quarter earnings call this week, Frank Fertitta III, the CEO of Station’s parent company, Red Rock Resorts, said that it is possible that Fiesta Henderson, the Palms, Fiesta Rancho, and Texas Station might… Read more »

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Three Station Casinos Poker Rooms Have Reopened

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Cubicle poker Station Casinos has reopened three of its Las Vegas-area poker rooms. All three – Red Rock Resort, Boulder Station, and Santa Fe Station – opened at 9:00am on Monday and will remain open around the clock. They are all decent-sized poker rooms, as well, which bodes well for those who want to get… Read more »

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Tropicana Las Vegas Is for Sale

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The Tropicana was the first place I ever stayed in Las Vegas. It was a decent place with a cozy casino floor, though my lasting memory of it was that somehow I hurt my leg when I was visiting, so the walk to the hotel tower after a long day of being a good tourist… Read more »

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GameCo Receives New Jersey Online Skill-Based Video Gambling License

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Video game/gambling hybrid GameCo announced on Wednesday that it has been granted a Casino Service Industry Enterprise License by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. We have seen loads of companies received gaming licenses over the years, but the upshot of this one is that GameCo specializes in “skill-based” video gambling and will now… Read more »

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