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Sisolak Rolls Back COVID-19 Restrictions on Nevada Casinos

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday to roll back the COVID-19 restrictions imposed in November that limited casino capacity to 25%. The capacity limit will be lifted in phases starting tomorrow, February 15, and the gaming floors’ occupancy would be increased to 50% of their capacity given the improvement in the coronavirus cases. By May …

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Pritzker Renews Illinois Sports Betting Remote Registration Until Feb 6

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker extended mobile registration due to COVID-19 again on Friday that will remain in effect until February 6. The re-issued Executive Order 2020-41, which came a day before the expiry of the previous extension, was the seventh such extension to prolong the suspension of the in-person registration requirement for new bettors to …

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Sisolak Extends Nevada Casinos’ 25% Capacity Limit to Jan 15

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has allowed casinos to operate at 25% capacity as he extended pandemic-led restrictions until January 15. The governor’s announcement comes amid increased COVID-19 hospitalizations that led him to seek a balance to protect the deteriorating public health with the fallouts that further shutdowns would have on the state economy. The Democratic …

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Illinois Sports Betting: Pritzker Again Extends Order Allowing Remote Registration

Gov. JB Pritzker has again renewed the order to maintain the status quo by provisionally allowing remote registration for sports betting in Illinois. Since June, this is the sixth time that Pritzker has renewed the executive order due to COVID-19. The previous order expired last Saturday. This executive order renewed a number of orders previously …

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Pennsylvania Casinos Forced to Close Until January 4

Pennsylvania has announced a temporary closure of the state’s 12 casinos effective Saturday, December 12, due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. The executive measure announced last Thursday is part of sweeping coronavirus restrictions by Governor Tom Wolf, who himself tested positive for the virus this week. In addition to commercial gambling, …

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Virgin Hotels to Delay Opening Beyond January 15

The opening of brand-new Virgin Hotels has been pushed back once again to beyond January 15, due to the new wave of the coronavirus in Nevada. The off-Strip hotel and casino was originally scheduled to open in November before being rescheduled to January 15, 2021. The proprietor JC Hospitality did not reveal the revised opening …

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Michigan Lawmakers Clear The Way For Online Gambling

Michigan lawmakers have waived a 15-day waiting period to approve state regulations, paving the way for online gambling to launch in 2020. The bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) agreed last Tuesday to waive a 15-day review period required for online gambling and sports betting rules submitted by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), …

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New York Online Sports Betting Latest Updates

New York operators and lawmakers are equally desperate for online sports betting as the state needs more revenue sources due to the pandemic. The Empire State currently allows for sports betting at physical sportsbooks only in the Upstate part of New York. Like all other states, the shutdowns have cost New York badly, and online …

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Illinois Casinos Ordered to Shutdown Beginning November 20

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced the complete shutdown of 10 casinos across the state of Illinois amid the surge in coronavirus cases. The executive order came through a news conference on Tuesday, and the shutdown is effective from last Friday. Illinois is returning to tier 3 lockdown, meaning more restrictions on what is allowed to …

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