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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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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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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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Caesar’s Last Closed Property, The Rio Casino, to Open Before 2021

Caesars Entertainment has recently announced to reopen its final resort Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas before the end of the year. Of the 60 casinos owned and operated by Caesars, only one has remained closed since the coronavirus led to country-wide shutdowns in March. Unlike all other Caesar’s properties, The Rio All-Suite …

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