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Nevada Maintains 2nd Position in US Sports Betting Despite Dipping Handle

Nevada joined other sports betting states to record a below-average performance in February, with a handle dipping to $554 million, the lowest since August 2020. According to the official figures released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB), this represents a 14.3% decline from January’s $646.5 million. However, it …

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Nevada Sports Betting Bounces Back with $646M Handle in January

Following two consecutive declining months, Nevada sports betting posted its second-highest ever handle in January with $646.5 million. It was just the fourth time the Silver State crossed the $600 million, and just 2% less from the record handle set last October of $659 million. According to the report released …

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Nevada to Bring First US Esports Regulatory Body Bill

A Nevada lawmaker is drafting a bill that could create the country’s first regulatory body for esports. The Republican Senator envisions a “light touch” state oversight group like the Nevada Athletic Commission, which oversees combat sports such as mixed martial arts and boxing through licensure and sanctions. Following the NAC …

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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 …

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Nevada Sports Betting Handle Declines But Finishes Second

Though Nevada retained its second position in the US sports betting market, December saw a relative decline with $588 million in handle, which was around $20 million lower than November’s figures. Besides, the figure was far lower than New Jersey’s sports betting handle for the same month that touched almost …

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Nevada Sportsbooks Post Record Revenue in November

Although November was not a record month for Nevada‘s sports betting handle, Nevada sportsbooks posted a new record by securing a revenue of $61.8 million for the month. The previous best was $56.4 million set in September, according to figures released last Tuesday by Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), making …

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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 …

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Nevada Tops Its Previous Best Sports Betting Handle This October

Nevada sports betting has posted a new record in October by catapulting the US to nearly $3 billion with its $660 million in handle. This figure includes handle from both retail betting and online betting, of which mobile betting accounted for $376.9 million (57.1%). According to the Nevada Gaming Control …

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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 …

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