Covid-19

21st October 2020

MGM to resume Las Vegas entertainment next month

Casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that it will resume entertainment events at its properties in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 6. All casinos…

15th October 2020

NY sports betting revenue falls 38.5% following September relaunch

New York’s four commercial casinos generated sports betting revenue of $1.4m after reopening on September 9, once the state’s novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown measures were…

14th October 2020

Loto-Québec suspends further land-based activities

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto Québec has suspended gaming activities at more of its land-based venues, including the Casino du Lac-Leamy and the Casino Charlevoix,…

8th October 2020

Boyd to lay off 284 more Las Vegas employees

Boyd Gaming is to permanently lay off 284 employees at two downtown Las Vegas properties, citing a more prolonged than expected impact from the novel…

7th October 2020

Record betting figures boost US gaming performance in August

The US gambling industry saw a fourth consecutive month of sequential growth in August as the return of sport generated record betting handle. Figures compiled…

6th October 2020

Twin River Q3 earnings set to return to pre-pandemic levels

Twin River revealed the business took a step toward financial normality in the third quarter with revenue set to come in between $100m and $130m, as…

30th September 2020

Loto-Québec closes land-based facilities as Covid-19 cases rise

Canadian provincial gambling operator Loto-Québec is to close a number of its land-based gaming venues with Québec facing a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.…

28th September 2020

Nevada’s Nugget Casino Resort lays off 154 staff

Marnell Gaming-owned Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, has announced that it is to permanently lay off 154 of its employees. The staff, which currently…

21st September 2020

Las Vegas bars permitted to reopen after two months’ closure

Bars in Las Vegas – including those in casinos – were permitted to reopen on Sunday (20 September) after being forced to close due to…

16th September 2020

Big Ten college football to resume from October 23

The Big Ten Conference’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors has voted to begin the 2020 college football season on October 23. The conference, mainly covering…

16th September 2020

Rush Street on top in early months of Illinois betting

Rush Street’s Rivers Des Plaines has taken an early lead in the Illinois sports betting market, with figures from the state’s Gaming Board revealing that…

10th September 2020

Empire City Casino to reopen September 21

New York-based Empire City Casino, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, will reopen for business in a limited capacity from Monday, September 21. Restrictions…

9th September 2020

Betting & igaming contribution to US gambling grows in July

US commercial gross gambling revenue (GGR) continued to recover in July as more casinos and other venues reopened following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown. Operators…

4th September 2020

CDI opens new outdoor gaming space at Derby City

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has opened a new outdoor gaming patio on the south side of Derby City Gaming, the only licensed land-based gaming facility in…