Cyberattacks Shut Down Menominee Casino In Wisconsin

Menominee Casino Resort

The Menominee Casino Resort in Wisconsin is currently closed for investigations by the FBI after being cyberattacked. The casino is just one of what is expected to be thousands that will see data breaches in 2021. Menominee says no customer information seems to have been acquired by the hackers thus far in the investigation. KESHENA, … Read more

New Jersey Passes Pandemic Relief For Casinos

New Jersey Legislature

New Jersey’s lawmakers have passed a bill to alleviate taxes on casinos in the state. They cite the COVID-19 pandemic and the closures it necessitated as a proximate cause. Several other casino-related bills are up for approval in the General Assembly as well. LAS VEGAS – New Jersey lawmakers passed one of several proposed bills … Read more

Golden Nugget Online Gaming Re-Ups Paysafe Partnership

Paysafe - Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has extended their partnership with Paysafe to Michigan. GNOG and Paysafe have worked together since 2013 in New Jersey. GNOG is expected to move into Pennsylvania and West Virginia in the future. LAS VEGAS – Golden Nugget Online Gaming, a leading provider of online gambling in Michigan, has extended its … Read more

Nevada Gaming Control Board Removes All COVID-19 Restrictions

Las Vegas Casino

The Las Vegas Strip is fully reopened as of June 1, 2021. There are no social distancing or occupancy limits on the Strip casinos anymore. They could be re-imposed in the future at the county level, with the backing of the NGCB. LAS VEGAS – Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are no longer subject … Read more

Richmond’s Urban One Casino Moves Closer To Deal

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Richmond’s Urban One Casino proposal will be voted on by mid-June. If it passes the City Council, it will then be the subject of a public referendum. If that is passed, it would be the first operating black-owned casino in the United States when it opens. RICHMOND, Va. – The first currently running black-owned casino … Read more

Hard Rock Tampa Removes Mask Mandate Effective Immediately

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Fl

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has opted to remove its mask requirement. Some pandemic measures will still be in place, such as dividers at poker tables. The Hard Rock is not the only major Tampa business removing mask mandates. TAMPA, Fla. – Following in the wake of a CDC guidance stating that vaccinated people no … Read more

First Black-Owned Casino In The U.S. Could Be In Richmond

ONE Casino

ONE Casino’s proposal for operating a casino in Richmond has been preliminarily accepted. The Evaluation Panel opted for the ONE Casino proposal over a proposal from Cordish Companies. ONE Casino would be the first black-owned casino in the country. LAS VEGAS – Richmond, Virginia has moved a bit closer to the establishment of a casino … Read more

Vegas Casinos Look To Remove Mask Mandates

The CDC is now recommending that those who are fully vaccinated are allowed to be indoors without masks. Consequently, Las Vegas casinos are removing their mask mandates. They are not tracking vaccination status, instead relying on the honor system. LAS VEGAS – The CDC released a statement to the effect that fully vaccinated people do … Read more

Casino Revenue Reaches All Time High In Q1 2021


Casino revenue in the United States reached an all time high in Q1 2021. Revenue increased more than 20% over Q4 2020. Sports betting revenue increased 270% over Q1 2020. LAS VEGAS – The casino industry appears to be recovering nicely from the COVID-19 pandemic, as Q1 of 2021 brought record profits. According to the … Read more

MGM Casinos Given Go Ahead To Fill 100% Gaming Capacity

MGM Grand Las Vegas

MGM’s casinos and resorts in Las Vegas have received approval to reopen fully. This approval applies specifically to their gaming floors, and not restaurants. They join Wynn Resorts and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as approved to reopen gaming at 100% capacity. LAS VEGAS – MGM’s casinos in Las Vegas have been approved to reopen … Read more