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

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

Massachusetts Removes COVID-19 Gaming Restrictions

No More Masks In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has approved removal of COVID-19 restrictions on gambling. This means a return to pre-pandemic procedures for the most part. Masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated. LAS VEGAS – The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted to remove many of the COVID-19 restrictions on gaming in the state. The two casinos in … 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

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

Pennsylvania To Lift Casino Capacity Restrictions

Parx Casino

Pennsylvania’s casinos will receive the green light to fully open on Memorial Day. There will still be a mask mandate in place until further notice. Over 50% of PA adults have begun the vaccination process. LAS VEGAS – Pennsylvania’s casinos have been given the green light to fully reopen in light of increased COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

WSOP Announces First In-Person Event Since Beginning Of COVID-19

World Series Of Poker 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on all in-person World Series Of Poker Events. The WSOP has been holding online poker tournaments for over a year. They have announced the first in-person poker tournament in the fall. LAS VEGAS—Poker players around the world have received some encouraging news recently and that is that the World … Read more

Bet365 CEO Denise Coates Takes Home $600+ Million In 2020 Salary

Bet365 CEO Denise Coates

Denise Coates has the highest known salary of any British CEO. Coates, the founder of Bet365, took home more than $648 million in 2020. She also took home an additional $66 million in dividends. LAS VEGAS – Bet365 CEO Denise Coates has become the highest-paid person in British corporation history. The founder of Bet365 took … Read more

West Virginia iGaming and Sports Betting Revenue Sees Early 2021 Dip

West Virginia sports betting revenue

West Virginia’s sports betting handle for January was $50.7 million. Casinos are only allowed to operate at 50% capacity in West Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. West Virginia’s sports betting handle had grown in three straight months before the January decline. CHARLESTON, W.V. – The month of January slowed the roll of sports betting … Read more

The AGA Projects Record-Breaking Amount Of Super Bowl 55 Bets

Super Bowl 55 Bets

The American Gaming Association (AGA) expects to see a Super Bowl record of bets at $4.3 billion in handle. The bulk of wagers for the game will be coming from online and mobile sports betting outlets. Legal sports wagering in the United States coupled with the Patrick Mahomes-Tom Brady showdown game are reasons for the … Read more