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Legal online gaming no threat to Indiana's casino industry, study finds

Legal online gaming in Indiana would not hurt the state's casino industry. The study was commissioned by the Indiana Gaming Commission and conducted by Spectrum Gaming Group. It found that iGaming is more popular with male and female players than with males. iGambling is already legal in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some of the parent companies of Northwest Indiana's four casinos are engaged in i gaming elsewhere. iGamers are mainly in the 21-39 age group. They tend to be more active than online sports wagering participants.
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Legal online gaming no threat to Indiana's casino industry, study finds

Century Casinos executive: ‘If you’re a gaming company, wouldn’t you want to be in Nevada?’

Century Casinos is buying the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks for $195 million. The company has two casinos in the historic Colorado mining communities of Central City and Cripple Creek. It has a collection of gaming operations in Alberta, Canada and Poland. Century spent $107 million in 2019 to acquire the operations of two Missouri properties and the West Virginia racetrack casino. Northern Nevada provides Century an opportunity to prove its operational expertise in a destination market. The Nug get has 1,382 hotel rooms, more than triple the combined hotel room of Century's U.S. portfolio.
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Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches Thursday 8 September 2022 - 10:00 am The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...

Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches
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The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...
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Hard Rock Sportsbook Launches Mobile App in Indiana and Tennessee

Hard Rock Sportsbook Launches Mobile App in Indiana and Tennessee
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Legal changes make Colorado an enticing casino market for Nevada operators

Nevada's major gaming companies avoided Colorado for nearly two decades. The state's casinos were legalized in the historic mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. Las Vegas and Reno's gaming firms invested millions to change the perception of the Colorado casino communities. Colorado's mountainous rural casino towns have turned the state into one of top 15 gaming revenue-producing regions. Sports betting legalization in 2021 helped make Colorado a market that gaming operators could no longer ignore. In Blackhawk, three properties account for more than 1,300 hotel rooms, roughly 85 percent of market.
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Legal changes make Colorado an enticing casino market for Nevada operators

Indiana casino earnings slip again in June

Indiana casinos won $197.2 million in June, a 7% decrease from May's win of $211.9 million. The state's top-earning casino is Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana with $33.1 million, while Horseshoe Casino in Hammond won 15% less than Hard Rook. The falloff in casino earnings is due to the nation's high inflation rate and the end of various federal COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus programs. Governor Eric Holcomb proposes to return another share of the state budget reserves to Hoosier taxpayers.
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Indiana casino earnings slip again in June

Hard Rock bucks July earnings dip at most other Indiana casinos

Hard Rock earned $36.8 million in July, up 15% from $32.1 million one year ago. Horseshoe Casino earned only $28.2 million, down 20%. In East Chicago, year-over-year win plummeted 22% at Ameristar Casino to $17.6 million for July. In Indiana, casino win for the July was $221. 1 million compared to $229. 8 million last year. The falloff in casino earnings tracks with the nation's high inflation rate and the availability of various federal relief and economic stimulus programs.
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Hard Rock bucks July earnings dip at most other Indiana casinos

Gun Lake Casino names new vice president of hospitality

Lam Vongsakoun has been named new vice president of hospitality at Gun Lake Casino. He will oversee the casino's food and beverage operation and a new hotel expected to open in March 2025. Vongsakou has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. The casino opened in 2011 and is owned by the Gun lake tribe. It broke ground in May on a $300 million project that will add a 15-story hotel and large-scale “Aquadome” with three pools and the ability to transform into a concert venue and banquet center.
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Gun Lake Casino names new vice president of hospitality
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The Most Famous Casinos in the World

The most famous casinos are not all concentrated in Las Vegas or Macau. They are found in Africa, Singapore and Canada. Professional experts of LeafletCasino review well-known online casinos and such slots as Mega Moolah.
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Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators. Joe DeSimone and Tim Brooks are hoping to buy the closed Fiesta. Red Rock Resorts will not reopen the two North Las Vegas casinos that had been closed since March 2020. The company will sell the sites after demolishing the buildings and "reposition the land". It will also build Durango Station near the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley.  Red Rock acquired the Fiesta in 2001. It is spending $172.4 million to acquire 126 acres at the corner of Las Las Vites Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
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Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

June's casino win was $197.2 million, down 6.9% from May's $211. 9 million. The casinos paid the state $64. 2 million in wagering and supplemental taxes. Horseshoe Hammond had the highest levy for the month, totaling $10.6 million as its wagerering taxes cleared $9.8 million for June.
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Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June
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Station Casinos to permanently close, demolish Texas Station, Fiesta properties and sell the land

Station is closing Texas Station and the Fiestas. Station is building the large-scale $750 million Durango Hotel & Casino in southwest Las Vegas and a new tavern project in downtown Las Las Veg. Fiesta Rancho opened its doors in 1994 on 25.5 acres and cost $25 million. It employed 1,748 people. The company will demolish the buildings and keep the Pepsi Ice Arena. The buildings will be demolished and employees will move to other Station properties. They will also be transferred to the new properties if they choose to change. A minimal number of employees are still working at the three properties, most of them in security and building maintenance roles.
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Indiana’s top gaming venues Hard Rock, Horseshoe see slight dip in gaming revenue

Hard Rock Casino Northwest Indiana in Gary is the state's top earning casino with $36.3 million in May. Horseshoe Casino Hammond is second with a $28.9 million. Ameristar Casino in East Chicago posted a win of $17.5 million for the month. Hard Rock is still the leader in baccarat with an $8.2 million win in $27.7 million played. The numbers are slightly down from April when Hard Rook earned $38. 2 million and Hoursesho saw a gain of $31.4 million, but both casinos did not respond to questions in writing.
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Indiana’s top gaming venues Hard Rock, Horseshoe see slight dip in gaming revenue
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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 million in May Was Off 7.5% From April. Hard Rock Northern Indiana remained atop the leaderboard with $36.3 million. Free play declined to just shy of $3.8 million, less than half the $9.1 million for April, and the adjusted revenue eligible for taxation was $201.6 million - a 6.4% backslide from the previous April's $215. 3 million revenue.
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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Missouri's 13 casinos post slight revenue drop in January amid call for crackdown on illegal machines

Missouri's 13 casinos posted $145.4 million in revenue for the month of January. The St. Louis market reported $72.7 million, while the Kansas City market posted $50. 7 million. Ameristar St Charles in St Louis placed first among all venues, delivering $24.3 million but the figure was 6. 3% down from the same period last year. Hollywood Casino St., Louis ($18.9 million), and River City Casino in, St, Louis, placed second and third.
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Missouri's 13 casinos post slight revenue drop in January amid call for crackdown on illegal machines

Hard Rock Piles Up $372M In First Year Of Operations In Indiana

Hard Rock's $300 million casino in Gary, Indiana, generated $372 million in first year of operations. The state-best $38.2 million was earned in April. Indiana casinos have generated more than $257 million this year.   The total is $42.6 million more in the first four months of 2021. It's the highest amount since the start of the year in 2010.
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Hard Rock Piles Up $372M In First Year Of Operations In Indiana

Indiana Casinos Claim Over $235M In Revenue For March

The Indiana Gaming Commission reports the state's 10 casinos and two racinos generated more than $235 million in revenue for March. It's the highest monthly revenue total of any month since March 2013. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open until last May. The state received $67.8 million through wagering taxes and an additional $4. 8 million via supplemental taxes accrued. Sports wagers produced $32.3 million and more $3.5 million of Hoosier State tax receipts.
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Indiana Casinos Claim Over $235M In Revenue For March

Hard Rock leads Indiana casino market for the 6th month in a row with March's $38M in revenue

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was the highest earning casino in March for the sixth consecutive month. Caesars' Horseshoe Casino in Hammond was once again the second highest earner. The monthly handle for Indiana casinos was $476.8 million. Ameristar Casino led the state for sports wagering with $145.9 million, while Blue Chip came in second with $143. 8 million in sports betting. The state's win for March was up 16.2% compared to February. It was also up 12.5% since March 2021.
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Hard Rock leads Indiana casino market for the 6th month in a row with March's $38M in revenue

NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state

NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary again leads state. Ameristar in East Chicago, Blue Chip in Michigan City, Horseshoe Hammond are second and third. The other casinos showed a slight decrease in year-over-year revenues. Ameristar took in $19.98M, 20.4% less than the $25.11M it took during the previous March, and Blue Chips $12.79M. Hourseshoer Hammond took $34.39M and it was 4.5% more than previous year.
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NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state

Slot machine bonus rounds sometimes aren't a bonus

Today's video and multi-line reel slots are popular because of the anticipation of getting into a bonus round. The frequency of entering into one of them is programmed into the game. It's important to keep in mind that bonus rounds are factored into long-term theoretical payback of a game and can be stingier when it comes to getting a substantial return.  The more difficult it is to get into bonus Rounds, the less frequently they occur. When they do occur, however, returns can still be higher. New slot games are designed to make you play longer. They are low denomination, multi line games that keep us playing longer than in the days of traditional three-reel spinning slots.
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NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%

NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%. All four casinos posted year-over-year increases in revenues. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary raked in $31.58 million last month. Ameristar in East Chicago and Horseshoe Hammond also scored higher revenues than last February.  Hard Rock again led the state in total revenues and table win, which brought in $9.4 million. It was the first month since it opened last May that it led in slot volume and slot win. The baccarat business was also strong.
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NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%

Antiquated jackpot reporting threshold close to being raised

$1,200 jackpot reporting threshold has been the threshold since 1977. The threshold is supposed to trigger a hand-pay and take the machine out of service. A bill introduced by the Congressional Gaming Caucus would raise the limit to $5,000. It would also provide guidelines for future increases based on the rate of inflation. It is co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Mark Amodei (R-Nevada), Steven Horsford (D- Nevada), and Anthony Brown ( D-Maryland). The American Gaming Association (AGA) supports the bill.
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Blackjack can be as complex or as simple as you make it

The key to making money playing blackjack is knowing when to increase your bet to take advantage of a situation that may have tilted in favor of the players. Even if you become an expert at keeping track, it's no guarantee you'll win every time you play. The dealer and player are free to act according to the set rules. The game of black jack can be as simple or as complex as you want. It depends on how seriously you wish to approach the game. For example, if playing $5 hands for any length of time during a playing session, the casino is going to keep your profits to a minimum or even "grind" your money from you.
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

Indiana Casinos Generate $190 million in Win For January. The state's 10 casinos and two racinos reported close to $189 million. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open to the public until last May. Weather played a part in the decline in January win totals. The total win was 10.2% down from December's total of $211.6 million, but 54% higher month-over-month.
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

January snow blamed for dip in casino revenue; Hard Rock reports $10M table games revenue

January snowfall hit the region's four casinos. Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Blue Chip Casino, Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary and Horseshoe Hammond raked in $84.05 million in January. This marked a 9.4% drop from December’s $92.74 million haul. Hard Rancher revenue was up 14.7% from $73.29 million year-over-year. It was boosted by a 204% increase at Hard rock after switching from Majestic Stars. The Gary casino took in $30.14 million, but it still led the state in both overall revenues and table game revenues.
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January snow blamed for dip in casino revenue; Hard Rock reports $10M table games revenue

Casinos in Chicago: Everything You Need to Know!

There are many casinos in Chicago. The casinos offer a variety of gambling games. Table limits for blackjack and roulette range from $1-$1,000, while stakes for roulettes and poker can reach up to $25,00 per hand. For more information about casinos, visit focusgn.com/chicago-gambling.
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Favorable calendar helps NWI casinos to good December report; Hard Rock Northern Indiana leads way with $32.45M

Hard Rock Northern Indiana took the top place in overall earnings and table games in the state last month. Mild weather, five Fridays and a good calendar helped Northwest Indiana's four casinos to increase revenues by 3%. Ameristar took in $18.9 million in revenues in December, up 7% over November’s $17.68 million and 7.8% more than December 2020's $ 17.53 million. Blue Chip Casino brought in $11.69 million, an 8.1% increase from November's and 46.5% up from previous December's$7.98 million
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Favorable calendar helps NWI casinos to good December report; Hard Rock Northern Indiana leads way with $32.45M

Penn Opens Pennsylvania Hollywood Casino Morgantown

The new Hollywood Casino Morgantown is now open for business in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The project cost Penn National $111m, including a $10.5m license fee. It is Penn's fourth gaming and entertainment facility in the state and its 44 property across North America.
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NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming

NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary took the top spots in overall revenues and table games. Horseshoe Hammond took in the second most revenues overall and in table game. Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City took first in sports wagering. Ameristar in East Chicago came second. Region saw revenues generated by its four casinos jump 38.5% compared to November 2020. The region's casinos were still operating in 2020 when the Hard Rook was under construction. It was also operating when Ameriarst was operating.
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NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming

Spin Poker, the game that plays like a video slot, has staying power

Spin Poker is a video poker game that plays like a slot machine. Action Gaming and IGT developed it a number of years ago. It was the first game to combine the components of video Poker with those of multi-line video slot play.  Spinning poker is played in three hands and the strategy is the same as regular video cards. The result is up to nine different winning combinations. There are different combinations which can accumulate across the three-by-five grid of cards and can be played together.
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Spin Poker, the game that plays like a video slot, has staying power

Hard Rock leads state in October casino revenue with $32.3M; Horseshoe Hammond next with $31.5M

Hard Rock Northern Indiana casino took in $32.37 million in October. Horseshoe Hammond raked in $31.53 million. The state's four casinos made 47% increase in year-over-year revenues. The casino’s $24.82 million slot win was the highest among Indiana casinos. It also had $6.71 million table win. There will be 1,650 slot machines at the casino by the end of the year. They have 1.484 slot machine currently. Last year, the two Majestic Star Casinos brought in a total of $11.46 million, compared to $66.40 million during the same month in 2020.
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Hard Rock leads state in October casino revenue with $32.3M; Horseshoe Hammond next with $31.5M

Indiana Experiences a Small Drop in September Casino Revenue

Indiana's casino revenue for September was slightly above $194.7 million. The cumulative win of the racinos and casinos in Indiana was $206.6 million, which is a 1.3% decline from August. In September, the free-play revenue was less than $12.1 million compared to August's $11.5 million and the adjusted revenue gap shrunk to $1.4 million month-over-month.
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Indiana Experiences a Small Drop in September Casino Revenue

Indiana The Talk Of Southland Cook County Casino License Applicants

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering a casino license application from Southland Cook County. The board did not vote on the three finalists Wednesday. They will meet again next Wednesday to choose a winner. The winner will be announced by January. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill that legalized sports betting in June 2019. State Rep. Anthony DeLuca asked him to push the IGB into action.
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Casino revenue dips in August compared to July; Horseshoe, Hard Rock top $30M

Northwest Indiana's four casinos took in $96.08 million in August, down 8% from July. The main difference is the calendar. July included five Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, whereas August had five Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Horseshoe Hammond and Hard Rock led the state in revenues in the August. Hard Rancher had the best table game win in Indiana. Blue Chip and Ameristar did not comment on revenues.
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Casino revenue dips in August compared to July; Horseshoe, Hard Rock top $30M

Fans of Mr. Cashman will love new Cashman Bingo

Aristocrat Gaming is introducing Cashman Bingo to its Mr. Cashmen's slots franchise. The game is available on Helix XT, Arc Single and MarsX Portrait cabinets. The technology combines a cash-on-reels mechanic with a bingo card matrix. It copies symbols from the reel matrix to the bingo card each time a money value is landed on the set.
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3 Places to Play Keno in Santa Clarita

There are 3 places to play keno in Santa Clarita casinos. Keno is a game of numbers similar to the lottery. The house edge is significantly higher than most casino games. The higher the houseedge, the higher rewards.
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Everi and Penn National Gaming to Launch Digital CashClub Wallet® Technology at Penn National Casinos

Everi and Penn National Gaming to launch Digital CashClub Wallet at Penn's new mychoice Wallet in Hollywood Casino York in Pennsylvania. Everi's Cash club wallet is a mobile digital wallet that enables casino operators to offer cashless and contactless funding of electronic game play across the casino floor. The new installation is part of an agreement that will see my Choice Wallet introduced at all of Penn’s casino properties pending appropriate regulatory approvals. The myChoice Wallet interface will interface with the Foundation™ casino management system from Acres Manufacturing.
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Everi and Penn National Gaming to Launch Digital CashClub Wallet® Technology at Penn National Casinos

Acres Manufacturing's Foundation™ Technology Enables Cashless Gaming at Penn National Casinos

Acres Manufacturing's Foundation™ technology is enabling cashless gaming at the new Hollywood Casino York in Pennsylvania. Foundation will continue to be deployed at Penn National casinos pending regulatory approvals. Foundation provides casinos with real-time data from slot machines and a direct interface to the credit meter on any slot machine. John Acres, founder of Acre Manufacturing, applauds Penn's efforts to improve the player experience. Todd George, Executive Vice President of Operations at Pennsylvania National, is thankful for the partnership. For more information on Acare Manufacturing Company and Foundation, visit acresmanufacturing.com.
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Acres Manufacturing's Foundation™ Technology Enables Cashless Gaming at Penn National Casinos

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg is a full-out resort in the historic town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. It's a Penn National Gaming casino. The resort offers a variety of activities for different types of visitors.
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Gary Bets Big On New Hard Rock Casino. Will It Pay Off?

The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary opened last Friday. It's the Chicago area's 10th casino and the first in Indiana to be based on land. The city hopes the casino will bring in much-needed revenue. Since 1996, casinos in the city have generated $381 million for the Gary city budget. The state legislature's actions diminished the amount of property taxes collected. Gary was forced to use casino revenues to shore up its sagging operating budget and to make needed infrastructure repairs. iReport.com: Gary's casino success story. Back to Mail Online home.
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Gary Bets Big On New Hard Rock Casino. Will It Pay Off?

Indiana racinos add live table games

Two Indiana racinos have added live dealer table games to their gaming offering. The law passed on May 8, 2019, allowing lucrative casino industry changes. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson opened 28 table game on New Year's Day. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino opened 43 table-game games on Wednesday.
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Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests, staff for Monday reopening

Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests and staff for Monday reopening. The first phase of the reopens will be limited, with fewer slot machines and limited table games. Popular features including poker, Pai Gow rooms, buffets, coat checks and valet service won't be available. There will also be no concerts, nightclubs, live events, promotions or food and drink on the casino floor. All guests will need to wear masks and they will have to undergo a daily health screening. Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa has been cleaning and sanitizing. markers indicating the required 6 feet of social distancing have been placed on casino floors.
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Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests, staff for Monday reopening

Colorado Casinos Prepare For Higher Betting Limits And New Games

Amendment 77 allows cities to opt-out of the $100 betting cap and allow new games. Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, and Central City have already approved the changes. New games may be introduced to casinos. The games must be accepted by the Limited Gaming Control Commission. Colorado will now give unlimited single bet wagers. The changes make it possible for the state of Colorado to become more competitive with other states providing legal gambling. According to Jessica Feil, leader of American Gaming Association, there were only bet limits in Colorado and South Dakota until the vote took place.
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Colorado Casinos Prepare For Higher Betting Limits And New Games

Top 3 Casino Stocks to Watch For in 2021

There are a few public "crypto stocks" that are outpacing the returns of leading crypto assets. Casino stocks are gaining momentum after a soggy 2020. Jim Cramer predicts the casino stocks will jump with traveling coming to life and the trade tension between the U.S. and China cooling down.
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