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Maury Wills’ record-setting spikes wound up in a Las Vegas casino

Maury Wills stole 104 bases in 1962, breaking Ty Cobb's modern-day record of 95. Will's shoes were bronzed and put on display at the old downtown Las Vegas Club. Brady Exber spent half the summer at Wll's house when he was a kid. He was dropped off at airport by Wilson's plane. The guard recognized him and escorted him to the gate. He died Monday at 89. His shoes are now in a Las Las Vegans casino. They were returned to Brady's father after his funeral. It was fitted with a facade patterned on Ebbets Field. There is a resemblance between the casino and the former home of the Dodgers.
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Maury Wills’ record-setting spikes wound up in a Las Vegas casino
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SBC Summit Barcelona outlines responsible gambling as priority

The upcoming SBC Summit Barcelona will reunite hundreds of player safety professionals. The event will discuss the state of the industry and what measures can be done to improve gambling harm prevention. It will also host a separate stage on the issue of problem gambling. You may still get your ticket using the VIP code CASINOGURUSBCSB2022VIP for an additional discount. For more information, visit the SBSC website. for details. on SbsC.com. to buy a ticket. and for more details on how to get it.
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AGA Announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. AGA President and CEO Bill Miller says they have helped transform the gaming industry in their own significant ways.
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AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. The inductors are recognized for innovation, leadership and excellence.
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Online Gambling Insiders Talk Retention

The term "retention" is popular among North American online gambling insiders. In January, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt urged operators to rein in their promotional spending. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins ignored that advice. Retention was on the minds of most of the iGaming Americas track speakers and attendees at the New Jersey conference on July 13.
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Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced the program dates for the Gaming Regulator International Policy Summit (GRIPS) - North America. The conference will take place from September 11-16, 2022, in Las Las. It is intended to offer gaming, casino, and sports wagering professionals an in-depth opportunity to learn the latest regulatory and operational best practices.
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Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

The San Manuel tribe bought the Palms Station. Cynthia Kiser Murphey is the tribe's general manager. She is a gaming veteran who worked for MGM Resorts International for 20 years. The tribe renovated the entire back-of-house area for its team members. 50% of former Palm's employees returned when the resort reopened. The resort opened in 2001. It has some of the most popular features. Its restaurants are still open. They include Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by celebrity chef Michael Symon. Employees are flown out to the Yaamava” property regularly to experience other Sanmanese practices.
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

Turkish Tastes is Solidifying Its Presence in the Las Vegas Culinary Scene

Turkish Tastes is expanding its presence in the Las Vegas Culinary scene. It is partnering with Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV and Nevada Restaurant Association. In 2021, the organization held the first annual Turkish Tasting Competition. The second annual competition was held in March 2022. Judges of this years’ event included celebrity chef Rick Moonen, Luciano Pellegrini, Michelle Vietmeier, and Lucio Arancibia.
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Turkish Tastes is Solidifying Its Presence in the Las Vegas Culinary Scene
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Nevada had three online poker sites in 2014, but only one recorded a monthly revenue exceeding $1 million. Caesars and MGM are among the largest online operators in the U.S. and offer World Series of Poker tickets online. The company BetMGM is not planning to bring online gaming to Nevada. The state's gaming industry is reluctant to legalize online casino gaming. Red Rock Casinos opposed any online regulation expansion. Last year, the Nevada Gaming Control Board postponed a workshop hearing to discuss potential regulatory changes. It was never rescheduled.
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HISTORIC LAS VEGAS NATIONAL OFFERS MORE THAN A MEMORABLE ROUND OF GOLF

The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is housed in the clubhouse. The exhibit area features an extensive Las Las golf timeline. There are also photos of Hall members and Rat Pack members. Signs tell the history of famous homes and people who have lived there. The house featured in 1995 movie "Casino" was owned by Robert Mehue. Robert Timm was an aviator who set the world record for longest non-stop re-fueled flight. He lived in a house along the first fairway. Fred Benninger started out shining shoes in New York before becoming a successful pilot, airline executive and an officer with several Vegas hotels.
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HISTORIC LAS VEGAS NATIONAL OFFERS MORE THAN A MEMORABLE ROUND OF GOLF

Las Vegas's First Native American-Owned Resort Opens This Month And Vegas Fans Will Recognize The Name

The Palms Casino Resort will reopen April 27 for gaming and April 28 for hotel guests. The resort underwent a $600 million renovation in late 2019. It was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. During the shutdown, the resort had a change of ownership. Now it's operated by the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority. It's the first major Las Vegas property owned and operated as a Native American tribe. There will be a lot of changes to The Palm's signature pool area.
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Las Vegas's First Native American-Owned Resort Opens This Month And Vegas Fans Will Recognize The Name

Director of Operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino Recognized by Vegas Inc.

Courtney Garland, 31, is the director of operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino. She was honored by Vegas Inc with the 40 Under 40 award. Garland has a business degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is actively involved in community service. The award celebrates individuals under the age of 40 who are outstanding business and community leaders in Southern Nevada. This year marks the 22nd edition of the award program. Submissions were selected based on the nominee’s service to the community, entrepreneurial attitude, and overall impact in their industry.
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Director of Operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino Recognized by Vegas Inc.

Las Vegas Entertainment Engineer Art Vivas to Speak at 2022 Casino Esport Conference

Las Vegas Entertainment Engineer Art Vivas to speak at 2022 Casino Esport Conference. He is the Project Manager at Henderson-based FEA Consulting Engineers. Viv as scheduled to discuss how the esport industry can leverage immersive audio technology to improve sportsbook visual elements. The sixth annual CEC will be held at Alexis Park Resort on March 23-24. The entire two-day event will showcase recent advancements of new technologies in esports and video gaming entertainment for the casino, college and cinema enterprises.
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Las Vegas Entertainment Engineer Art Vivas to Speak at 2022 Casino Esport Conference

The Best Museums in Las Vegas

The Barrick Art Gallery is a modern art museum with contemporary artists. Las Vegas Natural History Museum is charming and quirky. The Erotic Heritage Museum consists of the private collection of Harry Mohney. National Atomic Testing Museum pays tribute to the past. Bellagio Fine Art gallery highlights contemporary art. The Bellaggio has displayed authentic Yayoi Kusama infinity rooms. It's better than knockoff versions. Vegas was known for gambling, legal divorce and the atom bomb in the 50s. Now it's known as a gambling destination. There are casinos on the Strip with art galleries.
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Overlooked Section of the Iconic Las Vegas Strip Gets a New Life

The Las Vegas Strip is divided into two sections: the south and the middle. The southern section contains many iconic properties owned by Caesars Entertainment or MGM Resorts International. North Strip has the Strat and Circus Circus. It's an overlooked section of the Las Las Strip. It will be redeveloped.
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Overlooked Section of the Iconic Las Vegas Strip Gets a New Life

Indiana Fails To Pass 2022 Online Casino Bills

It's only one month into 2022 and Indiana's efforts to expand gambling have failed. The House Public Policy Committe did not advance two bills introduced in Indianapolis aiming to legalize Indiana online casino games.
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Las Vegas coalition aims to close Black homeownership gap

Las Vegas coalition aims to close the Black homeownership gap. In 1970, 42 percent of Black households owned their own homes, while 65 percent owned homes for white people. By 2020, the gap will be 45 percent. The gap is similar in Las Vegas. The coalition is a public-private partnership backed by the tech real estate company Homie. It's aimed at helping 25,000 Black families into homeownerships over the next decade. There are many barriers to Black home ownership, such as lack of capital for down payment and closing costs, inadequate access to credit and poor credit history, insufficient financial literacy and knowledge about the home buying process.
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Las Vegas coalition aims to close Black homeownership gap

Las Vegas holiday travel still strong amid omicron concerns

Las Vegas holiday travel for Christmas and New Year's Eve is still strong. The reason is mass vaccinations and now the booster shot. Some cities and states lifted mask mandates, but Nevada's precautions may bolster consumer confidence. "Casino and hotels have put in a lot of care. They haven't lifted restrictions that some other places have done," Amanda Belarmino said.
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Gaming developer Acres updates decades-old player loyalty systems

John Acres created the gaming industry's first player tracking system in the 1980s. He believes the industry needs to change with the times and focus on attracting new customers. Acre's Foundation technology is being built at Las Vegas-based Acers Manufacturing. It tracks real-time player behavior and sends bonuses to players on their mobile devices. It allows casinos to tie into the growing use of cashless gaming. The technology was inducted into gaming's Hall of Fame in 2016.   Casino revenues grew 125 percent between 1999 and 2019, but only 16 percent in last 5 years.
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Gaming developer Acres updates decades-old player loyalty systems

LVCVA, Vegas Chamber honor Hospitality Heroes

The inaugural Hospitality Heroes were honored at an end-of-year reception at UNLV’s Hospitalities Hall on Thursday December 16, 2021. The event was executed by hospitality students. Eight winners received a trophy, gift bag and staycation at a local resort. Four winners were awarded with the Vegas Chambers Customer Service Excellence Award.
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LVCVA, Vegas Chamber honor Hospitality Heroes

European Casino Association Awards Four EDP 2021 Diversity Scholarships

European Casino Association awards four EDP 2021 Diversity Scholarships. The scholarship covers the full cost of the Executive Development Programme. It is a prestigious course offered by UNLV International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and Extended Studies. The ECA has awarded four candidates working in Monaco, Slovakia, Sweden and Slovenia to take part in the programme. They are ambitious male and female colleagues from the European land-based casino industry aspiring to a leadership position.
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Casinos Can Mess With Slots And We Don't Care, But Here's A Better Idea

A study by Anthony Lucas and A.K. Singh found that slot players don't care about the percentage of their money they get back from the machines. Casinos make up to 80% of the revenue from slots. The House Edge And Play Time: Do Industry Heuristics Fairly Describe This Relationship was published in the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. It's a study that caught the attention of casino executives around the world.
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Casinos Can Mess With Slots And We Don't Care, But Here's A Better Idea

Las Vegas Is Booming With Tourists

It's busy in Las Vegas right now. Restaurants are completely booked. Hotel room rates are higher. Las Las casinos still require visitors to wear a mask. There's buzz that the mask mandate could be removed by the middle of November. It's good to plan as much in advance as possible. There should be lower prices and more tickets for shows. The new regulations may encourage more visitors. They should also be less restrictive.
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Las Vegas Is Booming With Tourists

UNLV study: lowering house edge not an effective strategy to increase play time

UNLV study claims that lowering the house edge is not an effective strategy to increase play time on slot machines. The researchers simulated 100 years of weekly play and analyzed the outcomes produced by reel slot machine with hidden yet different house edges. The results showed “a remarkably similar” number of spins on the games, despite big differences in the House Edge. Market forces could force operators and game makers to revisit their understanding of how game mechanics affect the gambler’s experience. Even subtle changes in frequency of big jackpots can make important contributions to the overall slot revenue.
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Circa Las Vegas celebrates first year in downtown

Circa Resort & CasinoLas Vegas celebrates its first year in downtown. The construction took 20 months and the resort opened on October 28, 2020. It is the first ground-up resort in 40 years. Resorts World is another example of world-class amenities and jobs available in Las Vegas. According to the owner Derek Stevens, it is also the world's largest sports betting center.
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Casinos are booming with historic revenues in Nevada, Strip

September is the seventh consecutive month that casinos have posted a billion dollars in gaming revenues. The previous record was eight months in a row from November 2006 to May 2007. The success of casinos can be attributed to the demand for leisure travel, the Raiders and the return of live entertainment. Sports betting is also helping the casinos. There are also risks associated with casinos, such as masks.
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Casinos are booming with historic revenues in Nevada, Strip

Circa Casino’s impact on downtown Las Vegas as it celebrates 1 year

Circa Resort & Casino opened its doors a year ago. It is downtown Las Vegas' first ground-up resort in 40 years. The resort bought world-class amenities and jobs. Resorts World is another example of a development in Las Las. David Schwartz believes that the two properties have helped put Las LV on a path where there will be more development. He believes Circa has improved the area and transportation in downtown.
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Circa Casino’s impact on downtown Las Vegas as it celebrates 1 year

Indy Gaming: Casino operators and investors concerned about Macau plans for gaming license overhaul

Macau government announced 45-day regulatory overhaul for gaming license renewal process. The announcement caused a wipeout of more than $18 billion in stock market value by investors. J.P. Morgan gaming analyst Joe Greff lowered his firm's ratings on Macau casino operators. For Las Vegas Sands, unlike Wynn and MGM Resorts, Macao has a much higher importance to the company. Las Vitesse Sands will be Asian-facing with six casinos in Macua and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It will have a $6 billion annual revenue.
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Indy Gaming: Casino operators and investors concerned about Macau plans for gaming license overhaul

In Las Vegas, Sept. 11 Legacy Includes Heightened Security

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to a 14-month slump in Las Vegas gaming revenue and visitor count. Las Las was already a pioneer in the use of facial recognition and video surveillance in 2001. The national concern for safety that arose after the attacks led the improved tools. It pushed technology providers outside of Las. Vegas faster, and therefore made technologies available.
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In Las Vegas, Sept. 11 Legacy Includes Heightened Security

How BYU was able to build its brand in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas

The 2021 college football season starts with a game against Arizona at Allegiant Stadium. More than 57,000 tickets have already been purchased. The capacity of the stadium is 65,00. It will be the largest crowd to witness a college sporting event in the state of Nevada. Last year's 11-1 season and a No. 11 national ranking kept most fans away. The team missed its fans and its games last year. There is talk of a possible BYU-to-the-Big 12 scenario. Daren Libonati is the president of Las Vegas-based Libo Entertainment Group.
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How BYU was able to build its brand in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas

Railroad Pass, at 90, marks role as Nevada's oldest casino

Railroad Pass casino is Nevada's oldest operating casino. It's located in Henderson, not far from Boulder City. The owner bought the casino from MGM Resorts International in 2015. He's invested in renovations and new projects. A new hotel tower is expected to be completed within a year. The new tower will be branded as a Holiday Inn Express to attract rewards members. There will also be a new pool, a laundromat and gym. In July, the players club connecting Railroad Pass and DeSimone's other property, The Pass, went live. it's expected that it will supplement the new Hotel Express tower's occupancy with its own customers.
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EXPLAINER: How leagues investigate gambling allegations

Evander Kane's estranged wife accused him of betting on hockey games and trying to make money. The NHL is investigating the allegations. If the league finds out Kane bet against his own team, it would be a first for the NHL.
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bBst place to play slots? Gaming report could help … theoretically

Nevada Gaming Control Board released its annual chart disclosing slot machine and table game casino win percentages for each of the 19 markets it monitors. Most slot win percentage are very close, with only 2.96 percentage points separating the market with the highest win Percentage to the one with lowest.
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In Midst Of Rebound, Vegas Casinos Faced With COVID Again

Springtime was good for the Las Vegas casino industry. COVID cases are resurging in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District recommends that everyone wear masks in public spaces. On Tuesday, the Clark Board of Commissioners voted to require employers to wear them. There is no return yet to the widespread masking mandate that was lifted in May. The commissioners plan to revisit the topic on August 17. They can't afford to have major conventions choose to go elsewhere.
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Las Vegas tourism agency honors 'Hospitality Hero' at Treasure Island hotel-casino

Samantha Fry, pool operations manager at Treasure Island hotel-casino, received the Hospitality Heroes Industry Award. She started at the hotel in 2012 as a lifeguard at age 16. Online nominations for the third quarter will be accepted through July 26. Tourism is Southern Nevada’s top economic driver, representing nearly 30 percent of overall employment in the state.
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Las Vegas tourism agency honors 'Hospitality Hero' at Treasure Island hotel-casino

Nevada Casino Restrictions Lifting In Phases In 2021, Insiders Optimistic

Nevada will reduce COVID-19 restrictions and increase capacity on gaming floors starting Monday, Feb. 15. Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced it will reopening the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 25. The Hardrock closed in February 2020 as part of a renovation and rebranding. A planned January 15, 2021 reopens was postponed. If COVI- 19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue their decline, casino capacity and the re opening of nightclubs and day clubs at casinos would fall to the jurisdiction of local counties, effective May 1.
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Casinos place big bet on vaccinations as Las Vegas prepares for June 1 reopening and nation’s first large convention

Fred Campbell wants to be world champion of bricklaying for a record fourth time. World of Concrete is the first large, in-person trade show scheduled in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic began. The show is a test for Las Vegas. If it hosts tens of thousands of attendees without a major problem, it will be a milestone. Las Las Vegans are recovering from the recession. The county will lift pand epidemic restrictions on June 1. Vegas is operating at 80 percent capacity. It is also a tourist destination. Some casinos say 80 to 90 percent of their employees have received at least one vaccine.
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Casinos place big bet on vaccinations as Las Vegas prepares for June 1 reopening and nation’s first large convention

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plans to acquire the Palms in Las Vegas for $650 million

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plans to purchase the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for $650 million. The tribe already owns and operates San. Manuel Casino in Highland. It is the first tribe to own and operate a casino in the city's resort corridor. The transaction is expected to close in 2021. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, operated by Connecticut’s Mogegan Tribal Gaming Authority, runs the recently opened casino at Virgin Hotels Las. Vegas. David G. Schwartz, a gaming historian at the University of Nevada, Las Las, says many tribes would consider getting into Vegas' gaming market.
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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plans to acquire the Palms in Las Vegas for $650 million

Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century

The Nevada Gaming Commission will consider changes to regulations on electronic transfers of money to games or gaming devices. The changes will clarify the rules regarding cashless gaming. The system must be licensed and approved by the board. It will also have a daily monetary transfer limit and responsible gambling messages. There will be a warning message on devices that includes the website of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. Only a few properties have the licensed systems in place. They are subject to additional requirements in the technical standards.
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Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century

Experts see optimism in Virgin Hotels opening in Las Vegas

Experts see optimism in Virgin Hotels opening in Las Vegas. Industry watchers expect to see Las Las tourism take off this summer after more than a year of lockdowns and strict operating restrictions. The off-Strip property opened on March 25. It was originally planned to open in the fall after a $200 million renovation of the former Hard Rock Hotel. The opening was delayed twice. Now Las Nevada is starting to show significant signs of recovery. Caesars Entertainment Inc. and MGM Resorts International revealed that bookings were increasing. Casino floor operators can operate at 50% capacity for the first time in months.
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Experts see optimism in Virgin Hotels opening in Las Vegas

Will COVID-19 Kill Smoking In Casinos?

Smoking while gambling has been part of Nevada since the first casinos opened. Now COVID-19 doesn't mix well with smoking. Casinos are offering protections to lure nervous patrons back.
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Will COVID-19 Kill Smoking In Casinos?

Mob Museum adds vintage slot machines and Nevada gaming program in March

Mob Museum is adding two vintage slot machines to its collection and a two-part presentation about legal gambling in Nevada as part of its March programming. The new slot machine is called figural slot Machines. Figural machines could be seen in Las Vegas and Reno casinos during the ’50s and ‘60s. They will be on permanent display in the Open City exhibition on the museum’s second floor starting March 1.
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Mob Museum adds vintage slot machines and Nevada gaming program in March

Las Vegas casinos can learn about reopening from Macao

Macao casinos reopened after a 15-day shutdown due to the coronavirus. The casinos in Las Vegas will remain dark until April 30. Macao's experience may hint at what is to come for Las Nevada. In China, there is a recovery of domestic tourism. A recent poll details the impact the virus could have on leisure activities once the COVID-19 curve has flattened. It could take two to three months for Americans to attend large social gatherings. Only about a fifth of respondents would host a larger social gathering. In a poll, only about 20 percent would stay in a hotel.
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Las Vegas casinos can learn about reopening from Macao