1. 100% Las Vegas Comeback This Summer!?

    by , 1 May 2021 at 12:45 pm
    The Governor of Nevada has announced plans to have casinos in his state operating at 100% by summer!
    And that includes an end to social distancing!
    Meanwhile, in other gambling news we remember the ten year anniversary of 'Black Friday'.

    A few days ago governor Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada (including Las Vegas and Reno) would be back to operating at 100% capacity with no social distancing by June 1st! ...
  2. Las Vegas Coronavirus Hot Spots

    by , 22 September 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Hello players! How the hell are you? And welcome to This Week in Gambling! Your one-stop shopping experience for casino news and discount auto insurance quotes! And here is this week’s big story!

    On march 17th we watched as the Coronavirus pandemic completely shut down the city of Las Vegas. Then in early June, we also watched as slowly Las Vegas casinos started to reopen their doors. And now almost all the iconic Sin City ...
  3. Coronavirus May Lead to Cashless Casinos

    by , 25 June 2020 at 3:08 pm
    When the world went on lock-down over the Coronavirus, few would have imagined it leading to cashless casinos. But that is precisely what the American Gaming Association is asking state regulators to consider.

    Recently, the group released a report called Payments Modernization Policy Principles which looks at the integration of cashless options for players on casino floors. According to the AGA, enabling payment choice allows casino customers the ability to supplement cash with safe ...
  4. Justice Department Looking for More Power Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    by , 13 May 2020 at 12:29 am
    The Justice Department has been using every trick in the book to try to shut down online gambling in America. And now that the Coronavirus has created a national lock down, they apparently want to take full advantage.

    The DOJ very quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges so that they can to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies such as a pandemic. Just as disturbing, they are asking to lawmakers about things like the statute of limitations, ...
  5. Vegas Mayor Ignores Guidelines in Rush to Reopen The Strip

    by , 27 April 2020 at 2:57 pm
    This Week in Gambling reported last week that the mayor of Las Vegas is in a mad rush to reopen the city and convention centers. Her comments contradict the guidelines for reopening the Strip Casinos issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, who will ultimately be the authority to sign off on any plan to open the doors of the casinos.

    The board has a list of procedures in place that businesses should follow before reopening, which include complying with all prescribed local, state ...
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