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First Two Nevada Casinos Operate At Full Capacity

by Steve Schult | Published: May 03, '21

The pair of Wynn Resorts-owned casinos in Las Vegas became the first casinos in the state to operate at full capacity since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Nevada Gaming Control Board will allow Wynn and Encore Las Vegas to begin operating at 100% …

Mississippi Gaming Commission Removes Mask Mandate In Casinos

by Steve Schult | Published: Apr 29, '21

The Mississippi Gaming Commission will end its mask mandate for both employees and patrons of its state’s casinos on Friday at 5 p.m. The move makes the state regulators one of the first to remove mask requirements in casinos. Governors of other states …

Las Vegas Casino Will Pay Its Employees To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

by Steve Schult | Published: Apr 14, '21

A casino on the Las Vegas Strip will pay its employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas could pay more than $1 million in cash bonuses to its employees that receive the …

COVID-19 Causes New Jersey Casino Revenue To Drop 80% In 2020

by Steve Schult | Published: Apr 12, '21

… -March in response to the coronavirus outbreak and allowed the industry …

Employees Of Las Vegas Strip Casino Must Get Vaccine

by Steve Schult | Published: Apr 08, '21

A Las Vegas Strip casino is going to force its employees to either receive a COVID-19 vaccine or submit a weekly negative test. According to a local NBC affiliate, Wynn Resorts will require its employees at its two Las Vegas locations to submit to that …

New Jersey Governor Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Include Casino Workers

by Steve Schult | Published: Mar 30, '21

New Jersey casino employees started taking COVID-19 vaccinations Monday morning at the Atlantic County Convention Center. The move came after Gov. Phil Murphy expanded eligibility for the shot to hospitality workers. The Casino Association of New Jersey, …

Casino Company Sues Insurance Provider Over Failure To Pay Claim For Pandemic Profit Losses

by Steve Schult | Published: Mar 22, '21

Caesars Entertainment is suing its dozens of insurance providers for $2 billion, claiming it failed to provide coverage for lost profits stemming from the forced government shutdowns because of the pandemic. The gaming giant filed a lawsuit Friday in the …

Pennsylvania And Massachusetts Further Relax Gambling Restrictions

by Steve Schult | Published: Mar 17, '21

Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were the latest states to ease restrictions on its respective casino industries as governors around the country have begun to allow larger crowds with COVID-19 case counts dropping and vaccines are being distributed. …

NJ Governor Eases Casino Restrictions

by Steve Schult | Published: Mar 15, '21

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he signed an executive order that will lessen restrictions on Atlantic City’s nine brick-and-mortar casinos. Murphy signed Executive Order 230, which increase indoor capacity for many businesses, including …

Four Las Vegas Strip Casinos Set To Resume 24/7 Hotel Operations

by Steve Schult | Published: Feb 19, '21

Three Las Vegas Strip casinos will resume 24/7 hotel operations as MGM Resorts announced that Mandalay Bay, Park MGM and The Mirage will revert back to their old hours on March 3. The move comes shortly after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said that he would …

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