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How Much Influence Will The Las Vegas Raiders Have On Nevada Sports Betting?

If you listened closely last week, you could hear the collective sighs of relief combined with holiday-like celebration from legal sports betting operators; the NFL season had arrived. Although, you might not have needed to listen that intently. It was no doubt tangible, and it permeated the country from bookmakers to bettors to casual fans. At […]

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Park MGM To Become First Smoke-Free Casino On Vegas Strip

Customers with a smoking habit will trade in Marlboro Reds for nicotine gum once Park MGM reopens in Las Vegas. Why? Because the massive, 3,000-room resort is set to become The Strip’s first smoke-free casino. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are set to reopen on Sept. 30, the company recently announced. Earlier in the […]

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Hard Rock International Exec: Las Vegas Casinos Will Come Back

The world is different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the US casino business hasn’t escaped unscathed. Las Vegas in particular is being hit hard, from closures to layoffs. While regional casinos are seeing visitors within driving distance, Las Vegas depends on visitors flying in from all over the world. However, Hard Rock […]

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A Notable Las Vegas Presence Is Significant For DraftKings and FanDuel Sportsbooks

Johnny Avello left without ever having to leave. Former bookmaker at Wynn Las Vegas for 13 years, the affable New Yorker became the head of sportsbook at DraftKings in 2018 when legal sports betting became a possibility outside of Nevada with the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. But the technology-based nature […]

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In Another Devastating Blow, MGM Resorts Lays Off 18,000 Casino Employees

COVID-19 strikes again. Several thousand MGM Resorts employees started September jobless as CEO Bill Hornbuckle announced at least 18,000 casino employees lost their jobs, effective August 31. The layoffs affect employees nationwide, as MGM has numerous hotel-casinos in a number of states. It’s unclear exactly how many of the layoffs impact Las Vegas-area employees. In […]

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ESPN Expanding Sports Betting Content With New Studio In Las Vegas

It’s viva Las Vegas for ESPN. Located at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, the world leader in sports entertainment said it will expand much of its gambling content with Caesars to bring more “robust” sports betting and entertainment news for fans. Additionally, ESPN will move its sports betting show, Daily Wager, to the new studio beginning […]

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Between Cancellations, Closures and Layoffs, Las Vegas Hammered By Pandemic

Las Vegas casinos reopened on June 4 as Nevada relaxed some closures to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The current scene in the casinos is very different with 50% capacity on the gaming floor. Social distancing, bar and restaurant closures and limiting the number of guests make the Vegas casino experience different if nothing […]

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Nevada Knowledge Spreads to All Corners of Sports Betting Nation

Veteran oddsmaker Johnny Avello left his position at the Wynn in Las Vegas for burgeoning national sports betting purveyor DraftKings. Jennifer Roberts left the UNLV Center for Gaming Research to help develop the fledgling market opening in Tennessee. Danielle Boyd left William Hill, the first British bookmaker to be licensed in Nevada, to become the Tennessee […]

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PlayUSA Rewind: William Hill Introduces Retail Sportsbook At DC Arena

What a weekend. For the first time in months, there was rarely a time when you could turn on the TV and not see some major sports going on. (!!!) The MLB is in full swing, the NBA tipped off, the NHL returned to the ice. No doubt operators in the legalized sports betting world enjoyed those few days. […]

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Analysts: Nevada Can Learn From Other States, But Remains Sports Betting Capital

Nevada became the blueprint and the benchmark for every state considering legalizing sports betting when the Supreme Court made it a possibility with the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May of 2018. Las Vegas was the sports betting capital of the world. It was a tourist mecca. Its regulatory structure […]