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    Caesars Entertainment has revealed that it will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and Flamingo properties once state officials give operators the green light.

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    Scientific Games has appointed Michael Eklund as its new chief financial officer, replacing Michael Quartieri in the role.

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    Saratoga Harness Racing’s planned purchase of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado from American Gaming Group (AGG) has been canceled because of the effect of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on both businesses.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has published new measures designed to allow casinos in the state to safely reopen following the shut-down enforced due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    A number of major commercial and tribal casinos operators have announced that they will begin to reopen some of their facilities across the US, following a period of temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has urged the US government to raise the slot jackpot reporting threshold, which requires machines to be temporarily taken out of production while large jackpot winners complete a tax reporting form.

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    Lucky Casino operator Glitnor Services has been fined SEK400,000 by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, after it was found to have offered games not permitted under the country’s Gambling Act.

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    Las Vegas casinos have partnered the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), the Culinary Health Fund and the Las Vegas Convention Center to test all gaming employees for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) before they return to work.

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    Gambling tech giant Playtech has revealed it was able to perform as expected in the first quarter, experiencing a strong trading period despite its business being impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    MGM Resorts International has become the latest major US casino operator to set out plans to reopen its gambling facilities in Mississippi, after closing as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming has struck a strategic agreement with Golden Nugget that will see it expand the range of games provided to the US casino operator.

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    US casino operator Boyd Gaming has announced that it is to reopen its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, after the sites were forced to temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced it will not pay a dividend in relation to its 2020 financial year as part of its response to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the business.

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    GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.

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    Pennsylvania’s online gaming revenue almost doubled to in April, and with all casinos closed during the month, the vertical accounted for 93.4% of the state’s gambling revenue for the month.

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    International Game Technology (IGT)’s revenue declined 17.9% to $940.2m in the first quarter of 2020, while a $296m impairment charge related to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) saw the supplier post a loss for the period.

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    Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos has published regulations governing the launch of live dealer online casino games in the country, having approved the legalisation of the vertical in April.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has criticised the online casino restrictions set to come into force in Sweden next month as “not evidence-led” and warned they may do more harm than good for Swedish player protection.

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    Casinos across Louisiana will be permitted to reopen from today (May 18) after the state’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, lifted a number of restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Dutch state-owned land-based operator Holland Casino and national gambling industry trade association VAN Kansspelen have met with representatives from the country’s government to outline their concerns over its decision to extend the closure of casinos until September.

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