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Casino City’s Friday Five: More casinos reopening edition

The first casino in Massachusetts began welcoming back guests this week, while the other two following suit in the next few days. In the poker world, the World Series of Poker continues to give out gold bracelets through online events.

Penn National Gaming reopens two more casinos

The most recent property reopenings include Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts which reopened on 8 July and Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, Maine, which is reopening today.

Encore Boston Harbor reopening on Sunday

Encore Boston Harbor will officially reopen its doors to the public on Sunday, 12 July, bringing back its luxury accommodations, extensive food and beverage options and other offerings.

Plainridge Park Casino plans to reopen next week

The Penn National Gaming property in Massachusetts announced today that it plans to reopen on 8 July.

Casino City’s Friday Five: World Series of Poker 2020 kicks off edition

Even though we are seeing a much different edition of the World Series of Poker this year, it is officially underway. While it is not taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, golden bracelets will be awarded in online competitions this summer.

MGM Springfield will reopen on 13 July

The Western Massachusetts property will reopen in a limited capacity to the public on Monday, July 13 at 10 a.m. A hosted, invitation-only event will take place ahead of the public reopening.

Encore Boston Harbor to reopen on 12 July

In addition to implementing the extensive measures of its Health and Safety Plan, Encore Boston Harbor supports and will adhere to the directives aimed at reducing the risk to public health set forth by the MGC.

Encore Boston Harbor prepares for July reopening

In addition to its Health and Safety Program, the resort will adhere to the additional directives aimed to reduce the risk to public health set forth by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Casino City’s Friday Five: Las Vegas face mask edition

In an attempt to slow spreading, the Nevada Gaming Control Board adjusted the policy once again this week, making it a requirement for any visitor in a public place, which includes sitting at a table game with plexiglass barriers.

Massachusetts casinos will reopen without poker, craps and roulette

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission adopted rules that Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino must meet in anticipation of the resumption of casino operations.

This Week in Gambling: Casino reopening in Las Vegas and across America

A Treasure Island reopening and Wynn reopening have been announced, despite their seeming opposition to the Governor's phased opening plans.

Massachusetts casinos extend closure through the end of May

The MGC voted unanimously to extend the temporary closure of Plainridge Park Casino, Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield until 1 June.

Live racing at Plainridge Park Casino delayed until further notice

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to postpone the start of live harness racing at Plainridge Park Casino "until further notice."

Wynn Resorts reports Q1 losses

Operating revenues were $953.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 42.3%, or $697.8 million, from $1.65 billion for the first quarter of 2019.

Massachusetts casinos will remain closed until 18 May

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to extend the temporary closures of Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino.

Massachusetts casinos hit hard by COVID-19 shutdown

The gross gaming revenues for the month of March at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park were less than half of what they made in February.

MGM Springfield donates sleeping cots and outdoor heaters

The resort announced a donation of 160 portable sleeping cots and 16 outdoor heaters to Mercy Medical Center and the City of Springfield.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission extends casino closures to 4 May

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with Governor Baker's order, Encore Boston Harbor, Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield will remain closed until 4 May.

Massachusetts extends casino closures until 7 April

During a remote meeting on Wednesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to extend the mandatory shutdown of Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

MGM Resorts donates $1 million for employee emergency fund

On top of the $1 million crisis and disaster relief pledge, the company is donating the equivalent of 400,000 meals across the U.S.

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