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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Masks are given out at casinos now.  We checked to see who’s wearing them

by Bailey Schulz and Richard N. Velotta

All across the Las Vegas Valley, hotel-casinos were dealing out more than just chips and cards this week.  There was also an abundance of complimentary face masks, one of the many changes seen in a post-COVID-19 Las Vegas.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted on SportsHandle.com

Ohio General Assembly Approves Sports Betting, But Battle Looms In Senate

by Jill R. Dorson

Now the real work begins.

On Thursday, the Ohio House passed an amended version of the HB 194, a legal sports wagering bill that would allow for statewide mobile and retail wagering, 83-10.  But the easy passage doesn’t mean that things will go as smoothly in the Senate.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Gaming Today

LVCVA’s casino re-opening plan has soft tone

by Buck Wargo

Las Vegas has gotten a head start on remaking its image across the country ahead of reopening resorts in the COVID-19 era.

Forget the 2003 ‘What Happens Here, Stays Here’ ad campaign that has defined Las Vegas’ Sin City image as an adult destination with large gatherings.  It’s now being defined as an experience with more intimacy and space than ever before but with the same excitement people expect along with peace of mind for their safety.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas casino reopening ‘major milestone’ for city, industry

by Bailey Schulz

A number of Las Vegas casinos are just a little over a week away from reopening their doors.

On Tuesday evening, Gov. Steve Sisolak confirmed that he’s comfortable with casinos reopening June 4, adding that the state’s Gaming Control Board would provide more details on reopening requirements on Wednesday.  The date – first annouced last week – comes more than two months after casinos were initially ordered to close.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Gaming Today

Cashless sports betting coming to Nevada?

by Buck Wargo

The Nevada Gaming Commission will hold a public hearing June 25 that could pave the way for bettors to make wagers at the race and sportsbook counter without cash and fund their mobile accounts from their couch.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Casinos ready to open doors, tourists ready to return to Las Vegas

by Bailey Schulz and Richard N. Velotta

The two-month casino shutdown in Nevada seems to have an end in sight.

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Steve Sisolak gave Nevada casinos a tentative date they could plan to reopen: June 4.  Seventy-eight days after casinos first closed down to help stem the spread of COVID-19.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in CDC Gaming Reports

Updated: Nevada casino industry expected to reopen on June 4

by Howard Stutz

Nevada’s casino industry, shuttered for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could reopen on June 4, Governor Steve Sisolak said in a statement late Friday afternoon.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Gaming Today

Nevada’s casinos target to reopen June 4

by Buck Wargo

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has targeting June 4 as the reopening date of Las Vegas casinos and is set to make the announcement Tuesday.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in GGR Asia

Casino cities embrace online play or lose out: experts

The coronavirus pandemic has been touted in some quarters as an opportunity for bricks and mortar casino operators and their host jurisdictions to re-examine their business practices for a fresh start following widespread shutdowns.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Gaming association renews request for higher IRS jackpot threshold

by Richard N. Velotta

When the Trump administration sought out regulatory reforms that could save the federal government money and help job creation and economic growth on Tuesday, the American Gaming Association renewed a familiar pet project.

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