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California tribal casino sets stricter safety requirements than government

Casinos have recently come under fire as potential hotbeds of Covid-19 infection. At least tribal-run California casino wants to make sure its going above and beyond to prove that’s not the case.

The Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego, California has updated its safety requirements for guests, getting much stricter about what types of face coverings are deemed acceptable. “Effective immediately, bandanas, gaiters and face coverings with valves are no longer allowed as viable face covering options,” their site now reads.

Mobile sports betting bill filed in Vermont

Mobile sports betting bill filed in Vermont9 January 2020Vermont state senators Dick Sears and Michael Sirotkin have filed a bill that would allow mobile, but not land-based, sports betting in the state.
Bill S.213, to “ to establish a system for the licensure and regulation of mobile sports wagering operators and suppliers, authorize sports wagering through licensed operators, and tax gross sports wagering receipts,” was filed on 7 January.

2020 Poker Predictions part 1: The brands

The next 12 months in poker are going to be huge for the industry. With all the major brands attaching a lot of importance to their live tours, whether partypoker, PokerStars or 888poker can attract the most poker players to their events over the next year will be a major talking point.

Elsewhere, the WSOP will venture into its 50th Anniversary series with high hopes of a record attendance in Las Vegas and Europe and online poker sites such as Run It Once and GGPoker will be looking to take huge strides forward and grow their own market share.

Who’ll win 2020? As ever, just like a poker tournament, players start with a fair chance of coming out on top.

The Big Three

There’s no doubt that in many ways, 2020 is a pivotal year for all of the ‘big three’ poker brands. PokerStars have announced their live stops in the next 12 months and they are opening the door for competition to drag themselves nearer to the market leader. While ‘Stars have an edge in the online world of poker, with c..

DraftKings and SBTech to combine as listed gaming giant

DraftKings and SBTech to combine as listed gaming giant23 December 2019DraftKings has struck a deal that will see it acquired by a special purpose acquisition company alongside betting and gaming technology provider SBTech, with the combined entity to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.
Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp will acquire the businesses to create what is described as “the only vertically-integrated pure-play sports betting and online gaming company” based in the US.
The business was established by film producer Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan, previously chief executive of US media giant Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to invest in new media businesses in May this year. That month it raised $400m through an initial public offering, and currently trades on the Nasdaq.
Diamond Eagle will be renamed DraftKings Inc once the transaction is closed – something expected to take place in the first half of 2020 – with the business to reincorporate in Nevada. Institutional investors, including..

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