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How Casinos Are Changing and What to Expect in the Future
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How Casinos Are Changing and What to Expect in the Future

(STL.News) Casinos have changed a lot in the last couple of decades for one simple reason: the internet.  Online casinos have seen extraordinary growth around the world, and that has meant traditional land-based casinos have had to change in order to keep up.  Here is a closer look at how casinos are currently changing and what we can expect in the near future. Casinos Games on Smartphones Are Becoming Ever More Popular Online casino games have rocketed in popularity since the advent of smartphones.  Today, people can play their favorite casino games like blackjack and roulette on sites like Kazoom Casino within seconds.  With fewer people playing online casino games via their PCs, it is no surprise that online casinos are focusing more on mobile users.  Mobile platforms are sure to domina...
New York Governor Cuomo Announces Casinos to Reopen with Limited Capacity Next Week
Politics

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Casinos to Reopen with Limited Capacity Next Week

Face Coverings, Social Distancing and Other Safety Protocols Required at All Times Casinos Must Have Enhanced Air Filtration, Ventilation & Purification Standards In Place Prior To Opening New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced casinos and video lottery terminal facilities will be allowed to reopen starting September 9 with a 25 percent occupancy limit.  All venues that choose to reopen will be subject to strict safety protocols, including strict enforcement of face coverings except when eating or drinking, social distancing, additional staff to control occupancy, traffic flow and seating to avoid crowding, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.  Casinos must also have enhanced air filtration, ventilation and purification standards in place in order to ...
Missouri Gaming Commission Extends Casino Closure
Missouri

Missouri Gaming Commission Extends Casino Closure

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) The Missouri Gaming Commission has extended the order for all riverboat gaming casinos to remain closed through 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 15th, 2020. MGC previously ordered all riverboat gaming casinos in the state to temporarily suspend their casino operations and to close effective midnight March 17, 2020 due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Detroit casinos contribute $2.2 billion to fund Michigan K-12 education since state issued first license
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Detroit casinos contribute $2.2 billion to fund Michigan K-12 education since state issued first license

Detroit, Michigan casinos contribute $2.2 billion to fund Michigan K-12 education since state issued first license 20 years ago Detroit, MI (STL.News) - The Detroit commercial casinos have contributed more than $2.2 billion to Michigan’s School Aid Fund for K-12 education since the Michigan Gaming Control Board issued the first commercial casino license to MGM Grand Casino Detroit on July 28, 1999. The entire state tax on Detroit commercial casino wagering — 8.1 percent of the casinos’ net win — supports statewide K-12 classroom education.  Net win represents the casinos’ gross receipts less winnings paid to wagerers.  The Detroit casinos also pay the City of Detroit a 10.9 percent wagering tax on net win. “More than 20 years ago, Michigan lawmakers created a system for the Michigan Gami...