Sullivan County Casinos Resume Operations on Wednesday

After being shut for almost 6 months, the US economy is slowly resuming its operations. Amongst many other business activities, casinos are also being operational with a reduced capacity along with a few restrictions on social distancing.

On Wednesday, Sullivan County casinos were also seen reopened with capacity limited to 25%. The permission was granted to the state’s four non-tribal casinos last week on September 9. All these casinos were shut down since March due to the Covid-19 breakout. After meeting local leaders and press, the casino operators convinced the New York government to resume operations safely. The safety measures (in the wake of Coronavirus) such as installing thermal imaging machines, ultrasonic cleaning technology, and medical-grade filters, etc. are now mandatory in several institutions and business establishments.

Additionally, all visitors are required to wear masks while playing inside the casino. On the opening of casinos, Genting Americas East has posted a 21-point Safety Plan online. Genting Americas East is the major stakeholder in the Resorts World. It will be subject to create and ensure the implementation of strict safety protocols across the casinos. The 21-point safety plan released includes social distancing, thermal-scan for a temperature check, intensified cleaning at casinos, over 200 stations for hand-sanitizing, face mask, and much more.

According to Bob DeSalvio (president of Genting Americas East), their team at The Resorts World has been waiting for reopening since long with great hope. No doubt there are tough times of pandemic going on. But, we take up the responsibility of staying safe while having fun and entertainment in the casinos, he added.

At the moment, the visitors will have access to only 100,000 square feet of the gaming floor including slot machines and around 150 table games. To maintain social distancing, the tables are separated from plexiglass dividers. For the visitors, the view of the casinos will be a bit different as it used to be. However, they can surely have some fun.


Barstool Sportsbook App to be Launched by Penn Gaming on September 15

The Penn National Gaming has seen a rise in Penn stock after plans were announced to launch the Barstool Sportsbook app. The news said that the new mobile app would be launched in Pennsylvania with a soft launch. The company has plans to release the full app on September 18, but a soft launch will be held before the actual. The soft launch will take place from September 15 to 17. It will be open to only pre-registered users who can use the app fully for testing purposes. The Penn National Gaming will also work with the regulators during these three days to ensure no glitches with the app.

Penn National said that the approval for the soft launch of the live, real money app came from the State Gaming Control Board. The company will wait for the final approval before launching the iOS version of the app in Pennsylvania. It will be released in other states in due course of time, but there was never any mention of the launch of the Android version of the app. The soft launch news has worked wonders for the company as Penn National was up to USD 56.80 ( high by 5%) on NASDAQ, where it trades under Penn.

In January this year, it is essential to note that Penn National acquired as much as 36% interest in the sports media platform, thereby becoming the official gaming partner of Barstool Sports. The live soft launch of the app in Pennsylvania is significant for Penn National as it is based in the state. Secondly, the iGaming markets and the Pennsylvania sports betting has seen an enormous boom in recent times. So this launch can prove to be an essential milestone for the company as it strives to be the leading provider of online and retail gaming.


Self-Serving Betting Kiosks Launched in Colorado

A move that is specifically aimed to enhance the convenience for the bettors, Bet.Works has come out with self-serving terminals for gamers in Colorado. Bet.Works is collaborating with Elite Casino Resorts to launch the specific format, which is touted to be a game-changer in the gaming industry. Gamers can enjoy this facility at the Red Dolly Casino, located in the Blackhawk area.

Transparency and fairness are major concerns for the bettors, and to make sure that gamers feel confident Bet.Works has obtained a license for this self-service facility from Gaming Laboratories International. Further, Kiosk Information Systems, a well-known name in the industry, has been roped into create these terminals. The Colorado-based tech company has unmatched experience in developing these kinds of innovative self-serving terminals.

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Many unique features are offered through these self-serving terminals. Especially the convenience of accepting the cash and ticket in and out options are definitely going to add to the experience of sports bettors by making processes independent for the players.

Expressing delight on this association, Kim Kenney, the president of the Kiosk, said that the association with the Bet.Works is a fantastic opportunity to realize the potential of the experience that their developers have realized over the years. The top echelon of the company exuded confidence that the Kiosk’s innovative capabilities will prove instrumental in providing top-class customer experience to bettors. Kenney was also delighted that Kiosk has played an important role in facilitating the association between Red Dolly Casino, Elite Casino Resorts, and Bet.Works.


The partnership is vital for the Bet.Works as it presents an opportunity for the company to expand its footprints in the United States of America. This will also help the company realize its mission of delivering innovative sports betting services and entertainment experience to gamers. Overall, the association has significance for Colorado’s gaming market, which is expected to get a new fillip owing to these new self-serving terminals.