Atlantic City casinos set to reopen. Michigan online sportsbetting could launch much sooner than expected. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Atlantic Casinos will reopen on July 2nd
Count Atlantic City casinos as the latest casinos to set a reopening, targeting a July 2nd date, according to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. On this date, Atlantic City’s nine casinos would be allowed to open and operate at one-quarter of capacity. The governor announced the plans as part of a general reopening plan that included sports and personal care businesses.
There has been no word on the reopening of Atlantic City poker rooms, but given that Murphy has been cautious thus far, it is likely poker will be sidelined for now.
BREAKING: On Thursday, July 2nd:
Casinos may reopen – operating at 25% capacity
️Indoor dining may resume – limited at first to 25% capacity
Additional health and safety guidance will be released within the next several days. pic.twitter.com/b4jY2fR3sp
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 22, 2020
– Michigan could have online sports betting live by October as the Michigan Gaming Control Board voiced optimism that they could reach their best-case scenario target of 250 days to develop regulations. Casinos, tribal leaders and many in the Michigan legislature are among those in favor of the fast-track approach, pushing ahead initial projections to go live from February 2021.
– In other online sports betting legislation news, a California sports betting bill looks like it will fail for another year. The bill has pulled due to opposition from Indian tribes as well as a timeline that would make it difficult to get the bill on the November ballot. The news is disappointing to sports bettors and gaming interests in the state as they will likely have to wait until at least September 2023 before bets could take place in the state.
– Check out Joey Ingram and Jeff Platt commentate on the final table of the Poker Masters PLO Series Event #3 held on Tuesday night:
– Missing the World Series of Poker this summer? So does Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski and in a blog post from today, he goes over 5 players he is missing watching this summer.
– In Tuesday’s featured poker training video, we look back at another series from Colossos called “Grinding with Colossos,” where he attempts to rebuild his bankroll. This episode covers Week 1 while playing microstakes No Limit Hold’em.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Joey Ingram goes over his list of the 17 most influential poker players of all time in his latest YouTube video:
– Antonio Esfandiari joins Remko for Poker Central’s “Run It Back” where the pair watch when Esfandiari won the Big One for One Drop that made him the winningest tournament player of all time.
– Poker vlogger Jeff Boski returns to live poker and reports in on his experience while playing $2/$25 No Limit Hold’em at the Bellagio:
– Jaime Staples takes a look at five great reads from partypoker Team Online in partypoker tournaments: