Boyd Gaming has announced the launch of a branded mobile sports-betting application.
Called B Connected Sports, Boyd’s app is available for anyone to download on iOS and Android mobile devices. Customers have to individually enroll in person at any one of six Boyd properties in the Las Vegas valley: The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Fremont or California.
After loading valuable money into their gaming account, excited players are can place valid sports bets through B Connected as long as they’re in the state ogf Nevada. They can cash out at any participating Boyd sports book.
Station Casinos, South Point, CG Technology and William Hill also offer similar sports betting apps.
After just a little over two years being open, Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi has closed the doors.
“It’s unfortunate, but it is a sign of the times,” said Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. “I believe it does solidify the idea of amenities and hotels. While those are not guarantees to success, they often do lead to success. I understand Margaritaville was wanting to get there.”
“Our hearts certainly go out to Margaritaville employees and their families,” said Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols, “and we’re hopeful that the state’s rapid response dislocated worker unit will be able to help these workers find new employment.”
“Developments like this are not uncommon in the Mississippi gaming industry. We operate in a free-market system, and a number of factors come into play, including location, amenities, marketing, management and so forth. In the 20-plus years since gaming opened in Biloxi, we’ve seen a number of casinos come and go – Lady Luck, Gold Coast, Casino Magic, the President and the Biloxi Belle, to name a few — but the Biloxi casino market remains strong.”
Margaritaville has has multiple problems since its attempts to open several years ago.
Mercadito, which suggests small marketplace, is open for dinner and late-night dining Red Rock starting this week from 4 p.m. to midnight. Brunch and lunch hours will be established later. The wise and elegant $5 million, 5,500-square-foot cafe with entrances from the casino and parking seats 110 indoors, 19 at the bar lounge and 47 on the exterior veranda. Chef Alfredo Sandoval says its simple innovative dishes drawn from culinary experiences in Mexican markets. The Red Rock Mercadito is the leading concept of the Chicago-based hospitality group, and Antonio Nunez is the executive chef. The family-style dishes are tailored for sharing. Zagat named Mercadito in Chicago certainly one of of “America’s Hottest Mexican Restaurants” last year, and USA Today publicized it for providing one of “the country’s 10 best margaritas.”
UFC president Dana White is not bothered to admit that gambling is one of his favorite pastimes. He will also instruct you that he is excellent at it and often wins. While you would think nearly all casinos would open their doors for someone so anxious to play, the Palms Resort and Casino has instructed him to stop playing.
Many people have accused White of having a gambling concern, but he says this is not true and that although he likes to gamble, it is not the top emphasis in his existence and does not interfere with other things that he considers more significant, including his household and his position.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino unveiled a alliance with Ultimate Gaming to promote internet poker play at the Peppermill’s Reno property as well as the company’s other properties, Western Village Inn & Casino in Sparks and three hotel-casinos in Wendover near the Utah state line. The arrangement must be approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission before consumers can play online poker at the Peppermill stores. Ultimate Gaming is owned by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos and is one of three online poker websites that offer poker play within the state’s borders coupled with World Series of Poker, owned by Caesars Entertainment, and Real Gaming, owned by the South Point.
Mystic Lake Casino has upped the stakes on its buffet, big time. The new buffet “brings aspects from Caesar’s Palace to Minnesota” and is related in excellence to a high-end restaurant, based on to a news release. “Ambient lighting, a chocolate fountain, a root beer fountain, candy jars and flat-screen TVs” are a part of the refurbishment. Chefs also organize various food, like pizza, in front of customers, and there are theme nights. Sunday boasts a champagne brunch, Wednesday is seafood night, and Friday is fish fry and steak night.
Prices range from $11.95 to $29.95 (seafood night), depending on the meal and day.
IGT (IGT) honored $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the newly opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who wanted to stay confidential, were thrilled with $106,878.59 on the Wheel of Fortune® Reel MultiPLAY – Five Times Pay™ and $851,864.76 on the Wheel of Fortune® Spinning Reel – Triple Double Emeralds™ respectively.IGT (IGT) honored $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the newly opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who wanted to stay confidential, were thrilled with $106,878.59 on the Wheel of Fortune® Reel MultiPLAY – Five Times Pay™ and $851,864.76 on the Wheel of Fortune® Spinning Reel – Triple Double Emeralds™ respectively.
Two downtown Las Vegas resorts — the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino — will begin acknowledging bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital money at their hotel and gift shops but not for betting, an announcement Tuesday said. Travelers can make bitcoin transactions at both hotels’ front desks and in the D’s gift shop, as well as at American Coney Island and Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Sites will have tablets set up to allow expenditures by the electronic service BitPay. So far, there are no strategies to allow bitcoin expenditures for gambling.