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 means small marketplace, is open for dinner and late-night eating Red Rock starting this week from 4 p.m. to midnight. Brunch and lunch hours will be revealed in the future. The wise and fancy $5 million, 5,500-square-foot eatery with entrances from the casino and parking seats 110 inside, 19 at the bar lounge and 47 on the outdoor veranda. Chef Alfredo Sandoval calls its relaxed unique dishes drawn from culinary encounters in Mexican stores. The Red Rock Mercadito is the main concept of the Chicago-based hospitality organization, and Antonio Nunez is the executive chef. The family-style meals are configured for sharing. Zagat called Mercadito in Chicago certainly one of of “America’s Hottest Mexican Restaurants” last year, and USA Today publicized it for offering 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 tell you that he is great at it and often wins. While you would think nearly all casinos would open their doors for someone so determined to play, the Palms Resort and Casino has asked him to stop playing.
Many people have accused White of having a gambling problem, but he says this is not true and that although he really likes to gamble, it is not the top emphasis in his life and does not meddle with other things that he considers more important, including his household and his job.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino revealed a contract with Ultimate Gaming to provide internet poker play at the Peppermill’s Reno property as well as the company’s alternative properties, Western Village Inn & Casino in Sparks and three hotel-casinos in Wendover nearby the Utah state line. The agreement must be approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission before patrons can participate in online poker at the Peppermill places. Ultimate Gaming is possessed by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos and is one of three online poker websites promoting 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 brand new buffet “brings strategies 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 create specified foods, 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) presented $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the freshly established $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who preferred to stay anonymous, 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) presented $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the freshly established $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who preferred to stay anonymous, 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 accepting bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will greet the digital money at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling, an proclamation Tuesday said. Tourists 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 enable expenditures by the electronic service BitPay. So far, there are no strategies to let bitcoin expenditures for gambling.