New Buffet at Mystic Lake Casino has Upped the Stakes

Mystic Lake Casino has upped the stakes on its buffet, big time.

The new buffet “brings concepts from Caesar’s Palace to Minnesota” and is comparable in quality to a high-end restaurant, according to a news release.

“Ambient lighting, a chocolate fountain, a root beer fountain, candy jars and flat-screen TVs” are part of the renovation.

Chefs also prepare certain food, like pizza, in front of customers, and there are theme nights. Sunday features 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.

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Graton Resort and Casino Experiences Gold Rush from Wheel of Fortune by IGT

IGT (IGT) awarded $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the newly opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA.

“We are thrilled to have had two IGT Megajackpots® winners hit in a matter of one week at Graton Resort & Casino,” said Joe Hasson, Graton Resort & Casino General Manager.

Two winners, who preferred to stay anonymous, were overjoyed 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’s Wheel of Fortune struck gold at Sonoma County’s new hot spot, and we’re excited to collaborate with our partners at Graton Resort & Casino to bring the most compelling game play experiences to the casino floor, and to create more jackpot winners,” said Susan Cartwright, IGT Vice President Corporate Communications.

IGT has been making millionaires since 1986 and has awarded about $6 billion in MegaJackpots® nationwide.

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Downtown Casinos Begin to Accept Bitcoin

Two downtown Las Vegas casinos — the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino — will begin accepting bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital currency at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling, an announcement Tuesday said.
The recently upgraded Golden Gate, Vegas’ oldest hotel which opened in 1906, and the newish D represent part of the rise of the city’s downtown area. Derek Stevens, chief executive of both casinos, acted after being approached by several customers who floated the idea of paying with bitcoin, he said in a statement.
“We’re located in the growing high-tech sector of downtown Las Vegas, and like all things downtown, we’re quickly adaptive to new technology,” he said.
Visitors 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 purchases by the electronic service BitPay. So far, there are no plans to allow bitcoin payments for gambling.
How popular is bitcoin becoming?
Earlier this month, the Sacramento Kings basketball team became the first sports team to accept bitcoin payments in its team shop. It will begin taking the currency to pay for online tickets and merchandise on March 1. Retailer, game site Zynga and online travel site also accept bitcoin.

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