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 implies small marketplace, is open for dinner and late-night dining Red Rock beginning this week from 4 p.m. to midnight. Brunch and lunch times will be released in the future. The sensible 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 patio. Chef Alfredo Sandoval says its simple resourceful dishes drawn from culinary ordeals in Mexican stores. The Red Rock Mercadito is the main strategy of the Chicago-based hospitality group, and Antonio Nunez is the executive chef. The family-style meals are developed for sharing. Zagat described Mercadito in Chicago one of “America’s Hottest Mexican Restaurants” this past year, and USA Today publicized it for serving one of “the country’s 10 best margaritas.”
UFC president Dana White is not embarrassed to confess that gambling is one of his beloved hobbies. He will also tell you that he is good at it and often wins. While you would think the majority of casinos would open their doors for someone so anxious to play, the Palms Resort and Casino has asked him to stop playing.
Many individuals have accused White of having a gambling problem, but he says this is not true and that even though he really likes to gamble, it is not the top priority in his life and does not impede with other things that he considers more relevant, including his family and his job.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino unveiled a contract with Ultimate Gaming to offer online poker play at the Peppermill’s Reno facility 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 okayed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission before people can enjoy online poker at the Peppermill places. Ultimate Gaming is owned and operated by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos and is one of three online poker websites that provide 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 fresh buffet “brings principles from Caesar’s Palace to Minnesota” and is similar in excellence to a quality restaurant, according to a news release. “Ambient lighting, a chocolate fountain, a root beer fountain, candy jars and flat-screen TVs” are a component of the overhaul. Chefs also prepare select meals, 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) granted $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the freshly established $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who chose to stay private, 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 (IGT) granted $958,743.35 in total jackpots at the freshly established $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who chose to stay private, 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.
Two downtown Las Vegas casinos — the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino — will begin receiving bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will greet the digital currency at their hotel and gift shops but not for gaming, an proclamation Tuesday said. Customers can make bitcoin transactions at both of the 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 programs to enable bitcoin expenditures for gambling.