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 tiny shop, 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 announced in the future. The clever and stylish $5 million, 5,500-square-foot diner with entrances from the casino and parking seats 110 indoors, 19 at the bar lounge and 47 on the outdoor porch. Chef Alfredo Sandoval says its simple creative cooking drawn from culinary adventures in Mexican markets. The Red Rock Mercadito is the main strategy of the Chicago-based hospitality group, and Antonio Nunez is the executive chef. The family-style dishes are tailored for sharing. Zagat called Mercadito in Chicago certainly one of of “America’s Hottest Mexican Restaurants” this past year, and USA Today publicized it for providing one of “the country’s 10 best margaritas.”
UFC president Dana White is not ashamed to admit that gambling is one of his favorite interests. He will also inform you that he is good at it and often wins. While you would think nearly all casinos would open their doors for somebody so determined to play, the Palms Resort and Casino has instructed him to stop playing.
Many individuals have accused White of having a gambling concern, but he says this is not true and that even though he prefers to gamble, it is not the top emphasis in his existence and does not meddle with other things that he considers more important, including his household and his career.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino disclosed a collaboration with Ultimate Gaming to feature internet poker play at the Peppermill’s Reno facility as well as the company’s alternative properties, Western Village Inn & Casino in Sparks and three hotel-casinos in Wendover close to the Utah state line. The agreement must be okayed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission before customers can play 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 alongside 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 concepts from Caesar’s Palace to Minnesota” and is similar in excellence 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 a portion of the remodel. Chefs also make select cooking, 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 entire jackpots at the newly opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A couple 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) honored $958,743.35 in entire jackpots at the newly opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A couple 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.
A couple of downtown Las Vegas resorts — the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino — will begin taking bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital money at their hotel and gift shops but not for wagering, an announcement Tuesday said. Customers 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 transactions by the electronic service BitPay. So far, there are no plans to enable bitcoin expenses for gambling.