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 tiny marketplace, is open for dinner and late-night dining Red Rock beginning this week from 4 p.m. to midnight. Brunch and lunch hours will be revealed later. The clever and unique $5 million, 5,500-square-foot cafe with entrances from the casino and parking seats 110 inside, 19 at the bar lounge and 47 on the outdoor terrace. Chef Alfredo Sandoval calls its simple creative food drawn from culinary encounters in Mexican stores. The Red Rock Mercadito is the main concept of the Chicago-based hospitality group, and Antonio Nunez is the executive chef. The family-style dinners are designed for sharing. Zagat described Mercadito in Chicago certainly one of of “America’s Hottest Mexican Restaurants” last year, and USA Today heralded it for preparing one of “the country’s 10 best margaritas.”
UFC president Dana White is not bothered to declare that gambling is one of his beloved interests. He will also inform you that he is good at it and often benefits. While you would think nearly all casinos would open their doors for somebody so enthusiastic to play, the Palms Resort and Casino has invited him to give up playing.
Many people have accused White of having a gambling concern, but he says this is not true and that even though he loves to gamble, it is not the top priority in his existence and does not interfere with other things that he considers more relevant, including his kids and his position.
The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino disclosed a partnership with Ultimate Gaming to feature internet 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 accepted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission before patrons can participate in online poker at the Peppermill locations. Ultimate Gaming is possessed by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos and is one of three online poker websites presenting 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 unique buffet “brings concepts 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 portion of the overhaul. Chefs also prepare select cooking, like pizza, in front of customers, and there are theme nights. Sunday highlights 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) awarded $958,743.35 in entire jackpots at the recently opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who wanted 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 (IGT) awarded $958,743.35 in entire jackpots at the recently opened $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA. A pair of winners, who wanted 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.
Two downtown Las Vegas casinos — 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 cash at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling, an proclamation 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 let expenditures by the electronic service BitPay. So far, there are no plans to permit bitcoin payments for gambling.