Beginning February 28, the D Las Vegas will saddle up as the first Downtown Las Vegas casino to feature the new-to-market Fortune Cup mechanical horse racing game. Created by Konami Gaming, Inc. and to be housed on the Vintage Vegas casino floor.view
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Beyond the Numbers | Pennsylvania is poised to become the fourth state to legalize internet gambling. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said he supports expansion of gambling to help with a $2 billion deficit in the budget.view
Winning Strategies | Welcome to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2017! There is little doubt my bread and butter (video poker and table games) is not what most people are talking about this year. I’m guessing most of the talk will once again be about skill-based gaming.view
Slot Club Spotlight | Since Palms Casino Resort was acquired by Station Casinos in October 2016, we’ve seen the integration to the Boarding Pass, yet they still operate somewhat independently from some corporate promotions and offer their own separate mailer to players.view
Slot Club Spotlight | Nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, Grand Lodge Casino at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers world-class gaming in a unique and blissfully serene atmosphere. Reminiscent of a traditional alpine lodge, the private and secluded resort sits like a jewel in the wilderness on Lake Tahoe’s tranquil north shore.view
Reel Deals | Registration is now open for the 2017-18 edition of Station Casinos’ $750,000 Gridiron Glory Football Contest. It’s a free, interactive pro-football contest that utilizes the Boarding Pass Rewards kiosk to track play and gives guests the opportunity to include picks from Thursday games.view
The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.view
With a new generation of young adults entering the casino scene, many have an aversion to gambling not present in previous generations. One promising answer is eSports. Enter the Downtown Underground.view
Winning Strategies | There’s an old saying about not getting anything for free. Well, thanks to Free Bet Blackjack, that isn’t completely true. Of course, it is not completely false, because technically, you don’t get it for nothing. Free Bet Blackjack is the relatively new game from Geoff Hall and Scientific Games.view
The Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Md., announced that Son L. was the winner of the casino’s $1 Million Baccarat Tournament Series. The tournament, which began July 31 last year, was held as a series of monthly events that each had 300 spots available for participants who had qualified prior to each event.view
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.view
Winning Strategies | Successful game inventors know they cannot fall in love with their game idea. Just because you like it, doesn’t mean everyone else (or anyone else) will. Of course, one of the issues with this is even if you are willing to be flexible, you generally don’t get endless chances.view
Slot Club Spotlight | With the holidays coming up, you can find many opportunities to use slot club points for shopping and gifts. This week we’ll look at MGM’s Holiday Gift Shoppe as well as the Golden Nugget’s Gift Point Program and the Cannery’s Premium Gift Gallery.view
Reel Deals | It only seems fitting that we celebrate our military with Veterans Day this Friday. We start up north of Las Vegas in Mesquite. Honoring those who have served to protect American citizens Mesquite Gaming will honor our military with a complimentary buffet.view
Winning Strategies | How many of you are sick of reading about polls? Presidential polls, Senate polls, debate polls, local question polls. This column is NOT political. But since all the numbers you hear about polls are about math and statistics, many of the same types of numbers used in gaming, I thought I might give a quick lesson on interpreting some of what you hear.view
An Australian lawsuit continues in which a factory worker claims he was part of a syndicate that won $40 million (AUD). His workmates say he was not part of the group and is not entitled to part of the windfall.view
Winning Strategies | I will not find it surprising that virtually all of Scientific Games’ table games are fitting into one of these two categories – blackjack and poker. Many inventors have tried to break this mold, and none have succeeded.view
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced late this week that an agreement has been reached that will continue Seminole Tribe payments of more than $300 million a year in casino tax money to the state.
More consolidation has arrived in the global betting industry with the announcement today (Saturday) that negotiations have resulted in the acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) by Toronto-based Stars Group for about $3.4 billion (US).
Tim Bryant is the new president and general manager of Derby City Gaming, the $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine facility opening in Louisville this fall.
Las Vegas-headquartered MGM Resorts International has joined a growing list of major companies partially converting to solar energy. MGM announced this week is has partnered with Chicago-based Invenergy to develop a solar array 25 miles north of Las Vegas.
Gronk the football star, meet Gronk the Kentucky Derby contender! Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, announced this week he has reached a deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds to buy into the racehorse that shares his name.