New Jersey Sportsbooks Handle More Than $95M in August, Boosting Casino Revenue

New Jersey sportsbooks started to reap serious benefits for casinos and racetracks in August, as gamblers plunked down more than $95 million in sports bets during the month.
New Jersey sportsbooks revenue

Fans watch Week 1 NFL action on large screens in the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Image: Mitsu Yasukawa/NorthJersey.com) Continue reading “New Jersey Sportsbooks Handle More Than $95M in August, Boosting Casino Revenue”

Tokyo Casino on the Horizon? City Prepares Impact Study

Tokyo city officials are to commission an impact study into hosting an integrated resort, the first concrete interest the Japanese capital has shown in participating in the country’s impending casino market.
Japanese casino market to be worth $15 billion

Tokyo wakes up. Despite its preoccupation with the 2020 Olympic Games, the city offered the first indication this week that it will apply for one of three Japanese casino licenses. (Image: Departures) Continue reading “Tokyo Casino on the Horizon? City Prepares Impact Study”

Casino History

Some History Way back when, before 1960, casinos were illegal in the UK and there were loads of them. The 1960 Gaming Act made them kosher to try and drive out the crooks. That didn’t do it and so the 1968 Act brought real tough rules in about who could have one of these lucrative money spinners. Eleven hundred smokey dives turned into 150 businesses owned by large-ish companies in the space of a couple of years. Now all but a handful of the 146 (UKGC quote includes poker clubs) left are owned by very big companies. The last remaining independent from 1968 is Les Croupiers in Cardiff who have always done things a little different. Continue reading “Casino History”

Cotai Now Responsible for More Than 60 Percent of All Macau Gaming Revenue

When casinos first came to Las Vegas, it was Fremont Street that housed most of the resorts, only for the downtown area to later be surpassed by the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip.

Massive resorts like the Sands Cotai Central have propelled Cotai into a leading role in Macau’s gaming industry. (Image: Sands China) Continue reading “Cotai Now Responsible for More Than 60 Percent of All Macau Gaming Revenue”

General gambling info for new starters

Playing in a casino for the first time, whether live or online, can be a little overwhelming. There are so many games to choose from, so many different ways to bet, and so many other things to consider that it can almost seem overbearing.

You’ll discover that it’s not actually that difficult to get started. In general, the rules of the games are fairly easy to learn, and playing the games will come more naturally to you once you’ve played through them a few times. You can have a lot of fun, and you may even get lucky and win some money. Continue reading “General gambling info for new starters”

OmniaCasino.com announces full premiere

The online casino at the UK-licensed, OmniaCasino.com has announced its launch as the world’s first such fully artificial intelligence-built and compliance-led operation offering players the opportunity to win unique rewards in a responsible environment.

Omnia Coins for loyal players:

According to an official press release published by CalvinAyre.com, OmniaCasino.com declared that its mobile-first domain will offer regular players the ability to win Omnia Coins that can subsequently be exchanged for several in-game features such as complimentary spins as well as entry into competitions where cash prizes worth up to $5.8 million are soon to be on offer. Continue reading “OmniaCasino.com announces full premiere”

Microgaming launching new poker software

The Microgaming Poker Network, or MPN, has a new online poker client set to launch fully this week, according to Microgaming. Prima began launching on the 26th and will be fully integrated by July 31st, open to all customers. The new poker client was created to offer an online experience for players located across the world.

New Poker Client:

The software developer had players on the brain when creating the new client, which includes a streamlined interface that will allow for easy navigation to the important aspects of poker gaming. This includes the cashier, tournament and casino games. Players will have access to a blind cash game lobby plus a rewards system that has been simplified so players can easily earn for their game play. Continue reading “Microgaming launching new poker software”

More Vegas Casino Reviews

This beautiful resort on the far west side of the city is one of those Vegas casinos that attracts both locals and tourists. Boasting thousands of slot/video poker machines and table games including blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker and roulette, the casino at Red Rock Resort is sure to have everyone’s favorite game; there’s even a 610-seat bingo hall (with a non-smoking section) and a keno lounge. Non-smokers can also enjoy a game of poker in Red Rock Resort’s smoke-free poker room. A private high-limit room is available for high rollers, a mobile app is available for wagering and there’s a 206-seat race and sports book with a 96-foot video wall for sports fans to watch and bet on all the latest games. Continue reading “More Vegas Casino Reviews”

$1bn Casino in Massachusetts Might Be Dead in the Water

The first resort casino in Massachusetts opened in August at the MGM Springfield, and two other resort casinos had been planned. However, it seems that the casino resort that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe planned is not going to happen, after all.

For many years, gambling was heavily restricted in the state. Horse race betting has been allowed since 1934, and there are still two horse tracks in operation in the state, along with a dog racing track. Continue reading “$1bn Casino in Massachusetts Might Be Dead in the Water”