PlayStudios to Establish ‘myVEGAS’

Free to play games are an incredible opportunity to pile in the prizes. You can play for free to win heaps of promotional offers and exotic getaways in casino city, Las Vegas.

Incredibly easy and fun to win, myVegas application is considered to be one of the fastest growing mobile applications online. You can win actual real-world prizes by simply playing fun games on myVegas through social media platform Facebook, or through mobile devices.

Exotic themes and rewards

KonamiRecently announced partnership with Konami Gaming, the platform will now include numerous games provided by leading Chinese slot operators. Attractive icons based on fascinating and mystical Oriental themes provide players a delightfully exciting time to win rewards that will blow your mind away.

Original and popular games like Balance of Fortune, China Mystery, and Action Stacked Symbol are new games that are made available. Have the time of your life with prizes like complimentary meals, hotel stays, access to premium nightclubs, show tickets and much more. Live it up in first class venues like Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, and Palace Station located in prime Las Vegas areas.

Social winner

Social media can’t get any more rewarding than this. Playing slot games for free while raking in credits to gain access to guaranteed fun and exciting destinations. More game titles will soon be launched to deliver an even wider choice of slot games to players across the world. Players can easily access myVegas through their mobile devices.

Play with friends and family and update them on all the amazing rewards and prizes playing slots for fun can bring. Free to play certifies a grand time where everyone can stand to be a winner. Pick your favourite game to play and win. If you like playing slots, but wouldn’t want to wager money; then myVegas is the platform for you.

 

Station Casinos Las Vegas

 

Station CasinosMajor companies’ buying up casino properties is not unusual. Gambling is a very lucrative business, especially in Las Vegas. Even with the Vegas strip being overpopulated by resorts and casinos, there is always room for more gambling hubs.

However, the decision by Station Casinos to purchase “The Showboat”, a casino that ran from 1954 to 2000, was seen as an unusual piece of business. The area they bought was a massive building, which could fit 450 rooms and had over 85,000 square feet of gambling space. Why is buying such a spot considered unusual? The answer lies in the state of the property. Most experts believe that this building is unusual. There is too much damage to the main site, with the only viable solution being to tear it down and build something else on that spot.

That begs the question, why did Station Casinos buy the property? They bought it because of an unusual loophole in Las Vegas casino regulations. It has to do with getting a gaming license to operate a Vegas casino. Despite companies having enough money to buy multimillion dollar properties, tear them down, and build new casinos on those sites, they cannot get a gaming license whenever they want. It can take years to get a license, with gaming authority being within their rights to say no. Vegas gaming licenses are eligible for two years after the last date when the casino was run.

When Station Casinos bought The Showboat, they were buying the license, not the property. After buying the property in 2004, they destroyed the casino site completely and were left with a completely barren area of land. Within the two year period, they set up a small trailer that held a few slot machines and one or two table games. This ensured they were running a casino, which meant the license they bought could be pushed forward for, another two years.

They have still not started construction on a new casino, but they continue to roll out the trailer whenever they want to renew a license that they paid millions of dollars for.

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Craps Cheat Arrested in New Jersey

 

A resident of Hudson County, New Jersey was recently arrested, charged and convicted of illegal activity at a Las Vegas casino. His crimes were related to the game of craps, where he was said to have placed illegal bets at various establishments. All his bets were placed after the winning number had been identified at these craps tables.Craps cheater arrested

The trial lasted only a week, where the 57 year old man was convicted on charges of swindling and cheating at a casino table. The charges were both in the third degree.

His first offense was of $1,000, with the bet taking place seconds after the winning dice were called at the craps table. He made this bet at the Borgata Hotel. This bet was followed up by a $500 bet at the Resorts Hotel in similar circumstances. That casino refused to pay him his winnings, detaining him for questioning instead.

Despite getting into trouble with these establishments, it appeared that Derek Bethea was undeterred. He was determined to continue cheating the system. A few days later, he went to the Revel Casino to play craps. He played a few legal hands, before placing an illegal bet of $250 after the numbers had come out. This casino also refused to pay him the money. He was arrested for this offense a few hours later.

This is not the first time that Derek Bethea has been involved in trying to cheat at the casino tables. There were incidents in 2001 and 2005 involving casinos. He was jailed for three years in 2001. The cases in 2005 were so severe that he spent eight years in jail for his crimes. He had only been released in July 2013. A month later he was back at the casinos, trying to swindle his way towards a winning.

Bethea is set to spend another four to five years in prison. It is possible that the judge will extend his sentence, given he is a repeat offender. This case highlights the consequences of attempting to cheat at a casino.

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How Frankie Did It His Way In Vegas

Frankie in VegasFrank Sinatra, the blue-eyed boy who knocked the world’s socks off during the swing era, was a native of Hoboken, New Jersey, but used Las Vegas as his home base. In an association that began in 1951, to last for over four decades, the Ol’ Blue Eyes added glamour to what was then, merely a dusty town.

Sinatra, live from Las Vegas

Sinatra revived his star-status during the early 1950s, making headlines with his Oscar award (Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity), multiple blockbuster singles, and wedding with actress Ava Lavinia Gardner.

Amidst negative publicity and cancelled shows prior to 1950, Frankie turned to hosting a few radio shows and was welcomed by Desert Inn, a hotel/casino located in the dusty town of Vegas. A gesture that Sinatra did not forget years later when he became popular again and one thathelped the dusty old town overturn its image.

The Voice in Vegas

The legend continued to perform in Vegas, bringing in several A-listers and tourists in the process. The “Rat Pack”, a group of actors who randomly joined Sinatra on stage at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Vegas added to the charm of his act.

Up until 1994, a year before he performed for the final time in California, Sinatra was a Sin City regular. The Strip was his showroom and all of Las Vegas, a playground for the man with the love sick voice.

Almost every major hotel and casino in the Old Las Vegas shares a history with Sinatra. The Desert Inn, the Sands, Caesar’s Palace, The Mirage and the Golden Nugget – the list could go on and on. Sinatra kept company with not only celebrities from Hollywood, but also statesmen, including JFK.

Caesar’s Palace had billed him the “noblest Roman of them all”; the hotel’s Circus Maximus Theatre put up a sign saying “HE’S HERE” when Sinatra arrived in Vegas; hotels on The Strip shut their neon signs down briefly after the news of his death arrived, proving the city loved the man just as much as he loved it.

 

 

Bitcoin ATMs Hit Las Vegas

 

On May 21, The D Las Vegas casino became the first Las Vegas based casino to power up one of the new Robocoin ATMs for use by gamblers. The machines are the first of their kind within the casino industry to accept a virtual currency called “bitcoins”. According to Robocoin’s CEO Jordon Kelley, “This is going to change the international gaming market considerably.”

BitcoinWhat Are Bitcoins?
Bitcoins are a form of virtual (or digital) currency created in the cyber-world market. The bitcoin payment system allows individuals and companies to deposit their forms of currency online into a bitcoin account, and withdraw those funds at ATMs located around the world. The system can also be used to transfer payments to pay for goods and services. This system differs from a traditional banking system due to the fact the system has no single administrator. All transactions are entered onto a public ledger, and the identity of the parties initiating those transactions is kept anonymous.

How Will the Bitcoin System Benefit Casinos?
The effect of this method for moving cash figures to be a boon for the gambling industry. The system will allow international high-rollers to deposit cash into the system using “online wallets”. The cash will be converted to bitcoins. When the gamblers reach their destination, they will be able to withdraw their bitcoins through these ATM machines. The bitcoins will be immediately converted into the local currency. The process figures to eliminate the need for gamblers to transfer funds in advance to casino cages, a common practice in the past. The gamblers will benefit because their withdrawals are convenient and will remain anonymous.

While these ATM machines gain popularity around the world, Robocoin has current plans to install at least six more machines in Las Vegas casinos by the end of the year. The machines can hold more than $500,000 USD and offer a convenient way to transfer cash. As this new process takes hold, casinos all around the world can expect international borders to begin disappearing for the international gambling industry.

The Grand Gambling Finesse of Michael Jordan

 

online sports bettingCountless celebrities love to gamble, but none of them hold a candle to Michael Jordan. The legendary basketball player has an insatiable knack for placing wagers around the clock. Even for the mighty Number 23, the fun of freely betting money is simply irresistible. This overview proves that the former ringleader of the Chicago Bulls is one of the most esteemed high rollers of the modern era.

Gambling Roots
One of the earliest recorded bets in his career took place in a Portland airport during his tenure with the bulls. He bet against his nine teammates that his luggage would be first one to arrive on the conveyor belt. The successful wager was worth only a few hundred dollars for the multimillionaire, but winning was so crucial to him that he bribed the baggage handler to position his bag in front. This shows that the sport of gambling took precedent over the prize.

Legendary Wagers

Sources from ESPN reveal that Jordan regularly plays rounds of golf for six figure amounts. He has even put $1 million on the line for a single hole. After dismantling his foe on the grass course, he was gracious enough to right off a huge chunk of the seven figures that were owed to him by the defeated hustler.

-Inside scoops have unearthed one occasion in which the athlete accrued a major deficit during a blackjack game. Ultimately, he recovered his debt of $500,000 to eventually wind up with further riches. He accomplished this feat by playing two hands simultaneously.

Final Note
His notoriety in the realm of gambling is undisputed, and he has earned a reputation for bold wagers on a regular basis. A consistent theme that can be traced through the bulk of his bets is a natural tendency for the athlete to bet on himself. This is not an act of hubris because he wins. No matter how insane the wager might seem, Jordan typically is cunningly victorious with his bets, which means his confidence is bolstered by a serious winning streak. His aggressive attitude on the court perfectly transfers over into the decadent lifestyle of being a top-tier gambler.

Billionaire’s Efforts May Not Be as Altruistic as He Would Have Us Believe

online casinosSheldon Adelson CEO of Las Vegas Sands is not a fan of online gambling. The genre is so distasteful to him that he is willing to spend a lot of money in order to support a ban on it. For this purpose, he has hired several people to lobby Congress, and one of those people is the former governor of New York George Pataki.

Adelson would like everyone to believe that his Coalition to Stop Online Gambling is a purely altruistic endeavor. According to Adelson, online gambling wouldn’t significantly interfere with his business because he makes a majority of his money in Asia. He has stated that the problem is that online gambling is “fool’s gold.”

In an article that he wrote for Forbes magazine, Adelson wrote that online gambling threatens American society. He also stated that children and young adults are particularly vulnerable to the perils of online gambling because they are already so addicted to video games and that the poor are unfairly targeted. Adelson’s top political advisor Andy Abboud said that he has never known Adelson to be more passionate about a subject than this one.

Although Adelson denied that his business interests would be affected if online gambling were to be legalized, he did write in his article that online gambling would take money from land-based casinos. He specifically mentioned Native American casinos, but it would make sense that other casinos would be affected as well, including those owned by Adelson.

Adelson may have inadvertently expressed his true feelings in his Forbes article. The truth may not be that he is overly concerned for the poor and young people. Rather, he may be willing to spend millions of dollars to keep people from gambling at home for his own advantage. Without online gambling, the only choice people would have is to go to the casinos if they want to play poker or other games, and this would benefit Adelson.

Online gambling is expected to be a $50 billion dollar industry if it is legalized across the country. Adelson’s hope is that there will be a nationwide ban on the practice.

Currently, the state of Nevada has online gambling available through Ultimate Gaming, and the company’s chairman Tom Breitling has plans to expand into the New Jersey market. If all goes as planned, he will be able to take his operations to Pennsylvania and California as well. According to Breitling, legalized online gambling in the United States would be a positive thing for everyone and not the “toxin” that Adelson claims it would be.

According to Breitling’s estimation, online gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry that Americans have been missing. Over the past 10 years, illegal offshore gambling took billions of dollars outside of the United States. With legalization, the federal government would benefit in tax revenue, and people would profit from a chance to make real money online.

The concerns that Adelson voiced for children do not apply to Breitling’s business. Ultimate Gaming has a system in place that ensures that everyone who visits the website is exactly who they say they are. This means that they must prove that they are at least 21 years of age. The system also ensures that everyone who wishes to gamble online is in the state that they say they are in. According to Breitling, Adelson’s worries will not be an issue if online gambling can be legalized from state to state.

Breitling was asked in an interview to comment on the extreme effort that Adelson is putting forth to ban online gambling. To that effort, Breitling only said, “Prohibition doesn’t work.”

Record Breaking Ferris Wheel Opens On Vegas Strip

 

High Roller Ferris WheelThe Las Vegas Strip is an ever-changing marvel, continuously adding new additions where space was seemingly unavailable. The one constant in all of the construction is that each new feature pushes the limits of grandiosity. The High Roller, a world record breaking 550 foot tall observation wheel, certainly keeps that tradition alive. Each transparent cart can hold as many as 40 people, is air conditioned, and allows for a 360 degree view of the Vegas skyline for the duration of the 30 minute ride.

The Linq

The High Roller is but the focal point of an overall larger development call The Linq. The outdoor project is set to be released in phases, and will offer a combination of retail, dining and entertainment. Some of the first tenants opened for business in December of 2013, and The High Roller is scheduled to open March, 2014. Eventually, 30 to 40 stores and eateries will occupy the area, along with a bowling alley and music venue.

The High Roller is certain to become a dominant spectacle on the Vegas strip when it opens. Demand will undoubtedly be high but reservations will be available through advanced ticketing purchase for designated times. Though ticket prices have not yet been determined, the price tag will help to recoup the costs of the $550 million dollar Linq development.

Zapping the Competition

 

onlinecasinoThe industry of iGaming is constantly changing and remaking itself, bringing players back time and time again. The classic casino offerings are being given complete face lifts as the technology standing behind the games becomes more sophisticated. Bodog Casino understands that innovation is driving these classic games forward and is planning on keeping stable footing in the marketplace with a new online Blackjack game. Bodog is consistently analyzing all of their games and making the improvements necessary to earn their name as a leading gaming organization.

A New Revolution

This institution’s recent contribution to the online gaming world was to introduce the revolutionary Recreational Poker Model. The same type of splash they made with this release is being planned for the experience that comes with virtual casino space. Zone Baccarat is being released into the Asian markets, testing the waters for some of their new games. This game gives players the ability to use a large number of accumulator style options. Baccarat and Blackjack are the two leading games in this market. Bodog is partnering with Customized Games Limited in order to bring players this huge step forward in online gaming.

Exclusive Access

Zappit Blackjack will be exclusively available through through the Bodog Casino. This new game has been designed by noted designer Geoff Hall, inventor of Blackjack Switch. This new Blackjack game observes all the traditional rules of Blackjack but gives players the ability to “zap” their hand when their first two cards total 15, 16, or 17. Once zapped, players receive two new cards with which to play. Should the dealer hit 22, then bets are returned to players as a “push.” This unique approach to Blackjack is not all that Bodog is bringing to the table in the near future. A series of unique games are also being released that include Zone21. In this game, live dealers are present without limitations to the number of live players.

Fisherman Wins Biggest Online Bookmaker Jackpot

 

BetVictorThe biggest payout in the history of the United Kingdom from an online bookmaker has recently been paid out to the tune of £5.4 million, and a deep sea fisherman is the lucky winner on this day. The married father with one child from Aberdeenshire first started by paying just 20 pence for every spin in the BetVictor Hall of Gods casino website as the winnings he earned quickly grew into a pot with multiple millions of pounds in it.

The winner has not been named, but he was certainly delighted when he was interviewed, stating there was no reason to ask his feelings on the matter as “yahoooo should answer that.”

Upon winning the jackpot, he informed his wife, who shared his shock and joy for the prize. According to the winner, the feeling he had upon winning the jackpot was on par with the day that his son was born.

He went on to say that all people are born chasing their dreams, and the biggest dream come true for him has been winning the biggest online jackpot in the United Kingdom as the winnings will help change their lives as concern for the future is essentially eliminated from here on out.

Previously, the winning fisherman had played poker games and sportsbook games through BetVictor, having been tempted to play the casino slots due to the major jackpots that were offered, but he pushed aside the desire due to the disbelief of having a chance to win those prizes.

After winning the jackpot, the fisherman stated he would need time to figure out how to spend the money, but he expects to deliver some to charity while remaining a fisherman since he would otherwise miss the profession to much by quitting.

This win comes just six months after another member of BetVictor had won a jackpot of about £4.5 million while on the online casino playing the Mega Fortune slot.

The Head of eGaming at BetVictor, Andrew Dymock, stated that he could not be happier about the fact that a loyal customer was able to win the jackpot; he also stated it was a pleasure to provide a congratulations.