The majority of blackjack players aren’t professionals or advanced players. When most people visit a casino and drop some money on the blackjack table, it’s because they want to have fun. I resemble that remark to an extent. Playing blackjack can be fun when at a table with friends and other fun people.
In an interview on the Vegas Sports and Information Network (VSiN) earlier this week, DraftKings Sportsbook Director Johnny Avello revealed that the company is looking at dates for their major live sports betting event of the year. DraftKings is considering the first week of December for the second annual DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship (SBNC).
The definition of the middle is “equally distant from the extremes,” according to Merrian Webster dictionary. Betting a middle (also known as “middling”) is a sports betting strategy that makes the most out of a change in point spreads, odds, and totals. Middling isn’t a term that many who are new sports betting are familiar with.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Aug. 26, 2019 – Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino located on the Westside of Las Vegas in Summerlin, now boasting more than 1,700 slot machines, invites customers to join in on the fun with September’s gaming promotions.
In addition to the wide variety of gaming options at the Rampart Casino, players also enjoy an excellent rewards program. By signing up for the Rampart Rewards Players Club, guests can earn and redeem points for cash, free play, complimentary meals, entertainment, merchandise, trips to Spa Aquae and rooms at the JW Marriott Las Vegas. Club members must be at least 21 years of age. Learn more at www.TheResortAtSummerlin.com.
*Visit Rampart Rewards Player’s Club for complete details for all promotions
Free Beginning and Advanced Sports Betting Seminar – Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Grand Ballroom
- Beginner Seminar starts at 6 p.m. and is taught by Duane Colucci and Steve Mikkselson
- Advanced Seminar starts at 7 p.m. and is taught by Bruce Marshall of Gold Sheet and Brent Musburger and Vincent Magliulo of VSiN.
- Complimentary beverages and Clubhouse Deli sandwiches will be served.
$50,000 Red Zone to Riches Football Contest begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon
- Earn entries each week by playing 2,000 Points in Slots or Bingo, $50 average bet for five hours in Table Games or equivalent or wage $2,000 in the Race & Sports Book
- All are individual and must be played in that area to qualify for an extra card.
- Each week is independent and picks must be made between Tuesdays at noon and Sundays at 10 a.m. weekly
- Thursday, Saturday and London games do not qualify for this promotion
- If a perfect card is chosen, the winner will receive the $1,000 progressive. If there are no perfect cards, the prize will roll over to the following week’s total
- If there is a progressive amount in Week 17, it will be given away in a drawing format to five winners
- Make final weekly pick on Dec. 29 at 10 at noon
Beat the Bookie Season Two Free Weekly Contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon
- Each week, every player will receive one free pick to “Beat the Bookie.”
- The player will pick from the same games as the Weekly Football Contest. Only this pick will be counted for the contest
- “Beat” the picks of the Race & Sports Book director to qualify
- Ties lose
- All players who Beat the Bookie will receive their share of $2,000 in Free Slot Play or Free Bets
- Contest ends Jan. 1, 2020 at noon
Million Dollar Pro Football Frenzy Free Weekly Contest
- Participants have a chance to win $1 million for 225+ regular season team picks
- Sign up and play online to win a guaranteed $80,000 in cash, Free Slot Play and prizes
- Sign Up for the NV Sports App Sept. 1-8 and receive $25 in Free Slot Play
- New sign ups only. See Race & Sports Book for details. Minimum deposit required
Race & Sports Book Lounge Premium Seating Package
- Race & Sports Book Lounge Premium seating area only
- Reservations are based on a $50 food and beverage minimum which include Coors Light bottles, hot dogs, nachos and one pepperoni pizza
Weekly Football Parties
Giveaways on Monday and Thursday nights
Earn raffle tickets for every $20 wager in the Race & Sports Book
Win prizes such as:
$2 Coors Light & Miller Drafts
$2.50 Coors Light & Miller Bottles
$5 Beer and shot combo: choose from Jack, Jameson, Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo Silver and Jagermeister with a purchase of a Miller or Coors product
$5 Tito’s, Skyy and Epsolon cocktails
$10 buckets of five beers
Not all casino guests have the same habits. For example, Stadium Gaming doesn’t work at every casino. However, when the electronic table games work – they can really work. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is a great example of a property where stadium gaming is thriving.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Aug. 26, 2019) – The $150 million resort transformation of SLS Las Vegas continues with the unveiling of the property’s newest gaming amenity, Infinity, a sophisticated and refined premium gaming lounge. As the crown jewel and finishing feature of the newly renovated casino floor, Infinity offers players a variety of high-limit table games including baccarat, roulette, six-deck shoe and double deck blackjack, five bartop poker machines as well as 40 premium gaming machines boasting today’s hottest titles including two first-to-Strip products, Pure Luxe machines and Crystal Slant poker.
Distinct design details and flourishes set Infinity apart from the rest of the gaming floor. Custom spiral-patterned glass mosaic walls are accentuated with rich ruby, plum and violet shades offset with champagne and gold. The imported elephant-textured, gold glass panels complement the lush gold backlit weaved metal accent walls, while the lavish carpet, inspired by the Hermés Spirographie, provides a complex interplay of concentric circles in precious colors and subtle shade changes.
In addition to the luxe design, guests with more discerning palates will also find a home at the Infinity lounge which offers a 24-hour bar featuring specialty cocktails. The menu boasts unique cocktails and flavors like The Rising Sun Coffee – a Suntory Toki Japanese whisky with chicory coffee infused with coconut shavings, cacao nibs and orange brewed to go; the Smoking Sangria featuring Hennessey V.S.OP. with Cointreau, orange juice, pineapple juice and red wine infused with fresh fruit and lightly smoked; and Tea It Up! made with Bombay Sapphire East Gin blended with lemongrass, yuzu and mango-passion fruit tea served smoking cold from a tea pot. Infinity also offers an extensive list of craft, domestic and imported beers, ciders and seltzers as well as wines from around the world. The room also offers complimentary assorted loose leaf hot teas and an array of seasonal whole fruits Fridays at 6 p.m. through Sundays at 6 p.m.
Infinity’s high-limit table games and slot machines provide a premium product at an approachable price. The layout of the room was designed with a luxurious guest experience in mind with few middle seats to offer maximum comfort and space. Slot machine denominations begin at $1 and rise up to $25 while table games begin at $50 minimums up to $10,000. Additionally, there are two elite baccarat games for discerning players who demand more exclusivity.
A common phrase heard from experienced football bettors is: ” I don’t bet teams, I bet numbers.” Picking the winning team in a football game isn’t easy. It’s even more difficult to place a winning wager on a game that involves a point spread or total. Bettors look for key numbers.
As we recently discussed, most of the Las Vegas Strip casinos have updated their players clubs to be overall loyalty clubs for their customers. These newer loyalty programs reward customers for money spent throughout the casino and resort. The players club model only rewards players or gamblers.
Press Briefing: LAS VEGAS (Aug. 19, 2019) – Football season is back and Caesars Entertainment resorts are the Las Vegas headquarters for fans! The game plan includes food and drink features, giveaways, VIP packages and countless TV screens at the best viewing locations in the city. Catch all the action at these touchdown-worthy spots:
Caesars Palace will go for the extra point this football season with great food and beverage packages, gameday specials and mobile ordering. Guests never have to miss a moment of the big games with mobile ordering right from their seat available at Alto Bar, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Lobby Bar, VISTA Cocktail Lounge and the Race & Sports Book. Food orders are available from the entire Forum Food Court including The Halal Guys, Smashburger, Tiger Wok & Ramen, TACO, Earl of Sandwich and DiFara Pizza on Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., Friday 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book offers one of the best football viewing and betting experiences in Las Vegas. Fans will feel like they are on the sideline while watching the games on a custom built, 143′ HD LED video wall, coupled with state-of-the-art 4-Zone Directional Sound and “Listen Technology” available through mobile phones. Standard and VIP packages are available on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday games throughout the season with VIP packages including access to the VIP betting line and upper level seating.
To kick off the 2019 college football season, Bleacher Report will broadcast several of its football-focused B/R Gridiron shows and welcome special guests from the B/R Studio, located at the heart of the football action adjacent to the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book. B/R hosts Matt Miller, Connor Rogers, Adam Lefkoe and Kelly Stewart will be broadcasting live podcasts including “Stick to Football” and “The Lefkoe Show” and a live Fantasy Football show as well as interacting with football fans throughout the week. On Saturday, Aug. 24, the first day of the 2019 college season, from noon- 4 p.m. fans are welcome to celebrate the return of football with Q&A sessions, contests and giveaways.
Featuring 36 draft beers and an additional 63 bottled beers, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is a great place to watch football while enjoying an ice-cold brew. Plus, on Monday nights throughout the season, the restaurant will offer a “Burgers & Brews” prix fixe menu in the bar area featuring a variety of different burgers offered with suggested draft beer pairings for each.
Montecristo Cigar Bar is a prime spot to catch all the games this season with a 208” video wall; premium cigars; more than 130 bourbons, whiskies and scotches; leather couches and food and beverage packages. Premium packages for college and professional football are available on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively, beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 8.
Located in the heart of the casino floor and adjacent to the Race & Sports book, Vista Cocktail Lounge will throw football parties on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September. The parties will feature beverage packages, giveaways and premium seating for college and professional football games. Additionally, all-you-can eat packages will be available at the parties on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8.
Throughout football season, guests can also head to Spanish Steps Bar, Montecristo Cigar Bar and Alto Bar for drink features. Celebrate a win or chase down a loss with a specialty cocktail such as “Elderflower Aviation” made with Plymouth gin, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and fresh-squeezed lime juice; “Black Barrel Mojito” made with Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, fresh mint, hand-squeezed lime, house-made simple syrup and club soda; and “Pear Fizz” made with Grey Goose La Poire vodka, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, lime, egg white and club soda. Each bar will also feature specials on their selection of domestic, import and craft beer.
Bally’s Las Vegas:
Bally’s is going on an all-out blitz at Bally’s Race & Sports Book, Indigo Lounge, Casino Bar, Sully’s and Lobby Bar with drink specials sponsored by MillerCoors during the last two minutes of each football game on Monday and Thursday nights throughout the season.
The Cromwell, the Strip’s only stand-alone boutique hotel, will show this season’s football games at the sports book, Bound and Interlude with gameday specials and giveaways.
Fans who don’t want to miss a single score or update should head to the sports book, which features a 32-foot-by-9-foot LED video wall as well as a 9-foot-by-5-foot LED odds wall with ticker capabilities. The sports book also offers VIP packages that include reserved seating and food and beverage vouchers.
Flamingo Las Vegas:
Flamingo Las Vegas is pulling out the playbook for the 2019 football season with drink specials, games and giveaways at Garden Bar and Bird Bar.
Both bars will offer drink specials sponsored by MillerCoors on Monday and Thursday nights throughout the season. Additionally, Garden Bar will offer VIP packages with prime-viewing tables for up to six people and an included beer bucket on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays as well as football squares pools on Sundays.
Harrah’s Las Vegas:
The Race Book & Sports Book at Harrah’s Las Vegas was recently remodeled to offer plush seats, HDTVs, a full-service bar and an exciting atmosphere to enjoy football with friends. VIP packages are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout football season, which include reserved seating and two buckets of Millers or Coors beers. Football fans can check out the nearby Fulton Street Food Hall, which is not a simple food court, but a chef-driven marketplace offering various selections made fresh throughout the day.
Toby Keith’s I l Love This Bar & Grill is bringing a little country to the Las Vegas Strip for football season. Football fans can listen to today’s top country music hits, indulge in Southern-inspired dishes and drink from red solo cups while surrounded by HDTVs with all the football action. VIP experience packages are available, which include a choice of an appetizer, entrée and Millers or Coors bucket of beer from the football menu. The restaurant will also offer drink specials sponsored by MillerCoors throughout the season.
For additional drink specials at Harrah’s, fans can bump-and-run between Signature Bar, Carnaval Court and Lobby Bar.
The LINQ Hotel + Experience:
The Book at The LINQ Hotel + Experience will offer Fan Cave football experience packages throughout the season with reserved seating for up to 10 people and included food and beverage vouchers. Additionally, The LINQ Fan Cave will become the Taco Bell Fan Cave every Thursday from Thursday, Sept. 5 to Thursday, Dec. 12 featuring Taco Bell Chip swag, specialty menu items and décor. Guests will have the chance to win prizes by entering into the “XBOX 1 Madden 20 Tournament” sponsored by Taco Bell Chips and managed by EA Sports.
Drink specials will also be offered at Catalyst Cocktail Bar and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar throughout football season. On the promenade, O’Sheas Casino will have football squares pools as well as beer pong packages available on Sundays for fans to play while they watch. O’Sheas will also offer drink specials sponsored by MillerCoors on Thursday nights throughout the season.
Paris Las Vegas:
Whether football fans are looking for a sportsbook, lounge, bar or restaurant environment to watch the games this season, they won’t find a bad seat in the house at Paris Las Vegas. The Race and Sports Book, Le Bar Du Sport, Napoleon’s Lounge, Burger Brasserie and Gustav’s Las Vegas Bar are offering drink specials sponsored by MillerCoors on Mondays and Thursdays throughout football season.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will buzz with excitement throughout football season offering beer bucket specials on Mondays and Thursdays at Extra Lounge, Ringer/Pin Up Pizza, Blue Moon Bar and Heart Bar.
Fans can also plan their tailgate around additional football specials on property including VIP packages at Extra Lounge on Saturdays and Sundays, which include reserved seating and beverage vouchers as well as an optional Sunday buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and VIP packages at Ringer/Pin Up Pizza on Saturdays and Sundays, which include reserved seating and food and vouchers.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:
Get in on the action at the Race & Sports Book at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, which offers VIP packages that include food vouchers, buckets of beer and reserved seating for up to eight people. With 10 70” HD TVs, 12 booths, 24 lounge chairs and 14 seats at its wrap-around anchor bar, the sports book is a lively place to catch the games with friends and easily place bets.
iBar will put football fans in the center of all the excitement where they can see and be seen on the casino floor. Watch football, play games and even order food – all without leaving your seat at this futuristic-themed bar. Throughout the season, iBar will be offering buckets of beer as well as other gameday specials.
Immerse yourself in all the games at All-American Bar & Grille. With dozens of televisions and all your favorite tailgating foods it the ideal game day location.
This is the news section of a website dedicated to blackjack. We often cover new blackjack variations that are landing in casinos. We’ll discuss another new blackjack game being tested at Rio in Las Vegas shortly. I want to address something important for players regarding new casino games.