Rumors about the potential sale of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, aren’t new. But thanks to a few tweets from Vital Vegas, a fresh round of whispers was served up this week. The popular Las Vegas news blog is claiming the property is on the market and still seeking a buyer.
We recently shared details about the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa expansion. The new casino space has room for 18 new blackjack games. Well, the casino is expanding in a different way that still involves blackjack. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa recently had the world premiere of new casino game called One Card Blackjack.
The Westgate SuperContest is the most prestigious football handicapping contest in Nevada and the United States. The National Football League (NFL) pick contest had 3,123 entrants for the 2018 season, a record that beat last year’s numbers. Eric Kahane AKA “Personal Gourmet” is the winner of the Westgate SuperContest and the record $1.42 million first-place grand prize.
On Thursday night, Derek Stevens introduced his newest casino project in Sin City. Circa Las Vegas will open in downtown Las Vegas in late 2020. The vision for the entire casino sounds great, but the Michigan native and huge sports fan saved the best for the sportsbook.
Caesars Entertainment is rebranding its Total Rewards players’ club as Caesars Rewards. This program continues to be one of the largest and most popular casino loyalty clubs in the US. In 2018, Total Rewards had more than 55 million members. There won’t be many changes to the players’ club when the name changes.
The college football season just ended and it’s time to move on. While multiple sportsbook operators just posted futures for the 2019 college football season, Caesars Entertainment has already moved on to baseball. Caesars is the first sportsbook operator in the US to open betting on 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) season win totals.
Customer tastes change often. Sometimes preferences align with corporate business plans and other times they don’t. There’s a customer trend in Las Vegas that seems to make both recreational gamblers and casino corporations happy. Las Vegas casino guests have been playing games in search of big jackpot wins for a few years.
The repeal of the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act ( PASPA) in 2018 opened the doors for states to legalize sports betting. It also opened the doors for mainstream sports media to embrace sports betting more than ever. Websites and podcasts were the first to act since those are the forms of media that are quickest to respond.
Toward the end of 2018, SuperBook USA, the national brand for the Las Vegas SuperBook at the Westgate, asked bettors what they look for when choosing a sportsbook. As the look and feel of sportsbooks change across the country, this is probably a good time to ask what was once a simple question.