Video Poker can be an important part of a Las Vegas vacation. There’s especially a good chance that you’ll play video poker if you enjoy hanging out at a casino bar and receiving complimentary drinks. It used to be that you could play video poker at any denomination at any speed and receive a “free” drink.
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I’ve been going to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) since I moved to Las Vegas. I’m not like the vast majority of attendees who work in the casino industry. I attend the annual gathering of the casino biz in part as media and also as a casino customer and gambler.
Blackjack variants are hit and miss. Games like Blackjack Switch are an anomaly. This twist on traditional blackjack has stood the test of time. It’s been in casinos for more than five years. It takes years for new blackjack games to go from gaming expo to casino floors.
We’re coming up on the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E). This expo and conference has panel discussions on the casino business. It’s also a venue for gaming manufacturers to show off their new games to casinos. While this largest gaming expo of the year, there are other smaller shows where gaming manufacturers present their games …
Many visitors in Las Vegas enjoy gambling at a casino bar. One of the many reasons to gamble at a bar is that drink service is usually quicker than on the casino floor. Even with new(ish) added drink monitoring systems the complimentary drinks can still flow quickly as long as you’re playing video poker, keno, and on the rare occasion slot machines.
We tend to look at the largest casino markets when talking about gambling. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are the most popular casino markets. However, there are plenty of states with casinos located throughout the territory. States like Pennsylvania and California offer blackjack games in casinos located all over their respective state.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Paying homage to its vintage Vegas gambling roots, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will have two special casino contests to give away a dozen classic coin machines, including traditional slot, keno and video poker games, some of which are more than 25 years old.
While the coin machines like Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Catch the Heat have nostalgic popularity, they are not compatible with new slot technologies and cannot track points and play. The vintage machines have also become increasingly harder to maintain. As a result, the Plaza will be taking them out of service and giving them away as part of two casino promotions in October.
A video poker tournament will occur every Tuesday in October. The winner of each week’s tournament will receive a classic coin operated video poker machine as the grand prize. In addition, the Plaza will host a points challenge from Oct. 1 through Oct. 29. Players can earn points throughout the month playing reel slots, video poker and video keno. The eight players with the highest points accumulated over the month will win a coin machine (keno, slot or video poker game).
“These machines are a part of Vegas history, and we wanted to give our locals a chance to have their own piece of our city’s great legacy,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
To be eligible to win a machine, participants must be Nevada residents with valid Nevada ID, 21-years of age or older, and members of the Plaza’s Royal Rewards players club. Winners will have seven days to pick up their coin machine and will be responsible for future maintenance. Full contest rules are online.
Press release: UNCASVILLE, Conn., September 17, 2019 — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, master developer of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas rendering courtesy of Virgin Hotels and Rockwell Group.jpg awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide will enter into one of the most exciting casino markets in the world through a venture with JC Hospitality. MGE has entered into a multi-year agreement with JC Hospitality to operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space at the soon to be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, contingent on the successful completion of construction and pending MGE’s regulatory approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
“Aligning the MGE brand with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas extends our growing reach into yet another legendary global entertainment capital. Together with Virgin Hotels, experience seekers all over the world will have the opportunity to partake in an extraordinary guest journey that only our strategic alliance can deliver,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s Chief Executive Officer.
MGE is currently in the midst of an exciting chapter of growth to become the world’s leading integrated entertainment resort (IER) developer. MGE’s brand presence in the world’s most exciting entertainment environment establishes the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, MGE’s owner, as the first Native American Tribe to operate in the Las Vegas resort corridor.
“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘Best in Class’ organizations and continues the Mohegan Tribe’s tradition of blazing new trails for others to follow,” said James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.
“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, as an extension of the Mohegan Tribe, pride themselves on traditional principles, in sync with modern values. We are excited that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be their first entry in the Las Vegas market,” said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and chief executive officer of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “MGE further expands on our commitment to partner with best-in-class operators for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas transformation.”
The property recently announced an agreement with AEG Presents to assume the management, operations and booking for The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas beginning fall 2020 once the property is rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The eight-month renovation is slated to begin in early February 2020 and the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort is slated to open at the end of 2020.
This is a busy month for gamblers in Indiana. This year, sports betting became legal in Indiana on September 1. There are sportsbooks are opening throughout the state. However, there’s more gambling coming to the Hoosier state. Next year blackjack will be available in more locations thanks to House Bill 1051 (click more to see entire …
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