It’s the news that frequent Las Vegas sports bettors have been waiting for. Derek Stevens is the owner of The D, Golden Gate and Circa casinos in downtown Las Vegas. But he can soon add sportsbook operator to his list of accomplishments. Stevens will launch a new sportsbook operation called Circa Sports on June 1.
As it turns out, gambling isn’t the primary reason people visit Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter to them. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority commissions a survey of visitors every year to better understand the people who visit Las Vegas.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas by the end of 2020. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin and a group of investors announced the purchase the Hard Rock on March 30, 2018.
M Resort in Henderson, Nevada has been the flagship sportsbook for CG Technology in Las Vegas for a decade. Their 10-year lease on the sportsbook has expired and will not be renewed. Penn National Gaming will shift operations sportsbook at M Resort to their nationwide partner William Hill .
Station Casinos is offering customers a free bet promotion on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup. This is the second year that Station Casinos is offering this free bet promo for the Golden Knights.
Wynn Resorts was fined a record $20 million by the Nevada Gaming Commission. This massive penalty was doled out to the international casino operator as a settlement for repeatedly failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against former CEO Steve Wynn.
The SLS Las Vegas is getting a facelift. SLS is the casino built on the hallowed ground once occupied by the Sahara. The new casino opened in 2014 and has seen a number of ownership and leadership changes in a short time.
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.
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.
Nevada gaming is back, baby! According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casino gaming revenue throughout the state topped $1 billion in October . Gaming revenue for the month was $1.062 billion. That’s more than a 7 percent increase compared to October gaming revenue last year.