The Westgate SuperContest, an upcoming pro football handicapping contest at Westgate Las Vegas, is already accepting entries. That’s because this year, the most popular football handicapping contest in Las Vegas (and the US) has moved its opening signup date from July to March.
Eldorado Resorts is becoming a major force in the casino and gaming industry. After a number of acquisitions over the past few years, including Tropicana in 2018, the national casino operator has properties all over the country. Eldorado Resorts now has 27 properties in 13 states and there are plenty of rumors that Eldorado isn’t done expanding their holdings.
Boyd Gaming executives were downright giddy when they announced revenues for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018. Investors were happy with the news as well, and the stock jumped about 10 percent the next morning. The national casino operator had another great quarter and year of business in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment has had a rough time moving forward since emerging from bankruptcy in 2017. However, shares jumped more than 5 percent after hours on Tuesday night ahead of their 2018 fourth quarter and annual earnings. The excitement for the national casino operator wasn’t because of their performance.
Sports betting isn’t dead in Las Vegas just yet. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas might be an annoying old slogan, but it’s still very real for many visitors. It’s also real for some sports bettors around the country.
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.
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 NFL recently announced that Las Vegas will host its first NFL Draft in 2020. The draft will precede the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas. The unnamed Las Vegas stadium is slated to open July 31 of that year – just in time for the Raiders to kick off national football season.
Earlier this year, Penn National Gaming acquired Pinnacle Gaming. The massive $2.8 million deal makes Penn National Gaming one of the largest casino corporations in the country. The new Penn National Gaming may not have the largest casinos in the country.