Former MGM Resorts International VP of Race & Sports, Jay Rood, has a new gig. In a surprise to many in the sports betting industry, Rood’s new job isn’t another brick and mortar casino operator. He is now the Chief Risk Officer for Bet.Works. Bet.Works is a US-based iGaming and sportsbook platform supplier.
Blackjack is one of the most fun games in the casino. The pace of the game is fast enough so there’s always action. At the same time, the pace is slow enough for idle chatter between new and old friends. The social part of blackjack is a major part of the appeal of the game for many recreational gamblers.
I believe I read on twitter that Caesars and the Cosmopolitan would be sold last week. Well, they weren’t and there isn’t too much exciting news. Have no fear, Resorts World is here to save the day! (“Vegas Looking Back”) We don’t have more news but my personal twitter had some information that people enjoyed.
The vast majority of visitors to Las Vegas stay on the Vegas Strip. The most recent Las Vegas Visitors Profile (Page 32) shows that 73% of visitors stayed on the Vegas Strip in 2018. Readers of this website seem to confirm that with almost all of the greatest upgrades happening on the Vegas Strip.
The sportsbooks at Caesars Palace and The Linq might look different the next time you visit Las Vegas. Recent partnerships with Turner/Bleacher Report and ESPN call for additions at each property. Caesars Palace recently debuted a Bleacher Report themed broadcast studio. Next year, The Linq will open a broadcast studio for ESPN.
The Cromwell is one of the best casinos for gamblers on the Vegas Strip. They recently reminded me that they’re also a great place for day drinkers visiting Las Vegas. On May 9, they tweeted about a price drop for their drink specials.
My annual summer vacation on the Vegas Strip is just a few weeks away. I tend to play a lot more blackjack when friends are in town. Leading into my gambling vacations, I like to brush up on certain games to make sure that I’m in peak form.
No introduction this week. We’re going right into the strange week in “As Caesars Turns.” On Thursday night the New York Post reported that “Icahn, Caesars reject too-low takeover offer from Eldorado Resorts.” While the article mentions that the deal is still being negotiated and close to happening, the headline was slightly misleading.
It’s that time of year again that we eagerly await the 2019 Golden Tee World Championship in Las Vegas. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at The Orleans. Golden Tee fans can catch the live video game action in person from June 21 through June 23.