Category: Land Based Gaming and Casinos

IGT Brings Players into 4th Dimension with Sphinx 4D Slot Machine

From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the senses and hopefully drive players to bet more. Today, slot makers are hoping new technology will make games even more immersive. One example is IGT’s new Sphinx 4D Slot Machine,…

Vegas Hotel Uses Microwaves to Detect Guns, Knives & Bombs

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Activate satellite view in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you’ll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings. Mandalay Bay. Monte Carlo. Treasure Island. The Mirage. Their blueprints put gambling at the center of everything, funneling visitors past slot machines and card tables whether they’re en route to a show,…

Which casino games are right for your personality?

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Ever feel like the game never goes your way? Like you place your bets on black for a full hour, switch to red and then suddenly it lands on black? Don’t worry! Lady Luck might not be in a strop with you and demanding you sleep on the couch, you could just be picking the…

Sheldon Adelson Fractures Three Ribs

Las Vegas Sands Corp said in a statement issued on Monday evening that the group’s 84-year-old chairman Sheldon Adelson (pictured in a file photo) had been forced to miss the Venetian Macao’s 10th anniversary celebration that night following a fall. Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications, said in a statement sent to GGRAsia:…

Online and Atlantic City Casinos Go Together Like Peas in a Pod

In case you were unaware, the New Jersey online casino industry is on the verge of celebrating its fourth birthday. After an admittedly rough start, the online gaming industry in this state has gone on to become a runaway success, and it does not seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. Four years…

Disney’s Mickey Mouse Gambling Politics

Disney isn’t a fan of casino gambling coming to the Sunshine State, and the House of Mouse hasn’t shied away from putting its money where its mouth is with its support of the committee backing a proposed ballot initiative that would limit gaming expansion. Disney Worldwide Services contributed another $575,000 to “Voters in Charge” last…

Global Gaming Expo Next Week…. This Week in Gambling to Attend

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the largest gathering of the year for United States casino operators. This year the expo takes place from October 3-5 at The Venetian and Sands Convention Center. Buyers go to the expo and will look for everything from new games to employee uniforms. Other casino employees will go to…

Madonna Slot Machine set to Roll Out

Aristocrat has licensed the Madonna brand for a new multi-game slot deal, and the company will be causing a commotion when it unveils the first Madonna™ Slot Game this October at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Since arriving on the Hot 100 with “Holiday” in the week of Oct. 29, 1983, Grammy Award-winning,…

Scientific Games & IGT Strike a Deal

Casino equipment maker International Game Technology Plc says it has reached what it called a “patent cross-licensing agreement” with one of its biggest market rivals, casino technology and lottery services provider Scientific Games Corp. A short press announcement from IGT on Tuesday gave no detail of how the deal would work in practice; in particular…

UK Gambling Commission Wants More Done on Problem Gaming

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has said that the industry must do more to tackle issues related to problem gambling. The national regulatory body recently undertook a review of gambling across Great Britain, focusing on rates of participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling, and explored the associated characteristics and behaviours. Tim Miller, executive director of…

How Casinos attract Millennials and their money

Enticing millennials into a land based casino online or online casino takes a lot more than a few gimmicks and a celebrity endorsement (Poker Stars we’re looking at you). Millennials are technologically savvy, brand aware and used to lots of choices which makes them a hard catch. So in a world of Facebook, Snapchat and…

MGM Grand Bringing VR Experience to Vegas

The MGM Grand is bringing to Las Vegas a virtual reality experience that will put participants inside the type of apocalyptical and fantastical video games they can play on their home computer. MGM Resorts International has teamed up with Australia-based VR game maker Zero Latency to bring three “free-roaming” social gaming experiences to the Level…

Why Millennials Should Be the Focus of ICE Totally Gaming 2018

The surface of gaming has changed. Each generation of games can be categorised based on who developers expect to play them. Skills based Atari games of the 1980s reflected the technology available, but also the gameplay of arcades, which did a booming trade. The PS1 featured character gameplay (Crash, Spyro, Croc, Rayman) as players navigated…

Japan May Ban Poker and Sports Betting from Casinos

The ever-tightening restrictions being touted for Japan’s integrated resorts could see skill games including poker and sports betting banned from casino floors. According to national newspaper The Mainichi, a list of recommendations submitted to the government by the Expert Committee last month includes stringent guidelines on the types of games that should be allowed in the…

European Roulette Still Rules the Roost

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Roulette is believed by many to be the most popular game in both land-based casinos and their online counterparts. When you think of a casino, the roulette table is probably the first thing that comes to mind, along with neon lights and stacks of chips. It’s such an intriguing and uncomplicated game that, for many, it…

Some Casinos Pulling Skill Games Off Floors

Caesars’ first attempt to bring skill-based games to its Atlantic City casinos was apparently a flop, according to a report. The 21 games placed at Harrah’s Resort, Caesars and Bally’s have been pulled after they failed to generate enough revenue to cover vendor fees, according to PressofAtlanticCity.com. Games such as “Danger Arena,” were rolled out…

MGM Grand’s “Bed Bug” Issue

The MGM Grand hotel and casino, in an exclusive statement issued to Gambling 911 on Thursday, said a recent incident where a hotel guest reportedly found a bed bug in her room was not the fault of the MGM but of a previous guest who brought the insect in. “We take great pride in both…

MGM Says “No Deal” on Sands Bethlehem

The $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has collapsed, according to multiple sources. What would have been one of the largest property sales in the history of the Lehigh Valley faltered late last week and MGM ended its pursuit of the Bethlehem casino complex, sources with knowledge of…

Basic Blackjack Strategies Explained

Blackjack is one of the few casino card games where players can actually reduce the house edge by improving their basic game play. Unlike slots and other casino games, blackjack requires skill, patience and strategy in order to beat the dealer and come out ahead. If you are a keen online casino enthusiast, you might…

Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem Fined for Underage Gambling (Yes, again)

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson insists that no one can stop children from gambling online. One of his casinos in Pennsylvania proves he’s not very good at it doing in brick-and-mortar facilities. The Lehigh Valley News reported that “A New Jersey woman has been cited with underage gambling after being found on the gaming floor at…