Trends, News & Interesting Reads

Browse here the best, most interesting articles about hot gaming news, global trends and up-to-date, interesting reads that will give you food for thought. Make Grande Vegas your source of latest stories and headlines in global online gaming and beyond.

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Vegas casinos have had a bouncy few years as a result of pandemic lock-downs, social distancing mandates and consumer reticence. But even as Omicrom dances its way across the world, Las Vegas and other casino sites continue to operate, attesting to gamblers’ attraction to their preferred form of entertainment.

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Online casino fun has always been a reality for us at Grande Vegas online casino for USA players, but not so for land-based casinos.  They now realize the advantages of online gaming for players and are trying to get in on the deal (so to speak).

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As the sports industry returns from COVID shutdowns, the numbers of Americans who are betting on the games is increasing. It’s estimated that 31.4 million Americans bet close to $7.6 billion on the 2022 Super Bowl, an increase of 35% over Super Bowl 2021.

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The wild success of the new Football Manager online game is one more indication of how close social media and gaming have become. Gaming is definitely the older of the two industries but over the last few years they have become increasingly reliant on one another.

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Prior to the summer 2021 Summer Olympics, the question of if, how, and when to incorporate esports into the Olympics was on the table. Now that the Winter Olympics has passed, it’s clear that the issue of Olympic esports events is more pressing than ever as esports supporters push to have it accepted as a  competition.  Let us here at Grande Vegas casino online real money games lay it out for you.

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Many people consider playing games to be “juvenile”. It wastes time, they say, and distracts the gamer, preventing him from using his/her time in a more “valuable” manner. Researchers are suggesting that instead of sneering at adult video, online casino and other types of gaming, it’s time to pay more attention to the benefits that gaming bestows.

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Within weeks of launching legalized online sports betting, New York has become the number one market for legalized sports betting in the United States. The new New York law legalizing sports betting took effect on January 9, 2022 and by the end of January it had overtaken neighboring New Jersey as America’s #1 Vegas online casino sports betting state.

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People involved in the world of esports may become frustrated with frequent comparisons with traditional sports but in one way, esports is a leading force for change – diversifying the gaming environment. Even today, even after decades of demands by female athletes to be accepted at the highest levels of competition, most sports are male dominated.

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Facebook has introduced Cross Posting that allows gamers to maximize the reach of a game that they want to share. By cross-posting a video that has been shared to you from someone else’s page, the video will appear on your page as though it’s a native video, not one that’s come from a third party.

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Sport Betting is legal in 33 states plus the District of Columbia in some form. Some states offer Vegas casino online and/or mobile sports betting while in other states, sports betting is limited to  retail gambling establishments. Still other states offer options for bettors to place wagers both at retail sites and online/mobile.

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