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The November elections gave Florida Governor Ron Santis a huge re-election victory, confirming his constituents’ faith in his policies and vision. Betting website which compiles and aggregates live odds gives DeSantis a 26.8% probability of winning the presidency in 2024 – the probability for Trump is currently at 18.4%.

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Taking a break from our Grande Vegas online casino fun for a moment, let's look at the booming sportsbook realm.

In the four-and-a-half years since the United States Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for retail sports betting to operate legally in the United States, sportsbooks have spent billions on marketing.  Major league games are flooded with commercials, sports stars act as influencers to promote different sports betting platforms and luxury hotels splash information about sports betting opportunities around their lobbies.

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Today’s gaming industry is divided into multiple sectors including video gaming, online casino gaming, gaming for business and education, AR and VR gaming, social media gaming and competitive gaming (esports).

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As sports betting expands in the United States, concern is growing that regulators in a number of states aren’t enforcing laws regarding which operators are being allowed to operate sportsbooks and other Vegas casino online casino gambling activities.

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In the summer of 2020, after several months of COVID-19 pandemic closings, Vegas casinos reopened and, amid limitations and restrictions. The casinos continue to rebuild to their pre-COVID records and while those numbers haven’t yet been reached, the business climate is strong in Sin City.

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Every two years, like clockwork, pundits debate whether the American public is going to leave Congress in the hands of the Republicans or the Democrats. Political analysts, observers, news commentators and others study the polls carefully as they attempt to predict the results of the semi-annual election event.

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Two sports betting propositions were voted down in California on the November 2022 ballot, sending a message to competing gambling operators that they need to find a way to cooperate if there’s ever a chance that sports betting will ever getting up and running in the state - this includes all aspects of their operations including new new payment methods like Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.

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If you love our Vegas casino online fun (and we know you do....) you're going to love this way to game.

Fitness gaming is a new and growing trend in the gaming industry. Fitness games involve physical activity as part of the gaming process. In order to progress from one level to the next, the gamer must complete real-world physical tasks.  Fitness games can be found at the online casino, on Cloud and at console games sales stations.

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For years, Vegas casino online real money gaming has involved Big Tech companies who battled to bring in the top competitors and the highest number of viewers. Facebook, Google/YouTube and Twitch were the platforms that dominated the gaming scene for video and online casino gaming live streams and competitions and everything else was compared to these tech giants.

New platforms have now emerged and it’s worth checking them out.

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Over the course of the last decade the relationship between brands and video games has evolved. It’s not just gaming-related hardware and software that markets through gaming but big brands like Addis and Gucci as well.

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