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Casinos Come to Jamaica
Jamaica to Grant Casino Licenses

Jamaica has decided to join other Caribbean countries including the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in opening a regulated Vegas casino on the island. According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, the first casino should be up and running by the start of 2020 and two more licenses will follow. 

Bartlett spoke to the 'Hospitality Industry and Casino Operators' Guide to Managing US Liability Issues from the Caribbean' seminar which was held in early December at Sandals Montego Bay.

Gambling Sites and Google Ads - the Facts

Google has updated its basic rules for accepting ads for the Grande Vegas online casino, land-based casinos and other gambling businesses on their advertising networks. These rules cover land-based casinos, fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports, online casino betting and other gaming sites and venues. The rules take into account gaming apps, social media betting and the ways that laws and regulations differ from one region/country/state/province to the next.   

Google’s advertising network complies with both its own standards and with the standards of the different regions in which it operates.

Casinos bring Top Performers

Check out the top acts at the big Vegas casinos and you’ll find some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. Singers and other performers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Mat Franco, Penn & Teller and Carrot Top are only a sample of what casino-goers can expect when they visit the live casino venue.

Casino entertainment is one of the biggest reasons that people go to a land-based casino as opposed to playing at an online casino. The concerts are often free or open to casino patrons at reasonable costs and players frequently score free tickets as part of the casino’s bonus packages for their games.

US becomes a world gaming capital

Some observers believe that the U.S. is poised to become the world’s newest online gambling capital. This follows decades in which online betting was made difficult for the Grande Vegas Casino and other online venues based on the 1961 Federal Wire Act. When the U.S. Firth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Wire Act only referred to sports betting the ban continued, based on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Safe and Secure Online Casino Gambling

The Grande Vegas online casino and other casino venues throughout the world spend a huge percentage of their profits securing their casino from theft. The famed casino break-in movie Ocean 11 notwithstanding, very few of these thefts take place as a result of outright burglaries or blatant robbery. Instead, the thieves tend to take advantage of human foibles and cracks in the gaming process to maximize their advantage. 

Online Casino Gaming Licenses

When you signed into your online casino to play games, what did you check? The games lobby? The bonuses? The mobile app? Those are the types of amenities that most casino players look for before they open an account. 

Casino advisors caution players to check one more thing – the casino’s license. The license that a casino holds indicates how experts rate the venue. Obtaining an online casino license requires that the casino prove that it’s a safe and secure online gaming site, that the games and payouts are monitored and that there’s an outside official body that supervises its random number generator and any player / casino disputes.

MGM Partners with MLB

Following a data-sharing agreement signing with the National Hockey League last month, the MGM Vegas caino operator has signed a similar deal with Major League Baseball. The new partners announced the deal last week. The agreement will cement MGM’s place as of Official Entertainment Partner of the Baseball League and will allow MGM to promote the MGM brand, beyond their flagship Vegas Casino, via MBL’s broadcast and digital platforms.

No End to the Wynn Resorts' Troubles

Wynn Resorts can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. Far from settling down after last year’s sexual misconduct charge against founder and CEO Steve Wynn and subsequent court fight for controlling shares and leverage on the board, the Vegas casino company seems to be garnering more headlines than ever. New sports betting and online casino pursuits, focus on resort entertainment options and Mr. Wynn’s reappearance in the public eye all turn attention to Wynn Resorts.

Find the Money in Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports has become a multi-billion dollar business in just a few years and the momentum shows no sign of abating. In fact, thanks to new sports betting legislation and the online casino, the industry is growing rapidly. Millions of sports fans are hooked on the pastime – over 20 million, at last count, participate in the games at least once a week.

Why are heavy investors, including Fox Sports, the NFL, Shamrock Capital and NBC sports, investing heavily in the fantasy sports industry?

What are Fantasy Sports

Playing fantasy sports is easy. You submit your entry fee, select the lineup under a capped fantasy budget and collect your payouts based on the results. You keep doing this over and over again, making changes to your line-up and connecting your own fantasy team to the successes and failures of the real sporting events. 

Gaming Developers in the News

When all is said and done, at the Grande Vegas online casino and other casinos are only as good as the gaming developer that supplies it with games. All land-based and online casino sites offer basic table, card and slot machine game adventures. Some designers make the casino experience bigger and better with more interactive, more dynamic and more realistic games.

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