map of New York

New York State is trying to find its footing as it paves the way for online Vegas casino poker and sportsbooks to operate in the state while acknowledging challenges facing its upstate casinos.

Caesars Entertainment Corp logo with money all around it

Unlike the Grande Vegas online casino and other casino entertainment companies, Caesars Entertainment Corporation does not seem to be worried about unstable casino revenues. The company is seeing its profits rising amidst worries about a possible economic slowdown in Vegas.

Native Americans

The Supreme Court ruled that Native American tribes have the right to operate casino sites in states where casino gambling is legal. That hasn’t stopped the states from using other means to try to prevent tribes from opening casinos.

DraftKings logo

Until we can report that sports betting has come to our very own, Grande Vegas online casino...we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest going on in sports betting across the States.  The two largest Fantasy Sports Operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, are emerging as the leading operators of sports betting in the United States. Both operators have forged partnerships with existing gambling operators, brought sports betting to online venues and created strong affiliations with some of America’s biggest sports leagues.

Osaka, Japan

We reported earlier that Japan was considering awarding new casino/integrated resorts permits.  Now, they're taking the plunge.  Here's an update to our previous report.

Japan’s government is pushing ahead with its plans to grant three integrated resort licenses to casino operators in the near future and see the IR development start within the next 2 years. Online casino gaming will, for the present, not be a part of the program. 

a college basketball game

March Madness, the single-elimination tournament in which 68 NCAA teams vie to reach the Final Four competition for the national championship has been a little different this year. Thanks to last year’s May 2018 SCOTUS ruling that gave states the right to legislate for Vegas casino sports betting in their jurisdictions, sports fans are able to bet on the competition at legal on-site and online casino sportsbooks.

a view of the casinos on the Vegas Strip

While our own Grande Vegas Casino is popping with excitement and forever adding new games and promotions to add to the fun of our players, real casinos in Vegas are showing some slipping numbers.  Causing worry for the casino industry, let's look deeper.

Map of New York State

While we're all enjoying the convenience of our favorite online casino, Grande Vegas online casino, many of New York’s upstate land-based casinos reported that their 2018 earnings fell below early projections. Yet the operators believe that their revenues will increase this year, especially if the moratorium on New York City-area gambling licenses is lifted. 

sports betting window

Mobile sports betting apps are already legal and operating in several states. Additional state lawmakers are now considering legislating for online casino and mobile sports betting in their own states. Presently, sports betting is legal, in one form or another, in Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Security man of a land-based casino

As scammers become more technologically-adept and sophisticated, Vegas casino venues invest massive funds and efforts to stay one step ahead of the cheats. Each game has its own soft spot but the most frequently targeted game is the slot machine. Slots are viewed as an easy mark and that’s where casinos focus most of their security efforts but casino security must cover the entire casino venue. 

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