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Connecticut court decides to limit the nunmber of land based casinos

A bill that would have allowed MGM to build a new Bridgeport casino was shot down last week in the Connecticut State Senate, leaving the state with only its online Vegas casino for online gamers as well as two Indian casinos that are operated by the Mohegan and Pequot tribes. 

Multi-state Lottery Scandal

For thieves, getting your hands on a state lottery jackpot is like breaking the bank at an Vegas online casino. The cash is there and the opportunities are present. Since lotteries were made legal in the United States and Canada, numerous incidents have come to light to indicate that people are coming up with increasingly sophisticated methods of defrauding the lottery.

We know about those who have been caught. Are there others? One case study in the complexities of catching a lottery thief: 

Upcoming Vegas Shows

When you start to plan your next casino excursion look up Vegas online where you can find entertainment events that add fun and excitement to your Vegas adventure. It's not easy to pick which show you want to see. Tickets can be costly -- you want to make sure that you know what's available so you can make the decision that best fits your interests and preferences.

Your hotel might well have its own entertainment choices but you don't have to stay at your hotel. Look around Vegas so that you can find the right performances for you.

Playing Casino Games with Bitcoin

The term "cybercurrency" was introduced in 2009 but it has already changed the way that many people in modern society conduct their business transactions. For Grande Vegas casino players and other land-based and online casino gamblers the decision about whether or not to use a cybercurrency is a serious one. Financial advisors have developed a guide for casino players that will give them an overview of the cybercurrency-alternative for the 21st century. 

Mohegan Tribe to Run South Korea Casino Project

U.S. tribal gaming operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has announced that it will be the sole operator of the new Inchon casino project. Mohegan acquired the partner's stake in the online Vegas casino themed Project Inspire which brought the  tribal company's ownership to 100 percent of the project. Mohegan made the move after deciding to expand its operations in Asia which is, they believe,  “the world’s fastest-growing major gaming and entertainment market.”

The Inchon project is expected to be completed in three to four years. Plans are for the complex to feature a 20,000 square-meter casino with 1,500 slot machines and 250 gaming tables, a three-tower luxury hotel complex with 1,350 five- and six-star guest rooms and a Paramount Studios-themed indoor-outdoor amusement park.

Is online poker making a comeback

Poker enthusiasts and casino enterprises have been attempting to offer poker-style Vegas games to online players for many years. The legal standing of online poker was murky but now it seems that more gamers have more opportunities to compete in poker online. The increase in players, as well as the increase in featured online poker variations, is good news for the online poker industry in America which believes that the game entertainment will soon start to experience a resurgence.

Casino News for Massachusetts

East Coast gamers are anticipating the long-awaited MGM casino resort's opening which is scheduled for August 24th. In addition to Vegas online entertainment, gamblers will have access to a land-based casino venue with opulent surroundings, top eateries and luxury accommodations.

Much attention has been focused recently on the fate of the Wynn company's Boston Harbor casino project but MGM is now stealing a bit of that thunder with a lavish opening that is drawing attention from casino observers worldwide.

Vegas shooting attack

Shares of MGM Resorts International are plunging and MGM is admitting that it's taking longer than expected to recover from last year’s Mandalay Bay shooting. MGM shares dropped 8.6 percent, from $3.04 billion to $32.29 billion which wiped away about $1.7 billion of market capitalization from its Vegas games empire. Instead of moving ahead after October's Mandalay Bay shooting incident the casino operator is seeing its biggest drop in month.

Wynn Casino Board of Directors

Wynn Resorts is still reeling from the February resignation of company founder and Chief Executive Officer Steve Wynn, his sale of his Wynn Resorts stock holdings and the return to prominence of his ex-wife Elaine. Now deep changes in the Board of Directors are taking place, giving online Vegas casino players and Vegas patrons a chance to see how the company operates.

The company just announced the appointment of three new executives to its Board of Directors. All three are women with extensive experience in management.

NJ residents can now participate in a multi-state poker pool

On May 1st New Jersey will join a multi-state player pool. The state legislature is making a concerted effort to offer expanded gambling opportunities to NJ residents and visitors. This includes their United States Supreme Court suit to be able to offer online sports betting and Grande Vegas online gaming options in the state.

The Poker Pool is just the first in the state's long-awaited expansion of online gambling alternatives for those in the state of New Jersey. On May 1st New Jersey will join a poker pool that presently involves Nevada and Delaware. Poker players will be allowed to compete against each other for cash prizes along with the fun and excitement that goes along with the chance to engage in multi-state poker matches.

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