05/9/14

Bingo Aus: Win Parlay Slots Event Entries at Clumsy Clowns Show

This August you can win big with Parlay Games. You can increase your chances of winning Bingo Australia’s Grand Prize Draw by becoming a part of the Parlay tournament. Bingo Australia is full of special shows with interesting twists and turns to regular play, which can be enjoyed all through the month.

Win with the clowns

slotsThe Clumsy Clown Show kicks off in the first week of August with a series of special events. Be entertained by a bunch of hilarious buffoons with quirky skills and love for jokes. Interactive sessions with the clumsy clowns will have you racing through the venue. You will not just get to have a rollicking time with the clowns, but also get the added benefit of winning easy entries to the Grand Prize Draw.

Parlay Slots Tournament

Ten lucky participants in the Parlay Slots Tournament will be randomly selected to win an assortment of prizes. The tournament will give away huge cash prizes, big bingo bucks, and several goodies to the winners. Sweep the competition by accumulating as many tournaments points as you can. Players with higher point rankings are more likely to be selected from the list of contestants. Parlay keeps you earning, either on the slots or with its special cash prize hand-outs.

Visit your dream show destination

Get a chance to take a trip with a friend to your dream destination. Choose your favourite show city from some of Australia’s finest places, apart from winning more than $2,000 in cash prizes every week. Players with a higher number of entries in the grand draw, automatically increase their chances of being randomly selected as winners.

Watch out for the ‘Show Ticket’

During the fun-packed first week of August, players at Bingo Australia need to keep their eyes open for a special ‘Show Ticket’ pattern game. Those lucky to catch it can hope to win 50 percent additional cash winnings, apart from the $75 jackpot at stake.

04/11/14

Heavy Baccarat Wins Push Nevada Gaming Revenues Upward

According to the latest gaming-revenue report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casinos in the state pocketed a whopping $970.2 million in May 2014. The gains represent a hike of 8.1 percent, when compared to the gaming revenue generated same time last year. The capital city has made significant contribution to increased revenues, officials say.

With casinos on The Strip alone, earning close to $593 million, Las Vegas saw an impressive revenue hike of 17.3 percent, from May 2013. If you’re wondering which game could have contributed the most to the winnings, think about the easiest game that begins with the second letter of the alphabet! You’ve figured it out already, haven’t you?

Baccarat players

May 2014 was “the baccarat month” in Vegas

The report, released June 27 revealed that winnings at baccarat tables brought in $172.6 million in May. Baccarat has been extremely popular with high-rolling gamblers, especially from Asia and revenues from the game rose 85.5 percent in May.

 Analysts with the board are happy to refer to May as the month of Baccarat. A rather easy game, the chance to win big and loaded gamblers feeling lucky – the odds were more in favour of Baccarat, than any other game.

The game also did not fail to deliver. With a win rate of 16.5 percent, it even played a huge role in offsetting the decrease in revenue (4.4 percent) from slot machines in casinos across the state. Mini Baccarat rose 12 percent in revenue, recording $9.7 million in earnings.

21 and Roulette included in the top three tables

  • Blackjack stood second in line, according to the table rankings, having collected $96.2 million in total.
  • Roulette followed with total earnings of $32.9 million and was tailed closely by Craps with total earnings of $32.6 million.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas was the venue for the welterweight championship face-off between Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather Jr. The event drew gamblers from across the world to Sin City, helping casinos make big money in May.

Revenue from poker was rather flat, bringing in $10.2 million in May – $70,000 more than the total earnings in April, the same year. However, with Station Casino adding Peppermill Resorts to its Ultimate Poker league, revenues are expected to increase in the following months.

03/4/14

Las Vegas Casino Reaches Union Deals With Cooking and Bartending Staff

As summer rolls around, things have been heating up in Vegas. However, two casinos have been feeling the heat in more ways than just one. With the potential for a staff wide union strike of all their culinary and bar tending staff, the two casinos owned and operated by the Boyd Gaming Corporation have allegedly come to tentative deals with their staff.

Las Vegas casinoThe unionized workers – unionized by Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 – have threatened to strike should their contracts not be renewed and renegotiated. While there has been some talk of negotiations, and there seems to be an agreement reached, the unions are still ready to jump into action should the ratification of the contracts fail to happen.

Members and supporters of the two unions have been seen holding informational picket line protests outside the Fermont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas over the past few months. The purpose of their protests and picketing was to raise public and tourist awareness of the fact that non-gaming staff had been working without contracts for nearly a year, since their expiration on June 1st. It would seem that their voices were heard, though, as the Boyd Gaming Corp has recently been making solid efforts to resolve the situation before tensions rise even higher.

The negotiations have reached a place of agreement for two of the Boyd owned and operated downtown casinos. The agreement reached by the Fremont Hotel & Casino and Main Street Station locations include five-year contracts that follow the Golden Nugget contract agreement which has been ratified by workers as of May 1st. The unionized workers at these two locations are still awaiting ratification of their finalized agreement with Boyd, but hopes are high that a fair resolution has been found.

There are still seven remaining casinos and locations that are undergoing negotiations. Workers at the remaining locations plan to walk off the job at 5:00 A.M. on Sunday if agreements are not reached with the company before then.