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House of Cards® - Ep. 561

 

This week Dave talks with Robert Ambrose, casino/hospitality consultant and university instructor, about Atlantic City, online gaming and sportsbetting.

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Caesars Online Casino Goes Above And Beyond With $25K Giveaway by Barbara Nathan

If you’re a Caesars online casino player, you may have noticed that week after week, here on NJ Gambling Websites, we highlight one of their special promotions.

Most of these special offers fall on a weekend, which makes sense because that is when most NJ online casino players are likely to have more time to enjoy their favorite games.

In fact, virtually every Friday, Caesars online casino comes up with a brand new offer. But that’s not the only reason we make a point of covering as many as possible. At CaesarsCasino.com, quantity and quality go hand in hand.

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The Clown That Saved Las Vegas Hits A Major Milestone by David G. Schwartz

It’s a rare milestone in Las Vegas—the big 5-0.

Many of the Strip’s most famous names don’t last that long: the Sands, the Dunes, and the Hacienda were all imploded in their forties. The Riviera barely made it but then closed. But Circus Circus is cruising past its 50th birthday (October 18) with no signs of slowing down. Sure, it’s a great place for one of the least expensive rooms on the Strip and some family fun in Adventuredome, but the truly fascinating thing about Circus Circus is its long, surprising, and sometimes sordid history.

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This week's King Richard's Faire Trivia Question! Last week!

House of Cards® and King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusetts, have teamed up again this year to give our listeners a chance to attend this year’s Festival!  Each week, we’ll be giving away a set of four tickets (a value of $128) to the lucky winner of our giveaway contest.

Here’s how:  We’ll be posting a trivia question each week.  If you know the answer, send it in to us at info@houseofcardsradio.com along with your name and contact information.  Two winners will be selected each week during the contest period.  King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusetts. So much more than any fair or festival that you’ve ever seen!  Weekends September 1st - October 21st! The biggest and best Renaissance fair in New England!

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This week’s trivia question:

The final weekend is sure to be absolutely AMAZING! It’s also your last chance to visit the King and his Court before the Faire closes its gates until next year. Our final special event will not disappoint. Halloween, COS Play, and Fantasy enthusiasts… get ready to strut your stuff as you compete for best costume in front of an eager audience! As the 2018 Faire Season comes to an end, join us at the Front gate for a rhythmic finale!

What do they do at the finale?

  1. Puppet show
  2. Play drums
  3. Fireworks show
 
 
 
 

NJ ONLINE CASINO REVENUE HITS YET ANOTHER HIGH NOTE IN SEPTEMBER, JUST DON’T TELL OCEAN ONLINE CASINO BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Online slot and table game revenue hit a record high last month, beating out their previous biggest win by just a hair with a total of $24,142,472. The figure was propelled by strong performances from Golden Nugget, Caesars, Borgata and upstart Hard Rock.

With the few crumbs generated by online poker included, the state’s seven online casino licensees raked in $25,752,461, coming up just shy of the all-time high ($25.89 million) that the industry banked in July.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 560

 

This week we talk with Kathy Raymond, Poker Room Manager at the Green Valley Ranch Casino, about poker room operations.

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September NJ Sports Betting Revenue Reaches New Heights, Hits $184M Handle By Grant Lucas

Speaking on a panel at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas earlier this week, David Rebuck provided some insight into New Jersey’s sports betting figures from September.

They “will not disappoint,” the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement director said. “I think (the industry) will be stunned.”

In a way, Rebuck’s sentiments proved prescient, as NJ sports betting revenue figures released by the DGE on Friday reached unprecedented levels.

Sports betting revenue totaled $24 million for September, with $184 million in handle.

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PENNSYLVANIA’S ILOTTERY MORE THAN DOUBLES ITS GAME COUNT SINCE LAUNCH, ADDS RECURRENT PROMOS BY RYAN OCELLO

Pennsylvania’s online lottery is now several months old, and growing strong. Since we last examined the iLottery the new market has steadily expanded and evolved. Additional games continue to be added, the promotion cycle has matured, and the first big winner cashed in on a $100,000 prize in August from the reveal game Dabloons.

Let’s take a look at the main developments in what the iLottery now offers, as well as check in on the status of opposition from the casinos.

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An Odds Experiment: DraftKings Brings The Live Finals Concept To Sports Betting by Eric Raskin

Some competitors dream of hoisting the Stanley Cup, or holding that Wimbledon plate aloft, or wearing the green jacket. But the trophy with the broadest appeal, the one that resonates no matter what sport you play — or even if you don’t have an athletic bone in your body — is the oversized check.

What could be better than a symbol of victory that can be deposited into your bank account? It’s a universal truth that the major daily fantasy sports companies have been capitalizing on for eight years now, ever since FanDuel’s first-ever Fantasy Football Championship in Las Vegas awarded a $25,000 top prize in 2010. Rival DFS outfit DraftKings took it to peak levels in 2015, awarding an industry-record $5 million to Aaron Jones in its Fantasy Football World Championship.

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NEW REPORT DETAILS A HECTIC FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 FOR PENNSYLVANIA GAMING REGULATORS BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

To say that Fiscal Year 2017/18 was an active 12 months for Pennsylvania’s gaming regulatory body, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, would be putting it mildly.

Already home to 12-land based casinos, with a 13th on the way, Pennsylvania went all-in on gambling last October, when lawmakers passed legislation that legalized online gambling, sports betting, video gambling terminals at truck stops, gaming in airports, and daily fantasy sports. The new law also enables the construction of new Category 4 mini-casinos throughout the state, of which we now know there will likely be five.

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