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Boyd Gaming App Now Offering Horse Betting

BConnectedHorse

Update: This went live today. You can download the app for iOs and Android here.


I just confirmed that the B-Connected sports wagering app from Boyd Gaming will be adding Parimutuel horse wagering shortly. The date isn’t ready to be revealed yet but I’m told it will be released “very soon.”

The new app by miomni will combine race and sports wagering. I believe tThis will be the first Nevada sports wagering app to offer both race and sports.

Miomni is the software provider for Westgate, Wynn, Treasure Island and Aliante (until they become a Boyd Gaming property). I didn’t pry to see if any of the other properties will follow Boyd Gaming into horse racing.

I’ll have more details on the new app when it’s released. In the meantime, you can download any of the sports wagering apps from here.

 

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Westgate SuperBook Sports Wagering App Now Available

Westgate SuperBook

Westgate SuperBook App

Westgate SuperBook now has sports wagering app. The long-awaited app was rumored to be released in time for the beginning of the NFL season. The release date may have missed that mark but it will be available in time to use during the Super Bowl.

The Westgate SuperBook is the king of prop bets for the Super Bowl. An app is a great way to navigate through the hundreds of wagering options that Westgate SuperBook will have for the Super Bowl.

Nevada sports wagering apps can only be used in Nevada. Your mobile signal is tracked by GPS and satellite. Your wagering account must be filled in person at the SuperBook. No credit cards are allowed.

The app uses Miomni Gaming software which you’ll find in the B-Connected Sports (Boyd Gaming), Aliente Sports and soon to be available Wynn sports wagering app. The downside with this app is that you must turn your wifi off to use it. The upside is that the SuperBook has odds you won’t find anywhere else (like Aussie Rules Football!).

You’ll need to be a member of the Westgate players club and deposit at least $100 to start. If you’re a bigger bettor you’ll be happy to know that limits should be about half of what you can place in the casino. The upcoming Wynn app will supposedly have limits between $300-$500.

Download the app here:

iPhone – iTunes
Android – Direct Download

More pictures of the app below:

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Crazy Players Club Point Multipliers At Boyd Casinos This Month

Boyd Gaming Bonuses And Players Club Multipliers

Boyd Gaming Bonuses

Last week Howard Stutz at the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote an article called “New Life Being Breathed Into Local Gaming Market“. The article was more about how gaming revenue isn’t driving business on the Vegas Strip or the Vegas Locals market more than anything else. It’s an interesting read but then it jogged something in my head…

Over the past few months I’ve noticed that the casinos that market mostly to locals (Station and Boyd) have been very aggressive in gaining casino customers. While non-gaming revenue may be the future for the local casino operators they’re actively and aggressively pursuing gamblers today.

In the past month Boyd Casinos has been offering gamblers a few multipliers and special promotions. In June they’ve gone off the rails trying to attract gamblers.

The picture above is from 4 different bonuses and B-Connected players club point multipliers that Boyd Gaming casinos are offering for the month of June.

  • Every Day – 10% cash bonus on a Royal Flush in video poker. This is $100 on quarters.
  • Tuesday – 11x B-Connected points on reel slot machines, 7x points on video poker.
  • Wednesday – Up to 50x points. You have to swipe players club card to find out.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 4 of a kind bonus (5-9) at casino bars. Bonus depends on denomination. I think it’s $20 in free play for quarters.
  • Friday & Saturday – 15x points on Penny Reel slot machines, 11x points on Penny slot machines, 7x points on video poker.

These multipliers and bonuses are significant. They Royal Flush bonus is sweet cash. The 4 Of A Kind bonus gives you more money to gamble with on a future trip (the next day) and the multipliers make getting a comp bottle of wine much quicker.

I don’t gamble for comps but I’ll take them. Red Rock is still my local bar and the casino where I hang out most in the burbs but these multipliers and bonuses will make me think twice if I’m in the mood just to play some video poker.

Whether you’re a local or visiting will slot machine multipliers and video poker bonuses sway where you gamble? 

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Cheap Drinks At Suncoast

I recently found two cheap drink options at Suncoast. The first deal (and most important to me) that I found at Suncoast is at their bars. They sell Corona and Heineken for just $2.Why is this such a good deal?

Well, Red Rock Resort (my joint) is just down the street and sells Corona for $4.50. That’s twice the price for a much nicer environment. There’s one caveat at Suncoast – you have to ask for lime for your Corona because of the lime shortage. THAT’S CRAZY! You’ll notice my beer doesn’t have a lime…yet.

Corona Extra Beer Instagram From Suncoast Casino Las Vegas

Corona

Another cheap drink I found at Suncoast is $8 bottles of wine at Cafe Sienna. This isn’t much of a deal on a great wine since this is about how much the wine sells for at liquor stores. It’s just cheap booze. 🙂

The real win here is that you can get a 40% discount for the bottle if you pay for it using your B-Connected players club card. That’s a sweet bottle of cheap wine in a casino for $5 in comps! I haven’t tried this yet but I think I can be convinced fairly easily.

$8 Bottles Of Wine At Suncoast Casino Las Vegas

$8 Bottles Of Wine!

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Gold Coast Renovations

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast was one of the first casinos I stayed at when visiting Las Vegas and it’s still one of the places I recommend people stay when looking for a cheap hotel rooms near the strip. Gold Coast is about to become a better bargain with new hotel and casino renovations.

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on 400 refurbished hotel rooms at the Gold Coast.

The rooms, which are expected to reopen in the next two weeks, feature new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture, including armoires, dressers and desks.

The next phase of the renovation, scheduled to begin this summer, will include installing new carpeting in Gold Coast’s 87,000-square-foot casino and replacing all of its slot stands and chairs.

Gold Coast has cheap gambling with quick drink service and the renovations to make the hotel rooms more modern and clean this is definitely a great place to crash. There is nothing fancy about the Gold Coast casino but it’s a fun place to play with decent food options.

Gold Coast is owned by Boyd Gaming and its B Connected players club is connected with 6 other Las Vegas hotels and 7 others across the country so playing at Gold Coast will earn comps to use at a lot of different casinos. The B Connected app is an excellent combination of players club and hotel information.

I can smell a low limit Pai-Gow night coming up soon!

Photo: Wikimedia

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Lots Of New Things At Palms

Palms has undergone a major facelift in the past year and it’s still happening while they renovate Rain Nightclub. This is similar to the changes at Mandalay Bay. The casino never closed but a lot has been closed and reopened as something completely new.

But from the Palms’ perspective, Heraea is the latest upgrade — and, so far, the most prominent gearing up — in the hotel’s new direction. Many of the amenities the Palms was known for (including Gardunos, the original sports book, Little Buddha and Island Bar in the middle of the casino) have been taken apart in favor of freshly designed venues. The next highly anticipated opening is Xi Shi, replacing Little Buddha, which is expected to open by spring.

I used to visit Palms every trip when I first started visiting Las Vegas. It was on MTV and it’s where the good looking girls went….it was where Britney performed and hung out. I’m not sure exactly when but Palms lost its spark but at some point my friends and I stopped making it a point to visit Palms and nobody ever gave us a reason to go any longer.

Since I’ve been living in Las Vegas I’ve visited Palms twice. Once for steak and N9NE and once to see a band. I figure if I’m in that area to gamble I’ll get some B-Connected points at Gold Coast or Total Rewards points at Rio. If I want fun I’ll just head to the strip for the chaos.

I’m not sure that the new additions to Palms are going to change the general blah feeling many have but I’m curious to check out Heraea. I’m just not sure that one bar/restaurant is enough to have me, or anyone I know like me, visit Palms regularly but they get a  shot. As the poker players say “all you need is a chip and a chair.” That’s about all Palms has right now, a chip and a chair.

Photo: Chia 187

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Favorite Downtown Vegas Casinos (2012)

I’ve been asked why I talking about downtown so much. There are a lot of reasons, but a few are good gambling, cheap food and drink and it’s relaxed atmosphere.

I like going downtown for a day/night to do some low brow eating, drinking and gambling. Nothing fancy is happening and I probably didn’t shower. You know, so I fit in. I don’t always want to gamble this way, but when I do these are the casinos I frequent downtown.

GOLDEN GATE
First and foremost the Golden Gate Casino has 10x craps. Craps is my favorite game to play and 10x odds lower the house edge to almost .001 according to Wizard of Odds.

The Golden Gate casino is the oldest casino in Vegas and was recently renovated and while the casino floor is more cramped then most in Vegas, it’s decor is warm and it feels clean and is comfortable. It doesn’t hurt that the dealers are also go-go dancers, many of which aren’t ugly. The dealers are also the dancers and many of them are featured on the chips. On my last visit I was playing blackjack and noticed I kept losing when a specific dealer was on top of my chip stack. After telling the dealer to get rid of all chips with that girl she revealed that the girl on the chip was her best friend in the casino. We laughed, we both made money because doubled my buy in and I tip when I win. A good time was had by all.

DuPars Pancakes

Golden Gate is also home to DuPar’s Bakery and home of the best pancakes I’ve ever had. The drawn butter helps. A lot. A short stack is $6 and these make for a perfect late night snack. Just stay away from the coffee. It’s awful.

All of these reasons, make the Golden Gate one of my favorite casinos downtown.

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