Caesars Palace, in celebration of its 35th anniversary, has put together a promotion that gives slot club members a free shot at winning cash prizes ranging from $35 to $3,500. All new and existing Emperors Club members can receive one free drawing entry per day by presenting their photo IDs and club cards at either of two Emperors Club booths at Caesars Palace. The promotion starts today and runs through August.
For those who want to actually put money into the machines, meanwhile, Caesars Palace will hold a slot tournament with a whopping $1.25 million prize pool. Low rollers, however, need not attend. The Maximus 2001 slot tournament, to take place Aug. 24-26, will cost $25,000 to enter. Fifty qualified entrants will play three 30-minute sessions. Winners will be determined by the sum of each entrant's top two session scores.
It's time for slot players to make a deal! Shuffle Master, Inc. and IGT have begun installing the "Let's Make A Deal(R)" slot machine in Las Vegas casinos. The game, based on the popular TV game show, has also been approved in most GLI jurisdictions, including Connecticut, Missouri, New Mexico, Mississippi and more. Two hundred forty units are going to those states where the game has been approved. If the popularity of other TV game show-themed slot machines, "The Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune," is any indication of how the new game will be accepted, it's sure to be a smash hit.
The Venetian Casino Resort, owned by Las Vegas Sands, Inc., hopes to add a 1,000-room addition and 800 more parking spaces. Also, an indirect subsidiary of the Las Vegas Sands, Inc. will build 150,000 square feet of additional conference space.
Now that Nevada has legalized online gambling--sort of--the state is taking a long hard look at what to do next. The state's legislature passed a bill this summer that sets the groundwork for Internet gambling services to operate out of Nevada under gaming licenses issued by the state's Gaming Commission. The Gaming Commission is now charged with establishing whether Nevada-based online casinos could operate legally under federal law and, if so, developing a set of suitable regulations. To learn more about Internet gambling, the commission has held a series of hearings featuring the testimony of legal, technology and gaming experts. The latest meetings are happening this week, with the first being held yesterday and the second being held today.
Brian Sandoval, who has served for three years on the Nevada Gaming Commission, will step down from his position as chairman after today's hearing in Las Vegas. Having played a vital role in the passing of Nevada's online gambling bill, he is considered a good friend to the industry. The industry might not be losing him as a friend, however, as he's thinking about running for the office of Nevada Attorney General. Sandoval, a 37 year-old Reno lawyer, states that his 12 years of courtroom experience more than qualifies him for the job. No one has been appointed to his old position as of yet.Share on: