las vegas – Israel 613 http://israel613.info/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://israel613.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-96-120x120.png las vegas – Israel 613 http://israel613.info/ 32 32 All-New COMIX Presents Comedy Series at Resorts Casino Hotel https://israel613.info/all-new-comix-presents-comedy-series-at-resorts-casino-hotel/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 01:56:55 +0000 https://israel613.info/all-new-comix-presents-comedy-series-at-resorts-casino-hotel/ COMIX presents an all-new comedy series at Resorts Casino Hotel starting Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. inside the Superstar Theatre. Fans can look forward to a huge evening of laughs with the always smart and hilarious Robert Kelly. In addition to Kelly, Tom Cotter will also be hitting the Superstar Theater stage this summer! […]]]>

COMIX presents an all-new comedy series at Resorts Casino Hotel starting Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. inside the Superstar Theatre. Fans can look forward to a huge evening of laughs with the always smart and hilarious Robert Kelly.

In addition to Kelly, Tom Cotter will also be hitting the Superstar Theater stage this summer! Fans can catch the star of season 7 America’s Got Talent at the Resorts Casino Hotel at 8:00 p.m. on June 11.

Ticket prices for both of these stand-up shows are $25.00 and $20.00 and are on sale now through ticketmaster.com.

Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted in his own life and relationships, making it an audience favorite.

His hour-long special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and is available now on Netflix. In addition to being a Comedy Central staple, Robert plays Bam Bam on Denis Leary’s FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, whose second season will air this summer. He can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother, Robbie, on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” which can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the podcasting network RiotCast.

Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing second and becoming the star of Season 7’s “America’s Got Talent.” He lost against a dog act, but don’t hold it against him; Tom was the first comedian to be a finalist on the show and was the highest-ranked human on the show that year.

Tom’s other numerous television and radio credits include “The Tonight Show”, “Last Comic Standing”, his own “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter”, The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, several appearances on “The Late Late Show” and famous host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.

You can find Tom headlining all of America’s most famous comedy clubs including: The Comedy Cellar, The Improv and Caroline’s On Broadway, to name a few. Tom has also been featured at Montreal’s “Just For Laughs” Festival, HBO Comedy Arts Festival and headlined “America’s Got Talent Live” at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. And recently, Tom was on the stage and participated in the Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Tom is also a Fox News Channel regular and guest starred on an episode of CBS’s “The Good Wife.”

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Nevada casinos have high hopes for 2022 in the wake of the pandemic https://israel613.info/nevada-casinos-have-high-hopes-for-2022-in-the-wake-of-the-pandemic/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 03:06:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/nevada-casinos-have-high-hopes-for-2022-in-the-wake-of-the-pandemic/ Nevada-based casino companies are poised for a strong 2022, judging by upbeat comments from executives at an investment forum this week at Wynn Las Vegas. Casino executives said business was approaching or exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels, many businesses are posting favorable group business schedules, and leisure visitors continue to flock to casino floors. . Joe Greff, […]]]>

Nevada-based casino companies are poised for a strong 2022, judging by upbeat comments from executives at an investment forum this week at Wynn Las Vegas.

Casino executives said business was approaching or exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels, many businesses are posting favorable group business schedules, and leisure visitors continue to flock to casino floors. .

Joe Greff, gaming industry analyst for New York-based JP Morgan, released several reports on Monday and Tuesday following presentations from executives at the JP Morgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Access Forum.

Two key takeaways are that consumer demand is strong and younger customers are heading to casinos.

Greff detailed presentations from Caesars Entertainment Inc., Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming Corp., Red Rock Resorts Inc. and Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Caesars

“Demand is strong and strongly correlated with viral trends,” Greff said of Caesars. “Inflation, which has been around for several quarters now, has had no impact on demand, and management expects any potential weakness in spending performance to be offset by continued improvement in visitation.”

Following a presentation by Caesars CEO Thomas Reeg, Greff said COVID-19 cases and subsequent mask mandates and restrictions have a very strong correlation with gross gaming revenue, while gasoline prices have historically had very little correlation.

“In Las Vegas, pricing power is incredibly strong and Caesars expects group business to improve over the course of the year,” he wrote.

Caesars recently said it was reducing its marketing efforts which included ads featuring actors JB Smoove and Halle Berry.

“Caesars’ reduced marketing spend was due to gaining market share faster than expected,” Greff said. “Caesars doesn’t care what its peers do, having launched a brand synonymous with sports betting. Loyalty is quite strong, and more so than investors give it credit.”

MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Halkyard made the MGM presentation.

“Overall, MGM has a positive consumer outlook, with demand turning positive from October – the only issue being omicron, which has now calmed down,” Greff said of the release. society. “In Las Vegas, the recovery has been bifurcated between the leisure weekend and the midweek group.

“On the first, demand remained strong given a healthy consumer backdrop and a high savings rate,” he said. “On the latter, MGM sees a buildup of business in Q1 and Q2, and management expects to be 90% of pre-COVID levels by the end of 2022. For 2023, Group business is expected to equal or exceed 2019.”

Wynn Resorts

Similar to its peers, Wynn Resorts saw strong term bookings from leisure customers.

“The longer-term investment has allowed them to double the younger, more affluent demographic, with the average age of customers dropping by eight years,” Greff said. “Management is confident in its ability to take pricing going forward. On the labor side, full-time equivalent numbers are down from 2019 levels, but Wynn expressed concern. continued confidence regarding hiring, referring to thousands of applicants, a relatively positive sign that we haven’t heard from his peers.

Wynn, who offered a presentation from CEO Craig Billings and Amir Markowitz, a corporate finance director, explained Wynn’s strategy in game development in Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

“With more than double the air travel capacity of the Las Vegas market and approximately 85 million passengers per year, opening a property in the United Arab Emirates will allow 95% of the world’s population to access a brand Wynn in an eight-hour flight,” Greff said of Wynn’s strategy. “Having a property near the beach offers a new set of challenges, although management feels confident in their ability to execute given their complete control over the design. Importantly, Wynn is excited about regulatory progress in the UAE, with a Singapore-like approach being taken and expectations of a reasonable tax rate.

On the local front, officials from Boyd Gaming and Red Rock Resorts said the companies have found greater stability.

Boyd Gaming

Boyd CEO Keith Smith and CFO Josh Hirsberg said demand was described as largely sustainable and business trends began to normalize in January with steady demand from higher-priced customers. value.

“Traffic out of town was a bit of a headwind during the initial delta variant,” Greff said. “Omicron’s impact was more prevalent in the database, especially with older people. Boyd is starting to see more stability in the segments and noted that the younger demographic has come back. Interestingly, additional competing equipment had no negative impact on the consumer.

“Finally, gas prices have historically not had a significant impact on the business given the localized and drive-in nature of its properties, although he noted that if gas prices were to hold at higher prices for an extended period, that could have an impact,” he said.

red rock

Red Rock Resorts chief financial officer Steve Cootey said management saw a nice inflection in demand with the removal of the mask mandate in February.

“By demographics, Red Rock has seen strong retention in the younger base, which remains superior to pre-COVID,” Greff said, “while the older segment has seen a recovery as COVID- 19 have subsided. Spend per visit across the portfolio is above 2019 levels. Weekend demand has been sustainably strong, while midweek has seen improvement with momentum from groups and conventions.

The company noted that it continues to evaluate reopening its three closed properties — Texas Station, Fiesta and Fiesta Henderson — planning to do so only if it can generate additional cash flow on a net basis. “Notably, the company has already recovered or redirected nearly all traffic to its open properties,” Greff said.

For the new Durango Drive property it is building, Red Rock reiterated favorable market demographic trends, high gambling propensity and limited nearby competition.

Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands, which last month completed its $6.25 billion sale of The Venetian, Palazzo and Venetian Expo to Apollo Global Management Inc., is focused on its Asian markets of Macau and Singapore.

Daniel Briggs, senior vice president of investor relations for Sands, said the company is considering a possible return of demand to Macau, similar to what is currently seen in Las Vegas.

“China’s zero COVID policy will likely need to evolve, and without knowing how this may evolve, uncertainty about recovery will remain,” Greff wrote.

He said the Singapore market is expected to benefit from the high level of COVID-19 vaccinations and additional air travel.

The Review-Journal is owned by the Adelson family, including Dr. Miriam Adelson, majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Patrick Dumont, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. To follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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Casino pours drinks again | Archives https://israel613.info/casino-pours-drinks-again-archives/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 21:00:33 +0000 https://israel613.info/casino-pours-drinks-again-archives/ SALAMANCA ã The drinks are flowing again at the Seneca Allegany Casino. The Seneca Nation-owned casino, which opened on May 1, had received a round of one-day liquor licenses through May 28. But since then, the free drinks served at the casino have been limited to sodas and iced tea. On Thursday, casino manager Brian […]]]>

SALAMANCA ã The drinks are flowing again at the Seneca Allegany Casino.

The Seneca Nation-owned casino, which opened on May 1, had received a round of one-day liquor licenses through May 28. But since then, the free drinks served at the casino have been limited to sodas and iced tea.

On Thursday, casino manager Brian Hansbury said a 20-day liquor license came into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

A permanent liquor license is expected to be issued when the temporary license expires on August 31, Mr Hansbury said.

The casino offers Las Vegas-style games and high-stakes bingo. The 122,000 square foot facility offers 1,700 reel and video slot machines as well as gaming tables for blackjack, craps, Spanish 21 and three card poker.

State Liquor Authority spokesman Thomas McKeon said in June that the Seneca Allegany casino’s liquor license was on hold and under review.

Meanwhile, Cattaraugus County Deputy Sheriff Dennis John released a statement Thursday denying reports that the casino’s liquor license was suspended due to turf wars between the sheriff’s department and the police. New York State.

“For the record, there is no turf war between the sheriff’s office and the New York State Police,” Deputy John said. ßOur agencies have excellent working relationships. The Sheriff’s Office and State Police have worked very hard to forge a partnership that provides Cattaraugus County residents with the best possible law enforcement coverage.

In April, Cattaraugus County lawmakers agreed to provide law enforcement services to the new casino for three years at $640,000 per year.

Twelve full-time assistants and three part-time assistants have been hired to fulfill this agreement. Two plainclothes officers are inside the casino and one uniformed officer is in a patrol car outside the casino 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

At the time, Sheriff Ernest Dustman said, “I think it’s the right thing to do. This is a real positive step between the county, the Seneca Nation and the sheriff’s department. I hope this is just the start.

When the State Liquor Authority stopped issuing one-day liquor licenses for the casino at the end of May, Mr McKeon, the spokesman, said the one-day licenses were not meant to last forever .

Others, however, including Cattaraugus County Legislative Speaker Gerard ßJessà Fitzpatrick, R-Ellicottville, suggested that SenecasÞ’s liquor license was suspended because the Nation had not contracted for the state police in charge of law enforcement at the casino.

Last month, Seneca President Rickey Armstrong Sr. said, “It seems to us that New York State is using our liquor license application as a leverage tool to ‘put us in our shoes’ or to deny approval in order to maintain some sort of check on us to try and get their way.

In a letter to members of the Seneca Nation posted on the NationÞs website, President Armstrong wrote, “New York is trying to use the liquor license suspension to get us to acquiesce to another issue. , that of authorizing state troopers as our law enforcement authority. in casinos. The pact says we can choose our own law enforcement, and we chose the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department for the Seneca Allegany casino, and New York doesn’t like our choice.

“We chose another agency, other than the New York State Troopers (due to long standing bad blood between us and the Troopers), and the State doesn’t like their boys not being not the captains at the helm,” he wrote.

The Times Herald phoned Governor Pataki’s press office this morning for comment on President Armstrong’s statement, but did not receive a response by the press deadline.

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Macau casino revenue for February below estimates https://israel613.info/macau-casino-revenue-for-february-below-estimates/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:03:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/macau-casino-revenue-for-february-below-estimates/ shapecharge/iStock via Getty Images Macau’s gross gaming revenue rose 6.1% in February to 7.76 billion patacas ($0.96 billion) to follow the consensus estimate of a 7.0% increase. Current COVID restrictions and a strong crackdown on two junket operators had a negative impact on traffic. Macau’s GGR is down 8% year-on-year. Jefferies is not convinced that […]]]>

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Macau’s gross gaming revenue rose 6.1% in February to 7.76 billion patacas ($0.96 billion) to follow the consensus estimate of a 7.0% increase. Current COVID restrictions and a strong crackdown on two junket operators had a negative impact on traffic. Macau’s GGR is down 8% year-on-year.

Jefferies is not convinced that a positive turning point for Macau is near.

“February will be Macau’s short-term gaming revenue peak, as Macau is unlikely to ease COVID policies as HK daily cases have yet to peak (likely to worsen) and news reports local outbreaks in Guangdong over the past few days. , the next Chinese national holiday is Labor Day in May. We maintain our expectation of a slow and gradual recovery that will be driven by government policies, so we prefer US names which have clearer visibility, notes analyst David Katz.

Macau Casino Stock: Wynn Macau (OTCPK:WYNMF)Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN)Sands China (OTCPK: SCHYY)Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS)MGM China (OTCPK:MCHVF). MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM)Galaxy Entertainment (OTCPK: GXYEF)SJM Holdings (OTCPK: SJMHF)Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ: MLCO)Macau Legend Development Limited (OTCPK: MALDF) and Studio City International (NYSE:MSC).

Last month, Las Vegas Sands (LVS) lost a notch rating at S&P Global.

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Las Vegas charter school reportedly adopted by hotel-casino first https://israel613.info/las-vegas-charter-school-reportedly-adopted-by-hotel-casino-first/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 02:36:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/las-vegas-charter-school-reportedly-adopted-by-hotel-casino-first/ A new tuition-free public charter school, the first adopted by a Las Vegas hotel and casino, is gearing up to open this fall. The Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Las Vegas is enrolling sixth and ninth graders for the upcoming school year. Las Vegas Sands Corp. adopts the school as part of its “dedication to […]]]>

A new tuition-free public charter school, the first adopted by a Las Vegas hotel and casino, is gearing up to open this fall.

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Las Vegas is enrolling sixth and ninth graders for the upcoming school year.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. adopts the school as part of its “dedication to helping at-risk communities in Las Vegas,” the school said in a news release Friday.

The company will provide students with “access to technology, donations for the improvement of facilities, furniture and school materials,” according to the announcement, as well as “special programs such as internships and shadowing opportunities. with experts in their field.

Sand’s president and CEO, Rob Goldstein, and Zac Hudson, executive vice president and global general counsel, serve on the school’s board of trustees, according to the release.

The east Las Vegas campus, which received Nevada State Public Charter School Authority approval in November, is part of a nationwide network of schools.

The local campus is enrolling sixth and ninth graders for the next school year, and two additional grades will be added each year through 12th grade.

The local campus is hosting an event this weekend for current and prospective students and their families.

An “Enrollment Celebration” event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school’s campus, 3415 S. Mojave Road in Las Vegas.

For more information, visit ywlalasvegas.org.

The Review-Journal is owned by the Adelson family, including Dr. Miriam Adelson, majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Patrick Dumont, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at jgreener@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2921. To follow @julieswootton on Twitter.

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Can a new Las Vegas casino threaten Caesars, MGM’s Strip empires? https://israel613.info/can-a-new-las-vegas-casino-threaten-caesars-mgms-strip-empires/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 16:15:19 +0000 https://israel613.info/can-a-new-las-vegas-casino-threaten-caesars-mgms-strip-empires/ When people think of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Strip immediately comes to mind. It makes sense because this roughly four-mile stretch of road contains an epic array of properties ranging from the Grandeur of Caesars Palace (CZR) – Get the report from Caesars Entertainment Inc. and the modern-chic Venetian of The Cosmopolitan and MGM […]]]>

When people think of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Strip immediately comes to mind. It makes sense because this roughly four-mile stretch of road contains an epic array of properties ranging from the Grandeur of Caesars Palace (CZR) – Get the report from Caesars Entertainment Inc. and the modern-chic Venetian of The Cosmopolitan and MGM Grand (MGM) – Get MGM Resorts International Reportand heavily themed properties like Caesars Paris, MGM’s New York New York and MGM’s Pyramids of Luxor.

The Strip, of course, keeps changing. Caesars will turn its Bally’s property into its Horsehoe brand because Bally’s Corporation (BALY) – Get Bally’s Corporate Report bought the Tropicana, intending to demolish it to build a self-proclaimed hotel/casino. And, of course, Hard Rock International purchased The Mirage from MGM and it will topple the property’s iconic volcano in order to build its signature guitar hotel.

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Rockabillaque Florida arrives at the Seminole Casino Hotel https://israel613.info/rockabillaque-florida-arrives-at-the-seminole-casino-hotel/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 06:30:17 +0000 https://israel613.info/rockabillaque-florida-arrives-at-the-seminole-casino-hotel/ Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. COURTESY PHOTO Rockabillaque Florida, a free two-day music festival presented by Florida Weekly at the Seminole Casino Hotel, is packed with entertainment for all ages from 10 a.m. until well past midnight, Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20. Organizers expect a strong turnout of 15,000-20,000 for this celebration of […]]]>

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. COURTESY PHOTO

Rockabillaque Florida, a free two-day music festival presented by Florida Weekly at the Seminole Casino Hotel, is packed with entertainment for all ages from 10 a.m. until well past midnight, Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20. Organizers expect a strong turnout of 15,000-20,000 for this celebration of 1950s American and rockabilly music, featuring more than 20 live concerts, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, pin-ups and more again.

“In the 1950s, rockabilly was the traditional rock and roll music of Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, which then became the rock and roll of today,” says event organizer Simon Canton of Vive Le Rock Productions. “There’s a lot of variation in this music, and we’ve got a wide mix – from traditional rockabilly to psychobilly (a harder version) to jazzy swing and honky-tonk – so you’re not going to be looking at bands which all sound the same.”

On the main stage outside, the music starts at 10 a.m. both days and ends at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. The casino‘s Zig Zag Lounge will host a series of concerts from 1:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., allowing patrons to drink or gamble while listening to entertainment inside.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Saturday’s headliners are the Delta Bombers, from Las Vegas, and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, a three-piece country blues band from Indiana. Sunday highlights include Slim Jim Phantom, the longtime Stray Cats drummer who enjoyed a two-decade solo career, and Texas-based psychobilly trio The Reverend Horton Heat, on a return visit down south -West Florida by popular demand.

The weekend car and motorcycle show will feature hundreds of vehicles. “The car and bike show is a big part of the event. We like to keep it interesting and diverse, so we welcome everything from rat rods and hot rods to vintage trucks, classic cars and chopper motorcycles,” says Cantlon. “It’s a visually stimulating sight, ideal for selfies and photo ops.”

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To add to the fun, a series of competitions. Saturday’s pin-up contest hosted by popular genre celebrity Miss Pinup Miami features female dolls competing for the crown. “They dress all the way in mid-century clothing – a lot of it is handmade. They are dressed and made up. It’s amazing to see and people love it,” says Cantlon. Also on the program are competitions for the best tattoos on Saturday and the best beards and mustaches on Sunday. Funds raised from contest entry fees benefit Valiant Animal Rescue and Just 1 Outreach, which helps veterans with disabilities.

Vendors will be offering vintage clothing, arts and crafts, jewelry, and auto and motorcycle show-related items. Food trucks will serve barbecue, Italian specialties, hot dogs, sandwiches and vegetarian dishes, while the casino will sell beer, wine and spirits. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Outside food or drink is not permitted. Only assistance dogs will be allowed.

All concerts and parking are free. The Seminole Casino Hotel is located at 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee. For detailed schedules, contest entry, parking directions and more, visit www.rockabillaqueflorida.com and www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com/event-calendar/rockabillaque-florida. ¦

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Rockabillaque Florida

When: February 19 and 20

Where: Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee

Information: www.rockabillaqueflorida.com and www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com/event-calendar/rockabillaque-florida

]]> Avneet Rana, co-founder and CTO, Baazi Games: For PokerBaazi, technological innovation is the core value https://israel613.info/avneet-rana-co-founder-and-cto-baazi-games-for-pokerbaazi-technological-innovation-is-the-core-value/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 13:36:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/avneet-rana-co-founder-and-cto-baazi-games-for-pokerbaazi-technological-innovation-is-the-core-value/ What was the inspiration behind a made in India poker application ?During our college years, all the founders had a major affinity for poker and after graduation, we wanted to be associated with the game of poker, expand the poker ecosystem and make it a sport in India. We knew poker was a major sport […]]]>

What was the inspiration behind a made in India poker application ?
During our college years, all the founders had a major affinity for poker and after graduation, we wanted to be associated with the game of poker, expand the poker ecosystem and make it a sport in India. We knew poker was a major sport in the West, but when our CEO Navkiran Singh visited Las Vegas, he saw the true potential of gambling, that’s when the thought of PokerBaazi came to him. After many rounds of discussion, we concluded that India needed a local product that would give users a 30-40% better experience than the options available to play poker.
At launch in 2014, we identified market gaps and understood exactly what users want. The basic and biggest problem was to help users understand the game and then take it to the next level. Therefore, it was necessary for us to build an in-house technology team that understands Indian audience-centric barriers and addresses very basic issues like easy game explanation, ease of digital transactions, slow internet speed, etc. Additionally, we had a clear vision in place that we want to be known as an Indian sports technology company working towards building a 360 degree ecosystem for poker in India and creating a category of its own.
Tell us about some of the app’s main features?
We recently launched a brand new PokerBaazi app and some of the highlights that stand out include: The new AI system dramatically reduces players’ browsing time, and they can just focus on their game. The new app also features a winner tab which will now allow players to browse the winner’s profile and share real-time updates regarding the match won. The design and UI overhaul introduced a stack of new features such as next-gen graphics, minimal design language, high-resolution gaming, haptic feedback, state separation, and navigation maps .
We’ve also introduced advanced opponent stats and player career stats that give players a chance to learn from past performances and give them the opportunity to take their game to the next level. In the new app, we also have a fully integrated payment system that allows for a smooth and seamless user experience for poker customers. Thanks to technological advancements, we have also ensured reduced battery consumption, automatic app updates and reduced RAM consumption. Thanks to portrait mode, players can play online poker with just one hand.
How important is the role of technological innovation in improving design and user interface?
For PokerBaazi, technological innovation is the core value that has helped us scale our business and acquire new users. Therefore, having a strong in-house technology team is our driving force. All our games are multiplayer, fast and seamless user interface (UI) is the most important part of it. A user spends an average of 125 minutes per day on the PokerBaazi app and technological innovations are key to delivering a superior experience by covering the finest design and user interface details. For example, having portrait mode for a game that can be played with one hand that is otherwise played two-handed in most cases is a classic example of fusing technological innovation into design.
Tell us how you leveraged AI and ML to improve the app experience?
AI and ML help improve the game and product experience for gamers by providing a more personalized experience. It also has applications in content marketing by helping to create user journeys with increased efficiency, leading to a landscape where users have instant and reliable access to what they want, reducing clutter.
We use real-time probability analysis to help the player calculate the odds of winning. Additionally, AI&ML also plays a key role in collecting data for the recently introduced stats feature, which gives players a chance to learn from past performance and gives them the opportunity to take their game to the next level. For example, knowing a statistic about the frequency of poker hands you play (called VPIP), can help the player better control the game. AI&ML also plays a key role in user personalization to deliver a tailored experience on the ‘application. There are also several primary benefits, including the most important use case of fraud mitigation.
What do you think is the biggest USP of the PokerBaazi app?
PokerBaazi.com was started with the vision of making poker a family game in India. Along with a poker-loving core team, our biggest USP is deeply rooted in the fact that we’ve always taken a customer-centric, technology-driven approach to our product. We have always thought about staying closer to our users, collecting their feedback time and time again, and leveraging our in-house technology to integrate it in the best possible way into the app.
What customization options does the app offer? How do you think they act as differentiators?
PokerBaazi.com aims to provide top notch design and user interaction. Our software offers our users a variety of customization options. Themes, for example, are very important when it comes to enjoying the game of online poker as they create a virtual environment that allows players to focus on the game. app includes new themes like Vegas table theme and futuristic table theme plus additional experience defining features like expressive emojis, win probability, opponent stats, messages chat shortcuts and customization of chat visibility. Many gameplay customizations are available on the gaming table to suit a player’s ease of play. Color schemes also play a key role, and the app has been carefully colored with darker themes to reduce strain on the eyes.
What do you think of the mobile gaming landscape in India, how do you think it has changed?
Gambling business in India is worth approximately $2.2 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% to reach $7 billion over the next five years, more than tripling in size. Due to the availability of affordable smartphones, which has increased by 15% year-on-year over the past five years in India, 4G high-speed internet penetration and lowest data rates globally, mobile gaming has experienced a dramatic boom in the pandemic and now accounts for the bulk of the gaming market. These elements, coupled with the rise of mobile game companies, contribute to the growing desire for content among Indian youth.
The behavior, preferences and lifestyle of Indian customers have evolved significantly in recent years. Over the past few years, the number of online gamers has increased dramatically. The number of first payers for games has also increased and the card games, fantasy and casual games sector mainly has the fastest growing population. 20% of the approximately 400 million active gamers in India choose to pay for games. This has directly contributed to the expansion of the skill-based games industry. Moreover, given the ever-changing demands of online gamers, the company has a great chance to innovate and meet these demands. It cannot be understated that the gamer still defines how other elements of the gaming industry evolve.
Another important component of this ecosystem is the product/game. Every brand today recognizes that the unique characteristics of its product will influence its ability to attract and retain users. Therefore, I clearly see that the bullish phase of mobile gaming is here to stay.
A message to budding app developers in the country?
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Which casino games bring home the most money? https://israel613.info/which-casino-games-bring-home-the-most-money/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 19:44:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/which-casino-games-bring-home-the-most-money/ When the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced Thursday that the more than 400 largest casinos in the state gained more players in 2021 than in any year in history, it also revealed which table games and which Slot machine denominations had won the most for the house. It’s no surprise that blackjack continues to be […]]]>

When the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced Thursday that the more than 400 largest casinos in the state gained more players in 2021 than in any year in history, it also revealed which table games and which Slot machine denominations had won the most for the house.

It’s no surprise that blackjack continues to be the most popular table game in the casino, but game #2 is something of a revelation: roulette.

Even with new variations of the game that include more double and triple zeros, the 424 roulette units statewide raised $428 million, a 103% increase over last year. . Roulette held by casinos was 19.87%.

“Tables and slots showed a different mix than we’ve seen in previous years,” said Brendan Bussmann, director of government affairs for Las Vegas-based Global Market Advisors. “Part of this is due to the current customer’s preference and enthusiasm for different games and level of play. One of the biggest increases was in roulette, which could be due to a host of reasons, including customer preference and new versions of double and triple zero playing a role.

The state’s 1,958 blackjack tables — by far the largest segment of table games — won $1.13 billion from players for the calendar year. That was 75.8% more than casinos earned a year ago. The blackjack tables won 14.1% of the amount of bets wagered.

The most popular slot denomination in 2021 was Slots, with 47,822 units across the state. They earned a total of $3.758 billion from players last year, a 59.7% increase from 2020, and these machines held 9.85% of the money invested in them.

State coffers boosted

The amount of money held at a table or by the slot machine is considered gross gaming revenue for the casino, and is the amount that is taxed by the state and paid into the general fund.

In the first half of the 2021-22 fiscal year, through Wednesday, the state collected $570.8 million in percentage fee collections paying for a host of public services. Gaming tax collections increased by 31.1% in the first six months of the 2020-21 financial year.

Casinos also pay unit fees as part of their license.

The Control Board monitors gambling winnings on table games and slot machines by market. Statewide, payouts on all slots increased by 0.25% and on tables, by 0.65%. The slot machine winning percentage has only decreased three times in the last 25 years.

So if you think slots are getting a little more “tighter” you’re right, although with such a low percentage increase and the high volume of slots revenue the change should be imperceptible to the average player.

There has been a little movement in the other direction on some games in the Southern Nevada markets.

Slot machine winning was down 0.17% in Laughlin. The table game winning percentage was down 0.34% in Downtown Las Vegas and 0.44% in North Las Vegas. The most significant year-over-year change occurred in Mesquite, where the table gain in this market increased by 1.31%.

Back to slot machine denominations and table games. So, given the numbers, which games should you consider playing to potentially get the most bang for your buck?

The lowest casino payout percentage among slot machine denominations – and therefore the highest payout percentage for players – is in nickel slots. Casinos collected 5.31% of the money that went into slots with $42.4 million coming from 1,035 nickel slots across the state.

Other good options are $5 slots, where the casinos kept 5.48% of the coins, and $25 slots, 5.71%. There are only 721 $5 slots in the entire state and 174 in the $25 denomination.

The worst bet by the numbers was previously rated slots with 9.85% hold and popular quarter slots, which casinos held 8.04% of 3,568 units statewide.

At the tables and other games the casinos would like you to play 3 card poker where the casinos held 31.53% of the amount wagered. The state’s casinos won $106.8 million on 174 3-card poker units statewide.

What could be the best bet for the player? Good old sports betting, where casinos kept 5.46% of the money wagered in 2021. The state books earned $445.1 million from the 176 places in operation. Sports betting revenue increased by 69.4% compared to the previous year.

Craps, a game generally considered to have a better edge than most other table games, won $407.7 million from 319 tables, a 54.4% increase over last year. The casino win percentage was 15.37% for the year.

The outlook for the future is bright, Bussmann said.

“This banner year shows Nevada’s strength as a play state and a destination,” he said. “While we are still not back in 2019 in many ways, the game has had a year of resounding success in 2021.”

The strong results show that the Strip and downtown Las Vegas have even more upside potential, Bussmann said, noting that international businesses and customers have yet to return.

“While caution should be exercised as economic forces continue to put potential headwinds on gaming revenue, there is still room for growth as these segments have yet to recover to their levels of growth. ‘before the pandemic.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. To follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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Another iconic Las Vegas Strip casino likely to be demolished https://israel613.info/another-iconic-las-vegas-strip-casino-likely-to-be-demolished/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://israel613.info/another-iconic-las-vegas-strip-casino-likely-to-be-demolished/ Las Vegas has always had a mixed relationship with its history. The city loves to conjure up its classic past, but casino operators generally recognize that while people want imagery with nostalgic nods to the past like the classic sign of Las Vegas, they generally don’t want to stay in hotels- outdated “classic” casinos. The […]]]>

Las Vegas has always had a mixed relationship with its history. The city loves to conjure up its classic past, but casino operators generally recognize that while people want imagery with nostalgic nods to the past like the classic sign of Las Vegas, they generally don’t want to stay in hotels- outdated “classic” casinos.

The city, of course, has its share of aging properties that reflect the Vegas of yesteryear, but, for the most part, most of Las Vegas follows a mantra of newer is better. Sure, newer properties like Circa, which is in downtown Fremont Street, have plenty of touches that remind people of classic Vegas, but the hotel’s casino has all the modern touches.

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