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Online poker comes back to life in Nevada this week with the launch of Ultimate Poker. Even though online poker in the United States is only legal in Nevada this is still a big deal. It's been a long time since Black Friday essentially shut down online poker in America and Ultimate Poker is the first step back towards legal online poker.
Ultimate Poker is owned by Station Casinos who also own the UFC. The UFC will be a Ultimate Poker's exclusive online gaming (gambling?) partner so expect to see the name often when you watch the fights. Even though Ultimate Poker is connected with Station Casinos you won't receive any Boarding Pass players club points for playing. You will still see some promotions available just for Boarding Pass members, though.
Sportsbooks / March Madness / Cantor Gaming / William Hill / Station Casinos / Sports Connection / Apps / → All Tags
Recently, we shared the Vegas observation that there are so many more wagering options at the sportsbook then ever before. Along with the wide variety of wagers available in just the past year has also come new ways to place those bets. As this writer commented, he hasn't placed a wager at a sportsbook in a while. That doesn't mean that we're not at the sportsbook less often, it just means that we get our bets down a different way.
In the past two years, Cantor Gaming, Station Casinos and William Hill all introduced sports betting apps. (Station Casinos' app is the only one that gives players club points.) While none are perfect, all have their good attributes and all will help you avoid annoyingly large lines at the sportsbooks during March Madness.
The headline in Vegas Inc. is strong, "Station Casinos eliminates many of its highest-paying video poker machines." But, it's really just a spin-off of a press release by WMS Gaming on their new video poker games called My Poker Machines. The machines are pretty cool. They allow you to design the look and feel for each game to your specifications. But we digress, back to the headline.
Station Casinos has removed some of the best paying video poker machines for these new bright and shiny games. But, they haven't removed them all. Some of the 100%+ returning games, however, are gone.
We're somewhat diligent when it comes to players club rewards. We don't play to get them, but we do want to know what's available. With the larger casinos, we don't really have to do that often since the offers come via email or snail mail way too often. Offers don't change much mid month so seeing the information once is usually enough.
Things are a little different with the locals casinos. We check the B-Connected app or online accounts like MyStation fairly often because there can be new and different offers or information we may not see otherwise.
Ok. So, really, there's not much more to say about this story other than to repeat -- some guy hit a Royal Flush at Fiesta Rancho and got a tat... of Fiesta Rancho!
Station Casinos, Fiesta's parent company, is so amazed that it can't even tell us how much the Royal Flush paid out quite just yet. We're pretty much in awe, too. We've often dreamt of what we would do with a big win, but getting a tattoo honoring the casino it happened in didn't make the first, second, or 15th page of our wish list.
Deals / Cheap Vegas / Off Strip / Station Casinos / Pasta Cucina / Steakhouses / Eating / Restaurants / → All Tags
If you're hoarding your cash and squeezing every penny ahead of the fiscal cliff, Station Casinos has got your back.
While prices at Strip restaurants can be enough to give us indigestion (more on that soon), Station is actually lowering prices for pasta and steak lovers. Menu pricing has been cut for all Pasta Cucina restaurants (find them inside Boulder, Palace, Texas and Sunset Station) as well as Broiler Steak & Seafood (Boulder and Palace Station), Fuego (Fiesta Henderson), The Charcoal Room (Santa Fe Station), Austins (Texas Station) and Sonoma Cellar (Sunset Station).
Great PR move? Yes. More than just minuscule savings? Surprisingly, yes, too.
As previously detailed, the separation brought a few changes to the casino including a new bingo hall, new restaurants and a new players club. The Aliante Casino website says that the players club would be online this month. Well, it's November 15 and the site isn't up-to-date yet. We're told that the site will be up and running before the month is over, though.
Name Changes / Aliante / Aliante Station / North Las Vegas / Off Strip / Station Casinos / Bingo / Restaurants / Players Clubs / → All Tags
The off, off Strip property got its Boarding Pass in 2008 when it opened in North Las Vegas but, last November, Aliante Gaming became its new owners. Station Casinos has still been running the joint, though. But, starting Thursday, Aliante Gaming will take off the training wheels and take over completely.
Mobile Wagering / William Hill / Leroy's / Station Casinos / Boarding Pass / Sports Connection / → All Tags
As we mentioned last week, the iPhone app for Station Casinos' Sports Connection has finally been released. We gave it a spin over the past few days much like we did with the William Hill iPhone app when it was released by Leroy's last year. Before we dive into the app itself, though, it should be noted that online sports betting is now available via Sports Connection on Mac in addition to PC. This was also a long time coming.
The first thing that stands out is that the Sports Connection app doesn't keep your account number saved so you'll either have to remember your Boarding Pass number or have the card or number handy when you want to place a wager. Our other apps give us the option to at least save our user ID so all we have to remember is a password. That's not very convenient and hopefully gets updated in the future. In fact, it's probably the only thing not to like about the Sports Connection app.
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Well, it was a year in the making but we finally have an iPhone friendly app for Station Casinos sports betting. This week, Station Casinos did a soft release of Mobile Sports Connection, which will receive a fancy grand release in a few weeks. Perhaps the early release of the iPhone app was an attempt to capitalize on the announcement of iPhone 5 yesterday. Whatever the reasoning, we're stoked!
We love the William Hill (formerly Leroy's) app for mobile betting but, with the Sports Connection app being connected to Station Casinos, we'll now be able to earn Boarding Pass Players Club comps from anywhere we may be.
Football / Contests / William Hill / Station Casinos / LVH / El Cortez / Riviera / Plaza / → All Tags
Football season is right around the corner and the sportsbooks are getting us ready for the most popular sport to bet on by hosting pigskin contests. Now that you know how to bet each game, we have another way to get in on the action.
You know that the big boy of all football contests, the LVH SuperContest is accepting registrations now and their first every SuperContest weekend is next week. Well, Station Casinos and William Hill have some contests for you to join, too. These contests are considerably less expensive than the $1,500 it costs to joint the LVH SuperContest. Here's the scoop:
Online Gambling / Station Casinos / Golden Nugget / Wynn / Poker / Facebook / Leroy's / → All Tags
Last week had a lot of progress with online
gaming gambling. There was movement with online poker and general online gambling as well as taxation. Unfortunately, unless you live in Nevada, this won't effect you in the near future, but it does get the ball in motion for other states.
Last Tuesday, the owners behind Station Casinos announced that they are launching a free online gaming site. Ultimate Poker will be their first step in preparing to move between social games, such as those on Facebook. You may remember that the owner of South Point announced something similar last year.