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Where to Watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby In Las Vegas

February 14, 2018

The Kentucky Derby is the best-attended horse racing event in North America, but if you can’t make it to the 2018 running at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5, why not watch it all unfold live in Las Vegas?

As a major betting event, it would only be fitting to take in the big race somewhere on the Vegas Strip, which after all, is the spiritual home of gambling. What a great second prize to being in Louisville.

William Hill has Bolt d’Oro at the head of the 2018 Kentucky Derby antepost betting, just ahead of Good Magic. Who will add their name to the illustrious roll of honor in this world-renowned Group 1 stakes contest for three-year-old colts and fillies over 2km (one-and-a-quarter miles)?

These iconic Vegas venues are well worth a visit if you want to enjoy an exciting atmosphere for the Kentucky Derby.

MGM Grand

The MGM Grand is synonymous with great sporting events in Las Vegas and betting on those through their specifically designed Race and Sportsbook venue. With seating for over 100 guests in front of 60 plasma screen TVs, you can keep an eye on the Kentucky Derby in style and comfort.

If you’re feeling really lavish, there are also some skyboxes you can rent out to watch all the action unfold. One even comes with hospitality staff to serve beverages.

How about a bite to eat while the horse racing takes place? The MGM Grand’s Sports Deli also has screens for viewing while you tuck into New York style cuisine, including sandwiches, hotdogs and bagels.

Caesars Palace

Another world-famous Vegas venue is Caesars Palace and their racebook contains 65 private booths where bettors can watch their fancied horses get on via flat-screen TVs in complete comfort and privacy. It is attached to their sportsbook, which has been voted the best Las Vegas betting destination for four consecutive years.

There are 13 betting windows for you to place your stakes and large-screen HDTVs throughout the Book. Within the Caesars Palace complex, there are also 17 restaurants to tickle your fancy including Hell’s Kitchen – a restaurant of Scotland’s celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

The Mirage

Watch the Kentucky Derby on 85-inch HD projection screens or interactive tablets you can hold in your hand at The Mirage and bet on account based player terminals in their Race and Sports Book.

There’s VIP seating with unlimited beer and cocktails, you can come and go throughout the day starting from $50. If you after some live entertainment, then The Mirage has the world famous Cirque du Soleil circus performing.

Treasure Island

Since 1993, Treasure Island has been so much more than a pirate novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. You can plunder booty of your own at the race and sportsbook by watching the Kentucky Derby on this hotel and casino’s 60-inch LED video wall.

Qualified bettors will receive complimentary cocktails on the house and they’re open from 7:30 am through til midnight on the day of the big race. Treasure Island has nine restaurants and a number of other bars, eateries and lounges. These places all offer you the chance to see the Kentucky Derby in real style and comfort.

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Undead in Las Vegas: Zombie Activities and Attractions

February 8, 2018

Zombie Activities and AttractionsWhen you think of Las Vegas, you think of glitz and glamour – you think of somewhere high rollers and celebrities flock to for a weekend of indulgence and excitement. You don’t normally think of flesh-eating zombies. But the ties between the living dead and living it large actually run fairly deep. There’s a whole host of zombie themed activities in Las Vegas, and the ties between the city of lights and zombies continue into popular culture. Let’s explore!

Adventure Combat Ops

There are a fair few zombie themed activities in Las Vegas, including the Adventure Combat Ops, which allows players to dress up as special ops and form the last line of defense against a marauding zombie army. The simulation recreates a post-apocalyptic city and advertises itself as a completely immersive experience. Players are transported into a world of the near future, where zombies have wiped out most of civilisation. The game also serves as a life lesson as to how the special ops might operate, with state of the art equipment used and information provided on tactical manoeuvres. Not only that, for those who are bitten by the zombies, shallow graves are promised off the beaten path in the desert – they’re kidding of course, but that only amps up the excitement.

The Zombie Vegas Connection

In fact, the tradition of zombies and Vegas isn’t a new one. The sandbox zombie game developed by Blue Castle Games, Dead Rising 2 is set in Las Vegas. Protagonist Chuck becomes stuck in a series of malls that make up the entertainment complex in the 2010 Xbox 360 game, and his trips to various casinos are an integral part of collecting anti-zombie medication and defeating villains. Moreover, the Betway Lost Vegas online slot carries on the tradition, with the slots themed around an outbreak taking place in Vegas. Even films have capitalised on the juxtaposition of the city of Las Vegas and the zombie outbreak, with the 2016 film It Stains the Sand Red, distributed by Dark Sky Films, focusing on a zombie apocalypse occurring in the desert around Vegas. The film received a 58% score on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

Fear the Walking Dead

The AMC sponsored Fear the Walking Dead Survival Attraction, which is part of the Vegas Experience also allows aspiring zombie slayers out into a post-apocalyptic zombie world. This time, as part of a multisensory experience, players are locked in an escape room as a 4D “thrill attraction”. The game then opens up to be both part of a maze, and part of an interactive video game experience. The attraction takes the immersive and scary aspects of the AMC show and combines them with a skills based multiplayer game and a live skills based game. The attraction takes the core theme of escaping zombies in the near future and uses both physical and digital means to create an atmospheric experience.

Escape or Die

Escape room game Escape or Die also continues the theme, with even signing up to the marketing and connecting on social media embracing the post-apocalyptic theme. Located just off the illustrious and renowned Las Vegas Strip, the game features three levels of scariness and difficulty: The Next Civilisation, Zombie Takeover, and Biohazard. Each adventure lasts one hour and tickets range between $35-$40, with regular sales promotions offering $10 off, allowing the zombie apocalypse to be avoided at a reduced rate.

Zombie Burlesque

For something slightly different, yet in keeping with the zombies in Vegas theme, Zombie Burlesque offers the immersive zombie experience but without the fear factor that the other events and activities promise. The comedy musical, from the brains of the people who created Vegas! The Show, crosses zombies with the circus, with traditional burlesque for an entertaining show. Vegas is known for its high energy performances and Zombie Burlesque allows zombie fans to indulge in the living dead without having to leave their seats.

Las Vegas is a city of many talents, from hosting world class performers with Vegas residencies, to attracting clientele from across the world to sample the lifestyle that the city has to offer. The zombie connection is just another layer in the multi-faceted city of Las Vegas. With so many ways to indulge your passion for zombies in Vegas, it really is the perfect weekend destination.

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Horse Racing Betting Tips

January 15, 2018

 race-trackOftentimes, the horse racing is seen just through the glasses of the betting scene. The fact is the horse racing rises above betting. The display and excellence of watching competitors on the steeds has no rivals. Incredible creatures – horses – love running and are reproduced to run quickly. Before anybody takes to betting, they will ideally set aside the opportunity to acknowledge what they are encountering from a visual viewpoint.

All things considered, horse racing exists since human beings love to bet on the horses. It’s a an engagement of technique, examination and figuring out how to deal with one’s assets keeping in mind the end goal to amplify benefits. That is the thing that the amusement intends to the genuine horseplayer. At the opposite end of the range is the beginner horseplayer who basically appreciates setting off to the races, taking in the air and tossing down a couple of dollars for a shot cheer and gain a couple of dollars consequently.

Here are a couple of free advices for all.

  • Don’t buy information at new online casino and betting shops. The betting industry is brimming with tipsters who are more than willing to share their picks for a charge. The demonstration of paying that charge guarantees the purchaser they will be a washout before the races even begin.
  • Learn to deal with form guide. There is something exceptionally energizing and satisfying about unraveling measurable data and attempting to disengage a victor from a full field of stallions. It’s requires investment and cash to figure out how to utilize the Form Guide, however it’s opportunity and cash well spent, particularly when the champs begin coming a pleasant chances.
  • Don’t get involved in each race. Everyone has a constrained bankroll. Rather than attempting to spread that bankroll over an expansive determination of races, the punter should concentrate on distinguishing the races that have a stallion that appears to have the most obvious opportunity to win at the most noteworthy conceivable chances and making bigger bets on those races.
  • Listen to tips of betting experts at best live casino. If you don’t bet at the track face to face. You should realize that most online sports books and dashing productions have an occupant autonomous master (handicapper), who is paid to give free “hustling tips today” for the advantage of its clients. While it’s not prescribed to wager indiscriminately on each of the master’s picks, they can be utilized to help seclude steeds that have a sensible possibility of winning.
  • Don’t bet only on favorites. Statistically, top choices win around 34% of the time. When they do win, the chances will be short, intermittently sufficiently low to be viewed as an underlay. Reliably wagering top picks is a losing recommendation.
  • Care of betting value. Punters (bettor or gambler) can win considerably by horse betting that are overlaid. Look at this example: There dependably is by all accounts a steed or two sitting at chances of between 4-1 and 7-1, which appears to be high in connection to the stallion’s morning line chances and current shape. On the off chance that a steed resembles a genuine contender whose chances are higher than it ought to be, that may be an overlaid horse worth wagering.
  • Serious betting versus leisure betting. Serious punters should concentrate individually races and searching for champs with 75% of their bankroll set on win bets and the other 25% going towards lucrative outlandish bets. Then again, recreational punters should search with the expectation of complimentary steed dashing tips, complete a bit of disabling and go for the energy by betting 75% of their bankroll on lucrative exotics and the other 25% on win/put bets.

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Tips For Enjoying The Most Popular Slot Games In Vegas

January 11, 2018
Slot Machine

Slot Machine

Let’s cut straight to the chase – Vegas is home to hundreds of thousands of slots games. Sure there’s plenty of replicas, duplicates, and all time classics, but casinos are very shy of releasing any figures which are their most popular games. For a casual player, it could be casually dropping a buck into a seven-figure jackpot. For others, it will be those who look for the tightest odds possible for low stakes and long play. That being said, there is a trend for dedicated players to seek out Vegas’ most popular slot games. But where are they? Without giving away too many secrets – this guide will point you in the right direction.

Rule 1) Pick Your Venue Wisely

All houses have their own rules – and by no means are they ever equal. Only a few years ago it was estimated that payouts along the Vegas strip would average at about 75%, whereas the smaller time operations would hit close to 95-98%. That’s not quite the case nowadays, and as any gambler will notice every slot on the strip has a certifiable accreditation on what the chances are of a return.

This is the case from anything between fantasy sports/racing and video poker. So many players just go by instinct instead of checking out the small print. The difference can be truly amazing, especially for a smart slots player who maintains a close eye on their profit/loss ratios.

Rule 2) Ask The Locals

Anyone staying on the Strip will be told by their bartender/concierge/lobby boy that their casino has the best odds in town. That isn’t often the case. The best way to find out about which slots are programmed to be generous is to politely – and casually – ask the staff of an independent place. Word gets around fast and casinos do operate to pay out in order to attract more custom.

The Riviera, Luxor, and Mandalay tend to operate along these lines. It’s mostly anecdotal but a casino without the occasional big winner is going to empty fast.

Rule 3) Play What You Know

Couldn’t find a decent/reliable tip? Never mind, let’s get down to the gaming. The lowest payout percentage any serious slots player ought to accept is 95%. You could get higher than that on the Blackjack tables, but as we all well know – that’s a risky and expensive option!

Don’t get fooled by the occasional machine offering enormous jackpots – even if you win that’ll be less than 10% of what has been paid in (often well into seven figures). The worst rookie mistake is to fling a few bucks at the slots in McCarran. Just don’t!

However, regular players who are comfortable and ready for a long session will find that Vegas has all of your favorite slots. Classics sit comfortably next to more modern, glitzy machines. Before being tempted – check those odds! Typically the more gentrified models will be much kinder on the wallet/purse.

Rule 4) Keep Up To Date

Everyone loves a little virtual racing or three wheel spins, but don’t forget that many Vegas casinos will be offering cutting edge new releases. Most of their custom will nowadays come from home players via smartphone/laptop/PC but a couple of public big wins tends to help their marketing a huge amount. If you choose to take a punt – remember that to qualify for the huge jackpots there’s often a minimum stake ($5-10 typically).

The thing about Vegas that everyone ought to remember is that it’s not wholly about the casinos trying to take your cash. Time it right and play along and you never know what can happen. Anyone can just enjoy a session on the penny slots or instead chance more on the big reels. Best of luck, either way, Las Vegas is a heck of a town!

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On This Date: January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley Was Born

January 8, 2018
Viva Las Vegas Love in Las Vegas

“Viva Las Vegas” 1964 Movie Poster

Elvis Presley  was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, and was one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”

Here is a list of Elvis engagements in the Vegas heyday  1969 – 1976.

April 23 – May 9, 1956, Elvis made his first appearance in Las Vegas at the New Frontier Hotel in the spring of 1956. Audiences in Las Vegas gave Elvis a cool reception.

July, 1963, Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret are in Las Vegas filming what would be Presley’s 15th film, “Viva Las Vegas.” The movie was released in June of 1964.

July 31 – Aug. 28, 1969, The King is back, Elvis returns to Las Vegas. He is booked for a four-week, 57-show run at the newly built International Hotel (later the hotel name changed to the Hilton Hotel then to the Las Vegas Hotel). The show breaks all existing Las Vegas attendance records. Elvis’ first live album is recorded during the shows.

January – February, 1970, Elvis returns to Las Vegas for a month-long run at the International Hotel. Once again, Elvis breaks attendance records.

Aug. 10 – Sept. 7, 1970: A month-long appearance at the International Hotel. MGM films some of the rehearsals and stage performance for its documentary “Elvis – That’s the Way It Is.”

January – February, 1971, A month-long appearance at the International Hotel.

Aug. 9 – Sept. 6, 1971 Elvis returns to Las Vegas and appears at the International Hotel to record audiences. During his month-long appearance he is given the Lifetime Achievement Award presented each year during the Grammy Awards. Elvis was 36 years old.

1972 – 1975 Elvis performs a few months per year in Vegas for the over the next 3 years at the International.

August 18 – September. 5, 1975 Elvis opens at the Hilton (now called the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino), but ends his appearances on Aug. 20, 1975, when he is flown to Memphis and hospitalized due to illness.

December 2-15, 1975, Elvis returns to the Hilton to make up for shows that were cancelled because of his ill health.

December 2-12, 1976, Elvis appears at the Hilton for a two-week engagement. It turns out to be his final Las Vegas appearances.

August 16,1977, Elvis dies at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. In Las Vegas, fans and friends mourn the passage of an entertainment and Vegas legend.

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Top 5 Live Dealers Online Casinos

January 5, 2018

Croupier

Live games have always had a special place in the hearts of gamblers. This is probably why they love engaging in live sets in exclusive casinos. However, with the evolution of technology, online casinos have found a way to make the betting experience livelier and more interactive by providing the live casino option to gamers. This is made even more comfortable as you can play live dealer free slots with the opportunity to pay with PayPal once you decide to play the real money games. Take a look at the top 5 live dealer online casinos that you should consider wagering in the next time you want to enjoy a live deal.

  1. Genting Casino

Whether you are new to this casino or an established member, you are offered lucrative bonuses. A wide selection of sets is given to players. Members who choose to play with this casino can appreciate the unlimited options availed. The management renders a substantial number of games like:

  • Immersive Roulette
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • European Roulette
  • Dream Catcher
  • London Roulette, etc.

Also, VIP card games are part of the deal.

  1. LeoVegas Casino

This casino has made it to the list of top casinos due to its user-friendly nature. Players can access live sets either on their mobile gadgets or on PC machines. The Evolution Gaming software that supports this function operates on HD quality and is smooth. Any wager fanatic with a robust internet connection will enjoy the massive game varieties offered by LeoVegas online. A majority of the smartphone owners with supported operating systems can play on the go in this casino. The supported OS includes:

  • Android OS
  • Blackberry
  • iOS
  • Windows OS

In addition to that, members with tablets, PCs, Mac gadgets, as well as Windows powered devices have the privilege of playing live games here. On top of the classic table games, an extra two poker games are provided by the site. Sadly, you cannot play any free live games on this site. This leaves you a zero chance of testing the sets before you put stakes on them.

  1. 888 Live Casino

The playing experience at 888 Casino has numerously been termed as exceptional. Not only are the game varieties more, but you also get to play face-to-face with some of the best and most experienced dealers. As such, your betting experience becomes more exciting since the dealers keep you on toes constantly.

The live games section is loaded with impressive sets including, Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, 3 Card Poker, Texas Hold’em, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Dream Catcher. There is also an Elite Lounge that hosts 5 elite Blackjack tables, and an elite Roulette table. This lounge operates 12 hours daily, and it provides members with exclusive rewards as well as high limits. Players from all over the globe can enjoy the live sets as there are several Roulette rooms with specialized dealers who can speak up to 6 languages including:

  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Polish
  • British

In addition to this, the sets are available both for PC and mobile devices. A downloadable application is available in the app stores for those who want to play on their phones. For the ultimate experience, the Dragonara Casino is availed. Players get to visit the famous Dragonara Palace virtually and enjoy a high viewing quality.

  1. William Hill Live Casino

This casino is best known for its customer service. This has spilled over from the standard casino games to the live ones. Gamers have the chance to interact with highly trained and experienced live dealers. To top this up, the various withdrawal and deposit methods available make it convenient for gamers to make transactions.

For the VIP experience, players have within their reach exclusive dealers to play against. Welcome bonuses can be utilized well to make the wagering encounter even better.

  1. Ruby Casino

Microgaming is the company providing the software that supports the live games at Ruby Casino Online. The operator on the other side of the screen handing you cards to play with makes one feel as if they were in a real casino. The screen displays all the relevant gaming statistics, history, and current gaming options available for each player. As much as the platform is slower than playing in a land-based casino, it is entirely thrilling as it offers a more realistic encounter, as opposed to the automated systems option. In this casino, you can play card games like:

  • European Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat

As an added advantage, gamers are awarded bonuses. Unlike the traditional ones that have strict rules, live game bonuses on this site have lesser wagering requirements. If you play the baccarat games, you will not be required to fulfill any wagering requirements for the prize money awarded. Just like the other players, new gamers at the casino will benefit from the welcome bonus as well as others offered by the online betting site.

If you are an avid player of card games, these five casinos will suit you perfectly. The service provided is of high quality, and the playing possibilities are more than enough. The safety parameters put in place to ensure every player receives a private experience are sufficient. Each of the gaming sites has to improve the quality of video streaming that it provides the online players with. New players who are out to try their luck should learn the card game rules of each of the respective sets before playing. In addition to that, all players should take caution when it comes to spending money on online gambling.

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