GlobeTripping : Casinos Everywhere - Page 2
Growing like kudzoo or the most awesomest infection you've ever had - casinos are everywhere. This is their story.
San Manuel Bingo and Casino made big fanfare of the arrival of Lord of the Rings slot machines, including hiring a bunch of actors to portray characters from the films.
Or it was a regularly scheduled staff meeting?
Full news report and video is here.;>
Valley View is the bullied nerd of California tribal gaming. In the backcountry woods of San Diego, Barona's massive size makes them king. Down the I-15, Pechanga's prime location cannibalizes every casino within a 50-mile radius. As for Harrah's Rincon, their business comes from the cult of Total Rewards.
So what about Valley View? He's that quiet kid in the back of the classroom that got pushed too far, was challenged to a fight after school, and knocked his opponent out in one unexpected strike.
FJ reader RockChickX51 went on a road trip through Indiana and Michigan a few weeks ago and stopped by a coupla casinos on the way - the Blue Chip Casino Resort in Michigan City, IN and the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, IN - to satisfy her insatiable need for gambling. Here are her words and photos... (thanx Rockchix! You're the bestest!)
First one was the Blue Chip in Michigan City, IN. We went in it but as soon as I whipped out the camera I was told to put it away or leave. So here are some pictures from the outside (gotta love the RV in the parking lot).
The guts of it include a... slot machine app (I hit the jackpot on first spin!), a login to your players club account, show & entertainment guide, a profile of the stuff they've got each of their resorts and something called "Scoop" for which the button says "Please Wait Loading".
The PA Gaming Control Board has authorized the addition of table games to three casinos, including Sands Bethlehem.
When all is said and done - mid 2010 - Sands Bethlehem will have 77 total table games. Here is how they break out:
Nestled deep in the Svay Rieng region of south eastern Cambodia, a hundred miles north west of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, is Bellagio's doppleganger, which bears a logo that causes even another double take.
Welcome to Winn Cambodia. No shit.
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