Thank you for stopping by our weekly gambling news video and podcast. Last week, we gave you an update when it comes to the newest online slot machines. We have some great gambling news for you with even more new online slot machines for the month of October 2020. ELK Studios released Nitropolis, while Kalamba Games launched Ducks Till Dawn. Live 5 Gaming launches Wild Gods of Egypt, and iSoftBet launched Phantasmic Fortunes. As you know, in this week’s gambling news video and podcast, we cover four news stories. First of all, we cover Derek Stevens and how the Circa Las Vegas is planning a staggered re-opening. After that, we tell you about the new deal from PayPal and Venmo allegedly accepting Bitcoin. Lastly, we discuss one of the top social casino apps launching the new free-to-play mobile casino application.
The coronavirus pandemic almost threw a wrench into Derek Stevens’ plans to open Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. While the casino and sportsbook are ready to go, hotel construction lags behind. Through the use of three previous gaming entitlements, Circa remains firm on opening to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The hotel will stage a partial opening towards the end of December. Stevens purchased the former Las Vegas Club, Glitter Gulch adult club and Mermaids to build Circa. This gave him the necessary leeway to stagger the opening of Circa Resort & Casino.
The recent surge in Bitcoin’s BTC market value tops $13,000. This represents an impressive gain from just over $10,000 a month ago. The price of gold has creeped up 2.25 percent to $1,903 during the same timeframe. Various crypto investors have been impressed with these gains. Holding the BTC price above $12,000 as a key value level, has some investors extremely bullish on future prospects. The 30.36 percent gain against the US dollar is especially noteworthy in market performance. Confusion still surrounds BTC as a risk-on or risk-off asset. This can actually help its standing in the market as compared to the US dollar.
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Derek Stevens’ new Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been described as a sportsbook with a casino built around it. The interior sportsbook covers three floors with a capacity of 1,000 guests. The main outdoor entertainment area is Stadium Swim. It will also cover three floors with six rooftop pools. There will be cabanas, day beds, swim up bars to accommodate up to 4,000 guests a day. The highlight is a high definition screen 40 feet in the air. The vertical width of this screen spans 43 feet. The entire Stadium Swim complex sits 100 feet above street level.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians operate three land-based casinos in California. With the help of GAN, the casino is offering an online site and app to play free social casino games. The goal is to give online players an enhanced social casino gaming experience. GAN is a software solutions firm geared towards the US casino industry The company’s Simulated Gaming software is powering the new online Venmo casino site and app. It can also integrate Agua Caliente players into a loyalty membership awards program – the ACE Club. Both parties look forward to expanding this partnership in years to come.