As we begin November 2020, we are going to cover the top online casino news and gambling stories from the past week. As you may know, we like to tell you about the latest online slot machines released last week. Skywind released Party Pop, while GameART released African Sunset 2. Ash Gaming launched Rubik’s Cube, while Games Inc launched Throne of Amun-Ra. Wager Gaming Solutions released Butterflies II as Rival released Merlin’s Mystical Multipliers .
Also, Pragmatic Play launched Gems Bonanza and Return of the Dead. Lastly, Realtime Gaming releases Frog Fortunes. Interestingly, the first two real money gambling news stories we are going to cover are about two lucky winners playing table games in Las Vegas. After that, the horse racing track Atokad track in South Sioux City, Nebraska may be getting approval to open up a casino. Lastly, we will tell you about how Hurricane Zeta impacted Mississippi Coastal casinos. Luckily, some of them are starting to reopen as power is restored.
Halloween might have been the big story in Las Vegas during the final weekend of the month. However, the headlines were filled with big-money jackpot wins over the last few days. Topping the list was a $251,404.37 table game jackpot. at Bally’s Las Vegas on the Strip. That player hit it big playing Blazing 7’s Mega Jackpot. Moving to the downtown area of Las Vegas, casinos such as Aliante, California and Fremont also tweeted out big jackpot wins. A one dollar wager turned into a $12,556.97 Grand Progressive slots jackpot at California Casino on Oct. 30.
Most times, winning big at poker comes down to how you play the cards. Sometimes, a side bet option at a Las Vegas table game is all you need. Patrick L. walked away with a $738,104 Mega Progressive jackpot on Oct. 27. He was playing Mississippi Stud at the Flamingo Las Vegas. The big win came on a Royal Flush in spades with a side bet on the bonus. That made all the difference in the world. October in general was good for players throughout town. Several big five-digits jackpots were hit at various downtown Las Vegas casinos all month long.
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The state of Nebraska will have three different initiatives on November’s general election ballot. The first is 429 and this would pave the way for legal casino gambling at the state’s six horse racing tracks. The other two initiatives cover issues for regulating the casino industry. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the driving force behind this measure. Another big proponent is the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA). Ho-Chunk is an economic development business entity for the Winnebago Tribe of Native Indians. The company currently owns Atokad Park in South Sioux City. Original plans called for a $30 million investment into a casino and event center at the track.
It seems like one tropical system after another has hammered the Gulf Coast region this year. The latest storm made its presence known but it could not keep Mississippi coastal casinos down too long. As of Sunday, Nov. 1, only one of the 12 casinos in the area remained closed. Citing some safety concerns, Beau Rivage plans to reopen its doors on Thursday, Nov. 5. Some of the 11 were shutdown for a day or two. Both the Palace Casino and Silver Slipper needed backup power for their cleanup efforts. The Golden Nugget Biloxi was able to remain open when Hurricane Zeta made landfall last Wednesday night.