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Grande Vegas Casino Awards Two Trips to Foxwoods Casino Resort

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Grande Vegas Online Casino is just giving the business away!

Grande Vegas Online Casino is just giving the business away!

As reported earlier, here at OCS, Grande Vegas online casino has been set to give away two all-expense-paid trips to the famous Foxwoods tribal casino in Connecticut. Entering every single player into the raffle draw (who made at least one real money wager inside the online casino this Summer), Grande Vegas has just unveiled the lucky winner.

Published via a Lyceum Media press release, the news should have some head’s turning by now. It’s one thing to announce a promotion and illicit participation from players. It’s another thing altogether when said promotion has come to fruition and there is a reaction from the lucky winners.

Sure enough, the two lucky winners (Sheila S. from New York and Taylor C. from California) had something to say about their good fortune. Sheila S. said, “My husband is ecstatic about going to Foxwoods but I bet he’ll be spending more time on the golf course than in the casino!”, while Taylor C. had this to say:

“I first checked out Grande Vegas when I heard they had the biggest progressive jackpots that we American online casino players can play for,” said Taylor C.  “I do recall reading about the Foxwoods contest in a player newsletter at the beginning of the summer but I’d honestly forgotten about it. So it was quite a surprise – a really pleasant surprise – when Customer Support contacted me to tell me to start packing for my free trip to Foxwoods!”

It’s not very often often that online casinos give away free trips to players. It’s certainly not very often for an online casino to send their players to a brick ‘n mortar casino at that. If you ask me, it’s like giving business away. But then again, that’s Grande Vegas for you. One of the top-performing U.S. facing, RTG-powered online casinos in business today, Grande Vegas doesn’t hold back in the promotions department.

In addition to their long-standing welcome bonus offer of 100% up to $100 Free on all new depositing players, Grande Vegas is giving away an additional match bonus worth $100 Free (aka, the Cosmopolitan Bonus) until September 22nd, and a 77% bonus up to $154 Free until September 30th.

And for all the table game bettors out there, Grande Vegas offers an outstanding ongoing cashback bonus. For all deposits up to $5,000 in a given week (contingent on all wagers being made at table games), Grande Vegas will give 5% back, while deposits over $5,000 will receive 10% back. Best of all, the cashback bonus money only needs to be played through one time over before it is eligible to be cashed out. Read the OCS Grande Vegas Casino Review for more information or Visit Grande Vegas Directly to claim your $100 in Free cash today.

Atlantic City Casinos Continue Dropping Revenue; Donald Trump’s Toupee Lives On

Monday, June 14th, 2010

While it’s always a good idea to keep up with the going-on’s in the world of online casino gambling, it’s only right that those of us participating in online gambling activities stay abreast with what is happening in the bricks ‘n mortar world. After all, we are competition, aren’t we? Okay, maybe that’s a debate for another blog post, but nonetheless – contrary to what you’ve heard – what happens in Vegas, really shouldn’t always stay in Vegas.

In the U.S., it’s pretty much common knowledge that Las Vegas has been steadily declining in revenue since the “economic meltdown”. As for Atlantic City, well, let’s just say it’s a little more difficult to pinpoint exactly when the east coast casino gambling hotspot started going downhill. I suppose the better question is, “When did Atlantic City actually ever make any money?”. Or even better, perhaps the question should be fielded by that guy with the crazy toupee – what’s him name, Trump?

Anyhow, yes, Atlantic City casinos have not and are not doing well. The latest stats show that the month of May, 2010 was down 9% from the same timeframe a year prior. More specifically, Atlantic City’s eleven casinos hardly broke even, drawing in a combined $319.7 million in gambling revenue – $225.6 million of which was generated by slot machines and $94 million from casino table games. Slots revenue slipped by 8.5% and table games fell by over 10% in revenue.

If you are wondering whether any of Atlantic City’s casino’s have fared better than the rest of the lot, the answer is no. Statistics for May show that all eleven of AC’s casinos experienced revenue drops.

The only good news (from the perspective of OCS, at least) is that – for once – Atlantic City and brick ‘n mortar gaming interests cannot put the blame on online casinos for stealing revenue. While the lagging economy certainly has something to do with it, the majority of Atlantic City’s woes can be traced back to the expansion of brick ‘n mortar casino gambling in nearby Pennsylvania and would-be Atlantic City gamblers now commuting to Pennsylvania. Heck, I definitely can’t blame ’em – Many of AC’s aging casinos can’t hold a candle to Pennsylvania’s Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun Resort. Donald trumps toupee, on the other hand, well let’s just chalk that up to another reason why Atlantic City is hurting.