Casino News: New LV Bookie, NV Security, Swiss iGambling

Casino News Roundup

This week’s casino news starts us off in downtown Las Vegas where a new sportsbook has opened up. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s headlines:

Circa Sports Launches At Golden Gate Hotel And Casino

There’s a new place to bet on sports in Las Vegas and it’s created quite a buzz.

After months of anticipation, Circa Sports has officially launched inside the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The brand-new sports betting venue on Fremont Street had a grand opening that included a $1.5 million pro football contest along with the launch of a mobile app that allows new users to place a ceremonial first wager.

After years in development, Circa will give its visitors the best possible sports betting experience with quality approaches to both beginner and veteran bettors. Many of the top bookmakers in the state of Nevada were invited to attend the opening and place the first official bets on the opening day. Additionally, the mobile app launch went as smoothly as possible and features daily games that will continue to be updated over time.

It’s definitely the place to be in if you’re in Downtown Las Vegas, but we’ll see if sports bettors go out of their way (off The Strip) to place their bets.

Nevada Governor Signs Off On Bill Requiring Security Plans For Casinos

The state of Nevada’s latest attempt to improve the customer experience at Las Vegas casinos has come in the form of a bill passed by the state’s governor Steve Sisolak. Sisolak signed off on the bill that puts additional responsibilities on the operators to submit emergency response plans. Of course, this comes on the heels of the Mandalay Bay shooting incident in which 58 people were murdered during a concert.

The state Senate and Assembly passed the law, which is called Bill 69, which will require casinos to file updated emergency plans every year before November 1st. The bill also recommends that the casinos find new ways to fund electronic systems that track emergency plans.

The Nevada Resort Planning Task Force will be supported by these new measures in an effort to prevent what happened at Mandalay Bay. If the casinos fail to update their emergency plans, they could incur fines, suspension of their licence or even lose their right to operate entirely if the task force reports them to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

First Online Gambling Permits Issued To Local Casinos In Switzerland

Switzerland has officially handed out its first four online gambling licences. The Grand Casino Baden, the Grand Casino Davos, the Grand Casino Lucerne and the Swiss Casinos group’s Pfaffikon venue all received the online gambling licences after Switzerland’s Federal Council approved the permits.

The licences were handed out just ahead of the launch of the country’s federally regulated online market. This is all good news for players in Switzerland, who should now be among the most advanced countries in Europe in terms of sports betting and online regulation.