Californians Spend Welfare Checks at Vegas Casinos

by Lucky Gaming on October 4, 2010

Are welfare recipients entitled to go on vacation? The California Department of Social Services released a report revealing that over $69 million in welfare money was spent in several vacation destinations such as Las Vegas, Hawaii and Florida which is sending tax payers spinning.

The reports released by the LA Times revealed that Las Vegas was the location frequented by welfare recipients the most, with over $11.8 million being spent at top Vegas hotels such as the Tropicana, the Venetian and several shops and restaurants throughout the city between 2007 and 2010.

According to the LA Times, many casinos will block the use of welfare cards in their ATMs but that doesn’t stop people from going to a local convenience store to withdraw the funds. The San Diego County district attorney’s office claims that a one off situation isn’t a problem but its repeat offenders that they are looking for.

The problem seems to lie with the state of California not following up on probably welfare fraud cases including people who may be receiving multiple welfare checks from more than one state. Welfare checks are meant to cover family’s basic day to day expenses, so you can safely assume that those checks aren’t given with a fancy holidays in mind.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Vegas Declared The Scariest Place To Be on Halloween

by Lucky Gaming on October 1, 2010

Any plans for Halloween? If you’re looking to get spooked this year then you may consider going to the scariest place on earth – Las Vegas. Vegas hotels and casinos are going all out this year to promote Halloween to the fullest with their haunted casinos, Circus Circus Fright Dome and even a Fetish and Fantasy Ball.

At the top of the list is the Circus Circus Fright Dome, which was voted one of the top five scariest attractions in the U.S. The attraction houses five different haunted houses full of the scariest scenes you could possibly imagine which are reminiscent of The Texas Chainsaw massacre and Saw. From watching the video clip from their website, you may want to wear an adult diaper if you have plans on going.

If a haunted house doesn’t do it for you then another option is Madame Tussauds wax museum. If true to life wax figures aren’t scary enough then you’ll want to check out their Halloween creations. This year, for the final week of October, they’re turning the museum into a haunted prison filled with wax Zombies and such. Visitors can walk through the “Scream Horror Maze” which tells a spooky tale in the dark.

A third option is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Fetish and Fantasy Ball which is a feast for the eyes with all the exotic and outlandish costumes that adorn the night. The ball gives an air or a Brazilian street carnival on acid. This is a great party to go to especially if you’ve spent your evening walking through zombie filled rooms. For those brave souls wanting to let their guard down and get freaky can start planning their ultra-fab costume for the October 30th event.

There are many more Halloween events happening this year in Vegas and if you’re feeling brave and put up with a gore fest then Vegas may just be the perfect Halloween destination.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Tony Curtis Memorial To Be Held on Monday In Vegas

by Lucky Gaming Writer on October 1, 2010


Tony Curtis Memorial In Las Vegas

The memorial for Hollywood legend, Tony Curtis, will venture outside of Tinsel Town and onto Las Vegas this coming Monday. The actor 85-year-old actor passed away on Wednesday from cardiopulmonary arrest, was known for his long acting career in hits such as Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe , The Defiant Ones among almost 100 others.

According to People Magazine, the memorial will take place at 2p.m. eastern time at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley in Las Vegas. Curtis was survived by his wife Jill, three daughters, a son and seven grandchildren.  He was known for his many marriages, including his relationship with Janet Leigh which spanned a decade and produced two children including Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Despite of his success, Curtis struggled with his addictions to alcohol and drugs which eventually led to cirrhosis and heart issues among other health problems.

Curtis will be best remembered for his talent on the silver screen as well as his skills as a painter which he adopted as a second career.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Hail Caesar! Michael S. of IL Scored $47K Playing Caesar’s Empire

by Lucky Gaming on October 1, 2010

Michael S. of IL has managed to conquer Caesar’s Empire and win a grand total of $47,139! Congratulations to Michael who won a hefty sum just in time for the weekend. Our second place spot went to Irma G. of TX, who also won big playing Caesar’s Empire and walked away with an $8,377 win.

So what’s the draw to Caesar’s Empire slot machine? Let me count the ways…it comes with awesome bonus features and of course, the random progressive jackpot!

Other big Bodog Casino winners from yesterday include:

-Terry W. of TX won $5, 525 playing Aztec’s Treasure online slots.
-Carolyn L. of NC won $5,346 playing Lions Lair online slots.
-Jack H. of TX won $4,881 playing Paris Beauty online slots.
-David N. of TX won $4, 500 playing Aztecs Treasure online slots.
-Robert K. of WI won $4, 440 playing Pai Gow online poker game.
-Brian S. of AB won $ 3, 863 playing Caesar's Empire online slots.
-Crystal F. of won $3, 700 playing online Blackjack.
-Timothy M. of LA won $3, 085 playing Witches and Wizard online slots.

While Caesar’s Empire online slot machine may be the hot selection for today, remember that Bodog Casino offers a wide selection of classic 3-reels, fun video slots and wild progressives.

Congratulations to all of our casino winners! Have a great weekend!

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

iPhone App Gives VIP Access To Hottest Vegas Night Clubs

by Lucky Gaming on September 29, 2010

Have you ever wondered how to make your way into the VIP section of the hottest night clubs?  Well, I personally wouldn’t know, but lucky for people like you and I there’s a new iPhone app that connects you to some of the coolest night clubs in Vegas and around the U.S.

The iPhone app is called Velvet Rope and after a quick download, users can get VIP access to night clubs such as the Haze at Aria Hotel, The Bank at the Bellagio Hotel as well as Jet and Revolution Lounge both located within the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. iPad Modo also shared how other Vegas clubs are being added to this new marketing initiative including Moon, Playboy Club, Rain and Ghostbar.  These were recent additions to the software and there are more and more being added every day.

So how does it work? After a user downloads the Velvet Rope software, they are able to browse through a list of night clubs and events, once the user finds their event of choice they can view all details and information concerning the club and place a reservation for a table along with the number of guests. Easy!

The Velvet Rope app is free to download and is available for most major cities including Las Vegas, Miami and Washington D.C. Great idea, it takes away from actually standing before a velvet rope and facing some of those lovely judgemental bouncers.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

“Arrest Me” Says Alabama Casino Developer to Illegal Gambling Task Force

by Lucky Gaming Writer on September 29, 2010

Country Crossing Closes Due To Unclear Bingo Laws

Ronnie Gilley, an Alabama casino developer has had enough with Governor Robert Riley, who set up an illegal gambling task force that shut down his operation which left him broke and over 1,000 people unemployed. Gilley, who had complied with gambling regulations prior to the creation of the gambling task force, is livid and is asking officials to arrest him in order to test the new bogus regulations.

Gilley ran the Country Crossings complex which housed 1,200 bingo machines which according to him adhered to the Supreme Court rulings concerning electronic bingo machines. According to Sam Cherry, Gilley’s attorney, officials had come by the casino to inspect their bingo machines before the opening of the casino and had even invited Governor Riley to come by as well.

Gilley, who held a hearing asking Riley to arrest him in order to test the law and find out once and for all if the bogus law can stand on its own two feet or if it’s Just Riley concocting some cowboy task force.

In a press conference held Gilley, he urged Riley to arrest him saying, “If that’s what it takes to get this before a jury of my peers, by all means arrest me,” Ronnie Gilley said. “Tell them to come put the handcuffs on me.”

Country Crossings, which has been closed for over nine months now, will remain closed until the laws are clearly defined by the State of Alabama.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Ghoulishly Fun Slots At Bodog Casino

by Lucky Gaming Writer on September 28, 2010

Halloween is only a month away and while you’re thinking of what your next Halloween costume will be, Bodog Casino offers players a handful of some of the most ghoulishly delightful online slot machines for you to earn some cash and get spooked.

Witches and Wizards online slot machine offers players the power to earn more cash with every spell and potion that you may find as you spin the reels.  Seek help from the witches and wizards to win the random progressive jackpot.

Goldbeard slot machine may not seem threatening but those who don’t fear pirates may want to think again.  Goldbeard was a notorious pirate who threatened anyone who came before him to death if they did not hand over their treasure.   Scary or not, Goldbeard is the key to riches beyond belief.

Outta This World takes players on a trip out of this dimension where they may encounter aliens, black holes and lots of cash.  While these other worldly beings may seem friendly, it’s good to exercise caution because you never know what these little green guys may be up to.  Play your cards right and they just may show you the way to the random progressive jackpot.

The Halloween fun doesn’t end here, play over 70 online casino games at Bodog Casino for a ghoulishly good time.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Vdara Hotel Guests Feel The Burn From the Vegas “Death Ray”

by Lucky Gaming on September 28, 2010


Unsuspecting guests of the Vdara Hotel located within the mega urban community, City Center, came across an interesting aspect to the beautifully built hotel – the pool area comes with what the hotel employees call a “death ray.”

As hotel guests lounge around the pool, some may notice that they feel a burning sensation on their skin and while the desert heat can be scorching, nothing quite compares to the rays that are reflected from the building’s glass and onto their guest's skin which seem to be causing severe burns.

Once the sun’s rays are reflected from the towering glass hotel, it creates a hotspot with temperatures hot enough to melt a plastic cup. According to a Las Vegas Review Journal reporter who went to inspect the area, he found that the hotspot begins shortly after 12pm and the area spans a 10×15 foot area. Once the sun starts shifting, the hotspot makes its way around the pool area, roasting anyone in its path.

ABC News interviewed a hotel guest who claimed that after lounging in one of the chairs around the pool he smelled and felt that something was burning which he later found out was his hair. Ouch! I mean 120-130 degree temperatures can really make for a not-so-fun time at the pool. As you’re watching paper cups and your iPod melt before you, maybe that’s a sign that you may need to go back inside.

While the hotel is looking for a way to fix the problem, they’re thinking its not going to be easy. They can’t exactly change the design of the hotel. There were ideas thrown around about adding tinted windows which may reduce the heat but it looks like the problem won’t go away anytime soon. Good thing they have a few more seasons to deal with their “death ray” before summer rolls around again.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

MTV’s Real World Season 25 to Take Place in Sin City

by Lucky Gaming Writer on September 27, 2010

As far as reality television series go, MTV’s Real World series definitely broke some ground when it came to the whole reality television craze. In its 25th season, MTV’s Real World 2011 will be shooting on location from none other than Sin City.

Imagine a group of 20 somethings running around freely in Las Vegas, yeah, it should make for an interesting and eventful season. The cast members of the show will be living large in the Hard Rock Hotel’s & Casino’s High Roller loft which will be fully equipped for wild parties and all kinds of drunken debauchery. It should be a great match with the reality show Rehab which is filmed at the same location.

The contestants for the show have not been announced just yet but they will be revealed during the start of the season during early 2011. The Real World first aired back in 1992 in a super glam apartment in New York City where participants of all walks of life agreed to be have all aspects of their lives taped and exposed to the world. The voyeuristic show was a hit for MTV fans and has spanned many major cities around the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Australia.

The new Vegas location should give the show a boost in ratings since it has slowly dropped and most likely with the boom of other reality television shows has taken from the novelty of the show.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments

Weekend Spawns Mega Casino Winners

by Lucky Gaming on September 27, 2010

How our players manage to keep an eye on this weekend’s football matches and win thousands in casino cash all at the same time remains a mystery. Maybe our grand winner Vernon S. of MD can give the rest of us a pointer or two since he won a combined total of $74,246 playing online Blackjack, Big Shot and Enchanted Garden online slots.

Another heavy hitter at Bodog Casino was Jeff S. of OH who made his way to the top by playing Caesar’s Empire online slot machine and scoring a grand total of $47,195! Congratulations to Vernon and Jeff who set the example this weekend and showed the rest of us how it’s done.

Other big Bodog casino winners include:

Alan R. of FL knows won $37,648 playing online Blackjack.
Tania S. of NY won $34,067 playing online Blackjack.
Justin G. of NC won $23,003 playing Paris Beauty online slots.
Frank L. of CA won $18,400 playing online Blackjack.
Anthony A. of PA won $13,956 playing online Blackjack.
Scott B. of IL won $13,400 playing online Blackjack.
Jennifer V. of FL won $12,114 playing Caesar’s Empire online slots.
Amy L. of TN won $12,052 playing Crystal Water online slots.

What a great weekend it was for our Bodog Casino winners. Congratulations to all and we hope to see you rounding out our next list of Bodog superstars.

Looking for the hottest casino action? Find over 70 online casino games that pay out day after day. Make a name for yourself at Bodog Casino today.

No comments