Monthly Archives: April 2018

Nevada casino sportsbooks set new basketball betting record

Nevada casino revenue topped the $1b mark for the third straight month in March, thanks in part to record basketball wagering.

Figures released Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show Nevada’s statewide casino gaming revenue hit $1.024b in March, nearly 3.4% higher than the same month last year while surpassing both February 2018’s $1.02b and January’s $1.15b.

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip led the charge, with revenue rising 9.1% to just under $574m. The Strip’s gains offset sharp declines in Downtown and North Las Vegas, which were down 14.2% and 9.4%, respectively.

Slots revenue fell 1.85% year-on-year to $643.3m despite slots handle rising 2%, while total Games & Tables revenue improved 13.5% to $381m. Baccarat had a stellar month, more than doubling its total from March 2017 to $117.2m, as handle rose 44.7% and win rate rose four points to 14%.

Bitcoin Cash-powered Ayr United secures return to Scottish Championship

Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the only true blockchain coin, is set to make its debut at the Scottish Championship, courtesy of Ayr United.

Ayr United secured its return to the Scottish Championship on Saturday, after beating Albion Rovers 2-0 to clinch a dramatic Scottish League One title glory. Their win against Albion Rovers helped them overtake the league’s frontrunner Raith Rovers, who was leading by a point before the weekend Somerset Park football showdown. Raith, for its part, bungled their last assignment after they were reduced to a 0-0 draw against Alloa Athletic.

Keeping ‘abreast’ with changing currency market

Ayr United recently ended its seven-year association with online bookmaker Bodog, with taking over the shirt branding of the football club.