My latest for Forbes.com is a look into the revival of bingo in Las Vegas: Bingo’s not the newest game in town, but in the hyper-competitive Downtown Las Vegas market, one casino is using it to appeal to both traditional and younger players. While casinos often lose money at the game itself, its passionate players …
In this week’s Vegas Seven, I take a look at what the addition of a bilingual game at a North Las Vegas casino means: The Lucky Club’s move speaks to the growing presence of Spanish-speaking players in and around Las Vegas. And it’s not without precedent. In 2010, Buffalo Bill’s casino in Primm started offering …
In the early 1980s, bingo halls on tribal lands throughout the United States exploded. These bingo halls generally did not follow state rules on maximum jackpots, so they were incredibly popular. They formed the foundation for today’s tribal gaming industry.
In 1984, the Otoe Missouria Indians opened what they billed as the world’s biggest bingo hall, the 6,000-seat Red Rock Bingo Palace in north-central Oklahoma.
You can learn more about tribal government gaming and the development of casinos on Indian reservations in Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling.
It’s official:Texas Hold ‘Em is the new bingo, at least according to the Cincinnati Post. Is this officially the moment that Hold’Em jumped the shark?