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Interview with Mark Prows, Senior Vice President Entertainment Operations, Corporate Entertainment – MGM Resorts by: Victor H Royer

Casino Life magazine recently had the opportunity to interview MGM Resorts executive Mark Prows, recipient of the 2017 Casino Entertainment Award at the 2017 G2E Gaming Convention in Las Vegas.

Mark was integral in the design and development of T-Mobile Arena, which has become a huge hit among sports fans locally, and those visiting for major events. A 25-year veteran of MGM Resorts, Mark began his career in arena management and design 35 years ago, progressing through front-line positions to senior level management at five different arenas throughout the U.S.

Gaming Education

Peter White chats to Lee Willows, Founder and Chief Executive YGAM 

For those of our readers not familiar with the charity, Young Gamblers Education Trust ‘YGAM’ could we commence this interview with an explanation of its purpose, aims and objectives?

For those of you unfamiliar with YGAM we are an independent UK-Registered Charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling or gaming. Of the twelve Priority Actions as identified in the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) National Responsible Gambling Strategy, YGAM’s social purpose contributes to delivery of Priority Action Eight; Education to Prevent Gambling- Related Harm.

Grand National 2018 – who the punters are backing

All major horse racing events pick up expected attention from fans and punters of the sport, but the Grand National is an extra special race, because even those who aren’t knowledgeable or even all that interested in horse racing tend to have a bet on the highly-anticipated run.

For those who aren’t quite so experienced in horserace betting, and even those who are, picking your own Grand National tips are hard to decipher. Luckily, sites like The Winners Enclosure fuel a community of punters in that field, helped by their knack of providing researched tips, odds and recommended bets, making the whole process easier for you to throw your hat in the ring.

As the Grand National’s most celebrated run approaches, we give some insight into which horses are worth considering, and who most punters are getting behind:

Blaklion 14/1 –

Renovation with Innovation

Bill Healey talks to Bill Bembenek, CEO, Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Nestled in the secluded foothills north of San Diego, California is one of the state’s top casino resort destinations, Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Though designated with a AAA Four-Diamond rating, the gaming and entertainment resort has undertaken an extensive $170 million expansion and renovation project that began in October 2017.

We have been fortunate to catch-up with Bill Bembenek, the CEO to discuss the casino and their ongoing renovation.

Could you give us a bit of a background on your industry experience, and what led you to Pala Resort.

I began my gaming career in 1992 in the Chicagoland market, holding director level positions at the Empress Casino in Illinois and the Blue Chip Casino in Northwest Indiana.

How to win and withdraw at online casinos without depositing real cash

Many people generally believe that in order to win and withdraw real cash at an online casino you need to first have deposited. A few years back, this assertion was indeed true, there was no way in which you could win and proceed to withdraw your winnings without having to deposit first. However, some software for casino sites is no longer programmed to operate in such a way as you can actually withdraw real cash for the free spins or free wagers you receive either at signing up or during the various promotional offers and bonuses offered by casinos.

No wagering requirements

Inspire the Best

Casino Life talks to Mike Rothwell, Managing Director, Caesars Entertainment EMEA about Brands, Brexit ...and being the Best

Most people will be familiar with the Caesars Entertainment brand but not necessarily be aware of how diverse the company is, how it has many different operations in different countries. Can you elaborate?
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is one of the world’s largest and most diversified casino entertainment providers. We now operate 47 casinos across five countries, from the destination resorts of Las Vegas and Atlantic City to the high-end glamour of Mayfair, the buzz of London’s Leicester Square and the excitement of Cairo and its proximity to the Middle East.

RealCasino Side-By-Side Comparison with Other Market Players


2018 is likely to see mainstream adoption of blockchain-based casinos. While several projects are likely to onboard large numbers of users, RealCasino.io is one project that is very well positioned to take significant market share.

As we know, one of the very first applications of blockchain technology (after the peer-to-peer electronic payment system enabled by Bitcoin) was gambling. The ability to generate provably fair random events on the Bitcoin protocol spawned Satoshi Dice way back in April 2012. The site was an almost instant success, earning the equivalent of $50,000/month before being sold in 2013 for 126,315 BTC!

Could Online Sports Gambling Be the Gateway to the US Market for Online Casinos?

With the exception of three states (Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey), It has been near impossible for the online casino industry to make headway into the US market. Land-based Indian casinos, Atlantic City and Vegas have always maintained a tight grip on casino gambling throughout the country. In recent years, gamblers have made it clear they want access to what the world already has access to, online casino gambling.

It took decades for land-based casino gambling to become a generally accepted part of society. Slowly but surely, the negative stigmatism associated with gambling in the states has eroded. With the federal government agreeing to not interfere, a majority of the states now have legalized horse racing, lotteries and land-based Indian casino gambling. In the process, a strange thing happened. The country didn’t succumb to immorality.

The Art of Finding Free Spins

Free spins can be tricky. You wont find them under your bed or behind you shower curtain. You won’t always find them with a quick Google search. You also may think you’ve found them, only to quickly realize they are outdated, expired, and useless.

The hunt is on and the deals are out there – if you know where to look…

Use Third-Party Bonus Sites

There are plenty of third-party bonus sites that list offers and deals for free spins at no cost to you. These websites typically get paid for each person they send to the casinos they feature. Some of these third-party sites even feature deals that are exclusive to people who use their site.

Think of these deal reviews sites as the monthly catalogue you get each week that give you coupons and features sales to your local grocery store. By using the deals offered by these sites you can end up saving big on all of your online games.

Capture the Action


Interview with Richard Taylor, President of Niagara Casinos. By: Bill Healey

Standing tall above the internationally renowned Niagara Falls is Fallsview Casino Resort, Ontario’s gaming gem at the Canadian - US border. Considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Falls are an attraction I’ve visited a dozen times or more, with Fallsview Casino a regular stop each time I’m in the area. In recent weeks I have been able to chat with Richard Taylor, president of Niagara Casinos.

Could you give us a bit of a background on your role with Fallsview, and what the responsibilities entail?

I currently serve as the is president of Niagara Casinos, which includes Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I began in this role in January 2017.