Following the successful lunch of online gambling in the Wolverine State, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) approved three new remote licenses for local casinos. They include poker giant PokerStars, Pala Interactive and Penn Sports Interactive with its new brand Barstool. There are now 12 operators in the state.
One of the best movies that were released at the begging of this year and still watched today by many is ‘Uncut Gems’ with Adam Sandler.
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, star Adam Sandler portrays in the film Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweller from the New York Diamond District who is also a gambler.
In 2012, Ranter operates a Jewellery store named KMH in the city’s Diamond District, while he struggles to pay off hundreds of thousands in his gambling debts, which also includes a $100K loan he took from his loan-shark brother-in-law.
We won’t spoil this great movie for you, but we will tell you that that with mounting debts and angry collectors closing in on him, fast-talking Howard needs to pull off something really big, very fast. So he risks everything to stay afloat, and alive.
Always looking for the next-big thing, Howard tries to bet himself out of trouble, and when he finally gets close to winning big, he realises that there’s no free ride and he’s going to have to face the consequences of his actions.
The movie revolves around gambling and the life of a gambler that took it too far and his gambling addiction cost him his career, family and almost his life. So there is a lot of sports-betting going on the background, for example a 6-Way Parlay on NBA star Kevin Garnett playing well, which wins Ratner $600,000 on one night. And another 3-Way Parlay on Garnett have a strong Game 7 performance.
In the film’s finale, Howard Ratner thinks he can win big, and hands his girlfriend Julia a bag of money and asks her to wager on a Celtics game. In one of the highpoints movie, Julia takes the money and boards a helicopter that flies her to the Mohegan Sun Casino to place the bet.
The characters in the film mention Mohegan Sun by name, but that’s not all – the casino scenes of ‘Uncut Gems’ were actually filmed on location in the Mohegan Sun Casino. So when Julia lands at the Mohegan Sun and runs through the casino floor, then places a bet and watches the Celtics playing in her hotel suite, it’s actually happening in the Mohegan Sun Casino itself.
You can also see there Mohegan Sun’s Race Book gambling-floor, and the WolfDen show venue signs flashing in the background, it’s all onset in the actual Mohegan Sun Casino property.
‘Uncut Gems’ was shot at Mohegan Sun for about a week in November 2018 and again in April 2019. The areas where the movie was filmed were sectioned off by security, so if you were visiting and placing your own bets at Mohegan Sun Casino at the time, sorry but you probably didn’t make it to the scene’s background.
“One of the things I loved the most was when they shot our hotel tower in the background as the helicopter was landing at our helipad,” said George Galinsky, Senior VP of Marketing Comms at Mohegan Sun. He added, “It’s just the exposure for the Mohegan Sun brand. There are so many people that have heard of us but haven’t made the trip yet. This is kind of almost like a third-party endorsement.”
And if filming on site was enough, there’s also a commercial for Mohegan Sun Casino on TV at Ratner’s house earlier in the story.
Adam Sandler himself hasn’t been to the Mohegan Sun for filming, but he’s pretty familiar with the place as he already performed his standup comedy routine at the Mohegan Sun Arena, and even had some more events booked, which were sadly postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic..
Just like Adam Sandler starred in the movie without being present in the casino, you can also enjoy the amazing Mohegan Sun Casino without setting foot on the actual casino floor! Through a partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, Mohegan Sun Casino operates a regulated online casino in New Jersey, and expanding soon to more states as online casino, sports-betting and poker is becoming legal.
So you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino’s website, or better-yet download their state-of-the-art app to your mobile device and enjoy the amazing Mohegan Sun casino games, rewards and customer service from anywhere. As long as you are 21 years old and within state borders, it’s safe, secure and legal. There’s a great bonus of up to $1,000 waiting for you, so register now!
Sugarhouse is owned by Rush Interactive, which is one of the most prominent providers of online sportsbook and casinos in the country. In 2016, SugarHouse launched it online casino in New Jersey, joined by its online sportsbook in 2018. Since then, it became a leading casino and sportsbook for Americans. Check out their fantastic bonuses, games and bets available, and see yourself why when it comes to casino and sports betting in the USA, Sugarhouse is a Powerhouse
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Three bills that would have legalized mobile sports betting have failed to get past the committee stage. The legislation which was introduced in January was pulled in early February. It would have seemed that the state would prefer to focus on its retail sportsbooks only which were made legal in 2018.
Illinois sports betting has been legal since November 4, 2020, and now the state is moving to legalize online casinos. Filed by State House Representative Bob Rita (D), Bill HB3142 will regulate Illinois online casinos.
Aiming for a quick launch, if passed, Illinois casinos will have the opportunity to expand their offering into the online casino market in addition to online sports betting which is already live in the state.
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Sports betting has always been an exciting way for fans to buy into the sport, in a way participate and add another dimension of thrill and excitement to the competition, match or any sporting event. With the evolution of remote betting first to phone, and later on to online betting, remote sports-betting not only became available to a wider audience, but also added a whole new level of excitement and magic to sports betting. Today’s mobile sports betting apps, which are readily available on both Android and Apple, are on the front line of technology, and alongside an exceptional slick and user friendly interface, opens to sports betting punters an entire universe of sports events, odds, games and features such as live streaming and in-play betting. Are you into NFL? Are you an NBA fan? Maybe your thing is baseball so you would like to bet on MLB? Or perhaps you are into world sports and want some European Premier Soccer betting? The mobile sports betting apps bring all of this amazing action to your mobile device, so you can bet on what you want, from wherever you are, at any time you choose to.
Are you a casino player? Did you always love casino, the atmosphere, the thrill and excitement, and most importantly the dream and sometimes reality of big winnings? You no longer need to wait for your next trip to Vegas, or wherever it is you are planning to go to a casino. Mobile and remote casino gambling has now entered to US, and it is here to stay. Already live in New Jersey, and closely followed by other states, Americans can now join the fun, download a casino mobile app from one of the top, legal and certified US casinos, and have all the magic of casino from their mobile device. Are you a BlackJack player? Or maybe you are into Roulette? Maybe Baccarat or Craps are your game, or are you a fan of slots? Whichever game is for you, you will find it on the mobile casino apps that are now becoming legal and regulated across states, and enable you to have your own private casino on your mobile device. It is legal, it is exciting, and it is magic.
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A lot has changed since the first games of poker were played along the Mississippi River in the 1800s, with Poker becoming a worldwide phenomenon, crossing the boundaries of a card game and considered by many a sport, with tournaments, leagues and champions. Being a game with friends or a professional tournament, the online revolution turned poker to be a game that is played and followed by billions all over the world. And then the latest stage of the poker uprising which is the mobile poker apps, which enable you to access any kind of level, tournament and game from your mobile phone, no matter where you are in the world, and what time it is, you can join in the poker fun and excitement and play against other poker enthusiasts like you around the globe. Poker is now coming home again, and becoming legal to play remotely state after state in the USA also. So now Americans can already download a safe and legal mobile.