Las Vegas Casino Ownership
Note, Nick Christenson is doing a better job of maintaining a current & accurate list at LV Revealed.
Last Update: November 2013
Casinos with affiliated sportsbooks
Reason I like Bovada #4:
Let me share my experience at another online casino whose name I won't mention: I wanted to try out their free-play games, and they made me sign up for an account. That was annoying, just for free-play, but actually most casinos make you register, so they can annoy you by email to pressure you into depositing real money.
I didn't get to choose my own username, they assigned one, and it was long! An astounding twelve digits of mixed numbers and letters. There was no way I'd be able to memorize it, I'd have to write it down.
After trying out the free-play games I decided to deposit money and play for real. And guess what? I had to register a separate account to play for real. They assigned me a brand-new twelve-digit username. Great.
Shortly thereafter they started offering play-in-browser games. That's convenient, so I wanted to get in on that. Guess what? Yet another username.
And guess how they handle they money they give you as a matching bonus on your deposit? You guessed it, another account.
Finally, I couldn't play poker there even if I wanted to.
Okay, now let's fast-forward to Bovada: One account gets you everything. And I mean everything. Real money, fake money, casino games, poker, you name it. I didn't get to choose my account name, but at least it's easy to remember.
And if you want to play for free with fake money, you don't even need an account at all. For example:
Play for free, no B.S.
Call the 800-522-4700 hotline, and read this.
Also, know that Parkinson's drugs encourage gambling.