Las Vegas’ historic Stardust casino is back — in the palm of your hand.
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Rising from the (Star)Dust
Last time we saw Las Vegas’ Stardust, it bid the world a loud and spectacular farewell:
But Boyd Gaming has resurrected the iconic Stardust brand, incorporating it into a free virtual casino (think My Vegas).
“I have to admit, we were a bit amazed with how it’s still a very strong brand that resonates across multiple generations and certainly across multiple regions in the United States,” said Blake Rampmaier, senior vice president and chief information officer for Boyd who is spearheading the Stardust Social Casino project. “We knew we had a winner.”
By design, social casinos are free and players that use them are just playing for fun. But Boyd will use the social casino to engage players who own the company’s B Connected loyalty program card. Those players will have the ability to earn points that can be used in Boyd’s brick-and-mortar properties nationwide.
Players can download the Stardust Social Casino app for free through the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.
The Stardust was (allegedly?) notoriously run by members of the Chicago mob. The property’s story was fictionalized in the film Casino, adapted from Nicholas Pileggi’s best-selling book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas.
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