Author / Lars Jones

Oral arguments heard by Kansas Supreme Court over Kansas Crossing license

Legal challenges in the form of oral arguments were presented to the Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday as a passed-over casino developer and Cherokee County exercise their last legal attempt to scuttle Kansas Crossing Casino before it opens in near Pittsburg. The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board chose the $70 million Pittsburg casino in […]

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UK ‘Super Casino’ unveiled in Leeds with a star-studded Grand Opening ceremony

This is a developing story and will be updated. Photos should begin to post by  8 p.m. local time (GMT). A glittering ceremony marking the eagerly-anticipated launch of Victoria Gate Casino – the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland – has been held in Leeds with thousands enjoying the launch party. The […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opens to public at noon February 8

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady (former working name Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor) has announced details of their grand opening for 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, February 8. The $330 million casino is the first-ever Las Vegas-style gaming venue in the Capital Region of New York state and will debut a year plus a few days after […]

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It’s official: Rivers Casino outlines plans for $51 million hotel on North Shore in Pittsburgh

Although the dollar values and few other details were off, most of the preliminary information about a Rivers Casino expansion was shown to be on the money in a January 20 report on the World Casino News. On Tuesday, casino representatives appeared in front of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission to share their ideas about fulfilling […]

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FederBet’s General Secretary will speak about the process of fighting for fair betting at Georgia Gaming Congress

Francesco Baranca, the main European expert in dealing with betting cheats, will appear at the gambling conference in Tbilisi – Georgia Gaming Congress. His speech will be dedicated to fixed matches, cheat schemes in eSports and Fantasy Sports as well as ways of solving these problems. The speaker is the leader of the international association […]

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WinADay Winner Will Take Wife on 30th Anniversary Honeymoon with $210,435 Progressive Jackpot Win on ‘Olympus’ Slot Game

January 24, 2017 (Press Release) – WinADay Casino’s  Olympus slot has paid out another massive progressive jackpot win.  John T. won $210,435 playing with the gods of ancient Greece just before Christmas.  Only a few months ago, Melissa K. won a $95K jackpot on the very same game. “It’s unusual for our jackpot to be […]

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WinADay Winner Will Take Wife on 30th Anniversary Honeymoon with $210,435 Progressive Jackpot Win on ‘Olympus’ Slot Game

January 24, 2017 (Press Release) – WinADay Casino’s  Olympus slot has paid out another massive progressive jackpot win.  John T. won $210,435 playing with the gods of ancient Greece just before Christmas.  Only a few months ago, Melissa K. won a $95K jackpot on the very same game. “It’s unusual for our jackpot to be […]

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Hard Rock casino coming to Grand Bahama Island?

Taxpayers, through the government of The Bahamas, are reportedly bolstering repairs of Memories Resort & Spa at Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. Freeport’s largest resort property has been closed since suffering a devastating hit by Hurricane Matthew in October. Tribune 242 said Monday that the government has confirmed a commitment of $2.5 million to speed up […]

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NetEnt’s first multi-million-euro jackpot of 2017 goes to Paf player in Finland

It didn’t take NetEnt long to make someone’s year in 2017. In Finland, a 62-year-old woman was playing Mega Fortune Dreams at Paf casino and won the year’s first multi-million-euro jackpot on a €1 stake. Just moments after midnight, at 00:13 on Wednesday, January 18, the lucky lady ruined her chances of a good night’s sleep […]

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Myanmar shadow-state reportedly loses casino patrons from China

The remote Wa State in Myanmar, which shares 82 miles (133 km) of frontier with China, once offered Chinese VIPs an out of the way place to gamble large, and still may. Chinese news outlet Globaltimes, reports that casinos where the rich used to enjoy perks and privileges are now populated by less affluent locals, […]

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Government confirms local gambling for Vietnamese in published decree

The Vietnam government published a long-awaited decree today (Friday 1-20-2017) confirming a three-year pilot program and setting out rules for citizens and casinos to participate in the trial scheme. Currently only foreign passport holders may gamble in the country’s 30 casinos and electronic gaming parlors. The decree is set to take effect from March 15, […]

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Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to build own hotel

According to local business and other reports, Rivers Casino is getting ready to build a $35 million hotel on the Ohio River property in Pittsburgh, Pa. As planned, the hotel will have 214 rooms, according to a report on the post-gazette website. The news outlet reports that the casino is going ahead with the addition after clearing […]

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Unemployment higher, initial interest in Baha Mar jobs lower than in 2014

Baha Mar began their recruitment drive on Monday to fill 1,500 positions needed for the casino and premiere hotel property’s planned Phase I opening on April 21, 2017, under new ownership by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE). According to a report from The Tribune newspaper, Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-president of government and external […]

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Delta Downs completes $45 million upgrades and expansion

First announced on June 30, 2015, Boyd Gaming’s $45 million expansion project at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana has been completed. “Throughout Boyd Gaming’s 16 years of ownership, Delta Downs has consistently been one of our most successful and popular properties,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming […]

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El San Juan Hotel offers clarifying statements about casino closure

El San Juan Hotel announced last Friday that due to challenging economic and industry dynamics, it has decided not to reopen its casino when it reopens on Sunday, February 5, 2017. “Over the past several months, El San Juan has undergone one of the most extensive renovations in since the property opened its doors in […]

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Enjoy S.A. to complete purchase of Conrad from Caesars subsidiary

Chile and Argentina gaming, lodging, and restaurant operator, Enjoy SA is getting ready to pick up the remaining 55 percent of shares in the Conrad Punta del Este Resort in Uraguay from Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) subsidiary Baluma S.A. The move would complete an acquisition that began with a 2012 agreement consummated in 2013 […]

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Cherokee Casino Grove celebrates official grand opening

After purchasing the property in 2013, officially breaking ground in the spring of 2016, and a topping off ceremony on June 20, 2016, before a soft launch in December, the Cherokee Nation has officially opened its new casino in Grove, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Grand Lake area will have 175 new jobs at the $30,000 casino […]

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Court approves Caesars bankruptcy plan to emerge in 2017 with $10 billion less debt

In a press relief noted for its brevity compared to the gravity lifted, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) has seen its operating company’s bankruptcy reorganization plan finally approved allowing the company to shed some $10 billion in debt and put an end to its $18.4 billion bankruptcy. After approving the plan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin […]

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StatsRemote mystery still unsolved, domain set to expire, what’s going on?

Many longtime customers of Neil McPartlin’s StatsRemote affiliate, merchant, and PPC statistics program have begun to look elsewhere for statistical support since the pioneer developer has been unreachable for at least eight weeks now. Internet affiliates depend on such tools to check the statistics of their affiliate programs, credit card processors, and pay-per-click search engines. […]

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Roulette player turns $35,000 into $1.225 million in a single spin

An extended New Year’s celebration became unforgettable for a group of Brazilian friends playing roulette at the Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino Hotel in Uruguay. Pedro Grendene Bartelle, a successful businessman in his own right and possible heir to the Bartelle family footwear fortune, laid up a fat stack of chips – reportedly […]

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Imperial Pacific board to shuffle

Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific International Holdings, (HKEx:1076) the sole Saipan casino license holder, is expected to officially announce a reorganization of the board soon. CEO Mark Brown will become chairman of the board while Yiu Ling Kwong will become the new CEO. In an email to Marianas Variety last week, Brown clarified some misinformation that had […]

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February Getaway Weekend features six tournaments,  including $25,000-guaranteed event, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Poker Room

DOVER, Del. (Jan. 17, 2017) — Six Texas Hold’ em tournaments with more than $40,000 in guaranteed prizes, including one with $25,000 guaranteed, highlight the next Getaway Weekend at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Poker Room on Feb. 10-12. The Getaway Weekend tournament schedule includes: Friday, Feb. 10, 11:15 a.m.: $10,000 guaranteed, $115 buy-in, 25-minute […]

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