Friday, August 17, 2018

Ticket to ride: Bacta highlight safety commitment with ADIPS

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Bacta has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness of the key safety issues and responsibilities in relation to coin-operated children’s rides

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Questions, Concerns Continue About Atlantic City Rail Line Shutdown

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Days after the NJ Transit announcement of a five-month shut down of the Atlantic City Rail Line in September, many are worried about the effect on AC casinos and commuters alike.

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Jeju Shinhwa World Casino Thrives Despite Chinese Boycott

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Jeju Shinhwa World Casino Thrives Despite Chinese Boycott

The Jeju Shinhwa World integrated resort located on South Korea’s Jeju Island has raked in KRW369.4 billion (approximately $327.7 million) in revenue since its grand opening in February, local news outlets report. The property features one of the island’s nine casinos as well as a number of non-gambling options.

The reported figure places Jeju Shinhwa World well ahead of its local rivals. According to official data, Jeju Island’s other eight casinos generated the total amount of KRW136.5 billion during the same reviewed period. In addition, the Jeju Shinhwa World resort took in around five times more than South Korea’s biggest casino, Paradise City located in Incheon.

The Jeju Island-based resort was developed and is operated by Hong Kong-based real estate developer Landing International Development. The company commenced construction on what turned out to be a KRW2-trillion mega-scheme in 2014 and began opening the property in phases from April 2017. Aside from a gaming floor, the resort also features a hotel, a convention center, retail space, theme and water parks, a concert hall, and multiple food and beverage facilities.

Jeju Shinhwa World welcomed some 350,000 international visitors since it launched and around 115,000 played at its casinos, the resort has revealed.

Jeju Shinhwa World Shines amid Rivals’ Struggles

The Jeju Island has long been a popular hub for Chinese tourists. However, the island was among the places around South Korea to be hit the hardest last year by the economic cost of China’s unofficial but wide-ranging boycott of South Korean goods.

Among other things, Beijing banned group tours to Korea which saw the number of Mainland China visits to Jeju fall steeply. As a result, the island’s casinos, which relied heavily on Chinese VIP customers, experienced sharp declines in their gaming revenues.

Jeju Shinhwa World, on the other hand, appeared to have adopted a different model that eventually helped it mitigate the consequences of China’s ire. Instead of relying solely on Chinese customers, the resort stepped up its efforts to attract visitors from other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Serena Eng, Vice President of Marketing at the casino, said that they assembled teams that had to draw and cater to VIP guests from Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan and hired more staff that spoke Cantonese and Taiwanese Mandarin instead of relying solely on Beijing-style Mandarin-speaking staff members. That helped Jeju Shinhwa World reduce the proportion of its guests from China to just 50%, compared to up to 90% at other resorts across the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition, the resort’s casino paid special attention to VIP marketing as it derived 80% of its revenue namely from high roller players. The gaming floor at Jeju Shinhwa World currently features 165 gaming tables and half of these are dedicated to VIP players. In comparison, other resorts across the Jeju Island use just about 15% of their tables for high roller gaming action.

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Roaring 21 Adds Key Changes To The Lobby

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Roaring 21 Adds Key Changes To The Lobby

If you pay regular visits to our news section, perhaps an article from March might’ve caught your attention, since our announcements of new casinos simply cannot go unnoticed. Guess what, the casino’s name is Roaring 21 and they’re back with some slick refreshments to save the day!

The operator has spent countless hours working behind the scenes to implement the industry’s latest features into the platform and make the whole gaming experience even better for the players. Since the launch, Roaring 21 has come up with incredible ideas of presenting its gaming hub and what better way to perfect user experience than making key information more transparent and accessible?

One Click Cashier

Part of the newly implemented upgrades is the expandable menu above the game categories, easily accessible from the lobby. Okay, this isn’t something to brag about, but it is very important for the players, since the cashier is now available at just one click, making deposits faster and easier than ever before.

The feature is included in both desktop and mobile version of site, so there is no need to worry if you play on the go…

Also, redeeming an exclusive coupon has been simplified, as no copy/paste requests are included whatsoever. Due to an increased number of retyping errors, designers have come up with a solution that is good for both the players and the casino itself. Here’s how it works:

A player logs in and heads straight to the promotions page in the lobby. Upon opening, they will be presented with a list of all available coupons. With the help of a single click, they can easily select a preferred offer and activate it on spot. The interface will then bring down a menu “Deposit & Complete” giving the players an opportunity to make the purchase. In case a player wants to cancel the transaction and select another coupon, the menu will offer them a prompt.

Easy Access To Comp Points As Well

Comp points are now easily claimed by clicking the section in the expandable menu and launching a popup. Players are allowed to control the number of points they want to convert into cash and long navigating through options is no longer required. One more for the players!

All things considered, Roaring 21 is hurling towards better user experience with newly installed traits, and improving the way players interact is one of the key aspects of running a successful online casino. We wish them good luck!

Quickspin creates more immersive play with Hidden Valley revamp

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Quickspin, a top slots specialist of Sweden, has announced a modern spin has been added to their popular online slot, Hidden Valley. The classic title from the Playtech plc studio has undergone a major revamp involving the graphics to create more immersive game play. Reinventing an Original: Released in 2015, Hidden Valley was a big […]

FanDuel Sportsbook ‘Hopefully Online’ By Football Season, Meadowlands Owner Says

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Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural hinted in an interview that the FanDuel Sportsbook could launch online sports betting in New Jersey by the first kickoff.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Talking Stick social casino platform -- CASINO ARIZONA

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Casino Arizona recently launched its "Talking Stick" brand casino app. 

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event won by Anatoly Filatov for $886,200

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partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov emerged victorious in this year's partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event held in Russia after he defeated fellow player Gor Kazaryan in a heads-up battle for the massive first place prize worth $886,200. Only a few weeks ago, Sochi, the Russian town located on the coast of the Black Sea, played host to the FIFA World Cup. This time, it was poker's turn to shine after the soccer craze thanks to the very successful tournament series called partypoker LIVE MILL[...]

The Magic of Little People

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Marcello Mastroianni was one of the most incredible actors Italy ever produced. He made his fame starring in Federico Fellini's classic films, like 'La Dolce Vita' and 'City of Women.' But other directors found his talent for expressing himself on the screen equally fascinating and starred him in such films as 'WifeMistress,' 'Gabriella' and 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' where he appeared in three separate stories with Sophia Loren.

One of the last movies Mastroianni made before his death, and one of my favorites, was 'I Don't Want To Talk About It.' In the storyline, Marcello appears as a wealthy eligible bachelor who falls in love with a dwarf.

Charlotte is an attractive artistic woman who is an accomplished musician and horsewoman. Her only problem, if it is a problem, is that she is a little person, something her over-protective mother refuses to talk about.

Against all rhyme or reason, Marcello finds himself captivated by Charlotte and comes courting. The girl's mother thinks he is interested in her and is shocked when Mastroianni proposes marriage to her daughter.

The film was released in 1993. I have viewed it several times and enjoyed it more each time because of Mastroianni's performance.

I thought about the movie recently because of a long past association with Judy, a small person who worked as a receptionist for a newspaper that employed me as a reporter. The Evening American was a daily newspaper owned by Evan Mecham, a Mormon Bishop who would serve as Governor of Arizona a short time before his political enemies managed to remove him from office.

Almost from the first day I met Judy, I knew she was special. Crippled from birth with a spinal defect, she walked with crutches. She wore a wig, glasses and an engaging smile that never seemed to go away.

I don't know if this is true of all little people, but Judy was one of the luckiest people I have ever met. Every time we had an office pool, whether it was on the Kentucky Derby or some other game of chance, Judy seemed to win.

I asked her about her good luck. She simply shrugged.

'Well, the good Lord took away my ability to walk, so I guess He figured He had to compensate me somehow,' she said.

When she traveled to Las Vegas, she almost always seemed to win whether she played the slots, shot dice or played blackjack. She would spend a weekend there with her mother and return to Phoenix with her purse filled with money.

At the office cocktail parties our newspaper occasionally threw for political leaders or other newsmakers, she was delightful. It didn't take much wine to intoxicate her diminutive frame. After a couple of glasses of chardonnay, she would make her way over to me and tell me she needed my protection.

'What for, Judy?' I asked, genuinely concerned.

'That man over there,' she would whisper, pointing into the crowd. 'He has his eyes on me. I think he wants to seduce me.'

It was all her imagination, of course, but Judy took it seriously and because I was her friend, so did I. I would make it my business to stay close to her until the party ended and she could be whisked safely home.

I don't know. Maybe dwarfs have magical powers. Like Judy said, perhaps God gives them those powers to make up for their limitations. That seemed to be true in Judy's case. It worked for Charlotte, who snared Marcello Mastroianni and that isn't a bad catch by anyone's standards.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CG Technology Holding hit with $250,000 fine

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CG Technology Holding hit with $250,000 fine

In Nevada, local race and sportsbook operator CG Technology Holding has reportedly been fined to the tune of $250,000 for illegally accepting wagers after a contest had finished as well as for taking out-of-state bets. Handles sportsbetting for eight Las Vegas casinos: According to a Sunday report from the Nevada Appeal newspaper, CG Technology Holding […]

From .Com To .Org: LCB Entering Next Stage In Branding

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It should come as no surprise that corporate changes are a part of everyday life, especially when a company is ready to take the next step in evolution of branding. If you at some point got hooked on our newsletter, you probably already know that we are about to make a huge shift towards presenting our label, given that our team has reached a well-established reputation and awareness level in the industry.

At this point in time, the vast majority of those familiar with the network are inclined to refer to it as the simpler and much catchier, ‘LCB,’ dropping the lengthy, ‘LatestCasinoBonuses’ moniker…

…So, without further ado, the team has made the choice to make it official and has agreed on changing the company’s domain to a much more suitable and recognizable omen – lcb.org. Those of you, who are not familiar with technical terms, the org stands for organization, which corresponds with the brand’s current position in the iGaming industry.

Passion Changes Everything

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” – a famous entrepreneur once said, and we, as a team, are extremely proud of what has been achieved since the foundation back in 2006. Soon after becoming a multiply awarded site, dedicated to delivering top-notch reviews and bonuses, but also access to free games and premium tournaments, the site became home to more than 80,000 registered users…

…Thanks to our amazing members, who helped us to improve our portal by providing feedback, first hand comments, tips and shared posts, we grew to a place with over 2,000,000 visitors in a single month!

In 2007, other networks joined, and LCB slowly began its walk of fame. After the launch of Casino Listings, an elite directory with trusted online casino reviews, the network established three more sites in 2009, and extended its outreach to bingo, poker and sports vertical. You might know our sister brands as Latest Bingo Bonuses (LBB), Latest Poker Bonuses (LPB) and Latest Sports Bonuses (LSB) whose exclusive offers are always up-to-date, thanks to our dedicated team.

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To show its true capacities, as well as to meet the needs of players on a global scale, LCB continued with acquisitions through 2011, when two more brands were added to the portfolio – Casino Slots and Bingo Reviewer. The expansion eventually led to more affiliate awards, so the company received multiple accolades at iGB Affiliate Awards, including:

iGB Best Overall Affiliate 2014 iGB Best Casino Affiliate 2013 iGB Best Casino Affiliate 2014 and more.

Since the expansion required more experts from other verticals, LCB acquired a portal for amateur and professional blackjack players with onlineblackjack.com as well as a database of highest-rated casinos with almost 7,000 pages.

Nothing Changes

Perhaps the most important part of our growth as a company lies within our members, whose number reached an astronomical 100,000 back in December 2017. They are the reason why we still rock the industry on all fronts, and we’re forever grateful for that! It gives us the power to move forward and continue to be the best in business, and what is more important, it gives us the right to call LCB an organization. Cheers!

Note: LCB Network operates far more sites than any other affiliate, and Wizard of Odds, Wizard of Macau, Wizard of Vegas, and Bj21 are just some of them. If you’re interested in learning more about our directory, check out our ‘About Us’ section or contact our customer support.

Mohegan to meet S.Korea ministry to discuss Inspire project

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Representatives of casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment will meet officials of South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) later this month, said the firm’s chief financial officer, Drew Kelly. He added that the encouter would include discussion over the firm’s casino venture in that country.

Winning Combination: Resorts Atlantic City To Open Sportsbook This Week

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If all goes according to plan, and pending regulatory approval, the Resorts sportsbook in Atlantic City will open on Wednesday, making it the first gaming operator in New Jersey to have both a retail and mobile sportsbook.

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APPT Manila Main Event won by Wilson Lim for $243,324

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There were 1,364 player entries that participated in the APPT Manila Main Event ₱20 Million Guaranteed located at the City of Dreams Manila Resort and Casino. On Day 3 of the event, there were 41 remaining, and it was Wilson Lim who defeated everyone to claim the coveted APPT Main Event trophy, whopping first place prize money worth ₱12,970,000, and a PSPC Platinum Pass worth US$30,000! On the final day of the tourney, the player number went down quite swiftly, and when the final [...]

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Work Conference Call Turns Into A Record Online Jackpot Win For NJ Woman

A Work Conference Call Turns Into A Record Online Jackpot Win For NJ Woman
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A New Jersey woman, who played the popular online casino game Divine Fortune during a work conference call, won a historic jackpot of nearly $290,000 with a $2 bet.

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Get A $15 Freebie On Stardust At Slotland

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Wake up sleepy heads, it’s time for another exclusive promo at Slotland! The platform is re-launching its cosmic space-themed game, Stardust, giving each player an opportunity to spin big payouts and even earn a $15 freebie.

The timing for funded players couldn’t be more perfect, since there are additional deposit bonuses included, and the offer is open until Thursday, August 16th. The VIP players, on the other hand, will have to pay a little extra to participate or $25 to be correct.

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Slotland casino manager, Michael Hilary, encouraged the players by reminding them that even 30 cent bets are accepted, whereas the maximum bet amount of $6 offers fun without too many risks. The game features a fleet of galactic battleships and five reels. The grid is combined with 15 pay lines, double wild symbols and bonus prizes that are triggered when three or more Pink Crystal symbols appear...

Additionally, there is a 500 x multiplier and five possible bets, including wagers of 30, 60, 120, 240 and 600 coins. Yes, the bets are low since the coin valutation is capped at 1 cent, but the game can still pay out astronomical prizes up to 5,000 coins!

To get your hands on all Stardust introductory bonuses, you will need to join until August 16th, be a regular, active player and use the bonus code, FREECHIP. Start by collecting a $15 freebie, but don’t stop there since Slotland gives exclusive bonuses on deposits ranging from $25 to $300. Take a closer look at the offer:

100% boost, bonus code: STARDUST, can be claimed twice 65% boost, bonus code: EXTRAPLAY, can be used twice per day 40% boost, bonus code: ALLGAMES, cay be used up to 3x a day

Wagering requirements, as well as further terms and conditions are included, so read it before opting in. Slotland also provides support for a variety of deposit options https://latestcasinobonuses.com/banking including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoins.

Yggdrasil to enter Czech Republic igaming market with Tipsport deal

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Leading provider of superior online gaming solutions for igaming operators, Yggdrasil Gaming, will premiere its suite of high-quality, innovative online casino games in the regulated igaming market of the Czech Republic after entering into a content agreement with Tipsport. According to the official press release… Beroun-based Tipsport is the largest betting agency in the Czech […]

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Da Vinci’s Treasure Casino Network to host two promotions this September

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Starting in September, Da Vinci’s Treasure Casino Network will be offering two promotions for players, one featuring online slot gaming and one for live dealer content. There will be something for everyone with a total of €/£75,000 up for grabs! Da Vinci’s Treasure Network Slots Promotion: Starting on the 20th of September, the online casino […]

WSOP Circuit Kicks Off New Season with 1,056-Person Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event

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It was just a few days ago when the 2017/2018 season of the WSOP Circuit ended with Warren Sheaves claiming the WSOP Global Casino Championship title and the accompanying gold bracelet. It is now time for the popular poker series’ new season and not only its first stop has kicked off in style at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina, but it is actually approaching its end.

The Main Event of the first stop on the WSOP Circuit’s 2018/2019 calendar kicked off Friday at the host venue with the first of two starting flights. And Day 1B, the second starting flight, was completed last night with Louis Garza holding the chip lead with a total of 476,000, followed by Austria’s Eyal Bensimhon (pictured) with 393,000.

It was actually Bensimhon who made the biggest waves throughout the tournament’s second starting flight. The player won some massive pots early on Saturday to never lose his momentum until action wrapped up for the day. Other notables who made it through the day included Bryan Devonshir, JJ Liu, Dan Lowery, and Ryan Buckholtz, among others.

The second starting flight of the Main Event actually drew 647 entrants, of whom just 139 players secured their seats into Day 2. They will be joined by the survivors from Day 1A for ten one-hour levels at the host venue.

Day 1 Recap and Prize Pool

The first Main Event of the new WSOP Circuit season drew a field of 1,056 entries, of whom 409 joined on Day 1A and 647 entered on Day 1B. As many as 219 made it through Day 2 and will return at the host venue later today to compete for a spot among the Day 3 hopefuls.

Day 2 of the tournament will kick off with Day 1A chip leader Jeffrey Trudeau holding the overall chip lead. The player bagged and tagged 495,000 in chips at the end of the Main Event’s first starting flight to pull ahead of the rest of the field.

The WSOP Circuit’s new season came with slightly increased buy-ins, so it now costs $1,700 to enter the Main Event, up from $1,675. With registration now closed, organizers announced that the first Main Event of the new season generated a prize pool of $1,599,840, crashing the guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

The top 108 finishers will receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $2,994. The money bubble is expected to burst at some point today. Each of the nine finalists at the tournament’s official final table will receive a minimum cash of $29,181. As for the winner, they will be awarded the top prize of $295,970 and the WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Harry Arutyunyan from Glendale, California took down last year’s edition of the tournament, beating a field of 1,022 entries and taking home the amount of $283,597 in prize money.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kindred formally applies for gambling license in Sweden

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Kindred formally applies for gambling license in Sweden

Leading online gambling operator, Kindred Group (KINDSDB:Stockholm), has made a formal request to The Swedish Gambling Authority for a license for the operation of online betting and gaming services in Sweden. If the application is met with success, it will enable the operator to further strengthen its commitment to the Scandinavian nation. According to the […]

Play'n GO Rolls Out Rise of Olympus

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It has become extremely difficult to find an appropriate slot game these days, simply because the market is - overcrowded. However, one cannot stay indifferent when it comes to high-end releases from leading software companies such as Play'n GO.

That being said, we hear that a lot of brand admirers and fans are still discovering the magic of Sizzling Spins, the provider's recent addition to the catalog. Take a closer look at Sizzling Spins at the end of this article.

To keep them well entertained as August slowly enters its second half, magnates of good iGaming solutions are getting ready to introduce another mighty title - Rise of Olympus.

The latest groundbreaker from Play'n GO features a 5x5 grid, based on a mythical era when Gods of Greek Pantheon ruled the Earth's realm. A powerful description like this already gives some insight in what you might expect as a player, but to really know more about making heavenly winning combinations, let's get deeper into it...

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You can start making your first winnings by matching 3 or more symbols in a row horizontally or vertically. Since all rows and columns are active, symbols can easily become a part of multiple winning combinations. Nevertheless, you will need to stick to Zeus, Hades or Poseidon on their quest for great treasures, and, of course, use their divine powers to turn some non-winning spins into cash.

The god of sea, Poseidon, will offer you extra wilds; the thunder god Zeus will destroy LP symbols and Hades will transform the LP symbols, making a trinity of amazing Hand of God features to help you achieve some really big wins.

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A powerful game like this needs an exclusive feature and Wrath of Olympus is certainly the one you want to activate as many times as possible. Players will have to fill their on-screen meter using all winning combinations of the god symbols to trigger it, and once the meter is full, the game can unleash the full power of all three Hand of God features at once!

By experiencing the full power of the ancient gods, players will surely experience a sublime time playing this magnificent slot. In addition, clearing the grid from symbols will initiate the extra spins feature. By choosing Hades, players will be given 4 initial spins; choosing Poseidon awards 5 spins and opting for Zeus brings 8 additional rounds…

However, the main feature is not active during the extra spins part and if you manage to clear the grid during an extra spin, an instant prize of 100 x the bet will be momentarily won! Have fun!!

Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market

Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market
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For the first time since 2014, the AC casino industry employed more than 30,000 thanks to Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort hiring 8,184 including former casino workers.

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Poker Tournaments Starting August 13-19

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For many, summer is all about fun in the sun. But an avid poker player would always be looking for a nice spot to play their favorite game. Here are some of the places where there will be some exciting poker tournaments over the next week or so. They are all designed to bring summer vibes at the tables and poker thrill everyone loves the game about. These are four of the most exciting events set to take place from August 13 through August 19.

Borgata Summer Heater

The Borgata is one of the hottest Atlantic City casinos and it is about to kick off one of its hot summer tournaments for those who are looking for exciting Boardwalk poker action. The Summer Heater will take place between August 13 and August 18 at the popular gambling venue.

It will feature a six-day No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a buy-in fee of $180. Interested players could enter it and compete for a portion of a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. The event will feature seven starting flights and an additional final day of play.

WSOP Circuit Foxwoods

The WSOP Circuit is back and the next festival on its 2018/2019 schedule is slated to kick off mere days from now. It will take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut from August 16 through August 27.

As WSOP Circuit festivals usually do, the Foxwoods one will too feature 12 gold ring events and several other tournaments for players from the region, the rest of the country, and the rest of the world.

The WSOP Circuit Foxwoods will begin with a $400 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000. Buy-ins for the events vary from $250 to $3,250 for the No-Limit Hold’em BB Ante, and guaranteed prize pools go all the way up to $500,000.

It is actually the festival’s Main Event that will feature the highest guarantee. It is set to take place on August 24-27, and players will be able to enter it by paying the $1,700 buy-in. It is important to note that the buy-in for the Main Event as well as for the other tournaments within the WSOP Circuit has increased a bit from the previous season when Main Events buy-ins were $1,675.

JACK Poker Classic

Jack Cincinnati Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio will, too, play host to an exciting festival from a few days from now all the way through the final days of August. The JACK Poker Classic will run from August 16 to August 26 and will feature a plethora of exciting tournaments with even more exciting guaranteed prize pools.

For instance, the festival will kick off with a four-day $250 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em that will offer players the chance to win a portion of a guaranteed of $250,000 prize money.

The rest of the tournaments on the schedule will feature guaranteed prize pools of $25,000, $50,000, and $500,000 for the Main Event. Speaking of that highlight tournament, it will run from August 24 through August 26, and will feature two starting flights and one final day of play. Players will be able to play that one for a buy-in of $1,100.

Ante Up Poker Tour Reno

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada will kindly host the next AUPT festival from August 16 through August 26. The upcoming poker event will offer players a diverse schedule of tournaments with really affordable buy-ins and thrilling guaranteed prize pools.

The festival’s schedule features 19 different tournaments, most of which single-day ones. The Main Event is scheduled for August 24 and will take place over three days. It will feature a buy-in fee of $1,100 and a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Greece Launches International Tender for €8 Billion Casino Project after Sept. 10

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Greece Launches International Tender for €8 Billion Casino Project after Sept. 10

After a huge delay on the ambitious €8 billion Hellinikon casino project, Greece will finally launch the international tender for a license this fall. The Hellenic Gaming Commission has now invited all interested parties to submit proposals regarding the plans for Europe’s first integrated casino resort.

Back in February, the Greek Council of State gave a final approval for the construction of a major casino and entertainment resort at the former site of the Ellinikon International Airport (also spelled Hellenikon). Slated to become the nation’s biggest coastal resort and first integrated casino resort in Europe, the €8 billion project is also a key term in the country’s international bailout. This caused unrelenting pressure for launching the development as soon as possible.

The project has faced several delays over the past few years, sparking heated disputes between its proponents and environmentalists and archaeologists. Greek authorities are now aiming at finding a casino operator by the end of the year so that construction work can finally start in early 2019. The Hellenic Gaming Commission, which is the local gambling regulator, is now inviting all stakeholders to submit comments and make proposals. This public consultation about the investment project will run through September 10.

According to the regulator, the international tender for a casino license will be opened for bidding soon after that. The concessionaire who wins the tender will operate the casino for a period of 30 years. It will be part of a much larger project expected to create up to 10,000 construction jobs during development, as well as more than 70,000 direct and indirect (from the increased economic activity) jobs during the first five years of operation.

The Largest Tourism & Gaming Destination in Greece

In an official announcement, the Hellenic Gaming Commission said that the future casino would be an essential part of the coastal resort, which will transform the economy and the lives of millions of people in the wider Athens area. When it opens its doors, the resort will be key to the future development of the tourism sector in Greece and is expected to revitalize the slowly recovering economy and reduce unemployment.

It will cover a wide, 600-hectare area and will have hotels and residential buildings, convention facilities, entertainment and concert venue, themed parks, luxury retail and fine dining outlets, as well as a casino. Likely to occupy one of the 45-story Hellenikon skyscrapers, the casino will spread across an area of 15,000 square meters, with the gaming floor planned to cover around 8,000 sq.m. The remaining area of the property is intended for non-gaming facilities.

So far, the only gaming operator to express some interest in the future casino on the Athenian Riviera is the US-based corporation Caesars Entertainment. The Las Vegas casino giant has eyed the Hellenikon casino as part of its expansion plans but still has not disclosed any details regarding its potential participation in the tender.

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"Don't play new games if you don't like them" - Daniel Negreanu on PokerStars New Poker Variant Unfold Hold'em

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"Don't play new games if you don't like them" - Daniel Negreanu on PokerStars New Poker Variant Unfold Hold'em
Unfold Hold'em is the newest poker game released by PokerStars, allowing players to ante up for a side "Unfold pot" and then get back into the game right after seeing the flop. This poker variant is actually geared more towards the rec (recreational) players. As for the reg (regular) players, they find that it's not a good game at all and criticize PokerStars for continuing to release games that no longer involve one's skills in order to win. Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars since[...]