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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Las Vegas Valley gets two new PT’s Gold taverns courtesy of Golden Entertainment

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Las Vegas Valley gets two new PT’s Gold taverns courtesy of Golden Entertainment

The Las Vegas Valley reportedly has two new PT’s Gold taverns, making them Nevada-based Golden Entertainment Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GDEN) 58th and 59th neighborhood watering holes in the Silver State. Located just one mile south of the Henderson Pavilion events center, the first of the two new facilities to open was PT’s Gold (pictured) at 690 South Green Valley Ranch Parkway, which began welcoming patrons on Feb. 3. The other new PT’s Gold opened for business on Feb. 10 at 9732 West Maule Avenue in southwestern Las Vegas, according to the company’s press release. Both of the traditional neighborhood taverns are operated by PT’s Entertainment Group and feature a wide variety of award-winning food and beverage choices. Along with comfortable seating, craft beer from PT’s Brewing Company and HD 4K TVs, both PT’s have 15 bar-top slot and video poker machines. The PT’s in Henderson will have an additional amenity in the spring when its outdoor patio opens. Guests can also count on both PT’s featuring the brand’s award-winning happy hour, where from 5pm to 7pm and from midnight to 2am the taverns offer half-off drinks and select appetizers and pizzas for $5. All 59 PT’s taverns in Nevada are part of the Beer & Bites dining loyalty program and the Golden Rewards player loyalty program. According to the company’s press release, together, the two new taverns will employ nearly 50 team members. “Our goal is to bring the best tavern experience to neighborhoods across the Las Vegas Valley,” said Blake L. Sartini II, senior vice president of distributed gaming for Golden Entertainment. “PT’s is known for our friendly local atmosphere where our guests can find consistently great food and drinks, excellent service, and a winning gaming experience.” Included in the company’s tavern brands are: PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Co., Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Formed by the merger of Blake Sartini’s Golden Gaming and Lakes Entertainment in January 2015, Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions –distributed gaming and resort and casino operations. The Company operates some 16,000 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,162 hotel rooms, and employs more than 7,200 team members. The company owns eight casino resorts; seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland and via its distributed gaming business in Montana and Nevada owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada and operates video gaming devices at approximately 1,000 locations.
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Portugal Publishes Poker Liquidity Technical Standards; PokerStars Anticipated to Admit Portuguese Players to Europe Network Soon

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Portugal Publishes Poker Liquidity Technical Standards; PokerStars Anticipated to Admit Portuguese Players to Europe Network Soon

Portugal’s technical standards framework on shared online poker liquidity (Regulamento n.º 115/2018) was published in the country’s Official Journal on Friday, February 16, local media reported. The publication of said framework means that there are no more regulatory hurdles before Portugal’s participation in the shared liquidity project.

The country was one of four, with France, Spain, and Italy being the other three, to sign the shared liquidity agreement in Rome in the summer of 2017. Generally speaking, the project is hoped to give a much-needed boost to online poker in Europe’s segregated markets.

France and Spain were the first two participating countries to roll out shared online poker tables. And PokerStars was the first and is currently the only online poker operator to offer Franco-Spanish tables via its PokerStars Europe network. The online poker brand launched the network in mid-January and it can be said that is participation in the shared liquidity project was off to a good start.

According to data from PokerScout, PokerStars Europe is currently the world’s third largest network in terms of cash game activity. It is also among the largest in terms of overall traffic. At the time of writing, there are a total of 17,930 players online on the poker network. Of those, 2,177 are playing cash games. The 24-hour cash game peak stood at 5,220 online cash game players.

Aside from PokerStars, other online poker operators have too expressed interest in participating in the shared liquidity scheme, with Winamax, partypoker, and 888 being among those. Winamax recently received the go-ahead to join the project from France’s online gambling regulator, ARJEL. However, the operator needs licenses from the other participating countries in order to be able to do that, as it is currently licensed in France only.

What the Publication of Regulamento n.º 115/2018 Means for Portugal’s Online Poker

The publication of the shared liquidity technical standard in Portugal’s Official Journal means that PokerStars could and probably would open its PokerStars Europe network to Portuguese players anytime now.

The inclusion of the country will boost the operator’s new network significantly in terms of liquidity, as there has been quite some activity on PokerStars’ .pt website since its launch in late 2016. According to PokerScout, there are more than 39,500 players online on PokerStars.pt at the time of writing, or more than twice as much as the current traffic of PokerStars Europe.

The publication of the technical standards framework could also encourage SRIJ, Portugal’s gambling regulator, to finally expand the country’s online poker market. At present, PokerStars is the only licensed operator to operate in Portugal. As mentioned above, the poker room received its license from SRIJ in 2016 and went live with a .pt website in December of that year. No poker licenses have been issued since then and industry experts have pointed out that SRIJ might be waiting for the start of the shared liquidity project before opening the local poker market to more operators.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Developer LongRunn to build $4.2 billion casino city on Yeongjong Island, S. Korea

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Developer LongRunn to build $4.2 billion casino city on Yeongjong Island, S. Korea

LongRunn International Group (“LongRunn”), investor and developer of large-scale Integrated Resorts (IR), landmark real estate developments, infrastructural and environmental projects in Asia, has reportedly penned a deal that will see it build a 76,000 square meter multi-resort complex on Yeongjong Island in Incheon, South Korea at a total cost 4.5 trillion won (US$4.2 billion). The island is home to the Incheon International Airport, which was built on reclaimed land between Yeongjongdo and Yongyudo Islands. The Incheon Bridge connects the island to the mainland and provides direct access between Songdo and Incheon International Airport. According to globalconstructionreview.com (GCR), a website of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), under the terms of the deal, which was reportedly signed on Sunday in Singapore, the Chinese developer agreed to purchase a parcel of land on the manmade island for $80 million to be used for a $4.2 billion development to be named “Diamond City.” Incheon Free Economic Zone Commissioner Kim Jin-yong, reportedly said that the new contract would aid Yeongjong Island in competing with the likes of Las Vegas and Macau. CGR reports that according to LongRunn, the billion-dollar development will feature a casino and a seven-star hotel, as well as office towers, schools, malls and a medical centre specializing in cosmetic surgery. Additionally, the development will also be home to theme parks, a K-pop hub and an “interactive world cultural avenue”. LongRunn has reportedly been in discussions with the Korean government regarding the development since 2014. Upon completion, Diamond City will neighbor the partially opened casino and hotel complex, Paradise City, developed by Paradise SegaSammy Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Sega Sammy Holdings of Japan and Paradise Co., Ltd. of South Korea.
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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

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Casino City Times
Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.
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Poll Shows Majority of Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District Democratic Voters Support Wynn Casino

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Poll Shows Majority of Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District Democratic Voters Support Wynn Casino

Half of all likely Democratic primary voters in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District, which also includes the capital Boston, believe that the construction of the $2.4-billion Wynn Boston Harbor should continue now as Steve Wynn is no longer at the helm of Wynn Resorts, a poll by local radio station WBUR shows.

The casino mogul resigned as Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas company earlier this month in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Wynn Resorts was licensed to build and operate one of Massachusetts’ first commercial casino resorts, after voters had approved legalization of casino gambling in a statewide referendum. The Las Vegas casino company was selected as the preferred developer for a resort in the Greater Boston area.

Wynn Resorts is currently building a $2.4-billion complex along the Mystic River in Everett, a city located not far from Boston. The property is set to feature different accommodation, food and beverage, retail, and entertainment options as well as a casino with both slot machines and table games. Wynn Boston Harbor was slated to be completed and launched in the spring of 2019, but following the allegations against Mr. Wynn, its fate is currently quite uncertain.

A poll conducted by local polling group MassINC and commissioned by radio station WBUR showed that 50% of all Democratic voters from the state’s 7th Congressional District agree that the construction of the resort, which has been touted as major future tax revenue contributor and employer, should go forward now as the casino magnate is no longer involved in Wynn Resorts’ operations.

Another portion of the state’s Democratic voters (23%) believes that the project should continue but only if another developer takes over. Approximately 20% of the interviewed individuals call for the project to be nixed altogether. The remaining 7% have refused to express their opinion or have responded they have no opinion on the matter.

The poll further shows that 64% of all interviewed individuals believe the resort should be renamed; 21% say the Wynn name should be kept.

Ongoing Investigation

Shortly after the publication of a Wall Street Journal article detailing sexual allegations from former and current Wynn Resorts employees against Mr. Wynn, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced that it would investigate the reports and the appropriateness of Wynn Resorts’ participation in the state’s nascent casino industry.

The state’s gaming regulator later confirmed that the probe would continue “aggressively” even after Mr. Wynn’s resignation. Gaming officials pointed out that the Wynn Board’s previous knowledge of the allegations and whether it had had any such knowledge would be among the most important points they would take into account during the investigation.

It also became known that depending on the Gaming Commission’s findings, Wynn Resort could even have its casino license in Massachusetts revoked. There are also ongoing investigations in Nevada and Macau, where the gambling operator manages several hotel and casino properties.

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Greg Kolo Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Buy

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Greg Kolo Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Buy

Ohio-based player Greg Kolo became the latest winner of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stop. The player entered a $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Buy event on Wednesday to eventually win a gold ring and $13,806 for his efforts late last night.

The winner said that he hopped into the tournament to win some points for the Player of the Year leaderboard. Then he ended up with the title and the gold piece of WSOP Circuit jewelery.

Kolo bested a tough field of 39 entries. However, most of the participants took advantage of the $100-worth re-buy option. As many as 191 re-buys were recorded and that heated action at the host casino even more. A prize pool of $30,800 was generated eventually and was split among the top four finishers.

Kolo entered the unofficial final table third in chips with approximately 38 big blinds. Joseph Irgon was the chip leader at that point with 46 big blinds left. It was eventually fellow former ring winner Matt Stout whom Kolo faced heads-up.

Heads-Up and Other Highlights

Under original plans, play for the day was scheduled to be stopped on Level 18 of the event. The two heads-up finalists reached that point in action but opted for an additional level, hoping to determine the winner during it. And that additional level lasted only several minutes before Kolo finished off his final opponent.

On what turned out to be the final hand of the evening and the tournament, chips went in post-flop. Stoud had two pair and a straight draw against his opponent’s pair and a flush draw. Kolo completed his flush to eventually scoop the title at around 3 am in the morning. Stout collected $9,240 for his runner-up finish in the Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Kolo won his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. However, he has one more piece of WSOP jewelery, a gold bracelet from the WSOP in Las Vegas. He captured it during the 2014 edition of the series for winning a $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament. He also received $169,225 for his performance. To date, the player has collected nearly $380,000 from both WSOP and WSOP Circuit winnings.

After his victory last night, Kolo told WSOP Circuit staff that he actually entered the event chasing Player of the Year points. The season-long leaderboard grants seats into the season-ending Global Casino Championship to the 50 players who accumulate the most points throughout the season, and Kolo is looking to lock a seat and try his luck in the major event, which is set to take place this summer. The Pot-Limit Omaha the player entered and eventually won gave him the chance to rack up some points and increase his chance to accomplish his goal.

Earlier this season, Kolo finished runner-up in another Pot-Limit Omaha event, a $580 one. The player mused last night that he could have won the tournament, which took place at Horseshoe Hammond, if he had not lost a big hand for a lot of chips.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Relax Gaming Limited signs LeoVegas AB agreement

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Relax Gaming Limited signs LeoVegas AB agreement

After last week inking a content distribution deal with Kindred Group, online casino games developer Relax Gaming Limited is at it again after signing a similar agreement earlier today with Swedish iGaming operator LeoVegas AB. Malta-based Relax Gaming Limited explained that the latest arrangement will see its online roulette and blackjack table game innovations offered by sites operated by Stockholm-headquartered LeoVegas AB including its LeoVegas.com and RoyalPanda.com domains before ‘more exciting products’ are made available over the course of 2018. Established in 2010, Relax Gaming Limited proclaimed that its HTML5 blackjack title allows online casino players to enjoy up to ‘three hands at once’ while its roulette counterpart utilizes the same random draw mechanism in order to offer ‘highly realistic ball movement and gameplay’. Patrik Osteraker, Chief Executive Officer for Relax Gaming Limited, declared that he was ‘delighted’ to have signed the content distribution deal with LeoVegas AB and to be able to offer the operator ‘a reliable [and] cost-effective solution’. “Our versions of these table games are not only visually impressive and intuitive to use for players, they are proven performers for operators in multiple markets around the world,” read a statement from Osteraker. For her part, Karolina Pelc, Casino Director for LeoVegas AB, stated that Relax Gaming Limited had ‘demonstrated innovation’ by producing mobile-friendly content and that she will now ‘eagerly follow’ the company’s future games development journey. “Mobile is the future of online casino and core to LeoVegas AB,” read a statement from Pelc. “Relax [Gaming Limited has] recognized this and produced content with this in mind. Table games are an important part of catering to our customers’ needs and we expect widespread appeal with the updated versions that Relax [Gaming Limited has] created. Expanding on an already great partnership, we are excited by the prospect of developing this further.”
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Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show

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Casino City Times
Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show
The country-rock band will bring its energetic hits to the casino's stage next week.
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