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AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. The inductors are recognized for innovation, leadership and excellence.
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Hard Rock Expansion Plans May Include Future Wisconsin Casino

Kenosha Landco Co. LLC recently put down $100,000 for the option to purchase 60 acres of land from the Village of Bristol for $15 million. Wisconsin law permits only tribal entities to own and operate casinos. Hard Rock International would need to find a tribal partner to open a casino.
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Hard Rock Expansion Plans May Include Future Wisconsin Casino

Best Shows in Las Vegas

The Cirque du Soleil productions dominate everyone's list of the best shows in Las Vegas. There are many new and fresh shows that deserve serious consideration.
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ODDSworks has finalized an agreement to bring Jumbo Technology’s casino-proven games to the North American market via its BETguard remote game server. Jumbos games are renowned worldwide and have a proven track record with online casinos. ODDS works game library consists of a versatile range of proprietary and third-party titles.
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New Hard Rock Atlantic City boss looks past his casino walls

Anthony Faranca was hired in June as Hard Rock's general manager. He will take over the top job when current president Joe Lupo goes to Las Vegas to run the Mirage casino. Faranai has been meeting with city officials on safety and cleanliness initiatives. He wants to continue Hardrock's history of supporting charitable and community groups. The casino is considering hotel room and suite upgrades and diversifying its entertainment lineup. Jim Allen, the global chairman of HardRock, has long pushed Atlantic City officials to make the city safer and cleaner. It's the No. 2 casino in terms of money won from in-person gamblers.
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Atlantic City Casino Strike Threats All But Over

Hard Rock Atlantic City casino officials agreed to a new labor agreement with the Unite Here Local 54 union on Saturday night. The last casino strike in Atlantic city was in 2016, when the same union rejected concessions demanded by Trump Taj Mahal owner Carl Icahn. The most infamous strike took place in 1986, with more than 10,000 workers walking off the job. It shuttered the casino and reopened as the Hard Rock casino that opened in mid-2018. This summer could be the biggest in gaming revenue in many years.
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10 Exciting Microsoft Store Games

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft on 4th of April 1975. Today, there are over 1.5 billion active Windows users. There are thousands of games available on the Microsoft store. In this article, we take you through 10 interesting game apps that you can find on Microsoft Store.
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Macau Casinos Will be Indebted to the Tune of $25 Bi...

Macau casinos will be indebted to the tune of $25 billion by the end of the year. The net debt of six casinos in Macau is expected to rise to $27 billion in 2024. China's strict travel bans have hampered Macao's economic recovery.
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A Las Vegas Strip Icon (and an Iconic Casino) Near Their Final Days

The Mirage Volcano is being sold to Hard Rock International. Hard Rock wants to bring the Guitar Hotel to the Las Vegas Strip. The Volcano will be removed. The sale of the Mirage is expected to be completed soon. It will bring an end to both the Volcano and the name of The Mirage. iReport.com reports. A Las Las Vegas icon is about to fall. In the past, the Dunes, The Sands, Aladdin, Bourbon Street, Boardwalk, Stardust, and New Frontier have all been removed for Las. Vegas.
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A Las Vegas Strip Icon (and an Iconic Casino) Near Their Final Days

Gambling and alcohol law specialists Poppleston Allen promote Richard Bradley to partner

Richard Bradley promoted to partner at Poppleston Allen. Richard specialises in gambling and alcohol licensing law. His clients include Merkur Slots UK Limited, The Veterans’ Lottery and Cowells – Arrow Bingo Company. Lisa Sharkey, Managing Partner at the firm, is proud of Richard's achievements. Poopplestone Allen is the largest licensing solicitors in the UK. It has 21 lawyers and paralegals. Its clients are Buzz Bingos, Blueprint Gaming, Bandai Namco and Gauselmann Group.
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Gambling and alcohol law specialists Poppleston Allen promote Richard Bradley to partner

Casino File: Hard Rock Atlantic City bets big on Keys, Bocelli, NKOTB, Van Gogh; ‘Dollar dogs’ at Live! Philly

This summer at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City offers something for everyone. The casino-resort marks its fourth anniversary this month. Pop music is still the main draw, but there are also off-the-beaten-path attractions. Andrea Bocelli is playing at the Hard Rook Live at Etess Arena on June 25. There is an interactive exhibit called "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" at Tropicana Casino Resort. An announcement about a Broadway musical is expected.  The variety of bookings stems from a mandate to expand Hardrock’s rock-and-pop-heavy strategy.
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Casino File: Hard Rock Atlantic City bets big on Keys, Bocelli, NKOTB, Van Gogh; ‘Dollar dogs’ at Live! Philly

Arrears warning for Macau gambling market

Morgan Stanley warns that the combined debt of the six licensed casino operators in Macau could exceed $25 billion by the end of this year. The financial services giant also warns it may top $27 billion in liabilities by 2023.
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What are the Advantages of Mobile Friendly Casinos?

Millions of people use their phones every day for shopping and entertainment. Google reports that over 54 percent of all internet traffic is accessed through mobile phones. In the world of online gambling, it's probably closer to 75 percent or more.
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Casino Royale Masquerade Ball Coming to Manchester

Shaw Hill Golf & Spa Hotel in Chorley will host a Masquerade Ball with the theme of Casino Royale later this May. The event requires a masquerade dress code and a three-course meal. Coco Renee will perform. The book Casino was published in 1953 and adapted into a comedy spy film in 1967.
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Casino Royale Masquerade Ball Coming to Manchester

Hammered by Complaints, Push for Chicago Casino Faces Bumpy Final Stretch

None of the Chicago casino finalists rolled double sixes at community meetings staged by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Less than a third of time was reserved for Chicagoans to question the development teams directly. Many residents are deeply concerned about traffic, crime, property values and quality of life. The finalists must address those concerns and prove their casino will boost businesses owned by Black and Latino Chicagoers. None of alderpeople in the wards that would house the finalists for the casino has endorsed the proposal. Mayor Light foot is running for re-election. If she wins, she will have to find 26 votes for any of her proposals.
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Hammered by Complaints, Push for Chicago Casino Faces Bumpy Final Stretch

Hard Rock Hears Public Comments On Proposed Chicago Casino

The first in a series of meetings between the public and casino operators hoping to win Chicago’s sole casino license began Tuesday. Hard Rock One Central tried to convince the audience that its casino project was not tied to a larger development needing $6.5 billion in state financing.
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Hard Rock’s temporary casino in Rockford set to open in October

The temporary casino in Rockford will open in October 2021. The location at Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center is undergoing an $8 million renovation. It will hold over 600 slot machines, the Midway Bar sports bar and the Rock River Bar and Grill restaurant. Hard Rock International's $310 million casino project will create 1,200 permanent jobs and another 1.000 during construction. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill into law on June 28, 2019.
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Hard Rock’s temporary casino in Rockford set to open in October

Man refuses court in off-duty Seattle-area officer’s killing on Las Vegas Strip

Freddy Allen is accused of killing Tyler Steffins, 33, an off-duty Seattle-area police officer. Allen refused to be brought to court from the Clark County Detention Center. He is being held without bail. Justice of the Peace Harmony Letizia ordered Allen brought in court on Monday. He was released from jail in February after serving 90 days for his guilty plea to misdemeanor battery.
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Man refuses court in off-duty Seattle-area officer’s killing on Las Vegas Strip

Michigan: Kewadin Casinos to lower its land-based gaming age limit to 18

Kewadin Casinos in Michigan will lower its gaming age limit from 19 to 18. The change does not affect the minimum gaming limit of the online casino and sports betting. Kewadin Casino is owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It offers 2,002 slot machines, 25 table games, hotels, dining and other amenities at five properties in the Upper Peninsula.
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Michigan: Kewadin Casinos to lower its land-based gaming age limit to 18

Kewadin Casinos Changes Gaming Age Limit to 18-9 & 10 News

Kewadin Casinos will lower the gaming age limit from 19 to 18 starting March 30. The change is due to the tribal gaming compact that the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians have with the state of Michigan. Online casino and sports betting is regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board and the limit will remain at 21.
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Kewadin Casinos changes gaming age limit from 19 to 18

Kewadin Casinos changes gaming age limit from 19 to 18. The change will take effect from March 30, 2022 at all five Kewadins locations. It does not affect the minimum gaming limit for online casinos and sports betting. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians owns and operates KEWADIN Casino in Saults Ste Marie, St. Ignace, Hessel, Manistique and Christmas. Kewsadin offers 2,002 slot machines, 25 table games, hotels, dining and other amenities at five properties in Michigan’s eastern and central Upper Peninsula.
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Kewadin Casinos changes gaming age limit from 19 to 18

Six Best Bingo Movie Scenes

Bingo is interesting to everyone, not only senior citizens. Bingo is not just a game for pensioners, it's also a great way to pass the time and win money.
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The Greatest Gambling Flicks on Netflix

Gambling has seen a lot of growth over the last few decades. Today, you can bet on live dealer games and participate in crypto gambling. Virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litcoin are used in online casinos. There are movies targeting gambling enthusiasts.
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Ocean Casino Resort Upgrades In AC Coming By Summer

Ocean Casino Resort is renovating its 12,000-square-foot Gallery section. The Gallery will feature a 100-ft elevated bar and lounge with 59 seats and a dozen slot machines. It will also replace the operation of its sportsbook with US Bookmaking and Vic Salerno. The renovation is expected to be complete by the summer.
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Ocean Casino Resort Upgrades In AC Coming By Summer

Atlantic City Casino Executives Too Rosy On New York Casino Threat?

New York state is likely to approve up to three casino licenses in the New York City region. The seven-year moratorium on such licenses expires in December. Atlantic City's casino industry has time to react effectively. Two of the licenses are expected to go to operators who can get up and running quickly.
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Atlantic City Casino Executives Too Rosy On New York Casino Threat?

Seminole Hard Rock And Its Guitar Hotel Win Top Global Gaming Awards

Seminole Hard Rock and its Guitar Hotel at Seminole, Hard R Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won two top honors at the Global Gaming Awards 2020 held in conjunction with G2E in Las Vegas. Seminoles Hard Hard won Land-Based Operator of the Year and Guitar hotel was named Property of The Year. Hard was also a finalist for the Responsible Company of. the year and Online Casino Awards. The Global gaming awards are organized by leading B2B gaming publication Gambling Insider in association with the G 2E.
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Seminole Hard Rock And Its Guitar Hotel Win Top Global Gaming Awards

Covid Fraudster Returned to Custody Following Discovery of Las Vegas Casino Activities

Shawn Allen Farmer, 53, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining Covid-19 disaster loans and for bank fraud using stolen Social Security numbers. Farmer was released to seek medical care before reporting to prison. While on release, Farmer travelled to Hawaii without permission and obtained a Hawaii driver's license. Agents also learned that Farmer cashed out as much as $92,000 at casinos in Las Vegas. He still owed more than $42,00 on his federal criminal judgment. On Friday, a federal judge revoked Farmer's release and he was sent to jail to serve his sentence.
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02/22/22 Mega Millions winning numbers drawn TONIGHT ahead of huge 02/23/22 Powerball jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot is $75 million. Wednesday's Powerball jackpots is worth $45 million and $50 million as a cash prize. The Power Ball is played on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 11 pm ET. Lotto America is a feature of the PowerBall that costs an additional $1 to play. Non-US citizens can buy a ticket in states where Powerballs are not offered. Some Power Balls have had negative consequences after the draw. Jack Whittaker won the $315 million Powerplans in 2002 and died after being robbed and sued.
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02/22/22 Mega Millions winning numbers drawn TONIGHT ahead of huge 02/23/22 Powerball jackpot

9 Casinos Near DC (And Beyond) That Are Worth Checking Out

Live Casino & Hotel is next to sprawling Arundel Mills. It has more slot machines and a bigger poker room than MGM. The Cheesecake Factory is the busiest restaurant at Live. Horseshoe has the smallest and worst-run poker rooms. Hollywood is an event center. Charles Town is a scenic hour-and-a-half drive from DC. The crab-leg buffet is $44.99 on Friday nights at Hourseshoer. Ranson is about an hour and half away from Washington. There is no easy way to walk from the casino to the rest of National Harbor.
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Is Hard Rock Building a Guitar Hotel Outside of the Las Vegas Strip?

Hard Rock International is planning to build a new Guitar Hotel in the area of The Mirage in Las Vegas. The company has big plans for a casino outside Las Las. Vegas, but not in a big market. The Guitar hotel will be modeled after the company's original location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Is Hard Rock Building a Guitar Hotel Outside of the Las Vegas Strip?

02/15/22 Mega Millions jackpot winning numbers drawn TONIGHT after 02/14/22 Powerball prize

Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery has a top prize of $53 million. The draw comes after Monday night's huge Powerball prize worth $183 million, which was won by a player from Delaware. Lotto America is a feature of the Power Ball lottery that costs an additional $1 to play. Non-US citizens can play PowerBall in states where it's available. It's recommended that lottery winners get professional financial advice. They should inform the IRS if they win over $600. Some winners later revealed that winning the lottery destroyed their lives.
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02/15/22 Mega Millions jackpot winning numbers drawn TONIGHT after 02/14/22 Powerball prize

Las Vegas Strip Icon Set for Demolition; Another May Stay

The Tropicana and the Mirage casinos have been sold recently. The Tropics has been purchased by Bally's Corp. and it's likely to be demolished. Hard Rock International plans to demolish another Las Vegas icon. The Mirage may be spared. Las Las Vegas has many iconic attractions.
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Las Vegas Strip Icon Set for Demolition; Another May Stay

Blackjack in pop culture

Casino games are no longer just a pastime for the rich and for Las Vegas casinos, but for everyone. Blackjack is the most played casino game in the world. It is no more restricted to Las Nevada casinos but is cleared through customs on digital platforms to allow as many users as possible to play it.
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Tommy Wayne Gamble, Jr.

Tommy Wayne Gamble, Jr. passed away on January 25, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Tonya Gamble and their children Addison, Austin, Michael, Carolyn, Gary, Barbara, Audrey, Angela, April, Joe, Kortney, Emily, Matthew Fritz, Bryce Russell and Nathaniel Russell. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 30, at 4:00 PM at Colonial Funerals Home, Weber City, VA.
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Las Vegas Strip Volcano to Be Destroyed

The Mirage Hotel & Casino is getting remodeled. The volcano will be destroyed. A petition to save it has nearly 1,700 signatures. The resort will keep its name but will have a guitar-themed theme. It will open in 2018. There is no timeline for the renovation.   Opheli Garcia Lawler is a staff writer at Thrillist.
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Las Vegas Strip Volcano to Be Destroyed

Casino Games Played By Celebrities

Celebrities enjoy playing casino games. They have been visiting the top casinos in Sun City since the 50s.   They make the casinos come alive and in turn, these establishments are eager to give them VIP treatments.
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Royal Coach Tours' gamble on Las Vegas pays off

Royal Coach Tours moved into Las Vegas 5 years ago. The company's CEO credits the company’s successful expansion to timing. Lewis Bros. Stages and Showtime Tours were closing, leaving a void in the marketplace and a pool of skilled workers to recruit.
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Royal Coach Tours' gamble on Las Vegas pays off

MGM agrees to sell Mirage Casino to Hard Rock for $1bn

MGM Resorts International has sold its Mirage Casino to Hard Rock International for $1.075bn (£810.5m). The company bought the operating rights in 2000 for £3.3bn. The deal is the latest in a series of transformational transactions for MGM Resort International.
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Hard Rock International planning guitar-shaped Las Vegas hotel with Mirage purchase

Hard Rock International has announced a deal to purchase The Mirage Hotel and Casino from MGM Resorts International. HRI will pay $1.075bn in cash for the operating assets of The Mira. The brand will enter into a long-term lease agreement with VICI Properties for TheMirage's real estate property. Hard Rock owns a valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia of more than 86,000 pieces. Hard Rancher has a guitar-shaped hotel in Florida.
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Hard Rock International planning guitar-shaped Las Vegas hotel with Mirage purchase

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The American Football slot has a special feature that gamers will like. Slots are themed around the Super Bowl and the players who have won the game. The slot receiver is a wide receiver who lines up between the tight end tackle and his widest receiver. The corner of the slot is used to protect the receiver in the corner.
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