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Southland Casino opens first phase of new hotel

Southland Casino Hotel in West Memphis, Ark., has opened the first phase of its new hotel. The hotel has 89 rooms on six floors, including six of the hotel’s 60 suites. Southland”s ongoing $320 million casino expansion included the spring opening of a new 113,000-square-foot gaming floor.
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Southland Casino opens first phase of new hotel

Southland Casino Hotel opens new guest rooms

The Southland Casino has opened the first phase of its new hotel. The hotel offers rooms for the public and Lucky North player rewards club members. On July 1, Southlands opened 89 rooms on six floors, including six of the hotel's 60 suites. A second phase is expected to open in September. Southlings’ $320 million casino expansion included the spring opening of a new 113,000-square-foot gaming floor.
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First guest rooms open at Southland Casino Hotel in West Memphis

Southland opened the first phase of its new hotel on July 1. The hotel has 89 rooms on six floors, including six of the hotel's 60 suites. It's hoped that the new facility will attract more visitors to the Memphis area. The remainder of rooms in the 300-room, 20-story tower are anticipated to open in September. Southland is planning an advertising campaign to increase awareness of hotel and casino in major markets within 300 miles. They have formed partnerships with the Chamber of Commerce and Memphis Tourism to promote the casino as a regional destination.
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First guest rooms open at Southland Casino Hotel in West Memphis

How a Santa Barbara Mathematician Beat the Casinos

Eliot Jacobson is a former professor who made a career out of cracking casino games. He's been banned from several casinos and threatened with violence. Now he's an independent consultant for the casino industry. His latest book, Advanced Advantage Play, is 475 pages long and teaches readers how to beat blackjack and baccarat. It's available for $12.95 on Amazon. He'd give it away if he could. The book is rare and expensive. One of the few other advantage play books can cost upward of $1,000. Jacobon wants to spread the word and let the best man win.
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Downtown casino buys shuttered bar in Laclede's Landing

Tropicana St. Louis LLC bought the Big Daddy's on the Landing for $1.2 million. The owner, Caesars Entertainment Inc., wants to see more residential and office uses in the area. BigDaddy's owner Ryan Loeffler shuttered the bar in January 2021 and sold it a year later. He operates four other restaurants: Big daddy's Soulard, Big dad's 618 in Belleville, Big diy's Edwardsville and Silver Creek Saloon in Belleville.
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Downtown casino buys shuttered bar in Laclede's Landing
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Missouri's 13 casinos post slight revenue drop in January amid call for crackdown on illegal machines

Missouri's 13 casinos posted $145.4 million in revenue for the month of January. The St. Louis market reported $72.7 million, while the Kansas City market posted $50. 7 million. Ameristar St Charles in St Louis placed first among all venues, delivering $24.3 million but the figure was 6. 3% down from the same period last year. Hollywood Casino St., Louis ($18.9 million), and River City Casino in, St, Louis, placed second and third.
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Missouri's 13 casinos post slight revenue drop in January amid call for crackdown on illegal machines

$1 million slot tournament win at M Resort Casino

Christine F. won $1 million in the 2022 mychoice Millionaire Slot Tournament at M Resort Spa Casino. She was visiting Las Vegas from St. Louis. 280 players participated in this year's tournament. $10,000 in Free SlotPlay and Comps were also awarded to lucky attendees.
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U.S. casinos see best month ever

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. The previous record was July 2021 at $4.92 billion. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. The report also includes details about how much casinos paid to state and local governments in 2021. Atlantic City's casino revenue is still not recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. It's estimated that it will be $53 billion in the year 2021, up 21%.
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U.S. casinos see best month ever

US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. Atlantic City's casino economy is still struggling. The association also released its annual State of the States report on Wednesday. It shows that commercial casinos paid a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021.
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US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B

Jon Peters COO of Kiowa Casino & Hotel, "We couldn't be more excited to partner with QCI and bring this world-class technology to southwest Oklahoma"

Kiowa Casino & Hotel in Devol, Oklahoma has begun installing the QCI Platform – Nimble Edition. The Unified Gaming Platform aligns marketing, player development, and casino operations around one view of the casino's data. With 60 casino resorts in North America and over 3,000 sites worldwide, QCI's product is proven to meet the growing needs of Kiowa.
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Jon Peters COO of Kiowa Casino & Hotel, "We couldn't be more excited to partner with QCI and bring this world-class technology to southwest Oklahoma"
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Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever

Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever. Sports betting being legalized in more states could boost the industry. The industry is encouraged by the strong performance in gaming revenue. The economy faces significant challenges. It could slow the current growth trends. There is still room for growth in the tourism industry in Nevada. However, it is not as good as it was before the pandemic. They need non-gaming areas to return to normal levels. International visitation and trade show and convention attendance are improving. But they haven't returned to pre-pandemic levels yet.
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Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever

Casinos see best month ever in March, winning $5.3B nationally

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. The previous record was July 2021 at $4.92 billion. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. Las Vegas Strip is the largest casino market in the U.,S., followed by Atlantic City. The report also reports a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021. It also ranks the Las Angeles Strip as the biggest casino city.
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Casinos see best month ever in March, winning $5.3B nationally

US Casinos Had Their Best Month Ever in March, Winning $5.3B

US Casinos Had Their Best Month Ever in March, Winning $5.3B. The previous record was July 2021 at $4.92B, and the first quarter of this year was the best ever. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this season: Arkansas, Florida and New York. The industry is doing well despite headwinds from supply chain constraints, labor shortages and inflation. Atlantic City casinos are still struggling. In 2021, commercial casinos paid a record $11.69B in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments.
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US Casinos Had Their Best Month Ever in March, Winning $5.3B

U.S. casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3 billion

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. The association also released its annual State of the States report. The report includes new details, including that commercial casinos paid a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021. Atlantic City's casino revenue hasn't recovered from the pandemic.
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U.S. casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3 billion

Pennsylvania casinos brought in almost $2.88 billion in combined revenue in 2021

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. Atlantic City's casino economy is still struggling. The association also released its annual State of the States report on Wednesday. It shows that commercial casinos paid a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021.
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Pennsylvania casinos brought in almost $2.88 billion in combined revenue in 2021

Industry Leader Buddy Frank says, "Congratulations to Quick Custom Intelligence on the Announcement of Signing their 60th Casino Resort."

Quick Custom Intelligence signed their 60th casino resort. QCI has installed its software in over 50 casino resorts in North America and over 3,000 sites worldwide. Qci products provide tooling for gaming operators managing over $10 billion in annual gross gaming revenue. The Q CI Platform is a best-in-class on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based technology. CEO Ralph Thomas is excited to announce the signing of their first 60 casino-resorts in the North American market. Buddy Frank is an experienced Principal Chief Slot Officer with a demonstrated history of working in gambling & casinos industry.
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Industry Leader Buddy Frank says, "Congratulations to Quick Custom Intelligence on the Announcement of Signing their 60th Casino Resort."

Chicago casino bids are mediocre-Lightfoot should start over

In 1992, Chicago had the three largest, publicly traded gaming companies and the Pritzker family promising to invest $2 billion in downtown. Now, 30 years later, the city has only been able to attract three mid-tier gaming operators. The 2022 proposals offer less than half the level of private investment.
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Chicago casino bids are mediocre-Lightfoot should start over

Full House and Casino Queen Tab Execs For Illinois Casinos

Full House Resorts and DraftKings at Casino Queen have announced management-level hirings for their respective Illinois-based operations. Full House has taken first steps towards constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan. Draft Kings at casino Queen has hired Marc VanderWeele as its new general manager.
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Full House and Casino Queen Tab Execs For Illinois Casinos

Caesars' Lumière Place casino to undergo transformation into 'Horseshoe Saint Louis' in Missouri

Caesars' Lumière Place casino in Missouri is set to become Horseshoe Saint Louis. The transformation is expected to be complete in spring 2022. Hourseshoes was launched in 1951 and is known for its classic style and gambling experience. Lumiere Place has a 75,000-square-foot casino, slot machines, table games, and a new WSOP Poker Room. It also features a 400-ft tunnel and the Lumerère Link.  The LummerèreLink is a moving walkway between the central business district and Luminèreplace resort.
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Caesars' Lumière Place casino to undergo transformation into 'Horseshoe Saint Louis' in Missouri

They Want Us to Call Lumiere Casino "Horseshoe St. Louis" Now, Apparently

Caesars Entertainment announced a grand rebranding of the Lumière Place Casino. The casino will be called Horseshoe St. Louis. St Louisans are not fond of changing names. Lumiere Place will live on.   for the weekly newsletters. Local journalism is important and readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020. Help us keep this story going in 2021. . You can support local journalism by making a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge.
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Lumière Place Casino & Hotel To Become Horseshoe Saint Louis

Lumière Place Casino & Hotel is being transformed into Horseshoe Saint Louis. The transformation is expected to be finalized in spring 2022. Since 1951 Hourseshoes have been the home of the best odds, highest limits and biggest jackpots. The brand's new WSOP Poker Room is the pulse of poker with 10 tables featuring Texas Hold’EM, Omaha and many others. Tournaments are expected in the near future. It is a gaming experience that is right for the gambler.
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Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels is getting a new name

Caesars Entertainment Incorporated announced that its Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels property in St Louis will be rebranded as the Horseshoe Saint Louis. The company expects to have finalized the transformation in the spring.
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Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels is getting a new name

Lumière Place casino changes name to Horseshoe St. Louis

Lumière Place Casino & Hotel in downtown St. Louis is being rebranded as the Horseshoe St Louis. Caesars Entertainment Inc. will begin to change signage and update the casino floor by this spring. A new Starbucks is expected to open later this year. The company also began rebranding its Bally's hotel-casino in Las Vegas to Hourseshoes late last month.
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Lumière Place casino changes name to Horseshoe St. Louis

Raving and Quick Custom Intelligence Partner to Provide Casino Operators With the Most Effective Software Tool and an Industry-Leading Support Team

Raving and Quick Custom Intelligence have partnered to provide gaming operators with an effective software tool and tailored onsite training. The QCI platform and Raving's on-site expert support gives organizations access to the data they need to make quick, evidence-based decisions in this competitive and ever-changing market. Qci is proud to be working with Ravets to bring increased value to their ecosystem. They are already working on driving value with mutual customers. It touches $10 billion of GGR annually.
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Raving and Quick Custom Intelligence Partner to Provide Casino Operators With the Most Effective Software Tool and an Industry-Leading Support Team

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel Selects Quick Custom Intelligence's Unified Gaming Platform

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel will install QCI Platform – Nimble Edition. Unified Gaming Platform aligns marketing, player development, and casino operations around one view of the casino's data. Qci has over 45 casino resorts in North America and over 3,000 sites worldwide using its platform. Blue Lake offers the premier casino experience on California's Redwood Coast. Its hotel amenities include room service, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool + spa, outdoor swimming pool, spa and safe storage. It offers 700 slots, Bigfoot Bonus Jackpots, a variety of Table Games, the Redwoods Rewards Club, exclusive concerts in the Sapphire Palace and private events.
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$1.7 million Lotto ticket sold locally

The winner of the $1.7 million jackpot from the Dec. 22 drawing is from Farmington, Missouri. The ticket was bought at Convenience Barn 2, 1750 W. Columbia St. in Farminton. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of his or her ticket and keep it in a safe place until they're ready to claim.
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$1.7 million Lotto ticket sold in Farmington

$1.7 million Lotto jackpot was won by a Farmington, Missouri, ticket holder. The jackpots reset to $1 million for Saturday's drawing. Lottery officials encourage the winner to keep the ticket safe until he or she claims the prize. He or her can choose to receive the jackpupil in one lump sum payment or in 25 annual payments.
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Vegas-based Full House Resorts approved for casino resort near Chicago

Full House Resorts won preliminary approval from the Illinois Gaming Control Board to build a casino and hotel complex 40 miles north of downtown Chicago. The company will open a temporary casino in Waukegan by the middle of 2022. It will be followed by a permanent casino, hotel and entertainment complex finished by 2024. Full House also owns Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada and operates the gaming space at the Hyatt Resort in North Lake Tahoe. Full house raised more than $300 million in new debt earlier this year to help pay for the Colorado project, an expansion at its casino. in Mississippi and the Wausau development.
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Vegas-based Full House Resorts approved for casino resort near Chicago

Lake Ozark getting lots of calls about casino

Osage Nation bought 28 acres of land in Lake Ozark for a casino and entertainment complex. The city is getting many calls from interested parties. It will ask them to send a questionnaire to those interested in the project. The board of aldermen will approve the request. City Administrator David Mitchem wants to engage developers early in their development. He wants the city to prepare for the development on a large scale. They need to consider the impact on quality of life issues and infrastructure. There are TIF districts that are of interest to developers. A city strategy will be developed to plan for this development and to make it predictable.
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Deutsche Bank Stick to Their Hold Rating for Penn National Gaming By Investing.com

Deutsche Bank maintain their Hold rating on Penn National Gaming. The company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.51 billion and a net profit of $239.1 million. According to TipRanks, the consensus among 13 Tipranks analysts is for a Moderate Buy rating of shares in Penn. National. Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment.
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Indiana The Talk Of Southland Cook County Casino License Applicants

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering a casino license application from Southland Cook County. The board did not vote on the three finalists Wednesday. They will meet again next Wednesday to choose a winner. The winner will be announced by January. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill that legalized sports betting in June 2019. State Rep. Anthony DeLuca asked him to push the IGB into action.
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Guide to the History of Land-Based Casinos: The First Gambling Establishments

Land-based casinos are real-world gambling venues. They are located in cities like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Some land- based casinos offer a wide range of games. Others offer entertainment acts and drinks. They also offer several electronic games, which is why some players prefer them to online casinos. The history of land based gambling casinos is detailed in the book "The First Gambling Establishments".
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Guide to the History of Land-Based Casinos: The First Gambling Establishments

Are Slot Machines Legal in Chicago?

Illinois is a gambling hotbed. There are 10 riverboat casinos, 2 commercial casino proposals and video gaming terminals. The age of gambling is fluctuating.
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Are Slot Machines Legal in Chicago?

DraftKings At Casino Queen Now Offers CQ Rewards

CQ Rewards is a new gaming and retail rewards program. It is available at DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis and Casino Queens Marquette in Marquete, Iowa. CQ rewards are accumulated by playing video poker, reel slots, and table games. Existing Royalty Rewards members can switch their current cards to a Cq Rewards card from the Player's Club.
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Casino Queen Holding Selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System for DraftKings at Casino Queen and Casino Queen Marquette

Casino Queen Holding, Inc. and Konami Gaming, will introduce SYNKROS to power casino systems technology at DraftKings at Casino Queen in St. Louis and Casino Queens Marquette in Marquete, Iowa. The new technology will be available in early fall. It will provide guests with the full convenience of cashless wagering and personalized casino rewards. It is also the all-in-one Title 31 / Anti-Money Laundering solution. Konami is thrilled to partner with CasinoQueen.com. They offer their customers information about SYNK31.
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Nonsmokers Rights Group Request MLB to Help Ban Smoking in Vegas Casinos

Nonsmokers Rights group wants to ban smoking in Nevada casinos. They have written to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and Oakland Athletics asking him to help ban it. The A's are considering moving to Nevada. Louisiana Shreveport City recently banned smoking. Park MGM in Vegas banned it last year. NoMad Las Vegas and No Madrid Hotel with a hotel at Park Mg upon it has also banned.
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Commission won't pursue a casino smoking ban

Commission won't pursue a casino smoking ban. Councilman P.J. Kovac's attempt to prohibit smoking at the Frontier Casino didn't gain support from the full council. Some feared a smoking Ban would put the St. Joseph casino at a competitive disadvantage with nearby casinos. The city's smoking bans passed in 2014 with 52% voter approval.
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Bank of America Securities Stick to Their Buy Rating for Penn National Gaming By Investing.com

Bank of America Securities analyst Shaun Kelley reiterated a Buy rating on Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:) on Friday. The consensus among 8 TipRanks analysts is for a Moderate Buy. The analysts price targets range from a high of $158 to a low of $31. Penn. National. Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. It operates through the following business segments: Northeast, South, West and Midwest.
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Hollywood Casino applies for permit to expand, move on land

Hollywood Casino filed a permit to expand its operations and move onto land. The new casino will be 106,209 square feet. It will cost $21 million to $25 million. There will also be a sports bar/entertainment venue with seating for 250, a Shaquille O'Neal's Big Chicken Restaurant and a viewing area.
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Laguna Development Corporation Partners With Quick Custom Intelligence's Slot Platform

Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico has chosen the QCI Slot platform. The platform is designed to increase efficiencies across all aspects of the slot floor at Route 66. Laguna Development Corporation has had a history of successful business ventures in the State of New Mexican since its inception in 1998. LDC is committed to seeking opportunities to elevate the levels of success already achieved. It has a solid management team in place, proven financial strength, a stable business environment, entrepreneurial growth strategy and the trust of its shareholders.
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