A new Casino has opened in the USA – Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Penn National Gaming has opened the doors of the 44th location of Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

The Hollywood Morgantown Hotel is conveniently located near the motorway. There are many slot machines and table games, an innovative bookmaker Barstool Sportsbook, many unusual and unique restaurants and much more!

“Our new and exciting state-of-the-art casino is now open and offers a mix of the latest slot machines and table games as well as your old favorites in 50,000 square feet of gaming space! The casino also has a completely new concept of Barstool Sportsbook, offering a full-service restaurant and a bar with exciting interactive experiences, delicious dinners at Red Lotus and Tony Luke’s, as well as a fun and invigorating atmosphere,” commented Mark Guastella, Vice President and CEO.

In addition, Hollywood Casino Morgantown offers mychoice®, the best casino loyalty program in the country, rewarding all your online games on HollywoodCasino.com , Barstool Sportsbook and icasino, as well as ground games at Morgantown and our other mychoice hotels, including Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack and Hollywood York Casino.

Source: official website of Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Tampere Casino Will open in December 2021

The new Veikkaus casino, Casino Tampere, will be opened in the arena in December 2021.

Since its opening, Casino Tampere will become a trendsetter in the European casino world as a builder of a responsible gaming environment and a new type of casino arena. All casino games (slot machines and table games) will be fully authenticated. The same system and the same tools for self-control in games will be implemented in Casino Helsinki in the spring of 2021.

– Veikkaus Casinos will become pioneers in the field of responsible gaming. “Authentication provides our customers with game management tools that they can use to manage their games, for example by setting limits on their games or choosing a complete ban on games,” says Sami Aiho, CEO of Casino Tampere.

Even at present, all customers entering Casino Helsinki must have already registered. After the reform, casino customers should also always show their casino cards while playing slots or table games. The authentication system is different from other Veikkaus arcades and points of sale, where you have to be a regular customer to authenticate.

– You can become a regular customer only if you permanently reside in Finland. “We have a lot of foreign guests at the casino, so mandatory authentication associated with your Veikkaus card is not an option,” says Tiina Siltanen, CEO of Casino Helsinki.

From January next year, we will need authentication on decentralized Veikkaus slot machines (for example, in shops, kiosks, gas stations and restaurants). Veikkaus’ goal is to provide full authentication even on Pelaamo and Feel Vegas arcades by the end of June 2021. To achieve this goal, amendments will be required either to the law or to the regulations.

Tampere Casino will become a new type of arena casino with a modern and bright design and a green place where adult guests of the arena can have fun.

– Tampere Casino will be designed in cooperation with experts from different fields. Finnish interior designers in the front row, as well as AV and media specialists will work on the project. The interior design of the casino will be a combination of Finnish wood and wood with digitally personalized surfaces. Special zones forThe lounge and social games will match the pace of events at the UROS LIVE arena, offering new types of products and ways to play responsibly. In the experience arena, you can also participate in real-time mobile games if you are a registered regular customer of Veikkaus, – describes the new casino Mr. Aiho.

According to preliminary plans, Casino Tampere will involve approx. 80 people. We will start recruiting casino staff in stages after the beginning of the year.

– Most of the employees will work in the customer service department at various casino customer service points. Tampere Casino will receive its traditional table games and slot machines, and we also plan to introduce new types of entertainment and social games. The staff will be trained with a special focus on the work environment, unique even on an international scale, where responsibility, an individual approach to the client and an unforgettable experience will be priorities,” says Mr. Aiho.

Source: Veikkaus official website

Nevada Regulators Allow San Manuel Tribe to Purchase Palms

San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority, the gambling and hospitality division of California’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission as the licensee of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which the tribe announced on Thursday last week.

The Tribal Nation described the Gaming Commission’s decision as “historic” in allowing San Manuel to take over ownership of Palms. The purchase of Palms is now due to close on Friday, and the tribe has announced plans to “resume trading next spring” by March.

The tribe was unanimously approved by the gaming commission. San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority intends to purchase this place from Red Rock Resorts for $650 million. It will be the first American Indian-owned enterprise to own and operate a casino resort in Las Vegas.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to share our long tradition of hospitality with Las Vegas and realize our vision of this iconic resort, starting with the return of former and current Palms employees,” said SMGHA Chairman Latisha Casas. “Together we will create history.”

According to tribal representatives, a slight improvement in major repairs is required before the reopening, as the previous owner spent about $1 billion to repair real estate outside the strip. According to the new CEO of Palms, Cynthia Kiser Murphy, only a few minor updates are enough to “light up a building” that has not had people for several years.

Following this announcement, recruitment is currently underway for more than 1,000 positions, including casino jobs, hotel management, food and beverage, and executive positions. Interested parties will be allowed to apply after the transaction is closed on the casino website.

Although Murphy stated that the company intended to hire back many of the 1,200 former Palms employees who have been laid off since March 2020, she admitted to the Gambling Commission that she was not sure how many of them could be rehired, according to The Nevada Independent, “given the current labor market conditions in Las Vegas.” However, according to her estimates, 500 to 600 people can return.

In addition to the casino, Palms includes more than 700 hotel rooms and suites, several casual and upscale restaurants, conference rooms, a 2,500-seat theater, a swimming pool and spa, and Palms Place condominiums.

Guests will be able to make a reservation at Palms Place “within a few days after closing the deal” on the institution’s web page. However, booking rooms at the Palms Casino Resort will be available “in early 2022.”

“It is a great honor for me to reach this milestone today. As we move forward, it’s important that we bring strong Tribal values and culture to everything we do at the hotel,” Kiser Murphy said. “From the culture of team members to impeccable guest service, our goal is to create a lively and fun atmosphere not only for customers, but also for our dedicated employees.”

The tribe owns and operates the Yaamava Resort and Casino in San Manuel in Highland, California. This institution with a changed brand, formerly known as San Manuel Casino, began its work 35 years ago as a bingo hall. Now it has become one of the best places for gaming and hospitality in Southern California.

Source: Yogonet

The opening of the Suncity Casino Project in Manila Has been Postponed until 2024

Suncity Group’s subsidiary in the Philippines, Suntrust Home Developers Inc, has announced amendments to agreements signed with Megawide Construction Corporation, which suggest that the completion of the group’s integrated resort in Manila may be delayed until early 2024.

According to information provided to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday, Suntrust and Megawide have agreed to amend the Award Certificates (LOA) issued in November 2020 and an Additional Agreement signed in December 2020, which will give Megawide more time to complete its work.

LOA is providing Megawide with two packages for the construction of the Suntrust Westside City Resort Hotel and casino project, with Package 1 including a direct contract for a pile roof, earthworks and ELS worth 2.27 billion pesos. Package 2 is the main contract for the construction site and includes the basement foundation, superstructure and ABWF (Construction Work and Finishing of Architectural Structures) worth 4.02 billion pesos.

The project was originally scheduled to be completed at the end of 2023, but on Thursday Suntrust said it had agreed to extend the deadline for the completion of package 2 to “no later than March 31, 2024 to provide the parties with some flexibility.”

According to the revised agreement, Suntrust will advance 700 million pesos to Megawide, “this is a preliminary amount for additional architectural, structural and construction work for Package 2.”

Upon completion, the hotel and casino will include a 450-room hotel with a casino with 400 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines.

Source: Inside Asian Gaming

Dakota Magic Casino Is Preparing To Open A New Betting Shop

Sports betting players will soon be able to place bets at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, as the casino, run by the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, plans to open a Dakota Nation Sportsbook bookmaker. It is expected that the opening date is December 1, and the latest possible opening is January, until regulatory approvals are received.

According to Marketing Director Rogelio Rubio, since the Supreme Court gave the green light to sports betting, Dakota Magic is weighing the possibility of adding a bookmaker to the casino.

“In North Dakota, sports betting was agreed in advance and approved in the state Games agreement between the tribal nation and the state. It was only after the Supreme Court’s decision that Dakota Magic was able to take advantage of the opportunity to bet on sports,” Rubio said, according to Inforum.

The Dakota Nation Sportsbook bookmaker will include a Vegas-style lounge with large TVs, leather seats with cell phone charging stations, a limited menu, drinks and a wall-to-wall video screen. The wager is due to open on-site soon via a clerk or kiosks, but the hall is not expected to open until early next year, just in time for the Super Bowl.

Rubio also noted that other betting methods “will be discussed later,” adding that any outside bets will require the approval of the state and tribal governments.

In addition to the Hankinson Casino, the Dakota Nation bookmaker will be available at Dakota Connection stores in Sisseton and Dakota Sioux in Watertown. The South Dakota Gaming Commission has allowed sports betting starting at the Deadwood Casino in May.

Players will be able to place bets on both student and professional sports competitions. According to Rubio, the coefficients will be set by International Game Technology PlaySports.

Source: YogoNet

Penn National Gaming To Open Hollywood Casino in Pennsylvania

Penn National Gaming announced the opening of Hollywood Casino Morgantown on December 22, pending final regulatory approvals. The 80,000-square-foot facility will have 750 slot machines and 30 table games, a Barstool Sportsbook bookmaker and three restaurants.

Bookmakers and kiosks for sports and races will be located throughout the bookmaker’s office. Visitors will also find interactive games, a place for an outdoor bonfire and a point of sale of Barstool Sportsbook betting shops.

Mark Guastella, vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino Morgantown, said:

“The countdown to our grand opening begins today. “We are very pleased to welcome visitors to this beautiful new hotel soon, where they will be able to enjoy first-class games, dinner and entertainment.”

$ 111 million has been invested in the development of Hollywood Casino Morgantown, including licensing fees. Career growth opportunities are still available: about 375 new jobs have been created at the enterprise.

The Category 4 Morgantown Casino is Penn National’s fourth facility in Pennsylvania, along with the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, the Hollywood Casino at Meadows in Washington, and the Hollywood Casino York Casino, which opened in August.

Source: Focus Gaming News

SJM To Create Community Vaccination Center in Grand Lisboa

Macau casino operator SJM Resorts, SA says a three-day community vaccination center will open in Grand Lisbon from November 25 to 27 as part of its efforts to increase vaccination rates in South Africa.

The “Give a Shot, Protect Macau” event will be held in collaboration with the Macau Health Bureau, which provides vaccination services for eligible individuals in the Grand Lisbon Grand Ballroom. SJM hopes that Grand Lisboa’s convenient location will make it easier for residents to access.

For those who have been vaccinated at the event, there will be a lucky draw with more than 100 prizes, while fully vaccinated participants will also receive an exclusive SJM souvenir on a first-come, first-served basis.

SJM said that since June it has implemented a series of incentive programs aimed at encouraging employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and “continues to stand firmly on the side of the government in protecting the Macau community.”

Source: Inside Asian Gaming

Casinos in the Netherlands Will Close at Least until December 3

The Dutch government announced a short, partial isolation for three weeks, which began on November 13 and will last at least until December 3, in order to contain the increase in the number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations.

A new set of measures will be introduced, which includes the mandatory closing time of land-based gambling establishments (18:00), including casinos and slot machines.

“The virus is everywhere, and it also needs to be fought everywhere. To overcome this difficult period, additional actions are needed, therefore, starting from 18:00, six measures will be taken tomorrow to reduce contacts,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a press conference last Friday, The Brussels Times reports.

All visitors to gambling establishments must continue to present a valid coronavirus pass . Masks are still mandatory in places where entry passes due to coronavirus are not required, and people must stay 1.5 meters apart from each other in these places.

For sporting events, spectators are not allowed to attend professional and amateur events.

Source: Yogonet

Winning at a Connecticut casino, launching online betting

On October 12, online gambling and sports betting were launched slowly and limited, and 750 people could place bets over a seven-day period. In the first two days, more than $60,000 was made in bets. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation provided information on trends in sports betting, as well as on the quality of bets and trends coming from existing accounts. The winnings of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods in September increased by 7.8% and 12.1%, respectively.

Two casinos in southeastern Connecticut released their annual statistical report showing revenue growth from slot machines on Friday. Mohegan Sun reported that it saved $43.4 million after paying out prizes last month, up 7.8% from $40.2 million in September 2020. Foxwoods Resort Casino earned $31 million, which is 12.1% more compared to the same period last year.

Casinos brought the state 25% of winnings on slot machines, while the Mohegan Tribe property gave $10.9 million, and Foxwoods $7.8 million.

Both casinos launched bookmakers on their websites on September 30, and they are currently in the midst of a week-long “soft” launch of online sports betting and gambling, which feature online versions of most casino tables, as well as slot machines. The opening of online betting platforms was confirmed on October 19 by Governor Ned Lamont on his official Twitter account.

The soft launch of online gambling on Tuesday on phones, tablets, computers and desktops has limited opening hours and betting accounts. The average bet was $45, and the size of the bet ranged from $10 to just under $1,800.

The state’s initial switch to online gambling generated more than $60,000 in the first two days of betting, and the new system, including financial transactions, worked well, according to lottery officials.

President and CEO of Connecticut Lottery Corp. Greg Smith told the lottery board on Thursday, October 14 that

“we are seeing what we believe after a few days of very normal activity and so far good system testing.”

As reported in the lottery, players placed bets on the NCAA, NFL, Major League Baseball, preseason NHL, NBA, WNBA, golf, tennis and football, which Smith called “predictable sports.” The data also show that bets were also placed on Russian table tennis and UFC mixed martial arts competitions.

Robert Simmelkjaer II, chairman of the lottery, also commented:

“Accounts were created, bets were made, deposits were made, and all this without any serious problems.

State officials have limited the number of gaming accounts to 750 each for Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Connecticut Lottery Corp. Those whose requests have been rejected are waiting to place a bet when the full online game begins, which, according to Simmelkjaer, will be on Wednesday, October 20, “if everything goes well. according to the plan”.

In the near future, three gambling establishments are expected to open in New Haven and in the sports bar Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. According to Smith, seven more outlets will be opened by the end of October.

Source: Yogonet

The Opening Date of Cebu IR Emerald Bay Has been postponed to the beginning of 2023

PH Resorts Group, the gaming and hotel division of Philippine business giant Udenna Group, has postponed the planned opening date of its new integrated resort in Cebu, Emerald Bay, to the first quarter of 2023.

The company referred to the updated deadlines in a progress report filed on Monday with the Philippine Stock Exchange, while the launch of Emerald Bay was previously scheduled for 3Q22.

Revealing that almost 41% of the construction of Phase 1 is completed, and interior and finishing work will begin soon, PH Resorts Group stated that

“closely cooperates with its primary design (Steelman Partners), project management (Tenman HK Limited) and construction. (Terp Asia Construction Corporation) to ensure the completion of the first phase of the Emerald Bay project and to begin work in full in accordance with the budget and in accordance with the planned opening plan in the first quarter of 2023.”

At the first stage, there will be 4,154 square meters of a gaming floor with 600 slot machines, 122 gaming tables, a five-star hotel with 270 rooms, five food and beverage outlets and “a partially completed 300-meter-long beach that will be open to resort guests.”

Phase 2, which will be completed by 2027, will add another 8210 square meters of gaming hall, 729 slot machines, 146 gaming tables, 780 five-star hotel rooms, five villas, four swimming pools, MICE facilities and 16 food and beverage outlets.

The delay in opening Phase 1 came after PH Resorts Group announced last week that it had requested and received permission from Philippine gambling regulator PAGCOR to voluntarily suspend a temporary license for another IR development in Clark, known as The Base, in part to allow the company to focus on completing the Emerald Bay development.

Source: Inside Asian Gaming