Nearly 1,800 Hard Rock Atlantic City hospitality workers will be represented by Local 54 of the UNITE HERE!labor union have successfully negotiated a unionization contract for more than 1,780 hospitality workers at the Boardwalk resort, the Press of Atlantic City reported Friday.Talks over union representation for Hard Rock Atlantic City’s employees lasted more than six months.The New Jersey State American Federation and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) spread the news of the fruitful end of the negotiations in a Friday statement.AFL-CIO further said that the bargaining committee will recommend ratification of the contract next Thursday.Including Hard Rock Atlantic City’s staff members, UNITE HERE!
Hard Rock International is expanding its portfolio of gaming properties with the addition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, the gaming and hospitality giant announced todayHard Rock, together with real estate investment trust VICI Properties, has agreed to purchase one of Ohio’s premium gambling properties for the total amount of $745 million in cash from its current owner, Detroit-based company Jack Entertainment.Under the terms of the deal, VICI Properties, the REIT that spun off from Las Vegas casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. in 2017, will buy 100% of the interest of an entity of the Cincinnati casino that owns the land and real estate for $558 million, while Hard Rock will pay $187 million for the operating assets of the gambling venue.JACK Cincinnati Casino features a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,800 slot machines and 100 table games.In addition, the property includes six dining facilities and 33,000 square feet of meeting space.Deal Expected to Close in Late 2019
The 2018 Masters Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 8 at August National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.Tiger Woods returns to the Masters field for the first time since 2015.And with his recent string of strong play, oddsmakers have installed Woods as the favorite to win at Augusta in 2018.Let’s take a more in-depth look at 2018 Masters odds, top Masters contenders, Masters darkhorses, Masters facts, history and records.Still, the oddsmakers know fans will want to wager on Woods so they’re protecting against that certainty.The usual suspects such as Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are atop the Masters odds board.
Microgaming’s content is now live with 888casino in the UK, Scandinavian rollout of the provider’s games with the major operator coming nextMicgrogaming announced Thursday its online casino content has gone live with 888casino in the United Kingdom.The milestone agreement between the major provider and the online gambling operation enabled the latter to expand its existing offering with Microgaming’s extensive award-winning portfolio.UK customers of 888casino are now able to play some of Microgaming’s most popular titles, including Jurassic World and Game of Thrones as well as a number of Casino in Bingo side games, the Isle of Man-headquartered supplier of gaming content said in a Thursday press release.In addition, 888casino players have also been provided with access to Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, known to be the largest in the world and to have paid out more than €1 billion in winnings to a number of lucky gamblers over the years.Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network includes the widely popular Mega Moolah slot which has been smashing record upon record.
A bill requiring lottery vendors to place a warning message about addiction risks on lottery tickets is gaining momentum in the Florida LegislatureThe measure – House Bill 629 – survived on Thursday a vote in the House Commerce Committee.An identical piece of legislation was introduced in the Senate, as well, but that one is yet to be reviewed by members of the Legislature’s upper house.Authored by Rep. Will Robinson, HB 629 will require all Florida-facing lottery vendors to place the same message on the front of all lottery products distributed across the state.In addition, the piece mandates that the Lottery Department put the same message on all lottery ads and promotions.The exact wording of the message proposed by Rep. Robinson is:
Melco’s Ayia Napa satellite casino will initially employ 35 people, the company said in a Thursday press releaseWith preparations for this summer’s opening of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s third satellite casino in the Republic of Cyprus in high gear, the company has begun its search for casino staff for the facility.In a press release from earlier today, the Hong Kong-listed gaming and hospitality company, which is quickly expanding its presence in the tiny island nation, announced new job opportunities at its Cyprus Casinos “C2” satellite casino in Ayia Napa.As mentioned earlier, the facility is slated to open doors this summer.It will be Melco’s third satellite casino in Cyprus after the company debuted similar gaming venues in the capital Nicosia and at Larnaca International Airport late last year.C2 Ayia Napa will initially employ 35 people, according to today’s press release.
Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox faced grilling questions about his leadership and claims of lack of any knowledge of recurring sexual harassment incidents at the company during the second day of MassGaming’s hearing.The critical three-day hearing will help the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decide on the fate of the Las Vegas casino giant in the state.Wynn Resorts is building the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in the city of Everett near Boston.Mr. Maddox served as President of the company until its former boss, Steve Wynn, stepped down from the CEO role last February, following the publication of a Wall Street Journal article detailing a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct by the casino mogul.Since news about multiple sexual harassment incidents involving Mr. Wynn and Wynn Resorts employees emerged, Mr. Maddox has maintained that he had no previous knowledge of what was going on in the company.Commissioner Gayle Cameron was among the gaming officials to grill Mr. Maddox during the hearing with different important questions about how he missed all the red flags that something was going on.
The license application deadline for a Hellinikon casino was pushed back due to zoning issues and pending ministerial decisionsSix weeks into the bidding process for a license for the development of a €1 billion casino complex as part of a larger €8 billion integrated resort at the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport, the deadline for submitting license applications has been pushed back, local news outlet The National Herald reports.Interested casino operators originally had up until 11 am local time on April 22 to submit their applications with the Greek gambling regulator.As reported by The National Herald, the deadline has now been extended to May 31, 2019.The news outlet said citing unnamed sources that the deadline extension was due to pending zoning issues at the Ellinikon site.The project for its redevelopment into a luxury integrated resort was part of Greece’s privatization program, which the country signed in 2010 under its bailout arrangements.
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Resorts World Las Vegas owner sells $1 billion bond to finance its construction; property on track for late 2020 openingTwo subsidiaries of Malaysian casino and hospitality giant Genting Bhd priced on Tuesday $1 billion senior notes to fund the construction of Resorts World Las Vegas, a $4-plus-billion integrated resort currently under development on the Las Vegas Strip and slated to open doors in late 2020.Genting told Bursa Malaysia that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Resorts World Las Vegas LLC and RWLV Capital Inc sold a $1 billion bond with a coupon of 4.625%.This indicates a strong demand from different investors, including ones from the United States.The deal received a BBB+ rating by S According to bankers, it is on a rare occasion that a project still under development with no cash flow and with construction risk is given such a rare investment-grade rating.First Las Vegas Strip Resort
Top-level Wynn Resorts employees concealed key information about former boss Steve Wynn when the company was applying for a Boston casino licenseWynn Resorts executives intentionally concealed sexual misconduct allegations against the company’s founder and former boss, Steve Wynn, according to a report by the investigative team of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.Massachusetts regulators kicked off Tuesday a critical three-day hearing focused on how the Las Vegas hotel and casino powerhouse handled the multiple allegations leveled against Mr. Wynn by staff members and whether company officials hid information about those allegations.The ongoing hearing could be the final step before MassGaming announces its final decision on whether Wynn Resorts is suitable to operate the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor.The casino resort is slated to open doors in June.Massachusetts regulators finally released Tuesday the 199-page report into the sexual misconduct allegations compiled by its investigative team after an extensive months-long probe into the matter.
Konami Gaming, Inc. and GamingAnalytics.AI announced a partnership for rapid delivery of Gaming Analytics.AI’s self-learning, artificial intelligence-driven analytics platform to Konami customers across the globe.Leveraging data through Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system with GamingAnalytics.AI’s search-driven cognitive computing platform, users across the enterprise can ask questions via search bar or voice commands and receive instant answers, instead of constructing complex queries.GamingAnalytics.AI’s self-learning platform continuously improves with use, providing slot machine recommendations, predicting player behaviors, and identifying actions to improve player experience and operational profitability.Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Get signed up for a VIP account today to enjoy all we have to offer.
Dr. Alan Schoonmaker is a reknown PhD psychologist who, many years ago, was drawn to the mental challenge of the game of poker.He has authored 14 poker books, including four dealing with poker psychology, as well as hundreds of columns in poker publications, videos and podcasts.The money you can earn would permit you and your family to live a comfortable, pleasant life — without the travails of holding a steady job.Dr. Schoonmaker offers good reasons for reconsidering that idea.By way of example, he notes that even some of the top pros have ended up broke.Prime examples are poker celebrities Johnny Moss (who, early in his poker career, gained fame after winning the first two World Series of Poker tournament championships) and Stu Ungar (considered by many as the greatest poker player ever, drug addiction led to his going broke and death at age 45).
I’ve always explained to people that the history of table games is not a random walk.I think that Caribbean Stud has a few significant flaws and that had it been invented after a few other games, it may not have been nearly successful, but I’ll save that for another day.Perhaps one could argue that Let It Ride should have come before Caribbean Stud if we’re looking at this as an evolution.Ironically, the true goal of the inventors of Let It Ride was to create demand for Shuffle Master’s single deck shuffler.The goal is to get a pair of 10’s or better.The stronger the hand, the more you get paid for each wager still in play at the end of the hand.
James Woods may have found the real ace.If Miami John Cernuto doesn’t belong in the Poker Hall of Fame, then who does?”At 75, Cernuto has shown no signs of slowing down.Poker Classic at Commerce Casino this winter, he has cashed in seven events, including reaching three final tables and winning the 2-7 Triple Draw event."Little did I know that all of my home game experience would fall far short in preparing me for a life of professional poker.”He goes on to say: “As a graduate of Florida State University, I can claim that the best decade for my Seminoles in football was the '90s, so went my poker career.
A joint venture of Greek companies was awarded the construction contract for the City of Dreams Mediterranean casino resortIntegrated Casino Resort Cyprus Ltd. (ICR Cyprus) awarded Tuesday the concession for the construction of what would be the Republic of Cyprus’ first integrated casino resort to Avax – Terna J.V., a joint venture between Greek companies GEK Terna and J Avax.ICR Cyprus revealed in a Tuesday statement that according to the principal contract, construction is set to begin early this month and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.City of Dreams Mediterranean will be the first integrated casino resort on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and Europe’s largest property of this kind.The luxury resort will be built over 37 hectares of land in the western part of the city of Limassol.ICR Cyprus said Tuesday that the property will be constructed to the “highest sustainability standards to adapt to the natural environment.”
Online sports betting have rocked the world in many ways.Not only does it make sports more entertaining and thrilling, but it also gives people the chance to win monetary prizes while having fun watching the sport.Indeed, online sports betting have attracted more people than ever before.However, most of these are pretty new to the whole concept of it.Fortunately, you’ve found this article as we’ll help you get started in this beautiful mess.Make sure that the site is reputable, one which is safe and secure in dealing with transactions.
MGM acquires Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park’s operating assets to add another gambling property to its ever-growing portfolioMGM Resorts International announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of the operating assets of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park from its real estate investment trust MGM Growth Properties.As part of the transaction, MGM will lease the real property from its REIT.MGM Growth Properties purchased the Northfield, Ohio-based venue from Milstein Entertainment last year for $1.02 billion.The property continued to be operated by Florida-based gaming and hospitality company Hard Rock International under an agreement with its new owner until it was announced last September that rival MGM would purchase the operating assets of one of Ohio’s busiest gambling facilities.Under the terms of the recently closed deal, MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership redeemed approximately 9.4 million of its Operating Partnership units from a MGM subsidiary.
Property officials said they did not want to compete with the disruption of the upcoming presidential electionSir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels has pushed back the start of the transformation of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas into Virgin Hotel Las Vegas to immediately after next February’s Super Bowl, property officials confirmed Monday.Mr. Branson’s hotel business bought the property last spring and announced a multi-million remodel project that would fully transform it into a Virgin resort.Virgin Hotels originally announced that it would plough $150 million into the renovation of the complex and the addition of new facilities.Construction work at the property is set to begin on February 4, 2020.The property’s eight-month renovation was expected to begin late this summer or early in the fall.
Arkansas officially joins today the list of US states where commercial casino gambling is legal and availableTwo state race tracks are set to launch today full-blown casino gambling offering after their license applications were issued by the Arkansas Racing Commission late last month.A constitutional amendment that was approved by Arkansas residents at a statewide vote last November enabled Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis to transform into full-scale casino properties and to offer slot machines and table games.It is also important to note that Oaklawn Racing & Gaming will now operate as Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.The property’s rebrand was unveiled late last month in anticipation for today’s official launch of casino gambling.Following the approval of Amendment 100 last November, Oaklawn owners announced a $100 million expansion of the property’s existing amenities.