Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino News, Casino closures, MississippiAfter two years of ownership, Pennsylvania-based gaming and racing operator, Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: NASDAQ) announced Tuesday that effective June 30, 2019, operations at its Resorts Casino Tunica property in Mississippi will cease subject to regulatory approvals.“we did everything in our control to keep the property profitable“In March 2017, the Wyomissing-headquartered company took over operations of both Bally’s Casino Tunica (later renamed “1st Jackpot”) and Resorts Casino Tunica.At the time, the firm explained that after completing the Tunica County deals, it intended to lease the then newly-acquired properties from its Gaming and Leisure Properties Incorporated (GLPI) real estate spin-off for an initial combined annual rent of $9 million.According to the official press release…
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Las Vegas, Casino project updates, NevadaIn February, it was announced that the Fontainebleau casino of Las Vegas would become The Drew Las Vegas.The casino has sat unfinished for several years, now set to reopen as a new venue.The Witkoff Group LLC and the Marriott International have come together in a partnership to revive the property.Developer, Steve Witkoff, initially stated that The Drew Las Vegas would open in late 2020.Yet, the process is now going to take longer than expected.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Game manufacturers, Mobile gaming, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, MaltaLess than a month after launching its Easter-themed, Mammoth Chase: Easter Edition video slot and Maltese online casino games developer, Kalamba Games, has now returned with its five-reel and 40-payline Age of Ice Dragons innovation.The Birkirkara-headquartered firm used an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to declare that its latest video slot innovation, which is based on last year’s Age of Dragons predecessor, features ‘a touch of frost’ and has been premiered ‘just in time for dragon season.’Kalamba Games stated that the latest title challenges players to battle fire-breathing dragon characters in hopes of conquering the Dragon Throne by accumulating scatters, bonus spins and ‘big wins.’ It explained that its newest video slot innovation, which offers competitors the chance to take home up to 2,000 times their original wager, also comes complete with an in-game collection of mechanics and full-reel-locking wilds and is initially being made available on an exclusive basis via the platform from Slovenian innovator, Oryx Gaming.Alex Cohen, Chief Operating Officer for Kalamba, proclaimed that the medium-volatility slot moreover utilizes his firm’s Mission Feature advance in order to give competitors the chance to bank even larger awards via bronze, silver and platinum levels by collecting a fixed number of spins.As with all of the video slots from Kalamba, Cohen used the Wednesday press release to detail that the mobile-friendly Age of Ice Dragons furthermore offers his firm’s Quick Deposit in-game support facility alongside a newly-developed bonus spins feature.
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Effective immediately, Mary Elizabeth Higgins, Affinity Gaming's former CFO and COO, has been named the company's new CEO
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Richard Thorp has left FSB after four years and seven months with the supplier
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New system will stop people under the age of 18 from viewing porn sites.The UK government has confirmed that its controversial age verification rules for porn will become law on 15 July.Digital minister Margot James said that the UK will become the first country in the world to bring in age verification for online pornography and that the move puts the same protections in place that exist offline for people under 18.Under the new rules, porn sites must check the age of users or risk facing sanctions.Websites that fail to implement age verification technology face having payment services withdrawn or being blocked for UK users.James said that the move is backed by 88pc of UK parents with children aged between seven and 17.
Apple is reportedly in talks with four different sensor developers to keep up with the major autonomous car players.As we saw recently, LiDAR sensor development for autonomous vehicles is no easy task, and now Apple is said to be seeking outside help in a bid to overcome its less-than-stellar performance with its own work under Project Titan.According to Reuters, Apple is in talks with at least four unnamed LiDAR developers as possible suppliers for its autonomous car sensors.It will evaluate these companies’ technologies, all while Apple continues to develop its own LiDAR in-house.Three people familiar with the discussions said that Apple’s plan is to seek LiDAR units that would be much smaller, cheaper and capable of being mass-produced at a scale not currently available today.Executives have demanded that it be a “revolutionary design” and it would mean Apple would control the entire production chain of hardware behind autonomous vehicles.
Chinese video app TikTok has been delisted on Google and Apple app stores in India after concerns surrounding pornography and child exploitation.Google and Apple have delisted Chinese video app TikTok from their app stores in India following a court order prohibiting downloads.The ban comes after an application to the federal government from the Madras high court in southern Tamil Nadu.The court successfully sought to remove the app amid concerns that people were using it for pornographic and child exploitation purposes.Indian lawmakers argue that TikTok encourages teens and young adults to participate in “cultural degredation”.The app has already been banned in Bangladesh and was recently handed the largest ever fine for a US case involving data privacy.
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With companies looking to move away from animal testing, a new toxicity tester algorithm could save thousands of animals’ lives.After decades of animal testing for everything from industrial cleaners to beauty products, it seems as if artificial intelligence will soon be stepping into save potentially thousands of animals from further testing.A team of researchers led by Rutgers University announced a first-of-its-kind algorithm for the testing of chemical toxicity for the benefit of workers in various industries and the animals behind the scenes.Of the 85,000 compounds used in consumer products, the majority have not been comprehensively tested for safety.However, not only is it considered an ethical issue, but the researchers state that trying to test tens of thousands of chemicals on animals is both too costly and time consuming.“There is an urgent, worldwide need for an accurate, cost-effective and rapid way to test the toxicity of chemicals,” said lead researcher Daniel Russo.
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Increased competition from recent gaming expansions in Arkansas has forced Penn National Gaming to begin procedures to close Resorts Casino Tunica, effective 30 June
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Police have detained 43 people from the Taichung area, Taipei, for allegedly operating online gambling sites
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But honest communication and clear goals are key to win the public over.Drip, drip, drip … that’s the sound of relevant information emerging around the future of Ireland’s seven-year-old National Broadband Plan.Yesterday (16 April) Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in responding to Sinn Fein TD Mary Lou McDonald’s questions, confirmed that rather than the plan – if it is passed by cabinet – costing €3bn in one fell swoop, it will be spread out over 25 years.‘Again, bear in mind the benefits – 540,000 homes, farms and businesses, over a million people.A huge project, a huge scale’The plan was meant to go before cabinet yesterday but possibly due to the tragicomedy that is the state of Irish soccer and other pressing matters like the freak show that is Brexit, it might not be rubber-stamped this month as Ireland’s legislators like to enjoy a generous two-week break.
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New Irish research has shown that it could soon be possible to drastically change the size and shape of future wearable devices using a new material.Last February, the Science Foundation Ireland centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER) based at Trinity College Dublin unveiled a newcomer in the materials science space.The ink-based nanomaterial dubbed MXene was described as being a boon to the electric vehicle industry by significantly boosting their average range.Now, in a paper published to Nature Communications, lead investigator of the project Prof Valeria Nicolosi and her team revealed how the nanomaterial could also herald a revolution in the wearables space.Recent figures released by the International Data Corporation showed that the market for wearables continues to remain strong, but is also growing.Globally, the market grew by 31.4pc in Q4 2018 with as many as 172.2m devices shipped over the entirety of last year.
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An island 5km off Europe’s stormy north-west coast is now fully connected to the digital age.Mobile operator Three Ireland has made the Donegal island of Arranmore one of the most connected places on Earth.The company worked closely with the community and businesses on the island to turn its distance to a distinct advantage.A new digital hub – Mol Oifig Digiteach Árainn Mhór (MODAM) – has been established by the Arranmore Business Council complete with remote working desks and the latest conferencing facilities.Three partnered with the Council and installed a wireless leased line at the hub, as well as a managed local area network (LAN), managed firewall, video and tele conferencing.A number of business and remote workers have already started using the Hub which has 13 spaces.
The industry’s leading casino games provider High 5 Games have announced that starting April 11th, 2019 they entered a partnership with LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group, and so managed to secure a global content distribution deal.So if you did not get the time yet to test any of the H5G slots, which we seriously doubt, now would be the time to go over to LeoVegas Casino and see firsthand what you can expect from these games.What the Contract EntailsHigh 5 Games are based in New York and they continue to strive and to expand further into regulated markets and this is only one example of that.According to this agreement H5G will get the opportunity to deliver over 80 of their slot games to the Stockholm-listed operator.The way this is supposed to be done is through market-leading remote game server High 5 VAULT, and it will include a lot of popular titles such as:Secrets of the Forest slot
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//--- Who’s who of gaming---// The third edition of Crypto Games Conference (CGC) will take place in Minsk, Belarus
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Just as Walt Disney and Apple enter the fray, investors are spooked by less-than-optimistic outlook by industry pioneer.Shares in Netflix fell 1pc in overnight trading after the company gave a weak forecast yesterday (16 April), predicting it would pick up fewer streaming subscribers in Q2.The company reported strong Q1 figures with revenues coming in higher than Wall Street expectations at $4.52bn, up 22pc year on year.The company now has 155m total subscribers globally and accounts for nearly 30pc of global streaming subscriptions, according to IHS.Average revenue per user declined by 2pc as the company said it is tracking some “modest short-term churn effect” from price increases in the US, Brazil, Mexico and parts of Europe.“We’re looking forward to a strong slate of global content in the second half of the year, including new seasons of some of our biggest series, Stranger Things (4 July), 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black, The Crown and La Casa de Papel (aka Money Heist) as well as big films like Michael Bay’s Six Underground and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and expect another year of record annual paid net adds in 2019,” Netflix said in a letter to shareholders.
Scientists have scanned our planet to take its ‘skin’ temperature and have confirmed that recent global warming measurements are accurate.NASA has added even more scientific evidence that climate change is having significant negative effects on our planet.Using a satellite-based infrared measurement system called the atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS), the US space agency collected its measurements of the ‘skin’ temperature of the Earth between 2003 and 2017.Then, it compared these with station-based analyses of surface air temperature anomalies, mostly from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP).Now, in a paper published to Environmental Research Letters, NASA’s researchers have reported a high level of consistency between the two enormous datasets over the course of the 15-year period.Dr Joel Susskind from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said that AIRS data complements GISTEMP because it is at a higher spatial resolution than GISTEMP, and has more complete global coverage.
It can be hard to follow all the CV advice and you might still be wondering if yours will stand out.However, Hays’ Marc Burrage says the most important thing is that it answers three important questions.So, what is it that makes your CV stand out from all the rest?What value can you bring to the organisation?Think of your CV as your own living, breathing, personal marketing pitch; a pitch that succinctly answers all those burning questions your audience (ie recruiters and hiring managers) has about you.Does the company’s mission particularly resonate?
The smartphone industry is in its third year of decline, but 5G may not be the antidote it needs.California chip giant Intel said it is exiting the 5G smartphone business and will instead focus on opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in personal computers, internet of things (IoT) devices and other data-centric systems such as cars.The decision came hours after smartphone and computer giant Apple announced a settlement with Qualcomm, ending two years of bitter litigation as the two companies agreed to a six-year licence agreement and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.‘5G continues to be a strategic priority across Intel, and our team has developed a valuable portfolio of wireless products and intellectual property’The decision by Intel to leave the smartphone 5G market raises questions over whether 5G can actually revive the flagging smartphone business, which is now in its third year of decline.It has been reported that Apple had been concerned about having Intel as a sole supplier of 5G chips, and questions about whether it could meet its 5G schedule may have prompted the settlement with Qualcomm.
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