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Las Vegas Sands has tapped former New York Governor David Paterson to be its VP.Paterson ran the state from 2008 to 2010 and, earlier this year, was picked up by Sands as an advisor.His appointment as VP shouldn’t be too surprising, as Sands is hopeful that his political connections can convince the current administration in the state that it’s time to open its commercial casino market.Sands has asserted that New York State needs to consider expediting its expanded gambling operations.There are four casinos in upstate New York and three others will be allowed around New York City, but those three won’t be able to launch until 2023 per the state’s constitution.Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is pushing for a truncated timetable, asserting that a casino somewhere around New York City could produce as much as $1.5 billion in revenue, which could help improve public transportation and education.
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WSOP Vice President Jack Effel is coming under increasing pressure to step down following a weekend blunder that has everyone in the poker world talking.On Day 7, with 11 players remaining, Dario Sammartino raised to 1.7 million chips with his pocket 10s.Nick Marchington then went all in for 22.2 million with his pocket Queens.But when Sammartino asked for the dealer to count Marchington’s chips to see if he wanted to call the bet, she mistakenly announced it was 17.2 million.Sammartino had called that bet and put in the chips to match it.When the dealer realized the error, she called over officials to discuss what happened and the hand moved ahead.
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Eldorado Resorts will sell two of its properties to Twin River ahead of its $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment.Raising $230m in cash, the casino operator has reached definitive agreements to sell Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City in Missouri and Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Mississippi.The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed in early 2020, with the funds used by Eldorado for "general corporate purposes," including the Caesars purchase.The sales may also assist with the acquisition by qualming potential regulatory concerns over the new company's size, as well as the overall competitiveness of the market.Further deals should still occur, with CEO Tom Reeg previously confirming the operator will consider selling properties on the Las Vegas Strip.Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta, who bought 4.5 million Caesars shares earlier this year, said he would be "100% interested" in purchasing "one or two" such properties.
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Dermot Smurfit’s casino technology company GameAccount Network has formed a strategic partnership with Japanese arcade gaming giant Konami to bring its games online.The deal will also see GameAccount deploy Konami games to land-based casino operators using the Konami Synkros gaming enterprise management system.Konami casino slot games will be locally deployed within the GameAccount’s internet gaming system, joining those available from Ainsworth, Incredible Technologies, Scientific Games, Reel Time Gaming, GamoMAT and Multimedia Games.“Working in close collaboration with Konami to bring their games online in regulated internet gaming markets is a unique privilege,” said Smurfit.“Our mobile technology and experience in rendering compelling Class III gaming experiences online secured this long-term strategic relationship with a market-leading provider of land-based gaming content worldwide.”GameAccount’s GameSTACK technology is compatible with the regulatory regimes of New Jersey, Spain, Italy and the UK.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino proposals, Casino News, New Hotels, Casino project updates, Economy/Finance, PhilippinesMegawide Construction Corporation, in the Philippines, has reportedly abandoned a scheme that was to see it partner with local trading and shipping firm, Udenna Corporation, in order to bring a new casino resort to the central island of Mactan.According to a Sunday report from the Manila Standard newspaper, the Quezon City-headquartered construction firm had earlier revealed that it was in negotiations to build the envisioned casino resort on a 9.8-acre site located next to Mactan-Cebu International Airport.This facility was to purportedly sit alongside a new terminal it opened a year ago in collaboration with India’s GMR Infrastructure that features approximately 64,580 sq ft of retail space.Manuel Louie Ferrer, Chief Corporate Affairs and Branding Officer for Megawide Construction Corporation, declares this scheme has now been cancelled, although he revealed that the firm is still planning to bring a trio of luxury hotels offering some 1,000 rooms to the same site.The executive purportedly stated that the first of these is to be a 350-room affair that he expects will open within the next two years and be by run by an international partner.
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AmWest Entertainment LLC (trading as AmWager), one of the most progressiveUS Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) providers, has become the first US-licensed operator to offer a Cash Out feature for their players, beginning with British and Irish horse racing pools through a partnershipwith Colossus Bets
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The controversy that has surrounded the Santa Anita winter-spring racing meet continued right up until the end.American Currency, trained by Hollendorfer, suffered a catastrophic injury working on the Santa Anita training track Saturday morning.He became the fourth horse trained by Hollendorfer and the 30th overall to suffer a catastrophic injury at Santa Anita since the meet began in December.His other Santa Anita equine fatalities were Psychedelicat, 2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Battle of Midway, and nine-year-old Kochees.Two other horses trained by Hollendorfer suffered fatal injuries at Golden Gate Fields this winter.A statement released by The Stronach Group said Hollendorfer is not welcome to train or race at any of their facilities.
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The online poker market in the state of Pennsylvania is set to make its debut on July 15 and with less than four weeks remaining, the million dollar question is which online poker rooms will go live on that date?So far, state regulators have issued Interactive Gaming Certificates to seven land-based casinos to offer online poker in the state.MGM in conjunction with Borgata, its New Jersey casino property, has also been approved to offer online poker in the state under the Qualified Gaming Entities provision.While the PGCB has not disclosed which poker operators are expected to go live at launch, some of the biggest names in online poker including the likes of PokerStars, WSOP.com and 888 are among the top three contenders to launch their operations in Pennsylvania.GVC’s online poker room, partypoker has also applied to offer interactive gaming but is still waiting for its approval.The worldwide online poker leader, PokerStars, will certainly not miss the opportunity to enter a regulated US online poker market, and in fact, the room has already been approved to offer online poker, casino, and sports betting in the state thanks to its partnership with Mount Airy Casino.
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12 investor-ready third-level spin-outs will compete to be named ‘One to Watch’ at the Enterprise Ireland 2019 Big Ideas showcase in Dublin today (19 June).Running for more than 10 years, this annual showcase gives each contender a chance to pitch their new and novel technology solutions to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and fellow scientists engaged in research commercialisation.The event will also feature a session on ‘big brand ideas’ with twin brothers Declan and Garech Stone, who run an award-winning creative brand consultancy based in Amsterdam; and a keynote from social health expert Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload.Presented by Paula Bolger, this company has developed a suite of immersive virtual reality (VR) assessments for use in neuropsychology.Traditionally, these assessments are doing using paper and pencil, but Cortex Cognition challenges that this method is lengthy, labour-intensive, vulnerable to human error and associated with practice effects.Led by CEO and founder Lewize Crothers, this team is building a ‘community of opportunity’ for students to connect with employers and has already secured paying corporate customers.
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Just after finishing in third place in Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the World Series of Poker for his fourth-best career score of $154,268, bracelet winner Ryan Laplante talked with PokerNews about his run at bracelet number two.Coming into the final table of six in Event #28, Laplante was nearly even in chips with four other players, all of whom were well behind chip leader Stephen Song who held just about half the chips in play.Laplante did work in the early levels of the day, finding a key double through Song with pocket kings versus pocket fives, then sending Renato Kaneoya to the rail when his ace-king suited held versus ace-ten suited to take over the lead by a small margin.That lead wouldn't last long though, as Laplante got in a pretty dreamy spot only to lose the majority of his chips to Song.Three-handed, Laplante raised the button and Song defended the big blind.Laplante continued for 400,000, got check-raised to 1.4 million, and put in the three-bet to 5.75 million.
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Posted on June 12, 2019 by Bart ShirleyGlobal Poker Rattlesnake Open II Featured A Texas Two-Step Global Poker recently crowned the winner of its Global Poker Rattlesnake Open II Tournament of Champions.Texas native Fernando Guerra won the tournament in grand style during the first week of June.
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The WSOP will honor some of its greatest competitors at the First Fifty Honors & Dinner as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration this year.Over the past half-century, the tournament series has hosted the pinnacle of poker play each summer.It will be held at 8 p.m. June 29 at Rio’s Brasilia Ballroom.Most Memorable WSOP TV HandBest Overall WSOP Performance (single year)Most Likely to Succeed (Player currently 35 or under to win the most gold bracelets between 2020-2070)
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The Good Game Series (GGS) is just around the corner for its second edition at Bestpoker on May 12-26.The GGS 2 has something for every type of poker player with buy-ins as low a $10 and as high as $25,000.Players will have plenty of chances to build a big stack as the Championship Event is a phased tournament with five separate opening flights on May 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26.Players virtually bagging chips will compete for one more day on May 26 until a winner is crowned.is structured as a Phased Tournament (Day 1/2) and it will feature the largest guarantee of the series.There will be five separate Day 1 tournaments (May 19, 23, 24, 25, 26) for an entry to GGS Championship [Day2] $500K GTD on May 26th.
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The punch that finally ended it was below the belt.Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn’t able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round.Crawford threw a left hand that hit Khan on his right hip and Khan retreated toward his corner in pain.After taking a couple minutes trying to shake off the pain, his corner told the referee that Khan couldn’t continue.“I could tell I was breaking him down.It was a strange, unsatisfying ending to Top Rank’s first ESPN pay-per-view card, drawing loud boos from the crowd of 14,091 at Madison Square Garden.
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Day 2 of the EPT National at PokerStars EPT Sochi is in the books!Yury Masliankou (lead photo) finished on top of the counts and will enter the final table with 5,260,000 chips.Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (4,145,000) returns in second place and Leonid Bilokur (3,210,000) rounds out the top three.Daniil Lukin, Andrey Lukyanov, Alexandr Sergutin, Kartik Ved, and Sarkis Karabadzhakyan are all still in contention and with RUB 9,317,000 ($139,755) up top, we don't expect anyone to give up without a fight.2019 PokerStars EPT Sochi ₽77,000 EPT National Final TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds1Yury MasliankouBelarus5,260,0001052Kartik VedIndia1,385,000283Leonid BilokurRussia3,210,000644Daniil LukinRussia2,595,000525Andrey LukyanovRussia2,380,000486Sarkis KarabadzhakyanRussia670,000137Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia4,145,000838Alexandr SergutinRussia1,985,00040
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Sweden, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Technology, Lottery, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsMaltese online lottery services provider, Multi Brand Gaming Limited, has announced that its MultiLotto.com domain has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with prominent Swedish convenience store operator, Direkten.The Zebbug-headquartered firm used an official Monday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to detail that the new partnership is to see it join with Spelombudet Norden AB in order to introduce gaming terminals into some 30 locations managed by Direkten.Niklas Fagerstrom, MultiLotto.com Swedish Country Manager for Multi Brand, stated that the coming terminals are ‘a natural step in an ever-changing gaming market’ that will permit players across Scandinavia’s largest nation to easily access some of ‘the biggest global lottery jackpots and casino games’.He moreover declared that the in-store tablets are set to ‘bridge the gap between online and retail’ by supplying potential players with details ‘about the different betting products’ being offered.“We are very excited about this campaign as it gives us a chance to reach players who would normally interact with betting in-store rather than online.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Game manufacturers, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, MaltaA month after launching its Desert Gem video slot and Maltese online casino games developer, Kalamba Games, has now announced the debut of its Indiana Jones-inspired Ruby Hunter title.According to an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events, the Birkirkara-headquartered firm stated that the six-reel Ruby Hunter online video slot is the latest to incorporate its innovative four-level HyberBonus feature, which offers players the ability to shortcut their way into free spins by paying a ‘special bet buy-in.’Kalamba declared that the five-row title also comes complete with a spins bonus feature that is triggered by accumulating at least three temple symbols to ‘open the gates to a wealth of possibility and an added layer of engagement.’ It proclaimed that the new 3,600-ways-to-win video slot, which is being distributed on an exclusive basis via the iGaming platform from Slovenian innovator, Oryx Gaming, moreover presents aficionados with the chance to initiate associated re-spins by amassing lockable ruby jackpot symbols ‘in the pursuit of silver, gold and platinum bonus jackpots.’Alex Cohen, Chief Operating Officer for Kalamba, pronounced that his firm’s new game invites video slot aficionados to ‘embark on an adventurous quest for hidden treasures inside a mysterious temple’ and features wilds ‘around every corner.’“This slot has stunning design, animations and audio and of course incorporates our proven engagement features.
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‘Staff and students more often speak out about discrimination’I think the situation is changing for the better compared to a few years ago.Certainly there is much more awareness about inclusion and equality.This would greatly help women in research – and in any professional path – not to give up their career when they decide to have kids and start a family.I am hopeful, with universities’ heartening engagement with Athena SWAN (as I have seen in my own Health Sciences Faculty in Trinity College Dublin), for these prospects changing.I think Irish STEM needs to look at how to translate active recruitment drives to get more women into STEM into active retention and fair remuneration policies to keep the majority of talented students and graduates in Ireland (and, if possible, in public academic institutions) after our degrees.
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