NetEnt Receives Legal License from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for Gambling

NetEnt produces casino games and it is also one of the market leaders in this field. The company is based in Sweden and Malta. It contains over 600 employees, whose primary concern is the development and production of new hit games. The NetEnt games are very attractive for players. Apart from the games being challenging and realistic, they also offer the player a real chance at winning monetary prizes. Moreover, at an online casino with NetEnt casino software, you as a player are provided with a high payout percentage. Netent, the Swedish online gaming supplier submitted its application for an interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License last September. NetEnt will now provide its products to interested local gambling operators. The application for a full license is under review. Whereas NetEnt obtained a conditional license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, hence, it can now expose its online casino content to the state’s newly regulated market. Acquiring a license to allocate NetEnt’s products across Pennsylvania casinos was a pleasing manner to start off. The managing director of NetEnt America LLC, Erik Nyman, declared in a press meet that they are pleased to be in the first round of licensees. Also, they said that this would perfectly fit their strategy to be live with their products “on the first day of the market opening”. The Pennsylvania gambling regulator urged licensed online gaming operators to ensure that their operations were in full compliance with the new wire act. Furthermore, the last October, the company signed a customer agreement with Penn Online Entertainment...

David “ODB” Baker Takes WPT L.A. Poker Classic Down

The gold bracelet winner and the Former WSOP David “ODB” Baker, after taking the L.A. Poker Classic down, now boast a WPT title. So, David “ODB” Baker is now the new champion of WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Baker survived through tournament’s packed six-handed final table and also earned $1,015,000. He became the last man to be standing in this tournament. Moreover, the edition of this year’s WPT L.A. Poker Classic of drew around 546 entries. Also, it generated a prize of around $5,169,270. The first 5 days of the tournament were played in the Los Angeles area, just as usual, at Commerce Casino. Also, those 5 days have also been the lead-up to the culmination of the event. Also, the finale took place in Las Vegas at HyperX Esports Arena. The final table of the WPT L.A. Poker Classic was new WPT season’s 1st televised finale. Moreover, with the newly forged partnership with the latest eSports venue, the popular poker series will be holding all of the televised final tables. Also, WPT L.A. Poker Classic’s 6-handed final table kicked off with the WPT champion Darren Elias who is a record-breaker as the chip leader. Elias who has been holding around 9.07 million or more in chips, entered the last day of the tournament with a huge advantage over his competitors Moreover, at the start of final table action, his stack, accounted for about 41% of all his chips in play. The final day, Elias lost his momentum and lost the battle out of three finalists as bakers build his stack and emerged as the chip...

Casino And Integrated Resort at Queensland Australia

Kate Jones the tourism minister of Queensland shared with ABC radio that a second casino and resort might be expanded by the government. The expansion would result to a $1 billion development with various facilities such as a Gold coast concert venue, space for convention, high quality dining and retail experience, entertainment facilities etc. An approach is made to several organizations that might take an interest in constructing and running the entire project. However, the announcement has started a hustle among the anti-gambling groups. The star entertainment group that owns the star casino at broad beach stated that the machines for games in the market are all absorbed. The organization that takes up the authority will have to maintain a balance between the economic benefits from this project with the possible harm that it may cause to the families. The managing director of the star group Geoff Hogg informed about their investment of $2 billion for their Broadway expansion and their lack of interest in taking up another casino project.  Miss Jones further stated that an advisory board would be created for proposing ideas on the casino project. The casino and resort as estimated by the Queensland government would create more than 6000 local jobs. Although the jobs might help the locals the antigambling groups are not in the favor of another casino in the state. As Queensland is the second worst gambling state in Australia for gambling loses that is more than $1000 per person. The kind of impact it might put on the families is a serious concern. The increase in number of violence, fraud, imprisonment and...

The August Doldrums Brings Misery to Atlantic City Casinos

The gaming industry publication Gambling Insider shook up the casino world recently with this headline dated September 18, 2015: “Atlantic City operators suffer miserable August.” The business-to-business journal, which is read by professionals in the gambling industry worldwide in both print and online form, wasn’t talking about the stifling heat and humidity along the Atlantic Coast. Sharp drops in gambling revenue at most of the Atlantic City casinos during the month of August triggered the outcry. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement stated that during August of 2014, five of Atlantic City’s eight operators experienced falling wins (income). This year, the same five operations again failed to escape the August doldrums of declining revenues. Venerable casinos like Caesars and Trump Taj Mahal suffered double-digit revenue declines compared to August 2014 figures. Caesars took the worst hit with a 28.6% drop of $31.4 million. Trump Taj Mahal was next in line with a 24.2% reduction of $18.9 million. Harrah’s, Bally’s and Tropicana were also down for August year to year, but not nearly as much. Three gambling operations actually show win increases over August of 2014. The Borgata showed an increase win of 7.9% to $71.1million while the Golden Nugget win grew by 20.4% and The Resorts Casino reported an 18% win increase. Despite the sour-puss headlines for August, seven of Atlantic City’s eight surviving casinos have actually shown a profit increase for the first half of 2015 over 2014. The eight survivors saw a combined 12% profit increase in 2014, but that was due mainly to a ‘down-sizing’ in the market after four casinos closed at the end...

Offical Backs Wynn Casino Despite Ongoing Disputes Over Permit

Reporting from sources, such as the Boston Globe report, the City of Boston has filed a lawsuit in a new effort to block the development of a the casino development planned for Everett waterfront. The lawsuit challenges the validity of a vital component needed for Wynn Resorts to begin construction. Among the arguments detailed in the lengthy 41-page suit is an assertion that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission made an error by entitling the Wynn a casino license prior to mapping out a complete a solution for the Sullivan Square traffic debacle. The 10,000 plus page traffic plan for the devlopment has gone through numerous revisions and debates since it was filed in 2013. State Transportation Secretary, Stephanie Pollack, has publicly supported the measures Wynn has taken to address the traffic and transit issues at the heart of the controversy surrounding the company’s new $1.7 billion casino development along the Evertt waterfront. In a past letter, Massachusetts’ top transportation official addressed environmental officials in favor of awarding the much needed key state permit to Wynn. Pollack asserted that Wynn’s recent plans for key improvements in transit will address some of the area’s issues with congestion in the short-term while awaiting a longer-term fix. Sullivan Square, located at the head of the proposed casino’s entry, is well-known for its traffic congestion. In her letter, addressed to the environmental officials, Pollack writes, “As you know, this area has been subject to extensive planning over the past decade, and the long-term issues there go well beyond those posed by the proponent’s development,” However, with Wynn’s proposed changes, including an investment of $7 million...

Brendon Chatfield Receives Narromine Gambling Scholarship

At a time when Aboriginal people now receive educational support in Australia, there is news that Narromine native Brandon Chatfield has earned a special “gambling” scholarship. Chatfield is credited with being one of the first local Aboriginal people to train as a counselor who targets problem gambling in the country’s Aboriginal communities. The scholarship is funded by the local New South Wales government. Chatfield is set to receive one of the 60 scholarships on offer for Australia’s Aboriginal people. Another aspect of this unique scholarship program is linked to the growing social issues surrounding the negative impact of gambling in indigenous communities such as Narromine in New South Wales. The announcement that Chatfield and other Aboriginal people will receive this gambling awareness program is viewed as “great news,” state comments on local Narromine community websites. Government officials with the “Aboriginal Problem Gambling Training Program” stated in a recent press release that this first group of 60 scholarship winners will share part of the program’s budget of more than $760,000. Fighting gambling woes in Aboriginal communities The New South Wales town of Narromine is typical of most small native Aboriginal communities, say locals. For instance, the name “Narromine” is an Aboriginal word for “honey person,” while the region is famed for growing sweet as honey citrus fruits. Narromine is viewed as a stunning beautiful community that is popular for hand gliding, camping and enjoying Aussie nature. Still, there are many Aboriginal people in the town who state online that “we cannot eat the scenery,” and thus there are the usual money issues linked to problem gambling with many frustrated locals....