GAN Obtains Online Game License

Provider of online technology innovators and solutions GAN has been granted a Special Licensing Industry Services license from the New Jersey Gaming Division. The license allows the company to provide real money online gaming in states, including other US states with online gaming.

After first applying for a license in 2013, GAN has long stated that the main advantages of partnering are. Guaranteed integrity and a strong compliance profile from a clean source of investment funds and an unquestionable suitability, our major shareholders and employees are licensed in New Jersey.

In a press release Tuesday, GAN CEO Dermot Smurfit raised the license award as proof of the statement, even though GAN, which became known as GAN ( Game Account Network),  previously provided a platform to online operators. this marks one of the first times a B2B technology provider has secured a CSIE license in New Jersey.

GAN Obtains the License to Game Online  Casino Betfair hugely successful Golden Nugget Atlantic City in November 2013. Media leaflets mention that New Jersey’s 2017 new year online gambling revenue risen considerably. Total GGR online in NJ for 2016 was $ 197 billion – up 32 percent from 2015.

GAN continues to embrace Pennsylvania’s predictions. Will immediately arrange online games and note that they have an agreement. Forward-looking with land-based operator Parx Casino to provide services if and when online regulations. GAN develops online games and turns land-based slot machines and table games into online equivalents for manufacturers such as Aristocrat, Ainsworth, KONAMI, Everi and casinoidn (formerly Multimedia Games).

Alleged Illegal Labor in Saipan

A US Federal Judge for the NMI District Court has ordered the release of Qi Xiufang and Guo Wencai, two people previously arrested in connection with as many as 180 illegal ‘tourists’ from China employed by subcontractor Beilida Overseas to work for the Imperial Pacific Resort in Arable.

The two attempted to leave the for China on April 5 and were arrested there. Each was released last week to third party custodians after posting bail and agreeing to the terms set by Judge Heather Kennedy. Conditions included the accused being ordered to pay his own attorney’s fees and both being subject to site monitoring and house arrest.

Assistant US Attorney Eric O’Malley appeared for the government at the detention hearing. take their passports and use them for labor. Officials recovered more than 180 passports during the previous office attack on the island. Another contractor for the PKS resort developer has also allegedly hired “tourists” as construction worker MCC project manager Zhao Yuqing was released to a third-party custodian last week.

Alleged Illegal Labor in Saipan  On Friday about 50 PKS employees staged a protest in Garapan. they have not been paid by contractors since February otherwise most of the protesters are thought to be illegal in the United States. The living conditions for workers housed in barracks were deemed “unacceptable” by CNMI Secretary of Labor Edith DeLeon Guerrero. Ed Propst was seen handing out bread to the workers according to local reports.

The fighting protesters must be paid before they leave the island. The IPI made a statement that they did not condone the recruitment of illegal labor and instructed all workers to follow penalties. Beilida Overseas is a subcontractor by casinoidn of PKS general contractor for Imperial Pacific Resort. The offices of both companies were ransacked by the FBI recently and arrested four people as well as electrician PKS Pei Ruan.

Winnipeg Casino Remains Open For the Easter Holidays

Last November, two province-run casinos from Winnipeg decided to start a pilot program that will run for a period of four months and see two casinos open 24/7 over the weekend. The pilot programs at McPhillips Station and Club Regent have been quite successful and have led to game venues opening for Good Friday and this Easter Sunday, for the first

According to CBC Canada, Corporate Affairs Director for Manitoba Liquor and Sweepstakes, Andrea Kowal, stated in an email that since extended hours were introduced at the weekend, the increase in traffic at both casinos has continued. Extended hours were granted due to customer response and ideas that have proven successful for each property.

Winnipeg casinos remain open for the Easter Holidays good Friday starting at 10am and the two Winnipeg casinos will remain open until 3pm on Monday. According to Kowal, Crown Company saw a need to be more flexible in how its business was run. He stated that over the years, the closing days for Manitoba businesses have been reduced at a significant rate to provide consumers with more choices, especially in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

Karen Hiebert of Manitoba Liquor and
spoke with Global News who stated that the venue saw 200 to 300 people on the gaming floor at around 3am and an overall uptick has been seen in the number of players. Fewer people now observe religious holidays as with previous generations and both gaming venues have no trouble finding employees to cover the shift. Half wage time is provided for those who work during the holidays.

Tulsa Casino Reopened After Bomb Threat Evacuation

Thursday morning, authorities evacuated the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a bomb threat was reportedly received by staff there.

According to local news, dispatchers said around 1am on Thursday, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office asked Tusla Police for help, after the casino at 911 East 36 Street North reportedly received a call from someone claiming to have planted a bomb in the casino.

While investigating the threat, tribal police evacuated the Tulsa casino. Officers arrive and say they are looking for a possible bomb but reportedly found nothing suspicious. Respondents including Tula firefighter, Tulsa bomb squad squad, and Osage County deputies reported being at the scene for more than an hour before customers and employees were allowed to return into the building.
Investigators reportedly knew that the bomb threat was made by a man using a disconnected cell phone.

Authorities had the scene cleared and the casino reopened by 4:00 pm, according to reports.

Tulsa firefighters, Osage County deputies and Tulsa bomb squad police responded to search for the building, located inside Osage County near the Tisdale Expressway.

Located near the Tisdale Expressway, just inside Osage County, the Osage Casino opened for business in the summer of 2005 and is one of seven Osage Casinos owned and operated by Osage Nation. The other six are in the Oklahoma cities of Pawhuska, Bartlesville, Ponca City, Hominy, Skiatook, and Sand Springs.

After posting a record number in, Osage Nation broke ground on the Tulsa casino expansion project in November 2016. The decade-old, 47,000-square-foot Osage Casino expansion took place in four phases and is expected to exceed $ 500 million in build-outside. Stage one of the expansion will have a price tag of $ 150 million and include a six-story hotel with 126 rooms and six suites, a full retail and entertainment complex, and a new 88,000 square feet of casino floor, with additional slots, gaming tables and a new poker room.

Upon completion, the tribe hopes to include a full golf and retail and entertainment complex. convention spaces, including ballrooms and flexible spaces; A bar and grill, a parking garage, and a new casino bar are among the additional or eventual changes that will be included.

888Poker Announces Grand Promise of the WSOP

With summer only months away, online poker rooms are preparing for the upcoming World Series of The popular poker series is set to take place starting on May 30 and continuing until July 17, when a nine-player final is set for the Main Event. It will be 48

This will be the 48th run of the WSOP in Las Vegas and will include 74 activities to schedule. As usual, 888poker will provide players with a way to earn their seats for events in the tournament series, including the main event. But to sweeten the pot, 888poker also offers players the opportunity to earn even more money in 2017, if they qualify for the Main Event via an online poker site and get a first place win.

Over the past few years, first prize spots for the WSOP Main Event have hovered around $ 7 million to $ 10 million 888poker wants to ensure that their members get at least $ 10 million for first place if they manage to win the event after qualifying through an online poker site. 888poker’s new Supersize ME promotion allows players to start taking part in satellites for a penny. Take part in six satellite steps to earn a place in the $ 1,050 Qualifier or buy into an immediate qualifier. Win qualifying and get a $ 12,500 package to the WSOP Main Event. Win the WSOP Main Event and get $ 10 million!

The gift package includes the basics a $ 10,000 buy-in, $ 1,200 for travel and expenses as well as five nights at a hotel at the Vdara Hotel Las Vegas. Players will also be awarded VIP Happy sessions along with daily transportation and an 888live poker kit. Once a player makes it to Las Vegas, they must win the event and then 888 will get to the first place prize, ensuring it reaches $ 10 million.

While it may seem impossible to qualify for the satellite and win the Main Event, it is not. In 2016, Fernando Pons was able to qualify for the Main Event via 888poker by satellite online and earned a 9th place finish, earning $ 1 million for his efforts and outlasting a large field of 6737 players. So, it’s definitely worth checking out!

NFL players will reportedly be fined for attending events at Las Vegas Casino

Several current NFL players are reportedly being fined by the NFL for taking part in sporting events at a Las Vegas casino over the weekend.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is the stage for the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship. The make-for-TV show is filmed on Fridays and Saturdays at the Sin City casino and is scheduled to broadcast on CBS later this spring.

Nearly three dozen NFL players reportedly attended an arm wrestling event in Las Vegas over the weekend and the decisions some of them made to compete would cost them. According to industry reports, the players violated NFL policy and will be fined by the league, with no indication but of the amount of the fine.

The league’s gambling policy prohibits players from making appearances in casinos for any type of promotional event Commenting on the decision by players to attend the event, Joe Lockhart, executive vice president for communications and public affairs for the NFL told USA Today, “Had we asked in advance if this was acceptable, we would have shown it was a direct violation of gambling policy. “Added, ‘Nobody is looking for pre-approval.’

One of the coaching teams at this event is Steelers midfielder James Harrison, who has clashed with suits at NFL headquarters at 345 Park Avenue in NYC during various issues in the past. Former Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, who announced his retirement via Twitter on Super Bowl 50 day and who last week reportedly told the Raiders he intends to retire to play for the team, also attended the event, however, as he is still officially retiring. , he is unlikely to be fined by the NFL.

Running this show is Encinal Entertainment, a California-based company co-owned by Alan Brickman, which promotes the TV package as an opportunity “to get to know the players behind the scenes,” according to USA Today. Brickman reportedly refutes the notion that the company is not seeking pre-approval from the NFL, telling USA TODAY Sports that, starting in January, he is communicating with not one but two different league departments, in an attempt to work out a deal under which the NFL will partner with the event. .

While the NFL is clearly in decline, Brickman reportedly claims that during dialogue with the NFL, specific guidelines proposed that include no images shown of alcohol or gambling-related activities during broadcast. He also said that during the recording of the, the machines near the taping event were turned off, according to the report. He reportedly told the news agency on Friday night from Las Vegas, “With the team coming here, I’m sure they’re branded as a family destination.”

Despite the NFL’s long-fashioned public stance on sports betting, on March 27, the league’s owners voted 31-1 to allow the franchise Raiders to move from its current home in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the new $ 1.9 billion stadium in Sin City. A betting ban had not been requested by the NFL on Raiders games when the team left Oakland for Las Vegas, and league commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly said they had no to do so.

However, the team’s move to Las Vegas in 2020, does not mean that the NFL relaxed its gambling policy, which prohibits transactions with casinos or other types of gambling, as Commissioner Goodell’s statement last month pointed out to the conclusion of the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, “we don’t changing our gambling policy in the context of Raiders relocation, “and,” that’s not necessary and Raiders isn’t asking us to do that. We don’t see a change in our policy at this time. “

Golden Nugget Avoiding the Spending Madness of March

Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens is set to earn a payout of $ 1 million if Michigan is able to snatch victory during the 2017 March Madness tournament. Wolves are the seventh seeded team in the series and Stevens posted a $ 12,500 bet on the Golden Nugget on March 13 that the team will win. Unfortunately, Stevens won’t be $ 1 million richer as Wolves were put out of the tournament taking on Oregon earlier this week.

Not only did D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino owner post huge bets on his alma mater, he also wagered $ 11,000 each on all 32 first-round games. During the opening round of the NCAA tournament, Stevens was already down $ 109,000.

As far as Michigan betting is concerned, the bet by Stevens has been personally approved by Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Golden Nugget. After Stevens placed the bet, he posted a picture of the ticket on Twitter, with Fertitta tweeting back, “Must please my friend!”, Apparently unconcerned about a potential $ 1 million loss.

Fertitta really need not worry as lost to Oregon in a close game with a score of 69-68. Oregon is now moving to compete in the Elite Eight. If Michigan had been able to hold on to the number one finish, the payout by the Golden Nugget would have been 10 times greater than the sportsbook payout ever made.

This isn’t the first time that Stevens has made huge bets on a sports team from his home state. Two years ago, the casino owner made a $ 20,000 Spartan bet on winning the NCAA championship and the bet was accepted by Tony Miller, director of the Golden Nugget Sportsbook. Team Michigan made it to the final four but was unable to claim victory, losing to the Duke Blue Devils.

Silver Heritage Group Increases Budget

Casino operator Asia Silver Heritage Group has increased the budget for its construction company under-Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in Nepal by more than 34% and started raising additional funds to cover increased costs.

Sydney-listed Silver Heritage Group originally intended to inaugurate a complete development with a 26,597 square foot casino offering 200 slots and 52 gaming tables in October but then postponed this opening to This deadline then slipped due to “temporary unexpected delays” which included “liquidity shortages” in the local banking system while the company was last month given a suspension of its shares by the Australian Stock Exchange as looking for ways to raise enough money to complete the project located about seven miles from the border. Nepal with India.

The Silver Heritage Group has now revealed that the budget for its Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa will stand at $ 53.8 million, which is 34.5% higher than the $ 40 million originally estimated, while it is currently intending to open a hotel development in August before. inaugurates the casino in November.

“Once the training capital increase is complete, management expects that the construction of the Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa will be fully financed,” read Thursday’s submission from Perak Heritage Group to the Australian Stock Exchange.

The filing from Hong Kong-based Silver Heritage Group additionally clarifies that $ 13.8 million in additional funding now required to complete the Bhairahawa Tiger Palace Resort will cover approximately $ 6.8 million for its hospitality, casino and hotel public areas due to “concerns over quality. a locally produced product “along with about $ 3 million to fix” variations to the original plan especially for casinos and public places “. The company stated that more than $ 2,200,000 was more than necessary to meet pre-operating costs such as “costs associated with resolving delays” while setting aside more than $ 1.5 million for any “unforeseen events, delays and other increases in budget. “.

“The construction of the Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa has made good progress [with] infrastructure 90% complete, hospitality 80% complete [and] and public areas 60% complete,” reads the filing Thursday.

Perak Heritage Group was founded in 2003 and received listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in August. It manages and operates the Phoenix International Club near Hanoi, which is one of only seven licensed casinos in all of Vietnam, as well as The Millionaire Club And Casino at Kathmandu’s Shangri La Hotel And Resort while holding interests in gaming venues in Laos and Cambodia.

Earlier this month saw the state that company special Project Executive Director, Hugh Holmes, had stepped down and that they had installed a new management team led by casino industry veteran Adam Titus, who has been involved with projects such as MGM Macau and Manila’s Okada developments.

House Concurrent Resolution 3033 Shot Down By North Dakota Members of Parliament

A resolution that would allow casinos to be built in North Dakota overseas bookings to be defeated in a big way yesterday. MPs opposed Concurrent House Resolution 3033 with a vote of 28-63, a bill introduced by Al Carlson, Majority Leader of the house.

If the resolution has been able to acquire land and will be passed into law, it will allow for as many as six (state-owned) casinos to be created from the land reservation. The casinos would have been away from the major cities in the state.

In a last-ditch attempt to see the bill moving forward, a change was made by Carlson to allow for no more than six private casinos, all of which had to be located far from the reservation, at least 40 miles in the distance. other restrictions on locations that are not included in the change. The gauge will see the industry regulated by state commissions.

Even if the resolution is passed by house lawmakers, voters will have to approve the country’s constitutional amendments in the 2018 general election for the bill to move forward in becoming law.

Tribal and charity gaming groups have been in opposition to the resolution since it was proposed, with individuals representing both sectors testifying against the original form of the resolution earlier this month. Both charities and tribal groups feel that allowing such gaming choices will be cut into their income.

Currently, casinos are only allowed on tribal land in the state through federal law. charity games and multi-state lottery offerings are available due to the country’s constitution. According to the Bismarck Tribune, Mark Fox, Chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, stated that Thursday’s vote was the best decision for all parties involved. In the past, Fox has stated to lawmakers that the casino revenue used by tribes would be greatly reduced if the state were to allow off-booking land casinos.

North Dakota President Jonathan Jorgensen’s charitable Gaming Association was pleased with the vote, stating that people have a limited amount of income used for entertainment and a portion of the money that would go from charity gaming and spent in privately owned casinos through measuring.

Carlson introduced the resolution only a short time ago and looked at the problem from the start. MPs from the House of Representatives voted to extend committee deadlines multiple times in March before the bill was able to hit the floor this past week. A ‘do not pass’ recommendation was handed down twice by the DPR Judiciary Committee, most recently during a modified resolution on Monday.

During the debate before the vote, only four MPs made public comments. Representative Shannon Roers Jones is concerned that the resolution appears to be a response to protests connected to the Rock Sioux Reservation Standing.

Carlson maintains that it was not created in retaliation against the tribe and that the resolution would give the Legislature the ability to choose whether to allow casinos. Carlson stated that the DPR’s decision should not or not be lawmakers supporting gambling but whether or not voters should have a say in this regard.

The representative stated after the crowd that he did not expect the resolution to pass and that the Legislature still had a lot of work to do this session on the big-ticket item.

Seneca Nation Ends $ 110 million Casino Dependence For State

A decision by the Seneca Nation of India to end all tribal casino payments making to the state government will halt the flow of $ 110 million in Albany’s revenue, effective next week.

Nations said their decision within the parameters of the 793-page compact signed in the summer of 2002 at that time-Gov. George Pataki and Seneca President Cyrus M. Schindler Jr., according to The Buffalo News.

The Seneca say the language of the three casino contracts, which the tribe calls for a quarter of slot machine revenue to be shared with people in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca, is clear and states that state revenue-sharing payments can be stopped after 14 years. The compact does not expire until 2023 and includes a 21-year exclusivity arrangement for tribes in the large area of ​​Western New York. The Seneca tribe is now in its 15th year of compact and over the years has paid state and local governments nearly $ 1.5 billion.

In a statement on Wednesday, President Seneca Todd Gates, said, “The Seneca Nation has been following the terms of our game compact since 2002 and we will continue to do so until it expires in 2023. As stated in the compact, Nations are provided a share of our revenue. for the country until the end of last year, ”according to the report.

The announcement comes after a June 2013 memorandum of understanding signed by the Seneca tribe and Governor Andrew Cuomo to continue payments to the city and state amid disputes over other existing gaming facilities in the region. The previous month, Cuomo announced a similar agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation and the Mohawk Tribe.

Seneca officials, meanwhile, have voiced their concerns about the growing northern states of sanctioned gambling, including the del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, which opened on February 1 and according to a report submitted to the New York State Gaming Commission, customers spend upwards. of $ 36 million in games there during the first six days of operation. Just how many new casinos affect Seneca’s casino operations is uncertain.

Gates pointed out that some sort of arrangement could possibly be made with the locality that would be affected by the reduction in revenue-sharing payments they received. He said, “Even though revenue sharing has, we remain committed to being good neighbors in communities where we have gaming facilities and we look forward to working directly with them to continue Western New York’s economic progress,” according to the news agency.

The Cuomo administration, local government officials, and members of the state parliament reportedly received word of a decision by the Seneca Nation, Wednesday, and that evening, Seneca’s claim was rejected by the Cuomo administration. Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi reportedly said that under the original compact and 2013 memorandum of understanding, that “it’s clear this payment structure remains in place.”

The announcement on Wednesday comes as Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers try to finalize the country’s 2017-18 budget. According to the report, at the local level, it is expected Niagara Falls will be hit the hardest, as the city receives more than $ 20 million per year in revenue-sharing payments from the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Investigation Could Postpone The Opening of Baha Mar Casino And Hotel

In the Bahamas, the scheduled April 21 opening date for the beleaguered Baha Mar Casino And Hotel has been put into doubt after local customs officials reportedly disclosed that they have started an investigation into the type of gaming equipment imported for use in the $ 3.5 billion development.

According to a report from The Nassau Guardian, the newspaper, the island nation’s office is looking into whether slots set to be exploited for development are on the “prohibited and restricted imports and exports” list because no valid license has yet been issued by the Gaming Board. For the Bahamas.

The newspaper reported that current customary regulations prohibit “any person, club or organization” from importing without a valid license under the Lotteries and Gaming Act provisions “game mechanics and devices” initiated by “insertion of coins or tokens” and then “return. mechanical or “any prize that is of” the total value is greater than the coins or Tokens entered “.

Nassau Guardian also reports that these rules prohibit the import of “parts and accessories of games or such devices” and the situation has left many wondering why casino operator Sky Warrior (Bahamas) Limited, which is a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, allowed to bring slots into the country before the Gaming Council for the Bahamas had approved a permit.

Graeme Davis, President of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, recently told local radio station ZNGR-FM that the Hong Kong-based conglomerate had purchased a $ 20 million slot for Baha Mar Casino And Hotel and that the machine was on its way to the Bahamas. This was immediately followed by a revelation by the nation’s Attorney General, Allyson Maynard Gibson, that the unit was on the dock and ready to be installed even though the general assembly set for next week is to look into why slots are imported before the license should have been issued.

Originally a project from BMD Holdings with funding from China Export-Import Bank, the 1800-room Baha Mar Casino And Hotel was originally scheduled to open for business in 2014 but ran into delays and difficulties which eventually led to the filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. in Delaware’s court in 2015. The developers, led by real estate billionaire Sarkis Izmirlian, later blamed the problem on China State Construction Engineering Corporation and China America Construction’s Bahamas subsidiary before submitting successful bids designed to stir up the development.

In a move that is to protect the economy of the Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie’s government finally liquidated the entire project on New Providence Island in October before two months later signing a sale and purchase agreement with Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, which has a global real estate presence, hospitality, transportation and business casinos.

However, Monday saw The Tribune newspaper report that the previously announced sale of the Casino And Hotel Baha Mar project to the Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited subsidiary KKP BM Holdings for an undisclosed amount is not yet completed while the opening of the Rosewood-branded hotel development has now been postponed until spring. 2018.