Keno May Debut in Connecticut

kenoResidents of Connecticut may soon get to play keno at convenience stores, restaurants and bars during the latter part of the fiscal year. The state administration under Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announced a reach of agreement with two Indian tribes running casinos in the south-eastern part of the state. Under the agreement, the tribes will portion 25 percent of total proceeds from keno gambling. The percentage is the maximum authorised by legislature.

Rights and revenues

The compact which grants Connecticut a slice of revenues from Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Resorts casinos also grants Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes exclusive rights when it comes to offering games in CT. Each tribe will be the recipient of 12.5 percent of total proceeds as per the agreement. According to estimates calculated by Office of Fiscal Analysis, a non-partisan body, it is assumed that the step will result in adding about $30 million to the coffers of the state beginning next financial year. Chuck Bunnell, the chief of staff of Mohegan tribe, termed the agreement a stellar example of productive and open dialogue between two governments.

Hunting for dollars

Both the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes hope to acquire the final legislative nod to open about three casinos outside their tribal nations. The maiden planned facility is scheduled to be in the north-central part of CT and will mitigate competition due to a new casino currently under construction in Springfield, Mass. The keno launch was lobbied by lottery corporation, giving the argument that a lottery could compete for restricted gambling dollars. Anne Noble, who is president of lottery corporation, told legislators in 2014 that revenues from keno could possibly grow by a significant amount over next few years. The game attracts a larger number of players at its various sites.

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Typical of a wedding theme, the slot game has cupcakes as boosters and when you get three or more cupcakes in one payline, it will bring out a bonus wheel which will allow you one among the 15 large prizes. Its big jackpot can be won only by spinning the bonus wheel that one can reach by winning progressive levels. Besides the jackpot, players can also hope to win 10 cash prizes along with 4 bonus prizes that can be won through cupcake boosters. The game has two prize winning stacks – Rolling Reels and Growling Wilds – that give access to free wild spins.

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The designers of this game have interspersed free spins with bonus features to increase chances of winning. The Friendship Free Spins combination does exactly that as it grants 10 free spins to every player. Movie characters like Helen, Annie, Lillian and others are spread across the slots as symbols and these bridesmaids have to be matched to win cash prizes. Two of the bridesmaids are bonus multipliers that allow you to win cash prizes on Boutique Bonus while Magic Moments Bonus requires players to pick up magic moments from clippings in the game to win cash prizes. As a romantic comedy, the game is likely to win the heart of women who love the movie.

Big Casino Winner Gives Back

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Interestingly, the man admitted he doesn’t gamble very often. In fact, he was only inside of the casino to spend time with a friend who was visiting from out of town. They just happened to be wandering around the slot machines and decided to play a couple on a whim. The man was pleased with his jackpot, but he wanted to be able to give back to the community. He pledged to give a substantial portion of the jackpot to his church to help build a meeting house. His congregation currently meets in the gym of a local high school. The new church would bless the lives of many different people. The remaining money from the jackpot is slated to be given to different charities. The casino management was impressed. They admitted it was a wonderful gesture. It is unlikely they will witness anything like it again.

The Las Vegas slot machine that delivered the massive payout was called Megabucks. The event happened at the beginning of the Christmas season in 2014.

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Galaxy Makes Way For New Casinos

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. is a company that holds many luxurious hotels and casinos in China. The Start World Macau, Four City Club casinos including the Grand Waldo hotel and Galaxy Macau are some of the properties that the company holds and maintains in Macau.

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.Galaxy announced their quarterly results almost a month earlier than usual, and has turned its attention to winning back gamblers by making way for two new casinos in Macau. Their report stated that the adjusted earnings for the first quarter fell 40 percent to $297 million. Also, due to decline in high-class gamblers due to China’s recent crackdown, revenue has also dipped 32 percent.

The fall

As China’s gambling economy slows down and President Xi Jinping’s nationwide crackdown stretches, the company expects gaming revenue to fall to an all new low. The total revenue from gambling has already been declining at an alarming rate in the world’s most popular gaming hub. Galaxy’s market shares closed at $4.90 after a rise of 4 percent. It also climbed 0.4 percent in the Hang Seng Index.

What next?

Galaxy plan to start its two new projects from May 27 on Cotai Strip in Macau. Victor Yip, an analyst at UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd., said that the two new projects by Galaxy Entertainment Group are so big that they wanted to get done with their results and move to the next step. Starting these two new projects will also make Galaxy the city’s first casino operators to start a new wave of expanded casinos and resorts.

Company in its latest announcement, said that despite the challenges, they hope to remain optimistic in a longer-term scenario and are focused on launching the two new openings – Galaxy Macau Phase 2 and Broadway at Galaxy Macau.

Woman Profits from Casino Visit; Wins $10.7 Million

When Trinidad T., a resident of Magna, Utah, stepped into the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, she had no idea that her world was about to be turned upside down. It was Trinidad Torres’ first visit to the Westgate, which was earlier known as the Las Vegas Hilton, which is headed by CEO David Siegel. Trinidad had gone to the casino to support her friend, who was participating in a blackjack tournament being held at the casino.

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort and CasinoOn Saturday, March 14, Trinidad decided to try her luck in the Megabucks slot machine, in which the prize money progressively increases until a lucky person hits the jackpot. Starting off with $100, she had placed several small bets before finally hitting the jackpot about an hour after noon. Trinidad won a whopping $10.7 million dollars. Siegel said that the weekend had proved to be very exciting. Apart from the news of the jackpot, there were also renovated rooms and many new shows happening.

Turning dreams into reality

Trinidad’s family lives in the Philippines and it has been a long time, many years in fact, since she last visited them; she is now planning her trip to the island country. Along with satisfying this essential need, she also plans on turning one of her dreams into reality. Amy Chasey, spokeswoman of Westgate, said that Trinidad, who is 78 years old, had always wanted to own a Yellow Mustang and, now that she had received means to do so, will fulfil her dream. Trinidad is also a big fan of Mr. Elvis Presley and the Westgate has just announced an Elvis event “Graceland Presents Elvis”, which will take place in April; this is one event that she will definitely not miss.

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Big Moves for Casino Industry in Australia in 2015

The prosperous, mineral-rich nation of Australia is becoming one of the darlings of the Asia-Pacific casino industry. To this effect, the year 2015 is getting off to a great start for casino players who flock to Australia to enjoy gaming, leisure and luxury entertainment at upscale resorts.

Aquis casinoIn North Queensland, the small coastal community of Yorkeys Knob will be transformed over the next few years into a major destination for tourists in search of luxury casino resort accommodations. According to British newspaper The Guardian, Queensland has awarded an important environmental permit to being construction of the Aquis Great Barrier Reef casino, a mega-resort project that will require $8 billion to develop.

A Major Economic Contributor to the Region

According to Jeff Seeney, Deputy Premier of Queensland, The Aquis Great Barrier Reef is expected to create 20,000 new jobs for Cairns. Tony Fung, a billionaire from Hong Kong who is funding the project, had mentioned that his plans for developing this massive project were contingent upon obtaining a casino license.

Analysts estimate that hundreds of thousands of visitors could be attracted to North Queensland each year once this casino is completed. Once all approvals are finalized, the first stage of the resort could open for business in 2019.

The Aquis Great Barrier Reef will emulate the exuberance of major casino resort properties in Macau, an island that already attracts thousands of Asian gamblers each day. Chinese investors are also backing other casino projects in Australia; namely two projects in Brisbane, which are being pursued by Echo Entertainment and Crown Casinos.

Tourism is the next big industry in Australia. Out of $30.1 billion spent by visitors in 2014, more than $5 billion were collected from Chinese tourists. Other Asian visitors flocking to Australia come from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and these are tourists who generally enjoy gambling.

Themed Hotels and Casinos – The Preferred Trend in Las Vegas

Visitors and tourists to Las Vegas to try their luck at its numerous casinos can enjoy the experience of famous foreign locales at its themed hotel cum casinos. You can have a choice of European locations like Paris and Venice or indulge in the mystery of Treasure Island and Aladdin which has now been renamed as Planet Hollywood. Most of these casinos have been in existence for 20-30 years and have changed management and ownership more than once due to financial problems.

Planet Hollywood or Science Fiction

Las Vegas_New BureauThe casino cum hotel opened in March 1966 with flower petals and Arabian Nights theme with an enormous 15 foot “Aladdin Lamp” adorning the front section. Within a year of its inauguration the Aladdin played host to Elvis Presley’s wedding with Pricilla, which was held at its large banquet hall. The hotel and casino has undergone several renovations and ownership changes through the years due to financial problems and legal issues.

Paris Hotel and Casino

The beautiful Paris Las Vegas hotel and Casino was opened in 1999 with a 541-foot tall replica of Paris’s Eiffel Tower. Its signboard can be seen miles away, which is in the shape of Montgolfier balloon and is teamed up with replicas of famous Parisian landmarks like Arc de Triomphe, La Fontaine des Mers and also a theatre named Le Theatre des Arts. To give visitors a real life feeling of stepping into Paris, the front façade of the hotel has been designed by combining styles of Paris Opera House and iconic Louvre.

Treasure Island and Hotel Casino

Designed by architect Joel Bergman, the Treasure Island and Casino was a brainchild of Steve Wynn and inaugurated in 1993 with whimsical pirate-like icons and video arcades. The hotel changed its child-friendly theme in 2003 for a lively atmosphere to go with the nightclub and casino.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Regarded as the most expensive resort in the world when it opened in 1999, the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino was inaugurated by actress Sophia Loren who joined the Venetian’s Owner to start the first motorised gondola to usher guests into the hotel. Inspired by the romantic city of Venice, this hotel cum casino has architectural replicas of Venetian attractions like Palazzo Ducale, Piazzette di San Marco, St Mark’s Campanile and several others.

Chris Morris Purchases Struggling Aussie Casino

There was some confusion when Chris Morris declared that he was purchasing a casino in Townsville, Australia. The casino has struggled to make an impression on the public, both in terms of aesthetic appeal and overall profits. However, Mr. Morris sees plenty of potential in the site. He is investing $20 million in revamping the casino, and hopes that it will help him expand his casino empire in the region.

Chris MorrisThe Jupiters Townsville Casino has been struggling for a few years. Echo Entertainment, the company that ran the casino, were more concerned with finding a buyer than improving on the casino’s amenities and overall structure. They eventually sealed a deal with Chris Morris that saw them pocket $70 million.

Mr. Morris spoke with an Australian newspaper about this purchase. Here is what he had to say on the casino’s future: “I believe that this property has a tremendous amount of potential. The Echo Entertainment Group wanted to find a buyer. They were unable to invest money into this property. I will be able to upgrade the site and usher a new dawn for the Townsville Casino.

He also spoke about the fact that his team had to take advantage of the casino’s incredible location. “This Jupiters Casino finds itself in the best possible spot in Townsville. Even if I had my pick of locations for this casino, I would not move it. The key is to tap into this advantage and build our customer base,” he said.

Always the savvy business man, Chris Morris has already identified why the casino was struggling. He believes that the overall package was too limited. People these days want more than just a gambling spot. They want a great spot for entertainment, food, drinks and culture. By upgrading those aspects of the casino, Mr. Morris hopes to see profits within five years.