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New Venue Confirmed for 2014 London Affiliate Conference

Online casino prime conference in London is already disclosing plans for its annual gathering for the year 2014. The London Affiliate Conference, also known as LAC is celebrating its 8th year of gathering together some of the key players and greatest minds in the bookmaking industry. LAC will be held in London and is scheduled on the 6th to 9th of February for fiscal year 2014. This event is one of the most awaited in the European and UK gaming community. iGaming Business is the appointed organizer of the conference and the organizing committee has earlier announced the transfer of the conference venue. The newest and confirmed event location will be in Earls Court Exhibition Center situated in the city of London as well.

London Affiliate Conference or LAC for the year 2013 had been a huge success and this inspired the organizing committee to do even better next year. According to reviews regarding the recently concluded event, a recorded figure of 3,000 participants and attendees graced the conference. The massive attendance is sign of the enormously successful affiliate conference where land based and online casino prime operators and key players gather in a yearly basis. The UK gaming industry has been blooming despite the economic downturn and fluctuations. The 2013 London conference attendance is dubbed as the biggest event to date. Due to the anticipated huge number of exhibitors and participants, the change of venue was decided upon.

According to organizers, the Earls Court Exhibition Center is considered the ideal venue for the conference as it is also a preferred location for trade shows, exhibits and big events in London. The venue opened in 1937 and has long since been a culturally preferable and meaningful site for massive events such as the London Affiliate Conference. Shona O’Donnell, iGaming Business Head of Operations stated that the organizing committee is extremely excited about the show and the growing acceptance of land based and online casino prime operators reflected in the increasing attendance. Speakers, exhibitors and delegates from prominent gaming properties and companies have shown tremendous support for LAC and the growing participation each year is solid proof.

Four Additional States Gave Nod of Approval to Penn National Gaming Split

Penn National Inc. has announced its plan of separating the company into two. The bookmaking property owner of M Resort is reportedly splitting the business into traded public entities which include a huge investment trust for real estate. Penn National Gaming gladly announced to the online bookmaking community four other states included in the list of regulatory bodies nodding their approval to the split. Just recently, the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Iowa Gaming and Racing Commission, Pennsylvania State Racing Commission and Louisiana Gaming Control Board joined the bandwagon of gaming regulators to okay the plan of separation. Online and land based casino operators see this move as a positive sign for the expansion and freedom practiced in the gaming industry.

The Nevada Gaming Commission initialized this move as the regulatory and gaming board granted its approval to the prime casino operator just last month. Penn National Gaming is still awaiting the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC in the United States government to bestow their approval on the proposed plan. The nod and go signal from SEC would culminate and seal off the transaction and its legitimacy to operate and go through with the business and company separation. According to Penn National legal team, the process will soon take off as soon as the company has secured all the necessary approval and authorization in compliance with the gambling regulations. The planned split of the huge bookmaking company includes a spin off and twists towards the real estate industry.

According to online reports about this proposition from the prime casino operator, Penn National Gaming seeks to put 19 of its bookmaking properties with the inclusion of M Resort into real estate investment trust. This transaction would result to the leasing back of seventeen bookmaking properties to the company. This would also mean that the trust signifies the right of Penn National Gaming to operate and own several bookmaking properties particularly those in Perryville, Maryland and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Based on reports and forecasted development plans from the company, Penn National is aiming to initialize and start the split transaction by end of 2013.

Huge $170,723 Jackpot Bagged at Four Winds Casinos

Four Winds is a casino prime property owned and managed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The bookmaking property is proud to announce the over a hundred thousand dollar jackpot winner in New Buffalo, Michigan. Online news confirmed that Colleen R. from Rochester, Indiana is the newest millionaire and victor who bagged the much coveted grand prize. A total of $170,723 was won by the lucky player at the bookmaking property for playing the $0.25 Wheel of Fortune game by International Game Technology. The Spinning Reel Wheel of Fortune gaming title offers double 3x4x5 times payout for the lucky player who would hit the jackpot.

The hundred thousand dollar winner came to the casino to collect her Black and Decker complimentary power tool which she also won through frequently playing and using her W Club membership card. Little did she know that it would also be her big day because when she decided to play the Wheel of Fortune 25 cents Spinning Reel, she would actually become the prime winner of the day. Colleen stated in an interview that her big earnings would all go to her savings. Four Winds New Buffalo is also proud and delighted to announce that there are other recent jackpot winnings at the casino. Last January 1st, 2013, a New Year winner also became an instant big victor for winning $744,966 worth of grand prize money. Another lucky player became an instant millionaire when he bagged the $1,038,265 jackpot prize last June 9th 2013.

The 130,000 square foot gaming floor of Four Winds New Buffalo is now welcoming a growing number of bookmaking patrons and players. The Native American owned casino prime property hosts up to 3,000 slot machines with 66 table games. The smoke free property is also home to wide area progressives and other all time favorite gaming titles which offer grand prizes and jackpots, bonuses and freebies. The Native American bookmaking property is proud to announce to its ever growing customer base that more and bigger jackpots in the Michigan region are up for grabs in the coming months with special offers and promotions ready for action.

 

Plumber from Mississippi is Big Winner at Fitz Casino & Hotel

A lucky player was hailed as one of the casino prime multimillion winners at Fitz. A 30 year old plumber from Southaven, Mississippi is the second big victor at the bookmaking property following its first ever millionaire winner in just less than a month. Christopher B is the lucky player and plumber who hit the grand prize and jackpot worth a whopping $3,031,092.23. He played the $5.00 progressive and statewide game Wheel of Fortune machine and Lady Luck was on his side. In an interview, the new millionaire from Mississippi is still clueless of what he would use his winnings for. Nevertheless, his immediate plans include celebrating with his family over a sumptuous dinner at the famous The Steakhouse also located at the Fitz.

Online reports about the first ever Fitz Casino millionaire was broadcasted last June 28th. In less than a month, the second multimillion victor was announced. Brunhilde C also won a million dollar jackpot and grand prize at the Fitz with the colossal amount of $8,316,562.59. She chose to play the Wheel of Fortune machine statewide progressive 25 cent game. Rick Casagrande, Fitz Executive Director of Marketing commented in an interview, “Although it is true that lightning never strikes the same exact place twice, it is never the case with winning the jackpots at the Fitz.” Casagrande further stated that the bookmaking property wishes all the best for the latest multimillion winner and that they are now looking forward to another next big victor at the Fitz.

The Fitz Casino and Hotel is one of the prime bookmaking properties in Tunica, Mississippi. Punters and bookmakers usually flock to711 Lucky Lane located in Tunica Resorts to experience high quality entertainment and advanced gaming ambiance in the property. The bookmaking venue received good feedback and comments from online and land based analysts and players. There are 1,200 slot machines in the Fitz on top of the 30 table games. There are standard favorites in the resort and the newest addition to their portfolio is the Fitzgerald slot products. The Fitz is home to non stop excitement from traditional to the most innovative games.

Missouri Gaming Regulators Approve and Sign Off Pinnacle Ameristar Merger

The long and controversial merger of casino prime authorities Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. and Ameristar finally received its last state regulatory nod. The Missouri Gaming Commission’s approval is the final endorsement that the merger needs to close the transaction. Based on online reports regarding the union of the two bookmaking giants, Missouri is the last state to give its nod to the acquisition of Pinnacle for Ameristar. The agreement and merger is reported to create and establish a regional bookmaking company with the ownership of 17 different properties located in nine different states. According to Pinnacle officials, the company is hoping to finalize everything and close the deal by August’s end.

In an interview, Pinnacle Entertainment, a Las Vegas based bookmaking company, informed Missouri gaming regulators of their plan and hopes to finally close the deal and acquire Ameristar. Pinnacle is planning to sell the Lumiere Place located in downtown St. Louis as part of their sales agreement and acquisition of another bookmaking property. According to sources, the sellout of Lumiere Place will take place within two weeks upon finalization of the Ameristar acquisition. The prime casino company further stated that selling Lumiere Place in St. Louis is still part of their settlement with the Federal Trade Commission or FTC. It is common knowledge in the bookmaking industry that the initial Pinnacle Ameristar merger was halted by antitrust issues raised by the FTC regarding its St. Louis ownership. Pinnacle also confirms selling out of Ameristar resort development project, a $580 million property located in Lake Charles, La.

Pinnacle reiterated that its financing solutions will be completed however final approval will still come from FTC. Online reports revealed from Pinnacle spokesperson that the FTC has interviewed two managers who will monitor the Lake Charles and Lumiere Place projects respectively. Justin Sebastian, gaming analyst from Brean Capital told casino investors that the weakness which Pinnacle suffered is due to the poor earnings of Penn National Gaming. According to reports, Pinnacle shares dropped 2.2% on New York Stock Exchange trading. Ameristar on the other hand plummeted 1% in trading based on results from Nasdaq Global Select.

Penn National Gaming Inc. Split Up Plan Approved by Nevada Gaming Commission

Las Vegas bookmaking public will hear more of the split up plan of Penn National Gaming Inc. as the company is given a go signal by the Nevada Gaming Commission and Control Board. The land based and online casino industry is soon to witness the realization of this plan of becoming one of the prime and biggest bookmaking properties inNevada. Penn National Gaming Inc. is a reputable and established gaming authority inLas Vegaswith ownership of 29 different brick and mortar gambling properties and racetracks. The company’s plan of splitting up means it will separate 19 racetracks and bookmaking properties from its 29 owned assets.

M Resort is included in the list of properties which Penn National Gaming is planning for separation from the lot. Online casino and land based punters and bookmakers have varied reactions and opinion about the split up plan. The Nevada Gaming Commission earlier approved of this separation plan and according to news, the control board and gaming commission will still be operating the bookmaking properties. Based on the initial information leaked for the Penn National Gaming Plan, the separated properties including M Resort will be converted and transformed to real estate investment trust. This plan is referred to and known as the REIT. There will be a different title for the real estate investment trust according to Penn National Gaming authorities which will be called Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.

According to the legislation covering the REITs, the company will not be obliged to pay federal income taxes. REIT however is required to distribute up to 90% its taxable earnings to Penn National Gaming’s shareholders. Moreover, the provision states that the primary source of income for the REIT will obviously be the real estate industry. In an interview, Tim Wilmott, President of Penn National told Nevada Gaming Commission that the REIT offers growth and expansion for the company. Although it was initially approved by the commission, the proposed split up and formation of the REIT in Penn National Gaming is yet to gain approval from other gaming and casino regulatory bodies. The prime bookmaking company is also seeking approval from Securities and Exchange Commission.

Online Casino Bingo Hall Dishing Out August Bonuses for Summer

The whole month of August will witness a slew of bonuses and freebies at Bingo Hall. The online casino prime site is announcing to the bookmaking public and patrons its one month special promo with tons of ways and chances to win big prize money and so much more. Bingo Hall is inviting all punters and avid bookmakers to take part in this month long celebration and is giving away a lot of exciting and huge prizes only set for the summer season. The hot prizes and freebies vary from its welcome bonus promotions to its complimentary packages and cash giveaways for loyal bingo players and site members.

Bingo Hall is a renowned and top online bingo room in Costa Rica. The bookmaking website mainly for bingo aficionados is also home to some of the top rated and all time favorite parlor and video slot games. 7’s Ablaze 1 Line and other highly recommended and widely played gaming titles are guaranteed to grace the public’s entertainment and bookmaking schedule this hot summer season. From August 1st to August 30th, the virtual gaming site’s members will be in for a treat according to the website operators and bookmaking enthusiasts. Bingo Hall celebrates summer with an exciting roster of bonuses and freebies up for grabs. Registered members and new players will automatically get $25 free membership and sign up bonus. There is an extra $1 per day if they log in to their player account to enjoy some of the top notch games in the website.

At the end of August, lucky and avid punters will get an additional extra $30 worth of free sign up bonus just for their presence each and every day in the website. This prime casino special offer and promo is just one of the big summer packages for the month of August. All players and online gamers are encouraged to register and create their account now at the site to enjoy more freebies. Players will also have the chance of bagging the huge $86,000 or bigger jackpot prize. Bingo Hall pot money for bingo enthusiasts is guaranteed growing every single day.

Mr. Green Offers Huge Prizes and Bonus with Around the World in 80 Days Twist

A free Las Vegas trip is up for grabs at Mr. Green plus tons of other casino prizes and bonuses from the popular virtual bookmaking property. The website offers its loyal and avid gaming enthusiasts and fans big cash prizes and freebies including watches, designer sunglasses, iPads and free spins for its multitude of games. This is in line with the website’s promotion of the fast becoming popular video slot game Around the World in 80 Days. The must play and experienced gaming feature is only for the daring and intrepid adventurers and bookmakers aiming to win the biggest cash prizes in town. Over the 80 days course and journey which started from the 13th of June and will culminate on the 31st of August in 2013, Mr. Green is launching numerous campaigns for its registered and bonafide players. There are different prizes to win with the major jackpot, a Vegas trip for two, all expenses covered.

Mr. Green is definitely extravagant and generous with the casino’s innumerable must have freebies and biggest prizes for its huge promotional campaign. For the 80 day promotion, they will be giving away raffle tickets to all registered punters and players of the website. Online bookmakers could have the chance of winning a prestigious and glamorous Vegas trip without shelling out a single cent. Additional prizes and freebies are up for grabs with free video slot spins for bookmakers who want to boost their winning chances a hundredfold. This is one of the biggest promotions in the virtual wagering arena that sent buzz all through the mobile gaming community.

For the duration of the 80 day promotion, the prime bookmaking website is also giving away sets of different free spins. For instance, the no deposit free spins promo is offered for players who have no previous deposits. This is giving away extra cash prizes to players without complying to deposit requirements like in other websites. There is also the deposit free spins promo which offers a free spins series requiring initial deposit. The best thing about the deposit promo is that it is extended up to 7 days upon qualifying.