2015 Final Casino News Round-Up

02/19/2016
By Tommie ClarkGoogle
Police have beefed up security in Las Vegas ahead of New Year celebrations

Revelers have been advised to leave their bags and backpacks either at home or in their hotel rooms as authorities seek to secure the casino corridor which will be full of partygoers. Casinos will no doubt be abuzz with activity as amblers will seek to reap maximum progressive jackpots when they crossover into the New Year and dish out large sums of cash to lucky clientele playing at their casino.


Meanwhile Belmont Park in Long Island will be celebrating New Year in anticipation of a possible new casino

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen Belmont Park as the site of their next casino. The County officials at Belmont have projected $20 million in gambling revenue that could really benefit Nassau in its development plans. It is a two-phase plan which will be carried out by first purchasing 1000 VLT machines with plans to set up a much larger gambling parlor as an extension to the project should it become a lucrative venture.


Over in online gambling news, the Iowa tribe of Oklahoma is awaiting its very own approval to be the first tribe to own an international gambling website in the USA

The website will be named pokertribe.com/ Players from other countries will be allowed to play real money casino games and games lined up for the casino site including blackjack, bingo, pull-tabs and baccarat. In the deal, the state will get a percentage from the tribe based on the volume of traffic the site generates. The website could see gambling begin in early 2016.

Pokertribe.com will be one of the first US owned sites to open up to international players in locations where online gambling is legal.

 In further tribal gambling news, the Wilton Rancheria Tribe is in the process of gaining 282 acres near the town of Galt, California.

They want to set up a casino and luxury hotel. Plans are to have a casino with 2000 slot machines and 84 table games.

 
The Nevada Gaming Control Board released positive statistics indicating that Nevada casinos had their revenue rise by 7.8% last month

Releasing the figures yesterday, the board said that casinos kept $596.4 million dollars of what was gambled more than last year. A Gaming Control analyst Micheal Lawton opined that the way the month of November was structured, 1st being a Sunday and 30th being a Monday, shored up money from October and precluded wagers from rolling into December. The amount collected in fees for the month was $62 million.


Scarlet Pearl Casino in Mississippi which opened on December 9th this year is planning New Year’s festivities with noiseless fireworks and a lights display

The casino has 60 000 square feet of gaming space 1350 slots and 45 table games such as blackjack, Roulette and Craps. It has a 10 table poker room along with video poker machines. The property also features 300 hotel rooms and suites including 10 pent houses.


Finally, young Swede Viktor Blom is the winner of 2015’ largest online pot.

He has won $2millon online over the last one year. He has been very visible online in online poker rooms under the screen name Isildur1. His winnings amount to $1.7 million. The 25 year old is growing steady in online casinos as he focuses on his online poker career.


In general, it has been a good year for the gambling business. Established casinos got handsome returns, new casinos became the talk of town and plans are in force to build more casinos yielding to demand as we cross over to 2016.
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