In this week’s online casino and gambling news video and podcast, we discuss four gambling news stories. We start off with how how the Green Valley Ranch Resort Pays Out Duel Five-Figure Video Poker Jackpots. After that, we the state of New Jersey plumber wins $1.3 Million at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City. In the third story, a Brand New $1.2 Billion Biloxi Casino Project Takes Shape. Lastly, Pennsylvania Casinos begin to Reopen Shuttered Poker Rooms.
2 guests hit $70K royal flushes at off-strip casino
A pair of Royal Flushes paid out $70,000 plus jackpots within 10 hours of one another. The bigger winners were playing video poker at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada. This resort is located just south of Las Vegas. The first player won $73,403.50 on a Double Double Bonus Progressive machine around 12:30 a.m. The amount wagered was $1.25. The second hit at 10:30 a.m. was $71,861.16. That video poker machine was a Reversible Royals Progressive. The lucky player invested a grand total of .50 to win that amount. Green Valley is one of the more popular casino resorts just outside Las Vegas.
N.J. plumber hits $1.3M jackpot at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Holding back his last name, James the plumber from New Jersey is $1.3 million richer following a recent trip to Atlantic City. He was playing poker at the Royal Flush Mega Jackpot on Ultimate Texas Hold’em table. A timely placed $5 progressive bet landed the seven-figure win. This was just one of the big jackpot hits at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City this October. Three others were on progressive slot machines. The jackpot on Blazing 7’s was $90,000. One player won $168,657 on a Dollar Storm machine. The third notable win was $80,000 on a Double Gold progressive slot machine at the Hard Rock.
New details released On $1.2B Casino Resort Coming To Biloxi, Including 2,500 Jobs
Back in July, the Universal Music Group announce plans for a new $1.2 billion casino in Biloxi. Those plans are finally taking shape with project concepts and construction time lines. The joint partnership is with Dakia Global U-Ventures. The timing of the project is a 2021 start with completion in 2023. The 266 acre waterfront property was the site of the former Broadwater Hotel. This new UMUSIC casino resort will employ 2,500 permanent workers. The hotel will have 1,150 rooms. The entertainment venue will seat 12,0000 guests. There will be an 18-hole golf course and marina facility.
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When will Pennsylvania casino poker rooms reopen? Two just did, with more to come amid changing industry
One of the longer-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic has been the extended shutdown of poker rooms in Pennsylvania casinos. Concerns over the health and safety of poker players persisted even after the casinos reopened their doors in June and July. Adhering to adjusted protocols and guidelines, the first two casino poker rooms are back in business. Located in the northeast section of the state, Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono reopened on Oct. 16. Penn National has plans in place to offer poker at Meadows Racetrack & Casino. However, it appears that Harrah’s Philadelphia will keep its poker room permanently closed.
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