Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2015 Fourth Quarter And Year End Results

Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2015 Fourth Quarter And Year End Results
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2015 Fourth Quarter And Year End ResultsST. LOUIS, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year end of fiscal year 2015 before the market opens on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 and will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss results at 10:00 a.m. central time.The toll-free telephone number to access the call for the U.S. is 1-888-346-3970. The international telephone number to access the call is 1-412-317-6011. The conference call will be recorded and available for review starting at 11:59 p.m. central on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, until 11:59 p.m. central on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, by dialing 1-877-344-7529; International: 1-412-317-0088 and access number 10066537.The live audio webcast will be accessible on Isle of Capri Casino’s website at www.islecorp.com.  Please log on to the website approximately fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary software. Following the call’s completion, a replay will be available on-demand through December 9, 2015.About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of the 15 casino properties that it owns or operates, primarily under the Isle and Lady Luck brands. The Company currently operates gaming and entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. More information is available at the Company’s website, www.islecorp.com.Forward-Looking StatementThis press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to change. These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or negatively by various factors, including without limitation, licensing, and other regulatory approvals, financing sources, development and construction activities, costs and delays, weather, permits, competition and business conditions in the gaming industry. The forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein.Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and expansion projects, is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. NOTE:  Other Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases and a corporate profile are available at http://www.prnewswire.com.  Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.’s home page is http://www.islecorp.com. 

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First Casino in Russia’s Primorye Region to Launch in August

First Casino in Russia’s Primorye Region to Launch in August
First Casino in Russia’s Primorye Region to Launch in AugustLawrence Ho’s Tigre de Crystal casino in Russia’s Primorye region set to open in August. The long wait for the first land-based casino to open in Russia’s Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone could soon be over as Lawrence Ho’s gaming establishment is scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd. revealed when filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that the first phase of construction will be finished by 30th June by its subsidiary First Gambling Company of the East (FGCE). Government inspection process lasting between six and eight weeks will in turn be started, meaning that the opening date should be no later than 28th August. Tigre de Crystal Will Employ 1,100 People Even if the venue is still referred to as “Phase 1 Casino Resort”, the casino will operate under the name Tigre de Crystal or Crystal Tiger, which will house 119 hotel rooms, 25 VIP gambling tables, another 40 tables for the general public and no fewer than 800 slot machines. FGCS has moved to reveal that all important management positions have already been filled, with almost 200 croupiers undergoing extensive training at the moment. The gaming establishment will have around 700 employees when the casino is launched before increasing to 1,100 staff when remaining departments are completed. Russia Hoping to Attract Asian VIP Gamblers Lawrence Ho, the eldest son of Macau’s leading gaming mogul Stanley Ho, headlines the project and he will be delighted that the official launch is getting closer after the venture suffered a succession of issues, with each of these pushing back the opening date. In spite of all the problems, Tigre de Crystal is certain to be the first casino to open its doors in Russia’s Primorye region, with the new gaming hub located on the eastern coast, relatively close to Beijing, Seul and Tokyo. Cambodian gaming operator NagaCorp aims to start construction on its $369 million Primorsky Entertainment Resort City (PERC) by the end of the year so that PERC would become the second casino in said entertainment zone when it opens in 2018. Russia have big hopes for the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone as they hope it would provide additional boost to the country’s economy, but the recent delays are enough to suggest things are not exactly going according to plan.

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Apple Starts Reinstalling Gambling Apps on Its Swedish Store

Apple Starts Reinstalling Gambling Apps on Its Swedish Store
Apple Starts Reinstalling Gambling Apps on Its Swedish Store Several gambling apps have been already reinstalled in Apple’s Swedish App Store. Shortly after Apple had to remove all gambling apps from its Swedish App Store, the company has started reinstalling them back. In February, 2015, the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) reportedly made a legal complaint claiming that the gambling apps featured on Apple’s App Store for Sweden failed to comply with certain terms and conditions which makes them illegal. After the official complaint was made approximately 40 mobile casino apps including the ones by Unibet, Bet365, Betsson, Betfair and William Hill have been removed from the Swedish App Store. Nevertheless, in April the Authority has withdrawn its complaint and PokerStars and Unibet apps have been already reinstalled. According to some sources, the gaming regulator had received a letter in which was stated that online gambling operators had failed to meet particular terms when it comes to offering gaming services and therefore their mobile applications should be considered illegal. The main problem was that unlicensed operators were supposedly targeting players located in Sweden. Nevertheless, after taking everything into account, the Swedish Gaming Authority decided to allow Apple to reinstall the mobile casino apps. Swedish Association of Online Gambling Operators Happy with the Decision The Swedish Association of Online Gambling Operators (Branschföreningen för Onlinespel) was one of the first groups to express their concerns and critic the move made by the Swedish Gambling Authority.However, the latest events made the group happy with the regulator’s decision. The General Secretary of the Association, Gustaf Hoffstedt, said that there are no laws that prohibit foreign gambling operators that hold EU licences to make their mobile casino apps available on the Internet. Additionally, he pointed out that the current EU law forbids Sweden to discriminate gambling companies based in any of the member states of the Union. Hoffstedt didn’t fail to remind that the Swedish Gambling Authority to forget using tricks like this and focus all of its attention on making an optimised and up to date licensing system that would meet the expectations of the Swedish government. He finished by highlighting the importance of having all interested parties working together and coming up with the best possible solution. Apple Wasn’t Requested to Remove the Gambling Apps Even though the situation was resolved positively for Apple, the Swedish Gambling Authority made some comments claiming that it never made formal complaints against the technology giant Apple or its offer in the Swedish App Store. According to the regulating body, the company based in the United States had decided to make the move of removing the gambling apps without being asked to do so by the Authority. If that is true, turns out that Apple was trying to avoid having any issues with the Swedish Gambling Authority once the concerns about offering unlicensed gaming products to Swedish citizen have arisen. Nevertheless, it is easy to understand Apple’s reaction since the Lotterriinspektionen throughout 2014 made several public statements that it won’t tolerate any advertising channels for unregulated gaming operators that target Swedes. Additionally, the Authority also threatened to fine those who help these operators reach Swedish gamblers.

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Royal Vegas Mobile Casino Player Wins Largest Ever Jackpot

Royal Vegas Mobile Casino Player Wins Largest Ever Jackpot
Royal Vegas Mobile Casino Player Wins Largest Ever Jackpot A Royal Vegas Mobile Casino player has won the largest ever progressive jackpot paid out on mobile. The lucky Canadian player, Mark A, was playing from his mobile or tablet device when he netted an incredible CA$7,562,019.94 from one single spin and he chose to take the money in one single payment rather than in a series of slightly smaller payments over X amount of time (which is also known as an annuity payment). “We’ve been watching the progressive ticker grow substantially over the last few weeks; anticipation was building as to when it was going to strike,” said Microgaming’s Head of Casino, John Quinn. He then went on to say, “Once again the jackpot was hit via a mobile device; it really is a sign of today’s industry and how prevalent mobile is! Congratulations to Mark A on becoming one of the biggest jackpot winners in Microgaming’s history.” The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot machine can be found in more than 300 different online casinos around the world and also in almost as many mobile casinos. The largest jackpot available on this progressive slot is called the Mega Jackpot and it was this massive prize pool which the lucky Canadian player recently managed to win after entering the progressive jackpot bonus round. You can also play for this same jackpot on games like The Dark Knight, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis and Mega Moolah Summertime. Royal Vegas Casino happens to be one of the most famous Microgaming powered casinos available online today and the mobile version of this casino is compatible with most modern smartphone and tablet devices. If you sign up here today you can claim up to $/€/£1,200 from the attractive new player welcome bonus. Royal Vegas Casino is an eCOGRA approved online casino which is fully licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and it is one of several impressive gaming sites currently controlled by Fortune Lounge. “Mark A had only been a player with us for 7 days; I don’t think you could ask for a better start to playing at Royal Vegas,” said a spokesperson for Royal Vegas Casino, who then added, “One of our senior VIP executive hosts had the pleasure of phoning Mark to confirm the win and to congratulate him; to say he was elated is an understatement. Everyone here at Royal Vegas would like to congratulate Mark on this mammoth and historic win.” These comments came from a recent Microgaming press release. To date, Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network has paid out staggering €487 million in prize money. Some of the other top jackpot games include Treasure Nile, Cash Splash, Major Millions, Tunzamunni, Fruit Fiesta, LotsaLoot and Roulette Royale and you can play for these jackpots right now at Royal Vegas Casino or at numerous other famous Microgaming casinos such as Platinum Play Casino, Casino-Mate, Crazy Vegas Casino, Spin Palace Casino, All Slots Casino, Red Flush Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Betway Casino, Jackpot City Casino, 32Red Casino and Ruby Fortune Casino.

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Money Rain—INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES

Money Rain—INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES
Money Rain—INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES It’s raining, it’s pouring! Incredible Technologies’ latest slot concept, Money Rain, boasts an unprecedented 25,000 ways to win with Scatter Ways. Money Rain takes the theme of “money” and flips it on its head, literally. The innovative reel mechanic featured in Money Rain showcases the colorful money symbols folding in half and flipping, similar to the numbers flipping on a digital clock. Players are hoping to land four or more yellow transforming symbols during the main game to unlock the Money Reel—a smaller sixth reel that is locked during game play. Once unlocked, the Money Reel spins to decide which uniform symbol will replace the mystery symbols as players are hoping to land a high paying scatter symbol for epic wins.  Visit www.itsgames.com for more info.  Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Casino Journal. 

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Gamblit Gaming and Sightline Interactive announce partnership

Gamblit Gaming and Sightline Interactive announce partnership
Gamblit Gaming and Sightline Interactive announce partnership Gamblit Gaming, leading technology provider for real-money gaming in mobile games and Sightline Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sightline Payments (Sightline), a market leading payments solution for the gaming industry, announced an agreement that allows for integration of Sightline’s Play+ payment solution into the Gamblit Gaming platform. “We’re thrilled to be working with Sightline Interactive,” said Eric Meyerhofer, CEO, Gamblit Gaming. “I believe that digital payments will be an important part of driving floor liquidity in the future in addition to the current methods of cash and tickets.” With Play+, users can instantly move money in and cash out through your secure gaming operator branded Play+ account on your favorite Gamblit mobile and casino games. Play+ patrons can easily add money into their account online or via mobile devices with their credit, debit card and/or checking account. As it’s a prepaid account, they can stay in control and only spend the money they load-in. Gamblit gamers will also receive a personalized Play+ prepaid card that can be used for purchases at authorized casinos, millions of merchants and ATMs worldwide. Additionally, for every dollar spent, they can earn cashback and other exciting rewards. “Gamblit Gaming is blazing a trail for the next generation of gamers,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO, Sightline. “They are working hard to bring an entertaining real-money gaming experience to the Millennials, a critical part of the future of the industry, and we are excited to be a part of this future through this deal.” Gamblit Gaming’s platform gives game developers access to real-money gaming capabilities to enhance mobile games, tap into the lucrative online gaming and land-based casino markets and attract the high income consumer. Developers can integrate a single SDK into their existing mobile games or design new, original real money games with Gamblit Gaming’s development kit. Gamblit Gaming provides all of the technology, operations, account management, security, gambling licenses, regulations and compliance elements needed. The company also helps casino operators deliver a new entertainment experience to not only attract new players, but retain existing players. Through Gamblit Gaming, casino operators can compete on innovation while driving growth and revenue. For more information on Gamblit Gaming and their partners, please visit: www.gamblitgaming.com.  Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Casino Journal. 

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Playtech Announces Virtual Sports Features

Playtech Announces Virtual Sports Features
Playtech Announces Virtual Sports Features Playtech’s Virtual Football Game due for release towards the end of 2015 In recent years we’ve seen some big name brands like William Hill known for sports betting venturing into the online casino marketplace. Online casinos entering the sports betting arena on the other hand has not been so common, and if you’ve ever wished your favourite online casino could offer a wider range of betting options, software giant Playtech may have just the answer for you in the not too distant future. In a recent announcement the software giant unveiled a series of unique, innovative industry first features within an expanded Virtual Sports Portfolio. This exciting new portfolio which will be available towards the end of 2015 will include a range of fully simulated sports games which allow for realistic betting and gameplay. Licensees of this new multi-channel package will be able to select from football, basketball and trotting, greyhound and/or horse racing, velodrome and speedway as well as tennis, each with its own league and tournament fixtures all with full sports animations and in-play betting functionality. This platform will be available across media including retail, mobile and satellite and will be compatible with most devices. Those in the know maintain that the games will be of the same high quality as Playtech’s casino games offering in terms of the graphics, with these having been shot on location using feature film motion capture technology and real life professional sportsmen and women. The games will offer realistic odds and a host of betting options as well as multi-language functionality with local language commentary being featured within each game, making these games the ultimate experience in virtual sports. Head of Playtech’s Virtual Sports division (yes they have a division for this already), Elliot Norris has been quoted saying that the virtual sports portfolio that the company is able to offer is the best the industry has ever seen. Playtech has also received a number of positive reports from licensees and test audiences in regulated markets – so we’re on the edge of our seats in anticipation of the new launch! Watch this space for release details and reviews.

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bwin.party and Manchester United Launch First Club Based Casino App

bwin.party and Manchester United Launch First Club Based Casino App
bwin.party and Manchester United Launch First Club Based Casino App Manchester United is the first football club to have its real money casino application. One of the most popular online gambling operators in the industry, bwin.party has took its partnership with the football club Manchester United to a higher level after they launched the first club based casino application. Manchester United is one of the best known English Premier League teams and its partnership with bwin.party started back in 2012. The world’s first real money casino application whose main theme is a football club offers a 3D casino environment. Players will get to see United’s home stadium Old Trafford as well as meet some of its stars. For those who are not familiar with bwin.party, this is a company that stands behind several popular platforms including Party Poker, Party Casino and bwin.com. The company is known for continuously breaking new grounds in the iGaming industry and this latest move was just another example of its extraordinary work. Blackjack and Roulette Available to Android Users Only When users start the application they are welcomed by the voices of current Manchester United stars who also guide them through the different types of game-play offered at the casino. Featured games that users will get a chance to try are blackjack and roulette in both American and European version of the games. Currently, the application can be classified as a casino app that supports Android devices only, whereas it was announced that it will be available to iOS users very soon. The Manchester United casino app is accessible exclusively in the UK market. Android users can download it via the bwin website. Every newly registered user who will use the code MANU10 when making a £10 deposit will get additional £10 for free. Three Seasons of Providing Dynamic and Innovative User Experiences The news about launching the Manchester United themed casino application was, naturally, published on Manchester United’s official website. The club shared the information with its loyal fans and expressed its delight of working with bwin.party. This is the third season as bwin.party and Manchester United have started their partnership. Currently, the gambling operator also delivers in-stadium betting for matches at United’s Old Trafford and offers exclusive rates for fans through its site as well. The real money casino application was launched in Manchester on Monday (16th of March) and the ceremony featured players of United’s first team. Richard Arnold, Manchester United’s Group managing Director, made a comment that the club has been impressed by bwin’s commitment to set the standard in the industry. He also pointed out that the company has been providing fans with dynamic and innovative user experiences for the last three seasons. Arnold named the bwin Manchester United casino is an important milestone in their partnership. Another person to express their thoughts on the unique platform was Sam Sadi who is the Director of bwin Labes. He said that the company’s aim was “to offer sports fans unique gaming experiences anytime, anywhere.” Sadi also added that fans can expect “superior graphics and game play.”

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