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New owner for Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino

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Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino is changing hands after just six months of operation. The property formerly known as Revel is being acquired by an outside company that will make a major investment into it. The new owner will make a $70 million investment in Ocean Resort, which plans to remain open.

The new owner would need to be licensed by state gambling regulators and its identity made known before that. Bruce Deifik, the current owner and his family will retain a small, non-controlling ownership interest in the property.

“It has been truly an honour for myself and my family to have taken this property, opened its doors and brought back the players, the families, the convention guests and the sports betting enthusiasts,” Deifik said. “My family and I want to thank the 3,000-plus employees at Ocean for their tireless work to bring our property to life and put it on track to become the best gaming property in New Jersey. If approved and closed, this next round of investment into Ocean will put this property on an exciting path to growth.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Delaware North Sues Miomni Gaming Over Fraudulent Claims

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Delaware North, the US based casino operator, has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming.

The operator is seeking monetary damages through the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Delaware, including Miomni’s 49% stake in the BetLucky joint venture, which the supplier is apparently refusing to give up. The joint venture was made to launch the BetLucky sports betting platform. Delaware North then terminated the contract earlier this month.

The operator claims Miomni made fraudulent claims to induce it to enter into a joint venture, as well as of wilfully breaching a limited liability company agreement governing the operation of BetLucky.

Delaware North claims that Miomni and chief executive Venner repeatedly claimed to own intellectual property rights to the platform, including the source code for the front end and back end of the platform.

 

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PGCB Imposes Fine Totalling US$242k on Two Casino Operators

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has imposed the fines totalling US$242k against two casino operators.

Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC, operator of the Sands Casino Resort in Northampton County, received separate fines of US$120k for underage gaming violations and a second for US$110k regarding the awarding of free slot play. The fine stemmed from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor.

The second fine was issued for permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorised to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorised levels.

Washington Trotting Association, LLC, operator of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County, received a US$12.5k fine for an underage gaming violation. This fine stemmed from an 18-year-old male gaining access onto the gaming floor, wagering at table games and being served alcohol.

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Bet365–EML Partnership to Launch Prepaid Credit Card in New Jersey

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Bet365, the UK based online gambling company, has partnered with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey.

The bet365 branded card will allow both deposit and withdrawal of funds from online account. The card will launch in mid-2019, subject to regulatory approval.

The agreement with EML also includes scope to expand this service into other regulated US states where bet365 may roll out its gambling services.

Bet365 is yet to launch in New Jersey but has a deal in place to do so with the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino, as revealed in a letter sent to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The DGE has approved the request for the two parties to enter into an agreement but bet365 is yet to begin operating in the state.

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