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Jamul Casino® Launches Poker Room with Tournament Featuring Poker Pros, Celebrity Guests, and $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

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On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jamul Casino® will host a Grand Opening celebration for its new Poker Room. Located at 14145 Campo Road in Jamul, CA, the event will feature Native American traditions, a ribbon-cutting, and the inaugural Golden Cap poker tournament. The tournament will bring together hundreds of local poker players, celebrities, and poker pros vying for a piece of the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Adjacent to the High Limit Room at Jamul Casino®, the new Poker Room will feature 10 high-action tables, table-side dining and full bar service, and the latest equipment and technology. Added at the request of its guests, Jamul Casino®‘s Poker Room will host ongoing live games and tournaments beginning at noon each day.

The Jamul Casino® Poker Room Grand Opening schedule includes:

     9:00am  –

Turbo satellite tournament begins (1 in 5 wins entry to Golden Cap tournament)

      10:00am 

Golden Cap tournament registration opens/appetizers served (Loft 94)

     11:00am 

Grand Opening Ceremony

Welcome – Erica M. Pinto, Tribal Chairwoman

Tribal Blessing – Kenneth Meza, Former Tribal Vice Chairman

Traditional Kumeyaay Bird Singing – James Cuero III, Tribal Council Member

     11:20am –

Management Remarks by Mary Cheeks, President & General Manager

     11:25am –

Ribbon Cutting

     11:30am –

Celebrity Introductions & Golden Cap Tournament Kick-Off

     11:45am –

Seats assigned

     12:00pm –

Tournament begins

Players interested in participating in the inaugural Golden Cap poker tournament may buy-in for $500 plus a $50 entry fee beginning February 11 at the Jamul Casino Poker Room, or at 10am on game day, February 15. In addition to a cash pay-out, the winner will receive a golden baseball cap with water droplet emblem, and a 24K gold-plated chip cap. The tournament also offers ten $500 prizes as bounties for players who knock out the Jamul Tribal Council, poker professionals, or celebrities playing in the tournament.  Bountied players include:

  • Tiffany Michelle, TV Personality/World Series of Poker “Last Woman Standing”
  • Norman Chad, World Series of Poker Commentator
  • Erick Lindgren, Professional Poker Player
  • Ben Higgins, Co-host of Ben & Woods show on Mighty 1090 and 10News Sports Anchor
  • Steve Woods, Co-host of Ben & Woods show on Mighty 1090
  • Chris Pinto, Jamul Indian Village of California Tribal Council Member
  • James Cuero, Jamul Indian Village of California Tribal Council Member
  • Scott Long, Publisher of Ante Up Magazine
  • Scott Lewis, Editor in Chief & CEO of Voice of San Diego
  • Ben Erwin, San Diego Hometown Poker Hero/Poker Director at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

“We are constantly listening to our guests and are thrilled to accommodate the growing market for a high-stakes Poker Room. The Jamul Casino Poker Room will be a popular addition to the casino,” stated Erica M. Pinto, Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village of California.

About Jamul Indian Village of California
Jamul Indian Village of California is one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, with roots in east San Diego County going back 12,000 years. The Tribe uses revenue and resources from Jamul Casino® to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members, and projects that benefit the surrounding community, through a tribal-state gaming compact with the State of California signed in 2015.  For more information about Jamul Indian Village of California, please visit jamulindianvillage.com.

About Jamul Casino®
Opened in 2016, the recently rebranded Jamul Casino®, located in Jamul, California, is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned entity of Jamul Indian Village of California. The $430 million casino features over 1,600 slot machines, 37 live table games, and a dedicated poker room with weekly tournaments; free shuttle service from various locations in San Diego; live entertainment; and seven restaurants, bars and lounges. Jamul Casino® supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region.  For more information about Jamul Casino®, please visit www.jamulcasinosd.com.

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Win Systems Appoints Chad Dickie as EVP & GM USA

Niji Narayan

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Win Systems has appointed Chad Dickie as Executive Vice President and General Manager, USA. He will be responsible for boosting and accelerating the company’s strength and growth in the US market. Chad has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment sector.

Win Systems has had presence in the US for years. However, this year, there has been significant growth in the market with the installation of its renowned CMS Wigos and its premium Gold Club electronic roulettes in prominent casino groups.

“It is a great pleasure for me to join the Win Systems Group. The strong growth that the company has had worldwide and particularly in the USA is a challenge for me and encourages me to contribute to achieving the ambitious goals that the company has in the region,” Chad Dickie said.

“Being able to have top-notch professionals with extensive experience in the sector, as is undoubtedly the case of Chad, will help us achieve our development and growth plans in the country as well as allowing us to maintain the highest demand in terms of standards of the services offered to our customers. The passion and ability to recruit people like Chad bring great value to the company,” Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems said.

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Intralot Appoints New Chief Financial Officer At Its USA Subsidiary

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Intralot Appoints New Chief Financial Officer At Its USA Subsidiary
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The INTRALOT Group announces the appointment of Mr. Lampros Klironomos (to date Chief Internal Audit Officer) as Chief Financial Officer of its 100% subsidiary INTRALOT Inc. in the USA. The Board of Directors of INTRALOT during its meeting that held on December 3rd, 2019, following a recommendation by the Audit and Compliance Committee, elected Mrs. Alexandra Moulavasilis for the position of Director (Head) of Internal Audit.

The appointment of Mr. Klironomos at INTRALOT Inc. is part of the overall policy and actions to enhance the subsidiary’s Management Team that plays a pivotal role in achieving our strategic objectives and improving the Group’s financial performance. Mr. Klironomos will undertake his responsibilities in the USA upon the completion of the procedures required by law.

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DraftKings Joins NCPG as Platinum Member

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DraftKings has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as a Platinum member, to further the development and implementation of responsible gambling practices.

“I am thrilled that DraftKings, a leader in online gaming and sports betting, has joined NCPG. This marks a new era in our work to raise awareness about problem gambling and provide resources for responsible gambling. We are excited to work with DraftKings to utilize technology and data to increase our mutual understanding of player behavior and reduce the risks for gambling problems,” Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG said.

DraftKings’ NCPG Membership supports the wide-ranging problem gambling prevention, treatment, education, and research programmes, as well as innovative responsible gambling policies.

“From the moment someone registers a DraftKings account, our top priority is ensuring every user has an engaging, fun and, most importantly, a safe experience. We are proud to partner with a leading responsible gaming organization like the NCPG to ensure our internal efforts are informed by independent experts. DraftKings is committed to being a leader in responsible gaming efforts as we continue to expand our product into new states and more Americans have access to legal, mobile sports betting, and iGaming,” Tim Dent, Chief Compliance Officer of DraftKings said.

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