Pokémon Go has taken the globe by storm, and casinos are ready to cash in on the Nintendo software’s runaway success. Based on the popular franchise that debuted in 1996, Pokémon Go features augmented reality (AR) gameplay that challenges users to re capture Pokémon and train them for battle.
The Pokémon Go Nintendo app has inundated nevada, plus the World Series of Poker at the Rio and one or more other casino are currently catering towards the popular trend that is new. (Image: Pokemon Go Las Vegas/twitter.com)
Pokémon appear through the entire global world, and players chase the figures through GPS-enabled location technology. First released on July 6, Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 15 million times in its week that is first alone.
The brand new video gaming craze has quickly attracted the interest of America’s gaming epicenter: Las Vegas. At least one casino is rushing to make its resort an official Pokémon stop where supplies can be bought.
And offshore, sports books are looking to money in while the trend is red-hot.
Irish bookmaker PaddyPower ran a line asking once the game would fall from being the many downloaded app. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Sportsbet has a number of wagers. including which politician will first play the game, and whether Pokémon Go will overtake Twitter for some daily users.
The Trump Taj Mahal is about to end up being the 5th Atlantic City casino to shut its doorways for good in 3 years. Its closing will signal end to your Trump casino brand name forever.
Union members protest outside the Trump Taj Mahal, which will close its doorways on September 4, 2016. Icahn Enterprises says it has lost $100 million on the venture.
In the middle of commercial action by members of the Unite Here Local 54 Union, who have been picketing the Taj for weeks, investor Carl Icahn has given up on the casino that is stricken will shutter it permanently on September 4.
That closure date strikes right in the center of Labor Day, which might be a wild coincidence, or it may be a deliberate and final insult to the union, which Icahn blames for derailing his last-ditch attempt to save your self the Taj.
Icahn stepped in to rescue the casino in 2014, when its owners that are previous Trump Entertainment, declared bankruptcy. The billionaire raider that is corporate the majority of its $286 million financial obligation, which he ended up being ready to convert into equity.
Icahn also said he was prepared to invest $100 million in the property, if, and only if, he had been granted concessions that are certain the city. These included the short-term cessation of worker pension and healthcare advantages, that have end up being the focus of the squabble between Icahn Enterprises and also the Continue reading “After Long Union Fight, Trump Taj Mahal Ironically Closing on Labor Weekend day”
Donald Trump is expanding their campaign staff, and one key hire is Michael Abboud, nephew of Las Vegas Sands executive Andy Abboud. (Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Donald Trump is preparing their campaign for the stage that is final winning the White House in November over Hillary Clinton. This week the Republican nominee announced the hiring of three key positions, and the most notable revelation to the gambling community is the employing of Michael Abboud.
Abboud is the nephew of Andy Abboud, the Las Vegas Sands senior vice president of government relations and community development. Las Vegas Sands is owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson who has pledged $100 million to Trump’s efforts.
Based on the Trump campaign, Abboud will ‘execute the campaign’s fast response and day-to-day texting.’ The 26-year-old will additionally provide Trump with briefings and news that is breaking.
‘I am constantly building a superior political team,’ Trump said in a statement as we continue to work to defeat Hillary Clinton this November. ‘We are taking our messages to the people so that individuals can again make American Great.’
Scratch My Back, Scratch Yours
Adelson is one of the staunchest supporters of the GOP. While the billionaire has historically spread his donations across Republican prospects, in 2016 he’s going all-in with Trump.
As well as being certainly one of the Republican Party’s Continue reading “Donald Trump Campaign Hires Nevada Sands Relative Michael Abboud as Communications Coordinator”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which Station Casinos’ Fertitta brothers took from a fringe company once described by John McCain as ‘human cockfighting,’ to a sports that are global, is offered by the brothers for $4 billion.
The championships owner that is new US talent agency WME-IMG, which includes been backed in the deal by private equity teams Silver Lake and KKR, as well as the household investment workplace of Michael Dell, founder of Dell computers.
The Fertittas, who can retain minority that is passive in the organization, paid just $2 million for the brand name and its assets in 2001, at a low point for the championships.
Becoming a Heavyweight
UFC was dogged by accusations of brutality and vilified by politicians at the time, not least of that was senior U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona, whom aided persuade 36 states to ban ‘no-holds-barred fighting’ and pay per view carriers to take it off from their schedules.
It had been banned in New York just before UFC 12 was due to kick off, forcing organizers to find a venue that is new in Alabama. New York only lifted that ban previously this 12 months.
But under the Fertittas’ stewardship, UFC gained a new level of respectability as promoters worked with state athletics commissions to impose brand new rules that curbed some of its previous excesses, all Continue reading “UFC Sold for the Eye-Gouging $4 Billion. The Fertittas have actually sold”