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Pennsylvania Gaming Regulator Renews Valley Forge Casino Resort License

Pennsylvania Gaming Regulator Renews Valley Forge Casino Resort License

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board users decided on to renew Valley Forge Casino Resort’s gaming license wednesday. The location is found in Upper Merion, Montgomery County.

The seven board users voted unanimously in favor of the renewal, pointing out that Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LP, the gambling operator responsible for the casino, had fulfilled the terms of its initial permit. For this reason the casino business was issued another license that is three-year.

Valley Forge first received permission to use the Montgomery County gambling location in 2011. The casino launched doorways in March 2012.

The state gambling regulator held two public hearings in order to make its final decision. The one that is first place in Upper Merion earlier. The latter happened yesterday in Harrisburg and board members questioned casino staff, neighborhood officials, people of district, along with Pennsylvania police and gambling officials during it.

All of them got the chance to provide their testimony about the means the casino is operated in addition to about the effect this has regarding the Upper Merion community also in the state in general.

As stated above Valley Forge Casino Resort exposed doors for site visitors back March 2012. Since its launch, it’s produced gross revenue of more than $340 million from both dining table games and slot machines featured at the place. And has now contributed just a little less than $140 million in gaming taxes to Pennsylvania. (more…)

Woolworths Pre-Commitment Pokies Card Matches Vocal Opposition

Woolworths Pre-Commitment Pokies Card Matches Vocal Opposition

Australian supermarket string Woolworths’ move to introduce a gambling benefits card for frequent pokies players at its Victorian bars met opposition that is quite strong government representatives and gambling critics.

The ALH Group, in which Woolworths holds a 96% stake, would be to introduce the so-called Monty’s Reward card in Victoria by the season’s end. The card ended up being called a voluntary pre-commitment measure.

Previously this the state adopted a policy oriented towards the minimization of the harm that poker machines can cause to gambling customers year. Nevertheless, the Woolworths card was seen by many as a thing that might have the effect that is opposite.

Nick Xenophon, a separate senator for south Australia, commented regarding the supermarket giant’s choice to introduce the loyalty program as cynical. According to the official, what had been prepared by the national federal government as ‘a harm-minimization measure’ was turned into a ‘harm-exacerbation’ one by Woolworths.

Monty’s Reward card had been produced by popular manufacturer of poker devices as well as other devices for the gambling industry Bally Technologies. When inserted right into a provided poker device, it might feature different advertising communications while the card owner plays. In addition, it would be easy for gambling customers to purchase products without having to interrupt their game.

Paul Bendat, a campaigner that is prominent poker machines, stated that the concept for pre-commitment cards had been a foundation in the Victorian federal government’s policy to minimize dangers that gambling poses to customers. (more…)