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|Las Vegas: Make plans today to attend Boyd Gaming’s $500,000 Power Bingo on Monday, May 19th and
Tuesday 20th. Choose your favorite bingo hall to play in this half million-dollar game, reserve your seat at the
Gold Coast, Suncoast or Sam’s Town bingo halls. See their ad for complete details and they have special room
offers for you. You can also go to BoydGaming.com/PowerBingo for more information. Make your reservation
Waterford: Construction on Hwy 164 has been completed and The Tichigan Lake Lions Club has announced
their return to bingo after the usual winter hiatus. Located at 6710 Big Bend Road, the Lions Club will host their
1st bingo of 2014 on Thursday March 6th. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Bingo starts with an early bird at 6:30 PM
followed by a regular session at 7:00 PM. Progressive Bingo is played on every scheduled Thursday, and the
estimated jackpot for March 6th, is $1,760.00 in 55 or fewer calls. Along with bingo the Lions offer pull tabs. Food
and refreshments are on hand and lots of parking is available. Thereafter, the Lions will play every 1st, 3rd and
5th Thursday of the month. Construction on Hwy 164 has been completed.
Reno: The 16-story 125-room Virginian casino in downtown Reno has been purchased by the Siegel Group for
$2.38 million. The former owners of Las Vegas’ Gold Spike also own a Siegel Suites in Reno and recently
acquired the Truckee Lane Building there. The Virginian has been closed since 2004.
Atlantic City: The Atlantic Club closed in January. The resort was jointly claimed in auction by Caesars
Entertainment and Tropicana Entertainment, Caesars paid $15 million for the property and building while
Tropicana paid $8.4 million for the gaming equipment, making the total purchase price $23.4 million, the lowest
ever for an Atlantic City casino. Caesars has indicated that it will not reopen the resort. The Atlantic Club is the
first casino to close in Atlantic City since the Sands in 2006. There are now 11 casinos operating, one fewer than
Pennsylvania, where the growth of gambling has been a major factor in Atlantic City’s decline.
Ohio: The Hard Rock Rocksino has opened in the Cleveland suburb of Northfield. The 200,000-square-foot
complex with more than 2,200 VLTs and a 2,600-capacity live-music venue is the third racino to open in the state.
Maryland: MGM Resorts International has been awarded the sixth and final casino license in Maryland. MRI plans
to build a $925 million resort (up $225 million from its original proposal) in Prince George’s County, about 10 miles
from Washington D.C. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2016.
Mississippi: A planned $700 million Margaritaville casino in Biloxi that was announced in 2007 has been
scrapped. Construction had begun on the resort and the framework that was put in place will be torn down to
make room for a “boardwalk and entertainment lawn.” The new area will connect via a bridge over U.S. 90 to the
Grand Biloxi Casino, which is being upgraded and renamed Harrah’s Gulf Coast.
Online: The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division reports that 32,277 accounts were created during the first
week of legal online gambling in the state, and that new accounts are coming on at about 20,000 per week. The
seven participating NJ casinos are Borgata, Tropicana, Trump Plaza, Trump Taj Mahal, Bally’s, Caesars, and the
Golden Nugget. The numbers are respectable, but sound somewhat modest in light of a statement by Gov. Chris
Christie saying he expects online gambling to contribute largely to a $200 million increase in gaming-tax revenue.
The online tax rate is 15%, which means Christie is predicting income in the area of $1.2 billion from online
gambling within a year.