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|PEWAUKEE: Queen of Apostles Increases Prize Money. Queen of Apostles Parish,
(formerly St. Mary’s at 449 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee) has “upped” their prize money
to $2,400, by offering $1,200 in prizes on both the Early Bird and Late Bird sessions.
Queen of Apostles will continue to offer Progressive Bingo with a reverse consolation prize
schedule as follows: $400 on 48 calls, $300 on 49 calls $200 on 50 calls and $100 on 51
calls and higher. Queen of Apostles offers a huge parking lot, no stairs, snacks and 2
sessions of Bingo; Early Bird at 6:30 PM followed by the Late Bird, now at 7:45 PM.
Doors open at 4:30 PM.
BIG BEND: Big Bend: St. Joseph Parish, S89, W22650 Milwaukee Avenue, playing
Bingo on the 1st 4 Fridays of each month, has just increased their Progressive Bingo
consolation prize schedule as follows: $350 on 48 calls, $300 on 49 calls, $250 on 50
calls, $200 on 51 calls and $150 on and count over 51 calls. St. Joseph’s offers a $1,000
Bingo session, 50/50 Cash Raffle and Progressive Bingo, food and beverages and
convenient parking. Doors open at 5:00 PM and games beginning at 7:00 PM.
RENO: The Siena has been sold to an undisclosed buyer. There’s talk that it may be
converted to a non-gaming hotel.
MASSACHUSETTS: Plainridge Park Casino, the state’s first casino since legalization in
2011, opened the end of June in Plainville, about 35 miles from Boston and 20 miles from
Providence, Rhode Island. The product of a $125 million renovation of the Plainridge
Racecourse, the facility features 1,250 slots, harness racing, and a Doug Flutie
restaurant. State law allows up to three full-service casinos, two of which are planned for
Springfield and Everett.
NEW YORK: The Oneida tribe’s Yellow Brick Road casino opened June 2 in
Chittenango, bordering Syracuse. The $20 million 67,000-square-foot casino will offer
slots and Bingo only.
OKLAHOMA: The Cherokee Casino & Hotel has opened in Roland, near the Arkansas
border. The $80 million resort has a 170,000-square-foot casino with 850 slots, plus table
games and a poker room. A 120-room hotel opened in July.
BAHAMAS: The Baha Mar resort that’s had multiple false starts has delayed its opening
again, pushing the date back to “at least” September 8.
ONLINE: New merchant category codes have been issued for gambling-related
transactions. The new codes are for state-run online lotteries, horse/dog racing, and
online casino games (including poker), and are expected to convince banks to be more
lenient about processing deposits in these legal situations. A separate code exists for
unregulated online gaming and it’s hoped that the separation between the two will now be