Philadelphia is in danger of losing the chance to have a second casino business after the state House approved a bill allowing it to be elsewhere. Rep. Curt Schroder R-Chester agreed to a bill that allows one of the two casino licences guaranteed for Philly to be auctioned off and located anywhere in the state. The licence was originally awarded for a new Foxwoods venue until the group backing it never got the funding required and the licence was revoked. Now it moves onto the Senate with the word on the street that some Republican are thinking of scrapping the licence altogether and leaving the state with 13 casinos instead of 14.
Casino de Montreal has debuted TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s MultiPLAY roulette on two specialized tables at their Quebec venue. The tables themselves debuted way back in February and consist of two Double Size MultiPLAY Quad HD tables delivering the latest in live table gaming. It works by merging traditional table games and live croupiers with a “full-sized multi player betting surface”. May Kaine, Marketing Director at Casino de Montréal commented: “The launching of the Interactive Roulette was a real success and many of our regular Roulette players were looking forward to trying it out…we are also seeing new players playing the game and enjoying their gaming experience. This is a great addition to our gaming floor.”
Regulators in Ohio have approved the first casino business operator licence for Cleveland. Rock Ohio Caesars are planning to open the $350 million Horseshoe Casino on May 14 inside an old department store building. Glamorous or what! According to the Chicago Tribune the application was unanimously approved after the firm wired the $50 million licence fee to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The second state licence, for Toledo, is likely to be approved in the coming days. It will mean Penn National Gaming Inc will open the $320 million Hollywood Casino on East Toledo riverfront on May 29.