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The expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will open in mid-2019, in advance of Super Bowl LIV at nearby Hard Rock Stadium in February 2020. Leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming, who own and operate the casino complex, gathered today on the expansion site to celebrate its construction progress with a traditional Hard Rock "Guitar Smash" ceremony and community event.
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Sazka, owned by Czech investors Karel Komarek’s KKCG group and Jiri Smejc’s EMMA Capital, got approval from Casinos Austria’s shareholders to increase its stake to 34 percent from 11.3 percent after buying the indirect shares held by investment fund LLI and insurer UNIQA.
ICJ Comment: How many people have worked for Casinos Austria over the years? Where you one of them? How soon will it be before it is a full blown takeover?
The casino is expected to have 2,400 slots and 130 table games in a redesigned interior with new food and beverage concepts headlined by its signature Japanese restaurant, Kuro.
Hong Kong investors have been in the Northern Marianas to look at the viability of reopening the CNMI's first casino resort on the island of Tinian.
ICJ Comment: The Tinian Dynasty would have always have had problems as all International flights had to go through the main Island of Saipan, which has its own major casino. But, on January 12th 2018 The first direct flight arrived at Tinian International Airport, a charter flight from Hong kong. Let's hope there will be many more and the previous employees will have the chance to get their jobs back.
PHILIPPINES - government aims to privatize 17 PAGCOR-operated casinos out of a total of 46 this year
The government is expected to start in the coming months selling several casinos of the state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
ARGENTINA - 3 of 12 Buenos Aires Province casinos to close with 2 more closures to follow
Two more of the 9 remaining casinos have licenses that expire in 2019 and 2021, they are not expected to be renewed leaving Buenos Aires province with just 7 casinos.