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New 155-room hotel and conference centre coming to Whitecap Dakota First Nation

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The Government of Canada is proud to support economic development opportunities and growth in First Nation communities.

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with Chief Darcy Bear of Whitecap Dakota First Nation, gathered in Whitecap to celebrate the ground-breaking of a new hotel and conference center.

The Dakota Dunes hotel project will feature Indigenous themes and décor, with 155 rooms, a fitness center, business center, pool and restaurant.

Once completed, the hotel is projected to generate annual revenue of approximately $8.5 million and create 150 new full-time and part-time jobs within the community.  The hotel is also expected to stimulate the local economy by contributing to spin-off businesses and increased visitors to area attractions such as the casino and golf course.

 

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“I’m thrilled to be celebrating the ground breaking for a new hotel and conference centre in Whitecap Dakota First Nation.  The Dakota Dunes hotel project is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through partnership and collaboration to foster economic growth and opportunities in Indigenous communities.”

The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services

“The Dakota Dunes Hotel is an integral part of our vision that will see Whitecap become a premiere tourism destination resort in Western Canada.  The hotel will also generate another 150 jobs and continue to build Whitecap as a major employer in the region. This is a truly an exciting day for our First Nation as we continue on our economic path of building a sustainable community.”

Chief Darcy Bear
Whitecap Dakota First Nations’ Chief

“BMO is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the exciting Dakota Dunes hotel project. This initiative will generate significant economic impacts for members of the community.  BMO has provided dedicated and growing support to Indigenous clients since 1992.  We are pleased and proud to be working with Whitecap Dakota and commend their leadership for executing on a solid business strategy.”

Stephen Fay
Head, Indigenous Banking North America, BMO

“On behalf of SIGA, we’re very excited to be partnering with the Whitecap Dakota First Nation to help bring this new hotel development to Dakota Dunes. This project will have significant benefits, including supporting the creation of 150 new jobs, increasing tourism to the area, and further enhancing the customer experience at one of our premier gaming destinations.”

Zane Hansen
President and CEO, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

Quick Facts

  • This project is a prime example of collaboration between the federal government, the private sector, and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
  • Indigenous Services Canada has contributed $8.6 million to this project through the Community Opportunity Readiness Program. The total estimated cost for the construction of the hotel is $38 million.
  • During the construction phase, the hotel project is estimated to create approximately 230 jobs, and once operational in 2020, up to 150 jobs in the community.
  • The hotel is expected to generate $230 million in economic benefits for the Saskatoon regional economy over ten years and generate $13 million in annual government fiscal benefits.

 

Source: Indigenous Services Canada


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Interblock Announces Corporate Partnership Agreement With Penn National Gaming Including Installations at Over 20 Properties

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Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader, Interblock, announced today their partnership with Penn National Gaming Inc..

The corporate partnership agreement with Penn National will include installations at over 20 properties of the company’s portfolio across the United States, and guarantees Penn National exclusivity on newly released products. Interblock’s extensive product portfolio will allow Penn National to offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps in an array of formats from Standalone Automated and Video units, BarTops, Live and/or Automated Stadiums and Pulse Arenas.

Interblock’s CEO, John Connelly, said, “Penn National has long been regarded as one of the leading operators in North America and Interblock’s ability to work with an operator of this caliber is incredibly fortunate for our company.  We intend to use a combination of technology and innovation to help Penn reduce operating expenses across their properties, while increasing revenue.

“This partnership allows for Interblock to introduce several product segments designed for various casinos within the Penn portfolio.  Everything from Stadiums to standalone units will be utilized to address the demands within each region.

“We are thankful to Penn National for this opportunity and will work hard to make this partnership a success!”

Amongst the first properties to install as part of the deal are Hollywood Lawrenceburg, Ameristar East Chicago and Hollywood Toledo. Each property will install Interblock’s industry leading Diamond Stadiums, which attract existing and new players alike to the next generation of gaming.

The Diamond Stadiums are completely customizable to work with each casino’s unique floorplan and customer base. An unlimited number of play stations can be connected to a single table or generator, providing operators with an effortless way to generate revenue while simultaneously reducing operator expenses. Configured with dealer assist tables, automated generators and/or video generators the stadiums provide Multi-hand Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps games to patrons from a single play station. Operators are able to turn a dealer assist table into an automated stadium with the touch of a button during non-peak hours allowing for non-stop revenue generation.

“We’ve long been fans of Interblock’s electronic table games products and are pleased to be able to offer them at more than 20 of our company’s leading properties,” said Dan Cherry, Vice President of Gaming Operations for Penn National Gaming.

 

About Interblock:

Interblock® is a worldwide leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products. Its multi-player gaming devices set industry standards and provide the ultimate in luxury interactive entertainment experiences. The Interblock brand is globally recognized for diamond quality gaming solutions and technical support in more than 200 jurisdictions. Interblock’s exclusive collection of fully and semi-automated electronic gaming tables and video gaming solutions provide casinos, arcades and gambling halls with superior product performance and their guests with an unforgettable gaming experience. For more information, visit www.interblockgaming.com or call +1 (702) 260-1384.

About Penn National Gaming:

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. Reflecting the recent acquisitions of Pinnacle and Margaritaville, the Company operates 41 facilities in 18 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National Gaming’s facilities feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,200 table games and 8,400 hotel rooms. The Company also offers social online gaming through its Penn Interactive Ventures division and has leading customer loyalty programs with over five million active customers.


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iSoftBet gets the party started with Piñata Fiesta

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Latest title from innovative provider is filled with fun features

 

iSoftBet, the market-leading online and mobile casino software provider, has unveiled its latest fun-filled release, Piñata Fiesta.

The 5×3 slot, has all the ingredients needed for a fantastic fiesta, including guitar symbols, margaritas, as well as a number of colourful characters, and of course, a piñata.

With Popping Wilds, a Mega Spiñata which can fill 3 reels, or Grande Reels with stacked wilds, Piñata Fiesta is one of the most action packed slots in iSoftBet’s portfolio.

If a player smashes the piñata, random features will be triggered, giving players a chance at huge wins. The game also features a Free Spins bonus, during which the random features appear more frequently to take the fiesta fun to the next level.

Piñata Fiesta is the latest release from iSoftBet, following on from the thrilling Book of Immortals, to join iSoftBet’s offering of hundreds of proprietary slot games.

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said: “We are delighted to release Piñata Fiesta, one of the most thrilling and feature-filled slots in the iSoftBet portfolio.

“With its fun-packed reels and colourful characters, Piñata Fiesta promises to be the party slot of the summer.”

As with all iSoftBet games, Piñata Fiesta is supported in both landscape and portrait modes when run on mobile devices and has a wide range of currency and language options.

 

About iSoftBet

iSoftBet is a premium online and mobile casino software and games supplier, providing leading gaming products to some of the world’s largest and most successful brands. With extensive experience and a comprehensive selection of best-performing games, iSoftBet is at the forefront of innovation and our tailor-made solutions are designed to meet our operator partners’ every need.

Our games suite includes a wide range of unparalleled proprietary video slots, table games, exclusive branded games from some of the world’s largest TV and movie production companies such as 24 and Paranormal Activity, and an advanced Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), allowing iSoftBet to offer online casinos rapid, one-time integration to more than 30 of the industry’s leading online and mobile game software providers. iSoftBet games are built using the latest technology including HTML5 desktop and mobile compatible software.

The iSoftBet offering includes a comprehensive back office system allowing operators to create bespoke promotions, offer a wide range of player bonuses and rewards, as well as harvest and track real-time game performance data. iSoftbet is committed to responsible gaming and complies with the most stringent global regulatory bodies. We are licensed in the UK and Alderney and are approved to distribute content in multiple regulated markets including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania.


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VIE.gg Partners with Epsilon to Raise Charity Fund through P2P Esports Betting

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VIE.gg, a member of the Esports Integrity Coalition, has made a partnership with Epsilon Esports to raise money for charities through P2P esports betting between fans and three Epsilon CS:GO players Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov, Kia “Surreal” Man, and Nils “k1to” Gruhne.

Each player has chosen an individual charity to support, with Surreal choosing to donate his winnings to Cancer Research UK and k1to picking Holidays From Cancer. SPELLAN has chosen Teach For Bulgaria.

Several times per week, each of the Epsilon players will place a bet of their choosing on a team that they think will win. At the end of May, all total winnings will be tallied and audited, with final donations being made to each charity.

“This is a fantastic initiative between VIE.gg and our players, and we are extremely proud to take part in helping to make the world a better place. The trio, K1to, Surreal and SPELLAN have chosen to donate their winnings to worthy charities that have important meaning to each of them and I know they look forward with great excitement to challenging esports fans.” said, Gregory Champagne, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Esports.

Brian Cordry, Head of Esports at VIE.gg, added, “It’s a pleasure to get to work directly with players that genuinely want to make a difference using our website. Each of these guys coming up with a charity that they want to support shows that they care about giving back to both the local and online communities. I’m excited to see how much money the guys can raise for their great charitable causes.”


Source: European Gaming Media
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