With millions of Americans out of work, the first sign of a recovery has to be in new jobs coming on the market. The tribal gaming industry is doing its part, with several operators posting new jobs in the past few weeks.Seneca Gaming Corporation has lots of jobs available at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. The operator will be hosting a job fair for open positions on February 25 between 10:00am and 6:00pm.“Even with the changes and challenges everyone has gone through over the past year, Seneca Gaming Corporation has remained one of the largest employers in Western New York, and we are excited to be growing our team across a variety of departments,” said Meghan Smith, Seneca Gaming Corporation’s vice president of human resources. “We truly believe that the time we spend at work should be rewarding, fulfilling and fun. That’s how we approach our jobs every day. If people are looking an opportunity in that type of environment, we are ready to talk to them.”Attendees can check out what’s on offer in person or virtually, but should be ready for an interview at a moment’s notice.On the other side of the country, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians are also on the look out for fresh talent. That operator has more than 500 jobs to fill, with as many as 2000 coming for the rest of the year. They’ll be having their virtual career fair on February 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.“The expansion of San Manuel will offer an economic boost to the local job market at a time when it is really needed,” said Brigitte Saria, Chief People and Infrastructure Officer. “Our efforts to boost the local economy are guided by our commitment to ensuring our employment process and work environment follow leading health and safety standards.”The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California are also hiring. The tribe is looking for 50 full-time and part-time positions, and will have a job fair on February 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.Add those jobs to the 150 that Oneida Nation Enterprises were offering as of last week, and there’s a lot to be hopeful for about the future of the economy, and particularly that of tribal gaming.Connecticut tribes close to new dealGovernor Ned Lamont wants sports betting in his state, and he needs a new deal with the tribes to get it done. He used his budget address to emphasize the push:“My administration has been in active negotiations with our tribal partners to bring the state’s gaming economy into the digital age. And I am submitting legislation which reflects what I believe to be the best bet in ending this stalemate of inaction in a way which is in the best interest [of] the entire state.”Construction resumes at Four WindsThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ contractor recently resumed building a hotel at Four Winds South Bend Casino. Construction slowed down significantly due to Covid-19.The new 23-story hotel was originally due to be completed this year. But with construction crews only working on the foundation now after a 10-month delay, maybe 2022 seems more accurate.
Starting from 16th February to 28th February, PokerBaazi will be hosting the Daily Cash Smash! 13 Days, daily leaderboards and prize pool of INR 21.45 Lakhs! The players can grind any of the three (NLHE/PLO-4/PLO-5) cash tables and all the chips won from the leaderboards will be withdrawable (separate for all three variants)!
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After a smashing Sunday, the action slowed down a little on Adda52.com. Headlining the Monday action on the site was the 8 Lac GTD Iron Man sporting a buy-in of INR 2000. Running as part of the site’s 18 Crore GTD ‘Fast & Furious February’, the marquee tourney pulled in 356 entries by the time late registration closed. After almost six and a half hours of intense play, it was the former GPS Melbourne winner, Deepak “peacelover” Singh, who outlasted the competition to win INR 2 Lac and his fourth MTT title of the year. The anonymous “foldkardunga” finished runner-up for 1.21 Lac.
Total Entries – 356Prizepool – 8 LacPlaces Paid – 38Min Cash – 4800
Abhijeet “2abhisingh” Kumar (3rd for INR 88,000), Parth “punit7690” Aggarwal (4th for INR 64,000), Uttam Kumar “chinunew” Sinha (7th for INR 24,000), and “iamaluksack” (8th for INR 20,000) were the other notable online regs who ended their run at the final table of the flagship tourney on Adda52.
2.75 Lac GTD Voyager
The other major tourney running as part of ‘Fast & Furious February’ was the 2.75 Lac GTD Voyager that logged in 273 entries to meet its specified guarantee. This month’s Maverick winner, Vaibhav “vroy219” Roy shipped it to win INR 71,500 and his second MTT title of the year on Adda52. He eventually outlasted “smr1g10” in the heads-up who banked INR 42,625 for his runner-up finish.
Total Entries – 273Prizepool – 2.75 LacPlaces Paid – 27Min Cash – 2475
Harsh “harsh1327” Bubna (4th for INR 23,375), Siddharth “gabandheer” Pandey (7th place for INR 8,938),Yash “yosher” Jain (8th for INR 6,875) were the other notables who final-tabled the tourney.
Bwin’s Russian-licensed online gambling site has permanently shut its digital doors, while Bet365’s Russian plans appear to be just getting started. This weekend, the Bwin.ru site stopped working for local bettors, who found the site’s home page displaying a message saying only that the site was “unavailable at present,” citing unspecified “system maintenance work.” The site’s social media feeds went silent and questions regarding the outage went unanswered. On Monday, Bwin.ru confirmed that its closure was permanent, based on “rapidly changing realities and new legislative initiatives.” In order to “make Bwin’s withdrawal from the Russian market as comfortable as possible for all customers, we have reached an agreement with one of the industry leaders, Parimatch.”Bwin customers will reportedly find the funds held in the Bwin.ru accounts transferred to Parimatch.ru, and customers who decide to wager with Parimatch “will be able to receive a unique bonus offer.” The migration to Parimatch will reportedly be complete by the end of the month. The statement featured comments from Parimatch Russia CEO Ruslan Medved, who noted that “not all companies are now able to compete with the mastodons and, no less important, with the market itself and its realities.” Medved said Parimatch would make the migration “as painless as possible for everyone without sacrificing loyalty.” Bwin became the first western betting brand to launch in Russia in November 2017 through a partnership between its UK parent company GVC Holdings (since rebranded as Entain) and local outfit Digital Betting LLC. The former supplied the betting technology while the latter supplied the bookmaking license and was supposed to also provide marketing muscle.Bwin.ru’s former CEO Dmitry Sergeyev left to join Parimatch’s Russian-licensed site in May 2019 and Bwin.ru was reportedly sold to Cyprus-based Nirevia Holdings Ltd in February 2020. Sergeyev later revealed that Digital Betting owner Alexander Mamut never came through with the marketing funds he’d originally promised and the site’s popularity languished as a result. Russia’s online betting market took a pandemic hit last spring but the situation grew far tougher as the year drew to a close, culminating in the adoption of tough new regulations that demanded significantly greater financial contributions from bookmakers to Russian sports bodies.VulkanBet, which like Bwin.ru had struggled to gain acceptance with local bettors, surrendered its Russian license in December, convinced that the new regulations would render future operations even less likely to chip away market share from market-leaders Fonbet, Winline, Liga Stavok, BetCity and Parimatch. BET365.RU LAUNCH IMMINENT?That pejorative view doesn’t seem to be shared by UK-based online betting giant Bet365, which eGaming Review reported last week had registered the Bet365.ru domain with a local web registry. Bet365’s Russian license is reportedly awaiting final approval from the Federal Tax Service.Bet365’s interest in a Russian-licensed operation has been bubbling under since February 2019, when the company was said to be just a few months away from launching a Russian site. But that June, a bizarre incident occurred in which Russian authorities intercepted a shipment of 400kg of cocaine, each brick stamped with stickers bearing Bet365’s distinctive green and yellow logo. It’s unclear whether that incident had any bearing on Bet365’s apparent decision that the timing for a Russian launch wasn’t optimal. Meanwhile, Russia’s telecom watchdog Romskomnadzor continued to add Bet365-affiliated domains to its online gambling blacklist, with Bet365.com making the grade as recently as May 2020.