Der World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Chicago Main Event ist geschlagen und der Sieger heißt Dan Livingston. Der 22-jährige ließ 247 Spieler hinter sich und holte sich ein Preisgeld in Höhe von USD 291,749. „Ich fühle mich großartig. Was war es? 40 Stunden Arbeit für fast USD 300,000? Das nehm’ ich“, meinte er. Obwohl Livingston im Horseshoe Casino meistens Turniere mit niedrigen oder mittelhohen Buy-Ins spielt, konnte er sich dank einer Promo des Casinos das Buy-In von USD 5,000 leisten.
Indianapolis, Indiana – Southern Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino Hotel has agreed to pay a USD 59,000 fine and one of its dealers will serve a two-day suspension for unrelated violations of state gambling regulations. The Harrison County casino, formerly Caesars Indiana, agreed to pay the fine to avoid additional action and penalties on five counts of breaking state rules, including an allegation that a gambler who was forbidden to board the riverboat had wagered there several times.
Entertainer Bette Midler headlined the grand opening of the extensively renovated Horseshoe Casino Chicagoland in Hammond, Indiana. She played the USD 70 million Venue, a 90,000-square-foot entertainment facility built as “another dimension to why people choose to come to” the USD 500 million complex, says Rick Mazer, regional president and general manager for Horseshoe.
Hammond – State and federal authorities are conducting a joint investigation into how an enclosed walkway at Horseshoe Casino collapsed Tuesday morning, sending several construction workers into Lake Michigan and injuring one. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration are expected to determine today which agency will lead the investigation, said Jeffry Carter, Indiana’s deputy commissioner of labor.
From a hotel room no bigger than a bathroom in a swanky Strip megaresort, Mark Burstein pried open a trap door and peered through a peephole to the casino floor at Binion’s Hotel and Gambling Hall. The trap door led to a glorified crawl space with catwalks and portals the late Fremont Street gambling scion Ted Binion used to spy on suspected cheaters. „We didn’t have cameras back then,“ said Burstein, an engineer at the property. „It was the eye in the sky.“
Hammond, Indiana (AP) – Construction of a new USD 485 million Horseshoe Casino in Hammond is ahead of schedule and is expected to open in late summer instead of early fall. Casino officials say their full-time payroll is expected to jump from around 2,300 employees to 2,700 when the new facility opens. The Horseshoe project includes new gaming rooms, restaurants and a theater designed to draw Las Vegas-style entertainment.
How would you like to win a USD 100,000 first place prize in a blackjack tournament? Stop dreaming and hurry over to Horseshoe and sign up for its third USD 250,000 legendary Black Jack Tournament that is always well attended. You can enter by giving up a USD 1,000 buy-in at the Bluesville promotions counter and if you are an early bird sign-up on Thursday March 27 you will get a USD 100 chip back.
Horseshoe Casino in Hammond is one of two casinos under scrutiny from state legislators. Their question: Is it a building or a boat? In this year’s session of the General Assembly, lawmakers considered a measure that would have permitted casinos to pay a USD 25 million fee to go from a riverboat to a barge — allowing them to more cheaply build bigger facilities on platforms instead of boats. It was never passed.
Hammond – Workers are seaming together pieces of a new Horseshoe casino platform, after the last two of six modules were floated into the Hammond Marina. The completed platform will be 320 feet by 564 feet, nearly as big as two football fields and six times the size of the existing riverboat casino. Structural steel to form the skeleton of the new casino will be applied starting in August, Horseshoe spokesperson Shelby Curry said.
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