CORRECTING and REPLACING Wilmington Woman Hits It ‘Mega’-Big with $1.5 Million Delaware Park Jackpot

The grand prize jackpot is already ticking back up, and I’m sure that after this big win, even more people will want to try their luck at Delaware Park. “MegaHits is an exciting game and popular with our customers.

“We were thrilled that one of our Delaware Park Player Rewards customers won the grand prize jackpot,” said President Bill Fasy. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. This was a great testament to our belief that winning is always in play at Delaware Park.”

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In third graph of release, Bill Fasy’s title is President sted Chief Operating Officer.

Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests live seasonal Thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, live table games, a 25-table poker room and 20-table dedicated tournament room, 2,500 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, pro football sports parlay betting and White Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world-class 18-hole championship golf course. For more information on Delaware Park, visit

A Wilmington woman’s $3 bet on a MegaHits(TM) slot machine at Delaware Park netted her a $1.5 million grand prize jackpot yesterday.


It was the first time a player in Delaware has won the three-state progressive jackpot.

About the Casino at Delaware Park

MegaHits includes smaller progressive awards that hit frequently. Game themes featured on the link include IGT’s popular Emerald Sevens(TM), Triple Ruby Riches(TM), Reel Gold(TM) and Wild Sapphires(TM) and feature a local, four-level progressive plus the WAP top award.

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International Game Technology’s MegaHits wide area progressive (WAP) jackpot is part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which includes Delaware, Rhode Island and West Virginia. This interstate progressive’s starting jackpot resets to $100,000.

. It is available as a penny or three-coin dollar game, which requires the maximum bet of $3 to be eligible to win the top prize

Against the odds, Russian oil output seen near record this year

Their combined output would be at around 600,000 bpd if they reach their highs at once.

In January, Rosneft showed a 4 percent drop at its largest unit, Yuganskneftegaz, among some other assets, but was helped by a rise at its newest assets such as the Uvat project or Verkhnechonsknoye field in Siberia, Sberbank CIB said.

“These delays were not a surprise, given financing restrictions on Gazprom Neft,” Sberbank CIB said in a note.

. Those estimates now seem far-fetched.” (Additional reporting by Denis Pinchuk, editing by William Hardy)

Meeting investors in Asia on Tuesday, Gazprom said that Gazprom Neft was delaying the start or reaching peak output at some of its newest projects such as Novoportovskoye, Kuyumba, Dolginskoye or Chonskiy for three or more years, Sberbank CIB said.

“Should the oil price stay in the $50-$60 per barrel range, the chances are high that oil output will stay flat on last year’s level,” he said. as greenfield developments such as Vankor, Talakan and Verkhnechonsk make up for natural production declines … Brent was trading at $56 on Tuesday, recovering from its six-year lows of around $45 in mid-January.

All four are expected to peak later in the next decade, according to Gazprom’s presentation obtained by Reuters. in the near terms,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report.

A defiant government and giant energy firms see little impact for now from the headwinds and, crunching the data with a sceptical eye, analysts agree.

Gazprom Neft declined to comment on the figures.

* Output to decline close to decade-end – analysts

Oil output hit a post-Soviet high of 10.58 million barrels per day (bpd) last year, with new fields, some in the Arctic, contributing.

Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, declined to comment.

This follows the usual practice of forecasting, to show higher volumes for the end of the year, said Valery Nesterov, an analyst with Sberbank CIB.

* Lukoil, Surgut see 2015 output stable y/y

So far in 2015, output is little changed at 10.66 million bpd despite sanctions over the Ukraine crisis which bar Western majors from helping Russia’s largest oil firms explore for new areas and limit their ability to borrow.

* Production seen stable this year, January near peaks

Russia’s Energy Ministry forecasts 2015 output at last year’s levels or a decline of 0.6 percent, Interfax news agency reported.


* Gazprom Neft postpones some projects

Tue Feb 3, 2015 9:32am EST

“Not long ago, the Russian Ministry of Energy was forecasting tight oil production mostly out of the Bazhenov basin to reach 500,000 bpd by 2018. we see Russia’s production decline rates accelerating to 5 percent in the absence of western technology,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.

MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The twin traumas of an economy-crippling oil price collapse and Western sanctions hobbling energy firms will not deflect Russia from keeping oil output near a record high this year, companies, officials and analysts say.

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of state gas producer Gazprom, said on Tuesday it plans a further growth in output after a 6 percent increase last year.

ExxonMobil has postponed exploring the Kara Sea with Rosneft, which sources say will restart operations only next year.

“We see limited immediate downside risks to Russia’s current production … Russia will likely continue to fend off Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer until a predicted longer term output decline starts to take hold later this decade.

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Western sanctions target Russia’s future sources of oil growth – shale, the Arctic and deep water.

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Most likely, he said, the decline would come at some 300,000-400,000 bpd as some projects – which he did not name – would be put on hold.

* Russia’s 2014 oil output at post-Soviet high

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said last month that if the oil price stays at $50 per barrel for a long time “a small decline” of production may start, which he estimated at a tenth of Russia’s total at the most.

Russia’s largest oil firms, such as Lukoil or Surgutneftegas, told Reuters they do not plan to cut oil output this year.

“Heading into the end of the decade..

Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization: sources

He also said the bill will be difficult to pass next year, as newer topics come up in parliament.

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalizing casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said.

“If they can’t pass it now, I doubt whether they’ll ever be able to pass it,” one of the sources said.. it’s no longer a question about casinos and addiction,” one of the sources said, adding “the leadership” lacked political support.

Until a few weeks ago, most analysts still expected the casino bill to be adopted in November, allowing leaders to pass a second bill outlining regulations in 2015.

Toru Mihara, who teaches at the Osaka University of Commerce and was one of the architects of the casino bill, said failure to pass the bill in this session would be a “total loss of face” for Abe’s cabinet. A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo in this September 28, 2013 file photo.

Pro-casino lawmakers intend to push back a vote on the bill instead of trying to pass it in the current parliamentary session ending this month, three people directly involved in pushing the casino bill told Reuters on Tuesday.

The biggest setback for the pro-casino camp, however, came last month when two cabinet ministers quit over funding-related misdeeds, putting Abe on the defensive.

Gaming companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp, Caesars Entertainment Corp and MGM Resorts International have been hoping Abe would unlock an “integrated resort” market that brokerage CLSA estimated could generate annual revenue of $40 billion.

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Higher-priority bills, including those related to national defense, are likely to take up debate time in the next parliament session, they said.

Anti-casino lawmakers recently stepped up their campaign, drawing the public’s attention to Japan’s already high rates of gambling addiction, mostly related to pinball-style “pachinko” games played throughout the country.

TOKYO Tue Nov 4, 2014 6:01am EST

A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo in this September 28, 2013 file photo. It faced opposition from some members of Komeito, Abe's junior coalition party, and from some quarters of his own Liberal Democratic Party, who are concerned about the impact of gambling addictions.

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“There will be a loss of momentum,” Mihara told Reuters.

Although they aim to keep the bill on the table, the sources said there was a considerable chance it would not come up for discussion even in 2015.

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One Japanese casino industry source said there was a chance legislation could be delayed by three or four years, meaning actual casino development may have to wait until around 2024.

The latest in a string of delays for the controversial bill will be a blow for Abe, who has promoted casino resorts as part of his economic growth program, and for casino developers from Las Vegas to Macau. It also dashes hopes for any casino resort to be built in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The bill was already in a tight race for time to pass by the Nov 30 end of the current session

Horse races?

You can watch TV and take care of your child.

I love to listen to the people cheer for their horse. As mentioned before the track has several activities for children and adults. The reality of the situation is that you will have a great time if you want to. People get very exciteable. If you are determined to have a bad time you will.

I have been going to the horses since I was the same age as your 16 month old. Furthermore, most tracks have an area with private televisions. I don’t know which track you are going to, but this experience can be quite fun. It is not true that the track is filled with drunk, degenerate gamblers, neither is it crowded most of the time.

What are the Privacy Issues Associated with Google Glass

Add to that, the fact that Google has successful applied for the patent of an eye tracking technology, which uses Glass to track exactly which part of the screen the user is looking at. We would love to know what you think about this product; leave us a comment below, if you would like to share with us anything that you hate, or love about Google Glass. Google Glass is still a work in progress, and Google would need to address all these concerns, and more, if they want all the hype about their product to translate into good sales. Cheers.

It is an open secret that a certain ‘Secret Service Agency’ of the Government keeps an eye on all data exchanged (emails, phone calls, text messages, etc.) between its citizens, and even a lot of people from around the world. With Glass, there is a risk of users becoming walking surveillance systems, without them ever knowing about it. There is a possibility that through his Glass, he would transmit real-time images, including those of him entering his bank details. Also, Google has in the past given in to Government pressure, and shared private information about its users with them.

All-seeing Glass

It is no secret that Google logs the details of the online activities of its web users, and accordingly, directs relevant adverts towards them. Besides, it remains to be seen if hackers and developers are able to outsmart Google, and find fixes to enable this feature.

Probably the biggest, and most evident privacy concern raised by people the world over about Glass, is that anyone sporting it can, rather unscrupulously, record unsuspecting passersby, as they go about their business. Google offers a solution in its app called Device Manager for smartphones, which lets you locate, or remotely wipe out the information from your lost/stolen device. By default, Glass records 10-second videos, which can be changed to record till the memory on the device is full; however, the battery on board the device can only keep it going for about 45 minutes of continuous recording.

Just before you raise your Google Glass for a toast to its phenomenal success, you might want to take a moment to think about the privacy concerns associated with it. Once it is widely available, voices about the privacy issues with this device are only gonna get louder. Google has reiterated that it does not plan to enable the feature ‘at this time’, which clearly indicates that there is a possibility of it being integrated into the system some time in the future. Thorp claims to be the inventor of the first ‘wearable computer’. This can be a very serious breach of privacy, and possibly one of the biggest reasons why people have been rather apprehensive about accepting Glass. In fact, this is one of the biggest generators of the online giant. You can read more about the cool things you can do with Google Glass, here. Glass, with its 5 megapixel camera, will take photos, and record videos rather effortlessly, at your command. In response to similar concerns raised, Google has stated that it is only the users who have complete control over Glass, and Google would not be able to monitor the activities of the users.

Another problem that holds true for smartphones and Glass alike, is that of theft. Google has time and again downplayed this by stating that the new updates for Glass require the user to push the touchpad to confirm the action of taking a video, or a still photograph.

These loopholes aside, Glass promises to be a wonderful gadget, which can potentially change the way we interact with people, and our surroundings. In 1961, he, along with fellow mathematician Claude Shannon, built a couple of computerized timing devices to cheat at the game of roulette. Here’s a look at 6 of the biggest concerns that surround Google Glass.

Can’t find my Glass(es)!. Called Gaze Tracking System, the technology can track how long you gaze at something, and even how much your pupils dilate. Google Glass is currently available with just about 10,000 explorers, but it is expected to hit the shelves sometime in 2014. As your device contains all your personal information, the consequences of losing their device is something that has always haunted smartphone users, and now, Glass users as well. Although Google has currently banned adverts on Glass, it will in all probability roll these out in the future.

Glass Billboards

Stop! Don’t Shoot

Who’s the Spy?

First Wearable Computer

Edward O. Imagine a scenario, where a Glass user logs into his bank account online, while wearing his Google Glass, oblivious to the fact that his device has been hacked into. One was concealed in a pack of cigarettes, and the other in a shoe.

Glass is bound to be hot on the radar of hackers, who will look to exploit any loopholes in the security of the device, and use it to further their evil schemes. The data can then be sent to its servers, and relevant adverts can then be directed towards the user. Also, the device is always on while recording, so that could be a clear giveaway. A similar feature is in the works, wherein users can locate, and/or delete data from Glass, in case it gets lost or stolen.

Face the Glass

Another major privacy concern about Glass, is the fact that it can be used as a facial-recognition device to recognize people. But, there have been an equal number, if not more, who are extremely skeptical about this new technological fad.

The main and obvious concern raised by people around the world has been that of intrusion of privacy. There is no denying that Glass has been well received by most of the Explorers who have tested them

Prairie Meadows, IA HBPA Partner to Build Iowa’s First-Ever Online Wagering Platform

The annual wagering card includes thoroughbred and quarter horse racing plus year round simulcasts from the nation’s top tracks. It also offers medical and hardship benevolence, veterinary and medication guidelines, and education programs to nurture current and future generations of thoroughbred horsemen. These were important considerations for our Boards.”

ALTOONA, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (IA HBPA) announced today that they are collaborating on the development of the state’s first-ever legal online wagering platform.

About Iowa Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (IA HBPA)

“Our two organizations share a vested interest in providing an outstanding customer experience,” said Gary Palmer, CEO of Prairie Meadows which, as the nation’s first racino, has a rich history of innovation in the gaming industry. Our interest is straightforward: the more successful Prairie Meadows is engaging fans, the more successful we will be as owners and trainers which, in turn, will help the Iowa breeding industry.”

IA HBPA is the recognized Thoroughbred horsemen’s representative association for the state of Iowa, and is also an affiliate of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Between 2002-08 Champion and Sproule built, Inc. The casino offers 2,000 slots and numerous table games. “Today, that means having a robust, vertically integrated online wagering platform to help attract new customers and generate the kind of revenue we need to sustain the quality of our racing products.”

About Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

Paladin Capital Partners, LLC is a business consulting headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Prairie Meadows and IA HBPA hope to offer online wagering for the next race season. In 2012, the 168-room Prairie Meadows Hotel opens, adding overnight amenities, event space, indoor swimming, dining, fitness and internet service to the complex. Partner competencies include top-level experience in management, operations, marketing, corporate governance, IT, business development and communication. Founded in 2010, Paladin currently serves companies in the entertainment, interactive media, sports, gaming, publishing, live event and film and TV industries.

Paladin has been asked to deliver its technology and implementation timeline by the end of the month. IA HBPA has its offices at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa.

The first step in the collaboration was the selection of a firm to help guide the project. It is made up of owners and trainers who promote the sport of horse racing, and work with the State of Iowa to improve the business and working conditions of horsemen and their employees. Prairie Meadows is located in Altoona, Iowa, just outside Des Moines.

IA HBPA President Leroy Gessmann echoed Palmer’s view.

The two Iowa racing stalwarts have engaged the services of California-based Paladin Capital Partners – and principals Chuck Champion and Gary Sproule – to guide the deployment of the systems and marketing components needed to maximize the program’s revenue potential. The company has been instrumental in capitalizations, turnarounds, workouts, business model and revenue stream development, board relations, market positioning, mergers and acquisitions, and liquidity events. The move is being undertaken to spur expansion of the customer base for Iowa horse racing and to take advantage of continuing growth in the popularity of advanced deposit wagering (ADW).

About Paladin Capital Partners

. A handful of potential technology partners have expressed interest in providing the actual wagering platform for the venture through responses to a request for proposal that will be reviewed in the coming weeks.

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is the home of Iowa’s first horse racing facility and the nation’s first racino, offering visitors a full line of racing, wagering, dining and big name entertainment opportunities. into the largest ADW in the industry with nearly $1.0 billion in annual wagering handle.

“The partnership with Prairie Meadows has very exciting prospects,” he said, “and we are eager to work with the track to create a delivery channel that connects with the digital media generation. The Association also works closely with Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino to ensure the integrity of the sport and to provide the highest quality racing product. “As important, they know horse racing and horse racing fans as well as many key racing executives in the country. According to Palmer and Gessmann, Paladin Capital offered unrivaled competency in the ADW space.

“The principals have hands-on experience with the technologies,” they said. The firm’s partners are former C-suite executives who lend their expertise to clients in need of accelerated growth and survival strategies and also oversee and ensure implementation