Hennessy seeks larger slice of casino cash for host communities – Rome Sentinel

Oneida County Board of Legislators candidate Michael J. Hennessy wants communities that are home to tax-free land owned by the Oneida Indian Nation to receive a larger portion of the casino revenue that flows to the county.Hennessy, a former county lawmaker, is running to reclaim the District 1 seat that is home to the Oneidas’ massive Turning Stone Resort Casino. He says the county is not sharing enough of the money it receives under the settlement that ended disputes over taxes and federal trust land.“It is quite obvious, compared to the state agreement in the city of Niagara Falls, that our state agreement pays very little to the impacted areas of the towns of Vernon, Verona and Vienna,” said Hennessy, a Democrat.He wants to earmark $7.5 million of the county’s casino revenue “to properly address the impacted area losses…”• $2.5 million annually for tax stabilization for the local schools and local governments in the impacted areas.• $5 million dedicated to fix and improve infrastructure in the impacted areas. Areas that need attention, he says, are water in the towns of Vernon and Verona, water mediation projects in the towns of Vernon and Verona, and sewers in Oneida Castle and parts of the town of Verona.He also vows, that if elected, “I will seek to have the towns of Vernon and Verona businesses become a state/county tax-free zone. So that our businesses can compete on a level playing field.”In just over three years, Oneida County has received more than $60 million in casino revenue from the state. The county, in turn, has shared $4 million with villages, towns and schools. However, none of this money has gone to the towns of Vernon and Verona because of their involvement in legal challenges to the 2013 agreement and federal trust land for parcels

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Coming to a casino near you: Alfred Hitchcock, James Bond and Marcia Brady – Miami Herald

It has been 54 years since seagulls, sparrows and crows terrorized California townfolks in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” And it has been 65 years since Gene Kelly splashed through puddles in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

But those movies, and plenty of other classic entertainment, will get a rebirth of sorts this year, in the form of slot machines.

Earlier this month, slot manufacturers displayed their latest attractions at the annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It’s the time to see what games will be appearing in the coming months at casinos, including those in South Florida.

Because the average slot player is over 50, there’s quite the trend toward familiar names. Also new this year are slots from the “Knight Rider” TV show (1982-86) and the James Bond 007 movie franchise, with images of Bond dating back to 1962’s “Dr. No.” Eventually, 24 machines, one for each movie, will be available, featuring the six different actors who portrayed Ian Fleming’s debonair British agent. Plenty of villains and Bond girls, too.

A series of 007 slot machines will eventually portray all 24 James Bond movies.

Nick Sortal

Everi Games might lay claim to being the nostalgia king, acquiring licenses to “The Brady Bunch,” “Willie Nelson,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Knight Rider” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” (You can’t just slap up photos on a slot machine and market it; like anything else, there are licensing rights to be negotiated.)

The Brady Bunch machine, for example, has a “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” bonus round — based on the famous complaint about inequities in attention made by middle sister Jan.

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Man arrested in attempted CSC in Detroit casino garage – The Detroit News

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Charges have been authorized against a 21-year-old Detroit man in connection with an attempted sexual assault in a casino parking garage, officials said Monday.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said it has authorized a charge of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct against Cortez Demar Bender.

He was arraigned on the felony charge in 36th District Court before Magistrate Laura Echartea on Monday. He was given a $250,000 bond/cash surety.

If convicted, he could face between five years and 10 years in prison.

Police accuse Bender of following a 29-year-old woman from inside the Greektown Casino to its parking garage and attempted to sexually assault her at 10 p.m. last Thursday.

The woman fought off the attacker and screamed, prompting him to flee on foot. 

With help from the casino’s security officers, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Bender and arrested him Saturday.

Bender’s probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. A preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Both hearings will take place before Judge Kenneth King. 

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Buy Nvidia due to 'strong underlying trends' in digital currency, gaming: Analyst – CNBC

Nvidia shares will rally because of the growth of the technology industries that use its chips, according to one Wall Street firm.

Mizuho Securities reiterated its buy rating for the chipmaker’s shares and raised its price target, citing solid pricing for its graphics processing units, which are used in the digital currency and graphics card markets.

“We believe NVDA continues to see strong underlying trends in cryptocurrency and gaming ahead of company expectations, even as GPU pricing remains stable post launch,” analyst Vijay Rakesh wrote in a note to clients Sunday.

Rakesh raised his price target for Nvidia shares to $220 from $180. The new target is 13 percent higher than Friday’s closing price.

“We believe NVDA guided the OctQ with expectations of a cool down in the crypto-currency market, but continued GPU pricing strength through the quarter could position it for an upside surprise,” he wrote.

Bitcoin hit another record high on Friday to more than $5,800, up over 480 percent year to date. Cryptocurrency miners use graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia to “mine” new coins, which can then be sold or held for future appreciation.

Nvidia’s latest chips provide 40 times to 100 times the performance of traditional central processing units for artificial intelligence applications, the analyst noted.

Nvidia shares have rallied nearly 200 percent during the previous 12 months through midday Monday, compared with the market’s 20 percent gain. That performance ranks first in the entire S&P 500, according to FactSet.

The shares are up 1.4 percent midday Monday after the report.

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MSI's Aegis 3 compact gaming PC reviewed – The Tech Report, LLC (blog)

PC gaming is bigger than ever. Perhaps thanks to big-name PC-exclusive titles like League of Legends as well as PC-exclusive features like mods, kids are asking their parents for gaming PCs instead of gaming consoles. The money spent on PC gaming eclipses that spent on console gaming, too. A discussion of the whys and hows of that matter is a topic best left for another article, though. Instead, we’re here to take a look at just the sort of machine a parent might buy a budding PC gamer: MSI’s Aegis 3 compact gaming PC.

It’s a looker, isn’t it? To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to think of the Aegis 3’s design just from the promo images MSI provided. After taking it out of the box and setting it up, well, I still wasn’t sure about it. Over time, though, I have to admit it’s grown on me. While 30-something gerbils might not approve of the Michael-Bay’s-Transformers-inspired looks of the Aegis 3, I have no doubt that the teenagers the machine is aimed at would find it enticing. This impression is furthered by the ecstatic gasp that my niece and her friends made when I showed it to them.

Under the cowl of Isaac Clarke’s mask rests a Core i7-7700 CPU, 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card. To be honest, I would have preferred a Core i5 of some kind and a GTX 1060 6GB card, but that complaint is by no means reserved for MSI alone. The CPU and graphics card in the particular machine we’re playing with today aren’t the most interesting part of the story, though. Perhaps in light of the rising prices of NAND flash and the corresponding ceilings those prices put on economical SSD capacities, MSI

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