Nevada’s first online gambling history Ultimate Gaming has released multiple updates to its Ultimate Poker and Ultimate Casino platform. Announcing major enhancements and new features, the improvements include a better geolocation process for players in Nevada and New Jersey, with Wi-Fi services having been strengthened in both US states.
Players in the regulated Nevada market may access Ultimate Poker via Wi-Fi, players do now need the use of smartphones to enjoy the new feature that is also available to players in New Jersey that wish to access Ultimate Casino.
The Ultimate Poker client software has also added new features players have been waiting for some time to have implemented, these include Automatic Bonus Calculation, Time Bank, Hand History and Player Notes added to the poker client. Ultimate Poker players are now able to color code opponents, view tournament re-buy and add-on displays in the lobby and access an auto bonusing feature that enables them to gain, track and receive bonuses in real-time.
There has also been an improved iOS option for a more user-friendly experience while Ultimate Casino has extended its impressive catalog of games with the addition of 25 new titles from Amaya Gaming.
“These software releases mark a significant initial step forward in terms of our company’s focus on responding to our customers’ needs and making steady progress on improving the online gaming experience.” – Tobin Prior, Chief Executive Officer of Ultimate Gaming
In nearby US State New York, 17 Gambling operators and real-estate developers submitted bids to obtain a casino license yesterday. The projects covered locations stretching from Tyre, near Lake Ontario, to Tuxedo, in Orange County with Genting Group and Caesars Entertainment among the biggest names on the list.
There are a total of four licenses in total the operators are vying for in three regions that include, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, an area around Albany, and a strip that runs from Binghamton northwest to Lake Ontario.
Empire Resorts made a surprising bid of $1 billion for a casino in the Town of Thompson, near the old Concord Hotel resort in the Catskills. And Caesars increased its bid Monday, proposing an $880 million venture. This is a significant increase over the $750 million proposal for a site near the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Orange County.
“I think they are trying to create a proposal that is too good to be true,” said Chad Beynon, an analyst who covers the casino industry with Macquarie Capital, a private-investment firm. “That billion-dollar bid seems a little high for what I would have thought, particularly for that location.”
Bidders will give oral presentations on or after July 21 to the state Gaming Facility Location Board. The state plans to award one license in each of the following regions and one wild-card license in any of the three: Albany-Saratoga, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes and the mid-Hudson River Valley.