Rampart Casino has appointed Joanne Farwell as bingo manager in preparation for its new bingo room, opening this spring. Farwell will be responsible for all operations of the casino’s latest addition, including safeguarding assets, hiring personnel, reviewing reports, growing and sustaining business, preparing budgets, customer service and more.
Previously, Farwell assisted with the opening of bingo halls at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and The Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall. She has also spent the last eight years as a bingo supervisor at South Point Hotel & Casino where her duties included sales, customer service, employee supervision, money handling and trouble shooting, among others.
Farwell received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Rampart Casino broke ground on the bingo room on Dec. 20, furthering the resort’s goal of meeting players’ demand for an evolving gaming lineup. The 300-capacity attraction, located adjacent to Rampart Casino’s buffet, will offer players top-of-the-line technology with a FortuNet, Inc. BingoStar system and non-smoking section.
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Delaware officials say competition from casinos in neighboring states continues to squeeze revenues at Delaware’s three casinos. Last year, Delaware slot machine revenue was $375 million.
The Red Sox traded Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Boston will also receive Oakland’s competitive balance pick in the 2015 draft.
The NFL exhibition season commences Sunday with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, when the Giants and Bills tangle. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. PDT. As of Thursday morning, Buffalo was a 2 point favorite with the total 32½ at the Las Vegas Superbook.
Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. Net income rose to $203.9 million, or $2 per share, from $129.8 million, or $1.28 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
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