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Jimmy Kimmel Partners With Caesars Entertainment To Open Comedy Club At The LINQ Promenade Spring 2019

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Will be an Intimate, Two-Story Venue Featuring Curated Acts Nightly

 

Next spring, Caesars Entertainment will open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas.

In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, the new club will showcase comedians ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue designed by Jimmy and his comedian friends.

“Building a club like this in my hometown is a dream come true” said Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas. “I’ve done extensive research, consulting with veteran comics to create the ideal venue for comedians and comedy lovers.  My aim is to capture the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, live music, memorabilia from my career and food that will rival the finest restaurants in town.  Every comic who plays this club will get first-class treatment.  I am obsessing over every detail to make this the most comedy-friendly club in the world.”

At 8,000 square feet, the venue will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience, with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.  The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly.

“We are elated by the opportunity to collaborate with Jimmy Kimmel on his first and only comedy club,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “As the leader in establishing iconic residencies in Las Vegas, we are creating this club to be an innovative and exceptional live comedy venue. Of course, Kimmel’s longtime Las Vegas affinity means he understands the city and what audiences want to see. Together, we look forward to delivering a top-quality comedy experience on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Caesars Entertainment is known for revitalizing the modern era of entertainment in Las Vegas with its record-breaking headlining residencies at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The Colosseum has offered a diversified, top-flight comedy lineup since introducing Jerry Seinfeld in 2003, leading to other top comedians in the venue including Sebastian Maniscalco, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Jim Gaffigan and Jeff Dunham. The company has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and has set a high standard for Las Vegas, one that has forced others in the industry to follow. As a result of Caesars Entertainment’s innovation and impressive lineup, the company was recognized as the third-largest promoter of live entertainment worldwide by Billboard Magazine in 2016 and 2017.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will bring yet another unique experience to The LINQ Promenade, thus rounding it out to be the epicenter for dining, retail and entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Shaun Swanger, senior vice president of attractions, retail and leasing for Caesars Entertainment.

The latest addition to The LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be located across from Brooklyn Bowl, and near the High Roller – the largest observation wheel in the world.

Additional details regarding Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be announced later this year.

 

ABOUT JIMMY KIMMEL:
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the seven-time Emmy® Award-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” network television’s longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its 16th season, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” produces some of the most popular comedy bits in late-night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, authors, politicians, newsmakers and the occasional random weirdo. Kimmel’s monologue skewers pop culture and up-to-the-minute news. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35pm ET on ABC.

Kimmel has hosted some of the biggest events in television including The Oscars in 2017 & 2018, the 64th and 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the ESPYs, the American Music Awards, multiple Comedy Central Roasts and the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2012.  He grew up in Las Vegas, attended Clark High School and, despite bad grades and spotty attendance, received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater UNLV.

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT :
Caesars Entertainment is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 49 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. Caesars Entertainment and its affiliates operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

ABOUT THE LINQ PROMENADE AND HIGH ROLLER
The LINQ Promenade, an open-air entertainment and dining district anchored by the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, redefines the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline. The LINQ Promenade features more than 30 unique retail, dining and entertainment venues and plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and more. On Nov. 9, FLY LINQ will become the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip and will feature 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The High Roller consistently ranks as one of the best, “must see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world ranging from the Travel + Leisure to USA Today and TripAdvisor. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive experience including video and music that fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people. Unique in-cabin experiences including the Happy Half Hour (for guests ages 21 and over including an open bar inside the cabin during the 30-minute ride); North America’s first in-cabin Chocolate Tasting with Ethel M Chocolates and Yoga in the Sky (a 60-minute experience that can accommodate up to six guests per one-hour session). Cabins are also available for individual or group experiences. For more information, please visit TheLINQ.com .

 

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Bethard granted gaming license in Sweden

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Bethard continues to expand its licensed operations in Europe. Today, the Swedish Gaming Authority announced that Bethard, with its associated white labels, has been granted a Swedish license to operate as from 1st January, 2019. Bethard has thus, in 2018, secured three crucial licences in its strategic markets: The UK, Denmark and Sweden. More licences are to be expected during 2019.

”We are of course very pleased with having our Swedish license and to have received a green light for continuing growing in the Swedish market. Today, I am celebrating together with our white label clients, who now will get the same opportunity as us to carry out operations in Sweden” says Erik Skarp, founder and CEO of Bethard Group. “Sweden is, for many reasons, a very dear market to us and I am personally looking forward to show what we can do in terms of responsible gaming on our home market. Our goal is to become Europe’s leading betting company, not only in terms of innovation but also in terms of having the courage to take the right decisions in order to be a truly responsible gaming company”.

 

Bethard.com is based in Malta and Sweden. The company is currently licensed in Malta, Denmark, the UK and now Sweden. Work on a license application for a license in Ireland as well as a state license in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany has been initiated. The company is actively seeking licenses in several other markets and expects to have a licensed presence in most key European markets already by 2020.

Bethard has been granted a Swedish license for the maximum period granted, which is five years. The license includes betting and online casino games.

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Wyoming Attorney General terms ‘skill games’ illegal

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Peter Michael, the Attorney General of Wyoming, has stated that the so-called “skill games” prevalent in the state are illegal gambling devices.

“At the request of law enforcement officials, I was asked to evaluate whether the electronic games manufactured by Banilla Games are illegal under Wyoming law,” Michael said in a statement Tuesday. “These machines are illegal gambling devices under Wyoming law. Those who play them are engaged in gambling, which is a crime in Wyoming, and those who provide the games are engaged in professional gambling, which is also a crime in Wyoming.”

Michael’s legal opinion does not cover “historic horse racing” terminals at pari-mutuel off-track betting locations. Those terminals are legally valid in Wyoming.

Similarly, it does not concern tribal gaming operations on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

“Because gambling in Wyoming is a crime, not a civil violation, local law enforcement officials and prosecutors will need to determine the timing of the appropriate next steps if their communities have these machines,” Michael said.

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MRG has Been Granted Licenses in Sweden for Mr Green and Evoke Gaming

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MRG has been granted two licenses in Sweden. The licenses include the iGaming sites Mr Green, Redbet, Vinnarum, Bertil and MamaMiaBingo. 

MRG is a fast-growing, innovative iGaming Group with operations in 13 markets. MRG has gaming licenses in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Sweden and the UK. In Sweden, MRG was granted the licenses through its subsidiaries Mr Green Ltd and Evoke Gaming Ltd.

MRG’s strategy is to grow in regulated markets. In 2018, Mr Green has also been granted a sportsbook license in Denmark and Redbet a sportsbook license in Irland. MRG has also achieved a license in Latvia through the acquisition of the Latvian iGaming site 11.lv.

The new Swedish license system will come into force 1 January 2019.

We welcome the Swedish regulation and are looking forward to offering a superior experience in our Green Gaming environment, says Per Norman, CEO of MRG. We are especially happy about the strong emphasis on responsible gaming in the Swedish regulation since Green Gaming has been part of our strategy since the start of the company ten years ago.

 

MRG is a fast-growing, innovative iGaming Group with operations in 13 markets. MRG offers a superior experience in a Green Gaming environment. MRG was founded in 2007 and operates the iGaming sites Mr Green, Redbet, 11.lv, Winning Room, Bertil, MamaMiaBingo, BingoSjov and BingoSlottet. The Group had a turnover of SEK 1,192.0 million in 2017 and has over 370 employees. MRG has gaming licenses in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Sweden and the UK. MRG is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment under the name Mr Green & Co AB (ticker MRG). Read more at www.mrggroup.com.

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