Mick Akers A new slot machine featuring Willie Nelson and references to marijuana is on display at the Global Gaming Expo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. By Mick Akers (contact) Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 | 2 a.m. A new Willie Nelson-themed slot machine really puts the pot in jackpot, with electronic reels featuring images of marijuana leaves and other nods to the cannabis subculture. Las Vegas-based slot maker Everi Holdings debuted the machine featuring the pot-loving country music legend this week at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It should hit casino floors early next year. With recreational marijuana now legal in nine states, including Nevada, game developers figured it was high time for such a machine, which also includes images of Nelson smoking what appears to be a joint and a maximum bet of $4.20 — a number symbolic of getting high. “We made this choice because it’s Willie Nelson and it feels true to his brand,” said Allison Pope, … [Read more...] about New slot machine features Willie Nelson, marijuana references
Over and over again, he is seen going from one end of the field to another. He's returning interceptions and punts in a few clips while catching short passes in others. He evades oncoming tacklers, slipping by them them with quick jukes and sidesteps. Sometimes he just runs right past them. The end zone is always the final stop. Jaylen Waddle's high school highlight tape is a visual feast for people who like to indulge in football montages. His 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds intrigues the sports geeks who obsess about combine tests. The four-star rating he garnered excites the fans populating recruiting message boards. But is he ready for Alabama and the SEC? "We'll see," he said. "Hopefully, I am able to adjust. We'll see." Talk to Waddle's former coach, Bellaire Episcopal's Steve Leisz, and he'll say the receiver will do just fine. It's an opinion backed by Leisz's offensive coordinator, Kary Kemble, who once remarked to him that the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Waddle was the … [Read more...] about Can Alabama’s new slot WR still dazzle in the SEC like he did in the SPC?
Second batch of new BART cars gets OK By Michael Cabanatuan May 8, 2018 Updated: May 8, 2018 6:53pm Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle 2017 Image 1of/22 CaptionClose Image 1 of 22 The state Public Utilities Commission has approved more of BART’s new cars for service. The state Public Utilities Commission has approved more of BART’s new cars for service. Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle 2017 Image 2 of 22 Image 3 of 22 The newest Bart train arrives for the second part of its inaugural ride Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Richmond Station in Richmond, Calif. The newest Bart train arrives for the second part of its inaugural ride Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Richmond Station in Richmond, Calif. Photo: Jessica Christian, The Chronicle Image 4 of 22 New slots … [Read more...] about Second batch of new BART cars gets OK
Last night, the Denver City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning-code update that will prevent the new construction of slot homes, a variation on the garden-court form in which entrances don't typically face the street.True, projects previously approved under the old rules mean a number of new slot home projects will pop up over the next year or so in the city. Overall, though, the move represents good news for slot-home haters, who have long decried such buildings as having all the charm of 1950s prison complexes.But while Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development, celebrates the move as "a bold change," he acknowledges that the rules won't be able to prevent every fugly project dreamed up by developers."The zoning code doesn't guarantee beautiful buildings," he acknowledges. "It's a foundational document that sets a platform for maco-building forms and significant building elements like pedestrian entries, front doors, where … [Read more...] about Victory Against Fugly Denver Slot Homes “Doesn’t Guarantee Beautiful Buildings”
The state’s floating casinos could move onto land and could have thousands of new slot machines and table games under legislation passed by a House committee Wednesday.Senate Bill 316 would allow the boats to move 1,200 feet ashore and would allow the boats to replace a cap of 30,000 square feet of gambling space with a cap on 2,365 gaming positions. A gaming position is essentially a seat at a slot machine or table game.State Sen. Ronnie Johns, R-Lake Charles, told members of the House Criminal Justice Committee that his Senate Bill 316 did not represent an expansion in gambling – a key litmus test for lawmakers – even though State Police figures not presented to the committee show SB316 would allow the state’s 15 boats to have up to 67 percent more seats at slots and table games under the new cap.The boats had a total of 21,223 positions, according to the most recent figures from State Police, in December. Under the new cap of 2,365 positions allowed per boat … [Read more...] about Floating casinos could add more slot machines, table games under bill passed by House panel