By Alex Groves | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: April 18, 2019 at 9:11 am | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 9:11 am Plenty of slot machines rely on nostalgic images and sounds to draw in potential players, whether it’s the Oompa Loompas singing their signature song in a slot machines theme after “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” or the music of Ray Parker Jr. in a slot themed after “Ghostbusters.” Now there’s a slot dedicated to one of the corniest songs to ever come out of the ’90s hip-hop scene and the rapper behind it, and it’s at San Manuel Casino. According to officials at the Highland complex, San Manuel is the first casino in the U.S. to get “I Like Big BUCK$,” a penny slot modeled after the song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot in which one the rapper’s opening line is, “I like big butts and I can not lie.” Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the … [Read more...] about Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ has inspired a new slot machine–and here’s where you can play it
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
By Stephanie Schulte | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: August 21, 2018 at 10:08 am | UPDATED: August 21, 2018 at 10:08 am You don’t need wooden stakes or strands of garlic when you take on the new slot machines based on the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Located near the high limit room, the three new penny slots are also wide progressive games — which are linked to other slots in the state creating a larger jackpot with an initial base jackpot amount of $100,000. “These are innovative, creatively designed and executed machines that we have been interested in bringing to our guests for a long time,” Alex Rodriguez, Pechanga’s vice president of slot operations, said in a news release. “The interactive nature and creative features that allow players the opportunity to win in a variety of ways are what makes Buffy such a fun machine to play.” Scenes from the popular TV show … [Read more...] about Fight the supernatural with ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ slots
With more than 16,700 students starting school Thursday and Friday, Naperville Unit District 203 school board President Kristin Fitzgerald and other officials have a lot to think about. School isn't just the three Rs of reading, writing and 'rithmetic, but a complex compilation of academic, social and emotional learning combined with consumer education, college or career preparation, and often, an element of community consciousness. These days, parents are hyper-aware of their children's safety, progress and success in school. With that in mind, the Daily Herald talked with Fitzgerald for an overview of the year ahead. Here is an edited version of the conversation.Q: What's new this year? Kristin Fitzgerald, Naperville Unit District 203 school board president, says the district is heading into the new school year grateful for its community partnerships and excited for new initiatives, such as expanded early childhood offerings, new learning commons areas at four schools, … [Read more...] about What’s new in Dist. 203? Early childhood, career counseling, more
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?