A Complete List of America’s Got Talent Winners

The selection process includes producer’s auditions, judges’ auditions, judgement week, YouTube auditions, and finally, the live shows. Let us see the winners of the show so far.

Host: Regis Philbin

Judges: David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood

Started on: June 21, 2006

Finalists: At Last, David & Dania – Quick Change, Rappin’ Granny, All That, Taylor Ware, Jon & Owen – The Passing Zone, Celtic Spring, Realis, The Millers

Ended on: August 17, 2006

? Born: November 18, 1975 (Sikeston, Missouri)

? Talent: Opera Singer

Neal first started singing operatic music in junior high, after he was inspired by the Three Tenors. And after he performed “When a Man Loves a Woman”, he was voted as the winner of season 5 by the audience. The final results of the competition are decided by audience vote, and the winner gets a prize money of one million dollars and a chance to host their own show in Vegas. After gaining critical reviews from the judges in the semifinals, she chose I am Changing for the finals. In 2007, Fator entered America’s Got Talent and performed on the national television for the first time on June 19, 2007. He currently hosts a show at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, and recently released a concert DVD of popular rock ‘n’ roll songs sung by him.

? Born: December 30, 1979 (Waveland, Mississippi)

? Talent: Singer / Songwriter

Grimm began his singing career at the age of 17, when he released a single called “John Wayne and Jesus”. On August 17, 2006, she became the first ever winner of the show, merely at the age of 11.

Now a 19-year-old, Bianca is studying in college and has released three albums. He is simultaneously working on a new album.

Host: Jerry Springer

Judges: David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne

Started on: June 17, 2008

Finalists: Paul Salos, Kaitlyn Maher, Jessica Price, Joseph Hall, The Wright Kids, Queen Emily, Donald Braswell II, Nuttin’ But Stringz, Eli Mattson

Ended on: October 1, 2008

Host: Nick Cannon

Judges: Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum

Started on: June 4, 2013

Finalists: Jimmy Rose, Cami Bradley, Collins Key, Forte Tenors, Taylor Williamson

Ended on: September 18, 2013

Winner: Eugene Murphy Jr.

? Born: September 1, 1994 (Philadelphia, Pennslyvania)

? Talent: Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Bianca Ryan, who originally wanted to be an actress and was a tap dancing champion, discovered her singing talent accidentally on the stage of Star Search at the age of 8. He soon adopted more dogs and came up with the act. He continues to play gigs in casinos and clubs.

Host: Nick Cannon

Judges: Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern

Started on: May 14, 2012

Finalists: David Garibaldi and His CMYK’s, Tom Cotter, The Untouchables, Joe Castillo, William Close

Ended on: September 13, 2012

Host: Nick Cannon

Judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel

Started on: May 31, 2011

Finalists: Miami All-Stars, Lys Agnès, Landon Swank, Anna Graceman, Silhouettes, Smage Brothers Riding Shows, POPLYFE, West Springfield Dance Team

Ended on: September 14, 2011

America’s Got Talent is an American reality TV show created by Simon Cowell, which is aired on NBC. The show features all kinds of performers like dancers, singers, musicians, magicians, comedians, etc. He was soon hired as a guitarist and back-up vocalist for “Legends in Concert”. He has been writing songs, playing guitar, and singing country songs ever since. He first wooed the judges at the auditions with “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra. They also released a holiday album “The Olate Dogs’ Christmas” in 2013.

? Born: August 11, 1974 (Logan County, West Virginia)

? Talent: Jazz Singer

Before getting into America’s Got Talent, Murphy was homeless and was making money by washing cars. He entered America’s Got Talent in 2008, and got straight to the Vegas round after singing Nessun dorma from the opera Turandot. She is going to star in an upcoming movie called “We Be Kings”.

? Born: June 10, 1965 (Dallas, Texas)

? Talent: Ventriloquist, Impressionist, Comedian, Singer

Fator, a ventriloquist, first started his singing career in 1987 as a lead singer of a band called “Freedom Jam”. He was declared as the winner of season 3 on October 1, 2008.

Neal has now entered politics, and is currently in the running for the Missouri State Representative for District 149. After performing two dance routines for the finale, he was voted as the winner of season 6 on September 18, 2013. He studied music for several years, and also won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Vocal Collegiate Championship in 2000. After singing If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks, he became a favorite of the audience, and went on to be the winner on September 16, 2009. The dogs auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2012 and got a standing ovation by the judges. He was the first dancer to win the show.

Since winning the competition, Kenichi has appeared on several international TV shows, and has announced to release a book in 2014.

Host: Jerry Springer

Judges: David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne

Started on: June 5, 2007

Finalists: Calypso Tumblers, The Duttons, Robert Hatcher, Side Swipe, The Glamazons, Jason Pritchett, Julienne Erwin, Butterscotch, Cas Haley

Ended on: August 21, 2007

? Born: February 25, 1974 (Mayfield, Kentucky)

? Talent: Country Singer

Kevin acquired his music skills from his father, and started playing the guitar at the age of 12. AGT’s season 9 premiered on May 27, 2014, and is scheduled to end on September 17, 2014. He first gave a live audition for AGT on August 4, 2009. Along with the one million prize, he also got to host a 10-week show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Vegas.

He has released a CD in 2010, and a live album in 2011. Their final act began with a dog driving a car on stage, and included various other jumping tricks and back flips. After several rounds, there are 20 contestants left to compete in the show.

Host: Nick Cannon

Judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel

Started on: June 1, 2010

Finalists: Studio One Young Beast Society, Christina and Ali, Jeremy VanSchoonhoven, Taylor Mathews, Anna & Patryk, Fighting Gravity, Michael Grasso, Prince Poppycock, Jackie Evancho

Ended on: September 15, 2010

Host: Nick Cannon

Judges: David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne

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PokerTek Extends Contract with Indiana Live! Casino for Additional Two Years


actual results may differ materially from those implied in these

forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but

not limited to, the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions

on our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, overall

industry environment, customer acceptance of our products, delay in the

introduction of new products, further approvals of regulatory

authorities, adverse court rulings, production and/or quality control

problems, the denial, suspension or revocation of permits or licenses by

regulatory or governmental authorities, termination or non-renewal of

customer contracts, competitive pressures, and our financial condition,

including our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to operate our

business. “The PokerPro tables are

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. PokerTek

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and mistake-free.

MATTHEWS, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK), headquartered in Matthews, N.C., develops

and markets products for the casino and amusement industries. The forward-looking statements herein include, but are not

limited to, the expected adoption of the PokerPro systems by casinos and

other customers, the expected adoption of the Heads-Up Challenge product

by bars, restaurants and other customers, and the expected acceptance of

the PokerPro systems and Heads-Up Challenge product by players. Both products are

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obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new

circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required

by applicable laws, and you are urged to review and consider disclosures

that we make in the reports that we file with the Securities and

Exchange Commission that discuss other factors germane to our business.

PokerTek, Inc. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in more

detail in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other reports

filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Heads-Up Challenge is a two-player table that allows

bars and restaurant patrons to compete head-to-head in various games for

amusement purposes, increases earnings for game operators and provides

patrons unique and challenging on-site entertainment.

Indiana Live! Casino first installed the tables in March of 2009.

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Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which

are made in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

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Indiana Live! Casino is central Indiana’s premier entertainment


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on Interstate 74E, Exit 109 at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Ind.,

Indiana Live! Casino opened its 233,000-square-foot facility in March of

2009, offering approximately 2,000 of the most popular high-tech

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statements speak only as of the date they are made. For more information, please visit the company’s

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or contact Tracy Egan at 704.849.0860 x106.

Complementing these unparalleled gaming experiences, Indiana Live!

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one roof, which offers all patrons the area’s best in elegant and casual

dining, vibrant nightlife, live entertainment and much more. Indiana

Live! Casino is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week to visitors

age 21 and older and is located adjacent to Indiana Downs race track, a

200-acre venue that conducts live racing and simulcasting for

standardbreds, thoroughbreds and quarter horses throughout the year.

About PokerTek:

Indiana Live! Casino is an approved satellite location for World Series

of Poker tournaments, with upcoming qualifying events held on June 20

and 21

Death toll in Philippines hotel fire rises to 16

Fire investigator Daniel Abana said the student, an asthmatic who suffered minor burns, died late Sunday due to suffocation.

The fire razed the Bed and Breakfast Pension House in Cagayan province’s capital, Tuguegarao city, early Sunday, burning to death 15 people. Some firefighters were moved to tears after finding the badly burned bodies in the upper floors of the five-story hotel.

MANILA, Philippines –  The death toll in a fire that swept through a budget hotel in the northern Philippines has risen to 16 after one of the survivors died in a hospital.

Cagayan police chief Mao Aplasca said Monday that another male nursing student died in a hospital, bringing the death toll to 16. Nine of the victims were nursing students in town to take a licensing exam.

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Boxing Fight of the Century: Tale of the Tape

ET at the MGM Grand.

Reach: 67 inches

Trainer: Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

PHOTO: A teenage Manny Pacquiao is seen here at the LM Gym in Manila, Philippines, in 1996. With Pacquiao, there is so much room for improvement that he might surprise us.”

Record: 64 fights, 57 wins, 38 KOs

Age: 38

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Height: 5 feet 8 inches

His father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., fought and lost to the legendary boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978.

Trainer: Freddie Roach

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PHOTO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. As a teenager, he moved to Manila to earn money and soon started boxing.

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Children: 5

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“My head goes with Mayweather, my heart is with Pacquiao,” De La Hoya told ESPN. attend the official Mayweather afterparty at Studio 54 at MGM Grand on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. poses for a portrait, June 11,1998, in Atlantic City, N.J.

Children: 4

PHOTO: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights Oscar De La Hoya during their welterweight match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Dec.

Age: 36

Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Nickname: Manny, Pac Man

One opponent of both Mayweather and Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, described his struggle to predict a winner.

After tonight, either Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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PHOTO: Oscar De La Hoya fights with Floyd Mayweather during their WBC Super Welterweight World Championship, in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 5, 2007

Cagayan de Oro’s Shell Active chess underway


Their younger sister, Ruelle “Tawing” Canino of Kauswagan Elementary School is among the favorites of the talented girls competing in the 7 to 12 years old category.. This little girl is really good; we hope that she will excel again,” said trainer Jaime Joshua Frias II.

The Northern Mindanao leg serves as the first of two tournaments in the region as Pilipinas Shell recognizes the wide base of talents and chess enthusiasts in Mindanao that had Shell chess events drawing record number of participants in the past.

The 14-year-old Yulo, who also made it to the top-10 list of the Carmen Open’s Class A level, vies for the national slot at stake in the junior division for 13 to 16 years old as well as brothers Romeo and Ronald Canino of Little Me Academy.

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The Southern Mindanao leg is set from Aug. 8 to 9 at SM City in Davao.

NEWLY-CROWNED 6th Carmen Open Class B champion Adrian Othniel Yulo of Xavier University High School and the Canino siblings lead the local bets’ quest for honors in the Northern Mindanao leg of the 23rd Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 18, 2015.

“Tawing just won some medals in the Asean Chess Fest

REG-GameAccount Network Plc Statement re ‘Casino Platform Supplier’ Award | Reuters


Connecticut, GameAccount Network has licensed its Internet Gaming System

to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (owners and operators of the

Foxwoods® Casino Resort) and currently offers Simulated Gaming(TM) via the

Online Casino published on Foxwoods.com website. In New York,

GameAccount Network has launched a Simulated Gaming(TM) website via www.EmpireCityCasino.com. The

Company has made extraordinary progress in the United States and I would

like to thank all our people in London and Las Vegas for their efforts

in securing this well-deserved award granted on merit by an independent

panel of objective Industry experts.”

GameAccount Network has an established business in Europe, licensing

gaming content to UK, Spanish and Italian gaming operators including

Bet365, Rank, Lottomatica, Sisal MatchPoint and SNAI.

In the United States, GameAccount Network has partnered with Betfair Plc

to provide its Internet Gaming System following the introduction of

regulated real-money online gaming in New Jersey in November 2013.

In Pennsylvania, GameAccount has launched a Simulated Gaming(TM) website www.ParxOnline.com

with on-property real money mobile gaming anticipated in 2015. GameAccount Network is listed on the ESM Market of the

Irish Stock Exchange and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange

under the ticker: GAME

GameAccount Network supplies its Internet Gaming System to Betfair Plc

in New Jersey’s regulated real money Internet gaming market powering www.betfaircasino.com

offering over 120 real money casino slots and casino table games from

major recognizable US casino equipment manufacturers.

Simulated Gaming(TM) is the innovative Internet gaming service designed

by GameAccount Network specifically for land-based casinos in advance

of prospective regulation. Defeating a wide range of

also-nominated casino platform suppliers, GameAccount Network won the

Casino Platform Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of its

market-leading GameSTACK(TM) Internet gaming system successfully deployed

for Betfair Plc in New Jersey’s regulated real money Internet gaming

market and powering diverse Simulated Gaming(TM) websites for US land-based

casino operators in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.

In Australia, GameAccount Network has partnered with and launched for a

consortium of land-based gaming venue operators the www.Club8Casino.com.au

Simulated Gaming(TM) website.


at eGaming Review Magazine’s North American Awards Ceremony


GameAccount Network Plc

London Dublin | 21 April, 2015: GameAccount Network plc

(“GameAccount Network” or the “Company”), a leading developer and

supplier of enterprise-level B2B internet gaming software and online

gaming content, announces the win of a prestigious Internet gaming

Industry award in the United States.

“Winning this major award is a superb recognition of the blood, sweat

and tears put into building a Casino Platform business in the United

States, starting in New Jersey with BetfairCasino.com in 2013, Simulated

Gaming for three major US casino operators launched since early 2014 and

now positioned to expand into other US-regulated real money Internet

gaming markets such as Pennsylvania, as they emerge over time. Simulated Gaming offers a

gaming-as-entertainment website enabled with unique and patented

monetization features

Simulated Gaming(TM) is packed with a compelling content portfolio of

over 100 casino slot, table and skill-based games including poker,

backgammon, gin rummy, poker dice and blackjack tournaments

Launched in the US by GameAccount Network in January 2014, Simulated

Gaming(TM) has been proven to monetize Internet traffic to existing

websites operated by land-based US casinos with average revenue per

daily active user (ARPDAU) of $2.75, as against an original estimate

of $0.60, greatly exceeding equivalent numbers reported by Social

Casino operators on Facebook

Simulated Gaming(TM) enables land-based US casinos access to the Social

Casino market worth an estimated $1bn per annum in the United States

in 2013. The Internet Gaming System, developed in London

under a UK Gaming Commission licence, is certified to the highest

technical standards currently required by gaming regulators.

GameAccount Network is also a leading developer of proprietary online

games with a complementary business converting offline casino slot

machines and table games into online equivalents on behalf of major

land-based slot machine manufacturers including Aristocrat, Konami,

Multimedia Games, Incredible Technologies, GamoMat, Reel Time Gaming,

High Flyer Games, DEQ Systems Corp and Ainsworth.

GameAccount Network | Overview

GameAccount Network is a leading developer and supplier of

enterprise-level Business to Business gaming software systems and online

gaming content. In

September 2014 an undisclosed multi-State US casino operator chose

GameAccount Network’s Simulated Gaming(TM) launching early in 2015. In

March 2015 Maryland Live! Casino in Maryland chose GameAccount Network

to upgrade their existing free-to-play website to a monetized Simulated

Gaming(TM) website, launching in 2015. Also in March 2015 an undisclosed

material-size US casino operator chose GameAccount Network’s Simulated

Gaming(TM) launching in 2015.

The Company has developed an Internet gaming enterprise software system,

GameSTACK(TM), which it licences to online and land-based gaming operators

as a turn-key technology solution for both regulated real-money and

simulated online gaming. It is proven to increase property visitation among existing

patrons, reactivate lapsed patrons bringing them back on-property and

drive acquisition of new patrons from outside the typical drive

distance to the property

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GameAccount Network commented:

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GameAccount Network wins ‘Casino Platform Supplier’ Award

Casino Platform Supplier of the Year Award for 2014 recognizes the

skills, expertise and commitment to developing the leading Internet

casino gaming platform for both regulated real money Internet gaming and

Simulated Gaming in the United States

GTA V Trailer Arrives – National Video Game Industry

The series has come to define much of how popular culture views the games and gamers to this day – for better or worse. So, it should come as little surprise, ultimately, that there is a vertiable whirlwind of anticipation surrounding Rockstar’s next opus.

Without further adieu, feast your eyes on it here and enjoy.. GTA big. The problem is, there is no adequate synonym for that kind of hype because over time the franchise has taken on a life of it’s own, complete with a following that blankets just about every other genre archetype in the gaming community.

So, it should come as no surprise that the teaser trailer for the next, oncoming GTA V is of equally massive magnitude.

GTA V is going to be big

What small business owners need to know about the fiscal cliff

The most important thing for small businesses is certainty – they need to know what they’re dealing with so they can make long-term decisions.

Stibel: The fiscal cliff is an across-the-board cut that will impact job creation and employment throughout the economy. Of course businesses that support federal contractors will feel the pain – but so will small businesses in the retail, travel and other sectors.

Reuters: I think a lot of people are aware of the fiscal cliff and its impact on taxes. discovered only a third of small businesses who sought loans actually secured them, a reminder that market conditions are already tough and getting tougher. Congress and President Obama created the “fiscal cliff” last year as they negotiated ways to lift the federal debt ceiling. Banks cling to cash at any sign of instability. For American small businesses, this will mean the end of several key tax breaks and the imposition of new taxes. We also expect to see consumer spending lag, as consumers may end up paying higher taxes, money a consumer might otherwise use for retail. What impact would it have on small businesses? And what do small businesses need to know about the fiscal cliff?

With the so-called fiscal cliff looming, Reuters Small Business interviewed Jeff Stibel, chairman and CEO of small business credit rating agency Dun Bradstreet Credibility Corp to ask him a few questions about what small businesses need to know about the government’s self-imposed tax agreement deadline and what small businesses can do in case congress fails to ink a tax agreement plan before the end of the year. This is also a great opportunity for small businesses to make sure they’re caught up on bills and that they’ve checked their credit scores. The fiscal cliff is creating that uncertainty, evidenced by steep market declines last week. First, a range of temporary tax cuts will expire as the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into full effect. The result has the U.S. These are vital indicators of health and, if the economy destabilizes, businesses can be sure that banks and other lenders will only want to do business with the most responsible, credit-worthy businesses.

Image: Handout courtesy of Jeff Stibel. 

Stibel: Falling off the fiscal cliff could produce a recession and significantly contract credit markets, which would put additional strain on business owners. economy – and, with it, U.S. It’s unfortunate that credit markets could tighten, since many small businesses can’t access capital. Secondly, mandatory budget cuts will be imposed at the federal level.  

Jeff Stibel: The U.S. A recent study from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun Bradstreet Credibility Corp. The cliff causes two things to happen at midnight on December 31, 2012. Big corporations and small businesses alike will lower expectations for sales, investment and employment in the event of a jump off the fiscal cliff.. businesses – hurdling towards its own cliff.

Reuters: Is there anything small businesses can do to prepare for the fiscal cliff? What would you advise small business owners to do right now?

Reuters: First off, can you define fiscal cliff for us?

Reuters: What sort of, if any, small businesses will be initially impacted and/or impacted the most should the government fail to come to a compromise?

Stibel: This is a great time for small business owners to clean up balance sheets, pay down debts and consider taking new loans

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable species

Of all North American minnows, it is the one with the northernmost distribution. It was supported by a US National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship to Alofs, a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to Jackson, and a grant from the Invasive Species Centre Partnership Fund.

To mitigate the trend and support conservation efforts, scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species.

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“We found that prized sportfish, such as Brook trout and the smaller fish that trout eat, are disappearing from lakes where species of Bass have expanded their habitats,” said Karen Alofs, a postdoctoral researcher working with ecologist and conservation biologist Donald Jackson in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at U of T, describing a study published this week in Proceeding of the Royal Society B.. Credit: Don Jackson/University of Toronto

If it seems like you’re pulling more bass than trout out of Ontario’s lakes this summer, you probably are.

“It’s important to anticipate how climate change will shape future fish communities, and ultimately fishing opportunities and the sustainability of aquatic ecosystems,” said Alofs. According to a 2010 survey of recreational fishing, anglers contributed more than $2 billion to the province’s economy.

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable speciesUniversity of Toronto ecologists perform fish sampling on one of Ontario’s many freshwater lakes. Less diversity could also have economic repercussions for Ontario. They looked at both historical and recent data for 30 different fish species in more than 1500 lakes throughout Ontario. “We are just beginning to understand the variety of indirect consequences related to climate change.”

If a dominant species can thrive in a warmer environment and wipe out other species, climate change could significantly reduce the diversity of species in our lakes as well. Birds migrate earlier, flowers bloom faster, and fish move to newly warmed waters putting local species at risk.

The study uses data from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Royal Ontario Museum, collected through long-term and large-scale monitoring of the province’s approximately 250,000 lakes.

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable species

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable speciesAn Ontario freshwater Lake Chub. University of Toronto ecologists found its existence threatened by predators whose range of habitats are expanding northward due to climate change. Credit: Don Jackson/University of Toronto

The researchers hope their work will help resource managers and scientists keep a close eye on species that are moving north with climate change over time, and predict their impact on other species so they can concentrate conservation efforts and future research accordingly.

Explore further:Forest access roads affect walleye populations in northern Ontario lakes

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The study entitled “The vulnerability of species to range expansions by predators can be predicted using historical species associations and body size” will be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on July 15.

The researchers looked specifically at the impact of several species of bass, fish that prefer warm water and have expanded their range northward over the past 30 years as temperatures have increased. The researchers found that sportfish such as Brook trout and the smaller fish that trout eat are disappearing from lakes where species of Bass have expanded their habitats due to climate change. In most cases, they found bass and smaller fish species did not share the lake for long – the bass wiped out vulnerable fish species in relatively short order, in part by taking a share of the food available and in part by predation.

Blame it on the ripple effect of climate change and warming temperatures

Full House Resorts Approved to Own Mississippi Gaming Licensee

Forward-looking Statements

“We want to thank the Mississippi Gaming Commission staff for their

professionalism and the expeditious manner in approving us to own a

Mississippi licensee, and we are now only a few days away from closing

on the Silver Slipper Casino,” said Andre M. In addition, Full House owns Stockman’s

Casino in Fallon, Nevada which has 8,400 square feet of gaming space

with approximately 260 gaming machines, four table games and a keno

game. Additional information concerning

potential factors that could affect Full House’s financial condition and

results of operations is included in the reports Full House files with

the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to,

its Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

The Silver Slipper Casino, which opened in November 2006, has 37,000

square feet of gaming space with almost 1,000 slot and video poker

machines, 26 table games, a poker room and the only live Keno game on

the Gulf Coast. These forward-looking statements are based upon Full House’s

current expectations and projections about future events and generally

relate to Full House’s plans, objectives and expectations for Full

House’s business. Although Full House’s management believes that the

plans and objectives expressed in these forward-looking statements are

reasonable, the outcome of such plans, objectives and expectations

involve risks and uncertainties including without limitation, regulatory

approvals, including the ability to obtain and maintain a gaming license

in Mississippi, maintain a gaming license in Indiana, financing sources

and terms, including receipt of funding under the credit facilities for

the purchase of the Silver Slipper Casino, integration of acquisitions,

including the successful and timely closing of the Silver Slipper Casino

acquisition, competition and business conditions in the gaming industry,

plans for other and new competition from Ohio casinos and any possible

authorization of gaming in Kentucky. The property

includes a 201-room hotel, a pavilion with five food and beverage

outlets, an 18-hole Scottish links golf course and a large,

multi-purpose Grand Theater for concerts and performance events as well

as meetings and conventions. The Company

owns the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana. The finding of suitability for Full House

to own the licensee should enable the company to close on its

acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino Venture LLC, the entity

operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County, Mississippi on

October 1, 2012.

Further information about Full House Resorts can be viewed on its

website at www.fullhouseresorts.com.

Some of the statements made in this release are forward-looking

statements. “We have already received our necessary

financing commitments, and we are excited to be bringing the Silver

Slipper property and team members into the Full House family.”

The Company also has a management agreement with the Pueblo of Pojoaque

for the operations of the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort in Santa Fe,

New Mexico along with the Pueblo’s Cities of Gold and Sports Bar casino


Full House owns, develops and manages gaming facilities. Hilliou, Chairman and Chief

Executive Officer of Full House. The Rising

Star Riverboat Casino has 40,000 square feet of gaming space with almost

1,300 slot and video poker machines and 37 table games. The property draws heavily

from the New Orleans metropolitan area and other communities in southern

Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi.

About Full House Resorts, Inc.

. The property includes a fine dining restaurant, buffet,

quick service restaurant and two casino bars. The Company also operates the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt

Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada on

the north shore of Lake Tahoe under a five-year lease agreement with the

Hyatt organization.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that the company

has been approved to own a Mississippi gaming licensee by the

Mississippi Gaming Commission