500.com investors file federal class-action lawsuit in New Jersey

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A group of investors in 500.com have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese sports lottery firm following the emergence of allegations that it may have committed securities fraud in attempting to bribe a prominent Japanese legislator. Massachusetts law firm Block and Leviton LLC revealed via an official Thursday press release that it is ...

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Pennsylvania judge considering ‘games of skill’ injunction extension

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In Pennsylvania and a manufacturer of so-called ‘games of skill’ has reportedly asked an appellate court judge to extend an injunction that forbids police from seizing its machines while authorities work out the finer points of their legality. According to a Wednesday report from The Patriot-News newspaper, Pace-O-Matic Incorporated leases approximately 10,000 skill-based machines ...

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Hannahville Indian Community’s Island Resort & Casino to embark on $30 million expansion

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In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Island Resort & Casino will soon see some major changes after getting the green light on a $30 million expansion. Announced on Wednesday by the casino, the Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Council approved what will be the property’s second major expansion within five years after having invested some $8 ...

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Extra cash for Yokohama integrated casino resort bid

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In Japan and officials in Yokohama have reportedly announced that they will be adding some ¥400 million ($3.63 million) to the city’s initial annual budget in order to aid efforts at securing one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the city of ...

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Blueprint Gaming Limited unveils Scribes of Thebes video slot

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Only a week after premiering its Sweet Success Megaways video slot and British mobile and online casino games developer Blueprint Gaming Limited has returned to announce the launch of its five-reel and 25-payline Scribes of Thebes innovation The Newark-based firm used an official Thursday press release to declare that its latest video slot is ...

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NetGaming to go live with BetConstruct operators via new content distribution deal

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Games and gaming solutions software studio, NetGaming, has agreed a content distribution deal with award-winning developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions, BetConstruct. Under the terms of the agreement, the provider’s operators will soon be able to feature the immersive slot portfolio of NetGaming in their virtual casinos. Mutually beneficial agreement: The ...

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Double Win next week at Intertops Poker via slot and poker promotion

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From January 20th through the 25th, players of Intertops Poker will have access to two promotional deals, one offering extra spins and the other, poker bonus cash. Active players of the site can also access free blackjack bets from January 21st to the 26th. Extra Spins and Poker Bonus: Players can make a deposit ...

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Pragmatic Play begins 2020 with six-month long promotion

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Software developer, Pragmatic Play, is starting 2020 off right with a brand new network promotion. Players will find the promotion is six months long and offers €1.5 million in cash prizes. players will be able to take part in Daily Drops & Wins until July 1st with weekly tournaments and Daily Prize Drops offered ...

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Sportsbetting legalization takes a step forward in Kentucky

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A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests and online poker. According to a Wednesday report from The Courier-Journal newspaper, the unanimous approval of House Bill 137 by the nine-member House Licensing, Occupations ...

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Pragmatic Play takes us on a “Magic Journey” in its latest video slot release

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Hot on the heels of its very first game release of the new year and Pragmatic Play has now launched, Magic Journey, a unique video slot that is sure to be a hit! The leading multi-product content provider’s latest slot transports players to an exotic place where big wins are waiting to be discovered. ...

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Osaka enacts new rules covering potential casino operating partner meetings

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In Japan and the city of Osaka has reportedly reacted to the ongoing bribery allegations involving Chinese sports lottery firm 500.com by passing new protocols covering interactions between local officials and representatives of any potential gaming operator. According to reports from Inside Asian Gaming and CalvinAyre.com, the new guidelines have also been adopted by ...

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Record December visitor and revenue figures for Okada Manila

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In the Philippines and local casino operator, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated, has reportedly revealed that its Okada Manila property recorded a 76% increase year-on-year in December gross gaming revenues to $91.14 million. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Manila-listed firm used an official Wednesday filing to detail that the ...

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Oil company CEO Schoonover wins 2020 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event

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The Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma is currently playing host to the World Series of Poker Circuit, with the Main Event just finishing up. A total of 1,065 entries were seen, with a prize pool of just over $1.6 million created. The event had a $1,700 buy-in and it was the President and CEO ...

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Ganapati bringing Jamaican track star Usain Bolt to ICE London

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This year’s edition of the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) London is set to take place early next month and British online casino games developer Ganapati has announced that it will be on hand in the company of eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt (pictured). The London-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release published ...

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Greentube announces new Cash Connection Charming Lady slot game

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Top-rated online software developer, Greentube, has announced a brand-new online slot game titled, Cash Connection Charming Lady. The beautiful blonde female character is the star of the show, helping players to search for mystical spheres learn their fate. The five-reel slot game has 10 win lines and four jackpots are just waiting to be ...

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Iowa group proposes $225 million casino resort “architectural masterpiece” for Des Moines airport

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In Iowa, a proposal for a $225 million casino and hotel complex at the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) has been presented by a development group that says the project would be “for its size, an unparalleled architectural masterpiece reflecting the ‘highest and best use’ of airport facilities.” The Des Moines Airport Authority board ...

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MGM Resorts Incorporated inks lease-back deals for pair of Las Vegas venues

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After inking a lease-back agreement for its Bellagio Las Vegas venue in October and American casino giant MGM Resorts International has now announced the signing of a similar deal covering its MGM Grand Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas venues. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release ...

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation to vacate Harrah’s Reno

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In Nevada and prominent casino operator, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, is reportedly set to abandon the iconic Harrah’s Reno property as part of its planned $17.3 billion merger with rival Eldorado Resorts Incorporated. According to a Tuesday report from The Nevada Independent newspaper, the 940-room venue is operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation under a lease ...

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Hard Rock International loses out on Greece casino bid

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American casino operator, Hard Rock International, has reportedly had its plan to build and operate a new gambling facility on the outskirts of the Greek capital city of Athens roundly rejected by the European nation’s gaming regulator. According to a report from the Ekathimerini newspaper, the nine-member Hellenic Gaming Commission unanimously rebuffed the operator’s ...

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Playson Limited to get Funky for upcoming ICE London exhibition

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This year’s edition of the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) London is set to take place next month and Maltese online casino games developer Playson Limited has announced that will be on hand in order to show off its complete range of innovations. The Sliema-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to detail that ...

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Greentube to unveil new mystery slot at ICE London 2020 Feb 4-6

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Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, is set to unveil one of its first releases of the new year at ICE Totally Gaming London 2020. Those in attendance at the three-day event will have the opportunity to peruse the leading developer’s diverse portfolio of gaming solutions all within a dedicated area of Novomatic’s Stand #S6-340 ...

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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 set for March 6th

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The Prague Gaming Summit 2020 is set to take place on March 6th and will feature several topics within the online gambling industry. The conference has limited passes with only 125 elite delegates able to attend. It is recommended that those interested in taking part order a Delegate Pass or VIP Package today. Agenda ...

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2020 Aussie Millions Event #10 8-Game title goes to Jussi Nevanlinna

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Event #10 of the 2020 Aussie Millions has finished up, an 8-Game affair with 70 players competing. The tournament had a buy-in of $2,250 + $250 with $157,500 in prize money up for grabs. In the end, it was Jussie Nevanlinna of Finland who took down the first-place finish after defeating Andrew Kelsall in ...

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Hacksaw Gaming agrees content integration deal with Cherry AB subsidiary ComeOn

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Maltese online casino games developer, Hacksaw Gaming, is starting the new year with more exciting news, announcing that its portfolio is soon to go live with Cherry AB-owned online casino and sportsbook operator, ComeOn. The operator will “in the coming weeks” feature the mobile-first games provider’s complete portfolio, which comprises three slot games and ...

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United Kingdom to implement credit card wagering prohibition

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has reportedly announced that domestic punters are to soon be forbidden from using their credit cards to lodge any type of online and land-based wager. According to a report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the new restriction is set to come into force from ...

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Pamunkey Indian Tribe officially sign agreements with City of Norfolk for proposed resort casino

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In Virginia, the City of Norfolk on Monday signed a $10 agreement with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe for the purchase of 13.4-acres of land to be used for the development of a waterside resort casino. Also signed by both the city and the tribe, a development agreement will help to facilitate regulation of the ...

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Maine Governor Janet Mills vetoes sports betting legislation

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On Friday, Maine Governor, Janet Mills, decided to veto sports betting legislation. The bill would have approved the new industry to offer wagering on sporting events online as well as in person. The measure was one of three that was vetoed out of 40 bills that had been held for consideration since the last ...

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NagaCorp Limited rebuts NagaWorld pay rise claims

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Asian casino operator, NagaCorp Limited, has reportedly issued a statement to refute earlier press claims that it had granted significant pay rises to workers at its giant NagaWorld property so as to avert further industrial action. According to reports from Inside Asian Gaming and GGRAsia, the Hong Kong-listed firm was said to have given ...

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ORYX expands footprint in Bulgaria via new content deal with Winbet

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Oryx Gaming, a Slovenian-based software and services provider to the iGaming industry, has entered into a content distribution deal with Bulgarian operator Winbet. The agreement will substantially increase the Bragg Gaming Group (TSXV: BRAG, OTC:BRGGF) subsidiary’s footprint in Romania. Under the terms of the new partnership, the Sofia-headquartered operator will have access to Oryx’s ...

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Free Poker Network King Slayer National Championship Main Event Goes to Thomas Gjerde

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The Golden Nugget of Las Vegas recently played host to the 2020 Free Poker Network (FPN) King Slayer National Championship Main Event. The tournament was open to state tournament qualifiers as well as satellite qualifiers, League Champ Championship and other players. In the end, it was Thomas Gjerde who outlasted the 202 player field ...

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Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox Breaks Record for Agreement to Avoid Arbitration (1 Year/$27 Million)

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The superstar right fielder of the Boston Red Sox, Mookie Betts, just broke the Major League Baseball record for an agreement to avoid arbitration. His new 1 year deal is worth an incredible $27 million. The previous MLB arbitration record was held by the All Star third baseman, Nolan Arenado, who negotiated a 1 ...

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Japanese political parties hoping to stymie integrated casino resort licensing

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In Japan and three opposition political parties are reportedly set to join with the Japanese Communist Party in order to introduce legislation that could scupper the nation’s licensing of an inaugural trio of integrated casino resorts. According to a Monday report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Social Democratic Party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of ...

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Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto arrested over further allegations of bribery

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In Japan and prominent politician Tsukasa Akimoto has reportedly been indicted on fresh charges that he may have accepted bribes totalling up to ¥7.2 million ($65,370) from Chinese sports lottery firm 500.com. According to a story from GGRAsia citing an earlier report from Kyodo News, Akimoto is a member of the Asian nation’s House ...

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Spectacle Entertainment breaks ground on new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

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In Indiana and Spectacle Entertainment reportedly joined forces with Hard Rock International on Thursday to break ground on what is to become the midwestern state’s newest non-riverboat casino, the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. According to a Thursday report from The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper, the coming $300 million facility is due to ...

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New Hampshire’s Seabrook Greyhound Park rebranded following renovation

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In New Hampshire and the owner of the Seabrook Greyhound Park has announced that the 75-acre property has been rebranded as The Brook following the completion of an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation project. Eureka Casino Resorts used an official Thursday press release published by Casino City Times to declare that it purchased The Brook a ...

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NagaWorld employees granted pay rises following Thursday protest

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In Cambodia and workers at the giant NagaWorld integrated casino resort reportedly won a rare victory over the weekend after reaching an agreement that is to see them receive pay rises of up to 30%. According to reports from GGRAsia and the Reuters news service, about 3,000 employees of the Phnom Penh venue staged ...

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Indiana sportsbetting market experiences December delight

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Online and land-based sportsbooks in Indiana reportedly had a very successful December after posting a 29% increase month-on-month in aggregated adjusted gross gaming revenues to $12 million and contributing some $1.1 million in state taxes. According to a Friday report from PlayIndiana.com citing official information from the Indiana Gaming Commission, sportsbooks in ‘The Hoosier ...

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Intertops Poker offering new extra spins offer this week featuring popular Betsoft titles

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From January 13th through the 18th, Intertops Poker will be offering players extra spins offers from the best slots of 2019 by Betsoft. Players will be able to make a deposit and earn spins on Wolf Moon Rising, Fruit Zen, Bamboo Rush and Fruit Bat Crazy. On top of the spins offer, the online ...

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Delta Corp receives casino licensing approval in Nepal

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Delta Corp has been approved for a casino gaming license in Nepal. The group will offer gaming via a Marriott Hotel in the region, with operations set to start soon. Details of the Approval: General Manager of Delta Corp, Dilip Vaidya, stated that the subsidiary of the company in Nepal was issued a casino ...

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Blueprint Gaming’s new slot Sweet Success Megaways™ is one sugary treat that won’t give you cavities!

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Players may need to see the dentist after experiencing Blueprint Gaming’s new candy-packed game, Sweet Success Megaways. The leading UK based game studio’s first release of the new year is sure to hit the sweet spot, with its 6 reels and 117,649 ways to win. “our latest release features sugary spins and candy cascades“ Megaways ...

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Play’n GO introduces new sports-themed video slot Wildhound Derby

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After just recently launching its first game of the new year, Swedish games developer Play’n GO has now revealed its latest title, Wildhound Derby. The 5-reel, 4-row, and 30 fixed paylines slot allows players to enjoy the excitement of the fading sport of Greyhound racing without having to worry about any harm coming to this gentle breed. ...

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South Korea to host Triton Super High Roller Series this February

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High stakes gaming will be in action this February in South Korea as the Jeju Shinhwa World’s Landing Casino will host the Triton Super High Roller Series. The first of three stops for the 2020 Triton schedule will take place at the venue. Players will be heading to the casino on February 10th to ...

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