Detroit’s trio of commercial casinos report record $1.454 billion in revenue in 2019

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Surpassing its 2018 high by more than $10 million, Detroit’s three casinos reported $1.454 billion in record adjusted gross revenue last year, with MotorCity Casino Hotel and MGM Grand Detroit having contributing record years, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. In the lead in 2019 with 43 percent of the market share was ...

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MGM Resorts International inks Las Vegas Raiders alliance

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In Nevada and casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced the signing of a deal that has seen become the official gaming partner for the Las Vegas Raiders franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that the agreement is to moreover involve ...

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited implicated in Japanese bribery scandal

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In Japan and the bribery scandal that began with prominent politician Tsukasa Akimoto (pictured) and Chinese sports lottery firm 500.com has now reportedly grown to embroil Asian casino giant Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing multiple local sources, the Hong Kong-headquartered casino operator had its Japanese ...

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Red Tiger Gaming Limited launches Piggy Riches Megaways video slot

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Maltese online casino games developer, Red Tiger Gaming Limited, has announced that it has just released an enhanced version of the Piggy Riches video slot from larger compatriot NetEnt AB in its Piggy Riches Megaways. Headquartered in the Valletta suburb of Gzira, the innovator used an official Wednesday press release to describe its latest ...

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Enjoy spins on Gemmed and Faerie Spells by Betsoft via Intertops Poker Spins Week

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Intertops Poker is at it again this coming week, offering players extra spins, this time via Gemmed and Faerie Spells from Betsoft Gaming. The special week will kick off January 27th and run through the 31st, allowing players to make small deposits and earn plenty of spins from the popular online slot games. Gemmed ...

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Hacksaw Gaming to launch “worlds biggest jackpot slot” My Lucky Number

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Mobile-first games provider, Hacksaw Gaming, announced the coming launch of a new concept of slot games that will feature “massive, insured jackpots,” starting with My Lucky Number. According to the official announcement on Thursday, the move will allow the Malta-based provider to offer more lucrative prizes than what the market currently presents. “We are ...

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QTech Games announces new tournament partnership with Thunderkick

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Top gaming distributor of Asia, QTech Games, has announced a new tournament partnership with Thunderkick, an innovative gaming supplier based in Stockholm. The quality content of Thunderkick is already popular among players with such releases as Carinval Queen and Sword of Khans now offered to partners of QTech via an upcoming tournament scheduled for ...

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SBTech Malta Limited seeking confidentiality in Oregon

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Omni-channel online casino and sportsbetting technologies developer SBTech Malta Limited has reportedly filed a lawsuit in Oregon in order to keep the details of its contract with the western American state’s lottery from being divulged. According to a report from The Oregonian newspaper, the Malta-licensed innovator inked a multi-year deal with the Oregon State ...

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Miyagi Prefecture considering whether to enter Japanese casino license race

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In Japan and the government for Miyagi Prefecture is reportedly contemplating whether it should enter the already crowded race in hopes of securing one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing an earlier story from the local Kahoku Shimpo newspaper, the northern ...

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Greek success for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment

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In Greece and a consortium being led by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has reportedly won the right to build and operate a casino within the seaside resort being planned for a 1,532-acre parcel of land on the southern outskirts of Athens. According to a Wednesday report from G3Newswire, the Hellenic Gaming Commission regulator revealed ...

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GrooveGaming to host Fire & Ice party at ICE 2020

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During the upcoming ICE 2020, GrooveGaming and fellow slot developer Fugaso will be hosting the Fire & Ice party, titled Rhythm & Beats. Taking place on February 5th at the Troxy, the event will allow everyone within the iGaming community to enjoy a fun night out during the conference event. Anticipated Event: The party ...

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New Jersey sportsbooks offering wagering on 92nd Annual Academy Awards

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The 92nd Academy Awards are around the corner and for those who enjoy the Oscars, sportsbooks in New Jersey are offering odds on who will win the coveted acting award. The event will take place on Sunday February 9th, with players having plenty of time to place their bets, if located in the state ...

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H5G expands European footprint; receives approvals in Italy and Spain

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New York-based content developer, High 5 Games (H5G), has received approval from officials to launch its slots portfolio in Italy and Spain. The strategic move further expands the company’s footprint across Europe. According to a recent press release… …the nod from Italian authority, Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) and Spanish regulator Dirección ...

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Pragmatic Play Limited inks Peaky Blinders rights agreement

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Maltese online casino games developer, Pragmatic Play Limited, has announced the signing of an intellectual property rights deal that will enable it to produce a wide range of products themed around the popular Peaky Blinders television series. The Sliema-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the five-year agreement with the ...

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Michigan to wait for online sports betting until 2021; state’s three casinos could see retail product for March Madness

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After a four-year-effort, in December 2019, the state of Michigan finally legalized retail and online sports betting, however, it could take up to a year for the latter to actually launch in the Great Lakes State. According to a Wednesday statement from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), while this spring may see sports ...

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Oryx Gaming announces Coingaming Group integration agreement

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Slovenian online casino games developer, Oryx Gaming, has announced the inking of a deal that is to see it provide a portfolio of over 8,000 titles to the Hub88 integration platform from Bitcoin-led iGaming operator Coingaming Group. The Ljubljana-headquartered innovator used an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to detail ...

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World Poker Tour’s education platform LearnWPT launches new WPT GTO Trainer

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) offers poker players an education platform with LearnWPT, offering a ton of ways to get to know the game. The WPT has now added to their educational tools by launching WPT GTO Trainer, a quick way to learn Game Theory Optimal Strategy. Players can use the tool to learn ...

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Crown Resorts Limited share deal to undergo intense scrutiny

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In Australia and the boss for Asian casino giant, Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited, is reportedly set to take part in an official enquiry looking into his firm’s planned purchase of an almost 20% stake in local gambling firm, Crown Resorts Limited. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, Lawrence Ho Yau Lung ...

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Macau instituting further measures to combat coronavirus outbreak

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In Macau and local authorities have reportedly instituted a number of measures to help better insulate the city from the recent outbreak of a highly-infectious coronavirus that has so far claimed nine lives in neighboring China. According to a report from The Straits Times newspaper, the previously unknown virus was first reported in the ...

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Elk Studios takes slot gaming back to the 90s with new release Hit It Hard

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It may be 2020, but software developer, Elk Gaming, is taking it back to the 1990s with their latest 3-reel slot release, Hit It Hard. The game provides a neon glow via fluorescent lights with features galore, including multiplying wilds in a bonus game. The new slot is the 6th in the Classic Series ...

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Spinola Gaming to showcase range of new instant games at ICE London

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After recently detailing its intention to break into the Asian and Latin American markets and prominent online lottery software solutions firm, Spinola Gaming, has now announced the imminent launch of a range of instant games such as the Scandinavia-themed Valhalla’s Gold. The Maltese developer used an official Tuesday press release published by European Gaming ...

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Yggdrasil releases new Temple Stacks; first slot to utilize unique Splitz™ mechanic

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On the heels of announcing the launch of its new publishing division and online gaming solutions provider, Yggdrasil Gaming, has now unveiled its very first Splitz game, Temple Stacks. The Swedish provider’s first new title of 2020 and its first game to utilize its new, cutting edge mechanic, offers massive win potential. Unparalleled win ...

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iGaming firms involved in investigation concerning alleged schools data breach

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In the United Kingdom and the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has reportedly launched an official investigation amid allegations that several iGaming brands including 32Red and Betfair may have been given illicit access to the protected information of some 28 million British children. According to a report from The Sunday Times newspaper, ...

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Japanese government postpones launch of ‘Basic Policy’ casino criteria

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In Japan and the coalition government of Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has reportedly announced that it is to delay the publication of the final criteria for those cities hoping to win the right to host one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resorts. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the ...

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William Hill closes Mr Green online sportsbook in Germany

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British sportsbetting giant, William Hill, has reportedly shuttered the Germany-facing online sportsbook run by its Mr Green and Company AB subsidiary following the imposition of a new local regulatory regime. According to a report from CalvinAyre.com, the Malta-headquartered subordinate released a statement on Monday in which it advised marketing partners that it was ‘closing ...

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Relax Gaming to supply Mobilt in-house brand Fortune Legends via new commercial deal

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In a move that further increases its distribution network, Relax Gaming has entered into an agreement that will see it supply both its proprietary and partner slot games to Fortune Legends. Under the terms of the commercial deal, the Malta-based virtual casino will be provided with access to the innovative content provider and aggregation ...

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Playson to supply No Account Casino with access to entire slots portfolio via new commercial deal

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Hot on the heels of its first slot launch of the new year and casino software developer, Playson has now signed a content agreement to supply its complete suite of games across No Account Casino. The Nordic-facing casino is owned by Malta-based Mandalorian Technologies Ltd and was one of the very first to offer ...

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Yggdrasil announces new publishing division; unveiling the new option at ICE London 2020

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Top-rated online gaming solutions provider, Yggdrasil, has announced a new Publishing division, a way to allow customers to create their own B2B gaming business. Customers will essentially have everything they need to build, create and offer their own business. The Publishing division is part of the company’s new strategic approach as Yggdrasil looks to ...

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Samiyel Duzgun wins 2020 WSOPC Marrakech stop Main Event

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The Casino de Marrakech in the Es Saadi Resort is currently hosting the 2020 World Series of Poker Circuit, with the Main Event recently finished up. The tournament had a 15,000 MAD buy-in and a total of 625 entries were made. The event was won by Samiyel Duzgun of Switzerland, with the player earning ...

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Genesis Gaming introduces Year of the Rat video slot

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Taiwanese online casino games developer Genesis Gaming has announced that it is celebrating this weekend’s Chinese New Year festivities via the premiere of its new five-reel and 50-payline Year of the Rat video slot. The Taipei-headquartered innovator used an official Wednesday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to proclaim that the ...

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Gambling Commission regulator establishes trio of new industry-led groups

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has announced the establishment of a trio of industry-led groups that are to be tasked with devising policies to guarantee safer game designs and online marketing programs alongside fairer and more responsible incentives for VIP players. The regulator used an official Saturday press release to ...

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Jeju Dream Tower casino license application under evaluation

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On the semi-autonomous South Korean island of Jeju and the under-construction Jeju Dream Tower integrated casino resort is reportedly being assessed by regulators over whether its opening could adversely impact the surrounding area. According to a report from GGRAsia, local casino operator Lotte Tour Development Company Limited began building the soon-to-open Jeju Dream Tower ...

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Atlantic City mayor details Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolition desire

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In New Jersey and the mayor for Atlantic City has reportedly announced that one of his main goals for the coming year is to get the shuttered building that once housed the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolished. According to a report from the Associated Press news service published by local radio broadcaster WKXW, ...

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Japan benefitting from increased annual tourism figures

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Last year reportedly saw Japan chalk up a comparable 2.2% increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting its shores as its twelve-month tally exceeded the 30 million mark for the first time. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing official figures from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the nation welcomed ...

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XL Blizzard back in action at 888poker this February

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Major poker action is set for 888poker this February as the XL Blizzard will be back in full force, offering a whopping 34 tournament events. The festival will run from February 6th to the 16th, with over $1.4 million in guaranteed prizes up for grabs. XL Blizzard Details: Amateurs and pro poker players will ...

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Quickspin releases Skulls UP! slot with portrait first focus

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Playtech Group company, Quickspin, has released a brand-new slot game for 2020 titled Skulls UP! The slot is the first this year to be developed with the Quickspin portrait first focus. The developer always puts major emphasis on mobile device play, with special attention to the new portrait mode. The latest release offers this ...

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Playson adds flavor boost to Funky Fruits portfolio with new slot Fruit Xtreme

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Maltese online casino games developer, Playson, has launched its first game of the new year, Fruit Xtreme, the second release in the Funky Fruits slots series. The new 3×5, 5 paylines slot comes complete with a “vibrant” new design, while its mix of “modern playability” and “classic elements” of fruit machines slots has proven ...

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Betsoft to unveil two new titles “Super Sweets” and “Total Overdrive” at ICE Totally Gaming

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Malta-based casino content developer, Betsoft Gaming, is starting the new year off with a bang, set to showcase its entire games catalog alongside its soon-to-be-released video slot, Super Sweets, at ICE London. In addition to the sugary slot, the supplier will also be unveiling another forthcoming release, Total Overdrive, at the three-day event that ...

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Kalamba Games launches new Joker Max slot game

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Kalamba Games is drawing from the success of their Joker Supreme slot game with the release of a new Joker style title, Joker Max. The new game has a classic Vegas vibe, offering even more win potential, higher multipliers and brand-new graphics. Enjoy solid animations as you spin the reels of this quality slot ...

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Scientific Games Corporation to power coming Michigan sportsbook

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American lottery and gaming machines innovator Scientific Games Corporation has announced the inking of a deal that is to see it provide central Michigan’s FireKeepers Casino Hotel with a retail sportsbetting facility. The Las Vegas-headquartered innovator used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the new alliance follows last month’s passage of sweeping ...

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Pariplay Limited takes flight with new Phoenix Gold video slot

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In keeping with its recent record of launching a fresh video slot every month, online casino games developer Pariplay Limited has now announced the premiere of its new five-reel Phoenix Gold innovation. The Gibraltar-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to describe its latest 243-ways-to-win title as ‘a mythology-themed online slot’ that challenges ...

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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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