Playtech partners with Responsible Gambling Council to strengthen and advance gambling industry standards

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Gambling software development company Playtech (LON:PTEC) has joined forces with the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), a Canada-based independent non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention in problem gambling, in an effort to better understand, inform and advance safer gambling, mental health and digital wellbeing. Lauded as “one of the first examinations of safer gambling alongside ...

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Betting and Gaming Council criticizes 10pm casino closing decision

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In the United Kingdom and yesterday’s decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to include casinos on the list of venues that must now shut by 10pm owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted a dire warning from the Betting and Gaming Council. Representing approximately 90% of the United Kingdom’s gaming, sportsbetting, casino and ...

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Manila casino authorization for International Entertainment Corporation

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Following many months of negotiations and Asian hotel and leisure operator International Entertainment Corporation has reportedly announced that it has finally received conditional approval to transform one of its Philippines properties into a full-scale integrated casino resort. According to a Tuesday report from G3Newswire, the Hong Kong-listed firm revealed that its Marina Square Properties ...

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Macau legislator comes out in favor of limited legalized iGaming

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In Macau and a senior legislator has reportedly urged the government to consider legalizing some forms of iGaming so as to help the city’s public coffers recover from the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, Jose Maria Pereira Coutinho (pictured) has served as a member of ...

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Colombia temporarily legalizes online scratchcard and bingo games

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The gambling regulator for the South American nation of Colombia has reportedly published measures that are to regulate the temporary legalization of online scratchcard and bingo games. According to a report from the news domain at iGamingBusiness.com, the move from the Coljuegos authority comes after the country ratified a measure in June that has ...

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GGPoker to host highly anticipated 2020 Battle of Malta in November with $3,000,000 Main Event

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GGPoker, flagship online poker skin of GGNetwork, together with Battle of Malta organizers Casino Malta by Olympic Casino have announced they will host the 2020 version of the popular festival in November. The highly anticipated 2020 Battle of Malta live event was originally scheduled for October but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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NetEnt agrees deal with Wind Creek Hospitality for launch in Pennsylvania’s fast-growing iGaming market

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Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming and hospitality arm of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI Gaming), has partnered with Swedish online casino software provider NetEnt in a deal that will see it gain access to the firm’s games portfolio for launch in Pennsylvania’s burgeoning iGaming market. After in August adding real money gaming (RMG) ...

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Enlabs AB lodges bid to fully acquire Global Gaming 555 AB rival

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Baltic-facing online casino operator Enlabs AB has announced the filing of an official tender that would see it hand over approximately $16.82 million in cash and stocks so as to fully acquire fellow Swedish iGaming firm Global Gaming 555 AB. The Stockholm-headquartered enterprise used an official Monday press release (pdf) to detail that the ...

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Syndicate lodges applications for new Kentucky horseracing and slot venues

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In Kentucky and Keeneland Race Course has announced the inking of a deal with the majority owners of the compatriot Kentucky Downs facility that is to see the group work towards bringing new casino and horseracing venues to the state’s southeastern corner. The Lexington-headquartered track used an official Monday press release to detail that ...

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Revised opening target for under-construction Emerald Bay Resort and Casino

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In the Philippines and the PH Resorts Group Holdings Incorporated subordinate of local conglomerate Udenna Corporation has reportedly announced that its coming Emerald Bay Resort and Casino should be fully open before the second quarter of 2022. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Manila-listed firm made the declaration after receiving ‘pre-effective ...

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Playson agrees new partnership deal with The Mill Adventure; further expands European footprint

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In a deal that further expands its European footprint, leading game developer Playson has partnered with up-and-coming casino platform provider, The Mill Adventure. The agreement enables the fellow Malta-based firm’s partners to offer their players popular titles such as Book of Gold: Multichance, Buffalo Power: Hold and Win, and Rise of Egypt Deluxe. Enhanced ...

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Philippines second-quarter gross gaming revenues shattered by coronavirus

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In the Philippines and the extended closure of land-based casinos due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic reportedly caused the sector’s aggregated second-quarter gross gaming revenues to plummet by 95.7% year-on-year to just over $46.85 million. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the three-month figure was contained within an update published by the ...

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Tom Horn Gaming bolsters UK presence via new deal with LottoGo

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Malta-based casino software supplier Tom Horn Gaming has gone live with another UK brand after joining forces with the island nation’s favorite lottery betting provider and Annexio Limited flagship brand, LottoGo. Under the terms of the deal, the omni-channel software supplier’s igaming portfolio, including fan-favorites such as Diamond Hill or the classic fruits title, 243 ...

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Gaming Industry Recovery Act consideration for New Mexico legislators

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In the western American state of New Mexico and legislators are reportedly set to be presented with a proposal next month that is seeking to put the jurisdiction’s five racinos on virtually the same footing as its many tribal casinos. According to a Friday report from local television broadcaster KRQE-TV, the new proposition has ...

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Governor criticizes opponents of Wakayama Prefecture casino proposal

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In Japan and the governor for Wakayama Prefecture has reportedly criticized opponents of the plan to bring an integrated casino resort to the Honshu jurisdiction’s Marina City artificial island. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, Yoshinobu Nisaka (pictured) was overwhelmingly re-elected in November after coming out in favor of the proposal that ...

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Netherlands implements new anti-coronavirus curfew measures

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The government for the Netherlands has reportedly instituted a range of new anti-coronavirus protocols that require casinos and slot parlors located in five highly-populated regions to fully close from one o’clock every morning. According to a report from the news domain at iGamingBusiness.com, the updated curfew prohibitions went into effect from yesterday for venues ...

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Oryx Gaming to debut in Latvia with new Optibet deal

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Slovenian provider of omni-channel turnkey solutions, Oryx Gaming, has partnered with Enlabs AB (STO:NLAB) for its Lithuania-facing domain at Optibet.lt, in a deal that will see its content debut in the European country’s iGaming market for the first time. Under the terms of the agreement, more than 100 casino titles have been made available to ...

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EveryMatrix announces relaunch of new BonusEngine solution across casino and sports

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UK software development company EveryMatrix has relaunched its cross-product bonus system, BonusEngine, which aids in creating casino and sports bonusing and gamification to increase player acquisition, retention, and reactivation. In addition to 3rd party gaming platforms, the solution offers a broad range of bonus types and features to casino and sports. It is bonusing ...

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Kazuo Okada loses appeal against Tokyo District Court decision

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In Japan and former casino magnate Kazuo Okada (pictured) has reportedly lost an appeal against a Tokyo District Court decision that had ordered him to pay some ¥21.3 million ($204,560) in compensation to the firm he once headed, international gaming conglomerate Universal Entertainment Corporation. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the 77-year-old ...

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NetEnt releases new pirate-themed slot Rage of the Seas; partners with BetMGM for newly-regulated WV market

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Online casino games developer NetEnt has released its latest title, Rage of the Seas, a pirate-themed adventure filled with plenty of buccaneers and a treasure chest of exciting features. The 5-reel, 4-row, medium volatility video slot is set on the back end of a wooden pirate ship adorned with skulls, hanging lanterns, and a ...

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Pragmatic Play launches new sci-fi themed video slot Star Bounty

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Online casino software developer Pragmatic Play‘s latest release, Star Bounty, takes players on a mission alongside a motivated team of space pirates to score a major intergalactic bounty, making good use of some serious high-tech weaponry in the process. The new high volatility, sci-fi-themed video slot is set on a 6-reel, 4-row hexagon-shaped grid ...

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Las Vegas Raiders become latest NFL side to agree BetMGM partnership

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American casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that the Las Vegas Raiders franchise of the National Football League (NFL) has followed the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos in partnering with its BetMGM mobile-friendly sportsbetting service. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that the new alliance is an ...

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British iGaming revenues hit by re-opening of land-based retail betting shops

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has announced that the amount of money spent by domestic online gamblers in July fell by 4% when compared with the previous month to slightly above £459.1 million ($593.7 million). The body used an official Thursday press release to explain that the decline came in ...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court refuses gubernatorial appeal petition

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reportedly refused a gubernatorial request to revisit its recent decision that invalidated the controversial gaming compacts the state had earlier inked with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe. According to a Tuesday report from local television broadcaster KFOR-TV, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt lodged the formal appeal last month in ...

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Optimistic fourth-quarter prediction for Genting Malaysia Berhad

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Asian casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad is reportedly set to see its business prospects improve beginning from the fourth quarter although its various subsidiaries could face a much longer road to complete recovery. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, this is the opinion of international brokerage Nomura Securities Company Limited and was ...

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Aspire Global storms sports betting arena via BtoBet acquisition

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Leading iGaming and sportsbook platform provider BtoBet will join forces with Aspire Global, after agreeing a deal comprising a cash consideration of €20m, €15 million of which is to be paid at closing and €5 million payable 12 months after closing. An additional performance-based consideration is payable two years from the close date and ...

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Evolution Services South Africa extends partnership with Hollywoodbets to include Ezugi Live Dealer games

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Ezugi Live Dealer games are coming to Hollywoodbets, the leading bookmaker in South Africa. Evolution Services South Africa has extended its partnership with the brand, a joint project created by Evolution Gaming and Ezugi. The games are developed specifically for Indian consumers and will include the most popular titles. Details of the Deal The ...

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Booming Games new Lucky Scarab online slot game to launch soon!

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Top-rated software developer Booming Games is ready to launch a brand-new slot titled Lucky Scarabs. The new game has an Egyptian theme and has nine lines with massive appeal. The high volatility game keeps things interesting with plenty of extra features including sticky wilds and extra spins! Details of the Game: Load the new ...

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Yggdrasil inks new partnership agreement with online sportsbook and casino operator Betzest

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Online sportsbook and casino operator Betzest has partnered with Swedish online casino software provider Yggdrasil Gaming significantly expanding its offering. The content agreement gives the Malta-based operator‘s players the opportunity to access the provider’s entire games portfolio which includes hit titles such as Valley of the Gods, Vikings Go Wild, Vault of Fortune, Double ...

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William Hill US records successful DC sportsbook premiere

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The William Hill US subsidiary of British sportsbetting giant William Hill reportedly recorded aggregated stake worth approximately $9.1 million from its first full month of operation within the United States’ small District of Columbia (DC) jurisdiction. According to a short report from iGamingBusiness.com, the subordinate premiered a temporary sportsbetting facility within the federal city’s ...

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Albania set to inaugurate bespoke casino zone for Tirana

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The Prime Minister for the small eastern European nation of Albania has reportedly reversed his long-held aversion to gambling by approving a plan that is to see the capital city of Tirana play host to a bespoke casino zone. According to a Tuesday report from G3Newswire, the move from Edi Rama (pictured) means that ...

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Lottoland Limited escapes deceptive conduct claim in Australia

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In Australia and online lottery firm Lottoland has reportedly prevailed in its appeal against a man who claimed to have won approximately $173.45 million courtesy of what he thought had been a successful pick on the United States’ multi-jurisdictional PowerBall game. According to a Wednesday report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Gibraltar-headquartered operator ...

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Playson releases Rise of Egypt Deluxe video slot with new Buy-In feature; launches Legends tournament with €60,000 prize pool

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In addition to launching its highly anticipated Legends tournament on September 15, casino software developer Playson has now released its latest title, Rise of Egypt Deluxe. An updated version of the Malta-based studio’s original Egypt-themed slot released in July 2018, the new 3-reel, 5-row game has 20 pay lines and is set in the ...

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Marina Bay Sands engages law firm to conduct independent investigation

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In Singapore and the operator behind the iconic Marina Bay Sands property has reportedly hired an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation into how the integrated casino resort handles the third-party transfer of gambler deposits. According to a Wednesday report from the Bloomberg news service, the move from the Marina Bay Sands ...

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Booming Games bolsters presence in Italian market courtesy of Planetwin365 content deal

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In a move that further strengthens its presence in the Italian market, Booming Games has agreed a deal with international sports betting and gaming company, SKS365 Group, via its Planetwin365 brand. The recently signed agreement will see the Malta-based game developer’s rapidly-growing Italian client portfolio enhanced while increasing the variety of the online operator’s ...

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DraftKings Incorporated inks New York Giants sportsbetting alliance

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American online sports wagering innovator DraftKings Incorporated has announced the signing of an agreement that has seen it become the official sportsbetting partner for the New York Giants franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The Boston-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to proclaim that the new multi-year arrangement has made it ...

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Sports betting handle in Pennsylvania reaches all-time high

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently released the August report for sports betting. The state has reached an all-time high when it comes to bets placed, with the handle reaching almost $365 million last month. As major sports were back in action after taking a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it pushed the ...

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Betting and Gaming Council warns 10pm COVID-19 curfew will negatively impact casino employees

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Central government officials as well as local authorities in the UK are considering a 10pm curfew to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. A curfew would force many businesses to close their doors. The Betting and Gaming Council has warned that if the curfew is put in place, thousands of employees in the ...

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Online Gaming Provider Videoslots Granted License by Swedish Gambling Authority

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Since their launch in 2011 Videoslots has been a leading provider of online casino gaming options. Now with the legalization of sports betting almost everywhere as well as the growing popularity of the sports betting market worldwide, the operator recently announced that they will be rolling out a new and unique sportsbook that will reportedly ...

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Macau hotels expecting positive ‘Golden Week’ performance

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In Macau and the beginnings of a post-coronavirus recovery for the local casino industry could reportedly soon be on the cards following news that the city’s combined five-star hotel bookings for the first week of October are already hovering near the 80% mark. According to a Tuesday report from Inside Asian Gaming, the former ...

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Virginia Lottery Board approves inaugural regulations on sportsbetting

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The four-member Virginia Lottery Board has reportedly approved a final series of regulations that could see the historic southern state launch legalized online sportsbetting as soon as early next year. According to a Tuesday report from local television broadcaster WWBT-TV, the governor-appointed panel authorized the jurisdiction’s first-ever rules on sportsbetting yesterday after responding to ...

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Arkansas casinos recovering from coronavirus-related shutdown

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The three casinos in the southern American state of Arkansas together reportedly lost more than $1.4 billion in gross gaming revenues as a direct result of their enforced nine-week closures at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Tuesday report from local television broadcaster KATV, the state’s Southland Park Gaming and Racing, ...

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Great Canadian Gaming to reopen Nova Scotia properties from Oct 5; Ontario mayors ask Premier to review 50-person cap

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In eastern Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TSX: GC) announced Monday the reopening of its gaming properties in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, from October 5, 2020. Both Casino Nova Scotia properties were shut down on March 16, 2020, along with all of Canada’s casinos and casino amenities, to aid in the COVID-19 containment ...

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Uncertain future for Nepal’s Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa

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In Nepal and some 400 workers at the gambling-friendly Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa have reportedly had their employment terminated owing to the ongoing financial woes of the facility’s owner, Silver Heritage Group Limited. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing an earlier story from The Kathmandu Post newspaper, the five-star venue became ...

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First World Series of Trading Cryptocurrency competition sees poker pro Mike McDonald in top 3

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The first-ever World Series of Trading (WSOT) took place last month, the largest cryptocurrency trading event in the world. The series finished up on August 31 and saw several teams competing to be the very first to finish at the top of the list. Mike McDonald, a well-known poker pro, took part in a ...

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NetEnt enhances EveryMatrix partnership via Live Casino agreement

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NetEnt has expanded operations of its Malta studio, adding a trio of new standard blackjack tables while also expanding its existing partnership with EveryMatrix. Under the terms of the deal, the Sweden-based supplier will launch a pair of dedicated blackjack tables with EveryMatrix’s iGaming integration platform, CasinoEngine. “NetEnt is a valuable partner to our ...

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South Mississippi Casinos close as Hurricane Sally approaches

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After just reopening in May due to the coronavirus closure, the casinos located in South Mississippi have been forced to shut down again. Hurricane Sally is heading towards the coastline and to keep employees and patrons safe, the venues must be closed. On Monday, the Mississippi Gaming Commission ordered all 12 casinos to close ...

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Czech Republic Ministry of Finance sets up new gambling exclusion service

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The Ministry of Finance in the Czech Republic announced this week the launch of a new exclusion register. The new register will allow players to block themselves from gambling services if they are located in the country and wish to do so. The pilot scheme of the register will start today, and players will ...

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Prague passes controversial city-wide gaming machine prohibition

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In the Czech Republic and the city council for Prague has reportedly passed a contentious measure that is set to ban local premises from operating new electronic gaming machines including slots from the first day of January. According to a Monday report from the online news domain at ExPats.cz, the city-wide edict does not ...

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