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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ESPN debuts digital gambling show via new Las Vegas studio

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Announced this weekend, on Monday night ESPN debuted the first episode of Bet, a  30-minute program that will reportedly stream three nights a week across the sports channel’s digital platforms. The show originated from ESPN’s new state-of-the-art studio located at The LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, ahead of the annual ...

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Junket boss acquires significant stake in Macau Legend Development Limited

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In Macau and an entity controlled by local businessman Chan Weng Lin (pictured) has reportedly paid approximately $173 million in order to purchase a 20.65% stake in Asian casino operator Macau Legend Development Limited. According to a report from GGRAsia, the acquisition was carried out by the junket entrepreneur’s British Virgin Islands-registered Perfect Achiever ...

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Revised tax rates for licensed Philippines iGaming operators

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In the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has reportedly signed a piece of legislation into law that has been designed to more than double the amount of tax collected from domestic holders of an offshore gaming license. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the new Bayanihan to Recover as One Act ...

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Detroit poker rooms possibly reopening soon; August revenue hits $69.3 million

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In Michigan, two of Detroit’s three downtown casinos are reportedly planning to reopen their shuttered poker rooms, with one possibly set to do so this week, unbeknownst to the Michigan Gaming Contol Board (MGCB). Meanwhile, after being shut down for nearly five months due to COVID-19 health concerns, the city’s trio of commercial casinos ...

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Blueprint Gaming adds Buffalo Rising Megaways to Jackpot King portfolio

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Blueprint Gaming’s progressive jackpot system continues to expand on a regular basis. Just recently, the developer announced that Buffalo Rising Megaways is the latest title to join the fray. Originally released in 2018, the game is a top performer outside the UK and reached 6th in the global network in July 2020. Gaining Appeal ...

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GoldenRace virtual sports games integration alliance for Tecnalis

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Spanish online casino platform provider Tecnalis has announced the signing of an agreement that is destined to see its Alira innovation integrate a range of virtual sports games from Maltese developer GoldenRace. The Madrid-headquartered firm used an official Monday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to declare that the new alliance ...

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California tribe celebrating decisive federal court victory

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In California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reportedly ruled against a group that has long been seeking to reverse the protective federal status earlier awarded to the Jamul Indian Village. According to a report from CDC Gaming Reports, an organization known as the Jamul Action Committee (JAC) ...

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Genting Malaysia Berhad bailout for Resorts World Catskills

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Minority shareholders in Asian casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad are reportedly unlikely to be pleased with the company’s recent decision to pump another $150 million into its loss-making Empire Resorts Incorporated subordinate. According to a report from GGRAsia, this is the opinion of international brokerage Nomura Securities Company Limited after the Malaysian firm revealed ...

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Barclays introduces 72-hour ‘cooling off’ tool for gambling transactions

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In the United Kingdom and Barclays has announced the impending launch of a new 72-hour blocking tool that has been designed to give customers ‘additional control over their spending on gambling sites.’ The London-headquartered bank used an official Friday press release to declare that the first-of-its-kind facility is set to be rolled out ‘over ...

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Ronald Perelman agrees sale of 39% stake in Scientific Games Corporation

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American billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman (pictured) has reportedly agreed a deal that will see him offload his entire 39% stake in gaming machines behemoth Scientific Games Corporation to Australian investments firm Caledonia. According to a report from the Bloomberg news service, the 77-year-old is responsible for the large shareholding through his MacAndrews and Forbes ...

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Intertops Poker offering wild west style spins week plus blackjack bonuses

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Over the next week, Intertops Poker is offering up ways to earn bonus cash plus extra spins. Players can easily make a deposit and play with spins provided by the platform for two new Betsoft Gaming slots. Each game has a west theme, providing players with an excellent way to try new content and ...

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2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship Concludes; AJ Kelsall earns the victory

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For the first time in the history of the WSOP Global Casino Championship, the event was played online. The coronavirus caused the event to be postponed and continued social distancing meant the event would need to be held online. The WSOP hosted the event in New Jersey and Nevada on September 13. As an ...

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Realistic Games boosts player engagement in new Super Graphics Game Changer slot

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UK-based online casino software developer Realistic Games has modified one of its all-time popular titles, releasing Super Graphics Game Changer to the delight of fans everywhere. Maintaining its top-ranking status, the original Super Graphics Upside Down first hit the market in 2011 and has since inspired a series of slot and instant win games ...

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Playtech announces relaunch of Live Football Roulette in new Let’s Play studio

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Playtech has launched a brand-new sports-themed studio titled Let’s Play. What better way to offer quality content in the new studio then to relaunch the popular Live Football Roulette? The gambling technology company has done just that, offering even more via the game with a new Goal Side Bet feature! The game was originally ...

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Playn GO dives deep in new release Octopus Treasures

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Play’n GO has released its second new September slot, taking us deep into the waters of the Pacific with Octopus Treasures. Packed with features, the game comes on the back of a hugely successful week for the slot specialists, including the launch of the Golden Ticket sequel and their third straight win at the ...

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RubyPlay goes Irish with new Shake Shake Leprechaun video slot

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After launching its Egyptian Sun video slot a little over seven weeks ago, Ukrainian online casino games developer RubyPlay has now returned to announce the debut of its new five-reel and 50-payline Shake Shake Leprechaun advance. The Kiev-headquartered innovator used an official Thursday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to proclaim ...

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Intralot SA inks New Zealand contract extension

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Prominent gaming and lottery solutions innovator Intralot SA has announced the signing of an agreement that is to see it’s New Zealand subsidiary continue delivering technology for the electronic monitoring of the island nation’s slot parlors. The Athens-listed firm used an official Friday press release to explain that the deal inked by its Intralot ...

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License approval for Las Vegas’ coming Circa Resort and Casino

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In Las Vegas and the plan to open the coming Circa Resort and Casino from next month has reportedly taken a step forward after the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the under-construction property’s gambling license recommendation. According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the coming $1 billion downtown venue is the ...

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Habanero eyes regulated German market via new Lowen Play deal

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In a move that further expands its presence in the European market, Habanero Systems has agreed a commercial deal that will see a range of its innovative content go live with German-based gaming and casinos company Löwen Play’s new digital casino. Ratified in March this year, the New State Treaty on Gambling (GluNeuRStV) will ...

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Elaine Wynn abandons quest for Wynn Resorts Limited board position

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The largest individual shareholder in Wynn Resorts Limited, Elaine Wynn (pictured), has reportedly announced that she has given up on her quest to secure a place on the American casino operator’s board of directors. According to a Thursday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the revelation came during a Nevada Gaming Control Board ...

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OPAP records coronavirus-linked downturn in first-half financials

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Greek lottery and sportsbetting firm OPAP has reportedly announced that its revenues for the six months to the end of June decreased by 34.8% year-on-year to approximately €507.9 million ($601.6 million) largely due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from G3Newswire, the Athens-headquartered operator revealed that its first-half lottery ...

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Germany to allow early rollout of its regulated iGaming market

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In Germany and federal officials have reportedly announced that iGaming operators are to be allowed to start offering their services to local players without fear of prosecution from next month. According to a report from iGamingBusiness.com, Europe’s most prosperous nation is due to launch a regulated iGaming market from the first day of July ...

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Microgaming bolsters its presence in Romanian market with new Superbet partnership

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Microgaming has added yet another operator to its fast-growing customer base after inking a content agreement with one of Romania’s leading betting and igaming operators, Superbet. Under the terms of the supply deal, the Isle of Man-based gambling software company has made an assortment of its most popular games available to Superbet.ro. “We are ...

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GGPoker unveils new Good Game Series of Poker Tournament Series

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Fresh off the conclusion of the WSOP Online Series, GGPoker is wasting no time offering up a new online poker series. The online poker platform announced the Good Game Series of Poker (GGSOP) this week, ready to begin tomorrow and host poker gaming through September 27. There are 54 events in total on the ...

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Scientific Games teams up with Gamesys Group pls in Spain for new MONOPOLY Casino

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A new online casino has been launched in Spain by Scientific Games Corporation and Gamesys Group plc. The new site is based on the favorite board game MONOPOLY. Found at monopolycasino.es, the new site follows the successful UK MONOPOLY online casino launch that was launched back in 2015. In Spain, players will be able ...

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Georgetown’s Legendary Head Coach John Thompson Jr. Tragically Died at Age 78

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On Sunday, August 30th, 2020 the legendary and transcending former head coach of the Georgetown University Hoyas, John Thompson Jr., unfortunately passed away at the all well experienced age of 78 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. He was truly one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, and he was a man ...

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FSB Partners Up with Sports IQ to Provide Customers with Innovative Sports Betting Offerings

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Recently the award winning sportsbook FSB has partnered up with Sports IQ who is a oddsmaker specializing in the sporting events of the United States of America. This partnership will enable the customers of FSB to utilize the sports betting platform provided by Sports IQ to wager on games mostly in the National Football ...

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AGA survey finds 33-plus million Americans plan to bet on 2020-21 NFL season; generally “lower enthusiasm”

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New research released by the American Gaming Association (AGA) found that more than 33 million American adults plan to wager on the 2020-21 NFL season, with a greater number of bettors intending to place NFL wagers at both online sportsbooks and brick-and-mortar gaming venues than in 2019. Conducted August 24-27 by market research company ...

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William Hill US inks pioneering CBS Sports Digital alliance

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The William Hill US subsidiary of British bookmaking giant William Hill has announced the signing of a deal that is to see it supply the CBS Sports Digital arm of American media conglomerate ViacomCBS Incorporated with a wide range of content and educational tools. The Las Vegas-headquartered subordinate used an official Wednesday press release ...

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Prague considering city-wide gaming machine prohibition

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In the Czech Republic and the city council for Prague is reportedly set to consider controversial legislation later today that would prohibit the operation of all electronic and mechanical gaming machines from 2024. According to a Tuesday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the city-wide ban is being promoted as a way of helping to reduce the ...

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Macau gaming tax revenues being hit by coronavirus slowdown

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The government of Macau has reportedly announced that the city’s 39 casinos handed over almost $76.82 million in aggregated gaming taxes for August to take their combined eight-month reckoning to just above $2.85 billion. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing official data from the enclave’s Financial Services Bureau, the August figure ...

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Scientific Games Corporation breaking new lottery ground in Germany

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American gaming machines innovator Scientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of a pilot program that has seen Germany’s Sachsenlotto roll out a limited number of its PlayCentral HD self-service lottery scratchcard vending machines. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release (pdf) to detail that the first-of-its-kind arrangement has involved the ...

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GGPoker WSOP Online Series concludes; almost $150m in cash prizes awarded

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GGPoker just finished up the international WSOP Online Series for 2020 and boy was it a successful series! The online poker platform provided 54 gold bracelet events with many records set throughout the tournaments offered. In total, almost $150 million in cash prizes were awarded, with every player earning a gold bracelet for the ...

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Pragmatic Play revisits Reel Kingdom partnership for new slot Ultra Hold Spin

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Fall is the perfect time to turn up the heat and Pragmatic Play does just that with Ultra Hold and Spin, its latest hit title developed in partnership with up-and-coming game studio, Reel Kingdom. This 3-reel, 3-row game offers players a classic slot experience with a twist and follows previous collaborations, including Ultra Burn ...

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Videoslots.com approved for Swedish sportsbook launch

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Popular online casino operator Videoslots.com has been approved for sports betting in Sweden. The Swedish Gambling Authority recently gave the brand a license for operation and it is expected that the new sportsbook will be live in October. Videoslots will use its proprietary platform for the new site. Working Hard on the New Sportsbook ...

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