Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Play’n GO partners with RoyalCasino.dk

Swedish slots specialist Play’n GO recently announced a new partnership agreement with Danish operator RoyalCasino.dk after having made the move to the developer’s Casino Platform. According to the official press release… The new alliance, which marks the leading online and land-based casino platform supplier’s fourth partnership in the Danish market, allows the online operator to continue its growth, confident in the […]

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Crystal Rift video slot unearthed by Microgaming

Online casino games and software firm Microgaming has followed up yesterday’s premiere of the Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion video slot by announcing its launch of the new five-reel and 25-payline Crystal Rift innovation. Rabcat partnership: The Isle of Man-headquartered concern used an official Wednesday press release to declare that its latest three-line video slot was […]

Crystal Rift video slot unearthed by Microgaming

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Diamond Fortune to open Primorye casino in 2020
Diamond Fortune to open Primorye casino in 2020

The company revealed that the first phase of the property should be ready to open in September 2020.

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Diamond Fortune to open Primorye casino in 2020

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Tain expand lottery offering through partnership agreement with Spinola

Tain, the company behind one of gaming's leading platforms, have expanded their lottery and jackpot offering, signing a new partnership agreement with Malta's rapidly emerging games provider Spinola.

Tain expand lottery offering through partnership agreement with Spinola

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Sports Betting Arrives in Rhode Island in Historic Year for US Gambling Industry

Rhode Island becomes eighth state to offer legal sports wagering in an eventful week for the US betting industry

Sports betting is coming to Rhode Island starting Monday, November 26, at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The state will thus become the nation’s eighth one to be offering legal sports gambling and New England’s first one in a landmark year for the US gambling industry.

The Rhode Island General Assembly enacted a sports betting law back in June, and legal wagering services were expected to commence by October. However, delays of different nature pushed back the start of sports betting to the end of November.

The announcement about the official start of sports betting in Rhode Island arrived as the latest big news in an eventful week for US sports betting. Pennsylvania’s first wagering facility opened doors a few days ago. A new sportsbook was launched in West Virginia, as well. The state’s first legal betting operations commenced in late August.

Twin River Casino officials have previously said that the property will begin offering sports betting to its customers around Thanksgiving. As it can be seen they have almost lived up to that promise.

Sports betting operations will commence at the casino at 3 pm local time on Monday, when House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and Twin River Worldwide Holdings Chairman John Taylor Jr. will place a ceremonial first bet.

Wagering services will initially be provided at a temporary facility on the third floor of the casino complex. Officials have called that temporary facility Phase 1. Customers will be serviced there while the main sportsbook is under development.

At first, gambling customers will be able to place wagers on US-based games. International competitions such as English Premier League and other European leagues are expected to be added later. Patti Doyle, a spokeswoman for Twin River Casino, has also said that “more exotic” bets will also be available in the betting lounge at a later date.

Under Rhode Island’s newly adopted sports betting law, gamblers will only be able to wager at physical sportsbooks. Online and mobile betting were not included in the state’s sports gambling framework.

Estimated Economic Impact

According to estimates, the state will collect $11.5 million in tax revenue from sports betting through the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The above-mentioned amount is significantly less than the original projection for tax revenue of $23.5 million that was based on the previously announced October 1 launch of Twin River Casino’s sports betting operation. The state expects to get $27.3 million in tax revenue next fiscal year.

Under Rhode Island gambling laws, legal sports betting operations are taxed at 51% on betting revenue.

According to projections, Rhode Island’s two Twin River casinos will annually handle $814 million in wagers. Twin River Casino in Tiverton is expected to launch its sportsbook sometime in December. The Tiverton casino complex opened doors to the public on September 1. Aside from an 85,000-square-foot gaming floor, it also features an 84-room, three-story hotel, and multiple entertainment options.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

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Next Week’s Best Poker Events (November 26-December 2)

A new week is almost upon us to bring tons of new opportunities for poker players to challenge their skill and luck at exciting poker destinations. Some of the best casinos in Sydney, Manila, and Las Vegas will play host to several major festivals over the week and those will feature massive guaranteed prize pools, prestigious trophies, and huge amounts of fun and thrill for everyone who enters them.

Here is a bit more information about where next week’s best tournament poker action will be offered and how interested players can join poker festivities for a chance at big prizes and non-monetary additions to their collection of poker accomplishments.

WSOP International Circuit – Sydney

Sydney’s The Star Casino will play host to the next WSOP International Circuit stop. The popular series will bring a handful of gold rings Down Under and those will be awarded during a festival that will take place from November 27 through December 17.

The schedule of the next International Circuit stop will include 15 tournaments, with those featuring different formats and different buy-ins. And some of the events will offer attractive guaranteed prize pools to lure players into their fields.

The thrilling Sydney festival will kick off with a A$500 Opening Event with four starting flights and two more days of play and a guaranteed prize pool of A$600,000.

While it should be said that all events offer attractive opportunities for players, Event #7: Main Event will certainly be the one to draw the biggest amount of attention. The tournament will feature four starting flights and three more days of play starting December 7 and running all the way to December 17. Interested players will have to pay a A$2,200 buy-in fee for a chance at the lion’s share of the A$2.1 million guaranteed prize pool and the title. The Main Event winner will also secure a seat into the 2019 Global Casino Championship.

The A$550 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha (starting December 10), the A$20,000 High Roller (starting December 12), and the A$5,000 Challenge with a guaranteed prize pool of A$1 million (starting December 5) are few of the other events that will take place within the upcoming WSOP International Circuit Sydney stop.

APT Finale Philippines

The next APT festival, this year’s final one, is set to take place November 27-December 6 at the glitzy Resorts World Manila casino resort in the capital of the Philippines. The festival will feature 16 different tournaments, special events, satellites, and tons of quality poker action and excitement.

A PHP10,000 Opening Event with a guaranteed prize pool of PHP1 million will kick off poker festivities at the host casino. The PHP50,000 Main Event is slated to start on the second day of the festival and to run through December 2 when the final table will take place. The tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of PHP10 million.

December 3 will see the start of the Championships Event. The PHP150,000 buy-in with a guaranteed prize pool of PHP10 million will run through December 6 to determine the champion of the 2018 season of the popular Asian poker series.

Wynn Signature Series

Wynn Las Vegas is gearing up preparations to welcome players for its Wynn Signature Series. The event will take place from November 28 through December 10 and will feature 11 tournaments. The festival will award more than $700,000 over its course with guaranteed prize pools of between $20,000 and $250,000.

A $600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event starting November 24 will be the highlight tournament. With three starting flights, played over three separate days, and an additional day of play, it will be the longest tournament of the series. It will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000.

A three-day $600 No-Limit Hold’em with a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000 will too be part of the poker festivities taking place at the the Strip casino resort. A $5,000 SURVIVOR event with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 and a $400 Pot-Limit Omaha are too among the events included in the schedule of the festival.

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

It is that time of the year when the Bellagio in Las Vegas opens its doors to welcome the WPT for one of the most exciting festivals on its annual schedule. The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is set to begin on November 29 and to wrap up on December 15.

The festival will feature 19 tournaments and will kick off with a $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Series event. It will also feature three $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha events, three $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Rollers, and the very special $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em high roller tournament.

And of course, the five-day $10,400 Main Event will bring action at the Bellagio to a close. The tournament will run from December 11 through December 15. Ryan Tosoc won last year’s edition of the Main Event for a prize of nearly $2 million. It is interesting to note that the player finished 2nd in the 2016 edition of the tournament.

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Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi in all-cash deal

Live Casino provider Evolution Gaming announced Wednesday that it has penned an agreement to acquire Ezugi, cutting edge, mobile and web live dealer gaming provider. According to the official press release… The initial consideration of $12 million in the all-cash deal could possibly see the addition of a maximum consideration of $6 million. The transaction’s planned completion […]

Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi in all-cash deal

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Yggdrasil Gaming announces first-ever branded game Nitro Circus

Players looking for an adrenaline pumping online slot game should look no further than Nitro Circus by Yggdrasil Gaming. The new title is the first-ever branded title by the developer, featuring the biggest stars of Nitro Circus, including the best stunts and crazy vehicles. The online slot includes a quality base game and extra spins, […]

Yggdrasil Gaming announces first-ever branded game Nitro Circus

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Excitement Is in the Air as the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open $3,500 Championship Starts Today

The 2018 edition of the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open is under way at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Main Event starts today

The WPT is back at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida for this year’s WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, and the festival’s $3,500 Main Event is just hours away from kicking off at the poker tables of the popular casino.

WPT action began at the host venue on November 14 with a $360 buy-in Deep Stack tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. And a number of other events have too been completed since then, but the most anticipated one is yet to begin.

This year, the championship event will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. It kicks off today at noon Florida time and will run all the way through November 28. The Main Event will include two starting flights played on two separate days and four more days of action. The final day of the tournament will see six players return at noon local time at the host casino to play down to a champion. The official final table will be streamed with a 30-minute delay, starting 12:30 pm local time.

Overall, the schedule of this year’s WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open includes 19 tournaments and three of those feature seven-figure guaranteed prize pools, with those being the festival’s opening event, the Main Event, and the single-day $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

Last Year’s Champion

Last year’s edition of the $3,500 Championship event at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood drew 585 entries, some of whom had flown all the way from Europe and other parts of the world. A prize pool of $1.872 million was created, failing to crush the $2 million guarantee.

The top 79 finishers were treated to a share of the guaranteed money and it was US poker pro Jared Jaffee who was the first player to leave the tournament with a payout. Min-cashes were worth $4,900.

Michael Newman outlasted the Main Event’s field last year. The player was awarded the amount of $374,240 and the WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open trophy. Lithuania’s Matas Cimbolas and US player Darryll Fish were the other two to round out the podium of last year’s edition of the major tournament. Cimbolas collected $262,440 for his runner-up finish, while Fish scooped a $168,920 share of the prize pool for finishing third.

Newman is a regular at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Casino and has been playing in recurring tournaments taking place at the venue for years now. He has been quite active over the past year and has cashed in more than 20 tournaments at the Hollywood-based gambling venue. It is to be seen whether Newman will enter this year’s Main Event in a bid to defend his title.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Consumer Protection Zone returns to ICE London

The Consumer Protection Zone, which was launched to great interest at ICE London 2018, has been given a new high profile home on the show floor.  

Consumer Protection Zone returns to ICE London

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