October 2018 - Master Gambling Bonuses

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Breeders' Cup to host seminar in Las Vegas

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Breeders' Cup to host seminar in Las Vegas
Professional handicapper Bob Ike returns to Rampart Casino Resort at Summerlin to share with racing fans the ins and outs of betting.
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Instant Win Gaming Limited partnering for further lottery success

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Instant Win Gaming Limited partnering for further lottery success

Online instant-win games supplier, Instant Win Gaming Limited (IWG), has announced that it is partnering with fellow British firm, Inspired Entertainment Incorporated, in order to offer American lotteries a range of new virtual sports-themed titles. Kicking off with gridiron game: According to an official Monday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events, the collaboration will see […]
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Tribal casino could still open in Connecticut

Monday, October 22, 2018

Las Vegas’ Palace Station launches revamped business

International sales help push MegaMillions jackpot to $1.6 billion

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International sales help push MegaMillions jackpot to $1.6 billion

The cash prize attached to the latest edition of the United States’ multi-jurisdictional MegaMillions lottery game now stands at a record-breaking $1.6 billion with this amount expected to rise even higher due to ‘unprecedented international sales.’ $2 billion prize a possibility: This is the opinion of theLotter.com with the global online lottery ticket purchasing service […]
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Online Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Appoints Former Gambling Boss as New CEO

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Online Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Appoints Former Gambling Boss as New CEO

Ambitious online money transfer company hires Paddy Power Betfair’s Breon Corcoran as new boss

UK fintech company WorldRemit today confirmed the appointment of former Paddy Power Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran as its new Chief Executive after weekend reports that he would become the new boss of the rapidly growing digital money transfer business.

WorldRemit was founded in 2010 by Somaliland entrepreneur Ismail Ahmed. Mr. Ahmed was studying in London at the time and was forced to travel across the city in search for an agent to transfer money to his family who lived in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. The transactions were extremely costly and usually required months to be completed, but Mr. Ahmed’s family needed the money.

Frustrated by the complex remittance process, he set up WorldRemit to storm the international remittance market. He spotted an opportunity in the quick growth of mobile money accounts to grow his business. Today, WorldRemit serves more than 800,000 customers from more than 50 countries who send money to millions of people in around 150 countries. Supporting migrants send money from developed countries to family and friends based in emerging economies has been the main focus of Mr. Ahmed’s company.

WorldRemit’s founder is currently its Chief Executive, but once Mr. Corcoran steps in, Mr. Ahmed will assume the post of Executive Chairman. Mr. Corcoran left major gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair this past January after sixteen years at the company and its predecessors.

He first joined Paddy Power in 2001 as Managing Director of its Non-Retail (Digital) operations. He was appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2010, but left in 2011. In 2012, he joined rival gambling operator Betfair as its CEO. In 2016, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of the combined Paddy Power Betfair. He had an instrumental role in what was praised as a successful merger of the two major gambling companies.

Mr. Corcoran surprisingly announced his departure from Paddy Power Betfair last August and left his post in January 2018 to be replaced by Peter Jackson. Prior to stepping down, the former gambling CEO drew quite some ire from the UK retail betting industry as he supported openly the proposed cut of the maximum stake on FOBTs to £10 or less from £100.

Mr. Corcoran said in a letter to Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Minister Tracey Crouch dated September 2017 that the FOBT issue has become so toxic that

“only a substantial reduction in FOBT stake limits to £10 or less will address societal concerns. I am confident we could operate our retail business successfully and profitability under such circumstances. Other well-run operators should be able to do the same.”

Fintech Unicorn

With Mr. Corcoran now at the helm, WorldRemit is expected to soon become the UK’s newest technology unicorn, that is a start-up worth at least $1 billion. The company has received more than $200 million in funding since it was founded and some of its investors have included TriplePoint Venture Growth, Accel Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank. It most recently raised funds in a $40-million round that was led by LeapFrog Investments.

Earlier in October, the company extended its footprint across Africa by launching online bank transfers in Botswana, Chad, Zambia, Mozambique, and five more countries. WorldRemit has revealed that the transactions that it has handled to Africa this year have increased 75% year-on-year. Its fees range between 2% or 3%, which is significantly less than major banks for the same type of transactions.

The UK-based company says that its growth has accelerated in 2018 and it expects its annual revenue to top £95 million, up from £60.5 million in 2017. With the expansion of its reach and its rapid overall growth, the company believes it is in a strong position to “leverage the increasing demand for cashless payments.”

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Corcoran as the new WorldRemit CEO, Mr. Ahmed said in a statement that with their “goal of delivering a better and safer experience for people sending money home” and the former gambling boss’ “reputation for developing a consumer-first culture makes” they will be able to build on their vision.”

Mr. Corcoran said that “with tailwinds like the global adoption of new technologies combined with growing remittance flows, there is enormous potential for WorldRemit’s global expansion.”

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Sam Miller Leads 23 Hopefuls into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 3

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Sam Miller Leads 23 Hopefuls into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 3

UK’s Sam Miller leads final 23, last year’s champion Blake Battaglia out of the race

The field of this year’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event was reduced to just 23 players after Day 2. The tournament originally drew as many as 1,094 entries, but it is now just a few hours away from crowning its victor.

Day 2 was played on Sunday at the host casino. It kicked off with 236 hopefuls, who were led by Day 1A chip leader Michael Perrone with 649,000. While Perrone had a good advantage over the first stages of Day 2 action, the player could not secure a spot among the Day 3 survivors. He eventually busted in 24th place, good for a payout of $11,386.

As mentioned earlier, the Main Event attracted 1,094 contenders over its two starting flights. Its field thus generated $1,657,410 for the prize pool. The top 117 finishers will walk out with a payout, min-cashes starting from $2,718. Garrick Ballard became the unfortunate bubble boy. The player was eliminated in 118th place during Level 18.

There were a number of notables to bust on Day 2 without taking a share of the prize pool, including 11-time gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins, and WSOP gold bracelet winners Ben Keeline and Scott Bolhman.

Among those who made it to the money but failed to lock their seat into Day 3 were Ryan Phan, who finished 11th in the WSOP Main Event this summer, Ralph Massey, Will Bery, and Jeff Fielder, among others. Fielder was running pretty well over the course of Day 2 play, but eventually came in 31st.

Who Bagged the Day 2 Chip Lead?

As mentioned earlier, only 23 players will advance into the final day of action. They will be led by UK’s Sam Miller, who has just secured his first cash from the WSOP Circuit and is eyeing his first title from the series. The player built a solid stack of 3.535 million throughout Day 2, good for 88 big blinds at the beginning of Day 3 play.

Miller actually ended Day 2 of the tournament as the only player to pass the three million mark. Zachery Schneider, a one-time gold ring winner, bagged the second largest stack last night of 2.8 million. Two-time gold ring winner Nick Pupillo completed top three of the chip counts chart with 1.85 million.

Other notables that will return to the host venue later today to compete for the title and the gold ring include Giuliano Lentini, Anna Antimony (pictured), and Aaron Massey, among others. Action is set to resume at noon local time at the host venue. The remaining hopefuls will play down to a winner.

Blake Battaglia topped the event’s field this time last year for a cash prize of $332,020. The player entered this year’s edition of the tournament through Day 1A and secured a spot into Day 2. He ran pretty deep, but was eventually eliminated in 48th place, good for a payout of $5,005.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and NFL’s Ravens agree marketing deal

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Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and NFL’s Ravens agree marketing deal

In Maryland, the second partnership between a casino and an NFL team is in the books as the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced on Friday that it had inked a multi-year marketing deal with the Ravens. According to The Baltimore Sun, under the terms of the agreement, the casino will be able to use Baltimore Ravens logos […]
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WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1B Draws 634 Entrants, 140 Progress into Day 2

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WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1B Draws 634 Entrants, 140 Progress into Day 2

Day 2 to kick off with 236 survivors from the tournament’s two starting flights

The second starting flight of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event is now in the books. It drew 634 entries, of whom only 140 survived through the 15 levels that were played at the host casino on Saturday to progress into Day 2.

Alex Triemanis ended up bagging the largest stack of the day with 479,000. However, it will be the Day 1A chip leader, Michael Perrone, who will lead the surviving hopefuls from the tournament’s two starting flights into the second day of action. Perrone scooped 649,000 on Friday night when his starting flight was played.

With Day 1B’s entries, the overall field was brought to a total of 1,094 entrants, which is down from last year’s edition of the tournament when as many as 1,247 contenders entered it to compete for the title and $332,020 in first-place prize money.

Speaking of prize money, the $1,700 buy-in Main Event generated a prize pool of $1,657,410 this year, beating the $1 million guarantee. The top 117 finishers will receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $2,718. Each of the players who make it to the official final table of nine will be guaranteed a minimum of $29,999, but they will all eye the first-place prize of $302,492. Along with the cash prize, the tournament’s champ will also scoop a gold ring from the series and will secure a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship.

Day 1B Action

As mentioned above, Day 1B was busier than the preceding starting flight as more players rushed to Horseshoe Hammond to register into the tournament. At the end of the day, there were 140 players to bag and tag. The Day 1B field will merge with the Day 1A’s today for the second day of play. A total of 96 players made it through Day 1A on Friday night, which means that as many as 236 hopefuls are expected to return to the host venue later today.

Among the Day 1B survivors were poker pro and WSOP Circuit legend Maurice Hawkins, who fired a second bullet yesterday, after failing to bag on Day 1A, Zo Karim, Aaron Massey, and Anna Antimony. They will join other notables from Day 1A, including gold bracelet winners David Pham and Tom Koral and gold ring winners Robert Hankins and Ralph Massey. Last year’s champion – Blake Battaglia – is also still in contention. The player bagged and tagged 96,500 at the end of Day 1A and will return to fight for a back-to-back title.

Day 2 action is set to resume today at 11 am local time at the host casino. The remaining players are scheduled to play ten one-hour levels. The money bubble will burst at some point in play and the field will be further whittled down to just a few players, who will return tomorrow to play the final day of the tournament.

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iSoftBet unveils The Dalai Panda slot game

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iSoftBet unveils The Dalai Panda slot game

Top-rated online casino and mobile gaming software provider iSoftBet has announced their most innovative online slot game creation, The Dalai Panda. This new game is completely original, based on Dalai Panda, a wise individual who uses mystical powers to help create wins on the reels for every player. Increasing Win Chances: The features and factors […]
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

iSoftBet announces wider Super Fast Hot Hot Respin roll-out

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iSoftBet announces wider Super Fast Hot Hot Respin roll-out

British online casino games and software innovator iSoftBet has announced that its Super Fast Hot Hot Respin video slot is being made available to even more iGaming operators following the completion of ‘a successful exclusivity period’ with industry stalwart GVC Holdings. Worldwide availability: The London-headquartered firm used an official October 11 press release to detail […]
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Michael Perrone Leads WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1A Survivors

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Michael Perrone Leads WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1A Survivors

Last year’s champ, Blake Battaglia, eyes a back-to-back title

Main Event action unfolded on Friday at Horseshoe Hammond where the current WSOP Circuit stop is taking place. The first of two starting flights was completed yesterday at the host casino and the names of the first players who secured a seat into Day 2 of the $1,700 buy-in tournament are now clear.

Michael Perrone, a player from Fairport, New York, finished Day 1A as the chip leader, putting 450,000 into his bag. The player is vying for his first-ever title from the series. He scored his best finish in a WSOP Circuit event early this year when he came in 6th in a $365 No-Limit Hold’em at the Choctaw Durant stop of the series. The player collected $27,156 for his run in that event.

One-time gold ring winner Ralph Massey was the player to finish the closest to the chip leader last night. He had 355,000 in chips at the end of Day 1A play. Jeffrey Fielder, a proud owner of two gold rings from the series, grabbed the third largest stack of the night, good for 320,000.

The first flight of the Main Event drew 460 entrants to the tables of Horseshoe Hammond. Of them, just 96 survived through all 15 levels scheduled to secure their spots into Day 2. They will be joined by the Day 1B survivors. The second starting flight of the tournament will start today at noon local time.

Notables Who Played Day 1A

The tournament, with its guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, attracted a number of WSOP Circuit regulars and other notables. WSOP gold bracelet winners Tom Koral and David Pham as well as gold ring winners Robert Hankins, Ryan Phan, and Ralph Massey were among those to make it through the end of the day.

Last year’s Horseshoe Hammond Main Event champion, Blake Battaglia, was, too, among the Day 1A survivors of the 2018 edition of the tournament. Battaglia outlasted 1,247 entries last fall to win the Main Event title, a gold ring, and a first-place prize of $332,020. The player will enter Day 2 of action with 96,500 for a shot at a back-to-back win.

WSOP Circuit notables such as Maurice Hawkins, Kevin Eyster, Aaron Massey, and Mukul Pahuja were among the players to register into the Main Event though Day 1A, but to fail to make it through all 15 levels.

As mentioned earlier, the tournament will feature one more starting flight that is scheduled to be played today from noon local time at the host casino. It will feature 15 levels of play and registration will remain open until the end of Level 13. The Day 1B survivors will combine with the ones who survived Day 1A on Sunday when Day 2 of the tournament will be played.

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Britney Spears to launch new Las Vegas residency

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Britney Spears to launch new Las Vegas residency
The Grammy Award-winning superstar plans to introduce her new residency at Park MGM in Las Vegas in February 2019.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Tyler Payne Captures First Gold Ring with WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $1,250 No-Limit Hold’em Win

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Tyler Payne Captures First Gold Ring with WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $1,250 No-Limit Hold’em Win

Payne outwits 170 entries to claim his first gold ring from the series

Tyler Payne, a 25-year-old poker pro from Fayetteville, North Carolina, scooped his career’s first gold ring from the WSOP Circuit with a victory at Horseshoe Hammond last night. The player outlasted the 170 entries of the $1,250 No-Limit Hold’em for the gold piece and a first-place prize of $45,900.

The tournament took place over two days at the host casino. As mentioned above, it drew 170 entrants keen to take a shot at the piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry and the prize money. They generated a prize pool of $170,000. The money was split into 18 payouts.

Day 1 of the tournament ended with 24 hopefuls still in the mix for the title. It was namely Payne to lead the pack of 24. The player had managed to swell his 20,000-chip starting stack to 544,500 by the end of the day. He had a massive advantage over his closest rival who happened to be Jim Carr. Carr bagged 388,500 at the end of Day 1.

Day 2 Highlights

As Day 2 action progressed, the money bubble burst and then the unofficial final table of ten was set shortly after. Payne had lost his chip lead by that time, but was actually not that far from the top. He held the second largest stack among the final ten with 772,00 in chips and was only a few big blinds behind the chip leader at the time. Stephen Song led the finalists into that closing stage of the tournament with 838,000.

Payne was part of a stacked final table of several former gold ring winners, including Mukul Pahuja and Kevin Eyster, who each hold three gold rings from the series. In addition, Eyster is also one-time WSOP gold bracelet winner.

Despite the challenging competition, Payne’s final-table ride was smooth and seamless. The player said in his post-victory interview that he felt “like it was [his] the whole time, no tough spots or bad beats.”

Eventually, the tournament’s field was whittled down to just Payne and Eyster. Despite Eyster’s larger collection of WSOP trophies, it was Payne who claimed the $1,250 No-Limit Hold’em title last night.

The two-handed duel only lasted a few hands. Payne said at the beginning of their match that his final opponent had told him he deserved to win the title, to which Eyster responded that he had said that, but that did not mean he would not try to claim the title and his fourth gold ring.

The final hand in play saw Payne’s [Ac][3d] clash into and defeat Eyster’s [As][10h] on a [7h][6s][3c][7s][Qs] board. Eyster scooped $28,366 for his runner-up finish.

While the WSOP Circuit gold ring was extremely important to Payne, he told WSOP staff that he received another, much more important ring, last month. He married his partner Korissa, who the winner revealed has been supporting him the whole way.

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Investigation into Play7777 Casino reveals BlueLions Casino using pirated software

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Investigation into Play7777 Casino reveals BlueLions Casino using pirated software

Late last year, the LCB Team was investigating Play7777, as the online casino had been found to be using fake games. During the investigation, the team was able to discover another site owned by the same company, WOG Network N.V., was also showing suspicious activity. Because the two sites were affiliated, LCB did some digging […]
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Albanian Parliament Considers State-Run Sports Betting Monopoly, Online Gambling Ban

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Albanian Parliament Considers State-Run Sports Betting Monopoly, Online Gambling Ban

State monopoly could assume control over sports betting operations and online gambling could be banned under new measures discussed by Albanian lawmakers

The government of Albania is considering the establishment of a state-run monopoly on the provision of sports betting services as part of a larger effort to curb the proliferation of gambling in one of Europe’s poorest countries, local news outlet the Tirana Times reports.

News about the latest measure planned by Albanian lawmakers arrive shortly after it was announced that casinos and betting shops will be forced out of residential areas and will have to relocate to city outskirts. Starting January 2019, gambling facilities will only be allowed in tourist areas, 5-star hotels, and non-residential areas under a new bill that recently received blessing by Prime Minister Edi Rama.

According to a fresh report accompanying the newly introduced legal changes on the provision of gambling, lawmakers are “considering the possibility of treating sports betting and betting on races as a state monopoly and allowing their operation by specially set up state structures.”

Gambling services in Albania are currently run exclusively by private entities. According to official data, the nation’s gambling industry generated annual income of over €130 million last year and employed around 7,000 people. However, Albania has also been found to be nurturing a booming black market that annually generates much more than its regulated counterpart.

Online Gambling Crackdown

It has also emerged that Prime Minister Rama’s administration has been preparing a new online gambling regime that would aim to prevent all international gambling websites from targeting Albanian gamblers.

It is yet to be seen what the planned crackdown on Internet gambling will look like, but according to local news outlets, the Prime Minster has provided somewhat conflicting statements on the matter over the past several weeks.

Local media outlet Exit.al reports that Prime Minsiter Rama said in the Parliament earlier today that from January 1 onwards the local gambling industry will see:

“… the shutdown of electronic casinos and sports gambling sites, from soccer matches to races of any type of quadrupeds out there in the world fauna, and [the shutdown] of online gambling.”

However, he added that the “online” part could be subject to further discussion at a later stage and that a well-studied conclusion will be reached, based on the gambling landscape in other countries.

Statements from earlier this month suggested that there will be a full ban on online gambling. The Prime Minister said in a recent tweet that “gambling and this online monopoly will both die on New Year’s Eve” as part of the country’s crackdown.

The new set of rules and measures discussed by Albanian lawmakers also includes restrictions on gambling advertising. Prime Minister Rama ordered that earlier this month all broadcasters and other media outlets remove gambling advertisements or face punitive actions.

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South Point Arena and Equestrian Center names Arena Event Manager

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South Point Arena and Equestrian Center names Arena Event Manager
As a member of the equestrian industry, Larry Gimple brings more than 25 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the Executive Director of The Horse Park at Woodside in California.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stanley Ho’s Son, Arnaldo, Moves to Revive Dormant Cotai Entertainment Complex Project

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Stanley Ho’s Son, Arnaldo, Moves to Revive Dormant Cotai Entertainment Complex Project

Arnaldo Ho and Macau Theme Park and Resort move forward with the construction of an entertainment resort without the theme park featured in original plans

Arnaldo Ho, son of Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho, announced earlier today plans to revive an entertainment and hospitality project that has remained dormant for eight years, as city authorities have moved to seize vacant land, Reuters reports.

Macau Theme Park and Resort Ltd., the real estate developer led by Mr. Ho, today announced that they plan to develop an 820-room hotel and leisure amenities on a portion of land located on the Cotai Strip, known to be the Macau equivalent of the legendary Las Vegas Strip. The resort will cost HK$5 billion (approximately $638 million) and will open doors in 2020.

The project was first introduced in 2010 by Mr. Ho’s mother, Angela Leong, but little progress has been made toward its materialization since then. The original plan included five hotels with themes such as popular character Hello Kitty, an equestrian center, convention facilities, an indoor beach, and multiple other amenities. Under that initial plan, the resort would have also featured a theme park.

However, it was namely the theme park portion of the scheme that delayed the start of development work. The developer applied back in 2010 for a permission to add a theme park to the resort’s facilities, but has never been given the necessary legislative approval to do that.

Why Now?

It is believed that Macau Theme Park and Resort’s decision to proceed with the construction of the property has to do with a 2013 law that aimed to prevent developers from buying land to profit from value rises without conducting any development activities on it. Under the law, local authorities have begun seizing vacant land across the popular gambling hub. According to Reuters, as many as 100 plots have been seized over the past year.

Mr. Ho said today that they are moving forward with the project without the theme part, but also pointed out that they “continue to communicate with the government and hope it can give [them] the opportunity to develop a new Macau theme park.”

The new hotel and entertainment resort will be named Lisboeta and will be located on a portion of land not far from where SJM Holdings, the gaming and hospitality company owned by casino mogul Stanley Ho, is building the $4.6-billion Lisboa Palace. The mega-resort is expected to open doors sometime in 2019.

Arnaldo Ho said today that Lisboeta will have a more nostalgic feel. The property will recreate the Macau Palace floating casino that was featured on the 1974 James Bond classic The Man with the Golden Gun and will feature a number of other attractions.

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1X2 Network Asia presence grows with QTech Games deal

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1X2 Network Asia presence grows with QTech Games deal

UK based supplier of Virtual Football, general fixed odds gambling games, and casino games, 1X2 Network, has further bolstered its position in Asia after recently teaming with Makati-headquartered online RNG games distributor, QTech Games. According to the official press release… Under the terms of the new agreement, a broad range of titles from 1X2 Network subsidiaries, Iron Dog Studios […]
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Russian resort to add more capacity

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Caesars Entertainment appoints Denise M. Clark to Board of Directors

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Caesars Entertainment appoints Denise M. Clark to Board of Directors
Clark brings to the Caesars Board of Directors more than two decades of experience in the U.S. Navy and several leading multinational companies across a variety of industries.
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NRK extends Scout Gaming Group AB relationship

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NRK extends Scout Gaming Group AB relationship

A little over a week after entering the budding American sportsbetting market courtesy of a deal with Metric Gaming and daily fantasy sports and pool betting technologies provider, Scout Gaming Group, has now announced an extension to its relationship with Norway’s public service radio and television broadcaster. Product to target winter sports: The Stockholm-based business-to-business innovator […]
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Majority of New Gambling Accounts in Sweden Registered with International Operators, Report Finds

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Majority of New Gambling Accounts in Sweden Registered with International Operators, Report Finds

Off-shore gambling operators have proved particularly popular with Swedish gamblers over the past year

Accounts registered with international online gambling operators represent 60% of all online gambling registrations made over the past 12 months in Sweden, local consultancy firm Mediavision reported earlier today.

The firm also found that nearly 60% of all Swedes aged between 18-74 have an online gambling account, up 12% from last year. Svenska Spel, the state-run operator that holds the monopoly over most of the gambling services provided on the country’s territory, still holds the largest share of all registered accounts. Mediavision reported that combined, all regulated gambling operators account for around 58% of all registered gambling accounts.

However, international operators seem to be gaining momentum as approximately 60% of all new registrations made over the past twelve months were namely with companies targeting Swedish gamblers from outside the country.

Commenting on the latest trends discovered by the consultancy firm, Mediavision’s Mazyar Sajjadi said that a possible explanation why new and existing customers seem to be more and more drawn to international gambling operators is “their marketing with special offers and deposit bonuses.” Licensed Swedish operators are banned from offering any such bonuses to lure customers, under the country’s current laws.

Sweden’s new gambling regulations are just a couple of months away from taking effect. From January 1, 2019 onwards, international operators will be able to operate legally in the country as long as they have obtained a license from the local gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen.

The Swedish Gambling Authority launched the application process in July and has recently announced that it has so far received 55 applications from international gambling companies that are interested to operate in the newly regulated local market.

Local News Outlet Slapped with Fine over Gambling Ads

News emerged late last week that the Administrative Court has slapped a SEK100,000 fine on local news outlet Nyheter24 for failing to remove links featured on its website that were referring to international online gambling websites that were not licensed in Sweden.

The case was first brought to media attention back in 2014 when Lotteriinspektionen filed for an injunction against the media outlet. In October 2017, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled in favor of the regulatory body. However, Nyheter24 was found to have not removed the links to the internationally licensed online gambling products.

Swedish media outlets have for years been heavily criticized for featuring gambling-related advertisements. However, they felt encouraged to do so after the European Commission had declared the country’s monopoly system over the provision of gambling services one that violated EU principles for free trade and movement of goods and services among member states.

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Tropicana and Hard Rock Casinos Seek Approval to Commence Sports Betting Operations

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Tropicana and Hard Rock Casinos Seek Approval to Commence Sports Betting Operations

Tropicana and Hard Rock to soon hop into the New Jersey sports betting mix

New Jersey’s sports betting market is set to soon expand as two Atlantic City casinos have submitted petitions with the state Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) to commence wagering operations.

According to documents made available by the New Jersey gambling regulator, Tropicana Casino Resort and Boardwalk 1000 LLC, the local branch of Florida gaming and hospitality company Hard Rock International, have recently submitted their petitions, seeking green light to start sports betting operations.

News about Tropicana and Hard Rock joining the New Jersey sports betting mix emerge shortly after the NJDGE published what the regulator described as “stunning” September wagering results. The state’s sportsbook and online betting operations generated revenue of nearly $24 million and handled nearly $184 million in wagers last month.

Both Tropicana and Boardwalk 1000 have submitted petitions for transactional waiver to “commence sports pool and online sports pool operations.” Six of Atlantic City’s nine operational casinos are currently offering sports betting operations. When Tropicana and Boardwalk 1000’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City join the local sports betting market, Caesars will remain the city’s only casino to be straying from the betting craze that has swept over Atlantic City and New Jersey, following the May 14 ruling of the US Supreme Court that struck down a federal ban on wagering on professional and college sporting events.

New Jersey was the second state to launch legal sports betting in the post-SCOTUS ruling era. State lawmakers approved the necessary regulatory framework a little over a fortnight after the sports betting ban was lifted and first wagers were accepted in New Jersey on June 14.

Tropicana and Hard Rock’s Sports Betting Partners

It can be said that plans for sports betting at Tropicana began being shaped even before the SCOTUS ruling. It was announced this past April that billionaire investor Carl Icahn was selling the casino resort’s parent company Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in an agreement that would see gaming REIT Gaming and Leisure Properties take over the company’s real estate while Eldorado Resorts assume control over its hotel and casino operations.

The transaction, which was valued at around $1.85 billion, was completed earlier this month. Meanwhile, Eldorado announced in the summer that it has forged a partnership with William Hill, under which the US arm of the British bookmaker would become the exclusive sports betting partner of the casino operator. It also became known that the partnership would extend across all properties owned by Eldorado, Tropicana included.

As for Hard Rock International, the company launched its Atlantic City property at the end of June. There were speculations that Hard Rock might not be able to operate sports betting due to its naming rights deal with the Miami Dolphins and their home Hard Rock Stadium.

Asked about their comments on the matter, Hard Rock officials have said that sports betting was something they were definitely interested in and that Hard Rock Atlantic City would offer some form of wagering. It is yet to be seen whether the gambling venue will go live with full-blown betting services or there will be certain limitations to its product.

It was announced last week that Malta-based gambling company Gaming Innovation Group has signed a letter of intent with Hard Rock for the provision of an omni-channel sports betting service at the gaming operator’s Atlantic City property. In August, Hard Rock announced a partnership with Kindred Group for the provision of online sports betting and gaming services. And news emerged in July, that the Florida-headquartered gaming and hospitality giant has joined forces with bet365, the major British bookmaker, for the provision of a sports betting product in the nascent New Jersey gambling market.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sycuan Casino celebrating 35th anniversary

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Sycuan Casino celebrating 35th anniversary

The Sycuan Casino of El Cajon, California, is currently celebrating their 35th anniversary in operation. To let players take part in the festivities, the casino is currently offering special promotions that began on October 14th and will run through November 17th. The casino is offering more than $630,000 in cash during the celebration, including a […]
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JustForex adds cryptocurrency pairs on standard and ECN Zero accounts

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JustForex adds cryptocurrency pairs on standard and ECN Zero accounts
This improvement is made for those new and current customers who want to trade all popular instruments on a single account with no necessity to open separate Crypto account.
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Live! Casino & Hotel names new director

Top 10 new games and innovations found at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo

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Top 10 new games and innovations found at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo
Casino City's Gary Trask scoured the massive Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas as came home with 10 new games and innovations ready to debut on casino floors and sportsbooks in the coming months.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Meadowlands Racetrack asks for live race date reduction

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Meadowlands Racetrack asks for live race date reduction

Facing growing competition from venues in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and New York, Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey has reportedly announced that it wants to offer only 68 live horseracing dates next year. Track desires ‘purse subsidy’: According to a Sunday report from the TapIntoHorses.net horseracing news website, the East Rutherford track will have […]
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MGM Resorts names new executive

Tokyo government commissions casino impact study

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Tokyo government commissions casino impact study

In Japan, the prefectural government for Tokyo has reportedly hired professional services firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC to carry out an impact study on the possibility of bringing an integrated casino resort to the nation’s largest city. Positives and negatives: According to a report from GGRAsia, the move from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was initiated […]
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

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Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

In Ontario, Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation subsidiary, Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), on Thursday, announced that on Monday, October 15, its Shorelines Casino Peterborough is scheduled to open its doors to the public for the first time. According to the official press release… The grand opening celebration, which will commence at 5pm at the new gambling facility on […]
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Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

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Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

When it comes to casino games, there are traditional favorites like blackjack, that players like to play every time they visit a gambling venue. Over the years, individuals have tried to mix up game play and create new variations of traditional casino games to offer players something more. Geoff Hall is considered a top name […]
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Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

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Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

As many as 220 hopefuls from all five starting flights advance into the final day of action

Flight E, the final one scheduled to be played within the $400 buy-in opening event of the 2018 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop, was completed Saturday at the host casino. More than 1,000 entrants flocked to the venue to register into the tournament and swell its overall field to 2,563.

Day 1E of the event thus drew its largest flight. Registration is now closed and there is just one day left to be played on which a champion will be determined. With the closure of registration into the event, we can now tell how much was generated in prize money and what portion of the prize pool the winner will walk out with.

The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777. The massive field of Flight E helped for the guarantee to be easily surpassed. The total amount of $845,790 was generated from the event’s five flights. The top 220 finishers are set to receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $849.

As for the winner, their lion’s share of the prize pool will amount to $124,385. In addition, they will also receive a gold ring from the series. It is yet to be seen whether a new member will join the WSOP Circuit gold ring winners club or the player who claims the opening event title will be someone with previous circuit victories.

Day 1E Highlights

A total of 1,011 entries registered into the tournament through Flight E on Saturday. They generated a prize pool of $333,630 to add to the overall one. As many as 19 levels were played as part of Day 1E and once those were completed, there were just 89 players to have survived through the day. They bagged and tagged for the night and will return to the home casino later today to merge with the hopefuls from the previous two days for one final day of action.

A total of 220 players will return to the host venue to battle it down to a champion. Action is set to resume today at 11 am local time at Horseshoe Hammond which will kindly host the WSOP Circuit for the next week or so. The plan is for a winner to be determined by the end of the day, but it is yet to be seen how action will unfold.

Daniel Kitzis bagged the largest stack at the end of Day 1E with 687,000 in chips. The player will thus enter Day 2 competition second in chips, with Day 1A’s David Larson being the one to top the overall chip counts chart. Larson bagged more than 700,000 at the end of Flight A.

The $400 opening event is one of two on the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond schedule to feature multiple starting flights, the other one being the $1,700 Main Event. That second tournament is scheduled to kick off on October 19 with the first of two starting flights and $1 million in guaranteed prize money.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

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BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

American casino operator Wynn Resorts Limited has announced that it has entered into a ‘strategic partnership’ with European digital sportsbetting operator BetBull Limited in order to take advantage of the budding sports wagering market in the United States. Acquiring a minority stake: The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that […]
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Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

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Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

Flights C and D of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders

Friday saw the completion of two more starting flights in the $400 buy-in opening event of this year’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop. Flights C and D together drew a total of 869 entries to bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders.

The tournament features five starting flights this year, one more from its 2017 edition, and a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777, up from $500,000 from last year. There is one more starting flight to take place within the tournament and hopes are that the guarantee will be surpassed.

Flight C of the event was the largest one so far. It attracted 525 entries, or 100 more than Flight A which took place on Thursday at the host casino. The Flight C entrants added the total amount of $181,170 to the overall prize pool. Of all the players who registered via the third starting flight, the top 63 finishers secured a payday of $592.

As many as 19 levels were played within Day 1C, and by their end there were just 50 players left in contention. The final 50 from the third starting flight are to advance into the final Day 2, which will take place Sunday at the host casino. James Gregg emerged as the Flight C chip leader with 400,000, but he was still short of the 717,000 Day 1A’s David Larson bagged.

Flight D Details

The second flight of the day was just as thrilling although a bit less busy. It drew as many as 344 entries who generated a prize pool of $113,520, bringing the overall prize pool to $512,160. Flight D’s top 36 finishers secured a payout on Friday and it amounted to $587.

Only 30 players made it through all the levels played throughout the day to advance into the tournament’s finale. Steve Federspiel accumulated the largest stack of the day, putting 418,000 worth of chips in his bag. He, too, is trailing far behind the overall chip leader. It is yet to be seen whether Larson will remain comfortably on his top spot on the temporary leaderboard after the completion of today’s Flight E, the final one scheduled as part of the tournament.

The survivors from the five starting flights will combine for the first time on Sunday. Day 2 action will kick off at 11 am and play will continue until a winner is determined.

Last year, Jonathan Tamayo (pictured) was crowned the victor. The player collected $101,404 in prize money and his career’s third WSOP Circuit gold ring after outlasting a massive field of 2,349 entrants. The event generated a prize pool of $704,700 last year, beating the $500,000 guarantee.

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First Two Starting Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Draw 659 Entrants

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First Two Starting Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Draw 659 Entrants

Two starting flights of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event are now in the books; three more to go

The first two of the five starting flights of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 buy-in Opening Event were played on Thursday and it should be said that it was certainly a busy day at the host casino. Last year’s edition of this same tournament drew a massive field of 2,349 entries and hopes are that that number will be crushed this year.

The tournament featured four starting flights in 2017, but organizers have decided to add one more flight for its 2018 edition. With that said, chances that the field from last year will be surpassed are extremely huge.

As mentioned earlier, there were two starting flights to be marked as complete by the end of the day. Flight A drew 425 entrants, with those generating $140,250 in prize money. The top 45 spots were attached to a cash of $634 as per the tournament’s structure. Of the 425 entries on Day 1A, there were only 30 players left by the time all levels scheduled for the day were completed.

That means that everyone from 31st to 45th place received $634 in prize money after dropping out from the race. The remaining 30 survivors will return for Day 2 action on Sunday at 11 am local time.

They will be led by David Larson. The player bagged and tagged 717,000 last night to top not only the Flight A chip counts chart but also the overall temporary leaderboard. Jeremy Lenz put the day’s second largest stack in his bag for 565,000 in chips. Andrew Rubingberg had a total of 462,000 at the end of the day.

Flight B Information

As many as 234 entrants registered into the event through Flight B. That brought the overall field from the two starting flights that took place on Thursday to 659. Flight B created a prize pool of $77,220. Combined with the prize money from Flight A, the overall prize pool now stands at $217,470. The tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777, which, as it can be seen, is yet to be beaten.

Only 21 hopefuls survived through Day 1B. This means that a total of 51 players will head into Day 2 from Days 1A and 1B. It is to be seen how many will join them from the remaining three flights of this thrilling tournament.

Matthew Eng emerged as the Flight B chip leader by the end of the night. The player put 440,000 in his bag to head with those into the final day of action on Sunday.

It was Texan player Jonathan Tamayo who claimed the title in the last year’s edition of the tournament. He collected $101,404 in prize money and his third gold ring from the series. The player has won one more gold ring after his triumph at Horseshoe Hammond.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Grand Lisboa Palace inks MoU with duty-free giant

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Grand Lisboa Palace inks MoU with duty-free giant

In Macau, casino operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), a subsidiary of SJM Holdings Limited, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beijing-based China Duty-Free Group (CDFG) to open a CDFG flagship store at the under-construction Grand Lisboa Palace. According to Asia Gaming Brief… CDFG will be the anchor tenant and will occupy 7,500 square meters (80,729 square […]
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