Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

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Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

Popular software provider, Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn, a leading operator. The partnership will give the operator’s players access to the entirety of Pragmatic Play renowned portfolio, such as recent releases Da Vinci’s Treasure and Peking Luck, as well as the ever-popular Wolf Gold. Melissa Summerfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: Lahcene Merzoug, CEO at ComeOn, said: The fact ...

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Changes to FOBTs limits set to be brought forward

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Changes to FOBTs limits set to be brought forward
Bookmakers will face further pressure and miss out on profit as ministers try to hasten an expected change to limits at fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs)

Culinary reaches tentative deal on Treasure Island labor contract

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Culinary reaches tentative deal on Treasure Island labor contract

Treasure Island, the last Strip resort without a union agreement, has reached a tentative deal with the Culinary union.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Penn National Gaming completes $2.8B acquisition of Pinnacle

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Penn National Gaming completes $2.8B acquisition of Pinnacle

Penn National Gaming Inc. has completed the $2.8 billion acquisition of smaller rival Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., solidifying its position as the second-largest gaming company by properties in the U.S.

Bellagio, born in 1998, reset the bar for Las Vegas Strip

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Bellagio, born in 1998, reset the bar for Las Vegas Strip

The iconic Bellagio, MGM Resorts International’s luxury hotel on the Strip, turns 20 on Monday.

New Jersey sports betting drives 19 5 gaming revenue growth in September

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New Jersey sports betting drives 19 5 gaming revenue growth in September
New Jersey gaming revenue for the month of September grew 19

Saturday, October 13, 2018

New slot machine features Willie Nelson, marijuana references

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New slot machine features Willie Nelson, marijuana references
A new Willie Nelson-themed slot machine really puts the pot in jackpot, with electronic reels featuring images of marijuana leaves and other nods to the cannabis subculture. Las Vegas-based slot maker Everi Holdings debuted the machine featuring the country music legend ...

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Wynn investigations in Nevada, Massachusetts drawing to close

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Wynn investigations in Nevada, Massachusetts drawing to close

Investigations into Wynn Resorts Ltd. and its founder, Steve Wynn, are nearing completion in both Massachusetts and Nevada, with a growing likelihood that Silver State gaming regulators will finish first.

Halloween at San Manuel Casino

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Halloween at San Manuel Casino
At the Tukut Lounge inside the California casino, guests can participate in the costume contest win $500 in cash and see the Garth Brooks tribute act.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Closed Lucky Dragon resort going up for auction

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Closed Lucky Dragon resort going up for auction
The shuttered Lucky Dragon hotel-casino near the north end of the Strip is set to be sold to the highest bidder later this month. Built for $160 million in 2016, the property is going up for auction Oct. 30. The ...

Wynn Resorts purchases 22 5 BetBull stake in US sports betting agreement

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Wynn Resorts purchases 22 5 BetBull stake in US sports betting agreement
Wynn Resorts has agreed a strategic partnership with European operator BetBull to target the US sports betting market

Betsoft Gaming signs strategic content agreement with Soft2Bet

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Betsoft Gaming signs strategic content agreement with Soft2Bet

Betsoft Gaming signed a comprehensive content agreement with multi-brand, multi-market operator and platform provider Soft2Bet to further solidified its European presence. With the new deal and under the terms of the agreement, Soft2Bet will directly integrate all Betsoft games – including player favourites and exciting innovations in the Slots3TM Series – across ten casino brands, reaching regulated markets throughout Europe and the Nordic ...

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Most Las Vegas casinos’ shares drop, among worst in 2018

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Most Las Vegas casinos’ shares drop, among worst in 2018

After a phenomenal 2017, casino shares are among the worst performers in 2018. They have nearly given up all of last year’s gains.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Joint welcomes The Four Tops

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The Joint welcomes The Four Tops
The band will bring 50 years of Motown classics to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa on 4 January.

MGM Resorts names George Kliavkoff President of Entertainment and Sports

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MGM Resorts names George Kliavkoff President of Entertainment and Sports
In his new role, Kliavkoff is responsible for the operations, finance, strategy, booking, marketing, sponsorships and ticketing for MGM Resorts' more than 30 theaters, showrooms and arenas.

New casino games on display at G2E feature fighting, DJ themes

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New casino games on display at G2E feature fighting, DJ themes

Exhibitors on the Global Gaming Expo floor at the Sands Expo & Convention Center Wednesday pitched products to 26,000 attendees as casinos look for ways to turn young people into young gamblers.

Wazdan shortlisted for Best Gaming Innovation at SBC Awards 2018

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Wazdan shortlisted for Best Gaming Innovation at SBC Awards 2018

Dynamic slots-maker Wazdan has been shortlisted for ‘Best Gaming Innovation’ at the SBC Awards 2018, which recognise and reward expertise and innovation in the betting and gaming industries. Now in its fifth year, the SBC Awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major iGaming sectors. The SBC Awards 2018 will be ...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Jersey casinos receive sports betting tax boost

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New Jersey casinos receive sports betting tax boost
The Governor for New Jersey, Phil Murphy, has signed off on a bill that will share legal sports betting revenue with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)

Pala November poker schedule

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Pala November poker schedule
Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash in November when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments each Saturday and the Friday Night $2K.

How esports wagering could take off like sports betting

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How esports wagering could take off like sports betting
As sports betting is increasingly embraced across the country, could wagering on esports eventually become mainstream?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JCM Global signs exclusive agreement with Eldorado Resorts

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JCM Global signs exclusive agreement with Eldorado Resorts
The agreement is an expansion of existing relationships between JCM and certain Eldorado properties. JCM will provide its iVIZION and UBA bill validators and its GEN5 and GEN2U printers.

Betting tax to double in Ireland in 2019

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Betting tax to double in Ireland in 2019
Betting tax will rise to 2% from 1% in Ireland in 2019, with similar changes expected in the levy to betting charges

Sports betting enters the spotlight at Global Gaming Expo

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Sports betting enters the spotlight at Global Gaming Expo
The future of gaming will be on display this week during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo Center, where some of the biggest figures in gaming will unveil their latest products ...

USBookmaking signs sports betting agreement with New Mexico casino

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USBookmaking signs sports betting agreement with New Mexico casino
USBookmaking has agreed to provide sports betting risk services at Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel in New Mexico

Videoslots reaches 3,000 games

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Videoslots reaches 3,000 games
The online casino surpassed the 3,000 games mark and is giving out 3,000 extra spins each day from 11-14 October.

Monday, October 8, 2018

ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor for the inaugural European Gaming Congress

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ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor for the inaugural European Gaming Congress

European Gaming Congress is designed to bring together industry experts, regulators, operators and service providers to discuss key issues facing markets when working with compliance updates and licensing. The organizers are honored to announce the support of ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor, a leading turnkey solutions provider offering unrivalled software, services and content for the iGaming industry. ORYX products include ...

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Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018 winners revealed

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Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018 winners revealed
SG Digital and Aristocrat were the big winners at this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, scooping two coveted prizes each

Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR bets

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Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR bets
Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting. NASCAR fans could skip blackjack tables and roulette wheels inside ...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World’s largest casino industry trade show opens Monday in Las Vegas

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World’s largest casino industry trade show opens Monday in Las Vegas

The American Gaming Association’s 18th annual Global Gaming Expo opens Monday at the Sands Expo Convention Center and the Venetian and runs through Thursday.

Lucky Dragon’s failure in Las Vegas among fastest in decades

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Lucky Dragon’s failure in Las Vegas among fastest in decades

The off-Strip Lucky Dragon, which opened less than two years ago, has fully shut down and is scheduled to come up for sale at a foreclosure auction Oct. 30. The property is now surrounded by chain-link fencing.

Ri Ra Las Vegas introduces pumpkin inspired menu

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Ri Ra Las Vegas introduces pumpkin inspired menu
Rí Rá Las Vegas pays homage to National Pumpkin Day on Friday, 26 October for a full week from Tuesday, 23 October through Monday, 29 October with the National Pumpkin Week menu.

Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR bets

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Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR bets
Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting. NASCAR fans could skip blackjack tables and roulette wheels inside ...

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sydney Opera House ordered to display horseracing adverts on sails

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Sydney Opera House ordered to display horseracing adverts on sails
The Sydney Opera House has been ordered by the New South Wales (NSW) government to display horseracing adverts on its famous sails

Win Systems to present new products in G2E Las Vegas

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Win Systems to present new products in G2E Las Vegas

The Gaming Division from Win Systems, the leading technology supplier for the gaming and entertainment industry, will present impressive new products in the company booth #2848 in G2E Las Vegas. More specifically, the manufacturer will showcase the new slant-top machine GameStar ST3 and the amazing Symbol driven jackpot Power Gong for the GameStar slot range. Additionally, the supplier will exhibit ...

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Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM Resorts International

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Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM Resorts International

Longtime MGM Resorts International executive Bobby Baldwin, the namesake of the high-stakes poker room at Bellagio, will leave the company later this year, the company announced Thursday.

iGamingRadio opens up platform for the industry

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iGamingRadio opens up platform for the industry

The team at European Gaming Media and Events are excited to announce that starting this week they are opening up the iGamingRadio platform for the industry to share their audio content. iGamingRadio.com is the first online radio in the industry to broadcast live shows about industry related topics and from the beginning of its launch in July 2017, it already ...

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018 nears

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Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018 nears
This year’s G2E is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing; this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas are on the horizon

Veteran bookmaker Johnny Avello leaves Wynn Las Vegas for DraftKings

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Veteran bookmaker Johnny Avello leaves Wynn Las Vegas for DraftKings

Johnny Avello was the Wynn Las Vegas sports book director for the past 13 years before leaving the company Monday to join DraftKings, which launched the first mobile sports betting app in New Jersey in August.

NBA wants federal regulation on sports bets

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NBA wants federal regulation on sports bets
NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO, Mark Tatum, has said the U

San Manuel Casino hosts UFC watch party

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San Manuel Casino hosts UFC watch party
The California casino will host a viewing party in the Tukut Lounge on 6 October for the Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor fight.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

DACH regional focus at EGC2018 with Martin Arendts, Helmut Kafka, Dr. Raffaela Zillner and Dr. Joerg Hofmann

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DACH regional focus at EGC2018 with Martin Arendts, Helmut Kafka, Dr. Raffaela Zillner and Dr. Joerg Hofmann

During European Gaming Congress (EGC2018) Martin Arendts, Helmut Kafka, Dr. Raffaela Zillner and Dr. Joerg Hofmann will focus on DACH region. Ljubljana – 3 October 2018 – The DACH region has been quoted by some of the leading operators as one of the geographical markets with the highest growth potential in the long run when it comes to the gambling ...

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NSoft confirms its presence at G2E Las Vegas

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NSoft confirms its presence at G2E Las Vegas
NSoft, provider of premium quality solutions for gaming and betting industry, has confirmed its presence at G2E Las Vegas

Sky Racing World launched Australian Harness Racing product in North America

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Sky Racing World launched Australian Harness Racing product in North America

The Louisville, Kentucky-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, Sky Racing World, has launched harness racing from multiple Australian states in North America. From Oct. 7th, 2018, Sky Racing World’s North American advance depositing wagering (ADW) partners will offer simulcast wagering on harness racing from Australia every Sunday and Monday night EDT/PDT. Following harness ...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With NFL neighbor on the way, Mandalay Bay spruces up sports book

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With NFL neighbor on the way, Mandalay Bay spruces up sports book
When you are about to become neighbors with an NFL team, there is reason for excitement. For the sports book officials at Mandalay Bay, that also brings reason for renovations. The property is the closest to the stadium site across the Interstate 15 ...

$4 million jackpot at PokerStars Casino

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$4 million jackpot at PokerStars Casino
StatisticPro, from Germany, wagered just $2.50 on the slot game Mega Fortune at the online casino to win a $4 million jackpot.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Friday the 13th Blackjack Quest at Intertops Poker

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Friday the 13th Blackjack Quest at Intertops Poker
The online casino will reward Blackjack players with a $50 bonus for hitting designated winning hands 3-9 October 2018.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SIS agrees Buenos Aires racing deal

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SIS agrees Buenos Aires racing deal
Data and streaming supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded its horseracing portfolio with the addition of the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo

Wazdan and Relax Gaming organised Tier 1 Malta Event

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Wazdan and Relax Gaming organised Tier 1 Malta Event

Slots maker Wazdan and Relax Gaming wowed Tier 1 companies and many others at an industry pioneer event in Malta. Some of the operators attending the event included major tier 1 partners like Betsson, Kindred, LeoVegas, Mr Green and Casumo together with other invitees including GiG, Jackpotjoy, Bethard, Comeon!, Wunderino, High Roller, Lapalingo and Gaming1. Wazdan’s team was led by ...

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Video Review: Big Hit Bonanza Jackpots from Ainsworth

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Video Review: Big Hit Bonanza Jackpots from Ainsworth
The land-based slot adds jackpots to some player favorite Ainsworth slot titles, such as Mystic Moon, Panda Fortune, Enchanted Eyes and Vegas Delights.