Thursday, April 26, 2018

Caesars to manage $200 million non-gaming beachfront resort in Mexico

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Caesars to manage $200 million non-gaming beachfront resort in Mexico

After just last week announcing plans to manage its first non-gaming resorts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) most populous city, Dubai, Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR:NASDAQ) has reportedly inked a similar agreement that will see it manage Caesars Palace in Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. The move is in keeping with the Las Vegas-based operator’s desire […]

Norway to Enforce Firmer Payment Restrictions on International Gambling Sites

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Norway to Enforce Firmer Payment Restrictions on International Gambling Sites
The government of Norway is planning new methods that will strengthen restriction of online gambling payment processing to help limit the competition of the state-owned Norsk Tipping gambling monopoly. Gambling in Norway is heavily regulated and its provision is restricted to only government-owned agencies. Playing poker for money is not permitted, whether this is live, online, or in private homes. Currently, there is no legal means to play poker in Norway. However, there is a bill that aims[...]

Intertops Casino Hosts $150K Dream City Bonus Competition

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Intertops Casino Hosts $150K Dream City Bonus Competition
Intertops Casino Hosts $150K Dream City Bonus Competition

It seems Intertops Casino is constantly at it, and this month is no exception as they’ve unveiled an exclusive $150K Dream City bonus competition! The exciting event is scheduled to run through May 28th and offers up to $30,000 in prizes every week.

How can you get in on the action? Play some of your favorite slots and table games on desktop or mobile devices and rack up frequent player points; the more the better. At the end of each week, the players having accumulated the most points can receive up to $500 each. Additionally, at the end of each Dream City event, a $1000 cash draw will be held, with top players eligible for this prize as well.

Intertops casino manager commented, “The more you play, the ore points you win and the bigger your weekly prize. But even occasional players can win prizes because we also do random draws for prize money every week!”

If that’s not enough to draw you in, the site has also gone live with brand-new Realtime Gaming slot, Shanghai Lights. The title gets its inspiration from Chinese culture, serving as a nod to its port city. It’s loaded with a wild symbol, which can appear only on the middle reel, and will expand to cove the entire reel to increase wins. A scatter also contributes to wins. When three or more of these appear, five free spins are initiated, followed by three Super Spin free games. During this round, you can multiply wins up to 5X!

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

China lottery sales up 6% for March

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China lottery sales up 6% for March

In China, March ticket sales for its official lottery systems saw a 2.9% spike, with revenue growth for Q1 sales of 9.4% year-on-year. GGRAsia reports that according to China’s Ministry of Finance, aggregate ticket sales of CNY40 billion (US$6.34 billion) for the month of March were registered for the East Asia nation’s two lotteries: the […]

A Bevy of Novelties at Cashmio Casino

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A Bevy of Novelties at Cashmio Casino
A Bevy of Novelties at Cashmio Casino

The hard-working people of Japan will soon embark on a much-deserved vacation – in their country, this is known as a Golden Week, which marks the beginning of the longest vacation period for workers in Japan. So, what does this have to with casinos or gambling, you might ask; the fact that Cashmio Casino is hosting Lisa's Golden Week Lotto, packed with all sorts of goodies!

This promotion coincides with the mass vacationing period in Japan, so people there can just sit back and relax playing these games that will award them with wager-free cash, Mega Dega Spins and extra spins! The promotion runs from April 27th to May 6th, with the main draw taking place on May 7th at 12:30. For every win on any of these slots – Aloha, Asgardian Stones, Drive, FruitSpin, Jack Hammer 2, Planet of the Apes, Reel Rush, Starburst and Steam Tower – players will get 1 lottery ticket. The minimum bet required is €0.40. The first prize is a $200 wager-free cash prize. The second-ranked player gets 100 MDS on Aloha, the third player gets 50 MDS on Aloha, while the fourth, fifth and places six to ten get 100, 50 and 20 free spins. Full T&Cs apply.

Also this week, there is the major introduction of 14 new games for casino's punters to enjoy. Some of the brand new titles to see the light of day there are NetEnt's Archangels: Salvation, Yggdrasil's Lucha Maniac's, Play'n GO's Legacy of Egypt, Betsoft's Reels of Wealth, Blueprint's Inspector Gadget, SGI's Celestial King etc.

Source:

“Golden Week For Japanese Players”, Cashmio Casino Newsletter, April 20, 2018.

Three Video Games with Loot Boxes Violate Belgian Gambling Law, Regulator Finds

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Three Video Games with Loot Boxes Violate Belgian Gambling Law, Regulator Finds

At least three video games featuring loot boxes have been breaching Belgian gambling laws, an investigation by the Belgian Gaming Commission has shown. The news about the regulator’s position on the widely publicized issue comes shortly after its Dutch counterpart released its own findings regarding the virtual items just days ago.

Loot boxes gained broad attention with the fall 2017 release of the Star Wars Battlefront II video game. The latest installment of the popular Star Wars: Battlefront series quickly became the subject of major controversy due to the fact that it included a loot box monetization scheme.

Generally speaking, loot boxes are special items can be purchased in-game. They contain further items that can be extremely helpful to a player within the game, but can also be of little value. Each loot box includes a random selection of items and its contents only become known to a player after its purchase is completed.

The Belgian Gaming Commission was among the gambling regulators to question the nature of loot boxes. The regulatory opened a probe into the matter, the results of which were made public earlier today.

The Gaming Commission investigated four video games – Star Wars Battlefront II, FIFA 18, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch. The regulator found out that loot boxes in three of the games – FIFA 18, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch – violated Belgium’s gambling law. The Commission said that developers of Star Wars Battlefront II have addressed the issue following the controversy the game was embroiled in and that its loot box system no longer violated Belgian gaming regulations.

Under the country’s gambling law, spending real money on an item that could influence a player’s performance in a game constitutes a game of chance if the contents of such an item are determined by chance.

Teenagers at Risk

The Commission expressed concerns that loot boxes in video games and their gambling nature are putting vulnerable players at great risk. Video games are often played by players under the allowed age for gambling but being exposed by products that resemble gambling risks normalizing the activity.

The gambling regulator said today that developers of games with paid loot boxes violate Belgium’s gambling law and can be fined or even sentenced to prison for such a violation. They thus must remove the controversial in-game items or can otherwise face fines of up to €800,000 and or prison time of up to five years.

In a similar move, the Netherlands Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, announced last week the results from its own probe into loot boxes. The regulator investigated ten video games that featured loot boxes and were available to Dutch players.

Kansspelautoriteit found that four out of the ten games violated the Dutch Betting and Gaming Act as their loot box systems incorporated elements of games of chance into skill-based games. The provision of games of chance without the necessary authorization from the Dutch gambling regulator is strictly prohibited in the Netherlands.

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If All Goes Well, NJ Online Poker Players Will Have A Larger Pool To Play In On May 1

If All Goes Well, NJ Online Poker Players Will Have A Larger Pool To Play In On May 1
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If all goes well, NJ online poker players at WSOP NJ and 888 Poker NJ will be able to compete against others in Nevada and Delaware when the first interstate games launch May 1.

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