Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wazdan and GoWild Gaming Form Partnership

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Wazdan and GoWild Gaming Form Partnership
Wazdan and GoWild Gaming Form Partnership

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LCB does not endorse GoWild Casino. In fact we have them placed on our warning list due to predatory and player unfriendly T&C's. This news should be considered as informative only.

If there's one iGaming company that's been making constant headlines in 2018, it’s Wazdan. The, as of recently, Malta-based developing giant has just been nominated for as many as four CEEG Awards, soon after becoming licensed for services in UK...

...and let's not forget the supply deal signed with Groove Gaming as well as introductions of brand new titles Highway to Hell, the Spanish-inspired Corrida Romance, Fruits Go Bananas and more.

On to Europe

The slots specialist has now seen a great potential in GoWild Gaming, casino operator who has been around since 2008 and has regaled the gambling industry with their brand of jungle-themed casinos.

Adding to GoWild's teeming portfolio of over 1,500 games all catered for by such names as Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution, Scientific Games, Yggdrasil, Play'n Go, iSoftBet and others – Wazdan will provide their entire suite of slot games which currently consists of 110 games.

All created in cutting-edge HTML5 architecture, these games will be making their way to a platform that features a CRM personalization system for promotions and content. Also to be included in this package are Wazdan's unique tools and features like Volatility Levels, Energy Saving Mode, Unique Gambling Feature...

...and the first batch of games to make it to GoWild's platform will include the upcoming Mayan Ritual, Black Hawk Deluxe and eagerly anticipated Los Muertos which will go live around Halloween.

Happy Returns

Both companies' representatives have had their say after the deal was finalized. GoWild's Director of Gaming Content, Anthony Berningham, commented: “With best-of-breed content from all the leading providers on our platform, we feel the fit with Wazdan is excellent. Their world-class technology and games help to expand the gaming experience further which is why we wanted to bring them on-board. It's our desire to provide our players with the best gaming experience possible with deals like this one.”

Wazdan's Head of Sales, Andrzej Hyla, said: “Our games bring a new dimension to casinos as they seek to deepen player experience and to unlock the potential of added-value built-in to technology tools like the Unique Wazdan Features. We are absolutely delighted to be joining GoWild's platform and supporting GoWild's ambition to provide access to the best gaming content on one platform.”

Source:

“Wazdan goes wild with one of Europe's fastest growing casino companies”, Wazdan Press Release, August 17, 2018.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Imperial Pacific urges patience regarding delay in paying workers

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Imperial Pacific urges patience regarding delay in paying workers

In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a statement issued by Saipan casino operator, Imperial Pacific International LLC (IPI), on Friday asks for the continued support from the community regarding its issue paying its staff. According to the official press release… IPI communicated via the Marianas Variety, the company “has been experiencing transfer issues to fund […]

Bicycle Casino tries out Action Clock in Cash Game for the First Time Ever

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On August 17 Friday, the Bicycle Casino made poker history by becoming the first casino venue to use an action clock in a live-streamed cash game. The Live at the Bike $100/$200 NLHE with a $200 big blind ante game featured players such as Dan Zack, Garrett Adelstein, Gary Raina and Nick Vertucci. The poker world is excited to know if an action clock, an item that has become popular in poker tournaments which gives players only 30 seconds to act, can successfully be applied in a cash gam[...]

Apple Bows Down to Chinese Censors Again, Yanks Tons of App Store Gambling Content

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Apple Bows Down to Chinese Censors Again, Yanks Tons of App Store Gambling Content

Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of gambling apps from its Chinese App Store after facing media backlash for failing to prevent Chinese customers from being exposed to banned content.

State-controlled media outlet China Central Television reported over the weekend that the US tech giant, which recently became the world’s first trillion-dollar company, wiped at least 4,000 apps tagged with the keyword “gambling” on August 9 alone. Another 500 apps tagged with the keyword “lottery” are, too, believed to have been removed from the China-facing App Store.

In a statement from earlier today, Apple said that it has already removed “many apps and developers” that were trying to distribute illegal gambling content and that they are “vigilant” in their efforts to detect any such apps and stop their distribution across the App Store. The company refused to reveal how many apps it has pulled, but said that its move was part of its effort to show full compliance with Chinese regulations.

China is Apple’s largest market, second only to the United States. The Asian country is also the company’s main iPhone and iPad production base. This is not the first time the company has been trying to appease Chinese media and state regulators. Back in 2013, the tech giant had to apologize after facing heavy criticism from the China Central Television broadcaster for poor customer service standards. In 2017, Apple was compelled to remove hundreds of VPN apps after it found itself in the middle of massive media backlash for trying to circumvent Internet censorship rules.

China Not Impressed with Apple’s Efforts

China has a long history of censorship and as it can be seen Apple has been a favorite target for several years now. In its comments on the tech giant’s recent gambling and lottery apps purge, the state-run China Central Television did not seem very impressed with what has been achieved so far.

The broadcaster said that the company pulling multiple apps was not sufficient because the apps have already become available to a number of iPhone and iPad users as they have been downloaded and can still be used and even updated.

Apple said in its statement from earlier today that it has launched a review into the rules under which apps tagged as ones providing gambling and lottery offering should be distributed in different countries and economies.

News about Apple’s Chinese App Store cleanup arrive shortly after it was reported that the tech giant has wiped a number of gambling-focused apps following the implementation of a new App Review policy. However, it emerged that the purge affected developers who had uploaded apps that had had nothing to do with gambling.

A few weeks ago, the company was forced to remove a number of gambling apps from its Norwegian App Store, following pressure from local gambling regulators. The state-run Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are currently the only two operators authorized to provide gambling services in the Scandinavian country.

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Peter Hengsakul Leads after WPT500 Los Angeles Days 1A and 1B

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Peter Hengsakul Leads after WPT500 Los Angeles Days 1A and 1B

The WPT500 Los Angeles kicked off Saturday at the host venue, The Bicycle Casino, with two starting flights. As many as 331 entries registered into the $570 buy-in tournament during Days 1A and 1B, but only 17 of them will progress into Day 2.

The event features a total of fourteen starting flights, running all the way through August 25, so there is still a plethora of opportunities for interested players to enter it for a chance at the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. But without much further ado, here is how action unfolded during the two starting flights.

Day 1A action kicked off at 11:30 am local time at the host casino. As many as 251 players entered through that first starting flight, but there were just 13 of them left at the tables of The Bicycle when organizers called it a day. Play was stopped with 24:51 remaining in Level 21.

Peter Hengsakul bagged the largest chip stack at the end of Day 1A. The player put a total of 1.151 million in his bag. Hengsakul has a massive chip lead over his fellow Day 1A survivors, with Robert Zeidman standing nearest to him in the leaderboard with 620,000. It is interesting to note that Hengsakul finished third in the previous edition of the WPT500 Los Angeles, which took place in May 2017. The player collected $100,000 for his deep run in that event.

Day 1B Action

The Day 1B (Turbo) starting flight kicked off at 5 pm at the host venue. It attracted 80 entrants, but only four of them survived to the very end of the ordeal. Peter Neff ended play as the chip leader with 714,000. This means that Hengsakul is the overnight chip leader of the first two starting flights of the tournament and will be heading the remaining 17 players into Day 2 next Sunday.

Day 1B concluded with 18:09 remaining in Level 22, blinds standing at 8,000-16,000. After all starting flights are completed and Day 2 begins, the blinds are set to be rocked back to the earliest finish of all fourteen Day 1s.

WPT500 action is set to resume at 11:30 am today at The Bicycle for Day 1C. Day 1D is scheduled to begin at 5 pm local time. Unlimited re-entries into the tournament are allowed until registration closes before the start of Level 9. Day 2 of the tournament will take place on Sunday, August 26. The remaining survivors will play down to the final 9 who will return on Monday to determine the winner.

The previous edition of the WPT500 Los Angeles was hosted by The Gardens Casino in the spring of 2017. The tournament was entered by 3,266 participants, who generated a prize pool of over $1.6 million. The top 263 finishers received a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $1,300. Poker pro Dong Le took down the event to collect a first-place prize of $224,500.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Legal proceedings filed concerning FanDuel Incorporated acquisition

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Legal proceedings filed concerning FanDuel Incorporated acquisition

The former boss for FanDuel Incorporated, Nigel Eccles (pictured), has reportedly filed a lawsuit concerning the recent purchase of the American daily fantasy sports operator by European online and retail sportsbetting and gaming giant Paddy Power Betfair. Deal valued operator at $465 million: According to a Tuesday report from Recode, Eccles helped to establish FanDuel […]