Sunday, November 25, 2018

Play’n GO partners with RoyalCasino.dk

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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 […]

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Throwback: Phil Ivey vs Tom Dwan on Million-Dollar Pot

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Throwback: Phil Ivey vs Tom Dwan on Million-Dollar Pot
David Tuchman, who specializes in sports commentating for football and poker, recalls the awesome moments he witnessed as he commentated on a remarkable hand between Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. It was in the Full Tilt Poker Million Dollar Cash Game around nine years ago that there were only three men, namely Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius battling it out at a poker table as midnight drew near. David Tuchman, renowned poker commentator, fondly described his personal experience about the [...]

Crystal Rift video slot unearthed by Microgaming

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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 […]

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

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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

Resorts Casino Unveils New Permanent DraftKings Sportsbook In Atlantic City

Resorts Casino Unveils New Permanent DraftKings Sportsbook In Atlantic City
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The king of NJ online sports betting, DraftKings Sportsbook, opened up a new permanent retail sportsbook location inside Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.

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Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi in all-cash deal

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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 […]

Kevin Gerhart Wins Debut WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Planet Hollywood

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Kevin Gerhart Wins Debut WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Planet Hollywood

A Pot-Limit Omaha expert takes down the only PLO event on the schedule of the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood stop

Pot-Limit Omaha specialist Kevin Gerhart has won earlier this week his first WSOP Circuit gold ring by taking down namely a PLO tournament at Planet Hollywood. The player, who hails from Ohio but now resides in Las Vegas, emerged victorious in the $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry for a cash prize of $10,493 and the gold piece.

The two-day tournament saw 106 entries register to create a prize pool of $34,980. The final 12 players received a share of that prize pool.

Gerhart was one of the four players who bagged chips at the end of Day 1 of the event to progress into its second day. The eventual winner had the third largest stack at the time Day 2 action kicked off. However, he told WSOP Circuit staff after his victory that he had had a feeling that it would be him and the start-of-the-day chip leader, Mesha Zakharov, who would play the heads-up. The two players indeed ran into each other at the tournament’s finale to determine who would take home the gold ring and the first-place prize. Zakharov was too going for his first gold ring from the series, but it was not meant for him this time and he had to settle for a second-place finish.

Pot-Limit Omaha Specialist

Pot-Limit Omaha is Gerhart’s favorite poker game and he has been playing it a lot over the past several years. The player told WSOP staff that he has been trying to play as many PLO tournaments as possible. He won a PLO tournament and finished runner-up in another one in the months prior to his victory at Planet Hollywood.

The player attributes his success in that particular game to his good feel for PLO as well as to the fact that most of his opponents are less experienced. Gerhart went on to say that it is much harder to find information on PLO than it is on No-Limit Hold’em.

Of his plans for the rest of the Planet Hollywood series, the brand new WSOP Circuit champion said that he had originally intended to play the Main Event over the weekend, but after his triumph, he decided to try to snatch a bit more points for the Casino Championship race by playing a few more tournaments. The player who accumulates the most points by the end of the stop will secure a seat into the season-ending $1 million guaranteed Global Casino Championship.

However, Gerhart will have to play No-Limit Hold’em tournaments until the end of the Planet Hollwood series, as its schedule does not include any other Pot-Limit Omaha events. It is to be seen how the player will cope and whether he is just as good in No-Limit Hold’em as he is in the poker game he loves so much.

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Tain expand lottery offering through partnership agreement with Spinola

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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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cosmin Joldis Joins WSOP Circuit Winners Club with Victory at Planet Hollywood

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Cosmin Joldis Joins WSOP Circuit Winners Club with Victory at Planet Hollywood

Joldis, a good friend of 12-time gold ring winner Valentin Vornicu, took down the $600 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em for his first piece of WSOP Circuit gold

Cosmin Joldis from Romania has become the latest player to capture a gold ring from the ongoing WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood series. The player was crowned the victor of Event #5: $600 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em to claim his first piece of Circuit jewelry and a first-place prize of $19,758.

The event drew an international field of 137 entries who created a prize pool of $70,555. Players battled it out for two days until there was just one last contender left. Day 1 of the event ended with 27 hopefuls still in contention for the gold piece. They had two important tasks ahead for Day 2 – to burst the money bubble and then to determine the champion.

There were payouts for the top 15 finishers, min-cashes were worth $1,191. Action unfolded quite quickly on Day 2 of the tournament and it was not long before the money bubble burst. Players then kept leaving the poker tables at the host venue until there were just four of them left at the time when action stopped for dinner break.

Joldis was the chip leader at the time with 2.3 million and a good advantage over his three remaining opponents. Daniel Perkins had the second largest stack at that point, but he only had 1.2 million worth in chips.

Joldis Eyes Global Casino Championship Seat

The final stage of the tournament was quite a race. It took relatively quickly for the final four to be whittled down to just Joldis. Martin Logue was the Romanian’s final challenge before claiming the title. Logue was eyeing his first gold ring from the series, but eventually finished second to scoop his first WSOP Circuit cash of $12,210.

As for the winner, he came into the Double Stack event fresh off a fourth-place finish in a $400 buy-in event at Planet Hollywood. The player now has 77.5 points from the stop and holds a firm lead in the Casino Championship race. The player who becomes the Planet Hollywood Casino Champion, that is the one who accumulates the most points throughout the stop, will secure a seat into the season-ending $1 million guaranteed Global Casino Championship.

Joldis told WSOP staff that he will be playing the Main Event over the weekend in a bid to cement his top spot.

The Romanian player is a good friend of WSOP Circuit star and record-breaking gold ring winner Valentin Vornicu, who himself hails from Romania. Aside from his participation in WSOP Circuit events, Joldis has also had quite the run in the WSOP. The player cashed for over $225,000 during last year’s edition of the summer poker series. Most notably, he finished 50th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, collecting $145,733 for his deep run.

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Consumer Protection Zone returns to ICE London

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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.  

partypoker Launches New and Improved MTT Lobby

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partypoker Launches New and Improved MTT Lobby
partypoker aims to make their players' poker gaming experience easier and enjoyable, and that's why they always come up with new updates and improvements each time. In August, the poker room released a software update which included a new and improved table. partypoker has now released yet another cool software update, and this time it's geared for their valued players who love online multi-table tournaments (MTTs). It is perfect timing for their upcoming MILLIONS Online, which will be the bi[...]

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announces $100 million expansion

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Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announces $100 million expansion

In Arkansas, the firm behind Oaklawn Racing and Gaming has reportedly unveiled a plan that is to see it spend approximately $100 million in order to add a 200-room hotel and a 14,000 sq ft events center to the horseracing and gaming venue. Expanded gaming floor: According to a Tuesday report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hitting Paydirt: Giving Thanks During NFL Week 12 With DraftKings Sportsbook

Hitting Paydirt: Giving Thanks During NFL Week 12 With DraftKings Sportsbook
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DraftKings Sportsbook looks in on the upcoming NFL Week 12 games on Thanksgiving. The NJ sports betting site has a few lines and odds to consider.

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Link King arrives at Regency Entertainment casinos

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Link King arrives at Regency Entertainment casinos

Europe is a market of great strategic importance for Zitro. The growth of Zitro in this market is based on the deployment of its Bryke video slots in the most prestigious casinos of the continent, among which are the Greek casinos of Thessaloniki and Mont Parnes operated by Regency Entertainment.

Responsible Gambling Week Hailed A Huge Success

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Responsible Gambling Week Hailed A Huge Success

LONDON, November 12th - Responsible Gambling Week 2018 has been hailed as a resounding success, with the #RGWeek18 hashtag generating almost 20 million impressions during the campaign.

partypoker's Caribbean Poker Party $10,300 High Roller event won by Roberto Romanello for $450,000

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partypoker's Caribbean Poker Party $10,300 High Roller event won by Roberto Romanello for $450,000
On the last day of partypoker's 2018 Caribbean Poker Party festival, one of the poker room's very own ambassadors nabbed the top spot of the $10,000 High Roller event for a whopping $450,000 payday! The event drew a field of 196 players in total, and Romanello from Wales beat Italian Mustapha Kanit in a heads-up match after they agreed on an ICM (independent chip model) arrangement. A bit of money was still at stake aside from the trophy, and both players went on with the match in a friendly [...]