Monday, April 30, 2018

888 Casino NJ Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down, Adds 61 New Games

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888 Casino in New Jersey announced it added 61 new online casino games thanks to partnerships with NetEnt and IGT. It's yet another sign that 888 Casino NJ has big plans for 2018.

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Helio Gaming to make its Asia debut

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In its Asia debut this month, Malta-based provider of online lottery games, Helio Gaming, will reportedly showcase its new customizable lottery games, which will include its flagship brand Lotto Hero. The company’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Mifsud, will reportedly be on hand at Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo May 10-11 at the Conrad, Tokyo and […]

EPT Monte Carlo €100k SHR won by Sam Greenwood for €1,520,000

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The year 2018 is definitely an incredible one when it comes to the live tournament circuit for the likes of poker pro Sam Greenwood, as he has managed to get four 7-figure live tourney scores in his career, and three of them have just come in the past 6 months! The most current big payday for the Canadian poker pro came from the 2018 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo €100,000 Buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller. He outlasted a field of 46 players in this event to win a nice sum of &#8[...]

Steve O’Dwyer Takes Down Another 50K High Roller at EPT Monte Carlo

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Popular poker pro Steve O’Dwyer scooped another title from a PokerStars-branded High Roller last night at the Monte-Carlo Casino during the ongoing EPT festival. The player emerged victorious over a packed field of fellow high roller specialists to collect the tournament trophy and €676,300.

O’Dwyer played the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller. The event took place at the Salle des Americas poker room at the host venue on Sunday. It attracted 30 unique participants and 11 re-entries. O’Dwyer himself did not need to shoot a second bullet as he navigated through the event’s field beautifully to collect the largest payout.

Speaking of money, the tournament’s field created a prize pool of €1,988,910, which was distributed between the top six finishers.

EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller champ Sam Greenwood became the unfortunate bubble boy in the €50,000 buy-in tournament. Germany’s Rainer Kempe was the first to fall into the money. The player’s share of the prize pool totaled €139,200.

Daniel Dvoress and Justin Bonomo were the next to exit the tournament, cashing €179,000 and €228,700, respectively. That was a second High Roller final table for Bonomo in just as many days as the player took part in the Super High Roller the previous day to finish fifth for €401,000. Steffen Sontheimer busted in third place, good for €467,410. His elimination set the heads-up match between O’Dwyer and Nick Petrangelo.

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It was in fact Petrangelo who eliminated Sontheimer to scoop his chips and the chip lead. He had 2.1 million at the start of heads-up to O’Dwyer’s 1.8 million. It took an hour before the name of the champion was determined.

And it was really all decided in the final two hands of play. Those two hands helped O’Dwyer gain control over the majority of chips in play and eliminate his final opponent. On what turned out to be the final hand dealt in the tournament, Petrangelo went all-in for his last chips and O’Dwyer called.

Petrangelo had [Qh][5c] at that point to clash against his opponent’s [Jh][Kd]. The [3c][2d][Qd][Ks][10s] ran out on the board to seal it for O’Dwyer. Petrangelo left second place for €467,410 of the prize pool.

O’Dwyer’s latest cash helped him boost his live tournament earnings to over $22.1 million. It is important to note that back in January O’Dwyer won another 50K High Roller. The player topped the elite field of the PCA $50,000 High Roller to collect $769,500. Back in January 2016, he won that same event for $945,495. And in December 2015, O’Dwyer captured the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller title for €746,543. These are just a few of the countless high roller events the player has excelled in over the past several years to establish himself as one of the most seasoned and accomplished high roller players in contemporary live poker.

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Bring back The Typewriter

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My connection on the Internet broke down today -- again.

I am nowhere near an expert when it comes to repairing my personal computer. I leave that job to Jeff, one of my two roommates, who is the house expert and who can fix anything electronic.

Now I realize the Internet is a great boon to humanity. The people living in the Caribbean on the islands where I once worked -- St. Kitts, Nevis and St. Maarten -- think the Internet is a gift to mankind and they are correct.

The islanders use their computers to set up businesses, make friends, and earn money in a variety of ways. The Internet supplies them with the knowledge that mankind has been able to accumulate over the centuries between wars and rumors of wars.

But -- and this is a big but -- computers are not perfect.

In the early days of the Internet I remember how a bolt of lightning on a clear day could instantly wipe out all the words of a story I had been writing. It was not saved. That technology had not yet been worked out, so I would have to go back to the drawing board and do everything over.

It was a pain I had to learn to live with.

I use my computer for so many things. When I want to brush up on my strategy for poker, horse racing, or controlling my throws at a dice table, I do a simple search and the knowledge appears instantly on the screen. You can't beat that kind of service.

I write my stories for these websites on my computer. In the old days when I used my Remington typewriter, I would sometimes struggle for a lead and throw away sheet after sheet of paper until I came up with the proper words.

Early in my college days, I came across a magazine article that stated Ernest Hemingway, my hero, wrote his books standing up. He claimed it kept the oxygen flowing properly to his brain and helped him think. I tried that a few times but it tired me and I gave it up.

I loved using a typewriter to create my stories. There was a rhythm and flow of words on a typewriter that just don't exist on a computer.

Progress is wonderful, but it does have its limitations. Today I can take my PC with me wherever I go. I can instantly pull up whatever information I need for whatever subject that interests me.

The first typewriter I ever used belonged to a neighbor named Mary. I was 15 and my father had built our family a house on Sutersville Hill in Western Pennsylvania.

Mary was a sweet young woman who lived in the house next to ours. When she learned I was an aspiring author, she insisted I use her typewriter to compose my stories. I will never forget her generosity. I borrowed her typewriter and didn't return it until the summer ended and I returned to school where typewriters were available.

I used a typewriter to cover breaking news stories for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner for four glorious years. I covered murders, earthquakes, criminal trials, fires and plane crashes. It was heady stuff for a young journalist and my typewriter never let me down.

But when the Internet breaks down through overuse by the people of the world or for whatever reason, I find myself secretly wishing that the world would bring back the typewriter. It will never happen, of course. The typewriter belongs to the ages. But it's a nice thought.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Janis Laganovskis to speak at upcoming Mare Balticum Gaming Summit

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After announcing the first lineup of speakers back in February, organizers of the Mare Balticum Gaming Summit have announced that four regulators will be present during the event to provide briefings and official gaming numbers from the Danish, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuanian markets. Each market will have panel discussions on the schedule with Janis Laganovskis […]

The Night Nevada Went Black

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You gotta say one thing for human nature: it wins every time.

Take prohibition. America's political leaders put their pointed heads together and decided to yield to the pressure of women across the country who wanted to stop their husbands, sons and uncles from drinking, so they passed legislation that prohibited alcohol from being sold.

That, of course, opened the floodgates for people like Al Capone and Dutch Schultz to load up their liquor trucks and warehouses with illegal booze and make a fortune in the process.

Prohibition didn't last very long. But during its heyday, there were murders, hijackings, bribery of law enforcement officers and prosecutors and enough corruption of public officials to keep the presses rolling and sell millions of newspapers.

Eventually and inevitably, human nature triumphed and the politicians retreated and gave the public what it wanted -- the right to purchase and drink alcohol.

Something similar to prohibition occurred in Nevada in 1910. By the end of the 19th century, political leaders in nearly every Western state or territory had passed laws prohibiting gambling. Only one state -- Nevada -- permitted gambling.

Nevadans have always prided themselves on being different. They resisted the pressures of the anti-gambling crowd as long as they could, but it finally caught up to them. In 1909 with great reluctance, the Nevada legislature joined the crowd and passed a law making it illegal to gamble in the Silver State.

The law stunned the citizens of Nevada. It went into effect on Oct. 1, 1910.

On Sept. 30, all the casinos and card rooms in Nevada were filled to capacity. Even people who had never gambled crowded into the dens of iniquity to see what a gambling establishment was all about. They drank, smoke, and bet their money on spinning wheels, cards, dice and green felt tables operated by smiling men with mustaches.

The games were so crowded you had to stand in line to make a wager. It was bedlam and the casino owners made more money on that final day of legal gambling than they would have made in a week of normal operations.

On Oct. 1, the lights went out in all the casinos. Nevada went black.

Well, sort of. The gambling went underground. There were people who knew where the illegal games were operating and word got around fast. All you had to do was ask and somebody would give you the correct information and directions on where to go.

The illegal games continued for the next two decades. Finally, tired of losing all those millions of tax dollars they would have collected, the state legislators passed laws that once again made it legal to gamble in Nevada. And it's been that way ever since.

Amid Opening Rumors, Ocean Resort Casino Swings Into Summer With Topgolf

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Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City has been mum about its grand opening (rumored to be June 28, the same day as Hard Rock AC), but the former Revel recently announced it's bringing Topgolf to AC this summer.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Vogelsang Heads Final Table, Schemion and Bonomo Eye Second EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller Title

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Vogelsang Heads Final Table, Schemion and Bonomo Eye Second EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller Title

The EPT Monte Carlo is among the most exciting festivals on the poker calendar. This year the excitement is doubled as the festival is making its comeback under the EPT brand after a two-year hiatus.

And the highest buy-in event on what is currently officially running as the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT is under way at the host venue. The €100,000 Super High Roller has always drawn poker’s finest talent and this year makes no difference.

Day 2 of the major event was played on Friday. It started off with 24 players, including Orpen Kisacikoglu and Daniel Dvoress who re-bought into the tournament shortly before the beginning of the second day of play. This year’s EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller attracted a field of 46 entries, including 16 re-entries, to create a prize pool of €4,462,920. The top six places are paid, min-cash is worth €313,000. Aside from the very prestigious title of a Super High Roller victor, the winner will also receive a first-place prize of €1,520,000.

It was a rather short day at the host casino on Friday. Half of the 24 players who entered Day 2 of the Super High Roller were eliminated within the first four hours of action. Play lasted until the final six players were determined. Mikita Badziakouski, who bagged the largest stack into Day 2 and thrived for a big part of the day, eventually became the unfortunate bubble boy. He was knocked out in seventh place by German poker pro Christoph Vogelsang. The latter thus cemented his position as the overnight chip leader.

Aiming for Another Big Title

Vogelsang has recorded more than $15 million in live tournament earnings since October 2013, when he cashed for the first time in a live tournament event. Last year, the young German took down the highly competitive field of the $300,000 Aria Super High Roller Bowl for a first-place prize of $6 million. It is also important to note that back in 2014, he finished third in the $1,000,000 Big One for ONE DROP, leaving it to Dan Colman and Daniel Negreanu to square off for the title. Vogelsang collected $4,480,001 for his deep run in that event.

The player now has the chance to win big on European soil. Vogelsang ran quite well during Day 2 of the Super High Roller. The player emerged as the chip leader at some point in play to become the first to crack the 2 million mark. He then lost some of his momentum to regain it towards the end of the day and become the first and only player to crack the 3 million mark.

Vogelsang is thus leading the pack of six Super High Roller finalists into the final day of play with a stack of 3.02 million, well ahead of Sam Greenwood, who bagged the second largest stack last night (2.065 million) and Isaac Haxton (1.68 million), who rounded out the top three stacks.

Ali Reza Fatehi (1.84 million), Ole Schemion (1.49 million), and Justin Bonomo (1.405 million) are the other three players who are still in contention for the title and the first-place prize. It is important to note that Schemion and Bonomo are former EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller winners.

Schemion won his title in 2016 for €1,597,800, while Bonomo became a Super High Roller champion back in 2012 for €1,640,000.

Super High Roller Action is set to resume at the host venue today at noon local time. The remaining contenders will play down to a champion.

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Wynn Resorts to rename Boston casino project

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In an effort to further distance itself from former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas-based company that bears his name will reportedly rebrand its $2.5 billion under-construction property in Everett, Massachusetts as Encore Boston Harbor. The name is taken from Wynn Resorts Limited’s Encore-branded gaming facilities it owns in Las Vegas and Macau. […]

Pragmatic Play Content Live at Mr Green

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What does it look like when two multi award-winning brands unite? You get something like this: Mr Green Casino, one of the most reputable online gambling places in the world, and casino game specialist, Pragmatic Play becoming one such unity having formed a supply partnership that will delight players worldwide.

Pragmatic Play's entire portfolio of games will gradually become available for play at the popular online casino. The cooperation begins with Wolf Gold, Diamond Strike, Gold Rush and Hot Safari titles, as well as some more key games live as we speak at the site.

The developer has a habit of releasing two new games per month, adding to the already impressive suite of more than 80 slot games on offer to all operators who have a supply deal with them. Their latest venture is into the realm of scratchcards – already announced to be released are seven new scratchcard games based on slots. Also to be introduced soon is the groundbreaking, mobile-first bingo.

Chief Commercial Officer for the casino game specialist, Melissa Summerfield, comments: “We are delighted to take our growing portfolio of casino games live with Mr Green, an operator that shares our passion for bringing players an online casino experience dedicated to quality and innovation. Every spin of the reels in a Pragmatic Play game offers fun, excitement and innovation, and we are certain our games will prove hugely popular with Mr Green’s customers.”

Mr Green's Head of Games, Benedict McDonagh, says: “We are always looking to expand our offering with exciting new video slots and we feel that Pragmatic Play’s portfolio fits the bill. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

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“Pragmatic Play's Reach Expands Again With Mr Green”, pragmaticplay.com, April 25, 2018.

Japan Government Approves Integrated Resorts Bill

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The Japanese government endorsed on Friday a bill setting the broad regulatory framework for the establishment of a casino industry in the country. The document – known as the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill – will now be submitted to the Diet, the country’s parliament, for voting.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Zachary Clark Sue Ali Fazeli in $1.3 Million Super Bowl & World Cup Ticket Scam

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Last month, Aria High Roller regular Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli got indicted over a $6.2 million Super Bowl and World Cup ticket scam, which involved obtaining huge sums of money from investors meant to buy World Cup and Super Bowl tickets, but instead he used the cash to fund his lavish gambling and personal lifestyle. Sure there were a few notable victims mentioned before, including Republican donor Mel Sembler and his family who shelled out $5 million to Fazeli but in the end received nothing fro[...]

Crown Resorts Limited fined for slot tampering in Melbourne

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In Australia, casino operator Crown Resorts Limited has reportedly been fined AU$300,000 ($225,000) by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation after it was found to have contravened the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 at its Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. According to a report from The Guardian newspaper, the firm was penalized after being […]

Norwegian Scholar to Review Whether Loot Boxes Constitute Gambling

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Norwegian Scholar to Review Whether Loot Boxes Constitute Gambling

A Norwegian scholar will open loot boxes in video games to determine their nature and whether these constitute gambling, Norwegian media outlet Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) reports.

Norway is the next to review the in-game items after the gambling regulators of the Netherlands and Belgium have recently published the results of their own investigations into the widely publicized matter. The two regulatory bodies have found that the loot box systems of a number of popular video games violate Dutch and Belgian gambling laws.

Rune Mentzoni, an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychosocial at the University of Bergen, will purchase loot boxes featured in the FIFA Ultimate Team video game worth NOK50,000 (approx. $6,248) as part of his study. Mr. Mentzoni told media that this would help him determine whether loot boxes should be considered a form of gambling. His findings will be presented to the Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) and other regulators.

The scholar explained that he believes the purchase of loot boxes and the fact that they contain a random selection of items in terms of their value very much resembles playing on a slot machine. According to him, the in-game purchasable items are often a loss disguised as a win. The Dutch Gambling Authority drew a similar conclusion in its review of the nature of loot boxes, saying that these acted like slot machines as they could be opened unlimited times and deployed the “near-miss” effect.

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture has assembled a special committee to probe into the matter and determine whether loot boxes should be considered a form of gambling.

Trude Felde, a Senior Advisor to Norway’s gambling regulator, told NRK that an investigation could provide good arguments for a change in the country’s current law. She further pointed out that when crafting new regulations, regulators and legislators need to bear in mind that circumstance and technology change very quickly, therefore any new rules need to be developed in a more “technology-neutral” manner.

New Gambling Law

News emerged earlier this week that a coalition of four parties has submitted a legislation aimed at preventing unlicensed gambling operations from targeting local gambling customers. The new rules secured a majority at a Tuesday vote, but legislators are yet adopt them. This is expected to happen by May 7.

Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto are the two state-run entities that are authorized to provide gambling services in Norway. Despite previous proposals for the creation of a regulatory framework that would allow foreign operators to obtain licenses from the national regulator and operate in a regulated environment, the country’s government has maintained that the monopoly system is the most socially responsible one and there is no need for it to be replaced.

Under the new rules, the Norwegian Gaming Authority will be able to penalize foreign operators targeting local players despite the existing ban. In addition, DNS blocking will be introduced to ensure that local players are not targeted by unlicensed companies.

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Lonesome Cowboy

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Don Gibson had the rugged good looks of a cowboy. He was born in Shelby,N.C., the son of a railroader and sharecropper. I had a friend from North Carolina who once described the letters N.C. as translating to 'No Cash,' and that was the way Gibson lived.

He became a pool hustler and learned to play poker. He also picked up a guitar and learned to play it. Somewhere along the line he discovered he had a decent singing voice.

He was in his early teens when he formed a band called 'Sons of the Soil.' They played for a local radio station and performed at area road houses. Somebody heard him sing and referred him to a music publishing house headed by Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. They listened to Gibson's voice, nodded, and recorded him.

During my high school and college days, Gibson was one of my favorite vocalists. He had written and recorded a couple of the great classics of country western music including 'I Can't Stop Loving You,' 'Blue Blue Day,' 'Lonesome Number One', 'Sweet Dreams,' 'Oh Lonesome Me' and other songs that dealt with being lonely and love gone bad.

Over the years more than 700 performers including Ray Charles, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison would record 'I Can't Stop Loving You,' which sold well over 30 million copies. Orbison did a highly successful album featuring only songs written by Gibson.

Although Gibson represented the clean-cut cowboy image that Atkins and Acuff wanted to promote, his personal life was dramatically different than his image. His success as a performer led to excessive drinking and drug binges. He admitted to an interviewer that 'the 1960s were a blur. I have no idea how I survived.'

Gibson was popular on the concert circuit and often performed in Las Vegas. When he wasn't doing a show, he could be found at Sam's Town or the Aladdin Casinos which featured country western music and that appealed to the country cloud.

He finally stopped drinking and kicked his drug addiction. His career slowed down but he continued writing and recording songs until his death at the age of 75.

Today a Don Gibson theater exists in Shelby. It seats 400 and presents a history of Gibson's success as a songwriter and performer.

Gibson is buried in a cemetery in Shelby. You can check out his songs on You Tube. You'll like them.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bacta look to develop relationship with club sector

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Bacta and CORCA, the Committee of Registered Club Associations, have agreed an informal programme of co-operation on matters of mutual interest, following a meeting between senior representatives of the two organisations. 

Casino News Report - April 2018

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What are this month’s featured casinos and what they have going on for you? We show you the proven ways LCB members can meet their appetite for contests and new casinos. And find out how the games developer Nolimit City plans to conquer the industry in the near future.”

This is LCB News and here’s our monthly review.

 

Hi LCB’ers, it’s great to see you again and thanks for tuning in for April’s report because we have another exciting month-long journey with the Easter holidays behind us. Now, here are some of our top casino picks to cool you off during the much-awaited warmer season. 

Liberty Slots is our #1 pick among US-friendly casinos, they’ve enjoyed a steady ride of excellent player feedback since 2015. If you’re new to this Wager Gaming casino, then we have an exclusive signup bonus for you that you can pick up right here!

For all those crypto currency users out there, we recommend taking a closer look at Superior Casino. They offer VIP treatment to all our members with direct support on our forum and a $3 LCB chip in rewards when making a first deposit.

Breakout Casino is our third pick for the month and it also accepts players from the UK. Read more about its perks in our full review or quickly reach out to the rep on the forum if you need any additional assistance.

 

This month’s 14-day “Spring is in the Air” LCB contest has now come to an end: thank you to all who’ve participated and congratulations to our lucky $250 prize pool winners! If you’ve missed or didn’t win this time, then our moderator “Lipstick” will be back soon with another exciting competition, so keep your eyes open for the next one. We recommend you subscribe to the ‘Members only’ section so you don’t miss out next time.

 

For all of you who enjoy competing, we have great news in our “Exclusive LCB Contests” forum where you’ll find more quizzes and races which are hosted by reputable casinos like BetRebels, Ikibu, JumbaBet, and Energy Casino.

There’s still time to join some of them to get those exclusive freebies, with many more to come this May, so be sure to subscribe to the threads to receive notifications. It’s that easy!

 

We have a bunch of new casinos for you to try out as well! Including the Bitcoin-friendly Jetspin which has an active rep on our forum for quick assistance and boasts a huge list of games that are also linked to their exclusive on-site tourneys.

Also, be sure to check out Roaring 21 Casino, it’s a sister brand to Casino Max and Cherry Jackpot. It is USA friendly and has an awesome $21 exclusive no deposit bonus. It expires end of April so hurry and get the code from our no deposit bonuses page or the review page.

Be sure to let us know what you think of them in our full reviews and subscribe to notifications to be the first to know when we add a new casino!

 

Still with me? – Great! At LCB we love talking to new developers and getting to know them better. So, we spoke to the co-founder of Nolimit City, Jonas Tegman, and asked him about the company’s history, new slots, plans for the future and if he gambles in his spare time. We got the answers and invite you to share feedback and ask your own questions in the comments section!.

 

That’s the report for this month.

Hope you liked it and be sure to share your thoughts on it in the comments section so we can continue to deliver the best content possible.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube.

Stay tuned for more news soon!

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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“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

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

China Black Friday - Chinese Government Bans all Online Poker Apps

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China Black Friday - Chinese Government Bans all Online Poker Apps
Beginning June 1, 2018, all apps that offer any type of poker will be banned in China. Playing and promoting poker on all forms of social media channels will be banned. Therefore, it is expected that the number of Chinese players at legal regional games will drop dramatically. The poker game has been nothing but popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia. Even if the Chinese weren't allowed to play with real money, that didn't stop them from playing as they were allowed to play with play[...]