Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nolimit City To Share Content With GiG

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Leading B2B service provider and operator in the iGaming industry, Gaming Innovation Group will integrate Nolimit City games on its award-winning in-house brands, after signing a multi-year content deal with the supplier. The extensive partner network includes famous casino brands such as GUTS, Super Lenny, Betspin and other popular platforms for online betting that recently joined.

Mathias Larsson, managing director at GiG games services, is excited about the newly signed agreement due to the provider’s versatile gaming catalog and players’ extended accessibility on a wide range of sites. Currently, some of the most sought-after titles on the market are exactly Tesla Jolt, WiXX, Oktoberfest and Casino Win Spin, as it can be seen by a growing number of associated promotions at online venues Kaboo and Thrills. The peer-to-peer integration will be delivered through a direct API thanks to the standalone RGS platform by Nolimit which uses a powerful engine for large volumes of play.

Head of Sales at Nolimit City, Malcolm Mizzi, said that a more direct partnership with GiG was inevitable after the group signed an intial content deal back in 2017. By joining one of the greatest networks in the industry, whose efficiency has been widely recognized, our portfolio will be even more accessible in the future across many regulated markets, added Mizzi.

GiG was founded in 2012 and it is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has been chasing its vision ever since, trying to make iGaming fair and fun for everyone, of course, through an extraordinary complex system of products and even more exceptional services. Other additions will include titles such as Space Arcade, Bet on Poker, Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy and more.

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“GiG rolls-out Nolimit City games on in-house brands”, nolimitcity.com, May 17, 2018.

Will Atlantic City’s Two New Casinos Oversaturate Its Recovering Gaming Market?

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Will Atlantic City’s Two New Casinos Oversaturate Its Recovering Gaming Market?

After several weeks of speculations over the opening of what would be Ocean Resort Casino, it was recently confirmed that the property, formerly known as Revel, would swing its doors open on June 28. And Hard Rock International had previously picked that exact date to reopen the former Trump Taj Mahal as a Hard Rock-branded casino resort.

The emblematic Atlantic City Boardwalk will thus welcome two new stars to its existing seven casino properties. This year is very special for the city as its celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first-ever commercial casino.

For a very long time, Atlantic City was the only place on the East Coast where commercial Las Vegas-style were allowed. And during that time it maintained fervently its spot as America’s second highest grossing gambling hub, with Las Vegas being the largest such hub by annual revenue produced.

However, the decade after 2006, when a number of states in the northeast part of the country opened new casinos and expanded quickly their gambling industries, turned out to be a complete disaster for Atlantic City. It could not manage the growing competition from neighboring states and, as a result, many of its casinos struggled to stay afloat.

The culmination of Atlantic City’s disastrous decade was represented by the closure of five of its 12 casinos in the period between 2014 and 2016 (Revel closed in 2014, while Trump Taj Mahal was shuttered in 2016).

It seems, however, that the popular casino hub might be ready to turn over a new leaf. In 2017, its seven surviving casinos posted a second consecutive year of revenue growth. They generated a total of $2.66 billion, up 2.2% from 2016. The results came as a much needed encouragement.

The opening of the city’s two new casinos is just over a month away and many see that as a sign that recovery is around the corner. On the other hand, less enthusiastic analysts have warned that Atlantic City’s gambling industry might not be ready for expansion yet.

Who are the owners of the two new properties and what have they promised to bring to the city? How will the opening of two casinos impact Atlantic City’s industry? And is the decision for the openings to take place on the same date a reasonable one? Here is Casino News Daily’s view on the topic.

Details about the Two Casinos

Hard Rock International, the Florida-based gaming and hospitality giant, bought the former Trump Taj Mahal from Carl Icahn in the spring of 2017 and just several months after the property’s closure. Hard Rock paid only a fraction of the original prize of what had been dubbed as the eighth wonder of the world by its original owner, US President Donald Trump.

The company then announced that it would spend over $500 million to bring down Trump Taj Mahal’s iconic minarets and replace those by rock’n’roll-style elements the Hard Rock brand is well-recognized for.

Hard Rock obtained the necessary license for the operation of casino gambling from the state Casino Control Commission on May 9, which was actually among the final regulatory steps needed to be completed before the opening of what would run as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

The resort will feature a 120,000-square-foot casino with 2,144 slot machines and 120 table games, a hotel with nearly 2,000 rooms, a number of food and beverage options, and a 7,000-seat event center, among other facilities.

Property owners have pointed out repeatedly that they aim to create a unique entertainment destination that will attract different groups of visitors. Hard Rock has revealed plans to book more than 300 concerts and other events at its Etess Arena over the resort’s first year of operation and has announced quite a lineup, with tickets for some of the upcoming events now being sold.

As for Ocean Resort Casino, it will operate at the site of the former Revel, which sadly closed doors in the summer of 2014 after just two years of operation. The hotel and casino resort cost $2.4 billion to be built, but was then sold to Florida-based businessman Glenn Straub for just $82 million. After failing to reopen the property, Mr. Straub sold it to its current owner – Colorado-based real estate developer Bruce Deifik for $200 million. Mr. Deifik invested another $200 million into the property’s renovation and preparation for opening.

News emerged in April that Ocean Resort Casino would open on the same day as Hard Rock Atlantic City. However, it was not until mid-May that it was confirmed the property would launch namely on June 28.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Mr. Deifik said that they wanted to learn from and avoid Revel’s mistakes, and to debut Ocean Resort Casino as a friendlier property than it predecessor was. The new resort would thus offer designated areas at its casino for smokers, unlike Revel which banned smoking inside the gaming floor.

Ocean Resort Casino will also welcome pedestrian traffic to its gambling facility. Construction workers recently brought down the wall that separated the casino from the Boardwalk. That wall is set to be replaced with a door and stairs that would allow visitors into the gaming floor directly from the Boardwalk.

Mr. Deifik’s casino is yet to receive a license from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. This is expected to happen at the regulators meeting on June 6.

Expectations

Many were perplexed by the announcement that Atlantic City’s new casinos will open doors on the same date. However, industry representatives explained that the decision might actually prove to be a move in the right direction.

Global Gaming Business magazine publisher Roger Gros has explained that while the opening of Hard Rock Atlantic City is the event mainly focused on, Ocean Resort Casino will thus be able to feed on and draw attention to itself on the opening date.

Experts also believe that the opening of two properties on the same day will certainly attract greater attention and visitors, as many would want to witness such a historic moment. It is also important to note that the launch of the two casinos will take place just days before July 4. The holiday is traditionally among the busiest periods of the year for Atlantic City’s casinos and as it lands on Wednesday this year, the city’s two new properties will surely hope to cash in during the weekend before and after.

There have also been concerns that two new gaming venues might not be the best scenario for Atlantic City, now as its revenue has been recovering with seven operational properties. According to many, Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino might oversaturate the local market and pull it back where it was several years ago when many of its gambling floors were struggling to stay afloat.

It is yet to be seen whether the new resorts will help the once thriving casino hub recover at least part of its former glory or bring a new wave of financial and other related issues. One thing is important to note, both new properties are looking to provide visitors with unique experience and this could certainly be of great help at a time when customers, both gambling and non-gambling, are looking namely for diverse experience.

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Macau Won't Authorize Crypto Gambling in Near Future

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Not the brightest piece of news for crypto enthusiasts in Macau – Paulo Martins Chan, Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau Director, stated during the G2E Asia Conference on Wednesday that Macau will not be authorizing cryptocurrency-related gambling operations. Not any time soon, in any case.

He said: “There have been no cryptocurrencies accepted in casinos and these products have not been officially introduced in Macau. […] We put a focus on financial security and from our knowledge, the Macao Monetary Authority (AMCM) also does not encourage the use or products in the market, especially in the gaming sector. We haven’t authorised any cryptocurrency related product.”

As of now, cryptocurrency deals are not illegal for private parties but AMCM has recently stated that cryptocurrencies are illegal and has urged the residents of Macau not to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Last month, one of the residents of Macau was arrested for fraud through promotion of sales of virtual currencies, with SJM gaming operator being the target. Company, Dragon Coin, intends to launch their own junket operations based on cryptocurrencies in Q2 of this year. Their objective was to raise $500 million with the help of local junket partners. Martins Chan has explained that DICJ, “immediately stated in co-operation with AMCM that that company doesn’t belong to any gaming operator in Macau, any junket operator or VIP gaming promotor, so it doesn’t have any relationship with Macau.”

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“Gaming related cryptocurrency projects will not be authorised in Macau anytime soon”, macaubusiness.com, May 16, 2018

BtoBet nominated for EGR B2B Award

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On June 20th, the Hurlingham Club in London will play host to the EGR B2B Awards 2018. The black-tie affair will see gaming industry giants come together to see who is considered the best of the best. Nominations for awards have already been announced with BtoBet being shortlisted as a nominee under the Innovation in […]

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Journalism's Ink-Stained Wretches

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The year was 1967. I was working as a reporter on a weekly newspaper in Phoenix, AZ. when I received a call from my friend and former editor Dave Molina. He was in Los Angeles working as a copy editor for the Herald-Examiner.

'Want a job on a real newspaper,' were his opening words. 'There's an opening here and if you move fast you can have it.'

He gave me the name of the Herald-Examiner's managing editor. I called him, we had a lengthy conversation, and he hired me over the phone. That was how I went to work as a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, home of the ink-stained wretches of the fourth estate.

A week later I entered the antiquated building at 1111 S. Broadway that housed the Hearst newspaper. As I walked up the creaky stairwell to the fourth floor where the editorial offices were located, I passed Walter Winchell, the Her-Ex's syndicated Hollywood columnist. He was talking with another Herald-Examiner reporter James Bacon, who had written a best-selling book, 'Hollywood Is A Four-Letter Town.'

'Wow,' I thought. 'I'm with the big boys.'

It didn't take long for me to discover that nearly all of the Herald-Examiner's editorial staff members were drinkers. City Editor Tom Caton, sports writer Al Stump, rewrite reporter Walt Egger, all of them were proud of their ability to drink. Molina and I tried to fit in with their lifestyle.

Every two weeks we cashed our checks at Corky's Bar and Grill, a favorite hangout of the Her-Ex staff. Stump was a successful freelance magazine writer who had published articles in Esquire and True. He had even written a couple of books on baseball legend Ty Cobb.

When I found out about that, I told Stump my Uncle Ott had watched Cobb play baseball.

'He said Cobb would sit in the dugout and use a file to sharpen the spikes on his shoes,' I told Stump.

He nodded. 'He was a mean S.O.B.,' Stump said.

Cobb, a native of Georgia, was a hard drinker and gambler. He was also notoriously cheap. After he hired Stump to ghostwrite his autobiography, 'My Life In Baseball,' they began meeting at his mansion for the interviews.

There was only one problem. It was winter and the place had no electricity. Cobb was involved in a battle with the power company over a bill and the company had turned the electricity off.

'We sat at the table in overcoats shivering while I conducted the interviews,' he said. 'Cobb was unbelievably stubborn when it came to money.'

Cobb was not doing well physically when Doubleday Publishing Co. advanced him $6,000 to write the book. He split the fee with Stump. After the book was published, he died a short time later at the age of 74.

'He would call me up at all hours of the night and ask me to drive him to a casino,' Stump recalled. 'He loved to drink and gamble. Cobb was a tough guy to deal with but I liked him and I'd haul myself out of bed to take him where he wanted to go.'

He said Cobb was very demanding on what he wanted in the book and maintained a tight editorial control on its contents. Stump added that he didn't feel the book reflected the true nature of the baseball player and after his death he wrote a follow-up book called 'Cobb' which was made into a movie.

The film only did about $1 million at the box office before the distributor took it out of the theaters.

I also became friends with James Bacon, a syndicated writer who covered Hollywood. In his book, 'Hollywood Is A Four-Letter Town,' he devoted a chapter to the night he made love to Marilyn Monroe.

She was staying in a cottage on the property of a well-known film producer. The man was in his 70s and Marilyn was his mistress, according to Stump.

'I went over to the cottage and was interviewing Marilyn for an article,' he said. 'We were drinking Dom Perignon champagne when things got romantic. I'll never forget that night.'

I stayed with the Herald-Examiner from 1967 to 1971, covering some big stories including the Charles Manson 'family' murders and trial; the 1969 Los Angeles earthquake; the return of the USS Pueblo crew; the Pentagon Papers; and many other events. It was the best newspaper I ever worked for and I will always be grateful to Molina for making that phone call.

Biggest World Series of Poker Main Event Winners

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The World Series of Poker is peeking from the corner with brand new tournaments and more gold bracelets up for grabs. This year the world’s largest and longest running tournament poker series will take place from May 29 to July 17.

The 2018 WSOP will feature 78 official gold bracelet events, including the fourth edition of the now very popular $565 buy-in COLOSSUS. It is also interesting to note that this year the poker festival will feature a record number of 13 tournaments that will kick off after the beginning of the $10,000 Main Event.

And speaking of one of the biggest highlights of the series, the World Championship, it is slated for July 2-14, when its champion will be crowned. This year, for a second straight year, the official nine-handed final table will be played within the series and not in November.

To celebrate the start of what poker fans around the globe hope will be an extremely exciting and successful edition of the WSOP, Casino News Daily has prepared a list of the biggest WSOP Main Event winners throughout the years, or those brave warriors who have outlasted massive fields to eventually scoop the largest prizes to have been awarded in the history of the series. Here they are.

Jamie Gold – $12,000,000

Gold won the 2006 edition of the WSOP Main Event. The player bested a field of 8,773 entries to win the largest ever Main Event prize in the history of the series. It is also important to note that the 2006 World Championship was the largest one by prize pool not just within the WSOP but also within poker history as the amount of $82,512,162 was generated in prize money.

Gold became the last man standing after a heads-up match against five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. His winning hand was [Qs][9c].

Martin Jacobson – $10,000,000

The Swede outlasted the 6,683-strong field of the 2014 WSOP Main Event. As mentioned above, his share of the event’s total prize pool of $62,820,200 amounted to $10 million. In fact, the 2014 edition of the tournament was the first one to feature a $10-million guarantee for the champion.

Jacobson emerged as the victor after an all-Scandinavian heads-up against Norway’s Felix Vincent Stephensen. A winning hand of pocket tens secured the Swede with the sweet victory. It is also interesting to note that top three of that year’s edition of the Main Event was rounded out by another European player – Dutch poker star Jorryt van Hoof.

Peter Eastgate – $9,152,416

Eastgate was the player to outmaneuver the 6,844-strong field of the 2008 WSOP Main Event and walk away with a first-place prize of $9,152,416 from a total prize pool of $64,333,600. Eastgate, who hails from Norway, is another member of the elite club of Scandinavians to have won one of the world’s most prestigious No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments.

The player secured his victory after a heads-up duel against Ivan Demidov. On what turned out to be the final hand of the tournament, Eastgate held [Ad][5s] to be crowned the 2008 Champion.

Jonathan Duhamel – $8,944,138

Canada’s Jonathan Duhamel emerged victorious over a field of 7,319 fellow tournament entries to collect $8,944,138 in prize money. The player took the largest share of a prize pool that amounted to $68,798,600.

Duhamel faced John Racener, quite an accomplished player himself, heads-up. The two players clashed for the title, but on the last hand in action it was the Canadian to table the winning [As][Jh] and bust his fellow contender in second place.

Pius Heinz – $8,715,638

The German claimed the 2011 WSOP Main Event title for a payout of nearly $8.8 million. He was the last player standing from a massive field of 6,865 entrants. They generated a prize pool of $64,531,000.

Heinz ran pretty well over the course of the tournament to eventually become one of the two final players at the official final table. The German clashed against Martin Staszko from the Czech Republic in a final battle for the title. Heinz eventually locked that important title with a winning hand of [As][Kc].

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Zitro Announces Zitro Experience Argentina

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During the last year, Zitro has significantly increased its presence in the casinos of Argentina. Currently, more than fifty casinos in the country have Zitro's Bryke video slots, in addition to their popular Video Bingo games.

Videoslots Launches Industry First My RTP Feature

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Friday, May 18, 2018

NJ Online Gambling Revenue Still Going Strong, But Big Changes Are On The Horizon

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April's NJ online gambling revenue hit $23M, a decline from March but still the second-best month for the industry, but interstate poker and sports betting in New Jersey will likely make waves in 2018.

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Harrah’s New Orleans Series High Roller Promises Top Players $100K Guarantee

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Hundreds of poker enthusiasts have gathered at Harrah’s New Orleans casino for the final stop of the 2017/2018 WSOP Circuit taking place this week. One of the most exciting events during the festival, the $2,200 High Roller, launched Thursday, promising top players a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. The final and, certainly, the most anticipated tournament of the series kicks off today – this is the $750K GTD Main Event which will crown its winner Monday, May 21.

Attracting 128 high-stakes poker pros, the $2,200 No-limit Hold’em High Roller generated a total prize pool of $256,000. Registration closed with the start of level 13 on Day 1 of the tournament and eliminations quickly followed, cutting the field in half. After entries were calculated, organizers announced that only the 16 finalists would receive money for their finishes, while the first place in the event would come with a prize of $71,680. Along with the cash, the champion will also take a WSOP Circuit Ring. The minimum cash given to players would be $3,502. By the end of Level 15, only 18 entrants remained for Day 2 of the High Roller tournament.

Day 1 chip leader, David “Barth” Melius, would return to the tables as one of the final 18 players on Friday with a stack of 455,000. The leaderboard continues with Robert Hankins and Peter Viantonio, each holding 377,500 in chips, B.J. McBrayer (272,000), and Michael Horchoff (199,500). Among the 18 survivors of Day 1 are also Maurice Hawkins (112,500), Nadya Magnus (83,400), Alex Rocha (69,000), Marshall White (62,500), and Mark Dube (47,500).

Other notables could not make to the second day of the tournament, nor did they come close to the money. These were nine-time WSOP ring winner Ari Engel, as well as two players who already claimed victory at previous events at Harrah’s New Orleans series, Valentin Vornicu and Abraham Araya.

More Titles and Rings Awarded at Harrah’s New Orleans

The current season of the WSOP Circuit comes to an end with Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans chosen as its host venue. The festival has nine tournaments and two side events, namely the $250 Ladies Event No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry taken down by Cyntia Compton and the $250 Seniors Event No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry won by Scott Roberts. The NLH High Roller is the 8th event of the series, while the next tournament is the final one for this season, the $750K GTD Main Event.

It starts Friday morning at 11.00 a.m. local time and has an entry fee of $1,675. Players will be able to enter during the two starting days and re-enter one time while registration is open until the start of Level 13 on Sunday. They will start Day 1A on Friday with 20,000 in chips during 40-minute levels. Last year, the tournament attracted 758 entrants who contributed to the total prize pool of $1,137,000. After several days of poker action, Jason Baldridge emerged victorious and took home the first-place prize of $227,412.

Several other events ended Thursday, one of which was the single-day $365 No-Limit Hold’em Single Re-Entry tournament. It was won by Terry Melancon who banked a cash prize of $13,556. The NLH MONSTER STACK Re-Entry event also crowned a champion – it was Raymond Curran who defeated the impressive field of 707 entrants and claimed the title for $43,479.

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Louisiana House Rejects Harrah’s Casino Deal, Friday Sees Last-Minute Negotiations

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Louisiana House Rejects Harrah’s Casino Deal, Friday Sees Last-Minute Negotiations

The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected the latest Senate amendments to a casino bill that would extend the no-bid lease on Harrah’s New Orleans. On Wednesday, senators made changes to the deal with Caesars Entertainment Corporation aimed at raising the taxes the casino would pay to the state in the following years. Following the House’s decision to scrap the amendments, there will be last-minute negotiations in the Legislature this Friday in what is expected to be the final day of the legislative session.

In a unanimous vote Thursday evening, House members approved House Speaker Taylor Barras’ proposal to reject senators’ version of a major gambling legislation, House Bill 533. Sponsored by Barras, the bill includes a minimum of a 20-year extension to Caesars’ license to operate Harrah’s casino in New Orleans. Earlier this week, senators had introduced essential changes to HB533, most notably amendments regarding the annual payments Caesars would make to the state and the city. In an attempt to negotiate better terms for the casino, however, Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia asked House representatives to scrap the amendments.

His move now sends Harrah’s bill to a conference committee where House and Senate members will have to negotiate the “finer details” of the deal, as Barras explains. Although this piece of legislation applies to a single gambling facility, it is crucially important for Louisiana as this is the only land-based casino within the state. The key issues to be debated in the Legislature this Friday are the financial terms of the deal. Barras and other House representatives will argue against Senate’s decision to increase the minimum annual payments from $60 million to a little over $80 million.

While lobbyists are looking to secure Caesars Entertainment better terms for the state gambling license, there is a real risk that the disagreement between the two chambers of the Legislature could mean the end of HB533. The regular session ends Friday as House members want to wrap up early and begin a special session on Tuesday. The final version of the legislation will need to be agreed upon behind closed doors and in the last minute.

Louisiana’s Only Land-Based Casino

There are around twenty gambling venues across the state, but as mentioned above, Harrah’s New Orleans is the only land-based casino in Louisiana and it makes the largest tax contributions as usually, it generates the highest revenues in the state. According to official data by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, the gambling industry generated nearly $254.6 million in winnings during March. This includes multiple markets – 15 riverboat casinos, 4 slots venues at racetracks (also called racinos), and Harrah’s New Orleans. The casino posted $26.8 million in winnings in March, compared to $11 million generated by each riverboat on average.

Even with the latest decision to allow riverboat casinos to move to land, Harrah’s New Orleans is one of the major gaming venues in the state. It wants a new lease contract for the property, although the current deal expires in 2024. The proposed HB533 extends it with 20 years with the option for another 10 years. In exchange for the right to operate the casino, Caesars promises to invest $350 million into a large renovation project. The company plans to add more restaurants, expand the entertainment and gaming spaces, and more importantly, to build a new hotel tower.

In addition to the $350 million investment that would be spent over the course of several years, Caesars will need to contribute minimum annual payments to the state and the City of New Orleans. There are also one-time, up-front payments included in the deal that may also need to be negotiated. Talks may not be easy as Caesars has 21 lobbyists who are working to convince lawmakers of the 20-year extension of the company’s state operating license.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Relax Gaming Supplies Content to GiG

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Award-winning developer, Relax Gaming, will be supplying their brand of table games to Oslo-based casino gaming solutions provider, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The partnership agreement sees to it that Relax will, at first, deliver their roulette and blackjack games before supplying the rest of their gaming suite.

Relax's innovative table titles will prove a great asset to GiG's ever-growing portfolio. The games use an RNG engine and HTML5 technology to create a stunning gaming environment with realistic ball movement based on the latest physics models. The developer is currently licensed under the jurisdictions of the UK, Malta, Alderney and Romania.

GiG Games Service's Managing Director, Mathias Larsson, comments: “Our unique iGaming eco-system and vision of opening up iGaming to make it fair and fun for all ties in perfectly with Relax Gaming’s new table games and we are delighted to provide their innovative gameplay. Relax share our approach of putting the customer at the forefront of all ventures and we are excited to grow this relationship in the future across other genres.”

CEO at Relax, Daniel Eskola, added: “It is a pleasure to partner with Gaming Innovation Group which is continuously investing a lot of thought and effort to deliver the best casino games on the market to its thousands of players. We are pleased to offer our premium casino titles at very competitive rates so that we can learn each other’s business requirements, which will enable us to build upon this relationship in the future.”

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“GiG Partners With Relax Gaming”, gig.com, May 15, 2018.

Brennan Benglis Wins First Circuit Ring with $365 NLH 6-Max Victory

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After a decade of middling good results on the poker tournament scene, US grinder Brennan Benglis claimed a notable victory at Harrah’s New Orleans on Wednesday. The 33-year-old poker player defeated 335 entrants and took the first WSOP gold ring in his career by winning the $365 No-limit Hold’em 6-Max event.

Benglis took part in the fifth event during the Harrah’s New Orleans series, which is the final stop of the 2017/2018 World Series of Poker Circuit. Due to the popularity of the series and the prestige these events are generally associated with, the casino expected strong participation, especially by Harrah’s regulars. The 2-day tournament started Tuesday and a total of 336 players registered, contributing to the total prize pool of $100,800. The top 36 finishes reached the money on the first day and the minimum cash rewards were calculated at $529, quite a reasonable prize considering the buy-in was only $250.

Before the top six players could sit on the final table, Day 2 of the tournament started with Jeff Turton as chip leader who had a huge advantage over the others. Easton Oreman was eliminated in 8th place, followed by Jessy Capps in the 7th spot. Each of them took home $2,821 but those who managed to survive to the official final table at the Six-Max event were promised more sizable cash rewards. Among them were Mike Azzaro (6th, $3,880), Blake Whittington (5th, $5,396), and David Nicholson (4th, $7,591). Previous chip leader Jeff Turton finished 3rd and banked $10,807.

For his second position, Daniel Holmes from Lafayette, LA, received a consolation prize of $15,572, while the winner claimed a much more attractive reward. Brennan Benglis from Lake Charles, LA, managed to defeat him and take the title for $25,206. He also received his first Circuit ring, a goal he had for more than ten years, Benglis admits.

Benjamin Thomas Takes the Chip Lead at $100K GTD MONSTER STACK

A few hours after Benglis was crowned a winner of the fifth event of the poker festival, Benjamin Thomas finished with the biggest stack after Day 1 of the $365-buy-in No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK Re-Entry. This is one of the largest events currently being held at Harrah’s New Orleans and it comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. It also saw remarkable interest and drew a field of 707 entries, who helped increase the guarantee to $212,100, more than twice as high as originally promised by the organizers.

The final 72 players are set to make it to the cash. On Wednesday evening, the massive field was already cut and the top 37 players were led by Benjamin Thomas who held 1,218,000 in chips. Two other players had over 1 million in chips, Charlie Dawson (1,125,000) and Raymond Curran (1,068,000). Among the more notable names to finish the day with larger stacks were Jeffrey Trudeau (719,000), Steve Meyers (701,000) and Boris Kasabov (250,000).

Day 2 of the tournament starts Thursday at 1 p.m. local time and the 37 grinders remaining will receive a minimum of $785. Of course, the prize for the winner is much more exciting – it will be $43,479 in cash and a WSOP gold ring.

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SG Digital Accelerates Customer Engagement Strategy with Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer

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Monmouth Park Says It’s Ready To Take State’s First Legal Sports Bet By Memorial Day

Monmouth Park Says It’s Ready To Take State’s First Legal Sports Bet By Memorial Day
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Monmouth Park CEO Dennis Drazin has targeted May 28 as the day the NJ racetrack's William Hill Sports Bar can take the state's first legal sports bet, but that might be wishful thinking.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Intertops Refunds 35% On Worldmatch Slots

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Intertops Refunds 35% On Worldmatch Slots
Intertops Refunds 35% On Worldmatch Slots

Dear gamesters, we solemnly invite you to tune in this weekend at Intertops Red, navigate to their poker division, and bask in another 35% cashback promo on magical video slots from Worldmatch! Anyone who deposits between Thursday, May 17th to Sunday, May 20th, plays Robotika HD, Need for Spin HD or other action-packed titles, and doesn’t win can get a partial refund. The offer carries a playthrough requirement on bonuses of only 10X, and there are no maximum cashout limits.

The provider’s HD slots are available in a 1280x720 high resolution, which gives hours of thrill, an immersive gaming experience and otherworldly excitement. Among other featured and promo-related titles, players can also find Uga Age, Ace Adventure, Aztec Moon, Banana King, Ghosts’ Night and more. However, five-reel releases, Robotika and Need for Spin, are probably the most volatile picks, due to gleaming robots and innovative speedometers that increase the odds of hitting a winning combo. Both games feature multipliers, bonus rounds and even a social network integration. At any time, punters can share highlights with friends while still in game.

Intertops would like to point out the significance of live chat during the promotional period, as it represents the safest and quickest way for participants to request cashback. Nevertheless, the amazing 35% refund can also be requested by e-mail or telephone, and it will be instantly credited to players’ accounts.

Don’t forget to check other casino games from BetSoft and Lucktap, as many promotions are slots-related and offer incredible prizes. Likewise, busy online poker rooms with professional and amateur players from all around the world will keep you entertained for hours, so arm yourself with positivity before the weekend and get ready to win big...

Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino remains closed as strike continues

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Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino remains closed as strike continues

In Canada, the strike that has shut the Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino is now reportedly into its 41st day after last month saw 59% of the Ontario venue’s workforce reject a new contract agreement that would have seen their hourly salaries rise by an average of only CAD$1.75 ($1.37) over the course of the […]

VOLT and UntoldCasino Take Off

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VOLT and UntoldCasino Take Off

LCB can sometimes work as a crystal ball, for we have insight into the future… No, we are not soothsayers, nor do we have any shred of clairvoyance whatsoever – it just happens to be that we have a few birdies out there who do let out a chirp or two about things to come. So, for instance we can foresee that in August of this year, we will have another new casino launched under the mysterious moniker of Untold Casino!

While there is certainly not much to go by at this point, Untold Casino’s official site is still under construction and there you'll find an enigmatic figure next to an even more enigmatic gambling machine, executed in a style that is reminiscent of cubism or modern art at least. The “under construction” meter shows that the website is about ¾ done and if you subscribe to the site's newsletter now, you will get a double welcome bonus! We know for sure that the casino will feature both slot and table games, powered by Finnplay and has UKGC and MGA licenses. The website will be aimed at, but not limited to, UK, Canada, Germany and Scandinavian countries.

Way more info is known about the VOLT, a Malta-licensed, Wazdan-powered online casino that already has a NetEnt, Microgaming and BeeFee suite of games on hand. Aiming to be “the lightning bolt in the online casino world,” the electrifying web venue already has a website set up, which features a slick, modern design dominated by teal and white colors. Slot games, as well as table games, video poker and sports betting can be enjoyed at this casino which presents newbies with a special welcome offer over the first three deposits – with only 1x wagering requirement, newcomers get 150 extra spins.

Wazdan, who is making their entire portfolio available at VOLT Casino, had their Head of Sales Andrzej Hyla comment on this latest venture: “Wazdan's games deliver a feature-rich experience for players, that's why we selected them with Microgaming and NetEnt. We believe our initial line-up provides amazing choice for players. We look forward to being a spark that ignites passion in the players.”

VOLT Casino's Daphne Xerri says: “We hope to build on this relationship in future with more Wazdan content being made available to VOLT Casino and our growing customer base. Our games have been a popular choice with players across multiple jurisdictions and brands so are a good strategic choice by VOLT Casino. We wish VOLT Casino every success with their electrifying new venture.”

LCB will be bringing you updates on both of these casinos as more news appear, so stay tuned and watch this space…

Poker expected to be allowed at casinos in Japan

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Poker expected to be allowed at casinos in Japan

In Japan, casinos located within integrated resorts (IRs) are reportedly likely to offer poker, according to Asia Gaming Brief citing a report in the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper. Japanese authorities reportedly believe that the games that should be allowed in the coming casinos should consist of games of chance, such as slots, blackjack and roulette; games where the odds of […]

Scientific Games Announces Doug Albregts as New EVP and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Gaming Division

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

888 rolls out interstate poker network in three U.S. states

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888 rolls out interstate poker network in three U.S. states

Leading online gaming operator and platform provider, 888 Holdings PLC (888) (888:London) has confirmed the May 1 launch of its interstate poker network that will see poker players throughout three regulated U.S. states, including Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, compete together in the tournaments and poker formats of their choice via the one-of-a-kind proprietary platform. […]

Araya Wins 3rd WSOP Ring at Harrah’s New Orleans, Vornicu Smashes All Records

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Araya Wins 3rd WSOP Ring at Harrah’s New Orleans, Vornicu Smashes All Records

After grueling, almost 7-hour poker play on the final table, Abraham Araya took the third WSOP gold ring in his career, claiming the $580 No-Limit Hold’em title for $27,043 at the Harrah’s New Orleans stop of the World Series of Poker. The bigger sensation, however, came in a few hours later with Valentin Vornicu who emerged victorious in the third event of the series and smashed all records by winning his 12th WSOP career ring in the early hours of Tuesday.

Following a record-setting win on Monday, San Diego-based poker pro Vornicu would be hitting the headlines in the following days and weeks. He first took down the 11th WSOP ring in his career becoming the player with the most rings ever when he won the opening event of the series. But to everyone’s surprise, most of all his own, he later claimed yet another WSOP gold ring, beating his own record. The player, born and raised in Romania, managed to achieve this feat by defeating the 348 entrants at the $365 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Single Day event on Monday evening. The 34-year old grinder said in a short interview after his historic win that he barely believed what he had done.

This was the third tournament of the series, currently taking place at the Harrah’s New Orleans casino. As the last stop of the World Series of Poker for the season, the festival is attracting a lot of poker pros and enthusiasts from all over the country. The $365 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Single Day event (Event #3) drew a strong field of 349 players and collected a total prize pool of $104,700, quite an attractive amount given the reasonable entry fee of only $365. Vornicu held the chip lead on the final table with 848,000, followed by Jerry Monroe (583,000), and Kien Tran (438,000). All finalists were guaranteed $1,831, while the winner was promised $24,084.

After several eliminations, Vornicu faced Joshua Lowing from Pensacola in the heads-up battle and managed to defeat him. For his second position, Lowing took a cash prize of $14,887, while Vornicu took home $24,084 and the 12th WSOP ring in his career.

More Exciting Events at Harrah’s New Orleans

While Valentin Vornicu won the first and the third tournaments of the poker festival at Harrah’s New Orleans, the second event was taken down by yet another poker player born outside the United States. The 41-year-old East Africa native Abraham Araya managed to survive to the final table at the $580 No-Limit Hold’em and to dominate over the other finalists to claim the title and the first place prize of $27,043.

Araya was one of the 208 entries that bought in the event with a total prize pool of $104,000 and it was not easy for him to take over. The top 21 spots finished in the money and Jeff Trudeau led the final 17 players on Monday, but soon he hit the rails in 11th position before making it to the final table. The last three players received over $10,000 and the one who busted 3rd was Nolan Burton who took home $12,061. To claim the title, Texas-based Abraham Araya defeated Bob Beck heads-up and took his third WSOP ring. This is his first win after nearly 6 years and for it, he banked $27,043 and earned a seat at the 2018 Global Casino Championship this summer.

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