Spectacle Only Company to Apply for Terre Haute, Indiana Casino License

The deadline to seek the license for Indiana’s next casino struck on Monday, and sources tell Casino.org that only one company ended up applying for it.

Terre Haute will likely be the location of Indiana’s next casino. On Monday, Vigo County officials signed off on an agreement with Spectacle Jack LLC, which is the only company seeking the gaming license for the community located on the Illinois state line. (Image: Indiana Public Media) read more

Oregon Lottery Sports Betting App Scoreboard Posts First Month Handle of $13.1 Million, Lucky Bettor Turns $5 Into $82,000 on 15-Team Parlay

The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile application, known as “Scoreboard,” notched a decent first month handle of $13.1 million, paying $12.1 million of that tally to winning gamblers.

Oregon’s first month with the Scoreboard app was a success, and lucky for a bettor that turned $5 into $82,000. (Image: Statesman Journal) read more

High 5 Games goes live with Videoslots

High 5 Games (H5G), the industry’s leading independent casino games provider, has launched its portfolio of slots with leading online casino Videoslots.com. The deal significantly expands the offering of the industry’s biggest casino, with H5G’s popular range of games including Way Out Wilds, Shadow of the Panther Power Bet, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds, as …

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Relax Gaming tests the elements in new slot Wildchemy

Relax Gaming, the innovative content provider and aggregation platform, is mixing up a winning formula as it opens up its latest network release, Wildchemy. The explosive 5×5 slot transports players to a post-medieval era laboratory, featuring Magical Portals, Exploding Scatter Symbols and Free Spins that create a wildly exciting gaming experience brimming with player anticipation. …

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Japan Already Considering Tax Rules For Foreign Winners at Yet to be Built Integrated Resorts

Japanese politicians are evaluating proposals that would implement withholding taxes on international winners at the country’s yet-to-be-constructed integrated resorts, saying that laying out a tax system prior to the venues being built could make life easier for revenue collectors and gaming companies.

Japan’s casinos aren’t yet open, but the country is already mulling tax treatment of foreign winners. (Image: Bloomberg) read more

Atlantic City’s Controversial Effort to Eliminate Elected Mayor’s Post Gets Casino-Connected Donations

Morris Bailey — who owns Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel — has contributed over $126,000 to a referendum effort that could reorganize the New Jersey seaside community’s city government, according to news reports. Unions are also supporting the cause.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small is among those rejecting the effort to replace an elected mayor with a city manager in the New Jersey community. (Image: Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City) read more

Soft2Bet obtains Swedish gaming licence, launches two of its leading brands

Casino and sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has received SGA licence approval to launch and operate brands on the Swedish regulated market. The company has certified its platform and two of its leading brands, Campobet and YoYo casino, with established agency, BMM laboratories. After several successful inspections and audits, both are now fully compliant in the …

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Digitain to launch all new sportsbook Partial Cash-Out feature

Leading sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has added an innovative new feature to its sportsbook offering: Partial Cash-Out. With Partial Cash-Out, users will have the chance to partially cash-out their bets in-play, allowing partners to attract new customers and retain existing ones by giving players complete control over their unsettled bets. The cutting-edge …

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Japan Home to Most Legal Gaming Machines in the World, as Country Inches Closer to Commercial Casinos

Japan is home to more legal gaming machines than any other country in the world, and its total number of betting positions will only increase with its three forthcoming commercial casino integrated resorts.

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There are more pachinko machines in Japan than slot machines in all of the US – and it’s not even close. (Image: Robert Alexander/Getty) read more

New England Patriots Take Show on Road to Baltimore, Look to Remain Undefeated

The New England Patriots (8-0) have been perfect this year, but face a difficult test tonight in Baltimore against the 5-2 Ravens.

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit the Baltimore Ravens tonight. (Image: Getty) read more

Online Poker Returns to Pennsylvania, PokerStars to Soft-Launch Monday

On Monday, November 4, PokerStars is expected to deal the first legally licensed hand of online poker in Pennsylvania. It’s been more than eight years since the world’s biggest online poker site last accepted bets from players in the Keystone State.

PokerStars Pennsylvania

Excitement for Pennsylvania’s poker fans with the launch of PokerStars on Monday – just don’t expect it to be like the good old days. (Image: PokerStars) read more

UK’s Nat West Bank to Offer In-Branch Counseling for Gambling Addicts

Gambling addicts in the UK could shortly receive counseling from their local bank as part of a new program soon to be trialed at select branches of NatWest, The Guardian reports.

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GamCare says banks like NatWest are uniquely positioned to help customers who may be impacted by problem gambling. (Image: RBS) read more

New York State Studying Equalization of Taxes Between Commercial and Tribal Casinos

The New York State Gaming Commission wants to study the impact of equalizing the contributions that tribal gaming operators and their commercial counterparts pay to the state.

Resorts World Catskills

New York’s four commercial casinos, such as Resorts World Catskills (pictured), have struggled since opening in 2017 and 2018 and are asking for rate equalization with the tribes. (Image: Resorts World Catskills) read more

Canelo Alvarez Heavily Favored to Take Light Heavyweight Title vs. Sergey Kovalev

Canelo Alvarez is expected to pick up a world championship in a fourth weight class on Saturday, when he takes on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Canelo Alvarez (left) is moving up to light heavyweight to take on WBO champion Sergey Kovalev (right) at the MGM Grand on Saturday. (Image: Amanda Westcott/DAZN) read more

Skrill named Best Digital Wallet 2019 by Juniper Research

Skrill, the digital wallet which is powered by leading specialised payments platform Paysafe, has been named platinum winner of the Payment Innovation: Best Digital Wallet category at Juniper Research’s 2019 Future Digital Awards. The awards, which are in their eleventh year, recognise organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their industry and are positioned to …

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High 5 Games and Relax Gaming roll out Way Out Wilds with Unibet

Casino games provider High 5 Games (H5G) has launched its popular game Way Out Wilds with Kindred Group’s flagship brand Unibet, marking the supplier’s first game integration via the Relax Gaming platform. Following a seamless integration, Unibet players across various markets, including Sweden, now have access to one of H5G’s best performing releases of 2019. …

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MGM Resorts Settles With 2017 Mass Shooting Victims for $735M-$800M

MGM Resorts has reached a major settlement with plaintiffs who have pending lawsuits against the casino operator stemming from the October 1, 2017, mass shooting that left 58 victims dead and more than 800 others injured.

MGM Resorts settlement shooting

MGM Resorts, predominantly through its insurance coverage, is settling 2017 shooting lawsuits for as much as $800 million. (Image: AP) read more

Chicago Alderman Beale Claims to Have South Side Casino Location, Interest From Two Gaming Companies

Alderman Anthony Beale, who represents Chicago’s ninth ward, says he has a location on the South Side that would be ideal for a casino and is urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) to alter the process the city is using to make a gaming project a reality.

Alderman Anthony Beale has a Chicago casino plan, but there’s already opposition to it. (Image: Chicago Sun-Times) read more

Pragmatic Play releases Tree of Riches

The 1×3, easy-to-understand slot has a Far-Eastern theme, with bags of money acting as symbols. The riches-filled tree allows for big wins, as players can multiply their winnings by up to 10x, thanks to the “Respin” feature. The tree of riches symbol takes the place of a Wild, and if two or more of these …

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NetEnt takes Victorious to the MAX

NetEnt has relaunched VictoriousTM as Victorious MAXTM, breathing new life into a classic casino title that was one of the company’s initial mobile-first games. For more than seven years, Roman empire-themed Victorious has been a strong performer and the addition of the MAX volatility setting gives players a second option of play, increasing the potential …

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NSFW: Fantasy Sports Sites Blocked at US Workplaces Including Fortune 100 Company

Fantasy sports remains popular in the US despite the expansion of legal sports betting. But workers trying to access their weekly lineups while on the job are encountering internet barriers while using employer-supplied computers and devices.

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Can you access your fantasy sports league at work? One career placement expert says such gaming contests could be good for office morale. (Image: Ladders) read more

NSFW: Fantasy Sports Sites Blocked at US Workplaces Including Fortune 100 Company

Fantasy sports remains popular in the US despite the expansion of legal sports betting. But workers trying to access their weekly lineups while on the job are encountering internet barriers while using employer-supplied computers and devices.

daily fantasy sports league office pool

Can you access your fantasy sports league at work? One career placement expert says such gaming contests could be good for office morale. (Image: Ladders) read more

DC Lottery Sports Betting Injunction to be Resolved Quickly, Judge Says

A judge in the District of Columbia has extended an injunction against the DC Lottery from executing its contract with Intralot until Oct. 28 and set the date for a hearing to decide on whether maintain the moratorium.

The DC Lottery’s sports betting contract will remain on hold, at least for now, according to a DC Superior Court judge. The next hearing on the case will be held on Oct. 18. (Image: Foursquare) read more

Early Macau Golden Week Visitor Arrivals Far Short of Government Expectations

Golden Week in Macau is off to a slow start in terms of visitor arrivals.

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Macau Golden Week guests shouldn’t have any trouble finding a seat at their favorite table game. (Image: Reuters) read more

Maverick Continues Shopping Spree, Scoops up Three Colorado Casinos in Deal With CC Gaming

Maverick Gaming LLC, a closely held regional company, is continuing its recent slew of purchases by acquiring CC Gaming LLC, Colorado’s largest operator of smaller, local casinos.

Maverick Gaming is making a Colorado splash, buying three casinos there, including the Grand Z. (Image: YouTube) read more

Microgaming explores the seven seas with Boom Pirates

Microgaming is setting sail for adventure in Boom Pirates, the latest online slot created by Foxium exclusively for Microgaming. Amid stunning artwork and animations, Captain Mary hoists the Jolly Roger with her band of pirates in this dynamic slot packed with a shipload of treasures, which include the all-new Wonderways™ and Foxify™ features. Pillage the …

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The fastest Blackjack on the market: Pragmatic Play’s Live Blackjack innovates the live dealer market

Multi-product provider to the iGaming industry Pragmatic Play has constantly improved and expanded its Live Casino offering ever since its acclaimed launch this year. With new features and a wide range of tables with different limits available to players, Pragmatic Play has taken the next step to modelling its Live Blackjack offering into the fastest …

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NoLimitCity releases Pixies vs Pirates

The Malta based software provider known for their popular and vibrate video slot games announce a first of its kind game that introduces two mechanics combined into one great experience thanks to their latest release, Pixies vs Pirates. The game has been launched globally across all worldwide partners following a successful timed-release on an industry …

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BF Games launches portfolio with BetConstruct

BF Games has launched its collection of slots and bingo games within BetConstruct’s platform. Popular titles including Bonnie & Clyde, Aztec Adventure, and newly released Book of Gods and Ramses Rising, are now available through BetConstruct’s Casino Suite following a successful integration. The strategic partnership will serve as a boost to BF Games as the …

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Iforium makes LatAm market debut with Codere Partnership

Iforium, the leading casino aggregation platform provider, is entering the rapidly regulating Latam region for the first time following a significant Gameflex platform integration agreement with the leading operator Codere. The multi-year deal will see Codere access Iforium’s market leading Gameflex aggregation platform via a single API integration, with phase one allowing the brand’s players …

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