Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

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Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

Popular software provider, Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn, a leading operator. The partnership will give the operator’s players access to the entirety of Pragmatic Play renowned portfolio, such as recent releases Da Vinci’s Treasure and Peking Luck, as well as the ever-popular Wolf Gold. Melissa Summerfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: Lahcene Merzoug, CEO at ComeOn, said: The fact ...

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Feds file Charges against Poker Pro for Running Pot Operation

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Feds file Charges against Poker Pro for Running Pot Operation
It turns out this poker pro is making a living from two different pots, that is, one's from poker, and the other is from another type of pot. Which one is giving him the most profit? It seems to be the latter, but because distributing drugs is against the law, he's been arrested and now he's going to pay big time for that. Earlier in February, poker pro Micah Raskin from Long Island got busted at a major marijuana raid. This time, he is facing additional federal charges for dispensing over 100 [...]
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Meadowlands Racetrack asks for live race date reduction

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Meadowlands Racetrack asks for live race date reduction

Facing growing competition from venues in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and New York, Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey has reportedly announced that it wants to offer only 68 live horseracing dates next year. Track desires ‘purse subsidy’: According to a Sunday report from the TapIntoHorses.net horseracing news website, the East Rutherford track will have […]
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Penn National Gaming completes $2.8B acquisition of Pinnacle

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Penn National Gaming completes $2.8B acquisition of Pinnacle

Penn National Gaming Inc. has completed the $2.8 billion acquisition of smaller rival Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., solidifying its position as the second-largest gaming company by properties in the U.S.

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Tauranga launches ‘sinking lid’ consultation

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Tauranga launches ‘sinking lid’ consultation

In New Zealand, officials in Tauranga have reportedly proposed implementing a ‘sinking lid’ policy towards gaming machines as part of a newly-launched consultation into the northern city’s future policies on licensed gambling. Discussion to run until November 16: According to a report from the local Sun Live newspaper, the public discussion is set to run […]
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Nolimit City deals with SoftGamings

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Nolimit City deals with SoftGamings

Popular software provider Nolimit City deals with SoftGamings, a leading casino aggregator. Since Nolimit City deals with SoftGamings, Nolimit City becomes the latest provider to join SoftGamings’ extensive supplier library. This comes after the Swedish-Malta based software provider announced several other deals with leading Tier1 operators throughout 2018. The fact that Nolimit City deals with SoftGamings will open the doors ...

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

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Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

In Ontario, Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation subsidiary, Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), on Thursday, announced that on Monday, October 15, its Shorelines Casino Peterborough is scheduled to open its doors to the public for the first time. According to the official press release… The grand opening celebration, which will commence at 5pm at the new gambling facility on […]
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Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

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Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

When it comes to casino games, there are traditional favorites like blackjack, that players like to play every time they visit a gambling venue. Over the years, individuals have tried to mix up game play and create new variations of traditional casino games to offer players something more. Geoff Hall is considered a top name […]
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Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

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Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

As many as 220 hopefuls from all five starting flights advance into the final day of action

Flight E, the final one scheduled to be played within the $400 buy-in opening event of the 2018 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop, was completed Saturday at the host casino. More than 1,000 entrants flocked to the venue to register into the tournament and swell its overall field to 2,563.

Day 1E of the event thus drew its largest flight. Registration is now closed and there is just one day left to be played on which a champion will be determined. With the closure of registration into the event, we can now tell how much was generated in prize money and what portion of the prize pool the winner will walk out with.

The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777. The massive field of Flight E helped for the guarantee to be easily surpassed. The total amount of $845,790 was generated from the event’s five flights. The top 220 finishers are set to receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $849.

As for the winner, their lion’s share of the prize pool will amount to $124,385. In addition, they will also receive a gold ring from the series. It is yet to be seen whether a new member will join the WSOP Circuit gold ring winners club or the player who claims the opening event title will be someone with previous circuit victories.

Day 1E Highlights

A total of 1,011 entries registered into the tournament through Flight E on Saturday. They generated a prize pool of $333,630 to add to the overall one. As many as 19 levels were played as part of Day 1E and once those were completed, there were just 89 players to have survived through the day. They bagged and tagged for the night and will return to the home casino later today to merge with the hopefuls from the previous two days for one final day of action.

A total of 220 players will return to the host venue to battle it down to a champion. Action is set to resume today at 11 am local time at Horseshoe Hammond which will kindly host the WSOP Circuit for the next week or so. The plan is for a winner to be determined by the end of the day, but it is yet to be seen how action will unfold.

Daniel Kitzis bagged the largest stack at the end of Day 1E with 687,000 in chips. The player will thus enter Day 2 competition second in chips, with Day 1A’s David Larson being the one to top the overall chip counts chart. Larson bagged more than 700,000 at the end of Flight A.

The $400 opening event is one of two on the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond schedule to feature multiple starting flights, the other one being the $1,700 Main Event. That second tournament is scheduled to kick off on October 19 with the first of two starting flights and $1 million in guaranteed prize money.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

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BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

American casino operator Wynn Resorts Limited has announced that it has entered into a ‘strategic partnership’ with European digital sportsbetting operator BetBull Limited in order to take advantage of the budding sports wagering market in the United States. Acquiring a minority stake: The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that […]
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Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

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Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

Flights C and D of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders

Friday saw the completion of two more starting flights in the $400 buy-in opening event of this year’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop. Flights C and D together drew a total of 869 entries to bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders.

The tournament features five starting flights this year, one more from its 2017 edition, and a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777, up from $500,000 from last year. There is one more starting flight to take place within the tournament and hopes are that the guarantee will be surpassed.

Flight C of the event was the largest one so far. It attracted 525 entries, or 100 more than Flight A which took place on Thursday at the host casino. The Flight C entrants added the total amount of $181,170 to the overall prize pool. Of all the players who registered via the third starting flight, the top 63 finishers secured a payday of $592.

As many as 19 levels were played within Day 1C, and by their end there were just 50 players left in contention. The final 50 from the third starting flight are to advance into the final Day 2, which will take place Sunday at the host casino. James Gregg emerged as the Flight C chip leader with 400,000, but he was still short of the 717,000 Day 1A’s David Larson bagged.

Flight D Details

The second flight of the day was just as thrilling although a bit less busy. It drew as many as 344 entries who generated a prize pool of $113,520, bringing the overall prize pool to $512,160. Flight D’s top 36 finishers secured a payout on Friday and it amounted to $587.

Only 30 players made it through all the levels played throughout the day to advance into the tournament’s finale. Steve Federspiel accumulated the largest stack of the day, putting 418,000 worth of chips in his bag. He, too, is trailing far behind the overall chip leader. It is yet to be seen whether Larson will remain comfortably on his top spot on the temporary leaderboard after the completion of today’s Flight E, the final one scheduled as part of the tournament.

The survivors from the five starting flights will combine for the first time on Sunday. Day 2 action will kick off at 11 am and play will continue until a winner is determined.

Last year, Jonathan Tamayo (pictured) was crowned the victor. The player collected $101,404 in prize money and his career’s third WSOP Circuit gold ring after outlasting a massive field of 2,349 entrants. The event generated a prize pool of $704,700 last year, beating the $500,000 guarantee.

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Wynn investigations in Nevada, Massachusetts drawing to close

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Wynn investigations in Nevada, Massachusetts drawing to close

Investigations into Wynn Resorts Ltd. and its founder, Steve Wynn, are nearing completion in both Massachusetts and Nevada, with a growing likelihood that Silver State gaming regulators will finish first.

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Betsoft Gaming signs strategic content agreement with Soft2Bet

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Betsoft Gaming signs strategic content agreement with Soft2Bet

Betsoft Gaming signed a comprehensive content agreement with multi-brand, multi-market operator and platform provider Soft2Bet to further solidified its European presence. With the new deal and under the terms of the agreement, Soft2Bet will directly integrate all Betsoft games – including player favourites and exciting innovations in the Slots3TM Series – across ten casino brands, reaching regulated markets throughout Europe and the Nordic ...

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Facial recognition technology coming to Las Vegas Strip casinos

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Facial recognition technology coming to Las Vegas Strip casinos

A major casino operator on Las Vegas Boulevard has launched new facial recognition technology, Alec Massey, a director in PwC’s Connected Solutions practice, said during a Global Gaming Expo panel discussion.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Poker Showdown: Phil Ivey versus Justin Bonomo

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Poker Showdown: Phil Ivey versus Justin Bonomo
Two of the best poker pros in the game have battled heads-up just recently, and it's really interesting to watch and learn from them as they play a high-stakes match. Justin BonomoThanks to his consecutive and incredibly huge wins recently made just at the first half of 2018, Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo currently sits at the 1st spot at the United States All Time Money List according to The Hendonmob website. His total live earnings are more than $43 million, and his Best Live Cash is a[...]
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First Two Starting Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Draw 659 Entrants

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First Two Starting Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Draw 659 Entrants

Two starting flights of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event are now in the books; three more to go

The first two of the five starting flights of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 buy-in Opening Event were played on Thursday and it should be said that it was certainly a busy day at the host casino. Last year’s edition of this same tournament drew a massive field of 2,349 entries and hopes are that that number will be crushed this year.

The tournament featured four starting flights in 2017, but organizers have decided to add one more flight for its 2018 edition. With that said, chances that the field from last year will be surpassed are extremely huge.

As mentioned earlier, there were two starting flights to be marked as complete by the end of the day. Flight A drew 425 entrants, with those generating $140,250 in prize money. The top 45 spots were attached to a cash of $634 as per the tournament’s structure. Of the 425 entries on Day 1A, there were only 30 players left by the time all levels scheduled for the day were completed.

That means that everyone from 31st to 45th place received $634 in prize money after dropping out from the race. The remaining 30 survivors will return for Day 2 action on Sunday at 11 am local time.

They will be led by David Larson. The player bagged and tagged 717,000 last night to top not only the Flight A chip counts chart but also the overall temporary leaderboard. Jeremy Lenz put the day’s second largest stack in his bag for 565,000 in chips. Andrew Rubingberg had a total of 462,000 at the end of the day.

Flight B Information

As many as 234 entrants registered into the event through Flight B. That brought the overall field from the two starting flights that took place on Thursday to 659. Flight B created a prize pool of $77,220. Combined with the prize money from Flight A, the overall prize pool now stands at $217,470. The tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777, which, as it can be seen, is yet to be beaten.

Only 21 hopefuls survived through Day 1B. This means that a total of 51 players will head into Day 2 from Days 1A and 1B. It is to be seen how many will join them from the remaining three flights of this thrilling tournament.

Matthew Eng emerged as the Flight B chip leader by the end of the night. The player put 440,000 in his bag to head with those into the final day of action on Sunday.

It was Texan player Jonathan Tamayo who claimed the title in the last year’s edition of the tournament. He collected $101,404 in prize money and his third gold ring from the series. The player has won one more gold ring after his triumph at Horseshoe Hammond.

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Microgaming introduces latest addition: Fortune Factory Studios

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Microgaming introduces latest addition: Fortune Factory Studios

Leading software development company, Microgaming, has added Fortune Factory Studios to its growing arsenal of independent game builders. The latest edition will develop exclusive content for the Isle of Man based firm, along with its already established Slingshot Studios, Triple Edge Studios and South Africa-based, Stormcraft Studios. According to the official press release… The new dynamic game building studio is […]
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Starts Today with Massive Opening Event

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WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Starts Today with Massive Opening Event

This year’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop kicks off with a $777,777 guaranteed event

Another thrilling WSOP Circuit festival is on its way and Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Indiana is set to play host to it. The casino welcomes the popular poker series today at noon local time when the first of twelve gold ring events is slated to kick off. The latest WSOP Circuit stop is set to run through October 22.

As mentioned earlier, the upcoming festival will feature twelve gold ring events, which means there will be twelve pieces of one of the most coveted non-monetary prizes in modern poker up for grabs.

The WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop will begin with a four-day, multiple starting flight No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The $400 buy-in event will feature a total of five starting flights and those will be played over three days. Day 2, the tournament’s final one, will take place on Sunday, October 14. It is also important to note that the opening event will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777. With that guarantee, the WSOP Circuit is upping its game from last year’s Horseshoe Hammond stop, when Event #1 on the schedule featured $500,000 in guaranteed prize money.

A WSOP Circuit festival would not be complete without its Main Event. The Horseshoe Hammond stop’s $1,700 Main Event is scheduled for October 19-22. It will feature two starting flights, played over two separate days, and two more days of actions. Entries will have the chance to win a share of the $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The Main Event champion at Horseshoe Hammond will be awarded a gold ring, the lion’s share of the prize money, and an automatic seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship.

Last Year’s Big Winners

Last year’s edition of the WSOP Circuit took place October 12-23 at the host casino. It again kicked off with a multiple starting flight tournament. The event featured four starting flights and one more day of play. It drew a massive field of 2,349 entries who crashed the $500,000 guarantee and generated a prize pool of $704,700.

The top 251 finishers received a share of the money, but it was Texan Jonathan Tamayo who emerged as the victor. The player won his third gold ring from the series and a first-place cash of $101,404. It is interesting to note that Tamayo captured one more gold piece after his triumph at Horseshoe Hammond. He bested the field of a $580 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament at The Bicycle Casino this past spring.

Blake Battaglia from Chicago, Illinois outlasted the 1,247-strong field of last year’s Horseshoe Hammond Main Event. The player emerged victorious to claim his first gold ring from the WSOP Circuit and a first-place prize of $332,020.

As mentioned above, the 2017 edition of the Horseshoe Hammond Main Event drew 1,247 entrants and generated a prize pool of $1,870,500, or nearly two times the $1 million guarantee. The top 135 finishers received a share of the money.

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UNLV grad survives ‘Shark Tank’ stars, wins G2E innovation contest

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UNLV grad survives ‘Shark Tank’ stars, wins G2E innovation contest

A former Strip bellman and 1992 UNLV graduate is $10,000 richer and will get a free booth at the 2019 Global Gaming Expo trade show after winning a “Shark Tank”-inspired product innovation competition Thursday.

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RotoGrinders.com establishes RG Network

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RotoGrinders.com establishes RG Network

American daily fantasy sports tournament player rankings provider, RotoGrinders.com, has announced the establishment of RG Network to better leverage its position and more successfully accommodate its recent acquisition of PocketFives.com. Four diverse brands: The provider used an official Wednesday press release to explain that the new RG Network entity is to consist of four distinctive […]
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Triton Poker Releases Episode 2 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game - Tom Dwan Gets Stacked Again

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Triton Poker Releases Episode 2 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game - Tom Dwan Gets Stacked Again
Last week, Triton Poker released Episode 1 of their popular SHR Short Deck Cash Game in Jeju, South Korea, where Tom Dwan walked out after losing a huge pot worth $2.3 million to Paul Phua. This week, fans can finally get to watch the continuation as Triton Poker released Episode 2. The cash game event is still held at the same venue (Landing Casino in Jeju, South Korea), and still playing with the 36-card Short Deck Poker. Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2018 Event info: Short De[...]
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Caesars to Welcome First Guests of Non-Gambling Dubai Resorts in Mid-November

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Caesars to Welcome First Guests of Non-Gambling Dubai Resorts in Mid-November

Caesars’ first post-bankruptcy properties set to open doors in Dubai in mid-November

Hotel room bookings are now available for Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s two new non-gaming resorts in Dubai, Casino News Daily has learned. It seems that one of the two properties is set to open doors in mid-November and the other will welcome its first guests in early December, or a little over a year after the Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant emerged from a lengthy Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The opening of two resorts in Dubai comes as part of the company’s strategy to diversify its portfolio with non-gaming operations and to expand its brands geographically across different jurisdictions.

News about Caesars’ expansion to the United Arab Emirates first emerged this past spring. The company announced that it would operate two non-gaming resorts as part of the larger Bluewaters Island development project, managed by the state-linked Meraas Holding.

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai will feature as many as 479 hotel rooms, as well as different food and beverage, entertainment, and retail options. As mentioned above, the properties will not offer any casino-style gambling services as this type of activity is prohibited in the UAE and the region as a whole.

Hotel room bookings at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai are available from November 15 onwards. Guests can choose from different options, including rooms with ocean views of the Arabian Gulf. Rates start at AED2,080 per night for a Resort Deluxe King Room overlooking the “lush gardens of Bluewaters Island”. Bookings at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai are available from December 1 onwards. Room rates start from AED1,360 per night for a Resort Deluxe King Room.

Caesars’ Expansion Plans

The company has said that it is definitely looking to expand to the the Middle East. After the upcoming launch of the two Dubai resorts, Caesars will also be eyeing expansion into Saudi Arabia, as it has pointed out. Saudi Arabia is looking to reduce its heavy reliance on oil exports and to develop a non-religious tourism industry which will only make it attractive to Western companies like Caesars.

The Las Vegas company also announced earlier this year that it would develop a non-gaming Caesars Palace-branded resort in Puerto Los Cabos, a popular coastal tourism draw in Mexico. Caesars said it would invest $200 million into that project. Construction work on the beachfront property is expected to commence in the first half of 2019.

Aside from expanding its non-gaming operations across multiple jurisdictions, Caesars might also be looking to extend its global gambling footprint. It has emerged that the company is one of the likely bidders for the operation of a €1-billion casino as part of a larger, €8-billion integrated resort that is planned to be built at the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport near Athens, Greece. Bidding process for the gaming license is yet to be opened by local regulators, but it is believed that Caesars has been among the first major casino operators to have lodged interest in the grand scheme.

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G2E panels in Las Vegas discuss #MeToo

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G2E panels in Las Vegas discuss #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has companies around the world re-evaluating their sexual harassment policies and procedures, including those in the casino industry.

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G2E panels discuss #METoo

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G2E panels discuss #METoo

The #MeToo movement has companies around the world re-evaluating their sexual harassment policies and procedures, including those in the casino industry.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wazdan shortlisted for Best Gaming Innovation at SBC Awards 2018

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Wazdan shortlisted for Best Gaming Innovation at SBC Awards 2018

Dynamic slots-maker Wazdan has been shortlisted for ‘Best Gaming Innovation’ at the SBC Awards 2018, which recognise and reward expertise and innovation in the betting and gaming industries. Now in its fifth year, the SBC Awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major iGaming sectors. The SBC Awards 2018 will be ...

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G2E opens with a keynote speech on women in boardrooms

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G2E opens with a keynote speech on women in boardrooms

Sharon Delaney McCloud, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, delivered the first keynote address at this week’s Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo Convention Center and The Venetian. The focus was women representation on corporate boards.

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GamblingCompliance experts Donata Szabo and Joe Ewens as moderators at EGC2018

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GamblingCompliance experts Donata Szabo and Joe Ewens as moderators at EGC2018

GamblingCompliance experts Donata Szabo and Joe Ewens were announced as moderators for two important panels at EGC2018. There is less than a week to go until the inaugural edition of European Gaming Congress (EGC) kicks off in Ljubljana and based on the organizers, the event is building up to be of a great success. As stated in earlier press releases, ...

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Battle Of Malta Package Up For Grabs This Week!

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Battle Of Malta Package Up For Grabs This Week!
888poker will be giving away an Exclusive Battle of Malta package worth $1,700 to a "lucky" BankrollMob member this week! Here is some information: 1st Qualifier will run Wednesday, October 10 at 21:00 CET - Top 5 players advance to final qualifier. Click here for further information. 2nd Qualifier will run Thursday, October 11 at 21:00 CET - Top 5 players advance to final qualifier. Click here for further information. Final Qualifier will run Sunday, October 14 at 14:00 CET. 10 players f[...]
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Monday, October 8, 2018

David Sill Leads Final 8 Into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 3

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David Sill Leads Final 8 Into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 3

Justin Boggs fails to defend his title from last year, busts in 23rd place

This year’s edition of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event drew 389 entries over two starting flights. Of them, only 74 made it to Day 2 of the prestigious tournament. And of those 74, only the final eight bagged and tagged for the night last night at the host riverboat casino.

They will resume action today at 1 pm local time and will play down to a champion. Stakes are big as the last person standing will collect a cash prize of $129,654, a gold ring, and an automatic entry into the season-ending Global Casino Championship that will be payed next August and will award a WSOP gold bracelet to the winner.

But while there is quite some time until the Global Casino Championship, the winner of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana is just hours away from being determined.

The field of this year’s edition of the tournament generated a prize pool of $589,335. The money was split into 45 payouts, min-cashes starting from $2,664. The bubble burst at some point on Day 2 of the event.

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 action unfolded quite quickly on Sunday at the host venue. It was not long after cards were thrown in the air that the first elimination of the day occurred. And what followed next was a storm of eliminations. Action did not reduce speed after the bubble burst and players continued walking out in quick succession.

Notables who failed to make it through the end of the day but cashed from the tournament included former WSOP gold bracelet winner Alan Percal as well as former WSOP Circuit gold ring winners Ari Engel, Neil Scott, and Timothy Miles, among others. Justin Boggs, last year’s champ of the Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, departed in 23rd place. He received a consolation prize of $4,874 for failing to defend his title.

As mentioned earlier, the final day of the event will kick off with eight players still in contention for the title and the accompanying first-place prize and gold ring. David Sill from Titusville, Florida will be leading the eight finalists with a stack of 3.125 million. The player will kick off action as the only one to have passed the three-million mark.

Heather Alcorn with 2.76 million and one-time gold ring winner Kevin Iacofano 2.295 million will come into Day 3 as the other two top stacks. Two-time gold ring winner Michael Lech is also among those in contention. However, the player who sports a WSOP bankroll of nearly $600,000 will start Day 3 action as the short stack.

Play is set to resume today at 1 pm local time at the host casino. As already pointed out, the eight finalists will play down to a winner. With that, the WSOP Circuit will wrap up its Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop and will head to Horseshoe Hammond where its next festival is slated to begin on October 11.

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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh cancels iGaming plans

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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh cancels iGaming plans

In Pennsylvania, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has reportedly pulled out of plans that would have seen it launch an independent online gambling service with its trio of licenses now set to be sold off to ‘qualified gaming entities’ that could encompass out-of-state operators. Decision reversal: According to a Thursday report from CalvinAyre.com, the casino owned by […]
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ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor for the inaugural European Gaming Congress

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ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor for the inaugural European Gaming Congress

European Gaming Congress is designed to bring together industry experts, regulators, operators and service providers to discuss key issues facing markets when working with compliance updates and licensing. The organizers are honored to announce the support of ORYX Gaming as General Sponsor, a leading turnkey solutions provider offering unrivalled software, services and content for the iGaming industry. ORYX products include ...

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Macau Golden Week visitor tally up 12 percent first 6 days

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Macau Golden Week visitor tally up 12 percent first 6 days

Data issued by the Macao Government Tourism Office on Sunday shows that nearly 812,500 tourists visited the former Portuguese enclave during the first six days of the ‘Golden Week’ public holiday. The figure indicating an increase in visitor tally by an average of 11.8 percent. According to GGRAsia… A 12.1 percent year-on-year (YOY) decline in day […]
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

BOSS Gaming solutions scores Malta Gaming Licence

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BOSS Gaming solutions scores Malta Gaming Licence

BOSS Gaming Solutions recently announced that it has received a Gaming Service License from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). According to the news release… The license covers the iGaming software developer’s main offering, BOSS. Gaming platform, which is a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-ready solution in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as responsible gaming. […]
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Justin Boggs Vies for Second WSOP Circuit Main Event Title at Horseshoe Southern Indiana

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Justin Boggs Vies for Second WSOP Circuit Main Event Title at Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Justin Boggs eyes second Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event title, after claiming his first one this time last year

Another day has passed at Horseshoe Southern Indiana where a WSOP Circuit stop is currently taking place, and it has produced a plethora of thrilling stories from the poker tables. But what was perhaps the biggest story of that day was defending Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event champ Justin Boggs vying for a back-to-back title at the riverboat casino.

Day 1B of the $1,700 Main Event was played on Saturday. It saw Boggs enter it to make it through the 15 levels played throughout the day, and finally bag and tag 255,500 at the end of the night. Boggs thus secured a spot among the top 15 chip stacks into Day 2 of the prestigious tournament.

Precisely a year ago, Boggs swept through the field of the $1,675 Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana for his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and a cash prize of $139,920. There are two more days of play within this year’s edition of the tournament and it is yet to be seen whether the player will be able to defend his well-deserved title.

The Main Event drew a total of 389 entries this year who generated a prize pool of $589,307. The top 45 spots will get paid, with min-cashes starting from $2,663 and going all the way up to the first-place prize of $129,953.

Highlights from Day 1B

Day 1B of the tournament was busier than the first starting flight. Tournament records show that Flight B drew 223 entrants to add to the 166 competitors who registered into the Main Event through Flight A, played at the host casino on Friday.

The second, and final, flight was wrapped up with 43 hopefuls bagging and tagging for the night. Michael Shanahan was the player who emerged as the chip leader last night. He put 374,500 worth in chips in his bag to top not only the Flight B leaderboard but also the overall chip counts chart, meaning that the player will enter Day 2 action in the comfortable position of the overall chip leader.

Melih “Turk” Birdal ranks second in the overall leaderboard with 356,000. The player entered the competition through Flight B. Day 1A chip leader James Hill is rounding out top three of the chip counts chart with 343,000.

Day 2 action is set to kick off at 1 pm local time. The 43 survivors from Flight B will be joined by the 31 players who made it through Day 1A for a day full of quality poker action. The players will fight for a paid spot as the money bubble is expected to burst at some point today. The final day of the tournament will be played tomorrow at the host casino. The survivors from today will gather for the last time to play down to a champion.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

West Virginia Lottery Commission rejects integrity fee

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West Virginia Lottery Commission rejects integrity fee

In West Virginia this week, the final rules for sports betting were approved by the state Lottery Commission while a proposal to include an integrity fee was rejected. According to the West Virginia MetroNews… It was the second time the integrity fee had been rejected when earlier this year during the legislative session attempts by […]
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James Hill Leads 31 Hopefuls after WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 1A

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James Hill Leads 31 Hopefuls after WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 1A

Main Event action resumes today at the host casino Horseshoe Southern Indiana

James Hill bagged the largest stack at the end of the first of two flights in the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,700 Main Event. The tournament kicked off yesterday at the host casino and it will take through October 8 for the winner to be determined.

As many as 166 players registered into the Main Event on Day 1A, but only 31 of them made it through all 15 levels that were played at the riverboat gambling venue as part of the first starting flight.

As mentioned above, it was Hill who had the largest stack at the end of the day. The player put 343,000 into his end-of-the-day bag. He will be leading the 31 survivors into Day 2 of the tournament, which is set to be played on Sunday at the host facility.

Asked to comment on his performance, Hill, a Louisville, Kentucky resident, said that he was playing “real good”. Coming close behind Hill, Kevin Iacofano from Cincinnati, Ohio scooped the second largest stack last night with 334,000. Micheal Oldfather from White Salmon, Washington ranks third in the temporary chip counts chart, after accumulating a stack of 314,500 in chips throughout Day 1A.

The likes of Ari Engel, Kevin Davis, and Timothy Miles were among the notables to bag and tag for the night. Record-breaking eleven-time gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins was among the Day 1A entries, but the player got eliminated before the end of the day. Seven-time gold ring winner Vincent Moscati took a shot, as well, but did not make it through the 15 levels played on Friday.

Day 1B

The second starting flight of the Main Event is set to be played today at the host venue. Action will kick off at 11 am local time. A total of 15 levels will be played, just as on Day 1A, and registration will remain open until the beginning of Level 13 of play. This means that the overall prize pool and the places paid might be revealed by organizers by the end of the night.

The survivors from the second starting flight will join the 31 Day 1A hopefuls on Sunday at the host casino so that the two fields are combined for the first time. Action on Sunday is set to kick off at 1 pm local time. The final day of the tournament will be played on Monday. With the conclusion of the Main Event, the WSOP Circuit wrap up its Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop and will head for Horseshoe Hammond where its next stop is set to start later next week.

While the prize pool of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event as well as the first-place prize for the winner are yet to be announced, it should be noted that the champion will receive a gold ring from the popular poker series as well as an automatic entry into next year’s Global Casino Championship.

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Lucky Dragon’s failure in Las Vegas among fastest in decades

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Lucky Dragon’s failure in Las Vegas among fastest in decades

The off-Strip Lucky Dragon, which opened less than two years ago, has fully shut down and is scheduled to come up for sale at a foreclosure auction Oct. 30. The property is now surrounded by chain-link fencing.

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Upcoming EGC to discuss Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Upcoming EGC to discuss Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Boutique gaming event organizer European Gaming Media and Events has announced that its inaugural European Gaming Congress (EGC) is due to feature a special panel discussion looking at the potential in the online gambling markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hear from ‘leading experts’: According to an official Wednesday press release published by CalvinAyre.com, this one-off […]
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Foxwoods Resort Casino voted “Best Casino”

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Foxwoods Resort Casino voted “Best Casino”

Foxwoods Resort Casino recently announced that USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has voted the Mashantucket, Connecticut property the “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas.” According to the official press release… The prestigious award solicits the expertise of industry leaders in tourism and hospitality. After the elected panel of judges has nominated their preferred non-Vegas casinos by way […]
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Casino Boss Sheldon Adelson Buys $40-Million Penthouse in Tel Aviv’s Akirov Towers

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Casino Boss Sheldon Adelson Buys $40-Million Penthouse in Tel Aviv’s Akirov Towers

The Las Vegas casino boss owns one more apartment in the locally popular residential towers

US casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has increased his real estate portfolio with the recent purchase of a penthouse in one of the Akirov Towers in Tel Aviv, local financial news outlet the Globes reports. Mr. Adelson has reportedly paid $40 million for the luxury apartment.

Located on Pinkas Street in Old North Tel Aviv, the Akirov Towers were designed by Moore Yaski Sivan Architects and were built in the 2000s. The three residential towers each feature 34 stories and are nearly identical in height.

According to the Globes, Mr. Adelson bought the penthouse, which occupies the 33rd and 34th floors of the middle tower, in late July for an asking price of $40 million. The Las Vegas casino owner purchased the apartment from the sons of late Israeli business magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer. The businessman passed away in 2011.

The luxury penthouse occupies 900 square meters and has a 150-square-meter balcony with a panoramic view of Tel Aviv. The Akirov Towers are among the city’s most popular and coveted addresses. And the recently purchased apartment is not the only unit owned by the Adelson family in the towers. The Globes reports that a separate unit has previously been registered in the name of Mr. Adelson’s wife Miriam Adelson.

With estimated net worth of $35 billion (Forbes: October 5, 2018), Mr. Adelson is one of the world’s richest people. He is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant Las Vegas Sands. The businessman and his wife are major donors of different Jewish organizations. Most recently, they donated $70 million to Birthright, a program aiming to bring young Jewish adults to Israel on short educational trips.

Other Notables Owning Units in Akirov Towers

The Adelsons are not the only high-profile owners of apartments in the locally popular residential towers. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has, too, previously owned a unit in Akirov Towers, which he sold to another gambling boss several years ago.

As reported by local media, it was Playtech founder Teddy Sagi who bought the apartment on the 31sr floor in one of the three towers. The businessman reportedly paid the amount of NIS26.5 million for the unit previously owned by Mr. Barak.

Mr. Sagi actually has quite an impressive real estate portfolio across his homeland. Last spring, he bought two penthouse apartments in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Herzliya for NIS32 million. In 2010, he bought a house in the affluent Herliya Pituah beachfront neighborhood for NIS145 million. The businessman also owns a triplex on the 44-46th floors of Tel Aviv’s W Tower, which he has purchased from local real estate developer Moshe Peterburg for NIS19 million.

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Triton Poker Releases Episode 1 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game

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Triton Poker Releases Episode 1 of SHR Short Deck Cash Game
Triton Poker has officially posted the first episode of their short deck poker cash game series, entitled Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2018. Poker fans will definitely be delighted to watch this star-studded table battling it out with a 36-card deck. Earlier, Triton Poker released a 7-minute video showing Tom Dwan walking out after he lost a humongous pot worth $2.3 million to Malaysian high stakes player Paul Phua. Short-deck poker, also known as 6-plus Hold'em, became popula[...]
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Win Systems to present new products in G2E Las Vegas

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Win Systems to present new products in G2E Las Vegas

The Gaming Division from Win Systems, the leading technology supplier for the gaming and entertainment industry, will present impressive new products in the company booth #2848 in G2E Las Vegas. More specifically, the manufacturer will showcase the new slant-top machine GameStar ST3 and the amazing Symbol driven jackpot Power Gong for the GameStar slot range. Additionally, the supplier will exhibit ...

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Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM Resorts International

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Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM Resorts International

Longtime MGM Resorts International executive Bobby Baldwin, the namesake of the high-stakes poker room at Bellagio, will leave the company later this year, the company announced Thursday.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

MGM Bid to Centralize Lawsuits against October 1 Shooting Victims Fails

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MGM Bid to Centralize Lawsuits against October 1 Shooting Victims Fails

Company rejects claims that it should be held liable for “deaths, injuries, and emotional distress” resulting from the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history

A federal judges panel denied on Wednesday a request by MGM Resorts International to centralize a number of lawsuits filed by the Las Vegas casino and hospitality company in the months after last year’s Route 91 Harvest music festival mass shooting.

On the night of October 1, 2017, a lone gunman opened fire into a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from his suite on the 32nd floor of MGM-owned Mandalay Bay. As many as 58 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history and thousands were wounded.

Multiple surviving victims of the incident and families of many of those who were killed filed lawsuits or threatened to file lawsuits against MGM in the aftermath of the shooting. They all accused the gambling giant of negligence and failure to implement the necessary safety measures during the music festival.

On July 13, MGM filed lawsuits in several states, including Nevada and California, against the victims suing the company, arguing against claims that it was responsible for “deaths, injuries, and emotional distress resulting” from the deadly attack and that it did not owe anything to the victims as it was protected by a federal law that took effect after 9/11.

MGM’s Lawsuits Explained

The company filed a total of nine lawsuits back in July, collectively suing the victims of the shooting and the families of slain victims. The company’s actions have caused a wave of protests and fiery comments across social media, to which it has responded with the explanation that it only wanted to avoid lengthy and costly litigation and that it was not seeking compensation.

MGM has also pointed out that it believed it was protected from liability under the 2002 Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act, which was enforced after 9/11. Following the coordinated terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the private sector became extremely cautious when deploying security technologies as a result from the huge liability risks that involved. The SAFETY Act aimed to encourage businesses to deploy anti-terror technologies.

MGM has explained that the Route 91 Harvest security services were provided by Contemporary Services Corporation, which had been certified by US Department of Homeland Security. Companies certified by the department to provide protection against and to respond to acts of mass destruction and injury are generally protected from liability under the SAFETY Act.

However, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not identify motives for the mass shooting during its investigation and also did not bill the attack as an act of terrorism, which raises multiple questions about the validity of MGM’s claims.

The Las Vegas company filed a request last month to have all nine lawsuits centralized. Last week, a panel heard its arguments at a hearing in San Fransisco. As mentioned earlier, a panel of federal judges has decided against the request. MGM said in a Wednesday statement that it will pursue legal action in the courts where it has previously filed its lawsuits.

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