Friday, August 31, 2018

Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria to debut on Las Vegas Strip

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Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria to debut on Las Vegas Strip

Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room, casino-less property that will lead to renovations and mark the debut of another luxury brand on the world-famous corridor.

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BetConstruct at this year’s SAGSE LatAm

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BetConstruct is to attend a preeminent gaming event, the SAGSE LatAm Expo in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 11 – 13. Latin America is a huge market for BetConstruct. During the SAGSE LatAm Expo , the company will aim to impress all attendees with its powerful solutions and the freedom of choice they offer. Among the company’s showcase at its ...

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West Virginia Quietly Becomes Fourth State to Launch Sports Betting

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West Virginia Quietly Becomes Fourth State to Launch Sports Betting

West Virginia quietly became the fourth state to launch legal sports betting after the US Supreme Court struck down in May a federal ban on wagering on professional and collegiate sports leagues.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, West Virginia accepted yesterday its first bet, thus soft-opening its sportsbook. The casino’s wagering facility is operated by the US division of British bookmaker William Hill.

House Delegate Jason Barrett put the first bet on Thursday to participate in a historic moment for the state’s and the US gambling industry. Delegate Barrett placed $50 on the West Virginia Mountaineers to win the football national championship. He will win nearly $3,000 if that happens. The state lawmaker told local media that it was extremely easy to bet and that it really reminded him of betting on horse racing.

The General Managing Counsel of the West Virginia Lottery, Danielle Boyd, has confirmed the opening of the state’s first sportsbook and has pointed out that the despite the facility’s grand opening on Saturday, it is “officially open” now.

Hollywood Casino, which is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming Inc., will host a larger-scale opening ceremony for its sportsbook tomorrow at 11 am local time. A mobile app that will allow the casino’s patrons to wager while at the property via their mobile phones is expected to be rolled out in the next couple of weeks.

Commenting on the launch of their sportsbook, Hollywood Casino Head of Sports Erich Zimny told local media on Thursday that they are happy that West Virginia has jumped on the betting bandwagon quickly and has thus secured a competitive edge over neighboring Maryland.

A bill allowing sports betting at Maryland’s gambling venues was introduced last year but was voted down by legislators. It is believed that it will be reintroduced next spring. If it gains the necessary support in the state Legislature, it will then have to survive a statewide referendum in order to be enacted.

Exemplary Regulatory Framework

West Virginia was actually among the states that passed a legislative framework ahead of the US Supreme Court ruling in May that allowed individual states to legalize sports betting, if they felt inclined to do so. This facilitated the early launch of sports betting services at the state’s existing gambling facilities.

Commenting on the state’s wagering regulatory framework, Delegate Barrett said that it should be model for the rest of the nation and that he believes they have done it right.

According to preliminary estimates by the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s sports betting industry would contribute additional revenue of around $5.5 million to the coffers during the first year. However, a separate, Lottery-commissioned study presented a much more optimistic picture for additional revenue of between $9 million and $17 million.

Five of the state’s casinos have lodged interest in operating sportsbooks. They were all required to pay a $100,000 licensing fee. In addition, they will have to contribute a 10% tax on adjusted gross sports wagering receipts.

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RedPing.win Joins LCB Rewards Program

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That's right, folks; the LCB Rewards Program is still very much on, and after a couple of restful weeks we are back on track with introducing new supreme casinos into our fold...

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We also have a forum topic on the matter that you can follow here, in case you want to stay regularly updated on new casinos, share concerns and report issues or just discuss how awesome the Program is.

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Doyle Brunson buys Cadillac thanks to winnings at Bobby's Room

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Doyle Brunson may be declared retired in his poker pro career according to his Wiki page, but he still is active in playing the game, and everyone who knows him is that one of his favorite venues to play at is inside the famous Bellagio's Bobby's poker room. The 85-year-old 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, thanks to his recent poker session victories in said Bobby's Room, has now treated himself to a brand-new Cadillac Escalade (ranging from $75k to $100k), and he's thanking the poker players he d[...]
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Gaming in Spain Conference: new opportunities to a maturing market

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The 2018 Gaming in Spain Conference, which takes place November 7-8, 2018, in Madrid, is your single stop to stay informed of the increasingly attractive opportunities offered by the booming Spanish online gaming market. Click here to register. Lower tax rates and strong growth offer fresh opportunities To an industry sector that often appears to be under regulatory siege, the ...

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Casino News Report - August 2018

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We present our new and punchier domain name, explore the many ways LCB membership can put a smile on your face and get in on the latest casino action with exclusive bonuses and the hottest additions.”

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One of those perks are the tournaments, including our exclusive freerolls which you can browse and subscribe to on the members only forum. Don’t’ miss out on the action from reputable casinos most of which also accept players from the US, as we're pretty sure you'll be able to find one that’s just right for you.

 

Our members only section is also home to our monthly contests! As you have probably noticed we are particularly keen on sharing posts about pets and animals in general, so we decided to dedicate our August contest to our loving pets. The rules are quite simple: if you have a pet or you've seen an insanely cute picture or video of an animal, then you just have to share it with us.

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Pharmaceutical Company Signals Interest in Mystery Casino Resort Project in Europe

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Pharmaceutical Company Signals Interest in Mystery Casino Resort Project in Europe

Canadian pharmaceutical company Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to participate into a project for the development of hotel and casino resort in Europe.

The location of the future property and other details about it have remained undisclosed and more information is expected to be released in the coming weeks, once the ongoing negotiations are closed. The company is set to partner with the American gaming arm of a Canadian holding and investment company that is spearheading the project.

Easton said in a press release from Wednesday that the planned integrated resort will feature a casino with 1,000 slot machines and 50 gaming tables, a hotel with 538 rooms and VIP suites, retail space, a showroom, a spa and wellness center, different food and beverage options, a convention facility, and a 504-space parking garage. The property will be a high-end one in “an idyllic river” area. It is projected to generate annual revenues of more than €77 million.

Easton Pharmaceuticals CEO Evan Karras said in the Wednesday press release that they anticipate the property to be among the most prominent of this kind when it becomes operational. The executive further noted that his company’s participation in the project is part of its strategy to expand its presence in the global gambling industry. The deal is expected to create “value and growth” for Easton Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Karras added.

Second Casino Project in Europe

This is the second European casino project Easton has announced interest in participating in over the past several weeks. Earlier this month, the company confirmed that it has begun discussions with involved parties over the acquisition of an interest or participation in the acquisition of an already operational hotel and casino resort in Greece.

According to a company press release from last week, the property in question features a casino with 1,000 slot machines, 87 gaming tables and a VIP area, 255 hotel rooms and 20 suites, a private beach, eight restaurants, a spa and wellness center, and convention facilities. The property is one of Greece’s nine operational casinos.

Mr. Karras participated in the privatization of the South European country’s gambling sector back in the 1990s and, as stated in a press release from last week, has established strong relationships with representatives of that industry. In addition, the businessman has been familiar with the operation the property his company has expressed interest in.

Easton has not revealed further details about the property it is planning to get involved in the operation of due to the confidential nature of the ongoing negotiations. The company is expected to release additional statements once in the coming weeks after the expected completion of the ongoing discussions.

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Osage Casino Tulsa expansion opens in Oklahoma

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Osage Casino Tulsa expansion opens in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, the federally-recognized Osage Nation reportedly opened the $150 million expansion of its Osage Casino Tulsa venue earlier today complete with an enlarged around-the-clock gaming floor that now encompasses approximately 1,000 slots. Casino with an in-house brewery: According to a Wednesday report from local television broadcaster KOTV, the expanded Osage County property, which is operated […]
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gamblers Who Beat The Odds

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Do some gamblers beat the odds on a regular basis? The answer is of course they do.

Is it an easy process?

Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. It depends on which game you are playing, the makeup of the casino, and even the casino itself. But the good news is it can happen.

Michael Shackleford is a young man who is known as the Wizard of Odds. He was given the nickname because of his ability to overcome the odds at various casino games.

Michael is a winner.

He earns a good living analyzing casino games. A resident of Las Vegas, NV., he is employed as an adjunct professor of casino mathematics at the University of Nevada.

He admits to launching his gambling career at age 11. He has been a consistent winner at blackjack, video poker and sports betting for the past 20 years.

Shackleford avoids losing by staying away from mindless games like slot machines and keno. The more complex a game of chance is, the easier it is to overcome the odds, he says. That is why he enjoys video poker.

Blackjack or 21 can be beaten if a player uses the basic strategy to shift the odds to his favor. The strategy has been developed over the years by such blackjack experts as Edward O. Thorp.

Here is the strategy in capsule form If you have eight or under, take a hit regardless of what the dealer shows. If you have a nine and the dealer shows three, four, five or six, go down for double. If the dealer is showing two or seven, hit. If you have 10 and the dealer a card between two and nine, double down. If the dealer has a 10 or ace, hit. If you have 11 and the dealer is showing two through 10, double down. If the dealer has an ace, hit. If you have `1, hit when the dealer shows two, three or seven. Stand if the dealer shows four, five or six. If you have 13 through 16 and the dealer has seven or higher, hit. If the dealer has two through six, stand. And always stand if you have 17 through 21. Bill Zender...

....is known as the ultimate gambler insider. He is a former dealer, professional card counter and casino floor manager. He says a good card counter can gain a 1.5 percent advantage over blackjack.

To beat the odds, Zender advises players to watch for sloppy dealers who have a habit of exposing their hole card.

He also likes roulette and notes that roulette wheels can become worn and biased so that certain numbers are repeated. Quite a few years ago a player named Joseph Jagger found such a wheel at the famed Monte Carlo Casino and won more than $400,000, equivalent to $7.8 million today.

Zender recommended against playing slot machines. If you must play the slots, he says, stay away from the penny slots since they give the casino a 15 to 20 percent advantage over the players. Instead play the $5 or higher slots and play them for the maximum.

Stay away from keno. Some casinos have a built-in advantage of up to 35 percent. He points out that nobody has ever hit 20 out of 20 spots in the history of keno because the odds against it happening are one in 3.5 quintillion.

Video poker gives the House a slim 0.46 advantage to expert players. Most players are not that skillful, so study up on the odds before you play.

In the late 1940s

Two college buddies at the University of Chicago took a break from their classes and rode their motorcycles to Las Vegas to try to win at roulette. Albert 'Al' Hibbs was a math student and Roy Wolford was studying to be a physician.

They began taking notes on the winning numbers on roulette wheels and discovered biases in a couple of machines. They played those machines and won enough money to buy a boat which they used to sail around the world.

Hibbs

became famous by teaming up with one of his professors to write a textbook, 'Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals.' After graduation, he joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he become the mission announcer -- the 'Voice of JPL.' He played a major role in the launch of Explorer 1, the first American satellite to orbit the earth six weeks after Russia launched Sputnik.

You can beat the odds. It takes work and practice, but it can happen. Good luck. Let the games begin.

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NFL Club Owners Retain Stakes in DraftKings Despite Sports Betting Launch

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NFL Club Owners Retain Stakes in DraftKings Despite Sports Betting Launch

The owners of two NFL clubs have not disposed of their stakes in daily fantasy operator turned bookmaker DraftKings as the new season is weeks away from kicking off and sports betting legalization efforts are gaining pace in multiple states.

Major US sports media outlet ESPN reported on Tuesday citing unnamed sources that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have not sold yet their stakes in the daily fantasy company, which recently launched a mobile sports betting app in New Jersey.

Both businessmen have small stakes in DraftKings, less than 5% each, sources have confirmed. Asked to comment on the matter, a Cowboys spokesperson has told ESPN that Mr. Jones indeed owned a stake in DraftKings but his ownership was through sports hospitality company Legends and not through the football team.

However, it turns out that both Mr. Kraft and Mr. Jones are not in a conflict of interest, or at least not yet. Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for NFL, has told ESPN that under existing policies of the league, members are allowed to own equity interest in a given business that does not generate more than a third of its overall revenue from gambling services.

Where Does DraftKings’ Betting Product Stands At?

At present, fantasy sports is DraftKings’ primary product. However, in a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, CEO Jason Robins said that it will not be long before the company begins deriving the majority of its revenue from sports betting. He added that they expect that to happen in the next two to three years, depending on “how fast the states roll out”.

DraftKings joined the US sports betting scene, which is gradually expanding with every day passing, at the beginning of August. The company launched a mobile wagering product in New Jersey, a result from its partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel. DraftKings Sportsbook actually became the state’s first mobile betting app. The product offers different types of betting, including in-game bets and pre-season betting, and makes it possible for bettors to exit a wager through a ‘cash out’ feature.

Gambling consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimated that DraftKings’ revenue from daily fantasy sports stood at around $218 million in 2017. It is to be seen how much the company will generate from sports betting during the first month and throughout the rest of the year.

ESPN points out that should DraftKings’ betting revenue eventually lines up and eclipses its proceeds from daily fantasy sports, it will be a costly move for Mr. Kraft and Mr. Jones to dispose of their stakes in the company. Still, they will be forced to divest, under NFL’s current policies.

NFL has long been one of the biggest opponents of sports betting, arguing that it threatens the integrity of sports The football league is one of the four major US leagues that are seeking a share of the revenue generated by the nation’s sports betting industry in the form of an integrity fee, with NBA, NHL, and MLB being the other three.

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Macau Junket Finally Acquires Vietnamese Casino Resort Developer after Multiple Delays

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Macau Junket Finally Acquires Vietnamese Casino Resort Developer after Multiple Delays

Macau junket operator Suncity Group Holdings Limited has completed the purchase of Vietnam-based integrated resort developer Star Admiral Limited after the finalization of the deal had been delayed several times.

In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Suncity Chairman Alvin Chau Cheok Wa said that the deal was closed on Tuesday, August 28 and that Star Admiral is now wholly owned by his company.

The transaction was originally supposed to be completed late last year, but the involved parties postponed the move multiple times over the past several months. Suncity informed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that time was required for certain unspecified conditions to be fulfilled.

The Macau-based junket operator agreed to buy the Vietnamese integrated resort developer for a total consideration of HK$600 million, of which HK$303 million was paid with a promissory note worth HK$303 million, while the rest of the purchase price was covered through the issuance of convertible bonds worth HK$297 million.

Suncity subsidiary Goal Summit Limited acquired the entire issued share capital, associated obligations, debts and liabilities of Star Admiral.

It is important to note that the acquisition deal secures Suncity’s participation in an ambitious integrated resort project currently in the works in Hoi An South, Quang Nam Province.

More About the Hoi An Casino Resort Scheme

Star Admiral participates in a $4-billion scheme for the development of an integrated resort with different gambling and non-gambling options in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province. The project also involves local asset manager VinaCapital Group and a Vietnamese subsidiary of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.

The project is planned to be carried out in seven phases over a period of 13 years. The first phase is slated for 2019 completion and launch. That first phase of the integrated resort, which will occupy a total area of 985.5 hectares once fully built and operational, will include a casino, hotel rooms and suites, a condominium hotel, and a golf course, among other facilities. The casino portion of the resort will include 140 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines. Developers have previously said that another 1,000 slot machines could be brought on the gaming floor with future phases of the project.

According to Augustine Ha Ton Vinh, a scholar who has advising the government of Vietnam on its planned gambling expansion, the Hoi An casino might be among the country’s casino facilities that will admit nationals.

A Government Decree that took effect in January started a three-year pilot program that will allow Vietnamese citizens to play at a select number of the nation’s casinos. Nationals will have to be aged 21 and over and to have a monthly income of VND10 million in order to be allowed to gamble at local casinos. The three-year program aims to collect information about the gambling behavior of residents of the country and whether a permanent legislation allowing them to visit local casinos should be introduced.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Scientific Games Corporation debuts new Kansas Lottery gaming system

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Scientific Games Corporation debuts new Kansas Lottery gaming system

American gaming machine and systems innovator, Scientific Games Corporation (SG), has announced the successful launch of a new gaming system for the Kansas Lottery featuring a modern suite of Wave point-of-sale retail terminals alongside a fresh portfolio of draw games. Premiere part of ‘strategic plan’ to grow revenues: Las Vegas-headquartered Scientific Games Corporation used an official Tuesday […]
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partypoker Caribbean Poker Party to Challenge PokerStars' Caribbean Adventure in Bahamas with $22M in Guarantees

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Who wouldn't want to spend a vacation on a warm sunny beach and play poker this November? Hundreds of players are vying to get a spot for the upcoming partypoker Caribbean Poker Party located in Bahamas, where the poker operator is hoping to make a good impression with a live series in a place that for almost 15 years has been the home of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. This new segment added to partypoker's LIVE MILLIONS series is scheduled from November 9 to 18, 2018. The setting is the brand[...]
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First 50 tickets to Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta for 99 EUR each!

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Say goodbye to summer with discounts! First 50 tickets to Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta for 99 EUR each! From August 28 to August 31, you can buy tickets to the conference at the hottest price — 99 EUR! Hurry up, the amount of tickets is limited! Only first 50 lucky ones will be able to obtain tickets at the ...

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Monday, August 27, 2018

MGM Springfield opens for business

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After receiving its regulatory approvals from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission two days earlier, the $960 million MGM Springfield integrated casino resort reportedly opened its doors to players on Friday morning. Procession through downtown: According to reports from The Republican and The Boston Globe newspapers, the inauguration ceremony began with a procession through downtown Springfield that […]
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Michael Copeland Holds Massive Chip Lead Into Final Day of WPT500 Los Angeles

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Michael Copeland Holds Massive Chip Lead Into Final Day of WPT500 Los Angeles

The WPT500 Los Angeles in entering its closing stage after nine days of quality poker action at The Bicycle Casino in the Los Angeles area. The $570 buy-in tournament drew a field of 2,509 warriors, all eyeing the first-place prize and the accolades that accompany a champion. However, there are just nine of them left in contention and it is a matter of hours before it becomes clear who will be the one to claim the title.

The massive field of the event was generated through sixteen starting flights, played over eight days. This was the largest WPT500 tournament in terms of flights featured. The event offered a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, but the guarantee was eventually crushed to reach $1,254,500. Each of the nine remaining contenders is guaranteed a minimum payout of $17,790. And the winner will take home a nice cash prize of $181,950 and the tournament trophy.

The nine hopefuls are set to resume action at the Live At The Bike studio located inside the host casino. Nine-handed play will commence at 1 pm local time and the remaining contenders will play down to a winner. It is also important to note that action will resume from Level 33 with blinds at 100,000-200,000.

Michael Copeland Leads the Pack of Nine

Day 2 of the event was played Sunday at The Bike. Play commenced with 124 players and lasted until WPT regular Minh Nguyen was eliminated in 10th place for $17,790 in prize money. The player hit the rail after failing to hold up against Michael Copeland. As for Copeland, the chips he collected from Nguyen helped him cement his lead.

The player bagged and tagged a massive stack at the end of the day and will thus lead the nine finalists into the final Day 3 with 19 million in chips. Copeland secured a big chip advantage over everyone else left in contention. The player was the only one of all nine to have passed the ten million mark. It is also important to note that Copeland’s stack is good for 95 big blinds.

Jorge Pineda collected the second largest stack last night worth 7.2 million in chips or 36 big blinds. Erik Nason with 5.375 million/27 big blinds rounded out the chip counts podium at the end of Day 2 play.

Aaron Messmer with 4.725 million (24 big blinds), Jose Torres with 3.25 million (16 big blinds), Luke Nguyen with 2.755 million (14 big blinds), Travis Tachibana with 2.5 million (13 big blinds), Alexander Beleson with 2.25 million (11 big blinds), and Sanjay Mayekar with 1.875 million (9 big blinds) were the other players to make it through Day 2 of the tournament and secure a coveted seat into the nine-handed finale. As mentioned above, each and everyone of them has locked a minimum payout of $17,790, but the first-place prize will be what all of them will be vying for.

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WPT Announcer to Star in Upcoming Film �Walk to Vegas'

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Vince Van Patten, an announcer for the World Poker Tour, who co-wrote and starred in an upcoming poker film. After the movie Molly's Game that was released last year, poker fans have a new movie coming their way very soon and its main cast is the World Poker Tour's Vince Van Patten. According to IMDb.com, "Walk to Vegas" is based on a true story about Hollywood big shots who will bet on anything. The film was written by Van Patten himself and Steve Alper. It was directed by Eric Balfour who ha[...]
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dustin Gottstein Emerges as WPT500 Los Angeles Overall Chip Leader

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Dustin Gottstein Emerges as WPT500 Los Angeles Overall Chip Leader

Saturday was an eventful day at The Bicycle Casino in the Los Angeles area as the ongoing WPT500 Los Angeles finally concluded its starting flights stage. Over the course of the past eight days, as many as 2,509 entrants paid the $570 buy-in fee to try their luck and challenge their skills in one of WPT’s most exclusive series.

Of the original field, only 124 will progress into Day 2 action which starts today at 1 pm local time. Action will kick off from Level 19, the earliest finish of all 16 starting flights, with blinds standing at 4,000/8,000.

Day 1O of the tournament was played yesterday at The Bike. It was the largest one of all starting flights, drawing 460 players. There were only 23 finalists left at the end of the day. They will advance into Day 2 led by Dustin Gottstein who bagged the largest stack last night. The player collected 1.334 million in chips.

It is important to note that this was not only Day 1O’s biggest chip stack, but also the biggest one bagged throughout all sixteen starting flights. In other words, Gottstein has finally replaced Day 1A chip leader Peter Hengsakul at the top of the overall chip counts chart.

Day 1P Recap

Day 1P (Turbo) was the event’s final starting flight. It was, too, played yesterday at The Bike. The flight attracted 189 entries who were eventually whittled down to just nine players. Paul Lee bagged the largest stack of that closing starting flight. The player will enter Day 2 with 830,000 worth of chips.

As mentioned above, Gottstein will begin Day 2 as the overall chip leader with 1.334 million, followed by Day 1A’s Hengsakul with 1.151 million. It is interesting to note that Hengsakul is looking to improve his third-place finish in the previous edition of the WPT500 Los Angeles. The tournament was played at The Gardens Casino last May. Hengsakul made it to the podium, but could only claim the bronze and a third-place prize of $100,000.

Alexander Beleson, the Day 1G chip leader, will enter Day 2 action with the third largest chip stack of all 124 remaining hopefuls with 1.114 million. And Thomas Zanot is the last player to have passed the one million mark. Zanot was the Day 1I chip leader and bagged 1.1 million at the end of that starting flight.

The 2,509-strong field of the WPT500 Los Angeles created a prize pool of $1,254,500, easily crushing the $1-million guarantee. It is yet to be announced how much the winner will be awarded.

Day 2 of the tournament is set for a 1 pm start at The Bike, known to be one of California’s hottest poker destinations. The remaining hopefuls will be contending for a spot among the final nine. The nine finalists will then return to the host casino on Monday to play down to a champion.

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Wazdan launches with relax gaming

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Award-winning gambling software supplier Wazdan has announced yet another partnership for their company. The content supplier has now launched with Relax Gaming, a multi-vertical gaming provider based in Estonia and Malta. Wazdan and Relax Gaming: Relax Gaming’s has an omnichannel open gaming platform known as Silver Bullet that has the ability to distribute thousands of […]
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Jackpot.de To Integrate Content From Bgaming

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SoftSwiss and Bgaming, two respectable companies that have combined their brands to offer both catalogs of white-label software and cryptocurrency products, are entering a new phase of unity by signing a partnership with Jackpot.de.

The rapidly growing brand decided to include its games on Germany’s popular social casino platform after a successful showcasing at this year’s iGB Live! In Amsterdam.

A Multiple Contract

Apart from signing a supply deal with Jackpot.de whose platform is centered around gameplay for virtual chips, Bgaming has also pinned multiple agreements with other websites relative to the brand, includng MyJackpot.com, VeraVegas.com and Merkur24.com.

An important component of each site is its internal credit system that can be augmented via social activities and real money acquisitions. More importantly, the website’s social status has even launched a promotional campaign on public television, becoming a major source of success in Germany. In addition, other countries where the Jackpot brand is among top-performing domains, have also initiated a similar project.

iGaming Sphere Expansion

Since the merging, Bgaming has invested a lot of energy into making integrations with potential industry partners. The team is on constant lookout, finding new and innovative ways to incorporate its catalog of vibrant casino games and widen the iGaming sphere.

A lot of highly rated gaming platforms such as 7Bit Casino, Oshi, BetChan and mBit now feature supplier’s fantastic releases, including Aztec Magic Deluxe, Platinum Lightning Deluxe and Fire Lightning. The library is perhaps small in size, but the provider has promised a new product line until the end of 2018.

In summary, the brand’s offerings will launch alongside other top-ranking software releases from BetSoft and Pragmatic Play, guaranteeing countless hours of entertainment on Jackpot.de.

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“Games from Bgaming go social on Jackpot.de”, softswiss.com, August 24, 2018.

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NetEnt AB is taking its video slots to the Max

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Online casino games and solutions developer NetEnt AB has announced the launch of the first video slots in its Max mixed volatility product line via the new Berryburst and Berryburst Max titles. Double release with same mechanics: According to an official Thursday press release from the Swedish firm, Berryburst is a three-row video slot that […]
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Two More WPT500 Los Angeles Flights Now in the Books, Only Two More Left

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Poker excitement is building up at The Bicycle Casino where the latest installment of the WPT500 is taking place. The ongoing WPT500 Los Angeles is a special one. The $570 buy-in tournament features a record number of starting flights, which means a record number of opportunities for player to join the field.

Two more starting flights were completed on Friday at the host casino and there are just two more left before the remaining survivors head to The Bike for Day 2 of the major tournament.

A massive field was built on Day 1M of the event. There were 301 players to enter through that starting flight. However, only 15 of them were lucky and persistent enough to make it through the very end and bag and tag for the night. They will have one day for a much-deserved rest and to craft their strategies of how to approach the Day 2 field. Day 2 of the tournament will be played Sunday at the casino.

Jose Gallardo finished the Day 1M starting flight as the chip leader among the 15 remaining hopefuls. The player had a total of 975,000 in chips at the end of the day. Jose Torres finished second in chips with 677,000 and Derek Lacock collected the third largest stack of 636,000 in chips.

About Day 1N

The Turbo-structure Day 1N also took place on Friday at the host casino. It drew 100 warriors seeking a shot at the title and the first-place prize. After 22 levels of play, there were only five players left to whom the original field had been whittled down.

Adin Gardenswartz was the one to put the largest stack in his end-of-the-day bag. The player had a total of 616,000 at that point. He was followed by David Marshall with 492,000 and Martin Zamani with 348,000. Kai Yang and Robert Rubano were the other two players to have survived through the end of the day. They bagged 287,000 and 244,000, respectively.

The final starting flights of the event are set to be played later today. They might turn out to be the biggest ones so far as they will be interested players’ last opportunity to join the event. The tournament features unlimited re-entries until registration for each of the two starting flights played over a day closes at the beginning of Level 9.

As mentioned earlier, Day 2 is slated for commencement at 1 pm local time at the host casino. It will see the survivors from all the starting flights brought together for the first time. The remaining hopefuls will play down to the final nine who will come back at The Bike on Monday to clash it out until a single player remains on the field. It is yet to be announced how much exactly that one final player will be awarded for their deed.

The WPT500 Los Angeles has drawn 1,860 entries so far and there are 93 to have made it through their respective starting flights.

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Mega Moolah jackpot passes $12 million milestone

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Mega Moolah jackpot passes $12 million milestone

Online casino games and software developer Microgaming has announced that the progressive jackpot tied to its Mega Moolah video slot recently surpassed the $12 million mark and is continuing to grow by the minute. Prize could be hit at any time: Isle of Man-headquartered Microgaming used an official Thursday press release to announce that the […]
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BtoBet Appoints Cerna As Head of Gaming

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An important aspect of growing a successful business in the gambling industry is achieved through strengthening the company’s leadership. On that account, BtoBet has made the next step towards bolstering the group’s structure by appoiting Jean-Baptiste Cerna as its Head of Gaming.

After entering the Peruvian market, the major sportsbook and iGaming provider is using all the necessary opportunities to keep up with the fast-paced and ever-changing industry. By appointing a huge expert such as Cerna, who possesses enormous knowledge of various gaming scenarios, the company will ensure a leading position in the industry, and, according to Jean-Baptiste, his new role will be based on a threefold principle:

“My first responsibility is to bring a direct business point of view in different aspects of our Gaming Platform. Having a clear vision of the needs from both the operator’s side and ultimately the players themselves, I have to translate those requirements in evolutions and functionalities to make our platform a ‘must to play on’.”

Guidelines For Best Player Experience

The expert added that his new mission as head of gaming at BtoBet also includes the improvement of clients’ operations, as well as to establish strategy that would ensure maximum player experience on all gaming platforms. In addition to his statement, the group’s chairman, Alessandro Fried, said that adding Cerna to the team will help transforming the company’s strategic growth, which is crucial for further evolution on the market and the overall improvement of products.

Perhaps the greatest asset of BtoBet is its talented and well-trained development team, who manages to completely personalize sports betting opportunities and iGaming offerings, both for mobile and retail. The company’s technical branches are located all over Europe, but its main teams are stationed in Macedonia, Serbia, Italy and so on.

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“BtoBet Bolsters Its Structure With New Head Of Gaming”, George Miller, europeangaming.eu, August 22, 2018.

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NetEnt Releases Berryburst And Berryburst MAX At Once!

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A giant in casino software development from Scandinavia, NetEnt is reaching a new milestone in gaming by introducing its first dual release of the same game – Berryburst – only with mixed volatility levels.

The next addition to its fantastic catalog is “a frenzy of floating and fluctuating fruity fragments” and it features a 5x3 grid. Thanks to its amazing and continuously rewarding Cluster PaysTM, players can see frequent big wins and a fast-paced environment with expanding stacked wild re-spins.

Improved Game Mechanics

The game’s mechanics in Berryburst MAX are… broadened, thanks to the amazing set of features that offer a much higher win potential. The reason behind such components is an innovative process sequence which uses amplified NetEnt technology unlike the regular version.

See the preview…

Listening To Players’ Wishes

In an interview about the recently launched duo, Henrik Fagerlund, chief product officer at the company, stated that the introduction of MAX represents another groundbreaking and industry-first product on the market. Fagerlund also expressed his enormous excitement about the launch by adding:

“We’ve listened to players and operators and know the importance diversifying the volatility in our game portfolio. With Berryburst and Berryburst MAX, operators can cater to different player needs in different areas of their offering, once again showing our position as the leader in slots innovation.”

In addition, the Berryburst series will undoubtedly showcase NetEnt’s superior gaming experience in development, thanks to a stimulating audio and stunning visual effects that will increase the game’s outreach in Sweden and widen the company’s target group for a new product line.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Phil Ivey attempts to Delay $10.1M Payment to Borgata from Edge Sorting Dispute

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The Borgata may have been successful in winning their court dispute against poker pro Phil Ivey over the baccarat winnings he earned by using a technique called edge sorting at the casino, but another obstacle reared its head up, and this time it is when exactly the poker pro will be able to pay that money. According to Card Player magazine, court documents reveal that the Borgata legal team is now asking a federal court to deny a motion from Ivey's attorneys that would delay the judgment and a[...]
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South Korean firm considering Russian casino development

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In Russia, a South Korean firm has reportedly held negotiations with the state-owned Primorsky Krai Development Corporation about the possibility of bringing a $263.6 million development to the casino-friendly Primorye Integrated Entertainment Resort zone near the port city of Vladivostok. Complex to feature a casino: According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, K International […]
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GameArt introduces jackpot games

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GameArt is one of the young and quickly developing companies in the modern gambling market. From 2013 onwards, the provider succeeds in creating quality software for clients from different regions, e.g., Serbia, Slovenia, the UK, Malta, and many others. GameArt is pleased to announce a new stage of its development – the release of games with jackpots. The first batch ...

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CryptoSlots Casino: How to Deposit with Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is spreading like wildfire - the flow of digital cash spills over to online gambling with BTC taking casino banking by storm!

That is why we are going to tell you how to fund your account with Bitcoins and enjoy one-of-a-kind games at CryptoSlots Casino.

If you ask LCB (who better to offer expert advice):

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Fast withdrawals Anonymous transactions Global payment gateway Easy mobile banking

So, what do you say? Yes? Keep on reading!

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This is a 'How To' - a practical tutorial to help you get a hand of digital money, namely depositing at a Bitcoin casino.

Watch the video - read the article - or both for best results!

Starring CryptoSlots Casino - Slotland & Winaday's sister brand, our easy-to-follow video guide relates the process in several simple steps.

1. First, you need to register - creating an account is free, very quick and easy as pie.

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Access BTC funds to withdraw and boost your gaming balance. Once you enter the deposit address copy-pasted from the casino deposit page, along with SMS authorization code, the equivalent USD sum will immediately show up in your CryptoSlots account.

*As a digital trading platform with buy/sell and deposit/withdraw services, a Bitcoin exchange must be safe, secured and reputable in the gaming community.

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Now that your bankroll is nice and plump, there's nothing else to do, but open one of CryptoSlots fun games and enjoy the ride!

Launched in 2018, the site has a global reach, including the US online market starving for good gaming destinations. If you appreciate the offering of sister brands Slotland and Winaday, this one should appeal to your delicate gamer senses...

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mybet To File For Insolvency

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Management board of Mybet Holding announced this past Tuesday that the company is preparing to file for insolvency, soon after the demise of talks with a key strategic investor...

...The agreement with the said unnamed investor was not reached after the signing of a non-exclusive term sheet last month. The company owes €4 million in sports betting.

Bleak Ending

Mybet's official statement says that the background for the insolvency proceedings is the "failure of discussions with potential investors." Another big contributing factor is the Frankfurt Tax Office’s refusal of application that was filed by Personal Exchange International, Mybet's company based in Malta, that was supposed to "suspend enforcement regarding outstanding betting taxes."

"Today, the discussions with a strategic investor reported… on July 13 regarding the possible sale of the online business of Mybet Holding was closed. These talks failed due to conditions set by the investors which could not be fulfilled,” reads the statement.

The Curtain Falls

After the talks with the investors have stalled, Mybet's share price has been in sharp decline. The talks were unsuccessful because of different opinions on the implementation of strategic and operational collaboration in the online sector.

The company's customers, however, will not feel the negative impact of this insolvency proceedings, due to the company's operations under MGA license requirements.

“While insolvency procedures are under way, existing customers should not be affected as Mybet operates under the Malta Gaming Authority license requirements which protect customers in numerous ways. The service continues to be available for customers until further notice. So currently there should be no effect.”

Things were going quite well last year, when Mybet did a complete revamp of their sports and casino offerings and Evolution Gaming helped them enrich their live table games collection.

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"Mybet preparing to file for insolvency", sigma.com.mt, August 22, 2018.

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WPT500 Los Angeles Progresses at The Bicycle Casino with 10 Flights Now in the Books

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The WPT500 Los Angeles is in full swing as ten of the event’s sixteen starting flights are already in the books. The most recent two were ticked off as completed last night at The Bicycle Casino. Days 1I and 1J together drew 240 contenders on Wednesday to swell the overall field to 1,195 entries. Of that overall field, there are just 60 left in contention for the title and the first-place prize.

Day 1I featured a 174-strong field that had been reduced to just nine players when organizers called it a day. Thomas Zanot was the survivor to bag the largest stack. The player will progress into Day 2 of play with 1.1 million in chips. It is also important to note that Zanot is holding one of the largest stacks in the overall temporary leaderboard. Arkadi Onikoul with 545,000 and Gladys Landegger with 396,000 comprise the Day 1I podium.

The tournament’s ninth starting flight kicked off at 11:30 am local time at the host casino and ran through Level 19. It is important to note that when Day 2 starts on Sunday, August 26, the blinds will be rolled back to the earliest finish of all 16 flights.

Quick Day 1J Recap

The Day 1J (Turbo) starting flight saw 66 players in attendance. That field was eventually whittled down to the final three players. Douglas Claybrook emerged as the chip leader, putting 600,000 in his bag at the end of the day. Chris DeMaci with 507,000 and Min Zhang with 214,000 were the other two fortunate players who made it through the end of the event’s tenth starting flight. Action lasted through Level 23.

With ten starting flights now in the books, there are just 60 players still in contention for yet-to-be-announced first-place prize and the event’s title. Survivors from all 16 starting flights will gather together for the very first time since the tournament’s beginning on Sunday, August 26. Play is slated to kick off at 1 pm local time at the host venue and to last until the official final table of nine is reached. The nine finalists will then battle it out until a winner is determined on Monday, August 27.

However, there are six more starting flights to be played over the next three days before the time for Day 2 comes. WPT500 action at The Bicycle Casino is set to resume today at 11:30 am for Day 1K. Day 1L will then begin at 5 pm.

The ongoing WPT500 Los Angeles actually features a record-breaking number of starting fields. With a total of 16 starting fields, the event is hoped to become the largest one since the WPT-branded series was established four years ago. It has since then featured two events per season/year.

The WPT500 Los Angeles is the closing event of this season. The other one was played at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas back in June. That one attracted 2,983 entrants who generated a prize pool of nearly $1.5 million. Kyriakos Papadopoulos emerged victorious for a first-place prize of $207,940.

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