1810.2019Jackpot Las Vegas: $931,640 on Madonna from AristocratBy Sophie Couard
A Hawaiian visitor to the Main Street Station Casino, Las Vegas Brewery and Hotel won a jackpot. Last month, a player in Las Vegas won $935,176 on IGT Wheel of Fortune. In today's blog, Las Vegas finds its way into our blog, once again, with another win. This time the winner was a Hawaiian player,...
1510.2019iSoftBet licensed in Malta: latest developer to secure MGA licenseBy Sophie Couard
iSoftBet has obtained a B2B license from the MGA. The MGA has been busy issuing new B2B licenses. iSoftBet licensed in Malta is the second developer who has made our blog in the last month. Earlier, we told you about OneTouch who picked up their MGA B2B license back in September. Today, we wanted...
1410.2019Betfred fined £322,000 for Money Laundering LapsesBy Sophie Couard
Betfred was fined £322,000 for failing to perform proper money laundering checks on a depositor in November 2017. Betfred has made the news in gambling circles after the announcement by the UKGC that PetFre (Gibraltar) Limited which trades as Betfred failed to verify sources of deposits....
1010.2019Slot sales decrease in Canada and the United States by 5.6%By Sophie Couard
A study showed that slot machine unit sales declined by 5.6% in the second quarter of 2019. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming recently published a gaming report concerning Q2 2019. In it, a decline in slot machine unit sales in Canada and the United States was noted. We'll take a look at this story...
0810.2019Relax Gaming Fantasma Games Partnership AnnouncementBy Sophie Couard
Relax Gaming and Fantasma Games have partnered up. The trend towards partnerships between platform providers and software developers does not seem to be slowing down. A few weeks ago we told you about EveryMatrix and SkyWind Group and before that Fugaso and SoftGamings. Today in our...
0710.2019Apple and Google have removed misleading gambling apps from StoresBy Sophie Couard
Google and Apple have removed deceptive gambling apps disguised as non-gambling apps. It's not often that Apple Inc. makes our blog although we did tell you a few weeks back about their intention to restrict online gambling payments with their new Apple Card credit card. Today in our blog, the...
0410.2019Las Vegas Jackpot win of $935,176 on IGT Wheel of FortuneBy Sophie Couard
A player from Nevada decided to hit the Aliante Casino in Nevada after coming out of the cinema. We often speak about Las Vegas jackpot wins at casinos in Las Vegas, but usually the player deliberately visits the casino to try their luck on games. Today, the story is a little different, as the...
0310.2019Macau Revenue Decline expected through the end of 2019By Sophie Couard
Gross gaming revenue is expected to decline by 3% YOY in Macau. Macau is home to many casinos such as the Casino MGM Macau and Casino Sands Macau. These casinos, as well as others, seem to be having a tough go of late as 2019 is turning out to be weaker than expected with a revenue...
0110.2019Cancellation of the UWin4U license by the Malta Gaming AuthorityBy Sophie Couard
UWin4U Ltd has had their licence cancelled by the Malta Gaming Authority. The Malta Gaming Authority has been in our news lately with the granting of licences. Back in an August blog, we told you about Pragmatic Play which received a licence by the regulator. Then a few days ago, OneTouch received...
3009.2019New Consultation on Ad restrictions in BelgiumBy Sophie Couard
The BGC is looking for feedback from operators relating to effects of the June 1st advertising restrictions. Back in June, the BGC tightened rules on gambling advertising during television broadcasts. Today, they've made our blog once again with the announcement that they will be launching...
2709.2019Caesars sells Rio Casino in a $516.3 million DealBy Sophie Couard
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been sold to New York-based Imperial Companies. A trend may be emerging in the world of land-based casinos with talk of a potential sale of MGM Grand and the Bellagio to Blackstone Group Inc. Today we've got news that Caesars sells...
2609.2019Yggdrasil's Available at MaChance and Unique CasinoBy Sophie Couard
Yggdrasil is an award-winning developer of video slot games, scratch cards, pooled progressive jackpots and more. Yggdrasil is a popular developer of slot games, live studio, scratch cards and pooled progressive jackpots amongst other things. From time to time they also offer promotions involving...
2509.2019OneTouch licensed in Malta for B2B software license from the MGABy Sophie Couard
SoftTouch has announced that they have received a Critical Supply Licence from the Malta Gaming Association (MGA). News about licences regularly appear in our blogs. While usually, the story is about a casino, developer or other company obtaining a licence, there have also been instances where licences...
2409.2019EveryMatrix exits the UK marketBy Sophie Couard
EveryMatrix will be leaving the UK white-label market after irreversible damage to its brand. Back a couple of weeks ago, we told you that the UK Gambling Commission had suspended EveryMatrix's UK licence. This was the result of failures to meet requirements linked to customer interaction and...
2309.2019Dress code casino: which outfit to choose when you go to play?By Sophie Couard
The dress code of a casino is an important consideration before a visit. If you have never been to a land-based casino, it can be quite intimidating to decide how to dress the part. Should you wear formal attire, perhaps with a suit and tie or maybe an elegant dress? Dress casino code: the...
2009.2019Blackstone in talks to buy-leaseback the MGM Grand and BellagioBy Sophie Couard
MGM Resorts in negotiations with Blackstone Group Inc. to sell MGM Grand and the Bellagio. Rumours have surfaced that the MGM Resorts is in negotiations for the sale Bellagio MGM Grand to Blackstone Group under a buy and leaseback agreement. We'll take a look at this juicy bit of news next! Sale...
1909.2019EveryMatrix concludes a partnership agreement with Skywind GroupBy Sophie Couard
Skywind and EveryMatrix have agreed to a partnership. The trend towards collaborations between software developers and platform providers does not seem to be slowing down. We have only to look to yesterday's blog when we reported on the partnership announcement between Fugaso and SoftGamings....
1809.2019Fugaso and SoftGamings Announce new partnershipBy Sophie Couard
SoftGamings and Fugaso have entered into an agreement where games from the latter will be integrated onto SoftGamings integrated platform. SoftGamings has been busy in 2019 by already partnering with several software developers. First, it was iSoftBet back in January, then Patagonia Entertainment...
1709.2019Moneyval calls on Malta to step up efforts against money launderingBy Sophie Couard
It seems that Malta has made headlines after a critical Moneyval report to the Council of Europe concerning AML controls. Malta has made international headlines for all the wrong reasons. This is because the council of Europe (COE) has published a report which has called for the tiny EU member to...
1209.2019Woman denied a win of $1,733 after casino realises she was already bannedBy Sophie Couard
We'll have to wait to find out. Tamara Sheffield won a modest sum of $1,733 on the Mega Moolah slot machine at the Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs in Iowa. Most stories relating to casino wins that we publish in our blog contain good news but every so often it doesn't quite turn out...
There are always huge wins from progressive jackpots
There is a theme that always makes players dream: to win a lot of money in a casino. The good news is that this happens quite often. That's why we regularly report on progressive jackpots or big winnings on slot games, video poker or table games.
New bonuses and promotions
In order to attract new players or to make existing players happy, the casinos organize special promotions and constantly offers new ones. For this reason, we report on new bonuses in on-line casinos, as well as special promotions, which apply for a certain time period.
News about companies and regulators
The casino industry is also characterized by partnerships between companies or changes in the regulatory landscape. We report about what’s making news in the industry as well as new laws and regulations that govern it worldwide.
News about online and land based casinos
All in all, you can find everything about the events that happen in the world of online and land based casinos.