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    11.2019
    Jackpot Las Vegas: Player strikes it Big on IGT's Wheel of Fortune
    By Sophie Couard

    A lucky player at The Mirage Casino Hotel in Las Vegas won $2.2 million. In today's blog, we thought we'd tell you about the latest jackpot Las Vegas involving a lucky player who walked away with a sizzling $2.2 million. Incredibly, news like this is nothing new. In October we told you about...

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    11.2019
    Cashmio online casino's new design
    By Sophie Couard

    Cashmio Casino has launched an updated website in November that they call Cashmio 2.1. It's been a while since Cashmio has been in our blog. The last time was about a year ago when we told you about their Mega Dega Spins Tournament on Black Friday. Today, we thought that you might be interested...

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    11.2019
    Revolver Gaming EveryMatrix Partnership Announcement
    By Sophie Couard

    Revolver Gaming has agreed on a partnership deal with Every Matrix's CasinoEngine. It has been a busy year for EveryMatrix when it comes to new partnerships. Last month we wrote in our blog about their new partnership with Relax Gaming, and in September, we wrote about their latest collaboration...

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    11.2019
    Yggdrasil launches John Carew Blackjack as part of its Blackjack Series
    By Sophie Couard

    Yggdrasil has launched John Carew Blackjack exclusively for players at Comeon casino. Today is the second day in a row that blackjack has been in our news. Yesterday, we told you about Playtech's launch of Elevation with GVC Holdings involving live casino Roulette and Blackjack. Today we're...

  • 08
    11.2019
    News Playtech launches Elevation in Partnership with GVC Holdings
    By Sophie Couard

    Playtech and GVC Holdings will be collaborating to create Elevation. Collaborations are increasingly becoming the norm in the iGaming sector. While the nature of these partnerships might differ, the trend continues. Back in October, we told you about the collaboration between Relax Gaming and...

  • 07
    11.2019
    Ukraine legalises online games
    By Sophie Couard

    President Volodymyr Zelensky has followed through on a commitment to release a gambling bill to legalise it. Back in September, we wrote in our blog about president Volodymyr Zelensky looking to liberalise the Ukrainian gambling market by December 1st, 2019. It was made illegal in 2009....

  • 06
    11.2019
    Evander Kane pursued by the Cosmopolitan
    By Sophie Couard

    The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas has launched a lawsuit against NHL player Evander Kane. The Cosmopolitan casino is suing NHL player Evander Kane for unpaid gambling markers as well as legal costs, outstanding interest and other expenses. We've got some details on the story of Evander...

  • 04
    11.2019
    Genting buys Authentic Gaming from LeoVegas
    By Sophie Couard

    The conglomerate Genting Group has announced the purchase of the live dealer arm Authentic Gaming from LeoVegas for €15 million. It was only a matter of time that the iGaming space became ripe for consolidation and other transactions. At the beginning of September, we told you about the acquisition...

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    10.2019
    Mega Moolah Jackpot statistics and record payouts history
    By Sophie Couard

    Mega Moolah from Microgaming is a record-breaking progressive jackpot game. If we had to name one progressive jackpot slot above all others as the most popular of all time, then Mega Moolah would definitely be it! It is the product of Microgaming, a South African developer, and has...

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    10.2019
    Decline in Swiss gambling confirmed by latest study
    By Sophie Couard

    A recent study suggested a declining trend in gambling amongst Swiss players. According to the most recent official study, 2017 saw a decline in Swiss gambling. This study was commissioned jointly by the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission, also known as Comlot, and the Eidgenössische...

  • 22
    10.2019
    Top 5 best Halloween slots 2019
    By Sophie Couard

    With the end of October fast approaching, we always look forward to seeing the latest Halloween themed games to play. With the success of our Top 5 best Book of Ra clones blog back in September, we thought it would be entertaining to come up with a blog of the best Halloween slots for 2019. What...

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    10.2019
    Jackpot Las Vegas: $931,640 on Madonna from Aristocrat
    By 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,...

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    10.2019
    iSoftBet licensed in Malta: latest developer to secure MGA license
    By 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...

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    10.2019
    Betfred fined £322,000 for Money Laundering Lapses
    By 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....

  • 10
    10.2019
    Slot 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...

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    10.2019
    Relax Gaming Fantasma Games Partnership Announcement
    By 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...

  • 07
    10.2019
    Apple and Google have removed misleading gambling apps from Stores
    By 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...

  • 04
    10.2019
    Las Vegas Jackpot win of $935,176 on IGT Wheel of Fortune
    By 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...

  • 03
    10.2019
    Macau Revenue Decline expected through the end of 2019
    By 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...

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    10.2019
    Cancellation of the UWin4U license by the Malta Gaming Authority
    By 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...

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    09.2019
    New Consultation on Ad restrictions in Belgium
    By 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...

  • 27
    09.2019
    Caesars sells Rio Casino in a $516.3 million Deal
    By 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...

  • 26
    09.2019
    Yggdrasil's Available at MaChance and Unique Casino
    By 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...

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    09.2019
    OneTouch licensed in Malta for B2B software license from the MGA
    By 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...

  • 24
    09.2019
    EveryMatrix exits the UK market
    By 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...

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    09.2019
    Dress 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...

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    09.2019
    Blackstone in talks to buy-leaseback the MGM Grand and Bellagio
    By 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...

  • 19
    09.2019
    EveryMatrix concludes a partnership agreement with Skywind Group
    By 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....

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    09.2019
    Fugaso and SoftGamings Announce new partnership
    By 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...

  • 17
    09.2019
    Moneyval calls on Malta to step up efforts against money laundering
    By 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...

  • 12
    09.2019
    Woman denied a win of $1,733 after casino realises she was already banned
    By 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...

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    09.2019
    Evolution licensed in Pennsylvania by PGCB to begin offering live casino
    By Sophie Couard

    Evolution Gaming secures live casino games license in Pennsylvania by the PGCB. While not all States in America allow online gambling, Pennsylvania is one that does. In a recent development, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board which is the regulator at the state level has issued the first live casino...

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    09.2019
    Despite efforts, Illegal operators continue to dominate Poland's online gambling market
    By Sophie Couard

    Poland's effort to stamp out illegal online gambling operators have fallen short of expectations following revisions to the 2017 Gambling Act. Some countries have decided to liberalize the online gaming market through regulation. This has given regulators the power to properly ensure compliance....

  • 09
    09.2019
    UKGC suspends UK license of EveryMatrix Software Limited
    By Sophie Couard

    Malta-based EveryMatrix Software Ltd has had their license in the UK suspended due to failure to meet the compliance and customer interaction requirements. The UK Gambling Commission has been in the news again and again by imposing punishments to casinos that breach the terms of their license. We...

  • 06
    09.2019
    A player wins $4.7 million on Mega Moolah jackpot
    By Sophie Couard

    A lucky player at the mobile casino Yukon Gold triggered the jackpot win of CAD$4.7 million playing Mega Moolah. If we needed to name the top three progressive jackpot slots then Mega Moolah would definitely be one of them! We last wrote about Mega Moolah back in June where a lucky player won £3...

  • 05
    09.2019
    Netent acquired Red Tiger Gaming for €245 million
    By Sophie Couard

    Netent has acquired 100% of the shares of Red Tiger Gaming for €245 million. Among the biggest software developers in the online gambling industry, Netent finds itself near the top. It comes as no surprise then that Netent acquired Red Tiger Gaming for the first acquisition in the company's...

  • 04
    09.2019
    CFMJ and Comlot publish lists of online casinos blocked from operating in Switzerland
    By Sophie Couard

    The CFMJ in Switzerland has published a Switzerland list of 39 banned online casino domains. Although countries such as Cambodia and the Philippines have gone through extraordinary lengths to clamp down on online gambling, most countries do not take such Draconian measures. However, online casino...

  • 03
    09.2019
    Ukrainian President is targeting December 1st, 2019 for new law to liberalise gambling
    By Sophie Couard

    Recently elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants a law in place to liberalise gambling by December 1, 2019. While some countries including Cambodia and the Philippines are looking to tighten gambling laws, others are looking to liberalise the market. We have some details concerning Gambling...

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    09.2019
    Top 5 best Book of Ra clones
    By Sophie Couard

    Book of Ra from Novomatic has spawned many clones of the best parts of this very popular slot. Book of Ra is a medium to high volatility slot based on an ancient Egyptian theme. It was designed by Novomatic back in 2005 when it was originally released in land-based casinos. It was an instant success...

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    08.2019
    Slots tournament at Mr Green for a chance to share £20,000!
    By Sophie Couard

    Slots tournament at Mr Green to compete for a share of £20,000. Not long ago we told you about the £60,000 Summer Fiesta campaign at DublinBet. Well, today we wanted to tell you about a slots tournament at Mr Green, simply called the £20,000 Cash Tournament. We've got the details...

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