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sabato 9 novembre 2019

Star Sports acquires Bet Sid shops

Sportsbook operator Star Sports is pleased to announce the acquisition of two Bet Sid shops in Preston.

The taking over and opening of the two shops is seen as the first part of an exciting new venture by the bookmaker as it seeks to expand its operations in the coming months.

With the acquisition of the Bet Sid shops providing a solid foundation, Star are also in talks with several other firms about further acquisitions in the north of England.

Ben Keith, owner and founder of Star Sports, said, “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of new two new betting shops in Preston as we look to expand our footprint in the area.

“It’s a very exciting move for us and we hope to bring the good and personal service we have delivered for a number of years to other parts of the country, while it provides us with a line into several big punters in the area.”
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Negreanu captures third WSOP Player of the Year

Daniel Negreanu, quite possibly the most famous name in the poker world today, dominated headlines during the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe at King's Casino. Negreanu made history by becoming the first person to win WSOP Player-of-the-Year honors for the third time. Since the award’s inception in 2004, no other player has even won it twice.

At the conclusion of WSOP in Las Vegas in July, Negreanu was in third place, behind Robert Campbell and defending Player of the Year Shaun Deeb. But after an additional seven in-the-money finishes at WSOP, Negreanu took the lead and finalized his historic accomplishment. Campbell would finish runner-up, and Deeb finished in third place.

Greece was the only other country with two winners, including Alexandros Kolonias’s victory in the Main Event. In all, 13 different countries were represented among the 15 winners at the 2019 WSOP Europe.

There three previous bracelet winners who added more hardware to their trophy cases: Dash Dudley (Event #2), Asi Moshe (Event #9) and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who won the Colossus event on the final day of the series.

The schedule for next year’s WSOP Europe will be released sometime in the spring.
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Jonathan Depa wins Poker Masters $10,000 Short Deck event

The $10,000 Short Deck event at the Poker Masters has been won by Jonathan Depa, who defeated a field of 37 entries to collect the top prize worth $133,200. Depa dominated this event, holding the chip lead nearly from start to finish, busting Alex Foxen after an intense heads-up battle to close it out.

"Heaters are always fun," Depa said with a big smile after winning the event, just a week after taking down the €50k Short Deck at World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov for €641,250. "I don't really play that many tournaments. To win two tournaments in two weeks is pretty awesome and it's always nice when you're just basically winning every all in."
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sabato 2 novembre 2019

Yahoo Sports and BetMGM announce sports betting partnership

Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media, and Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, announced today that Yahoo Sports has entered into a historic partnership with MGM Resorts and Roar Digital, a joint venture between global gaming industry leaders MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, to power sports betting for Yahoo Sports and create collaborative content experiences and live events. The announcement builds upon Verizon Media's core strategy to connect content and discovery to transactions and is a natural extension of Yahoo Sports' mission to reimagine sports for fans with unprecedented experiences.

As part of the multi-year partnership, the integration will launch in the Yahoo Sports app in November in the U.S., with transactions to take place on the BetMGM platform. Yahoo Sports will be an official Digital Media Sports Partner of MGM Resorts.

"The historic partnership with Yahoo Sports and BetMGM will change the future of fandom, providing new ways for sports fans to go beyond engaging with content and interact through commerce," said Gowrappan. "At Verizon Media we believe in building products that connect consumers to their passions and drive the deepest end-to-end value possible."

"This partnership marks an important moment for BetMGM in the growing U.S. sports betting sector," said Murren. "Integrating Yahoo's leading fantasy sports operations and content with BetMGM's world-class sports betting and interactive platform uniquely positions us to drive market share and large-scale adoption among sports fans."

The experience will feature a wide variety of global sports, including the NBA, NHL, football, college sports, baseball, soccer, golf and tennis.

"As sports betting continues to transform the industry, this partnership brings together the power of two trusted partners of the NBA," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "By working together, MGM Resorts and Yahoo Sports will offer fans unprecedented ways to engage with our games."

"The expanding sports betting landscape presents exciting opportunities to increase fan engagement and leverage emerging technologies," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "MGM Resorts, a valued partner of the NHL, along with Yahoo, a leading media brand, will connect fans to the action on the ice in new and innovative ways."

As part of this partnership, MGM Resorts and Yahoo Sports will collaborate on an array of content experiences, exclusive live events, and more than 20 high profile major sporting and promotional marketing efforts. MGM Resorts will also distribute Yahoo Sports content across its properties and platforms. Yahoo Sports will also be hosting multiple player events at MGM Resorts properties.

"This is an exciting partnership for the BetMGM brand and Roar Digital, helping us reach the widest possible audience of engaged sports fans in the U.S.," added Roar Digital CEO Adam Greenblatt. "The Yahoo Sports app and digital sports content is enjoyed by 60 million U.S. users every month, while Yahoo Fantasy Football clocks 9 billion minutes of user time every year. Together we offer fans a winning combination."
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iSoftBet launches spooky Italian promotion

iSoftBet, the leading online and mobile casino content provider, has launched its first promotional campaign in Italy in conjunction with its latest spooky slot, Ghosts 'n' Gold.

The campaign will see players receive thrilling prizes if they play two of iSoftBet’s most exciting and scary slots, the newly launched Ghosts ‘n’ Gold and classic iSoftBet branded game Paranormal Activity, which is based on the hit Hollywood film franchise.

Targeting all iSoftBet’s Italian operator partners, plenty of big names are expected to participate in the promotion, which the provider has designed specifically to appeal to Italian players.

Set inside a haunted house surrounded by mist and ghostly occurrences, Ghosts ‘n’ Gold has a staggering 3,888 ways to win on the reels.

With ghoulish symbols and several bonus rounds that go bump in the night, including Wild Ghost Spin and free spins, the game is filled with fiendish features that can unearth massive wins.

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said, “We are very excited to announce the launch of our first Italian campaign, just in time for Halloween.

“Combining our classic branded hit Paranormal Activity and latest release Ghosts ‘n’ Gold in the promotion, we can’t wait to see how our Italian fans fare as they battle spirits to uncover huge prizes through these amazing adventures.”

iSoftBet has a variety of games lined up in the coming months such as Lost Boys Loots, Raging Reindeer and the sequel to one of the provider’s best-performing slots, Hot Spin Deluxe. The sequel will have harder-hitting, exciting new features with the possibility for any "hot spin" or free spins to have a multiplier added - up to 10x! This will turn up the “win potential” while keeping the game looking familiar, with a deluxe HD gloss to it.
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WSOPE Main Event champion to be crowned today

At 2 p.m. local time, the final table will continue with six finalists making their way back to the podium. They are all guaranteed to collect a six-figure prize of €178,171 for their efforts, but all eyes will be on the title, the top prize of €1,133,678, and the bracelet.

Heading into the final day with a big lead is two-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno with 16,845,000. Zinno came into Day 5 third in chips yesterday, but he was responsible for multiple eliminations, including the ones of Marek Blasko and Julien Martini at the final table. That vaults him into first place and he's hoping to carry that momentum forward. Zinno claimed his second bracelet just this summer and will be looking to add a third one to his collection.

The second biggest stack belongs to Alexandros Kolonias (12,150,000). Kolonias started Day 5 as one of the shorter stacks, but he managed to start building early and he boosted his stack even more when he eliminated Jakob Madsen at the final table.

Anh Do will start the day in third place with 8,725,000. Do went into the final table as the chip leader yesterday but he doubled Claas Segebrecht up during the last level of the night, dropping in rank.

Dario Sammartino will return with 7,100,000 in the bag. This is Sammartino's sixth WSOP final table this year. He was the runner-up of the 2019 WSOP Main Event this summer and he is only the fourth player to have reached the final table of the WSOP and WSOPE Main Event during the same year. Sammartino has a very impressive resume with $9,545,240 in WSOP cashes and dozens of cashes on the high roller circuit. The only thing missing to his resume is a bracelet, and he will try to get it today.

Claas Segebrecht (6,400,000) and Rifat Palevic (2,915,000) round up the final six. Segebrecht already has a Circuit ring and will try to match is with a bracelet. As for Palevic, he won his first bracelet at the 2017 WSOP. However this is his first cash of 2019 and he will try to make it a memorable one, and top it with his second bracelet.

(Article courtesy of World Series of Poker)
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sabato 26 ottobre 2019

India: the poker TV series is born

Born in India 'Around the Table', sponsored by Spartan Poker, the leading digital gaming platform in the country, along with SnG Comedy and CHNO Shuffle, and brings together a diverse set of entertainers from various fields and puts them against professional poker players in a friendly environment. The show was created in such a way that even those who do not follow the sport of poker can appreciate it and therefore get closer to online gaming.

The first episode of the series includes composer and rapper Baba Sehgal, actor Aishwarya Sakhuja, professional poker player Abhishek Goindi and comedians Karan Talwar and Gursimran Khamba. The actor and comedian Suresh Menon will be part of the second episode of the series along with a couple of poker professionals who were once medical doctors.

Amin Rozani, co-founder and MD of Spartan Poker, said: "We are excited to present this series in order to reach a new audience and bring them closer to poker. Our vision is to offer viewers opportunities that will help them broaden their horizons and explore their interests. The collaboration with the leading brand of comic content like the SnG comedy feeds our ambition to recruit a more recent audience by keeping the poker fans glued to continue through these initiatives. We hope to continue to serve them and offer more platforms in the coming years. "

Anshu Patni Singhi, founder of CHNO Media, said: "The idea of ​​this video series was to mix entertainment and poker to introduce an entirely new audience to the incredibly fun world of poker."

Karan Talwar, founder of SnG Comedy, said: "Having been a fan of poker, I always wanted to do something fun during the game. We have designed this show in such a way that even someone who has very little knowledge of poker can follow and be entertained. "
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sabato 19 ottobre 2019

Atlantic City casinos see gaming revenue continue to increase

The Casino Association of New Jersey today announced that Atlantic City continued to see growth in the month of September, according to the most recent Division of Gaming Enforcement gaming revenue results report. September marked 16 straight months that Atlantic City casinos saw gaming revenue increases.

“September marks 16 straight months of increased gaming revenue for Atlantic City casinos,” said Steve Callender, President of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “We continued to see gains in sports betting and tourism numbers this summer, with gaming revenue increasing over 16 percent compared to last summer. We believe this excitement will continue into the fall season as all major sports are in full swing.
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AGA: Americans view casino industry more favorably than ever

A record 49% of American adults have a favorable view of the casino gaming industry, up four percentage points from 2018, according to new research from the American Gaming Association. The research was unveiled today at the Global Gaming Expo, the premier gathering of the global gaming industry presented by the AGA and organized by Reed Exhibitions.

The increase in favorability coincides with a surge in casino visitation and a widespread perception that the industry provides innovative, high-quality entertainment while supporting economic growth. The share of American adults that visited a casino in the last year jumped to 44% in 2019, up nine percentage points from 2018. This trend looks to continue as almost half of all Americans (49%) say they will visit a casino to gamble over the next 12 months, up from 41% in 2018.

“The favorability of our industry has never been higher,” said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “As gaming expands across the U.S. and more Americans engage with our industry’s offerings, they see firsthand gaming’s positive impact on local economies and its value as a community partner. I’m committed to continuing the association’s work to translate gaming’s vast popularity into political capital, one of my top priorities for AGA.”
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Bohdanov wins first 2019 WSOPE bracelet

(credits: WSOP)
The first of 15 WSOP gold bracelets to be awarded at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe is going to Ukraine. Renat Bohdanov outlasted Norbert Mosonyi after a long heads-up to win Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em for €53,654 and a WSOPE Main Event ticket worth €10,350. It was the seventh WSOP bracelet for Ukraine in the tour's rich history.

Eyal Bensimhon saw his attempt to add a WSOP bracelet to his WSOP Circuit Ring end in third place. Rafi Elharar, third in the 2019 WSOP's Big 50 earlier this summer, was seventh, while six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro finished in eight place.

"I'm not realizing it yet that I just won a bracelet," was the first thing Bohdanov said to PokerNews after claiming the most coveted reward in all of poker.

"I think I'm really going to be happy. It's a good feeling," he smiled.

Although Bohdanov represents the yellow and blue of his native Ukraine, his profile on The Hendon Mob shows nothing but cashes in the small tournaments that King's Resort is known for.

"I played in Ukraine for maybe three or four years on small local events, mainly tournaments. But I really wanted to become a better player and come to King's Casino as well to have the opportunity to play higher tournaments with more players," Bohdanov explained why his profile is chock-full of Czech flags.

"I've been here five times already and I really like the poker room," he added. And with a freshly minted WSOP bracelet now firmly around his wrist, as well as the WSOPE Mini Main and Main Event coming up on his poker schedule, his love for King's can only grow even further.

Ten players returned at 2 p.m. to continue their quest for WSOP gold. Each of them had already plowed their way through a bumper 1,011-player field, kicking off the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe in proper fashion. Mere minutes into the day, Marcus Mondel lost his final few chips to let the other nine break to a final table right off the bat.

At that final table was six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, who had to spin it up from the shortest of stacks if he was to make No. 7 happen today. While he snatched a payjump after Richaras Vymeris busted first, Lisandro went down in eight place when his ace-seven remained behind against Samuel Mika's pocket queens.

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mercoledì 16 ottobre 2019

Le slot machine regine dei casino online, lo rilevano i dati raccolti

L'universo dei giochi online è in continua espansione come testimoniano i volumi e il trend in costante crescita. Lo sviluppo accomuna le utenze italiane a quelle del resto d'Europa considerando un incremento che va oltre il 12% nei primi sei mesi del 2019, rispetto allo stesso periodo del 2018.

Dalle analisi, che hanno coinvolto il settore, emerge che l'utenza del gioco online apprezza le piattaforme di ultima generazione, e gioca utilizzando tutti i dispositivi elettronici disponibili, anche quelli più recenti. In Italia si è registrato un accesso attraverso gli smartphone che ha raggiunto il 67% del totale dei collegamenti.

In tema di preferenze dai dati raccolti emerge la predilezione dell'utenza verso le slot machine,  mettendo in chiaro una tendenza che riporta a una tipologia di gioco classico, che ha saputo rinnovarsi grazie alle piattaforme offerte dai casino online.

La slot machine dalla nascita del primo esemplare all'evoluzione nel web

La prima slot machine collocata sul mercato venne costruita in legno.
Una struttura semplice all'interno della quale si trovavano 3 rulli con una serie di simboli.
La leva laterale permetteva di abbassare e avviare la rotazione dei rulli.
La prima tipologia di slot, conosciuta con il nome di Liberty Bell, risale al 1895.
Parliamo di un'invenzione destinata ad uno sviluppo florido, che con l'andare degli anni ha conosciuto una diffusione a ogni latitudine e longitudine dell'intero pianeta.

Se la Liberty Bell ha fatto da apripista ad un mercato che con il tempo si è rivelato rigoglioso, la storia e lo sviluppo di questo strumento di gioco poggiano su un universo in continua evoluzione, scandito dal progresso e dalla successiva nascita delle slot elettroniche e, in tempi più recenti, delle nuove slot online controllate dall'AAMS.

Nel 1963 viene messa sul mercato la prima slot con struttura elettronica. Si tratta della
Money Honey,  prodotta dalla Bally Manufacturing.

La prima video slot sbarca sul mercato nel 1976 e i giocatori la possono provare per la prima volta all’Hotel Hilton di Las Vegas.

Una guida per conoscere da vicino i migliori casino online e il ventaglio di bonus disponibili 

Grazie alla più recente fase di evoluzione il giocatore può scegliere di divertirsi a un tavolo da gioco virtuale. Meno propensi al contatto fisico con le slot i giocatori di ultima generazione sono attratti dalle novità online e da una proposta ricca di funzionalità, bonus, extra e simboli decisamente particolari.

Per garantirsi una guida ai migliori casino online, e ai tanti bonus messi a disposizione dell'utenza, è sufficiente collegarsi a e scoprire, passo dopo passo, le potenzialità di questo universo.

I casino online offrono sempre più spesso bonus di benvenuto, che consentono agli utenti di giocare in tutta sicurezza, senza rischiare di perdere denaro.

L'accesso al gioco per i nuovi arrivati considera l'utilizzo di piattaforme senza registrazione e senza versamento di un deposito in denaro. I giocatori scelgono semplicemente di giocare, e i bonus gratuiti garantiscono ripetute sessioni di gioco.

I bonus propongono un ricco ventaglio di offerte, temporanee o fisse, e invogliano gli utenti a giocare. Se la sorte sarà magnanima vincere denaro sonante potrà rivelarsi facile.
Inoltre, seguendo le regole stabilite dal casino online, il denaro vinto con i bonus potrà essere ritirato dai vincitori senza alcun problema.

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sabato 12 ottobre 2019

Videoslots goes live in Denmark

Leading online casino Videoslots has launched in Denmark – giving players in the regulated market access to its slot and table games for the first time.

After securing a license from the Danish Gambling Authority, the operator has flicked the switch on its new Denmark site, which includes games from the industry’s biggest suppliers including NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Quickspin and Thunderkick.

The launch further expands the international footprint of the industry’s biggest and best online casino, which is already licensed to operate in a number of regulated markets including the United Kingdom, Sweden and Malta.

William Ahlberg, Head of Casino at, said, “We’re always looking to enhance our reach and grow the Videoslots brand and going live in a new regulated market helps us to achieve our ambitions.

“Denmark is an attractive territory to operate in and our vast and varied portfolio of games is sure to appeal to players who are learning about us for the first time. It’s an exciting period for sure.”
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Gwen Stefani returns to Planet Hollywood

Multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani returns to Las Vegas this week for her headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the eye-popping spectacular celebrates the breadth of the star’s illustrious musical career with fan-favorite hits, including “Hollaback Girl,” “The Sweet Escape” and “What You Waiting For?.”

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Microgaming launches Deco Diamonds Deluxe

The sophisticated art-deco-themed slot returns to the spotlight in Deco Diamonds Deluxe, Microgaming’s latest exclusive online slot developed by Just For The Win.

Echoing the Roaring Twenties era, Deco Diamonds Deluxe is a vibrant five-reel, nine-payline, high-volatility online slot gleaming with diamond-encrusted reels, glitzy symbols and a swinging soundtrack.

The opulent Deco Diamonds Deluxe wild symbol can trigger both respins and the Bonus Wheel feature, offering a variety of routes to rich rewards. In an enchanting display, landing two, three or four Deco Diamond Deluxe symbols awards one respin, locking the wild symbols in place and spinning the remaining reels, creating the potential for further respins.

Enabling the Just For The Boost feature adds extra scintillation to the Jazz-era soirée, increasing the player’s bet by 50% and simultaneously triggering the Deco Diamonds Deluxe Symbol Nudge. If a Deco Diamonds Deluxe symbol lands just outside of the 5x3 reel area, the Symbol Nudge feature will cause that reel to shift one position, so that this symbol ends up on the 5x3 reel area. This unlocks potentially big wins with the symbol being wild, and increases the chances to spin the coveted Bonus Wheel.
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sabato 5 ottobre 2019

Mississippi casino gaming drives economic growth

New research released today at a Get to Know Gaming event at the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi, shows the Mississippi casino gaming industry strengthens communities by providing good jobs, supporting small businesses, and partnering with local charities.

The American Gaming Association’s newest report, Casinos & Communities: Mississippi, provides an up-close look at the gaming industry’s economic and social contributions to communities in the Magnolia State. This new research pairs gaming’s economic impact data — more than 37,000 jobs supported and $1.6 billion in wages generated annually across Mississippi — with firsthand perspectives from local nonprofit leaders, business owners and elected officials.

“Mississippi’s gaming industry has been a true leader nationally, demonstrating to the rest of the country how a policy framework focused on growth and opportunity can take an industry to new heights,” said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “I’m amazed at how this industry, which began with dockside casinos, has expanded into an economic juggernaut for this state, turning around communities and supporting its neighbors at every turn.”

AGA’s Get to Know Gaming campaign engages local leaders in a discussion about the critical role gaming plays as a community partner. Wednesday’s Get to Know Gaming roundtable panel included Richard Bennett, state representative, Mississippi Legislature; Allen Godfrey, executive director, Mississippi Gaming Commission; Mike Alise, owner of Gulf Coast Produce; John McFarland, executive director, southeast Mississippi chapter of the American Red Cross; Duncan McKenzie, general manager, IP Casino Resort Spa; and Miller. Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, moderated the panel.

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