1xBet Announces MGA Deal

International gambling operator 1xBet has added to its portfolio of online slots and video bingo titles thanks to a new deal with Spanish gaming company MGA.  Under the terms of the arrangement, content produced by MGA Games will be incorporated into the  1xBet’s product in betting markets where online gaming is currently regulated or where regulation is in the process of being introduced.   1xBet will benefit from all of the titles in the MGA catalogue, including well known slots such as Lucky …

Scientific Games Links up with Oneida

Sports betting technology company Scientific Games (SG) has agreed to make its OpenBet platform available to the Oneida Indian Nation to power three new sportsbooks.   The SG technology will feature in the three Oneida casinos in upstate New York: Turning Stone Resort, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, when sports betting is officially regulated in the state. The OpenBet platform, …

Casino Profits Boost Maryland Revenue

Revenue generated by casinos made a major contribution to the state finances of Maryland in December, according to figures released yesterday.   On Tuesday, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission published its figures for gaming revenues from the state’s six casinos, which showed that during the month of December, they took a total of $148,381,413, representing a 5.2 percent increase on the December 2017 take.    As …

William Hill Gets Mr Green Approval

High profile UK bookmaker William Hill Plc has announced that it has obtained all of the necessary regulatory approvals for its proposed €270million purchase of the Stockholm-listed MRG Group, which includes well-known betting brand Mr Green.   The acquisition, which has now been formally approved by the board of MRG was first proposed at the end of October last year as part of William Hill’s attempts to boost its presence in European regulated …

CasinoDesignPro Adds to BetConstruct Portfolio

CasinoDesignPro has become the latest gambling industry company to take advantage of the SlotBuilder technology offered by BetConstruct.   Last month, Vegas Kings announced that they had used the SlotBuilder service to create and launch two new games: Bling Spins and Soccer Shootout, and now CasinoDesignPro, a Lithuania-based design studio, has produced Mystical Amber and Midsummer Magical Night  SlotBuilder was designed to offer …

FOBT Debate In Northern Ireland

Belfast City Council are set to debate plans to ask gambling companies to follow Ladbrokes’ example and cut the maximum stake for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) across Northern Ireland.  The UK government introduced a statutory instrument in December to cut the maximum stakes from £100 to £2 from April. But while this will apply to FOBTs in England, Scotland and Wales, it does not apply to Northern Ireland, …

LeoVegas Launches Swish in Sweden

The upheaval in the Swedish betting market has continued into 2019 and now betting operator LeoVegas has introduced a new element with the unveiling of its Swish payment service.   The newly regulated market saw a string of operators granted new licences at the end of 2018 and LeoVegas is aiming to increase its share of the market by offering …

Oneida Nation Strikes Deal with Caesars

The Oneida Indian Nation has announced a new licensing and branding deal with Caesars Entertainment that will bring sports betting to New York in 2019  The deal, which is still subject to approval by the National Indian Gaming Commission, will see the launch of sports betting facilities at the Oneida nation’s Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casinos in upstate New York.  As …

Genting Unveil Poker Series

The UK branch of the global Genting Group has announced details of its latest poker series, along with a number of changes to the format.   Genting UK revealed that the series will involve 17 poker events staged across England and Scotland, consisting of 13 mini-events along with four majors. All will be open to players of any ability and no qualifications are required. The …

Apollo Games Announces Softgamings Deal

Casino gaming developer Apollo Games has signed a deal with Softgamings, under which the casino platform provider will offer the Apollo titles to its operators.  Softgamings provides products and services for both land-based and online operators in a number of European betting markets, including comprehensive hardware and software solutions that extend to video lottery terminals, jackpot systems and a wide range of slots games.   Speaking about the partnership with Softgamings, the Chief Executive Officer of …