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US – New Mexico joins sports betting gold rush

New Mexico has become the sixth state to allow sports betting, joining Delaware, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada and Oregon. Betting got underway at the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel in Bernalillo, located just outside of Albuquerque, on Tuesday with betting restricted to on-site wagering. Online gambling and sports betting remain illegal in the state. Bets are being taken on NFL, MLB and NBA games, along with college sports. The sports book is being run by Nevada-based ...

UK – Rank fined £500,000 for treatment of problematic high-roller

Rank Group has been fined £500,000 by the British Gambling Commission for failing to ‘protect’ a VIP gambler and actually visiting him in his home when he was on a period of self-exclusion from casinos. The operator was accused of ‘falling into the trap of thinking VIP customers don’t experience problems.’ A Gambling Commission investigation found that the high roller went on ...

US – MGM Springfield delivers $27m in its first full month

MGM Springfield, the new casino in Massachusetts owned by MGM Resorts, generated $27m in gaming revenue during the first full month of operation. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission confirmed the new casino got off to a flying start with its 2,550 slot machines earning $18m in gross revenues whilst its 120 tables generated $8.8m. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis ...
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US – Renowned slot designer Allon Engleman to join Aristocrat

Celebrated slot game designer Allon Engleman will join Aristocrat as Senior Vice President of Game Development, leading a studio focused on creating industry leading content for the North American market. Mr. Engleman most recently was with Scientific Games. He will be based in Aristocrat’s new campus in Las Vegas and starts with Aristocrat on October 15, 2018 Aristocrat’s Chief Product Officer Rich Schneider said: “At Aristocrat it’s all about what’s inside – ...

US – Everi crowns winner of its Million Dollar Event

Everi Holdings crowned Tanya S. representing Pines Restaurant & Casino, Evergreen Park, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, the winner of its sixth annual TournEvent of Champions The Million Dollar Event on October 10 at XS Nightclub in the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas Resort. Tanya S. walked away with the grand prize of $1m and a cruise for two on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, having ...

US – Victor Duarte joins Konami as Senior Vice President

Konami Gaming has appointed recognised industry veteran Victor Duarte to senior vice president & chief product & strategy officer, to support continued expansion of its world-class research and development. Mr. Duarte brings more than 20 years of experience in the global gaming and lottery industry, with expertise spanning multiple operational disciplines. As Konami’s senior ...
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Legislation

UK – Mark Jarvis to pay penalty for customer interaction failures

British bookmaker MarkJarvisBet is to pay £94,000 and overhaul its social responsibility procedures after failing to protect a customer who was showing signs of problem gambling. Over a 19-month period, the operator failed to follow customer ...

Peru – Two separate proposals would allow for sports betting expansion in Peru

Two major proposals have been put forward that would make major changes to Peru’s sports betting laws. Last week a group of lawmakers, all belonging to the same political party, announced that they would push for new laws which would further ...

Chile – Slots to be banned outside of Chile’s casinos

The Senate's advisory Commission for Decentralisation and Regional Development has decided, after listening to the stakeholders involved, to advance with ...

Colombia – Colombian football organisation to take legal action against gaming board

The Major Division of Colombian Professional Football (DIMAYOR) has announced that it will initiate legal action against gambling regulator Coljuegos. ...
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UK – Live Casino of BetConstruct gets certification from GLI UK

BetConstruct Live Dealer Casino product has been certified by Gaming Laboratories International. The software developer delightedly announces that its Live Casino software has met the stringent remote gambling and software technical standards of the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Holding an international accreditations for compliance with a range of ISO/IEC standards for technical competence in the gaming and gambling industries, GLI has tested and certified ...

Belgium – Betsoft Gaming signs deal with Belgian casino Supergame

Betsoft Gaming will extend its European reach further into Belgium, signing a content partnership agreement with established multi-channel casino Supergame. The agreement is comprehensive, providing for the integration of a wide range of ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina – NSoft extends its cooperation with Lottery of  Bosnia and Herzegovina

NSoft and the Lottery of Bosnia and Herzegovina have extended their cooperation with the release of a new mobile app for android devices. Players are now able to play Sports Betting, Live Betting and Lottery betting from the palm of their ...

Gibraltar – Nektan integrates B2B E-Lite casino platform into BetVictor

Nektan is now live with BetVictor Casino, having integrated its B2B E-Lite casino platform into the BetVictor's casino offering. This is the first deal of ...

UK – Paddy Power Betfair to pay penalty

A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) failed to adequately interact with customers who were displaying signs of ...
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