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Microgaming online slots release list for May 2021
Gambling news 11-05-2021

Microgaming online slots releases and dates for May, 2021

Microgaming has released a roadmap of new online slots games for the month of May, with these releases largely coming from their network of independent studios. Straying from their original business plan which saw them create thousands of real money slots games, Microgaming now considers itself an aggregator, where they give independent studios a platform […]

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Aloha! Christmas is now live at the best NetEnt casinos
Gambling news 19-12-2020

NetEnt, Microgaming release new slots in December

NetEnt has given a Christmas-themed makeover to one of its most popular online slots games Aloha! Cluster Pays. Aloha! Christmas headlines the online slots games being released in December and has many of the same features that made Cluster Pays so popular.  The six-reel, six-row video slot features both Cluster Pays and Sticky Re-spins mechanics […]

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DraftKings to sell gift cards across the USA after InComm Payments deal
Gambling news 17-12-2020

DraftKings gift cards now available after InComm Payments deal

DraftKings has launched a global first after announcing it had partnered with InComm Payments to deliver a gift card.  The launch will effectively give DraftKings a foothold in 1000s of retail outlets across the USA, including convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, Speedway, Dollar General and Sheetz.  On top of being a cash option to fund […]

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VulkanBet is leaving the Russian betting market
Gambling news 15-12-2020

Russian esports betting operator waves the white flag

Russia’s imposing new gambling taxes have forced another betting company to leave the market.  Leading esports betting operator VulkanBet, which brags it is “among the top three in Russia”, announced it was leaving the Russian market.  This is believed to be in response to Bill No. 1055657-7 which puts a 1% tax on betting turnover […]

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Hard Rock Digital launches as gambling industry set for shake-up
Gambling news 15-12-2020

Hard Rock Digital to shake up US online betting & gambling

WELL-known US brand Hard Rock International is set to open a digital arm of its business, with sports betting and online gambling on the agenda.  HRI made the announcement via a press release and declared it was an attempt to diversify its portfolio in high-growth markets, with iGaming industry veterans recruited to push the cause. […]

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Carousel casino in pretoria has been sold to two well-known businessmen
Gambling news 13-12-2020

Carousel casino set to be taken over by football identities

TWO well-known football identities are set to be the new owners of Carousel casino, as long as their licence is approved by the North West Gambling Board.  Owned by Sun International, Carousel is one of the oldest gambling destinations in South Africa and a very popular venue in Pretoria.  But Sun International announced in the […]

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Gambling Commission announces review of Gambling Act
Gambling news 12-12-2020

Legal lottery age to lift as Gambling Commission announces review of Act

UK gambling laws will undergo a wide-ranging review after the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden described the Gambling Act as “an analogue law in a digital age”.  The UK Government has now launched a review of the the Gambling Commission and its functions in a bid to modernise its operations.  The review is also recommending raising […]

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HollywoodBets launch new website in September 2020
Gambling news 08-09-2020

South African bookmaker HollywoodBets.net upgrade website

South Africa’s biggest online bookmaker HollywoodBets.net has relaunched its website, with customers now able to access the new design.  Although the old design remains live, customers can switch by tapping the “New Website” link that is front and centre on their homepage.  The new design is a big upgrade on the exceptionally dated HollywoodBets old […]

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Sun International could axe over 2000 workers
Gambling news 02-09-2020

Casino group Sun International to axe 2300 workers in South Africa

South African casino and hospitality giant Sun International could be forced to retrench up to 2300 workers, as the covid-19 pandemic severely hits their bottom line.  The latest interim report paints a bleak picture for the gambling industry in South Africa, which was forced to shut down completely from late March until June 30.  Sun […]

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Betfred could buy South African racing operator Phumulela
Gambling news 31-08-2020

Betfred tables huge offer for South African racing operator Phumulela

English gambling company Betfred has tabled a ZAR925m offer for the struggling Phumulela, the biggest horse racing operator in South Africa. But their chief rival in the buyout Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters has hit out at Betfred, claiming they had copied elements of their proposal including a line of credit to immediately satisfy bad debt. […]

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