Monthly Archives: May 2018

Booming Games achieves Malta’s Best iGaming Casino Supplier of the Year Award at the MiGEA MALTA iGaming Excellence Awards 2018.

Malta-based games developer Booming Games has come away from this year’s award with the highly prestigious Supplier of the Year Award.

Since setting up shop in 2014, Booming Games have swiftly developed a reputation in the industry as an established supplier of high-quality titles known for their innovative features and eye-catching designs.

“We are delighted to have received such a highly coveted award. This is a rewarding result much appreciated by our dedicated team,” said Booming Games’ CPO Jerry Seelig. “We are look forward to winning many more.”

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KamaGames announces partnership with “The Yogscast”

Dublin, Ireland – June 1st 2018 – KamaGames, the largest European social mobile poker operator, today announced their partnership with the leading games media company “The Yogscast”.

As a key part of the KamaGames audience growth and expansion strategy, the developer and publisher of Pokerist, have agreed to sponsor 6 brand new episodes of the “Yogscast Poker Nights” show with the first episode going live via Twitch.TV at 5pm UK time on 6th June 2018.

KamaGames’ Director of Global Communications & Content, Sam Forrest said “The on-going areas of focus for KamaGames are to continue to innovate, to grow as a company and also to explore new opportunities to grow our number of players by breaking into previously untapped audiences. This approach was incredibly successful with our “Poker Night in America” partnership and we hope by working closely with such an influential media company as The Yogscast, we are going to see a similar success with their wide and diverse audience.

Rich Keith, Chief Revenue Officer for The Yogscast added, “The Yogscast Poker Nights have been hugely popular with our audience, both as live experiences on Twitch and through video-on-demand on YouTube.  As they take a lot of time and additional investment to produce our partnership with Kamagames means we’re able to extend the amount Poker Nights we’re able to produce so it goes from a one-off to a proper series of matches.”

French Capital will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference France – Large Blockchain event with top experts

On July 18, top crypto experts from huge international corporations will gather in Paris at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference France – large-scale event dedicated to cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICO.

The meeting will include conference and demozone. Presentations from leading specialists and expositions of the innovative solutions from blockchain-based startups are waiting for the guests.

Blockchain in France: Big Changes

According to the French Minister of Economy, the country is planning to become the main leader in European fintech industry. The claim is supported by recent actions of government officials.

WSOP Day 1 review: Elio Fox wins the first bracelet, Boom! Boom!

The World Series of Poker has opened in style with Elio Fox taking down Event #2 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty, and there are 14 players left in the Casino Employee event going into Day 2 

I was there, in Cannes, when Elio Fox won his first gold bracelet. He chose one hell of an event to secure his first sliver of gold, facing the likes of Jake Cody, Chris Moorman and Patrik Antonius, and now he has two after wading through an equally star-studded field.

Fox outlasted 243 entrants to win the first of what I believe will be many $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty events in the future. The High Rollers will lap these one-dayers up until the cows come home.

The final table contained a few darlings.

Fed gov’t stops cock-blocking Connecticut tribes’ JV casino

Connecticut’s proposed joint venture tribal casino has cleared a major roadblock now that the federal government appears to have finally dropped its opposition to the project.

On Thursday, the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced that the revised gaming compact between Connecticut’s state government and the Mohegan tribe – which operates Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino – “is taking effect.”

The document is dated May 25, but won’t be officially published until Friday, June 1. The document tersely notes that the amended gaming compact is taking effect because the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke “took no action” within the required 45 days.

The amendment makes no mention of the state’s compact with Foxwoods Resort Casino’s owner, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which has formed a joint venture called MMCT to build a casino off tribal lands in the northern part of the state near East Windsor.

Calling the Clock: Bonomo the business; WPT ruffle feathers, and more

In this week’s Calling The Clock we bring you up to date with the latest from the Super High Roller Bowl, the World Series of Poker, and a decision from the World Poker Tour that has ruffled a few feathers. 

It’s been quite a ride this week, none more so than for Justin Bonomo who is about to have a restless night after winning the Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) for $5m.

Bonomo defeated fan favourite Daniel Negreanu, heads-up, after four days of action at PokerGO’s studios at ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

48-entrants created a prize pool of $14.4m. Negreanu picked up $3m for his runner-up spot, a finish that the Canadian has repeatedly put down to the hard work he has put in off the felt in the previous three months. Jason Koon also made the final table finishing third for $2.1m to add to the $4m he won in the Triton Series Montenegro and the $1m he won in the $100k ARIA High Roller ahead of the SHRB action.

US Open / British Open / PGA Championship futures roundup

There are there major championships left in the 2018 PGA Tour season: the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. We can’t promise you who will win any of those events, but it might be wise to wager on a player who has never won a major before.

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That’s because when American Patrick Reed won the Masters in April, he became the ninth first-time major winner in the past 10 overall. That dates to the 2015 PGA Championship. Prior to that, six of the most recent seven major winners had been repeat champions.

The U.S. Open this year (June 14-17) is being played at tough Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. As usual, one of the major storylines at a U.S. Open will be whether Phil Mickelson will win the only major that has eluded him in a Hall of Fame career. featured conferences & events: June 2018

Once a year, online bingo professionals gather for the one and only conference dedicated to their niche in the online gambling industry sector.  On June 12, 2018 the Online Bingo and Slots Summit will take place in London’s Mermaid Centre, located in Blackfriars.

Delegates can expect to hear from bingo companies making headlines in the news, gain insights on compliance and regulatory developments impacting the online bingo space, learn about the latest innovations and technology and enjoy plenty of networking with peers, partners and platforms.

What: Online Bingo and Slots Summit

When: June 12, 2018

Delaware to launch single-game sports betting on June 5

Delaware appears set to win the race to become the first state besides Nevada to offer legal single-game sports betting.

On Thursday, Delaware’s Department of Finance announced that the state’s three casino operators – Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino – would begin offering single-game sports wagering on Tuesday, June 5 at 1:30pm.

The betting must take place at the casinos’ new sportsbooks, as the state has been coy regarding future online betting opportunities. Messenger betting is also verboten, as “accepting telephone or electronic wagers from inside and/or outside the state of Delaware is strictly prohibited.”

Delaware was already authorized to offer parlay wagering via the Delaware Lottery under the federal sports betting prohibition that the US Supreme Court struck down on May 14. Two weeks ago, Delaware received assurances from the state Attorney General that there were “no legal obstacles” to proceeding to “full-scale” wagering.

Virtual betting the surprise star in UK Gambling Commission stats

Virtual betting is punching above its weight class, according to new UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) statistics.

On Thursday, the UKGC released its latest report on the nation’s gaming industry, covering the period from October 2016 to September 2017. On the whole, the report doesn’t reveal significant deviations from the previous data set released last December.

The UK market generated overall gross gambling yield (GGY) of £13.9b during the period, up only 0.7% from the April 2016 – March 2017 figure. Online gambling accounted for £4.9b of the total, a 3.7% improvement, bringing the online market share up one point to 35%.

The number of new online account registrations jumped nearly 6m to 36.6m and online active accounts were up over 7m to 30.9m. These accounts held a total of £849m, up from just £562m in the previous report.

India bookie could face organized crime charges in betting test case

Authorities in India may charge a notorious illegal online sports betting operator with belonging to organized crime groups in what could prove a test case for future prosecutions.

Earlier this week, authorities in Thane, a district of the state of Maharashtra, arrested Sonu Yogendra Jalan, considered to be India’s biggest illegal cricket bookmaker. Jalan (pictured) is accused of providing online betting software to a ring of bookmakers that the authorities broke up two weeks ago,

On Thursday, the Times of India reported that the Thane authorities were contemplating charging Jalan under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) 1999, which would be the first time the Act was applied to an illegal betting case.

Jalan has been arrested on multiple occasions since 2012, and a scan of the computers and phones seized in this month’s raids revealed that Jalan was in contact with over 100 illegal bookies. A senior police officer told the Times that invoking MCOCA was necessary to deal with “habitual offenders” like Jalan.