Monthly Archives: July 2015

Clovis woman wins $1 million on lottery scratcher

A Clovis woman is now a millionaire after running to the store for tortillas and sticking $20 into a California Lottery vending machine. Catalina Deniston, a Fresno County government employee, was visiting her father in Sanger on Monday when he asked her to get tortillas from Gong’s Market on Academy Avenue, just south of North Avenue. Featured Conferences & Events: August 2015

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA)

Held alongside the Australasian Gaming Expo, GRWA is the premier online gambling event addressing innovation in Australia’s gaming, racing and wagering industry.

GRWA runs over three days, the first half day serving as a pre-conference on competing for Australia’s entertainment dollar, followed by a full day dedicated to wagering and another full day dedicated to racing.

Beacon Events have secured a variety of speakers including industry leaders, regulation and policy experts and industry innovators.  Delegates can expect to hear about insights and strategies for the coming months, discover new approaches for solving common industry issues and plenty of networking opportunities.

Stride Gaming acquire social gamers InfiApps; Tropicana launch TropWorld app

Casino operator Tropicana Entertainment has officially launched its new free-to-play TropWorld Casino social casino app.

The TropWorld app, which was developed in conjunction with San Francisco-based social game publisher Ruby Seven Studios, is available to players around the globe using iOS, Android and Amazon tablets and smartphones. Games currently on offer include slots, video poker and bingo games, all with the usual social connectivity features.

In other social gaming news, UK-listed online bingo operator Stride Gaming has announced its acquisition of Israeli mobile and social gaming company InfiApps Ltd. Stride has agreed to make an upfront payment of $21.2m in cash with a further cash earn-out of up to $18m depending on InfiApps’ earnings performance over the first two years following the acquisition. “Introduction and arrangement fees” of up to $3.8m may also become payable.

The transaction is expected to conclude “within a week” of Friday’s announcement. Stride says it will fund the initial payment through a combination of cash on hand and a £8m loan from Poppy Investments Ltd, “a significant shareholder” of Stride Gaming.

Coingaming Bitcoin sportsbook; investors rush in where millennials fear to tread

Bitcoin online gambling white-label software provider continues to push the virtual currency envelope via the addition of a new sports betting platform.

On Thursday, Coingaming announced it had launched its new Bitcoin-only sportsbook product to capitalize on next week’s commencement of a new English Premier League season. Coingaming spokesman Mark McGuinness said the new sportsbook would offer over 10k betting markets per week, including on less traditional events like mixed martial arts and eSports.

The company says the in-house developed sportsbook will offer “several unique opportunities” for Bitcoin gambling operators looking to diversify their offering. McGuinness believes the ability to place “larger bets on any device with better odds, instant deposits and cash-outs” will appeal to “young, smart, mobile-focused sports bettors that demand instant gratification.”


Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina

Daniel Negreanu may have just missed the final table at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, but he’s proving his daunting chops once again by making one at another WSOP event this week. Negreanu is one of seven players still in contention at the 2015 World Series of Poker National Championship, putting him […]

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