Welcome to issue #23 of the Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest. In the news this week PlayStar Casino forms a partnership with Ocean Casino Resort for a new online NJ casino, PokerStars Michigan launches, Sands considers expanding into iGaming, Sunday's Super Bowl is set to smash records, and we've got two awesome new slots to tell you about!

News and Analysis

PlayStar Casino is Coming to New Jersey

It’s rare to see new casinos launching in New Jersey as most land-based casinos formed online partnerships back in 2013, when the market launched, leaving little room for new operators. However, this week PlayStar Casino and Ocean Casino Resort (Atlantic City) have struck a deal that will see online casino start-up, PlayStar, launch in New Jersey towards the end of 2021.

While NJ players will have a while to wait before they can try out this new and immersive casino, there're plenty of options available in the meantime (take a look at our top-rated NJ online casinos). As always, we'll bring you the latest and greatest from PlayStar Casino as soon as this site opens its virtual doors - stay tuned.

PokerStars Michigan is Live

If you love poker, sports betting, and casino games all in one place, then you're going to love PokerStars MI. Open from this week, the desktop platform and cell app brings online poker tournaments and games to MI players for the first time! Find out more, read our PokerStars MI Review!

Super Bowl Sunday Set to Smash Betting Records

The American Gaming Association has forecast (based on weighted survey results) that this year’s Superbowl Sunday will attract up to $4.3bn in bets (both via formal and informal channels). Sunday’s game sees the Kanas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers go head-to-head for the Lombardi Trophy. If you’re yet to set a bet on this year’s Super Bowl, don’t worry; there’s still time, and you can even enjoy live bets during the game! Take a look at our top-rated online casinos with sports betting, and don’t miss out on the action this Sunday.

Sands Casino Exploring Market Access for Online Gaming

New Sand’s Chef Ex. Robert Goldstein has divulged that Sands Casino is looking for new ways to expand in the US market, which may include a move into the digital landscape and potentially further land-based expansion. Online gaming has been somewhat of a contentious issue for Sands, as the founder, Sheldon Adelson (who passed away in January), had always made clear his objections to the digital industry, which Goldstein now says was due to ethical concerns that it was too difficult to regulate online gambling and ensure that players used the service responsibly.

Slots of the Week

This week we’ve got epic new slot games to share with you, and they come from two top providers: NetEnt and Red Tiger Gaming. You can find all of these games at our recommended online casinos and start playing them today!

Fruit Shop Megaways: NetEnt. RTP 96.06%.

If you're looking to go mega with one NetEnt's classic slots, then this is the game that you should be spinning this weeķ. It’s a supercharged version of the 2011, original release with improved graphics and the addition of 6 Megaways reels, which alter the ways to win on every spin.

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Set your bets from $0.20-100 and enjoy 2D fruit symbols, a retro slot vibe, wilds substitutions, free spins, and increasing multipliers as you play for prizes up to 10,000x your bet across a maximum of 117,649 ways to win! Find a NetEnt Casino in your state to play Fruit Shop Megaways now.

Vault Cracker: Red Tiger Gaming. RTP 95.66% (variable).

Vault Cracker Slot is Red Tiger’s third slot release since obtaining a PA distribution channel under NetEnt’s license. Played on 5x3 reels with 10 lines, your mission, should you choose to accept and spin this cartoon-styled slot, is to crack the vault for prizes up to 1,410x your stake.

As a low to medium volatility production, this slot promises regular reel action. It comes with two bonus features, a second chance wheel and a gamble feature that keeps the wins rolling in, especially during the heist re-spins round, where only cash safes appear on the reels before bursting open to award players with the cash win content!

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Ready to take this brand new, fun-themed slot for a spin? PA players can set their bets from $0.10-100 and check it out at either BetRivers or SugarHouse Casinos!

Alright, folks, that's a wrap for this week; we'll see you next Friday for all the latest US gambling news and new game releases. Have a great week, everybody!

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