December 22, 2022Lauren Harrison

Not had time to read this week’s news? Don’t worry; Casino Cabbie’s here, and we’ve got all the top stories condensed into a five-minute read! Grab your coffee and discover everything you’ve missed from the US gaming scene in the last seven days!

News and Analysis

Play’n GO Gains West Virginia License

Play’n GO has secured its third state launch in 2022 after gaining West Virginian approval from the Lottery Commission. The Swedish provider is already live in Michigan and New Jersey, and now players in the Mountain State can enjoy hit titles, including Reactoonz and Book of Dead.  

Greentube Acquires Flamingocatz Stake

Greentube has increased its US presence by acquiring 40% of emerging and indie games studio, Flamingocatz. Under the deal, Flamingozatz will develop content for Greentube’s gaming catalog. Job Spiero, Co-Founder of Flamingocatz, said, “We are very excited to work on this new studio together with Greentube, and we could not have hoped for a better partner to go into the Americas… With Greentube’s vast experience in distribution, placement, and marketing of games and Flamingocatz’s ‘outside of the box’ way of creating games, we have very high hopes for this partnership.”

BetMGM and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association Get PGCB Fine

The PGCB has handed out fines to BetMGM and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association for allowing bets on an unsanctioned sporting event (the Belfort v Holyfield boxing match). The event occurred in 2021; the PGCB warned operators they could not accept bets beforehand, but betting still went ahead, with BetMGM taking 76 bets.

EveryMatrix Gets Michigan License

EveryMatrix has secured MGCB approval to offer its CasinoEngine platform. CasinoEngine is one of the largest aggregators in the industry, home to over 12,5000 games and 250 providers. This is a huge step forward for Michigan casinos, who can now access the platform. 

New Jersey Revenue Up While Pennsylvania Smashes Records for November

November’s revenue figures are out from the NJDGE, PGCB, and Delaware lottery. NJ and PA have reported growth, but PA is the standout state, smashing through records for the second month with a 4.6% YoY increase. In New Jersey, November’s revenue was down 1% on October’s figures but up 0.3% YoY. Meanwhile, things are less rosy in Delaware, which reported a nine-month low for the month, down 17.6% on October’s figures and 0.9% YoY. 

BetMGM Customer Data Breach

BetMGM has warned customers of a data breach from May this year. The violation was only detected last month, and some customers’ personal information, such as contact details and social security numbers, was accessed. BetMGM has said there’s no reason to believe that passwords or funds have been acquired. They have recommended that customers remain vigilant to suspicious account activity.

Game of the Week

Big Santa Fortune Slot: Inspired Gaming, RTP: 94.8%

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