News and Analysis
Rush Street and Century Casino Partner to Launch WV Online Casino
Rush Street Interactive and Century Casinos’ Mountaineer Racetrack and Resort (WV) have partnered to create a new online casino, BetRivers WV. The launch is expected in quarter one of 2021 (post-licensing approval from the West Virginia Lottery) and brings the total count of online casinos in WV up to three (including BetMGM and DraftKings).
Whitmer Does It Again: Interstate Poker Legalized in Michigan
Governor Gretchen Whitmer hits another home run this week with the signing of Michigan’s Interstate Poker Bill. Senate Bill 991 will see cross-state online poker legalized for MI players, who will soon be able to join those in other approved states, which currently include New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.
IGT and Playtech Hash-Out Distributor Deal for the USA
Playtech has agreed to a new US partnership with IGT. The deal will see the award-winning studio’s titles distributed under IGT and comes hot on the heels of Playtech securing independent licensing in New Jersey, with games already live at both BetMGM and Bet365 Casinos!
Chief Operating Officer at Playtech, Shimon Akad, said: “The agreement with IGT represents another significant milestone in the growth of our presence in North America as we build on the momentum of the past few months. We look forward to offering the US market more of our market-leading software and technology in what is a rapidly growing US market”.
Yet to try-out Playtech’s slots? Then start with the iconic, seven-part progressive jackpot series Age of Gods!
Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, Speaks Out in Support of Online Gambling Regulation for CT.
Yesterday, while giving his State of the State address Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont spoke out in favor of legalizing online gambling (among other activities). In his own words, Government Lamont said, "Sports betting, internet gaming, and legalized marijuana are happening all around us [...] let's not surrender these opportunities to out-of-state markets or even worse underground markets".
Like many other US states, Lamont's remarks were made in response to what he called one of the most challenging and humbling years he and the state had faced due to COVID 19. While this is great news for players in CT, nothing is set in stone yet, and just last year, a gambling reform bill proposed by Joseph Gresko failed to make it through the CT State Senate. However, with the financial burden of COVID weighing heavy on most states, 2021 is quickly looking to be the year for fast-paced change.
New Game Releases
Gold Pile: New Years Gold: Playtech. RTP 96.45%.
Gold Pile: New Years Gold is the third installment of Playtech’s newest jackpot slot series: Gold Pile. Set on 5x3 reels with 25 lines, it offers an arcade-style appeal and grand jackpot chase feature that could see you winning up to 400x your bet.
Themed on Lunar new year, you’ll undoubtedly be hitting-up lucky money if you win in this slot, which features stellar payouts, a feature-buy function, sticky wilds and free spins (seeing returns of up to 2000x), plus jackpot chase re-spins feature with three fixed jackpots up for grabs! Check it out, as well as the preceding two slots in this series at any of our recommended Playtech Casinos where you can set your bets from $0.10- $50.00!
Kingdom of Gold: Mystic Ways Slot: High 5 games. RTP 96%.
Next up on our new release list is Kingdom of Gold: Mystic Ways Slot. It’s a brand new, beautiful, and down-right thrilling release from High 5 Games that’ll see you heading deep into the Amazon rainforest for mystic ways and magical wins.
This slot’s main element is the reel mechanic, which alters the reel rows and symbols in-play from 6x4 with 4,096 ways to win to 6x10, thus creating an explosive one million ways to win! Potential payouts are sky-high at a max of 10,205x your bet in this epic and adventurous slot. Take a closer look at the game trailer below, then load and set your bets from $0.20 to-100 at any of our High 5 Games Casinos.
Gypsy 3: Triple Tarot Slot: High 5 Games RTP 96%.
With their second release in as many weeks, High 5 Games hits a double whammy with more high variance spins in Gypsy 3: Triple Tarot Slot.
Set on 5x3 reels with 243 ways to win and bets from $.010-100, Gypsy 3 Slot delivers magic vibes, wilds, scatters, free spins (taking place on new reels with up to 250 spins available), and max prizes up to 4249x your bet! Ready to see what the Tarot Cards have in store for you? Then check out either of the High 5 Games released this week at our recommended H5G Casinos.
Okay, folks, that it’s for us this week, but don’t forget to check back in with us next Friday, where we’ll have a top-notch selection of new slots to discuss, including:
- Multi Gem Slot: Bally
- Fort of Fortune: High 5 Games
- Loco the Monkey: Quickspin