It's been an action-packed week as BetRivers Casino opens in West Virginia, Evolution acquires Big Time Gaming, Alabama pushes from gambling legalization, and we've got two new slots to tell you about: Midas Coins and Phoenix Coins! Let's dive in!

News and Analysis

Rush Street Gaming Launches in WV

Our top story this week brings excellent news to players in West Virginia as BetRivers Casino has officially opened its door to players. The online casino joins DraftKings and BetMGM, becoming the state’s third online casino and the only gambling site to launch since July 2020.

The platform is live and delivers the iconic Rush Street red carpet welcome with a $250 cash match, 40 casino games (slots, progressive jackpots, and table), iRush Rewards loyalty club, and 1x wagering requirements guaranteed on all bonuses!

Find out more about the best online casinos, games, and bonuses in West Virginia and read the entire BetRivers Casino Review - gambling in WV just got more competitive!

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Join BetRivers Casino today and enjoy a $250 cash match!

Evolution Goes Big Time with its Next Acquisition

Evolution Gaming has this week scooped up Big Time Gaming in their next mammoth acquisition. Building on Evolution’s earlier acquisition of market leaders, NetEnt, this move seals the deal for developer's entrance to the world of slots.

The acquisition has been described as the perfect match in innovation by BTG CEO and Evolution Gaming Chairman, Jens Von Bahr said of the deal, “Big Time’s focus on innovation and creating unique playing experiences is a great fit with our culture and mind-set at Evolution. We look forward to continuing our journey together.” We’ve got to admit with these two epic iGaming studios coming together, the future certainly looks bright and we can’t wait to see the results!

Alabama Considers Gambling Legalization: SB310

Alabama’s Senate has passed Senate Bill 310, which would see online sports, horse racing, and casino gambling expand throughout the state. The bill introduces the Alabama Gaming Commission, which would take the lead, overseeing the new laws and implementation of gambling regulations and licensing (licenses will cost $5-35mil) and proposes a tax rate for operators of 25% on slots, 20% on sports, and 35% on other games. Senate Bill 310 will now move to the House for the next round of voting.

Slot Game of the Week

Phoenix Coins: Lightning Box. RTP 96.03%.

It’s a double hit for the Ancient Greek theme this week with Lightning Box's Phoenix Coins Jackpot Slot release. Taking a far more dreamy approach to the graphics and genre, this slot’s set somewhere above the clouds and is loosely connected to Greek folk law (the Phoenix was born in this discourse, as a mythical bird that was reborn after death, rising from the ashes). The Phoenix is joined on the reels by Pegasus, an owl, Adonis-like God and Goddess, and 1024 ways to win!

There’s a single bonus round with slot, but it leads to jackpot payouts; it’s a free spin round that you’ll trigger when landing a full stack of scatter symbols on any reel and one Phoenix scatter on reel 5.

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The bonus round takes place on new reels, with only high-paying symbols (and 1+ symbols, which extra spins, up to 60 allowed). What’s more, if you land multiple Jackpot Phoenix symbols, you’ll a jackpot payout:

  • 4 Phoenix = Mini Jackpot of 10x.
  • 9 Phoenix = Mini and Minor Jackpots (x90).
  • 14 Phoenix = All jackpots payout (x900).

Bets start from $0.40-200, but as this slot game has an unusual math model and unique way to trigger the bonus round, we recommend you take it for a spin in free play mode before staking cash - try it out at these Lightning Box Casinos.

Alright guys, have a great weekend and we'll catch you next Friday from more iGaming news and brand new games!

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