News and Analysis
VR Slots Are Finally Here: Gonzo's Quest Gets A Virtual and Live Gaming Makeover
Virtual reality slots have been on the cards for a few years, but there’s not been much movement and certainly no big releases until this week, which saw the release of Evolution and NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt. This game mixes live gaming with VR and one of the most famous slot game characters of all time to create a brand new type of gameplay.
Inclusive of a live host and featuring a treasure hunt feature, this game will have you scaling the giant stones of El Dorado, looking for golden treasure and big wins in highly exciting gameplay. While not yet available in the USA, it will be coming to online casinos soon as Evolution Gaming is licensed in PA and NJ, so it’s just a matter of time. While we recognize this is a bit of a tease, we couldn’t resist sharing such a big moment of industry innovation with you, especially as it’s the first game that blends NetEnt and Evolution’s specialties since Evolution acquired NetEnt at the end of last year!
Until this one-of-a-kind new game arrives at US online casinos, you'll have to make do with taking a sneak peek at the trailer:
Bally's New Owner of Tropicana, Evansville
Bally’s Corporation has completed its acquisition of Tropicana Casino in Evansville, Louisiana, from Caesars Entertainment. While online casinos are not yet legal in this state, the deal includes the rights to future online skins for Tropicana Casino and continues Bally’s ongoing growth and diversification strategy.
Sports Betting Tax Bill Signed in Louisiana and Second Bill Off for Senate Approval
In more news from Louisiana, Governor Bel Edwards this week brought the state closer to legal online sports gambling by signing the first of two bills that will legalize the activity. The first bill, HB 679, makes a regulatory framework for sports, such as tax rates and licensing fees. The second bill is currently in the state’s Senate awaiting further discussion, but once passed and signed into force, sports betting will be legal in Louisiana.
Slot Game of the week
The last nugget of good news for players this week is a brand new slot from High 5 Games.
Captain Payback 2: High 5 Games. RTP: 96.5%.
Not sure which slot game you should spin this week? Then check out this tasty new release from High 5 Games. Featuring a classic comic book theme that 80-90s kids will love, Captain Payback 2 is packed with bonuses and brings a ‘legendary superhero’ to casino screens across the US.
Ready to save the day and chase evil off the 3-4-4-4-4-3 reel matrix, this slot comes with 75 lines, expanding and stacked wilds, and scatter bucks that’ll trigger 8-12 free spins and see you help the hero save the city while making bet line wins!
Ready to check it out? Then set your bets from $0.50-500 and get in on the high volatility action at these High 5 Games Casinos!