News and Analysis
Industry Catch-Up: What is the US Gambling Industry Worth?
The US gambling industry is on track for another record-breaking year with projections set at $44 billion for 2021, based on revenue figures published by the American Gambling Association for the first two quarters. The top-earning states are Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
With such figures rolling in, the industry is back to full pre-pandemic levels. Meanwhile, iGaming revenue is also hitting new highs with a record $1.66 billion revenue for the first half of 2021, which is already more than 2019's total figure of $1.55 billion.
For any states currently considering online gaming reform, these figures will undoubtedly provide an insight into the possible tax potential should they go ahead. And it seems the population is all for it, with seven in every ten US voters believing that gambling contributes positively to the US economy.
White Hat Gaming Hits the States Forming New US Gaming Division
White Hat Gaming has announced it's coming to the US and has formed a new US content division that will target the market, creating games and offering slots, jackpots, RNG tables, and instant win games to operators in NJ, PA, MI, and WV.
The launch is expected in the first quarter of 2021, and the new games will run alongside White Hat's 200+ title strong portfolio, including top slot hits like TED and Eye of Horus. This is excellent news for real money gamers in these states, as White Hat Gaming is a player favorite in Europe.
Game of the Week
Kingmaker Fully Loaded | Big Time Gaming: RTP 96.60%
It's that time of the week when we bring you the latest game releases and this time, it’s a big one: Kingmaker Fully Loaded from BTG.
Set on five reels with 32-16,807 ways to win, the game delivers Megaways spins, Fully Loaded Multipliers, and free spins. The Fully Loaded element is the new edition (Kingmaker is already a popular BTG Slot, this is a new edition).
Along the right of the reels, you'll notice four pendants corresponding to each of the game's high-paying gem symbols. At the start of each spin, a random multiplier between 0-99 is added to the pendants, and should you hit a win with the matching symbol, the multiplier is added, which leads to substantial potential payouts!
To trigger the free spins round, you'll need between 3-5 crown scatter symbols for 7-20 royal spins, plus on the triggering spin, all pendant multipliers are totaled and pay! The free spins are played with the max of 16,807 ways to win, so there's plenty of fully loaded action in this brand new BTG slot!
Available from September 9th, you can play this game at any of our top US BTG Casinos.