News and Analysis
Michigan Becomes Fourth State to Join Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement
Michigan joins Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware as the latest state party to the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement. The agreement permits member states to share liquidity among players. This is excellent news for poker rooms as Michigan players can now play against gamblers in other states.
New York Approves Plans for Three New Land-Based Casinos
NYS lawmakers have announced plans for three new land-based casinos establishments downstate. While bidding for the three new licenses is yet to open, the plan details a minimum fee of $500m and continues the gambling expansion in NY, which saw legal online sports betting go live at the start of this year. You can find out more about legal online gambling in New York via our state guide.
IGT and Agrees iSoftBet Acquisition
IGT has agreed to the acquisition of iSoftBet for $174.1m. The acquisition adds 225 games to IGT’s library, doubling its offerings. The deal is expected to be closed in quarter two of this year.
Videoslots Secures US Access for 2023 via Caesars
Malta-based online casino operator, Videoslots has secured US market access through a deal with Caesars and is expected to launch its Mr Vegas brand casino in Pennsylvania by 2023 before going live in other states.
“This is a significant milestone in our strategy, having enjoyed significant success with our product in a host of markets, including Sweden, the UK and Denmark. We are now aiming for something similar in the US as we move towards our goal of becoming the world’s leading casino operator.”eoslots Head of Casino, Henrik Enesund.
Revenue Figures for March: The State of the States
- New Jersey: Everything is looking rosy in the Garden State as total gaming revenue for March is up 17.8% YoY, with Borgata Online Casino leading the market.
- Pennsylvania: Meanwhile, Pennsylvania players have smashed revenue records again after March hit an all-time high iGaming and retail total revenue of $432.5m, a 14.8% YoY increase.
- Michigan: The Michigan market is still showing strong growth, with commercial and tribal operators reporting $162.2m in total iGaming and sports wager receipts for March. This is a 27.3% YoY increase, with iGaming showing the most significant growth (up 38.2% YoY).
- Delaware: Lastly, The Delaware Lottery reports an 11.6% YoY increase for iGaming revenue, with Dover Downs claiming the top spot and taking the most revenue.
Slot Game of the Week
Reel LinKing: Inspired Gaming, RTP 95%.
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