As always, it’s been a busy week here at Cabbie, and even more so in the gaming world. It seems that all anyone can talk about this week is who’s losing the most revenue compared with last year, and who is coming out on top as the latest round of quarterly revenue reports are released.
But don’t panic, it’s not all doom, gloom, and financial forecasts hitting this week’s gambling headlines, there’s also been a whole round of brand new and exciting slots released, new casino partnerships announced, and even new regulations for online sportsbook advertising! Let’s take a look at this week’s top stories!
Casino News and New Partnerships
Bet365 Launches Playtech Casino Product
Bet365 launched its sports-only betting site in NJ in 2019, but this month they’ve announced a new deal which will see Bet365 and Playtech join forces to offer Playtech’s casino games at Bet365 NJ.
This is Playtech’s first entry into the US market and a significant moment for the award-winning games studio, especially as Playtech only received NJ licensing in August 2020.
Resorts Signs Multi-Year Deal With Scientific Games for NJ Casinos
This week, online casino operator, Resorts, has extended its deal with Scientific Games to supply the operator's New Jersey online sites with casino games software. This successful partnership provides both Resort’s online platforms (Resorts Casino and Mohegan Sun) with a games lobby of over 600 award-winning titles, and continues an industry-leading experience and has been in place since 2015.
Resorts CEO, Ed Andrews, said, “ Scientific Games has been an integral supplier for Resorts’ digital operations for a number of years, which helped make it a simple decision to maintain our successful partnership. The content provided seamlessly via OpenGaming plays a big part in making ResortsCasino.com one of New Jersey’s go-to online casinos.”
New US Game Releases
The Wealth Series: Play’n Go
Play’n GO hits a triple whammy this week, releasing not one but three brand new slots in a series the studio has named The Wealth Series. Consisting of Celebration of Wealth, Temple of Wealth, and Beast of Wealth, the three titles come together as one overall gaming experience unifying through the shared theme, wealth system symbols, and progressive jackpots offered. Find out more and try each of these games in demo mode at Play’n GO.
Rage of the Seas: NetEnt. RTP 96.04%
It’s been a big month for NetEnt Casinos with first the release of Disco Danny and now this week, Rage of the Seas Slot. Land-lovers, get ready to put on your sea legs and take to the waves with pirates, cannons, and big prizes because this game’s got it all.
Played out on 5x4 expanding reels that create 5488 ways to win, this slot offers spreading and stacked wilds, multipliers, free spins, and major and minor reel upgrades to create explosive gameplay at the next level!
Valley of Fortunes: High 5 Games. RTP 96%
Are you ready to travel back in time and spin to the ancient beat of this modern slot? Take the journey of a lifetime as you cross vast, hot deserts, uncovering hidden treasures and limitless winning options with the Racking up Riches Bonus Feature and symbol-filled reels of Valley of Fortunes Slot.
With 3x5 reels, players need only to land any three matching symbols to activate the Racking up Riches Feature, which sees all non-matching symbols leave the reels and get replaced by new ones. Symbols only stop stacking when no more wins are made, but that’s not all successful players stand to gain as it’s possible to rack up even more prizes by gaining a win multiplier and using additional bonus features too! Check out our High 5 Games Casinos and find a site to play Valley of Fortunes Slot.
Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches: Thunderkick. RTP 94.27%
Thunderkick is once again proving their worth with their latest and graphically stunning release, Jin Chan’s Riches. Inclusive of 5x3 reels, 15 fixed lines, multiplier wilds, sticky wins, and a bonus round where you’ll tot up extra spins and multipliers, Jin Chan’s Pond is certainly filled with riches. Start spinning to win at any of our Thunderkick Casinos, but keep in mind that the biggest wins can be found in the bonus round!
Take a look at how to play Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches!
Industry News and Events
AGA Updates Sportsbook Operator Advertising Rules Just in Time for Responsible Gambling Education Week
As around the world gambling regulations are tightening up to suit modern trends, the USA’s American Gambling Association has also conducted a review regarding sports advertising. The review concluded with the creation of a new rulebook and code for operators called the “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering”.
The code brings in 3 main principles to govern sports betting advertising:
- Advertising must not promote “irresponsible or excessive participation in sports wagering”.
- Each advertisement must contain a responsible gambling message and information on where to seek gambling assistance.
- And lastly, advertisements may not suggest that “social, financial or personal success is guaranteed by engaging in sports wagering”.
While these new rules may come as a shock to the system for US providers, they are already established practice in jurisdictions across Europe to tackle irresponsible gambling and overall are created to keep players safe!
That’s it for this week guys, but don't forget it's responsible gambling education week, so check out the latest responsible gambling tools and advice at your casino of choice!