News and Analysis

American Gaming Association Predicts Record Wagering for Super Bowl

The AGA predictions for this weekend's Super Bowl are in. Forecasts show that 50.4 million citizens are expected to place approximately $16 billion in bets. The projections are based on a national sample of 2,199 adults, which has revealed an estimated 20% of US adults will lay at least one wager on the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs (Sportsbooks have the Eagles pegged as the favorite).

If the predictions are correct, it's a 61% increase on 2022, which was also a record-breaking year. According to the estimates, 30 million Americans will place online wagers, with a further 28 million betting casually with friends or as part of a pool or squares contest. The AGA attributed the increases to widespread legalization driving interest in the National Football League.

Greentube Gets Green Light to Launch in Connecticut

Greentube continues its US expansion this week as the studio receives the go-ahead to launch at online casinos CT after securing an Online Gaming Service Provider license from the CT Department of Consumer Protection. This is the third state license Greentube has acquired; the provider is also approved in NJ and MI. 

Greentube has been in the business for over 12 years and has a games portfolio of over 400 titles. The studio's most popular titles include Cash Connection - Voodoo Magic, Manic Potions, Feelin' Fruity: Win Ways, and the Diamond Cash series.

Michael Bauer, CFO for Greentube, said of the news, "There is major potential within the US market and having acquired additional development capabilities to cater to local players, we believe we are well-placed to serve the market with premium content. We are looking forward to teaming up with operators in Connecticut and can't wait to see how players in the state react to our portfolio."

Hollywood Casino and Barstool Sportsbook Get Responsible Gambling Council Accreditation

This week, Penn Entertainment's online brands Hollywood Casino and Barstool Sportsbook became the first US sites to voluntarily secure responsible gambling accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council. What does accreditation mean? That both Hollywood Casino and Barstool have the tools to manage and monitor gambling harms. The accreditation is not mandatory in any US gambling state.

In a press release on the matter, the chief compliance officer for Penn, Chris Soriano, was quoted saying, 

"Penn is committed to being at the forefront of responsible gaming and achieving this accreditation for our online platforms further strengthens our top of class RG programme…We have and will continue to be proactive by investing in valuable training and resources to ensure that we are providing the safest possible environment for players to responsibly enjoy gaming. Electing to undergo, and receiving accreditation following a thorough review of our operation, demonstrates that we're actioning the highest standards of RG programming.

Slot Game of the Week

Mayhem: Red Tiger Gaming, RTP 95.71%

When a new slot gets released by Red Tiger Gaming, it's practically guaranteed to be a visually excellent, action-packed, innovative spinner. Mayhem, an anarchy-themed, dystopian slot, is no different. 

Graphically, this slot is a shake-up to the norm, and it's impressive, more reminiscent of a graphic novel than a slot game. Dive into the mushroom cloud-filled backdrop and spin to win on 5x3 reels with 20 paylines. You'll start winning lines from 3-5 symbol matches.

mayhem slot gameplay

Let's look at the bonus features:

  • Cash Queen Re-Spins: The Cash Queen symbol is 1-3x multiplier wild. It can only appear on the middle reel. If the Queen lands and is used in a win, she locks the middle reel and the winning symbols for a re-spin. Hit new winning symbols, and you get another lock and re-spin until you add no new winning symbols or fill the reels. 
  • Anarchy Spins: Hit 3 Anarchy symbols on reels 1, 3, or 5, and you'll get 10 spins. During the round, a Cash Queen symbol will be locked on the middle reel, meaning every win you make comes with at least one Cash Queen re-spin and potentially lots. There's one more thing to add. For each re-spin round you trigger, the central Cash Queen symbol grows by a 1x multiplier, which is applied to all the winning free spins, making this an epic round.

We did promise you an action-packed and impressive slot! Ready to spin? Then load up the reels from $0.10-100 at these US Red Tiger Gaming Casinos - enjoy!