News by Alex Hoffmann

Alex is a writing guru and passionate gambling whisperer, who joined the LCB network in June 2017. Born and raised in ex-Yugoslavia's capital, Belgrade, sometimes called the crossroads between the East and West, his first childhood heroes were novelists whose work sparked his appetite for literature and later a career in writing. Although a philologist by profession, Alex has always been a tech-savvy which helped him combine his linguistic talents with the digital media, content marketing and creativity, allowing him to leave a significant written mark in various industries. Since being open to life means the world to him, Alex enjoys traveling, playing music, doing philanthropy work, staying in shape, reading books, meeting new people and stargazing with anyone about anything... if it makes sense.

Patagonia Entertainment Agrees with SoftGamings to Deploy Video Bingo

Added on March 14, 2019 in Casino Games

Developer of online customizable technology solutions for various iGaming verticals, Patagonia Entertainment, will deliver its video bingo products to SoftGamings, leading industry platform supplier. The companies entered into an agreement at this year’s ICE conference in London, confirming further expansion partnerships on both sides. As a world leader in the development of new gaming systems, ... Read more

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Pragmatic Play Explores Savanna In Safari King

Added on March 7, 2019 in Casino Games

If you’re wondering what a visit to the African savanna would look like, it’s time to pay attention to one of the latest portfolio additions from Pragmatic Play, a 2015-established online casino games developing platform. The newest catalog expansion, Safari King, is all about mixed woodlands and grasslands, but the game also features roaring rewards ... Read more

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Relax Gaming Teams Up With Kindred To Launch in France

Added on March 6, 2019 in Poker News

Open casino platform and games provider, Relax Gaming, has struck a supply deal with Kindred, Europe’s leading gambling operator. This long-term agreement will see the supplier’s poker offerings integrated onto the operator’s gaming platform in France. Apart from launching its poker variants at the beginning of Q2, which are very popular in the region, Relax ... Read more

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Caesars Takes Equity Part in DraftKings

Added on February 28, 2019 in General Gambling News

DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports provider from Boston, MA has entered into an official agreement with Caesars Entertainment, an American gaming corporation from Las Vegas that only recently launched a brand-new outlet in the state of Pennsylvania. The sports betting arrangement actually represents Caesars’ first “multi-state partnership” as it acquires an equity stake in one ... Read more

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DC Lottery Extends Partnership With IGT

Added on February 26, 2019 in General Gambling News

Multinational gaming company from London that produces slot machines and premium gaming software, International Game Tecnhology (IGT) will continue the distribution of instant win games and related services to DC Lottery until December 2019, a report reads. Aside from supplying Washington lottery services with software products, IGT Global Solutions Corp. will also provide assistance in ... Read more

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Bangladesh Blocks Over 2,200 Gambling Websites

Added on February 22, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The country of Bengal, better known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, has launched a severe crackdown on Monday, February 18th to deal with “indecent content,” a report reads. In this concentrated effort, the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission shut down over 2,200 gambling websites, 15,000 adult hubs and even two video sharing apps, found in ... Read more

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888 Acquires JPJ's Franchise Costa Bingo for £18 Million

Added on February 22, 2019 in General Gambling News

Famous brands Costa Bingo, City Bingo and Sing Bingo, have all been sold to 888 Holdings plc for £18 million, as this reputable gambling company with headquarters in Gibraltar agreed with JPJ Group to purchase its Mandalay operating assets. The parent company of 888poker and 888casino will basically acquire top bingo brands from Jet Management ... Read more

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Minnesota Lawmakers To Consider New Sports Betting Bill

Added on February 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Approximately one month after MIGA’s decision to block sports wagering in Minnesota, the state lawmakers are getting ready to consider a new bill that could launch full-scale betting on sporting events at tribal casinos, a report reads. Pat Garofalo, who introduced the latest Safe and Regulated Sports Gambling Act of 2019 is also considering further ... Read more

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Sportech Ready To Launch In Connecticut

Added on February 18, 2019 in General Gambling News

An online gambling company from the United Kingdom, Sportech PLC, whose range of customers spans across B2B and B2C verticals, has announced its ‘readiness to do business’ with Connecticut, should the state regulate sports betting within its borders until June 5th, 2019. The entertainment company with headquarters in London has been working proactively to position ... Read more

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Paysafe to Launch Unified Platform for Sports Betting in US

Added on February 17, 2019 in Casino Banking

A multinational online payments company, Paysafe Group Limited, is getting ready to introduce a brand-new product for the thriving US sports betting market. The global payments provider is looking to unite an array of payment solutions and enable their integration via single API. This new platform will help iGaming operators to expand their business across ... Read more

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Golden Nugget and CDI Launch Sportsbook in New Jersey

Added on February 15, 2019 in General Gambling News

Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey has formed a partnership with Churchill Downs Incorporated to launch an SBTech powered brand, called BetAmerica. The sportsbook will include real-money betting on sporting events and casino games throughout the state. Apart from wagering on a wide selection of professional leagues, players will also be allowed to ... Read more

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CGT Kicks off in New Jersey with Meadowlands

Added on February 15, 2019 in General Gambling News

The state of New Jersey will soon be welcoming an entirely new sportsbook, as US bookmaker CG Technology forms a partnership with Meadowlands Racetrack, a sports complex in East Rutherford. Right before the start of the 2019 NFL American football season, the operator will launch full-fledged sports betting services across the entire state, although… …an ... Read more

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Sacramento Kings Enter Partnership With MGM Resorts

Added on February 12, 2019 in SportsBetting News

American global hospitality and entertainment company from Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and software company, Xperiel, have formed a partnership with a professional basketball team from California, Sacramento Kings. Both companies will provide new incentives to fans thanks to the inventor’s Real World Web platform that increases the engagement with free-to-play gaming experience. Sports enthusiasts ... Read more

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New York To Legalize Online Poker

Added on February 12, 2019 in Poker News

New York could become the next state to legalize online poker if the recently introduced framework classifies it as a game of skill rather than luck, a report reads. Gary Petlow Sr, New York representative has put forward a new Bill A04924 which is currently being reviewed by the Committee on Racing and Wagering in ... Read more

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Microgaming Pays Out €1 Billion In Jackpots

Added on February 8, 2019 in News

The iGaming industry is celebrating another “momentous landmark,” as stated by one of the leading casino software producers from the Isle of Man – Microgaming. The company has once again set astonishing results in the slots vertical by reaching €1 billion in payouts under its progressive jackpot network – this milestone has irreversibly cemented the ... Read more

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