News by Jim Murphy

Completed English Literature at the University of South Carolina and has been a US sports writer and odds expert for most of his profesional life, he also writes at futurefallout.com & minds.com.

MGM Recounts $1.6BN Northfield Park Acquisition

Added on March 2, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

During a pep rally for the venue’s employees, MGM Resorts International (which earlier this month partnered with the Sacramento Kings), has set forth the rebranded Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park acquisition which is expected to be finalized by April. The future MGM Northfield Park – a facility whose purchase price is $1.6 billion – offers ... Read more

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IGT Unveils 4D Version of Wheel of Fortune in Las Vegas

Added on January 19, 2019 in Casino Games

International Game Technology (IGT), a reputable multinational gaming company based in Nevada, has launched a new, 4D slot version… …of a popular American TV game show Wheel of Fortune. The new edition of Wheel of Fortune slot will be having its debut in Las Vegas and the game will provide the player with a completely ... Read more

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GiG partners up with MegaLotto

Added on January 11, 2019 in General Gambling News

GiG (Gaming Innovation Group), an iGaming solutions provider, has signed a long-term contract with MegaLotto in order to make a move into the lottery market. The companies will join forces and work together on international lottery draws and casino games in various regulated markets. MegaLotto is a startup that provides betting services which allow users ... Read more

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NBC Incorporates Sports Predictions During Live NBA Matches

Added on January 11, 2019 in SportsBetting News

This week’s NBA basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks will be quite special, because NBC sports will integrate a predictions game in live broadcast for the first time ever. The sports match will take place on January 11th in Washington and the game will be completely free-to-play for all the fans that ... Read more

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Quickspin Co-Founder Calls It Quits

Added on January 4, 2019 in General Gambling News

Quickspin co-founder, Joachim Timmermans, has officially announced that he would step down from his position. Joachim was with the Swedish-based studio ever since it has been established in September, 2011. He has been in the position of the Chief Product Officer and as he explained it, the time has come for him to move on ... Read more

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Sweden Issues 28 New Licenses

Added on December 24, 2018 in Gaming Law & Society News

Every day, Sweden gets closer to opening a re-regulated market and Swedish regulatory body called Lotteriinspektionen has a handful of work. Their job is to issue the licenses to the operators so that they can provide their services to the people in this country. And with a week before the new market opens… …the regulator ... Read more

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SG Digital Gets New Leadership

Added on December 19, 2018 in General Gambling News

Scientific Games is shuffling cards as they appointed a new CEO of SG Digital, who will replace Matt Davey. Although Davey has been at a position for less than a year, the sub-brand of SG will be led by Jordan Levin… …currently the senior vice president for corporate development and former president of SG interactive. ... Read more

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India Reluctant to Remove Gambling Ban

Added on December 19, 2018 in Gaming Law & Society News

At this moment, the Indian government is unwilling to remove the present ban which prevents different forms of gambling. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel… …as it has been said that legalization of gambling should be considered in case the government fails to control the underground industry. Union Minister of Law ... Read more

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Red Tiger and Hero Gaming Team Up

Added on December 19, 2018 in General Gambling News

Isle of Man-based casino software developer, Red Tiger Gaming, has penned a very important game delivery deal that will see them distribute their full portfolio of video slot titles to Hero Gaming! Hero, who is an iGaming industry platform supplier with headquarters in Malta, will be granted access to Red Tiger’s most popular slots – ... Read more

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Quickspin's Ivan and the Immortal King Slot Released

Added on December 19, 2018 in Casino Games

Quickspin has come up with a new video slot called Ivan and the Immortal King. With the new game added to the provider’s portfolio, players will venture into snow-covered Russia with the elements of Russian folklore added to the mix. The team was obviously inspired by the Russian culture in general, but they made sure ... Read more

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William Hill Appeals €300K Fine

Added on December 18, 2018 in Gaming Law & Society News

The bookmaker was offering games of chance to the customers in the Netherlands via the company’s official website… …but the games were available on two mobile applications. At the moment, online gambling in this European country is prohibited. The bill which is aimed to regulate the market got stuck in a complicated bureaucracy and it ... Read more

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NetEnt and Bethard Release Virtual Live Casino

Added on December 18, 2018 in General Gambling News

NetEnt and Bethard have joined forces in order to launch an exclusive virtual live casino and they have completed the task, making Bethard the latest operator to do so with NetEnt. The new virtual casino is custom-built and it clearly depicts Bethard’s innovative and courageous style. It offers two blackjack tables and one roulette game ... Read more

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Atlantic City Gambling Soars by 20% in November

Added on December 17, 2018 in General Gambling News

New Jersey gambling regulator, Division of Gaming Enforcement, has published November’s gross gaming revenue figures for both the entire state and Atlantic City’s casinos alone… …In their financial report, it’s noted that AC casino resorts made a 20% year-on-year surge, by making $247.65 million! Last year’s November GGR amounted to $206.4 million. This year’s opening ... Read more

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Michigan Tribe Nearing Casino Project Approval

Added on December 17, 2018 in Land Based Casino News

The proposed construction of a casino in Fruitport Township in western Michigan could be soon given the green light, should a public hearing scheduled by federal regulators turn out favorable. The request for a casino project in this town was submitted by The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The tribe’s idea is to use ... Read more

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Macau Workers Urge Casinos For Pay Increase

Added on December 17, 2018 in Land Based Casino News

Three separate Macau gambling unions and labor groups have sent an official demand asking major casino operators in the city to hike the salaries of some 56,270 gaming industry workers by at least 3% in 2019. They feel that city’s casino’s staff deserve the paycheck rise since the casinos’ earnings in 2018 can certainly deliver ... Read more

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