Casino King Quiz – Are you a gambling genius?

All hail the king! The casino king, that is. Mastering casino games is a long and difficult road and getting your head around all the statistics and facts, not to mention the difficult maths that runs behind the games is a challenge that few are up to. Even fewer will be able to do that …

NetEnt signs first Pennsylvania contract with Penn National

NetEnt is prepared to enter the Pennsylvania gaming market after securing its first customer in the state; Penn National Gaming. Penn Online Entertainment, a subsidiary of Penn National ’s Interactive Ventures, will receive NetEnt’s online casino games. Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas, said: “This deal marks NetEnt’s first customer signing for Pennsylvania and is …

Analysts estimate strong October performance for Macau casinos

Analysts have estimated high gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures for Macau casinos in October. Last year, Macau’s casino industry enjoyed its best calendar month in October, generating MOP26.63bn ($3.29bn). However, monthly GGR only grew 3% to MOP21.95bn this September, while the stock price of the country’s top six casinos has fallen 40% on average since …

Evolution Gaming sees Netflix and YouTube as competition, says CPO

Following Evolution Gaming’s win at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas with its Lightning Roulette product, Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter tells Gambling Insider what else is in the pipeline. You recently won the Global Gaming Award for Product Innovation of the Year for Lightning Roulette. Why do you think the product was received so …

Macau casino stock prices fall

The stock price of Macau’s top six casinos has fallen 40% on average since June, sparking concerns of a decrease in VIP gambling. Monthly gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau casinos increased year-on-year in September – but only by 3% to MOP21.95bn ($2.72bn). The region’s casinos were impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut last month, although growth …

New NFL season drives September revenue growth in New Jersey

New Jersey gaming revenue grew 20% year-on-year to $281.7m for September, aided by “explosive growth in sports wagering.” Based on filings from the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, casino win rose 8% to $232m and internet gaming grew 26% to $25.8m. Total gaming revenue also increased in the year-to-date category, with $2.15bn generated so far …

New operation to suppress money laundering in Macau casinos

A fresh operation against money laundering in Macau casinos was launched on Friday last week and brought immediate results. The Judiciary Police, responsible for dealing with casino crime, arrested 12 individuals on Saturday in downtown Macau under suspicion of providing illicit money exchange services, with two of them detained. A similar operation was run on …

Ohio’s September gaming revenue hits $152.2m

Revenue from Ohio’s casinos and racinos totalled $152.2m in September this year, a 4% increase for year-on-year figures. The state’s seven, slots-only racinos generated revenue of $85.7m this year, an increase of 8.1%, making them one of the lead contributors to the state’s overall growth. The four casinos in Ohio saw numbers drop as casino …

Pennsylvania awards first two sports betting licenses

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved the state’s first two sports betting licenses. Park Casino in Bensalem and Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County are the first two casinos to be awarded sports betting licenses by the state’s regulator. The PGCB has seen five applications so far, despite a $10m license fee and a …