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PokerStars has yet again claimed its throne as the world’s largest online poker platform this year as it becomes the first online poker room ever to deal more than 200 billion hands. The company’s online poker room came onto the internet in 2001 and in 2013, dealt its 100 billionth hand. Within six years, PokerStars made history by doubling this figure. PokerStars is celebrating reaching 200 billion hands by thanking their players and giving them a chance to earn a variety of prizes. “Two hundred billion is truly a stellar figure. It’s almost inconceivable,” remarked Séverin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at The Stars Group. He further added how they have been anticipating to achieve this milestone for a long time. Talking about the celebration prizes that amount to more than two million dollars, he said it has been their privilege to give back to every PokerStars player that has…

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Innovative slots developer Blueprint Gaming has released the newest addition to its portfolio, Legacy of Ra MegawaysTM, a shimmering adventure set deep in the Egyptian desert. The supplier’s latest title follows the adventurous tomb raider as our heroin explores the hidden chambers in search of the riches which lie within. Set in the imposing and mysterious pyramids, stunning visuals and an immersive soundtrack create an intriguing gameplay experience, while the Megaways mechanic, under licence from Big Time Gaming, provides players with up to 15,625 ways to win. If three or more bonus symbols reveal themselves, Ra’s Free Spins bonus is triggered. The Pharaohs are feeling generous during the feature, awarding a random symbol at the start of the round which acts as a special expanding symbol throughout the Free Spins bonus, covering the reels and paving the way to untold wealth. Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing and Relationships at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Legacy of Ra…

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Microgaming, the leading software provider of online gambling industry, has introduced Lara Croft® Temples and Tombs™, the latest, five-reel, 243 ways online slot developed by Triple Edge Studios. Players encountering the golden scarab wild symbol have a chance of discovering a path to amazing rewards and collecting the mystical gem in the golden scarab jackpot above the reels. As the gripping expedition forges ahead, adventurers taking a leaf out of Lara’s journal will uncover the ancient tomb of free spins, where winnings start on a 3x multiplier and the multiplier trail can be boosted up to a 15x multiplier. “Welcome back, Lara! We are proud to present the latest slot game featuring the world-famous intrepid adventurer. A proven and popular mechanic, Rolling Reels™ opens up the potential for consecutive wins, with the multiplier trail adding a great sense of excitement as players chase increasing wins. The golden scarab jackpot is…

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Twenty-one industry accolades were handed to the winning companies in the first Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards, which were held during Mare Balticum Gaming Summit, on the 9th of May, in Vilnius, Lithuania. UltraPlay received Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics – the first award for the year and 6th in total for the company’s unrivaled eSports odds service. Lyubomira Petrova, Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay commented on the award: “UltraPlay’s leadership in eSports betting was once again highly recognized. It is an honor to be acknowledged as the Best eSports Service Provider from the BSG Awards 2019 – a true inspiration for the entire team of UltraPlay and high recognition from the industry in the region.” Above 100 delegates from the gambling industry attended the second edition of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit. This year the Summit had a strong focus on the gaming regulations and jurisdictions in the Baltics…

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Roskomnadzor, the Russian telecom watchdog, has blocked 11,830 gambling sites in April. There were 1371 mirrors of the Fonbet brand among the blocked sites. 696 blocked websites were related to Parimatch, 592 to 1xBet, 456 to Zenitbet, 374 to Marathonbet, 315 to B Leonbets, 126 to Winline, 77 to Liga Stavok, 67 to Olimp, 59 to Betcity, 19 to Baltbet. Roskomnadzor has also blocked 7589 domains of online casinos, online lotteries and poker rooms. 47 websites were blocked for gambling content about bookmakers, casinos and slot machines. About 233 thousand websites and were blacklisted by the telecom watchdog in 2018.

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Olgierd Cieślik, President of Totalizator Sportowy Management Board which owns the LOTTO brand, and the organisers of the Polish Esport League have announced the beginning of cooperation for the entire year 2019. Information about the support of the greatest patron of Polish sport was announced during Game Jam Square, an event organised by the Agency for Industrial Development and ARP Games, where the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was also present. “The entry of Totalizator Sportowy and the LOTTO brand into the Polish Esport League as well as all other company initiatives related to Polish gaming are the best proof that we look at cooperation with the e-sport environment as a long-term action, bearing in mind the standards of safe and responsible entertainment. Our interest in the gaming market is, among other things, the effect of another dynamic phase of development that the company is undergoing recently. Nowadays, it is possible to play…

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Marking a huge milestone for the Malta based software provider, Tombstone is the 16th release by the studio, following the successful exclusive timed release on LeoVegas (April 18th to May 1st), Tombstone is now available, live across all partners to enjoy. Tombstone introduces the newly trademarked ‘xNudge’ feature which players may be familiar with following last year’s big success, Hot Nudge, that originated the nudging-wild-xMultiplier feature that has been designed specifically for those extra special big wins! This time we’re heading over to the wild west, with three bandits on the loose! A game for the thicker skinned, Tombstone can raise the stakes and blow-up a whopping 11,000x win potential, thanks to the ‘xNudge’ feature and its incorporation across the three different bonus rounds found in the game – Justice Spins, Gunslinger Spins and Bounty Spins – will give players one of the most hell-raising experiences Nolimit has ever brought to table.…

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Swedish iGaming regulator has revealed the financial report  for the first quarter. As per the results, the country’s  iGamning industry has posted a total turnover of €313.8 million. ATG, the former horse racing monopoly, led the market with a turnover of €102 million. In January, online gaming turnover reached €106 million, slightly declined to €104 million in February and was flat in March. The Svenska Spel Sport & Casino reported turnover of €55 million for the three months, €18 million in January, €18.3 million in February and repeated in March. The newly-regulated Swedish iGaming market was launched on January 1, introducing major changes for the local industry, such as the rebrand of the local regulator and the introduction of new iGaming companies.

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The iGaming industry is one of the fastest moving verticals on the planet. As virtual reality, internet of things and big data take hold, competition continues to intensify between operators looking to deliver the very best experience for customers. Now more than ever, it is vital that operators offer customers seamless customer experience, the very latest casino bonuses, and the latest technology. Keeping up with the latest emerging trends is another way operators can stay ahead. The undeniable rise of Esports The latest iGaming vertical to explode is the Esports vertical. Growing off the back of popular RTS and MORA titles, 2019 is set to see tonnes of new gaming titles take the industry by storm. Popular titles like Overwatch and Fortnite will continue to dominate Esport rankings. However, new titles like Apex Legends will offer fierce competition and an array of new markets for customers to enjoy. Apex Legends…

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Police have arrested three South Korean men for running an online gambling ring in Vietnam. All the three of them have entered Vietnam on tourist visas and organised online gambling for South Koreans living in the country, police said. Police seized 20 mobile phones, nine bank cards, 37 desktop computers, two laptops and devices for online payment from their rented house in Vung Tau Town. The server on which online gambling website was hosted is outside Vietnam. The website offered thousands of players, mainly South Koreans a number of gambling games. Since November last year, the ring had organised transactions worth more than VND170 billion ($7.3 million), police said.

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