11/22/2022

Global Gaming Directory Blog: News (Gaming/Gambling): United States Igaming Revenue Report

News (Gaming/Gambling): United States Igaming Revenue Report


Total igaming revenue for October 2021 in New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Delaware added up to $445.2 million, an increase of just under 22% over October 2021…internet-gaming win reported in New Jersey was $147.2 million, reflecting growth of 15.9%...Michigan won a record $141 million from online gamblers…Revenue from igaming in Pennsylvania was $124.5 million, an increase of 17.4% over October 2021…Igaming operators set a revenue record in October at $21.9 million… West Virginia igaming revenue for October came in at $9.4 million, a 32% jump…Delaware’s internet casinos won $1.2 million from gamblers in October 2022, a 22.5% increase.

11/18/2022

Global Gaming Directory Blog: bet365 & Incentive Games unveil a daily score predictor game for the World Cup

bet365 & Incentive Games unveil a daily score predictor game for the World Cup

World’s largest online betting brand launches ‘4 Scores’ for the world’s biggest sporting event

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UK: 18 November 2022 – With the World Cup just around the corner, bet365 have ramped up the excitement by launching a daily predictor game for the tournament, called ‘4 Scores Challenge’.


This is yet another collaboration with long-term partners Incentive Games – the industry’s leader in premium free-to-play games.


‘4 Scores Challenge’ does exactly what it says on the tin: offering users prizes for predicting four scores. bet365 successfully launched the ‘6 Scores Challenge’ at the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season, with hundreds of thousands of players taking on the prediction challenge each weekend.


During the World Cup, prizes of up to £250 are on offer each day, but users don’t have to get every prediction right to win – with three correct predictions earning £10, and £2.50 awarded to those with two correct forecasts.


The innovative new game offers football fans a brilliant, free game to play each day of the World Cup, with generous cash prizes available.

  

John Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of Incentive Games said: “We are privileged to roll out this incredible title across the bet365 app and website – we're so proud of it.


“Here’s a prediction from us: with its generous cash prizes, despite being free, 4 Scores will become a real fans’ favourite during the World Cup.”

 

A spokesperson from bet365 said: “We’re thrilled to announce the launch of ‘4 Scores’, in association with our partners at Incentive Games. At bet365 we love to enhance the enjoyment of live sporting events for our customers, and there are none bigger than the World Cup. Good luck to all players with their predictions!”





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11/04/2022

Global Gaming Directory Blog: Pop Culture, Celebrity, Gaming, Casino and Sports Betting Connection

Pop Culture, Celebrity, Gaming, Casino and Sports Betting Connection

Celebrities have always been among the pastimes biggest fans, from Mozart and Casanova to Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and beyond.


Like the rest, they frequent gambling establishments to enjoy various entertainment options. The convenience and excitement of playing casino games at one of the many online gambling sites have attracted an increasing number of celebrities in recent years.


These celebrities bet for fun as opposed to high-rollers at world-famous casinos. They have a top time at casinos and enjoy the games on offer. Most winners give some cash to charity, while some put it back into the gambling industry as well as fund other endeavors.


Let's review a few of the famous and well known names who enjoy a punt.


TOP 5 CELEBRITIES


1. MATT DAMON

Actor and big roller, Matt Damon, kicks off the list of renowned gamblers.


Matt Damon is a professional poker and blackjack player, in addition to being a famous actor. He was acting as a law student and talented poker player Mike McDermott in the 1998 blockbuster Rounders gave the five-time Oscar contender and one-time Oscar winner a newfound passion for gaming. 


Damon prepared for his role by training with Johnny Chan, a professional poker player. He is one of the world’s finest professional poker players. Damon owes him a debt of gratitude for teaching him the ropes of the game.


The famous actor from Hollywood kept playing traditional casino table games like poker and blackjack long after filming had wrapped up. Damon is periodically observed at some of the world’s most prestigious casinos, albeit he does not get to play there as often as he would like.


There are few specifics on what he’s doing with his earnings. Damon enjoys gambling and has even competed in several tournaments. He chooses to play at well-known casinos to pay out the most.


2. BEN AFFLECK

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon’s best friend, hardly needs an introduction. And he’s a card counter and gambler, much like Damon. In the 2013 crime thriller, Runner Runner, Affleck played a character who was up against a made-up empire of internet casinos. Even though the movie was poorly received by some critics, but not by hardcores, Affleck kept on gambling, and the personnel at the casinos where he played said that he always left tips.


3. GEORGE CLOONEY

George Clooney, the co-star of Matt Damon in several Hollywood films, has long been a fan of the casino scene and has been in the process of purchasing a Las Vegas gambling establishment since 2005. Unfortunately, this famous high-ideas roller never got off the ground, so he visited the casinos of others and appeared in films like Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.


4. BRAD PITT

Brad Pitt is up next. Like many of his coworkers, it appears that the Ocean’s franchise introduced him to the joys of gambling, specifically card games like poker and blackjack. Before filming the gambling scenes, Pitt visited multiple casinos to hone his game and soak in the distinctive casino ambiance. He still likes to play blackjack at the casino whenever he has the time.


5. FLOYD MAYWEATHER

Although many have gambled on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bouts, the flamboyant boxer has been known to bet huge sums of money on other sporting events. He allegedly considered placing a $400,000 bet on himself to defeat UFC superstar Conor McGregor but ultimately opted against doing so after several bookies raised doubts about the legitimacy of such a wager. In 2012, he made headlines for placing a $1.1 million bet on the NCAA football game between Oregon and Arizona State, which he then boasted about on social media.


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Gamblers come from all walks of life. Celebrities want to take part in it regularly since they find it enjoyable. Games, especially gambling games, have been the film’s subject. Keep in mind that this is just a sampling of the famous people that enjoy gambling. Most famous people regularly indulge in gambling since they like it so much. As always, bet with your head, not over it, and have fun!


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11/03/2022

Global Gaming Directory Blog: Gambling companies get new advertising tag

Gambling companies get new advertising tag




Australian TV viewers will no longer hear the hastily uttered "gamble responsibly" tagline.


From March 2023, betting companies like Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and TAB must ditch the well-known slogan in favour of seven new and government-approved ones.


"Evidence and research clearly shows the 'gamble responsibly' message doesn't do the job of getting people to think and to minimise harm," Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth told ABC radio on Wednesday.


"So the new taglines, which were agreed with all state territories and the Commonwealth, are evidence-based and they actually have been shown to work."


The new mottos include "Chances are you're about to lose", "You win some. You lose more", "What's gambling really costing you?" and "What are you really gambling with?"


When on screen, they must accompany information about gambling addiction resources and appear in the largest font possible to take up a third of the on-screen space.


If the taglines are spoken, they have to be read slowly and calmly.


Online gambling firms must rotate through each of slogans over a 12-month period to stop viewers becoming acclimatised to a message.


While gambling critics welcome the changes, some want them to go further.


They're "welcome and a good start to the widespread reform urgently needed", according to Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie.


"Doing away with the 'gamble responsibly' message is appropriate because the problems in the online and sports betting industry are more about the predatory behaviour of that industry than the behaviour of gamblers.


"Of course there are many bigger reforms that remain unaddressed."


Mr Wilkie is calling for a ban on television gambling ads during G-rated viewing hours and the implementation daily limits on betting companies.


In NSW, parliamentary crossbenchers have pushed for a mandatory cashless gaming card to provide harm reduction benefits for problem gamblers and crackdown on money laundering.


A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found Australians lost around $25 billion on legal forms of gambling from 2018-2019, one of the biggest per capita losses in the world.


Beyond the financial costs, the report also revealed for every person who experienced problem gambling, up to six people around them were negatively affected.