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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: UFC News: Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett - trash talk and betting odds

UFC News: Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett - trash talk and betting odds


Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett are exchanging barbs, and now many are speculating over a potential boxing bout between the two blondies.  UFC charismatic star Pimblett is being billed as the United Kingdom's answer to Conor McGregor, but one with heart.  Ouch!


Pimblett (3-0 in the UFC so far) spoke about dealing wtih mental illness immediately following his choke out of Jordan Leavitt in the second round at UFC London a few months back.


“There’s a stigma in this world that men can’t talk,” said Pimblett, fighting back tears. “Listen, if you’re a man and you’ve got weight on your shoulders, and you think the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself, please speak to someone. Speak to anyone. People would rather — I know I would rather — my mate cry on my shoulder rather than go to his funeral next week. So please, let’s get rid of this stigma. And men, start talking.”


Jake Paul -250

Paddy Pimblett +170


In other social media tussles, Conor McGregor has challenged longtime sparring parter Artem Lobov to a fight, following the Lobov's lawsuit against McGregor's Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand.


The odds for that fight are heavily in favor of McGregor.


Conor McGregor -2000


Artem Lobov +700


Did we mention that Pimblett is also known for exposing his backside to an audience.


He mooned the weigh-in audience in London in response to social media fat-shaming him after a drastic weight loss, claimed that he would "teabag" Leavitt in the octagon for his post-fight celebration.

Casino News Media Blog: Britain Opened the Door to Online Gambling. Now It’s Living With the Consequences

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Britain Opened the Door to Online Gambling. Now It’s Living With the Consequences





Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: BetMGM Named American Gambling Awards Online Casino of the Year

BetMGM Named American Gambling Awards Online Casino of the Year


NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire - BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced today that it has been named "Online Casino of the Year" by the 2022 edition of the American Gambling Awards. The American Gambling Awards are produced by Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) ("Gambling.com Group" or the "Group"), a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry.


"BetMGM is honored to be named Online Casino of the Year and we'd like to thank Gambling.com for this incredible recognition," said Matt Prevost, BetMGM's Chief Revenue Officer. "This award is reflective of our team's hard work and dedication to setting a high iGaming standard. As North America's leading iGaming operator, we remain focused on providing our customers with innovative gaming experiences, working with premier partners and providing a world-class omnichannel experience."


As the market leading iGaming operator in the U.S., BetMGM has an estimated 30% national online casino market share in its four operational states: New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Judges commended BetMGM's continued growth in 2022 and cited its robust games and engagement tools portfolio and multi-brand marketing strategy across its BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino and Party Casino brands as part of the operator's well-rounded offering.


Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Gambling.com Group, said, "BetMGM continues to solidify its position as the iGaming industry leader in North America through its top-of-the-line casino product, and is very deserving of receiving the Online Casino of the Year award. With its diverse game portfolio, first class partnerships and omnichannel focus, BetMGM offerings set them apart from their competitors."


For more information about the American Gambling Awards, please visit the awards website: www.gambling.com/us/awards.


As BetMGM continues to expand to new markets, responsible gambling education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the integration within BetMGM's mobile and desktop platforms, customers can receive the same GameSense experience they have grown to count on at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. This complements BetMGM's already existing responsible gambling tools which serve to provide customers with an entertaining and safe digital experience.


The BetMGM app is available for download in Maryland on iOS, with Android soon to follow, as well as on desktop at www.betmgm.com. For more information, follow @BetMGM on Twitter.


About BetMGM


BetMGM is a market-leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM's U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain's US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market-leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.betmgminc.com/.


About Gambling.com Group Limited


Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) is a multi-award-winning performance marketing company and a leading provider of digital marketing services active in the online gambling industry. Founded in 2006, the Group operates from offices in the United States, Ireland and Malta. Through its proprietary technology platform, the Group publishes a portfolio of premier branded websites including Gambling.com, Bookies.com and RotoWire.com. As of October 31, 2022, the Group owns and operates more than 50 websites in seven languages across 15 national markets covering all aspects of the online gambling industry, including iGaming and sports betting, and the fantasy sports industry.

Casino News Media Blog: A casino is a facility for certain types of gambling. Casinos are often built near or combined with hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships, and other tourist attractions.

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A casino is a facility for certain types of gambling. Casinos are often built near or combined with hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships, and other tourist attractions. Some casinos are also known for hosting live entertainment, such as stand-up comedy, concerts, and sports.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: Macao Awards Casino Licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 Others - November 2022

Macao Awards Casino Licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 Others


Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify the economy by investing in non-gambling attractions.


Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday.


The announcement is positive news for owners who have invested billions of dollars to build the former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong into the biggest global gambling center. But the requirement to spend on theme parks, music and sports adds to financial pressure at a time when revenue has plunged under anti-virus restrictions.


Regulators will negotiate final terms before licenses take effect Jan. 1, the office of Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced. A seventh bidder, newcomer Genting Group of Malaysia, received no license.


The territory of 700,000 people on a peninsula in the South China Sea is the world's most tourism-dependent economy. It's under pressure from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government to diversify with retailing, entertainment and other industries and to reduce reliance on gamblers from the mainland, its main revenue source.


License applicants promised to fulfill requirements including “exploring overseas customer markets and developing non-gaming projects,” a government statement said.


It gave no details, but TDM Radio Macau reported earlier the winners would be expected to invest a total of $12.5 billion.


Macao's economy has shrunk since anti-virus restrictions that shut down most tourist travel were imposed in 2020.


The Chinese operators include SJM Holdings, part of the empire of the late Stanley Ho, who had a four-decade monopoly on casinos until 2001.


The others are Melco International, run by Ho’s son Lawrence, and Galaxy Entertainment Group.


The decision to allow in foreign-owned casinos in 2002 brought a flood of money to Macao. The six license holders operate a total of 41 casinos.


Annual revenue from slot machines, dice tables and other games peaked at $45 billion in 2013, more than triple Las Vegas' level. But it slid after Beijing tightened controls on how often mainland gamblers could visit.


By 2019, before the pandemic, gambling revenue sank 19% from 2013′s level to $36.4 billion. In 2020, it collapsed 80% to just $7.6 billion. Last year, revenue climbed back to $10.8 billion, but that is down 75% from 2013.


In the latest quarter, the economy shrank by another one-third from last year's depressed level due to anti-virus controls imposed after outbreaks in June, according to the government. It said gambling revenue plunged 72.5% and tourist arrivals shrank 50.8%.


Adding non-gambling assets would make Macao more like Las Vegas. Casinos there try to attract families and non-gamblers with roller coasters, music, shopping centers, art exhibits and water parks.


SJM operates a zip line and indoor skydiving attractions. It dropped a proposal for a Hello Kitty theme park. The tycoon behind Galaxy talked about a possible theme park resembling the movie “Avatar,” but it never went ahead.

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Casino News Media Blog: Poker: Is it a sport with skills, gambling or a combination?

Poker: Is it a sport with skills, gambling or a combination?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: SEO for gaming, casinos, digital and online business

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Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. SEO targets unpaid traffic (known as "natural" or "organic" results) rather than direct traffic or paid traffic. Unpaid traffic may originate from different kinds of searches, including image search, video search, academic search, news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.

 










Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Casino News Media 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.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: Red Bull drives F1 car through Las Vegas casino days before launch party with Hamilton

Red Bull drives F1 car through Las Vegas casino days before launch party with Hamilton


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Red Bull have helped to promote F1's newest race in Las Vegas set to debut in November next season.


Red Bull have driven a Formula One car through a Las Vegas casino ahead of this weekend’s F1 launch party. Visitors looked shocked as the car shot past blackjack tables at the iconic Wynn Las Vegas Casino.


Ahead of its run, the car was parked in the foyer with fans able to get close to the car. After driving through the casino, the car came to a stop at the front of the building where it was collected by a team of Red Bull mechanics.


The demonstration was completed with a drifting display from the F1 car and Red Bull’s Stadium Super Trucks machine. Social media users were shocked at the footage with some in awe of Red Bull’s display.


Twitter user @burrrke posted: “I would say there’s definitely room for disaster here, but I’ve never been in a casino or driven a F1 car. @masaloin added: “I should’ve been in Vegas seeing the Red Bull f1 car driving in the casino and on the Strip.”


Red Bull also took part in a filming session on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday. It comes just days before this weekend’s launch event to mark one year before the first race.


Fans reported on social media that Sergio Perez was behind the wheel of the car as the cameras started rolling. Footage shows Perez driving up and down the famous Strip before doing a 180-degree spin for the crowd.


Perez has already been confirmed to be attending the event at Caesars Palace on Saturday night. He will be joined by Mercedes F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as well as Williams driver Alex Albon.


The event will be completely free of charge and will allow fans a chance to get up close with the cars. Spectators will also be treated by a live car demonstration on Las Vegas Boulevard and be introduced to the four drivers on the main stage.


Those in attendance can also enjoy F1's Pit Stop Challenge and grab photos with cars and trophies. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said the event would give locals a “taste of things to come” ahead of next season’s debut Grand Prix.


He explained: “We are thrilled to welcome our fans to the launch of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. The Las Vegas Grand Prix is going to become a regular fixture in the city and on the global sporting calendar, so it is important to have local fans both celebrated and celebrating with us from the very start.


“This launch is a small but exciting taste of things to come over the next year when all the Formula One teams hit The Strip."

Casino News Media 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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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: Gambling Group Estimates US Will Bet $1.8B on World Cup

Gambling Group Estimates US Will Bet $1.8B on World Cup


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Americans will bet $1.8 billion on the World Cup this year, the first to be held while legal sports betting is widespread in the U.S., according to the casino industry's national trade group.



About 20.5 million American adults plan to bet on the biggest soccer tournament in the world, legally or otherwise, the American Gaming Association estimated Tuesday. The majority plan to place bets online, with a bookie or at a physical sportsbook.


The survey is the organization's first for World Cup betting.


Thirty-one states plus Washington, D.C., currently offer legal sports betting, with five additional markets due to begin soon.


“As the first World Cup with widespread availability of legal sports betting, this will certainly be the most bet-upon soccer event ever in the U.S.,” said Casey Clark, the group's senior vice president. “With more than half of all American adults having access to legal betting options in their home market, legal sports betting will deepen American fan engagement in the most-watched sporting event in the world.”


Legal wagering is currently available to 132 million Americans in their home states. That is up dramatically from the 2018 World Cup, when only 10 million had access to it in just three states.


That was the year New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting if they so choose.


The survey asked respondents what they would bet on if they were given $50 to make a wager on the winner of the tournament. The results were: United States (24%); Brazil (19%); Argentina (17%) and Germany (10%).


It also shows plenty of room for growth in terms of betting on the World Cup. Less than 3 in 10 Americans who plan to watch the tournament say they will bet on it.


The tournament begins Nov. 20 with host nation Qatar taking on Ecuador. The U.S. has its first game the next day against Wales.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Casino News Media Blog: Australia's Crown Resorts fined $77 million by regulators

Australia's Crown Resorts fined $77 million by regulators


Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has been fined A$120 million ($77.3 million) for serious misconduct, regulators of the state of Victoria said on Monday.


The breaches by Crown, which was acquired by private equity firm Blackstone Inc (BX.N) for $6.3 billion, was "extensive, sustained, systemic, and very serious", the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission said in its report published on its website.


Some of the breaches included failing to prevent gambling harm by allowing players to gamble continuously for 12 hours or more without observation or interaction, with some customers allowed to gamble continuously for well over 24 hours, it said.


The casino operation also allowed large numbers of customers in the problem gambling category to escape attention, the report added.


Australia's gambling industry has been in the spotlight in recent years, with public inquiries lashing its biggest casino operators due to lapses in money laundering protections



In the fallout from the inquires into Crown, all of which found it unfit for a gambling licence, the company accepted an A$8.9 billion buyout by private equity giant Blackstone Inc.


Last month rival Star Entertainment Group said a regulator-appointed manager would step in to run its Sydney casino after an investigation by an independent commission found it had failed to prevent money laundering and criminal activity.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

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Casino News Media 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.


Media Man Wrap


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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