December 15, 2022Lauren

In this week's US iGaming news:

- Play’n GO gets MGCB approval
- Bragg Gaming goes live at BetMGM MI
- WynnBet scores the first online sportsbook license in Massachusetts
- Hard Rock verifys The Mirage will not close
- The American Gaming Association confirms the US is on track for a record-breaking 2022
- And our slot game of the week is The Goonies™!

News and Analysis

Play'n Go Get Michigan Approval

Play'n GO has secured regulatory approval to launch in Michigan, bringing players in the Wolverine state hit titles from the software provider, including Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Rich Wild and the Tome of Madness, Crystal Sun, and more. Play'n GO's Chief Commercial Officer, Magnus Olsson, commented, "We believe strongly that the future of the industry will be in regulated spaces, and so it's with considerable pride that we are able to bring our content today to one of the first states in the US to really grasp the regulated iGaming opportunity: Michigan." 

Bragg Gaming Goes Live at BetMGM MI

It's all going on in Michigan this week as Bragg Gaming has secured a deal with BetMGM Michigan. Bragg Gaming is now live at six online casinos in three US states (NJ, CT, and MI). Players can log in or sign up for BetMGM MI to enjoy hit titles, including those from Bragg Gaming's partner studios, such as Egyptian Magic, Ripley's Big Wheel, Triple Jewels, Get Hot and Gypsy Riches at BetMGM MI.

WynnBet Scores Massachusetts Online Sportsbook License

WynnBet has received the first temporary online sports betting license from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. WynnBet gained approval in connection with Encore Boston Harbor Casino, which is currently the state's only retail sportsbook. The permit is temporary as it's only guaranteed for one year.

Hard Rock Confirms No Plans to Close The Mirage

This week has seen media speculation regarding the closure of Hard Rock's The Mirage Casino. However, we can happily confirm that Hard Rock has issued a statement clarifying that is not the case, stating, "there are no current plans to cease operation of The Mirage."

US On Track for Record-Breaking Year - American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association has confirmed that the USA is on track for 2022 to be the highest-grossing commercial gaming year on record. It will round off what has been 20 consecutive months of growth.

Game of the Week

The Goonies Slot™: White Hat Gaming, RTP 96%

This week's slot game of the week is a branded slot from White Hat Gaming, and it brings back to life the classic 1985 cult film, The Goonies™. Set on 5x3 reels with 20 lines, this slot reunites the gang in a feature-rich real money explosion!

The action kicks off in the base game, with multiple bonus rounds and features to enjoy. The skeleton key sits on the right of the reels, and when active (green), it triggers one of six features, including Chunk's Truffle Shuffle, which adds extra wilds to the reels, and Data's Colossal Symbol, which covers reels 1-3 for bigger and better wins. Land 3+ scatters, and you'll move through to a new screen with a spinning wheel; this contains six bonus rounds and decides which you'll get. You can also gamble your way up to the top bonus rounds, One-Eyed Willy's Treasure round!

The Goonies Slot

You can start spinning this slot game from $0.10 - 200, and the max win potential is 10,000x your bet. Ready to play? Then check it out at these White Hat Gaming online casinos.

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