November 5, 2021Lauren

It’s been a blisteringly hot week in the world of iGaming, and as usual, Casino Cabbie is here bringing you the latest headlines in a single handy digest. Get up to date with Edition #62 - let’s go.

News and Analysis

Tipico Launches New NJ Online Casino with Ocean Casino Resort

German betting company, Tipico has secured NJ market access after agreeing on a licensing partnership with Ocean Casino Resort, with plans to expand to further states in 2022. Tipico has been operating in NJ since last year when it launched a sports betting platform. The new online casino will feature games from SG, Netent, High 5 Games, Everi, Gaming Realms, and Inspired Gaming.

WynnBet Gains Access to WV Market

WynnBet sportsbook and online casino has this week confirmed that it will be launching a WV platform after successfully entering the state through a partnership with Delaware North Casino. WynnBet currently offers gambling services to players in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Gaming Realms Secures Full MGCB License

After operating on a provisional license since January 2021, Gaming Realms has now secured full iGaming licensing in Michigan. Gaming Realms is already licensed in NJ and PA and is a mobile-focused games developer.

Yggdrasil Signs IGT Distributor Deal for USA

This week, Yggdrasil Gaming has hit a home run in the USA after signing a distribution deal that allows the studio access to the market through IGT. The agreement will see Yggdrasil’s top games offered in all IGT US online casinos from December 2021.

Yggdrasil is a popular casino games developer who creates modern and thrilling slots with cutting-edge graphics and brilliant bonuses. Expected games going live include Vikings Go Wild, Valley of the Gods, and Cazino Zeppelin, along with many more.

SG Enter Live Games Market with Authentic Games Acquisition

SG is currently making many internal changes, and last week, they successfully agreed to the sale of its lottery division. This week, in a move that signals the iGaming software provider’s new strategy, Scientific Games has moved into the live casino games market by aquiring Authentic Games.

The purchase allows SG to provide live titles worldwide and develop new games. Authentic Gaming is one of the most popular live software options for casinos and is featured at Betway, Leo Vegas, and Mr.Green in Europe.

Paysafe Launches Skrill 2.0 with Instant Cashouts

This week, Paysafe USA unveiled Skrill 2.0, the new, revamped e-wallet that offers instant, frictionless deposits, and withdrawals, plus an updated UX, improving the end-user experience.

Paysafe is the payment provider platform for 75% of the USA’s gambling industry, and the changes go live just in time for NFL season. Skrill 2.0 is the product of market research, which revealed that ‘three-quarters of online gamblers would change their payment method if it meant a quicker payout.’

Instant withdrawal casinos have been the focus of many operators across 2021, and Skrill 2.0 offers the options at all Paysafe casinos in the US.

No Link Between Slot Features and Excessive Play - Future Anthem

Gamesys and data collection body, Future Anthem have released a new gambling harm behavior report that suggests there is no link between the features of a slot game and excessive play.

The data was collected and analyzed from 36 million gaming sessions and 800,000 players with player harm markets were compared against slot stats, including volatility, hit rate, and RTP. Overall results finding no correlation between the game features and harmful outcomes.

Bally’s Bids for Chicago Land-based Casino Development

Bally’s has submitted a proposal to build a $1.6bn. Casino resort in Chicago. The proposed resort would comprise 2,700 slot machines and 95 table games, a hotel, and an outdoor music venue with numerous restaurants should licensing go ahead.

Slot Game of the Week

9 Masks of Fire: DDC. RTP: 96.24%

Released in 2020, 9 Masks of Fire is a top-performing casino slotf, and it comes with a killer RTP of 96.24%. Set on 5x3 reels with 20 lines, this game mixes retro design vibes with modern mechanics to make a hit game that costs $0.20-60 per spin.

Delivering a max potential prize of up to 2,000x your bet, the main game action is the free spins that come with multipliers. You can trigger this round by collecting three shield symbols, which starts a bonus wheel where you can earn between 10-30 spins and up to a 3x multiplier before entering the round.

9 Masks of Fire

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