October 8, 2021Lauren

This week in US iGaming news, Evolution creates an exclusive live casino studio for Barstool, DraftKings and Fanduel are the most downloaded betting apps, and the AGA records CEO expectations for the gaming industry's recovery.

News and Anaylsis

Evolution Gaming and Barstool Sportsbook & Casino Create Exclusive Branded Content

Evolution Gaming has signed a deal with Barstool Sportsbook and Casino (Penn National Gaming) this week to create a bespoke, fully Barstool branded live casino studio. This increases the live dealer offering at this new online casino, helping them edge out as a front runner in NJ for live dealer games. Barstool Casino currently offers live blackjack, roulette, Dream Catcher, poker, and the Lighting range.

Which US Sportsbook Apps are Leading the Industry?

Sports betting US app download fingers are in and show a 183% increase in downloads YoY for September. DraftKings and Fanduel are the industry's front runners with respective download shares of 32% and 25%, followed by BetMGM and Caesars.

AGA CEO Survey Records High Expectations for Industry Recovery

The American Gaming Association's Gaming CEO Outlook (launched this year and included the survey responses of 24 iGaming executives) has revealed that 48% of Gambling CEOs expect full industry recovery over the next six months. While official figures show a slowdown in growth (only 15% for Q3, compared with Q2), the overall opinion was that the industry is stronger and more resilient as an outcome of the COVID pandemic.

Slot Game of the Week

Fiesta Mistica: Playtech. RTP: N/A%.

Coming up for release over the weekend is a brand new number from Playtech, Fiesta Mistica Slot. Based on Mexican Day of the Dead, this game puts its colorful twist on the theme, providing a stunning slot backdrop filled with bright glowing symbols.

Fiesta Mistica Slot by Playtech

The game is a jackpot slot and comes with bonus features which include free spins. You'll start making wins in the base game by lining up matching symbols. Fiesta Mistica can be played from $0.20. There's not much more we can tell you as Playtech is keeping this release very mistica! You can play it from the weekend at these US Playtech Casinos.

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