September 11, 2020Lauren

Welcome to your weekly gaming breakdown from Casino Cabbie- the only place to get all the latest US gaming news and market developments.

This week has been a big one for slots with lots of new releases and a pioneering new licensed concept from iGaming goliaths, Big Time Gaming! Sit back and relax as we take you through this week’s biggest iGaming news!

New Game Releases

Slot Vegas Megaquads™: BTG. RTP 96.59%

Doubling down on impressive entertainment, this week has seen BTG bring Vegas and a brand new licensed concept, Megaquads™ to life. Megaquads™ allow players to spin 4 slots at once and deliver a whopping 16+ million ways to win in free spins!

Slot Vegas BTG

Set on a Vegas backdrop, with 4 independent 4x4 reel sets (each provides 256 ways to play, during the base game the reels can merge horizontally, and during the bonus round both horizontally and vertically), Slot Vegas offers high volatility gameplay, bets from $0.20-20, max prizes of 45,000x your stake, and an above-average RTP. What’s more, bonus features include wilds, rainbow wilds, multipliers, and free spins, which creates unmissable action-packed gameplay!

This new slot mechanic is a must-try, and as a licensed concept, it may just be the next big thing to hit the market. Don’t forget that BTG is the creators of Megaways™, which have dominated online slots for the last 4 years. You can find out more about Megaquads™ and Slot Vegas from Big Time Gaming's CEO in this video or take a look at our top-rated platforms and select a BTG Casino to play at!

Disco Danny: NetEnt. RTP 96.04%

Disco Danny NetEnt

Get ready to get your groove on and feel the 80s disco beat as you spin to win across the reels of NetEnt’s latest release, Disco Danny. It’s a funky and simple classic slot set on 3x3 reels, that delivers big on the action with multi-level free spins, bonus symbols, and a golden multiplier.

With bets starting from $0.10-250, Disco Danny is a medium to high volatility slot that offers high limits and is perfect for classic slot lovers. Get ready to spin and win in time to the funky beat at any of our top NetEnt Casinos!

Gold Pile: Toltec Treasure Slot: Playtech. RTP- Not Yet Released.

Toltec Treasures is the latest in Playtech’s Gold Pile jackpot series. The game is themed around (you’ve guessed it) ancient Latin American treasures, more specifically the Toltec tribes (an indigenous people that flourished in Mexico before the Aztecs) and features beautiful graphics and original slot design.

The game plays out on 5x3 reels and comes with golden symbols, bonuses, free spins, and 3 fixed jackpots that promise big payouts. Spin to win the Gold Pile grand (800x your stake), maxi (32x), and mini (8x) jackpots as you fill-up the gold meter, discovering Toltec Treasures as you play! Take a look at Toltec Treasure Slot here:

This week has also seen the following slot releases (not yet available in the US):

  • Racoon Tales by Evoplay
  • Dark Woods by CT Gaming
  • Book of Gold: Multichance, Playson

Industry Events and News

Kentucky Derby Sees 52% Revenue Decrease in 2020

Two weeks ago, we reported that for the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby, the event would be held behind closed doors. Consequently, the Derby took place on Sept 5th (postponed from its usual May date) and saw a revenue decrease of 52% compared with 2019.

The event, which usually draws crowds of over 150,000 spectators, was held with only essential personal presents. Sadly, this drop in revenue reflects the general trend in land-based gambling in the US, which overall is down 23.9% compared with last year.

iGaming and Online Sports Betting Revenue Flourishes in the US

While land-based gambling and establishments may be struggling with closures and restrictions due to COVID, both online markets are flourishing. According to the American Gaming Association, 2020 has so far seen an increase of 86.2% in online sports betting and a 253% rise in iGaming. This monumental shift to iGaming is awesome news for online players as it means more investment and development in online markets in the near future!

That’s it for this week, folks, but as always, be sure to check in with Casino Cabbie every Friday for your gambling round-up of the week!

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