January 21, 2022Lauren

Welcome to edition #70 of the Casino Cabbie Digest. Catch up on this week's latest news, including:

- BetMGM scores NY regulatory approval,
- IGT gets the go-ahead to launch its cashless wallet in Nevada,
- DraftKings becoming the sole Super Bowl ad segment,
- A look back on Michigan's first year of legal online gambling,
- And a brand new slot, Codex of Fortune from NetEnt.

News and Analysis

BetMGM Becomes New York State's Fifth Mobile Sportsbook

BetMGM joins NY State operators as the fifth approved mobile sportsbook, with permission to launch from Monday 17th January. BetMGM adds to Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive, which are already live and accepting bets.

Michigan’s 2021 Total Gambling Figures Revealed

Online casinos launched in January 2021 in Michigan, and this week the state has revealed the total internet gambling yield for the year (commercial and tribal online casino operators and online sports betting) at an impressive $1.40bn. Of this, online casino games contributed $1.10bn and sports betting a further $2.92.2mn, which has created a total of $208.9mn in tax revenue - what a fantastic first year of online gambling it's been for Michigan.

IGT’s Cashless Wallet Gets Nevada Go-Ahead

IGT has this week secured regulatory approval for its cashless Resorts Wallet and IGTPay cashless gaming modules in Nevada, meaning it can now launch throughout the state. The new wallet can be funded via debit, bank accounts, and Play+ and will allow players a future-forward way to pay and play in person.

DraftKings Becomes Sole Operator to Run Super Bowl Ads

DraftKings will be the official and sole operator to run adverts during this year's Super Bowl LVI set for 13th February. The 30-second advertising spot comes at the cost of $6.5mn.

Game of the Week

If you're looking for this week's hottest slot action, then check out this number from NetEnt. It went live in Casinos on the 13th, so you can load it up and start cracking the code for big payouts right now.

Codex of Fortune: NetEnt. RTP 96.11%

Set on 5x4 reels with 40 paylines, Codex of Fortune is a 7-tier level-up slot that brings the adventure to your doorstep on any device. It's a sequel to Turn Your Fortune (which if you've not played, you probably should as it's awesome, but it's not a prerequisite for understanding this game) and is all about leveling up for bigger prizes that can total up to 10,000x your bet.

Start making wins by matching 3-5 symbols from left to right on the reels. The jeweled key symbol is the wild, and the peacock is the scatter. Land two scatter, and you'll trigger a re-spin, land 3, and you'll go straight to free spins.

You'll notice on the left of the reels there's a codex, which is active in re-spins and free spins: this is how you'll level up. All you need to do is collect sets of symbols in fives to level up or use key symbols to skip levels, unlock the codex, and access higher payouts.

Codex of Fortune Slot Game by NetEnt

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