MILLIONS North America returns to Playground for the third time!The 2019 MILLIONS tour presents three events with 7-figure guarantees: MILLIONS North America, the Montreal Open, and the High Roller.This year, MILLIONS has moved from a $5,300 buy-in to a $10,300 buy-in Main Event, and boasts a $5,000,000 guarantee.Moreover, there are now only two starting flights and the tournament follows a next-day re-entry format, allowing a maximum of two possible entries per player.The $10,300 High Roller offers a $1,000,000 guarantee.The Montreal Open, priced at $1,100, has a guarantee of $1,000,000 plus 15 Seats to the Main Event, for a total of $1,154,500!
After getting shut out in the series opener, the Colorado Avalanche clamped down defensively to shut down the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames.Now, the Avalanche are on to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.Philipp Grubauer stopped 28 shots and a penalty shot by Johnny Gaudreau in the first period.“It’s been a while for this organization and I, personally, have never won a round so I’m really excited about it.”T.J. Brodie scored for the Flames, and Mike Smith finished with 27 saves.Calgary, which finished first in the Western Conference at 50-25-7, was beaten by a team that sprinted the final two weeks of the regular season to capture the West’s last wild card and then won four straight in this series after losing the opener.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Technology, Game manufacturers, Mobile gaming, Cyprus, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsFresh from showing off its wares at last week’s Feria Americana de Juegos de Azar (FADJA) 2019 extravaganza in Colombia, online casino software developer Slotegrator Limited has now announced the signing of a distribution agreement with games innovator Spinmatic Entertainment.The Cypriot firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that the new deal means that all of the innovative online casino games from Spinmatic Entertainment can now be utilized by a range of online casinos via a single integration with its own universal APIgrator solution.Slotegrator Limited explained that it is now able to offer iGaming operators the ability to add 13 HTML5-friendly video slots from Spinmatic Entertainment to their offerings including the popular Boss Vegas, Plata O Plomo, Poseidon, Lama Glama, Holly Molly Hole and Fruit Farm titles.It declared that these games ‘meet all international quality criteria’ courtesy of being certified by regulators in Romania, Malta, Italy and the United Kingdom.Courtesy of a second press release published by CalvinAyre.com, Slotegrator Limited stated that its latest Malta-based partner only came into life in 2017 but has already managed to establish itself as ‘a strong competitor’ while additionally offering a range of bingo games that should prove especially popular in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Lithuania, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Conferences / Trade Shows, Online Gambling NewsThose interested in the online gaming industry in Denmark are being invited to attend the second annual edition of the Mare Balticum Gaming Summit as the upcoming event is to feature a trio of experts well acquainted with this Scandinavian nation’s market.According to a Thursday press release from show organizer European Gaming Media and Events, the 2019 edition of its Mare Balticum Gaming Summit is set to take place in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on May 9 and see Birgitte Sand (pictured), Sissel Weitzhandler and Morten Ronde sharing their views on the Danish iGaming sector.European Gaming Media and Events explained that its one-day boutique event, which will be held inside the Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, is to see Sand, who serves as the Director for Denmark’s Spillemyndigheden regulatory authority, featured in a special panel discussion from the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) entitled It’s Hot in the Nordics: IMGL Mega Panel.It declared that here attendees will be able ‘to hear first-hand the updates from the Danish regulator’ while also getting critical information from Weitzhandler, Group Compliance Manager for online casino games developer Play‘n Go, and Ronde, Chief Executive Officer for the Danish Online Gambling Association.The show organizer detailed that gross gaming revenues in Denmark hit €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) last year due to a rise in consumer spending on sportsbetting and online casinos.
Takeda has doubled down on its investment in Ireland by pledging to pour hundreds of millions into a new facility in Co Meath.Pharma giant Takeda is on a recruiting mission.The company, which last year acquired Irish-headquartered life sciences firm Shire in a high-profile purchase, has announced plans to invest $600m in the construction of a new greenfield facility in Dunboyne, Co Meath.As such, it’s hiring for a host of new roles.Want to find out more?Luckily for you, we headed down to Takeda’s recruitment event at NIBRT to speak to some of the company’s representatives there.
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Hank Frye on Twitter: "Tonight on twitch.Nagy claims to have met most of the top “beast” grinders.Two seconds later he’s making another excuse.We’re 2/2 on acrstormers doing an awful job steering this conversation.It’s all up to you @Joeingram1"
Released over 20 years ago, Rounders is widely regarded as the best example of Hollywood understanding poker.What Rounders has also done is to inspire each new poker fan, having an uncanny ability to appeal to the core emotional triggers that the game provokes.Even today, with the poker landscape changed by social media, game theory and all the other advances that have come into the game in the two decades since its celluloid debut, Rounders still strikes a chord.Joey Knish — I Play for MoneyIn 1998, Rounders came into cinemas a full five years before Chris Moneymaker hit the jackpot in 2003’s World Series of Poker Main Event.Of course not, it’s a movie.
On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, Chicago Bears tight end, Zach Miller, officially announced his retirement from the NFL.Back in 2017, Miller suffered a horrific leg injury while making a touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.The touchdown was unfortunately overturned as officials determined that Miller did not remain in possession of the ball for obvious reasons.They carted him off the field, and immediately transported him to a hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.Miller had to undergo emergency vascular surgery on October 29th, 2017 (same night as the game he was injured in).Surgeons repaired a heavily damaged artery in his left leg, which is the only reason he is able to walk again.
Rodio Succeeds Frissora as Caesars CEO Amid Takeover TalkMore than five months after having signaled current CEO Mark Frissora would be stepping down — and two months after he had originally planned to leave — Caesars Entertainment Corp. this week has finally named Frissora's successor.Rodio will be based in Las Vegas and will join the company's Board of Directors.Also announced was the Board's plan to create a "transaction committee" charged with overseeing Caesars' "evaluation of ongoing efforts in creating additional shareholder value."That committee will no doubt be focused primarily on considering the recent interest other companies have expressed to partner with and/or acquire Caesars, among them Eldorado Resorts and the Golden Nugget."Tony brings to Caesars a track record of operational excellence, proven leadership and deep industry knowledge and expertise," said James Hunt who chairs Caesars' Board.
Montana lawmakers approved two separate sports betting legalization bills this week, sending both to the governor’s office to sign into law.Steve Bullock, as expected, signs one or both, Montana could become the first state to legalize sports betting in 2019.Though its small population and limited access would have a negligible impact on the U.S. sports betting market as a whole, Montana’s relatively seamless push for legal sports betting is another high water mark for the growing industry.Unlike in multiple other states, including neighbors like North Dakota and South Dakota, where legalization measures stalled or died before passage, Montana lawmakers moved quickly with bipartisan support and relatively limited opposition.A third proposal, which would only permit pari-mutuel sports betting at licensed horse tracks, was postponed indefinitely, essentially killing it for this session.Though both garnered overwhelming support, the two remaining bills would lay out two distinct paths for legal wagering in Big Sky Country.What Would Montana Sports Betting Look Like?
David Jackson – 1st Place – 2019 BSPO ChampionshipDavid Jackson will collect $304,929 for his win in the 2019 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship and take home his second Borgata Open trophy.This is his second six-figure cash and will be his new best live cash.The 34-year-old father of five had his wife Gloria and friend Will Givens here rooting him on at the final table.He took the chip lead early, but then watched as his chips dwindled and Shannon Shorr’s stack grew.Shannon proved to be a tough opponent and started their heads-up battle with a large lead, but David never gave up, battling back to claim the win.
Earlier this month, Kansas City native and five-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Blair Hinkle almost won another WSOP-C title, finishing runner-up in the WSOP-C Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event to his buddy and fellow Missourian Nicholas Burris.Hinkle has also collected Main Event titles at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (for over $1.7 million) and on the Heartland Poker Tour to help boost his career live tournament earnings over $4.4 million.He additionally won a WSOP bracelet in 2008 in a $2,000 no-limit hold'em event just 11 days after his brother Grant had won a bracelet himself — the first (and so far only) time brothers have achieved the feat in the same year.You can hear the entire interview on The Bernard Lee Poker Show.PokerNews: Congratulations on all your success here at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.But I really couldn't [say]... exactly [why] I run so good in this specific place.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Online Gambling News, Sports bettingScientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of a new suite of sports betting technology, titled OpenSports.The new product is a transformation of the company’s idea for sports betting products by offering an enhanced stack of solutions and quickness like none other.Player experience is at the core of the newly-developed product.OpenSports offers a completely new design when it comes to the sportsbook solution by the company.Customers are provided with a modular portfolio of products that can be mixed to meet the needs of the client.
Moldova, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Bulgaria, Lottery, Sports betting, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsLeading business-to-business (B2B) provider of premium sports betting services, Kambi Group plc (KAMBI:FN Stockholm), has revealed that it has strengthened its 18-month strong partnership with Bulgaria’s National Lottery JSC by signing an extended sportsbook agreement that will see it power the international sports betting expansion of the Balkan nation’s national lottery product.According to the official press release…As part of a public-private partnership, Moldova’s Public Property Agency recently selected the National Lottery to run its national lottery product as well as a new online and retail sportsbook.“gives us the freedom to expand into new markets“The Stockholm-listed sports betting solutions provider has been providing its sportsbook and managed services to National Lottery JSC’s 7777.bg brand in Bulgaria for the past year-and-a-half, and will now additionally power the operator’s launch in Moldova.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Game manufacturers, Mobile gaming, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, United KingdomAlmost a month after launching its Book of Immortals video slot and British online casino games and software innovator, iSoftBet, has now announced the premiere of its 20-payline successor, Piñata Fiesta.The London-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to declare that the Mexico-themed Piñata Fiesta ‘is filled with fun features’ and additionally possesses ‘all the ingredients needed for a fantastic fiesta’ such as representations of margaritas, guitars and piñatas spinning across its five reels.Licensed by regulators in multiple jurisdictions including Italy, Sweden, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Denmark and the United Kingdom, the supplier has previously been responsible for the popular Nutcracker, The Dalai Panda and Crystal Clans video slots.It used the recent press release to proclaim that its mobile-friendly Piñata Fiesta can be enjoyed in both portrait and landscape modes and moreover comes complete with an assortment of language and currency options.Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer for iSoftBet, stated that the three-row Piñata Fiesta ‘is one of the most action-packed slots’ in his firm’s portfolio and also offers the Popping Wilds reel-filling advance alongside the stacked wild-friendly Grande Reels innovation.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Casino News, Gaming Industry News, Licenses, MacauThe most senior legislator in Macau has reportedly announced that there is no need for his fellow lawmakers to delay the launch of a new public tender designed to decide who will be allowed to operate casinos in the enclave following the expiration of the city’s current six concessions in 2022.According to a Thursday report from, Fernando Chui Sai On (pictured), Chief Executive for Macau, made the revelation earlier that same day as part of a question-and-answer session with members of the city’s Legislative Assembly but did not specify a desired start-date for any such international tendering process.GGRAsia reported that the former Portuguese enclave recently extended by a further two years the casino licenses held by operators MGM China Holdings Limited and SJM Holdings Limited.This move means that all of the enclave’s half-dozen gambling operators, which also include Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited and Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited as well as the local Sands China Limited and Wynn Macau Limited subordinates of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Wynn Resorts Limited respectively, are now due to see their licenses expire on June 26, 2022.However, Macau has yet to decide who will be permitted to run casinos after the conclusion of these 20-year licenses although the city’s Economy and Finance Secretary, Lionel Leong Vai Tac, declared last month that the local government is ‘inclined’ towards launching a new tendering process.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino News, Game manufacturers, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsA new deal between luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader, Interblock, and Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) will see installations at more than 20 of the Wyomissing-headquartered company’s properties across the United States.According to the official press release…Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Penn National is guaranteed exclusivity on newly-released products from the Las Vegas-headquartered company’s extensive product offering.That will allow the Pennsylvania-based gaming and racing operator to offer craps, roulette, baccarat and blackjack in a range of formats from ‘Standalone Automated and Video units, BarTops, Live and/or Automated Stadiums and Pulse Arenas.’In the Thursday press release, Chief Executive Officer for Interblock, John Connelly, said…