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Habanero gets Crazy with Wild Trucks Slot

New Wild Trucks Online Slot takes Smokey & The Bandit to the extreme. Trucking a big rig across country is an oft-overlooked profession of great import and respect. All those hours on the road, away from home and family, urged to deliver each load as quickly as possible, with or without the clinically recommended amount of sleep. It’s a tough job, and one most of us aren’t cut out for. Habanero Systems is celebrating the road-weary men and women of the hauling industry in their latest digital gaming creation. They call it the Wild Trucks Slot, and it’s packed with features today’s sophisticated online casino gamers will surely appreciate. Wilds, multipliers, free spins, a payline function that starts anywhere, and the most surprising of all – an RTP of just above 98%. Now that’s something you don’t see every day… New Wild Trucks Online Slot from Habanero I saw the … Continue reading

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Is the Largest Casino the Best Casino?

Big casinos have more to offer, but are little casinos better for gaming? There are more than 5,000 casinos in the world today. The largest number – over 1,900 – are in the United States. Guess who comes in second? According to my sources, it’s Canada, with 219 of them. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The truth is, Canadians do love a good go at the local gaming hall. Not as much as Americans, mind you, but none the less. This article has little to do with the number of casinos in North America or anywhere else, though. No, today’s subject is more about quality over quantity – specifically, estimating the the quality of a casino based entirely on its size. I know, I know – you should’t judge a book by it’s cover. But like so many things in life, size does matter in the gaming industry. Unlike so many … Continue reading

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Will Seneca Casino Become Hotspot for Canada Sports Wagers?

New York tribe’s rare opportunity to provide legal sports betting for Canadians. The Seneca Tribe of Upstate New York has been given a very unique opportunity. Located a stone’s throw across the border from Canadian soil, the Seneca Niagara Resort Casino could soon become the closest legal option for Canada sports wagers, thanks to the recent passage of a bill legalizing sports betting in the state. So far, the tribe doesn’t seem to interested in the option, but there’s good reason to suspect that, deep down and behind closed doors, they’re grinning like kids in a candy store. After all, Canadians have long expressed their desire for a legal single-event sports betting product in their home country. With local legislative efforts stalling for years, this could be catalyst that sends more Canadians across the border than ever before. New York to Offer Closest Thing to Legal Sports Betting for Canadians … Continue reading

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Gamesys Hit with £1.2M Fine from UK Gambling Regulator

UKGC slaps Gamesys with £1.2 million fine for regulatory compliance failures. Gamesys, a European developer of digital gaming software and content supplier of the immensely popular Jackpotjoy online gambling operation, is reeling this week from a proverbial bitch-slap by the UK Gambling Commission. Following a lengthy investigation, the UKGC found Gamesys guilty of multiple violations, worthy of a combined penalty of £1.2 million in fines. As is often the case when the UKGC’s investigators come knocking, Gamesys conceded to the evaluation of wrong doing and coughed up the 7-figure payment without argument. In turn, the UKGC gave the company credit for making “proactive and timely improvements” to address the violations. Gamesys Fined for Regulatory Compliance Failures According to the UKGC’s media release on Wednesday, Gamesys was penalized for “failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations.” The Commission’s probe was the result of a police investigation that found … Continue reading

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Is Will Hill Seeking Renewed M&A Courtship with Caesars?

Caesars Entertainment fails in €3bn bid to takeover UK sportsbook William Hill. The gambling industry, both online and on land, has been a volatile one of late. It’s incredibly lucrative, don’t get me wrong, but competition is so fierce, no one is safe. Caesars Entertainment and William Hill are among the most recognized casino and sportsbook brands in the world, yet both have experienced more than their fair share of hardship in recent years. Caesars just emerged from bankruptcy in late 2017. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn upped his stake in the company to 17.75% earlier this year, giving him majority influence. His first and foremost recommendation has for Caesars to seek out serious M&A offers. And wouldn’t you know, William Hill’s been down on its luck – why not start there? Caesars Attempts €3bn Takeover of UK Sportsbook William Hill According to a recent report in The Sunday Times, negotiations … Continue reading

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The Real Deal on Max Betting Slot Machines

Tips for the Conservative Slots Lover: Do I have to bet max to win big? Having played, studied and documented my experiences in the online gambling community for well over a decade now, I get asked a lot of questions. Some are no-brainers. Others are far more complex. Over the weekend, I was asked a rather smart question that I believe deserves a thorough answer. The question was this… Do I really have to bet max to win big on the slots? Casinos would love for you to believe that betting max coins is the only way to produce a big win. After all, slot machines are their bread and butter. Land-based casinos devote the majority of their real estate to these games, knowing that players will flock to them, despite knowing these games are among the worst-paying amusements on the floor. Online casinos aren’t so bad. They have endless … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Quick Bets that Pay Even Money

Casino Gambling in a Nutshell: The higher the payout, the worse the odds. If you were new to gambling – had no clue what you were doing, really – and someone said, “Hey, don’t bet on that, it only pays 1 to 1. Put your money on this one. It pays 20 to 1!” What would you do? If you were an educated gambler, you’d probably scoff at them and keep your money where it is. But since you’re not, you may just scratch your head and say, “Yeah, I like those odds! I want to win 20x my bet, not just 1x.” The payout might look pretty, but the odds say you’re making a tremendous mistake. That’s because the better the payout looks – the more dollar signs there are involved – the lower your odds of actually winning that bet will usually be. Casino Gambling 101: Payouts vs. … Continue reading

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Oldie but Goodie – Bring Football Dice back to Vegas!

3 Dice Football: The casino game that failed to touchdown in Vegas! In the greater scheme of gambling-things, there are far more games that didn’t make it in Vegas than those that did. We’ve been talking about some of these and other classics that you won’t find in any casino these days. Hazard, for instance, was essentially the oldest ancestor of Craps, dating back to the 13th century. Today’s by-gone game of interest is a bit different. This one isn’t all that old. It did make it to the gaming floors of Las Vegas, but somehow – despite the ever-present love for American football rules throughout the US and Canada – it just didn’t last. I’m talking about a game that quickly came to be known as Football Dice. 3 Dice Football Kicks Off, But Fails to Touchdown Three Dice Football was an official game of multi-patented creator Jamie Abrahamson, … Continue reading

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Classic Casino Games: Faro Rules & Bets

How to play Faro, an exciting antique among casino table games. What comes to mind when you think of casino games? Is it those infinitesimally popular slot machines? The professional’s favorite blackjack? Maybe your mind goes straight to roulette, baccarat, craps, video poker, or pai gow? Whatever comes to mind, I’d be willing to bet it’s not the old-fashioned game of Faro. Believe it or not, as uncommon as Faro is in today’s casinos, it was actually the most popular of all card games in the 18th and 19th centuries. Everyone assumes poker was the top game in the old west, but Faro was the original card game of choice. The photo on the right shows a game taking place at a saloon in Arizona in 1895, when the game’s popularity was at its peak. But that’s enough Faro history… How to Play Faro To play, you’ll need a minimum … Continue reading

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Great Canadian Gaming sells Great American Casinos

GCG pins focus on Canada, sells Washington casinos for $56 million. Established in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has long since strived to be just that – Canada’s greatest gaming corporation. More than two dozen casinos later, GCG accomplished that goal long ago, now standing tall alongside Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as the only dominant commercial casino competitors in the Great White North. What many visitors of their multitude of properties across British Columbia, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces may not realize is that, despite its region-bearing name, Great Canadian Gaming also operates a few gambling establishments to the south. That’s because the company launched those operations under a subsidiary branch, aptly titled Great American Casinos (GAC). After shutting down one of those operations less than two years ago, the Coquitlam-based corporation has decided its American investments are no longer worthy of pursuit. The latest financial headlines indicate GCG is … Continue reading

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