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Casino City's Friday Five: 3-D edition

22 September 2017

By Abby Messick
Welcome to Friday! Big changes are on the horizon, from VR innovations to apps to the Gambling Hall of Fame.

Speaking of big, there's another company busting out the "world's largest" label for one of its latest endeavors. Where does it end?!

1. SlotsMillion makes U.K. debut

SlotsMillion has brought its innovative virtual reality casino to the U.K. More than 700 slot games can be accessed via the 3-D playground, which takes the form of a swanky lounge on the top of a skyscraper.

Those without any VR tech can still enjoy the 3-D portion of the casino on a desktop.




2. Paddy McGuinness the new face of Jackpotjoy

The world's largest online bingo operator has announced a new ambassador: Paddy McGuinness, who will take over for "Queen of Bingo" Barbara Windsor.

The entertainer will feature in the bingo site's advertising campaign online and on TV.

3. AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame 2017 inductees

Four new leaders in the gaming industry have been welcomed to the Gaming Hall of Fame, including Diana Bennett, a casino management luminary; John Breeding, mind behind the electronic card shuffler; Joe Kaminkow, a slot game designer who set a standard for licensing branded games; and Melvin B. Wolzinger, Nevada businessman and community leader in Las Vegas.




4. Playtech completes largest ever live casino customer migration

Playtech's live casino branch has moved shop to an 8,500-square-foot site in Riga, Latvia. This next-generation studio is the world's largest, hosting state-of-the-art cameras, custom-made tables and gaming areas, an advanced monitoring system and a center for training live staff.

5. Kindred Group supports Gambling Therapy app

Gambling Therapy is an app designed to assist players in managing their gambling habits, providing therapeutic exercises, information on problem gambling and support for those who are struggling.

As part of Kindred's commitment to creating a safe gambling environment, the company has funded the development of the app, which will initially be released in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish.
Casino City's Friday Five: 3-D edition is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
 

Casino City's Friday Five: Gambling in Pennsylvania edition

15 September 2017
What was on the menu this week? The usual: Online poker's meteoric success, tools to help with problem gambling, and a giant art installation. Never a dull moment in the gaming world. 1. NJ online casinos surpass $20 million in revenue for sixth consecutive month New Jersey's online casinos have raked in ... (read more)
 

Top 10 casino openings, expansions and renovations

11 September 2017
The Parq Vancouver will open later in the month. In the world of renovations, openings and expansions, there's no pause button. That's why we're bringing you the latest and greatest new developments. This week we have properties breaking records, new food additions, updates on the NHL team that's coming to Las Vegas and news from Canada. ... (read more)
 

Casino City's Friday Five: Billions of dollars edition

8 September 2017
The Parq Vancouver. It's that time of week again, and we've got it all – compacts, debuts and (our personal favorite) multimillion-dollar jackpots. 1. California ratifies compact with Wilton Rancheria Tribe Early this week, the California State Assembly and California State Senate ratified a tribal-state gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria Tribe. ... (read more)

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The Illinois State Senate. (photo by Daniel Schwen)The Illinois Senate approved on Wednesday a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, online gambling and ... (read more)
 

Pennsylvania moves closer to legalizing online gambling

Pennsylvania's HB 271, a bill that would allow online gambling, passed the Senate today with a 38-12 vote.The bill passed quickly through legislation on Tuesday, passing the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee by a margin of 11-3 and clearing the Senate Appropriations Committee ... (read more)
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.