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Playtech, a Dutch company, emerged at the online gambling software market in 1999 and has become a screaming success since then.

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What are the benefits of playing in casinos with Playtech software?

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Third , licensed casinos can’t change their payoffs.

Fourth, Playtech regularly renews its certificate at world-famous firms, confirming that the algorithms used in its games ensure fair play. The independent International Association of Online Players does audit of the payoffs – they are more than 97.5% on the average.

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The partypoker MILLIONS Online event recently finished up and managed to be the largest tournament in the poker brand’s history. With a buy-in of $5,300, the tournament already had a set prize pool guarantee of $5 million. First place was set to earn $1 million. With 1,047 players registering for the event, the prize pool was increased to $5,135,000 with first earning just over the $1 million mark. In the end, it was Jonathan Van Fleet that secured the win, further boosting his online tournament poker wins after taking down the title.\r\n\r\nVan Fleet has quite the impressive resume. After earning the partypoker event win, the poker pro has now amassed close to $9.5 million in total online tournament cashes, based on tracked info at PocketFives, according to the partypoker blog.\r\n\r\nThe tournament began with four opening flights and two additional days ofgameplayy. Players were provided 1 million in starting chips and for the most part, blinds increased every 30 minutes. Once the tournament reached Day 3 on the 6th, 25 players remained. Each were guaranteed a payday, but everyone wanted to outlast the competition and be the first-place finisher.\r\n\r\nOnce the first break took place, the tournament had been narrowed down to 17 players. As players came back to the felt, it would take around two hours for the final table to be reached. Eight players would make the final table, with blinds having reached the 1,250,000/2,500,000 mark and the ante set at 312,500.\r\n\r\nBy the time heads up play rolled around, it was Van Fleet and online player N0-IPTRI4I2I competing. Van Fleet held a 3 to 2 chip lead over his opponent and it would take no time before the chip lead spread to a 12 to 1 advantage and the final hand would go down.\r\n\r\nOn the final hand, N0-IPTRI4I2I open from the button and was called by Van Fleet. The board would be no help to N0-IPTRI4I2I’s King-Jack and Van Fleet would earn the win with his Ace-Queen, taking home his first ever seven figure cashout with the win.\r\n\r\nFinal Results:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPlace\r\nPlayer\r\nPrize\r\n\r\n\r\nFirst\r\nJonathan Van Fleet\r\n$1,027,000\r\n\r\n\r\nSecond\r\nN0-IPTRI4I2I\r\n$651,118\r\n\r\n\r\nThird\r\nSandwichBacon\r\n$435,448\r\n\r\n\r\nFourth\r\nLendaMerienda\r\n$294,749\r\n\r\n\r\nFifth\r\nKaramazovbros\r\n$207,968\r\n\r\n\r\nSixth\r\nBOOMALOOM_\r\n$148,915\r\n\r\n\r\nSeventh\r\nLucovic Geilich\r\n$104,754\r\n\r\n\r\nEighth\r\nIN INFINITY\r\n$75,485\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe online poker room now looks ahead to 2018, having already begun working on the MILLIONS series schedule. In 2018, partypoker is set to visit Casino Barcelona, King’s Casino and more, with players having the opportunity to earn seats to the live events via online satellites.
Sportsbook and lottery pricing, data and software technologies supplier Sporting Solutions has announced the signing of a deal to provide Danish operator Danske Spil A/S with its Risk Management Services (RMS) modular innovation.\r\n\r\nThe business-to-business subsidiary of sportsbetting technologies firm Sporting Group, Sporting Solutions stated that its RMS solution covers trading, back-office, pricing and risk management operations. The agreement will also see it supply Danske Spil A/S with trading software that will enable the lottery operator to ‘focus resource on the provision of differentiated local content to enhance its market-leading brand proposition’.\r\n\r\nSporting Solutions explained that its RMS innovation utilizes an in-house risk management model and has been designed to be ‘agnostic to the existing technology stack’ by complementing existing platforms and bet engines. It declared that the solution moreover improves business processes by removing the expensive and technically challenging ‘switching risks’ often associated with relocating platforms.\r\n\r\nSimon Trim, Chief Executive Officer for London-based Sporting Group, stated that he is ‘proud’ to have inked the RMS deal with Danske Spil A/S, which he described as a long-recognized ‘market leader and one of the most progressive lottery operators in the world’. He declared that his firm’s innovation will allow the Danish provider to concentrate resources ‘on offering differentiated [and] bespoke content for its customer base’ and additionally improve its offerings via a ‘bespoke risk management service and a business process outsourcing proposition unique to the marketplace’.\r\n\r\n“We’ve transformed risk management from an art to a science by developing methodology based on statistical analysis, expert trader insights and predictive market movements,” read a statement from Trim.\r\n\r\nFor his part, Niels Erik Folmann, Chief Executive Officer for Danske Spil A/S, proclaimed that his firm is ‘constantly looking for solutions to strengthen our product and operations’ while utilizing the RMS innovation will allow the operator to ‘strengthen’ its operation and ‘focus on areas where we can differentiate ourselves positively in our local market’.\r\n\r\n“The combination of risk management, flexible trading tools and back-end operations is unique to the industry and we’re really excited about the potential of RMS to further strengthen our business and unique position in the Danish market,” read a statement from Folmann.
Sports brand of The Stars Group, BetStars, is now the first international sports betting operator to launch services in the Czech Republic. BetStars was granted licensing by the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries in November, with players of the site having access to over 20 sports and specialist betting selections.\r\n\r\nAccording to a press release on the launch of BetStars.cz, the sports betting site is available via desktop, web and mobile devices. Android and iOS devices can be used to place wagers at BetStars. The announcement of the brand, comes almost a year after PokerStars, the flagship brand of PokerStars, launched casino gaming and poker options online in the Czech Republic.\r\n\r\nIn the press release, BetStars Managing Director, Zeno Ossko commented on the launch by stating: “It is a great honor to be the first international sports betting operator to launch in the Czech Republic. The BetStars team have worked very hard to make this a successful launch, and we hope customers in the Czech Republic will enjoy the range of betting options available.”\r\n\r\nBetStars is the new online betting service provided by PokerStars. Players who access the online sports betting site will be able to find the best odds for football, tennis, horse racing and other major sports.
After last week inking a games supply deal with British online casino operator William Hill, Pragmatic Play Limited has now announced the launch of its latest five-reel video slot in Panda’s Fortune.\r\n\r\nMalta-based Pragmatic Play Limited stated that its newest 25-payline title will take players ‘on a journey through bamboo forests’ and features bonsai trees and koi fish as well as the ancient yin and yang symbols spinning on its reels.\r\n\r\nPanda’s Fortune joins the recently-released 7 Piggies and Santa in Pragmatic Play Limited’s games portfolio and comes complete with minor, major and grand jackpots that can reward players collecting fifth-reel golden symbols with up to 800 times their original stake.\r\n\r\nPragmatic Play Limited declared that Panda’s Fortune offers punters the ability to win up to 25 jackpots per round while the title’s jackpot feature, in which stacked lanterns appear before scattering to reveal new symbols, can be triggered during the free spins round.\r\n\r\n“We are proud to launch Panda’s Fortune, a game that is both visually charming and expertly-modeled with intuitive mechanics offering a truly unique gameplay experience,” read a statement from Catalin Bratosin, Games Production Head for Pragmatic Play Limited. “Releasing two new games a month throughout the year is one of our key commitments and this speed to market without any sacrifices in quality is a significant string to our bow.”
Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited has reportedly revealed that it wants to spend up to $500 million in order to build a new integrated casino resort in the Philippines.\r\n\r\nAccording to a report from the Reuters news service, the disclosure came yesterday via an announcement from Alfredo Lim, President for the nation’s Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation regulator, after company officials including billionaire Deputy Chairman Francis Lui had earlier held a meeting with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte.\r\n\r\nGalaxy Entertainment Group Limited operates the Galaxy Macau, StarWorld Macau and Broadway Casino in Macau and recorded gross gaming revenues for the three months to the end of September of $6.88 billion. The firm is additionally responsible for the former Portuguese enclave’s President Casino, Rio Casino and Waldo Casino and saw its third-quarter profit hit a two-year high of $348.13 million as visitor numbers increased by 0.1{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} year-on-year to 8.1 million.\r\n\r\nLim reportedly explained that Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited wants to site its new gambling complex, which could open as soon as 2021, on the small island of Boracay some 196 miles south of Manila and was joining with local partner Leisure and Resorts World Corporation in order to apply for the appropriate license.\r\n\r\nReuters reported that Boracay is already world famous for its white sand beach and nightlife with Lim purportedly declaring that having an integrated casino resort on the 2,550-acre island would help the nation to ‘further improve’ its tourism industry.\r\n\r\n“The project is intended for foreigners, junket operators and high-rollers,” Lim reportedly told Reuters.\r\n\r\nReuters moreover reported that visits from high-rolling Chinese and South Korean casino players helped first-half aggregated gross gaming revenues in the Philippines swell by 12{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} year-on-year to reach approximately $1.7 billion with the nation now purportedly targeting a figure closer to $3.2 billion for the entirety of 2017.\r\n\r\n“As you know, China’s relationship with the Philippines has been improving,” Lui reportedly told Reuters. “We strongly believe the Philippines has great potential and offers attractive opportunities.”
In Welch, Minnesota, the Prairie Island Indian Community’s $68 million casino expansion project was commemorated on Tuesday, Dec. 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony reportedly making it the state’s second-largest hotel.\r\n\r\nAccording to the press release, the expansion added 306 guestrooms to the existing 482 at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino. The resort property now has two towers, which adds some 185,000 square feet to the venue. The upper floors offer views of the Mississippi River, the bluffs and surrounding scenery.\r\n\r\nShelley Buck, President of the Prairie Island Indian Community said the expansion demonstrates the tribe’s commitment to growth in the region.\r\n\r\n“The leaders of our tribal community are charged with thinking ahead seven generations and adding this space for Treasure Island guests to enjoy for years to come greatly assists us toward that end,” Buck said.\r\n\r\nIncluded in the guestroom amenities are Hi-Def TVs, state-of-the-art lighting and the roomy bathrooms are fully enclosed and feature walk-in showers with rain showerheads.\r\n\r\nAlso new is the hotel lobby, with enhanced front desk facilities and an Island Perk, to include specialty drinks and premium coffees along with sandwiches, deli salads, freshly baked pastries and desserts.\r\n\r\nAccording to the press release, approximately 200 construction jobs were added as a result of the Prairie Island Indian Community’s new hotel investment. Additionally, more than 150 jobs were added to the property, which brought the total workforce up to 1,800 team members, thus furthering its position as the largest employer in Goodhue County.\r\n\r\nThe Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that Sean Dowse, the mayor of Red Wing said that the expansion means bigger events for the city as there will now be increased capacity for more visitors. Dowse said, \"For the longest time, there was a ceiling on the size of event you could have.”
In the United Kingdom, the Gambling Commission has announced that Sarah Harrison (pictured) is to step down as its Chief Executive from the end of February in order to take up a senior role with the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.\r\n\r\nAppointed to her current post in June of 2015 following a spell with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OfGEM) energy regulator, Harrison is widely credited with giving the organization more teeth by imposing stringent penalties such as the record £7.8 million ($10.4 million) fine handed out to 888 Holdings in late-August due to the online operator being found to have had ‘significant flaws’ in its social responsibility processes. She was also at the helm last month for the £2.3 million ($3 million) punishment given to Ladbrokes Coral Group after the British sportsbetting giant allowed a pair of remote players to gamble away approximately $1.2 million ($1.5 million) in stolen funds.\r\n\r\nHarrison has moreover been instrumental in the gambling regulator teaming up with the government’s Competition and Markets Authority in order to take action over industry terms and conditions and stated that she was ‘proud of the work that all at the [Gambling] Commission have delivered together’.\r\n\r\n“I am very confident that as the [Gambling] Commission delivers its new strategy it will go from strength to strength and will continue to make gambling in Britain fairer and safer,” read a statement from Harrison.\r\n\r\nThe Gambling Commission declared that it has already started the search for Harrison’s replacement before revealing that its Chief Counsel and Executive Director, Neil McArthur, would serve as its acting boss post-February until ‘a new Chief Executive has been appointed’.\r\n\r\nBill Moyes, Chairman for the Gambling Commission, declared that Harrison has been ‘significant in shaping’ the regulator’s ‘direction of travel’ as it looks to establish its agenda and priorities for ‘treating customers fairly and making play safer’.\r\n\r\n“I and my board colleagues wish Sarah every success for the future and look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver this agenda over the next few months,” read a statement from Moyes.
Scientific Games Corporation’s proposed attempt to buy online casino games innovator NYX Gaming Group Limited received a massive boost on Wednesday after British bookmaking giant William Hill had dropped its previous opposition.\r\n\r\nLas Vegas-based Scientific Games Corporation revealed in September that it was prepared to spend up to $631 million in order to acquire NYX Gaming Group but last month saw it file an anti-trust lawsuit against William Hill in a New Jersey court over allegations that the sportsbetting behemoth was attempting to illegally block the deal.\r\n\r\nUndaunted, Scientific Games Corporation subsequently shelled out some $21.21 million to buy an initial 10.72{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} stake in Toronto-listed NYX Gaming Group Limited before going on to acquire an additional 13.7{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} share from The Stars Group Incorporated for approximately $27.74 million.\r\n\r\nNow holding in excess of 24{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} of the shares in NYX Gaming Group Limited, Scientific Games Corporation revealed that its proposed offer to buy the digital games and technology provider’s remaining stock at a price representing a 112{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59} premium on their September 19 value is now due to be put before shareholders on December 20.\r\n\r\nIn advance of this vote, Scientific Games Corporation stated that it and NYX Gaming Group Limited had entered into ‘independent agreements’ with William Hill and its William Hill Steeplechase Limited subsidiary along with AlpInvest Partners Co-Investments that is to see all parties now ‘support the previously announced acquisition’.\r\n\r\nWilliam Hill and its affiliates hold some 6.8 million of the ordinary shares in NYX Gaming Group and stand to make about $12.69 million from the Scientific Games Corporation offer while AlpInvest Partners Co-Investments could earn approximately $4.66 million for its over 2.5 million shares.\r\n\r\n“Scientific Games [Corporation] also announced that it has entered into a new commercial arrangement with William Hill and that the parties as well as NYX [Gaming Group Limited] have entered into a separate settlement agreement in which the parties have agreed to end all existing litigation among the parties,” read a statement from Scientific Games Corporation.
After announcing the upcoming slot game title Sea Hunter, available next week, Play’n GO has announced yet another new game release. Mystery Joker 6000 is the sequel to the classic Mystery Joker slot game, offering players the option to play in two gaming modes. Transfer any winnings from regular mode to the Super Meter to use the cash earned to play in Super Mode. With this option, players will find bets are double, but the odds of winning are a bit better.\r\n\r\nThe Mystery Joker 6000 game has 3 reels and five fixed paylines with classic symbols used. Players can win a top prize of 6000 times the coin value, which means huge jackpots are possible. The Joker symbol brings the highest value with three of these matching symbols on a payline offering a win.\r\n\r\nDuring the main game of the online slot, one extra re-spin can be retriggered by earning a Joker on the first and second reels, falling from left to right. You will get the re-spin on reel three while the first two reels are held. Once three Jokers are present, the Mystery Wheel round begins. This unique feature will pay up to 6000 times the coin value at random. You can then transfer any winnings from the Mystery Wheel to the Super Meter mode by choosing the TRANSFER option. Remember, wagers will cost more, but with an increased winning potential.\r\n\r\nOnce in the Super Meter, you cannot change your bet level. You can then return to the main game by pressing the COLLECT button. When in the Super Meter mode, the re-spin feature is not active. However, you can still trigger the Mystery Wheel when two Jokers are found anywhere on the reels. When three Jokers are scattered on the reels, you will be given three extra spins. You can earn up to 6000x the coin value on every spin. If you are in the Super Meter mode and earn three Jokers on a payline from left to right, you will automatically earn 6000x the coin value.\r\n\r\nIf your balance in the Super Meter mode is equal to or surpasses 6000x the coin value, the round will end, and you will be sent back to the main game. Winnings are automatically provided to you. During the Main Game, the return to player percentage is 94.21{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59}. The RTP during Super Meter is much higher at 100.95{7fd7888fa35752555fc705432c2d2bd6278d7646f204c9a5a26535d89eecea59}.
After receiving the results of an industry consultation that launched in March, the government of the United Kingdom has reportedly announced that it is set to prohibit all third-party wagering on the outcome of EuroMillions lottery draws.\r\n\r\nAccording to a report from SBC News, the revelation came in a market update issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport late last month and is part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the transnational EuroMillions offers the same levels of protection as currently govern domestic lottery draws.\r\n\r\nThe Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reportedly stated that its latest move will come into force as part of new licensing provisions and will moreover help to protect any funds that are collected by the lottery for charitable causes.\r\n\r\nAlthough draws for EuroMillions prizes are conducted in Paris, games can be enjoyed by players in nine European countries including the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria with each individual nation’s authority subsequently responsible for policing ticket sales. This technicality has resulted in a number of operators offering remote bets on the outcome of contests, which is something the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reportedly explained is ‘contrary to the intention and spirit of Section 95 of the Gambling Act’.\r\n\r\nSBC News reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s update listed five remote operators in MyLotto24, Annexio, Lottoland, IMME Entertainment and Jackpot.com as offering third-party EuroMillions wagers before declaring that its changes would help to ‘preserve a distinction between betting and The National Lottery’ as it seeks to ‘protect returns to good causes and prevent consumer confusion’.\r\n\r\n“Our position was supported by the majority of consultation respondents,” reportedly read a statement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. “We are mindful of the effect on impacted businesses and will tailor the license condition to ensure it is in line with our aims to reduce consumer confusion and protect returns to good causes in the United Kingdom. Betting operators will still be able to offer bets on international lotteries.”