Saturday, July 21, 2018

Microgaming Prepares the Return of Agent Jane Blonde

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Microgaming Prepares the Return of Agent Jane Blonde
Microgaming Prepares the Return of Agent Jane Blonde

Big news for fans of slot sequels as Microgaming announces the imminent release of part of their legendary video slot series, Agent Jane Blonde, dubbed Agent Jane Blonde Returns!

The announcement was made at this year's iGB Live event in Amsterdam that took place this week. It has been stated that the driving force behind this project is the newly instated, Stormcraft Studios independent brand.

This will be Microgaming's second title created by Stormcraft Studios.

What You Can Expect

The original slot, a game of international intrigue and espionage, was developed and released in 2015 – ancient history by the standards of ever-changing technology and the iGaming industry.

Agent Jane Blonde Returns will be a five-reel, three-row, 15-payline game, making a comeback with some more stunning artwork, engaging gameplay and thrilling action. The game will feature retro, neon visuals stacked Wilds and a respin feature.

To emphasize the importance of this game's release, Microgaming's stand at iGB Live was fully branded with sneak-peaks of visuals from the upcoming title. Also, visitors of the stand were able to have a scoop of nine different ice-cream flavors – simulating a similar experience when presenting Fortunium early this year at ICE.

A Word from the CEO

Microgaming's Games Publisher, David Reynolds, had this to say about the game's release…

“Following the huge success of Fortunium, we are so excited for Stormcraft Studios’ next release with Agent Jane Blonde Returns. With stunning graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack that brings you into Agent Jane Blonde’s world of action and espionage, it’s sure to be a hit with both fans of the original and new players when it goes live.”

Most recently, Microgaming (in collaboration with Rabcat) released another Robin Hood-inspired slot game called Robin of Sherwood.

Source:

“Microgaming's lead heroine returns”, microgaming.co.uk, July 18, 2018.

La Jolla tribe adds gaming to local business

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La Jolla tribe adds gaming to local business

In northern San Diego County, a partnership between the federally recognized La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and multinational oil and gas company, BP, will reportedly see the opening of the La Jolla Trading Post & Casino before the month’s end. The Valley Roadrunner newspaper reports…. Chief executive officer for the 700-member La Jolla tribe, […]

Japan Inches Closer to Gambling Legalization

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Japan Inches Closer to Gambling Legalization
Japan Inches Closer to Gambling Legalization

Japan is only one step away from fully regulating casino gambling. The country passed a legislation that will establish casinos this week, with an Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill adopted by the officials of the Committee on Cabinet in the House of Councilors.

One final obstacle remains before Japan gets the sought-after gambling legalization.

The bill was adopted despite the no-confidence motion planned by the anti-gambling opposition parties who are in some minority in Japanese parliament. The country's governing block is constituted by Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's Komeito coalition and Liberal Democratic Party.

Implementation of the bill is being voted on as you read this article and the conclusion of the session of parliament is expected to take place on July 22nd.

Key Points

Some of the crucial points in this bill include a 30% tax on casino gross gaming revenue and an entry levy of $53 for all residents of the far-East country (population of 126 million people) who wish to enter online portals.

However, even if the bill gets fully adopted, which it most certainly will…

there remains an awful lot of work to be done, primarily in regards to creating first licensing system.

The first casino licenses are not expected to be issued before 2020, while some estimates say that the first casino resort, out of three planned by this legislation, could open in 2025.

Late last year, some of the largest financial companies in Japan have begun mining for Bitcoin, which they found is a good way of making extra revenue.

Source:

“Japan casino bill upper house committee nod, vote Friday”, ggrasia.com, July 19, 2018.

Friday, July 20, 2018

CYPRUS: Limassol casino visitorship exceeds expectations

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CYPRUS: Limassol casino visitorship exceeds expectations

Cyprus Casinos (C2) opened its doors to the public on June 28, since then 6,000-plus visitors have signed up for membership to the C2 Rewards Club loyalty program. Membership is not a requirement to gain entry into the casino, however, there is a 21-and-older age requirement. “strong, positive word of mouth and self-discovery by the […]

Tabcorp agrees $51 million penalty to exit Sun Bets deal in the UK

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Tabcorp agrees $51 million penalty to exit Sun Bets deal in the UK

Australian integrated gambling and entertainment company, Tabcorp Holdings (TAH.AX), on Thursday announced that it would pay Rupert Murdoch’s News UK a penalty of 39.5 million pounds ($51.4 million) to exit their struggling gaming joint venture with Sun Bets. The parties that have operated the UK online wagering and gaming business together since 2016 after having […]