Unibet has teamed up with live dealer casino specialist Evolution Gaming to use the latter's new studio in Atlantic City. "Now that Evolution has launched its US studio, we look forward very much to establishing and growing the Unibet brand in New Jersey and, in due course, in other US states too," says Cristiano Blanco, Kindred Group's head of gaming.
Australian sportsbook provider PointsBet has been approved to offer "soft play" betting in connection with New Jersey's Meadowlands Racetrack. The company would run an online-only operation, as FanDuel already offers sports betting in-person and online at the track.
The Ocean Resort Casino has teamed up with concert promoter The Bowery Presents/AEG to become more competitive in Atlantic City. The operator will host performances from Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Loggins and comedian Frank Caliendo.
UK high street bank Barclays has rolled out a service that can block transactions with gaming companies. The Barclays Mobile Banking app allows customers to control spending on gaming sites, casinos, racetracks, retail betting shops, lottery tickets and scratch cards.
Strictly Slots magazine's Best of Slots Awards recognized Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in 13 categories. The operator received first place in Iowa for Best $5+ Slots, Best Reel Slots, Best Progressive Slots, Best Comps, Best Slot Club and Best Players Club Lounge.
The NBA has signed a partnership deal with Uruguayan operator Supermatch. "Supermatch is the exclusive authorized gaming operator in Uruguay, and our new partnership will offer more ways for our passionate fans to connect and experience the excitement of our game," the NBA's Arnon de Mello says.
A legal battle between Wynn Las Vegas and its dealers is headed back to a Las Vegas courtroom in the latest development in the 12-year struggle. About 800 dealers have joined the lawsuit in an attempt to gain compensation for tip money shared with other employees.
Singapore's gross gaming revenue is expected to fall 2.4% in 2018 compared with last year, brokerage firm Sanford C. Bernstein says. Mass-market table GGR likely will drop 3.8%, while slot revenue should increase by 8.9%.
Tom Horn is entering Serbia, thanks to an agreement with Balkan Bet. The latter will gain access to titles such as "243 Crystal Fruits," "Book of Spells," "Wild Weather" and "Frozen Queen."