Monday, October 22, 2018

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DeClub Macau wants to build the world’s first blockchain casino

A new partnership has been formed that could see the introduction of the next generation of casinos. DeClub, a casino management company out of Macau, has connected with Malta-based investment firm Wide Rich Global Company to bring blockchain and gambling closer together.

DeClub Macau wants to build the world's first blockchain casinoAccording to a company press release, DeClub indicates that Wide Rich wants to buy the gaming company to build the “world’s first blockchain-based casino gaming hub with fully integrated online and land-based casinos.” To fund the purchase, Wide Rich is offering an initial coin offering (ICO), which it hopes will allow it to attract as much as $1 billion.

In a white paper about the project, Wide Rich states, “The tokenization of chips, casinos and their surrounding entertainment service providers will be able to build a pan-gambling business ecosystem together, so that people with varying business needs – from tourism, to business meetings, to shopping – can all gain easy and cost -effective access to customized and prestigious services on their mobile devices.”

During the ICO, Wide Rich will issue the “DEC” token, giving purchasers rights to host and invest in cash lending pools. At the same time, DeClub will offer its own token, the “NNC,” which are stablecoins that can be redeemed in order to cover goods or services at casinos.

Macau has a fairly strict anti-ICO policy. The Monetary Authority of Macau prohibits banks and other financial institutions from providing services to any entity in the crypto industry; however, private-sector ICOs are not included in the ban.

This isn’t the first time that someone tried to combine crypto with casinos. Dragon Corp introduced an ICO last year that raised $500 million for its Dragon Coin, part of which was to be used to build a floating casino. Those plans, however, never made it off the dock after the main contractor backed out.

There’s no reason to expect this latest project to advance, either. Earlier this year, Macau’s gaming regulator said that cryptocurrency would not be accepted as a means of currency in Macau. If Wide Rich wants to see their project become successful, they’ll need to find a different location, or risk the fury of more than a few investors when the project stalls.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and NFL’s Ravens agree marketing deal

In Maryland, the second partnership between a casino and an NFL team is in the books as the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced on Friday that it had inked a multi-year marketing deal with the Ravens. According to The Baltimore Sun, under the terms of the agreement, the casino will be able to use Baltimore Ravens logos […]
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iSoftBet unveils The Dalai Panda slot game

Top-rated online casino and mobile gaming software provider iSoftBet has announced their most innovative online slot game creation, The Dalai Panda. This new game is completely original, based on Dalai Panda, a wise individual who uses mystical powers to help create wins on the reels for every player. Increasing Win Chances: The features and factors […]
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WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1B Draws 634 Entrants, 140 Progress into Day 2

Day 2 to kick off with 236 survivors from the tournament’s two starting flights

The second starting flight of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event is now in the books. It drew 634 entries, of whom only 140 survived through the 15 levels that were played at the host casino on Saturday to progress into Day 2.

Alex Triemanis ended up bagging the largest stack of the day with 479,000. However, it will be the Day 1A chip leader, Michael Perrone, who will lead the surviving hopefuls from the tournament’s two starting flights into the second day of action. Perrone scooped 649,000 on Friday night when his starting flight was played.

With Day 1B’s entries, the overall field was brought to a total of 1,094 entrants, which is down from last year’s edition of the tournament when as many as 1,247 contenders entered it to compete for the title and $332,020 in first-place prize money.

Speaking of prize money, the $1,700 buy-in Main Event generated a prize pool of $1,657,410 this year, beating the $1 million guarantee. The top 117 finishers will receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $2,718. Each of the players who make it to the official final table of nine will be guaranteed a minimum of $29,999, but they will all eye the first-place prize of $302,492. Along with the cash prize, the tournament’s champ will also scoop a gold ring from the series and will secure a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship.

Day 1B Action

As mentioned above, Day 1B was busier than the preceding starting flight as more players rushed to Horseshoe Hammond to register into the tournament. At the end of the day, there were 140 players to bag and tag. The Day 1B field will merge with the Day 1A’s today for the second day of play. A total of 96 players made it through Day 1A on Friday night, which means that as many as 236 hopefuls are expected to return to the host venue later today.

Among the Day 1B survivors were poker pro and WSOP Circuit legend Maurice Hawkins, who fired a second bullet yesterday, after failing to bag on Day 1A, Zo Karim, Aaron Massey, and Anna Antimony. They will join other notables from Day 1A, including gold bracelet winners David Pham and Tom Koral and gold ring winners Robert Hankins and Ralph Massey. Last year’s champion – Blake Battaglia – is also still in contention. The player bagged and tagged 96,500 at the end of Day 1A and will return to fight for a back-to-back title.

Day 2 action is set to resume today at 11 am local time at the host casino. The remaining players are scheduled to play ten one-hour levels. The money bubble will burst at some point in play and the field will be further whittled down to just a few players, who will return tomorrow to play the final day of the tournament.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

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iSoftBet announces wider Super Fast Hot Hot Respin roll-out

British online casino games and software innovator iSoftBet has announced that its Super Fast Hot Hot Respin video slot is being made available to even more iGaming operators following the completion of ‘a successful exclusivity period’ with industry stalwart GVC Holdings. Worldwide availability: The London-headquartered firm used an official October 11 press release to detail […]
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Michael Perrone Leads WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Day 1A Survivors

Last year’s champ, Blake Battaglia, eyes a back-to-back title

Main Event action unfolded on Friday at Horseshoe Hammond where the current WSOP Circuit stop is taking place. The first of two starting flights was completed yesterday at the host casino and the names of the first players who secured a seat into Day 2 of the $1,700 buy-in tournament are now clear.

Michael Perrone, a player from Fairport, New York, finished Day 1A as the chip leader, putting 450,000 into his bag. The player is vying for his first-ever title from the series. He scored his best finish in a WSOP Circuit event early this year when he came in 6th in a $365 No-Limit Hold’em at the Choctaw Durant stop of the series. The player collected $27,156 for his run in that event.

One-time gold ring winner Ralph Massey was the player to finish the closest to the chip leader last night. He had 355,000 in chips at the end of Day 1A play. Jeffrey Fielder, a proud owner of two gold rings from the series, grabbed the third largest stack of the night, good for 320,000.

The first flight of the Main Event drew 460 entrants to the tables of Horseshoe Hammond. Of them, just 96 survived through all 15 levels scheduled to secure their spots into Day 2. They will be joined by the Day 1B survivors. The second starting flight of the tournament will start today at noon local time.

Notables Who Played Day 1A

The tournament, with its guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, attracted a number of WSOP Circuit regulars and other notables. WSOP gold bracelet winners Tom Koral and David Pham as well as gold ring winners Robert Hankins, Ryan Phan, and Ralph Massey were among those to make it through the end of the day.

Last year’s Horseshoe Hammond Main Event champion, Blake Battaglia, was, too, among the Day 1A survivors of the 2018 edition of the tournament. Battaglia outlasted 1,247 entries last fall to win the Main Event title, a gold ring, and a first-place prize of $332,020. The player will enter Day 2 of action with 96,500 for a shot at a back-to-back win.

WSOP Circuit notables such as Maurice Hawkins, Kevin Eyster, Aaron Massey, and Mukul Pahuja were among the players to register into the Main Event though Day 1A, but to fail to make it through all 15 levels.

As mentioned earlier, the tournament will feature one more starting flight that is scheduled to be played today from noon local time at the host casino. It will feature 15 levels of play and registration will remain open until the end of Level 13. The Day 1B survivors will combine with the ones who survived Day 1A on Sunday when Day 2 of the tournament will be played.

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