Big Jackpots up for Grabs This Week in International Lotteries

August 12, 2018 James Walton 0

A brand-new week has started and it brings the promise of big payouts for lottery fans. There are major lottery jackpots to be won this week, as a result of subsequent rollovers. The EuroMillions jackpot is the biggest, but a lot of money can be won by SuperEnalotto and US Powerball players. Many of them choose to purchase tickets over the Internet, using online lottery ticket agents like The Lotter.

 

Another Shot at the EuroMillions Jackpot

 

The last time someone managed to correctly predict all the novoline spielautomaten lucky numbers in the EuroMillions was on September 23. Since then, the jackpot was rolled over four times and climbed all the way up to €166 million. The next raffle is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 and there’s a good chance for the estimated value to be surpassed.

 

The EuroMillions is not the only European lottery that is going to make millionaires this week. The newest multinational European lottery game, the EuroJackpot has an estimated first prize worth €90 million. It promises to offer better odds than most lotteries and welcomes players from all over the world. The winner could be unveiled on Friday, October 14 as the draw takes place in Helsinki at 9 PM GMT.

 

The SuperEnalotto Jackpot Surges to New Highs

 

There is good news coming from the most popular Italian lottery, the SuperEnalotto. The 6 from 90 lottery game has a track record of offering huge jackpots and its players have yet another opportunity this week. The jackpot has surged to €154.7 million and a lucky player could walk away with all this money on Tuesday at 7 PM UK time.

 

On the other side of the Atlantic, the US Powerball has just crossed a psychological threshold. There were no jackpot winners on Saturday, which means that even more money is up for grabs on Wednesday. Second-tier prizes are nothing to frown upon, but if somebody hits all five numbers and the Powerball, they will win at least $107 million.…

Bill to Regulate Casinos in Japan Moves to Diet’s Upper House

May 8, 2018 James Walton 0

For the first time in decades, Japan is finally on the verge of passing a gambling bill that would create a legal framework for operating land-based casinos in the country. The legislation could be huge for the economy of Japan, as some experts estimate the industry to be worth in the vicinity of $40 billion a year.

Strong Political Support

This is the first time in modern history there is a strong political support for a gambling bill in Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party currently have a decisive majority in Japanese parliament (Diet), and they clearly plan on utilizing it to the fullest extent.

The bill to legalize casinos in Japan passed the lower house of Diet today (Tuesday), proceeding to the upper house where it should be approved. Since Abe and the LDP have a controlling majority in the upper house as well, the passage of the bill is almost guaranteed.

Pros & Cons

Legalized gambling could do a lot for the country’s economy. There is already a strong gambling culture present in Japan, evident in numerous Pachinko parlors. These parlors run illegal operations, paying winnings off-site, avoiding legal ramifications.

Abe and his party believe legal casinos could help the country recover after 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which are bound to drain a lot of resources.

However, the general public is split on the matter of casino legislation. Many are concerned about side-effects such as gambling addiction and increased crime rates. Additionally, a large Japanese newspaper commented on the bill, stating it was unhealthy to build a growth strategy based on other people’s misfortune.

Online Gambling in Japan

As of right now, Japanese have to turn to offshore sites for nearly all casino games and online poker. Should Abe’s party continue down its current path, it isn’t at all unfathomable for the country to start issuing licenses for operators who want to provide their services to Japanese players, further boosting the country’s economy.…

Bitstarz Casino Expands Gaming Library with GameArt Portfolio

December 6, 2017 James Walton 0

 

Bitstarz, one of the leading Bitcoin online casinos, has entered a partnership with the casino games supplier GameArt. The deal will allow Bitstarz to expand their offer with GameArt titles such as Dragon King, Lady Luck, and Atlantis World.

 

GameArt Battling for Their Share of the Market GameArt is a relatively new company entering the competitive world of game suppliers. Featuring games resembling those of the better-known company Aristocrat, they are looking to find their place in the market through strategic partnerships and deals, like the most recent one with Bitstarz. One of the most popular GameArt’s slots, Dragon King, features an attractive red and gold design combined with fast-paced and exciting gameplay. With 50 paylines across five reels, stacked Wilds, and relatively frequent free spins, Dragon King has enjoyed great success with slots aficionados. Another hugely popular game by GameArt, Tesla Spark of Genius features one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Apart from a very interesting theme for an online slot, Tesla secures some very exciting action with 243 paylines, three different free spins features, and dazzling graphics to boot. Like all other GameArt slots, Tesla Spark of Genius features very fast gameplay with a strong emphasis on action.

 

Bitstarz Putting Players’ Needs First Claiming to be owned and operated by a small group of casino players, Bitstarz prides itself for always putting the player first. As one of the leading Bitcoin casinos, Bitstarz ensures all payments are processed promptly and without any unnecessary hassle. On top of this, they strive to provide a big library of games for their players, making sure everyone’s needs are catered to. The casino already features many of the big-name suppliers like NetEnt, Microgaming, Betsoft, iSoftBet, and Endorphina. The partnership with GameArt will see them adding 29 new titles to their already wealthy library of games. Apart from the ones already mentioned, Bitstarz will now also offer games like Burning Flame, Magic Unicorn, Royal Gems, etc.

Bodog Returns With LatAm Expansion Foray

November 2, 2017 James Walton 0

Casino operator Bodog is back on the scene making moves in 2017 as well.

Brighter Than Ever

Bodog returns from its own short hiatus after the organization’s recent sale of its successful poker-driven gaming network to Hong Kong-based consortium, PayWaingLuo. Now, Bodog is expanding by taking its leading software to Latin America and reaching out to new players with its award-winning gaming technology.

Full Payment Options

In addition to offering sports betting and casino, Bodog will offer the first full range of payment methods to Latin America, even set to include cryptocurrency bitcoin for deposit and withdrawal.

Bringing Software to LatAM

Bodog spokesman Ed Pownall explained that his organisation has long viewed the LatAm region as a growth area for the online gaming industry, and after making a name for itself with poker this seemed the perfect time to introduce the Bodog brand to that part of the world.

Reorganization

Composed of three companies in total, the Bodog Poker Network honed its reputation as a real money online poker network currently including Bodog, Bodog88, and Ignition Casino. Bodog sold holding US-facing Bovada to Ignition in late 2016,with the two companies continuing o share player pools. Bodog88 faced Chinese players, and Bodog was only available to players residing in Canada.

 

Expansion Plan

 

Now, Bodog will expand from Canada to sixteen more countries, predominantly in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in Central and South America. As of February 15th, the operator network has announced the availability of Bovada Sports and Casino to Mexico while Bodog Poker, Casino, and Sports expands to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

 

Impact

 

With many countries have lower average household incomes than the US or Canada, the majority of new players are expected to be smaller stakes players. Expansion into Latin America will further benefit Ignition specifically through spreading its brand name. The move will also serve to retain or welcome back Bodog poker players who were discouraged by increasingly high stakes and buy-ins.

 

Forecast

 

The spectre of further expansion to Latin American players and possible new regions also beckons on the horizon for alter this year, if everything goes smoothly for Bodog’s bold new jump to LatAm.…