The year of 2021 saw a number of mergers and acquisitions in the gaming industry, and it is expected to continue with iGaming likely to be an epicenter of consolidation. Over the past few years, sports betting grabbed plenty of attention, and this segment of the gaming attracted a lot of takeover activity.
Online casino and sports betting was getting popular even before COVID-19 pandemic but as the situation around the world evolves, the casino industry will see a major shift in future. COVID-19 lockdowns announced in March 2020 have been lifted but the lockdowns have left a permanent impact on people. The current generation would have never thought that there could be such severe lockdowns and almost complete ban on international travel.
A lucky player of Stockholm-based Svenska Spel Sport & Casino won a record-breaking jackpot prize of SEK28 million (US$3 million) while playing NetEnt’s widely-acclaimed online slot game Mega Fortune.
Always eager to boost its online casino games portfolio, Vaxjo, Sweden-headquartered Play’n GO has now announced the launch of its new video slot called “Nyjah Huston: Skate for Gold,” which boasts a number of unique features.
Michigan, US-based casino operator Four Winds has announced the selection of Malta-based sports betting services provider Kambi Group PLC to operate sportsbook as well as mobile application for its gaming facilities in the Great Lakes State.
Headquartered in Malta and listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm, Kambi Group PLC is a B2B provider of sports betting services to gaming operators in regulated markets.
Wind Creek Bethlehem remains closed as Northampton County officials have yet to give green signal for its reopening, but the casino has plans to call all of its employees back to work in stages.
The Vermont State Senate is widely expected to approve the bill that would create a committee to examine how sports betting could be legalized in the Green Mountain State.
Hong Kong and Macau authorities are working on a “travel bubble” that would allow residents of the Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SARs) to travel freely between the two territories without the need for a fourteen-day quarantine on both ends.
More than two dozen Native American tribes in California have filed a lawsuit against the Golden State, demanding more time to collect signatures to place a sports betting ballot referendum initiative before voters.
When Macau’s casinos will eventually get back to normal following COVID19-induced strict health protocols and travel bans, mass market gamers will probably not like the potential changes, Morgan Stanley market analysts underlined in their latest report.