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Global provider of premium live casino content to open state-of-the-art four-floor studio in Tbilisi with 130 tables and a team of 1,700
On Air Entertainment, the go-to provider of thrilling live casino content, is set to break ground and a brand-new studio located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of wider global expansion plans.
The four-floor studio will contain 130 tables for English Blackjack and Roulette, with each set against stunning backdrops that have been designed to capture the unique atmosphere of a buzzing land-based casino floor.
This is the fast-growing provider’s third studio and takes its total table capacity to 220 and comes shortly after announcing it had been given the green light to open a studio in Romania.
The Georgia studio benefits from cutting-edge digital environments as well as high-definition cameras and powerful microphones. This ensures games are broadcast to the highest quality and deliver a superior player experience at all times.
The facility will be run by a team of 1,500 – 2,000, including game presenters as well as operations and technology units.
OnAir expects to open the doors of its Georgia studio in Q1 2023 with operators already showing interest in adding these tables to their portfolios.
After launching its first blackjack table in November 2021, OnAir has since worked tirelessly to enhance its offering with the addition of roulette, speed roulette and auto roulette and 9 Pots of GoldTM StreamIconTM Edition to follow on 16 August and 6 September respectively.
The OnAir network is also certified in key regulated markets including the Isle of Man, the UK, Greece, Ontario, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Malta.
Mathijs Beugelink, Head of Operations at OnAir Entertainment, said: “We have quickly become the go-to provider of premium live casino content and the demand for our games continues to increase at pace, which is why we have an ambitious roadmap for new studio launches.
“Our Georgia studio really is cutting edge and the technologies it contains allow us to deliver an unrivalled player experience at all times.
“It is great to be able to bring so many jobs to the wonderful city of Tbilisi and we look forward to growing out our team with the best talent in the business. This is a significant milestone for OnAir Entertainment and for the operators that we work with.”
Vasileios Martharis, Head of Studio, Georgia, at OnAir Entertainment, added: “OnAir’s Georgia studio will be one of the most advanced in the industry and will allow us to further strengthen our position as a tier-one live dealer provider to operators in regulated markets around the world.
“I am looking forward to building out the team that will run the studio with me and bringing such a significant employment opportunity to Tbilisi. OnAir is committed to becoming the leading provider of live casino content in the industry, and this studio is another step towards achieving this goal.”
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Global provider of premium live casino content to open state-of-the-art four-floor studio in Tbilisi with 130 tables and a team of 1,700
On Air Entertainment, the go-to provider of thrilling live casino content, is set to break ground and a brand-new studio located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of wider global expansion plans.
The four-floor studio will contain 130 tables for English Blackjack and Roulette, with each set against stunning backdrops that have been designed to capture the unique atmosphere of a buzzing land-based casino floor.
This is the fast-growing provider’s third studio and takes its total table capacity to 220 and comes shortly after announcing it had been given the green light to open a studio in Romania.
The Georgia studio benefits from cutting-edge digital environments as well as high-definition cameras and powerful microphones. This ensures games are broadcast to the highest quality and deliver a superior player experience at all times.
The facility will be run by a team of 1,500 – 2,000, including game presenters as well as operations and technology units.
OnAir expects to open the doors of its Georgia studio in Q1 2023 with operators already showing interest in adding these tables to their portfolios.
After launching its first blackjack table in November 2021, OnAir has since worked tirelessly to enhance its offering with the addition of roulette, speed roulette and auto roulette and 9 Pots of GoldTM StreamIconTM Edition to follow on 16 August and 6 September respectively.
The OnAir network is also certified in key regulated markets including the Isle of Man, the UK, Greece, Ontario, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Malta.
Mathijs Beugelink, Head of Operations at OnAir Entertainment, said: “We have quickly become the go-to provider of premium live casino content and the demand for our games continues to increase at pace, which is why we have an ambitious roadmap for new studio launches.
“Our Georgia studio really is cutting edge and the technologies it contains allow us to deliver an unrivalled player experience at all times.
“It is great to be able to bring so many jobs to the wonderful city of Tbilisi and we look forward to growing out our team with the best talent in the business. This is a significant milestone for OnAir Entertainment and for the operators that we work with.”
Vasileios Martharis, Head of Studio, Georgia, at OnAir Entertainment, added: “OnAir’s Georgia studio will be one of the most advanced in the industry and will allow us to further strengthen our position as a tier-one live dealer provider to operators in regulated markets around the world.
“I am looking forward to building out the team that will run the studio with me and bringing such a significant employment opportunity to Tbilisi. OnAir is committed to becoming the leading provider of live casino content in the industry, and this studio is another step towards achieving this goal.”
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By a vote of 63 to 23 abstentions, the Armenian parliament has passed in the second and final reading a set of changes to the law on advertising, which restrict the advertisement of gambling by casinos, lotteries, bookmakers or other organisations that provide the opportunity to make bets. The changes also ensure a level playing field for the industry.
Gambling advertising is allowed only in four-star and higher hotels, border checkpoints and the front of buildings offering gambling. Advertising in other places is prohibited.
The changes were criticised by advertising companies, which claim that about 60-70% of their income is generated through online gambling games. However, according to the government, there are other estimates showing that this figure is only 20-25%.
According to the government, the changes are prompted by the fact that more and more people, especially young ones, are getting addicted to gambling. It says the number of bets made in 2020 increased 6 times as opposed to 2018.
During earlier debates in the parliament on the proposed changes, the head of the parliamentary committee on economic issues Babken Tunyan said that 3.2 trillion dram worth bets had been made in the country from January to November 2021. For comparison, he stressed that the government’s revenues last year amounted to about 1.6 trillion drams.
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Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has signed a comprehensive, 10-year agreement with Azerlotereya to support the national lottery and sports betting concession in Azerbaijan.
The deal expands Scientific Games’ successful partnership with Demirören to Azerbaijan, where Demirören is now operating the national lottery Azerlotereya.
Scientific Games will exclusively supply retail and digital instant games, and its AEGIS omni-channel bet management system delivering iLottery, retail instant games and draw games nationally. This solution uses Scientific Games Lottery Group’s platform that powers retail and digital lottery and sports betting programs for leading lotteries, including the Company’s most recent launch of the national sports betting concession in Turkey—also in partnership with Demiroren.
“We are very pleased that the Republic of Azerbaijan chose to put its trust in Demiroren to operate this very important national asset and we will repay that trust by making a significant investment in Azerbaijan along with our trusted partner, Scientific Games. This marks our third consecutive successful investment with their teams and world-leading games and technologies,” Sinan Oktay, Board Member of Demirören Holding, said.
Following the successful launch of the Turkish sports betting business, Demirören’s joint venture with Italian company SISAL won a competitive tender and was awarded the license for Turkey’s state-owned lottery company, Milli Piyango, through 2030. This joint venture is also powered by Scientific Games’ AEGIS instant ticket management system and 10,000 advanced WAVE retailer terminals, as well as retail and digital instant games. Since launching in August 2020, the lottery is experiencing record instant game sales across retail and digital channels.
“We are proud to build on our momentum with our successful retail and digital lottery and sports betting programs in Turkey to support Azerbaijan with our trusted partner Demirören. We are focused on delivering the industry’s most innovative products and technology to maximize proceeds for our lottery customers. We look forward to driving profits for the benefit of the Azerbaijan government and its 10 million citizens,” Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, said.
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Slot Machines Bring In Billions, So Why Are So Many Casinos Removing Them? – Forbes

The Spin Crowd: Slots rang up more than two thirds of Nevada’s $13.4 billion in gaming revenue last year—but the casinos are winning more with fewer of them.
In April, Steve, a 35-year-old filmmaker from Los Angeles, was at the Venetian in Las Vegas playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine and feeling like a million bucks. He was taking $7 spins and after an hour of sinking $500 into the machine, Steve got a gold spin bonus and won $700. The next day, he was still feeling lucky and found what he thought was a “hot” machine. He fed it $200 and lost it all within minutes. He ran to the ATM to get another $200, lost again, and finally walked away—after losing $1,400.
To professional sports bettor and veteran advantage game player who goes by the nom de casino Captain Jack Andrews, what happened to Steve is textbook. “They will all lose their money,” Andrews says. “It’s just about how quickly they will lose.”
After all, slot machines have long been the cash cow of casinos—accounting for nearly 69% of Nevada’s $13.4 billion in gaming revenue last year—but something unexpected happened when Las Vegas went into lockdown in early 2020: When the city reopened after 78 days, casinos tried their luck on a new strategy. There were fewer slots on the floor, but the house was making more money. The gamble has continued to paid off. Between March 2021 and April 2022, Nevada went on a 14-month streak collecting more than $1 billion in gaming revenue from the state’s casinos—a state record. The leader in revenue drivers? Slot machines.
“Slot win is on this torrid pace,” says Michael Lawton, a senior research analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board. One-armed bandits generated $9.2 billion last year across the Silver State—another record for Nevada and a 16.4% increase over $7.9 billion slots reaped in 2019. Between 2010 and 2019, slots accounted for 63.3% of total state win.
As was the case in many industries, casinos reevaluated everything about their businesses during the Covid shutdowns. And with slot machines, operators found a new sweet spot. “It was the great reset,” says Lawton. In 2019, Nevada had an average of 140,554 slot machines. A month before the pandemic, in February 2020, there were 139,753 machines. By 2021, the state average was down to 119,000. And in February 2022, the state’s casinos seemed to find its magic number using the Goldilocks principle—and, for now, 122,247 slot machines is just right.
Despite having about 50,000 fewer machines in 2021 compared with 2010, Nevada’s average win per slot jumped 95% over the same period, from $108.88 to $212.72. (One caveat is that during the pandemic, Nevada casinos added electronic table games—blackjack, craps and roulette with virtual dealers—to its slot machine revenue reports.) This jump isn’t due to inflation—casinos can also recalibrate how its machines pay out.
All You Need Is Luck: Slots are now designed to be far more addictive than when the Beatles took one for a spin in 1964. And the Beatles could afford to lose a few pounds.
While slots have some of the best odds in a casino, sharp gamblers understand that the pay rate for them means very little. By regulation, a Nevada casino must have a theoretical payout of at least 75%—meaning for every $1 wagered, a player can expect to make back at least 75 cents on average—but the average rate is closer to the low 90% range. So while the machine is theoretically paying out more money, the odds are always in the house’s favor.
“There’s no such thing as a hot machine or cold machine—it’s all variance,” says Andrews, who is also the cofounder of Unabated, which sells tools and resources to sports bettors. “It’s just odds bearing themselves out; there’s always going to be an outlier. The worm always turns.”
Most slots in Nevada are calibrated between an 85% and 98% payout rate, which is why players always talk about machines that are “looser” or “tighter.” (Although, the idea of a dial that can be quickly turned is a fallacy—recalibration is a multi-hour process that requires a computer technician and reporting to the state.) Another factor that helped boost slot revenue is that the average payback rate in the Silver State got tighter, not looser, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The concept of loose slots, then, is more of a marketing gimmick used by casinos to draw in customers than a scientific reality, but the average payout rate in 2018 was 93.15%, meaning for every $10 a player put in a machine they theoretically got $9.31 back. In 2021, the average rate was 92%.
In addition to lower payouts, it’s logical to think that if a casino wants to make more money, it should add more machines. But the opposite has proven to be true. The counterintuitive logic is all about odds. “The less amount of slot machines a casino has on a floor, the higher the net-win percentage goes up,” explains Nick Antenucci, a lawyer and lobbyist at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron who has worked in New York’s gaming industry for years. “It’s more about math than it has to do with gaming. Less machines, less odds for the players.”
Casinos, of course, have known this secret for years. And pulling slots from the floor has long been a lever the house can use when they need to increase revenue. In 2019, two New York State casinos successfully petitioned the New York Gaming Authority to cut the number of slot machines after struggling to hit revenue projections, the Democrat and Chronicle reported at the time.
Resorts World Catskills, which is two hours north of New York City, opened in 2018 with a requirement to have 2,150 slot machines on its 90,000-square-foot floor. But after a tough first year, the New York State Gaming Commission agreed to cut the number of required slots to 1,600—a 26% drop. Tioga Downs, a casino along the Susquehanna River on the New York side of the Pennsylvania border, got similar approval to remove 5.3% of its machines.
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Three Things Every Player Should Know About Slots
Newer multi-line machines give the sense of winning by giving back small amounts of the initial wager, or what’s called “losses disguised as wins.”
Today’s slots typically give players slimmer odds at winning big jackpots, but they elongate the time it takes to lose everything.
There is a cumulative nature to a slot machine’s hold, according to author Natasha Dow Schüll. A 90% payback percentage doesn’t mean a player will only lose $10 if they bet $100. It means they will lose 10% each bet and gradually lose it all.
The Goldilocks principle has also helped the state’s four Vegas-style casinos rebound from the pandemic. According to data from the New York State Gaming Commission, slot machines in the Empire State generated $412.7 million with 5,385 units between April 2019 to March 2020. After casinos pulled about 300 machines, revenue increased 13% to $467 million between April 2021 and March 2022. The average daily win per machine also jumped 19.4% from prepandemic levels.
Hector Fernandez, the CEO of gaming at Australia-based Aristocrat, a slot machine manufacturer and digital casino game developer that makes 10 out of the top 25 top-performing slot games, says the company’s U.S. division went from a $1.9 billion (annual revenue) operation to zero overnight in March 2020. But when casinos finally reopened, the economics of the casino floor started changing in favor of slot manufacturers.
Especially in Las Vegas, casinos had to cut major loss leaders coming out of lockdown, including big-name DJs, all-you-can-eat buffets, and restaurants with star chefs. Casinos also had to change the floor layout due to social distancing measures, which hurt the profitability of its table games. (Blackjack tables that once had six seats, for instance, were reduced to three players, which flipped the games from a winning proposition for the house to a losing one when you include labor costs.) With fewer entertainment options, slots pulled double duty and helped buoy gaming revenue. “In a weird way, it helped Vegas go back to its core roots,” says Fernandez. “A slot product on the floor is the most profitable thing a casino can operate, far more profitable than anything else.”
The days of hitting three cherries as machines jingle and jangle while spitting out a mountain of quarters are long gone. Today’s machines are more akin to elaborate video games while others are licensed from popular movies and TV shows—including The Godfather, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones and Crazy Rich Asians. And the secret to successful games today is immersion—keeping a player in the seat as long as possible with video clips on giant screens, loads of bonus reels and oversize, ergonomic chairs built for comfort.
Game On: Newer machines are based on popular movies or TV shows and keep players addicted with video clips and comfortable seats.
The slot industry’s ultimate goal is to increase a metric referred to as “time on device.” According to Natasha Dow Schüll, an associate professor at New York University and author of the book Addiction By Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas, a darker force is also at play—there has been a decades-long drive to make slots more addicting. “I don’t think there’s an overt intention to addict people, but there is an overt intention to increase revenue,” says Schüll. “And the reason of being for these machines is to make people play longer—and more. It’s not sensationalist to say these machines treat every person who sits down as someone who can be coaxed to play longer and more and not stop. And what is that? It’s an addict. They want someone who doesn’t leave.”
Schüll notes that every single detail about slots—from the design to the algorithm to the audiovisuals—“is in the service of time on device and revenue extraction.” The new slot machines have become so sophisticated and able to accommodate the range of human desires that hitting the jackpot, for many players, is often beside the point. What people are really getting by putting their hard-earned money into a slot machine today is an escape.
For Schüll, hunting for a “loose” slot is yet another sucker’s game. The higher the payback rate, the more time a person spends playing, which means they eventually will lose more money. “A looser machine will bring more revenue over time,” she says. “Time is the element. It’s Costco gaming: Profit is from volume, not from price.”
So the next time you see a casino billboard advertising the “loosest slots,” remember what that actually means: Give us your time and your money. In exchange, you can try your luck on the irrational belief that you could become rich while sitting in a big, comfy chair.

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Legalized online casino gambling could be coming to The Empire State in the near future. Following the state’s legalization and launch of online sports betting on January 8, 2022, Senator Joseph Addabbo recently introduced Senate Bill 8412, a piece of legislation centered around bringing regulated interactive gaming to the state of New York. SB 8412 would put New York in a similar position as other states that have legalized online casino gaming over the past few years, meaning that only land-based casino operators would receive direct market access if SB 8412 is eventually passed.
Sen. Addabbo’s proposed bill would allow for up to two (2) mobile skins per land-based casino. Each land-based casino operator would be required to pay a one-time licensing fee of $2 million, while third party operators interested in pairing their online brand with a casino partner are looking at an additional $10 million in fees. Online operators will be permitted to use their own brands, however much like what we’ve seen over in Pennsylvania, the land-based casino’s branding must be clearly displayed on the online brand’s mobile app.
Unlike New York’s preposterous 51% tax rate on mobile sports betting, SB 8412 suggests a much more reasonable 25% rate for online casino gaming. In comparison to other states, 25% would fall right in the middle of the pack.
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While New York’s online casino market is still very much a work in progress, the state is already home to its fair share of land-based casinos. As prefaced above, each of New York’s brick-and-mortar casinos would be eligible to host up to two (2) online skins if SB 8412 were to go into effect. The suitors for these skins still remain to be seen, however context clues tell us the following iGaming brands may eventually surface in The Empire State:
Let’s get into who the popular retail casinos are, and what you need to know about them.
Owned and operated by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has been serving players in New York since its grand opening in 1999. The building underwent over $70 million in renovations in 2011 and continues to provide players with the best casino gaming experience possible to this day. Fully equipped with over one-thousand different slot machines, endless table games, and a retail sportsbook, this brick-and-mortar is an ideal pairing for any online brand in search of a casino partner.
The Stars Group Inc., the parent company behind the FOX Bet sportsbook app, agreed to terms with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in July of 2019 to obtain market access in the state of New York. The deal would allow TSG to provide their sports betting, casino, and poker services to New Yorkers through one of the property’s available online skins. Once online casino games become a reality in New York, a partnership with TSG, and a Stars Casino NY, makes a lot of sense.
Proudly hosting casino-goers from Syracuse, Rochester, and everywhere in between since 2017, the del Lago Resort & Casino is one of the newer land-based properties to surface in New York. It was one of four upstate casinos originally approved to operate in The Empire State as a part of former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to implement state-licensed casinos to compete with the state’s Native American tribal operations.
Located in Waterloo, the del Lago is home to over one-thousand slot machines, a wide spread of table games, and numerous poker tables. But that’s not even the best part – the resort boasts its very own DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lego, fully loaded with multiple betting windows and kiosks, real-time live odds boards, and 1K square feet of LED TV screens. With a clear connection to DraftKings already in place, it wouldn’t be out of the question to expect the sportsbook titan to partner with del Lago as an online casino skin in the near future.
It was reported on February 24, 2022 that the del Lago Resort & Casino was sold to Churchill Downs Incorporated, one of the biggest names in horse racing and the owners of the Kentucky Derby’s host site. It remains to be seen which companies could occupy the online skins at del Lago following the sale, as the deal happened right around the same time that CDI announced they will no longer be pursuing their online sports betting or casino ventures.
Point Place is yet another tribal casino located in upstate New York. The property first began construction in 2017 and was ready less than 10 months later for its grand opening on March 1, 2018. Proudly operated by the Oneida Indian Nation since its unveiling, Point Place Casino provides residents of the Bridgeport area with a 65,000 square foot gaming floor accompanied by various restaurants and bars.
The property’s in-house sportsbook, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, suggests a potential partnership down the road between Caesars and Point Place, however it is nothing more than speculation at this point with Caesars also having ties to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino.
Resorts World Catskills is a hotel and casino located within the Catskills region of New York state. The 18-story hotel first opened its doors on February 8, 2018, and now boasts more than 2,000 slot machines, over one hundred table games, and most recently rolled out its very own Resorts WorldBET mobile sports betting app.
Back in November 2018, the hotel’s parent company, Empire Resorts Inc., agreed to partake in a strategic alliance with European bookmaker bet365. The partnership was dubbed the “Sports Wagering Agreement” and involved the two brands combining forces in hopes of establishing “New York’s premier sports betting and online gaming option.”
With bet365 already locked in longterm, and Resorts WorldBET launching in New York to kick off 2022, it appears as though this location is fully booked and likely won’t be searching for new tenants anytime soon.
This Rush Street-owned casino & resort hosted its first customers on February 8, 2017 and has been booming ever since. The Schenectady Rivers property offers guests tons of ways to play, including countless casino games, a loaded poker room, and their state-of-the-art luxury-styled Rivers Sportsbook. The book is absolutely packed to the gills, featuring a 53′ LED video wall, 22 additional television screens, and 14 betting kiosks.
BetRivers, Rush Street’s most popular mobile gambling arm, was one of the first four online sportsbooks to launch in New York, in partnership with Rivers Casino Schenectady. Considering the brand already offers online casino services in legalized states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, it is almost certain that BetRivers Casino NY will eventually occupy the first of this location’s two online skins.
The Schenectady casino’s second online skin has also already been claimed. It will belong to none other than Penn National Gaming, after a strategic partnership with Rivers Casino was announced on February 22, 2021. The 20-year deal secured both sports betting and online casino market access in New York for PNG, who will aim to bring their popular Barstool Sportsbook app and iCasino to The Empire State in the near future.
The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is one of three New York tribal casino resorts owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians. The Allegany location was the second of three put into action, first opening its doors on May 1, 2004 as the Seneca Allegany Casino. The property reopened on March 30, 2007 as the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, now featuring a brand new hotel on top of their in-house gaming operations.
After a series of renovations in 2012, the resort now features more than 400 hotel rooms, six restaurants, two nightlife venues, and over 60,000 square feet of gaming space.
The Seneca Nation of Indians has not announced any market access partnership deals with an iGaming provider via their Allegany location. In fact, all three Seneca-owned properties are the only land-based casinos in the state that have yet to get involved with either sports betting or online casino gaming.
The Seneca Niagara Casino was the first Class III gaming facility built and opened for business by the Seneca Nation of Indians. The casino property was first unveiled on December 31, 2002 and would have a 26-story luxury hotel added on three years later in 2005. Since then, the location has experienced great success, offering over 4,000 slot machines and nearly 100 table games. The Niagara location is the largest hotel in the state of New York outside of Manhattan.
Much like the other Seneca-owned casinos, there hasn’t been a ton of chatter as far as which brands could end up collaborating with the Seneca Nation in some sort of market access partnership.
The third and final Seneca casino property first surfaced in July 2007, but wouldn’t take its final form until nearly six years later. After opening a temporary location and undergoing two expansions in 2008 and 2010, the Seneca Nation went ahead and unveiled a brand new, $130 million casino project in March 2012. This would eventually lead to the grand opening of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on August 27, 2013, and the rest is history.
The new and improved Buffalo Creek Casino is fully equipped with 67,000 square feet of gaming space and its very own in-house sportsbook, The Sports Lounge at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.
The Seneca Gaming Corporation agreed to partner with worldwide wagering supplier Kambi in 2019 to provide their state-of-the-art sports betting technology to each of the three Seneca-operated New York casinos. The deal also involves Bragg Gaming, a gaming provider that will also contribute to the Seneca Nation’s sportsbook and gaming services. Despite the deal, each of the three casino properties still appear to have available openings for their online skins.
Tioga Downs originated as a quarterhorse racing track in 1976, formerly known as Tioga Park. The track was a massive failure, closing up shop less than three years after opening. The property was revived nearly 30 years later by racing enthusiast Jeffery Gural, when the newly-named Tioga Downs racino officially opened its doors for the first time ever on June 9, 2006. It was an immediate success, offering players endless ways to bet, numerous eateries, and even the occasional concert. The Tioga Downs hotel resort was added on to the property in 2017.
Present day, Tioga Downs hosts various horse racing events at its standardbred track on weekends between May and September. The racino is loaded with gaming options, from keno to video poker to slot machines. The location’s FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort offers guests a world-class sports betting experience, with all of the amenities necessary to host more than 50 customers at a time.
In February 2021, Golden Nugget Online Gaming agreed to a 20-year deal with Tioga Downs that would allow GNOG to launch a brand new online casino app in New York, once legalized. With Golden Nugget already locked into an agreement with this location and FanDuel occupying their retail sportsbook, it appears as though Tioga Downs won’t be in search of any online skin suitors anytime soon.
The Turning Stone Resort & Casino is one of two brick-and-mortars owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation. Located right smack in the middle of the state in Verona, this facility cut down its ceremonial ribbons on July 20, 1993 and has been serving New Yorkers ever since. Prior to the construction of the Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the Turning Stone Resort & Casino was the only land-based casino in the state.
The Turning Stone’s biggest claim to fame has to be their world-class golf offerings, including professional-quality playing courses and an indoor golf dome. The resort also includes an RV park, various walking trails, an arcade, restaurants, spas, and just about any casino game you can think of.
The Lounge with Caesars Sports currently occupies Turning Stone’s retail sportsbook after the two entities agreed to a deal in early 2019. With Caesars already marking its territory at various New York casinos, it remains to be seen which location the company will use to run its online casino operations, if and when they launch in the state.
The Yellow Brick Road Casino is the Oneida Indian Nation’s second brick-and-mortar casino, this one based in Chittenango, New York. Yellow Brick Road originally opened for business in 2015, but temporarily closed in 2019 to undergo an expansion project. The casino reopened shortly after in February 2020 and has been fully operational since, now featuring a six-lane bowling alley, two TopGolf bays, a full service bar, and more.
Accompanying the Yellow Brick Road’s loaded casino floor is their Vegas-style sportsbook, The Lounge with Caesars Sports. It’s the largest physical book in the Empire State, filled with dozens of stadium recliners, a full sports bar with hightop counter seating, and seven VIP fan caves that guests can reserve for gamedays. Much like its Oneida-owned counterpart, Turning Stone, it remains a mystery as to which brands may occupy their available online skins.
Much like sports betting in The Empire State, there are two primary conditions that must be met in order to be deemed eligible to gamble in New York.
Creating a brand new account with a New York online casino is a fairly easy process. Unlike the requirements to play real money online casino games, players can sign up for an account from just about anywhere. Headed into New York City for a business trip? Once legal, you’ll be able to register from wherever you may be and have your account ready to go as soon as the plane touches down.
If you just so happen to be a local looking to get into some mobile iGaming for the first time, that’s perfectly fine too! Regardless of your situation, all new users will typically be asked to fill out the following personal information:
Each and every fully legalized and regulated gambling operation in the United States – from mobile casinos, to sportsbooks, to racebooks – will require some variation, if not all of these personal details. The service providers use this info to confirm that you are who you say you are, in order to protect both the potential customer and the company themselves. All info provided to these companies will remain 100% safe, secure, and confidential at all times, so no need to fret!
Aside from providing the necessary info outlined above, expect to also come up with a password, pick a couple of security questions and answers to go along with them, and sometimes even create a username. Most online casino apps will allow you to login using your email address, however some opt for a username instead.
Lastly, always keep your eyes peeled for any open fields to enter a New York casino promo code, as this is usually going to be your ticket to claiming some incredible new-user rewards and bonuses. Once the NY market launches we’ll have all of the best in-state bonuses listed a little higher up on the page. Complete the registration process, and boom – you should be off and running, with a little extra ammo under your belt.
The majority of New York online casino apps and websites will offer a wide range of different ways to deposit and withdraw funds from your account. This is one of the biggest perks of using a regulated platform, as they offer something for just about everyone. The available banking options will vary depending on the provider, however players should expect to find the following offered at most regulated online casinos:
One of the greatest advantages of playing casino games online as opposed to in person is that mobile apps and websites tend to reward players a little bit more than their retail counterparts. Sure, most land-based casinos will still offer new players some sort of sign-up bonus, usually in the form of free play, however these offers aren’t nearly as lucrative as the welcome bonuses offered online. The types of promotions offered will vary from brand to brand and can change throughout the course of the year, but will usually involve one of the following offers:
This promotional offer will match your first deposit, dollar for dollar. There will be a cap on how much of a bonus you can receive, but upload as much as you want (up to the max) to take advantage of the NY casino bonus offer.
Deposit matches are usually listed with a percentage, which is typically 100%. If less, the percentage describes how much of your initial deposit will be matched by the casino. Deposit matches are almost always paid out in the form of bonus funds, which come with a wagering requirement. Always be sure to check out your casino providers terms and conditions before opting into a deposit match, as you may need to wager more than you might realize before your funds are unlocked.
A no-deposit bonus could be the best promotion of them all, as new players are rewarded just for signing up. Simply create your account, enter the correct NY casino promo code, and you’ll be off and running, equipped with some house money before even making your first deposit.
No-deposit bonuses can range anywhere from $10-30, which can turn into a lot rather quickly if played the right way.
Some online casinos opt to offer their new users a period of risk-free casino play to get acquainted with the brand and its platforms. The amount of time offered to play risk-free can vary, but will usually be around 24 hours, or one full day.
In order to get started, players will need to deposit their own funds. Any net losses after the risk-free period ends will be reimbursed in the form of bonus funds, which may carry a rollover requirement of their own. And remember, the total amount of net losses to be repaid is almost always capped at a specific amount, so be sure to read the terms before going too crazy at the tables!
As highlighted above, there are a few rules and regulations surrounding Senator Addabbo’s proposed Senate Bill 8412, the legislation that hopes to bring regulated online casino gaming to New York. The bill still awaits consideration from the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, but if and when it eventually gets passed, it would require the following terms:
There are more than enough reasons as to why all players will benefit from giving their business to a regulated New York online casino rather than an unregulated, black market operator or a local retail facility. This includes:
New York has a rich history of in-state gambling, dating all the way back to the mid-1800s when the state became the first ever to enact a constitutional ban on lotteries. It would eventually return in 1967, over a century later, when New Yorkers voted to approve an amendment that would allow the state to run a government-sanctioned lottery. As a result, The New York Lottery was born and has been a major success ever since.
As far as land-based betting options go, the state passed its first law to permit off-track wagering in 1970. Racinos would follow in 2001, when the state was given the green light to permit Video Lottery Terminals at numerous racetracks and Native American-owned casinos. These would be the only land-based betting options in New York until 2013, when the state finally legalized casino gambling. By 2018, the state had built and opened its fourth state-regulated brick-and-mortar casino, adding Resorts World Catskills to its packed roster of Rivers Casino Schenectady, del Lago Resort & Casino, and of course, the famous Tioga Downs.
In 2018, the state introduced its first legislation aimed at legalizing sports wagering, both in-person and through mobile. It would take nearly four years, but would eventually go live on January 8, 2022. This proved to be a major stepping stone in possibly getting mobile casino wagering legalized in the state, as discussions to do so would surface less than one month later.
On February 25, 2022, Senator Joseph Addabbo introduced Senate Bill 8412, a piece of legislation that would authorize iGaming and online casino play in New York, if passed. Only time will tell what is going to happen as far as a legalization goes, so stick around with USBets and check in frequently for any updates.
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How to tell if an online slot machine is hot – Travel Daily News International

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The fact that there is no proven method for consistently winning money on slot machines does not imply that it is impossible.
Internet gaming institutions are well-oiled machinery designed to delight you in return for cash. It's impossible to anticipate when a slot machine will pay out; anybody who claims differently either doesn't know how slot machines function or works for a casino marketer. If it were easy to predict when a slot machine would pay, the casinos would lose money, yet we all know that this seldom happens.
The fact that there is no proven method for consistently winning money on slot machines does not imply that it is impossible. The odds in slot machine games are based on mathematical probability, as you presumably well know. So, if you can figure out how those odds operate, you may be able to exploit them to your advantage and profit.
Looking at a slot's return to player (RTP) percentage
For those hoping for a speedy return on the bulk of their spins, the RTP % of the game is all they need to know. The gaming provider determines the return to player percentage, or RTP, based on a sequence of spins. When you hit a winning combination, the game will usually pay you a portion of your stake. The greater the RTP, the more money the player gets back.
There are three categories in which an RTP % will be categorised in slot gaming:
A low RTP is anything between 80% and 91%, a medium RTP is defined as 91% to 96%, and a high RTP is anything between 96% and 99.98%. Players will find no such thing as a slot with a 100% RTP so if you're seeking a hot slot that pays out the same amount of money in wagers over time, hunt for a high RTP per cent game in an online casino's popular lobby.
Here are the best fast paying casinos with high RTP games:
The slot's volatility
While the return to player indicates when a slot will payout, the volatility of a slot indicates how those earnings will be distributed. When you compare the game's volatility to the RTP, you can see how dangerous it is to wait for that payoff. You may also use it to indicate whether the slot is hot or cold. As a result, you seek a slot with a high RTP (anything over 97%) and minimal variance (or volatility). This implies that winners will be paid out more often but at a reduced monetary amount for each victory. Regardless, these slots are popular since they often pay out a jackpot!
Tournaments of slots
Slot tournaments are another excellent way for slot players to immerse themselves. These tournaments, unlike typical slot games, start with a predetermined bankroll. Furthermore, competitions feature qualifying berths in specific rounds. The tournament winner is selected by the player with the greatest bankroll at the conclusion. This sort of hot slots gambling restricts the number of slots, bankrolls, and participants in the tournament. In the end, you'll have a higher chance of winning the jackpot by playing many games rather than rushing from one to the next.

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Live! Casino employees rack up $336,000 in 15-minute shopping spree – WTOP

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June 29, 2022, 9:30 AM
Maryland’s Live! Casino & Hotel capped off its 10th anniversary celebrations by giving 100 employees a chance to fill their carts at a Costco on the casino’s dime.
The 100 employees were chosen by a random lottery. Live! Casino & Hotel has about 2,600 employees total.
The winners met at the Costco store in Hanover, Maryland, on June 27, and were given 15 minutes to shop, limited to what would fit in the carts — though some merchandise was excluded.
They managed to spend a total of $336,000, or an average of almost $3,400 per employee, in 15 minutes, all of which was paid for by the casino.
The first items to sell out were lump crab meat, steaks, vacuums and other small appliances, Kitchen Aid mixers, pots and pans, and pricey skin-care items. One employee said he got everything he needed for his new apartment — it was his first time living on his own.
One employee purchased a kitchen sink. Another bought Pokemon cards as a “future investment.”
Developer the Cordish Companies opened Live! Casino at Arundel Mills in 2012. It added its 310-room hotel in 2018. The hotel earned AAA’s 4-Diamond rating in 2019.
Live! generates the second-most gaming revenue among Maryland’s six casinos, closely behind MGM National Harbor.
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St. Benilde rips Arellano; seizes finals slot – INQUIRER.net

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Red-hot College of St. Benilde removed the final hurdle to a perfect elimination run—and to an outright berth in the championship—by sweeping past Arellano University, 25-15, 25-15, 25-14 in the NCAA Season 97 women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday at Paco Arena.
St. Benilde and its 9-0 (win-loss) card thus booked a free ride to the championship, where they will be competing for the title for the first time since winning it in 2016.

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Arellano, the defending champion which had won the previous three completed seasons of the tournament, had itself partially to blame, yielding 18 points on errors against St. Benilde’s 13. The Lady Blazers made it worse for the Lady Chiefs by relentlessly dominating on attacks, 46-25.
But despite watching his team surrender just one set while steamrolling through the field, St. Benilde coach Jerry Yee is still wary.

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“I still see a lot of things to improve on,” Yee said in Filipino. “Our blocking still needs work, our coverages, service; we still have a lot of work to do.”

Team captain Mycah Go, Jade Gentapa and Gayle Pascual stood at the forefront of the St. Benilde onslaught, collecting 15, 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The Lady Blazers will now await their championship rival as three other teams go through a rigorous stepladder series to determine who will earn a shot at the crown.
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DCMS Names Damian Collins as Online Safety Minister – GamblingNews.com

The United Kingdom’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports has named Damian Collins as the new online safety minister. In this position, Collins will continue his long work on online safety.
Collins, Britain’s MP for Folkestone & Hythe, will be responsible for overseeing the release of the UK’s upcoming Online Safety Bill. This move follows the resignation of Chris Philp, who left his position as Britain’s gambling minister in protest against Boris Johnson’s government.
Collins spoke about his new responsibilities on his official Twitter account. He shared that he feels honored to join the DCMS and is looking forward to overseeing the bill.
I’m honored to have been appointed to serve as Online Safety Minister at the DCMS. After my work on these issues over the years, I’m looking forward to taking the UK’s world-leading Online Safety Bill through its remaining stages in the House of Commons before the summer recess.
Just as Collins said, the Online Safety Bill is almost complete. The British government now hopes to pass the bill in the House of Commons before the summer recess.
Michael Dugher, the chief executive officer of the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council, spoke about Collins’ new position on Twitter. He lauded Collins as a “highly rated and respected” person who is perfect for his position. Because of that, Dugher called the appointment one that is “thoroughly well-deserved.”
Many congratulations to Damian Collins on his appointment as Minister at DCMS. Highly rated and respected, and thoroughly well-deserved. Someone who actually knows something about his brief too – whatever is the world coming to?!” 
Right now, the United Kingdom awaits the white paper that will make sure the country’s gambling laws are in-line with the modern age. However, the white paper keeps on getting postponed, despite criticisms from people who wanted it to be published and implemented quickly. In addition, the current resignations among the British elite are likely to lead to further delays.
The white paper may introduce major changes to how gambling in the United Kingdom is governed. Some anti-gambling parties hope that it will pave the way for the introduction of stake limits, a ban on sponsorships in the Premier League and a mandatory 1% levy, among other things.
On the other hand, pro-gambling parties have lobbied for more moderate measures that will not harm the industry and force players to migrate to the black market.
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Last week, Flutter officially confirmed the leave of Paddy Power’s chief executive officer Victor Corcoran. Now, the Irish sportsbook is in the news again for ridiculing the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for its choice of a location that would host Women’s Euros. The sportsbook flew 25-feet inflatable arrows over Belgium vs Iceland game […]
In March, Manchester City and crypto exchange platform OKX signed an important multi-million partnership deal. As a result, OKX became the first official crypto exchange partner of the Premier League team. The two parties have now agreed to expand their partnership, turning OKX into the club’s new training kit sponsor for the 2022-23 season. What […]
GambleAware, a charity organization that protects people from gambling harm, has published a new study. According to new data, discrimination against compulsive players discourages them from seeking help. “Person-first” Terminology Can Relieve Harm The study is titled “Building Knowledge of Stigma Related to Gambling and Gambling Harms in Great Britain” and was conducted by the […]
Professional gambler and Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club owner and chairman Tony Bloom has expressed his support for a ban on gambling shirt sponsorships in the Premier League. Bloom explained his position by talking about the need to further protect youngsters and vulnerable players against potential gambling harms and risks.  “There Is Still a […]
Gluecksspiel (GGL), the new German federal gambling authority, announced that it is prepared to handle hundreds of cases against illegal gambling operators yearly. The authorities have already started action against the largest offenders still actively advertising in the country despite lacking a license. The new federal regulator stepped into power on July 1. Its initial […]
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Thai people have potentially paved the way for gambling regulation in Thailand as results from a newly done survey show that over 80% of the respondents are in favor of legal casinos. Overwhelming Support for the Legalization of Gambling The survey was conducted by the Casino Committee of Thailand, assigned with the task of probing […]
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Fernando Alonso couldn’t capitalise on what would have been a P8 start for the Sprint in Austria as his Alpine wouldn’t get off the line for the formation lap – leaving the two-time champion disappointed by a lost opportunity. But for team mate Esteban Ocon, a lonely drive to P6 was a welcome one on Saturday.
The Spanish driver managed to qualify eighth for the Sprint but failed to take the formation lap when his car was left stationary and surrounded by Alpine mechanics as his rivals set off. That issue saw him fail to start the 100km dash, leaving Alonso to reflect on a disappointing outcome.
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“Our main concern was to fire up the car, but we couldn’t. It was something electrical on the car, it would switch off all the time, so we will investigate and try to fix it for tomorrow,” he said.
“I mean, it’s very disappointing, very frustrating because [I feel] I’m driving at probably one of my highest levels in my career and the car doesn’t start, the engine, on a race like today, so not many points – but on my side I’m very proud of the job that I’m doing, and if I have DNFs and zero points because it’s my mistake or my something, I will feel bad; as long as I’m trying to do my job I’ll… cope with it.”
Ocon qualified fifth for the Sprint but lost out a place to Perez, who recovered from P13 as the biggest mover on Saturday. The Frenchman ended up 3.5s ahead of Haas’s Kevin Magnussen and was content with being unchallenged for P6 at the end.
“Yes, it was [lonely], it was, but we like those!” he said. “When it’s for such results, you know, we are pretty pleased. So yes, perfect quali yesterday, really good race today. We made a little bit of a gap to the cars behind, obviously there’s still that fight with the three guys in front, the three teams, and we are behind, so we are stuck in between there. But that’s the maximum we could’ve done and I’m pretty pleased with the result.”
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Ocon did however expect a more challenging Sunday, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton starting eighth on the grid for the Grand Prix.
He added: “Lewis is going to pressure probably from behind. He’s been coming back through the field but you know, we will give it a race and do the best we can.”
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California Sports Betting: Third Tribe Throws Support Behind Online Wagering Initiative – Covers

A third Native American tribe has endorsed what is now known as Proposition 27, the measure that will appear on the ballot in November and that could legalize online sports betting in California if it passes.
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On Tuesday, a third Native American tribe endorsed what is now known as Proposition 27, the measure that is set to appear on the election ballot in November and that could legalize online sports betting in California if it passes. 
According to a press release, the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe has now joined the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians in backing the so-called “California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act.”
The initiative is financially supported by online sportsbooks such as BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel. If it passes muster with California voters in November — and it will have to compete for support against a rival, retail-only sports betting measure that is backed by around 50 other Native American groups — the act would allow operators to legally take bets in the state via partnerships with tribes.  
“Prop. 27 will provide us with economic opportunity to fortify our Tribe’s future for generations and protect Tribal sovereignty,” said Leo Sisco, chairman of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, in the press release. “And it is the only measure that will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help solve homelessness and address mental health in California.”
California is a hugely attractive market for the legal sports betting industry because of the size of the state’s population and its overall economic might. If the online-betting initiative is successful, it could unlock a significant source of future growth for operators. 
The announcement of another tribe supporting Proposition 27 also adds an interesting twist to the effort. Two sports betting-related measures will be on the ballot in November in California, and the other is now known as Proposition 26, a tribal-backed initiative that would allow for only in-person wagering at Native American casinos and licensed horse-racing tracks. 
Supporters of Prop. 26, which is also known as the Tribal Sports Wagering Act, have been quick to try to frame the neighboring ballot initiative as deceptive and benefiting out-of-state interests. The tribes see the online measure as a threat to their economic livelihoods as well. 
“The Corporate Online Gambling Proposition would legalize online and mobile sports gambling – turning virtually every cell phone, laptop, tablet, and gaming console into a gambling device, increasing the risks of underage and problem gambling,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, in a June 27 press release from the tribal-backed Coalition for Safe, Responsible Gaming. 
California Secretary of State Shirley Weber assigned the proposition numbers to ballot measures on July 1 and invited residents to provide input on which arguments should be included in the official voter information guide.
However, the war of words between the supporters of Proposition 26 (including a large number of Native American tribes) and those of Proposition 27 (the online sportsbook operators and their allies) is likely just getting started. Both sides have already pledged to spend $100 million on their causes and have rolled out advertising to win over voters. 
The backers of Proposition 27, the online sports betting measure, have pointed out that their model would require operators to partner with Native American tribes in the state. After deducting regulatory costs, 85% of the government tax revenue raised by the measure’s 10% levy is supposed to help fund interim and permanent housing. The remaining 15% of tax revenue would flow to tribes that are not participating in online wagering. 
Proposition 27 would permit tribes to run their own online sportsbooks as well, after paying a one-time initial licensing fee of $10 million. That is far less than the $100 million operators such as FanDuel would have to fork over to participate.  
Still, the backers of the Tribal Sports Wagering Act say their method of legal sports betting is the more responsible one, as it would require all wagering to be done in person at facilities with experience in keeping out underage gamblers. The coalition behind the initiative has been racking up endorsements too, such as from labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. 
“Tribal gaming has given California’s Indian tribes the resources to fight through generational poverty, oppression and disenfranchisement,” Huerta said in a recent press release. “The in-person, Tribal Sports Wagering Act will empower tribes to create new economic opportunities for their members and all Californians through safe, responsible sports wagering.”
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