Online Casino and Gambling News: September 2021

Svenska Spel to Push eSports

Swedish betting group Svenska Spel announced this week that they're partnering with Esportshall to help promote eSports in the country, with the goal of making the activity popular amount players.

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Biggest Jackpot Cleopatra's Gold Progressive Won

Today the largest-ever Jackpot Cleopatra's Gold Progressive was hit, bringing the lucky gambler who struck it $444,035.

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Spelinspektionen Wants to Treat Gambling Ads Like Alcohol

Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed this week that they're willing to treat gambling advertising like alcohol in terms of stipulations and rules if the 2018 Gambling Act is amended.

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Playtech Revenues Drop 4% in First Half

Gaming software group Playtech filed a trading update for the first half of 2021, indicating that revenues dipped 4% to €457.4 million for the period.

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Casino Helsinki Puts Loss Limits on Slots

Veikkaus-owned Casino Helsinki has added loss limits to their library of slot machines, with the limits taking effect beginning on September 24th.

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Holland Casino Posts First Half Loss of €60 Million

Netherlands betting group Holland Casino announced their first half 2021 financials this week, noting that they lost more than €60 million during the period.

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BetMGM Gives Lions Parlay Bettor a Cashout

Imagine getting a $25 free bet from the BetMGM sportsbook. It's not uncommon. It happens to thousands upon thousands of bettors every week in the USA. Now imagine taking an epic swing for the fences bet by using that $25 to predict the outcome of all 16 NFL games this past week for a payout of $727,000.

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Habanero to Go to Ghana With Betway

Game developer Habanero Systems is heading to Ghana thanks to a content deal that they've signed with Betway Ghana that'll see them providing their full suite of games to the casino.

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Wazdan Improves Its Volatility Levels Feature

Game designer Wazdan has announced that they've improved the Volatility Levels feature that they offer to casinos by giving the individual sites the ability to set a default level for player volatility on the games.

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Norway to Block Offshore Betting Sites

Norway has announced this week that they're planning to block offshore gaming sites that don't carry gaming licenses through their gaming regulator.

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