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New Jersey Sports Betting and Online Gambling Hit $1 Billion Milestones

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Impressive growth will continue, according to PlayNJ.com analysts

 

New Jersey surpassed more than $1 billion in sports bets for the year and crossed the $1 billion mark in lifetime gross revenue generated by legal online sports gambling during a strong December. And with “The Big Game” just ahead, more impressive milestones await, according to analysts for PlayNJ.com.  

New Jersey’s sportsbooks are in position to generate a $100 million handle from just that single game, which is the most significant single sports-betting event in the U.S.,” said Dustin Gouker, lead sports betting analyst for PlayNJ.com. “Nevada’s handle was nearly $160 million last year for the one game, and New Jersey’s young market is already showing many of the same trends. And we know operators in New Jersey will be aggressive in attracting bettors.”

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According to official reporting released Monday:

  • New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks collected $319.2 million in bets in December, down 3.5 percent from $330.7 million in November.
  • The state’s sportsbooks have collected $1.25 billion in bets since June.
  • Revenue from sports betting hit $20.8 million in December, down from $21.2 million in November.
  • New Jersey’s online sportsbooks accounted for $241.05 million, or 76 percent, of bets in December.

New Jersey’s strong November actually bucks a trend in Nevada, where sports betting typically cools a bit in December,” Gouker said. “Growth in a typically slower month crystalizes the strength of New Jersey’s growing sports betting market. The popularity of online sports betting is a chief reason, making it easier for gamblers to place bets, even as the time demands of the holiday season are in full bloom.”

DraftKings Sportsbook — which operates under the Resorts license — fueled Resorts to $6.7 million in online gross revenue in December, down from $7.2 million in November. Resorts accounted for 46 percent of the state’s online win in December, but was followed by FanDuel Sportsbook’s $5.5 million.

FanDuel Sportsbook at The Meadowlands still dominates the retail sportsbook market, gaining $3.6 million in December gross revenue, up from $2.6 million in November. FanDuel — which accounted for 58 percent of New Jersey’s retail win — was followed by Monmouth Park’s $1.03 million.

“Name recognition and an early entrance into the market has made DraftKings and FanDuel the most dominant players in the market, and that advantage will continue in the near-term,” Gouker said. “But as 2019 plays out, other operators will adjust and could begin to eat into their market share.”

LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING

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New Jersey’s online casino and poker industry generated $29 million in December, up from $26.9 million in November, to push the industry to $1.02 billion in revenue since launch in 2013.

Online gambling generated a record $298.7 million in 2018, up from $245.6 million tallied in 2017. The revenue has been crucial, too, injecting $178.7 million into government coffers since launch and $52.3 million in 2018 alone.

“Online gambling’s growth has been perpetual, and 2019 offers few reasons that it will slow down,” said Steve Ruddock, lead online gambling analyst for PlayNJ.com. “Online gambling should generate more than $300 million in 2019, and the taxes from that revenue will continue to be a boon to the state budget.

 

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Red Rake Gaming launches with The Score

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Red Rake Gaming launches with The Score

 

Red Rake Gaming are delighted to have partnered with Penn Entertainments, The Score, in the provision of the Red Rake Gaming content across North America, in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ontario, through its partnership with Light and Wonder.

Penn, one of the most renowned gaming companies across North America will have access to Red Rake Gaming’s top performing, high action games to further complement Penn’s delivery of the best gaming offering to its players. Players can expect a wide range of thrilling games, cutting-edge technology, and exclusive tournaments that will keep them engaged and entertained like never before. With the collective strengths of Red Rake Gaming and Penn, this partnership is set to elevate the gaming experience to new heights, setting a benchmark for excellence in the industry.

The partnership covers the distribution of Red Rake Gaming’s diverse, localised portfolio, including its gamification tools. Games will include the newest releases, including its record breaking Super30Stars – the non-stop, action-packed slot which combines feature games and bonus rounds from all its predecessors in the Super series of games, “Gods of Ireland,” a game that boasts a plethora of features, free spins, and immersive minigames,  “777 Heist 2: The Art Forger,” which introduces thrilling “Cascading Reels” and intriguing skill-based gameplay elements, or “Mystic Spirits”, that offers a unique twist by providing payouts in both directions, adding an extra layer of excitement to the gaming experience.

This partnership represents a pivotal milestone in Red Rake Gaming’s ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled content within its current roster of regulated markets. It also underscores the resounding demand from players worldwide for the adrenaline-fueled gaming experiences that Red Rake Gaming is renowned for delivering.

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Nick Barr, Managing Director for Red Rake Gaming Malta, commented on the partnership stating: “Partnering with The Score for the roll out of the Red Rake Gaming portfolio of games reaffirms the demand for action-packed and engaging content from players across the globe. We could not be more thrilled to be working with one of the industry’s leading brands across the regulated gaming space and we very much look forward to contributing to their ongoing successes.”

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Evolution’s Crazy Time Live Game Show Launches in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

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Evolution’s Crazy Time Live Game Show Launches in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

 

Evolution announced that its highly successful, world-leading Crazy Time live game show has launched to online players in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Pennsylvania and West Virginia have become the latest states to join Crazy Time’s much-anticipated US rollout, following the game show’s US debut in New Jersey in December last year.

Now streaming from Evolution’s state-of-the-art live casino studio in Philadelphia, Crazy Time is one of the company’s biggest and most ambitious game show productions. It integrates multiple cutting-edge technologies, including multi-camera live game show action, Random Number Generator (RNG) multipliers, augmented reality and slot-style and video-gaming elements.

The all-action gameplay revolves around a main game and four interactive bonus games. The main game features a two-reel Top Slot that spins together with a money wheel.

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Four varied and engaging bonus games — Cash Hunt, Pachinko, Coin Flip and Crazy Time — add to the excitement with unique features such as a shooting gallery, a coin flip, a puck drop and, finally, entry through the red door into a crazy and fun virtual world with a gigantic virtual money wheel. In the bonus games, players have the opportunity to reach a staggering 10,000x multiplier.

Jacob Claesson, Evolution CEO for North America, said: “Crazy Time has been a massive global hit since launching in 2020 and has attracted millions of players, making it the world’s #1 online live game show. That success story is now continuing across the USA. The reception from players in New Jersey has been fantastic, and Crazy Time is now one of our most popular live dealer games in the state. We’re incredibly excited to bring the unique Crazy Time online entertainment experience to players in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with more US states set to join in the fun soon.”

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Games Global launches Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ exclusively with Caesars Digital in three North American jurisdictions

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Partnership reaches another milestone with latest bespoke content collaboration

Games Global today announced the release of Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, the latest bespoke title created from the provider’s partnership with premier gaming operator Caesars Digital.

Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ is now live on Caesars Palace Online Casino in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, with plans to soon launch in the New Jersey jurisdiction. This title offers players another highly engaging, operator-specific gaming experience that is taken to another level with the integration of the Gold Blitz™ mechanic.

“We are thrilled to see the next stage of our partnership with Caesars Digital come to life in the shape of Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™,” said Walter Bugno, Chief Executive Officer at Games Global. “Players can immerse themselves in a game as majestic as Caesars Palace’s iconic Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, and with the added dimension of the hugely popular Gold Blitz™ mechanic, we are confident we have created another hit.”

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“Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ is an exciting example of our commitment to collaborating with the best gaming providers in the industry to deliver custom gaming experiences for our players,” said Matthew Sunderland, Senior Vice President and Chief iGaming Officer at Caesars Digital. “The Gold Blitz™ mechanic has already established a tremendous reputation, and incorporating such an engaging feature in our next release will only maximize excitement for players.”

To celebrate this launch, Caesars Digital will be offering Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ players a chance to win a luxurious cabana experience at the iconic Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.

Channeling the divine energy of Olympus, Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ boasts electrifying features, including Instant Cash Collection, Wild Multiplier Free Spins, and an expansive 4,096 ways to win. Each spin builds excitement with the chance to unleash shimmering cash symbols, offering random awards up to 20 times the bet. Triggering the Blitz feature on reels 1 or 6 allows players to collect all visible cash and jackpot symbols, with prizes reaching up to 2,500 times the bet.

Destiny is placed in the hands of each player courtesy of the Bonus Choice feature. The feature provides up to 30 Free Spins with high-paying symbols, and multiplier wilds up for grabs, or up to seven Gold Blitz™ super spins, ensuring guaranteed cash collection. For those eager to dive into the divine action, the Bonus Buy option allows immediate access to these bonus rounds.

The launch of Garden of the Gods Gold Blitz™ follows hot on the heels of the release of Caesars Palace Frenzy in April 2024, the first bespoke game launch as a result of the partnership between Games Global and Caesars Digital that will see the creation of additional exclusive titles for online casino players.

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