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MGCB: Bridgeport Township Raid Yields Numerous Gambling Devices, Thousands in Cash, More Than $180K in Gift Cards Confiscated

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On Wednesday, Oct. 18, state investigators executed two search warrants following a joint investigation by the Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) that yielded the confiscation of six slot-type gaming machines — four of which were Nudgemaster machines, 11 computers, $6306 in suspected gambling proceeds, and $182,430 in Simon Giftcards.

Assisted by special agents from the Department of Attorney General, along with the Bridgeport Township Police Department, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Liquor Control Commission, authorities conducted one search at the PlayStation Bar and Grill, located at 6154 Dixie Highway in Bridgeport Township, and a second search at a residence in Goodrich that was associated with the owner of the PlayStation and Universal Video Inc. — a known supplier of Nudgemaster machines.

“Business owners who house illegal, unregulated gaming machines in their establishments are breaking the law, creating opportunities for increased crime in communities, and allowing unnecessary consumer risk to those who use the machines, which do not meet the stringent regulatory requirements needed to ensure fair play. The public is encouraged to contact us if they see a casino-type gaming machine in a restaurant, gas station, or convenience store. We investigate every tip and work hard to protect Michigan citizens from such crime in their neighborhoods,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said.

The searches in Bridgeport Township and Goodrich were spurred by an anonymous tip submitted by a concerned citizen who saw Nudgemaster casino-style gaming machines at the PlayStation Bar and Grill and suspected illegal gambling was taking place there. MGCB staff investigated and noticed that some of the video slot-type gaming machines were tagged with “Property of Universal Video” stickers. This led them to request the second search warrant at the PlayStation owner’s residence and the location of Universal Video Inc.

“Our department works hand in hand with the Michigan Gaming Control Board in our efforts to shut down illegal gaming operations as a matter of public safety and consumer protection. Illegal gambling diverts revenues from our state and schools, and these operations can pose a danger to their neighborhoods as they typically attract other types of criminal activity,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

The PlayStation Bar and Grill owner previously owned a business in Grand Rapids named the Nudgemaster Café that received a cease-and-desist letter in October 2019. No arrests were made following the execution of the search warrants in Bridgeport and Goodrich.

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NJDGE Closes its Investigation of Evolution AB with No Further Action

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Evolution AB has been informed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) that it has conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Evolution AB and that its investigation has been closed with no further action taken.

In November 2021 the NJDGE received a report prepared by an unidentified firm alleging misconduct by Evolution AB. Following receipt of the report, the NJDGE commenced a thorough investigation into the allegations to determine their validity.

The NJDGE found no evidence that Evolution sanctioned, promoted, permitted, or otherwise materially benefitted from its content offered by operators in any market that the NJDGE considers a prohibited jurisdiction.

Evolution also conducted an internal review, while concluding that its due diligence and compliance processes were sufficient, Evolution took the opportunity to enhance its processes. The NJDGE supports the enhancements that Evolution has made. The enhancements did not relate to any jurisdictional violations.

The NJDGE’s investigation into this matter is closed requiring no further action.

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Supremeland Gaming Moves into the United States Gaming Market After Gaining Landmark Approval in Pennsylvania

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The innovative brand is set to pave the way for unprecedented gaming excellence and innovation in ‘The Keystone State’

Supremeland Gaming Incorporated (Supremeland Gaming), the dynamic and innovative iGaming challenger, is thrilled to announce the attainment of its first-ever gaming approval in the United States, marking a significant milestone in the company’s expansion strategy. The studio has received official interim authorization from the state of Pennsylvania, a key market for the gaming industry in the United States.

The approval allows Supremeland Gaming to operate in the state of Pennsylvania and propels it into a new era of opportunities and growth on the global stage. The brand is set to unveil multiple explosive titles in the coming months designed by the in-house design studio Powderkeg with an unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled entertainment experiences.

“Securing our first United States gaming approval in Pennsylvania marks not just a milestone, but a testament to our commitment to innovation and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead,” the Executive Chairman for Supremeland Gaming, Johan Apel, said. “With ‘The Keystone State’ as our gaming canvas, we eagerly anticipate transforming the landscape, pushing boundaries and creating immersive experiences that resonate within this new American base.”

With a team of skilled developers, designers and storytellers, the company is committed to delivering games that will captivate audiences and establish Supremeland Gaming as a prominent player in the United States iGaming industry.

“We are thrilled to have obtained our first approval in the United States and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce our titles to the American iGaming community,” the Chief Executive Officer for Supremeland Gaming, Rickard Ohrn, said. “This is a momentous occasion for Supremeland Gaming and we are eager to contribute to the vibrant gaming culture in Pennsylvania and beyond.”

For more information, visit Supremeland. io.

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Asensi Technologies gets accredited as a certification laboratory in Peru

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Asensi Technologies – a gaming certification laboratory accredited by the DGOJ in Spain – achieved a significant milestone by obtaining its registration and authorization as an accredited certification laboratory in Peru.

For Asensi Technologies, this accreditation is a significant achievement that validates our commitment to excellence and quality in our assessments and services.

Aurora Merino Salas, CEO at Asensi Technologies, says <<this accreditation not only demonstrates our ability and commitment to comply with local regulatory standards but also, of course, opens up new business opportunities in the country.

We are excited to be able to offer our assessment, certification and technical compliance services to authorized B2B and B2C companies in Peru, for all types of products.

We are also thrilled to contribute, alongside the DGJCMT-MINCETUR, to the development and growth of this market as it begins its journey in regulation.

With this accreditation, we expect to strengthen our relationships with existing clients and establish new strategic partnerships that will drive our growth and expansion in the Peruvian market, alongside that of our clients. Their success is our success.

We are confident that this accreditation will further position us as a reliable and leading partner in our field. Since our beginning in 2017 as a certification laboratory in Spain, this step forward, in Peru, fills us with excitement and encourages us to continue growing and progressing.

We are eager to maximize the opportunities that this market offers, both commercial opportunities and of cooperation with the regulator, and for the expansion of our knowledge and expertise>>.

 

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