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BetMGM Scores First Ever NHL-Endorsed Online Slot Game

JERSEY CITY, NJ – (December 6, 2023) – BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced today the launch of NHL Gold Blitz, the first ever NHL-endorsed online slot game. NHL Gold Blitz is currently available in New Jersey and BetMGM plans to offer the slot in all states where the operator’s iGaming offering is live.

BetMGM’s ongoing partnership with Digital Gaming Corporation’s B2B iGaming Division scores big with NHL Gold Blitz, a 6×4 video slot boasting 4,096 ways to win. Players can skate through the action with the NHL Gold Blitz Instant Cash Collection, Wild Multiplier Free Spins, and thrilling jackpot rewards. The game showcases team logos from all 32 NHL teams and the iconic NHL shield, creating an immersive experience that’s a hat trick of excitement and entertainment.

“BetMGM is ecstatic to partner with the NHL and Digital Gaming Corporation to bring this first-of-its-kind slot to BetMGM. The iconic NHL brand combined with the great action of the game make this a real winner. We are proud to offer this and many more unique games exclusively at BetMGM.”

“In BetMGM we have a partner that understands the importance of offering their players unique and diverse content that delivers the high levels of engagement and entertainment they are seeking. Our collaboration on NHL Gold Blitz does just that. A great game, a great brand and a great team”


BetMGM Poker Exclusive Online Qualifier Home For Borgata Winter Poker Open

JERSEY CITY, NJ – (November 30, 2023) – BetMGM Poker is the exclusive home for online qualifiers for the Borgata Winter Poker Open which features 22 main events and over $10,000,000 in guarantees. The New Year begins with the biggest guarantees in Borgata Poker history and one of the largest North American poker series of 2024.

Starting in December, BetMGM Poker players in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania can win seats to the Borgata Winter Poker Open powered by BetMGM which runs from January 2 through January 26.

“The road to the Borgata Winter Poker Open starts online exclusively on BetMGM Poker. The first poker millionaire of the year will again be crowned at the East Coast’s premier poker room and we look forward to giving players increased omni-channel opportunities across more MGM properties in 2024."

Each Wednesday from December 3 – 27, players can enter $215 qualifiers to win Borgata seat-only packages. These packages award entry to the $800 buy-in Kickoff and $500 buy-in Almighty Million events, plus travel credit and a BetMGM Poker swag bag. 

All main events for the Borgata Winter Poker Open are reported to the GPI Index and Hendon Mob. The Borgata Winter Poker Open schedule and tournament information can be found on Additional information about online qualification and registration is available at


East Coast Gaming Congress to Honor Legacy of Steve Norton

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The longest-running gaming conference in the United States will honor the late H. Steven Norton, a founder of the modern gaming industry, at a reception sponsored by his family.  The 27th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress will be held April 17-18, 2024 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The reception will take place at 6 pm on April 17 at Council Oak at the Hard Rock.

Norton, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 89, was Executive Vice President of Resorts International during the 1970s-1980s and played an instrumental role in the legalization of casino gaming in Atlantic City in 1976. Following that successful referendum, Norton led the 1978 opening of Resorts International, the first legal casino in the United States outside Nevada.

Steve Norton was a featured speaker at the inaugural ECGC in 1996, which recognized the 20th anniversary of the Atlantic City gaming referendum, and attended nearly every ECGC in subsequent years.

Register today for the 27th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and get an early bird discount on your ticket!

 “My Father was a passionate advocate for Atlantic City and the gaming industry till the end. I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate his legacy and commitment to Atlantic City and the surrounding community, than to be honored at the East Coast Gaming Congress,” said Rob Norton, President of Cordish Gaming.


Do Multi-Line Slots Benefit Players More Than Other Slots?

With modern technology came the advent of complex online slots, including more dazzling themes, better graphics and visuals, and multi-line slots replacing the more traditional single-line games. Whether multi-line games benefit players more than single-line depends on your point of view and how much excitement and complexity you’re looking for. 

Some players prefer the simplicity of single-line slots, where they can easily see the symbol combinations line up to trigger a win. Players need their wits about them to track the multi-line games, which may play horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally. But what are the differences, advantages and disadvantages, and benefits to players of the two kinds of slots?

Multi-Line vs. Single Line Slots
Single-line slots derive from the old-fashioned one-armed bandit or fruit machine, in which symbols lined up along one payline to pay out wins. In single-line games, there are fewer symbols, making it easier to create winning combinations, but there are necessarily fewer of those combinations and, therefore, fewer betting options.

In multi-line online slot machines, the number of paylines varies enormously right up into the hundreds, and these slots win real money. Multi-line slots also offer more elaborate themes, from ancient civilizations to TV- and movie-themed games, games built around sports and animals, and much more.

If you’re a slots novice, you can register with BetMGM to start playing some basic games or test your mettle with the wide variety of multi-line games that are on offer.


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Livingston County Man Wins $1 Million Playing Michigan Lottery’s Diamonds & Pearls Instant Game

A Livingston County man went from hearing wedding bells to seeing dollar signs when he won $1 million the day after his wedding playing the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond & Pearls instant game.

The 57-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Prudenville E-Z Mart, located at 2403 West Houghton Lake Drive in Prudenville. Prudenville is about 30 miles south of Grayling.

“I bought the ticket the day after my wedding and gave it to my wife to scratch,” the player said. “When she revealed the ‘$1 MIL’ prize amount, we were in disbelief. We kept reading the instructions over and over again to make sure we really won. It was an exciting couple of days for us!”


What “Best Practices” Really Means by I Nelson Rose from Gambling and the Law

In the past few years, I testified as an expert witness in two major hearings where “best practices” had important and surprising roles.

The Bergin Inquiry reexamined the entire system of regulating casinos in New South Wales, Australia.  Five years earlier, NSW had hired an outside firm to review and rewrite its casino regulations.  It did so, based on the startling idea “best practices” requires “risk‑based regulation,” meaning basically casinos should self-regulate.

World Capital Ventures Cyprus Ltd. v. The Czech Republic was a hundred-million-dollar international arbitration brought by operators and suppliers of gaming devices after the national and local governments ordered half of all slot machines in the country removed.  The industry expert testified that “best practices” means the minimum amount of regulation needed to create the maximum amount of gaming revenue.  And, because “best practices” had not been put in place, he concluded that all government actions had to be reversed.

My major contribution to the Bergin Inquiry was that casinos were not adult Disneylands. The Bergin Report adopted all my conclusions, which were then adopted by Parliament, including creating the NSW Independent Casino Commission.  The idea of casino self-regulation received a fatal blow when the Crown Resorts chair admitted its casinos laundered money, allegedly due to lack of oversight.  Crown’s failure to carry out due diligence on high-rollers, some with ties to organized crime, resulted in a fine of $450 million.


BetMGM Launches Borgata Arcade in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ – (November 2, 2023) – BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, announced today Borgata Arcade is now available at Borgata Online in New Jersey. Borgata Arcade is the new home for fun, engaging, and feature-packed non-traditional iGaming content such as LuckyTap™, Slingo, scratch games, and game-themed slots.

“Borgata Arcade offers an all-in-one place for players to find their favorite games. From the traditional shopping mall arcade to its popularity in home consoles, the arcade continues to evolve as BetMGM now brings it to life in iGaming.”

Borgata Arcade’s product suite currently consists of over 120 games featuring dozens of Slingo titles and over forty game-themed slots such as Monopoly™, Space Invaders™, and Ghostbusters™ Triple Slime. When players stake $20 on any game at Borgata Arcade, they will get access to the “Pick a Power-Up” prize board. “Pick a Power-Up” gives players the chance to select an arcade-themed power-up and win bonuses of up to $1,000.

“Borgata Arcade combines familiar titles that have enjoyed decades of success at brick-and-mortar casinos with games exclusively available online. The selection truly captures the fun and excitement of an arcade, and we look forward to bringing it to even more of our customers soon.”

Players can access Borgata Arcade through the “Arcade” tab at Borgata Online. Borgata Online is available for download in New Jersey on iOS, Android, and via desktop at





World Poker Tour® Season XXII First Half Schedule Set to Traverse the Globe

Irvine, CA (October 19, 2023) – The World Poker Tour® has locked in the first half of the Season XXII schedule, offering an eclectic combination of seven WPT® Prime and four WPT Main Tour festivals across the globe from late January to early June.

“As we approach the end of Season XXI and the WPT World Championship, we are proud to share the schedule for the first half of Season XXII,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “We worked vigorously with our casino partners to solidify dates for these impressive, value-packed festivals so that players may plan their 2024 schedules.”

Kicking off Season XXII is Main Tour stop WPT Cambodia at NagaWorld in Phnom Penh with the festival running Jan. 17-30 and the Championship event going Jan. 25-29. Second up on the Main Tour is the return of WPT Rolling Thunder at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Northern California with festival dates spanning March 7-26, and the $3,500 Championship event starting March 23.

Two more Main Tour festivals take place back-to-back in April and May. First, the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown festival runs from April 3-23. Drawing 2,290 entries in the $3,500 Championship event this year, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood now lays claim to nine of the top ten largest fields in WPT history.



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