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Golden Nugget sets US-first with online poker launch

Niji Narayan

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Golden Nugget Atlantic City has turned out to be a pioneer among the land-based casinos in the US to introduce a live online dealer casino hold’em poker table.

GoldenNuggetCasino.com is the website on which the variant on Texas hold’em has been available since December 23. Various other live dealer services such as Dragon Bonus Baccarat, American roulette and blackjack are also explorable at this website.

Readily accessible via a desktop, tablet and mobile devices the casino hold’em table is a platform enabled to serve limitless number of players.

Along with the base poker game, the players get the privilege to wager on side bets for increased odds on hitting a top five-card poker hand determined from their two hole cards and the first three community cards.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City, based in the state of New Jersey, came forward with an innovative offering in partnership with Ezugi NJ.

Golden Nugget’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager of online gaming, Thomas Winter said “Being the first to offer a live dealer version of the world’s most popular poker game in America, casino hold’em, shows our commitment to delivering on an innovative and world-class product to our patrons,” “Our patrons have asked and we are happy to deliver on this request using our unique live dealer digital platform.”

Kfir Kugler, the Chief executive of Ezugi New Jersey, which also collaborated with Golden Nugget on its other live dealer games, added: “America is in love with poker, and by using the live dealer platform; the game retains its strong connection between the player and the dealer in a live environment.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Win Technologies USA Installs Wigos in Chickasaw Nation Casinos

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Win Technologies USA has installed its Wigos casino management system in the Ada Gaming Center and Megastar Casino of Chickasaw Nation.

The Ada Gaming Center is a casino located in Ada which offers 355 electronic games and two table games. Ada Gaming also offers a Players Club, Traditions Bar, and an attached Chickasaw Travel Stop.

Megastar Casino is located north of the Oklahoma-Texas border in Willis and offers over 650 electronic games. The casino boasts a Players Club, Kitchen 377, a bar area and is also attached to a Chickasaw Travel Stop.

“These are Win Technologies USA’s first CMS installations with the Chickasaw Nation, and we are honored to be working with this great team of dedicated gaming professionals,” Alex Alemany, President of Win Technologies USA said.

“Win Technologies USA provides us with a scalable, cost-effective casino management system with great technological innovation that doesn’t erode profitability. We are excited for the opportunity to grow our business using the Wigos CMS and look forward to working with Win Technologies USA on future projects,” Scott Emerson Executive Officer of Business Operations in the Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce said.

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GAN plc: Internet Gambling Revenue of Pennsylvania Increases in August 2019

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GAN plc: Internet Gambling Revenue of Pennsylvania Increases in August 2019
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GAN plc has updated the market following the publication of Internet gaming and Internet sports betting financial information for August 2019 in Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Internet Gaming Win was $6.3 million in August compared to $2.9 million in the prior sequential month, reflecting an increase of 118.6%. Total Internet Sports Wagering Handle was approximately $83.2 million in August compared to $39 million in July. Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues for the month of August were $6.3 million compared to $2.9 million in July.

Internet Sports Wagering Gross Revenues may vary from month to month due to the payouts for future events occurring months after the original wager was made and unredeemed winning wagers from prior months will become deductible upon redemption in future months.

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Boyd Gaming Appoints A. Randall Thoman to its Director Board

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Boyd Gaming Corporation has appointed A. Randall Thoman to its Board of Directors.

Thoman is the principal of business advisory firm Thoman International LLC and is having more than 30 years of experience in large and complex public companies.

Thoman is currently a director board member of Southwest Gas Corporation and is the chairman of the board’s audit committee. He previously served on the boards of SLS Las Vegas and SHFL Entertainment Inc.

“With decades of experience working with public companies, including extensive audit committee expertise, Randy is an excellent fit for our strong Board of Directors. We are pleased to welcome Randy to the Board and look forward to working with him as we continue to successfully execute our long-term growth strategy,” Bill Boyd, Executive Chairman of Boyd Gaming said.

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