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NBA Trading Blows: this week’s betting market movers and shakers from Cloudbet

George Miller



NBA Trading Blows: this week's betting market movers and shakers from Cloudbet
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The theme-park surrounds of the NBA bubble are a most appropriate venue for what has certainly been a roller-coaster ride of a postseason. The conference semifinals have so far seen one of the title favourites – Milwaukee – bundled out unceremoniously, while the Los Angeles teams – the Clippers and the Lakers – are close to moving through.

Yes, there has been no shortage of drama in the NBA bubble, even without the crowd support and the home-court advantages conferred to higher-seeded teams. Arguably, the games have been more dramatic precisely for those reasons. The first round of the playoffs was highlighted by buzzer beaters, phenomenal individual scoring and a temporary halt to protest yet another police shooting in America.

Lebron James, the game’s best-known player, has rediscovered his imperious form, while the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo may have to console himself with the MVP award (for which he’s heavily favored to win), now that he’s been relegated to the sidelines.

With the Eastern and Western Conference finals beckoning, it’s appropriate for us at Cloudbet to take stock of the big market moves over the past week.

Miami heats up

Title odds: 4.88/+388 (from 8/+700 on 4 September)

The Heat are the hot team at the moment after sweeping Indiana in the first round and rolling over the Bucks in five games. Miami cornerstone Jimmy Butler is playing close to his All-Star best, backed by strong performances Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, among others.

This is a line-up that outgunned Indiana and Milwaukee by an average margin of 8 points per match, and includes Duncan Robinson, who is fifth in the league for made 3-pointers this season. They’re now heading to their first Eastern Conference finals since 2014, but Butler is focused on bigger things:

Making the conference finals “means a lot, but that’s not my goal,” the All-Star swingman told reporters after closing out the Bucks series. “We want to win it. We want a championship and I think that’s what we’re focused on.”

Butler, who is currently in the deepest playoff run of his eight-year career, indicated that the Heat haven’t played their best basketball yet: “I don’t think we’ve played a full 48-minute game yet and that’s what’s promising. If we do lock in from start to finish and play the way that we’re capable and the way that we’re supposed to, the game will be a lot easier. But it’s yet to happen and we’ve got to have it happen in the next round.”

An ominous signal for their next opponent, the winner of the Toronto-Boston semifinal.

We the West

Los Angeles Clippers title odds: 2.76/+176 (from 3.14/214) 

Los Angeles Lakers title odds:2.96/+196 (from 3.54/254) 


While not a massive improvement in their lines, it’s worth just talking about the two LAs because of their star-studded line-ups, and because they’re inching closer to facing each other in the Western Conference finals. Both units are leading all current playoff teams in points per game and field-goal percentage.

The Clippers were efficient in dispatching Dallas in the first round, even through injury and Covid-related personnel issues, and now hold a commanding 3-1 series lead over  Denver. Kawhi Leonard is the joint second-highest scorer of all players left in the playoffs (with the Lakers’ Anthony Davis), and the Clippers have averaged more points than any other unit in the postseason.

They’ve been boosted by the return of guard Patrick Beverley from a calf injury, and some solid scoring efforts from their other superstar Paul George. Markets favor the Clippers to end the Nuggets series in Game 5 (1.25/-405).

Meanwhile, after early bubble yips, the Lakers have rediscovered their offense in the playoffs, averaging 114 points per game. That’s a big improvement over the 106 they had in their eight regular season contests in the bubble.

GOAT contender Lebron James has lifted his game, as he has done frequently in his career: He’s currently the playoffs’ assists leader, with 9 dimes per game, and the league’s fourth-highest scorer this month. The Lakers have been boosted by Rajon Rondo, who has taken some of the playmaking burden off James’ shoulders.

The Lakers are 3-1 up against a Houston Rockets team that can also score by the truckload, but are coming off  a seven-game series against Oklahoma City. Rocket guard Russell Westbrook has shown some flashes of brilliance, but has been struggling with form and a thigh injury.

The Lakers’ latest victory over the Rockets is James’ 163rd playoff win – the most by any player in NBA history.

“It doesn’t happen without the supporting cast,” James said of his playoff record, after winning Game 3 against Houston. The same is certainly true of winning a championship this year, and based on their recent form, the Lakers are looking good on that front.

We the… North?

Boston title odds: 8.03/+703 (from 7.09/+609)

Toronto title odds: 9.95/+895 (from 13/+1200)


The Celtics replace Milwaukee as favorites to take the Eastern Conference title after sweeping Philadelphia in the first round and winning the first two games over the Toronto Raptors. Since then, Boston’s line has drifted as they dropped three of the last four games to a Raptor unit that continues to defy expectations.

Jayson Tatum has been a stud for the Celtics in the playoffs, leading his team with 27 points per game, with support from Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown. The Raps, however, found a way to contain Walker in Game 6, a double-overtime thriller destined for the pantheon of classic NBA match-ups.

Defending champions Toronto, meanwhile, refuse to go quietly into the night, thanks to gutsy performances from guards Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Vleet. This is a team that had the second-most regular season wins in the league this year, even without Kawhi Leonard, who left for the Clippers after last year’s title run.

The Raps have now leveled the series with the much more talented and fancied Celtics – and are looking to go one step further.

“Winning is all that matters right now,” a determined Lowry said after scoring 33 points in Game 6. “Just go and win, it don’t matter how you get it done, don’t matter who gets to do it.”

Truer words rarely spoken.

Results and odds are current as of 8am UTC on Friday 11 September.

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Gaming Innovation Group signs platform agreement with Bet Seven Online Ltd.

George Miller



Gaming Innovation Group signs platform agreement with Bet Seven Online Ltd.
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Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has today signed a long-term agreement with Bet Seven Online Ltd for the provision of GiG’s platform, frontend development and managed services to launch its first brand, SuperSeven. The agreement is based on a fixed fee model and has a duration of minimum three years with automatic extension for an additional two plus one years.

Bet Seven Online Ltd. is a privately owned company operated by a team that have achieved great success in both offline and online casino operations. The company’s first brand, SuperSeven, will be launched with the aim of providing an instant, immediate and meaningful reward engine alongside an unparalleled level of service to its customers. SuperSeven will look to utilise proven elements of gamification that enhances the core gameplay whilst allowing customers to use their skills and perception to win significant prizes for themselves and others.

The casino offering is expected to launch in H1 2021, and this partnership is expected to make a positive contribution to GiG’s revenues from H2 2021 onwards. SuperSeven will be operating under their own license.

Christopher de Lima, Chief Executive Officer of Bet Seven Online says, “I am so very pleased with the process in working with GIG who are clearly the best platform for our requirements. Recruiting Tim Parker as Chief Operations Officer has been pivotal with our aim in developing the right culture with initially a small team who are all highly regarded in the online industry.

Tim Parker, Chief Operations Officer for Bet Seven Online says, “We had a very specific product aim and end-user experience in mind when we started to search the market for a platform. It became clear very early on that GiG could provide not only the platform, but the tools and service set that we would need to build a truly unique offering that will be new, exciting and stand out from an increasingly crowded marketplace. I am really looking forward to launching SuperSeven on the GiG platform and working closely with them to achieve a market-leading position.

Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GiG says, “Bet Seven Online Ltd has a team of proven, industry veterans driving its business, whose concepts and attention to detail around customer experience and player safety compliment GiG’s own values.  I am delighted that they have chosen our platform, frontend technology and managed services for their new casino brand. We are looking forward to a long term and successful relationship with our new partner.” 

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Week 43/2020 slot games releases

George Miller



Week 43/2020 slot games releases
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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

MGA Games, a company with expertise in developing localised slots for global operators, launches Ismael Beiro, its latest slot from the Spanish Celebrities range. The star of the game is part of television history, having won the first edition of Big Brother, the longest running reality TV show in Spain. In his debut in the world of slots, Ismael is accompanied by his inseparable friend Ivan Armesto, whom he first met in the Big Brother house and has since gone on to share numerous adventures with over the years. Together they offer users a chance to enjoy this new and immersive slot like never before, which boasts a loading speed that will guarantee a unique gaming experience.

Ismael Beiro, the latest Spanish Celebrities slot by MGA Games, is out now


Endorphina invites its fans to go inside of its spooky new slot that’s being released just in time for the Halloween season! 100 Zombies is a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 100 pay lines, that has stacked wilds and a free spins feature. The symbols are typical characters that possible to find in real zombie apocalypse: the gang of brave fighters – an old grumpy man, a young fearless male and an adventurous girl. Against them are all kinds of zombies. The vault is a wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols, except for the scatter. The biological hazard sign is a scatter symbol. 3 scatters will give you 10 free spins with stacked wilds. The free spins could be also retriggered.

A race for survival in Endorphina’s new 100 Zombies


Expanse Studio has been on a roll with its slots lately. The Forest Rock slot is another proof of it. By combining two fun themes such as forest animals and rock music, the latest release by the Maltese studio may end up its finest. A game with 15 fixed paylines and an RTP of 96.07%, Forest Rock showcases all of the studio’s strengths. It’s a simple slot for beginners and a fun hit for high rollers. Thanks to the exciting gameplay and fun features, you will rock the reels in this forest. You can try the game for free or real money at Meridianbet casino and win big if you’re lucky.

Forest Rock Online Slot by Expanse Studios


iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, has released haunting hit, Phantasmic Fortunes, just in time for Halloween. The slot, exclusive to LeoVegas from the 14th-21st October,  is the first to feature iSoftBet’s Xpanding Ways mechanic, which sees more spaces open up on the reels if a diamond appears, increasing the paylines from 243 up to a maximum of 7,776. If any orb prizes are triggered, then the base game resets to its original 5×3 format, while also revealing new rewards that players can aim to reach with the expanding reel. To start the free spins round, three bonus symbols are required to land on any spin, or players must reach a bonus round prize orb in gameplay, where the orbs are significantly boosted in value, with some offering up to 1,000x cash value, among other thrilling prizes.

iSoftBet unveils haunting Xpanding Ways in Phantasmic Fortunes



GAMING1 has unveiled its latest engaging title, Mega Spinner. In this slot, when a trio of Bonus symbols appears on the grid, players can spin three wheels in one, with the first awarding a prize, the second multiplying it and the third determining the number of Mega Spin Bonus Games that take place.  At the end of the game, landing two Bonus symbols triggers the Bonus Reel feature, providing another chance to enjoy an authentic casino experience with an innovative twist through the Mega Spinner Wheels.

GAMING1 reinvents the wheel with Mega Spinner

RubyPlay has announced the launch of their brand new Chinese-themed slot He He Yang. Players can expect tranquillity, balance and prosperity as they travel to China in this captivating slot that’s filled with ancient treasures like golden Jiaoqian coins, good luck symbols and more. The god of wealth will be their guide as they strive for fortune on the reels. He He Yang is a 5-reel slot that has a number of great features. When 6 or more gold coins appear, it triggers the Sunlight Spins’ hold and respin feature that promises fantastic rewards. Landing 3+ scatters are the ticket to the free games bonus feature with extra wilds for even more wins or possibly the Sunlight Spins feature. Plus, to boost winnings even further, wilds offer a chance to play the Jackpot Pick bonus.

RubyPlay launches Chinese mythology themed slot He He Yang


New from Microgaming comes Tarzan® and the Jewels of Opar™, a high-energy five-reel, 20 payline video slot packed with thrilling features and punchy animation. This is the latest collaboration between Microgaming and Gameburger Studios, an independent developer of exclusive premium gaming content. Following a wildly successful two-week exclusivity period with select operators, the game is now live across the Microgaming network from Tuesday 20 October. Follow Tarzan® as he returns to Opar™, a lost city buried deep in the jungle, in search of hidden treasure. Jewel scatter symbols appear on every reel, with three or more scatter symbols triggering up to seven levels of Scatter Jackpots up to a maximum 5,000x the player’s bet!

Microgaming’s Tarzan® and the Jewels of Opar™ goes live


The latest creation from Play’n GO hit the market this week, with the artistic new slot 5-reel slot Madame Ink. With artwork directly inspired by actual tattoo designs; Madame Ink brings a magical quality to a form of art which means so much to so many people across different countries and cultures. It is the popularity and significance of tattoos that make it a theme that feeds directly into the way Play’n GO approach their game design. The slot provider has made no secret of the fact that while different games may resonate more strongly with certain audiences, the design and gameplay will always appeal to all types of players. In this instance, body art has a significance and meaning in every corner of the globe worldwide.

microgaming- Madame Ink


Kalamba Games is inviting players to the magical realm of Purrsia, where mystical cats rule and players can chase huge potential wins in its latest fun-filled release Pawprints of Purrsia. The latest title to Kalamba’s growing portfolio is a 5×3 slot with 10 paylines and is packed with features that are sure to have players purring with excitement. Pawprints of Purrsia includes the Bonus Wheel of Dreams, SpinBoost, Locking and Multiplier Wilds and three different Free Spins Bonus variants. Kalamba’s signature feature HyperBonus is also included, which allows players to shortcut to the Bonus Wheel. The new release is distributed via the ORYX Gaming platform.

Kalamba Games invites players to seek their fur-tune in Pawprints of Purrsia


Playson has launched Book of Gold: Multichance, the latest addition to the company’s popular series of Book of Gold titles. This classic Egyptian-themed slot has a 3×5 grid with 10 pay lines and incorporates the Buy Bonus feature, providing players with direct access to Free Spins at the value of 100 total bets. Free Spins can also be triggered within the Egyptian adventure by landing three Scattered-Wild Golden Books. Prior to the start of the mode, a special expanding symbol is selected at random and will fill the reels and pay regardless of bet lines when they appear.

Discover untold riches in Playson’s Book of Gold: Multichance


Yggdrasil, the leading worldwide publisher of online gambling content, has unlocked the doors to the underworld in its latest Gigablox™ title, Hades. Featuring Yggdrasil’s unique mechanic, the 6×6 reel can see a Gigablox™ land on any spin with any symbol transforming into giant blocks that lead to big wins. Set in the ghoulish underworld realm of the King of the Dead, Hades is packed with devilish delights, including the Wild Hunt feature, which sees the Lord of the Underworld dive into the reels turning symbols into wilds for even more opportunity to claim big prizes. To trigger the Free Spins mode, players need to find five or more scatter symbols, with the biggest Gigablox™ symbols bringing up to 16 scatters in one go. Every spin triggers the Wild Hunt while Hades will also battle all high symbols. The more battles are won, the more the Cerberus Multiplier will increase, with up to 10x multiplier values available throughout the Bonus Feature.

Yggdrasil releases its new title Hades with unique Gigablox ™ mechanic


The lush green valley of the Celts is the stunning backdrop for Celtic Spirit Deluxe, the majestic new release from Stakelogic, which forms part of the company’s game licensing partnership with Reflex Gaming. The collaboration with the innovative UK land-based developer sees a number of their most popular titles reimagined for the online iGaming market, including classics such as Lucky Mushroom and Eureka Einstein Moments. Get into the spirit of the celts in this 5×3, 20 winline slot and keep a watch for the awe-inspiring and beautiful Celtic Princess as she triggers 6 free spins in this dazzling cinematic slot reproduction of the original classic from Reflex. During free spins, the mini reel becomes active and further adds to the excitement by promising extra wilds and extra free spins to delight the user. Free spins begin with the central symbol of the reels transforming into a sticky wild, which is then locked in place for the duration of the free spins.

Stakelogic Summons the Spirit of the Celts!

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Euro Games Technology continues to reap success on the Spanish B2 Saloon market

George Miller



Euro Games Technology continues to reap success on the Spanish B2 Saloon market
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Euro Games Technology keeps on gaining speed on the B2 Saloon market in Spain. Soon after the company received certification for its respective products and made its first installations, it is now expanding its reach in the sector, delivering to two more operators. “In July and August we completed our setup work at Orenes Group’s gaming hall in Lleida and Repris Group’s Salon Sport, located in Barcelona commented Kristian Kostovski, director of EGT Spain. “We have worked with Orenes for years mainly for their casinos – land based and online. Now we are glad to be of service also for their B2 Saloon business and I hope that the recent installations will be the first of many to build on their image of one of the most impactful and respected participants in our industry.”

Repris Group, on the other hand, is a new customer for EGT. It operates establishments in Catalonia and Valencia striving for the best quality of its services and so looking for the gaming machines that may secure it. “They chose us, as we have already achieved very good presence in Spain in the casino sector and because the design and ergonomics of our cabinets, the attractive graphics and sounds of our games and the user-friendly interface are standing out,” continued Mr. Kostovki. “So they expected our B2 Saloon products certification as an opportunity to start a partnership and I am confident that we will be able to meet their expectations”.

The delivered slot model to both Orenes Group and Repris Group is the newly developed P-27/27 St Saloon, combined with the varied Orange Collection Saloon multigame. The cabinet’s 27-inch widescreen high-resolution monitors are frameless and the main is with integrated touchscreen. An overhead multimedia topper of the same size is raising the overall attractiveness of the machine. The intelligent LED illumination alongside the model’s body changes its colors, according to the activated game and together with the high-quality stereo sound creates a cheerful atmosphere for the players. The cabinet’s design is based on the concept of maximum comfortable interaction with the available gaming content, while the multigame of 24 diverse fruity, Egyptian, mythical and fairy-tale themes is created for prolonged and most enjoying experience.

“It is just the beginning of our B2 Saloon market entry,” shared Mr. Kostovki. “Our products for the gaming halls are based on EGT’s casino proven approach and are tailored to the specifics of the market, so we are able to provide our customers with a high-performing solution.” The office in Spain keeps receiving an increasing number of inquiries for its B2 Saloon machines and has already scheduled a number of installations in establishments across Spain till the end of October.

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