MGM have announced their decision to sell Bellagio, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust is going to buy the resort for $4.25 billion. MGM also plans on selling another resort.
Popular game Rocket League will no longer feature loot boxes of the standard format, i.e. players will know what they’re buying if they decide to purchase anything in-game.
EuroMillions jackpot of £170 million has been awarded to a ticket holder in the UK and we are yet to see whether the player will decide to reveal their identity or not.
After FOBTs and loot boxes, the UKGC is now after bonus buys and it seems that games featuring bonus buys will be banned in the UK. Operators will need to be looking at ways to solve the issue, either issue second edition of games featuring bonus buys, or disallowing the games altogether.
Swedish operators have decreased the amount they spent on marketing this summer compared to the same period 2018. One of the reasons is the lack of a major sports event this summer, as opposed to the World Cup that took place 2018.
There will be a major betting facility inside Washington stadium and it will be accessible by players who don't hold tickets for particular events. This will be the first venue of this sort in all of US.
Two very large gambling operators are set to merge in the upcoming period. It has been announced that Flutter Entertainment will acquire The Stars Group which owns PokerStars.
A panel discussion was held and a number of representatives of gambling operators and other stakeholders participated and expressed their views on the industry and how to proceed with regulations and policies.