JCM Global Creates Stunning New Experience for MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Guests with 80-Foot Curved LED Display on the Ceiling of Promenade

Installation is JCM’s First Ceiling-Mounted Display
Detroit is often called the “City of Reinvention,” and now Detroit’s own MotorCity Casino Hotel has reinvented its guest experience in bold and dramatic fashion.
The new experience comes in the form of a spectacular 80-foot x 8-foot curved LED display from JCM Global Digital Signage Solutions (DSS) that stretches the length of the casino’s promenade ceiling. The installation, which made its debut late November, features a uniquely concave LED ceiling-mounted display that brings MotorCity Casino Hotel’s interior atmosphere to a new level for the ultimate guest experience.
“We say all the time that MotorCity Casino Hotel is Detroit’s most innovative entertainment venue. Now with this spectacular LED display on our promenade’s ceiling, we’re taking entertainment to new heights,” said Vice President and CIO David Nehra. “Guests will walk into the casino and have a stunning new experience that we’ll keep fresh by continually updating it with new content.”
Speaking for JCM, Dave Kubajak, SVP of Sales, Marketing & Operations said, “We are absolutely thrilled with the unique approach MotorCity Casino Hotel has taken with JCM’s DSS MAX-R flat panel displays. Because the panels can articulate both concave and convex, their use is limited only by imagination. JCM is excited to provide this new and innovative architectural design feature that will enhance MotorCity Casino Hotel’s capability to deliver the ultimate guest entertainment experience.”
Incredibly flexible and energy efficient, JCM’s Digital Signage Solutions suit every taste, need, and budget. The displays offer easy-to-configure and easy-to-assemble panels that effortlessly accommodate any size, space, need, or challenge. Because of their flexible configuration, the direct view DSS LED displays inspire creativity that empowers casino marketers to connect with guests in rich, new ways.
JCM is proud to have partnered with MotorCity Casino Hotel for the past 20 years, supplying the casino with products and technology including: iVIZION, the GEN5 Thermal Printer, the ICB system, and Digital Signage Solutions.
For more information about JCM’s award-winning products, visit JCM www.jcmglobal.com and join on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Chad Dickie joins the Win Systems management team to strengthen its strong expansion in the USA

Win Systems, the leading provider of technology for the gaming and entertainment industry, has announced the recruitment of Chad Dickie for its management team, as the EVP & GM USA. This position is of great strategic importance for the company, given the growing success of the company in the United States and Canada.
Win Systems has had presence in the United States for years. However, this year, there has been significant growth in the market with the installation of its renowned CMS Wigos and its premium Gold Club electronic roulettes in prominent casino groups, especially in tribal gaming operators, thus, achieving a significant presence in several states such as California, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Virginia.
Chad Dickie has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment sector having held positions such as CEO and a member of the Steering Committee of several companies, both casino providers and operators. In his new role, he will have the responsibility of boosting and accelerating the strength and growth that the company has been experiencing in recent months in this market.
Chad Dickie commented: “It is a great pleasure for me to join the Win Systems Group. The strong growth that the company has had worldwide and particularly in the USA is a challenge for me and encourages me to contribute to achieving the ambitious goals that the company has in the region.”
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, added: “Being able to have top-notch professionals with extensive experience in the sector, as is undoubtedly the case of Chad, will help us achieve our development and growth plans in the country as well as allowing us to maintain the highest demand in terms of standards of the services offered to our customers. The passion and ability to recruit people like Chad bring great value to the company.”
To organize a meeting, please send an email to: marketing@winsysgroup.com or call +34 935 308 049.


ECA Honorary President Ron Goudsmit presented the latest EU Anti-Money Laundering developments at the Eastern Europe Gaming Summit 2019

Top-level industry experts gathered for the two-day conference in Sofia to share best practices and hot regulatory updates.
ECA Honorary President Ron Goudsmit recently gave a comprehensive keynote speech on the latest developments in terms of European anti-money laundering legislation at the Eastern European Gaming Summit. Touching upon the history of the AML directives from 1 to 5 and the recent supranational risk assessment on money laundering by the European Commission, the former ECA Chairman provided the audience with a complete overview of the impact of AML requirements on the European casino industry.
Backed by a strong and long experience in the industry, Ron Goudsmit also highlighted the importance for licensed land-based casinos to be compliant with national laws and regulations to limit the risks that this criminal activity may involve. Ron Goudsmit, ECA Honorary President, commented “This conference represents a great opportunity to share information and experience on key topics such as AML. ECA’s members are committed to compliance and ready to collaborate to share best practices that could benefit everyone working in this sector and be ready to cope with emerging challenges”.
The Eastern European Gaming Summit is the annual gaming conference striving to share the latest regulatory and technological developments from the gaming and entertainment industry in Eastern Europe, with more than 200 industry representatives from 22 countries.


IGT Showcases Proven, Player-Driven Gaming Solutions at G2E Asia Philippines 2019

IGT will showcase an array of engaging, market-ready gaming solutions at the first-ever G2E Asia Philippines from Dec. 3-4 in Manila. At IGT’s stand 118, the Company will feature compelling linked progressives and slot games tailored to the region’s players.

“The Philippines is an important and growing market in the Asia region,” said Michael Cheers, IGT Sales Director, Asia. “Our presence at this show will enable our customers from the Philippines and neighbouring countries to personally experience our market-attuned portfolio of new, approved titles that engage players and help drive operator growth.” read more


Natural8 Closes 2019 with a $10.7 Million Poker Fiesta

Article sponsored by Natural8.com
2019 has been a great year for Natural8, dishing out new promotions every single month with hundreds and thousands of prizes to boot.
Their flagship tournament, The Good Game Series, is also deserving of praise. It featured a massive $50 million guaranteed prize pool, up from $3 million the year before. Several innovative and industry-first features were introduced, such as the A.I. Smart Betting, Bubble Protection, and Smart HUD.

To close out 2019, Natural8 brings us a $10.7 million Poker Fiesta.
Read on to find out all about it.
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WSOP Circuit at the Star: Abdine wins the 5K Challenge; Smith wins Classic and Singh takes Monster Stack

The 2019 WSOP may have ended over in Rozvadov, but circuit events continue to roll on, with Australia being the latest nation to play host to the series. In what is a great build up to the Aussie Millions in one month, players have been battling it out to get their hands on a WSOP Circuit ring at Star Casino in Sydney.
AU$5K Challenge – Winner: Shivan Abdine
5K Challenge champion Shivan Abdine – Photo by The StarThe AU$5,000 (US$3,380) Challenge tournament was one of the biggest events listed on the schedule and always looked like creating a hefty prize pool. The 203 entries ultimately sent the final figure soaring to AU$1,000,000 (US$676,000) with AU$260,000 (US$175,980) set aside for the winner.
The first day’s action saw the starting field cut to just 15, as players were felled across the tournament floor throughout the day. Jonathan Karamalikis, Alex Lynskey and defending champion Matthew Wakeman all fell during the first day, but the final day still had some interesting names in contention. The biggest of them was undoubtedly James Obst, who carrie the second largest stack of 534,000 into the final day. Leading the way was George Mitri with 709,000.
With 21 players having made the money, the final 15 wasted no time in going to war with each other. Survivors began to fall almost as son as the cards were in the air, and the field had been thinned to a final table of 9 before the first level of the day had been completed. Mitri’s dream day 1 turned into a day 2 nightmare as he dropped like a stone during the early stages before busting in 9th. He was followed by New Zealanders Charlie Hawes and Honglin Jiang, before James Obst’s day finally came to an end shortly after with a 6th place finish. Before long, the action had got down to three-handed, with Germany’s Marc Camphausen quickly following Michael Doumani to the rail shortly after to bring the action heads-up. The two players then immediately agreed a deal for the money before pushing all-in blind to determine a champion.
The final payouts are as follows:
1st – Shivan Abdine (Australia) – AU$260,000  (US$175,980)
2nd – Adrian Attenborough – AU$160,610
3rd – Marc Camphausen – AU$115,970
4th – Michael Doumani – AU$85,170
5th – Ehsan Amiri – AU$63,630
6th – James Obst – AU$48,350
7th – Honglin Jiang – AU$37,350
8th – Charlie Hawes – AU$29,330
9th – George Mitri – AU$23,400
AU$450 NLH Classic – Winner: Curtis Smith
Classic champion Curtis Smith – Photo by The StarThe AU$450 (US$304) Classic may not be a big buy in event, but the crowds flocked to take their shot at the event, with 1,132 entries having been registered by the time late registration had closed. This generated a prize pool of AU$509,400 (US$344,354) with almost AU$100,000 set aside up top.
The latter stages of the event saw a comparatively small number of 117 players picking up a payout. By the time the final table was in full swing, the likes of Yan Shuranov, Robert Callol and Curtis Smith were beginning to claw their way up the chip counts. As the challengers fell away, the action finally reached three-handed play, with Curtis, Callol and Shuranov left to battle for the title. Callol eventually busted out in 3rd, and the final two players were heads up. Smith soon established control over the match, and despite Shuranov’s efforts to fight his way back into contention, it was not to be his day. Smith was able to finish the job and pick up the top prize and the title.
The final payouts are as follows:
1st – Curtis Smith (Australia) – $92,964 (US$62,844)
2nd – Yan Shurunov – $57,420
3rd – Robert Callol – $42,667
4th – Peco Stojanovski – $32,092
5th – Nebojsa Blanusa – $24,436
6th – Emmanuel Derecho – $18,827
7th – Twizz Google – $14,676
8th – David Padovan – $11,568
9th – Paul Smith – $9,220
AU$1,000 NLH Monster Stack – Winner: Pravishil Singh
Monster Stack champion Pravisil Singh – Photo by The StarThe AU$1,000 (US$676) buy in Monster Stack was always going to be one of the highlights of the WSOP Circuit series, and with 441 players opting to get involved, it certainly lived up to that billing, producing a prize pool of AU$450,000 (US$304,200).
The event saw 45 players go on to get paid a minimum of AU$2,034, with the amount of money on the line having risen significantly by the time the final table was set. John Cho was first of the final 9 to fall, picking up just under five figures for his efforts. Players continued to crash out over the following levels until just Josh Mitchell and Pravishil Singh were left standing. The players continued to trade pots for a while before Singh took command of the match. Mitchell tried to force his way back into it but could not regain a foothold on the contest. Singh soon finished the job and was crowned champion.
Here are the final table results:
1st – Pravishil Singh (Australia) – $98,996 (US$66,921)
2nd – Josh Mitchell – $61,178
3rd – Hassib Younan – $44,703
4th – William Undy – $33,192
5th – Cezary Klimczak – $25,029
6th – Andrew White – $19,157
7th – Sheldon Mayer – $14,877
8th – Malcolm Trayner – $11,718
9th – John Cho – $9,360
Other results
AU$450 (US$304) NLH Turbo
Entries: 301
Prize Pool: AU$135,450 (US$91,564)
Winner: Hunter Song – AU$31,829 (US$21,516)
AU$550 (US$372) Short Deck
Entries: 101
Prize Pool: AU$80,000 (US$54,080)
Winner: Nebojsa Blanusa – AU$24,000 (US$16,224)
AU$1,000 (US$676) NLH 6-Max
Entries: 242
Prize Pool: AU$250,000 (US$169,000)
Winner: Nathan Susnig – AU$66,245 (US$44,782)
AU$450 (US$304) NLH Masters
Entries: 167
Prize Pool: AU$80,000 (US$54,080)
Winner: Ali Ghezelbash – AU$21,600 (US$14,602)
AU$500 (US$338) NLH Teams
Entries: 183
Prize Pool: AU$100,000 (US$67,600)
Winners: Daniel Embleton/Rehman Kassam – AU$26,000 (US$17,576)
AU$300 (US$203) NLH Ladies
Entries: 101
Prize Pool: AU$30,300 (US$20,483)
Winner: Michelle Psarras – AU$9,089 (US$6,144)
Article by Craig Bradshaw
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Jean Robert Bellande’s Life: Biggest Profits, Losses, Private Life & Net Worth

– General Information –

Jean-Robert Bellande is an American professional poker player. He was born on September 17th, 1970. He’s also appeared on CBS’s reality show Survivor: China.
Bellande, aka JRB or “Action Bob”, has won a WSOP gold bracelet in 2018. Overall, he has around $3 million in live tournament cashes. That number could be a lot higher given the years he’s spent in professional poker – however, he mostly plays live cash games.
Recently, most poker fans know him for his infamous punt with 53 suited in a super high stakes Triton cash game.
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Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl Australia 2020 Schedule

The Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl Australia 2020 2020 will be held from January 25th to February 2nd at the Star Gold Coast, Australia.
Buy-in (AUD)
No Limit Hold’em
Pot Limit Omaha
No Limit Hold’em
Pot Limit Omaha
No Limit Hold’em
No Limit Hold’em
No Limit Hold’em

Super High Roller Bowl
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TCSJOHNHUXLEY supplies unique Watford Football Club themed Roulette Wheel

Sportsbet.io, the primary shirt sponsor of English Premier League’s Watford Football Club, recently commissioned TCSJOHNHUXLEY the live gaming equipment supplier of choice for the online gaming sector, to produce a themed Roulette Wheel for its Live Casino operation. Featuring the distinctive yellow and black colours associated with ‘The Hornets’ team, the unique roulette wheel endorses the partnership between the two organisations’, whilst adding an element of fun to the traditional game.
Justin Le Brocque Head of Marketing, Sportsbet.io comments, “To celebrate our sponsorship with English Premiere League football club Watford, we wanted to offer something unique to our players. TCSJOHNHUXLEY are recognised by the industry as leaders in their field, so a custom designed roulette wheel in the hornets’ colours for our Bombay Club was a natural pick – and very well received by our players.”
Amy O’Connor, Partnership Manager Watford FC continues, “When we were offered the opportunity to have our branding on the table we jumped at the opportunity. This has never been done before and also further strengthened the holistic partnership we have with Sportsbet.io. The wheel has been very well received, and new Watford fans may have now been created”.


Pariplay Announces Partnership with MrQ

Award-winning bingo brand expands offering with Pariplay FUSION aggregation platform integration
Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has announced a new partnership with MrQ.com, the bingo brand owned by UK-based operator of white label online bingo and casino brands, Lindar Media. The partnership will see MrQ.com, which won Best Proprietary Bingo Site at BingoPort’s 12th annual Players’ Choice Awards, gain access to Pariplay’s extensive library of online casino games through the Pariplay FUSION aggregation platform.
Through its integration with Pariplay FUSION, MrQ.com will offer customers a portfolio that features game titles from third-party suppliers like Blueprint, NetEnt and Quickspin to name a few. The platform also leverages Pariplay’s own suite of innovative games, including popular titles like Viking Glory, Dragons of the North and Gold’orado.
Using innovative technology and a wealth of industry experience, Lindar Media built the proprietary bingo platform over the course of three years. With no wagering requirements and uncapped real money wins, MrQ.com brings a new life into the world of online bingo by providing players with both bingo and casino slot offerings. The brand currently operates eight online bingo rooms and hosts over 90 slot games on its site.
In addition, MrQ.com has experienced impressive growth since its launch in August 2018, as a result of its successful affiliate programme and white label business. The platform is currently nominated in the best ‘Mobile Bingo Product’ and ‘Rising Star’ categories at the 2019 EGR Operator Awards on 24th October.
Prior to this partnership, Pariplay bolstered its presence in Europe’s regulated markets by launching its services in Denmark and Bulgaria. These accompany existing partnerships in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Belgium. The revolutionary games supplier also acquired a Class II gaming licence in Romania and is in the process of expanding into Portugal and Italy.
Savvas Fellas, Managing Director at Lindar, said: “We found Pariplay to be the best suited partner for our strategic growth and plans. We are very excited about the opportunities Pariplay FUSION will allow us to explore from both an acquisition and retention point of view. With the right suppliers and the right technology, we can grow MrQ’s portfolio of slot content in the least amount of time with the least amount of friction.”
Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director at Pariplay, said: “Partnering with a successful bingo platform like MrQ is another key development in Pariplay’s overall growth. As an industry-leading supplier, our Pariplay FUSION platform delivers enhanced and innovative content that offers our partners an edge in the broader iGaming market. We’re also proud to provide a seamless integration process that ensures players have access to unique and interactive gaming experiences.”
For more information about Pariplay’s new partnership with MrQ, contact Pariplay.


New Topgolf Swing Suite Enhances Foxwoods Resort Casino’s 21+ Guest Offering

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut is among the largest casinos in the United States, with more than 9 million square feet of gaming, entertainment, fine dining, and more. The recent addition of Topgolf Swing Suite demonstrates Foxwoods’ continued commitment to being a full-service resort destination, offering an unparalleled array of experiences for guests (21+) to enjoy.
Foxwoods’ Topgolf Swing Suite features two simulator bays – which fit up to eight people each – that provide guests the opportunity to play the popular Topgolf Swing Suite target game along with crowd favourites like Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey Shots, and Baseball Pitching. The Topgolf Swing Suite also includes throwback arcade games, a DJ booth, lounge seating and a full-service craft bar maximizing entertainment and socialization opportunities for guests. Within the first eight months of operation, the Swing Suite totalled over 33,000 covers.
Attracting a New Demographic with Swing Suite
Recent studies have shown that millennials, now the largest spending cohort, are spending more on experiences rather than goods. However, this trend has yet to extend to casinos. As noted by the Illinois Better Government Association, “millennials, practically weaned online, are embracing esports, fantasy sports and skill-gaming while shunning the slot machines and table gaming that long lured their parents to casinos.”
Foxwoods set out to create a one-of-a-kind experience built around Topgolf Swing Suite that would attract and retain millennial guests.
“It’s very unique because it’s much more than golf,” explains Senior VP of Resort Operations Jason Guyot. “By focusing on experience first, we have been able to create a unique space that integrates traditional casino gaming into a more modern, millennial-friendly environment. Our Swing Suite is really drawing a younger demographic to the resort…this interactive experience suits that demo well, and we’ve been able to draw more (people) into the facility because of Swing Suite.”
Foxwoods’ Topgolf Swing Suite also includes a full-service bar that features the first-ever craft cocktails available on the property, including speakeasy drinks reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1930’s such as the White Negroni, Cucumber Elderflower Fizz, and a Smoked Old Fashioned.  Shareable menu items such as smoked wings and Neapolitan pizzas were hand-selected by Foxwoods’ Executive Chef Eddie Allen to appeal to Swing Suite customers and are prepared in an onsite brick oven.


Pure Gaming from Amatic industries on show at Bege

AMATIC Industries will be demonstrating why it is the gaming company that offers PURE GAMING at the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo (BEGE) that will take place between 20th and 21st November in Sofia.
The proven cabinets will take centre stage – the upright AMAROX C24 and the slant top Performer Grand Arc (PGA). Both stand out with eye-catching design and wide-screen monitors, making use of the latest technology. AMATIC gaming machines are built to last and offer maximum uptime, fitted with the in-house developed HARDROX (HX) hardware platform which convinces through its enhanced performance, stability and security.
The MULTI GAME company will be further bolstering its games offer with new games specifically for operators that already have AMATIC on their gaming floors. Customers thus will see their return on investment further strengthened, making the choice for AMATIC Industries all the clearer.
AMATIC Industries is also active in the online gaming business in Bulgaria with its AMANET range of games. Visitors to the BEGE can receive more information on how popular AMANET games are.
AMATIC Industries will once again be exhibiting with local partner Casino Game Innovation (CGI) on stand N 3.7 to introduce the further expanded MULTI GAME range.


Acuris Risk Intelligence launches enhanced due diligence database for the gaming sector

New service means gambling companies can cut customer onboarding time while managing risk and compliance
By compiling its extensive 10-year collection of EDD reports into a fully searchable database, Acuris Risk Intelligence has created a powerful new resource for the gambling industry.
The Gambling Risk Intelligence Database includes valuable due diligence reports on both individuals and companies, including source of wealth, ultimate beneficial owners, business interests, potential red flags and a wealth overview. Report subjects are also able to be screened daily within the system for standard AML flags such as PEP and sanction changes.
Reports matching the user’s search criteria can be instantly downloaded, reducing the time needed to onboard new customers while still offering a high level of due diligence. Where information is not on the database, customers can order new reports for delivery in days. Available reports include:
•                 • Player Wealth Pre-Assessment
•                 • Player Xpress Wealth Assessment
•                 • Player Enhanced Wealth Assessment
•                 • Individual Gaming Executive B2B
•                 • Business Gaming EDD B2B
Gambling Risk Intelligence Database reports are compiled by a team of more than 100 researchers drawing on 35,000 sources and operating in over 47 languages.
Reports are available on an annual subscription basis with pricing depended on the type of report and recency of information.
For more information contact us: enquiries@acurisriskintelligence.com or +44 (0) 203 742 1300.


Evolution signs landmark deal with Flutter Entertainment brands Paddy Power and Betfair

Flutter Entertainment is a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider, with a strong product and brand portfolio serving millions of customers worldwide.
The agreement will see the group’s Paddy Power and Betfair brands offer Evolution’s entire Live Casino portfolio, including Evolution’s exclusive game show titles such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette, as well as its international native speaking Roulette package.
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Gaming, commented: “This is a landmark agreement for Evolution, a significant deal that we have been working towards for a number of years. We are thrilled at the prospect of Flutter Entertainment’s powerhouse brands Paddy Power and Betfair presenting our world-leading Live Casino offering and we are sure that their players will relish our live game shows offering.”
Johannisson added: “We are honoured to be working with Flutter Entertainment. Our companies are very well matched in terms of ambition and culture, and we are confident that we are the perfect partner to take their Live Casino offering to the next level.”
Mike Phelan, Commercial Director at Paddy Power, said: “We have seen the strong performance from Evolution’s product line over recent years. We are incredibly excited to be able to extend our offering in the Live Casino space by offering our players exclusive big brand live games such as Deal or No Deal Live and Lightning Roulette, to name just two of the big attractions in the Evolution games portfolio.”


Sportradar appoints Werner Becher as new managing director of U.S. betting

Former Interwetten CEO brought in to further enhance Sportradar’s growth and expansion in U.S. betting market
Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, today announced the appointment of Werner Becher as its new Managing Director of U.S. Betting.
Becher most recently served as CEO of Interwetten, where he was responsible for the global strategic positioning of the sports betting operator, more than doubling the organisation’s revenue during his seven-year tenure.
In his new role at Sportradar, Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s betting strategy in the U.S. Werner, who has 25 years’ experience in the digital sector, will be located in Sportradar’s New York office.
“We are delighted to welcome Werner as our Managing Director of U.S. Betting,” said Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer, Sportradar. “Since we first opened for business in the U.S. several years ago, we have experienced the rapid growth of sports betting in the region and fully expect this to continue for many more years as new states regulate. I am confident that Werner’s deep expertise will help us to both maximise the tremendous opportunity we have to grow our market share and further enable the expansion of this key market.”
“On behalf of the board, we are extremely pleased that Werner has joined us to steer the company’s sports engagement platform in the U.S. Due to our continuing global success and strong balance sheet we will continue to be focused on deploying capital that helps us meet the accelerating needs of our clients through organic and inorganic investments for our U.S. and global clients, like our recent acquisition of Optima,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman of the Board, Sportradar.
Werner Becher, MD of U.S. Betting, Sportradar, said: “I am thrilled to have joined Sportradar during such an exciting period. I look forward to working closely with Carsten, Tony and management to grow our market share and ensure the future success of the organisation.”
Becher’s career to date has also seen him lead the development of several highly successful software and digital companies within the IT business community, including spending eight years as CEO of Austrian IT service provider Adesso before joining Interwetten.


Playcity and Zitro: A Collaboration That Is Consolidated

“I am proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with PlayCity through which we extend our collaboration for 3 more years and will address the needs of PlayCity by increasing our footprint with 300 of our new ILLUSION and ALLURE machines. We share the great enthusiasm that the directors of this important business group have to always offer the best to their players and we appreciate that each Zitro launch is part of that offer”, says Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, founder of Zitro.
Thus, the great world novelty of Zitro joins the PlayCity casinos; Bryke’s new cabinets, along with the new Video Slot titles, arrive to complement the Mexican halls of entertainment with fun and sophistication.

These new cabinets land in PlayCity with world premiere titles. The multigame “Bashiba Link” presented on the extremely thin Illusion cabinet combines, for the first time, the mechanics of the multi-way game system with Bryke’s exciting Link Bonus. With a “SmartDeck” touch pad and an impressive 43’’ full HD curved monitor, Bashiba is an exciting journey to win great fortunes.
Another worldwide release that Zitro takes to PlayCity are the two spectacular multigames: “88 Link Lucky Charms” and “88 Link Wild Duels.” Multi-way games with an exciting Link Bonus and completely differentiated mathematical models that will delight all types of players. These games are presented in the new Allure cabinet, with three 27’’ Full HD screens that, together with Bryke’s Illusion and Fusion, are the thinnest on the market and the widest selection.


Event organizers in Asia tighten security around their events

The poker world was shaken a few weeks ago when Mike Postle supposedly cheated on a live stream hosted at the Stones Gambling House. Across the world, the community reacted strongly to these allegations which in turn revived other fears and stories.
Talking with Somuchpoker, three of the major live event operators in Asia – Asian Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and Asia Poker League – stated new measures have been implemented to reinforce the fairness of the games. Main changes are bringing their own decks of cards and banning any electronics at a streamed table.
Asia Poker Tour
In a statement by LLoyd Fontillas, Asian Poker Tour General Manager / Executive Tournament Director,
“To address all the negativity revolving around in today’s poker market regarding possible cheating we would like to ensure players that we have always and continue to make sure our events are fair and safe to play in.
As an international organizer we bring enough of our own fresh cards and if we feel that the cards need replacement during event, we replace them right away with fresh decks, to also ease the minds of the players, all events that are streamed will have no commentary from now on and players will not be allowed to carry a cellphone at a streamed Final table.”
No electronics at a streamed table – Photo APTWorld Poker Tour
In a statement by Danny McDonagh, World Poker Tour Live Events Specialist,
“Considering the growth of the tour in the Asia region the WPT will, from now on, bring our own cards for its events in Asia, except if the local regulation only allows the use of the casino cards.”
Asia Poker League
James Kim of APL confirmed that on their previous event, they applied the same changes as the Asian Poker Tour – a no phone on streamed table policy and brought their own cards.
Article by Tricia David
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J88poker kicks off high GTD online series – J88PT Millionaire

J88PT is a new series of live events organised by J88Poker which is growing in popularity in Asia. Four events have already taken place in Taiwan and Shanghai, with the tournament in Shanghai attracting 860 entries

Previous events:
Dec. 2018 – J88PT Taiwan, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 202,919, CTP Club
Mar. 2019 – J88PT Taiwan, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 327,332, CTP Club
Sep. 2019 – J88PT Ultra Stack, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 122,160, Ace8 Club
Oct. 2019 – J88PT Shanghai, Main Event pr. pool ~US$ 365,031, WanTi Club read more


7 Ways to improve your Betting Skills

  If you have experience in being a sports bettor, you will understand that are specific skills that can give you the edge over other bettors. These skills are going to decide whether you are successful or unsuccessful.     When you are betting, you need to keep track of the amount of money that […]


Bryke from Zitro presents 88 Link Wild Duels

World premiere!
88 Link Wild Duels is a fiery game that pits mystical creatures against great warriors who fight for fabulous prizes.
This game comes loaded with 4 thrilling game titles including Tiger vs. Lady Blade, Monkey vs. Dark Warrior, Lion vs. Shaolin Monk and Panda vs. Master Wu..
And, for the first time ever, this console comes with the multiway game system combined with Link Bonus to reward players and continue the fun.
The mystical land is brought to life all thanks to the brand new elegant ALLURE cabinet, a super slim cabinet from Zitro that include SmartDeck touch pad technology for even smoother game play.