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Nevada Casinos Win Big With $11.1 Billion Jackpot In 2013
Feb02

Nevada Casinos Win Big With $11.1 Billion Jackpot In 2013

Nevada casinos did very well in 2013 due largely to lady luck and high rollers playing Baccarat. The statewide win was up 2.6% over 2012 and for the first time since 2008 gambling revenues topped $11 billion according to Mike Lawton of the Gaming Board. Overall Nevada casinos won $11.1 billion in 2013 which impressive but is still below the record $12.8 billion in 2007. These positive numbers can be largely attributed to baccarat where $11.8 billion was wagered. Here the casino were lucky as the casinos won 13.5% of the time which is the highest since 2003. The casinos won over $1.6 billion on baccarat. In fact if the baccarat revenues were factored out statewide wins would only be up 0.6%. Nevada is currently heavily dependent on baccarat and it accounted for 14% of the total statewide win. This is marked difference from the 4% stake a decade ago. Gambling revenues on the Las Vegas Strip climbed 4.8% from 2012 to reach $6.5 billion which makes up for 58% of the statewide total. Sport betting performed very well with record revenues of $202.8 million, an increase of 19%. Football was the star performer with over $1.6 billion wagered in 2013 and $80.8 million won. December winnings rose 9.6% from the previous year to reach $1...

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Microgaming Signs Franchise Agreement For Jurassic Park
Feb01

Microgaming Signs Franchise Agreement For Jurassic Park

Leading online gaming giant Microgaming has announced a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to create new online slots based on the blockbuster trilogy Jurassic Park. The epic global blockbuster started in 1993 and featured state of the art graphics and technology. The new adventure slots will be a 243 ways-to-win game with five various free spin modes that depend on the DNA analysis of the dinosaur selected. The rerelease of the Jurassic Park based slots is highly anticipated and will be previewed at the ICE Totally Gaming in London in February. Micorgaming are planning to cash in of the popularity of the trilogy that included a 3D release of the original Jurassic Park. CEO of MIcrogaming, Roger Raatgever commented on the planned release,” Jurassic Park is a seminal movie – its stunning visual effects and computer-generated imagery set a new benchmark in the industry. It’s a film that we can draw parallels from in terms of our game creation and our aim to deliver the most visionary and imaginative gaming experiences to the end player. The Jurassic Park brand is legendary, and our game development team is busy creating an all-mighty slot for release later in the...

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