Microgaming, one of the leading online iGaming software suppliers in the world, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with BetGames.TV, one of the fastest growing live betting games suppliers in the online and retail gambling sector.

By expanding its partnership with Microgaming, BetGames.TV will give its clients an opportunity to gain access to BetGames.TV’s game portfolio via the supplier’s award-winning content aggregation platform. This includes Bet-on-Baccarat, Speedy 7, Wheel of Fortune and War of Bets as well as three lottery-like games, Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7 and two distinct variations of poker games, 6+ Poker and Bet-on-Poker.

Aiste Garnevicience, COO at BetGames.TV, revealed that they are proud to collaborate with Microgaming, one of the world’s leading suppliers of premium online gaming software, and they are relishing the opportunity to work hand in hand with one of the most well-known and celebrated companies.  She added that they have set a high standard in the industry and they are eager to work with them.

Richard Hogg, CCO at BetGames.TV, said that Microgaming has won a host of awards, are well known to the iGaming industry, public and media, and the synergy between them and BetGames.TV will provide consumers with the finest products on the market.

James Buchanan, Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, commented that BetGames.TV impressed them with their fresh, innovative approach and they are delighted to add them to their expanding network of content partners.   He added that they believe the addition of their engaging games to their platform ties in nicely with their strategy of providing their customers with a diverse and quality content portfolio.

A lucky player who hails from Lititz, Pennsylvania, managed to hit the progressive Mega Jackpot feature on the Divine Fortune slot game recently.

The player, who is only known as Andrew, won an amount of $278,430.23 with a $1 stake wagering on Divine Fortune at PlaySugarHouse.com, the online casino operated by Rush Street Interactive, the iGaming division of regional casino operator Rush Street Gaming.

Mattias Stetz, the Chief Operating Officer at Rush Street Interactive, commented on the player’s win by saying that during this very difficult and unprecedented period of time, while most are staying home, it is nice that they can provide another outlet for entertainment and a chance to win life changing jackpots.

Stetz also said that the latest Divine Fortune Jackpot win scored by a lucky player proves that ‘even with a small bet their players can win big’.  He went on to say that they have seen ‘quite a surge in online casino play’ amid the Covid-19 outbreak and that they expect the growth to continue as Americans are ‘being asked to stay at home looking for ways to be entertained’.

The lucky winner revealed that his heart was pounding out of his chest when he saw the six-figure win.

Andrew’s win was the thirteenth Divine Fortune jackpot win recorded at PlaySugarHouse.com in Pennsylvania since the launch of the online casino operation in the Keystone State last summer.

Swedish online casino content creator NetEnt’s Divine Fortune is a 5×3 online slot with 20 fixed pay lines that was released in 2017 and is themed around the riches of ancient times.

Two lucky punters had the ‘Luck of the Irish’ after participating in Fair Go Casino’s ‘Mysterious Forest Drive Through’ Promotion.

The first lucky player, Luke Palmer who hails from Victoria, enjoyed a lucky streak that resulted in a massive win of $130,000 while another player, Rose Shaw, from South Australia managed to take home an amount of $65,000.

Luke Palmer’s deposit of $30 resulted in him receiving the biggest win he has ever had in an online casino.  He initially wagered on the Plentiful Treasure slot after which he changed to Football Frenzy slot where he had a run of ‘one hit wins’ of $24,952, $11,550, $10,550 and $11,700 before winning a further amount of $37,242 on the Triple Twister slot game.

Rose Shaw also had a lucky streak after winning an amount of $7,000 on the Achilles slot game and then landing $25,000 in free spins winnings wagering on the Bubble Bubble II slot game.

Rose thereafter won minor jackpots on both the Ocean Oddities and Cash Bandits II slot games before winning a further huge amount of $25,000 on the Triple Twister slot game.

Rose advised players to take it slow after that initial big win and try to mix the bets up and the amount of lines because they just don’t know when they will hit that winning combo.

She went on to say that Fair Go Casino has given her a life changing amount of winnings and she is so grateful for their hard work and amazing support.  “

With the sports betting scene coming to a screeching halt in the United States, following the cancellation or suspension of all major tournaments and competitions, sportsbooks have had to start looking for alternative betting markets.

Which types of markets are sports betting groups offering, in lieu of sports itself?

Some, like Bovada, have started dabbling in the most mundane betting of all – lines on the weather. This wasn’t a very successful attempt, and it seems that weather bets are off for now.

While political betting isn’t quite legal in the United States, some operators have been offering a line or two on US Politics. However, looking across the pond, bookies are well versed in this type of market, and are going all out to attract bettors to these options. 

European sportsbooks also regularly offer lines on reality shows and award shows such as the Oscars, and these markets are proving to be more popular than ever.

But what if players want to bet on sports? Are there any markets left?

The answer is yes, although the range is obviously not wide.

Some of the options are Australian Rules Football and Rugby, Turkish Super LIG Soccer, MLB Pennants, World Series and Super Bowl Futures, and boxing for the latter part of 2020. Also available is Mexican soccer, eSports, virtual horse races and chess.

New Jersey’s sportsbooks have taken a crushing hit, following the suspension or cancellation of all major sports season. One after the other, the NBA, NHL and MLB suspended their seasons due to the spread of the coronavirus, followed by the NCAA Tournament, which was cancelled altogether. On Friday, it was announced that the 2020 Masters Golf tournament was also postponed.

Before the virus reached US shores, New Jersey’s sports betting industry was booming. Its numbers were at their highest since the state introduced legal sports betting 21 months ago. This could be seen in January 2020, when a whopping $540 million was bet in the Garden State in the time leading up to the Super Bowl LIV.

USA Today quotes Daniel Wallach, an attorney specializing in the sports betting industry saying: “The ripple effect to sports betting will be profound because this extends so far beyond the sports wagering bubble. This is just one subset of a broader impact across every segments of American life, and that is going to have a continued impact.”

Wallach notes that we are living in unprecedented times, and predicts that the gambling industry will take a huge hit, along with many other industries around the world.

“There will be an immediate impact and a trickle-down impact over time,” he added.