Number Crunching - Realistic Games, Scientific Games and Sun Bets

Number Crunching - Realistic Games, Scientific Games and Sun Bets

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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Breaking down all the week's news into a set of easy to manage figures

$573 million - Melco International Development has announced it will launch a $573 million temporary casino complex in Cyprus this year, near the southern city of Limassol.

The firm’s CEO Lawrence Ho outlined: “In 2018, we will commence operating a temporary casino facility while we work towards a 2021 targeted opening for the permanent integrated casino resort.  

“Last year we completed several critical steps to advance our long-term strategy in the market. After unveiling the inspiration in February of 2017 for an initial design concept for an original integrated resort unique to the market, Melco Resorts established a Japanese subsidiary, opened an office in Tokyo and appointed a local leadership team in the last quarter of the year.”

£186k - A Ladbrokes punter turned £5 into just over £186k thanks to a monster tennis accumulator.

The customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed a £2.30 18-fold and 18 15p 17-folds totaling to £5 on Tuesday, all of which came in to the sum of £186,574.91.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes emphasised: "This will go down as one of the biggest tennis bets we've seen in recent years. Having correctly predicted the outcome of 18 matches, seven of which were odds against, we can do little but take our hat off to this plucky punter."

12 - Casino supplier Realistic Games has announced that its slots titles are now live with UK-facing gaming brand Sun Bets operated by Tabcorp.

An initial batch of 12 games, which includes Super Graphics Upside Down, Time is Money, Win Sprint, and Hot Cross Bunnies, have been made available on the Sun Vegas tab.

Further new games scheduled for release later in 2018 are also set to be added, alongside more player favourites from Realistic’s extensive portfolio.

Robert Lee, Commercial Director at Realistic Games, said: “We’re very pleased to have teamed up with Sun Bets which is one of the most recognisable brands in the UK.

“We are looking forward to seeing our games live on the site and are expecting them to be popular with their players.”

Adam Ruffett, Director of Casino at Sun Bets, commented: “Realistic’s portfolio of games are proven revenue generators and have established a wide following among slots fans. We’re delighted that we can now offer them to our players.

“We’re always looking to diversify our product range to give the widest possible choice and teaming up with Realistic only enhances that strategy.”

The deal continues Realistic Games’ recent commercial expansion, having recently gone live across SkillOnNet’s stable of recognised brands, including PlayOJO and SlotsMagic.

4 - Scientific Games has announced that the company’s SG Gaming UK group has added four new titles to its comprehensive content library: Rainbow Riches, Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours, Hula Hula Nights, Jackpot Party and The Legend of Bigfoot.

Rick Mountney, Director of Content Development at SG Gaming, stated: “Once again, our talented in-house content team have developed a series of new and exciting titles for our customers across our retail sectors and online. Whether it is the new addition to the Rainbow Riches brand, utilising popular Bally™ and WMS™ brands, or completely new themes such as The Legend of Bigfoot, we have been working hard to continue to provide a constant stream of new innovative gaming content to complement our state-of-the-art terminals, as well as our online digital offering.

2 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered PokerStars to cease using a television advert also warning the company to ensure that in future adverts it doesn’t portray gambling in a socially irresponsible manner or in the context of recklessness.

Two complaints were received about the advert, which challenged whether it sought to exploit inexperienced poker players by suggesting that they could easily excel at the game and make large winnings.

PokerStars responded to the complaints, emphasising that: “The advert was intended to reflect a small, relaxed environment. There was no reference to or suggestion of any financial reward or inducement to play and no money was shown during the ad. When the voice-over stated that bluffing was the only way to win it was only in reference to the hand that the player had and was not meant to relate to every hand in the game.”

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