Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lagos Gambling Watchdog Has No Intention of Stopping Lottery Crackdown

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Lagos Gambling Watchdog Has No Intention of Stopping Lottery Crackdown

Lagos is one of the states willing to improve its gaming field and boost its performance in general which is why the Lagos State Lotteries Board overseeing it stated efforts towards this should continue. According to the most recent statement coming from the watchdog, the crackdown on illegal gambling is set to progress by eliminating […]

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NRK extends Scout Gaming Group AB relationship

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NRK extends Scout Gaming Group AB relationship

A little over a week after entering the budding American sportsbetting market courtesy of a deal with Metric Gaming and daily fantasy sports and pool betting technologies provider, Scout Gaming Group, has now announced an extension to its relationship with Norway’s public service radio and television broadcaster. Product to target winter sports: The Stockholm-based business-to-business innovator […]

Mohammed Nuwwarah Takes Down WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $600 H.O.R.S.E.

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Mohammed Nuwwarah Takes Down WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $600 H.O.R.S.E.

Nuwwarah captures debut WSOP Circuit title on his 32nd birthday

Mohammed Nuwwarah, an Omaha, Nebraska resident with solid poker background, won last night the $600 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. that played as part of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond series. The player captured a gold ring and a cash prize of $14,008 after besting 95 like-minded fans of mixed game formats.

Nuwwarah is a member of a poker media by trade, but playing the game is also something he enjoys and apparently is good at. He told WSOP staff after his triumph last night that he likes all Stud games and that he is not a big Omaha 8 or Better fan. Ironically, he won his first piece of WSOP Circuit gold namely while playing an Omaha 8 or Better hand, so he dislikes the game a little less now.

As mentioned, the tournament, marked as Event #7 on the Horseshoe Hammond schedule, featured a 95-strong field that generated a prize pool of $43,775. Apart from the eventual winner, nine more players left with a payout from the H.O.R.S.E. event.

The tournament was played over two days. The second and final day kicked off with 23 lucky hopefuls advancing from Day 1. Cory Chaput led the pack of survivors into the second day of action. He was followed by none other but the eventual champion. Chaput had a total of 181,500 in chips at the start of Day 2, while Nuwwarah held 135,000.

Final Table Highlights

By the time there were just nine players left in contention, Nuwwarah had already swelled his stack and emerged as the chip leader. Nine-handed action kicked off with the eventual champ holding 465,000 in chips, nearly two times more than his nearest competitor – Christopher Grzadziel.

Final table play unfolded relatively quickly until there were just two players left. Michael Hanson was the hopeful whom Nuwwarah faced heads-up. Hanson, too, was vying for his first ring from the series.

What came next was an action-packed three-hour duel that saw Nuwwarah drop to just nine big blinds at some point and then recover to claim the title. Chips swung back and forth for a while and none of the remaining players was happy to give up on the title without a good fight. Eventually, an Omaha 8 or Better hand brought the tournament to a long-anticipated end. Hanson departed with a payout of $8,657 for his runner-up finish.

It is interesting to note that Nuwwarah was a birthday boy yesterday. He said at the beginning of heads-up that he hoped play would extended until after midnight “to outlast the birthday run good.” However, the player emerged as the tournament’s victor five minutes before midnight. Nuwwarah told WSOP staff that he would give his piece of WSOP jewelry to his mother.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

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Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn

Popular software provider, Pragmatic Play deals with ComeOn, a leading operator. The partnership will give the operator’s players access to the entirety of Pragmatic Play renowned portfolio, such as recent releases Da Vinci’s Treasure and Peking Luck, as well as the ever-popular Wolf Gold. Melissa Summerfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: Lahcene Merzoug, CEO at ComeOn, said: The fact ...

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