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European teams join the next season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League



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New-season of the CS:GO league with the $100 000 prize pool will be held in autumn 2019 and culminated with a LAN final in WePlay! esports arena in Kyiv

Forge of Masters league, having the purpose to give regional tier-2 and tier-3 teams an opportunity to grow out of the shadows of the top-tier teams, will resume very soon: the open qualifiers will start on September 14 and the grand final will take place during the LAN-finals on November 17, 2019. The first season was targeted at teams from the CIS, so with the second season organizers decided to expand the pool of participants – now teams from Europe can try their strength fighting for a share of the prize pool and the championship of the league.

League format 

The second season will welcome 24 teams – 12 from the CIS and 12 from Europe. The competition will have open qualifiers followed by the group stage. It will run online with three stages using the Single Elimination system.

During the first stage, all teams will be split into six groups – three for each region. The teams taking first places in their corresponding groups will advance to the LAN-final of the second season. The squads placing second in the groups will go to the third stage of the online competition and the squads placing third – to the second stage. Based on the results of the second and third stages of the group stage, we will know the teams going to the LAN-final.

8 teams will play in LAN-final and 2 GSL groups will be divided into four 4 teams with Single Elimination playoffs.

The second season dates 

The first phase of the open qualifiers for Europe and the CIS will run on September 14 and 15, while the second phase – September 21 and 22, 2019. You will be able to enjoy a live broadcast of the group stage matches starting October 1 to November 3, 2019:

  • First phase: October 1 — October 13, 2019
  • Second phase: October 18 — October 19, 2019
  • Third phase: November 1 — November 3, 2019

The LAN-final of the second season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League will take place on WePlay!’s new esports arena on November 15 to 17, 2019. The exact location and detailed schedule will be announced later.

Prize pool 

Total prize pool of the season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League will be $100,000, and will be distributed among the finalists as follows:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $20,000
  • 3-4th places: $10,000
  • 5-6th places: $3,000
  • 7-8th places: $2,000

Once again, the main goal behind the Forge of Masters WePlay! League is to give the regional team an opportunity to grow in a healthy competitive environment by participating in regular tournaments.

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Source: WePlay! Esports press office

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Red Rake Gaming expands in Romania with



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Casino games specialist Red Rake Gaming, based in Spain and Malta, has agreed a partnership with to offer the full Red Rake Gaming portfolio in the Romanian market. has selected Red Rake Gaming as its newest partner to continue to offer their players the best in gaming products for the Romanian market. NetBet has a strong reach in Romania, built through continually delivering engaging and high quality content to its players, which will continue with the release of the top performing games from the Red Rake Gaming portfolio.

Red Rake Gaming is delighted to be included in one of NetBet’s strongest markets and looks forward to seeing the results from top performing games, including its newly released Super 12 Stars which delivers an action packed experience to players from the first spin.
Red Rake Gaming, certified in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Italy and Romania, and with licenses in Malta and the UK, are very adept with the regulated landscape and can ensure players can have the best experience when playing on any of the popular titles on offer.

Nick Barr, Managing Director for Red Rake’s Malta operations, commented on this agreement, saying: “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with NetBet who we have built a great working relationship with since our initial launch. Our growth in the regulated market space has been exceptional this year, which is a testament to the delivery of new and engaging content we produce. We look forward to continuing to work with the NetBet team and the results which are sure to come from the growing Romanian market.”

Horia Valuch, NetBet Romania’s COO, said: “We welcome Red Rake Gaming on our platform and we are confident that this partnership will be appealing to our users. Our Casino offering is always being enhanced with new and innovative providers, and the addition of Red Rake Gaming’s content brings fresh and engaging games, full of intriguing features and mechanics. Without a doubt, Red Rake’s content will be very popular with our players.”


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NetBet is an online gambling operator established in 2001, present in over 16 countries and on the Romanian market since 2015, where they were the first to secure a 10-year class 1 license. In addition to their huge online casino they offer a sportsbook, Poker, Vegas, Lotto and Live Casino games making them one of Romania’s top gambling platforms and also the country’s largest online casino.

About Red Rake Gaming:
Red Rake Gaming, an online casino provider, offers a wide and varied portfolio of top-performing games across various markets including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Malta and the UK. As a boutique provider to the iGaming industry, we pride ourselves on working closely with our partners to drive their revenues through our high-quality game production, exclusive promotions and flexibility to accommodate their individual needs. Coming from a strong social background,

Red Rake Gaming content has already been proven in the social casino space, with all the success from social applied to our real money gaming. Since its inception, Red Rake Gaming has experienced significant growth, and demand for featuring rich games continues to strengthen. With over 30 top-performing slots, video bingo’s, video poker and table games, Red Rake Gaming has games to meet all operators’ requirements.

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BMM’s Director Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio Announced as a 2019 AISES Board Member



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BMM Testlabs, the world’s leading gaming test lab and product compliance consultancy, is pleased to announce that Director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio has been elected as a 2019 Board Member for the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) and will serve a three-year term.

DiLascio commented, “This opportunity is a true culmination of my life’s work, uniting my leadership and mentoring skills with my passion and commitment to Tribal youth to promote STEM advancement as a proud member of AISES Board of Directors. Working at BMM Testlabs for the past 10 years has allowed me to dedicate time doing what I am passionate about, Native Sovereignty and encouraging young Native people to pursue their dreams. I am thankful to the AISES membership for the opportunity to serve the organization and advance the mission of AISES with increasing the number of Native Americans and 1st Nations in STEM careers.”

COO, Travis Foley added, “As BMM’s Director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi does a great job representing the company in the Tribal community. Our commitment and valued relationships within Tribal gaming are as strong as ever and we are very pleased to have Jodi serve on the AISES Board of Directors.”

DiLascio also currently serves as a member of the National Indian Gaming Association Board of Directors.

About BMM:
BMM is the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.

At its core, BMM is a systems-expert company that has provided consulting for and tested many of the largest gaming networks and systems over the last 37 years. In addition, BMM has been successfully testing and certifying the full scope of Class III casino products for over two decades.

BMM authored the first set of independent gaming standards in 1992 and the first set of online gaming standards in 2001.

BMM employs some 400 people in 15 global locations and serves over 460 jurisdictions.

BMM’s world headquarters are in Las Vegas (USA), with offices in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Macau (SAR, China), Moncton (Canada), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Bologna (Italy), Midrand (South Africa), Bucharest (Romania) and Krakow (Poland).

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With The Kickoff Of Football Season, Pennsylvania’s Sportsbooks Generate $109 Million Handle



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Pennsylvania bettors jumped at their first chance to legally bet on football, pushing the state’s online and retail sportsbooks to new heights. In all, Pennsylvania sportsbooks attracted a record $109 million in bets in August, offering a first glimpse into the power of football betting, according to analysts.

“Sports bettors almost universally bet on football, so it is no surprise that even with just one full week of college football games and NFL futures to bet on, that Pennsylvania would experience a significant uptick,” said Jessica Welman, sports betting analyst for “But with the NFL season now underway and more sportsbooks online, August’s successes are just a precursor to much bigger things ahead.”

According to official data released on Monday, the handle from online and retail sportsbooks was up 84% from the previous record of $59.3 million set in July. Combined, online and retail bets yielded $9.9 million in revenue in August, up from $5.1 million in revenue in July. August’s “win” injected $2.1 million into state and local government coffers.

The four online sportsbooks that operated in Pennsylvania in August grabbed an increasing share of the total sports betting market. Online bets increased from $39 million in July to $83.2 million in August, representing 76% of the state’s total handle, up from 65.7% in July. By comparison, about 85% of sports bets in New Jersey are made online.

“Online betting in Pennsylvania will continue to increase its share of the state’s handle to a level on par with New Jersey,” Welman said. “To that point, the early-September launch of Fox Bet — the first major sports media-branded betting site in any state — is an interesting development that should gain bettors’ attention. And other online sportsbooks are planning on launching this fall.

The growth of FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino, which enjoyed its first full month of operation in August, is another key reason why the future of online sports betting is bright. FanDuel — a brand that dominates both the retail and online markets in New Jersey — attracted $35.3 million in online bets in August, yielding $2.9 million in revenue and overtaking SugarHouse Casino as the market leader. SugarHouse generated $25 million in online bets, up from $22.2 million in July. That generated $1.7 million in revenue for SugarHouse.

SugarHouse and FanDuel were followed in the online market by:

  • Rivers ($16.9 million online handle, up from $9.9 million in July; $1 million online revenue, up from $773,642)
  • Parx Casino ($6 million online handle, up from $3.6 million; $620,573 revenue, up from $333,070)

SugarHouse took the retail market lead in August, accepting $5.4 million bets, up from $4.3 million in July. That yielded $816,768 in revenue. SugarHouse was followed by:

  • Parx ($5 million handle, up from $3.6 million; $722,945 revenue, up from $414,730)
  • Rivers ($4.9 million handle, up from $4.4 million in July; $631,012 revenue, up from $384,576)
  • Valley Forge Casino ($2.5 million handle, up from $1.8 million; $175,330 revenue, up from $168,146)
  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course ($2.1 million handle, up from $1.8 million; $309,171 revenue, up from $196,188)
  • South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook ($2 million handle, up from $1.9 million; $337,680 revenue, up from $150,074)
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia ($1.9 million handle, up from $1.7 million; $251,296 revenue, up from $186,574)
  • Presque Isle ($1.2 million handle, up from $162,781; $282,384 revenue, up/ from $45,469)
  • Oaks Race and Sportsbook ($942,856 handle, up from $789,502; $48,230 revenue, down from $110,553)

“Even if FanDuel’s ascension is all but inevitable, its first full month in the online market was impressive,” Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for “To take over the market lead so quickly shows the strength of the FanDuel brand. However, competition for market supremacy should remain fierce.”

Online casinos post strong first full month

SugarHouse, Parx and Penn National casinos enjoyed their first full month of online casino games in August, and generated $3.4 million in gross revenue on $111.8 million in wagers. That is up from $812,306 in July revenue and $49.2 million in bets. The revenue injected $985,155 into state coffers.

Sugarhouse led the way with $1.6 million in revenue on $40.9 million in bets, followed by Parx ($1.1 revenue, $53.1 million wagers), and Penn National ($684,452 revenue, $17.8 million in wagers). But as strong as August was, many more online casinos are in the works this fall, according to analysts.

“It will take a few more months before we get a clear picture of Pennsylvania’s online gambling market, but the early returns are positive,” Gouker said. “This market should grow dramatically before the end of the year, working with online sportsbooks to grow exponentially in the coming months.”

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