The Gambling Industry Monthly Review – June 2021
Looking back at the month of June 2021, it’s clear the things are heating up in the online gambling industry. This is going to be another exciting iGaming summer for everyone involved in this business sector whether as a creator or a consumer.
Let’s check the most important gambling regulatory decisions by lawmakers, the most memorable wins by casino streamers, and the most thrilling releases that landed on the market.
The Best June 2021 Games
Nolimit City kicked the month off with another action-packed and fun-filled addition to its portfolio – Infectious 5 xWays slot. Like always, the studio didn’t disappoint in terms of graphics and the level of excitement on the reels.
One of the busiest software providers in the industry Pragmatic Play has released several top-notch titles. The ones that stood out the most are – Heart of Rio and Lucky Lightning. Another important piece of news this studio has shared with the gaming community is that Fruit Party slot, one of the most successful games on the market, is getting a sequel and players can expect an upgraded version in August 2021.
The leading live casino provider Evolution has come out with its long-awaited game show – Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt. This release is the exciting mix of the NetEnt’s famous slot Gonzo’s Quest and live casino where players get to experience for the first time the VR option.
Online slot Piggy Bjorn Muspelheim’s Treasure by GameArt has taken the gaming community by the storm, becoming one of the casino streamers’ favorites almost instantly. This Viking-inspired game with pigs as main characters has a stunning 50,000x winning potential and a selection of bonus features that guarantee a premium gambling experience.
Red Tiger has had made a bit controversial move by deciding to launch the game inspired by the infamous Joe Exotic, a person sentenced to 22 years in jail for animal abuse and murder for hire attempt. However, the studio has created a slot that’s visually first-class and entertaining with several highly thrilling bonus features.
Casino Streamers Conquering New Twitch Heights
The most popular casino streamer Roshtein as well as his slot-streaming friends VonDice, DeuceAce, and Trainwreckstv have been growing their Twitch audience. In the month of June, all of them ranked among the top 5 streamers with tens of thousands of viewers joining to watch their reel-spinning broadcasts. They also managed to land some massive and breathtaking wins while betting on some of the best releases on the iGaming market.
After losing 75,000 xQcOW aka Felix managed to bounce back with a 110,000 win on the Dog House slot. Bidule got lucky playing legendary Pragmatic’s Fruit Party slot and won 500,000. And while spinning the reels on Ankh of Anubis by Play’n GO, Trainwreckstv landed a massive 400,000 win. DeuceAce won the El Paso Gunfight and ended up leaving the Wild West with 370,000.
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Once again, Rosh was lucky enough to land the full screen of girls in the Book of Shadows slot and win 1 million, again! But he was not the only one who managed to fill the grid with girl symbols – VonDice has done the same and landed a 400,000 win. The GameArt latest slot Piggy Bjorn was very generous with the streamers and during the bonus round, Rosh managed to hit a whopping 500,000 win.
Important Industry Events and Regulations
The controversial German state treaty on gambling was approved by the Finance Committee last week. Although it was strongly opposed by the online casinos due to the imposed betting size limit, the new regulations came into effect on July 1. Aside from this, the law has also brought an increased 5.3% betting taxes on online casinos and online poker games.
On June 1, Nevada land-based casinos were allowed to end all social distancing and capacity restrictions. Thanks to this, there was a significant bump in what the state and the city of Las Vegas were able to financially generate in the past month. Bill C-218 aka the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act that is set to introduce single-event sports betting in Canada has passed the Senate.
In Ohio, Bill 176 has been passed to the state’s assembly finance committee for approval. Once it passes, 20 land-based and 20 online sports betting operators in this US state will get sports betting licenses and offer their services to the public. September 9 2021 is set as a provisional launch date for legal sports betting in Arizona by the state’s Department of Gaming.
A well-known iGaming provider EveryMatrix has announced they will be opening their first US studio. Employees of Armadillo Studios will cater primarily to the growing US market by creating modern and immersive games for American players. Stakelogic, another famous software provider, has decided to branch out. Known for its premium video slots, this gaming developer is now conquering the live casino sector with state-of-the-art studios in Birkirkara, Malta.