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????This Week in Canada: The Stars Group Expects Record Revenue in Q1 2020
The first quarter of 2020 is proving to be very good to the Toronto-based gaming and online company, The Stars Group. The company has projected a whopping $735 million in revenues for Q1 2020, which is about 27% in revenue growth compared to last year’s result of the same quarter.
The group has seen a surge in their customers’ activities, especially in the beginning of March 2020, presumably due to the lockdown measures being implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This increased level of activity, mainly on their online poker and online casino platforms, continued well into April, showing no signs of slowing down.
Despite its thriving business, The Stars Group CEO promised that their biggest priority is the health and safety of their customers and employees. This includes enhancing their responsible gambling measures and support to their players. Well, that’s a relief to hear❗
????This Week in the Rest of the World: Sweden to Limit Online Gambling Amid Pandemic
With sports events being cancelled all over the country, many Swedes find themselves being at home a lot with not much to do to entertain themselves. Hence, many of them have turned to online gambling, particularly, playing on slot machines. This sudden increase in online gambling activity has got their government a bit worried.
The Swedish government plans to set a cap on how much a player can deposit into their online casino account. At the moment, they are looking at limiting it to 5,000 Swedish Krona (about $700) per week. Not only that, but the government will also limit losses on slots, force players to set a time limit on their gaming time, and cut down welcome bonuses online casinos offer to just 100 Krona ($14). From the looks of it, they certainly mean serious business❗
????️Brand New Casino This Week: Casino Planet
Get your space shuttle ready because we will be shuttling you to Planet Casino, where the sun never rises and the games never stop running. This new exciting casino destination will be open soon for Canadian players, promising more than 1,300 premium games and a mouthwatering welcome bonus. Stay tuned for our signal on when you can blast off to Planet Casino❗
???? Hot Game This Week: The Vault
Help Jewel, the ingenious female burglar, to break the vault for untold treasures on the reels of The Vault. Brought to you by Snowborn Games on Microgaming’s platform, this 5-reel and 20-payline video slot boasts striking 3D visuals and a ton of exciting features like free spins, re-spins, and stacked wilds. With a convincing plot to follow and superior graphics as well as sounds, The Vault provides a rich gaming experience like no other.