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Evolution’s Crazy Time Live Dealer Game Show Launches in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Summer has come to Pennsylvania, and with it, the launch of Evolution’s most popular live dealer game show, Crazy Time. Because West Virginia online casinos stream their live dealer games from the studios in Pennsylvania, the game is now available in that state, too. Crazy Time has been a breakout success for Evolution in international markets and made its US […]

WVU Researcher Seeks to ‘Reverse Engineer’ Slots, Understand Addiction Mechanisms

April 24, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

A West Virginia University (WVU) researcher will put slot machines under the microscope in a bid to better understand their addictive features. Mariya Cherkasova of WVU’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will spend two years reverse-engineering slot mechanics to demystify the machines’ appeal. “From a public health perspective, there’s a continuum of gambling,” Cherkasova, […]

BetMGM West Virginia Adds Joker Bombs, Outlaws Inc. Among Other Titles by Hacksaw Gaming

March 27, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

BetMGM Casino has brought Hacksaw Gaming slot titles like Joker Bombs and Outlaws Inc. to its US customers for the first time, starting in West Virginia. The content deal between the two companies previously only applied to Ontario, Canada, though Hacksaw has deals with other US online casinos in West Virginia and New Jersey. Hacksaw CEO Marcus Cordes said: Joining BetMGM on […]

Shawn Fluharty Waves Off Criticism of West Virginia Data Sharing Bill, Says Original Spirit is Intact

March 25, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

On March 9, West Virginia became the first state to pass a law requiring gambling operators to share data with academics for research purposes. The version of the bill that made it through the Senate earlier this month bears some significant changes from the original version introduced by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Minority Whip […]

White Hat Studios Continues US Expansion via Partnership With Caesars in West Virginia

February 27, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

White Hat Studios has extended its partnership with Caesars Palace Casino to West Virginia. The companies already have a similar arrangement in place to bring White Hat content to Caesars’ sites in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Now, Caesars players in West Virginia can likewise play popular White Hat games, many of which feature tie-ins with popular […]

West Virginia’s Mandatory Data Sharing Bill Reaches Second Reading

February 27, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

A West Virginia bill that would compel gambling operators to share data with West Virginia University (WVU) researchers passed its first reading in the house on Monday after advancing from the Judiciary Committee last week. The legislation’s second reading will happen on Tuesday, with the third following Wednesday. Rep. Shawn Fluharty, the bill’s co-sponsor (alongside […]

West Virginia Responsible Gaming and Research Act Would Require Gambling Operators to Share Data With Researchers

February 13, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

West Virginia is considering legislation that would compel gambling operators to share data with academics for responsible gaming research purposes. It’s a move that harm reduction advocates have been calling for, and the Mountain State now has a chance to lead the way. HB5668 appeared in the House on Feb. 13, aiming to create the West Virginia Responsible […]

West Virginia Online Poker Launch Delayed, Still Anticipated Some Time in 2024

The West Virginia Lottery appears to have given up on the prospect of an online poker launch within the first quarter of 2024 but remains hopeful for the prospects later in the year. The Lottery’s Executive Director, John Myers, told our colleagues at PlayWV as much earlier this week. The Lottery regulates all online gambling sites in the […]

Evolution’s Crazy Coin Flip and Super Sic Bo Live Games Make US Debuts

Crazy Coin Flip live slot went live for New Jersey online casino players on Monday,  just weeks after the game’s maker, Evolution, announced the title’s impending US launch. According to a release shared today, Crazy Coin Flip is now streaming live in New Jersey directly from Evolution’s live dealer casino studio in Atlantic City. Evolution […]

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