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Weekend bets to keep an eye on…
Juventus have had a very disappointing season and face newly crowned champions Inter. Juve are still not guaranteed Champions League qualification, which is something Ronaldo & co will be keen to rectify with just 2 games left. Inter have nothing to play for and Juve will be looking to put a marker down on the first side to take their title since 2011.
Hoffenheim have won just once on the road in 2021 (v Hertha Berlin). They have nothing to play for and sit comfortably mid table. Arminia are in a huge relegation scrap and are desperate for the points. They’re battling valiantly, winning their last 2 home matches. When you consider these circumstances, the +0 handicap looks attractive.
Slask are in the running (along with 5 other teams) for the final Europa Conference League qualification spot. They face Stal Mielec who all but secured their Ekstraklasa survival last time out. Stal could still go down if they lose, Podbeskidzie win and there’s a 15-goal swing. All things considered, it’s an unlikely scenario. Slask have more to play for and at that price they’re worth a chance.
FunFair falls apart as ETH gas fees soar
FunFair burst onto the crypto gambling scene back in 2017, offering a white label crypto casino complete with exciting games. It quickly become popular with ERC-20 token gamblers, with the likes of CasinoFair, CryptoCasino and King-Tiger leading the charge.
Unfortunately, as the Ethereum gas prices continued to rise, these games became unviable to run, with crippling gas fees grinding the FunFair gears to a halt. All of these FunFair casinos are now closed, displaying a rather sad uniformed message letting players know that the fun is over. In the hours after the closure, FunFair’s token, FUN, crashed in price. It has since rallied with the rest of the crypto market, but without an active use case it’s destined to sink once more.
Players can still access their FUN wallets from the various casinos to transfer their funds elsewhere. There’s no end in sight for the plight of FunFair, but they are claiming to be working on a solution. EIP-1559 is set to go live in July, which should help bring the fees down. This is a good temporary solution that will put a band aid on the high fees until Ethereum 2.0 goes live.
Resorts World Las Vegas gets into bed with Gemini
Las Vegas is the home of gambling, and thanks to Resorts World Las Vegas, the strip is about to get a whole lot more crypto friendly. The brand-new resort has inked a deal with popular American crypto exchange, Gemini, that allows guests to pay for their stay, buy casino chips and more using crypto and the Gemini wallet.
This deal will instantly make Resorts World Las Vegas one of the most crypto friendly resorts on the strip, taking crypto adoption in the US to the next level. Giving casino goers the chance to get their hands on chips using crypto is a massive leap for the gambling industry, giving players an experience they previously only had through the internet.
If this proves to be popular we could see more resorts on the strip opt to allow players to play with crypto. Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open on 24 June, with Zedd billed as the inaugural resident DJ.
Win $100,000 for free at Sportsbet!
Sportsbet (review, American bettors are geo-blocked) is regarded as one of the best crypto sportsbooks, and it’s just entered a partnership with the popular free-to-play game provider, SportCaller. In the partnership, Sportsbet will see its trademark 4-3-free and bet free 6-6 games taken to the next level with SportCaller’s tech.
Sportsbet’s 4-3-free has players answering 4 questions about a particular sporting event, with players answering all the questions correctly typically winning a free bet. Bet free 6-6 has players attempting to predict the correct score of 6 games for a shot at a huge jackpot. In the event that all match results are correct, but not the scores, there’s a consolation prize.
SportCaller will apply its battle tested tech that’s already being used by some of the biggest names in the government currency gambling world, such as PaddyPower Betfair’s Beat the Drop and FanDuel’s Sports Equinox quizzes.
May Madness is in full swing
Move over March, there’s a now boss in town – May. March Madness was a huge success for Cloudbet (review, American bettors are geo-blocked), so it comes as no surprise that May Madness is here. With €60,000 up for grabs over a 3-week period, May Madness promises to be an action-packed month!
Week 1 and 3 sees players vying to earn points by landing multipliers. The 300 players that collect the most points in each of these 2 weeks will split €40,000. Week 2 has players collecting special bonus symbols that will be added to the reels. The players that spin the most reels are in with the best chances of winning the pot of €20,000.
Minimum bet per spin across the whole tournament is €0.5 and you’ll be automatically enrolled into the promotion when you play any of the participating games.
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