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Bart Barden, franchise business director at PopCap said: “We are delighted to welcome the iconic MONOPOLY brand from Hasbro into the Lucky Gem Casino. We’ve worked hard to create a spinning reel game experience that truly reflects the shared fun and excitement of MONOPOLY as represented across a wide range of gaming platforms while also maintaining the ultra-high standards that MONOPOLY fans expect.”
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