25 October 2012Zynga Reports Greener Earnings; Eyes Greener Pastures
Zynga‘s stock jumped an impressive 15% in early trading activity on Thursday due to its announcement that it topped its previously lowered 3rd quarter outlook. Originally reforecasted as between $30 and $305 million, the “Farmville” creator posted a revenue of $317 million this quarter, making it a 3% year-over-year growth. (Read on for numerical analysis of Zynga’s financial results and future).Read full article
25 October 2012Virgin Casino Goes Zombie; Launches New Rewards Program
Virgin Games is haunting it up with the addition of a new Halloween-themed slot game Alaxe in Zombieland. Think Alice in Wonderland, if Wonderland was filled with evil zombies in the likenesses of otherwise beloved characters. And then try to sleep that night. With vampires and werewolves moving down the food chain, zombies are all the rage; win the battle against them in this 5-reel, 25-payline bonus slot with a $98K jackpot.Read full article
24 October 2012Facebook Fan Pages: A Gamble?
A Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) article “Is Facebook Extorting Gambling Companies?” hit the internet waves a few days ago, and we’re still feeling the repercussions. In the article, Mike Litson tells the story of an iGaming affiliate who goes through the ringer with Facebook as he tries to figure out why his fanpage is no longer available on the Facebook site.Read full article
23 October 2012William Hill Announces Playtech Buyout, Awaits Numbers.
Several months ago, it was speculated that William Hill PLC could–and probably should–buy out Playtech’s stake in their joint-venture company, William Hill Online. This week, William Hill announced it intended to do just that. Playtech currently owns 29% of the business it founded with William Hill PLC in 2008. At the time, Playtech paid $319.7 million and provided the venture with software platforms and technical solutions.Read full article
19 October 2012South Point Poker: Now Hiring
When you are the first real-money online poker site to launch legally in the state of Nevada, there are a few things you’ll have to do before you open your doors. Take down your free-play online poker site, which you wisely launched a year in advance to create interest and player loyalty. The brief hiatus will be necessary so as not to confuse players during the transition to real money.Read full article
19 October 2012WMS expands reach with Betsson and Unibet
Williams Interactive, the internet gaming arm of WMS, announced this week that it has signed multi-year agreements with Bettson and Unibet. The agreements further beef up the lottery and slot machine company’s online portfolio, and take advantage of the recently acquired Jadestone gaming portfolio, which contains the popular games Wizard of Oz, Reel ‘Em In and Zeus.Read full article
09 October 2012The iPad May Reinvent the Reel; Casinos Embrace Portable Technology
Photograph by Steve Marcus, VegasInc The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) has revealed several thoughts and clues to the future of gambling, both on and offline. Portable and touchscreen technology reigned supreme, highlighting the industry’s movement toward personal interaction and social integration. It’s like offline, online gambling. Portable, accessible, technologically savvy, but rooted within the casino’s very real, very social environment.Read full article
09 October 2012Zynga Lowers Expectations; Puts Eggs in Mobile Basket
Zynga says delayed game launches and disappointing reception of existing games are the reasons it is lowering its revenue expectations for the remainder of 2012. Reaction to the announcement that the company will come in anywhere between $90 to $105 million short has investors scurrying. In a press release, Zynga stated that the 3rd quarter continued to be a challenging one.Read full article
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07 October 2012Nevada Gaming Control Considers More Licenses
Three more companies have been recommended approvals by the Nevada Gaming Control Board: Golden Nugget Incorporated Golden Nugget Incorporated applied for a license to host and operate online poker. Having already secured an agreement with Bally Technologies (which has already been approved to supply online poker to its clients), Golden Nugget Inc looks to a successful license bid.Read full article