Gambling News

  • 07 August 2013

    888 Holdings Jumps The Pond; Bringing Brand of Online Poker to NJ

    The Jersey shore just welcomed another guest.London-based 888 Holdings PLC has announced it has agreed to partner with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, leveraging its years of experience to gain a foothold in a potentially massive US online gambling market. “We are extremely well positioned in the US and are working with the regulators in Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey as these three states become ready to open,” CEO Brian Mattingley delivered in a statement.

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  • 07 August 2013

    PokerStars Moves On; Gives Up Bid to Buy Atlantic Club Casino

    It’s official. Any possible relationship between the Rational Group (parent company of PokerStars) and the Atlantic Club is over.The decision delivered this weekend after months of fighting in and out of the courtroom. “We are no longer pursuing an acquistion of the Atlantic Club,” said a Rational Group spokesman in an emailed statement.The Rational Group had originally signed on  to purchase the Atlantic Club for a scant $15 million.

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  • 01 August 2013

    Ultimate Poker Gets Thumbs Up from Regulators

    With over 9.1 million online poker hands under its belt, Ultimate Poker gained the final approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate an online poker website. It is currently the only website in Nevada that is eligible to do so. Ultimate Poker is the baby of Ultimate Gaming, which is owned by Station Casinos. It started its field trial on April 30th to prove to regulators that it can meet state regulations on interactive wagering.

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  • 31 July 2013

    Love at First Launch: NJ Casinos Partner with Technology Providers

    All 12 of Atlantic have notified the Division of Gaming Enforcement of their intention to offer online gambling, with ten of them also announcing partnerships with outside online firms. As you can imagine, applications don’t mean instant licensure; each applicant will undergo an extensive background investigation and be held to the state’s regulatory requirements for an Internet gaming license.

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  • 31 July 2013

    Zynga Keeps Focus On Social Gaming; Abandoning Real Money Games in the US

    It’s hard to make money farming these days, even whether it’s in the Corn Belt or in Farmville.In a recent analyst conference call, Zynga’s chief operations officer, David Ko, announced that the company has decided to focus its U.S. endeavors on its social gaming and casual audience core, and not invest in real money online gambling.

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  • 27 July 2013

    Caesars Prepares to Enter Nevada and New Jersey Online Markets

    Caesars heads full force into the world wide web of real money online gambling. At its helm is Geoffrey Stewart, a global-management-consultant-turned-general-manager of Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s social gaming business and real money Internet gaming operations. A rather lengthy title for someone who is only 34 years old. In his previous role at Bain & Co, Stewart had advised companies involved in technology and consumer products.

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  • 25 July 2013

    Nevada Representative Calls for Online Gambling Hearing

    This week, Dina Titus, a Democrat Representative from Nevada, urged the chairman and the ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to hold a hearing regarding the current state-by-state legalization of online gambling.

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  • 23 July 2013

    Bodog vs PokerScout: Ongoing Privacy Battle

    The Bodog Poker Network continues battle with PokerScout, an online poker traffic reporting site. The battle with PokerScout, and other sites like it, isn’t a new one. Bodog Poker has waged a public campaign for years on behalf of the recreational poker player. It claims sites like Poker Scout benefit online poker grinders and sharks, who are a small percentage of the player base Bodog caters to and attracts.

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  • 18 July 2013

    "Social Gamification" and What It Means For Casinos

    A recent article from VentureBeat.com shared the unveiling of a startup company, BlueBat, and what it intends to introduce to big box casinos. Its product, BlueBox, is all about “social gamification”, the ability to get landbased casinos to move into the world of social games. Based in Vancouver, BlueBat aims to get casinos and online gambling software developers to work together to snag a larger piece of the customer pie.

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  • 20 June 2013

    High 5 Games Acquires Electrotank; Expands Real Money and Social Game Line-Up

    On Monday, High 5 Games and Electrotank, Inc revealed that High 5 Games will acquire all of Electrotank’s intellectual property and assets. The two companies have worked together closely in recent history to move some of High 5’s landbased games into the Facebook sphere.

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