Gambling News

  • 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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  • 19 June 2013

    DoubleDown Casino Jumps on the PlayPhone Wagon

    Playphone, Inc announced yesterday that it would be making DoubleDown Casino the newest addition to its social gaming network. DoubleDown Casino, one of the most popular free-play social casino game platforms, reports that over six million active players are engaged in its 30 different games. Owned by IGT (International Gaming Technology), Double Down Casino gleans most of its players from Facebook and other mobile sites.

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  • 19 June 2013

    Bally and iSoftBet join forces expand European market

    This week Bally Technologies, an American company specializing in gaming machines, casino management, and server-based systems for the international gambling industry, announced it was teaming up with ISoftBet, the leading provider for online casinos in Europe with a current portfolio of over 400 games.

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  • 12 June 2013

    Caesars Interactive Collects EA Shares of WSOP; Expands Social Poker Offering

    This week Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the Montreal-based subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, announced it was designating a social poker development studio to grow its play-for-fun World Series of Poker franchise through its Playtika division. Caesars acquired Playtika in 2011 as a way to broaden its social gaming platform, and now Playtika is responsible for all of CIE’s social and mobile gaming.

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  • 06 June 2013

    Louisiana Dips Its Toes Into Online Gambling

    Louisiana’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation that would investigate the viability of online gambling in The Pelican State. It’s next destination is the State Senate.“It’s not a matter of if; it’s just a matter of when it’s going to happen, “said Mike Huval, the representativewho introduced the measure.

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  • 04 June 2013

    Ultimate Poker Karma: WSOP Has Accidental "Soft Opening" of Real Money site

    Ultimate Poker may be the only fish in Nevada’s online poker sea at the moment, but the sharks are circling. And these sharks come with lasers. One month out of the gate, Ultimate Poker has experienced the strains, pains, and gains of any new online enterprise. Social media instantly aired early successes and dirty laundry with equal fervor, and the competition was quick to comment on any bad press. Like Ty Stewart, for example.

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  • 03 June 2013

    Bwin.party forges ahead with Nevada online poker licensing

    Despite comments made by its CEO last month, Bwin.party is moving forward with its application to operate online poker websites in the state of Nevada. Norbert Teufelberger had previously said that the company had decided “not to operate in Nevada”, choosing instead to focus on New Jersey, which had approved gambling legislation that made all types of online gambling available. Bwin’s attorney, Frank Schreck, clarified the statement.

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  • 24 May 2013

    Is Online Gambling the Answer for New Jersey?

    As the most populated of only three states that have legalized online gambling, New Jersey has a lot to gain from a well-executed launch. Analysts have estimated that internet gambling could mean anywhere from a $200 million to $1.2 billion market, and others have speculated that it could bring in as many as 2,000 jobs in its first year.

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  • 23 May 2013

    New Jersey Enlists Help of International Online Gambling Expert

    If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a team of experts to implement Internet wagering in New Jersey. In fact, in light of the recent legalization of online gambling in the state, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has enlisted the help of Mario Galea, a former gambling regulator from Malta.

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