80 Percent of Super Bowl Viewers Want Change in Sports Betting Law

Will Fantasy Sports Betting Soon Become a Reality in Las VegasWhile sports fans are likely split in their opinion over the winner of last night’s Super Bowl game, there’s less division when it comes to the opinion of legalized sports betting.

New research released ahead of the weekend by the American Gaming Association (AGA) finds that 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to change current sports betting law, and two-thirds (66%) believe states should decide whether or not to legalize sports betting.

Further, 41 percent of Super Bowl viewers – 47 million people – have bet on the Big Game at some point. An equal number say they have placed some type of sports bet in the past year. That’s nearly three times the number of people who attended every NFL game this season (17.3 million).

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Juniper: Number of Mobile Gamblers to Increase Wildly in Coming Years

Play-by-Play Social Sports App JetBet Ready for Holiday Kick OffAs highlighted earlier this month by RedOrbit, the latest industry projections call for a massive increase in the number of mobile gamblers worldwide.

Citing data from Juniper, the numbers look impressive.

By 2018, 164 million people “will either place a bet, visit a mobile casino or buy a lottery ticket on their device.”

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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Kambi Group to Deliver Sportsbook Solution to mGaming Operator LeoVegas
The folks at Kambi Group plc tell MGW that they have signed an agreement to deliver its fully managed Sportsbook solution to mobile gaming operator LeoVegas.

Westgate LVSuperbook Partners With Miomni Gaming to Offer Mobile Sports Betting
On Monday, Westgate Hotel and Casino confirmed to MGW that it has partnered with Miomni Gaming to launch a “state-of-the-art sports betting app,” available now on Android and iOS.

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AGA: Americans to Bet $4.2 Billion on Super Bowl 50

Americans to Bet $4.2 Billion on Super Bowl 50According to new estimates released this week by the American Gaming Association, Americans will bet $4.2 billion on Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

That’s up eight percent over last year.

Nearly 97 percent of those bets — $4.1 billion worth — will be wagered illegally, standing in stark contrast to the approximately $115 million bet legally on the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game last year. In fact, the illegal market is 35 times greater than the legal marketplace.

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Boyd Gaming Corp. Plans Delicious Upgrades

Boyd Gaming Kicks Off 2016 with a 'House Advantage'According to a new report from the Las Vegas Review Journal, Boyd Gaming has some major upgrade plans in the works — but the focus isn’t necessarily on gaming this time.

The company, we’re told, is aiming to add nearly two dozen restaurants to its multitude of casino properties located across eight states.

And the effort is expected to kick off this year, although the “restaurant rollout” is being deemed a “multi-year effort.”
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Pechanga Resort and Casino Inks Partnership with App Developer

Pechanga Resort and Casino Inks Partnership with App DevelopermGamingWatch learned Tuesday that the Pechanga Development Corporation, the board that manages the Pechanga Resort & Casino, has secured a partnership with Ruby Seven Studios, a social casino app developer and publisher.

This week, the companies announced a strategic partnership to create, launch, and promote a new online social casino game experience.

Set to launch in mid-2016, this new social casino game will include video poker, bingo, keno, and blackjack and will feature several actual casino slot game themes alongside customized slot games that highlight Pechanga’s expansive property.

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IGT Rolls Out Full Suite of Interactive Gaming at ICE Totally Gaming

IGT Rolls Out Full Suite of Interactive Gaming at ICE Totally GamingInternational Game Technology (IGT) isn’t disappointing in London this week.

The company is presenting an integrated portfolio of interactive solutions for its gaming and lottery customers at ICE Totally Gaming, which runs through Thursday at London’s ExCel Center.

IGT’s came to London ready to feature more than 200 products that serve all regulated gaming segments and channels, including a dedicated interactive section where the company will demonstrate its new interactive game content, platforms, features, applications and technologies.

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Westgate LVSuperbook Partners With Miomni Gaming to Offer Mobile Sports Betting

Westgate LVSuperbook Partners With Miomni Gaming to Offer Mobile Sports BettingOn Monday, Westgate Hotel and Casino confirmed to MGW that it has partnered with Miomni Gaming to launch a “state-of-the-art sports betting app,” available now on Android and iOS.

“We’re ecstatic to introduce the new state-of-the-art mobile sports app at the world-famous Race & Sports SuperBook,” said Jay Kornegay, Vice President, Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. “With the popularity of sports wagering at heights we’ve never seen before, our loyal players now have access to Nevada’s largest and most favorable wagering menu in the palm of their hands.”
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

Play-by-Play Social Sports App JetBet Ready for Holiday Kick OffHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Hilton Worldwide Aims to ‘Change the Game’
On Monday, MGW was briefed by the team at Hilton Worldwide on the unveiling of “Tru by Hilton,” a brand that is “simplified, spirited and grounded” in value, filling what the hospitality giant calls a massive void in the midscale category in the U.S. and Canada.

Oracle Touts New Cloud Services for Hotels and Casinos
The Oracle crew is at it again, this time ramping up the scale and quality of offerings available to hotel and casino properties the world over.
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CashBet to Power Real-Money Gaming for iOS App

CashBet to Power Real-Money Gaming for iOS AppMGW learned Thursday that CashBet has secured a licensing partnership with PlayScreen, LLC for its real-money gaming app, Casino Cash.

Through this partnership, we’re told that CashBet has been named PlayScreen’s iGaming platform provider.

Available soon in the UK App Store, players have access to 17 casino games, including slots, bingo, roulette, and scratch cards within the app.
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