mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

More Mobile and Online Games Get 'Inspired'Here are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

GSN Games India Touts New ‘World-Class Studio’ to Promote Game Development
On Thursday, GSN Games — a prominent leader in social casino games and cash tournaments — announced the opening of a new Bangalore studio to accommodate talent and business growth.

Krux Lures Media and Marketing Influencers for Data Matters 2016
Krux, an independent data management platform (DMP), is hosting this week more than 400 leaders from more than 300 companies at Data Matters 2016.
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Hard Rock International Earns Global Recognition

Hard Rock International Earns Global RecognitionOn Thursday, mGamingWatch learned that World Trademark Review (WTR) has presented Hard Rock International (HRI) with a WTR Industry Award.

We’re told that the WTR named the hospitality and entertainment brand the Trademark Team of the Year in the Travel and Leisure category.

According to the details shared in a news release, the other nominees in the category were Expedia, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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EveryMatrix Expands to Better Handle Mobile, Desktop Gaming Boom

EveryMatrix Expands to Better Handle Mobile, Desktop Gaming BoomEveryMatrix is expanding across the global landscape.

The iGaming focused firm just announced the opening of a new development office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

“To respond to the growing demand in the industry for desktop and mobile gaming content, the new development team in Ho Chi Minh will work on JavaScript frontend technologies, such as React JS, Redux, SASS and NodeJS to develop web components that will accelerate the company’s clients’ integration cycles,” a news release reads.
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Social Casino Game Developer Inks Large Distribution Deal

Social Casino Game Developer Inks Large Distribution DealmGamingWatch learned Wednesday that Ruby Seven Studios and Genesis Gaming have partnered and will license Genesis Gaming’s content for use in live and future social casino games developed by Ruby Seven Studios.

According to iGamingBusiness, the content agreement “will grow Ruby Seven Studios portfolio of slot games for their top-rated free to play social casino titles while allowing Genesis to expand further in to social casino.”

For now, all we know that is that the agreement allows Genesis Gaming to license their top performing titles in addition to some preparing for launch.
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PokerStars Breaks Record in Online Poker

PokerStars Finds a Potential 'In' Back Into The US Online Gambling MarketmGamingWatch can now confirm that the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), held over the past 17 days by PokerStars.com, has scooped a new world record for richest ever online poker series.

“The total prize pool of $90,984,283.44 across 56 events (168 tournaments) smashed the previous record of $81,222,158.66, set during SCOOP 2014, by nearly $10 million,” an announcement from the online poker giant explains. “The result highlights the strength of PokerStars’ flagship poker championships and the appetite that players from around the world have for the biggest and most prestigious online poker series.”

But the records don’t end there, we’re told.
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Social Casino Developer and Publisher KamaGames Eyes Global Expansion

Social Casino Developer and Publisher KamaGames Eyes Global ExpansionKamaGames, a global developer and publisher of social games for mobile and other gaming platforms, announced Tuesday the next phase of its global expansion.

This week, the expansion rolled forward with the formation of its UK operation and the opening of its first UK office in central London.

Additionally, the publisher and developer also announced the appointment of Daniel Kashti as Chief Marketing Officer and Sam Forrest as Director of Global PR.
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Krux Lures Media and Marketing Influencers for Data Matters 2016

Krux Lures Media and Marketing Influencers for Data Matters 2016Krux, an independent data management platform (DMP), is hosting this week more than 400 leaders from more than 300 companies at Data Matters 2016.

With the Krux crew calling it the industry’s premier data summit, the event is now underway and wraps up tomorrow at the Aria Resort & Casino.

All told, the conference is drawing attendees from five continents and from every corner of media, marketing, and technology landscape.
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XIN Gaming Rolls Out New Mobile Solution

XIN Gaming Rolls Out New Mobile SolutionXIN Gaming, a games and systems developer in the Asian gaming sector, just rolled out a new mobile solution that lets operators introduce their own white label app or enhance their existing platform.

“In a move that could revolutionize the burgeoning mobile market in Asia, XIN Gaming will offer a superior service that includes more than 500 casino games from some of the biggest names in software, including Microgaming, NYX and Playtech,” a provided announcement reads.

All told, the solution will cater for all types of operators as it can be integrated into successful existing apps and websites, with operators able to immediately improve their offering through the addition of a huge portfolio of new titles.
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Bravo Wraps Up New Casino Gaming Business Venture in Nicaragua

Bravo Wraps Up New Casino Gaming Business Venture in NicaraguaMGW has learned that Bravo Multinational Incorporated has just completed an acquisition transaction with Centro de Entretenimiento y Diversion Mombacho S.A., a well respected and established company with its head-quarters located in Managua, Nicaragua.

“In this transaction,” an emailed statement reads, “Bravo will purchase in total 500 slot and video poker gaming machines, in a part stock and part seller financed transaction.”

All machines have been fully Nationalized (import tax’s paid) and are to be operated under a long-term (year 2033) country wide national license, the statement notes.

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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.

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Launches Phase One of Its ‘Online Casino’
On Wednesday, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma announced the launch of its international free play online casino site, www.PokerTribe.com, for the first phase of its platform.

GSN Games India Touts New ‘World-Class Studio’ to Promote Game Development
On Thursday, GSN Games — a prominent leader in social casino games and cash tournaments — announced the opening of a new Bangalore studio to accommodate talent and business growth.

ARM University Program Rolls Out New Mobile Gaming Education Kit
mGamingWatch learned this week that the ARM University Program is offering a new mobile gaming education kit to address the pressing demand for game technology developers.
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