RockYou Instantly Gains an Additional 2 Million Social Gamers By Acquiring So Called ‘Dead’ Games

RockYou Instantly Gains an Additional 2 Million Social Gamers By Acquiring So Called 'Dead' GamesSocial gaming has given birth to a wide variety of never-seen-before electronic games. The appeal to social gaming is strong. It is a way to pass the time, it is mentally challenging, and many games allow gamers to play against their friends, as well as other players near and far.

While most gaming companies are busy developing new games, RockYou has taken a completely different approach to social gaming. Instead of developing new games, they focus all of their energy on purchasing the older games that other companies consider to be “dead.”

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The Impending Merger Between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes Still A Hot Topic Of Discussion

The Impending Merger Between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes Still A Hot Topic Of DiscussionNegotiations between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes have been shared by many London news sources over the last several weeks. If the impressive £3.5 billion merger goes through, it would result in the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker to date—with over 4,000 retail locations.

Ladbrokes SBC News reports,  has turned to the investment banks of Green Hill and UBS in order to raise the capital for the acquisition of Gala Coral. While the two companies had been taking their time, it is believed that they are moving thing forward a bit faster now that igaming operator bwin.party has become the target of an acquisition duel between 888 Holdings versus GVC Holdings/Amaya Inc.

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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.

Mohegan Sun Brings Another Online Casino to the Garden State
Dan Katz of Poker News Daily is reporting that another online casino coming to New Jersey. The Mohegan Sun is rolling the dice and rolling out MoheganSunCasino.com, powered by NYX Gaming to facilitate online gambling in the Garden State, where such activity is legal for gamers of the appropriate legal age.

Casino Marketers Say Gambling is Not the Only Reason to Head to Atlantic City
It is no secret that Atlantic City has been struggling in recent years, which is one of the reasons that casinos and resorts are starting to think outside of the box. Since gambling is not a large enough draw to Atlantic City, many casinos and local businesses are finding ways to make the destination more appealing for vacationers of all interests.
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MGM Creating Their Own Entertainment District in Las Vegas

MGM Creating Their Own Entertainment District in Las VegasMGM already has two large projects underway in Las Vegas, and recently announced a third. The third project is an impressive eight-acre site that will house a 5,000-seat theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. This third project will join together MGMs two other current projects—the Park and the Arena.

When all is said and done, Commercial Property Executive reports that MGM will have a full-fledged entertainment center. This will include an internal promenade, as well as a second 20,000-seat arena. All three projects are set to be complete by the spring of 2016.

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Wisconsin Lottery Extends Contract With IGT By Another 7 Years

Wisconsin Lottery Extends Their Contract With IGT By Another 7 YearsLanding a contract with a statewide lottery is always a significant accomplishment, just as is maintaining that contract.

In a recent announcement International Game Technology (IGT) confirmed such an accomplishment by revealing that their GTECH subsidiary was offered a seven year extension to their contract with the Wisconsin lottery.

iGamingBusiness explains that GTECH is responsible for creating a new draw-based and instant ticket lottery system, as well as self-service multimedia products, full-service lottery terminals, and new and improved communication networks. They will also be responsible for warehousing and distribution.

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Sky’s the Limit for SkyWire at This Year’s Casino Marketing and Technology Conference

Sky's the Limit for SkyWire at This Year's Casino Marketing and Technology ConferenceSkyWire’s mobile marketing platform, the Mobile Connect Suite, captured first place for the Most Innovative Gaming Technology Product of 2014 at the Casino Marketing and Technology Conference.

And SMS played a key role in the success recognized at the conference.

If you’re not familiar, the suite of products allows restaurants, casinos, and hotels the opportunity to “increase customer satisfaction and loyalty while shortening wait times by using SMS messages and coupons instead of the bulky pagers and email lists.”
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California Community Looks to Ban Online Gambling

California Community Looks to Ban Online GamblingWith online and mobile gambling proponents optimistic about digital real-money poker and casino gaming coming to the state of California soon, this week marks a setback for these efforts in at least one community.

Jessica Rogness of The Reporter says the city of Fairfield has approved a ban on computerized gambling.

The reason? Numerous complaints pertaining to an Internet sweepstakes cafe located in the city of Fairfield.
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Mohegan Sun Brings Another Online Casino to the Garden State

Mohegan Sun Brings Another Online Casino to the Garden StateDan Katz of Poker News Daily is reporting that another online casino coming to New Jersey.

The Mohegan Sun is rolling the dice and rolling out MoheganSunCasino.com, powered by NYX Gaming to facilitate online gambling in the Garden State, where such activity is legal for gamers of the appropriate legal age.
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888 Makes All the Right Moves with Bwin.party

888 Makes All the Right Moves with Bwin.partyAnd the victory goes to 888.

Ahead of the weekend, news broke that the online gaming giant “won the battle for larger rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment.”

According to a report from Reuters, the deal is worth an estimated $1.4 billion.
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SkillOnNet Continues to Raise the Stakes in Online, Mobile Gaming

SkillOnNet Continues to Raise the Stakes in Online, Mobile GamingSkillOnNet, a hugely popular casino software provider, is back to doing what it does best — innovating in online and mobile gaming.

The company has just rolled out live casino games from Evolution Gaming, a provider of video-streamed live dealer gaming on its casino mobile platform.

The full suite of live casino games, including live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and Casino Hold’em will be featured on major online casino brands such as Mega Casino, PlayMillion Casino, EUcasino and SlotsMagic.

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