Online Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Legalizing Online Gambling in Pennsylvania

Online Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Legalizing Online Gambling in PennsylvaniaWith nearly 1,000 votes entered as of July 5, a new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of people support the state of Pennsylvania legalizing regulated online gambling. The results are as follows according to Lehigh Valley Live:

  • 86.41% Yes to Online Gambling
  • 12.51% No to Online Gambling
  • 1.08%  Not sure/wait and see

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Lobbying for Restoration of the Wire Act Intensifies

Lobbying For Restoration Of The Wire Act Intensifies

In their ongoing efforts to restore the Wire Act, and once again make state regulated online gambling illegal—Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla) introduced an accompanying bill to RAWA (S. 1668). The unlikely advocate, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson is still one of the bills most passionate vocal and financial supporters.

The National Association of Convenience Store’s (NACS) has hired the lobbying firm that chiefly wrote the RAWA. Currently, convenience stores monopolize the lottery ticket market, meaning that the more states that allow lottery tickets to be sold online, the more money they stand to lose.

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Sightline, Spin Games Forge Partnership

Sightline Payments Spin Games LogoSightline Interactive, a subsidiary of Sightline Payments, has just announced an agreement with Spin Games, through Respin, the joint venture company between Spin Games LLC and UK based Nektan PLC.

Respin, we’re told, will integrate Sightline’s Play+ payment solution into Spin’s on property “real money” mobile gaming platform for a seamless digital payments experience.

With Sightline’s Play+, Spin customers can instantly move money in and cash out through a secure Play+ account to their favorite Spin mobile games.

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Coral Gaming Sorry for SMS Spam Attack

Coral Gaming Sorry for SMS Spam AttackCoral Gambling Group is cleaning up after a messy SMS fiasco of epic proportions.

Last weekend, players began received an incessant number of mobile marketing messages.

And Coral never meant to send them.

The “annoying and repetitive text messages” pelted cell phones regarding the online gaming platform cultivated by the UK gambling operator.
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Casinos, Gaming Support Important to Voters

Casinos, Gaming Support Important to VotersThe American Gaming Association (AGA) believes that support for casinos and the gaming industry will be an important factor when voters pick a new president next year.

A new poll released last finds that likely Iowa caucus-goers are more likely to support a candidate who recognizes that casinos create jobs, generate valuable tax revenue and serve as an important role in economic development (47%-36%).

The AGA summary notes that eighteen commercial casinos in Iowa support nearly 17,000 jobs, spur $2.5 billion in economic activity and generate nearly $740 million in tax revenues.
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Bettingjobs Survey Shows That iGaming Can Be A Lucrative Career Choice

Bettingjobs Survey Shows That iGaming Can Be A Lucrative Career ChoiceAs an online gambling recruitment specialist, Bettingjobs must stay on top of the average salaries for iGaming professionals. In their latest iGaming “Salary Survey”, it was found that iGaming can prove to be a highly lucrative career choice.

Currently the position that commands the highest salary is the Chief Marketing Officer at £124,600 annually. This was followed by Director of Product at £112,400, and Manger of Operations £99,400.

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Hello Casino Announces That The Have Joined Gaming Platform White Hat Gaming

Hello Casino Announces That The Have Joined Gaming Platform White Hat GamingHello Casino is a fairly new online casino, which has gained widespread recognition since they opened their doors in December of 2014. In an effort to maintain both respect and relevance, Hello Casino has joined with gaming software platform White Hat Gaming.

Gamblers can still expect the “honest bonus terms,” player-centered approach to gaming, and their clean web design, but they will also enjoy new features courtesy of Leander Games, NYX Gaming Group, and Net Entertainment.

The platform has been licensed by the UK Gambling Commission since November 2014, and was met with instant success.

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Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Merger Prompts Questions

When combined, Ladbroke and Gala Coral account for 45% of the UKs high-street book makers. While joining forces may at first sound as though it would be a successful merger, the Competition Markets Authority has the right to demand that they close 15% (or 1,300) of their live shops if the merger goes through, according to a report from U.K’s The Week.

This is because, in an effort to promote a fair marketplace, one entity is not allowed to have more than 30% of the market share once combined. So this raises the question—why merge?

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California-Based World Poker Tour is Under New Ownership

California-Based World Poker Tour Is Under New OwnershipWorld Poker Tour Enterprises (WPT) already sponsors over 70 live and virtual tournaments each year. In an effort to further expand their growth, they have recently been acquired by Beijing-based Ourgame International Holdings for an impressive $35 million.

The alliance formed between the two companies will allow WPT to exclusively license its products and services through Ourgame in over 12 Asian countries. This provides the potential to more than double their current tournaments over the next few years.

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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.

IRS Wants to Use Casino Marketing Tool to Track Player Winnings
Among a casino’s most powerful marketing tools are, undoubtedly, their rewards and comps programs. Such programs reward gamblers by their frequency of visits to the casino and frequency of gambling. This means that player comp cards provide an in-depth log of gambling activity for each casino.

AGA Lends Support to ‘Stop Illegal Gambling’ Initiative
On Monday, mGamingWatch was briefed by The American Gaming Association (AGA) on the formation of its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative.

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