When surfing the Internet, we all expect a certain level of anonymity. While we all know that our IP address can be recorded, as well as data gathered from web browsers, we all expect to have much of our personal information protected. In fact, there are many laws in place designed specifically for online consumer privacy. However, online gambling is changing internet privacy once and for all.
In order to offer online gambling, each state must ensure that their approved online gambling sites have built-in security features to ensure that gamblers are both of age, and from within the geographic boundaries of that particular state. While these protocols are essential and logical, it also means that more personal consumer information must be gathered by doing far more than typing an age or address into the appropriate on-screen fields.
Posted in Casino industry, Gaming industry news, Legal, News, Privacy
On Tuesday, a joint statement from some of the most respected authorities on security and privacy was released with a clear warning issued not only to online and mobile real-money gamers, but also to lawmakers considering an expansion of online gambling.
Those lending their expertise and signatures to the statement include:
- Michael K. Fagan, career federal prosecutor and post-911 anti-terrorism coordinator active in investigating and prosecuting illegal offshore online commercial gambling enterprises
- Earl L. Grinols, distinguished professor of economics at Baylor University, former senior economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
- Jim Thackston, software engineer with a background in the aerospace, manufacturing and energy industries
- John Kindt, Professor of Business and Legal Policy, University of Illinois, Senior Editor, U.S. International Gaming Report
Posted in Announcements, Casino industry, Legal, News, online gambling, Privacy
Marketers from around the gaming and casino industries are gearing-up for the new rules of mobile marketing taking effect this week with strict oversight from the FCC.
With such little time remaining to answer so many questions, last week mGamingWatch, along with our sister sites Mobile Marketing Watch and mHealthWatch, hosted an emergency webinar for marketers and related professionals across numerous industries who must urgently educate themselves on a variety of emerging issues related to consumer privacy, location based services, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Attorneys Ross Buntrock and Michael Hazzard of Arent Fox, Rip Gerber of Locaid, and Jared Reitzin and Darren Withers of mobileStorm participated in the webinar, which is now available to view online.
Posted in Announcements, Best Practices, Casino industry, Gaming industry news, Legal, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, News, Privacy, Regulations, Resources, SMS / Text
Okay, so it’s not “mobile” technology in the digital sense, but it’s truly a mobile product and one that scores of avid gamers are discussing today.
A comprehensive marketing push is in the works for the Gamble Box Pocket Safe – a deposit box that fits right in any pocket or purse.
“It is like a designated driver to protect a gambler’s cash from themselves while at the casino,” the makers of the device say.
Posted in Casino industry, Gaming industry news, News, Privacy
PokerStars.com has confirmed that they have “detected a cheat in the mid-to-high stakes Pot Limit Omaha virtual tables.”
According to information gleaned from online-casinos.com, PokerStars will be refunding money to those who lost due to the aforementioned incident.
The company has a history of picking out cheats and refunding money to those who were affected by the wrongdoing.
Posted in Legal, News, online gambling, Online poker, Privacy
It’s an invite that is being accepted by countless casino and gaming industry marketers and related professionals tonight. And with good reason.
In less than two weeks, the FCC will begin enforcing a strict new set of rules governing marketing calls and text messages directed at consumers on their mobile phones.
The new rules will make it incumbent upon marketers to gain written consent from a consumer prior to adding that consumer to a mobile marketing campaign.
According to legal and mobile marketing experts, marketers and related professionals across numerous industries must urgently educate themselves on a host of emerging issues related to consumer privacy, location based services, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Posted in Announcements, Best Practices, Gaming industry news, Legal, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, News, Privacy, Regulations, Resources, SMS / Text