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AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy Resource

AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy Resource 300x206 AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy ResourceOn Wednesday, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released what it calls a “first-of-its-kind online resource” that enables industry stakeholders, gaming policymakers and regulators to quickly and rather effortlessly access gaming policies across each of the 23 commercial casino gaming states.

Released as a component of AGA’s Get to Know Gaming campaign, the new tool is called, “By the Book.”

AGA boss Geoff Freeman says the resource in question “aggregates and explains key gaming regulatory and statutory requirements in five key areas: regulatory oversight, licensing, taxation, responsible gaming and integrity.”

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UNLV to Open Center to Teach/Research Gaming Laws/Regulations

UNLV to Open Center to Teach Research Gaming Laws Regulations 300x196 UNLV to Open Center to Teach/Research Gaming Laws/RegulationsAs casino entertainment and gaming in the digital age spread in popularity across the globe, laws and regulations have made the industry more complex. This is why a group of university officials and gaming industry professionals are creating a program at UNLV dedicated to gaming regulation, says Vegas Inc.

UNLV’s hotel college and law school are connecting to form the center that will be used to conduct research on how well different gaming regulations work and offer classes for industry professionals or new regulators with limited professional exposure to casinos to get themselves up to speed. It should be open by next academic school year with its own executive director.

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Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year?

Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year 300x199 Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year?Apple’s inaugural smartwatch hasn’t even been released to the public yet, but already some are wondering what — if any — industries may wish to limit the use of such devices in their facilities.

The most obvious business that may be concerned is the casino. Consequently, it isn’t yet clear if gaming facilities will restrict the use of highly intelligent wearables on the gaming floor, especially when they could conceivably be used in some instances to give players an unfair edge.
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Infographic: Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot Gaming

Infographic Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot Gaming 300x300 Infographic: Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot GamingIn celebration of the one-year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey, a unique infographic was shared with mGamingWatch this week by the folks at HarrahsCasino.com, a leading destination for online gaming.

The visual in question looks at the evolution of the slot machine. The graphic highlights the advancement of the slot machine’s functionality, design and progression.

Want to know more? Check out the full infographic below.

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White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling License

White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling License White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling LicenseWhite Hat Gaming, a bingo and casino content provider, has been granted a UK gambling license for its online bingo network.

According to an announcement shared with mGamingWatch, the license in question from the UK Gambling Commission emphasizes White Hat Gaming’s “commitment to providing a safe and secure online gaming environment.”

While there’s plenty of marketing-speak deployed in the announcement, the underlying truth remains. Indeed, only the most trusted igaming companies have been approved for a U.K. license to date.
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The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th

The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th 300x149 The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8thOne of the biggest venues for app developers and their creations, the International Gaming App Awards, has long been a platform to celebrate the best and most lucrative gaming apps. This year’s awards presentation will also highlight developers and games that feature some of the best technological innovations over the last year.

This will also be the first year that online casinos will be featured in the awards. 888, the brand that builds and hosts countless online gambling websites, has been nominated for multiple awards.

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The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over

The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over 300x300 The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be OverAccording to Press of Atlantic City, casino executives who sit on the board of the casino-funded marketing group Atlantic City Alliance have asked the state legislature to abolish the organization to save $30 million annually and trim costs during the ongoing economic struggles facing the New Jersey gaming market.

Formed three years ago as part of an alliance between government and the casino industry to help revitalize the economy, currently 8 casinos contribute to the ACA’s $30 million annual budget (based on a percentage of their gross gaming revenue). However, at the start of the year there were 12 casinos sharing the funding. Borgata, the city’s top-grossing property, pays $7.5 million annually while Golden Nugget pays $2 million, which may increase as casinos struggle to stay open.

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First Year of Online Poker for Delaware: Good or Bad?

First Year of Online Poker for Delaware Good or Bad 300x200 First Year of Online Poker for Delaware: Good or Bad?It’s been over a year since Delaware first started their online poker market, making it a perfect time to look back and see how it has affected the state and gambling in general. According to a recent wave of published reports, all three of the casinos that started online poker sites are still operating those platforms, which seems like quite the accomplishment, considering how much competition there is in the gambling industry.

Just because the sites are still in operation, however, does not mean that they are actually pulling in any revenues.

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Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario

Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario 300x167 Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in OntarioLegalizing and regulating online gambling is a revenue source that many countries can’t ignore. Of course, even if regulated online gambling is not available, gamblers will still seek out offshore sites where they can gamble.

One of the largest concerns with offshore sites is that they can essentially make up their own rules — rules that are not always in the best interest of consumers. Not only that, when an offshore site takes advantage of an online gambler, it is unlikely that they will be reported because the online gambler may not want to admit to gambling offshore.

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Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success

Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success 300x225 Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a SuccessWhile many casinos and online gaming sites are searching for ways to expand their online gambling options, or enter the world of online gambling, others are thinking outside of the box. This is precisely why last October, High 5 Games and Gamesys joined forces to expand their reach by providing consumers with an array of online and mobile social gaming and online gambling options.

The end result, Online-Casinos recently confirmed, has been a multitude of new online and mobile social games and online casinos that offer both premium gaming and premium gambling—whether for fun or for cash. It also positions the two to easily expand as more countries around the world continue to legalize online gambling.

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