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Amaya Aims to Strike a Deal for Bwin.Party

Amaya Aims to Strike a Deal for Bwin.PartyAmaya Inc. is the Montreal-based gaming company behind the wildly successful PokerStars. In a recent announcement Amaya Inc. shared that they are partnering with GVC Holdings PLC with the intent to purchase Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment PLC. Bwin.Party is the company that operates Partypoker.

As highlighted by Global News, Bwin.Party announced in November 2014 that they are looking to sell, which is attracting the attention of online gambling powerhouses from around the globe. Shortly after Amaya announced their bid for Bwin.Party, 888 Holdings PLC also submitted a rival bid.

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Bitcoin Now Being Accepted at DerbyJackpot.com

Bitcoin Now Being Accepted At DerbyJackpot.comToday, Bitcoin is emerging not only as an acceptable but also a popular method of payment that many online and even brick-and-mortar businesses are starting to welcome.

In a recent announcement, US-based DerbyJackpot.com shared that they will now be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment for their online gambling website.

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Wynn Won’t Welcome Online Poker

Wynn Won’t Welcome Online PokerBillionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn continues to hold his ground on his stance with online poker. To be specific, Wynn is against online poker that uses real money. If someone wants to gamble by playing poker, Wynn would rather them to do it in a brick and mortar casino (preferably one with his name on it) instead of online.

A bill banning online gambling is being pushed through Congress. However, there are certain parts exempt from the bill. One example is person-to-person poker, which is already a big hit in Nevada. Because it is already in existence, it would be exempt. Lotteries would also be exempt because they are state-run.

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Globally Recognized Social Gaming Firm Launches Their First Casino Game

Globally Recognized Social Gaming App Launches Their First Casino GameTapinator, Inc. is a globally recognized and well-respected developer of social gaming apps. While they have published a wide-range of games, they have yet to venture into social casino games—that is until now. In an announcement last week, Tapinator shared that they have launched a new Video Poker VIP app on iOS.

It comes as no surprise that Tapinator has decided to enter the world of social gaming, as it is a highly lucrative industry. While many are uncomfortable with, or do not have access to online gambling, social gaming is generally free, and free or inexpensive to download games. Even though social casino games are affordable, app developers can generate massive revenues in add-ons and extra features such as more purchasing more lives, or advanced gaming features.

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Card Counting App for Apple Watch Likely Won’t Make it Into Casinos

Card Counting App for Apple Watch Likely Won't Make it Into CasinosWe all knew something like this was coming.

Apple Watch may have finally arrived, but don’t expect it to get very far inside of your friendly neighborhood casino.

“A Blackjack Watch Counter” assists blackjack players in keeping count of the high and low cards already played in a deck. This gives them an advantage when playing blackjack.

According to CT News, the Apple Watch version of this app is a new take on similar apps for mobile phones. Now, users “can press buttons on their watch instead of their mobile device, making it more difficult to detect.”
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Penn National Gaming To Embrace Social Gaming

Penn National Gaming To Embrace Social GamingIn a recent announcement, Penn National Gaming shared details of their new partnership with Scientific Games. This partnership will include launching the SG Universe product suite at four Penn properties. This move will mark Penn’s introduction into the world of social gaming via Scientific Game’s Play4Fun Network.

Since many social games are played on mobile devices, Penn will also utilize Scientific Games Mobile Concierge marketing suite.

The two new online products will be rolled out over the next few months, starting first at Penn’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. By the end of summer, it is expected that gaming will be available via iOS and android as well.

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MGM Updates The Gaming Commission And Community On Their Progress

MGM Updates The Gaming Commission And Community On Their ProgressBuilding a new casino is no small feat, and requires a series of steps along the way. It is for this reason that MGM Springfield has released the first of many status reports on their casino project in Massachusetts.

According to The Reminder, the report includes details related to state regulations, licensing terms and agreements, as well as Host Community Agreements. In fact, some are saying that this casino is one of the most heavily regulated project Springfield has ever seen.

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Start Spreadin’ the News: High 5 Games Sets Up Shop in New York

Start Spreadin' the News High 5 Games Sets Up Shop in New YorkHigh 5 Games, a New York-based casino gaming company, has just opened their new headquarters on their home turf.

This week, the firm officially opened their new headquarters on the 58th and 59th floors of the newly opened 1 World Trade Center.

If you’re not familiar, High 5 Games is a leader in land-based, online, social, and mobile casino gaming.
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Atlantic City Looks to Keep Brick and Mortar Casinos Alive by Adding Online Gambling Option

Atlantic City Looks to Keep Brick and Mortar Casinos Alive by Adding Online Gambling OptionWith a drastic decline in attendance and revenue at their brick and mortar casinos, Atlantic City had to do something to keep the remaining doors open. Currently, only eight physical casinos remain in Atlantic City.

So Resorts Casino Hotel is taking the lead on expanding to online gambling.

How does online gambling help a brick and mortar casino exactly? A patron would need to physically visit the Atlantic City casino in order to gamble. Once you’ve played in the actual casino, can then continue your gambling experience from your hotel room or the privacy of your own home.

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Sponsors Confirmed for This Year’s iGaming Super Show

Sponsors Confirmed for This Year's iGaming Super ShowThe sponsors are piling in ahead of this year’s iGaming Super Show, which kicks off June 23rd in the Amsterdam RAI.

According to a report this week from Online Casino Reports, the event organizer iGaming Business has now publicly confirmed the top sponsors of this year’s show.

And the sponsors are:

Platform provider GAMING1 (Platinum sponsor), payment method SafeCharge (Gold), gaming solution provider BetConstruct (Silver) and payment method ecoPayz (Bronze).

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