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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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Is Social Gaming a Loop Hole For Online Gambling?

Is Social Gaming a Loop Hole For Online Gambling Is Social Gaming a Loop Hole For Online Gambling?It’s an interesting question. And one being asked with increasing frequency these days. Is social gaming a veritable loop hole for online gambling?

Every industry across the board is looking for ways in which they can increase their revenues via online and mobile. Within the casino and gambling industry, the debate around regulated online gambling is a hot topic for many land-based casinos and gaming tech firms. However, many casinos and gaming companies are thinking outside of the box and finding more ways to leverage social gaming as a source of revenue for traditional casino games.

While social games prohibit real-money gambling (and allow players to play for free) there are a multitude of ways in which social games can, in fact, be monetized.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming16 246x300 Here’s What Happened This Week in mGamingHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

There are no shortages of places where you can play free online poker, but as more states contemplate regulating online gambling, more tech and gaming firms are searching for ways to capture a piece of the pie. Currently online poker is only legal and regulated in Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey, but at least seven other states are seriously weighing the pros and cons.

Is the popularity of online poker capable of ushering in a new era of legalized online gambling across the United States, or does online poker need some of the strength and sexiness of iCasino gaming to push ahead to its full potential?

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Land-Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos

Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos 300x199 Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live CasinosSocial gaming is still a fairly new industry, but it is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, nonetheless.

While many social games are inspired by classic board games and casino games, a number of others are new games created primarily for mobile devices.

Although most who enter the world of social gaming are either new to the industry, or long time online gaming firms, MyVegas developer Playstudios has found a way to leverage social casino gaming by partnering with land-based Las Vegas casinos.

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Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy

Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy 300x168 Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump BankruptcyMany casinos in Atlantic City have been forced to close their doors in recent years, so it did not come as a huge surprise when Trump entertainment filed for bankruptcy for their Atlantic City casino.

While the drastic decline in revenue is all too common across the Atlantic City gaming landscape, the casino’s unsecured creditors are calling their bankruptcy a charade.

The unsecured creditors claim that the only vote Trump Entertainment is looking to achieve in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan is that of investor Carl Icahn.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming14 Here’s What Happened This Week in mGamingHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

On Tuesday, Atari rolled out Atari Jackpots, a new social casino game. As eagerly anticipated for months, Atari is slowly but steadily delving deeper into the potentially lucrative waters of social casino gaming.

PokerStars — the world’s largest poker site (together with its “European Poker Tour”) — is one of the world’s most lucrative and popular destinations for poker aficionados.

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2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit Kicks Off Today in Atlantic City

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit Kicks Off Today in Atlantic City 300x209 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit Kicks Off Today in Atlantic CityOn Monday, the 2014 Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit (MTGS) kicks off in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The two-day event gives online operators and land-based casino owners an opportunity to connect with online and mobile gaming industry titans and address the major market opportunities and challenges inherent in the mobile era of casino gaming.

“Mobile gambling is the biggest opportunity for operators and casino’s to drive profit in the coming years,” the event’s organizers say. “But the mobile roll-out is hampered by technical problems in the strictly regulated geolocation programs. Disjointed registration and authentication processes hinder the opportunity to use mobile as a brand acquisition and engagement tool, while resistance from banks and credit card issuers to honor online gambling transactions is also controversial.”

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Native Ads the Next Digital Tactic by NJ Casino Marketers?

Native Ads the Next Digital Tactic by NJ Casino Marketers 300x209 Native Ads the Next Digital Tactic by NJ Casino Marketers?According to an exclusive published Wednesday at NativeMobile, a well-placed source with a major gambling operation on the East Coast revealed that “an ambitious digital and mobile ad campaign is in the works.” For what purpose? To help spread the world about the emerging social gaming market in Atlantic City.

Said efforts are being planned now in the likely event that real money social gaming will soon be legal in the state.

“Native advertising will be used. We’re just trying to figure out how and when,” the source is quoted.

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