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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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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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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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Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inks Deal with NetEnt for Online and Mobile Casino Content

Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inks Deal with NetEnt for Online and Mobile Casino ContentThis week, the team at NetEnt — a provider of online gaming solutions — confirmed their new content distribution agreement with Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE).

CIE, one of the largest online, mobile and social gaming companies in the United States, will now have access to a wealth of new online casino content.
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California’s First Online Gambling Coalition Is Launched

California’s First Online Gambling Coalition Is LaunchedIn a recent announcement, Pokerstars shared that they have partnered with 5 California casinos to create a consumer coalition designed to encourage a fair and open online poker and online gambling marketplace.

The coalition is titled Californians for Responsible iPoker, and currently includes PokerStars, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the Commerce, Bicycle and Hawaiian Gardens cardrooms.

The timing of the coalition is also relevant, as Flushdraw notes. Its launch comes directly after California’s Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians released radio ads referring to PokerStars as “con men” and “scam artists.”

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IRS Wants to Use Casino Marketing Tool to Track Player Winnings

IRS Wants to Use Casino Marketing Tool to Track Player WinningsAmong 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.

Currently, if a player wins more than $1,200, a reporting process with the IRS is taken care of at the casino. However, this means that when a gambler generates multiple small wins throughout the year, that their profits may be able to go under the radar.

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Will Australia Lead The World In Mobile Online Gambling Revenues?

Will Australia Lead The World In Mobile Online Gambling RevenuesA 2010 survey revealed that approximately 70% of Australians have wagered or gambled at some point in their life. With this number being drastically higher in Australia than most countries, it shows strong potential for mobile gambling success.

Auspiciously, the Interactive Gambling Act was put in place in Australia in 2001 and is fairly flexible compared to gambling regulations in many countries. According to Online Casino Reports, Australians can sign up with any online gambling site that has gone through the proper channels in order to operate within their region—and this includes mobile gambling.

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Las Vegas Still Leads with Largest Hotels

Las Vegas Still Leads with Largest HotelsThere’s no topping Las Vegas when it comes to the biggest and, arguably, best hotels in the world.

A new infographic published by the U.K.’s Daily Mail shows that the largest hotel in the world remains in Las Vegas.

“The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is the largest hotel in terms of rooms,” the report reads.
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