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Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace Touts ‘Electronic Talent Roster’

Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace Touts Electronic Talent Roster 300x179 Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace Touts Electronic Talent RosterEntertainment is never lacking in Las Vegas, but if you know where to look, you may find even more than you had bargained for.

With the electronic music scene fully engulfing Vegas in recent years, Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace is poised to become a new staple of Las Vegas nightlife. And just this week, the team at Omnia showed if its new electronic talent roster.

So far, Omnia Nightclub has confirmed the first set of artists from its electronic music lineup featuring some of the world’s top DJ “sensations.”

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Exclusive: Las Vegas Just Not ‘Mobile’ Enough

Exclusive Las Vegas Not Mobile Enough 300x168 Exclusive: Las Vegas Just Not Mobile EnoughA new report from a leading market research firm will show that a solid majority of Las Vegas gaming regulars believe the casino capitol of the world simply isn’t mobile enough yet.

Based on an exclusive sneak peak provided to mGamingWatch, the data — which will be officially published as part of a larger report this spring — affirms that which we’ve suspected for some time: Las Vegas is lagging in mobile.

Although there’s been a relatively recent boom in mobile advertising, mobile concierge, and mobile gaming resources available throughout the gaming and hospitality industries housed in Nevada, the fact remains that the big boys in Las Vegas aren’t utilizing mobile to the utmost to give tourist and resident gamers the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
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3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling in 2015

3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling In 2015 300x170 3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling in 2015While a handful of states rushed to launch online gambling as soon as it was legal to do so in the United States, several more states have taken their time to weigh the pros and cons. As an added benefit of this protracted period of contemplation, states have had the time to learn from the areas of opportunity of the first few states to legalize online gambling (Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey) and search for proposed solutions.

More than a handful of states have been talking about introducing an online gambling bill, but at least three are actively taking the bold plunge in 2015—California, Mississippi, and Washington State. While lawmakers in these 3 states have now introduced online gambling-related bills, it is expected that New York State will soon do the same (reports Bluff), with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Illinois likely to follow suit shortly thereafter.

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Washington, Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming Opportunities

Washington Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming Opportunities Washington, Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming OpportunitiesCalifornia’s got company. The Golden State has long been considered the most likely state to next regulate and permit online gambling within its borders. But if the nascent efforts by two other states progress quickly, one or both may beat California to the punch in joining Delaware, Arizona, and Nevada as the only states to legalize online gambling.

In short, some lawmakers in Mississippi and Washington are finally ready to take real action to bring online gambling to their respective states.

Mississippi Representative Bobby Moak recently introduced the Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act Of 2015, a bill that, upon its passage, would usher in the era of iGaming for his state. Whether or not the bill will pass and become law is another question. But the debate is happening as we speak, and efforts to legalize online gambling in Mississippi are moving forward.
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It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey

Its a Pool Party for Online Mobile Gambling in New Jersey 300x180 Its a Pool Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New JerseyWSOP.com – New Jersey and 888 Poker New Jersey are working together to throw the biggest “pool” party the Garden State has ever seen in the world of online gambling.

In case you’re wondering, however, this doesn’t involve any water, just clever joint marketing and a unique opportunity for online gamblers in the state, one of only three where online gambling is permitted today.

As two of the leading, licensed online poker sites in New Jersey, the companies confirmed this week that they will begin sharing limited player liquidity immediately across their online poker rooms in the state.
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AGA Announces New Members

AGA Announces New Members 300x291 AGA Announces New MembersThe American Gaming Association reached out to its gaming colleagues this week to confirm the addition of new members at the AGA.

According to details provided to mGamingWatch by the AGA, the new members include Ainsworth Game Technology, CG Technology, Electronic Transaction Systems, FinScan, Greenwood Racing, Konami Gaming, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Seminole Hard Rock Gaming and William Hill.

“These nine members have joined as part of AGA’s new membership structure, which enables the AGA to be more inclusive and to better represent the totality of the gaming industry,” says Geoff Freeman, the AGA’s President and CEO.
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Casino-Backed Marketing Group Loses Chief

Casino Backed Marketing Group Loses Chief 300x225 Casino Backed Marketing Group Loses ChiefAccording to a slate of published reports this week out of Atlantic City, Liza Cartmell — president of the Atlantic City Alliance marketing group — is leaving her position at the helm of the organization.

The decision comes as pending legislation looms that would effectively dissolve the group and its funding.

“As you all so painfully know, Atlantic City is in a time of transition and all its major institutions are proactively adapting to a new reality,” Cartmell is quoted in one report.
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Growth of U.S. Internet Gambling? Don’t Bet On It — Just Yet, Anyway

Growth of U.S. Internet Gambling Dont Bet On It Just Yet Anyway 300x225 Growth of U.S. Internet Gambling? Dont Bet On It    Just Yet, AnywayThere wasn’t anything more hyped back in 2013 than the prospects for big profits from internet gambling.

Now, the foray seems to be fizzling.

“Efforts to allow internet gambling across the US have stalled, after a campaign backed by casino owners pushed back against industry efforts to allow more widespread wagering on laptops and smartphones,” says the Financial Times. “New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada became the first states to liberalize online betting in 2013, prompting industry executives to predict that longstanding prohibitions on the practice would soon crumble as others followed their example.”

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What Hospitality and Gaming Companies Can Learn from CES 2015

What Hospitality and Gaming Companies Can Learn from CES 2015 300x225 What Hospitality and Gaming Companies Can Learn from CES 2015As the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show rolls on in Las Vegas Tuesday, there is no shortage of critically important technologies and marketing concepts on display for hospitality and gaming industry executives to take in and emulate.

Once again, an array of casino, gaming and hospitality professionals are in town for this year’s CES and there’s much to learn right out of the gates.

So what, for starters, can hospitality and gaming companies take away from CES 2015? If anything, it’s a better understanding of what’s happening (with or without their comprehensive understanding) across their respective industries today.
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Rumble in the Desert: Lawyers Say Caesars Entertainment’s Buy of Caesars Acquisition Company Could Sheer Shareholders

Rumble in the Desert Lawyers Say Caesars Entertainments Buy of Caesars Acquisition Company Could Sheer Shareholders 300x205 Rumble in the Desert: Lawyers Say Caesars Entertainments Buy of Caesars Acquisition Company Could Sheer ShareholdersAs everyone knows, things are getting dicey in casino paradise.

Now shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo, LLP are investigating the proposed acquisition of Caesars Acquisition Co. by Caesars Entertainment Corp. Just before the holidays, the two companies made an announcement that they had signed a “definitive merger agreement.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Caesars Acquisition shareholders will receive $8.96 for each share of Caesars Acquisition common stock based on the December 19, 2014 closing price.

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