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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming6 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.

Ahhhhh! California! Surf…sand…and poker? So, California is one of the next states trying to get online poker legalized. Compatiblepoker.com interviewed Mitch Garber, President and CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company. “Garber was asked about his predictions regarding the progress of legislation next year, and the bottom line is that he is very optimistic that we should be seeing online poker in the Golden State by 2015.”

In July, New Jersey raised its revenue back up to the $10mm mark. In Onlinepokerreport.com, Chris Grove notes that, according to the figures released from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, “The state’s regulated poker rooms and casino sites generated total revenue of $10.07mm during July.” That’s definitely up from the $9.5mm made in June.

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New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on Up

New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on Up 300x200 New Jersey Online Gambling Profits are Moving on UpLook out folks, New Jersey is going up! On the next floor we have gambling revenue from online poker and online gambling, please watch your step while exiting the elevator!

In July, New Jersey raised its revenue back up to the $10mm mark. In Onlinepokerreport.com, Chris Grove notes that, according to the figures released from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, “The state’s regulated poker rooms and casino sites generated total revenue of $10.07mm during July.” That’s definitely up from the $9.5mm made in June.

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort Embraces Social Casino Scene

Thunder Valley Casino Resort 300x225 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Embraces Social Casino SceneThunder Valley Casino Resort is going social.

“Everyone will now have the opportunity to play custom-designed Thunder Valley Casino Resort games on Win’s popular Slots Craze application,” the company announced his week.

Slots Craze is a free social casino game available on Facebook, iOS and Android platforms.
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XLMedia Acquires Unnamed U.K. Sports Betting Website

XLMedia Acquires Unnamed U.K. Sports Betting Website XLMedia Acquires Unnamed U.K. Sports Betting WebsiteIllustrating the rapid rate of acquisitions across the European online gambling landscape, this week the team at XLMedia — a provider of digital performance marketing services — confirmed its plans to acquire a leading UK Sports betting website.

Curiously, however, the name of the platform being acquired was not revealed.

Nonetheless, we’re told the website being acquired is “focused on UK web and mobile traffic,” specializing in sports betting, a statement provided to mGamingWatch reads. As part of the transaction, the company will also purchase a second website providing casino-related content.
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Why Social, Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Google’s Little Green Robot

Why Social Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Googles Little Green Robot 300x179 Why Social, Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Googles Little Green RobotSocial mobile and casino app developers may want to make Android a higher priority.

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is on fire. In the second quarter of this year, 300 million units shipped for the first time ever — a milestone quarter, says the IDC, and a landmark achievement for the smartphone industry.

“Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year,” the report summary reads.

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IGT Shrewdly Shifting Attention Toward Macau

IGT Shifting Attention Toward Macau 300x199 IGT Shrewdly Shifting Attention Toward MacauTeeming with opportunity at every turn, Asia’s fast-growing gaming industry is a welcoming beacon to the world’s leading gaming and technology providers.

The latest gaming industry heavyweight to make Asia a higher priority is IGT.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, International Game Technology has inked a deal with Macau-based game distributor LT Game.
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Success in The World of Online Gambling Will Take a Community Effort

Success In The World Of Online Gambling Will Take a Community Effort 300x200 Success in The World of Online Gambling Will Take a Community EffortAs many new countries around the globe legalize online gambling and sports betting, a need emerges for improved software and online gaming applications. Being that online gambling is still a fairly new sub-industry within the world of live physical gambling and betting, there is still ample opportunity for new industry leaders to emerge in this genre of gaming.

It is for this reason that FreeBets has just launched a new interactive series geared towards the major players in the gambling industry. SBC News reports the series is called “Talking Mobile,” and is an ongoing Q&A between industry leaders with the hopes to improve software development and the overall success for online apps, and gambling and sports betting websites.

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The Opposition to Already Legalized Online Gambling Rages on

 The Opposition to Already Legalized Online Gambling Rages onAlthough legalized online gambling has already arrived in the U.S., efforts to reinstate the ban are still going strong. Some of those most vocal about their opposition are prominent lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Other opponents are bit more surprising, such as Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Collectively, their goal is not only to restore the Wire Act and reinstate the online gambling ban, but they are raising substantial funds for their efforts to undo the burgeoning regulated online gambling market. While only 3 states (Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware) have legalized online gambling, at least 7 other states are seriously weighing its benefits, and plan to roll out their new online gambling programs within a few years – if not sooner.

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World Cup Increased Online Sports Betting For William Hill

World Cup Increased Online Sports Betting For William Hill 300x163 World Cup Increased Online Sports Betting For William HillOne of the many advantages to online and mobile sports betting is that gamers can quickly and easily place their bets from anywhere with Internet access—even when on the go.

When it comes to large and global tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, online is changing the online sports betting industry. As of August 1st, the mobile bookmaker William Hill was up by 7 percent, which is quite impressive because they had been lagging in the first half of the year.

It is the ability to place online bets during the World Cup that has made all the difference.

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Harrah’s Improves Mobile Gaming For New Jersey Residents

Harrah’s Improves Gaming App For New Jersey Residents 300x222 Harrah’s Improves Mobile Gaming For New Jersey ResidentsNew Jersey, it goes without saying, remains one of just three states that regulates online gambling in the US. In the Garden State, however, mobile gambling is growing particularly fast on iOS. For the gaming companies that have cultivated their presence on iOS, this investment continues to pay off.

One of the leading gaming platforms in New Jersey is Harrah’s Online Casino, which has gained significant momentum on mobile this year. Their mobile proficiency is often credited with driving this reality.

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