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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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Mississippi Lays the Smack Down on Online Gaming

Mississippi Lays the Smack Down on Online GamingMississippi didn’t miss a beat at handing online gambling its lunch.

According to CS Report, lawmakers in the state who wanted to user in an era of regulated online gaming for lottery and sports betting have effectively been rebuffed.

Chairman of the Mississippi House Gaming Committee, Rep. Richard Bennett created the Internet Gaming and Sports Betting Task Force to introduce a study regarding the financial, legal consideration and technical aspects of online gambling. The results from the study showed very little interest in poker and more favorable interest towards sports betting.
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IGT’s DoubleDown Casino Takes New Mobile Offering for a ‘Spin’

IGT's DoubleDown Casino Takes New Mobile Offering for a 'Spin'The team at International Game Technology (IGT) is on a role in the social gaming world. So it’s only logical that they parlay their roll into a spin.

The organization has just launched the Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3x4x5x game for desktop and mobile devices.
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Betfair Creates a New Senior Management Position

Betfair Creates a New Senior Management PositionIn a recent announcement, Betfair revealed that they have created a new Senior Management position, Chief Marketing Officer. The position will be occupied by Johnny Devitt. Devitt was formerly the Direct of Online Marketing at Betfair, but now finds himself in this Senior Management position.

The goal of the new position, SBC News reports, is to place both online marketing and online branding under the same branch of leadership. This position will be a new addition to the London office.

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Poll: Pennsylvania Wants to Put a Stop to Online Gambling Before it Starts?

Online Poll Pennsylvania Wants to Put a Stop to Online Gambling Before it StartsPennsylvania is a state with twelve brick-and-mortar casinos and a visible hole in their tax revenue. But it appears they do not want to use internet gambling to fill that hole. However, looks can be deceiving.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson funded a survey to determine whether Pennsylvania wanted online gambling. The survey though, essentially gave no other alternative than for the voter to vote no. The most influential question that made people choose no was concerning whether they wanted their children to have access to gambling via the Internet.

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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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Gambling at New Jersey’s Borgata Online Casino Making Positive Strides

Gambling at New Jersey’s Borgata Online Casino Making Positive StridesOnline gambling results have been a disappointment thus far in New Jersey, but Borgata’s online casino is making some positive strides.

For the third straight quarter, their online casino is showing a profit—not just an increase in sales, but a true profit. During the first quarter of 2015, the profit in question was an impressive $1 million dollars.

Part of the reason they are seeing a profit, according to Online Casino Reports is because significantly less is being spent on marketing their new online addition, not nearly as much as was spent during their first year online. On top of that, startup costs and first-time expenditures are no longer negatively impacting profits.

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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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Indiana Gov. Pence Still Opposed To Online Gambling

Indiana Gov. Pence Still Opposed To Online GamblingIndiana Gov. Mike Pence has long opposed both live gambling and online gambling. It is for this reason that he has vetoed a recent bill. The proposed bill HEA 1270 would have allowed bettors to deposit funds via ADW, then place pari-mutuel wagers online or via the phone.

While Gov. Pence vetoed this bill, he did allow two other bills to pass. According to Blood Horse, one would allow the Pokagaon Band of the Potawatomi Indians riverboat casinos to move on land, as long as caps and guidelines regarding maintaining their current footprint — with reasonable growth — were established.

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Apple Brings Back Mobile Gambling Apps… in Sweden

Apple Brings Back Mobile Gambling Apps... in SwedenApple doesn’t have a death wish for gambling apps after all.

At least not in parts of Europe.

According to iGaming Business, Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) says “Apple is to reinstate gambling applications for a number of major operators to the country’s App Store.”
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