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The World Comes Together — to Wager: Nevada Regulators Give OK for Olympic Betting

The World Comes Together to Wager Nevada Regulators Give OK for Olympic Betting 300x300 The World Comes Together    to Wager: Nevada Regulators Give OK for Olympic BettingWorld peace may be elusive, but wagering? Now that has some potential.

In a recent turnabout, Nevada gambling regulators just voted to sanction the state’s sports books to offer bets on the 2016 Olympics. It will be the first time in many years that such wagering has been legal.

“It was a move unopposed by anyone in the industry and cheered by the regulators themselves,” noted the Boston Herald. “International sports books in Great Britain, Ireland, and Australia and offshore Internet sites already allow such bets.”

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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories7 300x225 mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Social Mobile Gaming Giant Rakes in Big Cash from In-Game Ads
Whether you have a casino mobile game or a social gaming experiment, Zynga is proving once and for all that in-game ads can be very, very profitable for game makers.

Global Email Marketers Descend on Las Vegas
There’s a party in Las Vegas and email marketers everywhere are invited. International email marketers and industry leaders united in Vegas yesterday as the 10th annual MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2015 kicked off.
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories6 mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Stratosphere Casino-Hotel Kicks Off New Marketing Campaign in Las Vegas
Are red carpets and velvet ropes a thing of the past in Las Vegas? That’s one question being raised in response to the attention-grabbing new marketing campaign of the Stratosphere casino-hotel.

Forget the Plastic Keycard: Here Comes The Cromwell, First Vegas Hotel with Mobile Room Access for Guests
Those credit card sized plastic “room keys” could soon be a thing of the past. Because here comes The Cromwell, where guests can now check in and open their room door with their smartphone. It’s the very first Vegas hotel to offer the service.

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SNG Interactive Cleared for Online Operations in New Jersey

SNG Interactive Cleared for Online Operations in New Jersey SNG Interactive Cleared for Online Operations in New Jersey In the words of Bruce Willis from the original Die Hard: “Welcome to the party, pal!”

On Wednesday, mGamingWatch learned that SNG Interactive — Sportech’s joint venture with NYX Gaming Group Limited — has received a “transactional waiver” for iGaming operations in New Jersey.

As of this writing, New Jersey is still just one of only three states (the other two are Nevada and Delaware) that has legal and regulated online gambling markets.

“This certification confirms that SNG is compliant with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement,” a news release from SNG reads. “As a result, SNG is provisionally permitted to offer real money gaming online to customers, accessing the online system physically from within the state of New Jersey.”
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MGM Resorts Taps New Partner for Nevada Mobile, Geolocation Needs

MGM Resorts Taps New Partner for Nevada Mobile Casino and Sportsbook MGM Resorts Taps New Partner for Nevada Mobile, Geolocation NeedsAccording to details shared ahead of the weekend with mGamingWatch, GeoComply USA, Inc. has secured an agreement with MGM Resorts International to provide geolocation services for mobile casino and sportsbook products.

The aforementioned platforms and products currently in the works are set to debut at MGM Resorts properties later this year.

A provided statement explains that GeoComply’s technology will be integrated into on-property mobile casino and sportsbook apps to verify a player’s location before they play, “in order to deliver the highest possible level of compliance with federal and state regulations.”
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London Based Online Casino Guide Goes Mobile

London Based Online Casino Guide Goes Mobile 300x185 London Based Online Casino Guide Goes MobileAs the global casino and gaming worlds continue to migrate toward mobile, so too are the vast resources available for avid and amateur casino-goers and gamers alike.

Following the trend, a leading London-based online casino guide has recently gone mobile as well.

CasinoDino, a well-known online destination amongst online gambling enthusiasts, has just announced the launch of a new website that is mobile-friendly and fully responsive.

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Gaming Advocates at AGA Applaud Proposed Patent Reform Legislation

Gaming Advocates at AGA Applaud Proposed Patent Reform Legislation 300x199 Gaming Advocates at AGA Applaud Proposed Patent Reform Legislation American Gaming Association Vice President of Government Relations Whit Askew recently came forward to offer words of support and encouragement on an issue of vital importance to the gaming industry.

Askew stepped up to the mic last week in a show of solidarity with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte who has just introduced important patent reform legislation.

“We welcome Chairman Goodlatte’s introduction of the Innovation Act, legislation that will help reduce frivolous and costly patent litigation asserted by patent trolls,” Askew said in a written statement.
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Forget the Plastic Keycard: Here Comes The Cromwell, First Vegas Hotel with Mobile Room Access for Guests

Forget the Plastic Keycard Here Comes The Cromwell First Vegas Hotel with Mobile Room Access for Guests 300x195 Forget the Plastic Keycard: Here Comes The Cromwell, First Vegas Hotel with Mobile Room Access for GuestsThose credit card sized plastic “room keys” could soon be a thing of the past.

Because here comes The Cromwell, where guests can now check in and open their room door with their smartphone. It’s the very first Vegas hotel to offer the service.

The Cromwell, the only standalone boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, worked with Kaba, a provider of access control solutions for the hotel industry, to effect the change.

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Sky Betting and Gaming Focuses on New Tech and Real Time

Sky Betting and Gaming Focuses on New Tech and Real Time 300x197 Sky Betting and Gaming Focuses on New Tech and Real Time In recent days, GBGroup plc, a self-touted specialist in identity intelligence solutions, inked a deal allowing Sky Betting and Gaming to be the first online gaming company to tap into its global identity transaction monitoring software.

The software in question is designed to aid fraud protection, improve operational efficiency and promote what the company calls “responsible gambling.”

The software enables the company to see a 360 view of its users – from initial compliance checks to monitoring player behavior – so they can step in when potential fraudulent activities and signs of problem gambling are presented. The software is already in use by the banking sector to identify fraudulent credit card use as well as financial transactions linked to money laundering activities.

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Want a Guide to Online Gambling? Germany’s CasinoDetektiv.com Could Be the Ticket

Want a Guide to Online Gambling Germanys CasinoDetektiv.com Could Be the Ticket 300x177 Want a Guide to Online Gambling? Germanys CasinoDetektiv.com Could Be the TicketFinding a safe and responsible online gambling venue is a challenge for many, and especially for newcomers.

Now comes www.casinodetektiv.com — a just launched German site — that gives people the low down on fun, safe, and above all reputable online casinos.

According to the Herald Online, the “website was created in responsive design and is therefore easily available for the user at any time from a PC at home or by a smartphone on the move.”

Why the interest from a European company?

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