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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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Ladbrokes Reports Massive Spike in Mobile Gambling

Ladbrokes Reports Massive Spike in Mobile Gambling Ladbrokes Reports Massive Spike in Mobile GamblingAccording to an announcement from Ladbrokes, the British bookmaking behemoth, the company says it has observed a staggering 1100% spike in mobile betting.

The jump was identified during the World Cup in Brazil in recent months.

For Ladbrokes, this is great news for the firm, which seems destined to watch its future play out on mobile. Clearly, the company’s future is now inextricably linked to mobile gambling.
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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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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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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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Reinventing Poker to Combat The Decline in Online Poker

Reinventing Poker to Combat The Decline In Online Poker Reinventing Poker to Combat The Decline in Online PokerWhen a handful of U.S. states legalized online gambling in 2013, online poker was the leader of the pack when it came to overall revenue. While online poker is still the game of choice for many online gamblers, it has seen a rapid decline throughout the first seven full months of 2014.

In a recent article posted in Online-Casino, the direction online casinos are taking to combat this decline was discussed. In today’s electronically savvy world, the ability to game both for fun and for real-money gambling is easier than ever. Every traditional game now has an electronic version, with a multitude of variations tossed into the mix. It is for this reason that gaming developers are exploring ways to make online poker more… fun.

To regain some of their lost poker customers, music, graphics, and innovative new versions of standard poker favorites are being invented. This includes fast draw variations, and 2-7 Triple draw.

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Caesars Looks to Emerge Stronger After Restructuring

Caesars Looks to Emerge Newer Stronger After Restructuring 300x184 Caesars Looks to Emerge Stronger After RestructuringThe past few years have been a challenge for the gambling industry. During the recession, vacationing — and gaming — at casinos and resorts was far more a luxury than at any time in recent memory, and not just in major cities such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

For this reason, many casinos around the nation have closed their doors, and many more are struggling with excessive debt. In an effort to minimize loss, and take a step in fresh new direction, Caesars began restructuring in May of 2014.

Currently Caesars has around $23 billion in debt, and they are restructuring in an effort to reduce this burden. So far they have eliminated $1 billion in debt by implementing a new ownership and management structure for portions of their business.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming3 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.

A mammoth deal that even trumps Apple’s acquisition of Beats, Scientific Games is poised and ready to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.3 billion to acquire Bally Technologies.

Last fall, the state of New Jersey was awarded the first official online gambling permit to Atlantic City’s Borgata. But for Borgata, it’s been a bumpy road to online gambling revenue.

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Amaya Gambling Completes Mammoth Acquisition of Rational Group

Amaya Gambling Completes Mammoth Acquisition of Rational Group Amaya Gambling Completes Mammoth Acquisition of Rational GroupIn June, Amaya Gambling of Montreal, Canada announced plans to acquire the largest online poker room in the world — Poker Stars.

The Isle of Man-based business, operating as the Rational Group Ltd., agreed to be acquired by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. for an estimated $4.9 billion dollars.

Rational Group Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mark Scheinberg owns a reported 75% of the company.
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Gamesys Takes iGaming in New Jersey to the Next Level

Gamesys Takes iGaming in New Jersey to the Next Level Gamesys Takes iGaming in New Jersey to the Next LevelNotwithstanding the fact that New Jersey has weathered its fair share of storms getting online gambling up and running, no one can say the diversity of online and mobile gambling offerings isn’t as impressive as it is expansive.

With each passing week it seems that new games and platforms target gamblers where they are now dwelling with great frequency — on their mobile devices.

As of recent days, New Jersey online gamers have gained the ability to enjoy four additional classic High 5 Games slots – Golden Knight, The Amulet and the Charm, The Mighty Atlas, and The Lovely Outlaws.
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