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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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Of Liberty and Prosperity — and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New Jersey

Of Liberty and Prosperity and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New Jersey 300x160 Of Liberty and Prosperity    and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New JerseyLet’s hear it for New Jersey (where the state motto is “Liberty and Prosperity”) and a recent liquidity sharing agreement between 888poker and WSOP.com. As a result, WSOP is now the state’s biggest online poker destination.

“Two online poker sites in New Jersey have seen their player pools increase dramatically in the past week, thanks to a liquidity sharing agreement that just went into effect,” noted Casino.org. “The new agreement sees WSOP.com and 888poker.com share players for most low-stakes cash games and some selected tournaments, and has bumped both sites to the top of New Jersey’s online poker market.”

According to PokerScout.com, WSOP.com is now the state’s largest when it comes to cash game traffic.

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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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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories2 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.

Tech May Underpin the New Las Vegas Economy, Says Lunden

Perhaps that which was transpiring inside of the convention hall in Las Vegas last week for CES 2015 is more representative of the future of Sin City than anything transparent outside of the hall and on the Vegas strip today.

It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey

WSOP.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.
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When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide

When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide When Marketing And Online Gambling CollideMarketing for online gambling isn’t like marketing for anything else. Plugging clothing lines or beverages is not like regulated, real-money gambling platforms. It’s a lesson that is being learned the hard way for some across the pond.

In its latest crackdown, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has taken aim at the online gambling firm Unibet.

The ASA received three complaints in all that claimed they understood from the advertisements that players were required to place further bets at specified odds in order to withdraw funds and that they would receive a refund of the stake in bonus rather than cash if the bet was lost. The complaints maintained the claim “risk-free bet” in the ads was misleading.

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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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Caesars Entertainment Shows Off ‘Hotel Rooms of the Future’ at International CES 2015

Caesars Entertainment Shows Off Hotel Rooms of the Future at International CES 2015 300x169 Caesars Entertainment Shows Off Hotel Rooms of the Future at International CES 2015 We may not yet have flying cars and time machines, but the the hospitality industry is certainly doing its part to make futuristic technologies a reality today.

This week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, MGW was briefed on the latest efforts by Caesars Entertainment and Ayla Networks to leverage WeChat, a social communication platform, to help showcase a number of IoT-enabled suites at Caesars’ newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

The showcasing goes on through tomorrow, we’re told.
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