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There’s No Money in Online, Mobile Gaming? Think Again!

Theres No Money in Online Mobile Gaming Think Again 300x177 Theres No Money in Online, Mobile Gaming? Think Again!On November 6, Morris County resident Cathy Ruela won New Jersey’s largest online jackpot to date while playing the Millionaire Genie online slots—totaling just over $1.3 million dollars.

31 year-old Ruela used to travel to Atlantic City 2 or 3 times a year, but after receiving a promotional coupon for 20 free spins for Harrahscasino.com in February, she began playing online slots sporadically.

Her average deposit was $20 here and there, reports MyCentralJersey, and she was playing just for fun. The timing of this jackpot is perfect, being that it is so close to the one-year anniversary of online gambling being regulated in New Jersey, which was November 25, 2013.

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Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario

Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario 300x167 Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in OntarioLegalizing and regulating online gambling is a revenue source that many countries can’t ignore. Of course, even if regulated online gambling is not available, gamblers will still seek out offshore sites where they can gamble.

One of the largest concerns with offshore sites is that they can essentially make up their own rules — rules that are not always in the best interest of consumers. Not only that, when an offshore site takes advantage of an online gambler, it is unlikely that they will be reported because the online gambler may not want to admit to gambling offshore.

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A ‘Fine’ First (But Minor) Mess for Online Gambling in New Jersey

A Fine First But Minor Mess for Online Gambling in New Jersey 225x300 A Fine First (But Minor) Mess for Online Gambling in New JerseyThe New Jersey Division of Gaming has officially issued its first fine to an online gambling company. What makes this fine unique is that the Caesars Interactive casino self-reported their violation once they realized it had occurred.

According to  NJ Poker Online  the $10,000 fine is related to the casino sending emails to 250 people on the state’s self-exclusion list, over a 4 month period. The casino’s back end system caught the glitch, and Caesar’s stepped up to the plate and reported the violation.

Violations of this nature occur in many industries across the board, most often due to a computer glitch or unintentional oversight.

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Abracadabra! Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile Devices

Abracadabra Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile Devices 300x168 Abracadabra! Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile DevicesRuby Seven Studios has achieved such overwhelming success with their social casino app and mobile slot game Magician Casino that they have now launched it on Android as well.

While there is certainly no shortage of online and mobile slots games, it is the innovation behind Magician Casino that has allowed these gaming entrepreneurs to achieve such great success.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming16 246x300 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.

There are no shortages of places where you can play free online poker, but as more states contemplate regulating online gambling, more tech and gaming firms are searching for ways to capture a piece of the pie. Currently online poker is only legal and regulated in Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey, but at least seven other states are seriously weighing the pros and cons.

Is the popularity of online poker capable of ushering in a new era of legalized online gambling across the United States, or does online poker need some of the strength and sexiness of iCasino gaming to push ahead to its full potential?

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Land-Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos

Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos 300x199 Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live CasinosSocial gaming is still a fairly new industry, but it is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, nonetheless.

While many social games are inspired by classic board games and casino games, a number of others are new games created primarily for mobile devices.

Although most who enter the world of social gaming are either new to the industry, or long time online gaming firms, MyVegas developer Playstudios has found a way to leverage social casino gaming by partnering with land-based Las Vegas casinos.

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Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy

Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy 300x168 Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump BankruptcyMany casinos in Atlantic City have been forced to close their doors in recent years, so it did not come as a huge surprise when Trump entertainment filed for bankruptcy for their Atlantic City casino.

While the drastic decline in revenue is all too common across the Atlantic City gaming landscape, the casino’s unsecured creditors are calling their bankruptcy a charade.

The unsecured creditors claim that the only vote Trump Entertainment is looking to achieve in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan is that of investor Carl Icahn.

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Philippines National Bureau of Investigation Launches Online Gambling Investigation

Philippines National Bureau of Investigation Launches Online Gambling Investigation 300x300 Philippines National Bureau of Investigation Launches Online Gambling InvestigationWilliam Hill is a hugely successful bookmaker operating a customer service center in Manila. Although no gambling activities are conducted out of their Manila service center, the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation in relation to alleged gaming activities potentially related to William Hill in the Philippines.

William Hill publicly stated that they comply with all local laws and global practices, and that there are no unlawful activities occurring in their Manila customer service center.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming14 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.

On Tuesday, Atari rolled out Atari Jackpots, a new social casino game. As eagerly anticipated for months, Atari is slowly but steadily delving deeper into the potentially lucrative waters of social casino gaming.

PokerStars — the world’s largest poker site (together with its “European Poker Tour”) — is one of the world’s most lucrative and popular destinations for poker aficionados.

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Sizmek Draws a Full House with Real Time Campaign and Analytics

Sizmek Draws a Full House with Real Time Campaign and Analytics 300x219 Sizmek Draws a Full House with Real Time Campaign and AnalyticsPokerStars — the world’s largest poker site (together with its “European Poker Tour”) — is one of the world’s most lucrative and popular destinations for poker aficionados.

To increase awareness and goose engagement for a recent tour, PokerStars recently wanted to draw as many eyes to an exciting live stream as possible.

What did Poker Stars do?

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