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AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy Resource

AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy Resource 300x206 AGA Releases New Gaming Regulatory and Policy ResourceOn Wednesday, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released what it calls a “first-of-its-kind online resource” that enables industry stakeholders, gaming policymakers and regulators to quickly and rather effortlessly access gaming policies across each of the 23 commercial casino gaming states.

Released as a component of AGA’s Get to Know Gaming campaign, the new tool is called, “By the Book.”

AGA boss Geoff Freeman says the resource in question “aggregates and explains key gaming regulatory and statutory requirements in five key areas: regulatory oversight, licensing, taxation, responsible gaming and integrity.”

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Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino App

Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino App Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino AppThe Mission Indians are moving to “corner the casino” with a new mobile app.

According to Gaming Intelligence, the Pala Band of Mission Indians has teamed up with mobile technology firm JOINGO to launch a dedicated mobile app for the San Diego-based Pala Casino Spa & Resort.

“Featuring loyalty account integration, interactive property details, and a slot machine finder, the Android and iOS app is integrated with the operator’s existing Casino Management System,” notes Gaming Intelligence. “This allows players to access the casino’s Privileges Club, providing real-time account balances, tier-point summaries, and other account information.”

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Amaya Gaming’s Quebec Offices Raided, But No Wrongdoing Alleged

Amaya Gaming’s Quebec Offices Raided But No Wrongdoing Alleged 300x200 Amaya Gaming’s Quebec Offices Raided, But No Wrongdoing AllegedOn Wednesday, Federal Canadian police officers Canadian market regulators stormed Amaya Gaming’s Quebec offices in an apparent raid, the details of which remain under wraps at this hour.

What we do know is that there is an ongoing investigation into trading activity that transpired prior to Amaya’s massive acquisition of the parent company of PokerStars earlier this year for close to $5 billion.

Authorities also showed up at Canadian investment bank Canaccord Genuity, as well as Canadian insurance firm Manulife Financial, as part of the same investigation.

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Infographic: Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot Gaming

Infographic Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot Gaming 300x300 Infographic: Harrahs Looks Back and Forward at Slot GamingIn celebration of the one-year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey, a unique infographic was shared with mGamingWatch this week by the folks at HarrahsCasino.com, a leading destination for online gaming.

The visual in question looks at the evolution of the slot machine. The graphic highlights the advancement of the slot machine’s functionality, design and progression.

Want to know more? Check out the full infographic below.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming17 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.

Mohegan Sun is more than just one of the largest casinos in the United States, it’s also looking to be a pioneering in the digital age of hospitality.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is painting an abysmal portrait of the state of online poker in New Jersey, corroborated by new data put forward by the team at PokerFuse.

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Forbes: Big Venture Capital Still Pouring into Mobile, Online Gambling

Forbes Big Money Still Pouring into Mobile Online Gambling Forbes: Big Venture Capital Still Pouring into Mobile, Online GamblingDespite a rough first full year for most of online gambling’s early entrants into the regulated and legal online and mobile gaming environments of New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada, optimism about the potential of this nascent industry hasn’t faded among some heavyweight investors.

According to a report published Thursday, big money continues to pour into this market from some of the most prominent names in the world of venture capital.

“CVC Capital Partners’ agreement to purchase a controlling stake in Sky Bet for $1.25 billion is the latest big bet by private equity investors on an online gambling business, part of a wave of deals that is reshaping the online gambling industry,” Forbes reports.

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Casino Giant Rolls Out Game-Changing Online Booking Tech

Casinos Giant Rolls Out Game Changing Online Booking Tech 300x169 Casino Giant Rolls Out Game Changing Online Booking TechMohegan Sun is more than just one of the largest casinos in the United States, it’s also looking to be a pioneering in the digital age of hospitality.

Mohegan Sun just tapped Groupize Solutions to attract and convert more small corporate and leisure groups.

According to details shared with MGW, Groupize Solutions is now “the preferred group booking platform” for a whopping 7,000 hotels, resorts and chains.
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White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling License

White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling License White Hat Gaming Bingo Network Scores UK Gambling LicenseWhite Hat Gaming, a bingo and casino content provider, has been granted a UK gambling license for its online bingo network.

According to an announcement shared with mGamingWatch, the license in question from the UK Gambling Commission emphasizes White Hat Gaming’s “commitment to providing a safe and secure online gaming environment.”

While there’s plenty of marketing-speak deployed in the announcement, the underlying truth remains. Indeed, only the most trusted igaming companies have been approved for a U.K. license to date.
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The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th

The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th 300x149 The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8thOne of the biggest venues for app developers and their creations, the International Gaming App Awards, has long been a platform to celebrate the best and most lucrative gaming apps. This year’s awards presentation will also highlight developers and games that feature some of the best technological innovations over the last year.

This will also be the first year that online casinos will be featured in the awards. 888, the brand that builds and hosts countless online gambling websites, has been nominated for multiple awards.

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The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over

The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over 300x300 The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be OverAccording to Press of Atlantic City, casino executives who sit on the board of the casino-funded marketing group Atlantic City Alliance have asked the state legislature to abolish the organization to save $30 million annually and trim costs during the ongoing economic struggles facing the New Jersey gaming market.

Formed three years ago as part of an alliance between government and the casino industry to help revitalize the economy, currently 8 casinos contribute to the ACA’s $30 million annual budget (based on a percentage of their gross gaming revenue). However, at the start of the year there were 12 casinos sharing the funding. Borgata, the city’s top-grossing property, pays $7.5 million annually while Golden Nugget pays $2 million, which may increase as casinos struggle to stay open.

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