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Hard Rock International Earns Global Recognition

Hard Rock International Earns Global RecognitionOn Thursday, mGamingWatch learned that World Trademark Review (WTR) has presented Hard Rock International (HRI) with a WTR Industry Award.

We’re told that the WTR named the hospitality and entertainment brand the Trademark Team of the Year in the Travel and Leisure category.

According to the details shared in a news release, the other nominees in the category were Expedia, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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TransAct Planning Big Demo at G2E Asia 2016

TransAct Planning Big Demo at G2E Asia 2016mGamingWatch learned ahead of the weekend that TransAct Technologies Incorporated, a provider of software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, is planning to demonstrate how “Epicentral has Growing Casino Revenue Down to a System” at the Global Gaming Expo Asia 2016, which kicks off tomorrow in Macau.

“Joining the revolutionary Epicentral promotion and bonusing print system in Booth #737 at The Venetian Macao will be a full range of the Company’s award-winning Epic printers for a variety of applications including slot machines, gaming devices, customer self-service kiosks and lottery,” a provided statement reads.
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MGT Capital Acquires Ownership Interest in Technology Incubator

indexMGT Capital Investments, Inc.announced today that it has acquired a Membership Interest in The Round House LLC, an Alabama-based technology incubator, offering “co-working space, accelerator services and angel investment.”

“With an experienced executive team, Round House has attracted top entrepreneurs from Google, E-Nable, Rockstar Games, American Express, and many more companies,” a statement provided to MGW reads.

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Social-Lottery Company GameRail Goes Live

Tipico Touts New Betting AppShoutz, Inc., a marketing, technology and gaming company, announced today the launch of its GameRail subsidiary.

GameRail offers what we’re told is a comprehensive, free-to-play social-lottery experience created to appeal to the growing number of adults that now play U.S. lotteries.

So what can you expect from GameRail?

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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

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.

IGT Rolls Out Enhanced Casino Management System Solutions at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort
On Wednesday, MGW learned that International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has secured an agreement with Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort to deploy a comprehensive suite of IGT solutions and applications to enhance the Deadwood, SD property’s IGT Advantage casino management system.

Caddo Tribe Taps Table Trac’s CasinoTrac Management System
Table Trac, Inc. and Hasinai Gaming Enterprise along with The Caddo Nation announced on Wednesday their selection of the CasinoTrac management system for the new Bison Ridge Casino and Caddo Travel Plaza.
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Future of Casinos in New Jersey Up for Debate at East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute

New Jersey Officials Considering Regulation of Fantasy SportsA good debate lies ahead for the gaming world in the Garden State, MGW learned Monday in a release from ECGC.

A referendum on the New Jersey ballot that could authorize casinos in northern New Jersey is a focal point at the 20th annual East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute, to be held May 25-26 at the new Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah’s Resort.

The panel, titled “Atlantic City … and North Jersey? What’s Best for New Jersey?,” will be moderated by respected journalist John Brennan of The Record.

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Teleteria Casino Owner Touts Growth of Online Sports Gambling

buyOn Monday, Teleteria Casino owner Jay Servidio issued a statement confirming increased online sports betting traffic as Teleteria Casino brings baseball fans “just what they want” — a gaming website, up and running fast, devoted to placing bets for the 2016 baseball season.

Of course, not everyone is as prepared as the team at Teleteria to capitalize on the opportunities at hand.

Servidio says time’s running out before entrepreneurs, able to make landfall profits via online gambling, can have a score of their own.
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

More Mobile and Online Games Get 'Inspired'Here are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

Foxwoods Resort Casino Launches Real-Time Marketing Solution
TransAct Technologies Incorporated tells MGW that its Epicentral Promotion and Bonusing System has been selected by Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT to power the new FoxPerx slot bonus program which just debuted Tuesday in the Fox Tower and Grand Pequot Tower casinos.

Innovation will be ‘Everyi’where at The 31st Annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
On Wednesday, mGamingWatch learned that Everi Holdings Inc. will showcase how its top gaming, payments, and compliance products power the casino floor on March 13-16 in Phoenix at the 31st Annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention.
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Modern Casino Marketing Webinar Set for March 8th: Register Now

Mobile Gambling Webinar Set for WednesdayOn March 8th, 2016, mGamingWatch and Michael Laffey, a 20 year veteran of the gaming business and president of Indigeony , will present an insightful webinar on the opportunities and obstacles inherent today in casino marketing.

According to Laffety, the way that we have been marketing casinos for the last 20 years does not necessarily work in the modern era. Increased competition, aging of core guests, millennial lack of interest, and media fragmentation has forced us to think of new ways to communicate with our guests, he says.

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Casino Marketing Veteran Michael Laffey to Present March 8th Webinar with mGamingWatch

Casino MarketingOn March 8th, 2016, mGamingWatch and Michael Laffey, a 20 year veteran of the gaming business and president of Indigeony , will present an insightful new webinar on the opportunities and obstacles inherent today in casino marketing.

Ahead of the webinar, we caught up with Mr. Laffey — an expert in branding and promotions who has worked for and with some of the biggest names in the casino world — to discuss the forthcoming webinar and the state of casino marketing in early 2016.

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