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Online, Mobile Gambling on The Rise in the UK

Online, Mobile Gambling On The Rise In The UKThe UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) keeps a close eye on trends in both live and online gambling. In a recent report highlighted by iGamingBusiness, the UKGC shared that online gambling grew nearly 50% from 2008 to 2014.

While online gambling is increasing at a rapid rate, gambling as a whole is growing at a fairly steady level. What this means is that more gamblers are shifting from live gambling to online gambling.

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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.

Gambling at New Jersey’s Borgata Online Casino Making Positive Strides
Online gambling results have been a disappointment thus far in New Jersey, but Borgata’s online casino is making some positive strides.

Mississippi Lays the Smack Down on Online Gaming
Mississippi didn’t miss a beat at handing online gambling its lunch. According to CS Report, lawmakers in the state who wanted to user in an era of regulated online gaming for lottery and sports betting have effectively been rebuffed.
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888 Holdings Submits a Formal Bid For Bwin.Party

888 Holdings Submits a Formal Bid For Bwin.PartyBwin.Party is the result of a 2011 merger between Bwin Interactive Entertainment and PartyGaming. The outcome was an online powerhouse offering sports betting, online poker, and a variety of online casino games.

In November 2014, Bwin.Party shared that they were in “preliminary discussions with a number of interested parties regarding a variety of potential business combinations.”

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Bitcoin Now Being Accepted at DerbyJackpot.com

Bitcoin Now Being Accepted At DerbyJackpot.comToday, Bitcoin is emerging not only as an acceptable but also a popular method of payment that many online and even brick-and-mortar businesses are starting to welcome.

In a recent announcement, US-based DerbyJackpot.com shared that they will now be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment for their online gambling website.

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IGT’s DoubleDown Casino Takes New Mobile Offering for a ‘Spin’

IGT's DoubleDown Casino Takes New Mobile Offering for a 'Spin'The team at International Game Technology (IGT) is on a role in the social gaming world. So it’s only logical that they parlay their roll into a spin.

The organization has just launched the Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3x4x5x game for desktop and mobile devices.
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Betfair Creates a New Senior Management Position

Betfair Creates a New Senior Management PositionIn a recent announcement, Betfair revealed that they have created a new Senior Management position, Chief Marketing Officer. The position will be occupied by Johnny Devitt. Devitt was formerly the Direct of Online Marketing at Betfair, but now finds himself in this Senior Management position.

The goal of the new position, SBC News reports, is to place both online marketing and online branding under the same branch of leadership. This position will be a new addition to the London office.

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Poll: Pennsylvania Wants to Put a Stop to Online Gambling Before it Starts?

Online Poll Pennsylvania Wants to Put a Stop to Online Gambling Before it StartsPennsylvania is a state with twelve brick-and-mortar casinos and a visible hole in their tax revenue. But it appears they do not want to use internet gambling to fill that hole. However, looks can be deceiving.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson funded a survey to determine whether Pennsylvania wanted online gambling. The survey though, essentially gave no other alternative than for the voter to vote no. The most influential question that made people choose no was concerning whether they wanted their children to have access to gambling via the Internet.

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Indiana Gov. Pence Still Opposed To Online Gambling

Indiana Gov. Pence Still Opposed To Online GamblingIndiana Gov. Mike Pence has long opposed both live gambling and online gambling. It is for this reason that he has vetoed a recent bill. The proposed bill HEA 1270 would have allowed bettors to deposit funds via ADW, then place pari-mutuel wagers online or via the phone.

While Gov. Pence vetoed this bill, he did allow two other bills to pass. According to Blood Horse, one would allow the Pokagaon Band of the Potawatomi Indians riverboat casinos to move on land, as long as caps and guidelines regarding maintaining their current footprint — with reasonable growth — were established.

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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 Setting High Standards in The World of iGaming
International Game Technology has just achieved the highest vendor rating possible by Info-Tech Research Group. This is no small feat, because the iGaming industry is highly competitive.

Indiana Gov. Pence Still Opposed To Online Gambling
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has long opposed both live gambling and online gambling. It is for this reason that he has vetoed a recent bill. The proposed bill HEA 1270 would have allowed bettors to deposit funds via ADW, then place pari-mutuel wagers online or via the phone.
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888 Partnership in Pennsylvania Suggests Online Gambling Will Soon Be Regulated

888 Partnership In Pennsylvania Suggests Online Gambling Will Soon Be RegulatedIn a recent announcement, online gambling operator 888 confirmed that it has struck a deal with the live casino Mount Airy Casino Resort in the State of Pennsylvania.

While online gambling has not yet been legalized in Pennsylvania, this partnership suggests that things are heading in that direction — and very quickly.

888 is an online gambling operator and part of the All American Poker Network, which already provides online gambling in the states of New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.

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