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RockYou Instantly Gains an Additional 2 Million Social Gamers By Acquiring So Called ‘Dead’ Games

RockYou Instantly Gains an Additional 2 Million Social Gamers By Acquiring So Called 'Dead' GamesSocial gaming has given birth to a wide variety of never-seen-before electronic games. The appeal to social gaming is strong. It is a way to pass the time, it is mentally challenging, and many games allow gamers to play against their friends, as well as other players near and far.

While most gaming companies are busy developing new games, RockYou has taken a completely different approach to social gaming. Instead of developing new games, they focus all of their energy on purchasing the older games that other companies consider to be “dead.”

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The Impending Merger Between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes Still A Hot Topic Of Discussion

The Impending Merger Between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes Still A Hot Topic Of DiscussionNegotiations between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes have been shared by many London news sources over the last several weeks. If the impressive £3.5 billion merger goes through, it would result in the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker to date—with over 4,000 retail locations.

Ladbrokes SBC News reports,  has turned to the investment banks of Green Hill and UBS in order to raise the capital for the acquisition of Gala Coral. While the two companies had been taking their time, it is believed that they are moving thing forward a bit faster now that igaming operator bwin.party has become the target of an acquisition duel between 888 Holdings versus GVC Holdings/Amaya Inc.

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MGM Creating Their Own Entertainment District in Las Vegas

MGM Creating Their Own Entertainment District in Las VegasMGM already has two large projects underway in Las Vegas, and recently announced a third. The third project is an impressive eight-acre site that will house a 5,000-seat theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. This third project will join together MGMs two other current projects—the Park and the Arena.

When all is said and done, Commercial Property Executive reports that MGM will have a full-fledged entertainment center. This will include an internal promenade, as well as a second 20,000-seat arena. All three projects are set to be complete by the spring of 2016.

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Wisconsin Lottery Extends Contract With IGT By Another 7 Years

Wisconsin Lottery Extends Their Contract With IGT By Another 7 YearsLanding a contract with a statewide lottery is always a significant accomplishment, just as is maintaining that contract.

In a recent announcement International Game Technology (IGT) confirmed such an accomplishment by revealing that their GTECH subsidiary was offered a seven year extension to their contract with the Wisconsin lottery.

iGamingBusiness explains that GTECH is responsible for creating a new draw-based and instant ticket lottery system, as well as self-service multimedia products, full-service lottery terminals, and new and improved communication networks. They will also be responsible for warehousing and distribution.

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SkillOnNet Continues to Raise the Stakes in Online, Mobile Gaming

SkillOnNet Continues to Raise the Stakes in Online, Mobile GamingSkillOnNet, a hugely popular casino software provider, is back to doing what it does best — innovating in online and mobile gaming.

The company has just rolled out live casino games from Evolution Gaming, a provider of video-streamed live dealer gaming on its casino mobile platform.

The full suite of live casino games, including live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and Casino Hold’em will be featured on major online casino brands such as Mega Casino, PlayMillion Casino, EUcasino and SlotsMagic.

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Casino Marketers Say Gambling is Not the Only Reason to Head to Atlantic City

Casino Marketers Say Gambling is Not the Only Reason to Head to Atlantic CityIt is no secret that Atlantic City has been struggling in recent years, which is one of the reasons that casinos and resorts are starting to think outside of the box. Since gambling is not a large enough draw to Atlantic City, many casinos and local businesses are finding ways to make the destination more appealing for vacationers of all interests.

Tropicana was one of the first casinos to make a major investment in non-gambling attractions by shelling out $52 million dollars on their music venue The Playground, MyFoxNY reports citing data from the AP. Caesars also opened the Waterfront Conference Center, a $126 million project designed to attract more conferences and conventions to Atlantic City.

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The Numbers Game May Hinder Online Gambling Success In Pennsylvania

The Numbers Game May Hinder Online Gambling Success In PennsylvaniaOne of the driving forces behind legalizing online gambling in any state is the revenue it can generate in taxes for the state as a whole. While gambling tax is expected to be higher than most other taxes, Pennsylvania’s gambling proposals are taking gambling tax to a whole new level.

There are currently a multitude of proposals to be considered, with proposed taxes at 14 percent, 28 percent, and a seemingly unreasonable 54 percent. For some contrast, New Jersey’s gambling tax is at 15 percent.

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Miomni Introduces New Sports Betting App Available at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

Miomni Introduces Their New Sports Betting App—Available At Aliante Casino + Hotel + SpaAn innovative new sports betting app was just released by Miomni and is now available at the AAA Four Diamond Las Vegas resort Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa.

All users, however, must register for the app in person at Aliante.

With Miomni, users can do everything from place bets, check their balance, and view lines. The minimum initial deposit is $100, with reloads at $50.

Currently, cashing out must also be done in person, but Aliante is searching for a way to cash out remotely to attract the attention of those who live across the state of Nevada.

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Casino Kings Further Secures Their Standing By Providing Players With The Games ‘They Want Most’

Casino Kings Further Secures Their Standing By Providing Players With The Games They Want MostLondon-based online casino house Casino Kings is still a new face in the world of online gaming. Since their launch in 2014, they have proved many times over that their player-centered approach works.

At a time when most would not have considered going up against the already well-established major players, Casino Kings saw great area of opportunity when it came to providing players with a competitive selection of both online and mobile games. This combined with their fun and fair structure, Casino Kings was an almost instant success.

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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.

Coral Gaming Sorry for SMS Spam Attack
Coral Gambling Group is cleaning up after a messy SMS fiasco of epic proportions. Last weekend, players began received an incessant number of mobile marketing messages.

New Jersey Online Gambling Facing Cyber Attacks
It’s a headline we’ve seen before and, unfortunately, will probably see again. Cyber attackers continue to focus their attention on online gambling sites where such platforms are legal, including the state of New Jersey — the site of the most recent attack.
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