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Crown Resorts Partners with BetEasy to Compete in Online Betting Market

Crown Resorts Partners with BetEasy to Compete in Online Betting Market 300x164 Crown Resorts Partners with BetEasy to Compete in Online Betting MarketCrown Resorts and the Australian corporate bookmaker BetEasy are officially in business together.

The goal of the partnership, representatives for both companies tell mGamingWatch, is to establish an online sports betting business to go head-to-head with the industry behemoths that already play a major role in the Australian online betting market.

According to a provided statement, the coupling involves the combination of BetEasy’s sports book business with the sports book business of Crown’s 100% owned subsidiary, Betfair Pty Ltd.

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Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers: Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to Expect

Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to Expect 300x158 Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers: Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to ExpectA new infographic from Net Affinity takes a good hard look at hotel marketing in the new year.

With mobile technology now firmly entrenched across the world of hospitality, it comes as no surprise that digital marketing will likely play a major role in the hospitality industry in 2015.

“2015 is set to be a big year in digital marketing for hotels with an explosion of new and exciting marketing tools in a rapidly changing environment,” the firm says. “As leading edge practitioners in digital marketing, the team at Net Affinity have identified 15 Hotel Marketing Trends which they believe will feature prominently in 2015.”

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming

Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming18 300x199 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.

Apple’s inaugural smartwatch hasn’t even been released to the public yet, but already some are wondering what — if any — industries may wish to limit the use of such devices in their facilities.

Well, it was — after all — a gamble. But now the data is in. Atlantic City casinos and their online partners took in about $120 million in revenue during its initial season of internet gambling.

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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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Senator Reid Supports Banning Online Gaming

Senator Reid Supports Banning Online Gaming 300x200 Senator Reid Supports Banning Online GamingAccording to the Las-Vegas Review-Journal, Sen. Harry Reid said that Congress next year will take up legislation to outlaw Internet gambling, and he plans to support a ban while trying to gain an exemption for online poker.

“I think there will be efforts made to get rid of the Wire Act,” Reid is quoted in the report.

Billionaire casino owner, Sheldon Adelson, is an opponent of Internet wagering, and there was a failed effort to lobby House and Senate leaders to place a prohibition on online gambling into a year-end spending bill. But Adelson may still get what he wants in the end.

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UNLV to Open Center to Teach/Research Gaming Laws/Regulations

UNLV to Open Center to Teach Research Gaming Laws Regulations 300x196 UNLV to Open Center to Teach/Research Gaming Laws/RegulationsAs casino entertainment and gaming in the digital age spread in popularity across the globe, laws and regulations have made the industry more complex. This is why a group of university officials and gaming industry professionals are creating a program at UNLV dedicated to gaming regulation, says Vegas Inc.

UNLV’s hotel college and law school are connecting to form the center that will be used to conduct research on how well different gaming regulations work and offer classes for industry professionals or new regulators with limited professional exposure to casinos to get themselves up to speed. It should be open by next academic school year with its own executive director.

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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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Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year?

Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year 300x199 Will Apple Watch Be Allowed on Casino Floors Next Year?Apple’s inaugural smartwatch hasn’t even been released to the public yet, but already some are wondering what — if any — industries may wish to limit the use of such devices in their facilities.

The most obvious business that may be concerned is the casino. Consequently, it isn’t yet clear if gaming facilities will restrict the use of highly intelligent wearables on the gaming floor, especially when they could conceivably be used in some instances to give players an unfair edge.
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What Happens in Vegas? Imagine Dragons. At least in New Ad Campaign Featuring Local Band

What Happens in Vegas Imagine Dragons. At least in New Ad Campaign Featuring Local Band 300x225 What Happens in Vegas? Imagine Dragons. At least in New Ad Campaign Featuring Local BandYour next jaunt to Las Vegas could involve dragons. Actually, “Imagine Dragons,” a local Indie band that’s been tapped to be the focus of a new Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ad campaign developed by advertising firm R&R Partners.

“Imagine Dragons,” a band known for its Grammy Award-winning single “Radioactive,” has a new album coming out. Las Vegas, of course, is just doing what it does best: stoke the excitement about visiting the casino capital of the world.

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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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