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Sage Bedfellows: Hilton and Uber Partner for Enhanced Hotel App

Sage Bedfellows Hilton and Uber Partner for Enhanced Hotel AppThey say “politics makes strange bedfellows,” but in the case of Hilton and Uber, it’s more a case of economics making sage bedfellows.

Hilton and Uber have partnered up better accommodate hotel guests who want to grab a ride via the hotel chain’s HHonors app.

In addition to local taxis, ride services like Uber and Lyft are a common feature outside the entrance of hotels now. Uber has everything to gain from the Hilton integration, which should direct more passengers its way.

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Webinar: Increase Gaming Revenues by Becoming a Data-Driven Marketing Organization

Webinar Increase Gaming Revenues by Becoming a Data-Driven Marketing OrganizationThe team at Hidden Fruit — a digital marketing, CRM and business intelligence firm specializing in casino operations, automation, analytics and customer insight — has just confirmed its plan to host an informative — and free — webinar on September 16th, 2015 that is a must for professionals in casino gaming and marketing.

Presented by mGamingWatch, the one-hour webinar will help attendees to learn about the importance of becoming a data-focused marketing organization and the impact it has on your gaming revenues.

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G2E Show Will Showcase Integrated Resort Concept

G2E Show Will Showcase Integrated Resort ConceptThe producers of the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas are planning to stage their own vision of an “integrated resort.”

What’s an integrated resort? To put it in the most simplistic terms, it’s a resort that offers a whole lot more than gaming opportunities.

“Integrated resorts — a term that Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson says he coined — covers hotel-casino projects in which gaming is an element but not the entire focus,” notes the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Integrated resorts include attractions ranging from unique food and beverage concepts to retail, convention space, entertainment options, and even theme parks.”

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FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics Firm

FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics FirmThe folks at FanDuel Inc. tell mGamingWatch that they have a made a strategic acquisition about which they are particularly excited.

The largest one-day fantasy sports operator, Fanduel has acquired numberFire, a next generation sports analytics platform that “uses proprietary statistics to mine for unprecedented insights that predict player and team performance.”

If you’re not familiar, numberFire’s editorial team publishes the data on their website, while the company’s analytics and tools are available to sports fans through subscriptions and media companies through licensing.
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Three7 Gaming to Release Multiple User-Friendly Mobile Applications

Three7 Gaming to Release Multiple User-Friendly Mobile ApplicationsThis week, Three7 Gaming, a new turnkey online gaming solutions company, made a bold move in mobile.

The company tells mGamingWatch that they are planning to roll out several mobile applications in the months to come.

It should be noted, however, that the firm is “currently seeking funding to bring these new applications to market.”
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Casino Marketers Take Note: Online Gambling to Become Mainstream by Decade’s End

Casino Marketers Take Note Online Gambling to Become Mainstream by Decade's EndAccording to new industry data shared Monday with mGamingWatch, the online gambling trend is poised to become a mainstream phenomenon.

New data from Juniper Research indicates that 1 in 10 adults worldwide “will engage in some form of mobile or online gambling by 2019, with the UK and Italy seeing nearly half of adults involved on the activity by that time.”

In particular, the data suggests, licensed services will soar in the United States.
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Is The Downtown Grand Las Vegas Ready For A Facelift?

Is The Downtown Grand Las Vegas Ready For A FaceliftJim Simms was recently hired as the CEO of Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he may have his work cut out for him.

According to a comprehensive report from the Las Vegas Sun, Jim has been a working as an executive in Vegas for the past 16 years, meaning he brings with him great insight as to what guests are looking for in their hotel.

While the Downtown Grand opened in 2013, Simms sees great area of opportunity when it comes to modernizing the hotel.

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Mobile Casino Network Announces Integration With Microgaming and Eyecon

Mobile Casino Network Announces Integration With Microgaming and EyeconIn a recent announcement, Mobile Casino Network shared that they will be integrating with Microgaming and Eyecon games to offer new third party games on their popular gaming network. With the addition of these new games, Mobile Casino Network will now have more than 200 games to offer their users. This includes slots, poker, casino games, scratch games.

This expansion is in addition to the popular branded games they provide by VIP Club Casino, Summit Casino, and Quackpot Casino.

Neeraj Jha, the Managing Director of Mobile Casino Network, stated that: “MCN continuously strives to offer superior gaming content to its players. Partnership with Microgaming and Eyecon Games is sure to attract many more players to our brands. Premium mobile gaming content is an absolute refresher.”

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EveryMatrix Celebrates Their New Security Standards

EveryMatrix Celebrates Their New Security StandardsEveryMatrix recently expanded by opening offices in Asia and Europe. In their effort to attract a larger global gaming consumer-base, they recognized that they would benefit from receiving a higher security certificate.

While EveryMatrix had already invested much time and attention in their security protocols, they set out to achieve the ISO/IEC 27001 standard on Information Security Management—which they recently confirmed as a success, according to iGamingBusiness.

This certification not only highlights their commitment to security, but is an attractive feature for gamers and partners alike.

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Canaccord Genuity Holding Steadfast to ‘Buy’ Rating for 888 Holdings

Canaccord Genuity Holding Steadfast to 'Buy' Rating for 888 Holdings

In what should come as another boost of confidence for investors in prominent gaming company 888 Holdings, some good news is emerging from a respected name on Wall Street.

“888‘s stock had its ‘buy’ rating reiterated by Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued on Monday,” Dakota Financial News reports, citing Market Beat.
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