Despite a barrage of reports that online gambling revenue and growth underwhelmed in 2014, there’s no denying the surging popularity in mobile casino apps available across the U.S. and world at large today.
According to new information released by App Annie, expenditures on mobile casino games for Apple’s iOS platform alone jumped 55% year-over-year.
The market is worth $2.7 billion today, and that’s almost exclusively social-casino games in which players can’t win real money.
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The cutting edge convenience of mobile room access afforded to hotel and casino guests at properties hip to such tech is now getting a home-version of sorts.
The innovative mobile key solution providers at OKIDOKEYS have landed in Las Vegas to unveil their newest offering — RentEZ, a virtual concierge app that is generating buzz at the 2015 International CES.
The app gives home sharing hosts and rental property owners a convenient way to offer a professional menu of amenities and services to their guests, the company says.
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Casino play on a Windows phone? You bet.
“Online casino players who prefer using a mobile device that runs on Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1 operating system, will find the new Microgaming-developed Windows phone, real money casino app available at Jackpot City,” says Mark Whysall of ADINews.
The app appeared in the Windows Phone Store in November. Said to be the first-of-its-kind native Jackpot City Windows Phone mobile casino app, it contains an offering of more than 35 first-rate Microgaming casino games.
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The Mission Indians are moving to “corner the casino” with a new mobile app.
According to Gaming Intelligence, the Pala Band of Mission Indians has teamed up with mobile technology firm JOINGO to launch a dedicated mobile app for the San Diego-based Pala Casino Spa & Resort.
“Featuring loyalty account integration, interactive property details, and a slot machine finder, the Android and iOS app is integrated with the operator’s existing Casino Management System,” notes Gaming Intelligence. “This allows players to access the casino’s Privileges Club, providing real-time account balances, tier-point summaries, and other account information.”
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One of the biggest venues for app developers and their creations, the International Gaming App Awards, has long been a platform to celebrate the best and most lucrative gaming apps. This year’s awards presentation will also highlight developers and games that feature some of the best technological innovations over the last year.
This will also be the first year that online casinos will be featured in the awards. 888, the brand that builds and hosts countless online gambling websites, has been nominated for multiple awards.
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It’s an interesting question. And one being asked with increasing frequency these days. Is social gaming a veritable loop hole for online gambling?
Every industry across the board is looking for ways in which they can increase their revenues via online and mobile. Within the casino and gambling industry, the debate around regulated online gambling is a hot topic for many land-based casinos and gaming tech firms. However, many casinos and gaming companies are thinking outside of the box and finding more ways to leverage social gaming as a source of revenue for traditional casino games.
While social games prohibit real-money gambling (and allow players to play for free) there are a multitude of ways in which social games can, in fact, be monetized.
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Ruby Seven Studios has achieved such overwhelming success with their social casino app and mobile slot game Magician Casino that they have now launched it on Android as well.
While there is certainly no shortage of online and mobile slots games, it is the innovation behind Magician Casino that has allowed these gaming entrepreneurs to achieve such great success.
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It’s big news in New Jersey gaming today.
High 5 Games today officially launched with GoldenNuggetCasino.com, with ten games approved for release so far.
As mGamingWatch has previously reported, H5G recently partnered with Golden Nugget to bring its premium VAULT, Remote Gaming Server products to GoldenNuggetCasino.com in the Garden State.
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As the company eyes, by its own admission, a multi-billion dollar worldwide sector with social casino slot games, MX Digital has just announced the launch of its catalog of celebrity branded digital slot games.
“We have been looking for the right strategy, and the right partner to expand into the social gaming sector for some time,” Eric Bischoff of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment and co-founder of MX Digital, said in a provided statement. “We have great brands with partners who have passionate social media fan bases and who are anxious to promote these games with us.”
MX Digital develops and distributes waged digital slot games internationally featuring various well-known celebrities spanning Hulk Hogan to Chuck Norris.
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On Wednesday, New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement confirmed that New Jersey’s casino industry had a rough September.
With revenue slipping and online gambling still under-performing expectations, some are saying its time to more enthusiastically embrace the mobile age and its most talented gaming developers.
“New Jersey’s gambling regulator is considering proposals for adding skill-based social games, like Candy Crush, at casinos in the state in an effort to revive the flagging industry,” Bloomberg is reporting.
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