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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories4 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.

WeChat Checks in at Caesars’ New Resort for the Utmost in Mobile Convenience
When it comes to the “Internet of Things,” the folks behind WeChat want a part of this red hot tech market segment.That much was evident earlier this month when WeCat (along with Caesars Entertainment and Ayla Networks) touted the creation of a new key app that’s indicative of the so-called “Hotel Room of the Future.”

DeckMedia Shows Off New Mobile Casino
This week in London, Slots Capital become the fourth DeckMedia casino, but it’s the first using Rival Gaming software, to launch a mobile version. It’s the latest indicator of just how quickly casino gaming is migrating toward mobile across the pond.
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories3 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.

Exclusive: Las Vegas Just Not ‘Mobile’ Enough
A new report from a leading market research firm will show that a solid majority of Las Vegas gaming regulars believe the casino capitol of the world simply isn’t mobile enough yet.

Raising the Bar(s): iGaming Offshore Could Mean Gambling Your Freedom in Mississippi
States entertaining the prospect of legalized online gambling within their borders are stepping up efforts to ensure that any prospective digital gambling activity (and subsequent revenue) isn’t lost to unauthorized offshore online gambling platforms.
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Of Liberty and Prosperity — and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New Jersey

Of Liberty and Prosperity and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New Jersey 300x160 Of Liberty and Prosperity    and a New Liquidity Agreement Boosting Poker Increases in New JerseyLet’s hear it for New Jersey (where the state motto is “Liberty and Prosperity”) and a recent liquidity sharing agreement between 888poker and WSOP.com. As a result, WSOP is now the state’s biggest online poker destination.

“Two online poker sites in New Jersey have seen their player pools increase dramatically in the past week, thanks to a liquidity sharing agreement that just went into effect,” noted Casino.org. “The new agreement sees WSOP.com and 888poker.com share players for most low-stakes cash games and some selected tournaments, and has bumped both sites to the top of New Jersey’s online poker market.”

According to PokerScout.com, WSOP.com is now the state’s largest when it comes to cash game traffic.

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Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling?

Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling 300x225 Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling?Although regulated online gambling isn’t widely available across the United States, consumer adoption even within regulated markets has not been met with the once expected demand. So while online gambling is still generating millions of dollars on a monthly basis, it continues to fall short of expectations.

But while countless legislators at the state and Federal levels are still weighing the pros and cons of offering regulated online gambling, others are beginning to think outside of the box.

Killian Jones of British PlayOn.com is one of these individuals thinking outside the box. His plan is to expand online fantasy gaming in the US.

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3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling in 2015

3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling In 2015 300x170 3 or More States to Introduce Online Gambling in 2015While a handful of states rushed to launch online gambling as soon as it was legal to do so in the United States, several more states have taken their time to weigh the pros and cons. As an added benefit of this protracted period of contemplation, states have had the time to learn from the areas of opportunity of the first few states to legalize online gambling (Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey) and search for proposed solutions.

More than a handful of states have been talking about introducing an online gambling bill, but at least three are actively taking the bold plunge in 2015—California, Mississippi, and Washington State. While lawmakers in these 3 states have now introduced online gambling-related bills, it is expected that New York State will soon do the same (reports Bluff), with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Illinois likely to follow suit shortly thereafter.

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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories

mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories2 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.

Tech May Underpin the New Las Vegas Economy, Says Lunden

Perhaps that which was transpiring inside of the convention hall in Las Vegas last week for CES 2015 is more representative of the future of Sin City than anything transparent outside of the hall and on the Vegas strip today.

It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey

WSOP.com – New Jersey and 888 Poker New Jersey are working together to throw the biggest “pool” party the Garden State has ever seen in the world of online gambling. In case you’re wondering, however, this doesn’t involve any water, just clever joint marketing and a unique opportunity for online gamblers in the state, one of only three where online gambling is permitted today.
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Raising the Bar(s): iGaming Offshore Could Mean Gambling Your Freedom in Mississippi

Raising the Bars iGaming Offshore Could Mean Gambling Your Freedom in Mississippi 300x197 Raising the Bar(s): iGaming Offshore Could Mean Gambling Your Freedom in MississippiStates entertaining the prospect of legalized online gambling within their borders are stepping up efforts to ensure that any prospective digital gambling activity (and subsequent revenue) isn’t lost to unauthorized offshore online gambling platforms.

In the state of Mississippi today — where some lawmakers want to see legal online poker become a reality this year — a proposal has reached the state legislature for consideration that, if passed into law, would penalize persons who patronize unauthorized offshore markets with either jail time or a hefty financial slap on the wrist.

Per the terms of the proposal outlined by CardPlayer, “poker players who are caught having accessed offshore poker sites instead of, or in addition to, those licensed and regulated by Mississippi could face up to 90 days in county jail and/or a $10,000 fine.”
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When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide

When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide When Marketing And Online Gambling CollideMarketing for online gambling isn’t like marketing for anything else. Plugging clothing lines or beverages is not like regulated, real-money gambling platforms. It’s a lesson that is being learned the hard way for some across the pond.

In its latest crackdown, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has taken aim at the online gambling firm Unibet.

The ASA received three complaints in all that claimed they understood from the advertisements that players were required to place further bets at specified odds in order to withdraw funds and that they would receive a refund of the stake in bonus rather than cash if the bet was lost. The complaints maintained the claim “risk-free bet” in the ads was misleading.

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Washington, Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming Opportunities

Washington Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming Opportunities Washington, Mississippi Look Toward Online Gaming OpportunitiesCalifornia’s got company. The Golden State has long been considered the most likely state to next regulate and permit online gambling within its borders. But if the nascent efforts by two other states progress quickly, one or both may beat California to the punch in joining Delaware, Arizona, and Nevada as the only states to legalize online gambling.

In short, some lawmakers in Mississippi and Washington are finally ready to take real action to bring online gambling to their respective states.

Mississippi Representative Bobby Moak recently introduced the Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act Of 2015, a bill that, upon its passage, would usher in the era of iGaming for his state. Whether or not the bill will pass and become law is another question. But the debate is happening as we speak, and efforts to legalize online gambling in Mississippi are moving forward.
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It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey

Its a Pool Party for Online Mobile Gambling in New Jersey 300x180 Its a Pool Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New JerseyWSOP.com – New Jersey and 888 Poker New Jersey are working together to throw the biggest “pool” party the Garden State has ever seen in the world of online gambling.

In case you’re wondering, however, this doesn’t involve any water, just clever joint marketing and a unique opportunity for online gamblers in the state, one of only three where online gambling is permitted today.

As two of the leading, licensed online poker sites in New Jersey, the companies confirmed this week that they will begin sharing limited player liquidity immediately across their online poker rooms in the state.
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