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Will Online and Mobile Casinos Take Away Jobs from Physical Casinos?

Will Online and Mobile Casinos Take Away Jobs from Physical Casinos Will Online and Mobile Casinos Take Away Jobs from Physical Casinos?There are many concerns that arise when it comes to legalized online gambling — most are blown out of proportion, but some are, indeed, legitimate.

One such legitimate concern is that legalized online gambling may take away jobs in live casinos. Of course, this isn’t just a consideration here in the United States. It’s also a global concern.

As the Netherlands solidifies their plan to legalize online gambling, many are concerned that casinos will remove their live slot machines due to the drastically lower gambling tax for online slots.

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California-Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJ

California Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJ 300x193 California Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJThe availability for Native American tribes to offer online gambling varies from state to state. In a recent announcement, officials in New Jersey have agreed to allow the Pala Band of Missions Indians Californian Native American tribe to partner with Atlantic City’s Borgata to offer online gambling in New Jersey.

Although Pala Interactive is based out of California, their Borgata online casino will operate under a New Jersey gambling license and will only allow New Jersey gamblers.

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OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards Members

OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards Members 300x168 OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards MembersThe Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp is set to launch their online gaming website PlayOLG.ca in a few weeks. To set things off, they have begun offering their Winner’s Circle Rewards members early access.

The preview began November 18th.

OLG has already provided Winner’s Circle Reward members with a “sneak peak” at what they have to offer through an email highlighting what they can expect.

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Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success

Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success 300x225 Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a SuccessWhile many casinos and online gaming sites are searching for ways to expand their online gambling options, or enter the world of online gambling, others are thinking outside of the box. This is precisely why last October, High 5 Games and Gamesys joined forces to expand their reach by providing consumers with an array of online and mobile social gaming and online gambling options.

The end result, Online-Casinos recently confirmed, has been a multitude of new online and mobile social games and online casinos that offer both premium gaming and premium gambling—whether for fun or for cash. It also positions the two to easily expand as more countries around the world continue to legalize online gambling.

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Hey, NJ Online Gambling! How You Doin’?

How You Doin 300x178 Hey, NJ Online Gambling! How You Doin? Rutgers University recently set out to discover how online gambling in New Jersey is going. And they have been given more than a million dollars by the State of New Jersey to conduct the study, according to the AP.

Online betting has been legal in New Jersey for about a year and is one of three states in the US where it is legal.

According to the professor who is spearheading the survey, Dr. Lai Nower, “…iGaming is a new frontier and no one knows quite what to expect. It’s a real testament to the governor and the division that they’re taking such a responsible approach to evaluating potential negative impacts, and we are really honored to be a part of it.”

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The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti-Gambling Politicians

The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti Gambling Politicians 295x300 The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti Gambling PoliticiansIn a bold play, the Poker Players’ Alliance (PPA) has released a list of politicians, twenty-two names in total, that have come out against the legalization of online gambling in the United States. Some of the most prominent names include Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The list is intended to allow those who are proponents for online gambling, especially the everyday person who is in favor of legalization, to contact those who are opposed to it. For those who want to pursue legalization, the recent shift away from Democratic majority could be a major blow. The PPA believes taking action now, telling politicians that their constituents want to legalize online gambling, is the best way to promote the cause.

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With Mobile in Mind, IGT Launches New Wheel of Fortune Slot Game

With Mobile in Mind IGT Launches New Wheel of Fortune Slot Game 300x222 With Mobile in Mind, IGT Launches New Wheel of Fortune Slot GameIn 1996, IGT launched their live Wheel of Fortune slot machine. The game was met with great success, and over the years has led to many new and improved features—the latest being the launch of Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin.

The latest gaming experience offers what the company calls exciting new bonuses, and an innovative scatter symbol design that allows for three simultaneous spins at once during the Mini Wheel Bonus.

If that is not enough, the slot machine also allows players to go from playing on a live slot machine on the casino floor, right to playing online on their desktop or mobile device.

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Land-Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos

Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live Casinos 300x199 Land Based Casinos Leveraging Free Social Gaming To Drive More Traffic To Their Live CasinosSocial gaming is still a fairly new industry, but it is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, nonetheless.

While many social games are inspired by classic board games and casino games, a number of others are new games created primarily for mobile devices.

Although most who enter the world of social gaming are either new to the industry, or long time online gaming firms, MyVegas developer Playstudios has found a way to leverage social casino gaming by partnering with land-based Las Vegas casinos.

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Does Online Poker Need a Dash of iCasino Gaming for Survival?

Does Online Poker Need a Dash of iCasino Gaming for Survival 300x164 Does Online Poker Need a Dash of iCasino Gaming for Survival?Is the popularity of online poker capable of ushering in a new era of legalized online gambling across the United States, or does online poker need some of the strength and sexiness of iCasino gaming to push ahead to its full potential?

The Poker Players Alliance believes that the U.S. online poker sites need casino-style gaming to survive, not one-player games such as slots and roulette.

“The PPA recognizes that, which is why PPA Executive Director John Pappas has stated before he would like to see federal legislation with a poker carve-out,” writes Steve Larson of Legal U.S. Poker Sites. “This week, Pappas has clarified his position, saying that online poker in America might not be able to survive. The PPA’s stance might seem conflicted, but it makes sense, once one gets into the nuances.”

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Ontario’s Long Awaited Internet Gaming Site Set to Launch

Ontario’s Long Awaited Internet Gaming Site Set to Launch 300x163 Ontario’s Long Awaited Internet Gaming Site Set to LaunchOntario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) made their initial plans to launch an online gambling site in 2012, but perfecting the project has taken longer than expected.

The good news is that all of OLG’s 53,000 loyal customers will be able to begin gambling online… soon.

The online gambling site offers everything from online lottery tickets, single player online poker, video slots, blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, reports the Toronto Sun. The next phase of upgrades will include multi-player online gambling, but when that will occur is yet to be determined.

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