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NCSL Opposes Adelson’s Quest for Outlawing Online Gambling

NCSL Opposes Adelson’s Quest for Outlawing Online Gambling NCSL Opposes Adelson’s Quest for Outlawing Online GamblingOne year ago, there were three. And today, the same three remain – New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada.

Although these states have already been established as lawful participants in the online gambling market, efforts are still being made to reverse any gains online gambling has made in the U.S. in recent years.

In August, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) took a formal stance urging the federal government to continue to allow states to regulate their own gambling.

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Twin River Casino Wants to Double Subsidy for Marketing

Twin River Casino Wants to Double Subsidy for Marketing 300x168 Twin River Casino Wants to Double Subsidy for MarketingPrivate owners of the state operated casino at Twin River want lawmakers to increase the subsidy for the casino’s marketing efforts in Rhode Island from $3.7 million to $7.3 million a year, reports Providence Journal. They argue that more marketing money will mean more revenue for the facility and state. They ask lawmakers to back a bill that would potentially double the state’s share of those costs.

Currently, the state contributes $3.7 million, the first $4 million comes from Twin River, and then the state pays a share as marketing expenses run from $4 million to $10 million. The bill would create a second tier of marketing expenses, with Twin River covering expenses from $10 million to $14 million and the state’s expenses from $14 million to $20 million.

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Greentube Touts New Social Casino Marketing Platform

Greentube Touts New Social Casino Marketing Platform 300x190 Greentube Touts New Social Casino Marketing PlatformLate last week, Greentube – a platform and game developer for internet connected devices – announced the launch of something on which mGamingWatch was briefed at length on Tuesday.

Greentube is rolling out their turnkey private label social casino marketing platform called Greentube Pro.

“Designed to enhance player retention and boost new player acquisition for land-based casinos, Greentube Pro integrates proven loyalty strategies with the mass appeal of online and mobile play into a custom branded experience,” reads a provided statement.
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New Leadership Comes to France’s Online Gambling Regulator

New Leadership Comes to Frances Online Gambling Regulator 201x300 New Leadership Comes to Frances Online Gambling RegulatorCharles Coppolani, the former president of France’s Gaming Observatory will now serve as the freshly-minted director for ARJEL, France’s Gambling regulator.

According to a provided statement from ARJEL, the new direct is not only capable of handling this new responsibility, he is also “conscious of the absolute need to protect players from the risks of addiction which are particularly acute to online gaming and anxious to offer operators that choose to be licensed optimal economic conditions, he will work towards finding the best balance possible between these two aims during his mandate.”

Today in France, the online gambling industry continues to struggle just as many players purportedly struggle with addiction to online gambling.
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Marketers, Lobbyists Fighting for ‘Fantasy’ in Online Gambling

Marketers Lobbyists Fighting for Fantasy in Online Gambling 300x300 Marketers, Lobbyists Fighting for Fantasy in Online GamblingWith the Super Bowl fast approaching, football, sports – and, yes, sports betting – are on the minds of many today. But with online sports betting and fantasy sports a popular practice of many, it’s understandable why potential federal legislation limiting participation in fantasy sports is meeting resistance.

With concern that federal prohibition of online gaming could “sack fantasy sports,” lobbyists and marketers across the gaming landscape are stepping up efforts to mitigate the likelihood of such legislation passing.

Just this week, the American Gaming Association’s President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued public comments  addressing rapidly increasing concern that a federal ban of online gaming could limit the right of Americans to participate in fantasy sports.
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Aristocrat Affords New Digital Marketing Opportunities with Online Gaming Platform

Aristocrat Making Waves with Digital Marketing Online Gaming Platform Aristocrat Affords New Digital Marketing Opportunities with Online Gaming PlatformOnline and virtual gaming platforms are popping up at a hurried pace. The latest headline maker coming out of Nevada is Aristocrat, which has no shortage of big plans for its nLive virtual casino platform.

This week, Aristocrat created its newest nLive virtual casino for Spirit Mountain Casino, the most recent Tribal operation to launch an nLive virtual casino.

“Players throughout the Pacific Northwest know Spirit Mountain Casino as Oregon’s largest casino and entertainment destination,” Aristocrat says. “Now the brand and experience they love has a new destination, one that is as close as their computer, laptop or mobile device.” Continue Reading

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888 Flips The Switch on iGaming in Delaware

888 Flips The Switch on iGaming in Delaware 888 Flips The Switch on iGaming in Delaware888 Holdings announced Tuesday that iGaming in Delaware is now live.

Through the European online and mobile gaming giant’s platform, Delaware residents of legal age can now enjoy digital poker, table games, and slots from their home computers and mobile devices.

888 previously signed a contract with the Delaware Lottery to be the primary vendor team, along with Scientific Games Corporation, to operate internet gaming systems and services in the state for an initial term of five years with four additional one-year contract extension options held by the Lottery.
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Online and Mobile Gambling Makes for Strange Bedfellows in Atlantic City

Online and Mobile Gambling Makes for Strange Bedfellows in Atlantic City 300x224 Online and Mobile Gambling Makes for Strange Bedfellows in Atlantic CityAn interesting tidbit from Bloomberg indicates that the lucrative potential of online gambling is making for strange bedfellows.

According to the report in question, Wynn will use real estate belonging to Caesars to operate its online poker platform.

Soon, Wynn will host its online gambling servers at an “undisclosed” location. The location, however, will be on the property of Caesars in Atlantic City.

Wynn, which doesn’t own a casino in the state, will use computers at a Caesars hotel in Atlantic City, said the person, who sought anonymity because the arrangement hasn’t been announced. The person didn’t provide other terms.

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Bet365 Dumps Online South Australia Volleyball Betting

Bet365 Dumps Online South Australia Volleyball Betting 300x153 Bet365 Dumps Online South Australia Volleyball Betting According to a recent Online-Casinos report, TAB bookies have been instructed to block all professional and semi-professional groups from utilizing TAB fixed-odds services as “arbitrage” wagers.

Certain punters have been restricted access to markets by New Zealand’s TAB bookies.  Top TAB bookie, Mark Stafford, said that the restrictions only apply to a small number of bettors allegedly under the age of 20.  They are said to be using automated robot programs to exploit betting market irregularities.

According to Stafford, those punters not suspected of gaining an unfair advantage using computerized exploits would not be subject to the restrictions.  Stafford continues that they have a gallops punter whom wins every week, but is not using any of the aforementioned unfair methods.  He is permitted to participate.

Stafford also affirmed that the restrictions wouldn’t apply to Tote wagers, only for fixed odds, “and only if we are confident they are arbitraging.”

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