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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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Wanna Bet on the Next Popular Confab? It Could Be the 2015 Social and Mobile Gambling Conference in Moscow


Wanna Bet on the Next Popular Confab It Could Be the 2015 Social and Mobile Gambling Conference in Moscow 300x200 Wanna Bet on the Next Popular Confab? It Could Be the 2015 Social and Mobile Gambling Conference in MoscowPeople are finding news online, shopping online, and — increasingly — indulging habits online, including gambling.

“iGaming is rapidly becoming one of the largest if not the largest online business today,” says OnlineCasinoReports. “Combining technology with protective programming, the iGaming industry in many ways represents the state of the art in adapting an industry to the web.”

Now comes word that the “Social and Mobile Gambling Conference,” to be held in Moscow on March 19, 2015 could be a game changer for many purveyors of online gaming offering. It’s the first mobile and social network gambling event ever in the Russian Federation.

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Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers: Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to Expect


Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to Expect 300x158 Attention Casino and Hotel Marketers: Here Are the 2015 Marketing Trends to ExpectA new infographic from Net Affinity takes a good hard look at hotel marketing in the new year.

With mobile technology now firmly entrenched across the world of hospitality, it comes as no surprise that digital marketing will likely play a major role in the hospitality industry in 2015.

“2015 is set to be a big year in digital marketing for hotels with an explosion of new and exciting marketing tools in a rapidly changing environment,” the firm says. “As leading edge practitioners in digital marketing, the team at Net Affinity have identified 15 Hotel Marketing Trends which they believe will feature prominently in 2015.”

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Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino App


Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino App Pala Teams Up with JOINGO in Launch of San Diego Casino AppThe 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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The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th


The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8th 300x149 The International Gaming App Awards to Take Place on December 8thOne 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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The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over


The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be Over 300x300 The Heyday of Atlantic City Marketing Alliance May Be OverAccording to Press of Atlantic City, casino executives who sit on the board of the casino-funded marketing group Atlantic City Alliance have asked the state legislature to abolish the organization to save $30 million annually and trim costs during the ongoing economic struggles facing the New Jersey gaming market.

Formed three years ago as part of an alliance between government and the casino industry to help revitalize the economy, currently 8 casinos contribute to the ACA’s $30 million annual budget (based on a percentage of their gross gaming revenue). However, at the start of the year there were 12 casinos sharing the funding. Borgata, the city’s top-grossing property, pays $7.5 million annually while Golden Nugget pays $2 million, which may increase as casinos struggle to stay open.

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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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Abracadabra! Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile Devices


Abracadabra Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile Devices 300x168 Abracadabra! Magician Casino Appears on Android Mobile DevicesRuby 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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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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Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy


Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump Bankruptcy 300x168 Controversy Swirls Around Latest Trump BankruptcyMany casinos in Atlantic City have been forced to close their doors in recent years, so it did not come as a huge surprise when Trump entertainment filed for bankruptcy for their Atlantic City casino.

While the drastic decline in revenue is all too common across the Atlantic City gaming landscape, the casino’s unsecured creditors are calling their bankruptcy a charade.

The unsecured creditors claim that the only vote Trump Entertainment is looking to achieve in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan is that of investor Carl Icahn.

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