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New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling Sites


New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling Sites 300x150 New Jersey Wants to Zero Out Unlicensed Online Gambling SitesAll right, license and registration please. Ok, there was nobody pulled over, but New Jersey wants to pull their gamblers away from unlicensed sites. Apparently, it is starting to work because, according to new polling data from Commercial Intelligence, fewer New Jersey online gamblers are frequenting those sites.

In a follow-up survey conducted in January NJ.com explains that Commercial Intelligence, “Polled 520 New Jersey online gamblers to get a better idea of the habits of the players in the market. What they found was significantly fewer players were using illegal, offshore sites in January.” They continue to say that the percentage of people who used these ‘offshore sites’ dropped from 24% to 16%.”

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort Embraces Social Casino Scene


Thunder Valley Casino Resort 300x225 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Embraces Social Casino SceneThunder Valley Casino Resort is going social.

“Everyone will now have the opportunity to play custom-designed Thunder Valley Casino Resort games on Win’s popular Slots Craze application,” the company announced his week.

Slots Craze is a free social casino game available on Facebook, iOS and Android platforms.
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Why Social, Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Google’s Little Green Robot


Why Social Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Googles Little Green Robot 300x179 Why Social, Mobile Casino App Makers May Want to Focus More on Googles Little Green RobotSocial mobile and casino app developers may want to make Android a higher priority.

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is on fire. In the second quarter of this year, 300 million units shipped for the first time ever — a milestone quarter, says the IDC, and a landmark achievement for the smartphone industry.

“Android was the primary driver with its vendor partners shipping a total of 255.3 million Android-based smartphones in 2Q14, up 33.3% year over year,” the report summary reads.

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Rivers Casino Goes Mobile


Rivers Casino Goes Mobile 300x239 Rivers Casino Goes MobileWith so much talk of regulated online gambling potentially coming to the state of Pennsylvania in the near future, it comes as no surprise that some casinos in the state are preparing for what many analysts believe is an inevitability for the Keystone State.

Of course, as an experienced mobile marketing or digital advertising pro will tell you, gaming operators and casinos have much to gain by going mobile in other capacities even if real money mobile gambling isn’t yet a business option.

It’s a strategy understood well by the team at Rivers Casino, which recently teamed up in Pennsylvania with JOINGO, a mobile technology company.

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IGT Shrewdly Shifting Attention Toward Macau


IGT Shifting Attention Toward Macau 300x199 IGT Shrewdly Shifting Attention Toward MacauTeeming with opportunity at every turn, Asia’s fast-growing gaming industry is a welcoming beacon to the world’s leading gaming and technology providers.

The latest gaming industry heavyweight to make Asia a higher priority is IGT.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, International Game Technology has inked a deal with Macau-based game distributor LT Game.
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New Platform for Tracking Legal, Regulatory Issues in Online Gambling


New Platform for Tracking Legal Regulatory Issues in Online Gambling New Platform for Tracking Legal, Regulatory Issues in Online GamblingOn Monday, the team behind OnlineCasino.info confirmed that it will start using its news blog to track legal and regulatory issues that “affect the international online gambling industry.”

Using the .info domain extension, the recently launched website is primarily focused on providing informative updates on the internet gambling industry at large, including information on regulatory jurisdictions, casino games and online casino operators.

Company spokesperson, Nikolette Lewis, said in a provided statement that “OCinfo makes for the perfect outlet in providing realtime updates on the ever-changing landscape of online gambling regulation and legality.”
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Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As Predicted


Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As Predicted 300x199 Online Gambling Not Catching On As Quickly As PredictedMany believed that 2014 would be the year that many states across the nation would finally adopt some form of legalized online gambling. With the first three states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada hopping on the bandwagon as quickly as they could get all of their ducks in a row last year, many predicted a domino effect of sorts for this year.

Well, those folks are still waiting. So what happened exactly?

There are several things that have delayed the 7 or so states who are seriously considering legalizing online gambling. While many states see the earnings potential in gambling taxes to be quite impressive, others prefer to wait and see how Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey work out kinks in regulation and consumer adoption.

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Reality TV Meets The World Of Online Gambling


Reality TV Meets The World Of Online Gambling Reality TV Meets The World Of Online GamblingWhile there are censorship laws that restrict what type of commercial advertising can be aired when it comes to live or online gambling, U.K. TV broadcaster Channel 5 was recently allowed an exception to traditional censorship, Gaming Intelligence reports.

Reality TV show “My Spiral into Debt Hell” features individuals who are experiencing extreme problems with debt. In a recent episode, they featured an online gambler who ran up so much gambling debt that he lost everything—his home, his job, and his family.

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Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it?


Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it Online Gambling On The Decline In Spain—Or Is it?While online gambling has been available for many years, it has only been legal in Spain since 2011. When Spain legalized online gambling, gamblers were only allowed to gamble on regulated online casinos that could be identified by having a “dot-es” domain.

While the goal was to make regulated online casinos easy to identify, a recent study conducted by the CODERE Foundation in Madrid indicates that 43% of online poker players in the country continue to play on non-regulated (aka. non-dot-es) websites.

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Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into Focus


Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into Focus Online Gambling’s Impact on Internet Privacy Comes into FocusWhen surfing the Internet, we all expect a certain level of anonymity. While we all know that our IP address can be recorded, as well as data gathered from web browsers, we all expect to have much of our personal information protected. In fact, there are many laws in place designed specifically for online consumer privacy. However, online gambling is changing internet privacy once and for all.

In order to offer online gambling, each state must ensure that their approved online gambling sites have built-in security features to ensure that gamblers are both of age, and from within the geographic boundaries of that particular state. While these protocols are essential and logical, it also means that more personal consumer information must be gathered by doing far more than typing an age or address into the appropriate on-screen fields.

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