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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories7 300x225 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.

Social Mobile Gaming Giant Rakes in Big Cash from In-Game Ads
Whether you have a casino mobile game or a social gaming experiment, Zynga is proving once and for all that in-game ads can be very, very profitable for game makers.

Global Email Marketers Descend on Las Vegas
There’s a party in Las Vegas and email marketers everywhere are invited. International email marketers and industry leaders united in Vegas yesterday as the 10th annual MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2015 kicked off.
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What Do You Want to Bet That Casino Projections Now Routinely Miss Revenue Forecasts?


What Do You Want to Bet That Casino Projections Now Routinely Miss Revenue Forecasts What Do You Want to Bet That Casino Projections Now Routinely Miss Revenue Forecasts?Only a decade ago, casinos were viewed as the one-size-fits-all guaranteed antidote to declining state revenues. One by one, many states dismantled laws on the books that prohibited casinos altogether, or just land-based casinos, or some variation of the above.

The push to say yes to casinos was financial. Gambling — whether casinos or lottery ticket operations — have loomed large on the list of ways states have tried to grease the money machine.

But it’s not working. Or at least, not as well as most projections and advance business plans posit.

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The Stars Come Out for Social Casino Tournament


The Stars Come Out for Social Casino Tournament 300x225 The Stars Come Out for Social Casino Tournament This week, Plaor, Inc., a social casino operator owned by CrowdGather, announced the sequel to its popular and successful social casino tournament series, Party With the Stars.

If you’re not familiar, the tournament includes an array of innovative features in honor of Presidents Day (e.g., themed virtual table gifts which will be given out by the event’s many celebrity participants).

Offered to players of Mega Fame Casino & Slots, Party With the Stars: Presidents Day Edition is basically a social poker tournament series running between February 16-19 in Mega Fame Casino & Slots from 5PM-8PM PST.

According to a statement provided to mGamingWatch, celebrities will be playing high stakes poker tables and poker shootouts with special challenges active each day of the event for players to participate in.

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Odobo Play App is Latest New Casino Game Discovery Venue for iOS


Odobo Play App is Latest New Casino Game Discovery Venue for iOS 300x237 Odobo Play App is Latest New Casino Game Discovery Venue for iOSOdobo, which maintains a Developer Program and Marketplace for regulated gaming, has just launched the Odobo Play app.

According to the company, it’s “an innovative new games discovery application available for consumers globally via the iTunes App Store.”

The app is designed to be a showcase of games created by dozens of leading studios participating in the firm’s Developer Program.

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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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