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Get Lucky Poker is on the Horizon


Get Lucky Poker is on the Horizon 300x252 Get Lucky Poker is on the HorizonA new online poker site is about to launch into the mainstream. The site, called Get Lucky Poker, is brought to you by poker pro Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi. Currently, it is in the beta test stage and will go live soon according to the company’s Twitter account.

Get Lucky Poker will only be using Bitcoin as their form of payment, making it unique to the market. Bitcoin is an online form of currency, which is redeemable to purchase items from an online catalogue. With Bitcoin, you can purchase items as diverse as cheap wines to expensive art pieces.

To entice people to join, Get Lucky Poker is adding some grand opening bonuses. One bonus is earning 50% of the “Bad Beat Jackpot” if your opponent has aces full with kings or better. Those who join will automatically earn one Bitcoin, which is currently valued at $289.92. Lastly, frequent players who are on one of the five tiered leader boards can earn a rakeback of approximately 25%.

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Business is Booming for Mobile Casino Apps


Business Booming for Casino App Business 300x160 Business is Booming for Mobile Casino AppsDespite a barrage of reports that online gambling revenue and growth underwhelmed in 2014, there’s no denying the surging popularity in mobile casino apps available across the U.S. and world at large today.

According to new information released by App Annie, expenditures on mobile casino games for Apple’s iOS platform alone jumped 55% year-over-year.

The market is worth $2.7 billion today, and that’s almost exclusively social-casino games in which players can’t win real money.

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CES 2015: EMTEC Shows Off New Game and Streaming Media Systems


CES 2015 EMTEC Shows Off New Game and Streaming Media Systems 300x234 CES 2015: EMTEC Shows Off New Game and Streaming Media SystemsOn Monday at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, EMTEC showed off the Play Cube Steam Box and Play Cube GEM Box (Gaming Entertainment Multimedia), a pair of new home video game systems.

Whether for traditional video games, online poker, or any digital gaming activity imaginable, the systems in question are reportedly designed to bring games and media to the living room.

The Play Cube Steam Box is a powerful-yet-compact PC gaming system, while the Play Cube GEM Box features streaming games and multimedia entertainment.

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Forbes: Big Venture Capital Still Pouring into Mobile, Online Gambling


Forbes Big Money Still Pouring into Mobile Online Gambling Forbes: Big Venture Capital Still Pouring into Mobile, Online GamblingDespite a rough first full year for most of online gambling’s early entrants into the regulated and legal online and mobile gaming environments of New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada, optimism about the potential of this nascent industry hasn’t faded among some heavyweight investors.

According to a report published Thursday, big money continues to pour into this market from some of the most prominent names in the world of venture capital.

“CVC Capital Partners’ agreement to purchase a controlling stake in Sky Bet for $1.25 billion is the latest big bet by private equity investors on an online gambling business, part of a wave of deals that is reshaping the online gambling industry,” Forbes reports.

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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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Atari Jumps into Social Casino Space


Atari Jumps into Social Casino Space 300x199 Atari Jumps into Social Casino SpaceOn Tuesday, Atari rolled out Atari Jackpots, a new social casino game.

As eagerly anticipated for months, Atari is slowly but steadily delving deeper into the potentially lucrative waters of social casino gaming.

“The move is part of the reborn company’s strategy to use its powerful properties in modern titles on mobile, social, and online game platforms,” says Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming


Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming13 300x166 Here’s What Happened This Week in mGamingHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.

In recent years, casinos have been focused on trying to recover from the recession and looking for ways to engage consumers with mobile apps.

Summer is over and Delaware’s online gambling numbers have remained the same.

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Marketers Are Winning the Debate for Regulated Online Gambling in the U.S.


Marketers Are Winning the Debate for Regulated Online Gambling in the U.S. 300x240 Marketers Are Winning the Debate for Regulated Online Gambling in the U.S.Although a small number of states began legalizing and regulating online gambling within their borders last year, many are still lobbying the Federal Government intensely with the hopes to reverse the national posturing against online gambling.

Through it all, one of the most vocal advocates for deregulating online gambling has been billionaire gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson. And in a recent post on NJ.com, both sides of the ongoing, and expensive, debate were explored. While Adelson has stated that he will spend “whatever it takes” to stop online gambling, due to concerns of moral compromise, he has only invested $460,000 in his campaign thus far.

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Not All States See Online Gambling as a Tax Revenue Goldmine


Not All States See Online Gambling as Tax Revenue Goldmine 300x197 Not All States See Online Gambling as a Tax Revenue GoldmineWhile some states are considering ways to implement regulated online gambling, other states firmly oppose the addition regardless of its potential tax revenues. In a recent article on PokerUpdate, survey results were shared for “likely voters” in South Carolina.

South Carolina is a conservative state, so the comparably conservative findings were not a surprise. Nonetheless, of the 1,000 “likely voters” surveyed, online gambling was opposed by 68%. A similar survey by Palmetto Politics found that 15% surveyed were still undecided, while only 17% supported the idea of legal, regulated online gambling within the state.

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32Red Says Mobile Adoption Increasing Across Online Gambling Space


32Red Says Mobile Adoption Increasing 32Red Says Mobile Adoption Increasing Across Online Gambling SpaceOn Wednesday, online casino company 32Red announced their detection of a spike in mobile casino gaming.

With revenues soaring, the firm has retained its full-year expectations after gross gaming revenues rose in its first-half and the number of mobile users almost doubled.

The European company confirmed that its total gross gaming revenues rose 19% in the first half of this year.
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