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mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Spotlights a ‘Verie’ Promising Tool for Mobile, Online Gaming Security at SXSW 2015


JaredHemu 255x300 mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Spotlights a Verie Promising Tool for Mobile, Online Gaming Security at SXSW 2015In the age of all things digital, ID theft has become more than a problem. It’s now a plague that continues to threaten not only the financial security of millions of connected people around the world, but also the very stability and existence of countless digital institutions, platforms, and entire industries.

Consequently, it comes as no surprise that many security innovators and entrepreneurs striving to push back against the denizen dangers of the digital world are at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas this week to show off their wares and lend greater peace of mind to consumers and companies alike.

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Social Mobile Gaming Giant Rakes in Big Cash from In-Game Ads


Social Mobile Gaming Giant Rakes in Big Cash from In Game Ads 300x189 Social Mobile Gaming Giant Rakes in Big Cash from In Game AdsWhether 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.

In the most recent quarter for which we have earnings data, Zynga ranked in $57.5 million from ads (or 30% of its Q4 revenue).

Ignored by many due to the perceived bad user experience provided by banner ads, the rise of native advertising, incentivized video ads and now brand advertising is changing opinions.
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories5 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.

Welcome to the Hotel Connected: MobileSuites App Designed to Bring Hotels into the Smartphone Age
It’s coming after that old black desk phone — but the Gideon Bible may still be safe. MobileSuites, a tech company founded in 2013, wants to bring hotels into the modern era. Goodbye, Hotel Anachronistic. Hello, Hotel Connected (and yes, you can both check out AND leave).

AGA Infographic Details Massive Amount of Illegal Super Bowl Betting
Are you willing to bet that illegal Super Bowl-related betting is big business here in the United States? If so, you would be placing a very safe bet, indeed.
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AGA Infographic Details Massive Amount of Illegal Super Bowl Betting


AGA Infographic Details Massive Amount of Illegal Super Bowl Betting AGA Infographic Details Massive Amount of Illegal Super Bowl Betting Are you willing to bet that illegal Super Bowl-related betting is big business here in the United States? If so, you would be placing a very safe bet, indeed.

A freshly published first-ever estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) indicates that Americans were poised to make $3.8 billion worth of illegal bets on this year’s Super Bowl.

“That figure stands in stark contrast to the approximately $100 million bet legally on the Super Bowl each year,” the AGA says. “In fact, the illegal market is 38 times greater than the legal one.”
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GECO ‘Gets to the CORE’ of Mobile Gaming


GECO Gets to the CORE of Mobile Gaming 300x227 GECO Gets to the CORE of Mobile GamingOn Thursday, mGamingWatch learned that HTML5 games developer CORE Gaming has a new partner — GECO Gaming.

The partnership, a news release confirms, will give CORE a proprietary RGS platform for distribution to the global gambling community this year (and beyond).

The deal also makes available some 100 HTML5 products to the wider audience via GECO’s gaming server.
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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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