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There’s No Money in Online, Mobile Gaming? Think Again!


Theres No Money in Online Mobile Gaming Think Again 300x177 Theres No Money in Online, Mobile Gaming? Think Again!On November 6, Morris County resident Cathy Ruela won New Jersey’s largest online jackpot to date while playing the Millionaire Genie online slots—totaling just over $1.3 million dollars.

31 year-old Ruela used to travel to Atlantic City 2 or 3 times a year, but after receiving a promotional coupon for 20 free spins for Harrahscasino.com in February, she began playing online slots sporadically.

Her average deposit was $20 here and there, reports MyCentralJersey, and she was playing just for fun. The timing of this jackpot is perfect, being that it is so close to the one-year anniversary of online gambling being regulated in New Jersey, which was November 25, 2013.

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Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario


Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in Ontario 300x167 Offshore Gambling Still a Concern in OntarioLegalizing and regulating online gambling is a revenue source that many countries can’t ignore. Of course, even if regulated online gambling is not available, gamblers will still seek out offshore sites where they can gamble.

One of the largest concerns with offshore sites is that they can essentially make up their own rules — rules that are not always in the best interest of consumers. Not only that, when an offshore site takes advantage of an online gambler, it is unlikely that they will be reported because the online gambler may not want to admit to gambling offshore.

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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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California-Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJ


California Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJ 300x193 California Based Native American Tribe Soon to Offer Online Gambling in NJThe availability for Native American tribes to offer online gambling varies from state to state. In a recent announcement, officials in New Jersey have agreed to allow the Pala Band of Missions Indians Californian Native American tribe to partner with Atlantic City’s Borgata to offer online gambling in New Jersey.

Although Pala Interactive is based out of California, their Borgata online casino will operate under a New Jersey gambling license and will only allow New Jersey gamblers.

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OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards Members


OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards Members 300x168 OLG Now Offering Online Gambling Sneak Peak to Winner’s Circle Rewards MembersThe Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp is set to launch their online gaming website PlayOLG.ca in a few weeks. To set things off, they have begun offering their Winner’s Circle Rewards members early access.

The preview began November 18th.

OLG has already provided Winner’s Circle Reward members with a “sneak peak” at what they have to offer through an email highlighting what they can expect.

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A ‘Fine’ First (But Minor) Mess for Online Gambling in New Jersey


A Fine First But Minor Mess for Online Gambling in New Jersey 225x300 A Fine First (But Minor) Mess for Online Gambling in New JerseyThe New Jersey Division of Gaming has officially issued its first fine to an online gambling company. What makes this fine unique is that the Caesars Interactive casino self-reported their violation once they realized it had occurred.

According to  NJ Poker Online  the $10,000 fine is related to the casino sending emails to 250 people on the state’s self-exclusion list, over a 4 month period. The casino’s back end system caught the glitch, and Caesar’s stepped up to the plate and reported the violation.

Violations of this nature occur in many industries across the board, most often due to a computer glitch or unintentional oversight.

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Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success


Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a Success 300x225 Latest Joint Venture in Social Gaming and Online Gambling Proves a SuccessWhile many casinos and online gaming sites are searching for ways to expand their online gambling options, or enter the world of online gambling, others are thinking outside of the box. This is precisely why last October, High 5 Games and Gamesys joined forces to expand their reach by providing consumers with an array of online and mobile social gaming and online gambling options.

The end result, Online-Casinos recently confirmed, has been a multitude of new online and mobile social games and online casinos that offer both premium gaming and premium gambling—whether for fun or for cash. It also positions the two to easily expand as more countries around the world continue to legalize online gambling.

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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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The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti-Gambling Politicians


The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti Gambling Politicians 295x300 The Poker Player’s Alliance Takes on Anti Gambling PoliticiansIn a bold play, the Poker Players’ Alliance (PPA) has released a list of politicians, twenty-two names in total, that have come out against the legalization of online gambling in the United States. Some of the most prominent names include Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The list is intended to allow those who are proponents for online gambling, especially the everyday person who is in favor of legalization, to contact those who are opposed to it. For those who want to pursue legalization, the recent shift away from Democratic majority could be a major blow. The PPA believes taking action now, telling politicians that their constituents want to legalize online gambling, is the best way to promote the cause.

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Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming


Here’s What Happened This Week in mGaming16 246x300 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.

There are no shortages of places where you can play free online poker, but as more states contemplate regulating online gambling, more tech and gaming firms are searching for ways to capture a piece of the pie. Currently online poker is only legal and regulated in Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey, but at least seven other states are seriously weighing the pros and cons.

Is the popularity of online poker capable of ushering in a new era of legalized online gambling across the United States, or does online poker need some of the strength and sexiness of iCasino gaming to push ahead to its full potential?

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