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Important Casino IT Security Talk Planned for G2E 2015


Important Casino IT Security Talk Planned for G2E 2015Next month, IT security will be on the agenda as G2E 2015 rolls into Las Vegas.

In booth #4430 at the Global Gaming Expo, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) will discuss “eight crucial IT checks the company’s Field Inspections Unit conducts to help casino operators and regulators prevent disaster.”

Such precautionary talks and subsequent measures, the company says, are vitally important at a time in history when a hacker “can compromise or even close a casino.’

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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


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.

It’s Unlikely That Pennsylvania Will Expand Regulated Online Gambling In 2015
The Pennsylvania state legislature has been hard at work trying to identify new revenue streams, which will not increase residents’ current taxes. One of the additional revenue sources they have been exploring is regulated online gambling.

Mobile Casino Network Announces Integration With Microgaming and Eyecon
In a recent announcement, Mobile Casino Network shared that they will be integrating with Microgaming and Eyecon games to offer new third party games on their popular gaming network. With the addition of these new games, Mobile Casino Network will now have more than 200 games to offer their users. This includes slots, poker, casino games, scratch games.
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Affinity Gaming Proves That Marketing Makes All The Difference


Affinity Gaming Proves That Marketing Makes All The DifferenceMaking up a net loss from one quarter to the next can prove to be quite a challenge, but Affinity Gaming did just that. They credit their turnaround in revenues to a shift in their marketing focus, according to a new report from Las Vegas Review Journal.

Affinity owns an off-Strip casino in Las Vegas (the Silver Sevens) along with 3 properties and casinos in Iowa, Missouri, and Colorado. Their fourth quarter ended on June 30, and generated an income of $797,000. This same quarter in their 2014 fiscal year came in at a loss of $14.3 million. All in all, their 2015 net revenue is $101.9 million—an increase of 2.2 percent. Overall revenue increased by 3.3 percent, which totals $60.4 million dollars.

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Churchill Downs Investment in Big Fish Games Already Paying Off


Churchill Downs Investment in Big Fish Games Already Paying OffIn 2014, Churchill Downs acquired social gaming powerhouse Big Fish Games. While some weren’t sure if this move was the best fit, it is already paying off.

According to their second quarter revenues highlighted by Louisville Business First, Churchill Downs saw an increase of 35 percent—which totals over $409 million dollars.

A large portion of that growth came from Big Fish Games, which grew by 40 percent when compared to the same quarter last year.

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It’s Unlikely That Pennsylvania Will Expand Regulated Online Gambling In 2015


It’s Unlikely That Pennsylvania Will Expand Regulated Online Gambling In 2015The Pennsylvania state legislature has been hard at work trying to identify new revenue streams, which will not increase residents’ current taxes. One of the additional revenue sources they have been exploring is regulated online gambling.

Since the soft deadline of July 1 for identifying new revenue streams has passed, many wonder if the new iGaming bill that was expected to pass in 2015 is off the table. Inside sources, say that with all the talks of potential revenue streams that online gambling has yet to arise.

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Gambling Becoming an ‘On the Go’ Phenomenon


Gambling Becoming an 'On the Go' PhenomenonIs the physical casino doomed? Not exactly, but mobile technology is certainly giving the physical gaming establishments of the world a legitimate run for their money.

It goes without saying that there is certainly an appeal to gambling in a live casino. When you combine the cocktails, lounge music, performance venues and overall ambiance, casinos are hard to compare to any other form of entertainment.

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Virtual Reality As the Future of Online Poker? You Betcha!


Virtual Reality As the Future of Online Poker You Betcha“No matter how seasoned a live poker player you are, you have to admit there is still something special about walking into a casino, your ears instantly molested by the chimes of the slot machines, your nose instantly desensitized to the oddly comforting staleness of the air. There is that moment of exhilaration, no matter how slight, when you first walk into the poker room, as you hear the rattling of chips and think to yourself, “Tonight is the night I make ALL the money.” And then, of course, you settle in, stack your chips, look around at your opponents, and play some poker.”

That’s the opener of an enjoyable read by Dan Katz at FlushDraw exploring what’s bound to happen: virtual reality poker.

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Mohegan Sun Brings Another Online Casino to the Garden State


Mohegan Sun Brings Another Online Casino to the Garden StateDan Katz of Poker News Daily is reporting that another online casino coming to New Jersey.

The Mohegan Sun is rolling the dice and rolling out MoheganSunCasino.com, powered by NYX Gaming to facilitate online gambling in the Garden State, where such activity is legal for gamers of the appropriate legal age.
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888 Makes All the Right Moves with Bwin.party


888 Makes All the Right Moves with Bwin.partyAnd the victory goes to 888.

Ahead of the weekend, news broke that the online gaming giant “won the battle for larger rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment.”

According to a report from Reuters, the deal is worth an estimated $1.4 billion.
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The Numbers Game May Hinder Online Gambling Success In Pennsylvania


The Numbers Game May Hinder Online Gambling Success In PennsylvaniaOne of the driving forces behind legalizing online gambling in any state is the revenue it can generate in taxes for the state as a whole. While gambling tax is expected to be higher than most other taxes, Pennsylvania’s gambling proposals are taking gambling tax to a whole new level.

There are currently a multitude of proposals to be considered, with proposed taxes at 14 percent, 28 percent, and a seemingly unreasonable 54 percent. For some contrast, New Jersey’s gambling tax is at 15 percent.

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