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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories4 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.

WeChat Checks in at Caesars’ New Resort for the Utmost in Mobile Convenience
When it comes to the “Internet of Things,” the folks behind WeChat want a part of this red hot tech market segment.That much was evident earlier this month when WeCat (along with Caesars Entertainment and Ayla Networks) touted the creation of a new key app that’s indicative of the so-called “Hotel Room of the Future.”

DeckMedia Shows Off New Mobile Casino
This week in London, Slots Capital become the fourth DeckMedia casino, but it’s the first using Rival Gaming software, to launch a mobile version. It’s the latest indicator of just how quickly casino gaming is migrating toward mobile across the pond.
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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories3 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.

Exclusive: Las Vegas Just Not ‘Mobile’ Enough
A new report from a leading market research firm will show that a solid majority of Las Vegas gaming regulars believe the casino capitol of the world simply isn’t mobile enough yet.

Raising the Bar(s): iGaming Offshore Could Mean Gambling Your Freedom in Mississippi
States entertaining the prospect of legalized online gambling within their borders are stepping up efforts to ensure that any prospective digital gambling activity (and subsequent revenue) isn’t lost to unauthorized offshore online gambling platforms.
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Bitcoin Not a Roll of the Dice, But a Digital Currency with Staying Power, Say Poker Site Experts


Bitcoin Not a Roll of the Dice But a Digital Currency with Staying Power Say Poker Site Experts 300x200 Bitcoin Not a Roll of the Dice, But a Digital Currency with Staying Power, Say Poker Site ExpertsBitcoin hasn’t had a great new year so far, but the digital currency has staying power, according to poker site owners who think that despite its roulette wheel ups and downs, it’s here to stay.

They have a vested interest in Bitcoin, too. At least 140 online betting sites (and 10 platforms offering web poker) allow players to use the digital Bitcoin. Industry analysts estimate that more than 50 percent of worldwide Bitcoin transactions are made on gambling sites. It has become a market worth billions.

If the price of Bitcoin drops, are poker sites hurt? Not a bit, according to one expert.

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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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Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling?


Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling 300x225 Will Online Fantasy Sports Games Surpass the Success Of Online Gambling?Although regulated online gambling isn’t widely available across the United States, consumer adoption even within regulated markets has not been met with the once expected demand. So while online gambling is still generating millions of dollars on a monthly basis, it continues to fall short of expectations.

But while countless legislators at the state and Federal levels are still weighing the pros and cons of offering regulated online gambling, others are beginning to think outside of the box.

Killian Jones of British PlayOn.com is one of these individuals thinking outside the box. His plan is to expand online fantasy gaming in the US.

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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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mGamingWatch: The Week’s Top Stories


mGamingWatch The Week’s Top Stories2 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.

Tech May Underpin the New Las Vegas Economy, Says Lunden

Perhaps that which was transpiring inside of the convention hall in Las Vegas last week for CES 2015 is more representative of the future of Sin City than anything transparent outside of the hall and on the Vegas strip today.

It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey

WSOP.com – New Jersey and 888 Poker New Jersey are working together to throw the biggest “pool” party the Garden State has ever seen in the world of online gambling. In case you’re wondering, however, this doesn’t involve any water, just clever joint marketing and a unique opportunity for online gamblers in the state, one of only three where online gambling is permitted today.
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When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide


When Marketing And Online Gambling Collide When Marketing And Online Gambling CollideMarketing for online gambling isn’t like marketing for anything else. Plugging clothing lines or beverages is not like regulated, real-money gambling platforms. It’s a lesson that is being learned the hard way for some across the pond.

In its latest crackdown, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has taken aim at the online gambling firm Unibet.

The ASA received three complaints in all that claimed they understood from the advertisements that players were required to place further bets at specified odds in order to withdraw funds and that they would receive a refund of the stake in bonus rather than cash if the bet was lost. The complaints maintained the claim “risk-free bet” in the ads was misleading.

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It’s a ‘Pool’ Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New Jersey


Its a Pool Party for Online Mobile Gambling in New Jersey 300x180 Its a Pool Party for Online, Mobile Gambling in New JerseyWSOP.com – New Jersey and 888 Poker New Jersey are working together to throw the biggest “pool” party the Garden State has ever seen in the world of online gambling.

In case you’re wondering, however, this doesn’t involve any water, just clever joint marketing and a unique opportunity for online gamblers in the state, one of only three where online gambling is permitted today.

As two of the leading, licensed online poker sites in New Jersey, the companies confirmed this week that they will begin sharing limited player liquidity immediately across their online poker rooms in the state.
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Bingo.com Sells URL and Online Gambling Business to Unibet Group


Bingo.com Sells URL and Online Gambling Business to Unibet Group Bingo.com Sells URL and Online Gambling Business to Unibet GroupNo matter how you look at it — up, down, or across — the Bingo.com sale is a done deal.

Bingo.com, Ltd., the owner of Trophy Bingo, and the online gambling community http://www.bingo.com, has announced it has sold its URL (www.bingo.com) and its online gambling community to Unibet Group plc.

The company claims it will now be able to “focus solely on its social bingo game, Trophy Bingo.”

“The online gambling industry as a whole is experiencing conditions of maturity where smaller firms are finding it increasingly difficult to compete,” said Jason Williams, Bingo.com’s CEO. “Bingo.com’s European gambling business, built with the www.bingo.com brand and URL, has therefore found it difficult to compete effectively with larger operators.”

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