Here are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that we’ve been monitoring in recent days.
According to Pokernewsdaily, online poker cash games saw a 2.9% activity spike last week. It was the third straight week of such upticks. While partypoker also had an accelerated amount of traffic, it concurrently had a number of issues with new software that was unveiled last Thursday. Consequently, partypoker lost about 13% of its traffic (last Friday from the previous Friday) due to these persistent glitches.
TightPoker.com reported Wednesday that New Jersey regulators are certain that the state’s first online gambling sites will launch by November 23 of this year. The state’s regulators are still currently processing applications submitted by various gambling companies to offer online services in the state.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday that as football season begins so does increased online gambling activity. Chicago bookies have embraced the technology that once almost forced them out of business.
Last week Bloomberg reported that a former head of Gibraltar-based gambling website Betclic Ltd. was brought on board by Landry’s Inc. to run its online operations in preparation for the launch of the service later this year. The owner of the Golden Nugget casinos recruited Thomas Winter to help introduce online betting in New Jersey and Nevada.
According to a recent announcement from the American Gaming Association, the AGA is about to induct a full slate of prominent Las Vegas entertainment and gaming industry titans into the AGA Hall of Fame. This year’s panel of inductees includes the man behind the world’s largest gaming company, the former head of the industry’s top trade association, one of the Strip’s–and the world’s–most spectacular headliners and one of the world’s top culinary artists.