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Your casino has moved from your PC to your pocket, and we keep you up to date with all the happenings in gaming right here. Whether there are new casino apps, new phones that make gaming easier, or even new games on the go, we cover them here.

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US Net Neutrality Game Over…or is it? FCC Regulations Could Be Challenged by States, Opponents Still in the Ring

US net neutrality game over

US net neutrality had an open-casket wake on Monday, as Obama-era rules designed to safeguard an uncensored and equal opportunity internet were rolled back and replaced by a new set of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations that give more power to service providers in how they deliver online content to Americans. Under the old rules,…Read More

‘Active Shooter’ Game Generates Strong Criticism, Steam Platform to Debut Title Next Week

Steam Valve Active Shooter game

“Active Shooter,” a forthcoming first-person shooter game that allows players on the Steam gaming platform to assume the roles of such murderers, is generating a strong response from critics who claim the simulation glorifies such horror. The game is developed by a Russian company called Acid, and is set to release June 6 on Valve’s…Read More

Players on Mobile Devices Fuel Growth of Social Gaming Industry

Social gaming mobile growth

Mobile play has long been seen as the biggest growth area for online gambling, but that’s not the only sector that’s being helped by smartphones and tablets. According to one recent report, play on mobile devices has also helped continue the growth of the lucrative social gaming market, providing fast growth for the biggest companies…Read More

Sports Betting Apps: When — and with How Much Force — Will They Hit the US Mobile Market?

Gambling apps

With last Monday’s US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision to strike down PASPA — the law that banned all but four American states from regulating sports betting — many new questions are bubbling up about how the landmark decision could play out in the mobile app market. According to a story in AppleInsider.com, it’s “possible, though not…Read More

South Korean Companies Fined $1 Million Over Deceptive Loot Box Odds

South Korea loot boxes fined

Three South Korean games developers, have been hit with fines totaling nearly $1 million for misrepresenting the odds used in their in-game loot boxes. According to the Korean Herald, the country’s largest games developer, Nexon Korea, received the lion’s share of fines – around $890,000 – for deceiving customers over the chances of winning virtual…Read More

888 Holdings Challenges German Federal Court Over Right to Operate Online

Itai Frieberger’s 888 to challenge German court ruling

888 Holdings will challenge a German federal court ruling that ordered its German-language subsidiary to cease offering online gaming in the southwestern state of Baden Württemberg. The November ruling caused the company to consider leaving Germany entirely. At its most recent earnings call last month, 888 Holdings’ CEO Itai Frieberger said that while the court’s…Read More

Golden Nugget Atlantic City Looks to Merge Online and Land-Based Gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City online gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City is looking to further extend its online gambling prowess in New Jersey by launching a new roulette game that seamlessly joins internet players with gamblers on the brick-and-mortar casino floor. This week, GoldenNuggetCasino.com launched “Live Casino Floor Roulette” where a video feed of a designated roulette table on the casino floor…Read More

Sportsbetting Site CrownBet Nabs William Hill Australia for $234 Million

CrownBet CEO Matthew Tripp

Online sportsbetting site CrownBet has beaten out Sportsbet in the race to acquire William Hill’s Australian division. The deal, worth AU$300 million (US$234 million), was announced by Hill in a filing to the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning. The deal will cement CrownBet’s position as the third-largest operator in the market, behind Sportsbet and…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City, Ocean Resort Apply for New Jersey Online Gambling Licenses

Revel Casino Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Atlantic City (formerly the Trump Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort (previously Revel) have signalled their mutual intentions to enter the New Jersey online gambling market. The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced this week that both properties have applied for licenses to offer internet gaming. If approved, it would mean all…Read More

‘Worst Case Scenario’ Wager Slash on FOBTs Pummels UK Bookmaker Stocks

Matt Hancock

British sports books are seeing their stocks plummet, as media reports that fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) wagers will be cut from maximums of £100 ($140) down to £2 ($2.80) swirl in the UK. The long-awaited decision is having a negative impact on the bookmakers’ London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares, as government’s plans to slash the maximum stakes…Read More

New Report Provides Spin for Both Sides of Tasmanian Pokies Debate

Tasmania gambling report SEIS

A new government report found that Tasmanian citizens are gambling less than they used to, and that they are slowly moving away from pokies and towards online betting. The release of the Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS) prompted immediate reactions from both sides of the debate over a proposal to remove pokies (or slot…Read More

Novomatic Finalizes Purchase of Controlling Interest in Ainsworth Game Technology

Ainsworth Novomatic acquisition

Australian casino manufacturer Novomatic has taken a controlling interest in Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology, acquiring a 52 percent stake in the company. The takeover comes following a Friday announcement by the two firms that they had received all of the necessary regulatory approvals to complete the acquisition. The relatively complex deal was…Read More

Scientists Looking Into Implants, Nasal Sprays to Combat Gambling Addiction

problem gambling implant spray

It’s no secret that while most adults have no problem enjoying gambling responsibly, a small percentage of people can develop addictions that cause them to become compulsive gamblers. But scientists around the globe are looking into ways to treat or prevent these problems, with a couple of unusual solutions making headlines just this week. A…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports in 2017: How DraftKings, FanDuel, and Everyone Else Rode the Coaster

daily fantasy sports DFS DraftKings FanDuel

In 2017, the daily fantasy sports industry, specifically market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, experienced a ride as good as any at a major amusement park. Not surprising, the two industry frontrunners that control more than 90 percent of the US market felt the jolts most jarringly. Victories came by way of states taking steps to…Read More

GVC Holdings Moves to High Street with Ladbrokes Coral Acquisition, Purchase Price Could Reach $5.35 Billion

GVC Holdings Ladbrokes Coral

Gambling firm GVC Holdings entered into an agreement with British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral on Friday that could see as much as $5.35 billion change hands. The takeover’s final price won’t be determined until late January, when a fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) review by the UK’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport will decide on…Read More