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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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PhilWeb Receives Provisional License to Resume Operations in Philippines

PhilWeb Philippines PAGCOR

The PhilWeb Corporation has been granted a “provisional license” by the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to resume its electronic gaming operations in the Southeast Asian country. The issuance comes a little more than a year after PAGCOR revoked PhilWeb’s gaming privileges after newly sworn in President Rodrigo Duterte deemed the company’s founder Roberto…Read More

Caesars Goes After Chinese Gamblers in Las Vegas With WeChat Pay

Caesars Las Vegas WeChat Pay China

Caesars Entertainment is hoping to win over some incoming Chinese travelers to Las Vegas by accepting payments via WeChat Pay, a popular social media platform with mobile transaction capabilities. Unlike Las Vegas Sands, MGM and Wynn Resorts, which all have a substantial presence in China’s gambling hub of Macau, Caesars is far less known in…Read More

AGA Introduces New Responsible Gaming Standards for Digital Age

Responsible Gaming Education Week 2017

The American Gaming Association kicked off the 20th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by speaking a new code of conduct for the casino industry. The AGA called on industry leaders to pledge their commitment to consumer protection, transparency, and employee training in our emergent digital age. On Tuesday, AGA president and CEO Geoff Freeman led a roundtable…Read More

William Hill’s Profits Slump on Shift from Retail to Digital Betting

William Hill retail betting

Sports betting stalwart William Hill has seen a steep decline in profits for the first half of 2017, according to its latest financial reports. The company cites unfortunate soccer results and a decline in land-based betting as primary causes, but also looks at growing online wagering numbers as a reason to be optimistic in the…Read More

Google Opens Android’s Play Store to Real-Money Gambling Apps

Google Play to offer online gambling apps on Android.

Google is set to abolish its longstanding ban on real-money gambling apps at its Android Google Play app store, provided operators are licensed in the countries they are targeting. The apps will initially be available only for users in the UK, France and Ireland from the beginning of August, but may be rolled out into…Read More

How (Palmer) Luckey Can You Get? Paypal Founder Peter Thiel Backing Mexico Virtual Reality Wall Project with Oculus VR Creator

Palmer Luckey Peter Thiel Mexico border wall

Virtual reality (VR) Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who sold his business to Facebook the same year he turned legal for $2 billion, now has his eyes focused on an even more challenging project: changing how the United States defends its southern border. But he won’t be facing this daunting task alone, because PayPal founder and American…Read More

British Gamblers Keep on Betting, as Casinos and Bookmakers Reap Profits

British Gambling Data

British gamblers are betting more than ever. That’s good news for the casino industry, but maybe not so good for British real-money players, who lost a record £13.8 billion ($17.7 billion) for October 2015 through September 2016. These numbers come from a report by the UK Gambling Commission, who released last week the latest “Industry…Read More

Paddy Power Now Accepting Bets Through Facebook Messenger

Paddy Power Facebook Messenger app

Paddy Power customers have long been able to text in their bets. But now it’s getting even easier to connect with the Irish bookmaker, thanks to a new chatbot program for Facebook Messenger. Onionsack, a texting app developer that already works with many leading UK sportsbooks, including Ladbrokes and William Hill, debuted its new capabilities with Messenger…Read More

Michigan Casinos Fight Back Against Smartphone Parimutuel Betting Bill

Michigan Legislature horse racing mobile betting

The Michigan Legislature is treading cautiously when it comes to expanding gaming in the state. A bill that was only introduced in early May that would allow bettors to place parimutuel horse racing bets on their mobile devices has quickly gained far-reaching support, but casinos are, not surprisingly, adamantly opposed to the measure. House Bill…Read More

Global Cyber Ransomware Attacks Highlight Vulnerabilities of Unlicensed Gaming Operators

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A massive cyber ransomware attack is crippling computer networks operating on versions of Microsoft Windows. And while hackers are demanding money to unlock encrypted files, the total global take, for all the havoc that’s been wreaked, is surprisingly low: not even into the six-figure domain. Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries…Read More

Mobile Slots Jackpot Sets Record, as Mega Moolah Gambler Wins $8.7 Million

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The largest mobile slots jackpot in history was hit this week by one lucky gambler playing Microgaming’s aptly named Mega Moolah game. The Isle of Man software developer confirmed the news in a press release, saying an online gambler, who wished to remain anonymous, won €8,012,153.35 ($8.7 million) while spinning on the Tipico network. Based…Read More

IGT to Sell Double Down Social Casino to DoubleU Games in $825 Million Deal

IGT sells Double Down

Multinational slot and lottery giant IGT has announced the sale of its social casino subsidiary Double Down to South Korean games developer DoubleU Games in a deal worth $825 million. The sale will mark the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two companies, as they enter into a game development, distribution and services agreement…Read More

Showboat Atlantic City Hosting Weekend Millennial Expo Throughout Summer Months

Showboat Atlantic City millennial expo

Showboat Atlantic City is going all-in on the millennial. Starting Memorial Day weekend and repeating every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the summer, the hotel-only property will host an experimental gaming expo in its renovated 150,000-square-foot convention space. Dubbed the Atlantic City Fan Xpo (ACFX), the weekly event will bring esports, video games, innovative gaming…Read More

Sarawak Police Conduct 26 Illegal Gambling Raids, Arrest 41

Sarawak gambling raids

Continuing its war on illegal gambling, the Sarawak police raided 26 locations in the capital city of Kuching, arresting 41 people last week. Money, mobile phones, portable printers, calculators, betting slips and stationery were seized. The operation was performed by the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and lasted from March 13-19. Many forms of illicit…Read More

Las Vegas eSports Arena Opens This Week, as City Focuses on Mighty Millennial

eSports arena Las Vegas millennial

The Millennial eSports arena is scheduled to open later this week in downtown Las Vegas. The 15,000-square-foot, 200-seat venue will be Sin City’s first entertainment complex dedicated solely to the emerging competitive video gaming market. The facility is located in the Neonopolis center situated between the Fremont Street Experience and East Fremont District north of…Read More