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Online Gaming in New Jersey a Success, Says DGE

State of New Jersey

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has declared the first year of online gaming in the Garden State to be a success, despite revenue being much lower than pre-regulation projections. The first platforms went live in New Jersey in November 2013, nine months after Governor Chris Christie signed a bill permitting online poker…Read More

How US Gaming Operators Fared in 2014

US casino firms operators 2014

The gaming industry in the United States features quite a few major corporations whose fortunes rise and fall based on how the winds are blowing for gambling across the country and around the world. When big stories rock the casino world, it’s often easy to focus on what that means for players and overlook how…Read More

World Poker Tour Signs Asian Licensing Deal with Ourgame International

WPT licensing deal in Asia

The World Poker Tour is taking steps to increase its presence in Asia by signing a licensing and promotional agreement with Ourgame International. Ourgame and the WPT have already worked together in the past, including having partnered to create the WPT National China poker tournament. Ourgame is an online card and board game company with…Read More

No Online Gambling as Swedish Internet Goes Offline Following EA Attack

Sweden Internet

When the Swedish Internet went out this week, it put possibly millions of online gamblers out of their games. The Nordic country is well-known as a popular online hub, and Martin Jacobson, this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event winner, hails from the Scandinavian country. The Swedish Internet was sent offline Tuesday and Wednesday…Read More

Nevada Gambling Revenues Decline in October

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Nevada gambling revenues fell for the third straight month in October, but analysts say that the news is still positive overall for the state’s gaming industry. Overall, gaming revenues were down 4.3 percent year-over-year, coming in at $913.6 million for the month. That decline was also seen on the Las Vegas Strip, were revenues were…Read More

Jason Chaffetz Appointed Head of Government Watchdog Committee

Representative Jason Chaffetz

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has been named as the successor to Darrel Issa as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, one of the most powerful committees in the House of Representatives. Worryingly for the online gambling industry, Chaffetz is also, with Senator Lindsey Graham, a sponsor of the Restoration of America’s Wire…Read More

PokerStars Enters Casino and Sports Betting Business

PokerStars casino

PokerStars is upping the ante when it comes to online dominance, as the leading poker room has announced its plans to establish table games and sports betting at its global site PokerStars.com. Blackjack and roulette will lead the introduction of casino offerings, and should be available before December according to a company press release. The…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Internet Users at Risk, Security Firm Warns

Las Vegas Strip Internet users

A word of warning to Las Vegas Strip visitors, especially if you’re planning to play a spot of legalized online poker when you’re in town: check your Internet network. A recent experiment conducted by UK cyber-security firm Sophos found that a worrying amount of people on the Strip were using unsecured networks, with little or…Read More

Full Tilt Poker to Expand Casino Game Selection

Full Tilt Net Entertainment Mega Fortune

One could easily be excused for thinking that Full Tilt Poker only offers poker to its players. After all, the word is right there in the site’s name. But in recent months, that’s been changing: just this January, the Full Tilt client has expanded to offer real-money roulette and blackjack to players in the poker…Read More

Atari to Enter Social Casino Gaming Market with FlowPlay

Atari social casino games

It gave us the first-ever arcade video game (a space invaders-type thing called “Computer Space”), as well as the simple, two-dimensional joys of “Pong“. It created the first-ever home games consul (on which you could only play “Pong”) and it was – once upon a time – the fastest-growing company in America. And now, one…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Mobile Apps Expected to Boost Revenue

New Jersey online gambling mobile apps

Let’s face it: while Atlantic City’s casinos are happy to have the extra money coming in from online gambling, the new industry in New Jersey hasn’t met the state’s lofty expectations quite yet. But officials, analysts and casino executives say that this should change in 2014, in large part because they expect gambling through phones…Read More

Caesars Scoops Up Social Media Free-Play Site Pacific Interactive

Caesars Interactive Pacific Interactive Playtika

If a novel were to be written about Caesars Entertainment Corp., it could easily be called “Debt and Acquisition”; the casino operator seems to bounce back and forth between racking up IOUs and purchasing everything they can get their hands on. The latest chapter of this book involves Israeli-based social gaming company Pacific Interactive, and…Read More

UK Mobile App Gambling Growth Going Strong

UK sports betting mobile gambling online gambling

What goes up, must come down. But in the case of the UK gambling market, two recent studies have made it seem that the industry is both up and down at the same time. In reality, it’s just a matter of what you want to look at it, as the world of gambling is changing,…Read More

Big Brother’s Endemol Invests $13 Million in Social Casino Start-Up

Endemol Plumbee Big Brother

Endemol has announced an investment of $13 million in London-based social casino games start-up Plumbee – and before you ask, “Who the heck is Endemol?” – they’re the creators of the perplexingly popular “Big Brother” television franchise, as well as multiplatform entertainment producers and – according to their own website, at least – the world’s largest…Read More

Social Casino Index Shows Women Bet More Virtual Money than Men

Social Casino Index

Women in the U.S. bet 30 percent more on online social casinos than men, which is surprising news since typically men are linked more to gambling than women.  Of course, they’re only betting with Monopoly money, so it’s easier to bet large. The interesting data was recently released by International Game Technology (IGT), a world leader…Read More