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bgo Casino Adds Six New Games

By Lars J On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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bgo Casino just released six new games with a variety of themes from several different software houses including  games from NetEnt, IGT, and Bally showing the casino’s good taste in games and diversity in their offerings to please all players. Our favorite, and most liked Net Entertainment video slot in quite some time is Wish Master. The game has a high enough hit frequency to keep you going, even on a small deposit, but also has near Dead on Arrival variance to keep you looking for that smashing wilds win. But most of all, it’s simply a very fun game to play. The other release from NetEnt […]

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Zacks Analyst Blog: Las Vegas Sands, Penn National, MGM, & Caesars

By JT On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire/ – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS-Free Report), Penn National Gaming Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN-Free Report), MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM-Free Report), Caesars Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR-Free Report) and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (Nasdaq: MPEL-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ”Buy” stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog: Gambling Stock Roundup Last week, […]

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Delaware Online Gambling: Gaming revenue up / Poker revenue down

By JT On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – The Delaware Lottery has recorded an increase in igaming revenue in the US state during the month of June, despite a significant drop in online poker revenue. Delaware’s online gaming industry generated revenue of $184,944 (€137,262) in June, which is an increase of 7.1% on the $175,410 recorded in the previous month. The jump in revenue comes despite a major blow for Delaware’s online poker operators, which were only able to report combined revenue of $25,607, down 55% on the $57,470 posted in May. The fall in online poker revenue comes after Delaware also suffered a significant […]

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Aristocrat Launches nLive Virtual Casino Solution

By JT On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – Leading slot and systems manufacturer Aristocrat has launched an nLive™ virtual casino solution for Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment. This latest launch adds to Aristocrat’s footprint of free play sites, which is the largest in North America. The Desert Diamond nLive site is the first for a casino using a competitive casino management system. Players at Desert Diamond Casinos’ three locations in Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why, Arizona will now have access to the new nLive free play content through the enterprise’s main site, www.ddcaz.com. The nLive free play site uses Aristocrat’s exclusive nLiveLink™ technology allowing Desert Diamond Casinos […]

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UK Labour Party considers betting levy

By JT On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – The opposition Labour political party in the UK is considering a proposal that would introduce a levy on all sports betting, with all revenue generated to be ploughed into grassroots sports and used to help tackle problem gambling. The proposal has been set out in a new ‘sport for all’ document issued by shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman and shadow sports minister Clive Efford. Under current regulations, only gambling on horseracing is subject to a levy with the money – around £82 million (€103.8 million/$19.8 million) in 2014 – returned to the racing industry. “We are consulting […]

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Italy’s Nibali “unbackable” for 2014 Tour de France

By JT On July 25, 2014 • No comments yet

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Australian Gambling – Italian maestro Vincenzo Nibali is just about home and hosed as the Tour de France reaches its stunning climax. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of markets to satisfy punters of the cycling variety. If the Melbourne Cup is ‘the race that stops a nation’, then ‘Le Tour’ is the race that showcases a nation, the stunning scenery, superb racing and, of course, the chance to win a quid, all adding up to plenty of bleary eyes at work as Aussie punters try to stay awake into the early hours. With four stages left, and stars […]

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Crimea and Sochi gambling zones approved by Putin

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to allow special gambling zones to be set up in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, and Sochi, host city of the 2014 winter Olympic Games. The news comes after iGaming Business reported earlier this month that the Russian State Duma approved a bill to establish gambling zones in Crimea and Sochi. Russian MPs have said that the establishment of the gambling zone in Crimea will help to attract investment and boost visitor numbers. Following the annex of Crimea, there were concerns that its tourist […]

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Casinos & Gaming Stocks: Melco Crown Entertainment & More

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – On Tuesday, July 08, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,391.46, down 1.35%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.69% lower at 16,906.62, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,963.71, down 0.70%. The losses were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day at 531.28, down 1.00%, while the index has advanced 4.67% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ: SGMS), Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ: MPEL), Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: […]

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“Fast-Fold” poker app released by PartyPoker

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – PartyPoker, the internet poker brand of online gaming operator bwin.party, has launched a new fast-fold mobile application for players on its FastForward tables. According to the Pokerfuse.com website, the app allows players to swipe and tap gestures to indicate their action, rather than using the normal bet, raise and fold buttons. A swipe of the cards indicates a fold, a double-tap on the screen is a check, while swiping to the right will raise a bet. Players can also pre-set bet amounts by clicking on the pot and selecting bet types or use a slider on the […]

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Pay-to-enter fantasy sports contest launched by NFL

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – American football’s National Football League (NFL) has become the first major US sports league to launch its own pay-to-enter fantasy sports contest. According to Forbes magazine, the NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience League will be accessible to fans in 43 of the 50 states in the US. Under state law, any contest is deemed to be illegal if it involves consideration, reward and chance. A fantasy sports contest that charges an entry fee and pays a prize is only legal if it does not involve chance, which is a term defined differently by states across the US. (More)

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The AGA: Sharing the Gaming Industry’s Story

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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Casinos are proud partners to communities across the country, delivering jobs, enormous tax revenues, charitable contributions and high-caliber entertainment. The American Gaming Association (AGA) is promoting our many contributions through the “Get to Know Gaming” campaign and aggressive media outreach. In just a few short weeks since the campaign’s launch, dozens of stories have run highlighting the industry’s significant efforts to strengthen local communities. Traditionally, our industry has spoken of its impact in terms of “gross gaming revenue” and the jobs within commercially owned properities. But this approach – as represented in State of the States – only scratches the surface of our contributions. […]

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BetOnSoft to Rebrand

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – Online casino games provider BetOnSoft has announced that it is to rebrand as Saucify. The firm said it selected the name in order to better reflect its ethos and to help it stand out in a crowded market. A company spokesperson said the rebrand is part of a wider strategic marketing plan at the firm. “The name is a perfect fit for what we have done for the last eight years and what we intend to continue doing in the future… (More)

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Playtech “Neon Casino” system sails with MSC Cruises

By JT On July 24, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industries, is proud to announce the extension of its relationship with MSC Cruises, which has ordered the Neon Casino Management System for its newest ship, MSC Preziosa. The Neon Casino Management system is an enterprise-level system for land-based gaming operators that can be tailored to suit specific needs and is designed to cover a range of gambling  perations. MSC Cruises already operates Neon on four of its 12 cruise ships, with a central data warehouse at MSC headquarters providing […]

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Racing New South Wales announces changes to minimum bet limits

By JT On July 23, 2014 • No comments yet

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Australian Gambling – In what is being hailed as a win for punters across the country, NSW Racing announced the terms of its new minimum bet refusal limits and betting account laws for Australian bookmakers today. After careful consideration and consultation from leading bookmakers and punters, NSW Racing amended its wagering laws – stating that all wagering operators would have to comply with the new bet limits and conditions by September 1, 2014. Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys, said that he was pleased with the decision-making process and the effects the resulting amendments would have on the industry. “The consultation process […]

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Flexible prepaid cards provide seamless online gambling

By JT On July 23, 2014 • No comments yet

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SAN FRANSCISO – Fulfilling on the vision to offer ease and convenience for both operators and players in the online gambling and gaming space, Secure Trading and First Data Corporation today announced a partnership that offers a new payment mechanism to process online gambling transactions in U.S. states where the activity has been legalized. Secure Trading and First Data have worked together to design an easy-to-use, general purpose reloadable prepaid offering combining the powerful compliance tools of their ST-1 solution and First Data’s PayLucky™ Solutions. They will deliver an offering compliant with New Jersey and Nevada regulations and enables players […]

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