Archive for August, 2012

Zynga: Ramping Up Its Online Gambling Ambitions

Via AllThingsD, a report that Zynga has added some firepower to its online gambling ambitions: AllThingsD has learned that Maytal Ginzburg is joining Zynga as the company’s chief operating officer in charge of new markets, according to her LinkedIn profile. As recently as July, Ginzburg was the SVP of regulated markets at 888 Holdings, where […]

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Real Cash Online Poker Okay’ed

Courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal, a report on the first real-money poker website: Michael Gaughan’s South Point Poker LLC on Thursday made history as the first U.S. casino to be licensed to operate an intrastate, real-money poker website. The unanimous approval by the five-member Nevada Gaming Commission is not only the first in […]

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Online Poker’s Window Of Opportunity Closing?

Via the Las Vegas Review Journal, an interesting article on Nevada’s role at the center of the potential U.S. Internet gaming market and the possibility that the opportunity for such a role is closing quickly, costing the state tax revenues and casino customers, while making Nevada subservient to less-regulated states: What seemed like a tremendous […]

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Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users

Via TechCrunch, a report that Facebook has, for the first time, allowed a gaming app on its platform that allows users to play with real money — not Facebook Credits.  As the article notes: For the last three quarters, Facebook has been struggling to move the needle on its payments business, but today a new […]

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