Archive for February, 2013

Nevada Legislature Unanimously Passes Online Poker Bill

Two articles on the Nevada Legislature recent unanimous pass of an online poker bill.  The first, via GamesBeat: Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed legislation that legalized online gambling inside the state of Nevada — a move that could signal a potential goldmine for developers of social casino games. Both houses of the Nevada legislature passed […]

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Mobile Gambling In The U.S.: A Great Bet In The Long Run

Via GigaOm, some commentary on the potential of mobile gambling in the US: The New York Times this week made a splash with this front-page piece documenting how Silicon Valley tech companies have set their sights on online gambling. The story put something of an exclamation point on a series of recent developments highlighting the […]

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Tech Industry: Gambling On Online Gambling

Via The New York Times, an interesting article on the tech industry’s interest in online gambling: Facebook began allowing online gaming for British users last summer with Jackpotjoy, which makes slots and other casino games. Big Fish Studios introduced a casino app for iPhone in England last fall. Look out Las Vegas, here comes FarmVille. […]

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Zynga Stock Climbs On Online NJ Gambling Bill Prospects

Courtesy of Game Politics, an update on New Jersey’s online gambling bill: Social game maker Zynga saw its stock get a substantial boost today as the prospects of an online gambling bill in the state of New Jersey that made its way to Governor Chris Christie’s desk last week, and while he vetoed the bill, […]

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Social Casino To Online Gambler: Conversion Thoughts

Via Kevin’s Corner, some interesting thoughts on converting social casino players into paying online gamblers: The recent ICE conference demonstrated the popularity of social games being launched by traditional online gambling operators. The conversation is now moving to the  concept of using social casino games as a means to acquire online gamblers. This concept is […]

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Social Casinos

Via Kevin’s Corner, a look at social casinos: In 2012 the social casino phenomenon hit its stride in Facebook and on mobile devices. In many cases the offerings were very similar to the games one would find in a land based casino or bingo hall. With slots and bingo being the biggest winners in 2012. […]

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