Online Casino News From Around the Globe

Despite Delay Caesars To Launch W.S.O.P. Site In Late Summer

We reported recently on the proposed partnership between Caesars Entertainment and the WSOP brand. They were expected to launch by July 6 in Nevada but according to Caesars Interactive Entertainment CEO Mitch Garber it will probably be delayed until late summer. This is due to their complex technology which is still being approved by the Nevada Gaming Board. Garber has got his hands full as he launched the WSOP’s pay-to-play online gambling site in Nevada as well as looking to New Jersey. With Nevada legalizing online gambling Caesars is hoping together with 888 Holdings to dominate the Nevada Marker with their World Series of Poker branded site, They have tough competition like that of Ultimate Poker that was launched back in April 30 by Ultimate gaming. In terms of the current legislation gamblers will be allowed to bet only on mobile devices and computers that are located within Nevada state borders. Garber believes that CIE are in a unique position to compete as a major player in the online gambling market in Nevada as they are able to utilize their thousands of hotel rooms and facilities as incentives for players, both in Las Vegas and New Jersey. The opportunities in New Jersey are even no less lucrative as all of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos will be permitted to offer online gambling that includes poker, slots and other table games. Their geographic location on the East Coast could also attract many New Yorkers and punters from Philadelphia. Garber summed up the current intent craze succinctly,” Online ‘blank’ is growing, whatever you put into the blank. Online shopping, online commerce, online stock trading, online social games; real money online gaming is growing and that is going to be a fact over the next decade.” Caesars seems to have their bases covered in both the social casino gaming field via their Playtika operation right through to their real money gambling operation which is in the process of becoming a major player in the developing U.S online gambling...

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PokerStars And Resorts Casino Hotel To Launch Online Gambling In New Jersey

New Jersey is proving to be one of the most proactive states in legalizing online gambling in the U.S. The latest major development is the agreement just reached between PokerStars who boast over 50 million registered users and the Resorts Casino Hotel who plan on launching online gambling. PokerStars is the global leader in online poker and have the unique record of having dealt over 100 billion hands of poker. Resorts Casino Hotel was founded in 1978 and was the first American casino outside of Nevada. For PokerStars this agreement paves the way for them to add to their 50 million registered users and sets the tone for other states in the U.S. CEO Mark Scheinberg of The Rational Group who operate PokerStars said,” Resorts is a fantastic partner for us and we are looking forward to launch PokerStars in the U.S. in association with the other quality brands Resorts has brought to Atlantic City. We are very happy to invest in New Jersey and we are excited about building a successful relationship with Resorts.” These type of partnerships are expected to have a major impact on New Jersey gaming revenues as there are millions of U.S. online gamblers just waiting to play legally...

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Study Shows Punters Prefer Noisy Slot Machines

  Anyone who has played slot machines knows there is nothing more exciting when music starts playing and bells start ringing when you win. Slot machine makers employ some of the most advanced technology but also employ some fascinating psychological elements which could explain why slots are so popular. A recent study by Mike Dixon and his colleagues from the University of Waterloo in Canada shed some fascinating insight in what goes on behind the scenes when developing a slot machine. Slot machines have been around for over 100 years in some form and right from the beginning every win was accompanied by a ringing bell. This basic concept has been adapted to modern-day slots who on average offer over 400 types of sound effects. The research study was conducted with a total of 96 gamblers. They measured the player’s responses to wins, losses and losses which are disguised as wins. All these scenarios were tested both with and without sound effects. All 96 gamblers participated in two playing sessions. One of the sessions was where both wins and losses were accompanied by various sound effects as well as visual feedback. In the second session sound effects were turned off. All the players who participated were measured for their heart rate and skin conductance on both playing sessions. What they found was that the addition or removal of sounds had an impact on the player’s physical reactions. Players not only preferred playing games that included sound effects but also resulted in them over estimating their actual wins. When losses were combined with sound effects 24% mistakenly thought they had won while without sounds effects only 15% erred. These findings would explain why so many are mesmerized by the classic slots experience and physically have heightened reactions when the music rings out after a winning spin of the...

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Ultimate Gaming Partners Up With Donald Trump In New Jersey

The Fertitta Brothers are making their presence felt in the U.S. online gambling market. With their recent UltimatePoker.com launch they have made their intentions clear that they intend on being a major force in the U.S. In order to succeed online operators are required to partner up with land casinos and when it comes to established brands there is no bigger than the Trump brand. They have now announced their partnership with Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal Associates LLC to enter the New Jersey gambling market. Currently online gambling in the U.S is legal in the states of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. In terms of the agreement Ultimate Gaming will operate a range of real money casino games including poker in partnership with Trump’s Taj Mahal. CEO of Ultimate Gaming, Tobin Prior commented on the partnership,” We feel our technology is a major advantage. Our proprietary software has been proven to meet regulatory requirements and allows for continuous investment and product development. The technology was acquired in 2011 and developed by a U.S. based company with a completely clean regulatory profile.” CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. Robert F. Griffin explained their side of the deal” Ultimate Gaming is a pioneer in the online gaming space and can provide a turnkey solution for our online gaming needs in New Jersey. We are delighted to be working with a trusted partner that has a proven track...

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Macau Gambling Revenues Impress With 21.1% Increase For June Year-On-Year

Macau is currently the world’s largest gambling market. This former Portuguese colony is the playground for Chinese VIP gamblers to spend their millions. The Chinese government does not allow gambling on the mainland and it is legal only in Macau. This has led to a flood of high rollers who routinely spend hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as the growing market of “mass Chinese” gamblers. The figures released by the Chinese Government show that revenues rose by 21 percent in June year-on-year with June Revenues peaking at $3.54 billion. The revenues fall into the analysts top-end forecast of 18-21 percent. Macau relies heavily on this gambling revenue income and their overall economy relies heavily on the Chinese Mainland.While these figures are impressive, analysts have cautioned that there may be a slow down with high rollers from China as the economy slows...

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