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Hollywood’s Film “Runner Runner” Has Gambling Lobbyists Concerned
Aug23

Hollywood’s Film “Runner Runner” Has Gambling Lobbyists Concerned

The much talked about Twenty-First Century’s premier of “Runner,Runner” next month has got many in the gaming industry worried. The film is centered on the online poker world which is said to be portrayed in a negative light in the movie. The stars appearing in the film include Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. This in itself is interesting as Affleck himself is known as a high roller in poker circles and has even won some tournaments. Many A-listers are notorious for enjoying high stakes poker games that are often exclusive events which are also shrouded in mystery. The character played by Affleck is what has got online poker supporters in the US worried. He plays a shady online gambling tycoon in Costa Rica and is not the image that gambling supporters want to portray as a solid offshore operator. Many may wonder how Hollywood could be so influential in swaying public opinion as to the legalization of online gambling. Well the very fact that this is an issue shows how sensitive the legislators are to public opinion. Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas stated what many pro gambling supporters fear,” People very well could get the wrong idea. Not all offshore operators are unregulated bad guys. This is a dramatization, let’s be clear about that. It shows what could be happening in a worst-case scenario.” With billions of dollars at stake pro gambling lobbyists are wary of any negative publicity which could put stumbling blocks in the way of online gambling legalization. Whichever side you are on in the internet gambling debate, the fact that a Hollywood movie has got so many feathers ruffled only goes to show how high the internet gaming stakes really...

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Sportech Looking To Expand To US Online Gambling Market
Aug23

Sportech Looking To Expand To US Online Gambling Market

UK based gaming company Sportech is looking to follow other UK based gaming companies like 888 Holdings into the U.S. online gambling market. With proposed tax increases on the way for online gaming operators from December 01 2014 and a shrinking number of Football Polls, the US internet gambling market is seen as the next frontier for online gaming. Sportech have already established a solid reputation in the U.S gaming industry especially after their strategic acquisition of Scientific Games Racing in 2010 which provides its betting services to nationwide racetracks. These include licences to operate betting on horse racing in over 26 US states with over $6 billion in bets being processed. Their reach also extents to 15 betting venues in Connecticut where bets on horse racing are taken. With such a solid base in the US Sportech should have no problem in acquiring an online gaming licence in New Jersey which it has already applied for. As we reported yesterday New Jersey is seen as one of the most lucrative states for online gambling with estimated annual revenues reaching a high as $1 billion. Chief Executive of Sportech, Ian Penrose confirmed that they are already in talks with potential software partners to develop games for the US online gaming...

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Wynn Resorts Applies For Lucrative Online Gambling Licence In New Jersey
Aug22

Wynn Resorts Applies For Lucrative Online Gambling Licence In New Jersey

With estimates reaching $1 billion in annual revenues it is no surprise that gaming companies are lining up to get in on online gambling in New Jersey. One of the U.S. gaming powerhouses Wynn Resorts Ltd. has joined many others in submitting an application for an online gambling license with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Wynn Resorts are a household name in the U.S. gambling market and have a strong presence in Las Vegas and the ever growing Macau. The move into New Jersey will offer it the chance to operate in Atlantic City in which only the twelve existing land casinos will be allowed to operate online services. Needless to say all 12 casinos are chomping at the bit to get their teeth into the online gambler’s pocket and are looking for experts in the online market to partner up with. New Jersey is one of the trio of U.S. states that have legalized online gambling and their market is considered one of the largest and most lucrative. Many experts see it as up to four times the size of Nevada which is also offering online...

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AbZorba Games Reaches Top Spot In US iTunes With Blackjack Live For Tango
Aug21

AbZorba Games Reaches Top Spot In US iTunes With Blackjack Live For Tango

Mobile social casino games have become some of the overall most popular games enjoyed by social network users. This is evident is the number of casino-based games that appear in the top grossing apps in iTunes. AbZorba games is one of the social casino gaming publishers that are worth watching as their highly popular “Blackjack Live for Tango” has just taken the number one spot for casino games in the US iTunes App Store. This is certainly a milestone for any social casino gaming company looking to mark its territory. AbZorba has partnered up with Tango who are an all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform that has over 140 million users. This combination which allows players to interact from all their mobile devices is a growing trend that is here to stay. CEO and Co-founder of AbZorba, Andrew Hughes expressed his delight at the impressive rise to the top in such a short time,” Attaining a #1 spot for any app developer is a milestone that is important and highly coveted, with Tango powering our Blackjack we achieved it. By partnering with AbZorba, Tango’s branded game reached the #1 Casino app within weeks. This highlights how effective our games are when a larger well-known brand partners with world class multiplayer games from AbZorba Games.” VP of Strategic Partnerships in Tango ,Renato Iwerson commented on their side of the partnership,” We are thrilled to see the power of the Tango messaging and entertainment platform propel Blackjack Live for Tango to the top spot in the US iTunes free app store. Our 140 million members are responding extremely well to having fun and compelling content to play with their friends and...

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National Lottery Releases Audio Of Jackpot Winners
Aug21

National Lottery Releases Audio Of Jackpot Winners

Stories of real life lottery winners are always a firm favorite. What makes them special is the fact that they often happen to ordinary people like you and me who are just going about their daily lives until lady luck intervenes. It has always fascinated me as to how these lottery winners actually react when confirming their win. Well The National Lottery is giving you the chance to hear for yourself. In a rare move they have released some audio recordings of winners who have just experienced a life changing moment by becoming instant millionaires. The reactions are intriguing and range from disbelief to utter elation which comes across clearly on the phone. To think we are all just a phone call away from living the good life is a great source of hope and is what makes us coming back for...

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