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NetEnt Signs Agreement Partnership With William Hill
Sep30

NetEnt Signs Agreement Partnership With William Hill

Net Entertainment has signed a partnership agreement with UK’s largest bookmaker William Hill. In terms of the agreement Net Entertainment will supply William Hill with some of their best desktop and mobile titles. Net Entertainment I one of the most respected suppliers of distributed gaming systems and are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. Chief of GMO and MD Entertainment Malta Ltd. Bjorn Krantz commented on the agreement,” We continue to follow our growth strategy in the UK market, and I am very excited that William Hill has selected Net Entertainment as supplier for a selection of our best in class casino games to be distributed over their online casino network. The agreement with William Hill solidifies the trust and confidence our partners have in our operational and technical leadership. Both parties are now working very close together to secure a successful integration and planning for commercial launch and we are convinced that our games will be well received by William Hill’s player base.” Director of Gaming at William Hill, James Curwen gave their side of the agreement,” Net Entertainment is one of the leading suppliers of best in breed online casino content in the market today, and we are fully committed to make sure we can provide our player community with the very best experience which now can be further realized through our agreement with Net Entertainment. The agreement will cover gaming distribution for all customer devices. William Hill are committed to be leaders in mobile development and working with proven suppliers like Net Entertainment will make our proposition even...

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World’s First Full Bitcoin Casino Launched With Satoshi Live
Sep29

World’s First Full Bitcoin Casino Launched With Satoshi Live

The virtual currency Bitcoin has got the online gambling industry in its sights. Everyday more and more Bitcoin casinos are popping up. One of the main advantages for online gambling sites to use Bitcoin currency is the fact that it is not controlled by any government or institution and therefore for the moment is largely unaffected by regulations restricting online gambling. Until now Bitcoin online gaming sites were restricted to specific games and lacked the overall feel of a live casino site. This has all changed now with Satoshilive.com which is the first fully Bitcoin casino. In a nutshell they are the first to bridge the gap between virtual Bitcoin gaming and Live Bitcoin Casino gaming. For the first time players will get the chance to fully interact online without the need to download any software. The games on offer are Blackjack, Roulette and baccarat which are all standard in regular casinos. With Satoshilive.com live dealers are used making it as fair as possible. Players will get to play with Bitcoin currency as well as deposit and withdraw their winnings in Bitcoins. In a statement released Satoshi Live stated,” We have done a lot of research and no other Bitcoin gaming site offers this sort of platform. We are extremely excited to be offering such a high quality robust gaming...

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Legalized Online Poker In U.S. Sets Off Advertising And Marketing War
Sep28

Legalized Online Poker In U.S. Sets Off Advertising And Marketing War

With online poker now available in the State of Nevada the race is on to market and promote the benefits of playing online poker from the comfort of your home. Sitting at a casino and enjoying a high stakes poker game is not everyone’s cup of tea. Firstly the effort of physically venturing out and getting dressed up to play is a bit too much effort for many. Added to this is the notorious poker face body language which does not come naturally to many of us. In fact any expert in poker will tell you that a large part of winning is pulling off the ultimate bluff despite not holding a winning hand. Legal online poker in the U.S. is currently up and running only in Nevada with New Jersey and Delaware expected to follow shortly. Ultimate Poker was the first real money online poker site available for residents of Nevada from April this year. Needless to say being the only product available means that advertising and marketing has been a lot easier for them until now. However with the recently launched World Series of Poker site or WSOP brand as it is better known the focus on advertising and marketing online poker has taken on a different twist. When it comes to ad agencies and online gambling the potential is huge. In fact estimates are that online gambling companies will invest billions in the coming years in order to secure their market share off online poker and other gambling. An interesting article in adage.com focuses on some of the lighter issues of creating an effective marketing campaign. With this in mind an interesting aspect is how exactly brands lime Ultimate Gaming and WSOP intend to use in order to attract online gamblers. All of us have seen glossy print and media ads for casinos feature beautiful woman and poker players dressed up like James Bond in tuxedo. While these are set to continue there is also an interesting tend to show the benefits of playing online poker from your living room at home. The main advantage of course is that no one sees you, this means that if you want you can essentially enjoy online poker in your underwear if you choose. Not only that there is no longer  any need to worry of your body language gives your hand away as no one can see you.it is this type of humorous yet accurate facts about online gambling that ad agencies intend to emphasize. The fact that you can remain a couch potato, drink beers and still play online poker for real money is quite appealing to...

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Zynga’s Withdrawl From U.S. Online Gaming Market Is A Lesson In Humility
Sep27

Zynga’s Withdrawl From U.S. Online Gaming Market Is A Lesson In Humility

While the confirmation of Zynga withdrawing from the U.S. online gambling market comes as no surprise, it is a reminder to all new startups of just how quick a gaming company can fall irrespective of how much hype and potential they have reportedly supposed to enjoy. Complacency and the inability to read gaming trends is exactly what up and coming social gaming wannabees will want to avoid. The story of the world’s once undisputed social gaming company Zynga has taken many twists and turns since its IPO launch in December 2011. For anyone looking to see how volatile the world of social gaming can be then the test case of Zynga would be the ideal example. At the time of their IPO launch their share price was trading at $10. Currently they have lost about 70% of their initial IPO share price and are trading at around $3.61. For those thinking this is bad they dropped down to $2.75 in August. The success of Zynga was short lived and there are many reasons why this happened in such a short space of time. Former CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus admitted himself that one of their key failures was the fact that they did not focus enough resources into the mobile market which is now seen as an essential part of any gaming company looking to capture a loyal player base. Added to this is the fact that competition is rife thanks largely to a startup called Betable. For those not familiar with Betable, they have single handedly opened up the social gaming market up with their ability to help small gaming developers compete with the likes of Zynga in the real money gaming world. In essence Betable have existing gaming licences in various parts of the globe. Any gaming developer looking to monetize their product need just use Betable services and they take care of all the logistic and legal requirements need to offer real money games. In the past this notion of converting free-to-play games into the real money thing was considered almost impossible as the costs and expertise needed were way out of reach for the majority of smaller gaming houses. As a result Betable has successfully partnered up with many social casino companies in the last year to offer real money gaming. While Zynga were not too long ago keen to enter the U.S. online gambling market they have since announced through their newly appointed CEO Don Mattrick that they have abandoned the U.S. market in order to refocus on their core social gaming market. This was confirmed when they recently filed a request with the...

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One Direction’s Harry Styles Caught Gambling Again
Sep26

One Direction’s Harry Styles Caught Gambling Again

Back in April we reported on the biggest boy band in the world One Direction being caught up in a gambling scandal. Well it seems that Harry Styles has got himself in hot water again. One Direction are currently touring down under and Harry Styles decided it would be a great idea to chill out after a gig and spend time off in a casino in Adelaide. Apparently “Haz” as he is affectionately known was seen hanging around the VIP section of the Pearl Room casino in Perth playing roulette, Styles has lost big bucks in the past but his has apparently not deterred him from enjoying another flutter. Last year both band member Niall Horan and Harry were reprimanded for gambling on tour. Like most 18 year old’s they claimed at the time just to be having fun,” Like most of the stupid things we do, it seemed like it was a good idea at the time. We thought it was funny. We just thought, ‘We’re 18, this is the first time we’ve been able to spend a bit of money in weeks because we’ve been on the...

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