Online casino news for the online casino gaming world.
The world of online casinos is alive and well and generating fresh news every day. Stay informed with current online casino news headlines. It is important to know what’s going on in the gaming industry.
Delaware Online Casinos Will Go Live To The Public On Halloween
Gary Parkinson Fri, 10/25/2013 – http://www.onlinecasino.org
It’s no trick; online gamers in Delaware will be treated to regulated gambling domains within the state beginning on Halloween. The state, nicknamed ‘The First State’ will live up to its moniker as the first state to mandate a full suite of online casino games to US-based players.
Online gambling reform in the US has been an ongoing saga for years. Unlike in Canada where players are allowed to place bets on offshore gaming sites, US players were prohibited from making their own bets following the passing of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Betting Act.
But many players continued to find ways around the law, and states decided to authorize online gambling in their jurisdictions, circumventing the federal ban. Unsurprisingly Nevada was the first state to go live with real-money betting, but players were restricted to online poker in the desert.
Delaware, on the other hand, went further with its legislation and was first to extend bets beyond the poker tables. This position allows players to bet on online slots, roulette, blackjack, and other table games. A similar law was passed in New Jersey, but sites are not scheduled to go live in the Garden State until the end of November.
The Delaware law authorizes online betting sites managed only by the state’s three physical casinos, and powered by the 888 Casino gaming platform. The state is home to over 900,000 residents, and managers of the internet domains expect to attract a large percentage of gamers who currently bet on offshore sites.
Ed Sutor, President of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, believes the purpose of the online gambling sites is twofold. One is to position Delaware online casinos into the expanding internet betting market, while the other is to bring players and tourists back to the First State.
“It is going to bring customers back to the brick-and-mortars.”
For Delaware gamers, Halloween won’t be a day just for candy this year.
15th October 2013 – Article by Online Casinos
Belgium is at the heart of the European Union and a place where the E.U. parliament resides. Coming soon on the agenda the EASG Seminar will focus on Social Gaming & Gambling “Threat or Opportunity?” this October 17th 2013, at the Tour & Taxis Building, in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme of this seminar will reflect seize and the potential of Social Gaming & Gambling. The future and what does this mean in regards to real money gaming and social casino games and should it be regulated or not and if so to what level.
The programme will give participants the opportunity to hear from experts, most influential speakers and to take part in the panel discussions.
Each session will give serious insights across a range of important areas, such as Legal and Regulatory, Research, Compliance, Safety and Security and Responsible Gaming. Regulators Jean-François Vilotte (ARJEL, France) Peter Naessens (Belgium Gaming Commission, Belgium) Valérie Peano (Studio di Consulenza, Italy) and Morten Ronde (IAGA, International Association Gaming Advisors) will be on hand to tell the participants about changes and platform details.
Harrie Temmink from the European Commission will give delegates insight from an overall perspective. Peter Naessens of the Belgium Gaming Authority, Belgium, Morten Ronde of IAGA, International Association Gaming Advisors, Luc Delany ISGA, International Social Games Association, Heather Wardle NatCen, UK, Jeffrey Derevensky McGill University, Canada, Harrie Temmink European Commission are made available in the panel discussions adding to the number of top executives making the seminar a must attend event.
Kicking off the seminar are Chairmen moderators, Philippe Vlaemminck (ALTIUS) & Pieter Remmers (Assissa Consultancy Europe) including Robbe Verbeke (ALTIUS).
This event is a major information seminar that has gathered some of Europe’s most influential executives involved in the online gambling industry to share their insights and valuable experience.
14th October – Article by USPoker
The latest revenue numbers for Atlantic City casinos could well force them to focus on getting online gambling up and running by the November 26th deadline. In a report by gamingtoday.com, Atlantic City casino revenues as a whole were down 13 percent over the same time period last year.
The numbers were a bit of a surprise seeing that the Miss America pageant was in town last month, but the increase in tourism failed to result in increased gambling revenue. As a whole, AC casinos took in only $240.2 million last month, down a staggering 12.9 percent over the same period last year.
Eleven out of 12 AC casinos posted a decline last month. The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel was the only exception. They actually posted a 4 percent gain. The hardest hit casino was Caesars AC. Their revenue dropped by 28.5 percent compared to last year. Trump Plaza was right behind with a 28 percent drop.
AC casinos took in $2.2 billion through September, a 9.3 percent drop over the same period in 2012. Last year’s total gaming was right at $3 billion and it seems unlikely that the casinos will hit that mark by the end of this year. Back in 2006, the city’s casinos reached a record high of $5.2 billion. Afterwards, casinos began opening in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Online gambling has long been sold as a way for AC to compete with surrounding states as they have yet to legalize any form of online gambling. New Jersey is scheduled to officially go live with online gambling on November 26th. The added revenue should help to reverse some of the losses incurred by casinos over the last few years, but it remains to be seen how much revenue it will truly take in.
Only nine of twelve casinos have officially setup gambling partners. With revenues continuing to tumble, we may well see the other three finish their deals in short order and begin the process of getting games online.
13th October 2013 – Article by Casino Scam Report
Portugal Wants Gambling Taxes
Starting off with Portugal’s announcement of its realization that legalizing online gambling could very well be the answer needed to generate greater tax revenues after a 5.5 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in further funding from creditors. Plans are being set into motion over the next few months for a proposal of regulatory measures to help after a 2011 bailout during the eurozone debt crisis nearly left the Portugal bankrupt.
With a need of 4.7 billion euros in savings next year, reports show that Portugal’s estimated profits could be will over €250m within the first year of regulation of laxed government restrictions.
Bally Technology Success in UK Online Gaming Market
Bally Technologies continues to partner with online operators with the latest announcement that will see the supplier and developer for the global gaming industry games included in the catalog of Daub Alderney Ltd. online gaming sites, including the popular Kitty Bingo and Lucky Pants Bingo.
This new partnership will see a hopeful successful transition of Bally Tech games from land based casinos into the UK online gaming market.
bwin.party Partners with Icertis
Icertis is one of Microsoft’s Cloud’s leading solutions providers, for contract and compliance management, cargo transportation management, fleet management, and public transport management.
This week Icertis made the announcement that it will partner with bwin.party to fulfill contractual requirements by facilitating a safe and common storage solution that effectively manage and monitored their entire portfolio of contracts.
With 3,000 employees worldwide and total revenue in 2012 of €801.6 million, Icertis services will improve user productivity, allow better tracking of contracts including renewal and expiration dates, and strengthen bwin.party’s contracting process helping save costs and allow significant improvement in contract turnaround time.
bwin.party has a leading gaming market position for each of their product verticals that includes online sports betting, poker, casino and bingo with some of the world’s biggest online gaming brands including bwin, partypoker, PartyCasino and Foxy Bingo.
Social Gaming, IGT and DoubleDown Casino
Social Gaming continues to increase popularity among online users and IGT’s latest deal to launch Monopoly Plus on DoubleDown Casino Online will further offer players an online social slot game to win big in exciting bonus rounds.
Mystery Wild Bonus and Board Bonus will now become an exciting and integral part of the classic board game where players for the first time ever can use a Level Up Plus feature where players can earn rewards, bump up levels, increase virtual payouts, and gain extended play time.
DoubleDown Casino is reportedly working diligently to offer “new and exciting ways to deliver thrilling game experiences to our players,” as IGT continues as a global leader in casino gaming entertainment to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets.