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The Week’s Top Stories in Online and Mobile Gambling

The Week’s Top Stories in Online and Mobile Gambling The Week’s Top Stories in Online and Mobile GamblingHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that our sister site mGamingWatch has been monitoring in recent days.

Apple’s still-unconfirmed but long rumored smartwatch is poised to be a sales juggernaut and the product hasn’t even been officially unveiled yet. But will the so-called “iWatch” be a hit with mobile gamers, online poker players, and other high-stakes digital gamblers?

Breaking news across the AP ticker on Wednesday indicates that the state of New Jersey was awarded the first official online gambling permit. According to the report, Atlantic City’s Borgata is the recipient of the permit.

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Borgata Lands New Jersey’s First Internet Gambling Permit

Borgata Lands New Jerseys First Internet Gambling Permit 300x120 Borgata Lands New Jerseys First Internet Gambling PermitAs our sister site mGamingWatch is reporting, the state of New Jersey has awarded the first official online gambling permit.

According to the AP, Atlantic City’s Borgata is the recipient of the permit.

Fittingly, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement tells the AP, Borgata was also the first to file a complete application to offer online gambling.

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Mobile, Online Gambling Revenue on The Rise

Mobile Online Gambling Revenue on The Rise 300x195 Mobile, Online Gambling Revenue on The RiseAs our sister site mGamingWatch is reporting, there has been an undeniable growth surge in the online and mobile gambling market, which includes poker, casino games, and sports betting.

According to consulting firm H2 Gambling Capital, online gambling generated 25 billion euro or more than 33 billion U.S. dollars in 2012.   This was a 7.2% jump from 2011.  Online casinos accounted for 17% of the margin, while online poker continued its downward trend to 13%.

Online gambling represented 8% of the entire gambling market, Poker777 subsequently confirmed.

With a penetration rate of over 12%, the European segment is the main growth factor in online gambling, while North America lags behind with a rate of 4.4%.

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Zynga Withdraws Gambling License Application in Nevada

Zynga 300x168 Zynga Withdraws Gambling License Application in NevadaAs our sister site mGamingWatch reported Wednesday, Zynga has officially withdrawn its gambling license application in Nevada, a move which reinforces the company’s recent shift away from real-money gambling.

Station Casinos has been the first company to take advantage of recent legalization of online gambling in the state.  Delaware and New Jersey have similar legislation in the works.

Former Xbox Division President, Don Mattrick, now CEO of Zynga, has chosen to refocus the company’s attention on improving its free-to-play social game repertoire and move away from real-money gambling in the U.S for the time being.

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mGaming: The Week’s Top Stories

mGaming The Weeks Top Stories 300x225 mGaming: The Weeks Top StoriesHere are some of the top stories in mobile and online gaming that our sister site mGamingWatch has been monitoring in recent days.

An interesting tidbit from Bloomberg indicates that the lucrative potential of online gambling is making for strange bedfellows. According to the report in question, Wynn will use real estate belonging to Caesars to operate its online poker platform. Soon, Wynn will host its online gambling servers at an “undisclosed” location. The location, however, will be on the property of Caesars in Atlantic City.

It is perhaps the most common complaint of casino vacationers and regulars alike. No matter how great the food is, the long lines that accompany the best restaurants and buffets in Las Vegas always eat away at countless hours of precious vacation time. But an innovative mobile-savvy company called NoWait is doing its part to curtail this time-consuming phenomenon that is one of the most unfortunate staples of the casino dining experience.

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Facebook Helps Resurrect Legendary Las Vegas Casino

Facebook Helps Resurrect Legendary Las Vegas Casino 300x198 Facebook Helps Resurrect Legendary Las Vegas CasinoAs our sister site MGW recently reported, the legendary Stardust casino is back and its brand is shining bright for all to see… at least on Facebook.

On Thursday, gamers began re-living the glory days of one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most fabled casinos with Stardust Casino, the newest title from Win, the social gaming company backed by bwin.party.

Developed in partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation, a top casino entertainment company in the U.S., Stardust Casino invites players to journey into vintage Las Vegas while trying their luck at Win’s various games – slots, blackjack, roulette and other social casino games.

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mobileStorm to Launch mGamingWatch at G2E After Party

mobileStorm to Launch mGamingWatch at G2E After Party mobileStorm to Launch mGamingWatch at G2E After PartymobileStorm, a leading Communication Service Provider, will up the ante in Las Vegas with the ultimate G2E after party at The ACT Nightclub.

The exclusive event, open only to casino industry professionals attending the 2013 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The ACT Nightclub (ACT is located inside The Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian | The Palazzo).

At that time, mobileStorm will officially unveil its newest web property mGamingWatch.com.

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