The Latest Online Gambling Operators Trending the US and Abroad

The Latest Online Gambling Operators to Trending the US and AbroadWynn Resorts is moving forward with its play in New Jersey, as the five star hotels and casinos, has filed for online gaming license in the state of New Jersey. With casinos in both Nevada and Macau, Wynn is looking to Atlantic City as its new home, joining several others as land based casinos partner with online gambling operators. Currently, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel and Revel Atlantic City are two of the twelve to still partner with an online gambling operators.

In Nevada, Ultimate Gaming announced the release of their poker software update featuring table lobby enhancements, which includes a host of improvements from resizable tables, resized avatars, relocated rake to the center of the table, improved table backgrounds, larger cards, preset bet buttons, more visible action buttons, a “spotlight” for the current player, a complete overhaul of sounds, better advance action buttons, anti-ratholing features, a better buyin dialog box, no more “focus stealing”, new lobby graphics, and a host of graphics bugfixes.

There are also VIP Program Phase 1 Merchandise Store, tournament enhancement includes, late registration, rebuy tournaments and “additional currencies” and new rewards for playing raked tournaments or cash games. Digital Entertainment’s loss is the gain of GeoComply USA as the user-friendly solution for the geolocation of online users announced the appointment of Valli Ardalan as General Manager for their iGaming Division.

Ardalan will take responsibility over GeoComply’s customers in Nevada, New Jersey and Canada as well as the European platforms and development teams supporting them.

“Compliance is an extremely important part of what the geolocation technologies have to do. However, the player’sexperience is also critical and Valli will help us work even closer with operators and their platforms to make sure that, even as our geofencing technology enforces boundaries, the legitimate players are not unnecessarily impacted.” – GeoComply’s CEO, Anna Sainsbury

Google has began to enforce stricter gambling policies that will impact skilled based games, prohibiting cash prizes and prizes of value in its Google Play store. In the App stores developer program policies it clearly states that We don’t allow content or services that facilitate online gambling, including but not limited to, online casinos, sports betting and lotteries, or games of skill that offer prizes of cash or other value.”

In the email sent last week to notify of the change, a section of the policy update included the following:

“Clarification that the gambling policy extends to all games that offer cash or other prizes; that virtual goods and currency in games are subject to the payment processor policy, that incentives should not be provided to users to rate an app; that artificially inflating an app’s install count is prohibited, and that the Google Play Program Policy applies to all developer information or content made available on the Store.”

Approved UK casino, 32Red made the announcement that it has signed a new deal to become the official sponsor for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons of Italy’s Bologna FC. The partnership is geared towards an improvement for the online casino’s presence in the Italian gaming market.

The deal is said to offer on and offline co-branding activities, stadium branding and a direct marketing program via the club’s website.

In Greece, the Commission for the Supervision and Control of Games (CSCG), published a blacklist of 401-member blacklist of online gambling operators sites. Subscribers will be denied access to sites on the list and the Bank of Greece will also be informed to prohibit the funds to and from the sites. These measures are being taken for prohibition of illegal gaming sites as Greece enforces its strict online gaming regulations.

Earlier this month reports stated that Greece blocked over 400 online gambling operators by compelling Internet Service Providers to block the sites. The news came upon the heels that Greece’s long-delayed deal to sell its state lotteries came through.

According to Reuters, “Greece will cash in 190 million euros ($251.82 million) from the sale of the lotteries to an OPAP-led consortium and a further 652 million by selling a 33 percent stake in OPAP, bringing the country closer to meeting its target to raise 1.6 billion euros from privatizations this year.”

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