Casino and Gaming Industry Updates
First up we take a look at the latest app to reach Facebook from Aristocrat. This is the gaming developers first app on the social media juggernaut since its acquisition of of social casino publisher Product Madness.
The already popular “Heart of Vegas,” with over 500,000 install and well over 100,000 players, features REAL Vegas slot machines and free to play versions of several of Aristocrat’s slots.
Players of the popular Facebook app receive special rewards and enjoy bonuses such as extra free coins and access to personalized promotions.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the tremendous response Facebook users have had to Heart of Vegas. Social gaming is an important pillar in Aristocrat’s online strategy, so it’s very exciting to see our first game with the Product Madness team achieve such success.” – Aristocrat Managing Director, Strategy and Business Development Craig Billings
Product Madness is a developer of social casino applications with over 100 million users in Social Networks and in the Mobile Space.
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In related FTP news the Garden City Group, the company hired to act as Claims Administrator for the repayment of U.S. based Full Tilt Poker players posted an update stating that the,
“GCG, working with the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the United States Department of Justice, has completed the review of data provided by Full Tilt Poker (“FTP”). It has been determined that the calculation formula to be used for the Petition for Remission process will be based on players’ final balances with FTP as of April 15, 2011 (the “FTP Account Balances”).”
Over in Nevada, according to Elko News, gambling revenues fell 4.8 percent in June compared with the same month a year earlier. This means casinos statewide won 40 million less from gamblers at the boxing highlight between Pacquiao and Bradley main event.
An an increase of 1.8% for the overall fiscal year ending June 30th was profited to casinos as $10.9bn was the recorded revenue for casinos. It was also stated the gamblers wagered at total of 1% less than last year, the full article can be found here.
Bodog Asia has signed a six figure sponsorship deal to cover the entire upcoming 2013 FIBA Asia Championship (1-11 August 2013, Manila). The deal includes perimeter boards and in-stadia LED advertising and “broadcasted throughout the region with peak TV audiences expected to reach over 100 million.”
And rounding out the news of the latest Casino and Gaming Industry Updates, 37 egaming applications have been submitted for approval by the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
With a state regulator imposed deadline set earlier in the year, 21 filings were for Casino Service Industry Enterprise License, plus 12 for marketing.
“We see this as the first round of filings and we expect that more applications will be filed as the start of internet gaming moves closer,” DGE director David Rebuck said in a statement published by Bloomberg. “The 29 July deadline does not preclude someone from filing for a license in the future. All proposals will be considered as they are received.”
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