DoubleDown: Women Bet More Than Men in Social Casino Games

Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, ma’am?
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Don’t Regulate Me, Bro! Social Casino Companies Band Together to “Inform” Lawmakers.

The social casino gaming trade group ISGA wants to stop government regulation before it can start. Whether it’s going to start is another question.
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New Jersey’s Online Gambling Planned to Start in Late November

Online gambling in New Jersey will soft-launch on Nov. 21 and then launch in earnest on Nov. 26, the Associated Press reports. The state’s Gaming Enforcement Division will use the soft launch to make sure the participating landed casinos’ Web partnerships work as expected, according to the report. Analysts expect the global real-money online gambling market to reach $40 billion in annual revenue by 2015.

IGT Not Deterred by Zynga Scrapping Real-Money Gambling Plans

“What Zynga’s finding out is that breaking into real-currency wagers is a difficult thing.”
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Skillz Says Real-Money Betting in Mobile Games Is Paying Off

Good news from real-money gaming advocates, just not the ones you’ve thought about before now.
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BuddyBet Raises $3 Million to Work on Real-Money Online Social Gaming

BuddyBet, a London-based startup launched late last year, announced Tuesday that it had secured $3 million in venture capital. The company allows online players to bet against one another on sports or games via the official BuddyBet website or through customized versions of apps using BuddyBet’s payments platform.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed a bill making the state the first sizable one to allow online gambling in its borders.

Zynga Shares Soar 11 Percent as New Jersey Moves Closer to Online Gambling

That’s the biggest spike the stock has seen in ages.
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Zynga Bringing Real-Money Gaming to Facebook in the U.K.

Allowing Zynga to conduct real-money gaming in the U.K. on Facebook will open the floodgates for gambling on the social network.
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Betable Hooks Up With Canada’s Frima Studio to Provide Real-Money Gaming Support

Gaming monetization platform Betable announced Monday that it will begin working with Frima Studio, one of Canada’s largest independent gaming studios, bringing real-money gaming to a number of the company’s titles. Instead of Frima getting its own series of gambling licenses — an arduous and somewhat time-consuming process — Frima is able to utilize Betable’s existing licenses, expediting the entire process and letting the studio push out real-money titles faster. Frima’s new games will come from 3OAK, its new division devoted to real-money titles.