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Microgaming expands Denmark presence

Microgaming expands Denmark presence | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it
Microgaming has launched an online casino on behalf of the gaming arm of famous Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli Gardens.
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Real money gambling open to users on embedded Facebook fan pages, Golden Riviera Casino

Small operator Golden Riviera Casino has introduced direct access their online casino by integrating a playing platform into their Facebook Fan Page. This allows players to place real wagers without leaving Facebook. Golden Riviera Casino is powered by Microgaming.

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SPANISH: Pokerstars and 888 dominates Spanish cash games, Pokerfuse

SPANISH: Pokerstars and 888 dominates Spanish cash games, Pokerfuse | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

According to a small preliminary study:

- Pokerstars; 67%

- 888: 25%

- PartyPoker: 5%

- Bet365/iPoker: 3%

- Paf/Ongame: 0%

- LBapuestas/Microgaming: 0%

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Poker Revenue Up Seven Percent at Unibet from very low levels, Brendan Murray CardPlayer

Poker Revenue Up Seven Percent at Unibet from very low levels, Brendan Murray CardPlayer | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Unibet Poker has issued its interim statement for the first three months of 2012 with poker gross winning revenue up seven percent year-on-year to £4.27 million from £3.98 million in the same period of 2011.This compares to a fall of 33 percent in 2011 from 2010.

 

Earlier this month the company completed the takeover of Bet24 including its poker room which will move from the Ongame network to Microgaming.

 

Poker accounts for eight percent of Unibet’s total gross winning revenue.

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Zynga taking bids for online poker platform, Legal Poker Sites

Zynga taking bids for online poker platform, Legal Poker Sites | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

According to the eGR article, GTECH G2 and Playtech are the two major companies confirmed to have bid on providing the site to the largest social media poker site in the world. In addition, sources close to eGR say that Microgaming and Intralot have bids in for the platform.

 

The movement to a real money online poker platform has been in the works for a while now many feel that a $404 Million loss in 2011 expedited the company’s plans. Zynga has the largest mobile gaming network at 22 Million players and it is currently the highest-grossing game on iOS and Android.

 

This move is a bit interesting considering the fact that Zynga is reportedly the lead company interested in purchasing the Ongame Network from bwin.party. Should the platform successfully become the property of Zynga, the tender would seem unnecessary. Chances are that this tender is a backup plan should the Ongame negotiations fall through.

 

Other sources:

http://www.gambling911.com/poker/zynga-gets-bids-offer-%E2%80%98real-cash%E2%80%99-online-poker-072312.html

http://pokerfuse.com/features/in-depth/real-time-zynga-again-asserts-interest-real-money-gambling/

http://onlinepokerreport.com/zynga-another-online-poker-announcement/

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Ongame's Essence model is copied by competing network, Casino Life magazine

More than 1 year, Ongame's launched Essence, a real-time operator and player valuation model that promotes the recruitment of recreational player. Essence has increased the number of recreatíonal players substatially and the revenues with between 5-8 % for operators focusing on recreational players.

Microgaming will starting July 1 introduce a Essence-copy called "True Value", which measure player value based on only three factors: volume, activity and win/loss ratio. Microgaming has improved their valuation model from before which only measured volume.

Microgaming is closely following Ongames business strategy and have recently even copied Ongames advisory board for operators.

 

Other sources:

http://pokerfuse.com/news/poker-room-news/microgaming-to-adopt-opaque-rake-allocation-system/

http://www.casinochoice.co.uk/2012/06/18/microgaming-poker-aims-to-hook-more-fishes-without-losing-the-sharks/

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Online Poker in Spain: Who's In? Pokerfuse

Online Poker in Spain: Who's In? Pokerfuse | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Since December, we have seen various operators bowing out (notably Bodog, Unibet and other Microgaming skins). A last minute surprise—a demand from the Spanish tax man to pay four year’s of back-taxes—has raised questions as to which poker rooms will be getting licenses in a few days’ time.

 

Still no official list has been published, but given recent statements from various operators we have a good idea of who has their fingers crossed for a license.

 

PartyPoker: €31m in back-taxes paid.

Ongame: Betfair paid ~€10m, poker license application “shortly.”

888poker: €8.7m paid.

PokerStars

iPoker: Bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power

Microgaming: Ladbrokes and StanJames.

Boss Media/GTECH G2: Sportingbet has €17.2m paid—but sportsbook only?

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Microgaming launches Blaze Poker, InsidePokerBusiness

Microgaming launches Blaze Poker, InsidePokerBusiness | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

The launch follows on from PokerStars hugely succesful Zoom Poker launch, and will offer a similar gaming experience with players able to fold their hand and move immediately to a new hand at a new table.

 

Blaze Poker will offer a 'seamless' game to game transition allowing players to play up to 300 hands per hour.

 

Rival firm Relax Gaming is already live on several sites with its Fast Poker solution, which runs as a stand-alone product on sites including Unibet who operates a poker site on the Microgaming Poker Network.

 

Other sources:

http://pokerfuse.com/features/reviews/blazing-review-microgamings-foray-fast-fold-poker/

http://www.ruffpoker.com/blog/microgaming-poker-network-launches-blaze-poker/

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