MGM Resorts and Aliante Casino Launch Mobile Betting Products
MGM Resorts and Aliante Casino Launch Mobile Betting ProductsMGM Resorts, Aliante Casino make foray into mobile sports betting. Mobile betting enthusiasts in the state of Nevada have received some very good news this week as two land-based casinos decided to enter the mobile betting market. MGM Resorts, one of the leading Las Vegas casino operators, has just revealed that Nevada gamers will be able to access their mobile betting application starting from November. The company CEO Jim Murren hinted last month that MGM would stop expanding their casino floors and focus on other business areas and this is probably what he had in mind. MGM Resorts Mobile App to Launch in November Having joined forced with well-known software provider International Gaming Technology (IGT), MGM Resorts is ready to launch its mobile betting app in November, although chances are that the new betting system will not kick off until next summer. The company will offer anyone within Nevada borders who offers an account at their local sportsbook an opportunity to place wagers on the move, via the mobile app. MGM sports and race vice-president Jay Rood has revealed that customers will be handed out cards with mobile wagering information as they enter each of their three Las Vegas casinos and then be able to make deposits at a kiosk nearby. Aliante Casino Mobile Application Already Available Meanwhile, Aliante Casino has recently rolled out their mobile betting application. Their product runs on Miomni Gaming software and has been designed for rewarding gaming experience on iPhone and Android. Even if the players can place their wagers across Nevada, the only way to open an account, make deposits and withdrawals is in person, at the Aliante Sports Book in North Las Vegas. Sports betting in Nevada has only accounted for 2 per cent of the overall casino revenue in 2014, with leading books having generated $227 million, but the good news is that this type of gambling is on the rise. Sports betting revenue has been on a constant rise over the last few years despite the fact that total gaming revenue has been on the decline. There are still no studies that would show the impact of mobile betting, but there is a good chance this vertical will be on the rise as well, with Nevada having approved the first betting app some five years ago.

Remote Gambling Revenues in New Jersey Note a Growth
Remote Gambling Revenues in New Jersey Note a GrowthOnline gambling in New Jersey is constantly growing and online casino gambling is the one to blame for it. The US state of New Jersey has finally received some good news; turns out that the state???s online gambling sector continued its growth in June, 2015, according to the latest report published by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Remote gambling win has noted a growth of 22.8% in comparison with June, 2014. Therefore, if the state made $9.5 million in June 2014, this year the same month has marked a win of $11.6 million. However, the total gaming win has fallen for 8.2% reaching $216,535,040. In 2014, land-based and online gambling managed to accumulate $235,980,675. Online poker took only 15.73% of the total internet gaming win, whereas the same number last year was higher 22.20%. As a result, online poker revenues noted a fall as well. Therefore, from $1.94 million in May, 2015, the revenues fell for 4.7% to $1.84 million. However, online casino revenues saw a sharp rise of 19.8% year-on-year in June reaching $9.33 million. Over the first half of this year the total remote gambling revenues in the state have noted a growth of 14.2% y-o-y. Borgata ??? Party Poker ??? Pala Best Performing Online Operator The partnership between Borgata ??? Party Poker ??? Pala has proved very successful and it is continuously leading the list of best performing online gambling operators in New Jersey. The total market share they hold is high 29.6%; nevertheless, this number is lower for 2% than the one from the previous month. The total revenue this partnership managed to earn was $3.55 million, which is about $400,000 lower than last month???s revenues. The second place is reserved for Caesar???s Interactive, which holds 22% of the online gambling market with its total revenue of $2.64 million. Tropicana noted a growth of 1.9% with its casino games only offer and conquered 21.9% of the market. Tropicana reported revenues of $2.56 million. The Golden Nugget alliance with BetFair holds the fourth place with 21.2% market share and $2.53 million in revenues, while Resorts online casino holds modest 3.45% market share with its $400,000 revenue. Licensed Online Gambling Operators Generated Revenue of Almost $72 Million According to the numbers provided in the report by the NJDGE, US licensed online gaming operators in New Jersey have generated revenue of almost $72 million YTD. This number is better than the revenues for the first six months of 2014 for 14.2%. Obviously, casino revenues are growing, whereas poker revenues are falling. Nevertheless, these numbers are giving hope that online gambling in New Jersey will finally start evolving as it was first expected.Earlier this year, in January, there have been talks that the industry is not growing as fast as it was planned after the one-year online gaming report for remote gambling activities in New Jersey was released. In the meantime, as US online casinos are reaching new heights, online poker players are impatiently waiting for the NJDGE to issue the long awaited approval for Amaya Gaming???s popular brand PokerStars which is expected to boost the falling online poker industry.

Golfer Phil Mickelson Linked to Illegal Gambling Operation
Golfer Phil Mickelson Linked to Illegal Gambling OperationFamous golfer Phil Mickelson believed to be tied to money laundering operation. ESPN has learned that world-famous golfer Phil Mickelson has been involved in an illicit gambling operation performed by one Gregory Silveira, who admitted to laundering almost $3 million. The PGA Tour star will be facing no charges for his involvement in the money laundering scheme, although this is yet another matter that could put a stain on his very successful golf career. Silveira Launders $2.75m of Mickelson???s Money Gregory Silveira pleaded guilty on account of money laundering, having accepted a $2.75 million from a client, widely believed to be Mickelson, while being aware that the cash was part of illegal gambling. The 56-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of money laundering for accepting money from an unnamed client between February 2010 and February 2013. Silveira will hear his sentence on October 5 in the U.S. District Court and he could spent next 60 years in prison, although sources close to the case claim the sentence is likely to be much shorter. The former sports handicapper later transferred the money to his bank accounts in three separate transactions and it is these money transfers that have been marked as money laundering. Court documents describe the $2.75 million as ???proceeds???, which could easily suggest the money was about to be sent into offshore gambling accounts. Phil Mickelson will not be charged with a crime and he is currently not under investigation, but it is important to note this is not the first time he is being linked with a gambling investigation. Mickelson Famous for his Gambling Exploits The famous golfer is a true sports betting enthusiast and he has already won large amounts of money wagering on Super Bowl and other major sporting events. Mickelson???s name was mentioned in a federal trading investigation last year that also saw billionaire Carl Icahn and sports gambler Billy Walters investigated for allegedly taking part in insider trading. The 45-year-old, also known as ???Lefty???, is widely regarded as one of the highest earners in the world of sports, as numerous sponsorship deals earn him over $40 million per year. Mickelson has been a professional golfer since 1992 and he has earned more than $77 million on the PGA Tour, although chances are he has gambled away a large portion of his winnings.

Alan Snel ??? Arizona Coyotes may move to Las Vegas
Alan Snel ??? Arizona Coyotes may move to Las VegasHow does a new local NHL team called the Las Vegas Coyotes sound to you?Talk of an existing National Hockey League team ??? not a new one ??? in Las Vegas heated up Thursday after the Glendale City Council in suburban Phoenix voted Wednesday to kill its arena agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. That decision left the beleaguered, one-time bankrupt Coyotes franchise without home ice and its future in the air.The Glendale Council vote triggered talk that the Coyotes would sue the city of Glendale for $200 million amid allegations by the team that the city is doing nothing more than political grandstanding. Glendale elected officials voided the 15-year arena deal, citing a conflict-of-interest statute because a former city attorney took a job with the Coyotes.Meanwhile 300 miles to the north in Las Vegas, fans wondered whether the NHL might want to have the Coyotes sold and moved to Las Vegas, where a prospective new hockey team owner has 13,300 season ticket commitments and a lease agreement with a new $375 million, privately financed arena.???That was my reaction. They don???t have an arena. We do,??? said Las Vegas hockey fan Tracy Fellenstein, a hospital nurse who bought one season ticket deposit. ???Whether Mr. Foley wants to do an expansion team or bring the Coyotes, that would be fine with me.???Title insurance businessman and possible NHL team owner Bill Foley of Las Vegas has collected more than 13,000 ticket deposits toward starting a new NHL team and has already cut a deal with the partnership of MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group to have that expansion team play in the new MGM-AEG arena being built behind New York-New York on the Strip. Foley even picked the team colors ??? black, gray and gold, inspired by the colors of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Foley is a West Pointer.Foley???s team partners are the Maloof brothers of Las Vegas, who used to own the NBA Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings.Las Vegas hockey fans include Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, who put down a deposit for two season tickets.???I???m sure Mr. Foley is aware of the (Coyotes arena situation) and is exploring his options,??? Sisolak said Thursday. ???This gives Mr. Foley and the Maloofs more flexibility.???Fellenstein said she would like Foley to re-brand the Coyotes if he bought the team.???That would get rid of the old stigma and bad luck. I don???t want any of that,??? Fellenstein said.While the new Las Vegas arena doesn???t open until April, MGM Resorts could conceivably be asked to rent its MGM Grand Garden Arena to house a hockey team for the 2015-16 season as a one-season bridge to the new arena, which seats 17,500 for hockey. Pre-season NHL games have been played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as recently as October 2014.If the Coyotes were sold to Foley, it would be for a lot less than the $500 million expansion fee that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has floated recently.Foley, who has said in the past that he would like to start a new NHL team and not buy an existing franchise, declined to comment Thursday.The National Hockey League did release a statement, indicating the league backs the Coyotes??? effort to remain at its home venue, which is the Gila River Arena.???The National Hockey League stands by, and will fully support, the Arizona Coyotes in their efforts to vindicate their contractual rights in response to last night???s outrageous and irresponsible action by the city of Glendale,??? according to the statement sent via e-mail by NHL spokesman Frank Brown. ???We continue to proceed on the basis that the Coyotes will remain in Glendale and will be playing their home games at Gila River Arena.???MGM and AEG officials could not be reached for comment Thursday.The Coyotes franchise has been a problem for the NHL for years. The team, which originated as the Winnipeg Jets in the old World Hockey Association in 1971, moved to Phoenix in 1996. But by 2009, former Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes declared bankruptcy and the NHL took over the franchise. Moyes had attempted to sell the team to a Canadian businessman who wanted to move the franchise to Hamilton, Ontario, but the NHL legally blocked that move.After several ownership bids to buy the Coyotes fell through, the team was ultimately sold to IceArizona Acquisition Co. LLC. in August 2013.Discussion about Foley???s bid for a franchise in Las Vegas and the Coyotes arena situation are expected to be at the fore later this month when the NHL Board of Governors meets in Las Vegas on June 24. The NHL???s ruling board is not expected to vote this month on granting Foley and Las Vegas a franchise, but there could be a vote on Las Vegas drawing a team in September.Copyright GamingWire. All rights reserved.

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Century Casinos opens three additional casinos on cruise ships
Century Casinos opens three additional casinos on cruise ships Century Casinos, Inc. announced the successful opening of three additional casinos on cruise ships. The brand new Mein Schiff 4 of TUI Cruises, a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises and German tour operator TUI, has a capacity of 2,500 passengers and will focus on the premium all-inclusive market. The state-of-the-art casino on Mein Schiff 4 features 15 slot machines as well as live and electronic gaming tables. The Star Legend and Star Breeze are the newest additions to the Windstar Cruises fleet. Both luxurious motor yachts have a capacity of 212 passengers. Each casino features two black jack tables and eleven slot machines. In 2014, Windstar Cruises was ranked #1 Small Ship Cruise Line in Conde Nast Traveler???s prestigious Readers Choice Awards, and #2 Small Ship Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure???s World???s Best Awards.?? Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Casino Journal.??