June 2014 Online Gaming Update

June 21, 2014 •

It’s been a busy month so far in the online gaming world. Here’s whats’ been going on:

PokerStars Takeover

pokerstars-logoThe Amaya Gaming Group, Inc. has successfully tabled a $4.9 billion proposal to take complete control of Oldford Group Limited which possesses the ownership of two of the world’s biggest online poker websites – Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. This acquisition, one of the largest in recent times in the world of gaming, comes just at the right time for the American poker fans who were increasingly becoming anxious on whether the company would enter the nation’s lucrative gambling market.

The state of New Jersey would be the first stop for PokerStars to legally establish its operations before branching out to other states like Delaware and Nevada where online gambling has already gained a legal status.

Vegas Crest Casino – A new entrant looking to make its mark

Joining the growing ranks of online casinos, the launch of Vegas Crest Casino is a welcome addition as it brings to players a diverse range of casino games that can be played under a single roof. Newly joined members are guaranteed a $7 to start their proceedings. With the number of cash based games pegged at 150, players have the chance to win huge jackpots worth more than $200,000. The welcome bonus for new players is a staggering $3500 and the freebies just don’t end there. You can also enjoy reload bonuses worth 200% on additional deposits. But bear in mind that these deals are only applicable for a limited period of time and can change without any prior announcement. So try pushing your luck while it lasts!

Pennsylvania looking to legalize gambling

Pennsylvania state sealThis piece of news would come as a huge relief for all the online poker fans in the state of Pennsylvania. The state’s senators, Bob Mensch and Edwin Erickson, have proposed a bill that would aid in regulating the playing of online poker within the state. This move is seen as an attempt by the state of tap into the increasing number of revenue generating opportunities offered by the online gaming industry.

According to the Latest Online Casino News, there has been no word so far on how long it would take for the necessary papers and legal work to get completed so that online gaming companies can quickly set up shops and start their operations.

Bet365’s latest partnership aimed at increasing its membership

Bet365 is very much a household name in United Kingdom and the online gambling website has recently entered into a partnership with Sweden’s Net Entertainment to increase its membership base. This partnership will allow bet365 to make use of the mobile and online casino games developed by Net Entertainment and help sustain its impressive growth rate achieved over the past several years. Some of these games are available for free, whereas others require a sign-up fee or a one-time purchase. Projected as a long-term partnership, members of bet365 can look forward to an exciting line-up of games which will deliver hours of unlimited fun and enjoyment.

NextGen’s much awaited sequel

As per the reports, it has now been confirmed that Australia’s leading gaming studio NextGen has released its highly anticipated sequel to its hit game “Merlin’s Millions” titled “Merlin’s Magic Respins”. This launch, however, has a caveat to it as only those online casinos which are currently running the NYX OGS gaming platform will be capable of offering this game. This includes the likes of Guts Casino, bet365, Mr. Green and Gala Casino. So the fans who are eager to try out the new game but find that they don’t have the means to do so have to wait till the end of the year for the company to extend its support to other gambling sites as well.