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article WCH adds Red Rake to its gaming portfolio
(10/22/2019)
(Internet) -- Red Rake Gaming (Red Rake), has entered into its first agreement as a games supplier to the social casino industry which will see Wind Creek Hospitality (...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article YouTube founder secretly building sports fan game GreenPark
(10/21/2019)
(Internet) -- Chad Hurley is hunting for what comes after fantasy sports. He envisions a new way for fans to play by watching live and cheering for the athletes they...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Video giant Twitch pushes Trump rallies and mass violence into the live-stream age
(10/21/2019)
(Internet) -- At President Donald Trump's wild rally more than a week ago, roughly 20,000 people watched in person, and another 40,000 later on YouTube, as he mocked...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Shroud: Competitive Fortnite and Apex aren’t very different
(10/18/2019)
(Internet) -- While some battle royale fans are territorial about their favorite games, popular Twitch streamer Shroud isn’t convinced there’s much of a...
article OP/ED: Upping the age verification game: How esports can crackdown on underage gambling
(10/4/2019)
(Internet) -- Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, on why tighter restrictions on marketing and advertising from esports brands are needed to protect vulnerable audiences.
article BLOG: How esports is growing for real and the brands are diving in
(10/4/2019)
(Internet) -- Esports has been branded as a bunch of hype. But brands seem to have no choice but to dive in as they seek out the elusive millennial audiences who aren...
article How to be an e-sports star without going pro, playing games like Solitaire and Madden NFL
(9/30/2019)
(Internet) -- Fernando Lewis knew he was good at video games like Madden NFL and NBA 2K, but he wanted a better barometer of his skills. He signed up for some...
article Activision Blizzard Concludes Call of Duty Franchising with 12 Teams
(9/25/2019)
(Internet) -- The upcoming geolocated Call of Duty league will include 12 teams in its first season, as Activision Blizzard has finished selling franchise spots for the...
article League of Legends Is Partnering With Louis Vuitton
(9/25/2019)
(Internet) -- In what would seem, at first, like an unlikely pairing, League of Legends announced Monday it's partnering with Louis Vuitton. The pairing demonstrates...
article Riot says 33 million people play Teamfight Tactics every month
(9/25/2019)
(Internet) -- Riot Games has given players an update on the state of Teamfight Tactics in a recent developer’s post. The company outlined multiple impressive stats...
article Riot to Form New League Covering SEA, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
(9/25/2019)
(Internet) -- League of Legends publisher Riot Games will combine two of its professional competitions in the Asian market, creating the Pacific League Championship...
article Esports will be 'bigger than music and movies combined,' says Allied Esports CEO
(9/12/2019)
(Internet) -- This is the year when the global market for esports—competitive video gaming—will top $1 billion in revenues for the first time, according to...
article Even Esports Is Suffering From the Wealth Gap
(9/6/2019)
(Internet) -- Last Thursday, Matt “nadeshot” Haag, uploaded an emotional video to Twitter announcing that 100 Theives, the esports team he leads and co-...
article BOOK: Ninja’s first book isn’t literature — it’s a brand extension
(8/21/2019)
(Internet) -- While I paged through Ninja’s first book — with its few words sandwiched between high-gloss promotional photos and charts — I got the...
article Game On: Building a Collegiate Esports Program from the Ground Up
(8/19/2019)
(Internet) -- With global esports revenues expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, more and more colleges and universities are pressing start on competitive gaming...
article BLOG: Why Slot Games Are One of Twitch TV’s Most Viewed Categories
(8/8/2019)
(Internet) -- If you were to take a glance at the Twitch homepage right now, you’d be surprised at the insane views of the popular games you know of—...
article This infamous Counter-Strike team helped pave the way for women in e-sports
(7/24/2019)
(Internet) -- Les Seules means “the outsiders.” Sofi Byström, a founding member of the e-sports team who went by “Sophie” online, said as much in...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Facebook

article Facebook May Have Been Used To ‘Brainwash’ Children Into Gambling
(10/14/2019)
(Internet) -- Facebook is the greatest system of cognitive and behavioural manipulation the world has ever seen. Over the years, it has allegedly influenced the outcome...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Pope Francis Accidentally Tweets His Support For The NFL’s New Orleans Saints
(10/13/2019)
(Internet) -- If you had to pick one man on Earth who probably doesn’t know how to use emojis or hashtags, you’d be pretty safe picking the Pope. Pope...
article BLOG: Sports betting explosion expected in the USA
(10/7/2019)
(Internet) -- In May 2018, PASPA was repealed – in effect overturning the federal ban on sports betting. The consequence of this legal decision means that states...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article BLOG: Six non-black women on why they wear box braids despite the controversy
(10/11/2019)
(Internet) -- Native American, Mexican, and Vietnamese beauty YouTuber Nikita Dragun was recently accused of cultural appropriation after wearing long grey box braids to...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Electronic Arts Has a Microtransaction Problem It Can’t Ignore
(10/7/2019)
(Internet) -- “People like surprises” — that’s what Kerry Hopkins, vice president of legal and government affairs at Electronic Arts, told U.K....
article Should the GTA V Diamond Casino be Considered Actual Gambling?
(10/7/2019)
(Internet) -- The GTA V Diamond Casino update, released earlier this year, was a major expansion for the enormously successful game. Bringing new story content, vehicles...
article BLOG: 25 photos of Nintendo's 130-year rise from a playing card company to fan-favorite gaming giant
(9/17/2019)
(Internet) -- Nintendo turns 130 this year. And like any company that's been around for over a century, a lot has changed. Pivots have been made. Economic downturns...
article BLOG: Grand Theft Auto Players Can Gamble Real Money, But Win None
(9/17/2019)
(Internet) -- As video game developers continue to pursue different ways to simultaneously make money and entertain players, they frequently blur the line between...
article BLOG: Excuse Me, There’s Too Much Basketball in my Casino Game!
(9/11/2019)
(Internet) -- Loot boxes and their older, bloated cousin ‘gambling’ have been in discussion a lot within the game industry recently, which is encouraging/...
article BLOG: NBA 2K20 continuing a legacy of exploitative monetization
(9/9/2019)
(Internet) -- Within the gaming sphere, there is a diverge range of news that gets talked about: reviews, leaks, delays and, what this article is about, monetization....
article These video game consoles defined your childhood and helped pave the way for connected living
(8/30/2019)
(Internet) -- It's 30 years since Nintendo released its handheld console, the Game Boy. Gaming has changed a lot since then, with today's devices offering users...
article Why Cryptocurrency and Video Games Go Hand in Hand
(8/30/2019)
(Internet) -- The global video gaming industry continues to enjoy impressive annual growth figures and it is tipped to be worth $300 billion by 2025. It has firmly...
article BLOG: GTA Online’s Diamond Casino & Resort Banned In 50 Countries, Even VPNs Won’t Work
(8/29/2019)
(Internet) -- Rockstar Games’ GTA Online is considered to be one of the most played online multiplayer games currently in the market. However, GTA Online’s...
article Rockstar Games Has Removed GTA 5 From Nvidia GeForce Now, Is Stadia Exclusivity The Reason?
(8/27/2019)
(Internet) -- Rockstar Games has removed Grand Theft Auto 5 from Nvidia GeForce Now online video game streaming platform which is causing industry-wide speculation that...
article How Can Slot Game Developers Entice a Greater Number of Console Players?
(8/26/2019)
(Internet) -- Slot games are popular games and many games with interesting and unique themes. In the online age with the availability of technology, these games have...
article GTA Online Casino: Gaming or Gambling?
(8/23/2019)
(Internet) -- It came as no surprise that the heavily trailed GTA 5 Online casino update made a massive splash with fans of the action-adventure video game. Possibly...
article GTA Online draws crowds, shatters records with Diamond Casino & Resort update
(8/4/2019)
(Internet) -- The free Diamond Casino & Resort update for GTA Online drew the game’s biggest crowds since the online component of Grand Theft Auto V launched...
article Gaming’s fickle relationship with porn is holding back adult content
(8/2/2019)
(Internet) -- One of my favorite adult games as a teen was a little-known visual novel called X-Change. Originally released in Japan, the game focuses on a high school...
article Is The Grand Theft Auto Online Casino Real or Pretend Gambling?
(8/2/2019)
(Internet) -- Few video game franchises have excelled quite like Grand Theft Auto. Since its debut game hit the market in 1997, it has enjoyed nearly 300 million units...
article Ninja Leaving Twitch to Stream “Fortnite’ Exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer
(8/2/2019)
(Internet) -- Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is no longer jumping out of the battle bus on Twitch. If you want to watch Ninja stream “Fortnite” or other...
article Diamond Casino and Resort Sees Biggest Player Numbers Since GTA Online's Launch in 2013
(8/1/2019)
(Internet) -- Grand Theft Auto Online's Diamond Casino and Resort has has been a huge success for Rockstar Games, as it has seen the biggest single day and week in...
article GTA Online players say they’re going broke in the casino, and they love it
(7/26/2019)
(Internet) -- With the release of Grand Theft Auto Online’s new casino update, Los Santos denizens now have a new go-to joke. Many players are saying they’re...
article 'GTA Online': Over 50 Countries Have Banned Gambling In The New Diamond Casino
(7/25/2019)
(Internet) -- There's a huge debate going on in the video game world right now about loot boxes, monetization, legality, and what constitutes gambling. It's not...
article GTA Online players won’t stop killing the casino valet
(7/25/2019)
(Internet) -- Grand Theft Auto Online has introduced a new casino, where players can unlock fast race cars or a fancy penthouse apartment. That’s pretty cool, but...
article GTA Casino Officially Opens
(7/24/2019)
(Internet) -- Grand Theft Auto V has officially launched its in-game casino where real money can be exchanged for virtual gambling chips. They can’t be turned back...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article EA leaks a ton of sensitive FIFA 20 user data including eSports pros
(10/4/2019)
(Internet) -- EA is currently running a promotion where they’ll give you a month of free EA Origin Access if you sign up for two-factor authentication on your...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article BLOG: The Technology that Can be the Future of Mobile Real Money Gaming
(10/1/2019)
(Internet) -- Many industries go hand-in-hand with the latest technologies. There are now things that people can do that they couldn’t before, and it’s all...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Not Content With Just Loot Boxes, 'NBA 2K20' Has Actual Casino Games
(8/29/2019)
(Internet) -- You may as well smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, according to a breathtaking new ad for NBA 2K20’s increasingly casino-like MyTeam feature...
article Not Content With Just Loot Boxes, 'NBA 2K20' Has Actual Casino Games
(8/28/2019)
(Internet) -- You may as well smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, according to a breathtaking new ad for NBA 2K20’s increasingly casino-like MyTeam feature...
article Video game ‘loot boxes’ are going away and it could crush Rocket League’s black market
(8/27/2019)
(Internet) -- The developers behind Rocket League are preparing to rid the game of its loot boxes, a system for randomized in-game purchases critics say amounts to...
article BLOG: The Loot Box Controversy: Gaming or Gambling?
(8/16/2019)
(Internet) -- The controversy behind loot boxes, or loot crates, doesn’t seem to be settling down anytime soon. These are digital treasure chests that gamers can buy...
article Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Will Require Loot Boxes to Disclose Odds Starting in 2020
(8/10/2019)
(Internet) -- Gamers will have a better idea of what to expect when they open loot boxes next year, as Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have all agreed to start requiring...
article BLOG: Hunting for a solution to gaming’s ‘loot boxes’
(7/30/2019)
(Internet) -- They’re hated by government regulators, loved by video game developers, and loved and hated by gamers. So what is to be done about “loot boxes...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article The Psychology Of Wagering And Its Biases
(10/13/2019)
(Internet) -- Betting is a lucrative type of entertainment. People can place their bets from all over the world, may it be at a casino or online sites. For any reason an...
article BLOG: The Uniqueness Of Scatter Symbols In Slots
(10/11/2019)
(Internet) -- Are you a fan of slots? If so, you are probably familiar with the scatter symbols. These symbols are very visible, as they are located on the reels. What...
article BLOG: The Future Of Sports Gambling
(9/25/2019)
(Internet) -- You don’t have to be an avid gambler or even a professional sports analyst to understand that betting has always been prevalent in the world of...
article Apple Stops Clock On Gambling App Deadline
(9/19/2019)
(Internet) -- Last June Apple showed where its true allegiances lie when it decided to ban HTML 4 built applications form the App Store. Instead, developers would need...
article BLOG: How Smart Contracts Could Revolutionize the Gambling Industry
(9/18/2019)
(Internet) -- I don’t often write about the gambling industry. Don’t get me wrong. If I’m in Vegas, I’ll lose $10 at a slot machine or play a few...
article BLOG: How technology has changed the iGaming niche
(9/18/2019)
(Internet) -- With the advent of the Internet, a megatrend of businesses shifting online came into being. This trend included casinos as well. In 1994, Microgaming...
article The Complicated Decisions That Come With Digitizing Indigenous Languages
(9/9/2019)
(Internet) -- Imagine: Hundreds of years of environmental, social, and political changes have left the English language with only a handful of speakers. Linguists and...
article BLOG: Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro Wins $1.3 Million in Eight Hours Playing PLO
(8/26/2019)
(Internet) -- Sami Kelopuro, known as "LarsLuzak" in the world of online poker, has been a staple on the high stakes online grind. When Full Tilt Poker...
article Is Gambling Good For The Economy?
(8/26/2019)
(Internet) -- Gambling isn’t an activity which should be viewed as posing an ethical dilemma instead it should be viewed from the perspective as having the ability to be...
article BLOG: 13 Things About Betting You May Not Have Known
(8/19/2019)
(Internet) -- You might be aware of the gambling industry and what it entails, but chances are you’re not aware of the finer details – here are 13 facts...
article BLOG: It’s Not Only Cherries and Lemons… The History of Slot Symbols
(8/13/2019)
(Internet) -- Slots. They’re a game that has been around for centuries and has remained popular over the course of time. But despite this rich history, some of the...
article This Land is My Land set to release in Autumn
(7/17/2019)
(Internet) -- With freedom and feel that is reminiscent to Assassins Creed, This Land is My Land opens up a new but old open-world concept where the player is indigenous.
article Our Favorite Native American Movies on Netflix
(7/12/2019)
(Internet) -- For movie fans with an interest in various indigenous tribes that have lived throughout the Americas for millennia, Netflix offers a sizable collection of...
article Devery Jacobs on her groundbreaking two-spirit Indigenous character on American Gods
(7/11/2019)
(Internet) -- Canadian actress Devery Jacobs is currently starring alongside Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane in Amazon Prime’s lauded fantasy drama, American Gods,...
article BLOG: How Money Laundering Works in Online Gambling
(7/8/2019)
(Internet) -- Gambling has always been a magnet to people intent on processing the proceeds of crime – in short, money laundering. This is an industry...
article BLOG: Online v Land-based Casinos: the Ongoing Battle
(6/21/2019)
(Internet) -- Competition within the gambling industry has always been fierce. You only have to look as far as Las Vegas to see the measures casinos will go to gain...
article BLOG: Why Roulette Still Outshines Other Casino Games
(6/20/2019)
(Internet) -- Consider this: The Ted slot machine, a game based on the Seth MacFarlane movie and created by Blueprint Gaming, is a 3D interactive game, featuring cool...
article Google Doodle celebrates a dance performed by Native American women
(6/15/2019)
(Internet) -- If you're in the United States or Canada, you may have seen the intricately designed Google Doodle above.It's celebrates the Jingle Dress Dance...
article BLOG: The Next Revolution In The Gaming Industry
(6/12/2019)
(Internet) -- The gaming industry, since the explosion in popularity of slot machines in the 70s, has experienced an impressive technological boom. The advent of the...
article BLOG: All About Slots: Interesting Facts About the Slot Machine
(6/5/2019)
(Internet) -- The slot machine is one of the easiest casino games that even a newbie can play and enjoy. It’s simple, really. You just sit in front of the machine...

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