HUUUUGE GAMES ON A ROLL
23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Californian social casino developer has made remarkable progress since launching in 2015.
The publication GameBeat has flagged up-and-coming social casino developer Huuuge Games as a company to watch in the sector, pointing out that since launch in 2015 the California, Germany and Poland-based firm has burgeoned into a successful enterprise employing over 150 people despite competition from the likes of Playtika, Scientific Games, Aristocrat, Zynga, and IGT.
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PENN NATIONAL GAMING ACQUIRES ROCKET GAMES
03rd August, 2016 at 19:02:05
$60 million to expand social casino portfolio.
Penn National Gaming (Penn) has acquired social gaming company Rocket Games for a consideration that could potentially reach "up to $170 million".
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SOCIAL CASINO CENTRESTAGE AT THE NEXT CASUAL CONNECT CONFERENCE
27th June, 2016 at 16:51:32
CONCERNS THAT SOCIAL CASINO GAMING IS THE THIN EDGE OF THE WEDGE
28th August, 2015 at 11:28:08
CNet article discusses the dangers of "normalizing gambling behavior."
The respected publication CNet has published an article discussing the possibility that social casino games "normalize" gambling behaviour and set the scene for later problems for addictive personalities.
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GAMING REALMS IN REALNETWORKS DEAL
24th July, 2015 at 10:57:19
$18 million deal will see the acquisition of numerous assets.
UK online gambling group Gaming Realms plc announced Friday that it has initiated a large placing in order to raise funds for the $18 million acquisition of "numerous assets" from the Seattle-based media distribution service provider RealNetworks in order to develop real-money gaming products using the Slingo brand.
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ZYNGA PLANNING STAFF CUTS
07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
18 percent cut envisaged to get back to profitability.
Despite a relatively positive first quarter in which revenues rose 9 percent to $183.3 million and net losses were reduced to $46.5 million, the troubled San Francisco-based social gaming giant Zynga has announced plans to cut staff numbers.
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ZYNGA VP JOINS MOBILE GAME NETWORK
28th January, 2015 at 14:40:43
Seasoned game veteran will drive mobile network growth
Mobile Game Network Storm8 has appointed former Zynga vice president of product Pablo Paniagua as its own head of product.
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SOCIAL SPORTS GAMING WORKS FOR BETBOMB
11th September, 2014 at 10:23:07
Albany, NY entrepreneur attracts investment attention of Lead IT.
Patrick Gray, an Albany, NY entrepreneur who ventured into online social sports betting with his BetBomb.com company two years ago, says he is enjoying the fruits of a profitable enterprise which has recently attracted the investment and collaborative interest of the Albany division of Lead IT.
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SOCIAL GAMBLING REVENUES ON THE RISE
11th July, 2014 at 04:58:15
And mobile is king in this sector.
The latest Social Tracker Report from the respected and independent Eilers Research organisation shows that most players are using mobile to access social gaming, and predicts that the market will deliver revenues of around $2.7 billion this year.
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ZYNGA LAUNCHES NEW THEMED SLOT APP
15th June, 2014 at 05:45:44
Controversial Duck Dynasty reality show theme chosen for new iOS game
Online social games developer Zynga has rather bravely pushed ahead with its plan to launch Duck Dynasty-themed games despite the controversy earlier this year over socially insensitive remarks attributed to one of the principal characters in the hill-billy reality show.
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ONLINE GAMBLING VETERAN TO HEAD TRIBAL SOFTWARE INITIATIVE
16th April, 2014 at 03:32:19
Betfair and RocketPlay alumni Matthew Cullen hired by California's San Manuel tribe.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California has announced that its digital development company, San Manuel Digital, LLC, has hired i-gaming veteran Matthew Cullen as Chief Executive Officer.
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SOCIAL CASINO GAMES TOPS ON MOBILE DEVICES
03rd April, 2014 at 02:55:14
Latest Distimo survey reveals that social casino game apps are among the top-grossing in i-stores.
Social casino games are one of the top-grossing categories in mobile gaming, says a new report by Distimo.
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MOBILE GAMBLING TO REACH $62 BILLION IN 2018
12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Driven by previously untapped US market says research firm
UK-based Juniper Research's latest report predicts that annual wagers on mobile casinos and poker will reach $62 Billion globally by 2018, a six-fold increase on the $10 Billion wagered last year.
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ZYNGA ACQUIRES MOBILE GAME DEVELOPER
04th February, 2014 at 15:57:07
And reports 2013 results
Social gaming giant Zynga has entered into an agreement to acquire the privately-held mobile game and technology developer NaturalMotion for approximately $527 million in cash and equity, based on Zynga's closing price on January 29, 2014.
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BETABLE RAISES $18.5 MILLION IN NEW CAPITAL
06th November, 2013 at 02:10:17
Venture capitalists are betting on a bright future for online gambling.
Betable, a London-based startup providing real-money gambling tools to game developers, raised $18.5 million in a round of funding led by Venture51, Christopher Griffin, Betable's chief executive officer reported this week.
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