US Attorney Jeff Ifrah is famous for his representation towards online gambling related cases in court. He has helped dozens of online casinos and gambling properties. He released his own predictions on what will happen with online gambling in 2014.
Jeff Ifrah, the Washington DC Based attorney wrote a post on his blog on what he felt believes to be the results of the US Gambling Market in 2014. The following posts are the major predictions that we believe will also come true within the new year.
Mr. Ifrah said that there will be player pool sharing deals between states that offer legal online gambling. He suspects that Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey will combine the three states as one so that there will be larger prize pools, competitive games, liquidity and larger progressive jackpots.
He continued on in his blog saying that the odds for California to legalize online poker is 50/50 as of right now. If and when online poker becomes legal in the state is unsure right now but if it is legalized California will become the most profitable state ever known to the USA.
Jeff Ifrah also suspects that the US Supreme Court will finally talk about and most likely approve the “Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act” which will allow for sports betting to become legal in the state of New Jersey which in return will allow for the state to grow considerably more in revenue.
Scientific Games, a well known internet gambling software developer announced that they have extended their licensing deal with toy developer Hasbro. This will allow for the software developer to be given access to various new territories and brands.
The new agreement will extend the relationship between the two developed which was set to end at the end of 2013. The new deal will have the two companies working with one another until 2020 with the potential to renew the contract again until 2023. New licenses can include Transformers, Monopoly, G.I Joe and more.
The two companies made their first deal all the way back in 1997 when the online gambling market was still new and young.
Scientific Games Chief Creative Officer Steve Saferin commented on the extension saying, “We have loved being a part of the Hasbro brand for nearly a decade now. It is an honor to continue to work with them in the creation of new slot and casino games. Our long lasting relationship together as partners could last for more than two decades. We hope that the opportunities we receive from this extension will benefit both of our companies as they always have.”
The Senior Vice President of Hasbro Digital Gaming Mark Blecher also commented on the extension saying, “Expanding the time period of our licensing agreement will allow for us to continue to work closely with Scientific Gaming. We will be able to continue to provide online punters with the best experience available for our brands.”
Microgaming’s off shoot is QuickFire and today they announced that they’ve partnered up with BetTech Gaming. Allowing for all of the QuickFire casino games to be added to iplay8casino.com iplay8casino has used the BetTech software for sports betting for a long period of time, the sports betting software is available on iplay8’s mobile and desktop platforms.
Co-Found and International Chief Executive Officer for BetTech Gaming Mark Bosman commented on the new partnership saying, “The addition of the QuickFire platform will allow for us to strengthen and widen the BetTech product offering. This new joint venture will allow players to see our ambition to provide them the best gaming experience available on the internet. We plan on launching the majority of Quickfire’s casino games on launch day and the rest of them released in the next coming months.”
Head of QuickFire, Ashley Sandyford-Sykes also comment on the new partnership saying, “BetTech Gaming has always been a dynamic and professional company that provides a unique experience that has allowed for the African online gambling market to grow at a much faster pace. Partnering up with BetTech will allow for both of our companies to receive positive profits. We look forward to seeing how the African online gambling market reacts to our games.”
The Director of Dunia, Costa Giannakopoulos was the final one to comment on the release. “Our players have responded to the QuickFire casino games in a very positive manner. The introduction of the new casino games from QuickFire has also seen a huge growth in player account registrations.”
iGaming, a North American software developer announced they have made a partnership deal with the AGEM (Association of Gaming Equipment Manufactures). The announcement was made at a international online gambling conference which is the best time iGaming could of announced their new partnership.
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufactures represents a large portion of the international trade association. AGEM created slot machines, table games, card games and more for land based casinos. The majority of casino games you play at a land based casino worldwide has been created or influenced by AGEM.
The Executive Director for AGEM Marcus Prater commented on the new partnership saying, “The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) now supports the iGaming with the new partnership. They’ll focus on helping us create various different slot machine and video poker games for land based casinos. We promise to offer a new unique experience that’ll draw more players into land based casinos around the time. We look forward to seeing what this new partnership brings for both of our companies.”
The iGaming North America Conference is on their fourth year and will take place between March 19th and March 21st. The conference takes place in Las Vegas and it is now one of the top conferences for the gambling industry in the USA and around the globe. We look forward to seeing what else iGaming will release in their new year conference. We can only speculate that it’ll be amazing and bring new exciting things for land based gamblers.”