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Gambling next wave in Mobile Gaming?

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by win4me, Mar 3, 2014.

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  1. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    I think it is definitely on the way and it will be a big money maker. It won't be for me as my interest in gambling has a lot to do with the surrounding environment. I wouldnt particularly trust an online mobile game either, even though odds are stacked against you as it is in casinos.
     
  3. chitownjohn

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    After my last stay at the Mirage I participated in their customer survey. One of the question gauged interest in on-line gaming, I think the question was worked like this. Are you interested in on-line gaming via mobile devices?

    I sure as heck won't travel to vegas to play craps on my smartphone, that's just plain stupid, but I won't be surprised if full scale casino action is available on-line in the very near future.:thumbsdown:
     
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    Online casinos have been operating worldwide for years, the only reason its been delayed in the states is to make sure the taxman gets his cut.
     
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    Online poker was a very healthy industry in the states until the government got involved. It worked well and proved it could be done. The taxman wasn't getting his cut though (since it was a legal gray area) so they proudly shut it down to protect us all from ourselves. Thanks goverment! You obviously know what's better for me than I do.

    I'd probably mess around with casino games for real money but I don't know that I would ever play them seriously. Online poker would be another story and something that I would jump in with both feet.
     
  6. omahatovegas

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    I would love to see online poker legal in the states again, I'm just not sure if it will happen anytime soon. While the government did shut it down due to not getting their cut, it also showed the industry was incapable of policing itself. The massive money shortages on FullTilt, the cheating scandal on UB, etc, has left a big stain that will be brought up every time new legislation is suggested.Not to mention the "horrors" of little John or Jane Doe sitting down at a BJ game online and losing their families nest egg.

    I do hope I'm wrong though, Legalized online poker may bring about another poker boom, and I have fond memories of the fishy games on pokerstars and partypoker. :)
     
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    I agree. I can't wait for another poker boom.

    I'm sure time played a part in it, but the shutting down of the online sites really killed live poker. I know it killed my action since most of my stake for playing live was funded by online poker.

    Sadly I also agree about the industry policing itself. Pokerstars was the only group to come away looking like professionals. I'm fully aware they did some shady things to keep the games going for U.S players but they had no problem paying us out in the end. They were my exclusive site for the last couple of years before the shut down. I never trusted AP or UB after their scandals and luckily I had trouble winning at Full Tilt so I had stopped playing there (not that I felt cheated or anything, I just always seemed to lose).
    Full Tilt was a major surprise when the rumors started swirling that they were having liquidity problems.

    I'm really curious to see what the future holds. I do find it funny that the major Nevada casinos that pushed so hard to have online poker shut down are now the ones pushing to have it opened up again (I fully realize with was their intentions the whole time).
     
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