Monthly Archives: June 2014

Amaya/PokerStars Rumors Swirl Around The Industry

There has been rumors starting to swirl around the online gambling industry that Amaya Gaming is trying acquire PokerStars Shares, this resulted in Amaya Gaming’s shares being halted and the PokerStars share price rising by 28%.

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Amaya Gaming has been reportedly saving up more than one billion dollars in order to purchase the well known poker giant. Purchasing PokerStars would also result in purchasing the rights to the Cryptologic, Chartwell and Ongame gambling platforms. Amaya Gaming has already seen their stocks rise by an incredible amount this year, it has increased by 77% and is now trading at $13 per share.

There is no word is PokerStars will be making this lucrative deal with Amaya Gaming, it should be noted that these are just rumors that haven’t been addressed by either company. Purchasing PokerStars would allow for Amaya Gaming to enter the US Gambling Market but they would also be taking on the same issues that the current owners have today. Those issues being getting an online gambling license in either New Jersey, Nevada or Delaware. New ownership could mean that the poker firm could finally be licensed and regulated within these three states.

Both of these firms have yet to make any statements regarding these rumors. This leads towards analysts believing that these rumors are true.

$113,569 Odds of the Gods Won At Betfair

OpenBet has been able to make a name for themselves in the online gambling market, this name standing for a unique experience that can’t be compared to any other platform on the internet. OpenBet delves down into the experience of classic online gambling and innovates it for modern day punters, this results in a outstanding gambling experience that is beloved by thousands of punters around the world.

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Today a punter betting on the reels on Odds of the Gods, a video slot developed by OpenBet won $113,569 while playing this slot. This is the first time that a progressive jackpot has been won on this slot within the last four weeks, showing that popularity for Odds of the Gods is on the rise.

Odds of the Gods is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot designed around Greek Mythology. You see gladiator’s duke it out on the reels, you see Greek Mythology weapons, themed poker symbols and more on the reels. The small background that is available around the reels consists of clouds, the gates to Olympus and large stone pillars.

OpenBet made a short statement saying, “It is wonderful to know that your gambling platform provides punters with an enjoyable experience. It’s even better to know that those punters are winning large amounts of money through the slots that you have developed. It makes you feel as if you are helping the world, it might not be in a big way but none the less you are still helping it.”

Mario Kart 8 Released

Mario Kart has been able to stand as one of the longest surviving video game franchises in existence. When you ask the majority of people who is the first video game character they think of the majority of them will say Mario. The reason for this is because Mario has been around since the SNES that is more than thirty years. Mario has appeared in more than two hundred games and with each passing year that number increases.

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Today Nintendo released “Mario Kart 8” to fans of the little Italian plumber. This new installment in the Mario Kart franchise boasts new visuals never before seen in a Mario Kart game. You will see all of your favorite characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Browser, Toad and many more. New power ups have been added to this installment, allowing for players to take down their enemies at a faster pace. The first Mario Kart was released back on the N64 where Rainbow Road became a fan favorite track, Rainbow Road will appear in Mario Kart 8 with a brand new design.

Nintendo made a short statement saying, “We have already seen nearly one million dollars in pre-orders for Mario Kart 8. The bundle pack for the WiiU has had two hundred thousand pre-orders alone. It shocks us to see how much people love Mario, he is by far one of the most beloved video game characters every created and his name increases sales tenfold. We suspect an extremely profitable second quarter for 2014.”