Juniper Research released a report today which said that by 2018, 164 million people will either place a bet, visit a mobile casino, or buy a lottery ticket on their phone or tablet.
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is close to a deal on legalizing online poker, a possible victory for supporters of greater liberalization of gambling laws. But the group is also considering tightening restrictions on other forms of Internet gambling, which could affect the growth of social casino games.
Do gambling and Facebook games go together?
Richard Garriott is known as a video-game pioneer, an undersea diver and an astronaut. Now he wants to outdo Zynga, the creator of FarmVille and CItyVille, in social games. His new game company, Portalarium, will debut its first major game in a month.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Emmanuel Marot is CEO of Valu Valu, a price intelligence firm. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Ujogo, a site where you can play free online poker tournaments and win real prizes, launches today.