Gambling

  • What Games Are: Real-Money Gaming Is Really Boring Crunch Network

    What Games Are: Real-Money Gaming Is Really Boring

    It may be the case that real-money gambling is inching its way to reality in the U.S., much as it has in the rest of the world, but if so it’s a phenomenally boring story. It’s hard to get excited about a sector that only ever sells the same few game types over and over, and it leads me to wonder when will real innovation ever really make its mark in this space. There’s more… Read More

  • Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII

    Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII

    Millions of people across the U.S. are preparing their jerseys, face paint and horrific nachos. Yes, football fans rejoice, the big game finally kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans — that is, Super Bowl XLVII, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Franciso 49ers. The Super Bowl is always one of the biggest media events per year, and our inboxes have been flooded with “OMG this… Read More

  • Atari Inc. Files For Ch. 11 To Separate From Troubled French Parent, And Sell Or Restructure Famous Gaming Assets

    Atari Inc. Files For Ch. 11 To Separate From Troubled French Parent, And Sell Or Restructure Famous Gaming Assets

    Atari — the iconic company and that helped spearhead the videogames industry 40 years ago with titles like Pong, Asteroids and Centipede, as well as consoles to evolve the consumer electronics field — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to “separate from the structural financial encumbrances” of its French parent, Atari S.A., and to seek… Read More

  • Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga’s Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

    Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga’s Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

    Betable, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it easier for casino-style game developers to offer players real money bets instead of virtual currency ones, just nabbed Jonathan Flesher. He was the vice president of business development that orchestrated Zynga’s recent partnership with bwin.party, an online gambling operator in the U.K. He’ll become Betable’s executive… Read More

  • Big Fish Casino Raises The Stakes On iPhone With Real-Money Gambling

    Big Fish Casino Raises The Stakes On iPhone With Real-Money Gambling

    Would you like to bet on what may be the next big thing in games? Place a wager on real-money gambling, and you could be in for some good returns. Today, when games developer Big Fish launched a new iPhone app called Big Fish Casino, it announced it would raise the stakes in the UK by introducing real-money gambling into it (courtesy of well-backed gambling platform Betable) — making… Read More

  • Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users

    Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users

    For the last three quarters, Facebook has been struggling to move the needle on its payments business, but today a new game has launched that could provide a clue to how that could change that in the future: the social network has, for the first time, allowed a gaming app on its platform that allows users to play with real money — not Facebook Credits. Called Bingo & Slots Friendzy… Read More

  • Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack: Watch Dealer Usually Wins

    A new video just released by Christophe Claret finally shows the entire upcoming 21 Blackjack watch – and it is in full action. So I should probably take this opportunity to debut the watch to you. You are gonna love this one. This latest wild wonder watch by master watch maker Christophe Claret is imbued with three different Casio games, and you can play blackjack with it, as the watch… Read More

  • Bookies think Modern Warfare 2 will be the best seller this year

    Anyone who has any doubts over what will be the best-selling video game this holiday season needs to check himself. It will absolutely be Modern Warfare 2. And while I can say that without anything real being put on the line, Irish bookie Paddy Power has given the game 8/13 odds as being the best-selling game. Read More

  • BringIt lets gamers put their money where their mouth is

    Even before “The Wizard” enchanted and inspired the gaming generation, gamers have sought that final prize: making a living playing video games. Unfortunately, dreams of professional-gamerism have been shown to be as elusive as dreams of being a professional gambler. Luckily, startup BringIt is attempting to make both those dreams a little more attainable. BringIt made the… Read More

  • eDeck lets you gamble for real money via Wi-Fi

    Here’s a handheld electronic gaming device that’s hooked directly into the Venetian’s gambling empire via a simple Wi-Fi connection. Let me be the first to say: FINALLY! The Venetian is such a dump but I love gambling there. Now I can just go lock myself in one of the rooms instead of actually hitting the (dirty, sticky, grimy) floor in person. In another stroke of genius… Read More

  • The Matrix? ESPN Axis camera technology brings Euro 2008 to life~!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3440591 Who here’s been watching Euro 2008? All you English lads, I’m sure, and right from your living room. Anyway, I only mention the Euros because of this neat camera technology ESPN has this year, Axis. It’s a 360-degree camera the network uses to show instant replays. It makes plain ol’ telestrators look… Read More