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Browse here the best, most interesting articles about hot gaming news, global trends and up-to-date, interesting reads that will give you food for thought. Make Grande Vegas your source of latest stories and headlines in global online gaming and beyond.

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More than half of US states now offer sports betting and among those, most allow online sports betting, either through a state lottery, through a mobile sportsbook or via an online casino. How do you find a good online Vegas casino sportsbook?

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Facebook gamers now have a choice to refrain from participating in advertisers’ efforts to gather data for their online advertising campaigns.

The impact on Facebook has been catastrophic for the company which had already been dealing with a devastating six-hour outage and the fallout over allegations that it encourages hate speech.  Facebook recently published a blogpost in which it detailed the damage that it is experiencing by Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature.

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In recent years a new group of gamers has emerged in the video and online casino gaming ecosystem. Gaming influencers are gamers who play video games or at social media online casinos who infuse their channels with talk about the games that they play, their lifestyle, outside interests and issues that come up in the gaming world. Their streams include advertisements for their sponsors – gaming companies that make gaming hardware and software and other types of products.

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Many industries have been negatively impacted by the COVID pandemic but throughout the United States, tribal casinos are seeing unprecedented growth, both within their traditional casino sites and in the booming sectors of online casino gambling sports betting.

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Epic Games’ landmark case against Apple resulted in a split verdict with each side gaining ground. But in the end, the ruling that Apple must give up some of its control of its Apple App Store means that Epic, while still bound by its original contract with Apple, has scored a long-term victory for both users and developers.

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Even if you don’t understand the intricacies of traditional sports betting – odds, under/over, etc – you know that it’s an accepted part of fandom to bet on your favorite player, team and turn of events at a retail or online casino sportsbook.

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According to the research firm NPD Group, Vegas casino gaming is more popular than ever. Video game makers earned 27% more in 2020 over 2019 for a total of $56.9 billion. Observers note that much of the boom can be traced to pandemic boredom and the need to find activities to pass the time. In addition, people are looking for safe ways to connect socially and playing video and online casino games offers such an opportunity.

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Almost from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand has implemented some of the strictest lockdown rules for its citizens – levels of regional impact, alerts and restrictions that have closed much of the economy for extended periods of time.

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On September 10 Judge Gonzalez Rogers gave Apple a partial victory in a lawsuit in which it was forced to defend itself against Epic Games’ claims of anti-trust. The ruling, however, prevents Apple from preventing developers from displaying their own in-game app purchase payment systems. Legal observers, gaming industry insiders and Vegas casino online players have been following this case because there’s a lot riding on the outcome.  Developers and designers, online casino platforms, social media giants and other industry heavies have been waiting to see whether Epic Games would be successful in shaking Apple’s tight grip on its Apple Store where it holds a partial monopoly in marketing games.

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