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Microsoft is going ahead with its plan to acquire Activision-Blizzard but the move will first need to overcome objections of the Federal Trade Commission. Biden anti-trust enforcers are already hard at work trying to unravel one of the largest mergers ever to take place in the their efforts to avoid Microsoft expanding its monopoly over the video gaming industry - and here we're on the lookout what this could mean for our own Vegas casino online real money games.

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Hundreds of new games are published every year but a significant number of players continue to prefer nostalgia games that, they say, give them the sense that they are reliving positive gaming experiences of the past. From social media and Grande Vegas online casino slots to video games and digital board games, a significant percentage of the gaming community searches specifically for titles that were popular in years gone by for their gaming entertainment.

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When most people think about Grande Vegas online casino USA and video gaming enthusiasts, they have a specific image in mind – a male, kind of geeky, who is focused on the gaming screen as he plays for hours on end. In fact, 45% of gamers are female. That isn’t reflected in the world of influencer marketing where only about 5% of gaming influencers are female.

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eSports is now a billion-dollar industry and one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. From 197 million eSports players and viewers in 2019 the sector has grown to 234 million esports enthusiasts today and is expected to increase to 285.7 million by 2024. Another 300 million people worldwide are occasional viewers of esports. The global gaming industry is now worth more than $300 billion. There are 2.9 Billion players active worldwide.

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From the keno games of ancient China where results of the draw were transmitted from town to town by carrier pigeon to the Viking’s game of Hnefatafl, Senet in Ancient Egypt and games played with sculpted stones by Bronze Age cavemen in Turkey, humans have always enjoyed playing games. In recent years games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk and Clue provided hours of enjoyable pastime entertainment for families and groups of friends and acquaintances.

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The gaming industry has grown so fast in such a small period of time that many of the issues facing it will almost certainly end up in the courts in the coming years. The legal implications of esports, social media gaming, bitcoin online casino gaming, sports betting, streaming videos, harassment, fantasy games, diversity in gaming, video game content and other issues are complex and, at times, seem overwhelming.

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Sports betting is now legal in Washington State but an agreement to give the state’s gaming tribes exclusive rights to operate sports betting in the state is being challenged by the Maverick Gaming Company.

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It's safe to say that COVID changed almost everything in some way.  Restaurants gave way to take-out, Vegas gave way to online casino play, in-store shopping gave way to online shopping.  And real football game attendence gave way to the rise of Fantasy Football.

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Minority gamers have been advocating for better representation in games for years but now.  Following the heightened awareness in Hollywood for more inclusion, African American and other minority industry insiders are encouraging the gaming community to focus on creating more games with more minority leads.

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eSports has come to encompass a wide range of electronic gaming experiences. They range from Vegas casino online events that are held in large convention centers with thousands of spectators to streaming tutorials, social media gaming, professional athletes bringing their traditional sports into an online forum, online video game matches and other forms of electronic gaming events.  The industry is estimated to be worth $1.8 billion and is seeing a 15% year-on-year growth.

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