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5 of the best gambling apps to play real money poker games

Zoltan Tundik



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Online poker is one of the most popular games in the world, appealing to everyone from casual beginners on a budget to serious professionals playing for thousands each hand. It is therefore no surprise that there are numerous online platforms and mobile apps all attempting to attract the millions of poker players.

However, some poker websites and apps are much better than others, so if you are looking to join a new platform, here are five that are definitely worth considering.



Where better place to start than the world’s largest poker site? PokerStars’ apps for Android and iOs function every bit as good as the desktop equivalent. Players have the options of cash games, tournaments, sit-and-go’s, lottery-style spin-and-go’s, and Zoom Poker, which allows you to play in a private room with your invited friends.

PokerStars have strived to improve the player experience in recent years and now offer personalized avatars, a large selection of table designs, preset bets, a search feature, a chat feature, and the ability to play quick hands. There is also a web cashier to make quick deposits.

Android and iOS of iPhone users can play up to four tables simultaneously, while iPad users can play up to five tables.

Given PokerStars’ global reach, you will need to download the app that is relevant to your location: if you’re in mainland Europe, then download PokerstarsEU, and UK-based players need PokerStarsUK.



Partypoker has invested plenty of time and money in revamping the app in recent years, and the result has been one of the best apps in the poker industry.

Among its many great features include a new portrait layout so you can play with one hand; a new lobby to find all the games within the app, which can be filtered according to personal preferences; a new interactive chat; and Diamonds – partypoker’s in-game currency which can be used to access special features within the app.

Partypoker also offers one of the best multi-table experiences as well as a hand-replayer function, which is a great feature to help players refine their strategies.

With its many player-friendly features and range of games, partypoker has created one of the best gambling apps in the business.


888 Poker

Part of gambling giant 888 Holdings which also includes 888 Casino and 888 Sport, 888 Poker remains at the forefront of the online poker world thanks in large part to its excellent and popular mobile app.

The lobby is intuitive and easy to navigate, while players have the option to choose from a number of preset avatars. 888 Poker’s app also has a bet slider, quick seat option, a chat feature, a web cashier, and large action buttons to reduce the risk of costly mistakes being made by a slip of the thumb.

888 Poker is the platform and app of choice for thousands of casual and professional players and as such the company hosts numerous online tournaments that can be played through the mobile app.



As the official online poker platform for the World Series of Poker, you better believe that GGPoker has one of the best apps in the business. If it’s a good enough platform for Daniel Negreanu, Bryn Kenney, and Felipe Ramos, then it’s good enough for the rest of us!

That being said, you don’t have to be a professional chasing hundreds of thousands of dollars to enjoy the many benefits of the GGPoker app and site. The app has a social media function that allows you to upload any moments you want directly to your social accounts.

The multi-table experience has been refined and simplified with a swiping feature, so you can now play up to four tables at one time and switch between those tables with a simple swipe of your device.

With lots of games, a slick interface, and the choice of some of the top pros, GGPoker is undoubtedly one of the best poker apps around.


Unibet Poker

For casual players more interested in less serious and lower stakes games, Unibet Poker has a great app and a thriving poker community.

There are more than 100 preset avatars to choose from, plenty of cash games, multi-table tournaments, daily promotions, and access to lots of other casino games beyond poker.

Beginners and players who may be intimidated by competitive sites like GGPoker and partypoker, then Unibet Poker offers a great alternative.


Rising cash payments in India secured by Spectral Technology

George Miller



Rising cash payments in India secured by Spectral Technology
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Despite India’s government implementing schemes, such as the demonetisation of all 500 and 1000-rupee notes in 2016, to encourage the country to go cashless, there is still high demand for banknotes. According to the Global Cash Index™, cash continues to hold a significant role in Indian culture and is seeing growth rather than decline – cash is still very much king in the region.

Commenting on the popularity of cash in the region Marcus Tiedt, Sales & Marketing Director of Innovative Technology Ltd (ITL) said, “With over a billion people living in India a large percentage of them still transact in cash and are not part of the official tax network. Also, the infrastructure required to go cashless needs years to catch up and be reliable, and therefore a cashless society is not currently achievable in the short term. Working closely with Chevend, our Trading Partner in the region for the past four years, we are meeting market and consumer demand to ensure that cash can be used as the preferred method of payment both securely and efficiently.”

Andy Bassam, VP of Customer Support for ITL commented, “We foresee that our latest products with the added benefit of Spectral technology will begin to see more and more demand.  We work hard with Ammaar, who heads up our partnership at Chevend, to ensure that we optimise datasets and acceptance rates on our products. The National Bank release banknotes on a yearly basis and notes in circulation can wear quickly, so keeping datasets up to date is imperative. Another major challenge in India is that the banks do not allow customers to redeem damaged and stained banknotes. This issue can be overcome by using ITL products that utilise our Spectral Technology to ensuremachines do not accept banknotes that have been damaged or stained by anti-theft devices.”

CHEVEND TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD based in India, are the proud pioneers of the Automatic Vending Concept in India and although vending is their core competence, their payment systems division has grown in prominence and turnover over the years and they provide payment systems to customers within the Kiosks and Banking sectors.

Commenting on the Trading Partnership, Ammaar Huseini, Director at Chevend said, “We have been collaborating directly with ITL to provide their state-of-the-art cash validation products to customers throughout the whole of India since 2016. We also have an office in Dubai, so are helping to extend ITL’s reach throughout the Middle East. We offer support for a wide range ofproducts including the NV9, NV11, NV200 and BV20 where uptake in the region is substantial giving Innovative Technology significant share of the vending market.  We are delighted to have secured a significant tender for the NV10 compact, stackerless banknote validator recently to be used in government payment terminals. Looking forward, we are beginning to promote ITL’s Spectral range of note validators and recyclers to help businesses in the region reject ink-stained banknotes.”

Concluding Andy said, “We have a really good relationship with Chevend, and with Ammaar’s comprehensive local knowledge in the region I look forward to many more years working in partnership together.”

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DraftKings kicks off first-of-its-kind DFS World Cup

George Miller



DraftKings kicks off first-of-its-kind DFS World Cup
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10 global teams will battle it out over two weeks to find the ultimate Daily Fantasy Sports nation

What: The DraftKings World Cup sets national teams of the best DraftKings DFS players from around the world against each other to determine the elite DFS playing nation, and to crown the first DraftKings World Cup Champion.

Ten teams from each country where DraftKings operates DFS are represented in this special two-week series that aims to both fuel the competitive spirits and sporting rivalry between nations.

Who: 10 teams of 10 players will be participating.

The teams include USA East, USA West, Canada, England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, Wales, Germany, Australia and the Rest of Europe, with each country having 10 players representing the nations. The individuals selected are some of the best DraftKings DFS players from across each of the countries as well as several ‘wildcards’ filled through qualifier contests.

When: The DraftKings World Cup will be run over two weeks, from 22nd October to 1st November.

The top four teams with the highest combined points in week one will progress to the final, with the remaining six teams eliminated.

Scoring: The teams will collect points by betting on six different events in the first week including the English Premier League (EPL), PGA golf, Major League Baseball (MLB), Australian Football League (AFL), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the NFL. Only the top four teams will qualify for the final week where the events will be PGA, UFC, EPL, NFL and Nascar.

Week one has a total of six events. All 100 players enter each contest. If you get first place, you get 100 points for your country and if you get last, you only get 1 point. Second place gets 99 points, third place 98 points, and so on.


Yellow events highlighted above are the five Premiere Events, where points count as double (first place gets 200, last place gets 2).

Payout Structure: As this is a team competition, all overall prizes are split between team members. However, there will be individual prizes for the winner of each contest ($500 or $1000 for premiere events). The top prize is $10,000.

1st – $10,000 2nd – $7,500 3rd – $5,000 4th – $2,500

Engagement: To further build interest and engagement, DraftKings has created a shadow contest that will run alongside the main event where any DFS players can win a share of a prize pool if they beat the top score of those participating in the DK World Cup. All shadow events will offer $1,000 with the final contest NFL (11/1) being $3,000

A landing page will be live later this week which will be the one-stop-shop for those wanting to follow and it will include teams, live leaderboard, contests and shadow links etc.

Clinton Gray, VIP Manager at DraftKings, said: “Fan engagement is paramount at DraftKings and, ahead of a packed lives sports schedule next year, we are fueling the competitive spirits of our player base by launching a World Cup featuring teams from every country we are active in across an array of daily fantasy sports categories. It will be a thrilling two weeks of fierce competition and we look forward to crowning the first DFS World Cup team winners.”

A landing page will hopefully be live later this week which will be the one stop shop for those wanting to follow and it will include teams, live leaderboard, contest and shadow links etc.

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Cloud Gaming Positioned for Strong Future Growth According to New Research From Clarivate

George Miller



Cloud Gaming Positioned for Strong Future Growth According to New Research From Clarivate
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More than four in five gamers who do not currently play cloud games say they will start cloud gaming in the next twelve months

Clarivate Plc , a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today released a new market report on intellectual property and innovations for gaming businesses, supported by research on gaming trends in the U.K. and U.S. In its new report Cowboys, combat and candy: cloud gaming through the lens of IP on levels of innovation and brand creation in the $146 billion gaming industry[1] as evidenced by patent, trademark and domain name activity, Clarivate explores the drivers of change both in terms of technical transformation and also the companies behind it.

“In a world that now sees video gaming as its favorite, or at least most lucrative, pastime, cloud gaming represents a huge leap forward,” said Jeff Roy, President, IP, Clarivate.  “By using the behind-the-scenes power of patent, trademark and domain name data to see trends before they hit the market, we have the ability to imagine how this multi-billion-dollar creative industry will shift. Looking at the trends around intellectual property on the business side, we can see that cloud gaming is poised for huge growth over the next 12 months.”

The report looks at the dynamics and direction of the global online and cloud gaming market, analyzing the new commercial models in the gaming industry, how and where gamers are spending money and the potential growth of the industry over the next years.


Strong future growth

The research indicates that cloud gaming is set for significant growth. Most cloud gamers surveyed say they will play a lot (48 percent) or a bit more (28 percent) cloud games in the next year. As many as 81 percent of gamers who do not currently play cloud games believe they will start cloud gaming in the next year.

In the U.S., the number of cloud gamers surveyed who think they will play a lot more is 58 percent compared to 24 percent of U.K. cloud gamers, which hints at differences in maturity between these markets. Almost 20 percent more respondents in the U.S. (37 percent) are cloud gamers than in the U.K. (18 percent).


How much are gamers spending?

As gaming businesses evolve and player experiences continue to rapidly shift – we see revenue being increasingly generated from in-game purchases, advertising and monthly subscription fees. The report from Clarivate finds that the gaming industry is innovating to respond to the users’ demands, focusing over a third of their patent activity on commercial revenue model technology – in-game payments, advertising and microtransactions.

According to the research, cloud gamers spend more on in-game purchases per week than non-cloud gamers, with 93 percent of cloud gamers making in-game payments compared to 75 percent of non-cloud gamers. 21 percent of cloud gamers spend between £21- £50 per week compared to only nine percent of non-cloud gamers. More than half (52 percent) of all cloud gamers prefer paid gaming through a subscription model.


The influence of social media on gamer spend

As millions of gamers from across the globe come together on different platforms to engage – social media has an increasing impact on player buying activity. The research found that gaming spend is closely correlated to social media. Compelling insights include:

  • One in two (51 percent) of cloud gamers are greatly influenced by social media when it comes to gaming purchases (compared to 17 percent of non-cloud gamers).
  • 21 percent often make purchases via social media (compared to just three percent of non-cloud gamers).
  • U.S. gamers are much more likely to be greatly influenced by social media when it comes to gaming purchases (41 percent compared to 11 percent).
  • One in three males (33 percent) are much more likely to be greatly influenced by social media when deciding to make an in-app purchase than females (17 percent).


Developer and platform advancements

The report, Cowboys, combat and candy: cloud gaming through the lens of IP, found that improving the user experience through innovations in cloud infrastructure has seen the most patent activity. On average, we recognized 300 to 500 inventions annually year-on-year over the past decade. The report uses data and insights from Derwent Innovation™, Derwent Data Analyzer™, Derwent World Patents Index™ (DWPI), CompuMark™, and MarkMonitor™, to gather insights and analyze trends around patents, trademarks and domain registrations in the gaming industry.

Jeff Roy, President, IP Group, Clarivate, added, “The future of cloud gaming is tremendously exciting. Clarivate has the unique opportunity to help customers throughout the innovation lifecycle from idea creation to commercialization. With cloud gaming poised for huge growth over the next 12 months it’s an incredibly exciting time to be a gamer – not just for us here at Clarivate, but for all passionate and ambitious cloud gaming enthusiasts across the world.”

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