The Commercial Intelligence Group for New Jersey announced that they conducted a survey from the November launch to current day. Through this survey they were able to find that online punters prefer to gamble at a licensed and regulated online casino instead of playing at an offshore online casino. This is because offshore online casinos are owned by unknown operators which makes everything a little bit sketchier.
The report was posted on Philly.com, a well known online gambling website for New Jersey. Through the report you see that 37% of online punters have made the choice to remain playing at a regulated and licensed online New Jersey casino instead of playing at an offshore online casino. The other 35% of those who were interviewed during the survey also said that they are completely new to online gambling and aren’t sure as to which type of online casino is better. Over five hundred citizens in New Jersey were questioned for this survey, this only being a small percentage of online punters in the state.
Online casinos based out of New Jersey do see a high player ratio then any offshore online casino. Showing that the overall population prefers to enjoy their states gambling experience over anything else. The Commercial Intelligence Group also commented in their study noting that their survey presents a unique ratio that shows the state has the opportunity to bring in a large amount of tax revenue if they continue to provide a safe, regulated and licensed experience.
Microgaming, based in the Isle of Man, announced that they have signed a new licensing agreement with HBU Global Licensing. This new agreement signed by both parties will allow for Microgaming to release various video slots based around the “Game of Thrones” universe. This is a major deal for Microgaming as “Game of Thrones” is one of the most popular programs on TV.
The first Game of Thrones slot will be released later during the year which will incorporate a fantasy designed meant to resemble the original feeling of the show. The Game of Thrones Franchise wasn’t originally a TV show but is actually a book series developed by George R.R. Martin. The novels which were first released in 1996 were called “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
The Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever spoke about the licensing agreement saying, “We are thrilled to gain this licensing agreement for Game of Thrones. This highly popular TV program has become a part of our culture and is beloved by millions of people all across the globe. We look forward to providing a gambling experience that can mimic the show, novels and more that is “Game of Thrones”. We have a list of other brands under our belt but none have been quite as popular as Game of Thrones.”
HBO Global Director for Licensing Josh Goodstadt also commented saying, “Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s best Television programs. We know Microgaming will be able to make an incredible casino game through this licensing deal. We hope their players and our fans enjoy the experience. ”