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iGaming News Roundup – September 22-28

Wynn is ready for online poker.

The iGaming and SEO worlds are moving along at full speed as dealmakers get ready for America and Google launches a big, new algorithm. Here are the headlines from the week of September 22, 2013.
iGaming Headlines
888 Inks Wynn Deal – 888 Holdings struck a deal with Wynn Resorts to host their online poker operations on the All American Poker Network. The company has a similar deal with Caesars and is also planning an American product of its own.
Does Nevada Already Need Interstate Online Gambling? – No one in the Silver State is freaking out just yet, but everyone seems to agree on the necessity of interstate gambling compacts. Unfortunately, it may be a while before any states besides New Jersey and Delaware are available to partner up with.
Meet iGaming’s Border Patrol – Locaid is the big name in geolocation software services and is providing Nevada operators with qualified online players. As it stands, Locaid is poised to dominate this corner of the US market.
European Poker Tour Hacked – Professional poker is enduring an ugly scandal after a professionals had their laptops hacked at a tournament in Barcelona. If these guys can’t keep their computers safe, who can?
SEO News
Fake Reviews Draw Big Fines – A number of SEO firms are paying out big fines for posting fake reviews on sites like Yelp! as a result of an investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office. If other law enforcement agencies follow NY’s lead, it could kill off this commin, and very annoying, web marketing practice.
Is Google Hummingbird a Page View Poacher? – Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm is designed to provide smarter, more precise searches for end-users. That’s great for them, but who will think of the SEOs?
Google Kills Keyword Data – Google’s secure search functionality is another feature that’s great for end-users, but not-so-great for SEOs. Thanks to the uptick in secured searches, valuable keyword data may be a thing of the past.