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  • 28 January 2016

    An ISP-Level Gambling Site Block Could Come in Sweden

    For a long time, Sweden has a been a country that's been known for having policies geared towards keeping Internet access as open as possible. When the government tried to block access to The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular piracy sites in the world, courts rejected it because it wasn't allowed under Swedish law. Now we're facing a similar incident over unregulated online gambling sites.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Foxy Bingo Showcases New Television Advertisement

    Tricycle is a London-based agency for advertising, and they have been handling the advertising for Foxy Bingo for the past nine years. This month, they've launched a new television ad that's reminding a lot of people of the Grand Budapest Hotel. They've already said that the movie was the inspiration for the ad, and it has Foxy being followed by cameras through her own Foxy hotel.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Largest Mobile Jackpot Comes in For Playtech

    Playtech is no stranger to offering up huge jackpots, but they've recently broken their record for the largest mobile jackpot out there. They did this on Gala Bingo, of all places, when a lucky player from Scotland nailed a €5.89 million payout. This was achieved on a spin worth just €4, and that's a tremendous payout. This win was the largest payout ever on a bingo site powered by Playtech, and it's also the second-largest mobile jackpot that they have ever paid out.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Russia Could Legalize Internet Poker Games

    In the past, Vladimir Putin has expressed an interest in legalizing online poker because of the sport and competition elements of the game. A lot of industry experts assumed it most likely wouldn't actually happen, but they could have been mistaken. Business Insider published an article recently that builds a pretty strong case for Russia being about to legalize the industry instead of carrying on with the current ban.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Major Problems for Online Sportsbook GR88

    The GR88 online sportsbook seems to be having some major problems, and it's become very concerning. For more than two weeks, there has been no activity at the site since their website says they are down for maintenance, but there's been no announcement or response of any kind when it comes to figuring out when (or if) they'll be back up and running. Previous Problems GR88 is a site that's been known to have some problems for a bit of time now.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Huge Vera&John Casino Winner Worth €1.7 Million

    In the online slots world, progressive jackpots are responsible for the largest prizes. A lucky player by the name of Lars was able to find this out with first-hand experience after a big win on the Hall of Gods progressive slot. This jackpot was worth €1,682,473, and it's one of the biggest wins of the year so far in the entire online casino world. About the Big Win Something that's really important to point out about this win is that it came on a spin worth just €0.40.

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  • 21 January 2016

    Irritated High Stakes Players Meet With PokerStars

    One of the tools that online poker players have is boycotting and organizing sit-out protests. Several years ago when France first introduced legislation for regulating the online gambling industry, they set the rules for taking a rake in online poker games so high that it made no sense for anyone to play them. A big boycott and sit-out protest on the French-facing PokerStars site was enough to get the attention of officials and to get those rules changed.

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  • 21 January 2016

    Slotland Launches 10s or Better Video Poker

    In the world of video poker, Jacks or Better is the most basic game. Every other title is based on it in one way or another, but 10s or Better is probably its most closely-related cousin. Slotland has added their own 10s or Better game as their most recent addition to their lineup, and it shows that they're looking to expand on their selection of non-slot titles in the new year. The Importance of Variety When it comes to video poker, variety is extremely important.

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  • 21 January 2016

    Daily Fantasy Sports Not Allowed Says Maryland AG

    Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions about the legality of daily fantasy sports in multiple states. The Attorney General for New York sent a cease and desist letter to major companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, and they also hit some resistance from the AG in Illinois. Now the Attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosh has stated that it's not allowed under existing laws in the state. Where to Go From Here From here, Frosh has suggested one of two things.

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  • 19 January 2016

    Lots of Attention is Being Given to Match-Fixing in Tennis

    One of the realities of sports betting, just like any other form of gambling, is that it opens up opportunities for cheating to beat the house and take down a lot of money. In sports betting in particular, there are well-known methods to fix matches, and along these lines, there are well-known methods for identifying suspicious behavior.

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