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    • 03 November 2015

      Polls Show DFS Challenging Casino and Lottery Play

      The Leger research group did a poll of over 1,000 daily fantasy sports players in the United States. This poll showed a number of interesting things, but the most important finding was that their money spent on these games definitely lowers the amount of money they spend on lotteries and in casinos. A total of more than 60 percent of those players said that this is the case, and this could make casinos and lottery companies rethink how they approach DFS. The Combination of Skill and Luck

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    • 03 November 2015

      EPT Malta High Roller Event Won by Byron Kaverman

      An American professional online poker player by the name of Byron Kaverman has taken top honors in the EPT Malta High Roller Event. This event had a buy-in of €10,300, and there were a total of 210 players for a prize pool of over €2 million. Kaverman was able to take down €430,800 for first place in this event. Multiple High Roller Places Kaverman is no stranger to these top-tier places.

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    • 30 October 2015

      Big Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Self-Embarrassment

      Sometimes it's easy to poke fun at your political opponents over things that don't really matter all that much. However, in the case of the RAWA (Restoration of America's Wire Act) bill being considered in Congress right now, anti-online gambling group Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, or CSIG for short, completely and totally embarrassed themselves by launching a full-on assault against the English language in a press release full of errors. Pushing the RAWA Bill

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    • 30 October 2015

      EveryMatrix Earns Belgium Online Gambling License

      Over the past five years or so, the regulation of the online gambling industry has taken on a completely different form than it saw before, and many countries in Europe started regulating the industry on an individual basis. EveryMatrix has really gotten on the ball with this type of regulation after picking up their fifth license this week after earning the ability to run their games in Belgium. This is another important bit of growth for the company. How Regulatory Jurisdictions Work

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    • 30 October 2015

      Oshi! Online Casino Launched by 90Digital

      It's common knowledge that new online casinos are launched on a regular basis, so when a new site comes out, it's not necessarily all that important in the grand scheme of things. However, there are a lot of details that make the launch of the new Oshi! online casino really interesting. This site is licensed in Curacao, and it is using the SoftSwiss platform, a software platform that's been picking up quite a bit of steam over the past year. About the Oshi! Online Casino

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    • 30 October 2015

      Fantasy Sport Trade Association Control Board Coming

      The fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry in the United States over the past couple of years has been daily fantasy sports. Unfortunately, a scandal-type situation created a lot of negative attention for the industry, and now the government is looking at stepping in to curb it. In response to this, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association is looking to create an independent regulatory control board. Seth Harris Leading?

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    • 29 October 2015

      Video Scratch Card Game Released by OMI Gaming

      Online scratch cards in Internet casinos are an interesting genre of game. They have much higher payouts than their land-based counterparts, and they have similar themes and concepts. The basic ideas behind these games haven't really changed much since online gambling was first invented, and OMI Gaming is looking to change that.

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    • 29 October 2015

      Microgaming Makes Content Distribution Deal With Ainsworth

      Microgaming's Quickfire platform is extremely important because it gives a lot of third-party developers a chance to get their best titles in front of tons of new players at some of the most popular and most respected online casinos in the world. While this platform also contains a lot of classic and newer Microgaming-produced titles, a lot of the content is distributed from other suppliers, and this gives them a chance to get their games out there.

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    • 29 October 2015

      Azurolongo Starting New Monsieur Vegas Online Casino

      New online casinos launch on a regular basis, and it creates a situation where many players don't really see a reason to get excited about a site until they've been around for a few years and taken the time to prove themselves. While we would typically be inclined to agree, the new Monsieur Vegas online casino, operated by Azurolongo, could prove to be the exception to this rule because they have everything going for them to indicate good things in the future for this brand.

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    • 29 October 2015

      Bitcoin Exempt From VAT Says European Court of Justice

      One of the problems that has come up around bitcoin-based casinos is the chance that the currency itself will not be treated as currency regarding certain types of tax situations. In Europe, for example, there was the question that the cryptocurrency might not be considered a currency at all. If not, then it would be subject to the value added tax, and that would make it a much less attractive option for playing at gambling sites. The Hedqvist Case

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    • 24 October 2015

      Seating Policy for Cash Games Changed at Party Poker

      Online poker is really atypical game in terms of how gambling the Internet gambling works as a whole because the maintenance of the player pool is so important. It's natural that the better players are going to win money from those of a lesser skill, but if this happens at too fast of a rate, then it can cause the size of the overall player pool to decline over time. Party Poker is putting in measures to help keep this from happening with a new seating system for cash games.

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    • 24 October 2015

      Slots.Lv Has the Scary Rich Slot Set for Halloween

      Rival Games has a cool set of online slots that will really get you in the mood for Halloween. With the Scary Rich series, you'll have lots of ways to win big payouts and stay in the Halloween spirit. There are three games total in the series, and it starts with the original of Scary Rich. This game centers around vampires, and the vampire symbol is wild and expands to cover a whole reel when you land it to give you some spooky good chances for multi-line wins. Huge Multipliers in Scary Rich 2

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    • 24 October 2015

      Changes Are Happening to DFS and Amaya is Responding

      The daily fantasy sports market in the United States has absolutely exploded over the past couple of years, and the Amaya Gaming Group has gotten in on the action with their StarsDraft brand. Coming off of the legacy of PokerStars and the "bad actor" reputation that it gained, they were very careful about where they allowed their games to run on a state-by-state basis.

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    • 24 October 2015

      SlotsMillion to Get Virtual Reality Games

      Virtual reality online casino games have been demoed at various trade shows over the past couple of years, and several companies are working on products for it because it seems to be the next big thing in the industry that's not quite to the mainstream level just yet. SlotsMillion is one of the first to launch their own virtual reality casino, and it can be played with either an Oculus Rift headset or on your computer with 3D graphics. Virtual Reality Casino Options

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    • 19 October 2015

      SkillOnNet Opens Another Regulated Schleswig Holstein Casino

      A decade ago, running an online casino brand was relatively simple. You had one piece of software licensed by an operator, and that operator might have support for multiple languages and currencies to accept players from many different parts of the world. Fast-forward to today, and this macro-based approach is no longer applicable if you want to be competitive. Instead, everything now is about the micro, and SkillOnNet has illustrated this one again with a new German-focused online casino.

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    • 19 October 2015

      BetConstruct Now Holds a License to Operate in Spain

      About five or six years ago, countries in Western Europe started regulating the online gambling industry on a country-by-country basis. Spain was one of the first countries to do so in the region, and they were one of the pioneers in what's now known as standard operating procedure for countries who want to regulate online gambling. They've recently awarded a license for BetConstruct's sports betting platform, and that's huge news for the company for a variety of reasons.

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    • 19 October 2015

      Russia Takes UIGEA-Like Approach Against Online Gambling

      The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in the United States, known as the UIGEA for short, absolutely crippled the industry by attacking the financial transactions for the sites in a way that was very difficult for players to get around. Now the Russian government is showing a lot of support for a similar bill that will have banks facing stiff fines and other punishments for processing payments for illegal online gambling. How This Bill Would Work

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    • 19 October 2015

      Two Big October Promos Come to CyberBingo

      The month of October is all about getting in the spirit of Halloween, and that's exactly what CyberBingo is doing with a pair of big promotions. It starts with a simple costume contest. If you send end pictures of yourself dressed up in your costumes to play at CyberBingo, then you could win $100 cash as a reward for your efforts. Send in your pictures and wait to hear back to take part in this promotion. The Spooktacular Bingo Tournament

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    • 19 October 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Called Out by UIGEA Author

      Daily fantasy sports has become the single fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry in the United States over the past 12-18 months. Major sports teams have signed on to sponsor daily fantasy sports services, and so have major league and college sports leagues. This popularity isn't sitting well with everyone, and this includes the author of the UIGEA. Jim Leach has spoken out about this form of daily fantasy sports. A "Cauldron" of Daily Betting

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    • 19 October 2015

      Florida is the Latest State to Take a Closer Look at Daily Fantasy Sports

      Daily fantasy sports is a particularly interesting issue in Florida because of the timing of the big FanDuel/DraftKings scandal coinciding with Florida ending a gambling pact with native tribes. The pact ending has caused politicians to want to examine gambling as a whole, and with daily fantasy sports being the hot topic that it is today, it's looking like DFS will be a natural part of that examination. "Looks a Lot Like Sports Betting"

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    • 19 October 2015

      Aussie Gambling Advertising Laws Could Be Revamped

      Advertising for gambling is an interesting topic that really incorporates the balance between increasing outreach and the responsibilities that companies have to make sure they aren't targeting underage or problem gamblers. This is why oversight and self-regulation in the industry is really important. Otherwise, governments like Australia decide that they want to get involved, and that usually doesn't work out well for anyone whether it's the players or the companies themselves.

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    • 17 October 2015

      Steam Gaming Platform Target for Full Tilt

      Full Tilt Poker has recently applied to become a part of the Steam online gaming platform. This platform helps to put out games for online and computer-based play (as well as play through smart televisions), and it could lead to some pretty interesting situations if they're able to get included. We haven't really heard of any online gambling site trying to get in on a gaming network like this before, so it's really a new development in every sense of the word. How Steam Works

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    • 16 October 2015

      Avramidis Wins First WSOPE Bracelet of the Year

      No-limit hold'em is the most popular form of poker in the world, and it's been that way for a little over a decade. Several formats of the game exist, but tournament poker is where all of the fame and glory is at this stage in the game. The World Series of Poker Europe is a good opportunity to get both along with some major payouts, and a restaurant owner from Germany found out for himself with a big win and a bracelet. Enter Makarios Avramidis

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    • 16 October 2015

      World Progressive Record Confirmed Broken by Mega Moolah

      The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot hit not that long ago and broke its own record with a payout worth £13,213,838.68. This £13.2 million payout was the largest win on Mega Moolah ever, but as it turns out, it's also the largest win ever. This is the equivalent of €17.9 million, and that breaks the previous jackpot that was held by Net Entertainment's Mega Fortune online slot. Both games are the top jackpots for their respective software providers. The Mega Moolah Win

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    • 16 October 2015

      Ladbrokes Raises £1.35 Billion in Merger Funding

      It seems like 2015 has been the year of the merger, and the floodgates have really blown open with lots of different companies combining or being taken over, with the notable case of the huge bidding war over Bwin.Party being a good example. There's another merger on the horizon, and that's between Ladbrokes and Coral.

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    • 16 October 2015

      Self-Regulation Could Head Off Government Intervention in Sweden

      There are pros and cons when it comes to government regulation. One of the main pros is that the players get taken care of in better ways with fewer chances for companies to take advantage of them. However, there are also cons like the simple fact that government regulations can often overshoot the mark and paralyze the industry instead of keeping it safe. Companies in Sweden understand that on a major level, and they've begun certain amounts of self-regulation to try to keep this from happening.

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    • 16 October 2015

      EveryMatrix Taking Steps to Boost DDOS Protection

      Something that has been happening on and off in the online gambling world is the idea of hackers using extortion to try to get payoffs from online gambling sites behind the threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services). The way these attacks work is that computers from all over the world that are under the control of these hackers try to access the site all at the same time.

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    • 15 October 2015

      Game Lounge Launches Additional Whitelabel Suomi

      In Europe right now, we're seeing more and more countries regulate the online gambling industry. As a result, different providers, operators and software companies are getting in on the action of building up a foothold in each individual country as much as they can according to their own strategic directives. This is happening in Finland as much as anywhere, and Game Lounge has launched another whitelabel (their second) called Suomi Casino in an effort to take advantage.

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    • 15 October 2015

      Halloween Howler by Slots.lv Offering $2,800 Promo

      The month of October is known for really starting off the beginning of the holiday season. The countdown to Halloween starts shifting the online casino world into that mode of thinking as well. The holiday season is so important for online gambling because it's when the most people are playing each year, so the promotions and special offers increase to match. Slots.

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    • 15 October 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Called on by Amaya

      The daily fantasy sports industry has been absolutely exploding in the past year, and one of the reasons why it's become so open in the United States is that it's not considered sports betting. It's also considered, for the time being, protected from the UIGEA thanks to a carve-out for fantasy sports. This rise in popularity has led to big deals with ESPN, major league sports teams and the leagues themselves, but a new scandal has the Amaya Gaming Group calling for regulation of the industry.

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