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    • 23 September 2015

      Betit Launches Kaboo Casino and Others in Beta

      Something that you don't see all that often in the online gambling world is a true beta release. Usually all of the bugs are worked out before a game goes to market, but this is only true because it's relatively easy to catch all of the problems in a single game as a unit.

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    • 23 September 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Called For in Congress

      It's no secret right now that daily fantasy sports represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the online gambling market. It's gained more steam in the United States over the past 18 months than most forms of online gambling ever had, and more states have started making decisions about the legality of the game. Now there could be an upcoming congressional hearing on the subject as well. The Need for the Meeting Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

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    • 17 September 2015

      California Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Proposed

      There has been a pretty fierce battle going on in California over the online poker industry for the past few years, and a bill supporting it has failed once again because of political issues between racetrack operators, native tribes and other groups. The same person who proposed the poker legislation Assemblyman Adam Gray is behind a new proposal to regulate and provide licensing processes for daily fantasy sports sites to operate in the state. About AB-1437 for Daily Fantasy Sports

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    • 17 September 2015

      First Legal Poker Tourney in Norway Ran by Amaya

      The Amaya Gaming Group has made a number of big strides for poker since taking over PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker last year. One of their brands is Global Poker Tours Ltd, and they have announced that the 2016 Norweigian Championships for poker will actually be held in Norway this year for the first time ever. It's been held overseas for over 12 years in a variety of other countries including Ireland, Latvia and England.

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    • 17 September 2015

      Playtech's Teddy Sagi Strong on Israel Wealth List

      In the online gambling world, Teddy Sagi is a big name when it comes to the business side of things. He has had strong ties with Playtech for a very long time, and he is currently their principle shareholder. Sagi is known for making a lot of major deals in different industries, and his deals so far this year have seen him almost double his net worth. This has shot him up on the list of the most wealthy individuals in Israel, and he is currently in the number six spot on the list.

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    • 17 September 2015

      PokerStars Accepting Mexican Deposits Through Oxxo

      In recent news, PokerStars will now be accepting deposits through a partnership with a major convenience store chain in Mexico. The name of the chain is Oxxo, and it has over 13,000 different locations as one of the main chains in the country. Because the banking system is so restrictive, especially with foreign transactions, this represents a much-needed viable option for players who want to get in on the action with the largest poker site in the world. Emulating Ukash Coupons

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    • 17 September 2015

      William Hill Rolls Out Priority Access Card

      Payments are a big part of what makes an online casino or other type of online gambling site reliable, and William Hill has taken a step to make their cash outs even easier with their new priority access card. The way this pre-paid Mastercard works is that it links directly to a player's account to provide immediate access to funds through the card. Players can use this card normally like they would any other pre-paid credit card to have the funds deducted from their William Hill balance.

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    • 17 September 2015

      Mt. Gox CEO Charged by Japanese Authorities

      At one point in time, about four-fifths of all bitcoin exchanges were handled by Mt. Gox, then the top exchange by far for bitcoin transactions. Having what seemed to be such a solid operation taking over such a large portion of the market helped the cryptocurrency to gain a lot of attention with huge fluctuations in its value. This all came crashing down when the Tokyo-based company was accused of fraud and a number of other crimes. Details on the Charges

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    • 16 September 2015

      Bodog Adds New Event Horizon Slot From BetSoft

      The clash between video slots and classic slots is something that fans have seen going on for over a decade, and BetSoft is well aware of this dichotomy. Their Event Horizon game takes advantage of the tension between these two types of games by offering a bit of a crossover. It has elements of both three-reel and five-reel games, and Bodog Casino is happy to be adding it to their lineup. Format and Layout The format of Event Horizon is five reels with three rows.

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    • 16 September 2015

      Caesars Entertainment Fined $9.5 Million in Penalties

      Money laundering is something that's often tied to gambling because of how relatively easy it can be to launder money through gambling establishments. This is largely due to the cash nature of the business and how casino chips are mixed up and traded back and forth during games. Different casinos have to adhere to rules that help to prevent money laundering, and Caesars Entertainment found out the hard way that they weren't doing enough with a $9.5 million penalty. Why Such a Large Penalty?

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    • 16 September 2015

      GameAccount Network Rebrands to GAN

      A company's identity, no matter what industry they are in, is largely tied up in their branding. We saw this a few years ago when MoneyBookers switched its branding and identity to Skrill and pushed on to be one of the top online gambling payment processing options before being purchased by the parent company of Neteller. The GameAccount Network has decided that it's time for them to rebrand as well, so effective September 9, they will now be branded as GAN. Standard Rebranding Ideas

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    • 16 September 2015

      Isle of Man Sees Major Online Gambling Growth

      The Isle of Man is known for being one of the most reputable jurisdictions for online gambling in the world. It's where some of the biggest names have been based in the entire industry, and it's well-respected by everyone involved in the industry in any way. A recent report has shown that they have been growing quite a bit in this industry over the past year, and they generate a ton of revenues and jobs from it. Competition With Insurance

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    • 12 September 2015

      Optimal Payments Proposing Change of Name

      In the online gambling world, a name can mean everything. This is even more true for payment processors, who are often considered the front lines for trust because that's where a player puts their money first. After Optimal Payments brought on Skrill in their reverse takeover worth about €1.1 billion, it seems they're looking for a new identity. That new identity could be the Paysafe Group. Why Change Names?

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    • 12 September 2015

      Bohemia Casino Winner Nails 1.2 Million CZK Jackpot

      Players from all over the world love to play online slots, and a lucky player from the Czech Republic proved that in a major way with a big win on the Gunslinger online slot at Bohemia Casino. This casino site was created to primarily serve players from this country, and all play is in the Czech Republic Koruna (CZK). This jackpot was worth almost 1.2 million CZR, a pretty substantial sum that shows that you can win some major payouts no matter where you're from. Details on the Win

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    • 11 September 2015

      PayPal Enters Nevada Online Poker Market

      In many parts of the world, PayPal is a viable and common method for making reliable deposits and withdrawals for various forms of online gambling. In the United States, however, they pulled out of that market over a decade ago. For the first time, however, they are offering payments for online poker in Nevada through Caesars Interactive Entertainment. This is being offered for players on the WSOP.com platform with expansions coming soon. Future Expansion

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    • 11 September 2015

      New Bitcoin-Based Gambling Site Chopcoin Opens

      When bitcoin exploded in popularity over the past 18 months, it created a situation where a lot of people thought it would be perfect for online gambling transactions. The crypto-currency is particularly anonymous, though sometimes to the point of fault for some users, and it seemed perfect for many people who wanted security and safety with their online gambling transactions.

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    • 11 September 2015

      Online Poker to Be Discussed for New York

      A four-hour session for the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee is due in New York to discuss the future of Internet poker in the state. In a session being called "Discussing the Future of Online Poker in New York State," lots of expert winesses are going to be called to testify and give the state senate something to think about. One of the key individuals due to be called is John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA for short).

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    • 07 September 2015

      Bwin.Party Shows Huge Support for GVC Proposal

      One of the biggest topics going in the online gambling industry over the past couple of months has been the big bidding war between GVC and 888 Holdings for the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen them go back and forth with bigger and bigger proposals, but it seems like we might finally be getting towards the end of this extremely entertaining struggle. GVC Makes Massive Offer The previous offer by 888 Holdings was for a total of £898.

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    • 07 September 2015

      Amaya Gaming Group Running Simultaneous Poker Events

      Last year when the Amaya Gaming Group purchased the Rational Group, it brought the center of the online poker world to Canada. With both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two top brands in the online poker space, under the same umbrella, Amaya has shown that they are very serious about getting this sector of the industry back to the popularity it once had. That's why the month of September is going to see two major events running, one from each of these brands. The 2015 WCOOP

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    • 07 September 2015

      Ireland Announces List of Initial Licensees

      For the past few years, more and more European countries have been setting up regulatory frameworks for online gambling. Getting these frameworks pushed through a gauntlet of political maneuvering is hard enough, and it can lead to some major delays. This has been the case in Ireland for quite some time, but they were finally able to come to an agreement and get things going. Now they have announced their initial batch of two-year licenses to a total of 27 companies. Well-Known Industry Names

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    • 07 September 2015

      888 Holdings Officially Drops From Bwin.Party Bidding

      Since July, 888 Holdings has been fighting a fierce and entertaining bidding war with GVC Holdings over the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen big offers countered by even bigger offers, and the advantage has switched back and forth a number of times during this whole ordeal. However, it looks like GVC is officially the winner now because the 888 Holdings board has pulled support for any deal with Bwin.Party. The Final Days of the Bidding War

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    • 05 September 2015

      CyberBingo Celebrates 19th Birthday With Big Promos

      In the online bingo world, it's hard to find a site that's been around longer than CyberBingo. They're currently celebrating their 19th birthday, and they're doing it with a bang. Players have lots of ways to get paid with special promotions for this event. It starts with special games that cost just $0.19 per card with prizes of $19 or $190. They have Crazy Pot games for the same prices and prize pools, and there are plenty of games with guaranteed prizes of $99 for just $0.49 per card.

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    • 04 September 2015

      Nektan Launches Marketing Services Division

      In the online casino world, it's really important for operators to be able to keep an ongoing conversation with their players. While it's true that this does allow them to keep players coming back, it also helps them to receive feedback from people who care enough to tell them exactly what they need to do to make their services better. Nektan realizes that this is the case, and they've established the Nektan Marketing Services division to help operators achieve that. How the Service Works

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    • 04 September 2015

      US Plans Revealed for World Poker Fund

      The laws for online poker in the United States are all over the place. Federal laws like the Wire Act and UIGEA overlap with state laws, which are different in virtually all of the 50 states, to create chaos and confusion among players. The World Poker Fund releases this, and they have announced that they're going to push for subscription-based poker sites in the United States. These plans are expected to be rolling out by the end of the year. Why Subscription-Based?

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    • 04 September 2015

      New BitStarz Winner Sets Casino Record

      A common misconception in the online slots world is that every win that's really worth your time is going to come from a single jackpot. A recent winner from BitStarz Casino shows that this simply isn't true. One lucky woman, who goes by the name Rebecca, was able to take down a winning streak worth €51,238.47 over two days of play. This is an impressive amount of money in and of itself, but it also included a record-breaking win. How the Record Was Broken

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    • 03 September 2015

      Net Entertainment Games Launch in New Jersey

      Over the past few weeks, Net Entertainment has been waiting to hear from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on their license. Since that review could take some time, the DGE has granted NetEnt a wavier to offer games in the state while their official application is still under review. This is something that they have done before, but it's not something that they've done for all software companies, and there are some big reasons behind that. Bad Actors and Good Actors

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    • 01 September 2015

      BBEN Debuts Virtual Sports for Crypto Currency Players

      Bitcoin has changed a lot of peoples opinions about how online gambling payments can be made anonymously, and many operators and software companies have jumped on the bandwagon by offering a whole slew of services relating to the most popular cryptocurrency. The BetCoin Bitcoin Entertainment Network (BBEN) is one such company, and they have taken another step in the direction of adding options for players who prefer bitcoin with virtual sports betting.

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    • 01 September 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Confirmed Illegal in Washington

      Daily fantasy sports is probably the single fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry for the past 12-18 months. It has absolutely exploded with the top companies securing major deals with sports teams, ESPN and other sports-related entities. While it's definitely a skill-based contest, Washington state doesn't really care because their ridiculous laws prohibit it anyway according to a recent statement by the Washington State Gambling Commission.

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    • 31 August 2015

      Colorado Player Nails Six-Figure Win at Bovada Casino

      One of the common misconceptions about online slot play is that the biggest wins always come from jackpots. While jackpots are often used as great examples of winning life-changing sums of money in a single spin, they aren't the only way to win. In fact, a player by the name of Howard J. from Colorado took down a six-figure payday without hitting a single "jackpot" payment thanks to a sizable winning streak across two different games. How the Win Happened

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    • 31 August 2015

      Dutch Online Gambling Grows Despite No Regulation

      Something that regulators are really starting to understand more and more each year is that online gambling is going to grow according to the demand for it, not how much politicians cross their fingers and hope that it will either grow or go away. That's exactly what the Dutch government is finding out right now. Regulator Kansspelautoriteit has found that there is going to be a year-on-year growth of about 7.

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