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  • 16 February 2016

    New Deal With SBTech Distributing Content From Quickspin

    With the nature of today's online casino environment, content distribution deals are an extremely important part of the growth of modern casino software companies. Quickspin is a good example of a company that's worked hard to provide high-quality titles to their players through distribution deals like these, and their newest deal with SBTech is a good example of that.

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  • 16 February 2016

    First Web Casino, Owned by Jackpot Factory, Closing

    According to emails that have been going out to players, First Web Casino will be closing its doors this month. This is one of the original nine casinos launched by the Jackpot Factory group, once known for being one of the most important companies to operate online casinos in the world. This closure will leave them with only four casino sites left out of those original nine, and they include names that were among the most well-known around five years ago.

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  • 16 February 2016

    Yggdrasil Could Be Getting a Gibraltar License

    In the online casino world, there are tons of different jurisdictions for licensing. Because there are no unifying, global standards, some jurisdictions naturally become known for being more trustworthy than others based on how strict their rules are, how well those rules are enforced and how well they work with the regulatory bodies from other jurisdictions. Gibraltar is one of the best in the world, and Yggdrasil has taken a major step forward by applying for their license here.

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  • 08 February 2016

    Microgaming Earns Guinness World Records Jackpot Spot

    One of the biggest stories of 2015 was when a player by the name of Jon Heywood broke the world record for the largest online slot win. His payout was worth a whooping EUR 17,879,645.12 million in October, and he's received his official plaque for winning. Microgaming was also awarded a plaque since they are the ones who developed the game that he won on, Mega Moolah. How the Win Happened Mega Moolah is Microgaming's largest progressive jackpot slot.

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  • 08 February 2016

    Bill for Online Poker in New York Gets Traction

    The situation with online poker in the United States is extremely tricky. Because the game is unlikely to be regulated on a national level, it's up to the states to regulate things one at a time. New York has been one of the states putting up the most resistance to regulating the industry, but a recent development has put players in a position of being a bit more hopeful than before.

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  • 06 February 2016

    Microgaming Announces Deal for Jurassic World Slot

    In the world of online slots, Microgaming is known for bringing some of the biggest brands in television and film to the reels. One of their biggest releases was Jurassic Park, based on the hit movie by the same name, and they've acquired the rights to produce a Jurassic World slot as well. This was the fourth-highest grossing movie in history up to this point, so it's clear that there's going to be a huge audience.

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  • 06 February 2016

    CURO B.V. Sanction From Netherlands Sends Clear Message

    The Netherlands has been in an interesting situation over the past couple of years as they've taken a series of steps towards creating a regulated online gambling environment. There had been questions until recently about whether or not they would really push back and offer sanctions against companies that facilitated unregulated online gambling in the country.

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  • 06 February 2016

    Vantiv to Suspend Daily Fantasy Sports Payments

    For the past six months or so, daily fantasy sports have been dealt setback after setback in what seems to be a series of dominoes that are taking their sweet time in falling over. For about 18 months, the top DFS providers got a ton of attention through aggressive marketing tactics and sponsorships and deals with everything from ESPN to major league sports teams. After a scandal broke last fall, they've seen a lot of negative attention as well. The Most Recent Developments Vantiv Inc.

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  • 06 February 2016

    BingoSKY $50,000 Coverall and Other Big Events

    Online bingo always seems like it's in the shadow of other sectors of the industry, especially the online casino sector. One of the things that has created this difference is that the casino side of things tends to be more aggressive with promotions and advertising. BingoSKY doesn't subscribe to that particular viewpoint, however, because they're always coming out with something big for their players. The beginning of 2016 is no different.

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  • 06 February 2016

    Spike Games to Launch Alice Cooper Slot

    Something that we've seen a lot of in the past year is emphasis on rock stars as being the centerpieces for online slot releases. This push started back in the first quarter of 2015 when Net Entertainment announced that they would be releases a Guns N Roses-themed slot in 2016. This was such a huge announcement that other software providers starting following suit, making plans for their own rockstar-themed games. The upcoming Alice Cooper slot seems to be Spike Games' attempt to do the same.

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