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    • 31 August 2015

      GVC and Bwin.Party Release New Takeover Statements

      For weeks now, there has been a massive bidding war for the sale of Bwin.Party. The main contenders are GVC Holdings and 888 Holdings, and neither of them are letting up an inch without a fight. It's an extremely entertaining process because of all of the tension combined with in-fighting in Bwin.Party. In the middle of all of that, GVC and Bwin.Party have released new statements. Yet Another Proposed Deal In the most recent proposed deal, Bwin.Party has been valued at 124p per share.

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    • 30 August 2015

      Sportingbet Stays in Irish Market Too Long by Accident

      Online gambling law is constantly changing, and the fact that different operators have to work with regulatory entities in different countries, states and provinces all over the world means that there are going to be some mix-ups from time to time. Sportingbet found this out the hard way when they allowed around 200 Irish players to make bets they weren't supposed to take due to new licensing processes. How This Mistake Happened

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    • 27 August 2015

      GVC Increases Its Bid for Bwin.Party Yet Again

      We've seen bidding wars over company buy-outs in the online gambling world before, but we've never really seen anything like what's happening over the sell of Bwin.Party. 888 Holdings and GVC have been in a massive bidding war for months over the company, and GVC has increased its offer yet again. The new offer is worth a total of about £1.1 billion, a tremendous increase from its original offer of £1 billion that was made in partnership with the Amaya Gaming Group. Where is Amaya?

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    • 27 August 2015

      Playtech and GBG Make ID Verification Deal

      In the online gambling world, it's extremely important for sites and software platforms to be able to verify the identities of their players. Preventing fraud is one of the keys to keeping profits high and avoiding negative press, not to mention keeping players safe and satisfied. Playtech has been one of the biggest software providers around for several different types of online gambling for a long time, and they've recently inked a deal with GBG to provide ID verification.

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    • 27 August 2015

      PayPal Purchases Modest Mobile Payment Business

      The online gambling industry as a whole has been pushing very hard on the mobile front with games, platforms and software. However, one place where development has been lagging, comparatively speaking, is in payment processing. PayPal has recently purchased Modest, a start-up in the mobile payment processing sector, and it's an acquisition that could provide a model for making deposits and requesting withdrawals that the industry could leverage in a major way. What Modest Does

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    • 26 August 2015

      Huge Draw for the Goliath Poker Tournament

      Poker tournaments still get a lot of attention in the United Kingdom, and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is a good example of that. The Goliath tournament is one of their annual events that gets a lot of press because of the overwhelming number of entries that it typically earns, and this year was no different. The guaranteed prize pool was £250,000, and that's pretty sizable in itself considering that the entry fee is just £120.

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    • 25 August 2015

      New Bitcoin XT Version Splits Community

      Bitcoin changed the face of online gambling for many people by being a viable, anonymous method of making deposits and taking withdrawals. However, the new Bitcoin XT, created by Mike Hearn, has received a big backlash from the Bitcoin community because of concerns that it will split and water down the currency in a way that will erode trust in the biggest virtual currency.

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    • 25 August 2015

      California Legislation Hopes Faltering Yet Again

      In the United States, each individual state has to regulate online gambling independently of the others because of how the federal government seems like they're never going to get anything through Congress until the states have their own thing going. Because California is such a huge state with such an overwhelming population, when they regulate any part of the industry, it's going to be a big influence on the rest of the nation.

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    • 25 August 2015

      Genii Providing 130+ Games for Altenar Gaming Solution

      In a new deal, Genii will be providing over 130 games for the Altenar Gaming Solution, which helps Altenar in the mobile space in a tremendous way. Mobile is the fastest-growing part of the online casino world, and it has been for the past several years. Tons of people are on their phones more than they are their computers, so it makes sense that this would be the area that's seeing the most growth.

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    • 17 August 2015

      BingoSky Offering Three Big Promotions

      One of the biggest ways that players choose an online bingo room is by the promotions that they have available. The fact of the matter is that most rooms these days have bingo games that players can get in on, but the promotions are what make a room really stand out. BingoSky knows this and understand this, and that's exactly why they're offering a set of great promotions that are running right now. Marilyn Monroe Returns

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    • 17 August 2015

      New Jersey Online Gambling License Awarded to Resorts

      Online gambling in the United States is at an extremely critical point right now where a few states have regulated the industry, but not enough states have banded together yet to really get a federal framework. In spite of that, New Jersey has shown once again that they have no intention of slowing down in the least bit by awarding a new online gambling license. How Resorts Digital Got Their License

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    • 14 August 2015

      UK Gambling Commission: List of Approved ADR Entities

      In the United Kingdom, there have been some huge changes in how online gambling is handled inside of the past 18 months. One of the biggest changes that benefits players is the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes process. The way that this works is that each operator that's licensed by the UK has to use at least one of the ADR entities by the beginning of this September. These entities will mediate in the case of disputes for the players. Who Made the List?

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    • 12 August 2015

      Macho Sports Illegal Sports Betting Sentencing Complete

      Of all of the different types of gambling out there, it seems like sports betting is the type that gets the most attention to being tied to different types of crime. This is definitely the case for the operators of Macho Sports who were hit with a handful of different federal charges after a sting operation ended with them forfeiting millions of dollars in assets. The Amounts Forfeited

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    • 12 August 2015

      AmigoBingo and CanadianDollarBingo Celebrate Relaunch

      Both AmigoBingo and CanadianDollarBingo have decided to completely relaunch their sites. While this relaunch does include a completely new look that incorporates the players' favorite elements of the previous incarnation of the sites, it gives players a number of advantages as well. This includes a much easier approach to navigating the games and a much cleaner and intuitive interface that they've ever had before.

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    • 10 August 2015

      Asset protection does not protect you from the Internal Revenue Service

      Dear Reader, This Blog could be one sentence long: “Asset protection does not protect you from the Internal Revenue Service!” Since some will doubt me, and many have tried to beat the Collector (the most powerful arm of the U.S. government targeted at citizens rather than terrorists), here are 10 reasons why asset protection is useless against the government. First, the homestead exemption does not apply to the IRS.

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    • 09 August 2015

      Unibet Purchases iGaming Holding in Continued Expansion

      In a move that expands in key areas, Unibet has purchased iGaming Holding plc. This deal was made for €59 million in cash, and another €20 million could be on the way based on future performance. This is a pretty typical deal for a purchase of this size, and it just goes to show that Unibet is continuing to expand. However, they aren't just expanding in any direction they can for the sake of it. Instead, they're growing in a very strategic way. Unibet Growth Strategy

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    • 05 August 2015

      Daughter of Poker Pro Wins WSOP National Championship

      They say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and in the case of Joel and Loni Harwood, that seems to be the case. Joel is known for being a professional in the game, and his daughter Loni (also a professional poker player) picked up a win at the 2015 World Series of Poker National Championship. This is an impressive win in an important tournament, and it probably goes a long way towards establishing her own legacy and getting out from the shadow of her father. Details on the Win

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    • 05 August 2015

      Coingaming Launches Bitcoin Online Sportsbook Software

      When bitcoin started becoming popular a couple of years ago, one of the things that people naturally gravitated to was the idea that it could be used to fund online gambling accounts. The anonymous aspect of the transactions made it really easy to see some advantages of this. Coingaming was a software company that jumped at this opportunity and started created software solutions for operating online gambling sites based around bitcoin.

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    • 05 August 2015

      Guts.com Inks Online Poker Deal With Microgaming

      Guts.com is known for having a solid online casino that uses a wide variety of software companies to give players an excellent selection of games. This selection is going to be boosted once again after a recent announcement that they are going to be adding online poker to their lineup. Thanks to a new deal with Microgaming, Guts.com will offer online poker services through MPN, the Microgaming Poker Network. Relationship With Microgaming

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    • 05 August 2015

      Amaya Sells Chartwell and CryptoLogic to NYX Gaming

      The Amaya Gaming Group has made an enormous amount of noise in the news over the past year, and they've done it again with a key deal that shows a lot about their investment strategies. They have sold Chartwell and CryptoLogic, two online casino software providers, to NYX Gaming. This deal was for $110 million in cash and $40 million in stock, and this comes after they've held both companies for less than four years. The Original Purchase Back in 2011, the Amaya Gaming Group bought Chartwell.

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    • 02 August 2015

      Malta Gaming Authority Pulls Three Mob-Linked Licenses

      In an interesting move, the director of Fenplay Ltd was arrested recently because of his connection with the 'Ndrangheta betting network. Vincenzo Giuliano was arrested along with 27 others in this investigation of the Italian mafia. Along these lines, Fenplay has seen its license suspended by the Malta Gaming Authority, and they have been told to stop all activities. Players are able to email the Malta Gaming Authority at support.mga@mga.org.

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    • 01 August 2015

      GVC Continues Push for Bwin.Party

      The bidding war for Bwin.Party has been primarily held between two groups. On the one hand, you have 888 Holdings, and on the other hand, you've had a cooperative effort between GVC and the Amaya Gaming Group. The GVC-Amaya cooperation was thought to have lost the bidding battle to 888 Holdings after an earlier announcement, but it seems like GVC just won't quit. They've announced a new offer to Bwin.

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    • 01 August 2015

      Rival Gaming Leaves the UK Market

      In the past couple of years, the United Kingdom has revamped how they handle the licensing and taxes for online gambling companies. This includes software companies that offer games to operators, and these new regulations have put a number of companies in a bind because of how difficult it is to stick to the guidelines that the UK requires for compliance. Rival Gaming is the latest in a number of companies who have decided to leave the market instead of sticking around. Why Did Rival Leave?

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    • 01 August 2015

      Beteagle Owner Joseph Graziano Gets 18-Month Sentence

      Beteagle is an online sportsbook that was owned by Joesph Graziano, and it offered its services to United States players. This earned him an 18-month prison sentence, a $1 million forfeiture, another $16,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. His associate Dominick J Barone had already pleaded guilty to related charges, and Joseph Lascala is set to be charged as well. These figures are all connected to organized crime in the area. The Useless Wire Act

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    • 01 August 2015

      LeoVegas Pays Out €238,667 Mobile Progressive Win

      A lucky player who goes by the name of Joakim was playing for €1.05 on the Mega Fortune Dreams mobile slot this week, and he unexpectedly picked up a sizable payout in the process. A win worth €238,667 was won on one of the progressives, and that's a pretty nice win. This prize was picked up in the mobile version of LeoVegas Casino, and that just goes to show that mobile players can win a ton of money as well. Big Mega Fortune Dreams

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    • 30 July 2015

      Netad Management and Other Casino Owners Nailed in Bust

      Like something out of a crime movie, the US Securities and Exchange Commission's recent busts for money laundering, identity theft and fraud via penny stock scams has been tied into online casino activities. Known as "pump and dump" schemes, this particular type of scam involves running up the value of a penny stock through artificial means before selling all of the stock that you own in it. Those Arrested The people arrested include Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein.

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    • 30 July 2015

      New Champion of Champions Slot Released by Applejack

      Martial arts movies have been extremely popular for a long time because of the emotion that comes from building up two characters who face off at the end and because of the visual appeal of watching a bunch of cool, though outlandish, moves on the big screen. Games developer Applejack is taking advantage of this pre-selected bias towards enjoying martial arts stories with their new slot Champion of Champions, and it's set to be released along the Odobo distribution channel with Coral Interactive.

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    • 27 July 2015

      More Proof California Needs Online Poker

      California has been one of the major states to try to get online poker legislation passed consistently for the past few years to no avail. Every year politicians come out and say that this is the year for online poker, and every year comes and goes with no advancement of actual regulation or legislation. A new survey shows just how much people in California want online poker, and it shows that politicians should do something about it. A Massive Two-Thirds Majority

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    • 27 July 2015

      Net Entertainment Offering Content for Gala Coral

      Net Entertainment has been expanding in a major way over the past few years, and they've made another big deal that's going to get their games in front of even more players. A new deal with the Gala Coral Group will see NetEnt games in Galabingo, Galacasinio and Coral. These are the Gala Colal's groups three top-performing brands, and it will get them in front of a ton of people who probably haven't seen their games before. Importance of the Deal

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    • 27 July 2015

      World Poker Fund Hires Expert Lawyer

      The World Poker Fund has recently hired an important lawyer in their development of online poker in the United States. For their Online and Interactive Gaming Committee, Martin D. Owens Jr. has been hired as a chief advisor. This is a key position that will help to drive the direction of their efforts and maximize the efficiency levels for how they use their resources. The History of Owens Martin D. Owens Jr.

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