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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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    • 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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