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    • 26 May 2015

      Online Gambling in the UK Has Grown at 8.3 Percent Annually

      Anyone who is involved in the online gambling industry in any capacity can tell you that it's growing, but we don't always get straight-forward numbers on just how much it is. The Gambling Commission of the United Kingdom, however, has been tracking values since 2008, and they have some very serious numbers that paint a clear picture about what growth in this industry has been like. The Real Growth From 2008 through 2015, participation in online gambling grew an average of 8.

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    • 19 May 2015

      Dutch Regulators Working With Isle of Man in New Agreement

      One of the main problems facing the online gambling world is that there are no unified rules about what should and shouldn't be allowed. There are no standards of behavior or for licensing, and because different countries have different rules on taxation, it wouldn't necessarily be helpful if they did. It's been a long time coming for countries to start working together more on this issue because independent licensing and accrediting groups can only do so much.

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    • 19 May 2015

      Romania Creates Questionable Retroactive Tax Policy for Online Gambling

      Romania has been a trouble area for online gambling legislation for a while, and for the past several years, they have been trying to get together some kind of comprehensive plan to create a better situation for licensing and regulation of the industry. All of that is finally over, and all that's left is the president's signature. However, one particular part of the soon-to-be law involves retroactive taxes for companies that were operating in the country since 2009. The Retroactive Tax Choice

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    • 19 May 2015

      Genii's New Spin16 Slots Platform Promises an Innovative Experience

      For a long time, the slots industry has been stuck in a certain mode of thinking, and this has prevented much in terms of high-level innovation. Instead, most innovation happens at the lower level with new features like wilds that move in different directions or new ways to trigger free spins bonus rounds.

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    • 18 May 2015

      Dutch Politicians Continue to Debate Internet Gambling Taxes

      Lawmakers in most countries are really good at two things: raising taxes and talking a lot. Heavy doses of both are underway right now as Dutch lawmakers debate the specifics of tax rates for the upcoming licensed online gambling that will be underway for the Remote Gaming Act. The major point of contention is that the original rate of 20 percent that was suggested is lower than the 29 percent rate that's paid by land-based establishments.

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    • 18 May 2015

      More Growth Means Microgaming Gets New Office Expansion

      The Isle of Man has been the home of Microgaming for well over a decade, and they have been growing for the nearly 20 years that they have been in operation. Along these lines, it's not all that surprising that they are needing to expand to even more office space soon. They're going to be doing so through the use of a skywalk that will connect the building they are currently in and the new building that will house some of their expanded offices.

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    • 18 May 2015

      1x2Gaming Releases New Dark Thirst Video Slot

      Tons of online casino software developers are out there, and a lot of them have trouble competing with the big dogs in the industry because of the sheer number of games that some of the top companies have in game development space. In the cases of companies that have been able to challenge the "old guard," it's almost always been because they produced higher quality titles. That's exactly the route that 1x2Gaming is hoping to take with their newest game. About This New Title

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    • 18 May 2015

      Arabian Nights Pays €2.6 Million Jackpot at Guts Casino

      The very first millionaire winner for Guts Casino was announced after a player by the name of Monica nailed a jackpot win worth €2,633,052. This win happened on the Arabian Nights progressive slot, a game developed by Net Entertainment. A big win like this was sure to happen sooner or later since there are between 25 and 30 progressive jackpot games available at this online casino, and with tons of players taking their shots on such a wide selection of titles, it was only a matter of a time.

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    • 18 May 2015

      Nektan Accumulates £7.1 Million in Investments

      In the online gambling world, mobile has been the fastest-growing sector for several years in a row, and this is where all of the newest innovations are being made. Mobile software provider Nektan is one of the companies leading the charge in this particular arena, and they've built up a tremendous amount of momentum. This momentum has recently led to £7.1 million in financing from their latest round, and they have explicitly stated that these funds will be used to continue their growth.

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    • 18 May 2015

      A Massive $7.5 Million Win Triggered With Mega Moolah

      Progressive slots always get the most attention out of all of the games available in an online casino because they give away truly life-changing sums of money for a single spin. This is very tempting for a lot of players to go after, and when someone does nail the big jackpot, there's usually a lot of publicity attached to it. Microgaming has made another multi-millionaire recently with the largest of their progressive jackpot games. Another Mega Winner

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    • 18 May 2015

      Bryan Micon Offered to Purchase Problem Site Lock Poker

      In a very interesting piece of information that's come out of his federal investigation, it was found that Micon offered to buy Lock Poker. There has been an investigation going on into Bryan Micon. The Nevada Attorney General has been looking into his involvement with the site Seals With Clubs as he is allegedly the founder of the site.

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    • 19 January 2015

      Malta's LGA Rebranded as Malta Gaming Authority

      Malta’s Lotteries & Gaming Authority, otherwise known by the abbreviated name LGA, recently announced that they have changed their name to Malta Gaming Authority and will now be known as MGA for short. The change was announced by Joseph Cuschieri, the Executive Chairman of the MGA, who said that the new name further solidifies their position as one of the leading authorities for gaming in Malta as well as throughout the rest of the world.

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    • 19 January 2015

      Online Casino Player Wins €5,623,777 on Mega Fortune Slot

      As the old saying goes, history often has a way of repeating itself. And that’s exactly what happened when a Scandinavian player from Sweden recently won an amazing €5,623,777 progressive jackpot while playing the Mega Fortune slot machine online less than two years after a Scandinavian player from Finland accomplished the same feat netting a record €17,861,813.

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    • 19 January 2015

      Mr Green and Genesis Gaming Announce New Ski Jump Slot Machine

      Mr Green, an online casino that has been in business since 1998, recently released a new slot machine titled Ski Jump that was created exclusively for them by the online casino software provider Genesis Gaming. It can be played online right now via their Microgaming Quickfire platform and based on early reviews, the Ski Jump slot machine is set to become one of the most popular games released in recent times.

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    • 19 January 2015

      South Africa to Consider Online Gambling Proposal

      Geordin Hill-Lewis, South Africa’s Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, is gearing up for what will be another of his already multiple attempts to convince South African Parliament that legalizing and regulating online gambling in the country is the right thing to do.

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    • 12 January 2015

      Poland to re-target unlicensed activity

      Poland’s Ministry of Finance recently signalled its intent to step up the fight against unlicensed gambling over the Internet. Anna Wietrzynska-Cio?kowska and Rafa? Burda from DLA Piper’s Warsaw office analyse the context and the various options available to the Ministry. The last couple of weeks have seen an increasing number of messages emanating from the Ministry of Finance concerning the intensification of its struggle against unlicensed gambling on the Internet.

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    • 12 January 2015

      NextGen Announces Psycho Themed Slot

      Australian online betting firm NextGen Gaming has announced that it will be launching a game later in the first quarter that is based on the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho”.Psycho is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that features a theme on the film and not the newer series Bates Motel. The game will also feature Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and Wild Symbols.

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    • 12 January 2015

      GamCrowd Gambling Incubator Launches

      Internet gambling crowd funding site GamCrowd.com has announced that they have launched a new incubator service.The new service will offer a variety of resources to companies who are fresh-starts while also offering assistance with crowdfunding. In return for these services, start ups will have to give up equity in their business.

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    • 12 January 2015

      New Net Entertainment Powered Casino Launches

      A new online casino opened its doors this week as BetSpin.com launched its site.BetSpin is powered by Net Entertainment, and is primarily focused at the Nordic betting market. The casino is owned by Candid Gaming, and veteran operator Guts.com has a 25% stake in the operation. In addition to the casino games, BetSpin is reportedly planning to launch a sportsbook in the near future.

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    • 09 January 2015

      Denmark to Ease Off a Bit on Gambling Tax Returns

      Politicians in Denmark have approved a change to gambling tax returns for operators, changing the reporting period from weekly to monthly moving forward.The change was made to ease off on time and costs for the Danish Gambling Authority, who will now tally taxes in the middle of the month instead of on a weekly basis. Other changes are reportedly coming as well, with Denmark potentially set to adjust licensing fees, but no hard information has been obtained to verify that claim.

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    • 09 January 2015

      German Blackjack Player Sentenced For Unlawful Online Gambling

      A German blackjack player was sentenced for taking part in unlawful internet gambling, resulting in a fine for the man.Details on the German player have not been revealed by the German courts, nor has the casino that provided the games, but the case was revealed by German authorities as a way to help keep players from illegally playing games.The punter ended up winning more than 200,000 Euros playing blackjack, and ended up withdrawing the money in 5 large chunks.

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    • 09 January 2015

      Player Sues Oregon Lottery and Gaming Firms Over Auto-Hold

      A punter from Oregon is suing the state lottery and gaming giants IGT, GTech, and WMS over what he claims is a mis-characterization over auto hold buttons on a series of video poker machines.Justin Curzin is suing the Oregon Lottery over the matter, in which he claims the state and developers are allowing punters to use the auto hold feature on video poker machines under the guise of believing that the button gives players the best move in order to maximize chances of a win.

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    • 08 January 2015

      Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Hacked

      European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that they have been hacked, resulting in a loss of roughly 19,000 Bitcoins valued at $5.3 million USD. Bitstamp claims it was attacked over the weekend, causing one of their operational wallets to be looted. The company is urging their customers to refrain from depositing until the investigation into the matter is completed.

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    • 08 January 2015

      Bwin Updates Foxy Bingo Site and Mascot

      Internet casino group bwin.party digital entertainment has announced that its Foxy Bingo subsidiary has been revamped with a new look and feel, while also bringing in a new look for its furry mascot. The upgrade to the site includes 60 new games and an easier to use platform. The company’s mascot Foxy also got an upgrade, donning a purple suit to bring a hipper look.

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    • 08 January 2015

      Net Entertainment to Release New Slot Steam Tower

      Internet gambling software Net Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing its newest video slot Steam Tower in February.Steam Tower is a steampunk video slot that features 5 reels and 15 paylines, and includes Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and Stacked Wilds. In the game players will attempt to climb a tower to battle a dragon and save a princess.Net Entertainment has posted a video preview of the game on its YouTube Channel, which can be viewed at:

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    • 03 January 2015

      1x2 Gaming Releases New Slot “Gods of Olympus”

      Internet gambling software 1×2 Gaming has released its newest video slot “Gods of Olympus”.Gods of Olympus is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that features an Ancient Greek theme as well as various slot features such as Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and a progressive jackpot that can be won. The game is being presented in Flash format, but an HTML5 version is also in the works.

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    • 22 December 2014

      Microgaming to Release “Big Kahuna” Mobile Slot

      Online gambling software company Microgaming has announced that they are planning to release a mobile version of their “Big Kahuna” slot early next year.Big Kahuna is a 5 reel slot with a jungle theme and filled with features such as Scatters and Wilds. The game is set to be compatible with Android, Apple, Windows, and Blackberry devices. A video preview of the game has been published by Microgaming, and can be viewed at:

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    • 22 December 2014

      Isle of Man to Grant Relief to Gaming Operators

      The Isle of Man has announced that it will be granting a bit of tax relief to operators serving the UK gaming market by allowing them to claim Double Duty Relief in order to avoid being double taxed on gaming operations.The move is meant to ease the transition of gaming operators, who are now subject to taxation in the UK should they service punters there.

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    • 18 December 2014

      Yggdrasil Releases New Slot Draglings

      Malta based internet gambling software Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the release of their newest video slot “Draglings”, which is now live at casinos offering the developer’s games.Draglings is a 5 reel, 20 payline game that pays out left to right and right to left. The Mystical theme is supplanted with bonus features such as Free Spins, Expanding Wilds, Spreading Wilds, Special Wilds, and Traditional Wilds.

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    • 18 December 2014

      Russian Government Cracks Down on Gambling

      The Russian parliament has decided to begin cracking down more on illegal gambling in the country, instituting severe punishments on establishments that offer illegal bets. To date the country has mainly focused on busting up large operations, but the country’s government has recently passed a law which will penalize online and mobile operators for conducting illicit gaming activities. Fines can range up to 1 million roubles and carry a prison sentence of up to 2 years.

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