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    • 23 July 2015

      Information on the Bwin.Party Buyout Released

      There has been a massive bidding war going on for a while now when it comes to the sale of Bwin.Party. 888 Holdings has been competing primarily against a join cooperation between GVC and the Amaya Gaming Group, and they've recently suggested a big deal that includes almost a two percent premium on the recent closing prize for Bwin.Party. Details about this deal and the offer that 888 has given, and it covers a fair number of things that players will want to be aware of. Impact on Players

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    • 23 July 2015

      Bovada Casino Gives Two Big Payouts to the Same Player

      One of the things that all online slot players wish for is a big payout or jackpot. Bovada Casino is known for being home to a lot of winners, but they were able to produce a very special winner recently who took down two different six-figure wins. What's so interesting is that this happened on two different games as well, though they have some similar features. Check out these games and how much the winner was awarded here. Major Jackpot Wins The lucky player is going by the name Howard J.

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    • 23 July 2015

      Casino Saga to Become Casino Heroes After Name Request

      In the online gaming world, a name can mean everything. We've seen tons of situations in the past of lawsuits over one company using a name that's too similar to that of a competitor, and we've recently seen another potential lawsuit be sidestepped by Casino Saga. King is the owner of Candy Crush Saga, and they requested that Casino Saga change their name to avoid a lawsuit over the branding. Casino Saga has agreed to change their name. Upcoming Rebranding

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    • 22 July 2015

      Betway to Innovate with Pub Ads on Screach Platform

      Being able to target key demographics is a major part of what can make an online gambling brand successful. Advertising is great, but if you're not advertising to the people who want to use your product, then it's not very useful. Betway has found a way to get into a lot of pubs where their potential customers are waiting, and that's with an exclusive advertising deal that has been made with the Screach platform. What is Screach?

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    • 22 July 2015

      888 Holdings Wins Bwin.Party Bidding War vs. GVC-Amaya

      For anyone who has been around the online gambling world for any amount of time can tell you, companies are constantly being bought and sold. Whether it's a large software company purchasing a smaller one to boost their portfolio and prevent future competition, or whether it's a large investment group buying up companies they believe are undervalued, there's always some kind of business news attached to the online gambling industry.

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    • 22 July 2015

      USA Anti-Online Gambling Lobby Grows Larger

      The lobbying effort against the expansion of US online gambling has continued to grow. Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act is the main focus, and Squire Patton Boggs of Washington has joined the cause. This has been done through Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. This firm includes a number of major political figures, and it shows that the lobby against online gambling is continuing to grow. Major Political Figures

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    • 22 July 2015

      PokerStars Could Enter US Daily Fantasy Sports Market

      Something you have to remember about PokerStars is that they still have the information of thousands of players who were super into online poker before they were forced out of the market by Black Friday on April 15, 2011. They've been sending out surveys to a lot of these players recently testing the waters to see how much interest there would be in tapping that player pool over daily fantasy betting. The Daily Fantasy Betting Phenomenon

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    • 22 July 2015

      32Red Pays £8.4 Million For Roxy Palace

      In the United Kingdom online gambling scene, it's hard to find a group more reputable with a longer history than 32Red. Their 32Red Casino is known for being one of the most trustworthy online casinos of the past decade, so when they make a major business move, people really sit back and take notice. This is the case with their most recent purchase, which could mix things up a little in the United Kingdom online gambling scene. The Roxy Palace Purchase

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    • 22 July 2015

      $4.9 Million Raised for Global Poker Index

      Global Poker Index (GPI) is a company based around the idea of bringing together poker under one central league and ranking system. Mediarex Sports & Entertainment is the parent company of GPI, and they've recently raised $4.9 million in funding to back GPI in its quest to bring all poker players together under one set of rankings. Because poker is full of different groups of people scattered all over the world, there is a lot to be said for the idea of bringing them all under one umbrella.

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    • 19 July 2015

      Unibet Buys Bookmaker Stan James Online Operations

      In the United Kingdom, the online gambling market has seen a bit of a chokehold put on it after regulations and licensing changed over the past couple of years. One of the major effects on the industry was that there aren't very many large online sports betting operations going, and that means that when a company like Unibet is looking to expand their market reach in the UK, they don't have many options for acquisitions.

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    • 16 July 2015

      American Gaming Association Changes Online Poker Focus

      The American Gaming Association is a very important entity for gambling companies in the United States. They act as a sort of trade and lobbying body, and they are the largest such organization in the US. They showed support for quite a while for federally-regulated online poker, but they have changed that support to now being against it. A lot of people have asked for an explanation on that switch, and now they get one. Lack of Consensus

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    • 16 July 2015

      Metro Play-Bet666 Done for Business, Face Liquidation

      Back when the regulations changed over the past couple of years for online gambling in the United Kingdom, a lot of fuss was made about the position that it placed certain companies in. However, the end result was better regulations for players, and we're seeing that in action in a major way with the official end of the Metro Play scandal. They have been ordered to liquidate by the Court of Alderney as of July 2. Unpaid Player Woes

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    • 08 July 2015

      Playtech's Beach Life Progressive Pays Seven-Figure Win

      Playtech has been around for 16 years, and in that time, they have only paid out one win that was worth more than their most recent progressive jackpot. A lucky player from the United Kingdom was able to nail a £3.7 million payday on the Beach Life progressive slot recently. This player goes by the name Hilton, and Hilton has set a definite record with Playtech with this impressive payout. The History of Beach Life Beach Life has a long history of big wins for Playtech players.

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    • 08 July 2015

      Six-Figure Payout Won at Bodog on Super Diamond Mine

      In the world of online slots, different players hit big wins in different ways. Some nail progressive jackpots, others run up massive payouts during bonus features, and others just have a really good streak of luck with regular-sized wins that pile up over time. It was a combination of bonus features and regular payouts that led to Franz I.'s major win worth $143,942 at Bodog Casino on the Super Diamond Mine game. About This Game

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    • 06 July 2015

      Crown Casino Dodges $32 Million Scam

      In an incredible series of events, the Crown Casino found itself in a position of trying to drum up publicity. They decided that a way to do this would be to set a Guinness Book of Records entry for the purchase of the most expensive cocktail. This would come in the form of a AU$12,500 price-tag on the drink called "The Winston," a drink made with 1858-vintage cognac. It was named after Winston Churchill because the drink was a favorite of his. The Plot Thickens So far, so good.

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    • 06 July 2015

      Takahiro Nakai From Osaka Wins WSOP Event 57

      A total field of 2,497 players were in attendance for the World Series of Poker event 57, a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. This event used nine-handed tables, the norm for this style of poker, and it was won by Takahiro Nakai. Nakai is 36 years old, and he resides in Osaka, Japan. This was his first trip to Las Vegas, his first time playing in the World Series, his first final table and his first World Series bracelet. Talk about making a lot of firsts at the same time.

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    • 04 July 2015

      Six-Figure Royal Panda Winner Hits Within 24 Hours

      They call them pokies in Australia and slots in most of the world, but whatever you call them, you can't deny that a player named Henry from Australia has performed a very impressive feat. This player nailed a jackpot worth $107,470 less than 24 hours after joining Royal Panda Casino. This is on top of a few thousand in other wins that came before the jackpot spin. How the Jackpot Was Won The game in question was Net Entertainment's Jack and the Beanstalk slot.

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    • 04 July 2015

      Mr Green Casino Gets United Kingdom License

      When the United Kingdom changed up how they were handling online gambling licenses and taxing, it created a world of chaos for a period of time as many sites tried to leave the country without just abandoning their players and others tried to figure out how to afford to continue operating in the UK.

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    • 01 July 2015

      Operator Primedice Taken for Over a Million in Bitcoin

      Bitcoin of what we think about when it comes to how currency works and the opportunities that come up when we have anonymous payment methods. A number of online gambling sites like Primedice have found themselves offering deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin as a sort of marketing ploy that's gained some sites a fair amount of attention. However, the anonymous factor, so often touted as a massive advantage, led to Primedice being fleeced for seven figures. Software Flaws

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    • 01 July 2015

      More Bracelets Awarded at the WSOP

      There are tons of events at the World Series of Poker, but it was event 45 that saw Upeshka De Silva, 27 from Texas, take down a $424,577 win. The game was no-limit hold'em, and the buy-in was for $1,500. These smaller buy-in events have been turning out some major prize funds, and a total of $2.23 million was up for grabs in this event. This was Silva's first bracelet, and he fought off some major names at the final table to win it. The World Series of Hold'em

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ourgame International to Purchase World Poker Tour

      In the history of poker over the past two decades, few brands have been as important as the World Poker Tour. First founded in 2002, this brand was responsible for major tournaments that were televised with hole cameras for the first time outside of the WSOP, and it turned into a major show with a lot of followers that helped to drastically increase the popularity of no-limit hold'em poker.

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    • 23 June 2015

      New Slotmob Online Casino Opens Their Doors

      New online casinos are coming out all the time, and this is an industry where tons of companies try to get in on the action to get a piece of the market. While most of those new sites are suspect until they have time to build a reputation, there are some exceptions. The new Slotmob online casino could prove to be such an exception to the general rule thanks to the company that's operating the site. Value of a Name

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ivan Luca First Argentinian to Win WSOP Bracelet

      In the World Series of Poker, there are tons of different events at different buy-in levels for different types of poker. If you come out on top in one of these events, then you're given a gold bracelet as a winning token along with your prize money. Ivan Luca picked up the very first bracelet won by an Argentinian at Event 30 in this year's WSOP. Over $350,000 Won by Luca

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    • 22 June 2015

      Playtech Raising Funds for Plus500 Purchase

      Playtech has made a lot of moves over the past few years when it comes to expanding into different parts of the market. They've recently been looking closely at CFD trading, and they've decided to try to purchase CFD trading company Plus500. This purchase will cost them a total of £459.6 million, and they have placed more than 29 million shares to help fund this purchase. Details on the Fund Raising They're looking to raise over £250 million with this placing, and around 33.

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    • 18 June 2015

      iGaming Tech Signs Deal to Offer BetSoft Games

      The online casino world has been seeing more and more levels of regulation over the past few years, and Italy is one of the countries that decided to go ahead and regulate the industry to make tax revenues from it. Along these lines, they're very aggressive about keeping out unlicensed competitors, and that's why it's such a big deal that BetSoft's titles will now be available to players from Italy. Enter iGaming Tech

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    • 17 June 2015

      John Gale Beats Odds and Wins WSOP NLH Turbo Event

      In another chapter of an amazing story, British John Gale picked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet. This second bracelet came in the $1,500 turbo no-limit hold'em event, a two-day event with a very fast blind structure. He picked up a solid $298,290 for winning this tournament, but the rest of his story is pretty impressive as well. Beating the Odds Repeatedly

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    • 09 June 2015

      Viejas Attack PokerStars With Inaccurate Radio Ads

      Online poker in California has been under debate for several years, and one of the main reasons it hasn't made it anywhere in that time is that certain native tribes have been seriously combating the initiative to keep out major competitors like top-tier online poker sites. They've also been working to keep out racetracks, who have been lobbying to get a piece of any expansion of online gambling since their revenues have been consistently falling over time. Shots Fired

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    • 09 June 2015

      Potential Cheating Scandal Happens in WSOP Event

      Valeriu Coca was a player in the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold'em championship event, and after his fifth-place finish for over $54,000, there is some suspicion that he could have been cheating. While there is no concrete evidence against him at this time, there's a ton of circumstantial evidence that's piling up quickly. His win came after he beat five players, and all five of them have noted they were suspicious of his behavior and play during the games. A History of Shady Behavior

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    • 09 June 2015

      NetEnt Granted Spanish Online Gambling License

      The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling  has awarded a license to operate in Spain for Net Entertainment, and this comes just as they have allowed online casinos to offer slots. The timing doesn't seem to be coincidental, and it's a big step forward for the market as a whole. Net Entertainment's portfolio of games centers largely around online slots, and it's not necessarily the case that they'd be very popular in Spain without those titles being made available.</p>

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    • 08 June 2015

      Tuan Le Repeats in WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

      At the World Series of Poker each year, there is a series of championship events for all of the common games. These events have a standard $10,000 buy-in, and for all of the non-hold'em games, they are typically seen as the world championship each year for that particular event. Tuan Le won the 2-7 triple draw championship event last year in 2014, and he repeated that feat in this year's World Series of Poker by winning the same event again. The Final Table

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