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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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    • 02 June 2015

      Italian Regulator Blocks 5,000+ Illegal Gambling Sites

      The regulator for online gambling in Italy is the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, and they send out regular reports about their activities each year. This includes financial reports, but it also includes other information like the ways they have been enforcing rules about unlicensed sites operating in the country. This type of information in a recent report shows that they are doing a whole lot of blocking and going after illegal operators. Enforcement Measures

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    • 02 June 2015

      666Bet Announced They Have No Money to Repay Players

      One of the most important things that online gambling sites are supposed to do with money in player accounts is keep them in segregated bank accounts so that the funds don't mix with each other and so they do not mix with operating funds for the site itself. The point is that the money still belongs to the player at that point, even though it's in an account with the casino.

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    • 02 June 2015

      The Fight for Online Gambling Continues in South Africa

      In South Africa, there's a long and really interesting history when it comes to online gambling because it's been legalized and made illegal in various forms over and over again. Right now certain types of online gambling are legal like sports betting, but most forms are not. Geordin Hill-Lewis is a South African MP who has been fighting the good fight trying to get online gambling laws expanded, but he's running into a ton of opposition from the government. State of the Opposition

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    • 02 June 2015

      Stride Gaming Continues to Show Sizable Growth

      Financial reports for online gambling companies are important on both the micro and macro levels. On the micro level, you get to see how an individual company is doing. However, on the macro level, you can look at the financials for several companies to see how one particular sector of the industry is doing as a whole. In either case, Stride Gaming's most recent reports are showing that online bingo has plenty of room for growth, and they're definitely trying to lead the way.

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    • 02 June 2015

      Royal Panda Creates Nice Winner on The Wish Master

      Royal Panda Casino has recently announced a big winner. A player who goes by Joakim from Sweden picked up a payout worth $31,118, and this win came mostly on the Wish Master slot. It's worth noting that this didn't come from a single jackpot win, but instead, it came from a number of payouts over a session.

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    • 01 June 2015

      The Monthly Monster Tournament Offers $25,000

      In the online slot world, casino tournaments are a big way for players to scratch a competitive itch while enjoying some of the most popular games available. To end the month of May on a strong note, the Immortal Romance game was used for this event. However, nobody knows what June is going to hold for this event, and players are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the game of choice for the week-long event. How This Event Works

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    • 01 June 2015

      Police Union Finance Officer Stole One Million for Gambling

      It's not looking like a good time for the financial officer of the Queensland Police Union Kelly Harris. Harris is accused of stealing about a million dollars from union accounts over around six months. These allegations state that funds were moved to accounts that did not belong to the union where the funds were then used to bet online on horse races. Kelly has gotten a lawyer for himself, and it's going to be interesting to see how this one turns out. Important Points

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    • 01 June 2015

      Five New Microgaming Titles Coming June 3, 2015

      Several new games are being released by Microgaming in the month of June. They've done this thing for a few months now where they're releasing a lot of new titles at once in the beginning of the month, and they're doing it again on June 3. Five new games and four mobile titles are being released as a part of this mass release party of sorts. New Games First up is Hound Hotel, a game with 25 paylines and Dashing Wilds.

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    • 27 May 2015

      Guts.com Giving Away €35,000 for Birthday Promotion

      When an online casino has a birthday, it's a big deal because it shows that they are sticking around to provide players with a service they can depend on. This is definitely the case with Guts.com, and they're celebrating their second birthday this month. They're giving back to the players in a major way with €35,000 in giveaways that are going to be happening through the end of the first week of June, so now's the time to get in on the action. Get a Piece of €35,000

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    • 27 May 2015

      California Continues Looking at Online Poker

      In hearings this week in the joint Senate-Assembly for the state of California, Governmental Organization committees heard expert testimony from several interesting parties that had a lot to say about the feasibility of vetting and licensing operators. They also heard from others who had other types of interest in the proposed legislation, and a strong case for online poker's expansion continued to be heard. Handling Regulated Online Poker

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    • 27 May 2015

      New Prison Break Game Released by Soft Magic Dice

      Various forms of media have been used as the themes for online slots for more than a decade. Television shows, movies, comic books, video games, books and tons of other forms of media have been used to build on brand recognition and to provide players with fun experiences. Soft Magic Dice has followed the lead of their predecessors by giving players a brand new online slot based around the Prison Break television show. The Theme of Prison Break

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    • 26 May 2015

      Quickspin Launches New Hidden Valley Slot

      New online slots are coming out all the time, but it's somewhat rare that new games come out that break the traditional mold of what you expect video slots to be like. Quickspin's new Hidden Valley slot is a good example of a game that doesn't look like the rest, even starting with its initial layout. You'll have five reels of symbols, but three symbols show on the first and last reels. On the middle three reels, you'll get four symbols apiece.

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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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