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  • 10 December 2015

    GVC Holdings Vote Coming Over Bwin.Party Acquisition

    Big business deals happen fairly often in the online gambling industry, but there's been one this year that stands out among all of the rest. The acquisition of Bwin.Party by GVC Holdings was the result of a massive bidding war against 888 Holdings, and it was one of the most entertaining stories of the year from the larger industry as a whole. Now this is finally coming to a close since GVC shareholders are set to vote on accepting the acquisition.

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  • 10 December 2015

    Ukraine Unveils High Licensing Fees for Online Gambling

    The online gambling industry is interesting in that it's regulated in completely different ways in virtually every country on the planet. Ukraine has recently been working on legislation that would see them open up and regulate the industry as well, and the first indication is that the licensing fees and costs for doing business will be rather high. This is typically a bad thing for a jurisdiction for a variety of reasons.

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  • 10 December 2015

    Mobile Version of Mega Fortune Pays €8.6 Million

    The Mega Fortune progressive jackpot is running hot, it seems. Fresh off of a jackpot win worth about €4.5 million that was won a few weeks ago by a lucky Swedish player, another Swede has picked up €8.6 million on the same jackpot. However, this time it was won on the mobile version of the popular slot in a bit of news that shows mobile is definitely a mainstream part of the online gambling industry.

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  • 10 December 2015

    Mega Fortune Dreams Progressive Jackpot Triggered

    Progressive jackpot wins are the largest in the industry, and the Mega Fortune progressive jackpot is known for being one of the biggest. Until earlier this year, it had held the world record for the largest jackpot online that was ever won, and it wasn't beaten by much. Now a lucky player has nailed this jackpot on the Mega Fortune Dreams slot at Maria Casino. About the Win The big win on this online slot was worth SEK 42.1 million or €4.5 million.

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  • 10 December 2015

    DraftKings Sues Payment Processors for Pulling Service

    The drama just doesn't end for the daily fantasy sports industry. DraftKings has launched a lawsuit in Boston against Vantiv and Optimal, two payment processing companies, over a breach of contract issue after they pulled their services. This pull came after the New York Attorney General filed a cease and desist warning, which DraftKings is currently contesting in court. This comes down to the effects of the UIGEA, and that's an extremely complicated topic for daily fantasy sports companies.

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  • 10 December 2015

    Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Wait on NY Decision

    Daily fantasy sports have been having a really hard time over the past couple of months. It started off with a handful of states deciding that the service was against their online gambling and/or sweepstakes laws, and then there was the scandal. This scandal involved a DraftKings employee using inside information to pull six figures in winnings in one weekend at FanDuel.

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  • 07 December 2015

    PokerStars Targets Social Gaming Market With New App

    The Amaya Gaming Group has made a number of big changes since taking over PokerStars back near the middle of 2014, and they've expanded in several different directions in the process. They seem to be going after casual players after a new move has them unveiling their new Jackpot Poker game. This free play game will appear on iOS, Android and Facebook, and it's based primarily around their Spin & Go tournament format. It's aimed at casual players.

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  • 07 December 2015

    Cat Shelter Donations Gambled Online by Ex-Stripper

    There are really weird cases that happen a lot of the time, but it's hard to find one weirder than what's been going on in South Australia. A ex-stripper by the name of Nicky Hocking has been accused of using donations for her The Furry Ones cat shelter charity for online gambling. Her license for the charity has been suspended pending an investigation, and this investigation has already found a number of problems.

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  • 06 December 2015

    Jingle Bingo Online Room Launched by 888 Holdings

    Online bingo really ramps up in popularity around the holidays. Because people have so much free time in December away from their jobs and other obligations, there's a bit of an influx of individuals with plenty of time to get in on the action in online bingo rooms. 888 Holdings has decided to take advantage of that with the release of the new Jingle Bingo online bingo room. Game Offering The selection of games at Jingle Bingo will seem familiar to veteran players.

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  • 06 December 2015

    EveryMatrix Granted License in Denmark

    The way licenses are handled in Europe right now is complicated because each country handles regulation in its own way, and there are no unifying standards. This means that each casino operator or software company has to work towards getting a variety of licenses, and EveryMatrix has added to the list of licenses that they have earned by getting licensed in Denmark for offering online gambling services.

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