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  • 03 October 2015

    No Changes for Upcoming Australian Gambling Review

    Elections have a funny way of creating big shifts in politics and the direction of certain aspects of policy, but that's not the case for the upcoming online gambling review in Australia. When Christian Porter was running for the Minister of Social Services, he held the review of Australia's approach to the industry as an important part of his platform, and he's sticking to that now that he's been elected.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Microgaming's European Live Dealer Games to be Handled by Evolution

    Live dealer games are a pretty important part of today's online casino environment. They offer players an alternative to the normal online casino experience by tying in elements of playing in a land-based casino. These elements include playing games with real deals who spin a real roulette wheel or deal games with real cards. It also adds a social factor to the game since you can interact with your dealer and the other players.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Oculus Announces Wearable Computer

    Oculus is known primarily for its virtual reality products, and now they're coming out with a wearable computer. This device is expected to start at $99, and it's expected to have immediate support for Facebook, Twitch and Netflix. This company is owned by parent company Facebook, so it's obvious that it will have their integration, and that leads the way for social gaming and other types of gaming to be integrated as well.

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  • 02 October 2015

    RAWA Supporters Could Attempt Another Tactic

    A new approach could be coming from supporters of the Restoration of America's Wire Act. They could impose what's known as a moratorium for two years that would effectively stop states from legalizing online gambling. The idea is that this would give Congress time to study the issue, and even though it would be a massive blow to states' rights, it's still something that's on the table, and it's much more likely to pass than the full-fledged RAWA bill.

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  • 01 October 2015

    GBGC Announces Report on Virtual Sports Betting

    Virtual sports betting is something that critics have pointed to as being ridiculous, but a new report by the Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) based out of the Isle of Man shows that it's very much on the rise. In the tenth edition of their Global Gambling Report, they've shown that the pressure to increase profits due to higher taxes from regulation has made many operators look for new types of betting, and virtual sports betting is one of those channels that they're looking to.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Realistic Games Signs LeoVegas Mobile

    Over the past 18 months, we've seen NYX Gaming really start to push forward when it comes to making big deals with companies and expanding the reach of their OGS platform. This is their content distribution platform that is the main point of their expansion, and they've signed deals with tons of different operators in that time. Their latest signing is for LeoVegas, a mobile games operator that has been getting a lot of attention lately on their own.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Opposition for RAWA Starts Piling Up

    Lots of different organizations have started lining up against the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a proposal that could see online gambling banned on a federal level. Among other things, it would seek to officially change the ruling on the Wire Act to ban all forms of online gambling instead of just betting on sports. A somewhat surprising number of groups and organizations have chimed in on the issue.

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  • 30 September 2015

    NYX Inks Deal With Royal Panda for OGS Platform

    The games that an online casino offers used to be determined by exclusive contracts from major software companies. The way this worked is that a site would agree to be an operator for a single software brand, and they would only carry titles for that brand. This approach doesn't fly anymore, and casino operators want to be able to offer games from a lot of different providers. We've seen this over and over again, and we're seeing it now with Royal Panda Casino.

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  • 30 September 2015

    HollywoodBets Sponsors South African Team

    Gambling is an extremely complicated topic in South Africa. A part of that has to do with how dynamic some of the political changes have been from one party and administration to another and how wildly their viewpoints can vary. In a move that's sure to shake things up, a South African cricket team has received a sponsor that few would have guessed would happen, but now the realities of the situation are going to unfold, and it's going to be super interesting to see what happens.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Sweden Online Gambling Reform Coming

    Regulation for online gambling is a particularly interesting subject on a global level because so many different countries handle things in so many different ways, and there's not really any unified concept of how it should be handled specifically. Sweden has been adopting a model for a while based on a government-backed monopoly through a company called Svenska Spel, but like most other attempts at this type of monopoly in this industry, the approach has not been working.

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