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  • 27 August 2015

    Playtech and GBG Make ID Verification Deal

    In the online gambling world, it's extremely important for sites and software platforms to be able to verify the identities of their players. Preventing fraud is one of the keys to keeping profits high and avoiding negative press, not to mention keeping players safe and satisfied. Playtech has been one of the biggest software providers around for several different types of online gambling for a long time, and they've recently inked a deal with GBG to provide ID verification.

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  • 27 August 2015

    PayPal Purchases Modest Mobile Payment Business

    The online gambling industry as a whole has been pushing very hard on the mobile front with games, platforms and software. However, one place where development has been lagging, comparatively speaking, is in payment processing. PayPal has recently purchased Modest, a start-up in the mobile payment processing sector, and it's an acquisition that could provide a model for making deposits and requesting withdrawals that the industry could leverage in a major way.

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  • 26 August 2015

    Huge Draw for the Goliath Poker Tournament

    Poker tournaments still get a lot of attention in the United Kingdom, and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is a good example of that. The Goliath tournament is one of their annual events that gets a lot of press because of the overwhelming number of entries that it typically earns, and this year was no different. The guaranteed prize pool was £250,000, and that's pretty sizable in itself considering that the entry fee is just £120.

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  • 25 August 2015

    New Bitcoin XT Version Splits Community

    Bitcoin changed the face of online gambling for many people by being a viable, anonymous method of making deposits and taking withdrawals. However, the new Bitcoin XT, created by Mike Hearn, has received a big backlash from the Bitcoin community because of concerns that it will split and water down the currency in a way that will erode trust in the biggest virtual currency.

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  • 25 August 2015

    California Legislation Hopes Faltering Yet Again

    In the United States, each individual state has to regulate online gambling independently of the others because of how the federal government seems like they're never going to get anything through Congress until the states have their own thing going. Because California is such a huge state with such an overwhelming population, when they regulate any part of the industry, it's going to be a big influence on the rest of the nation.

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  • 25 August 2015

    Genii Providing 130+ Games for Altenar Gaming Solution

    In a new deal, Genii will be providing over 130 games for the Altenar Gaming Solution, which helps Altenar in the mobile space in a tremendous way. Mobile is the fastest-growing part of the online casino world, and it has been for the past several years. Tons of people are on their phones more than they are their computers, so it makes sense that this would be the area that's seeing the most growth.

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  • 17 August 2015

    BingoSky Offering Three Big Promotions

    One of the biggest ways that players choose an online bingo room is by the promotions that they have available. The fact of the matter is that most rooms these days have bingo games that players can get in on, but the promotions are what make a room really stand out. BingoSky knows this and understand this, and that's exactly why they're offering a set of great promotions that are running right now.

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  • 17 August 2015

    New Jersey Online Gambling License Awarded to Resorts

    Online gambling in the United States is at an extremely critical point right now where a few states have regulated the industry, but not enough states have banded together yet to really get a federal framework. In spite of that, New Jersey has shown once again that they have no intention of slowing down in the least bit by awarding a new online gambling license.

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  • 14 August 2015

    UK Gambling Commission: List of Approved ADR Entities

    In the United Kingdom, there have been some huge changes in how online gambling is handled inside of the past 18 months. One of the biggest changes that benefits players is the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes process. The way that this works is that each operator that's licensed by the UK has to use at least one of the ADR entities by the beginning of this September. These entities will mediate in the case of disputes for the players.

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  • 12 August 2015

    Macho Sports Illegal Sports Betting Sentencing Complete

    Of all of the different types of gambling out there, it seems like sports betting is the type that gets the most attention to being tied to different types of crime. This is definitely the case for the operators of Macho Sports who were hit with a handful of different federal charges after a sting operation ended with them forfeiting millions of dollars in assets.

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