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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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