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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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