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  • 27 May 2015

    Guts.com Giving Away €35,000 for Birthday Promotion

    When an online casino has a birthday, it's a big deal because it shows that they are sticking around to provide players with a service they can depend on. This is definitely the case with Guts.com, and they're celebrating their second birthday this month. They're giving back to the players in a major way with €35,000 in giveaways that are going to be happening through the end of the first week of June, so now's the time to get in on the action.

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  • 27 May 2015

    California Continues Looking at Online Poker

    In hearings this week in the joint Senate-Assembly for the state of California, Governmental Organization committees heard expert testimony from several interesting parties that had a lot to say about the feasibility of vetting and licensing operators. They also heard from others who had other types of interest in the proposed legislation, and a strong case for online poker's expansion continued to be heard.

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  • 27 May 2015

    New Prison Break Game Released by Soft Magic Dice

    Various forms of media have been used as the themes for online slots for more than a decade. Television shows, movies, comic books, video games, books and tons of other forms of media have been used to build on brand recognition and to provide players with fun experiences. Soft Magic Dice has followed the lead of their predecessors by giving players a brand new online slot based around the Prison Break television show.

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  • 26 May 2015

    Quickspin Launches New Hidden Valley Slot

    New online slots are coming out all the time, but it's somewhat rare that new games come out that break the traditional mold of what you expect video slots to be like. Quickspin's new Hidden Valley slot is a good example of a game that doesn't look like the rest, even starting with its initial layout. You'll have five reels of symbols, but three symbols show on the first and last reels. On the middle three reels, you'll get four symbols apiece.

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  • 26 May 2015

    Online Gambling in the UK Has Grown at 8.3 Percent Annually

    Anyone who is involved in the online gambling industry in any capacity can tell you that it's growing, but we don't always get straight-forward numbers on just how much it is. The Gambling Commission of the United Kingdom, however, has been tracking values since 2008, and they have some very serious numbers that paint a clear picture about what growth in this industry has been like. The Real Growth From 2008 through 2015, participation in online gambling grew an average of 8.

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  • 19 May 2015

    Dutch Regulators Working With Isle of Man in New Agreement

    One of the main problems facing the online gambling world is that there are no unified rules about what should and shouldn't be allowed. There are no standards of behavior or for licensing, and because different countries have different rules on taxation, it wouldn't necessarily be helpful if they did. It's been a long time coming for countries to start working together more on this issue because independent licensing and accrediting groups can only do so much.

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  • 19 May 2015

    Romania Creates Questionable Retroactive Tax Policy for Online Gambling

    Romania has been a trouble area for online gambling legislation for a while, and for the past several years, they have been trying to get together some kind of comprehensive plan to create a better situation for licensing and regulation of the industry. All of that is finally over, and all that's left is the president's signature. However, one particular part of the soon-to-be law involves retroactive taxes for companies that were operating in the country since 2009.

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  • 19 May 2015

    Genii's New Spin16 Slots Platform Promises an Innovative Experience

    For a long time, the slots industry has been stuck in a certain mode of thinking, and this has prevented much in terms of high-level innovation. Instead, most innovation happens at the lower level with new features like wilds that move in different directions or new ways to trigger free spins bonus rounds.

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  • 18 May 2015

    Dutch Politicians Continue to Debate Internet Gambling Taxes

    Lawmakers in most countries are really good at two things: raising taxes and talking a lot. Heavy doses of both are underway right now as Dutch lawmakers debate the specifics of tax rates for the upcoming licensed online gambling that will be underway for the Remote Gaming Act. The major point of contention is that the original rate of 20 percent that was suggested is lower than the 29 percent rate that's paid by land-based establishments.

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  • 18 May 2015

    More Growth Means Microgaming Gets New Office Expansion

    The Isle of Man has been the home of Microgaming for well over a decade, and they have been growing for the nearly 20 years that they have been in operation. Along these lines, it's not all that surprising that they are needing to expand to even more office space soon. They're going to be doing so through the use of a skywalk that will connect the building they are currently in and the new building that will house some of their expanded offices.

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