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  • 19 January 2016

    Lots of Attention is Being Given to Match-Fixing in Tennis

    One of the realities of sports betting, just like any other form of gambling, is that it opens up opportunities for cheating to beat the house and take down a lot of money. In sports betting in particular, there are well-known methods to fix matches, and along these lines, there are well-known methods for identifying suspicious behavior.

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  • 19 January 2016

    Daily Fantasy Sports May or May Not Be Illegal in Texas

    Daily fantasy sports have come under fire in New York from their Attorney General, and the biggest names in the business were forced to make a deal with the AG from Illinois after she determined that the events were illegal in that state as well. The Attorney General in Texas, however, is taking his sweet time with coming out with an opinion on the matter.

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  • 17 January 2016

    Mr Green Casino Gets Two New Manager Figures

    Having a strong team with a lot of skill and experience is very important in any type of business, but in the online gambling world, it can be the difference between being wildly successful and being a complete and total failure. Mr Green Casino is used to being one of the top names in the business, so it's no surprise that they've recently filled two manager positions with some excellent talent. The New Head of Casino The Head of Casino position was filled by Andrew Crosby.

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  • 17 January 2016

    Timetable for Betfair-Paddy Power Merger Announced

    In the past 24 months, we have seen some absolutely huge acquisitions and mergers in the online gambling world. The biggest one of 2016 could already have a timetable set after an announcement was made on the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair. This merger has been officially given the green light by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Now, they expect the merger to be complete on February 2, 2016. What This Merger Means This merger means two things for their stock.

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  • 15 January 2016

    Evolution Gaming Signs Deal for Ultimate Texas Hold'em

    Live dealer games are an extremely fun way to get in on real casino action without having to go through all of the hassle of actually going to a land-based casino. Table games on these platforms offer players a compromise between the real games they see in land-based establishments and the convenience of playing in an online casino. Evolution Gaming's own live dealer product is getting a new addition thanks to the Ultimate Texas Hold'em game provided by Scientific Games.

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  • 15 January 2016

    New DruckGluck Ads Feature German Celebrity Reiner Calmund

    Advertising for online gambling is a pretty interesting subject. In some countries, it's not regulated at all, and in other countries, it's not even allowed. Germany has some regulations on how their advertisements are handled, but they are allowed to run them on television and other forms of media. Recently, German online casino site DruckGluck.de has been featuring new television ads that use celebrity Reiner Calmund as the focus in an interesting move.

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  • 15 January 2016

    SkyVegas Player Earns £2.4 Million on Sky Millions

    One of the biggest things to get the most attention in the online gambling world is progressive jackpot wins, particularly those attached to slots. The basic idea of a progressive jackpot is that a portion of every bet is added to the jackpot until someone wins. From that point, it's restarted with a pre-set value, and then it runs up again until there's another big winner. The SkyVegas title Sky Millions, produced by NYX Interactive, paid out a large jackpot recently along these lines.

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  • 15 January 2016

    American Tribal Groups Hit the International Casino Expo

    Each year, the biggest event for the casino industry is the International Casino Expo, or ICE for short. In this year's event, there are a number of tribal groups coming to London from the United States to seek out new opportunities. Already confirmed are the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the National Indian Gaming Association. These groups are known as OIGA, AIGA and NIGA, for short.

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  • 15 January 2016

    Big Lottery Jackpots, Powerball Jackpot, Keep Growing in the UK and USA

    In a bit of really interesting timing, some of the USA's and UK's biggest lotteries have built up to massive levels at the same time. In the United Kingdom, the jackpot of the National Lottery kicked up over the £66 million level, a record for that game. Over in the United States, the Powerball built up to $949.8 million. However, no won hit the winning numbers, so it rolls over yet again to an overwhelming $1.3 billion. This is the largest lottery jackpot in the history of the event.

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  • 09 January 2016

    Daily Fantasy Sports Giants Make Deal With Illinois

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was asked by the legislature recently what her opinion was on the legality of daily fantasy sports in the state. She said that her opinion was that it was illegal. DraftKings, in turn, made a deal with the state that will allow them to continue to operate there until a hearing in June that will determine the legality of the contests.

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  • 09 January 2016

    The Greek Online Licensing Process Has Been Cleared

    Over the past few years, we've seen the online gambling industry change quite a bit. What was once a wide open industry with little to no regulation has seen many individual countries make moves to regulate the industry on their own terms. Greece has recently joined them after efforts from the Greek parliament led to the Deputy Finance Minister giving the go-ahead. Terms and Conditions of the Deal Right now, there are 24 operators who have been issued temporary 36-month licenses.

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  • 09 January 2016

    New EveryMatrix-Global Bet Partnership

    One of the most important things for a provider of an online casino platform is to offer up a sufficient number of high-quality ways to bet. For casino operators especially, having a lot of great games is one of the most critical things they can do to bring in new players. EveryMatrix knows the importance of this, and that's why they've made a new deal with Global Bet that boosts the number of games they're able to offer.

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  • 08 January 2016

    Golden Tiger Ad Deemed Misleading According to UK Authority

    Wagering requirements are a part of life for online gambling bonuses, and they're in place to keep people from abusing the promotions. These requirements are annoying to some, but they allow the sites to keep running bonus offers in the first place. Without them, they would become a source of such overwhelming losses from players who had no intention to actually bet in the games that they simply wouldn't be able to run the offers.

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  • 08 January 2016

    Wisconsin Pushes for Legalized Daily Fantasy Sports

    Over the past six months or so, daily fantasy sport contests have been a segment of the industry that has gotten a lot of bad press and a lot of bad news. They saw a ton of rabid expansion in late 2013 and early-to-mid 2014, and that expansion brought a lot of attention to the contests. At this point, a number of states have decided that these events go against their laws for online gambling, and more than one state has had their Attorney General declare DFS illegal in their borders.

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  • 08 January 2016

    Boosted Italian Market Penetration for NYX Gaming

    One of the effects of the new era of regulation for online gambling in Europe is that business deals have become strategic for different reasons. Now companies have to try to maneuver to gain ground in individual markets because of how each country has their own form of regulation.

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  • 08 January 2016

    Fruit Shop Touch Winner Picks Up $122,000 at Royal Panda

    Big wins come all through the year, but a lot of people are surprised that Royal Panda Casino has already paid out a whooping six-figure win. This win came on the Fruit Shop Touch slot, the mobile version of the regular game, when a lucky player scored $122,289. This is a major slot win to start off 2016. A History of Big Wins Royal Panda has a history of big wins. Back in July 2015, one player nailed his own six-figure win less than 24 hours from the time he first signed up at the site.

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  • 06 January 2016

    Philippines Hosts High Roller $200,000 Poker Tournament

    Something that started happening a few years ago in the poker world is the concept of the high roller tournament. The basic idea was to have tournament buy-ins of $25,000 and $50,000 to thin the field and offer an atmosphere that consists more of the elites battling it out than thousands of people hoping to get a good run of cards. The Super High Roller $200,000 event in the WPT National Philippines Festival of Poker, however, is even bigger than that.

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  • 06 January 2016

    Three California Betting Bills for Consideration

    The Government Oversight Committee of the California state legislature has put a lot of emphasis and priority on a hearing that's happening on January 6. The point of this hearing is to look at legalizing intrastate online poker along with the same for sports betting and daily fantasy sports. One of the bills is the Internet Fantasy Sports Game Protection Act, and it was introduced back in September.

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  • 06 January 2016

    Lucky Irish Woman Gets £100,000 Christmas Surprise

    Lots of people from all over the world go shopping in the weeks and months leading up to the end of December for a variety of holidays and occasions. One lucky woman by the name of Stephanie Harkin decided to pick up a scratch card while she was out shopping for a school festival, and this Northern Irish 28-year-old picked up a big £100,000 payout for a surprise Christmas present.

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  • 06 January 2016

    Regulators Watching Adelson's Newspaper Takeover

    Sheldon Adelson's family recently bought up the Las Vegas Review-Journal for a total of about $140 million. Because he has gambling businesses running in both Pennsylvania and the state of Nevada, Adelson is going to be subject to monitoring from gambling regulators over this transaction. The justification comes from the fact that regulators reserve the right to look into transactions like this from the News & Media LLC that's owned by Adelson's family.

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  • 06 January 2016

    A Big 888 and William Hill Merger Could Be Coming

    The online gambling industry has seen a lot of activity in the past year when it comes to major mergers and acquisitions. There have been lots of takeovers, purchases, buyouts and mergers that have completely changed the face of the industry and where the top companies rank relative to each other. One of the big mergers everyone has been expecting is one between 888 and William Hill, and it'll be interesting to see if it happens.

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  • 06 January 2016

    DFS Decided to Be Illegal by Illinois Attorney General

    Daily fantasy sports providers have been hit left and right by unfavorable opinions by Attorneys General lately, and the one from Illinois just adds to that list. Illinois AG Lisa Madigan gave her opinion lately that DFS is illegal in the state after being prompted to the question by figures in the legislature. This is an interesting way to get to this opinion, however, considering that the AG in New York recently did the same thing, except he did it of his own volition.

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  • 27 December 2015

    Sports-Based Partnership Between NBC and Yahoo Continues

    NBC Sports and Yahoo have had a deal for a while that sees them combining Yahoo's daily fantasy sports product with NBC Sports' video library and other promotional services. This partnership is interesting because of the synergy that the two entities create since they complement each other so ridiculously well. They also show that they're both betting on fantasy sports to continue to be popular, and this is interesting timing considering the hot water the industry has been in lately.

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  • 27 December 2015

    Cherry Group Purchased Moorgate Media, NorgesSpill

    The online gambling world sees business deals happen all the time with one company buying another or selling a part of itself to another business. These frequent deals introduce a lot of strategy in terms of how business is done, and the Cherry Group seems to have this strategy down to an art form. They've recently picked up two different companies for two different reasons with Moorgate Ltd. and NorgesSpill.com, and it's interesting to see how these deals complement Cherry's current operations.

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  • 27 December 2015

    UK Gambling Licensed Awarded to Yggdrasil Gaming

    Yggdrasil Gaming has made a name for itself in the past few years. They've been coming out with very high-quality content that players love, and they've made a lot of deals to have their games distributed through a lot of different channels. All of this momentum has been punctuated in a major way here in the last month of 2015 by gaining a license from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. This will allow them to offer their own platform and their games to players from the UK.

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  • 23 December 2015

    London Stock Exchange Receives Paysafe Group

    It might sound strange to some people from places like the United States, but there are tons of online gambling companies that are publicly traded. These companies are viewed as being just as legitimate as any other business, chiefly because they are. However, the main market for the London Stock Exchange, just like the main markets for many other stock exchanges, is still the place to be, and that's where the Paysafe Group is headed.

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  • 23 December 2015

    Amaya Finally Launches BetStars Daily Fantasy Site

    In the online gambling world, the biggest thing that's come out over the past two years is the push for the daily fantasy sports leagues. The Amaya Gaming Group has decided to throw their hat into the ring with their BetStars brand in a strategic move that could pay some massive dividends. The whole situation is complicated for a number of reasons, in particular because they have only opened their doors to a very select number of jurisdictions.

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  • 17 December 2015

    UK Bookkeeper Gets Jail For Gambling With Stolen Funds

    There are cases every single year of people stealing to gamble, and that's just a part of the industry that seems like it will never go away. If you look at a recent case out of Maidstone in the United Kingdom, you'll find a 57-year-old grandmother who has received jail time for 40 months for stealing from her employer. She stole a total of £913,000 from Tara Plant Hire and an additional £33,000 from Steadfast Carpentry.

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  • 17 December 2015

    A New European Disputes Platform is Coming

    One of the issues that we run into in the online gambling world is that there are no unified standards. It can be difficult enough to get politicians in a single country to agree on rules and regulations, so it's easy to see how it's nearly impossible get multiple countries to come together. However, that's exactly what's happening in February 2016 with a new European Online Dispute Resolution platform that will be called ODR for short.

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  • 14 December 2015

    Paul Sorvina Stars in New Poker Movie: Cold Deck

    There are a handful of gambling-related movies that have become classics. Rounders is the greatest poker movie of all time with Matt Damon and Ed Norton, and the older Cincinnati Kid is a classic as well. There have been multiple attempts to create new films based on gambling themes, especially poker, but none of them have really gained the steam behind them that those two films did.

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