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    • 10 November 2015

      Optimal Payments User Info Possibly Compromised From Old Attack

      Forbes has released a big investigative article that goes into a lot of detail about the attacks against Moneybookers (now Skrill) and Neteller that happened between 2009 and 2010. Those hacks were thought to be fairly harmless at first, but it's come to light that millions of individuals had their data stolen in the breach. This includes password hints for Neteller along with telephone numbers, emails, addresses, birth dates and other information for both. Implications of the Attack

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    • 10 November 2015

      Slots.lv Hosts $5,000 Thanksgiving Bonanza Promotion

      November is known for being the first time of the year that that holiday season gets into full swing, and Slots.lv knows this as well as anyone. To take advantage, they're offering up a great promotion called the Thanksgiving Bonanza that will have players picking up a piece of $5,000 in free chip. Every single day from November 2 through November 26, there will be three random winners. A VIP player will pick up a $100 free chip, and two regular players will be awarded a $50 free chip each.

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    • 10 November 2015

      True Sheriff Pays $70,970 to Lucky Player at Bovada Casino

      A player by the name of Eric S. from San Diego has made a nice score for himself at Bovada Casino. This win came on the 3D slot True Sheriff, powered by BetSoft. A total of $70,970 was won on this popular game, known as being one of the most popular slots running in the entire casino. Check out how this player made his big score. True Sheriff's Value-Packed Experience The main reason that True Sheriff is so popular isn't its top-tier, 3D graphics.

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    • 05 November 2015

      Earn a Piece of $120,000 in the Intertops Magic Forest

      Online casino promotions have changed quite a bit over time, and as things progress forward, they're expected to give players more and more value in more innovative ways. Intertops Casino knows this as much as anyone, and that's why they're offering up a cool $120,000 in payouts during the month of November across four weeks of fun in their new Magic Forest promotion. Enter the Magic Forest Here's how the Magic Forest promotion works.

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    • 05 November 2015

      DraftKings and FanDuel Are Feeling the Heat Even More

      Several weeks ago, there was a scandal where a DraftKings employee used inside information not available to public players to win six-figures in winnings on FanDuel. This has prompted a tons of attention towards regulating the games like in Florida where they're looking at the industry very closely. To make things worse, dozens of lawsuits are popping up against these companies as well. New Indiana Lawsuit

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    • 05 November 2015

      More DDOS Attacks Are Happening Against Gambling Sites

      The publication Daze recently releases some statistics that should make everyone in the online gambling community sit back and take notice. They've claimed that about 45 percent of online gambling operators are hit with DDOS attacks and that about 75 percent of those attacked are done so multiple times. On top of that, 90 percent of those were attacked in the past year, and 10 percent were targets inside of the past seven days, on average. The Point of DDOS Attacks

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    • 05 November 2015

      Italian Online Gambling Sees New Rules and Regulations

      Italy is looking to change things up a bit in the next year by adding some things to their regulations for online gambling. For the first time, existing licenses for online gambling are needing to be renewed, and new licenses are likely to be issued. On top of that, there are provisions for Internet cafe situations that could change things up quite a bit. The Licensing Situation

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    • 05 November 2015

      Bryan Micon, Seals With Clubs Bitcoin Site Owner, Sentenced

      When bitcoin started becoming pretty popular a couple of years ago, a lot of people pointed out that it had the potential to work out well as a funding method for online gambling. The idea is that it has a built-in level of privacy since transactions are largely anonymous, and since it's decentralized, it would be hard for any one government or entity to bring it down. Bryan Micon thought the same thing, and he was sentenced earlier this week for acting on those ideas. Seals With Clubs

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    • 05 November 2015

      Portuguese Online Gambling Licenses Coming in 2016

      Regulation for the online gambling industry has been sweeping over Europe, and we're seeing the results of that once again in Portugal. They have finally set up their own regulatory structure, but much to the dismay of some players, licenses will not be issued until the beginning of 2016. Even though players will have to wait a couple more months, this is a great sign that they're taking things seriously. The Nature of European Regulation

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    • 05 November 2015

      Sunday Will See the WSOP Main Event Final Table Played

      The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is playing out this coming Sunday as a part of the "November Nine" concept that was created to help get more interest in poker. The idea behind this concept is that coverage of the tournament series normally happens over a course of a few months, normally after the winner of the Main Event had already been decided. By having the actual final table play live months later, it provides a climatic finish to fans of the series.

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    • 03 November 2015

      German Sports Betting Association Adds Bet-at-Home and Will Hill

      One idea of the gambling industry is that they're under constant threat of new regulations and rules from the government. It's not so much that government regulations to keep players safe are a bad thing, but they typically go way behind a reasonable mark and create unfavorable conditions for everyone involved, including the players.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Two Rival Gaming Titles Added to Slots.Lv Lineup

      One of the cool things about Slots.Lv is the fact that their name tells you what they're all about: giving players a ton of opportunities to get in on the action with hot online slots. One of the ways they do this is by providing players with a fresh selection of new titles, and that's exactly what's happening now that they're adding two games from Rival Gaming. The Cute and Fun Panda Party Slot The first new game to be added is Panda Party.

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    • 03 November 2015

      World Match Brings Night Vampire Slot Online

      One of the things that makes online slots such a popular genre is the fact that they can take on such a wide range of different themes and concepts. In just a few clicks, you can go from an Egyptian-themed slot to an army-themed one and then to one based on a popular movie. With the end of the year coming up, there are a lot of opportunities for holiday-based games, and that's exactly what's happened with the new Night Vampire slot. Details on Night Vampire

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    • 03 November 2015

      Gains for Nevada's September Gambling Revenues

      Nevada is known for being the largest state for gambling in the USA, and when they have a three-month period of declining gambling revenues, it starts to be a little scary for the industry as a whole. Thankfully, they ended this losing streak in September and showed a fair amount of growth. They found that the total winnings for the month of September were about $916.3 million, and that's a 1.5 percent boost from September of 2014. Baccarat Changes

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    • 03 November 2015

      eSports Could Be the Next Big Target for Sony

      The eSports world is all about high-level, competitive video game play, and Sony could be looking to get a bigger piece of this industry if certain rumors floating around prove to be true. Talk about a PlayStation Plus League for PlayStation 4 user has been thrown around quite a bit, and this could include lots of chances for players to get in on the action for cash prizes. Relation to Online Gambling

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    • 03 November 2015

      Trick or Treat Bounty Tournament Running Sunday for $500

      Halloween is only days away, and both Intertop and Juicy Stakes are offering a players to get in on the action with a great tournament event. The event in question is a $500 guarantee bounty tournament that's going to run on November 1 at 4 pm Eastern. The entry fee is just $3.30, and the bounty style of the tournament means that things could turn into a trick or a treat every single time you or your opponent go all-in. How the Bounty Tournament Format Works

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    • 03 November 2015

      New Management Have Hit Malibu Club Casino Once Again

      When a brand gets a dubious reputation, it can be really hard to shake it. That's been the case with Malibu Club Casino for a lot of players. They changed management back in 2010, when they were formally known as Royal Apollo Casino before, along with at least one other casino operated by the same group. Now they're getting new management again, and like before, they're claiming that this will be the bigger, better, more reliable version of the site. Source of the Issue

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    • 03 November 2015

      The NYX OGS Platform Now Running at Will Hill

      If you look at how the online casino software world has changed over the past couple of decades, you'll see one major shift that's happened slowly over time. However, this change has come to completely redefine how online casino software is handled. William Hill has recently added the OGS platform by NYX Gaming, and this is a perfect example of this paradigm shift in action. A Shift in Perspective and Approach Here's how this shift works.

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    • 03 November 2015

      A Letter About Regulation Was Penned by FanDuel CEO

      A big scandal several weeks ago set of a big problem in the daily fantasy sports world. An employee from DraftKings used inside information not available to the public to place bets on FanDuel and win prizes that totaled in the mid six-figure range. This was obviously a big problem, and it's brought up a ton of heat with the government who are looking to step in and regulate the industry. Yet Another Call for Regulation This isn't the first call for regulation by a daily fantasy sports company.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Class Action Lawsuit Comes Against FanDuel

      The two biggest names in daily fantasy sports in the United States are FanDuel and DraftKings. DraftKings has a deal with the National Football League, and FanDuel does not, and that might have something to do with the class action lawsuit that the latter is facing thanks to player Pierre Garcon of Washington. This lawsuit is the fourth against a daily fantasy sports provider inside of the past 30 days. Details on the Lawsuit

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    • 03 November 2015

      New Jersey Could See PokerStars Sooner Rather Than Later

      Black Friday was an event on April 15, 2011 that put players in a position with a lot fewer options for enjoying online poker. PokerStars was one of the sites that were forced to pull out of the US in that event, and now they could be making their return to the United States by entering the regulated New Jersey jurisdiction. Nothing's for certain, but there are signs for a potential return. The Return to New Jersey

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    • 03 November 2015

      Revenues Were Expected to Fall About 28.4 Percent in Macau

      A total of 17 months of negative growth is what Macau has been seeing now that the Chinese have been cracking down on public officials getting in on the action. It was predicted that a decline somewhere between 26 and 29 percent would happen in October, and that's exactly what happened with a 28.4 percent drop. Total revenue came at about 20.06 billion patacas, and this is compared to the 28.03 billion that was seen in October of last year. This year's revenues were worth about $2.

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    • 03 November 2015

      PokerStars VIP Structure Changes Hurt High Stakes Players

      Since the Amaya Gaming Group acquired PokerStars back in the middle of 2014, changes like the ones they recently announced have gotten them in a lot of hot water with players. It started off with players reacting negatively towards announcements that PokerStars would offer casino games and other forms of gambling in 2015, and they rallied against this thinking that it would pull recreational players away from the tables.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Polls Show DFS Challenging Casino and Lottery Play

      The Leger research group did a poll of over 1,000 daily fantasy sports players in the United States. This poll showed a number of interesting things, but the most important finding was that their money spent on these games definitely lowers the amount of money they spend on lotteries and in casinos. A total of more than 60 percent of those players said that this is the case, and this could make casinos and lottery companies rethink how they approach DFS. The Combination of Skill and Luck

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    • 03 November 2015

      EPT Malta High Roller Event Won by Byron Kaverman

      An American professional online poker player by the name of Byron Kaverman has taken top honors in the EPT Malta High Roller Event. This event had a buy-in of €10,300, and there were a total of 210 players for a prize pool of over €2 million. Kaverman was able to take down €430,800 for first place in this event. Multiple High Roller Places Kaverman is no stranger to these top-tier places.

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    • 30 October 2015

      Big Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Self-Embarrassment

      Sometimes it's easy to poke fun at your political opponents over things that don't really matter all that much. However, in the case of the RAWA (Restoration of America's Wire Act) bill being considered in Congress right now, anti-online gambling group Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, or CSIG for short, completely and totally embarrassed themselves by launching a full-on assault against the English language in a press release full of errors. Pushing the RAWA Bill

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    • 30 October 2015

      EveryMatrix Earns Belgium Online Gambling License

      Over the past five years or so, the regulation of the online gambling industry has taken on a completely different form than it saw before, and many countries in Europe started regulating the industry on an individual basis. EveryMatrix has really gotten on the ball with this type of regulation after picking up their fifth license this week after earning the ability to run their games in Belgium. This is another important bit of growth for the company. How Regulatory Jurisdictions Work

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    • 30 October 2015

      Oshi! Online Casino Launched by 90Digital

      It's common knowledge that new online casinos are launched on a regular basis, so when a new site comes out, it's not necessarily all that important in the grand scheme of things. However, there are a lot of details that make the launch of the new Oshi! online casino really interesting. This site is licensed in Curacao, and it is using the SoftSwiss platform, a software platform that's been picking up quite a bit of steam over the past year. About the Oshi! Online Casino

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    • 30 October 2015

      Fantasy Sport Trade Association Control Board Coming

      The fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry in the United States over the past couple of years has been daily fantasy sports. Unfortunately, a scandal-type situation created a lot of negative attention for the industry, and now the government is looking at stepping in to curb it. In response to this, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association is looking to create an independent regulatory control board. Seth Harris Leading?

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    • 29 October 2015

      Video Scratch Card Game Released by OMI Gaming

      Online scratch cards in Internet casinos are an interesting genre of game. They have much higher payouts than their land-based counterparts, and they have similar themes and concepts. The basic ideas behind these games haven't really changed much since online gambling was first invented, and OMI Gaming is looking to change that.

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