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  • 08 October 2015

    Yet Another DDOS Attack Targets WPN

    A ploy that we've seen in recent years against different types of online gambling sites is hackers holding up events for a virtual ransom, costing operators tons of money. The Winning Poker Network has been the target of attacks like this in the past, and they saw another big loss tied into a big tournament overlay related to yet another DDOS attack. This attack and others like it are forcing people in the industry to rethink security on multiple levels.

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  • 08 October 2015

    Report Says Wearable Technology Right for Online Gambling

    Technology and the gambling world are connected in a way that's impossible to overestimate. Whenever a new technology becomes available on a wide-enough basis, people inevitably want to gamble on it, and that demand becomes filled. It started back in the mid 1990s when Internet connections became widespread, and it continued in the early 2000s when mobile devices started having better graphic capabilities and their own Internet connections. Now it's continuing with wearable technology.

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  • 08 October 2015

    eCOGRA Approved by Portuguese Regulator for Testing

    eCOGRA is known for being one of the most important independent entities in all of online gambling. Right now, their Safe & Fair Seal is considered to be the single most-important certification that an online gambling site could have. Portugal's new regulator SRIJ has recognized this, and now they've made a deal where they will be using eCOGRA as a testing company. This is a great deal that will definitely help the industry as a whole in Portugal.

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  • 08 October 2015

    Another Set of Full Tilt Payments Are Being Issued

    On April 15, 2011, an event happened in the online poker world that's been dubbed Black Friday. This event had to do with US federal indictments against a number of the top online poker rooms in the world including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The Rational Group, owner of PokerStars, made a deal with the Department of Justice to purchase Full Tilt Poker and pay off the balances for all of their players since Full Tilt didn't have the funds to do so on their own.

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  • 08 October 2015

    Casino Rewards Wins Advertising Standards Case

    One of the problems with Internet gambling is that it opens up the door for underage gambling on certain levels if things aren't policed properly. While it's not necessarily easy for a 14-year-old boy to sign up and play for real money online, it's a lot easier than walking into a land-based casino and passing yourself off as being of legal age.

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  • 08 October 2015

    Major Growth for Online Gambling in the Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic does not currently license or regulate the online gambling industry in any meaningful way. That will probably change sooner rather than later because of a new report that has come out of the nation's capital of Prague that shows that virtually all sectors of the online gambling industry are expanding. This is especially true for the mobile casino sector, a part of the industry that's seeing major growth all over the world.

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  • 03 October 2015

    A New License Seal is Now Required for NJ Online Sites

    Something that New Jersey online gambling sites have run into is the simple fact that there are a lot of foreign operators who are still going after their customers. In an effort to help players who would be confused about which sites are licensed and which are not, New Jersey's Directorate of Gaming Enforcement will now be requiring licensed sites to show a specific seal on their websites.

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  • 03 October 2015

    New Financials Have Been Posted for Bet365

    Operating in Europe as an online gambling business is especially tricky right now. There have been a number of major changes to how regulation works in different countries, especially in the United Kingdom with a completely revamped tax system over the past year, and new changes are happening in various countries all of the time. It's not enough that a business has to keep up with all of these changes or face penalties but taxes and fees are generally increasing faster than profits can keep up.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Growth Has Changed After China's Policy Changes

    If you look at Eastern Asia as a whole, you'll see that gambling is growing as a whole. However, China is no longer leading the way here thanks to new policies that have come on the back of discoveries of corruption and other factors. The basic idea is that they have strong regulations now that prevent a lot of the high stakes gambling that was going on, and this gambling has moved to other markets.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Tipico Sportsbook Possibly For Sale

    In the online sports betting world and horse betting world, we've seen some pretty incredible changes to the overall landscape in the past six months. Different buy-outs and bidding wars have heated things up. There was a massive bidding war that led to the purchase of Bwin.Party by GVC, and there was also the big Paddy Power-Betfair deal that was accidentally spoiled on Twitter by a joke from a social media worker who didn't even know there was a deal in place to begin with.

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  • 03 October 2015

    New Records Set by the 2015 WCOOP

    No matter what type of online poker you play and no matter what stakes you play at, the World Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars is probably on your radar. It happens around this time each year, and it give players a chance to take part in dozens of major events, either as a player or a spectator. Tons of big name pros come out to duke it out and take a piece of a total eight-figure prize pool.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Poker Central Set for October Launch

    It's really interesting to see how poker has waxed and waned over the past decade and a half. The big poker boom started around 2003 when Chris Moneymaker took down the World Series of Poker, and it started to crash in late 2006 when the UIGEA cut the legs out from under the online poker market. It was further hammered in 2011 with the Black Friday event, but a new television channel shows that poker could be in the middle of a big comeback.

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  • 03 October 2015

    No Changes for Upcoming Australian Gambling Review

    Elections have a funny way of creating big shifts in politics and the direction of certain aspects of policy, but that's not the case for the upcoming online gambling review in Australia. When Christian Porter was running for the Minister of Social Services, he held the review of Australia's approach to the industry as an important part of his platform, and he's sticking to that now that he's been elected.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Microgaming's European Live Dealer Games to be Handled by Evolution

    Live dealer games are a pretty important part of today's online casino environment. They offer players an alternative to the normal online casino experience by tying in elements of playing in a land-based casino. These elements include playing games with real deals who spin a real roulette wheel or deal games with real cards. It also adds a social factor to the game since you can interact with your dealer and the other players.

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  • 03 October 2015

    Oculus Announces Wearable Computer

    Oculus is known primarily for its virtual reality products, and now they're coming out with a wearable computer. This device is expected to start at $99, and it's expected to have immediate support for Facebook, Twitch and Netflix. This company is owned by parent company Facebook, so it's obvious that it will have their integration, and that leads the way for social gaming and other types of gaming to be integrated as well.

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  • 02 October 2015

    RAWA Supporters Could Attempt Another Tactic

    A new approach could be coming from supporters of the Restoration of America's Wire Act. They could impose what's known as a moratorium for two years that would effectively stop states from legalizing online gambling. The idea is that this would give Congress time to study the issue, and even though it would be a massive blow to states' rights, it's still something that's on the table, and it's much more likely to pass than the full-fledged RAWA bill.

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  • 01 October 2015

    GBGC Announces Report on Virtual Sports Betting

    Virtual sports betting is something that critics have pointed to as being ridiculous, but a new report by the Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) based out of the Isle of Man shows that it's very much on the rise. In the tenth edition of their Global Gambling Report, they've shown that the pressure to increase profits due to higher taxes from regulation has made many operators look for new types of betting, and virtual sports betting is one of those channels that they're looking to.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Realistic Games Signs LeoVegas Mobile

    Over the past 18 months, we've seen NYX Gaming really start to push forward when it comes to making big deals with companies and expanding the reach of their OGS platform. This is their content distribution platform that is the main point of their expansion, and they've signed deals with tons of different operators in that time. Their latest signing is for LeoVegas, a mobile games operator that has been getting a lot of attention lately on their own.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Opposition for RAWA Starts Piling Up

    Lots of different organizations have started lining up against the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a proposal that could see online gambling banned on a federal level. Among other things, it would seek to officially change the ruling on the Wire Act to ban all forms of online gambling instead of just betting on sports. A somewhat surprising number of groups and organizations have chimed in on the issue.

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  • 30 September 2015

    NYX Inks Deal With Royal Panda for OGS Platform

    The games that an online casino offers used to be determined by exclusive contracts from major software companies. The way this worked is that a site would agree to be an operator for a single software brand, and they would only carry titles for that brand. This approach doesn't fly anymore, and casino operators want to be able to offer games from a lot of different providers. We've seen this over and over again, and we're seeing it now with Royal Panda Casino.

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  • 30 September 2015

    HollywoodBets Sponsors South African Team

    Gambling is an extremely complicated topic in South Africa. A part of that has to do with how dynamic some of the political changes have been from one party and administration to another and how wildly their viewpoints can vary. In a move that's sure to shake things up, a South African cricket team has received a sponsor that few would have guessed would happen, but now the realities of the situation are going to unfold, and it's going to be super interesting to see what happens.

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  • 30 September 2015

    Sweden Online Gambling Reform Coming

    Regulation for online gambling is a particularly interesting subject on a global level because so many different countries handle things in so many different ways, and there's not really any unified concept of how it should be handled specifically. Sweden has been adopting a model for a while based on a government-backed monopoly through a company called Svenska Spel, but like most other attempts at this type of monopoly in this industry, the approach has not been working.

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  • 25 September 2015

    PokerStars Opens Betting on WCOOP Event

    The World Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars is considered to be the single-largest online tournament series ever, and it's broken records for the largest prize pools for tournament series and individual events online. This year, there's a Super High Roller event with a $51,000 entry fee that is expected to attract a crowd of well-known players that will see a ton of spectators.

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  • 25 September 2015

    Launch of Kaboo Casino Announced

    Online casinos have been looking for different ways to give players unique experiences for a long time. Many of the key features that we take for granted today like a live chat support option and an instant play/no download casino platform were originally put into place to try to gain a competitive advantage over everyone else.

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  • 24 September 2015

    The Final Rose Slot Added to Bodog Mobile

    Bodog Casino is known for having a ton of different games from a variety of software providers. This wide range of titles on multiple platforms (desktop, mobile and instant play) has been one of the key factors in their huge popularity. They've recently added yet another title, this time to their mobile platform, and this new game is The Final Rose by Genesis Gaming. This game follows a bunch of men who are gunning for the hand of the focus of the game, the bachelorette.

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  • 24 September 2015

    LeoVegas Makes Six-Figure Winner From Tiny Bet

    The dream for every online slots fan is to hit a big win without having to break the bank in the process. That's exactly what happened to one lucky player who was able to run up a win worth more than £100,000 with a bet worth less than £1. This is a good example of winning a life-changing sum of money on a single spin of an online slot, and it happened at LeoVegas.

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  • 23 September 2015

    CyberBingo/BingoSky Bringing Two Major Promotions

    On Saturday, September 26, bingo fans are going to really want to log into CyberBingo because of their incredible Lucky $13,000 Guaranteed Event. Starting at 8 pm Eastern, players will be able to enter the Bingo Tourney room with three different warm-up games that are worth $1,000 guaranteed apiece. These will happen every hour, on the hour, leading up to the main game at 11 pm.

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  • 23 September 2015

    Upcoming Crazy Vegas Immortal Romance Tournament

    Crazy Vegas Casino knows as much as anyone that players like different types of events that test their luck and skill. With their Monthly Monster event, they have a different game that they choose each month for players to fight over €1,000 in prizes. This is a great way for players to get in on the action with slots, games that are typically seen as a player against the house, and instead, they're able to go head-to-head to see who has the best run at the game during that particular period.

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  • 23 September 2015

    Unibet Finishes Acquiring iGame

    Since the beginning of the year, and even as far back as the middle of 2014, we've been seeing a lot more mergers and purchases in the online gambling world than we've probably ever seen before. Lots of companies have been executing extremely strategic purchases recently, and it's creating a situation where a lot more connections have to be remembered than ever before. The latest of these is the purchase of iGame by Unibet that was finalized in the past week.

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  • 23 September 2015

    Six-Figure Bovada Casino Win for Alexander D

    Winning streaks and big jackpots are what the online casino world is all about, and it's every player's goal to hit the right combination of luck and skill at the right moment that allows them to take home some major winnings. This is what happened to a player who goes by Alexander D when he was playing at Bovada Casino. He ran up winnings on a great streak that lasted across three different games.

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