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    • 16 September 2015

      Isle of Man Sees Major Online Gambling Growth

      The Isle of Man is known for being one of the most reputable jurisdictions for online gambling in the world. It's where some of the biggest names have been based in the entire industry, and it's well-respected by everyone involved in the industry in any way. A recent report has shown that they have been growing quite a bit in this industry over the past year, and they generate a ton of revenues and jobs from it. Competition With Insurance

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    • 12 September 2015

      Optimal Payments Proposing Change of Name

      In the online gambling world, a name can mean everything. This is even more true for payment processors, who are often considered the front lines for trust because that's where a player puts their money first. After Optimal Payments brought on Skrill in their reverse takeover worth about €1.1 billion, it seems they're looking for a new identity. That new identity could be the Paysafe Group. Why Change Names?

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    • 12 September 2015

      Bohemia Casino Winner Nails 1.2 Million CZK Jackpot

      Players from all over the world love to play online slots, and a lucky player from the Czech Republic proved that in a major way with a big win on the Gunslinger online slot at Bohemia Casino. This casino site was created to primarily serve players from this country, and all play is in the Czech Republic Koruna (CZK). This jackpot was worth almost 1.2 million CZR, a pretty substantial sum that shows that you can win some major payouts no matter where you're from. Details on the Win

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    • 11 September 2015

      PayPal Enters Nevada Online Poker Market

      In many parts of the world, PayPal is a viable and common method for making reliable deposits and withdrawals for various forms of online gambling. In the United States, however, they pulled out of that market over a decade ago. For the first time, however, they are offering payments for online poker in Nevada through Caesars Interactive Entertainment. This is being offered for players on the WSOP.com platform with expansions coming soon. Future Expansion

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    • 11 September 2015

      New Bitcoin-Based Gambling Site Chopcoin Opens

      When bitcoin exploded in popularity over the past 18 months, it created a situation where a lot of people thought it would be perfect for online gambling transactions. The crypto-currency is particularly anonymous, though sometimes to the point of fault for some users, and it seemed perfect for many people who wanted security and safety with their online gambling transactions.

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    • 11 September 2015

      Online Poker to Be Discussed for New York

      A four-hour session for the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee is due in New York to discuss the future of Internet poker in the state. In a session being called "Discussing the Future of Online Poker in New York State," lots of expert winesses are going to be called to testify and give the state senate something to think about. One of the key individuals due to be called is John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA for short).

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    • 07 September 2015

      Bwin.Party Shows Huge Support for GVC Proposal

      One of the biggest topics going in the online gambling industry over the past couple of months has been the big bidding war between GVC and 888 Holdings for the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen them go back and forth with bigger and bigger proposals, but it seems like we might finally be getting towards the end of this extremely entertaining struggle. GVC Makes Massive Offer The previous offer by 888 Holdings was for a total of £898.

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    • 07 September 2015

      Amaya Gaming Group Running Simultaneous Poker Events

      Last year when the Amaya Gaming Group purchased the Rational Group, it brought the center of the online poker world to Canada. With both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two top brands in the online poker space, under the same umbrella, Amaya has shown that they are very serious about getting this sector of the industry back to the popularity it once had. That's why the month of September is going to see two major events running, one from each of these brands. The 2015 WCOOP

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    • 07 September 2015

      Ireland Announces List of Initial Licensees

      For the past few years, more and more European countries have been setting up regulatory frameworks for online gambling. Getting these frameworks pushed through a gauntlet of political maneuvering is hard enough, and it can lead to some major delays. This has been the case in Ireland for quite some time, but they were finally able to come to an agreement and get things going. Now they have announced their initial batch of two-year licenses to a total of 27 companies. Well-Known Industry Names

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    • 07 September 2015

      888 Holdings Officially Drops From Bwin.Party Bidding

      Since July, 888 Holdings has been fighting a fierce and entertaining bidding war with GVC Holdings over the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen big offers countered by even bigger offers, and the advantage has switched back and forth a number of times during this whole ordeal. However, it looks like GVC is officially the winner now because the 888 Holdings board has pulled support for any deal with Bwin.Party. The Final Days of the Bidding War

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    • 05 September 2015

      CyberBingo Celebrates 19th Birthday With Big Promos

      In the online bingo world, it's hard to find a site that's been around longer than CyberBingo. They're currently celebrating their 19th birthday, and they're doing it with a bang. Players have lots of ways to get paid with special promotions for this event. It starts with special games that cost just $0.19 per card with prizes of $19 or $190. They have Crazy Pot games for the same prices and prize pools, and there are plenty of games with guaranteed prizes of $99 for just $0.49 per card.

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    • 04 September 2015

      Nektan Launches Marketing Services Division

      In the online casino world, it's really important for operators to be able to keep an ongoing conversation with their players. While it's true that this does allow them to keep players coming back, it also helps them to receive feedback from people who care enough to tell them exactly what they need to do to make their services better. Nektan realizes that this is the case, and they've established the Nektan Marketing Services division to help operators achieve that. How the Service Works

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    • 04 September 2015

      US Plans Revealed for World Poker Fund

      The laws for online poker in the United States are all over the place. Federal laws like the Wire Act and UIGEA overlap with state laws, which are different in virtually all of the 50 states, to create chaos and confusion among players. The World Poker Fund releases this, and they have announced that they're going to push for subscription-based poker sites in the United States. These plans are expected to be rolling out by the end of the year. Why Subscription-Based?

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    • 04 September 2015

      New BitStarz Winner Sets Casino Record

      A common misconception in the online slots world is that every win that's really worth your time is going to come from a single jackpot. A recent winner from BitStarz Casino shows that this simply isn't true. One lucky woman, who goes by the name Rebecca, was able to take down a winning streak worth €51,238.47 over two days of play. This is an impressive amount of money in and of itself, but it also included a record-breaking win. How the Record Was Broken

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    • 03 September 2015

      Net Entertainment Games Launch in New Jersey

      Over the past few weeks, Net Entertainment has been waiting to hear from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on their license. Since that review could take some time, the DGE has granted NetEnt a wavier to offer games in the state while their official application is still under review. This is something that they have done before, but it's not something that they've done for all software companies, and there are some big reasons behind that. Bad Actors and Good Actors

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    • 01 September 2015

      BBEN Debuts Virtual Sports for Crypto Currency Players

      Bitcoin has changed a lot of peoples opinions about how online gambling payments can be made anonymously, and many operators and software companies have jumped on the bandwagon by offering a whole slew of services relating to the most popular cryptocurrency. The BetCoin Bitcoin Entertainment Network (BBEN) is one such company, and they have taken another step in the direction of adding options for players who prefer bitcoin with virtual sports betting.

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    • 01 September 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Confirmed Illegal in Washington

      Daily fantasy sports is probably the single fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry for the past 12-18 months. It has absolutely exploded with the top companies securing major deals with sports teams, ESPN and other sports-related entities. While it's definitely a skill-based contest, Washington state doesn't really care because their ridiculous laws prohibit it anyway according to a recent statement by the Washington State Gambling Commission.

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    • 31 August 2015

      Colorado Player Nails Six-Figure Win at Bovada Casino

      One of the common misconceptions about online slot play is that the biggest wins always come from jackpots. While jackpots are often used as great examples of winning life-changing sums of money in a single spin, they aren't the only way to win. In fact, a player by the name of Howard J. from Colorado took down a six-figure payday without hitting a single "jackpot" payment thanks to a sizable winning streak across two different games. How the Win Happened

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    • 31 August 2015

      Dutch Online Gambling Grows Despite No Regulation

      Something that regulators are really starting to understand more and more each year is that online gambling is going to grow according to the demand for it, not how much politicians cross their fingers and hope that it will either grow or go away. That's exactly what the Dutch government is finding out right now. Regulator Kansspelautoriteit has found that there is going to be a year-on-year growth of about 7.

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    • 31 August 2015

      GVC and Bwin.Party Release New Takeover Statements

      For weeks now, there has been a massive bidding war for the sale of Bwin.Party. The main contenders are GVC Holdings and 888 Holdings, and neither of them are letting up an inch without a fight. It's an extremely entertaining process because of all of the tension combined with in-fighting in Bwin.Party. In the middle of all of that, GVC and Bwin.Party have released new statements. Yet Another Proposed Deal In the most recent proposed deal, Bwin.Party has been valued at 124p per share.

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    • 30 August 2015

      Sportingbet Stays in Irish Market Too Long by Accident

      Online gambling law is constantly changing, and the fact that different operators have to work with regulatory entities in different countries, states and provinces all over the world means that there are going to be some mix-ups from time to time. Sportingbet found this out the hard way when they allowed around 200 Irish players to make bets they weren't supposed to take due to new licensing processes. How This Mistake Happened

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    • 27 August 2015

      GVC Increases Its Bid for Bwin.Party Yet Again

      We've seen bidding wars over company buy-outs in the online gambling world before, but we've never really seen anything like what's happening over the sell of Bwin.Party. 888 Holdings and GVC have been in a massive bidding war for months over the company, and GVC has increased its offer yet again. The new offer is worth a total of about £1.1 billion, a tremendous increase from its original offer of £1 billion that was made in partnership with the Amaya Gaming Group. Where is Amaya?

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    • 27 August 2015

      Playtech and GBG Make ID Verification Deal

      In the online gambling world, it's extremely important for sites and software platforms to be able to verify the identities of their players. Preventing fraud is one of the keys to keeping profits high and avoiding negative press, not to mention keeping players safe and satisfied. Playtech has been one of the biggest software providers around for several different types of online gambling for a long time, and they've recently inked a deal with GBG to provide ID verification.

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    • 27 August 2015

      PayPal Purchases Modest Mobile Payment Business

      The online gambling industry as a whole has been pushing very hard on the mobile front with games, platforms and software. However, one place where development has been lagging, comparatively speaking, is in payment processing. PayPal has recently purchased Modest, a start-up in the mobile payment processing sector, and it's an acquisition that could provide a model for making deposits and requesting withdrawals that the industry could leverage in a major way. What Modest Does

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    • 26 August 2015

      Huge Draw for the Goliath Poker Tournament

      Poker tournaments still get a lot of attention in the United Kingdom, and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is a good example of that. The Goliath tournament is one of their annual events that gets a lot of press because of the overwhelming number of entries that it typically earns, and this year was no different. The guaranteed prize pool was £250,000, and that's pretty sizable in itself considering that the entry fee is just £120.

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    • 25 August 2015

      New Bitcoin XT Version Splits Community

      Bitcoin changed the face of online gambling for many people by being a viable, anonymous method of making deposits and taking withdrawals. However, the new Bitcoin XT, created by Mike Hearn, has received a big backlash from the Bitcoin community because of concerns that it will split and water down the currency in a way that will erode trust in the biggest virtual currency.

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    • 25 August 2015

      California Legislation Hopes Faltering Yet Again

      In the United States, each individual state has to regulate online gambling independently of the others because of how the federal government seems like they're never going to get anything through Congress until the states have their own thing going. Because California is such a huge state with such an overwhelming population, when they regulate any part of the industry, it's going to be a big influence on the rest of the nation.

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    • 25 August 2015

      Genii Providing 130+ Games for Altenar Gaming Solution

      In a new deal, Genii will be providing over 130 games for the Altenar Gaming Solution, which helps Altenar in the mobile space in a tremendous way. Mobile is the fastest-growing part of the online casino world, and it has been for the past several years. Tons of people are on their phones more than they are their computers, so it makes sense that this would be the area that's seeing the most growth.

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    • 17 August 2015

      BingoSky Offering Three Big Promotions

      One of the biggest ways that players choose an online bingo room is by the promotions that they have available. The fact of the matter is that most rooms these days have bingo games that players can get in on, but the promotions are what make a room really stand out. BingoSky knows this and understand this, and that's exactly why they're offering a set of great promotions that are running right now. Marilyn Monroe Returns

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    • 17 August 2015

      New Jersey Online Gambling License Awarded to Resorts

      Online gambling in the United States is at an extremely critical point right now where a few states have regulated the industry, but not enough states have banded together yet to really get a federal framework. In spite of that, New Jersey has shown once again that they have no intention of slowing down in the least bit by awarding a new online gambling license. How Resorts Digital Got Their License

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