Gambling News

  • 06 February 2016

    Microgaming Announces Deal for Jurassic World Slot

    In the world of online slots, Microgaming is known for bringing some of the biggest brands in television and film to the reels. One of their biggest releases was Jurassic Park, based on the hit movie by the same name, and they've acquired the rights to produce a Jurassic World slot as well. This was the fourth-highest grossing movie in history up to this point, so it's clear that there's going to be a huge audience.

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  • 06 February 2016

    CURO B.V. Sanction From Netherlands Sends Clear Message

    The Netherlands has been in an interesting situation over the past couple of years as they've taken a series of steps towards creating a regulated online gambling environment. There had been questions until recently about whether or not they would really push back and offer sanctions against companies that facilitated unregulated online gambling in the country.

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  • 06 February 2016

    Vantiv to Suspend Daily Fantasy Sports Payments

    For the past six months or so, daily fantasy sports have been dealt setback after setback in what seems to be a series of dominoes that are taking their sweet time in falling over. For about 18 months, the top DFS providers got a ton of attention through aggressive marketing tactics and sponsorships and deals with everything from ESPN to major league sports teams. After a scandal broke last fall, they've seen a lot of negative attention as well. The Most Recent Developments Vantiv Inc.

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  • 06 February 2016

    Spike Games to Launch Alice Cooper Slot

    Something that we've seen a lot of in the past year is emphasis on rock stars as being the centerpieces for online slot releases. This push started back in the first quarter of 2015 when Net Entertainment announced that they would be releases a Guns N Roses-themed slot in 2016. This was such a huge announcement that other software providers starting following suit, making plans for their own rockstar-themed games. The upcoming Alice Cooper slot seems to be Spike Games' attempt to do the same.

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  • 28 January 2016

    An ISP-Level Gambling Site Block Could Come in Sweden

    For a long time, Sweden has a been a country that's been known for having policies geared towards keeping Internet access as open as possible. When the government tried to block access to The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular piracy sites in the world, courts rejected it because it wasn't allowed under Swedish law. Now we're facing a similar incident over unregulated online gambling sites.

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  • 28 January 2016

    Major Problems for Online Sportsbook GR88

    The GR88 online sportsbook seems to be having some major problems, and it's become very concerning. For more than two weeks, there has been no activity at the site since their website says they are down for maintenance, but there's been no announcement or response of any kind when it comes to figuring out when (or if) they'll be back up and running. Previous Problems GR88 is a site that's been known to have some problems for a bit of time now.

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  • 21 January 2016

    Slotland Launches 10s or Better Video Poker

    In the world of video poker, Jacks or Better is the most basic game. Every other title is based on it in one way or another, but 10s or Better is probably its most closely-related cousin. Slotland has added their own 10s or Better game as their most recent addition to their lineup, and it shows that they're looking to expand on their selection of non-slot titles in the new year. The Importance of Variety When it comes to video poker, variety is extremely important.

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  • 21 January 2016

    Daily Fantasy Sports Not Allowed Says Maryland AG

    Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions about the legality of daily fantasy sports in multiple states. The Attorney General for New York sent a cease and desist letter to major companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, and they also hit some resistance from the AG in Illinois. Now the Attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosh has stated that it's not allowed under existing laws in the state. Where to Go From Here From here, Frosh has suggested one of two things.

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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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