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Malta’s LGA Rebranded as Malta Gaming Authority

January 19th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Malta’s Lotteries & Gaming Authority, otherwise known by the abbreviated name LGA, recently announced that they have changed their name to Malta Gaming Authority and will now be known as MGA for short. The change was announced by Joseph Cuschieri, the Executive Chairman of the MGA, who said that the new name further solidifies their position as one of the leading authorities for gaming in Malta as well as throughout the rest of the world. At the same time that their new name was announced, the Read more [...]

Online Casino Player Wins €5,623,777 on Mega Fortune Slot

January 19th, 2015 by p84572rtw
As the old saying goes, history often has a way of repeating itself. And that’s exactly what happened when a Scandinavian player from Sweden recently won an amazing €5,623,777 progressive jackpot while playing the Mega Fortune slot machine online less than two years after a Scandinavian player from Finland accomplished the same feat netting a record €17,861,813. The latest jackpot of €5,623,777 was won at LeoVegas, which is a popular online casino that also offers a fantastic selection Read more [...]

Mr Green and Genesis Gaming Announce New Ski Jump Slot Machine

January 19th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Mr Green, an online casino that has been in business since 1998, recently released a new slot machine titled Ski Jump that was created exclusively for them by the online casino software provider Genesis Gaming. It can be played online right now via their Microgaming Quickfire platform and based on early reviews, the Ski Jump slot machine is set to become one of the most popular games released in recent times. At first glance, this game may not seem all that exciting given that it only features Read more [...]

South Africa to Consider Online Gambling Proposal

January 19th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Geordin Hill-Lewis, South Africa’s Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, is gearing up for what will be another of his already multiple attempts to convince South African Parliament that legalizing and regulating online gambling in the country is the right thing to do. While he appears more confident than ever before that the bill he plans to introduce in February has a legitimate chance to succeed, he faces the same tough opposition that ultimately resulted in the failure of each of his previous Read more [...]

Poland to re-target unlicensed activity

January 12th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Poland’s Ministry of Finance recently signalled its intent to step up the fight against unlicensed gambling over the Internet. Anna Wietrzynska-Cio?kowska and Rafa? Burda from DLA Piper’s Warsaw office analyse the context and the various options available to the Ministry. The last couple of weeks have seen an increasing number of messages emanating from the Ministry of Finance concerning the intensification of its struggle against unlicensed gambling on the Internet. In mid-November, a statement Read more [...]

NextGen Announces Psycho Themed Slot

January 12th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Australian online betting firm NextGen Gaming has announced that it will be launching a game later in the first quarter that is based on the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho”. Psycho is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that features a theme on the film and not the newer series Bates Motel. The game will also feature Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and Wild Symbols. Commenting on the upcoming release NYX Gaming Commercial Director David Johnson said, "Psycho’s infamous scenes married with Read more [...]

GamCrowd Gambling Incubator Launches

January 12th, 2015 by p84572rtw
Internet gambling crowd funding site GamCrowd.com has announced that they have launched a new incubator service. The new service will offer a variety of resources to companies who are fresh-starts while also offering assistance with crowdfunding. In return for these services, start ups will have to give up equity in their business. Start ups who end up signing onto the program get a full appraisal of their business model, as well as marketing advice and further support to help get their firms Read more [...]

New Net Entertainment Powered Casino Launches

January 12th, 2015 by p84572rtw

A new online casino opened its doors this week as BetSpin.com launched its site.

BetSpin is powered by Net Entertainment, and is primarily focused at the Nordic betting market. The casino is owned by Candid Gaming, and veteran operator Guts.com has a 25% stake in the operation.

In addition to the casino games, BetSpin is reportedly planning to launch a sportsbook in the near future.

Denmark to Ease Off a Bit on Gambling Tax Returns

January 9th, 2015 by p84572rtw

Politicians in Denmark have approved a change to gambling tax returns for operators, changing the reporting period from weekly to monthly moving forward.

The change was made to ease off on time and costs for the Danish Gambling Authority, who will now tally taxes in the middle of the month instead of on a weekly basis.

Other changes are reportedly coming as well, with Denmark potentially set to adjust licensing fees, but no hard information has been obtained to verify that claim.

German Blackjack Player Sentenced For Unlawful Online Gambling

January 9th, 2015 by p84572rtw
A German blackjack player was sentenced for taking part in unlawful internet gambling, resulting in a fine for the man. Details on the German player have not been revealed by the German courts, nor has the casino that provided the games, but the case was revealed by German authorities as a way to help keep players from illegally playing games. The punter ended up winning more than 200,000 Euros playing blackjack, and ended up withdrawing the money in 5 large chunks. Those withdrawals drew the Read more [...]