Gambling News

  • 14 November 2015

    Aussie Advertising Code to be Influenced by Watchdog

    Advertising for any type of gambling is an extremely touchy subject. On one hand, it's reasonable to think that businesses should be able to advertise their products and services so that they can gain more customers and remain profitable. On the other hand, gambling can be advertised in predatory ways, especially towards underage individuals and those with compulsive gambling problems.

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  • 14 November 2015

    Cease and Desist Letters Sent to DFS Giants from New York AG

    If you want to see how much regulation is needed for anything resembling online gambling in the United States, then you don't have to look further than what's happening for daily fantasy sports right now in New York. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issues a cease-and-desist order against the two largest daily fantasy sports leagues, FanDuel and DraftKings, in a move that is questionable at best.

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  • 11 November 2015

    Deckmedia Group Opening New Red Stag Casino Site

    The Deckmedia group is known for operating a selection of well-received online casinos that have all earned their stripes independently and as a group. Now they are launching another site called Red Stag Casino, and it looks like they've taken all of their prior experience into consideration when putting together the inner workings of this new online destination.

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  • 11 November 2015

    Congressional Hearing Set Up for RAWA in Early December

    The Restoration of America's Wire Act is the product of Sheldon Adelson's campaign to end online gambling in the United States to protect his land-based casino empire. It hinges on changing the Wire Act from the 1960s, an act used to combat organized crime sports betting operations that took bets over the phone, to something it was never meant to be: a law that affects all forms of gambling on a piece of technology that wasn't even invented yet.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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