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  • 08 August 2016

    Thunderkick Releases Zoom Online Slot

    In the online slot world, one of the things that we see pretty often is that atypical slot formats are usually the result of a developer being somewhat lazy about trying to get attention and stand out. They often just rely on the game having an atypical layout to carry the entire gameplay.

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  • 23 July 2016

    BetChain Breaks 1000-Game Milestone

    The number of games that an online casino has available is one of the most important things that help to determine where it will fall relative to the competition. BetChain, a popular online casino known for allowing players to deposit and cash out in bitcoin, has made a bit of a name for itself in this department since they have recently broken a milestone by offering over 1,000 games for their players.

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  • 22 July 2016

    Habanero Launches New Sparta Online Slot

    Habanero has gained a reputation in the past couple of years for coming out with a slow, but steady, stream of new games that seem to focus more on quality than quantity. Their newest release is called Sparta, and it's obviously based on the Spartan times in Ancient Greece. This slot features some really solid gameplay along with an emphasis on great graphics and an overall appealing presentation.

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  • 14 July 2016

    Net Entertainment's Secrets of Atlantis Slot Released

    There have been a lot of new slot releases so far this year for Net Entertainment. While they have always been known for producing extremely high-quality slots, 2016 is the first year where they've started to make a name for themselves based around releasing a lot of slots. Secrets of Atlantis is the newest game announced for release from this software company, and it's a bit different than anything they have released so far this year.

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  • 12 July 2016

    Microgaming's Prima Networks Gets Romanian License

    We've recently seen a lot of news about the Romanian online gambling market finally opening up and licenses being awarded. The most recent award has been given to Microgaming's Prima Networks, and it's a class 2 license to operate in Romania. A class 2 license has to do with software distribution and managing the gaming platform itself, which is different than the license to be an actual operator.

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  • 06 July 2016

    Las Vegas Casino Gets iSoftBet Software

    One of the companies that we've been seeing expand quite a bit in the past couple of years is iSoftBet. They're a game developer in the online casino space who focuses on high-quality video slots. They've recently signed yet another deal to offer their games at an online casino. This time, it's with Las Vegas Casino, a brand known for giving players a virtual experience just like taking a trip to the Sin City.

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  • 06 July 2016

    NYX Gaming Group Earns Romanian License

    The NYX Gaming Group is known primarily for their Open Gaming System (OGS) platform. This platform includes games from a variety of providers, and it's a relatively popular option for operators in today's market because it supplies them with a great selection of the top online slots along with a complete mobile solution. They've furthered their reach in Europe recently by picking up a license to operate in Romania.

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  • 03 July 2016

    When Pigs Fly Video Slot Coming From NetEnt

    Something really interesting about Net Entertainment's online slot releases is that they tend to focus on traditional formats like 5x3 and 5x4. A lot of the competition has tried to open things up to other, atypical layouts for their games, but they still haven't been able to beat NetEnt in the process.

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  • 26 June 2016

    Gibraltar License Awarded to Yggdrasil Gaming

    Licensing is one of the most important things in the online casino industry because it's a signal that you have the blessing to proceed with business from an entity whose job it is to protect players and evaluate businesses for their worth in the industry as a whole. Some jurisdictions have a more favorable image than others in this regard, but for Yggdrasil Gaming, earning their license from Gibraltar is a great endorsement from a well-regarded regulatory body.

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  • 22 June 2016

    Casino Forum Conference 2016 hosted in Batumi

    Georgia's night-life and gambling capital Batumi is going to be a hot-spot gathering important industry officials on August 8th 2016. Namely, a world-class business events organizer Smile-Expo hand-picked Batumi as a perfect meeting place for an important Casino Forum Batumi 2016 industry conference.

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  • 20 June 2016

    Evolution Gaming Gets New CFO This Fall

    One of the things that is easy to lose sight of at times is that the online gambling world is still a business at the end of the day, and business deals and employee changes are a part of that. When a major position at a major company changes hands, that's worth sitting back and taking notice because of the implications that it can have on operations as a whole. This is the case with Evolution Gaming changing its Chief Financial Officer this fall.

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  • 14 June 2016

    Playtech Continues Casual Games Market Push

    Recently, Playtech acquired the company Funtactix. This company was known for creating popular casual games, and they've won several awards for that. Some of the games they have created have been built up on popular brands in the United States like Rocky, Mission: Impossible, Power Rangers and the Hunger Games. Buying this company is all a part of Playtech's plan to get onto the computers and mobile devices of US players within the casual game market.

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  • 22 May 2016

    ComeOn.com Purchased by Cherry AB

    Business deals happen all the time in every industry, but in the online gambling industry, the way jurisdictions and licensing is handled now means that even more strategy is involved in making purchases and acquisitions. Recently it's been announced that Cherry AB, a Swedish gaming company, has made a deal to purchase 49 percent of ComeOn, a popular brand that includes sites like ComeOn.com. They also have the option to purchase the remaining 51 percent at a later date.

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  • 15 May 2016

    Record Largest Ever Single-Market Loss for Betway Set

    In the sports betting world, the long-shot bet very rarely pays off. For example, when Betway set the line at 2,500:1 at the beginning of the season for Leicester to become the Premier League champions, no one really thought it would be a good bet. However, they managed to pull it off, and now they're stuck with what amounts to their single-largest loss inside of a single market in the history of the brand, which is huge considering they have been around for over 11 years.

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  • 12 May 2016

    New Cafe Casino Launches with RTG Software

    New online casinos always bring a bit of excitement to players because it represents the addition of more options, more competition between sites and more choices for where to play. The newest online casino to launch is Cafe Casino, a site that's running the Realtime Gaming software. They seem to have a pretty good selection of promotions running for new players, so it's clear they're looking to hit the ground running.

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  • 08 May 2016

    Inspired Gaming Inks Deals With Snai and Novomatic

    Content distribution deals are a key part of the current state of the online casino industry. What used to be a wide-open market has become a segmented one thanks to each individual country having their own regulatory body in Europe and other parts of the world, and business strategy has changed to be more about improving market share in individual countries instead of the world as a whole.

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  • 04 May 2016

    New Realistic Games Chief Executive Officer Appointed

    In the online casino world, there are business moves and shuffling of positions that happen pretty often. If an opening comes up for an important post in a company, you can bet that someone who definitely has the qualifications will be available to fill it. This is what's happened with Realistic Games recently when they filled their CEO position. The person to take the spot is definitely qualified to do so, and his accolades and qualifications are downright impressive.

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  • 01 May 2016

    Game360 Platform Vehicle for Italian Expansion for NYX

    In the current online gambling market, each individual country has to handle their own regulations and legislation for how they handle the industry. In Italy, Sisal is one of the largest providers for online gambling services that exists, and getting on their platform instantly means a much larger presence on the scene in that country. This is exactly what NYX Gaming has managed to do with a set of strategic moves.

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  • 15 April 2016

    Magnet Gaming Makes Deal With iSoftBet Platform

    In the online casino software industry, there have been a number of changes over the years, but the main characteristic of the current paradigm is that it's normal to combine games from several different software providers. This gives the smaller developers a chance to get their games out in front of more players, and that's exactly what's happened with Magnet Gaming and iSoftBet.

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  • 12 April 2016

    Bitcoin Now Accepted at Bovada Casino

    One of the main issues that players from the United States have with getting in on the action with an online casino is that making payments and receiving withdrawals can be difficult. Bovada Casino (read more) has built up a great reputation for having solutions for this problem in the form of a great support team who is there to help players go step-by-step in getting their deposits in and in the form of being very reliable when it comes to withdrawals.

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  • 28 March 2016

    Amaya CEO David Baazov Charged With Insider Trading

    The Amaya Gaming Group's rise to prominence in the online gambling industry has been a pretty big story over the past few years. Starting out as a relatively small company that seemed to specialize in buying up undervalued online gambling software companies like CryptoLogic and turning them around, they really broke out in 2014 when they purchased the Rational Group in mid-2014 for a huge sum of around $5 billion.

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  • 15 March 2016

    Habanero Releases Newest Slot: Roman Empire

    One of the most common themes in all of online slots is that of the Roman empire, especially the gladiator games, and Habanero's new Roman Empire slot is based on the same kind of theme. This game uses 25 paylines with a usual five-by-three format, and it's suggested to have a medium overall volatility. This means that you'll have a mix of big wins and small payouts that will keep you afloat while you try to take down a jackpot.

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  • 10 March 2016

    Omni Slots Adds 35 New Amatic Titles

    There are always big deals happening in the online casino industry, specially when it comes to content distribution. The current model for how content is distributed can see a single online casino have games available from dozens of different software developers, and that creates a huge advantage for players who like to get everything they can in one place. Omni Slots has added 35 new games from Amatic as the result of this type of environment for the industry as a whole.

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  • 04 March 2016

    Deckmedia Casinos Get TopGame and BetSoft Titles

    In the online casino world, having more games from strong software providers will always be a good thing, and that's apparently the opinion that Deckmedia has since they have added titles from two big software developers to three of their brands. Box 24, Black Diamond and Spartan Slots now all have games from TopGame and BetSoft available, and this rounds out their overall game selection very nicely.

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  • 03 March 2016

    New Omni-Channel Judge Dredd Slot Release by William Hill

    William Hill has a distinct advantage in the United Kingdom because they've been releasing new online slots through their omni-channel program that includes betting terminals in a lot of their betting shops all over. This is also the case with the new NYX Gaming Group title Judge Dredd, an online slot based on the popular comic franchise.

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  • 27 February 2016

    UK Market Next for Rizk Casino

    Growth strategy is one of the most important parts of an online casino's business plan. Without consistent growth, a site's player base will slowly fall, and they will eventually fall completely out of favor since the competition is always trying to get a leg up. A failure to keep up with the curve means you die out quickly in this industry, but that's not something that the new Rizk Casino is going to have to worry about any time soon after they've entered the UK market.

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  • 25 February 2016

    High Roller Skrill Account Hacked for Around €150,000

    One of the biggest fears of anyone who gambles online is having their accounts hacked and funds stolen away with no resource. This is exactly what happened to one high roller who lost a total of about €150,000 after his Skrill account was hacked and the funds were sent out to plenty of other Skrill accounts and promptly withdrawn. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this situation, needless to say, but the response from Skrill has been somewhat surprising.

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  • 20 February 2016

    Novomatic Forms StakeLogic Company for 3D HTML5 Slots

    Novomatic is a company known for having a lot of interests in different parts of the online casino industry. Recently, they've advanced these interests by forming the company StakeLogic, which will be a subsidiary that focuses on making a special type of game: 3D slots using HTML5. This is a really fun development that they've first announced at the 2016 edition of the International Casino Expo, and it's good news for players who could see some really great titles come out of this.

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  • 16 February 2016

    New Deal With SBTech Distributing Content From Quickspin

    With the nature of today's online casino environment, content distribution deals are an extremely important part of the growth of modern casino software companies. Quickspin is a good example of a company that's worked hard to provide high-quality titles to their players through distribution deals like these, and their newest deal with SBTech is a good example of that.

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  • 16 February 2016

    First Web Casino, Owned by Jackpot Factory, Closing

    According to emails that have been going out to players, First Web Casino will be closing its doors this month. This is one of the original nine casinos launched by the Jackpot Factory group, once known for being one of the most important companies to operate online casinos in the world. This closure will leave them with only four casino sites left out of those original nine, and they include names that were among the most well-known around five years ago.

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