Gambling News

  • 26 September 2016

    NYX Starts GeoComply Partnership for Indoor Mobile

    It's no secret to anyone who has been paying attention that the mobile side of the gambling world has been expanding rapidly for several years. While many people tend to focus on the impact for mobile online casinos, one area that has been impacted in a major way is mobile access for land-based casinos. A new deal between GeoComply and NYX has created a very strong solution for companies looking to add this as an option.

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  • 24 September 2016

    Anonymous ZCoin Cryptocurrency Launching

    In recent years, the use of anonymous cryptocurrencies has increased drastically in the online gambling industry. Dealing in cryptocurrencies has become more popular as the need for privacy online has become more evident. In response to the tracking companies founded to counteract the anonymous nature of currencies like bitcoin, ZCoin claims to be able to give users complete privacy.

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  • 20 September 2016

    Yggdrasil Expanding into Romanian Market

    Recently, the Romanian National Gambling Office has granted Yggdrasil Gaming two licenses that allow the company to supply licensed operators with their slot titles. At the moment, Yggdrasil's titles will be made available to all operators that have a Romania Category 1 license. Operators will also have access to the company's promotional tools as well, including the in-game tool BOOST™ and the social media tool BRAG.

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  • 19 September 2016

    Spilleren Casino Launches This September

    This month, the Spilleren Casino has launched online. The casino is licensed to operate in the jurisdictions of Malta and Curacao, and is operated by EveryMatrix Ltd. Spilleren is open to players from England, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. The site is currently offering a welcome bonus to new players: €900 plus 500 free spins.

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  • 13 September 2016

    Pariplay Now on Microgaming Quickfire Platform

    Online scratch cards aren't really seen as one of the most popular forms of gambling in terms of the number of games that are available overall in online casinos. However, this is something that Pariplay specializes in, and they have been providing these games through all kinds of outlets since 2010.

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  • 01 September 2016

    Tain Receives Romanian Online Gambling License

    Romania has been a fairly active online gambling jurisdiction inside of the past year after getting their regulatory body going with a number of licenses being awarded here and there to select companies. Tain is the most recent company to be added to that list, and they will now be able to offer their online casino platform to operators inside of the country. This is exciting news for Tain, but it's also exciting news for the players there who will be able to enjoy the games that they provide.

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  • 31 August 2016

    Yggdrasil Releases New Big Blox Online Slot

    New game concepts don't happen all that much in the online slot world. At this point, it seems like just about everything that's going to be done has been done. While video slots offer a lot of flexibility in giving players different ways to get in on the action, the fact of the matter is that there are only so many spins that can be made on the same old options and features. Yggdrasil prefers to push the envelope and innovate, and they seem to have done that again with their Big Blox slot.

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  • 21 August 2016

    Euroslots Relaunches With New Website and More

    When an online casino has been around for a while, they can start to fall behind the times if they aren't careful. This is why it's so important for these sites to keep their look updated every few years, and that's exactly what Euroslots has done recently with their relaunch. This relaunch includes a number of updates and changes that will keep players interested for longer and provide a better experience for slot fans.

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  • 20 August 2016

    Microgaming Quickfire Signs Just For The Win

    The Microgaming Quickfire platform is generally seen by many as the most popular gaming platform in the industry at this point that combines titles from multiple developers. It consists of hundreds of top titles from Microgaming themselves on top of a number of games from third-party developers.

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  • 18 August 2016

    New Partnership For Tom Horn Gaming and TOPsport

    Lithuania has only somewhat recently put together a licensing agreement and regulatory setup that allows online gambling to happen on a larger scale in the country. In what's an incredibly important event, the very first deal for offering licensed and certified online casino games in the country has been signed between Tom Horn Gaming and TOPsport. The former will provide games to the latter in this agreement.

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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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