Gambling News

  • 09 January 2015

    Denmark to Ease Off a Bit on Gambling Tax Returns

    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.

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  • 09 January 2015

    German Blackjack Player Sentenced For Unlawful Online Gambling

    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.

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  • 09 January 2015

    Player Sues Oregon Lottery and Gaming Firms Over Auto-Hold

    A punter from Oregon is suing the state lottery and gaming giants IGT, GTech, and WMS over what he claims is a mis-characterization over auto hold buttons on a series of video poker machines.Justin Curzin is suing the Oregon Lottery over the matter, in which he claims the state and developers are allowing punters to use the auto hold feature on video poker machines under the guise of believing that the button gives players the best move in order to maximize chances of a win.

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  • 08 January 2015

    Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Hacked

    European Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has announced that they have been hacked, resulting in a loss of roughly 19,000 Bitcoins valued at $5.3 million USD. Bitstamp claims it was attacked over the weekend, causing one of their operational wallets to be looted. The company is urging their customers to refrain from depositing until the investigation into the matter is completed.

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  • 08 January 2015

    Bwin Updates Foxy Bingo Site and Mascot

    Internet casino group bwin.party digital entertainment has announced that its Foxy Bingo subsidiary has been revamped with a new look and feel, while also bringing in a new look for its furry mascot. The upgrade to the site includes 60 new games and an easier to use platform. The company’s mascot Foxy also got an upgrade, donning a purple suit to bring a hipper look.

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  • 08 January 2015

    Net Entertainment to Release New Slot Steam Tower

    Internet gambling software Net Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing its newest video slot Steam Tower in February.Steam Tower is a steampunk video slot that features 5 reels and 15 paylines, and includes Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and Stacked Wilds. In the game players will attempt to climb a tower to battle a dragon and save a princess.

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  • 03 January 2015

    1x2 Gaming Releases New Slot “Gods of Olympus”

    Internet gambling software 1×2 Gaming has released its newest video slot “Gods of Olympus”.Gods of Olympus is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that features an Ancient Greek theme as well as various slot features such as Free Spins, Win Multipliers, and a progressive jackpot that can be won. The game is being presented in Flash format, but an HTML5 version is also in the works.

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  • 22 December 2014

    Microgaming to Release “Big Kahuna” Mobile Slot

    Online gambling software company Microgaming has announced that they are planning to release a mobile version of their “Big Kahuna” slot early next year.Big Kahuna is a 5 reel slot with a jungle theme and filled with features such as Scatters and Wilds. The game is set to be compatible with Android, Apple, Windows, and Blackberry devices.

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  • 22 December 2014

    Isle of Man to Grant Relief to Gaming Operators

    The Isle of Man has announced that it will be granting a bit of tax relief to operators serving the UK gaming market by allowing them to claim Double Duty Relief in order to avoid being double taxed on gaming operations.The move is meant to ease the transition of gaming operators, who are now subject to taxation in the UK should they service punters there.

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  • 18 December 2014

    Yggdrasil Releases New Slot Draglings

    Malta based internet gambling software Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the release of their newest video slot “Draglings”, which is now live at casinos offering the developer’s games.Draglings is a 5 reel, 20 payline game that pays out left to right and right to left. The Mystical theme is supplanted with bonus features such as Free Spins, Expanding Wilds, Spreading Wilds, Special Wilds, and Traditional Wilds.

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