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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. Get a Free $10 Chip

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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. About Andy Harris

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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. The Purchase of Game360

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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. A New Content Distribution Deal

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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. The Roman Theme

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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. Details on the Deal

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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. Titles Available for US Players

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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. Quick Growth

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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. Details on the New SBTech Deal

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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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    • 16 February 2016

      Yggdrasil Could Be Getting a Gibraltar License

      In the online casino world, there are tons of different jurisdictions for licensing. Because there are no unifying, global standards, some jurisdictions naturally become known for being more trustworthy than others based on how strict their rules are, how well those rules are enforced and how well they work with the regulatory bodies from other jurisdictions. Gibraltar is one of the best in the world, and Yggdrasil has taken a major step forward by applying for their license here.

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    • 06 February 2016

      Microgaming Announces Deal for Jurassic World Slot

      In the world of online slots, Microgaming is known for bringing some of the biggest brands in television and film to the reels. One of their biggest releases was Jurassic Park, based on the hit movie by the same name, and they've acquired the rights to produce a Jurassic World slot as well. This was the fourth-highest grossing movie in history up to this point, so it's clear that there's going to be a huge audience.

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    • 06 February 2016

      CURO B.V. Sanction From Netherlands Sends Clear Message

      The Netherlands has been in an interesting situation over the past couple of years as they've taken a series of steps towards creating a regulated online gambling environment. There had been questions until recently about whether or not they would really push back and offer sanctions against companies that facilitated unregulated online gambling in the country.

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    • 06 February 2016

      Vantiv to Suspend Daily Fantasy Sports Payments

      For the past six months or so, daily fantasy sports have been dealt setback after setback in what seems to be a series of dominoes that are taking their sweet time in falling over. For about 18 months, the top DFS providers got a ton of attention through aggressive marketing tactics and sponsorships and deals with everything from ESPN to major league sports teams. After a scandal broke last fall, they've seen a lot of negative attention as well. The Most Recent Developments Vantiv Inc.

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    • 06 February 2016

      Spike Games to Launch Alice Cooper Slot

      Something that we've seen a lot of in the past year is emphasis on rock stars as being the centerpieces for online slot releases. This push started back in the first quarter of 2015 when Net Entertainment announced that they would be releases a Guns N Roses-themed slot in 2016. This was such a huge announcement that other software providers starting following suit, making plans for their own rockstar-themed games. The upcoming Alice Cooper slot seems to be Spike Games' attempt to do the same.

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    • 28 January 2016

      An ISP-Level Gambling Site Block Could Come in Sweden

      For a long time, Sweden has a been a country that's been known for having policies geared towards keeping Internet access as open as possible. When the government tried to block access to The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular piracy sites in the world, courts rejected it because it wasn't allowed under Swedish law. Now we're facing a similar incident over unregulated online gambling sites. The Basics of the Scenario

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    • 28 January 2016

      Major Problems for Online Sportsbook GR88

      The GR88 online sportsbook seems to be having some major problems, and it's become very concerning. For more than two weeks, there has been no activity at the site since their website says they are down for maintenance, but there's been no announcement or response of any kind when it comes to figuring out when (or if) they'll be back up and running. Previous Problems GR88 is a site that's been known to have some problems for a bit of time now.

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    • 21 January 2016

      Slotland Launches 10s or Better Video Poker

      In the world of video poker, Jacks or Better is the most basic game. Every other title is based on it in one way or another, but 10s or Better is probably its most closely-related cousin. Slotland has added their own 10s or Better game as their most recent addition to their lineup, and it shows that they're looking to expand on their selection of non-slot titles in the new year. The Importance of Variety When it comes to video poker, variety is extremely important.

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    • 21 January 2016

      Daily Fantasy Sports Not Allowed Says Maryland AG

      Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions about the legality of daily fantasy sports in multiple states. The Attorney General for New York sent a cease and desist letter to major companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, and they also hit some resistance from the AG in Illinois. Now the Attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosh has stated that it's not allowed under existing laws in the state. Where to Go From Here From here, Frosh has suggested one of two things.

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    • 19 January 2016

      Lots of Attention is Being Given to Match-Fixing in Tennis

      One of the realities of sports betting, just like any other form of gambling, is that it opens up opportunities for cheating to beat the house and take down a lot of money. In sports betting in particular, there are well-known methods to fix matches, and along these lines, there are well-known methods for identifying suspicious behavior.

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    • 19 January 2016

      Daily Fantasy Sports May or May Not Be Illegal in Texas

      Daily fantasy sports have come under fire in New York from their Attorney General, and the biggest names in the business were forced to make a deal with the AG from Illinois after she determined that the events were illegal in that state as well. The Attorney General in Texas, however, is taking his sweet time with coming out with an opinion on the matter. Why the Delay?

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    • 17 January 2016

      Mr Green Casino Gets Two New Manager Figures

      Having a strong team with a lot of skill and experience is very important in any type of business, but in the online gambling world, it can be the difference between being wildly successful and being a complete and total failure. Mr Green Casino is used to being one of the top names in the business, so it's no surprise that they've recently filled two manager positions with some excellent talent. The New Head of Casino The Head of Casino position was filled by Andrew Crosby.

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    • 17 January 2016

      Timetable for Betfair-Paddy Power Merger Announced

      In the past 24 months, we have seen some absolutely huge acquisitions and mergers in the online gambling world. The biggest one of 2016 could already have a timetable set after an announcement was made on the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair. This merger has been officially given the green light by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Now, they expect the merger to be complete on February 2, 2016. What This Merger Means This merger means two things for their stock.

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    • 15 January 2016

      Evolution Gaming Signs Deal for Ultimate Texas Hold'em

      Live dealer games are an extremely fun way to get in on real casino action without having to go through all of the hassle of actually going to a land-based casino. Table games on these platforms offer players a compromise between the real games they see in land-based establishments and the convenience of playing in an online casino. Evolution Gaming's own live dealer product is getting a new addition thanks to the Ultimate Texas Hold'em game provided by Scientific Games. Details on the Deal

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