Gambling News

  • 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 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 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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