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    • 25 November 2015

      Estonian Chanz Casino Has Initial Launch

      One aspect of online casino play that's always been inferior to the land-based product is the social factor. A lot of people go out to play in land-based casinos to meet people and have a good time socially, and that's something that can't really be matched in most online casinos. However, a new site called Chanz Casino in Estonia is looking to buck that trend by taking advantage of how connected everyone is through social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The Social Connection

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    • 25 November 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Giant FanDuel Forms Board of Advisors

      A new advisory board has been created for FanDuel, one of the two largest daily fantasy sports companies in the world. The board's express purpose is to help the company develop policy, but it's not hard to see that they're scrambling at this point to get as much positive publicity as possible after the scandals and other hits that the industry has taken in the past couple of months. Who is on the Board This board consists of a number of big names in sports and politics.

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    • 25 November 2015

      Realistic Games and Rank Interactive Sign Content Deal

      New content deals have been happening left and right lately, and there's yet another that affects Realistic Games this time. They've signed a deal that will have a lot of their content featured on the Bede software platform, one of Rank Interactive's key products. This includes all of their new games like the Super Graphics Super Lucky line, Fireworks, 6 Appeal and others. It's a cool deal that gives Realistic Games even more exposure. Nature of the Content Deal

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    • 25 November 2015

      BetSoft Now Providing Content for SlotsMillion

      SlotsMillion is an online casino that's known for having an overwhelming number of online slots. Their whole gimmick is this idea that they have more slots in one place than anyone else, and it's really the case since they have well over 1,000 titles. Thanks to a new content deal with BetSoft, that number's going to increase to even higher levels. BetSoft's 3D Slots

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    • 20 November 2015

      Illegal Operators Get Big Fines in the Netherlands

      In the Netherlands, the gambling regulator's name is Kansspelautoriteit, and they have thrown some pretty big fines in the direction of two companies, backers of RedSlots.com. The two companies in question are Bluemay Enterprises and Redcorp, and a further look into RedSlots.com has shown some shady claims about their payment processor Megaton Ltd.

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    • 20 November 2015

      BetSoft Pairs With CoinGaming.io for Bitcoin Releases

      When bitcoin's popularity really went through the roof in 2014, players and industry experts realized that the cryptocurrency could be used to fund deposits and withdrawals for online casinos. Bitcoin casinos sprung up afterwards, but a lot of them had limited software selections. This doesn't seem like it's going to be an issue for CoinGaming.io after a new deal with BetSoft will have them offering some of the best content in the industry today. Details on the CoinGaming.io Deal

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    • 16 November 2015

      The AGA Has Taken a Position on Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations

      The American Gaming Association has had what some would consider a questionable history when it comes to supporting online gambling in the United States. Because their primary backers are those involved with land-based gambling, it's hard to know exactly where their motives lie when they make statements about the online sector, and this includes daily fantasy sports. They've made some statements about DFS, and it seems like they're wanting to use it as leverage to expand sports betting.

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    • 16 November 2015

      New York Supreme Court Lawsuits for DFS Juggernauts

      Daily fantasy sports hasn't been doing so well over the past couple of months. After a scandal broke loose when a DraftKings employee used insider information to pull about $300,000 in winnings from FanDuel, they have been under fire from virtually every direction. After New York Attorney General Eric Sniederman pressed a cease-and-desist order on them, they have struck back with individual lawsuits in the Supreme Court of the state of New York. The Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports

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    • 14 November 2015

      Aussie Advertising Code to be Influenced by Watchdog

      Advertising for any type of gambling is an extremely touchy subject. On one hand, it's reasonable to think that businesses should be able to advertise their products and services so that they can gain more customers and remain profitable. On the other hand, gambling can be advertised in predatory ways, especially towards underage individuals and those with compulsive gambling problems.

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    • 14 November 2015

      Cease and Desist Letters Sent to DFS Giants from New York AG

      If you want to see how much regulation is needed for anything resembling online gambling in the United States, then you don't have to look further than what's happening for daily fantasy sports right now in New York. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issues a cease-and-desist order against the two largest daily fantasy sports leagues, FanDuel and DraftKings, in a move that is questionable at best. Leading Up to the Orders

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    • 11 November 2015

      Deckmedia Group Opening New Red Stag Casino Site

      The Deckmedia group is known for operating a selection of well-received online casinos that have all earned their stripes independently and as a group. Now they are launching another site called Red Stag Casino, and it looks like they've taken all of their prior experience into consideration when putting together the inner workings of this new online destination. Details on Red Stag Casino

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    • 11 November 2015

      Congressional Hearing Set Up for RAWA in Early December

      The Restoration of America's Wire Act is the product of Sheldon Adelson's campaign to end online gambling in the United States to protect his land-based casino empire. It hinges on changing the Wire Act from the 1960s, an act used to combat organized crime sports betting operations that took bets over the phone, to something it was never meant to be: a law that affects all forms of gambling on a piece of technology that wasn't even invented yet.

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    • 10 November 2015

      Optimal Payments User Info Possibly Compromised From Old Attack

      Forbes has released a big investigative article that goes into a lot of detail about the attacks against Moneybookers (now Skrill) and Neteller that happened between 2009 and 2010. Those hacks were thought to be fairly harmless at first, but it's come to light that millions of individuals had their data stolen in the breach. This includes password hints for Neteller along with telephone numbers, emails, addresses, birth dates and other information for both. Implications of the Attack

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    • 05 November 2015

      DraftKings and FanDuel Are Feeling the Heat Even More

      Several weeks ago, there was a scandal where a DraftKings employee used inside information not available to public players to win six-figures in winnings on FanDuel. This has prompted a tons of attention towards regulating the games like in Florida where they're looking at the industry very closely. To make things worse, dozens of lawsuits are popping up against these companies as well. New Indiana Lawsuit

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    • 05 November 2015

      More DDOS Attacks Are Happening Against Gambling Sites

      The publication Daze recently releases some statistics that should make everyone in the online gambling community sit back and take notice. They've claimed that about 45 percent of online gambling operators are hit with DDOS attacks and that about 75 percent of those attacked are done so multiple times. On top of that, 90 percent of those were attacked in the past year, and 10 percent were targets inside of the past seven days, on average. The Point of DDOS Attacks

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    • 05 November 2015

      Italian Online Gambling Sees New Rules and Regulations

      Italy is looking to change things up a bit in the next year by adding some things to their regulations for online gambling. For the first time, existing licenses for online gambling are needing to be renewed, and new licenses are likely to be issued. On top of that, there are provisions for Internet cafe situations that could change things up quite a bit. The Licensing Situation

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    • 05 November 2015

      Portuguese Online Gambling Licenses Coming in 2016

      Regulation for the online gambling industry has been sweeping over Europe, and we're seeing the results of that once again in Portugal. They have finally set up their own regulatory structure, but much to the dismay of some players, licenses will not be issued until the beginning of 2016. Even though players will have to wait a couple more months, this is a great sign that they're taking things seriously. The Nature of European Regulation

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    • 03 November 2015

      German Sports Betting Association Adds Bet-at-Home and Will Hill

      One idea of the gambling industry is that they're under constant threat of new regulations and rules from the government. It's not so much that government regulations to keep players safe are a bad thing, but they typically go way behind a reasonable mark and create unfavorable conditions for everyone involved, including the players.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Two Rival Gaming Titles Added to Slots.Lv Lineup

      One of the cool things about Slots.Lv is the fact that their name tells you what they're all about: giving players a ton of opportunities to get in on the action with hot online slots. One of the ways they do this is by providing players with a fresh selection of new titles, and that's exactly what's happening now that they're adding two games from Rival Gaming. The Cute and Fun Panda Party Slot The first new game to be added is Panda Party.

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    • 03 November 2015

      World Match Brings Night Vampire Slot Online

      One of the things that makes online slots such a popular genre is the fact that they can take on such a wide range of different themes and concepts. In just a few clicks, you can go from an Egyptian-themed slot to an army-themed one and then to one based on a popular movie. With the end of the year coming up, there are a lot of opportunities for holiday-based games, and that's exactly what's happened with the new Night Vampire slot. Details on Night Vampire

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    • 03 November 2015

      Gains for Nevada's September Gambling Revenues

      Nevada is known for being the largest state for gambling in the USA, and when they have a three-month period of declining gambling revenues, it starts to be a little scary for the industry as a whole. Thankfully, they ended this losing streak in September and showed a fair amount of growth. They found that the total winnings for the month of September were about $916.3 million, and that's a 1.5 percent boost from September of 2014. Baccarat Changes

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    • 03 November 2015

      eSports Could Be the Next Big Target for Sony

      The eSports world is all about high-level, competitive video game play, and Sony could be looking to get a bigger piece of this industry if certain rumors floating around prove to be true. Talk about a PlayStation Plus League for PlayStation 4 user has been thrown around quite a bit, and this could include lots of chances for players to get in on the action for cash prizes. Relation to Online Gambling

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    • 03 November 2015

      New Management Have Hit Malibu Club Casino Once Again

      When a brand gets a dubious reputation, it can be really hard to shake it. That's been the case with Malibu Club Casino for a lot of players. They changed management back in 2010, when they were formally known as Royal Apollo Casino before, along with at least one other casino operated by the same group. Now they're getting new management again, and like before, they're claiming that this will be the bigger, better, more reliable version of the site. Source of the Issue

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    • 03 November 2015

      The NYX OGS Platform Now Running at Will Hill

      If you look at how the online casino software world has changed over the past couple of decades, you'll see one major shift that's happened slowly over time. However, this change has come to completely redefine how online casino software is handled. William Hill has recently added the OGS platform by NYX Gaming, and this is a perfect example of this paradigm shift in action. A Shift in Perspective and Approach Here's how this shift works.

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    • 03 November 2015

      A Letter About Regulation Was Penned by FanDuel CEO

      A big scandal several weeks ago set of a big problem in the daily fantasy sports world. An employee from DraftKings used inside information not available to the public to place bets on FanDuel and win prizes that totaled in the mid six-figure range. This was obviously a big problem, and it's brought up a ton of heat with the government who are looking to step in and regulate the industry. Yet Another Call for Regulation This isn't the first call for regulation by a daily fantasy sports company.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Class Action Lawsuit Comes Against FanDuel

      The two biggest names in daily fantasy sports in the United States are FanDuel and DraftKings. DraftKings has a deal with the National Football League, and FanDuel does not, and that might have something to do with the class action lawsuit that the latter is facing thanks to player Pierre Garcon of Washington. This lawsuit is the fourth against a daily fantasy sports provider inside of the past 30 days. Details on the Lawsuit

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    • 03 November 2015

      Revenues Were Expected to Fall About 28.4 Percent in Macau

      A total of 17 months of negative growth is what Macau has been seeing now that the Chinese have been cracking down on public officials getting in on the action. It was predicted that a decline somewhere between 26 and 29 percent would happen in October, and that's exactly what happened with a 28.4 percent drop. Total revenue came at about 20.06 billion patacas, and this is compared to the 28.03 billion that was seen in October of last year. This year's revenues were worth about $2.

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    • 03 November 2015

      Polls Show DFS Challenging Casino and Lottery Play

      The Leger research group did a poll of over 1,000 daily fantasy sports players in the United States. This poll showed a number of interesting things, but the most important finding was that their money spent on these games definitely lowers the amount of money they spend on lotteries and in casinos. A total of more than 60 percent of those players said that this is the case, and this could make casinos and lottery companies rethink how they approach DFS. The Combination of Skill and Luck

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    • 30 October 2015

      Big Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Self-Embarrassment

      Sometimes it's easy to poke fun at your political opponents over things that don't really matter all that much. However, in the case of the RAWA (Restoration of America's Wire Act) bill being considered in Congress right now, anti-online gambling group Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, or CSIG for short, completely and totally embarrassed themselves by launching a full-on assault against the English language in a press release full of errors. Pushing the RAWA Bill

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    • 30 October 2015

      EveryMatrix Earns Belgium Online Gambling License

      Over the past five years or so, the regulation of the online gambling industry has taken on a completely different form than it saw before, and many countries in Europe started regulating the industry on an individual basis. EveryMatrix has really gotten on the ball with this type of regulation after picking up their fifth license this week after earning the ability to run their games in Belgium. This is another important bit of growth for the company. How Regulatory Jurisdictions Work

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