Gambling News

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 30 October 2015

    Oshi! Online Casino Launched by 90Digital

    It's common knowledge that new online casinos are launched on a regular basis, so when a new site comes out, it's not necessarily all that important in the grand scheme of things. However, there are a lot of details that make the launch of the new Oshi! online casino really interesting. This site is licensed in Curacao, and it is using the SoftSwiss platform, a software platform that's been picking up quite a bit of steam over the past year. About the Oshi!

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  • 30 October 2015

    Fantasy Sport Trade Association Control Board Coming

    The fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry in the United States over the past couple of years has been daily fantasy sports. Unfortunately, a scandal-type situation created a lot of negative attention for the industry, and now the government is looking at stepping in to curb it. In response to this, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association is looking to create an independent regulatory control board.

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  • 29 October 2015

    Video Scratch Card Game Released by OMI Gaming

    Online scratch cards in Internet casinos are an interesting genre of game. They have much higher payouts than their land-based counterparts, and they have similar themes and concepts. The basic ideas behind these games haven't really changed much since online gambling was first invented, and OMI Gaming is looking to change that.

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  • 29 October 2015

    Microgaming Makes Content Distribution Deal With Ainsworth

    Microgaming's Quickfire platform is extremely important because it gives a lot of third-party developers a chance to get their best titles in front of tons of new players at some of the most popular and most respected online casinos in the world. While this platform also contains a lot of classic and newer Microgaming-produced titles, a lot of the content is distributed from other suppliers, and this gives them a chance to get their games out there.

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  • 29 October 2015

    Azurolongo Starting New Monsieur Vegas Online Casino

    New online casinos launch on a regular basis, and it creates a situation where many players don't really see a reason to get excited about a site until they've been around for a few years and taken the time to prove themselves. While we would typically be inclined to agree, the new Monsieur Vegas online casino, operated by Azurolongo, could prove to be the exception to this rule because they have everything going for them to indicate good things in the future for this brand.

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  • 29 October 2015

    Bitcoin Exempt From VAT Says European Court of Justice

    One of the problems that has come up around bitcoin-based casinos is the chance that the currency itself will not be treated as currency regarding certain types of tax situations. In Europe, for example, there was the question that the cryptocurrency might not be considered a currency at all. If not, then it would be subject to the value added tax, and that would make it a much less attractive option for playing at gambling sites.

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  • 24 October 2015

    Slots.Lv Has the Scary Rich Slot Set for Halloween

    Rival Games has a cool set of online slots that will really get you in the mood for Halloween. With the Scary Rich series, you'll have lots of ways to win big payouts and stay in the Halloween spirit. There are three games total in the series, and it starts with the original of Scary Rich. This game centers around vampires, and the vampire symbol is wild and expands to cover a whole reel when you land it to give you some spooky good chances for multi-line wins.

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