• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 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! Online Casino

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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. Seth Harris Leading?

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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. The Hedqvist Case

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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. Huge Multipliers in Scary Rich 2

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    • 24 October 2015

      Changes Are Happening to DFS and Amaya is Responding

      The daily fantasy sports market in the United States has absolutely exploded over the past couple of years, and the Amaya Gaming Group has gotten in on the action with their StarsDraft brand. Coming off of the legacy of PokerStars and the "bad actor" reputation that it gained, they were very careful about where they allowed their games to run on a state-by-state basis.

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    • 24 October 2015

      SlotsMillion to Get Virtual Reality Games

      Virtual reality online casino games have been demoed at various trade shows over the past couple of years, and several companies are working on products for it because it seems to be the next big thing in the industry that's not quite to the mainstream level just yet. SlotsMillion is one of the first to launch their own virtual reality casino, and it can be played with either an Oculus Rift headset or on your computer with 3D graphics. Virtual Reality Casino Options

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    • 19 October 2015

      SkillOnNet Opens Another Regulated Schleswig Holstein Casino

      A decade ago, running an online casino brand was relatively simple. You had one piece of software licensed by an operator, and that operator might have support for multiple languages and currencies to accept players from many different parts of the world. Fast-forward to today, and this macro-based approach is no longer applicable if you want to be competitive. Instead, everything now is about the micro, and SkillOnNet has illustrated this one again with a new German-focused online casino.

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    • 19 October 2015

      BetConstruct Now Holds a License to Operate in Spain

      About five or six years ago, countries in Western Europe started regulating the online gambling industry on a country-by-country basis. Spain was one of the first countries to do so in the region, and they were one of the pioneers in what's now known as standard operating procedure for countries who want to regulate online gambling. They've recently awarded a license for BetConstruct's sports betting platform, and that's huge news for the company for a variety of reasons.

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    • 19 October 2015

      Russia Takes UIGEA-Like Approach Against Online Gambling

      The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in the United States, known as the UIGEA for short, absolutely crippled the industry by attacking the financial transactions for the sites in a way that was very difficult for players to get around. Now the Russian government is showing a lot of support for a similar bill that will have banks facing stiff fines and other punishments for processing payments for illegal online gambling. How This Bill Would Work

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    • 19 October 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Called Out by UIGEA Author

      Daily fantasy sports has become the single fastest-growing segment of the online gambling industry in the United States over the past 12-18 months. Major sports teams have signed on to sponsor daily fantasy sports services, and so have major league and college sports leagues. This popularity isn't sitting well with everyone, and this includes the author of the UIGEA. Jim Leach has spoken out about this form of daily fantasy sports. A "Cauldron" of Daily Betting

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    • 19 October 2015

      Aussie Gambling Advertising Laws Could Be Revamped

      Advertising for gambling is an interesting topic that really incorporates the balance between increasing outreach and the responsibilities that companies have to make sure they aren't targeting underage or problem gamblers. This is why oversight and self-regulation in the industry is really important. Otherwise, governments like Australia decide that they want to get involved, and that usually doesn't work out well for anyone whether it's the players or the companies themselves.

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    • 16 October 2015

      Ladbrokes Raises £1.35 Billion in Merger Funding

      It seems like 2015 has been the year of the merger, and the floodgates have really blown open with lots of different companies combining or being taken over, with the notable case of the huge bidding war over Bwin.Party being a good example. There's another merger on the horizon, and that's between Ladbrokes and Coral.

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    • 16 October 2015

      Self-Regulation Could Head Off Government Intervention in Sweden

      There are pros and cons when it comes to government regulation. One of the main pros is that the players get taken care of in better ways with fewer chances for companies to take advantage of them. However, there are also cons like the simple fact that government regulations can often overshoot the mark and paralyze the industry instead of keeping it safe. Companies in Sweden understand that on a major level, and they've begun certain amounts of self-regulation to try to keep this from happening.

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    • 16 October 2015

      EveryMatrix Taking Steps to Boost DDOS Protection

      Something that has been happening on and off in the online gambling world is the idea of hackers using extortion to try to get payoffs from online gambling sites behind the threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services). The way these attacks work is that computers from all over the world that are under the control of these hackers try to access the site all at the same time.

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    • 15 October 2015

      Game Lounge Launches Additional Whitelabel Suomi

      In Europe right now, we're seeing more and more countries regulate the online gambling industry. As a result, different providers, operators and software companies are getting in on the action of building up a foothold in each individual country as much as they can according to their own strategic directives. This is happening in Finland as much as anywhere, and Game Lounge has launched another whitelabel (their second) called Suomi Casino in an effort to take advantage.

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    • 15 October 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Called on by Amaya

      The daily fantasy sports industry has been absolutely exploding in the past year, and one of the reasons why it's become so open in the United States is that it's not considered sports betting. It's also considered, for the time being, protected from the UIGEA thanks to a carve-out for fantasy sports. This rise in popularity has led to big deals with ESPN, major league sports teams and the leagues themselves, but a new scandal has the Amaya Gaming Group calling for regulation of the industry.

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    • 09 October 2015

      New Sportsbook Platform Launched by William Hill

      Advances in software platforms every so often are extremely important for any online gambling operation. William Hill knows this as much as anybody, and that's why their new Trafalgar platform is exciting, even if it's not all that surprising.

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    • 09 October 2015

      White Hat Launches Reel Island Online Casino

      Online casinos have evolved over the past two decades, and the entire history of the industry has been about pushing forward and coming up with new ways for players to get in on the action and have a great experience. The new Reel Island online casino, owned by Flip Gaming, is the newest online casino powered by the White Hat Gaming platform.

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    • 08 October 2015

      Report Says Wearable Technology Right for Online Gambling

      Technology and the gambling world are connected in a way that's impossible to overestimate. Whenever a new technology becomes available on a wide-enough basis, people inevitably want to gamble on it, and that demand becomes filled. It started back in the mid 1990s when Internet connections became widespread, and it continued in the early 2000s when mobile devices started having better graphic capabilities and their own Internet connections. Now it's continuing with wearable technology.

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    • 08 October 2015

      eCOGRA Approved by Portuguese Regulator for Testing

      eCOGRA is known for being one of the most important independent entities in all of online gambling. Right now, their Safe & Fair Seal is considered to be the single most-important certification that an online gambling site could have. Portugal's new regulator SRIJ has recognized this, and now they've made a deal where they will be using eCOGRA as a testing company. This is a great deal that will definitely help the industry as a whole in Portugal. What eCOGRA Will Be Doing

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    • 08 October 2015

      Major Growth for Online Gambling in the Czech Republic

      The Czech Republic does not currently license or regulate the online gambling industry in any meaningful way. That will probably change sooner rather than later because of a new report that has come out of the nation's capital of Prague that shows that virtually all sectors of the online gambling industry are expanding. This is especially true for the mobile casino sector, a part of the industry that's seeing major growth all over the world. Exact Numbers

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    • 03 October 2015

      A New License Seal is Now Required for NJ Online Sites

      Something that New Jersey online gambling sites have run into is the simple fact that there are a lot of foreign operators who are still going after their customers. In an effort to help players who would be confused about which sites are licensed and which are not, New Jersey's Directorate of Gaming Enforcement will now be requiring licensed sites to show a specific seal on their websites.

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    • 03 October 2015

      New Financials Have Been Posted for Bet365

      Operating in Europe as an online gambling business is especially tricky right now. There have been a number of major changes to how regulation works in different countries, especially in the United Kingdom with a completely revamped tax system over the past year, and new changes are happening in various countries all of the time. It's not enough that a business has to keep up with all of these changes or face penalties but taxes and fees are generally increasing faster than profits can keep up.

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    • 03 October 2015

      Growth Has Changed After China's Policy Changes

      If you look at Eastern Asia as a whole, you'll see that gambling is growing as a whole. However, China is no longer leading the way here thanks to new policies that have come on the back of discoveries of corruption and other factors. The basic idea is that they have strong regulations now that prevent a lot of the high stakes gambling that was going on, and this gambling has moved to other markets. Where Did The Players Go?

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    • 03 October 2015

      Tipico Sportsbook Possibly For Sale

      In the online sports betting world and horse betting world, we've seen some pretty incredible changes to the overall landscape in the past six months. Different buy-outs and bidding wars have heated things up. There was a massive bidding war that led to the purchase of Bwin.Party by GVC, and there was also the big Paddy Power-Betfair deal that was accidentally spoiled on Twitter by a joke from a social media worker who didn't even know there was a deal in place to begin with.

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    • 03 October 2015

      Microgaming's European Live Dealer Games to be Handled by Evolution

      Live dealer games are a pretty important part of today's online casino environment. They offer players an alternative to the normal online casino experience by tying in elements of playing in a land-based casino. These elements include playing games with real deals who spin a real roulette wheel or deal games with real cards. It also adds a social factor to the game since you can interact with your dealer and the other players.

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