• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 03 October 2015

      Oculus Announces Wearable Computer

      Oculus is known primarily for its virtual reality products, and now they're coming out with a wearable computer. This device is expected to start at $99, and it's expected to have immediate support for Facebook, Twitch and Netflix. This company is owned by parent company Facebook, so it's obvious that it will have their integration, and that leads the way for social gaming and other types of gaming to be integrated as well.

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    • 02 October 2015

      RAWA Supporters Could Attempt Another Tactic

      A new approach could be coming from supporters of the Restoration of America's Wire Act. They could impose what's known as a moratorium for two years that would effectively stop states from legalizing online gambling. The idea is that this would give Congress time to study the issue, and even though it would be a massive blow to states' rights, it's still something that's on the table, and it's much more likely to pass than the full-fledged RAWA bill. What is RAWA?

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    • 01 October 2015

      GBGC Announces Report on Virtual Sports Betting

      Virtual sports betting is something that critics have pointed to as being ridiculous, but a new report by the Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) based out of the Isle of Man shows that it's very much on the rise. In the tenth edition of their Global Gambling Report, they've shown that the pressure to increase profits due to higher taxes from regulation has made many operators look for new types of betting, and virtual sports betting is one of those channels that they're looking to.

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    • 30 September 2015

      Opposition for RAWA Starts Piling Up

      Lots of different organizations have started lining up against the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a proposal that could see online gambling banned on a federal level. Among other things, it would seek to officially change the ruling on the Wire Act to ban all forms of online gambling instead of just betting on sports. A somewhat surprising number of groups and organizations have chimed in on the issue. A Letter to Congress

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    • 30 September 2015

      HollywoodBets Sponsors South African Team

      Gambling is an extremely complicated topic in South Africa. A part of that has to do with how dynamic some of the political changes have been from one party and administration to another and how wildly their viewpoints can vary. In a move that's sure to shake things up, a South African cricket team has received a sponsor that few would have guessed would happen, but now the realities of the situation are going to unfold, and it's going to be super interesting to see what happens.

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    • 30 September 2015

      Sweden Online Gambling Reform Coming

      Regulation for online gambling is a particularly interesting subject on a global level because so many different countries handle things in so many different ways, and there's not really any unified concept of how it should be handled specifically. Sweden has been adopting a model for a while based on a government-backed monopoly through a company called Svenska Spel, but like most other attempts at this type of monopoly in this industry, the approach has not been working.

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    • 23 September 2015

      Unibet Finishes Acquiring iGame

      Since the beginning of the year, and even as far back as the middle of 2014, we've been seeing a lot more mergers and purchases in the online gambling world than we've probably ever seen before. Lots of companies have been executing extremely strategic purchases recently, and it's creating a situation where a lot more connections have to be remembered than ever before. The latest of these is the purchase of iGame by Unibet that was finalized in the past week. Details on the Purchase

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    • 23 September 2015

      Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Called For in Congress

      It's no secret right now that daily fantasy sports represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the online gambling market. It's gained more steam in the United States over the past 18 months than most forms of online gambling ever had, and more states have started making decisions about the legality of the game. Now there could be an upcoming congressional hearing on the subject as well. The Need for the Meeting Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

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    • 17 September 2015

      California Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Proposed

      There has been a pretty fierce battle going on in California over the online poker industry for the past few years, and a bill supporting it has failed once again because of political issues between racetrack operators, native tribes and other groups. The same person who proposed the poker legislation Assemblyman Adam Gray is behind a new proposal to regulate and provide licensing processes for daily fantasy sports sites to operate in the state. About AB-1437 for Daily Fantasy Sports

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    • 17 September 2015

      Playtech's Teddy Sagi Strong on Israel Wealth List

      In the online gambling world, Teddy Sagi is a big name when it comes to the business side of things. He has had strong ties with Playtech for a very long time, and he is currently their principle shareholder. Sagi is known for making a lot of major deals in different industries, and his deals so far this year have seen him almost double his net worth. This has shot him up on the list of the most wealthy individuals in Israel, and he is currently in the number six spot on the list.

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    • 17 September 2015

      Mt. Gox CEO Charged by Japanese Authorities

      At one point in time, about four-fifths of all bitcoin exchanges were handled by Mt. Gox, then the top exchange by far for bitcoin transactions. Having what seemed to be such a solid operation taking over such a large portion of the market helped the cryptocurrency to gain a lot of attention with huge fluctuations in its value. This all came crashing down when the Tokyo-based company was accused of fraud and a number of other crimes. Details on the Charges

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    • 16 September 2015

      Caesars Entertainment Fined $9.5 Million in Penalties

      Money laundering is something that's often tied to gambling because of how relatively easy it can be to launder money through gambling establishments. This is largely due to the cash nature of the business and how casino chips are mixed up and traded back and forth during games. Different casinos have to adhere to rules that help to prevent money laundering, and Caesars Entertainment found out the hard way that they weren't doing enough with a $9.5 million penalty. Why Such a Large Penalty?

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    • 16 September 2015

      GameAccount Network Rebrands to GAN

      A company's identity, no matter what industry they are in, is largely tied up in their branding. We saw this a few years ago when MoneyBookers switched its branding and identity to Skrill and pushed on to be one of the top online gambling payment processing options before being purchased by the parent company of Neteller. The GameAccount Network has decided that it's time for them to rebrand as well, so effective September 9, they will now be branded as GAN. Standard Rebranding Ideas

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    • 16 September 2015

      Isle of Man Sees Major Online Gambling Growth

      The Isle of Man is known for being one of the most reputable jurisdictions for online gambling in the world. It's where some of the biggest names have been based in the entire industry, and it's well-respected by everyone involved in the industry in any way. A recent report has shown that they have been growing quite a bit in this industry over the past year, and they generate a ton of revenues and jobs from it. Competition With Insurance

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    • 12 September 2015

      Optimal Payments Proposing Change of Name

      In the online gambling world, a name can mean everything. This is even more true for payment processors, who are often considered the front lines for trust because that's where a player puts their money first. After Optimal Payments brought on Skrill in their reverse takeover worth about €1.1 billion, it seems they're looking for a new identity. That new identity could be the Paysafe Group. Why Change Names?

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    • 11 September 2015

      New Bitcoin-Based Gambling Site Chopcoin Opens

      When bitcoin exploded in popularity over the past 18 months, it created a situation where a lot of people thought it would be perfect for online gambling transactions. The crypto-currency is particularly anonymous, though sometimes to the point of fault for some users, and it seemed perfect for many people who wanted security and safety with their online gambling transactions.

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    • 07 September 2015

      Bwin.Party Shows Huge Support for GVC Proposal

      One of the biggest topics going in the online gambling industry over the past couple of months has been the big bidding war between GVC and 888 Holdings for the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen them go back and forth with bigger and bigger proposals, but it seems like we might finally be getting towards the end of this extremely entertaining struggle. GVC Makes Massive Offer The previous offer by 888 Holdings was for a total of £898.

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    • 07 September 2015

      888 Holdings Officially Drops From Bwin.Party Bidding

      Since July, 888 Holdings has been fighting a fierce and entertaining bidding war with GVC Holdings over the purchase of Bwin.Party. We've seen big offers countered by even bigger offers, and the advantage has switched back and forth a number of times during this whole ordeal. However, it looks like GVC is officially the winner now because the 888 Holdings board has pulled support for any deal with Bwin.Party. The Final Days of the Bidding War

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