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    • 12 August 2015

      Macho Sports Illegal Sports Betting Sentencing Complete

      Of all of the different types of gambling out there, it seems like sports betting is the type that gets the most attention to being tied to different types of crime. This is definitely the case for the operators of Macho Sports who were hit with a handful of different federal charges after a sting operation ended with them forfeiting millions of dollars in assets. The Amounts Forfeited

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    • 12 August 2015

      AmigoBingo and CanadianDollarBingo Celebrate Relaunch

      Both AmigoBingo and CanadianDollarBingo have decided to completely relaunch their sites. While this relaunch does include a completely new look that incorporates the players' favorite elements of the previous incarnation of the sites, it gives players a number of advantages as well. This includes a much easier approach to navigating the games and a much cleaner and intuitive interface that they've ever had before.

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    • 10 August 2015

      Asset protection does not protect you from the Internal Revenue Service

      Dear Reader, This Blog could be one sentence long: “Asset protection does not protect you from the Internal Revenue Service!” Since some will doubt me, and many have tried to beat the Collector (the most powerful arm of the U.S. government targeted at citizens rather than terrorists), here are 10 reasons why asset protection is useless against the government. First, the homestead exemption does not apply to the IRS.

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    • 09 August 2015

      Unibet Purchases iGaming Holding in Continued Expansion

      In a move that expands in key areas, Unibet has purchased iGaming Holding plc. This deal was made for €59 million in cash, and another €20 million could be on the way based on future performance. This is a pretty typical deal for a purchase of this size, and it just goes to show that Unibet is continuing to expand. However, they aren't just expanding in any direction they can for the sake of it. Instead, they're growing in a very strategic way. Unibet Growth Strategy

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    • 05 August 2015

      Daughter of Poker Pro Wins WSOP National Championship

      They say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and in the case of Joel and Loni Harwood, that seems to be the case. Joel is known for being a professional in the game, and his daughter Loni (also a professional poker player) picked up a win at the 2015 World Series of Poker National Championship. This is an impressive win in an important tournament, and it probably goes a long way towards establishing her own legacy and getting out from the shadow of her father. Details on the Win

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    • 05 August 2015

      Coingaming Launches Bitcoin Online Sportsbook Software

      When bitcoin started becoming popular a couple of years ago, one of the things that people naturally gravitated to was the idea that it could be used to fund online gambling accounts. The anonymous aspect of the transactions made it really easy to see some advantages of this. Coingaming was a software company that jumped at this opportunity and started created software solutions for operating online gambling sites based around bitcoin.

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    • 05 August 2015

      Guts.com Inks Online Poker Deal With Microgaming

      Guts.com is known for having a solid online casino that uses a wide variety of software companies to give players an excellent selection of games. This selection is going to be boosted once again after a recent announcement that they are going to be adding online poker to their lineup. Thanks to a new deal with Microgaming, Guts.com will offer online poker services through MPN, the Microgaming Poker Network. Relationship With Microgaming

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    • 05 August 2015

      Amaya Sells Chartwell and CryptoLogic to NYX Gaming

      The Amaya Gaming Group has made an enormous amount of noise in the news over the past year, and they've done it again with a key deal that shows a lot about their investment strategies. They have sold Chartwell and CryptoLogic, two online casino software providers, to NYX Gaming. This deal was for $110 million in cash and $40 million in stock, and this comes after they've held both companies for less than four years. The Original Purchase Back in 2011, the Amaya Gaming Group bought Chartwell.

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    • 02 August 2015

      Malta Gaming Authority Pulls Three Mob-Linked Licenses

      In an interesting move, the director of Fenplay Ltd was arrested recently because of his connection with the 'Ndrangheta betting network. Vincenzo Giuliano was arrested along with 27 others in this investigation of the Italian mafia. Along these lines, Fenplay has seen its license suspended by the Malta Gaming Authority, and they have been told to stop all activities. Players are able to email the Malta Gaming Authority at support.mga@mga.org.

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    • 01 August 2015

      GVC Continues Push for Bwin.Party

      The bidding war for Bwin.Party has been primarily held between two groups. On the one hand, you have 888 Holdings, and on the other hand, you've had a cooperative effort between GVC and the Amaya Gaming Group. The GVC-Amaya cooperation was thought to have lost the bidding battle to 888 Holdings after an earlier announcement, but it seems like GVC just won't quit. They've announced a new offer to Bwin.

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    • 01 August 2015

      Rival Gaming Leaves the UK Market

      In the past couple of years, the United Kingdom has revamped how they handle the licensing and taxes for online gambling companies. This includes software companies that offer games to operators, and these new regulations have put a number of companies in a bind because of how difficult it is to stick to the guidelines that the UK requires for compliance. Rival Gaming is the latest in a number of companies who have decided to leave the market instead of sticking around. Why Did Rival Leave?

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    • 01 August 2015

      Beteagle Owner Joseph Graziano Gets 18-Month Sentence

      Beteagle is an online sportsbook that was owned by Joesph Graziano, and it offered its services to United States players. This earned him an 18-month prison sentence, a $1 million forfeiture, another $16,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. His associate Dominick J Barone had already pleaded guilty to related charges, and Joseph Lascala is set to be charged as well. These figures are all connected to organized crime in the area. The Useless Wire Act

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    • 01 August 2015

      LeoVegas Pays Out €238,667 Mobile Progressive Win

      A lucky player who goes by the name of Joakim was playing for €1.05 on the Mega Fortune Dreams mobile slot this week, and he unexpectedly picked up a sizable payout in the process. A win worth €238,667 was won on one of the progressives, and that's a pretty nice win. This prize was picked up in the mobile version of LeoVegas Casino, and that just goes to show that mobile players can win a ton of money as well. Big Mega Fortune Dreams

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    • 30 July 2015

      Netad Management and Other Casino Owners Nailed in Bust

      Like something out of a crime movie, the US Securities and Exchange Commission's recent busts for money laundering, identity theft and fraud via penny stock scams has been tied into online casino activities. Known as "pump and dump" schemes, this particular type of scam involves running up the value of a penny stock through artificial means before selling all of the stock that you own in it. Those Arrested The people arrested include Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein.

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    • 30 July 2015

      New Champion of Champions Slot Released by Applejack

      Martial arts movies have been extremely popular for a long time because of the emotion that comes from building up two characters who face off at the end and because of the visual appeal of watching a bunch of cool, though outlandish, moves on the big screen. Games developer Applejack is taking advantage of this pre-selected bias towards enjoying martial arts stories with their new slot Champion of Champions, and it's set to be released along the Odobo distribution channel with Coral Interactive.

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    • 27 July 2015

      More Proof California Needs Online Poker

      California has been one of the major states to try to get online poker legislation passed consistently for the past few years to no avail. Every year politicians come out and say that this is the year for online poker, and every year comes and goes with no advancement of actual regulation or legislation. A new survey shows just how much people in California want online poker, and it shows that politicians should do something about it. A Massive Two-Thirds Majority

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    • 27 July 2015

      Net Entertainment Offering Content for Gala Coral

      Net Entertainment has been expanding in a major way over the past few years, and they've made another big deal that's going to get their games in front of even more players. A new deal with the Gala Coral Group will see NetEnt games in Galabingo, Galacasinio and Coral. These are the Gala Colal's groups three top-performing brands, and it will get them in front of a ton of people who probably haven't seen their games before. Importance of the Deal

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    • 27 July 2015

      World Poker Fund Hires Expert Lawyer

      The World Poker Fund has recently hired an important lawyer in their development of online poker in the United States. For their Online and Interactive Gaming Committee, Martin D. Owens Jr. has been hired as a chief advisor. This is a key position that will help to drive the direction of their efforts and maximize the efficiency levels for how they use their resources. The History of Owens Martin D. Owens Jr.

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    • 27 July 2015

      CyberBingo Offering Three Sizable Promotions

      A handful of different events are coming up soon with CyberBingo. It starts with the most recent of their guaranteed events with the Party Night $15,000 Guaranteed event. You'll have cash prizes available starting at 8 pm Eastern, and you'll want to look in the CyberBingo Bingo Tourney room for this particular game. They have these guaranteed events like this on a regular basis, and the rules are usually about the same each time. Rules for the Guaranteed Tournament

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    • 27 July 2015

      South Africa Plans Stronger Online Gambling Enforcement

      For more than 10 years, the topic of regulating online gambling has been debated back and forth. As it stands right now, most forms of online gambling are essentially illegal in the country. Though many politicians are able to point out why it makes sense to regulate the industry, there's still a lot of opposition. Most recently, the National Gaming Board is putting together a strategy to go after unlicensed operators offering their services to those in South Africa. Same Old Story

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    • 27 July 2015

      InterCasino Awards $1.3 Million Win on Native Treasure

      When you hear about a player nailing a seven-figure jackpot in the online slot world, you usually think that this has to be due to a progressive jackpot win. However, a player who goes by the name of Amber was the exception to this on one of the most incredible free spins streak that we have ever seen or heard of. On the Native Treasure online slot, Amber was able to take down $1.3 million in winnings. How the Win Happened

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    • 23 July 2015

      Information on the Bwin.Party Buyout Released

      There has been a massive bidding war going on for a while now when it comes to the sale of Bwin.Party. 888 Holdings has been competing primarily against a join cooperation between GVC and the Amaya Gaming Group, and they've recently suggested a big deal that includes almost a two percent premium on the recent closing prize for Bwin.Party. Details about this deal and the offer that 888 has given, and it covers a fair number of things that players will want to be aware of. Impact on Players

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    • 23 July 2015

      Bovada Casino Gives Two Big Payouts to the Same Player

      One of the things that all online slot players wish for is a big payout or jackpot. Bovada Casino is known for being home to a lot of winners, but they were able to produce a very special winner recently who took down two different six-figure wins. What's so interesting is that this happened on two different games as well, though they have some similar features. Check out these games and how much the winner was awarded here. Major Jackpot Wins The lucky player is going by the name Howard J.

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    • 23 July 2015

      Casino Saga to Become Casino Heroes After Name Request

      In the online gaming world, a name can mean everything. We've seen tons of situations in the past of lawsuits over one company using a name that's too similar to that of a competitor, and we've recently seen another potential lawsuit be sidestepped by Casino Saga. King is the owner of Candy Crush Saga, and they requested that Casino Saga change their name to avoid a lawsuit over the branding. Casino Saga has agreed to change their name. Upcoming Rebranding

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    • 22 July 2015

      Betway to Innovate with Pub Ads on Screach Platform

      Being able to target key demographics is a major part of what can make an online gambling brand successful. Advertising is great, but if you're not advertising to the people who want to use your product, then it's not very useful. Betway has found a way to get into a lot of pubs where their potential customers are waiting, and that's with an exclusive advertising deal that has been made with the Screach platform. What is Screach?

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    • 22 July 2015

      888 Holdings Wins Bwin.Party Bidding War vs. GVC-Amaya

      For anyone who has been around the online gambling world for any amount of time can tell you, companies are constantly being bought and sold. Whether it's a large software company purchasing a smaller one to boost their portfolio and prevent future competition, or whether it's a large investment group buying up companies they believe are undervalued, there's always some kind of business news attached to the online gambling industry.

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    • 22 July 2015

      USA Anti-Online Gambling Lobby Grows Larger

      The lobbying effort against the expansion of US online gambling has continued to grow. Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act is the main focus, and Squire Patton Boggs of Washington has joined the cause. This has been done through Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling. This firm includes a number of major political figures, and it shows that the lobby against online gambling is continuing to grow. Major Political Figures

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    • 22 July 2015

      PokerStars Could Enter US Daily Fantasy Sports Market

      Something you have to remember about PokerStars is that they still have the information of thousands of players who were super into online poker before they were forced out of the market by Black Friday on April 15, 2011. They've been sending out surveys to a lot of these players recently testing the waters to see how much interest there would be in tapping that player pool over daily fantasy betting. The Daily Fantasy Betting Phenomenon

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    • 22 July 2015

      32Red Pays £8.4 Million For Roxy Palace

      In the United Kingdom online gambling scene, it's hard to find a group more reputable with a longer history than 32Red. Their 32Red Casino is known for being one of the most trustworthy online casinos of the past decade, so when they make a major business move, people really sit back and take notice. This is the case with their most recent purchase, which could mix things up a little in the United Kingdom online gambling scene. The Roxy Palace Purchase

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    • 22 July 2015

      $4.9 Million Raised for Global Poker Index

      Global Poker Index (GPI) is a company based around the idea of bringing together poker under one central league and ranking system. Mediarex Sports & Entertainment is the parent company of GPI, and they've recently raised $4.9 million in funding to back GPI in its quest to bring all poker players together under one set of rankings. Because poker is full of different groups of people scattered all over the world, there is a lot to be said for the idea of bringing them all under one umbrella.

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