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    • 19 July 2015

      Unibet Buys Bookmaker Stan James Online Operations

      In the United Kingdom, the online gambling market has seen a bit of a chokehold put on it after regulations and licensing changed over the past couple of years. One of the major effects on the industry was that there aren't very many large online sports betting operations going, and that means that when a company like Unibet is looking to expand their market reach in the UK, they don't have many options for acquisitions.

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    • 16 July 2015

      American Gaming Association Changes Online Poker Focus

      The American Gaming Association is a very important entity for gambling companies in the United States. They act as a sort of trade and lobbying body, and they are the largest such organization in the US. They showed support for quite a while for federally-regulated online poker, but they have changed that support to now being against it. A lot of people have asked for an explanation on that switch, and now they get one. Lack of Consensus

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    • 16 July 2015

      Metro Play-Bet666 Done for Business, Face Liquidation

      Back when the regulations changed over the past couple of years for online gambling in the United Kingdom, a lot of fuss was made about the position that it placed certain companies in. However, the end result was better regulations for players, and we're seeing that in action in a major way with the official end of the Metro Play scandal. They have been ordered to liquidate by the Court of Alderney as of July 2. Unpaid Player Woes

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    • 08 July 2015

      Playtech's Beach Life Progressive Pays Seven-Figure Win

      Playtech has been around for 16 years, and in that time, they have only paid out one win that was worth more than their most recent progressive jackpot. A lucky player from the United Kingdom was able to nail a £3.7 million payday on the Beach Life progressive slot recently. This player goes by the name Hilton, and Hilton has set a definite record with Playtech with this impressive payout. The History of Beach Life Beach Life has a long history of big wins for Playtech players.

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    • 08 July 2015

      Six-Figure Payout Won at Bodog on Super Diamond Mine

      In the world of online slots, different players hit big wins in different ways. Some nail progressive jackpots, others run up massive payouts during bonus features, and others just have a really good streak of luck with regular-sized wins that pile up over time. It was a combination of bonus features and regular payouts that led to Franz I.'s major win worth $143,942 at Bodog Casino on the Super Diamond Mine game. About This Game

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    • 06 July 2015

      Crown Casino Dodges $32 Million Scam

      In an incredible series of events, the Crown Casino found itself in a position of trying to drum up publicity. They decided that a way to do this would be to set a Guinness Book of Records entry for the purchase of the most expensive cocktail. This would come in the form of a AU$12,500 price-tag on the drink called "The Winston," a drink made with 1858-vintage cognac. It was named after Winston Churchill because the drink was a favorite of his. The Plot Thickens So far, so good.

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    • 06 July 2015

      Takahiro Nakai From Osaka Wins WSOP Event 57

      A total field of 2,497 players were in attendance for the World Series of Poker event 57, a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. This event used nine-handed tables, the norm for this style of poker, and it was won by Takahiro Nakai. Nakai is 36 years old, and he resides in Osaka, Japan. This was his first trip to Las Vegas, his first time playing in the World Series, his first final table and his first World Series bracelet. Talk about making a lot of firsts at the same time.

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    • 04 July 2015

      Six-Figure Royal Panda Winner Hits Within 24 Hours

      They call them pokies in Australia and slots in most of the world, but whatever you call them, you can't deny that a player named Henry from Australia has performed a very impressive feat. This player nailed a jackpot worth $107,470 less than 24 hours after joining Royal Panda Casino. This is on top of a few thousand in other wins that came before the jackpot spin. How the Jackpot Was Won The game in question was Net Entertainment's Jack and the Beanstalk slot.

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    • 04 July 2015

      Mr Green Casino Gets United Kingdom License

      When the United Kingdom changed up how they were handling online gambling licenses and taxing, it created a world of chaos for a period of time as many sites tried to leave the country without just abandoning their players and others tried to figure out how to afford to continue operating in the UK.

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    • 01 July 2015

      Operator Primedice Taken for Over a Million in Bitcoin

      Bitcoin of what we think about when it comes to how currency works and the opportunities that come up when we have anonymous payment methods. A number of online gambling sites like Primedice have found themselves offering deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin as a sort of marketing ploy that's gained some sites a fair amount of attention. However, the anonymous factor, so often touted as a massive advantage, led to Primedice being fleeced for seven figures. Software Flaws

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    • 01 July 2015

      More Bracelets Awarded at the WSOP

      There are tons of events at the World Series of Poker, but it was event 45 that saw Upeshka De Silva, 27 from Texas, take down a $424,577 win. The game was no-limit hold'em, and the buy-in was for $1,500. These smaller buy-in events have been turning out some major prize funds, and a total of $2.23 million was up for grabs in this event. This was Silva's first bracelet, and he fought off some major names at the final table to win it. The World Series of Hold'em

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ourgame International to Purchase World Poker Tour

      In the history of poker over the past two decades, few brands have been as important as the World Poker Tour. First founded in 2002, this brand was responsible for major tournaments that were televised with hole cameras for the first time outside of the WSOP, and it turned into a major show with a lot of followers that helped to drastically increase the popularity of no-limit hold'em poker.

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    • 23 June 2015

      New Slotmob Online Casino Opens Their Doors

      New online casinos are coming out all the time, and this is an industry where tons of companies try to get in on the action to get a piece of the market. While most of those new sites are suspect until they have time to build a reputation, there are some exceptions. The new Slotmob online casino could prove to be such an exception to the general rule thanks to the company that's operating the site. Value of a Name

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    • 23 June 2015

      Ivan Luca First Argentinian to Win WSOP Bracelet

      In the World Series of Poker, there are tons of different events at different buy-in levels for different types of poker. If you come out on top in one of these events, then you're given a gold bracelet as a winning token along with your prize money. Ivan Luca picked up the very first bracelet won by an Argentinian at Event 30 in this year's WSOP. Over $350,000 Won by Luca

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    • 22 June 2015

      Playtech Raising Funds for Plus500 Purchase

      Playtech has made a lot of moves over the past few years when it comes to expanding into different parts of the market. They've recently been looking closely at CFD trading, and they've decided to try to purchase CFD trading company Plus500. This purchase will cost them a total of £459.6 million, and they have placed more than 29 million shares to help fund this purchase. Details on the Fund Raising They're looking to raise over £250 million with this placing, and around 33.

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    • 18 June 2015

      iGaming Tech Signs Deal to Offer BetSoft Games

      The online casino world has been seeing more and more levels of regulation over the past few years, and Italy is one of the countries that decided to go ahead and regulate the industry to make tax revenues from it. Along these lines, they're very aggressive about keeping out unlicensed competitors, and that's why it's such a big deal that BetSoft's titles will now be available to players from Italy. Enter iGaming Tech

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    • 17 June 2015

      John Gale Beats Odds and Wins WSOP NLH Turbo Event

      In another chapter of an amazing story, British John Gale picked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet. This second bracelet came in the $1,500 turbo no-limit hold'em event, a two-day event with a very fast blind structure. He picked up a solid $298,290 for winning this tournament, but the rest of his story is pretty impressive as well. Beating the Odds Repeatedly

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    • 09 June 2015

      Viejas Attack PokerStars With Inaccurate Radio Ads

      Online poker in California has been under debate for several years, and one of the main reasons it hasn't made it anywhere in that time is that certain native tribes have been seriously combating the initiative to keep out major competitors like top-tier online poker sites. They've also been working to keep out racetracks, who have been lobbying to get a piece of any expansion of online gambling since their revenues have been consistently falling over time. Shots Fired

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    • 09 June 2015

      Potential Cheating Scandal Happens in WSOP Event

      Valeriu Coca was a player in the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold'em championship event, and after his fifth-place finish for over $54,000, there is some suspicion that he could have been cheating. While there is no concrete evidence against him at this time, there's a ton of circumstantial evidence that's piling up quickly. His win came after he beat five players, and all five of them have noted they were suspicious of his behavior and play during the games. A History of Shady Behavior

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    • 09 June 2015

      NetEnt Granted Spanish Online Gambling License

      The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling  has awarded a license to operate in Spain for Net Entertainment, and this comes just as they have allowed online casinos to offer slots. The timing doesn't seem to be coincidental, and it's a big step forward for the market as a whole. Net Entertainment's portfolio of games centers largely around online slots, and it's not necessarily the case that they'd be very popular in Spain without those titles being made available.</p>

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    • 08 June 2015

      Tuan Le Repeats in WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

      At the World Series of Poker each year, there is a series of championship events for all of the common games. These events have a standard $10,000 buy-in, and for all of the non-hold'em games, they are typically seen as the world championship each year for that particular event. Tuan Le won the 2-7 triple draw championship event last year in 2014, and he repeated that feat in this year's World Series of Poker by winning the same event again. The Final Table

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    • 02 June 2015

      Italian Regulator Blocks 5,000+ Illegal Gambling Sites

      The regulator for online gambling in Italy is the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, and they send out regular reports about their activities each year. This includes financial reports, but it also includes other information like the ways they have been enforcing rules about unlicensed sites operating in the country. This type of information in a recent report shows that they are doing a whole lot of blocking and going after illegal operators. Enforcement Measures

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    • 02 June 2015

      666Bet Announced They Have No Money to Repay Players

      One of the most important things that online gambling sites are supposed to do with money in player accounts is keep them in segregated bank accounts so that the funds don't mix with each other and so they do not mix with operating funds for the site itself. The point is that the money still belongs to the player at that point, even though it's in an account with the casino.

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    • 02 June 2015

      The Fight for Online Gambling Continues in South Africa

      In South Africa, there's a long and really interesting history when it comes to online gambling because it's been legalized and made illegal in various forms over and over again. Right now certain types of online gambling are legal like sports betting, but most forms are not. Geordin Hill-Lewis is a South African MP who has been fighting the good fight trying to get online gambling laws expanded, but he's running into a ton of opposition from the government. State of the Opposition

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    • 02 June 2015

      Stride Gaming Continues to Show Sizable Growth

      Financial reports for online gambling companies are important on both the micro and macro levels. On the micro level, you get to see how an individual company is doing. However, on the macro level, you can look at the financials for several companies to see how one particular sector of the industry is doing as a whole. In either case, Stride Gaming's most recent reports are showing that online bingo has plenty of room for growth, and they're definitely trying to lead the way.

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    • 02 June 2015

      Royal Panda Creates Nice Winner on The Wish Master

      Royal Panda Casino has recently announced a big winner. A player who goes by Joakim from Sweden picked up a payout worth $31,118, and this win came mostly on the Wish Master slot. It's worth noting that this didn't come from a single jackpot win, but instead, it came from a number of payouts over a session.

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    • 01 June 2015

      The Monthly Monster Tournament Offers $25,000

      In the online slot world, casino tournaments are a big way for players to scratch a competitive itch while enjoying some of the most popular games available. To end the month of May on a strong note, the Immortal Romance game was used for this event. However, nobody knows what June is going to hold for this event, and players are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the game of choice for the week-long event. How This Event Works

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    • 01 June 2015

      Police Union Finance Officer Stole One Million for Gambling

      It's not looking like a good time for the financial officer of the Queensland Police Union Kelly Harris. Harris is accused of stealing about a million dollars from union accounts over around six months. These allegations state that funds were moved to accounts that did not belong to the union where the funds were then used to bet online on horse races. Kelly has gotten a lawyer for himself, and it's going to be interesting to see how this one turns out. Important Points

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    • 01 June 2015

      Five New Microgaming Titles Coming June 3, 2015

      Several new games are being released by Microgaming in the month of June. They've done this thing for a few months now where they're releasing a lot of new titles at once in the beginning of the month, and they're doing it again on June 3. Five new games and four mobile titles are being released as a part of this mass release party of sorts. New Games First up is Hound Hotel, a game with 25 paylines and Dashing Wilds.

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    • 27 May 2015

      Guts.com Giving Away €35,000 for Birthday Promotion

      When an online casino has a birthday, it's a big deal because it shows that they are sticking around to provide players with a service they can depend on. This is definitely the case with Guts.com, and they're celebrating their second birthday this month. They're giving back to the players in a major way with €35,000 in giveaways that are going to be happening through the end of the first week of June, so now's the time to get in on the action. Get a Piece of €35,000

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