An article in The Herald (www.theherald.co.za) discussed the legalization of online gambling in South Africa. According to the article, the attitude of the South African government is ‘if you can’t beat them join them… or at least regulate them’ . ‘Them’ in this case is the online gambling industry.
After watching the U.S. and reaching the conclusion that outlawing online gambling is not a solution, the government set their sights on legalizing and regulating it.
Addiction to gambling however was seen as an evolving problem according to The National Responsible Gambling Program (NGRP). “We are beginning to see the first signs of problems related to online gambling. We have treated a number of people who got addicted to online gambling and we anticipate the problem will grow,” NGRP treatment director Roger Meyer said.
The government is plotting the course for online gambling legalization and regulation and expect to publish legislation before the end of the year to pave the way, with priority being given to measures to deal with problem gamblers or illicit activities associated with online gambling. They expect the bill to be submitted to Parliament sometime in or around July.
MORE – READ THE ARTICLE AT The Herald (www.theherald.co.za)
Design Works Gaming (DWG), the Arizona-based casino provider, has increased its European market through collaboration with Malta-based casino provider, Kindred Group. According to the deal, Design Works Gaming agreed to supply Kindred with its premium games that are created to boost excitement and bring the atmosphere of Las Vegas nightlife. More than 80% of DWG’s titles have unique game attributes and very good math models.
We've recently seen a lot of news about the Romanian online gambling market finally opening up and licenses being awarded. The most recent award has been given to Microgaming's Prima Networks, and it's a class 2 license to operate in Romania. A class 2 license has to do with software distribution and managing the gaming platform itself, which is different than the license to be an actual operator.
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When the Amaya Gaming Group took over PokerStars in mid-2014, players knew that there would be some big changes coming because the acquisition was a part of a nine-figure deal. Changes came very swiftly for PokerStars players, as expected, and they added casino games and eventually brought on the StarsDraft daily fantasy league. They also announced a number of major changes for the rewards program in 2016, and many players have banded together saying that these changes are dishonest.