The dominoes are still falling after the 51 page indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice and now the British government is taking notice.
It is Full Tilt Poker again at the center as they have left hundreds of British poker players, just like other online poker players who played there, left without being able to get a hold of their funds. This has prompted Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt to make a major overhaul to the UK online gambling licensing rules.
A spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media & Sport said, “This highlights why the government is looking at reforming how overseas-based operators are regulated and we hope to make an announcement in the next few weeks.”
Currently online gambling companies can advertise in the U.K. without having a license by the UK Gambling Commission. The ministers assume that the strength of the regulators overseas is enough to allow this. Full Tilt spent heavily in British media over the years and had become one of the most popular sites for U.K. poker players along with PokerStars.
Recently Full Tilt Poker has had its license revoked by Alderney in the Channel Islands as well as in France.
PokerStars however has re-paid its players and it’s licensor in Isle of Man has stated that PokerStars has not breached any of its rules. Steven Brennan, chief executive of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, said:
“The GSC thoroughly checks and vets every director and key official of any online gaming company … It has the authority, and has used it, to turn down any company where it feels the company or the owners could bring the island into disrepute.”
Blueprint Gaming brings a sequel to its 2018 release called Goonies Return. This game provides a similar playstyle, improved design, and several exciting features that are built on the original idea and allow fans of slot machines to enjoy this title again. This title will be a trademark based on an 80s movie, directed by Spielberg.
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Like in the original title, the action takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 active paylines.
Yggdrasil intends to significantly expand access to its gaming library through a collaboration with well-known online casino and sports betting provider, Betway. According to the agreement, the supplier will provide its portfolio to the operator across various regulated markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, which recently opened the market to licensed online casinos.
As dynamic as it is, the online gambling industry is constantly undergoing various modifications and transformations. By exploring the possibilities of game development, bringing more efficiency and safety to money transactions, suppliers push the limits and level up player experience continuously.
Over the course of the past decades, we have witnessed multiple groundbreaking chances, but surprisingly, there’s always room for more.