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Russian President Approves Gambling in Crimea

According to Russian news agency RAPSI, Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved land based gambling in Crimea. The new decree applies to certain areas of Crimea and Kuban adding to the four current areas where gambling is allowed. Gambling was not legal in Crimea before it joined Russia earlier in the year. Regional officials are now left to determ...

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Recent Report on Threats of Social Gaming on Land Casinos

International rating agency, Fitch, released a report on the topic of social gaming and the threats they pose to land based casinos in the United States. “We believe there is meaningful overlap between casino and social game players, and spending on social games, along...

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NetVerify Goes Live on Betfair

Jumio, Inc. has launched its player verification system NetVerify on Betfair. Netverify transforms the user’s mobile device camera or webcam into an ID scanning terminal speeding up the identification process and meeting the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. "By adding Netverify into the customer verification process, we are making life quicker and easi...

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Bogus Websites Created to Cash in on Malaysian Airlines Tragedy

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that bogus websites were set up in support of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy in Ukraine but visitors were greeted by online gambling, porn and other adverts. According to the news publication there are at least six of these sites up and running, three of which are in the names of children whose lives were lost in the tragedy....

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Hungarian Government Adds to Blacklist

Hungarian tax and customs officials are adding to the black list of operators who continued to illegally offer online gambling services to Hungarian punters. Betclic Everest, Bwin.Part...

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Dutch Regulator Appoints New Member to Board

The State Secretary of Security and Justice has appointed Joop Pot, 64, to the board of directors of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit effective November 1, 2014. He will replace Paul Tang, who stepped down from the position earlier this year, and will spend time with the regulator to become familiar with its operations and systems. As of Ju...

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Religious Leader Not Associated with Sheldon Adelson Campaign

Ralph Reed, the controversial leader of the American religious group Faith & Freedom Coalition, recently posted a tweet that has led to a bit of confusion surrounding involvement of the FFC with Sheldon Adelson and his war against online gambling. Reed posted on Twitter that neither he nor the national FFC have anything to do with the Coalition to Stop Interne...

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BetOnSoft Rebrands to Saucify

In the first steps toward rebuilding its reputation, BetOnSoft has rebranded to Saucify. According to a company spokesman, the new name is representative of the spice added into the products and developments over the last eight years within the international online gambling market and part of a larger strategic marketing plan.

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New American Online Gambling Payment Processor

Secure Trading and First Data Corporation have partnered up to develop a new payment processor for US online gambling transactions. The processor will be used for only those states which currently offer legalized gambling services and the companies claim to be in compliance with New Jersey and Nevada regulations. “We look forward to serving this new verti...

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Plans for Asian Bitcoin Exchange

BetOcean, Chinese ATM company, and Atlas ATS, a New York exchange technology provider, are interested in entering the Bitcoin virtual currency market. The two companies are trading under the name BitOcean Japan and intend to start a new Bitcoin exchange. CoinDesk reported that BitOcean Japan has approached the court-appointed trustee of Mt Gox, Nobuaki Ko...

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GTech SpA Confirms Acquisition of IGT

Italian online gambling company GTech SpA has officially announced that it will acquire International Game Technology (IGT) in a $4.7 billion deal after a period of industry speculation. The companies released a statement on Wednesday indicating that they have formed a new holding company called NewCo based in the UK. "With limited overlap in products and...

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UK Online Gambling and Taxation System on Target for Deadlines

The government is working toward putting the new point-of-consumption online gambling licensing, regulation and taxation system in place and progress is moving along quickly. The UK Gambling Commission has posted FAQ's on its website available here: As of December 1, 2014 the new tax regime will be in place and as of...

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Consumer Protection Recommendations Accepted by European Gaming and Betting Association

The European Gaming and Betting Association has accepted the European Commission's recommendations for the online gambling consumer protection. Maarten Haijer, secretary general of EGBA said, “European consumers deserve to be equally well protected throughout the EU, wherever they reside. EGBA fully supports the Commission’s approach. The members of EGBA alre...

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Yggdrasil Gaming Director Based in Gibraltar

Ulf Norder joins has joined Yggdrasil Gaming’s management team. Norder signs on as Business Development Director and will be located in Gibraltar in the company’s new office. The company now has offices in Malta, Poland and Gibraltar. Fredrik Elmqvist, chief executive of Yggdrasil Gaming, said, “Ulf’s appointment and the opening of a new office in Gibral...

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Former Will Hill and Ladbrokes Exec to Join Rank Group

Colin Cole-Johnson, IT specialist and former William Hill and Ladbrokes exec, has plans to join the Rank Group plc team in September. Rank's chief executive Henry Birch said: “Colin has over 15 years international digital gaming experience and, having worked with him previously at William Hill, I know he will be a great addition to the team. “Rank is alr...

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Harvard Online Gambling Study

The Harvard Medical School’s current study of problem gambling commissioned by Bwin.Party is revealing that online gambling isn’t any more addictive than any other form of gambling. This most recent update is available here: The study involves 40,000 sports punters, 4,000 casino gamblers and 2 mi...

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GTech to Acquire IGT?

Rumors have been swirling around the possibility of GTech acquiring International Game Technology (IGT); however neither company has commented. IGT placed itself on the market as of June 9th and reportedly has already piqued the interest of Ron Perelman's MacAndrews...

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NetEnt’s Malta Managing Director to Head Up North American Expansion

Net Entertainment has revealed that its Malta managing director, Björn Krantz, will head up the expansion in the Canadian and US markets. NetEnt, has been keeping a close eye on both countries and believes the time is right to expand. “Björn Krantz has done a fantastic job since he joined the company in 2009 and in order to secure a successful entry into...

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Cyprus Police Bust Illegal Gambling Ring

Cyprus police busted an online gambling outlet in Limassol seizing 23 computers after receiving several complaints of illegal gambling activity. Reports from The Cyprus Mail say that the store owner and customers present at the time of the raid were taken to the Limassol police station for questioning.

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Another Lobbyist Joins Forces with Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is back in the news again as the owner of the Las Vegas Sands takes on yet another lobbyist for his quest to ban online gambling in the US. Former Republican congressman Connie Mack and his firm Mack Strategies is the latest to join forces with Adelson. Mack will focus on supporting the efforts of Senator Lindsey Graham and Rep, Jason Chaffe...

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