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YouTube Censoring Slot Videos?

Over the weekend, YouTube took action to close channels related to interest or the promotion of Slot videos. Well known channels such as Slotjunkies and Gamingslots have been shut down without any notice to YouTube members. Various forums report posts from members regarding a change in YouTube’s terms and conditions prohibiting gaming content. We noti...

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Bwin.Party and Harvard Medical School Partner to Develop Problem Gambling Software

The Bwin.Party and Harvard Medical School have partnered to create revolutionary software to identify problem gamblers. The project at Harvard involved five scientists working to develope an algorithm that can pinpoint addictive gambling behavior. Bwin has been testing the algorithm on one of its websites since September. "The research has identified...

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Continent 8 Technologies Named Isle of Man’s Company of the Year

Continent 8 Technologies has been given the title of ‘Company of the Year’ in the 2014 Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence. The company’s headquarters are on the island and the judges say that it demonstrated a clear strategy and innovation in providing services. Co-founder and CEO Michael Tobin said the award is an “outstanding accolade for th...

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Merger of Bally Technologies with Scientific Games Approved

The Nevada Gaming Commission has given its stamp of approval for the merger of Bally Technologies with Scientific Games. The Commission's approval was the last regulatory requirement needed to finalize the merger. Scientific Games announced Thursday that the deal will be completed as of November 21, 2014. "We are pleased to have received unanimous app...

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Platinum Certification Awarded to Affiliate Cruise

Associate program for the online and mobile casino operator CasinoCruise which launched in September of 2014, Affiliate Cruise, has recently been awarded platinum certification by igaming community Affiliate Guard Dog. Launched in 2006, Affiliate Guard Dog’s purpose is to aid in creating a set of terms and conditions, convenient for affiliates. As a result of...

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UK Operators Required to Self-Assess

The UK Gambling Commission will now provide consumers with a means to identify licensed operators' self-assessed "Levels of Protection" with regard to their funds. All operators licensed by the Gambling Commission have a deadline of December 31, 2014 to rate themselves as basic, medium or high in terms of protection for customer funds....

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New VP of Online Gambling at CIE Announced

Leon Thomas, the former managing director of Tombola, has been appointed to the position of vice president and general manager of Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s regulated online gambling department. Thomas will be responsible for running marketing, casino, poker and operational functions. “I have known Leon for the past eight and a half years and the...

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Betfair Partners with Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Betfair secured a deal with Landry’s and will move its New Jersey online gambling operation to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. New Jersey online gamblers will now have two online casinos to choose from with the Golden Nugget including and "We are very excited to move our operations to Golden Nugget Atlantic City,...

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Finnplay Takes New Strides with NYX Gaming Group

Finnplay, founded in 2008, has just recently paired up with NYX Gaming Group in order to blend their leading slot and casino platform, NYX OGS, with their own. In doing so, Finnplay, which specializes in gaming solutions for the online and mobile gaming industry, will be able to provide a more improved, overall platform to gamers. Chief executive of this Finn...

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Social Gaming Unrelated to Problem Gambling

An independent month long study of 12 million international social gaming players involving five operators indicates that problem gambling is not a problem among young folks. The International Social Games Association commissioned Harvest Strategy to conduct the study, which was headed up Dr. Rohan Miller of the University of Sydney. The report, 'A Snapsh...

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Leader of Malaysian Illegal Gambling Operation Arrested

The supposed leader of the Klang Valley illegal online gambling operation in Malaysia is the first to be arrested as a result of new laws permitting authorities to detain people for two years without trial. The Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment and Extension) Act 2013 deals with drug trafficking, triad activities and organized crime. The time served can...

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BetDigital Appoints Government and Technical Consultant

BetDigital has appointed Professor Walter Patterson as its new government and technical consultant. Patterson will monitor auditing and compliance processes for Betdigital while serving as a consultant regarding additional compliance related issues that may come up. Regarding Patterson’s appointment, Heath Samples, chief executive officer for Betdigital s...

Gambling Law & Society News Digital Entertainment for Sale Digital Entertainment put rumors to rest with the confirmation that is in the early stages of discussions with "a number of [undisclosed] interested parties regarding a variety of potential business combinations with a view to creating additional value for shareholders". Investor, Jason Ader has applied pressure to the Board via his comp...

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GTech Obtains Financing to Acquire IGT

GTech has been able to obtain the $2.6 billion in financing necessary to pursue its acquisition of International Game Technology (IGT). The majority of financing has was received by banks in Europe, followed by Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom. Shareholders have granted their approval for the acquisition that is said to be valued at $4.7 bi...

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Administrative Court Rules Against NetEnt in Tax Case

The Administrative court has ruled upon the case involving Net Entertainment NE AB and the Swedish Tax Agency. The Administrative Court supported the Tax Agency’s decision to impose additional tax for profit earned by NetEnt subsidiaries in Malta. A total of SEK 92.1 million for fiscal years 2007-2010 was in question. NetEnt released the following stateme...

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NMi Given Extension to Complete Danish Certification and Testing

NMi Gaming’s period of testing and certification of all online gaming elements for the new Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) Certification Programme has been extended. The extension was extended following an audit and review by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The Programme will be required for certification activities starting on 1st Januar...

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Australia Forms Group to Monitor Illegal Gambling

The Australian Federal and Victorian Governments have decided to form a group to combat illegal offshore gambling. The Offshore Wagering Working Group was announced on Thursday by the Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Premier of Victoria and Ministe...

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Fortuna Looking for New Execs

Chief financial officer Michal Vepřek and chief marketing officer Zdeněk Lang will make their exit from Fortuna Entertainment Group (FEG) at the end of 2014 in a decision made with the company's majority shareholder, Fortbet Holdings. “After nearly five years with the company, I have decided to take up a new challenge in my career,” said Vepřek...

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South Africa to Ban Online Gambling?

A report from Business Day on Wednesday indicates that the South African government may opt to ban online gambling, including a proposal to ban dog racing, rather than moving forward with licensing and regulation of the industry. It has been reported that the proposals are still being considered by the National Gambling Policy Council. A final draft will be f...

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Credit Card Companies Responsible for Slow Start of New Jersey Online Gambling

New Jersey State Senator, Ray Lesniak, spoke at the Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit USA at Bally’s on Monday regarding his optimism for the future of online gambling in the state even though it has had a slow start, which he claims is due to difficulties relat...

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