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ASA Rules in Favor of Casino Rewards

Apollo Entertainment Ltd, operator of Casino Rewards, was under scrutiny by the Advertising Standards Authority in September for age related issues. The ASA received a complaint that Casino Rewards had emailed a promotional offer to a 14-year-old. In response to the claim, Casino Rewards said that the young man had registered an account online and falsi...

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Casumo Now Available in UK Market

Casumo recently integrated pound sterling into its platform and has launched in the UK, having been active in the Nordic market since 2012. To accompany the launch, a marketing campaign has begun focusing on the boredom across UK cities and Casumo as the solution. Research collected from a survey revealed that bored Brits often reach for...

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First License Agreement for NetEnt

This past September, NetEnt announced that it obtained regulatory ‘transactional waiver’ approval for Borgata and bwin.party. The waiver enables the company to launch its games while the license application is under review. As a result, the software developer is able to provide games to New Jersey online gambling operators. Since the news of this broke out, th...

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RAWA May Affect U.S. Constitution

The right to bear arms, a part of the U.S. constitution that has seen much controversy over the years, may be in jeopardy in the event that Sheldon Adelson’s, Restoration of the American Wire Act (RAWA), successfully passes as a federal law, according the publication, New American. Adelson’s, RAWA, aims to overturn single state laws regarding internet gamblin...

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Amaya Granted Permission to Operate in NJ Online Gambling Market

It was announced on Wednesday that Amaya Inc. has been given the authority to operate online in New Jersey by the Division of Gaming Enforcement resulting in the upcoming launch of...

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Stan James Acquisition Complete

Unibet Group has tied up its acquisition deal with Stan James Group this week. The GBP 19 million sale was paid in full in cash on Wednesday. The deal applies to Stan James’ online operations and will continue to trade under the name using the same gaming platform. Unibet assured players, in a press release, that no action is required on their part.

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New Jersey Directorate of Gaming Enforcement Unveils Official License Seal

A new “licensed and regulated” seal has just recently been revealed by the New Jersey Directorate of Gaming Enforcement. This past Tuesday, it announced that all New Jersey-regulated sites must display the newly unveiled seal so that it is visible to guests. The idea behind this latest design is for the seal to set their websites apart from illegal or unlice...

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Gambling Review Will Move Forward Despite New Australian Minister

After recent political changes, Australia’s Social Services minister, Christian Porter, says that the government’s review of online gambling is still a priority. “At this stage, it is anticipated the review will progress in line with the terms of reference already established under the leadership of former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell,” he said to “The Austral...

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NetBet Reenters Irish Market

NetBet has reentered the Irish market after obtaining the required licensing. After new laws went into effect on August 1st, NetBet’s services were suspended while awaiting approval of its licensing application. The operator is also licensed in the following regu...

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DDoS Attacks Increase

The increase in Distributed Denial of Services attacks on online companies has prompted one security company to publish an informative article on its website. Gold Security reveals that online gambling sites, where the majority of transactions happen in real time, are high on the risk scale as a loss of as much as $40,000 could occur in an hour. Chief execu...

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Amaya Gaming Still Awaiting NJ Licensing

David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division for Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), commented during an interview with GGB News’ Roger Gros, revealing that the NJDGE’s investigation of Amaya focuses more on its purchase of Rational Group rather than on the company as a whole. Rebuck said that the division has done 80 sworn interviews regarding the $1.4 billion p...

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Wynn Withdraws New Jersey Licensing Application

A report from NJ.com has revealed that Wynn Interactive has withdrawn its online license application, which had already been approved by New Jersey regulators. According to the report, Wynn’s legal representative submitted a formal request to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement early this month saying that it “does not wish to proceed with its applic...

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Sweden to Update Online Gambling Regulations?

It’s been a slow process for Sweden to take a more liberal approach to online gambling but reports indicate that Minister of Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi may be moving toward the regime changes. State owned Svenska Spel has held a virtual monopo...

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Unibet’s Acquisition of iGame Complete

On Wednesday, Unibet Group announced its acquisition of share capital of the iGame Group and payment of Euro 59 million in cash to finalize the deal. Unibet Group plc intends to consolidate iGame’s online gambling business in its own reported numbers from Wednesday on but iGame will continue to trade under its existing brands.

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Italian Authorities Freeze Funds Tied to Online Gambling Money Laundering Scheme

Italian authorities have frozen Euro 28.7 million in funds believed to be part of an online gambling money laundering scheme associated with organized crime. New publication Malta Today reported that "Operation Gambling" extended into Malta, where authorities arrested 6 individuals this year. Reportedly, funds have been frozen in Italy, Germany and Singapo...

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Mt. Gox CEO Arrested by Japanese Authorities

Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox’s chief executive officer Mark Karpelès has been arrested again by Japanese authorities on embezzling charges to the tune of GBP 1.7 million in bitcoins from fallen company. He was previously arrested this year for the alleged fraud that led to the demise of the company, which also hurt the reputation of Bitcoin as a virtual currency....

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Macau Wynn Casino Junket Steals $258 Million

In a junket operation at the China’s Wynn Macau Casino a staggering $258 million heist has been reported. According to news reports cash was stolen from Dore Entertainment Co. employees. It is there junket operators work as the middlema...

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Malaysia ISP Blocks 306 Online Gambling Websites

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced the ISP blocking of 306 online gambling websites thus far in 2015. The sites were blocked as a direct result of cases filed by police, who have been cracking down on online gambling. MCMC Digital and Media Literacy Division senior director Eneng Faridah Iskandar said that police found "...

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Betclic Finally Complies and Removed from Belgian Blacklist

The Betclic Everest online gambling group has had difficulties with the Belgian Gaming Commission since 2012 but has now agreed to comply with local regulations and pay Euro 80,000 in fines. As a result of the decision to comply, Betclic has been removed from the Belgian blacklist, which it has remained a part of since 2012. The Commission subsequently conf...

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Former Republican Congressman Ron Paul Bashes RAWA

Former Republican congressman, presidential candidate and chairman of Campaign for Liberty, Ron Paul wrote an article for the US News and World Report this week bashing Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of America's Wire Act proposal warning that the position of young republicans makes it unlikely that they will support such a proposal. "These younger voters expec...

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