Online Casino news from the 9th to the 17th of December 2014, articles about Gambling Law & Society News, General Gambling News, Casino Games, Casino Software, Casino Banking, Promotions & Bonuses, General Poker News

Restrictions on Gambling in Russia Become Tougher

In 2009, Russia placed a ban on gambling in all regions except Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Altay, Primorskiy Krai and most recently two areas in Sochi and Crimea. Punitive penalties were given to those organizing gambling activities but it was limited to convictions where the revenue was over 1.5 million roubles ($25,967); however this will change with the recent...

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Online Gambling Industry Predictions for 2015

Warwick Bartlett, a gambling consultant with Global Betting and Gaming Consultancy, published his predictions for the coming year and what may be in store for the online gambling industry on the company’s website. Bartlett is a fan of cybercurrencies in that it cannot be overprinted by the government as the player demand grows; however it may take a bit longe...

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Malaysian Government Officials to Learn Anti-Online Gambling Techniques in China

The Malaysian Home Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, discussed plans to send government officials for anti-online gambling techniques training in China. He revealed that training is to take place before the end of the year also adding: “China has committed to invite a bigger number of our officials to be trained in various fields, especially anti...

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Vera&John Withdraws from Canada

The recent acquisition of Vera&John by Intertain group as part of its acquisition of Dumarca Gaming has led to the online casino’s announcement that it is withdrawing from the Canadian market. Players and affiliates were assured that balances would be paid in full. Dumarca Gaming was acquired by Intertain group in October and Intertain CEO John Kennedy Fi...

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Head of Liberty Reserve Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

The US Department of Justice has revealed information regarding the disappearance of e-processor Liberty Reserve last year. In a statement, the DOJ said that the 35-year-old chief technical officer at Liberty Reserve, Mark Marmilev, was doing five years in prison for conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business involving funds that he knew...

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2015 London Affiliate Conference Sponsors Revealed

The big event of the year for those involved in the iGaming affiliate industry is upon us. The London Affiliate Conference (LAC) 2015 has recently announced their top sponsors who will also be in attendance at the conference. Sponsors are as follows: Platinum Sponsor: Affiliates United (William Hill) Gold Spo...

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Adelson’s Bombing Comment Costs him $40M

Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson made a comment in 2013 which had a costly effect according to Bloomberg this week. The Sands was the victim of a hacking attack earlier this year which cost the company over $40 million in data recovery and other expenses. Investigators from Dell SecureWorks were brought on board and determined that the attack was led...

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NetEnt Games Available to Eurobet’s Italian Punters

Net Entertainment made a deal with platform supplier GameAccount Network in March 2014 allowing it to deliver its gam...

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Endorphina Releases New Games for Online Casinos and Sportsbooks

Online games development company, Endorphina has released a new range of games for online casinos and sportsbooks with additional content deals in the works including those with Bitcoin operators. The company’s games are now li...

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SafeCharge to Acquire CreditGuard for $8M

SafeCharge, an e-processing company owned by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, continues to grow with the $8 million acquisition of payment processor CreditGuard expected to be finalized in January 2015. David Avgi, SafeCharge CEO, said, "CreditGuard is highly regarded within the payments industry, with a solid portfolio of clients across multiple market sector...

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‘Discover’ ICE 2015

ICE Totally Gaming 2015 will take place over the course of three days from February 3rd to February 5th. It is a major event as it marks the largest trade event in gaming and showcases every branch, including casino, bingo, lottery, mobile, online and more. A new campaign will be implemented at this year’s event, inspired by the imaginati...

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Gambling Addict Wins Case Against Novomatic

A gambler from Austria, who had Euro 800,000 in gambling debt by playing Novomatic land based slots, filed a lawsuit and won! The punter, who claims Novomatic exploited him, won a judgment of Euro 440,000 after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation which proved his gambling addiction. Agence France-Press reported that slot games are available outside of cas...

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ComeOn Group to Launch Content from BetSoft

The ComeOn online casino group, which includes ComeOn, Mobilbet, Suomikasino, Casinostugan and Folkeautomaten, has made a content deal with...

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Canadian Authorities Surprise Amaya Gaming Office

Forbes reported that Canadian police and financial investigators surprised Amaya Gaming at its Montreal headquarters. There hasn’t been details of the visit released; however there is speculation that the investigation was focused on insider trading. There was a great interest in Amaya stock prior to the takeover which has led some to believe that this prompt...

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Slotastic Casino Brings the Holiday Cheer with Free Money and Spins

Slotastic Casino is in the giving spirit this year as they are providing players with the gift of free spins and free money. From now until December 31, Slotastic is giving new players something to really cheer for with a 150% (up to $300) match bonus as well as 12 free spins on the sites newest holiday-themed slot, The Naughty List power...

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Play to Win 2015 Calendar Featuring PokerTube Host Natasha Sandhu

Natasha Sandhu is a global face of the poker community having teamed up with online poker giant, PokerTube, and also having hosted the World Series of Poker. This time, Natasha and PokerTube are releasing an all new calendar exclusively with shots of the model and is reserved for players of PokerTube. In order to win one of these limited-release calendars, as...

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Revisions to Swedish Online Gambling Laws Postponed?

Revisions to Sweden’s online gambling laws, prompted by threats from the European Commission, may be postponed after a decision to call a general election. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of the Social Democrats party announced March 15, 2015 as the election date since the government was unable to get budget approvals on December 3rd since rivals heavily opposed...

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Microgaming Previews 2015 Slot Release Gung Pow

Microgaming is already giving players a taste of what’s to come in 2015 with the preview of its new 5 reel, 243 Ways-to-Win Video Slot, Gung Pow. Players will see fireworks when wins are tripled in the free spins bonus plus there’s potential for a ma...

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Norway to Strengthen Online Gambling Regulations

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture commissioned a report regarding technological developments which showed that a large portion of Norwegians were under the impression that gambling with foreign operators was legal while a smaller portion was unsure. The legal online gambling market in the country is being challenged by foreign unlicensed operators. Foreig...

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Mumbai Police In Search of Illegal Operations in Dubai

Senior spokesman for the Mumbai police department, Pravin Patil, revealed to the media that online gambling is on the rise and investigations have uncovered evidence that illegal operations are running from Dubai. “We think Internet gambling is a trend picking up with gamblers," Patel said to Indian Express. "Such players are difficult to trace and apprehend...

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