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iGaming Ban Receives Approval in Australia

Bad news for Australian players who love online gambling. Senators in Australia have agreed to an iGaming ban, approving the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016. The bill amends the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 and will make online casino and online poker illegal across the nation. The new bill is set to go into effect within 30 days. That being said, according to local press reports, a planned blocking of the ISP's of unlicensed operators targeting Australian players will not be taking place in the near future. The bill quickly passed through the upper house of the Australian Parliament, only...

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Paysafe Experiences Slow but Sustainable Growth

Paysafe Group, the online payments company that owns Neteller, Skrill and Paysafecard, has reported year-on-year (YOY) growth across various key financials from the beginning of the year through to the end of June. The UK regulated company achieved $538.7 million in the first half of 2017, more than the $486.7 million in the first six months of 2016. Compared to last year's revenue, this is an 11% increase. According to Paysafe, this year's revenue number represents a more "sustainable" growth for the firm. Still, while it might be more sustainable, the growth is also far slower than what was...

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Get Ready to Rock at the New Metal Casino

Metal Casino, a new Malta-based online casino, has smashed onto the iGaming scene with an impressive industry-first platform. This innovative hard rock music themed online casino, which launched through front-end partner Fast Track Solutions, features more than rewards and top games from NetEnt, Microgaming and beyond. It also has a unique "Merch Room" where players have the chance to meet some of the world's biggest metal artists and bands. The brand features "MetCoins", a currency exclusive to the platform. It enables members of the casino to acquire customized merchandise and exclusive tickets in the Merch Room. Furthermore, all members...

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Total Makeover – Amaya Rebrands as The Stars Group

Canadian gaming and online gambling company, Amaya Gaming, has announced it has finalized its rebranding. The firm, which is best-known as the parent company of PokerStars and BetSars, is now known as The Stars Group. The company received approval from shareholders earlier this year to make the change. Now, the online gambling giant has a new corporate logo and a brand new website. It has also relocated its headquarters from Montreal to Toronto. The goal of the rebranding efforts is to mark the beginning of a new era that reflects the firm's solid development. Over the past year, the company's...

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LuckyNiki Casino Launches New Anime-Style Videos

LuckyNiki Casino, a new and popular , has added stunning new videos and languages to its site. Now, players of the casino will also be able to see the cute but sexy anime character Niki in action. The new animated clips of the pink-haired casino host have been designed like mini episodes, each one introducing players to different features of the casino as well as to the rest of her anime-girl team: Aya, Eri, Mao, and Haru. In their debut video, Niki introduces her girl squad who are at first dressed in casino uniforms but then transform into superhero...

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Malta to Legalize Bitcoin at Online Casinos

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Malta's land-based and online casino regulatory authority, is reportedly speeding ahead with its plans to legally permit the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrenices within its online casinos. Malta won't be the first jurisdiction to legalize this form of digital currency, but after this long pioneer in internet gambling makes it legal, this will no doubt be a game changer for the rest of the industry. Once Malta legalizes it, cryptocurrencies will no longer be limited to specific casinos and will become a much more widespread and standard accepted banking option at iGaming sites....

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First Asia Gaming Summit Taiwan Debuts November

The first ever Asia Gaming Summit Taiwan will debut on 8th - 10th November, 2017 at the 5-star luxury hotel W Taipei. The Asia Gaming Summit (AGS) is organized by Beacon Events, which is known for its other successful events including iGaming Asia Congress (iGA) and Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA). The inaugural AGS Taiwan event is set to cover the latest developments, trends, innovations and regulatory updates in the gaming and iGaming, online casino, lottery, sports betting and eSports industries in Asia. Attendees will be able to meet online and land-based operators, solution providers, and payment companies,...

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Wunderino Casino App Includes New Unique Features

Wunderino Casino is claiming to be the first in the industry to implement certain features within its mobile casino app (available of iOS and android users) In addition to offering many of its games and offers via the for its smartphone and tablet players, it has also added and improved upon other components to deliver an enhanced user experience. For starters, the Malta-based Casino operator has made it so that any time players use its mobile app, they can gain access to their loyalty progress as well as view tournament leaderboards any time they wish. What's more, and likely...

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VideoSlots Casino Adds Realistic Games to Library

VideoSlots online casino has grown its portfolio of games and has added content from Realistic Games to its library of dynamic and high-quality slots. Realistic Games is an award-winning developer of online and mobile casino games. The company specializes in tailoring slots, roulette, blackjack and fixed odds games to a variety of devices. The selection of its content that it will be supplying to VideoSlots Casino includes some of its fantastic titles like Super Graphics Upside Down, 8th Wonder, Fireworks and 6 Appeal. This new content will be integrated over the coming months at the online casino via the...

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Casual Connect USA to Return to Seattle in August

International trade organization, Computer Games Association (CGA), has announced the highly anticipated schedule of Casual Connect USA 2017. The event, which is the CGA's largest, will take place on 1 - 3 August, 2017 in Seattle, USA at Benaroya Hall. The location of this year's event is significant because Casual Connect debuted its first USA show 11 years ago in Seattle. According to CGA Content Manager, Sasha Paleeva, this year's conference is also significant because "With changing perspectives and broader discussions, attendees can expect a new range of conference content and activities that will deliver deep insights on industry...

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Gambling Apps Available on Google Play in August

You'll find loads of diverse gaming apps on Google Play, but one category of gaming applications you won't find are gambling apps. If you want to download an app for an online casino, poker room, sportsbook, lotteries, etc. you need to get it either form the gaming site's own channel or a third-party channel. However, this could change for the UK market and a few other countries starting in August. Recently, an email was reportedly sent out to gambling operators from Google informing them of upcoming lifted restrictions regarding Google Play availability. Degree 53 (a UK-based tech company which...

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Bitcoin Now Accepted at WinADay Casino

WinADay Casino has added a new payment solution to its banking options: bitBitcoin. The world's leading cryptocurrency can now be used for making deposits and withdrawals at the popular online casino. Plus, WinADay players who use bitcoins have a choice of deposit bonus as well. Making transactions with Bitcoin is easy, secure and fast. It also helps you to remain more anonymous compared to other banking options. Making a casino transaction with Bitcoin at WinADay is a simple process. First, you'll purchase bitcoins at one of the many Bitcoin exchanges, like Coinbase. Once you have bitcoins stored in a...

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Online Casinos on Airplanes – The Future of Gambling

In the not-so-distant future, in-flight entertainment may include more than just movies, music and video games. One day, air travelers aged 18+ might also be able to place bets on their favorite online casino games as they soar above the clouds on their way to their destination. Sure, gambling on airplanes isn't entirely a revolutionary idea. After all, Ryanair has already offered it on a small scale by selling scratch tickets to airline passengers while in flight. Still, there's a big difference between playing a few scratch tickets and having access to an actual digital gambling destination like online...

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Hippodrome Casino Now Features NetEnt Software

NetEnt's cutting-edge games are . The online casino that has been designed to look and feel like its popular UK bricks and mortar counterpart, features over 450 games. Now, having added NetEnt's titles to its library, this has increased its premium games offering even further. With the inclusion of NetEnt's high-quality games - many of which have been designed with 3D animations and exciting bonus features - current player experience at the Hippodrome online casino will be enhanced even more. The hope is that it will also help to attract new players to the site. Among the many exciting...

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Lord of the Rings Online Slot Lawsuit Settled

A five year legal dispute between Warner Bros and the Tolkien estate has finally been resolved. The international media giant and the estate of the famed fantasy author, JRR Tolkien, who had battled over the use of characters from The Lord of the Rings in online slots games, have decided on an out-of-court settlement. The quarrel first erupted in 2012, when a Tolkien estate attorney was alerted to Microgaming's Lord of the Rings online slot via a promotional email for the game. Soon after, Warner was hit with an $80 million lawsuit from the Tolkien estate and publisher HarperColins....

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World Gaming Expo Heads to Monaco in December

The very first World Gaming Expo (WGE) will be taking place in the Principality of Monaco from 6th - 8th December, 2017. WGE 2017 is an international gaming trade show led by Igor Gamba, the founding manager at Monaco International Events and an ambitious and dynamic Monegasque. WGE welcomes gambling industry professionals from all over the world and the event is set to bring together the major players of the industry. These include gaming machines developers, software developers, equipment manufacturers and casino representatives from across the globe. These professionals will come to the trade show to showcase new products...

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Return to Rewarding Oz with the New WMS Slot

A brand new WMS slot has been launched and it's another title from the Wizard of Oz slot series. Players who loved the first three games in the series will no doubt be thrilled for this fourth installment called The Wizard of Oz: Road to Emerald City. In addition to stunning visuals and a nice design, the slot is bursting with Free Spins, Multipliers, Wilds, cash prizes and more! All your favorite characters are back including Dorothy, Toto, Glinda the Good Witch, Wicked Witch of the West, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. What's more, each one of these characters...

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New UK Online Gambling Restrictions May Happen Soon

The UK online gambling industry, which is now worth an estimated £4.5 billion, has experienced plenty of legal turbulence over the past few months. Gambling operators with UK licenses, such as BGO, having been under fire from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and fined for advertising promotions with misleading information. Now, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is accusing gambling site operators of engaging in unfair customer conduct and possibly breaking consumer law. The competition watchdog teamed up with the UKGC to investigate online gambling operators back in October. The investigation resulted after the CMA had received an...

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PokerStars Brings NextGen Gaming to New Jersey

The independent game studio of NYX Gaming Group, NextGen Gaming, has successfully launched 21 of its slots titles with PokerStars NJ, an Amaya brand in New Jersey, USA. These games are the first to launch on PokerStars Casino NJ via NYX's OGS (Open Gaming System). The latest deal between the two companies extends their long-standing partnership. Their mutual goals include enhancing their international profiles as digital gaming leaders and to expand in regulated territories. "NextGen is delighted to launch its first games in New Jersey with our close partners at PokerStars," said Chief Commercial Officer at NextGen Gaming, David...

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British Woman Hits 1.3 Million Pound Jackpot at BGO

Angela New, a 47-year-old woman from Newton Lonngville, Bucks, struck a , turning 25p into £1.3 million! The UK player logged onto the online casino in the early hours of the morning while she was waiting for her husband and children to wake up. She decided to play her favourite slot, Gladiator, a game based on the blockbuster movie starring Russell Crowe. A mere minutes later, she won the life-changing sum! Angela said that when she saw the sum she felt like she was in a dream but immediately ran upstairs to wake up her husband - a long-distance...

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