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Win Unlimited Free Spins in Holly Jolly Penguins

The holiday season is here and so is an exciting new Microgaming slot to make the fun and festivities of Christmas all the merrier and brighter! Called Holly Jolly Penguins, this fresh video slot is sure to put a smile on your face and boost your joy, especially with the chance to win unlimited free spins! One of the leaders in the online casino games sector, Microgaming is well-known for producing premium slots. It is also no stranger to creating games to celebrate the holiday season and has launched other festive-themed titles in the past, such as the popular...

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William Hill Supports SG and NYX Acquisition Deal

Leading UK bookmaker and online gambling operator, William Hill, has announced it is supporting Scientific Games’ acquisition of NYX Gaming Group. This announcement came as surprise because, not long ago, the operator tried to stop the deal. When Scientific Games (SG) first entered into a definitive agreement to buy NYX Gaming Group for an estimated CAD$775 million (€512.7 million) back in September, the bookmaker didn’t seem to object to the deal. It wasn’t until later that it voiced concerns about the potential purchase and threatened to block the acquisition deal with its 32% stake in Scientific Games. The company’s...

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Broadway Gaming Fined for Misleading Bonus Offers

This year, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been cracking down on licensees who have been found guilty of misleading advertising. Most recently, the UK regulator has fined Broadway Gaming Ltd. £100,000 for advertising misleading bonus offers. Five Broadway-controlled websites were found in violation of UK advertising codes. Among these sites included Casino of Dreams, Dotty Bingo and Butler’s Bingo. The gambling operator had also breached the UKGC license conditions and codes of practice. The issues with Broadway started back in June 2016, when the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) complained about an advert on the Butler’s Bingo site. The...

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Bookmaker Extends Sponsorship of Betway UK Championship

Betway, a leading online bookmaker, recently announced that it has agreed to a fresh three-year deal that will see it remain the sponsor of snooker`s UK Championship. This will see the Betway UK Championship continue until at least 2020. The UK Championship is part of snooker’s Triple Crown and considered to be snooker’s biggest ranking event after the World Snooker Championship. It has been sponsored by the bookmaker for the past three years. Betway first sponsored the prestigious £850,000 event back in 2015. This year marks the 40th year of the prestigious UK Championship. The event, which is televised...

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Online Gambling Fraud Spikes on Black Friday Weekend

Data from the mobile payments and identity verification company, Jumio, revealed that online gambling fraud increased in Europe between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, more than any other sector it analyzed. The other sectors examined by Jumio included financial services, insurance, sharing economy services and travel. Combined, these sectors had an overall 25% year over year reduction in detectable fraud. Comparatively, fraudulent activity in the online gambling sector decreased by 4% compared to last year. In spite of this reduction, however, the rate of online gambling fraud was still reported to be 67% higher between Black Friday and Cyber...

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UKGC Reaffirms Statement: Loot Boxes Aren’t Gambling

Lately, there’s been plenty of debate about loot boxes being considered a form of gambling, but according to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), they aren’t. Loot boxes, also known as loot crates or prize crates, are consumable virtual items in video games that can be purchased with in-game credits a player has either earned through gameplay or by purchasing these credits with real money. While there’s been growing concern over this controversial game feature, the situation really heated up with the release of EA’s highly anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront II. The game essentially all but required players...

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Yggdrasil Rolls Out Content on Sun Vegas in New Deal

Malta-based casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming scored another partnership win! The company’s newest UK deal – this time with Tabcorp - will see Yggdrasil’s content launched on Sun Vegas Casino. The content deal with Tabcorp gives Sun Vegas Casino access to Yggdrasil’s entire portfolio of slots. Among these amazing games include hot releases like Valley of the Gods and Jungle Books. Yggdrasil is well known in the industry for producing unique and high-quality games with superior graphics. Sun Vegas, which is the online casino brand of UK tabloid newspaper The Sun, will also be granted access to BOOST, Yggdrasil’s...

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Betfred Strikes Content Deal with Scientific Games

Betfred is always finding ways to improve its customers’ online gaming experience and this time it has grown its online casino games library with incredible slots from Scientific Games. The UK gambling operator recently struck a content deal with Scientific Games, which will be supplying its range of games via its SG Interactive division. Among the incredible games that Betfred players will be able to find on the site include true gems like, Monopoly Big Event and Raging Rhino. Players will also be able to spin the reels of the many games in the popular Rainbow Riches slot series,...

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The Countdown to First World Gaming Expo is On

In less than two weeks, the World Gaming Expo (WGE) will premiere in Monoco at the Grimaldi forum. The very first edition of the highly anticipated international gaming trade-show will run from the 6th – 8th of December, 2017 and is set to bring together top industry professionals. The WGE team has reportedly managed to bring in many important names well known in the gaming industry. Among these major players include: Greentube, BetConstruct, Patir, EGT, Monacair and Advansys. The trade show will be welcoming gaming industry professional from over 40 countries. Several conferences will be taking place throughout the...

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Realistic Games Slots Now Live at SkillOnNet Casinos

SkillOnNet, a leading casino software provider known for offering customizable online casino platforms, has announced that it has launched content from Realistic Games across its several popular casino brands. Among these include PlayOJO, SlotsMagic, LuckyNiki and EUcasino. The high-quality slots from the award-winning casino supplier will now be available at these and other SkillOnNet-powered casinos. This means players of these casinos can look forward to spinning the reels of top titles, such as Realistic’s player favorites, Super Graphics Upside Down and Six Appeal, as well as recently released games like Win Sprint and Symmetry. What’s more, players will also...

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EveryMatrix Launches New Online Casino – ReactCasino

EveryMatrix, the masterminds behind brilliant online casinos like Play Frank Casino and Codeta Casino, has added a new iGaming destination to the mix – Reactcasino.com. The new online gambling platform is particularly notable for featuring new front-end technology. The leading iGaming software provider has developed ReactCasino with a mobile-first focus. That being said, this does not mean the operators will be required to run independent versions of the site for desktop and mobile. This makes the new iGaming site’s supporting architecture more of a web application rather than a traditional site, according to EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes. A new...

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UKGC Unveils New 5-Step Gambling Regulation Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced its proposal for a new five-step strategy designed to help strengthen the Unite Kingdom’s regulated gambling market and make it work for consumers. According to the future plan, which was published on the Commission’s official website, the UKGC revealed that its five-step strategy will be of interest to consumers, gambling businesses and others. It will be focused on the gambling regulator’s commitment to protect consumers, the public, and raise standards within the gambling industry. More specifically, the Gambling Commission intends to focus its commitment on these five priority areas: • Protecting the...

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Fair Go Casino Postpones Australian Payments Ban

Fair Go Casino announced in a recent newsletter that its Australian customers will now have until December 5th, 2017 to use the payment methods: PaySafeCard, Neteller and Skrill. The online casino had initially announced that the banning of these three payment methods to Australian customers was planned for November 13th, 2017. However, according to the newsletter released last week, this is no longer the case. The ban will now be applied to Aussie players beginning on December 5th, 2017. For the time being, Fair Go Casino Australian players who prefer to use the prepaid payment option, Paysafecard, or the...

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The Stars Group Reports Revenue Increase in Q3 2017

The Stars Group, formerly the Amaya Gaming Group, has released the details of its third quarter 2017 report. The Canadian gaming and online gambling company, announced that its revenue increased by 21% YOY (year-on-year) in Q3 2017. After updating its shareholders for the third time this year, the company revealed it generated $329 million in revenues from the start of July until the end of September. This as an increase of 21% compared to the total $270 million revenues it made during the same quarter in 2016. Of the $329 million in revenues for Q3, $221.4 million came from...

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EmuPartners Celebrates Big Win and Rolls Out New Changes

The last few months at EmuPartners has been incredibly busy! Changes in the Australian marketplace, celebrating a big win at EmuCasino, launching the new Mongoose Casino, and rolling out Bitcoin deposit and withdrawals at both casinos, has kept the online casino affiliate program on its toes! To start, with all the regulation changes happening in the Australian iGaming industry, some game providers pulled out of the market. Although this meant EmuCasino lost some of its games, the casino worked hard to ensure that it would still be able to offer fabulous casino game options to its Australian players. As...

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Leander Games Inks New Deal with Pocket Games

Renowned video slots developer, Leander Games, announced that it has signed a deal with Pocket Games Software. Under the new partnership, Leander integrated with Pocket Games and will be adding the software developer’s slots to the extensive library of games Leander already makes available to its clients. Many great titles from Pocket Games will be added to the UK and Alderney licensed Leander LeGa platform. Among these top slots include Medusa, Summon & Conquer and Tree of Fortune. The games will be rolled out to Leander licensees starting from the first quarter of 2018. Pocket Games brings a “freshness”...

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NetEnt Q3 Financial Results Reveal Solid YOY Growth

The NetEnt Q3 financial results have been revealed in the company’s recent report of its third quarter performance. The results revealed solid YOY (year-on-year) growth across multiple verticals including revenue and operating profit. The third quarter, which includes the months July, August and September, was a strong one for the Swedish-based iGaming software company. NetEnt’s revenues for Q3 increased by 12.3% to 401 million SEK. Operating profit also received a boost and totaled to 156 million SEK, a 20.5% increase. Furthermore, earnings per share for Q3, before and after dilution, were 0.59 SEK, which is up from last year’s...

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Pennsylvania Officially Legalizes Online Gambling

Online gambling is now legal in the US state of Pennsylvania, after House Bill 271 was approved last week by both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and signed into law by Governor Tim Wolf. This makes Pennsylvania the fourth state in the country to legalize iGaming. The expansive gambling package permits regulation and legalization of online slots, poker and table games within Pennsylvania’s boundaries. The state’s existing commercial casinos will now be allowed to apply for a new online gaming license and start offering services to gambling consumers though desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Licenses will initially cost $10...

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PlayOJO Casino Becomes EGR Operator Awards Winner

PlayOJO Casino has achieved a huge success at this year’s EGR Operator Awards. The popular UK-facing SkillOnNet brand has won the EGR 2017 Rising Star of the Year award! Having only been in operation since February, PlayOJO continues to be a fast-growing casino that has turned heads with its unique offering. This includes perks like its “money back on every bet” commitment to players, its no-nonsense approach to online gambling, transparent terms and conditions, and for its social responsibility. Now, with its EGR “Rising Star” win, the online casino has really shown that it’s a cut above the average...

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