Online Gambling Industry

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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Betting Innovation: Interview with Onionsack CEO Jonathan Power

Onionsack is a unique provider of text betting messaging platforms for most of the major UK and Irish bookmakers, including , , and Totepool . The company's platform drives the IM and Text betting channels, generating and delivering personalized in-play bet marketing messages. It allows customers to simply type and send their bet and, within seconds, they receive a receipt of the transaction, followed by another if they win. Onionsack prides itself on understanding the written bet. Most recently the text betting messaging provider worked with Paddy Power to provide the bookmaker's customers with the ability to place bets...

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Austria to Host Highly Anticipated ViGE 2017

The Vienna International Gaming Expo (ViGE) 2017 will be running for 3 days from March 20 - 22 at Austria Centre Vienna. This new gaming exhibition and conference will bring together online and land-based gaming industries from around the globe in an effort to reach out to the wide range of diverse international players attracted to the industry. ViGE 2017 is a self-styled event of innovation in content and form and represents a new and essential Central European hub for the iGaming industry. The event organizers are thrilled to be gathering in a fresh venue that is ready for...

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Bitcoin Gambling: Trend or The Future Of Online Casinos?

Created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is a new form of currency that has taken the world by storm. Since its inception, it has grown to become a popular payment system within the gambling industry. Even with the availability of other online payment systems, such as MasterCard, bitcoin has successfully established itself as a real currency. However, even though it’s being used by more and more gamblers on betting sites and online casinos, bitcoin is still something several people are unaware about. So, are you considering using bitcoins for online gambling? Then read on, as in this article will...

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Business Insider: The Online Gambling Industry

For centuries, people have been playing games of chance or placing bets on the results of different games. Today people continue to gamble in casinos, card rooms, and more often – online. As the internet’s answer to gambling, online casinos allow players to access their favorite casino games from anywhere with internet access using their computer or mobile devices. Despite opposing regulations, the global online gaming industry has shown rapid expansion over the past decade, and economists expect the trend to continue. Online gaming has grown due to a number of factors such as internet penetration, the opening of...

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