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Rise and Fall of Online Poker Showcased in New Documentary: Bet Raise Fold

Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker, is an upcoming documentary film set to chronicle the rise of online poker. While the title may not be overly inspiring, it’s actually slightly improved from the originally planned title: Boom! The feature-length production promises to shed both a personal spotlight on some of those who got swept…Read More

Zynga Opens Online Casino in UK; Stock Soars

Zynga is famously known as the creators of the Facebook phenomenon Farmville and its equally pastoral sequel, Farmville 2. With interest in those games on a slight decline, however, and the company’s stock having crumbled over the past year as a result of that and other mismanagement, Zynga was in search of a new direction…Read More

New Offering Can Benefit Customers with Behavioral Online Tracking Service

Iovation, an online transaction security specialist firm, recently announced a new dimension to the security coverage it offers to online gaming operators through its new product, TrustScore. This new service evaluates visitors to a website, and identifies those most likely to be deemed “trustworthy,” even if it’s the first time they have visited the site….Read More

Full Tilt’s Bitar Makes Deal with DoJ While Awaiting Heart Transplant

How the mighty have fallen: Ray Bitar, the 40-year-old former CEO of Full Tilt poker – once at the top of the financial food chain that was online poker until the infamous Black Friday events toppled the biggest players – is now possibly near death, and has agreed to a plea deal with the Feds…Read More

KGM Gaming and Spin Games Joining Forces for Online Gaming Services

With a number of U.S. states legalizing or heading towards the legalization of online gambling, Philadelphia-based KGM Gaming and Spin Games are aligning themselves to take advantage of these ongoing developments. The land-based casino supplier KGM this week announced an interactive games content letter of intent to license game content and interactive technology following an…Read More

Australia Rails Against Legality of Apple Poker App

A number of politicians in Australia, known for their views against online gambling, are questioning the legality of an Apple poker app, and are calling for a federal government clamp down on gambling operators from overseas. “We don’t allow online poker in Australia for Australian people under the Interactive Gambling Act,” stated Senator Richard Di…Read More

Romania On Track for Legalized Online Gambling

While the U.S. scrambles state-by-state to finally get legalized online gambling in place, you will all be much relieved to know that over in Eastern Europe, the legal beagles aren’t asleep at the wheel either; Romania is hard at work creating a National Gambling Office (NGO), which will oversee the regulatory process for online gambling…Read More

New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is such an ugly word, but it’s hard to see a new Navajo Nations gambling compact with the state of New Mexico in any other light; the new agreement, now being negotiated, would effectively allow the tribe to withhold any slot machine revenue due the Land of Enchantment should state legislators put through laws…Read More

Women Increasingly Becoming Online Gambling Addicts

According to the leading female addiction specialist in the UK, Liz Karter, gambling online is quickly becoming more appealing to women than drugs or alcohol. Karter explained to UK newspaper The Independent that stress is a major factor behind gambling addiction, and that online gambling addicts are now more often than not women, as they…Read More

Legalized Online Gambling at a Standstill for Prince Edward Island

Wes Sheridan, Finance Minister for the Canadian provincial government of Prince Edward Island, was recently reported as announcing that plans to push ahead with an online gambling regulatory and licensing system had ground to a halt. Sheridan told the local Guardian newspaper that the provincial government has already lost out on millions of dollars in…Read More

Safe Bet That Legal Sports Betting Is Gaining Acceptance Across the States

It’s not a new observation: in a country still crawling back out from the worst recession in a century, legalizing sports betting is yet another effective way for states to dig out from under. Nevada, for example, will see wagers in excess of $200 million on March Madness sports book action alone, and that little…Read More

Microgaming Bad Beat Jackpot Already Paying Dividends

The newly-restructured bad beat jackpots (BBJ) at Microgaming came into effect on March 19 and are already paying the desired dividends to players. The jackpot has already been claimed three times since that date for a total of more than €1.15 million ($1.92 million). The new Microgaming bad beat jackpot format was in response to…Read More

UK Online Gambling Business is Booming

The online gambling sector in the UK is big business: it generates enormous revenues for the country and has actually continued to build over the last five years, despite the economic woes of many other sectors during this time. In fact, it has been reported by onlinepoker.net that 2012 saw more than £2 billion generated…Read More

San Francisco Game Developers Conference Is Serious Business

If you’ve always wanted to be someone who designs those cool, high-tech casino slot games you’ve played, you better be booking a flight yesterday to this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC)  in San Francisco; but don’t go up there looking for work unless your resume is dazzling.  Major recruiters like Bally’s Technologies aren’t playing around…Read More

Launch of Intralot Free-Play Casino Has Eye on Real-Money Prize

The recent launch of the Intralot free-play casino called deepstackcasino.net  by Intralot USA, a subsidiary of Intralot, (the Greek developer of casino games and payment processing systems), is off and running and tightly focused on the U.S. market. Getting Social The new online casino is placing a heavy emphasis on the social aspects of casino…Read More