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DoubleDown Social Casino Illinois Customer Lawsuit Dismissed, Angry Patron Lost $1K in Virtual Chips

DoubleDown Illinois lawsuit dismissed

IGT’s DoubleDown multiplatform social casino site has survived a class action lawsuit attempt from a disgruntled Illinois customer who claimed that the free gaming platform offers “nothing more than camouflaged unlawful games of chance.” Plaintiff Margo Phillips blew $1,000 in real money on virtual, value-less chips on the site before deciding she wanted to claw…Read More

Amazon Gift Cards Used to Launder Money to Offshore Gambling Site, Homeland Security Pushing for Seizure Warrant

Amazon gift cards offshore gambling 5Dimes

Amazon gift cards make great gifts due to the wide array of products the Amazon website offers, but one unintended destination they’re also being used for is to fund an illegal online gambling site. According to a filing by the US Department of Homeland Security in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, 5Dimes, a Costa…Read More

Amaya to Launch PokerStarsnj in New Jersey Next Month

Amaya PokerStars NJ New Jersey launch

  Montreal-based Amaya has made the announcement that its PokerStarsnj poker site will officially launch in New Jersey on March 21. And while Garden State poker players are no doubt doing a jig to have their old friend back in their own back yard, the more telling question is how will this US reentry affect…Read More

Outrage Over NFL-Owned Kids Daily Fantasy Sports Site from Youth Advocacy Group

NFL kids league scandal

Aimed at pre-teen kids, daily fantasy sports (DFS) site NFL Rush is being asked to cease operations by the non-profit organization Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). In a story that might seem more appropriate for satire, the truth is that the National Football League is catering to children to participate in free DFS contests,…Read More

Pornhub Casino Launches Online with Less-Than-Clothed Live Female Dealers

Pornhub online casino

Pornhub, the world’s largest pornographic video-sharing website, is moving into the online casino industry. Mixing two of the world’s favorite pastimes apparently seemed like a win-win concept, and who are we to argue? Pornhub Casino launched earlier this week with live female dealers in various stages of undress.The gaming website offers players and voyeurs the…Read More

Dollaro Poker and Mob Figure in Massive Italian Online Gambling Bust

Italian gambling ring with DollaroPoker link busted

Italian police have broken up an illegal gambling ring with alleged links to the Mafia and the controversial online poker room DollaroPoker.net. Eleven people were arrested on Wednesday and accused of operating an illegal network of some 12,000 online gaming and lottery video terminals in bars, cafes, and gaming halls throughout Italy, some of which…Read More

RAWA House Hearing Not a Big Hit with OGR Members

RAWA House OGR Committee hearing screenshot

RAWA gets around more, yet remains as unloved, as that one girl you went to school with. AKA the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, RAWA was heard in the House of Representatives on Wednesday during an Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) session titled, “A Casino in Every Smartphone: Law Enforcement Implications.” (We’re not sure if…Read More

Australia In-play Betting War Escalates as Politicians and Sports Bodies Join the Fray

Nick Xenophon denounces Aussie sporting bodies over in-play betting

Aussie senator Nick Xenophon has attacked a push by the country’s major sporting bodies to end a ban on in-play sports betting. In an official statement, the senator condemned the move as a “naked grab for cash” on behalf of the sports leagues, many of whom have signed lucrative sponsorship deals with major gambling firms…Read More

PricewaterhouseCoopers 2015 Outlook Missed Macau Meltdown and DFS Emergence

PwC Global Gaming Outlook for 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Global Gaming Outlook, published in 2011 forecasting the half-decade leading to the present, hit the nail on the head regarding much of the gambling industry’s economics, but the firm missed the mark on two key issues. PwC got a lot right in its five-year outlook on gambling, but failed on what has emerged…Read More

Full Tilt Going to Steam to Grow Poker Player Base

Full Tilt Poker Steam gaming platform

Full Tilt Poker is coming to the Steam marketplace, the app receiving approval after being vetted by the entertainment gaming distribution platform’s community of users. Over 125 million gamers strong, Steam will begin offering Full Tilt’s play-money product sometime before the New Year strikes. Steam provides over 6,400 streaming games for purchase and free play…Read More

Game of War: Fire Age Not “Illegal Gambling Device,” Rules Federal Judge

Game of War: Fire Age not gambling, says federal judge

A civil lawsuit brought against the developers of Game of War: Fire Age, the hit social fantasy role-playing game, has been shot down in flames this week. The complaint, brought by Mia Mason of Maryland, accused the game of being an illegal “slot machine or device.” Game of War is a massive multi-player online game…Read More

William Hill Voice Activated Betting App Cleared by Aussie Police

William Hill’s Click to Call betting app OK by us, say police

William Hill Australia and other licensed operators have gained an important victory in their battle to offer in-play mobile betting to Australian customers. The Australian Federal Police (APF) told William Hill this week that it would not be launching an investigation into the legality of the company’s controversial “Click to Call” betting app. Top brass…Read More

South Korean Instant Messaging Giant Daum Kakao to Explore Online Gaming

KakaoTalk looks at online gambling

Asian tech giant Daum Kakao is about to embrace online gaming in its search for profitability. The company owns KakaoTalk, a multi-platform instant messaging app with a user base of 140 million globally that has all but replaced the text message in South Korea. It is estimated that over 90 percent of the country’s smartphone…Read More

“Gambling Apps” Compromise Corporate Security, Says Veracode Study 

Gambling apps put corporations at risk, says Veracode.

The gambling apps installed by a company’s employees could be putting its security systems at risk, according to a new report by cloud-based app security firm, Veracode. After scanning thousands of such apps installed on mobile devices used for work, the company found that the “average global enterprise has multiple apps installed on its mobile…Read More

Bwin.party Wants Firm Bid from GVC

Bwin.party takeover bids 888 GVC

Bwin.party is apparently a very desirable acquisition, as the battle between GVC Holdings and 888 Holdings seems to see each potential buyer outdo the other on a regular basis. The latest twist in the ongoing saga has seen GVC once again prepare to outbid 888 for the online gambling company, with the bwin.party board now…Read More