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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 Wants Firm Bid from GVC takeover bids 888 GVC 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 board now…Read More

GVC Ups Ante Again in Bid for

GVC,, 888, Brian Mattingley

GVC Holdings has increased its offer for to £1.03 billion ($1.6 billion), around £100 million ($155 million) higher than its previous bid, made just two weeks ago. The ball is now squarely in 888’s court, as analysts fully expect GVC’s rival to come back with an improved offer of its own. Both of the…Read More

Yahoo Introduces Daily Fantasy Sports

Yahoo daily fantasy sports

Web portal giant Yahoo has made the move into daily fantasy sports, embracing a multi-million dollar industry that skirts around the fringes of online gambling without actually being “gambling,” or so the industry insists. It’s a bold step for a mainstream company like Yahoo, but also a natural one; the portal has always been an…Read More

Betsson Acquires Europe-Bet For $50 Million

Magnus Silfverberg, Betsson CEO and President, Europe-bet takover

Swedish online gambling group Betsson has announced it will acquire Georgia-based Europe-Bet for US$50 million. An extra $35 million will be paid in 12 months’ time, provided that gambling regulations in the Caucasian country remain favorable, the company said today. The move will fortify the company’s strategic presence in the region, explained Betsson CEO and…Read More

UK Online Sports Betting Figures Rocket; DraftKings Inks Deal with ESPN

FraftKings, ESPN, UK online sports betting results

The UK’s internet sports betting markets are going through the roof, according to new figures from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), and it’s being driven by online betting. Over the past four years,the UK’s gross gaming yield (or handle, to non-accountants) has grown almost 55 percent; from £1.94 billion in 2010 to over £2.99 billion…Read More

Bryan Micon Expected In Court On Thursday

Bryan Micon Seals with Clubs

Bryan Micon is coming back to America to face the music regarding the charge filed against him by Nevada authorities. According to court records, Micon is expected to make a court appearance at a Thursday hearing, and defense lawyer David Chesnoff has said that he expects Micon to be there for the court date. Micon…Read More

Australian Study Says Internet Gambling Isn’t Root Cause of Gambling Problems

Gambling study online gambling problems

Online gambling opponents often portray Internet betting as particularly dangerous, using terms like “click your mouse, lose your house” to suggest that individuals can suddenly run up huge debts after becoming addicted to the games. But a new study out of Australia questions these claims, saying that there might not be anything particularly harmful about…Read More

Gambling on eSports Becoming Mainstream

Tabcorp Unikrn eSports online betting

Competitive video games, or eSports, have seen their popularity grow by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Online streaming sites like Twitch have made the games more accessible to fans, and even ESPN has broadcast a handful of championship matches in games like Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm. And as with…Read More

FanDuel Signs Partnerships with 15 NFL Teams

NFL FanDuel Partnership with teams

FanDuel and DraftKings seem to be locked into a battle over which daily fantasy sports site can find bigger and better partners for their brand. This week, it was FanDuel making waves, as the larger of the two major daily fantasy brands scored a partnership with approximately half of the franchises in the National Football…Read More

Louisiana Bill Would Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports Games

Louisiana daily fantasy sports law

Daily fantasy sports games are unambiguously legal in most states, thanks in large part to fantasy sports exceptions in bills like the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. However, there are exceptions, as some states have laws that make the legality of such games questionable at best. Over the last year, the daily fantasy industry has…Read More

Major League Baseball Expands Partnership With DraftKings

DraftKings Major League Baseball deal

Major League Baseball season began on Sunday, and fans across the country were happy to start enjoying the nearly daily presence of the sport that will span through the summer and provide action over the next seven months, including the playoffs and World Series. But the last week also marked a major sign of the…Read More