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When it comes to gaming, the online world is massive. We tend to focus on the gaming for real money and the thrill of busting an opponent and taking their cash.

Here we look at all the ins and out, up and downs, technology and software that relate to online gaming. If you want to get ahead in the online world – this is where to look.

World Series Odds Favor Boston Red Sox Over Los Angeles Dodgers

World Series odds Red Sox Dodgers

The World Series begins Tuesday night in Boston, and oddsmakers out in Las Vegas feel the Boston Red Sox have the best chance of winning the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles reached the Fall Classic in dramatic fashion, as the National League pennant winners went all seven in their NL Championship…Read More

Rank Group Reports Grosvenor Casinos Slump, While GVC Buoyed by World Cup

Grosvenor casinos

The UK’s biggest casino operator, The Rank Group, reported a slump in earnings as high-rollers ditched its Grosvenor Casinos chain in in the 16 weeks to October 14. In a trading update, the group blamed a reduction in handle — the volume of bets placed — as well as lower margins from high-spending customers for…Read More

China’s Internet Censorship Czar Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

Lu Wei

China’s former internet czar, Lu Wei — the architect of the country’s “Great Firewall” online censorship program – pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a court in in the eastern city of Ningbo on Friday. Once named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people on earth, Lu held sway over the minds…Read More

Spoofing is Now the Online Gambling Industry’s Biggest Cyber Headache, Per Report

Spoofing

Spoofing has become the number-one cyber threat to the online gambling industry, according to a report by ThreatMetrix. The internet risk solutions company described spoofing as the “fastest growing attack vector in the space” with a 257 percent increase year over year and as many as one in every 20 new online gambling accounts identified…Read More

5Dimes Sports Book Owner Reported Missing in Costa Rica, Possibly Kidnapped

5Dimes

Police in Costa Rica have confirmed they are investigating the disappearance of William Sean Creighton, a US ex-pat and owner of the 5Dimes online sports book. Chief of the Judiciary Investigative Police Walter Espinoza said at a press conference Tuesday he had not ruled out kidnapping, although he emphasized that police had not received nor…Read More

Sheriff Gaming CEO Faces Four Years in Dutch Prison

Sheriff Gaming

The trial of Sheriff Gaming CEO Stijn Flapper got underway in a District Court in Den Bosch, Netherlands on Thursday, with the Public Prosecution Services demanding tough prison sentences for the former online gaming executive and his co-accused, brothers Maurice and Michel Gregoire. The trio were owners of online slots developer Sheriff Gaming and parent company the…Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Dominate Burgeoning NJ Sports Betting Market

DraftKings

The New Jersey sports betting market is three months old today and meaningful figures are now beginning to emerge. The latest numbers from the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show online sports betting is beginning to dominate the market — and DraftKings and FanDuel are streaking ahead as significant market leaders. DGE director…Read More

China Blockchain Gambling Market to Explode in Next Five Years, Says Blockdraw CEO

Blockchain

The Chinese online gambling market will continue to grow despite the best efforts of the Chinese government to stamp it out, and the future of the market is blockchain. That was the message from cryptocurrency expert Darin Oliver, who spoke to Inside Asian Gaming last week at the G2E gaming conference in Las Vegas. Oliver…Read More

Wynn Resorts Buys Chunk of BetBull to Charge Into US Digital Sport Betting Market

Wynn Resorts

Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts has announced it has formed a strategic sports betting partnership with European online sports betting site BetBull. In a brief press release Thursday, the casino giant said it will also acquire 22.5 percent of the company, in a bid “to pursue sports betting opportunities in the emerging US market.” Wynn Resorts…Read More

Rank Group Fined Six Figures for Allowing Problem Gambler to Blow $1.3 Million in a Single Day

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has levied a £500,000 ($661,000) fine against the Rank Group for failing to help a high roller, a problem gambler who lost £1,000,000 ($1.3 million) in just 24 hours. According to the regulator, the Rank Group fell “into the trap of thinking VIP customers don’t experience difficulties.” The Berkshire, UK-based…Read More

Former Local DNC Chair Faces Prison for Arranging Illegal Payment from Amaya’s David Baazov to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

David Baazov

A former chair of the DNC for Erie County in New York State pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to cause a foreign donation in a state election on Tuesday. Steven Pigeon faces up to 16 months in prison for arranging to disguise the source of a $25,000 contribution to the reelection…Read More

Football Season is Good for Business in New Jersey, SugarHouse Online Arm Learns

There’s more evidence of New Jersey’s insatiable appetite for betting on football games: the Garden State two-year-old online arm of land-based SugarHouse Casino announced that its revenues have more than doubled in only one month with the arrival of college and professional football. The Pennsylvania-based casino launched PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey in 2016 with slot…Read More

Eldorado Resorts Takes Control of Tropicana Atlantic City, Fires Entire Online Gaming Team

Tropicana

Just two days after Eldorado Resorts assumed the operations of the Tropicana in Atlantic City, it sacked the entire in-house team manning its New Jersey online casino, according to sources who spoke to Online Poker Report this week. According to OPR, the sources said they believed it was a “vote of no interest and/or confidence…Read More

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Licenses Issued for Hollywood, Parx Casinos

sports betting Pennsylvania casinos

Two sports betting licenses have been granted in Pennsylvania, but Keystone State residents won’t be gambling on the Eagles and Steelers for at least several more weeks. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) signed off on applications from Penn National’s Hollywood Casino near the Harrisburg capital in Grantville, and Greenwood Gaming’s Parx Casino in Bensalem,…Read More

$21.7 Million Mega Moolah Jackpot is Biggest Online Progressive Payout Ever

Mega Moolah

Microgaming’s Mega Moolah mega-jackpot has finally toppled. The record-setting €18,915,872.81 ($21.7 million) prize was hit on Friday, September 28 by an anonymous gambler playing at Grand Mondial Casino, part of the Casino Rewards group of online casinos. The win significantly eclipses the previous record for an online slot jackpot, which was also held by Mega Moolah…Read More