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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.

New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Likely Smashed Billion-Dollar Mark Sometime Last Week

New Jersey sports betting

The New Jersey sports betting market was approaching $1 billion in bets after just five and a half months of operation, as of December 1. That means it is very likely to have already exceeded the 10-figure mark — and no one even got to bang a gong. According to new figures released by the…Read More

Barclays Bank Offers Customers Option to Voluntarily Block Gambling Transactions

Barclays

UK bank Barclays has become the first financial institution to offer its customers the option to “self-exclude” from gambling-related transactions. From Tuesday, users of the bank’s mobile app will be able to block payments to betting companies and online casinos in an effort to help those struggling with gambling addiction to add an extra layer…Read More

Pennsylvania Gambling Reforms Generate $385 Million for State in First Year

Pennsylvania gambling

Pennsylvania’s wide-ranging gambling expansion package — signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in late 2017 — has generated over $385 million in new revenues for the state since its enactment, according to analysis by PlayPennsylvania.com. That’s before many of the new gambling operations — such as online casinos, online poker, live and online sports…Read More

Tara Reid Sues Sharknado Producer for $100 Million Over Image Use on Slot Machines

Tara Reid

Hollywood actress Tara Reid is suing the producers of cult B-movie Sharknado over the alleged unauthorized use of her likeness on slot machines. The American Pie and Big Lebowski star is asking for $100 million from Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media Productions, alleging “false endorsement” and “’misappropriation of celebrity likeness,” according to court documents seen…Read More

Online Gaming Shares Tumble on False BBC Report of Advertising Ban

RGA

A BBC report suggesting members of online gambling industry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) had agreed a self-imposed ban on UK TV advertising during sports events is simply not true, according to RGA chief Clive Hawkswood. The BBC’s article was published early Thursday, UK time, and has been widely repeated in media outlets in…Read More

New York Appeals Ruling That Declared Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal, But So Will Anti-Gambling Groups

Daily Fantasy Sports

The State of New York has appealed against a judge’s ruling that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling under the state constitution, which nullified the legislature’s effort to legalize and regulate the contests in 2016. Curiously, the decision is also being appealed by the anti-gambling groups that brought the original lawsuit against the state. Supreme…Read More

Philippines Senator Wants Full Review of Gaming Industry, Voices Money Laundering Concerns

Philippines casinos gambling Duterte

Philippines Senator Leila de Lima, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critics, wants a full review of the country’s ever-growing gaming industry. De Lima, a member of the Liberal Party opposed to Duterte’s controlling PDP-Laban, says the country has become oversaturated with land-based casinos. She also believes the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) is…Read More

UKGC Turns Screws on Errant Licensees With £14 Million in New Fines

UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission continues to pile regulatory pressure — and seven-figure fines — on wayward online gaming companies. On Thursday, the regulator announced three operators had been hit with a total of £14 million ($18 million) in penalties for lax anti-money laundering oversight and failure to protect problem gamblers. These include the second-biggest fine…Read More

Washington D.C. Council Drops League Demands from Sports Betting Plan

D.C. sports betting

In a snub to America’s sports leagues, D.C. City Council has removed language from its sports betting bill that would have seen the leagues reap a so-called “integrity” fee from a future wagering market, SportsHandle reports. The Council has also removed the mandate that would require operators to use official league data. D.C. Councilman Jack…Read More

Eighty Percent of UK Gambling Marketing Spend Now Goes Online

Gambling marketing

Online advertising now accounts for 80 percent the UK gambling industry’s marketing spend, according to new research for GambleAware, the country’s leading independent gambling charity. The study, by Regulus Partners, found that British betting companies have ramped up their marketing expenditure by 56 percent since 2014. And while most recent public discourse has surrounded the…Read More

Russia Sues Google For Ignoring Web Censorship Demands

Russian web censorship

Russia’s media watchdog is suing Google for failing to comply with government censorship rules. Telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor accuses the search giant of refusing to remove banned websites from search results, after new laws came into effect requiring it to do so earlier this month. Roskomnadzor has a blacklist of well over 100,000 websites which it…Read More

Bet365 Boss Denise Coates Criticized Over Record £265 Million Pay Packet

Denise Coates

Billionaire Bet365 founder Denise Coates, 53, was once again the highest-earning company director in the UK in last financial year, paying herself a staggering £265 million ($341 million) in the 12 months to 2018, including dividends. That’s up over 18 percent from the £217 million ($279 million) she collected the previous year, which itself was…Read More

Player Sues Betfred Over £1.7 Million Online Jackpot Win That Wasn’t

Betfred

A Betfred online casino customer in the UK is suing the bookmaker after it refused to pay out on a £1.7 million ($2.17 million) jackpot ‘win’, claiming a software glitch voids all pays and plays. Andrew Green, 52, of Lincolnshire, thought he had hit the big time last January while playing Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven…Read More

Switzerland Legalized Online Gaming Kickoff Set for New Year’s Day

A law to regulate online gaming in Switzerland, passed by 73 percent of the country’s voters back in June, is set to be implemented on January 1, 2019. In accordance with the new law that legalizes online gaming, Switzerland’s Federal Council will begin to accept operator applications during the first six months of the new…Read More

DraftKings Launches Sportsbook Pools Targeting Daily Fantasy Players, Casual Bettors

DraftKings Sportsbook Pools sports betting

DraftKings has launched a product in New Jersey that targets new sports gamblers, and ideally draws its daily fantasy sports customers to new full-fledged sports wagering. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools removes the necessity for one to understand sports betting odds traditionally found in Las Vegas. Instead of calculating a bet’s payout, players participating in the new…Read More