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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.

Esports Gambling Platform Unikrn Sued by Investor Over Cryptocurrency Offering

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Unikrn, an esports gambling platform that facilitates betting on video game tournaments online, is being sued by a disgruntled investor who claims the company’s cryptocurrency offering violated US securities laws. Plaintiff John Hastings, a Las Vegas resident, said he used 10 Ethereum coins during Unikrn’s September 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) of UnikoinGold to purchase…Read More

Resorts Atlantic City to Launch Sports Book Wednesday

Resorts Atlantic City

A week after Resorts Atlantic City became the first entrant to New Jersey’s online sports betting market with tech partner DraftKings, its new land-based offering is now ready to go. At 11am on Wednesday The Resorts Sports Book will become the seventh land-based operation to join the emerging New Jersey market since the state won…Read More

PokerStars Coming to Pennsylvania, Potential Major Win for American Online Poker

PokerStars Mount Airy Casino online gambling

PokerStars is on its way to Pennsylvania. The world’s busiest online poker room is partnering with the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains to enter the US’ fifth most populated state. Mount Airy’s partnership with The Stars Group, parent company to PokerStars, is also for online gambling and sports betting. Formerly known as…Read More

Iipay Nation’s Online Gambling Dreams Knocked Offline by Federal Appellate Court

Iipay Nation

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has lost its appeal against a 2016 judgment that its online bingo operations illegally violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The decision by a panel of appellate judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit effectively puts an end to the California tribe’s maverick online gambling…Read More

Apple Targets Innocent Developers in Hunt for Unlicensed Gambling Apps

Apple

Apple was accused this week of accidentally eliminating licensed apps in search of the bad apples. The tech giant has been scavenging through its app store in search of unlicensed gambling platforms and innocent developers say they’re getting inadvertently caught in the net. According to the BBC, a Polish magazine, a gif-sharing service, and a…Read More

DraftKings Sportsbook Goes Live, Becomes New Jersey’s First Online Sports Betting Platform

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings has won the race to offer a full-scale digital sports betting platform in the New Jersey market, the first such platform that exists in the US outside Nevada. DraftKings Sportsbook launched in earnest on Monday morning after a week of invite-only beta-testing, in partnership with Resorts Atlantic City and with the technical help of…Read More

Swedish Online Gambling ‘Re-regulation’ Gets 22 Takers

Swedish online gambling

The brand-new Swedish online gaming licensing regime began accepting applicants on Wednesday, with 22 operators submitting paperwork to join the market on day one. Among them were notable industry pioneers with Swedish origins, such as Betsson and Expekt — companies exiled from their home country for the best part of 20 years under the previous…Read More

Illinois Online Gaming Kickstarted by Chicago Lawmaker Amid Sports Betting Push

Bob Rita

Illinois State Rep. Bob Rita wants the state legislature to take a serious look at online gaming and sports betting next year, and for that he needs allies. The Blue Island Democrat will lead a series of hearings in a bid to build consensus on online poker, online casino, daily fantasy sports, and sports betting…Read More

English Soccer Will Showcase Gambling Logos on Sixty Percent of Top Teams This Season

EPL

The new EPL season is just a week and a half away, while English soccer’s second tier, the Championship, kicks off on Friday. This year, a startling 60 percent of teams in the top two divisions will be sporting the logos of gambling companies on their shirts. While the number of EPL clubs sponsored by…Read More

MGM Resorts Scores Slam Dunk With NBA, Becomes League’s Official Gaming Partner

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MGM Resorts International and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the two parties are teaming up to deliver fans and sports bettors integrated content and real-time data services. The agreement makes MGM the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN is reporting…Read More

MGM and Boyd Gaming Team Up for ‘Unprecedented’ Sports Betting Partnership

MGM and Boyd

MGM and Boyd Gaming have agreed a landmark deal that will allow both parties to offer online gambling services in jurisdictions where either Boyd Gaming or MGM Resorts operate physical casino resorts and where online licenses are available. The agreement will allow both parties to extend their presence across the patchwork of state jurisdictions that…Read More

Parx Plans to Launch Sports Betting in Pennsylvania Before NFL Season, Despite Punitive Tax Rate

Parx Casino

Pennsylvania’s market-leading casino, Parx, is preparing to enter the state’s newly legalized sports betting market through its British technology partner GAN. GAN revealed in a Monday press release that it has entered into an agreement with Parx to offer its SBTech-powered sports betting solution for on-property and online play. The new offering is slated for launch before the…Read More

Quebec Superior Court Strikes Down ‘Unconstitutional’ Online Gambling ISP-Blocking Scheme

ISP-blocking plan scuttled by Quebec Supreme Court

The Quebec government’s bid to force internet service providers to block online gambling websites has suffered a near-fatal blow in the province’s Superior Court. The court had “no hesitation” in ruling that the government’s Bill 74, passed in 2016, was unconstitutional because oversight of the telecommunications industry falls under the remit of federal not provincial…Read More

Racing Australia to Seize Laptops from Owners and Trainers Suspected of Betting on Illegal Markets

Racing Australia

Racing Australia, the Australian horseracing regulator, is taking no prisoners when it comes to illegal offshore betting. New rules that come into effect from August 1 dictate that anyone working with the country’s horse racing industry can have their computer or mobile devices seized and forensically imaged if they are suspected of placing bets with…Read More

World Cup Commercial Overload: High Density of Bookmaker TV Spots Draws Viewer Fire

World Cup ads

The sheer frequency of World Cup TV spots from British bookmakers are under the microscope as complaints pile up about the number and nature of the ads shown during the massive global sporting event that wrapped up with France’s victory on July 15. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) — an industry self-regulatory body with…Read More