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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.

DOJ Accuses Western Union of Anti-Money Laundering Violations, $586M Fine Tendered

David Bitkower Western Union AML procedures

Western Union will pay US federal authorities $586 million for anti-money laundering (AML) violations, the largest forfeiture ever imposed on a money services business by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The wire service company’s transgressions ranged from facilitating illegal Costa Rica-based sports betting to the processing of hundreds of thousands of transactions for global fraudsters…Read More

Donald Trump Inauguration Speech Not a Big Pay Day for Online Gamblers

UK Bookmakers Donald Trump inauguration speech payouts

President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech last Friday delivered plenty of fist-pumping excitement to those who voted for him, but for gamblers who took odds on precisely what he would say, the address didn’t deliver much in the way of profits. The entire 2016 presidential election was a difficult time for overseas sportsbooks that were able…Read More

Ohio Expected to Usher in DFS This Year, Montana Moves on Restricted Version

Former Washington State AG Rob McKenna DFS

Ohio is “likely” to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) this year. This news was delivered, oddly enough, at the legislative hearing of a doomed DFS bill in Washington State this week, according to Legal Sports Report (LSR). In Washington, DFS is explicitly illegal, along with all forms of online gaming, not just to operate, but…Read More

FanDuel to Offer Golf, Despite Legal Question Mark

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles changes mind of daily fantasy golf

FanDuel is to add golf to its DFS menu even though it may be testing the boundaries of legality in the US. The company has been hesitant to offer contests based on golf in the past due to uncertainty in the law. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which prohibited financial institutions…Read More

Pennsylvania Will Legalize Online Gambling “Sometime in March,” Says Lawmaker

Scavello: Pennsylvania will legalize online gambling by March

As Pennsylvania prepares to receive two online gambling bills, at least one lawmaker believes that the state’s chances of legalizing online gambling are good, and that it will happen soon. “Sometime in March, we’ll have something done and passed in the House and Senate,” said Senator Mario Scavello, chairman of the Senate Community, Economic and…Read More

Delaware Online Gaming Soars 62 Percent in 2016

Delaware online gaming revenues up 62 percent in 2016

Delaware online gaming had its best online gaming year to date in 2016. The state’s three internet casino operators collectively generated $3 million in net revenue, a 62 percent premium on 2015. The strong 12-month run came to a close with yet another solid performance in December. Gaming win came in at $229,987, a 29…Read More

888poker Leaves Australian Market, Online Poker Under Threat in Oz

Shane Warne’s 888 Quits Australia

888poker has pulled out of the Australian market in anticipation of an imminent change in the country’s gambling laws. An amendment to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act will shortly clarify that only operators holding a license in Australia will be able to offer its products to Australians. And since the country only licenses sports betting,…Read More

Trump’s AG Pick Jeff Sessions “Shocked” by Regulated Online Gambling

AG nominee Jeff Sessions would “revisit” DOJ interpretation of wire Act

Jeff Sessions, the senator from Alabama and Trump nominee for attorney general, professed himself to be “shocked” this week by a 2011 DOJ legal opinion that paved the way for regulated online gambling in the US. Sessions was answering questions on Tuesday morning during his confirmation hearing, when online gambling opponent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-…Read More Bitcoin Exchange Operator Anthony Murgio Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Money Laundering Case Anthony Murgio pleads guilty

Anthony Murgio, the operator of Bitcoin exchange, pled guilty this week to one count each of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to obstruct an examination of a financial institution. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. The announcement of the…Read More

Casino with No House Edge Aims to be the Future of Online Gaming 

New “edgeless” ethereum casino

Ever since some genius decided to add zeros to a roulette wheel, gamblers have strived to beat the house edge. But soon, if a fascinating new concept in the online casino world takes off, the odds may no longer be stacked against us at all. Behold,, which hopes to become the future of online…Read More

KISS Casino Ready to Rock and Roll in Oklahoma With Kaw Nation

KISS casino Oklahoma Kaw Nation

A KISS casino will soon allow visitors to rock and roll all night in Oklahoma. Famed members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are teaming up with the Kaw Nation to construct a full-fledged casino on sovereign tribal land in the Sooner State near the Kansas state line along Interstate 35 in the town of Braman….Read More

Senator Ray Lesniak to Run for New Jersey Governor

Lesniak to run for governor of New Jersey

New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Union), a longtime champion of gambling in the Garden State, is to run for governor, and that could be good news for its chances on legalizing sports betting. “The final decision for me was I could not hold myself back,” Lesniak told shortly after filing the official papers, Thursday….Read More

William Hill Leaves Czech Market as Punitive Online Gambling Reforms Come into Force

William Hill Leaves Czech market

William Hill withdrew from the Czech market just as the new year dawned and January 1st ushered in a new online gambling regime. It’s not yet known whether the bookmaker has chosen to pull its operations in order to apply for a license, or whether it is permanently fleeing the harsh taxation imposed by the…Read More

Oddest Gaming Stories of 2016: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up…And We Didn’t

gaming stories 2016 Donald Trump

When it came to gaming stories and 2016, the year didn’t disappoint those looking for riveting news headlines. You might have your own novel of mischief from last night’s New Year’s Eve festivities, but hopefully the consequences of your affairs do not have any grave consequences. Neither do all the items on our top five gaming…Read More

Biggest Cyber Gaming Crimes Of The Year In 2016

Gaming Cybercrime 2016

The online gambling industry has been a target for cyber criminals since the early days of the industry. The reliance of sports books on major sporting events for a major chunk of their revenues gives hackers a handy roadmap for extortion. Take down a bookmaker’s site during the soccer World Cup, for example, or during…Read More