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Who doesn’t like free stuff? Online gaming sites seem to give away stuff all the time and we keep track of it right here. If there are freerolls, merchandise or even free strategy guides up for grabs, you’ll hear about it here.

Of course, we don’t limit ourselves to online promos. We also look at what’s going on in the live casino world to see if we can find you some great comps or deals too.

PokerStars Ad Banned for Painting Recklessly Skewed Picture of Bluffing in Poker

PokerStars ad banned

The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad spot for online poker giant PokerStars for implying that reckless bluffing can be a financially rewarding strategy for amateur players. The Advertising Authority said it felt the spot oversimplified the game in a way that might exploit inexperienced players. The commercial depicted a Texas hold’em home…Read More

Man Utd Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pulls Out of BetHard UK Launch Over Threat of FA Sanctions

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bails on BetHard

Online gambling site BetHard was forced to postpone its UK launch today (Wednesday) after it discovered its brand ambassador, soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, faced possible sanctions from English soccer’s governing body for promoting the company. The Manchester United star, often referred to simply as “Zlatan,” signed a sponsorship deal with Sweden’s BetHard earlier this month…Read More

Google Blocks Cryptocurrency, Skin Betting, and Forex Advertising

Google bans cryptocurrency advertising

Google has said it will block all advertising related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs, as well as certain kinds of gambling ads, as it moves to protect its “ads ecosystem” from “emerging threats.” The search giant said its cryptocurrency ban also extends to exchanges and wallets. Gambling advertising that relates to skin betting and “speculative financial…Read More

2018 Winter Olympics Ready to Kick Off in PyeongChang

Winter Olympics Preview

The opening ceremonies won’t take place until Friday night, but the Winter Olympics have already begun in PyeongChang, South Korea. A handful of events started play on Thursday, with the bulk of the competition scheduled to get underway this weekend. The Olympics are, of course, all about the spirit of friendly international competition, but there…Read More

Las Vegas Resorts Score Big on US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels List

Las Vegas casino resort rankings

Eleven Las Vegas resorts received “Gold Badges” in US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels list, making it one of the best cities in the country for hospitality destinations. The distinction means these properties placed in the top 10 percent of the 2,194 hotels that scored high enough to be included in the rankings. US News…Read More

Ditch ‘Swimsuit Sexism’ at ICE Totally Gaming, Says UK Regulator

ICE Totally Gaming warned over sexism

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) as the world’s gaming operators descend on London Docklands for the one B2B gaming event that truly unites the entire gaming industry –  both online and off. But this year, the UK Gambling Commission is hoping the promo girls keep their clothes on. In…Read More

Bloombery Casinos Will Allow Some Gamblers to Redeem Loyalty Points for Company Stock

Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila

The Solaire Resort and Casino in Manilla, Philippines, has a novel addition to its loyalty program. Owner Bloomberry Resorts Corp plans to reward its best customers by giving them a little ownership in the form of stock. This week, subsidiary Bloomberry Resorts & Hotels Inc announced it had purchased 382,900 shares in its parent company for…Read More

Anti-Gambling Advocate Wins $25,000 in Illinois Sweepstakes

Gilroy Illinois gambling sweepstakes

When anti-gambling activist Kathy Gilroy won $25,000 by playing a sweepstakes at a gambling café in Illinois, she saw it as a fortunate windfall, if one that was a bit ironic. But some in Illinois instead saw a case of hypocrisy from someone who had long worked to prevent the spread of gambling throughout the…Read More

Splendor of the Old: 2017’s Biggest Sports Superstars Were No Spring Chickens

2017 sports superstars

Everyone knows that sports are a young person’s game, especially when it comes to the professional level of competition. But in 2017, we all found ourselves in awe of some veteran athletes who defied their ages to score some of the most impressive victories of the year. These men and women may not be truly old,…Read More

UFC President Dana White Claims Talks Happening with Floyd Mayweather for MMA Fight

dana white, floyd mayweather

Floyd Mayweather might be retired from boxing but UFC President Dana White said Wednesday the undefeated pugilist is interested in fighting in Mixed Martial Arts. The 40-year-old athlete quickly shot down White’s claim, but his denial didn’t sound like he was totally adverse to the idea. It began Wednesday when the head of the UFC…Read More

Paddy Power Ad Banned for Being ‘Socially Irresponsible’

Paddy Power

It’s a good bet that British online wagering site Paddy Power will produce a controversial advertisement and the company did not disappoint recently. An ad aired on television in August was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “socially irresponsible.” The violation of the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising ruling was posted on the…Read More

Lucky Man Hits Virtual Horse Racing Miracle After Ungreedy Act at ATM

Colin Banks

It took Colin Banks no time at all to decide what to do when he saw £30 ($40.50) sticking out of an ATM. He turned it in to a store employee, of course. Whether it was instant karma or just a good promotional story for a new form of betting, less than an hour later…Read More

Future Gaming Leaders Get Schooled at Casino Executive Boot Camp in Lake Tahoe

Gaming EDP 2017

The current and future leaders of the global gaming industry descended upon Lake Tahoe last week for the Executive Development Program, a leadership training conference designed to help directors, executives, and government regulators keep pace with today’s fast-changing gambling world. Held this year from Nov. 11-19 at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort, the annual…Read More

Officials in Belgium, Hawaii Step Up Pressure on Loot Boxes

Loot boxes Hawaii Belgium

Government officials in both the United States and Europe have had harsh words about the presence of loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II, suggesting that publisher Electronic Arts (EA) may have a serious problem on their hands as more jurisdictions consider classifying the game mechanic as gambling or outright banning the concept. As reported…Read More

Industry Still Has High Hopes for Skill-Based Machines Despite Slow Start

Skill based slot machines

Casinos had hoped that the addition of skill-based gambling machines might bring in more revenue from millennials, but so far, that doesn’t seem to be panning out. Nonetheless, many in the industry still believe that these games are part of the formula for attracting younger players in the future. “Casinos thrive on new gaming content,…Read More