Category: Online Gambling Stories

Review of Spinomenal Casino Software

Spinomenal is an online software creator that was established in late 2014 by Omer Henya and Lior Shvartz with an aim of developing cross-platform games. Thus, their games can be accessed both on online casinos and social media platforms. It estimated that at least 2.5 million punters have signed up on Spinomenal games around the…

Another Year, Another Pennsylvania iGaming Screw Up

The Pennsylvania legislature has done it again. After a week of positive news surrounding the backroom negotiations between leadership in the House and Senate, it appeared a light had finally appeared at the end of the state’s budget tunnel. After months of negotiations, Pennsylvania’s budget was coming into focus, with the passage of the long-awaited…

Iowa Tribe Granted Isle of Man Gaming License

The Perkins-based Iowa Tribe has obtained a license from the Isle of Man that will allow it to offer real-money internet gaming in many foreign countries and says it has a new deal to to partner with an “internationally known brand.” The tribe and its partner Universal Entertainment Group could get a boost from this…

Global Gaming Expo Next Week…. This Week in Gambling to Attend

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the largest gathering of the year for United States casino operators. This year the expo takes place from October 3-5 at The Venetian and Sands Convention Center. Buyers go to the expo and will look for everything from new games to employee uniforms. Other casino employees will go to…

Pennsylvania iGaming Hangs in the Balance for 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate roundly rejected a House-approved plan to fund the state budget this week. For anyone thinking that’s a bad omen for the prospects of PA online poker and gambling, think again. Even as the Senate was rejecting a budget plan by a wide margin, negotiations continue behind the scenes. Observers believe that there…

Online Poker 4 Year Anniversary in Nevada

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it into law legalizing the business. At the time, skeptics said that if online poker…

How Casino Games Are Taking Over From Consoles

Online casinos have become a huge industry around the world and everyone is competing for a space in this lucrative industry. Various companies and developers are trying to develop new and innovative ways of bringing casino gaming to the world and with this have come great new games and ways of playing them. Casino Gaming…

Review: Age Of The Gods – Goddess of Wisdom Slot

Centred on the Greek Goddess of wisdom Athena, this slot will have you spinning through 5 reels and 20 paylines related to Greek Mythology. Part of the Age of the Gods series from Playtech, you can spin to win for as little as 20p on the www.sunbets.co.uk casino site. Your main aim is to hit…

Online Gambling Still Possible in Michigan This Year

Michigan lawmakers will continue discussing the merits of regulating online casino games over the internet after a lawmaker introduced a new proposal last week. State Rep. Brandt Iden, a Republican, introduced HB 4926 into the House. A bill in the Senate with the same intentions cleared a committee vote earlier this year. The legislative proposals,…

German Minister Highlights Need for Updated Online Gambling Legislation

Once again, online gambling legislation in Germany has come under fire, and the lack of speed at which the implementation of a resolution is being addressed has been highlighted. Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned that Germany’s efforts to legalise online gambling could fail if the 16 individual states do not act quickly and…

New Live Dealer Option for Asia

Live Casino House is a sister casino to Happy Luke that just recently launched online in Asia. Players from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Japan will have access to quality gaming via this new brand. Developed by the creators of Happy Luke, the online casino will offer a plethora of games as well as generous promotions…

New DDoS Attacks from Android Phones Threaten Gambling Sites

Online gambling operators need to be aware of a new variety of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that recently plagued websites around the globe. This week, technology giant Google was forced to purge roughly 300 Android apps from its Google Play online market after researchers uncovered hidden malware that allowed a new botnet dubbed…

Once Again, Pennsylvania Online Gambling is Close

Pennsylvania lawmakers are due back in Harrisburg next week, and the clock is ticking for legalizing online casino games this year. For years the Keystone State has looked like the favorite to be the fourth state in the country with much-needed regulation on the games. Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have all had the industry…

Russian Search Engines to Block Gambling Listings

Russia’s telecom watchdog has reached preliminary agreement with the country’s search engines on measures to block local residents’ access to banned gambling sites. This week, the Roskomnadzor agency convened a meeting with the country’s leading search engines, including Yandex, Sputnik and Mail.ru, to ensure that Russian citizens are denied access to the thousands of websites…

Online Gambling Complaints up over 200% in Russia

Russia’s hyper-vigilant telecom watchdog has recorded a spike in complaints related to illegal distribution of online gaming content in the first six months of 2017. In the first half of the year, online sentinel Roskomnadzor said it received more than 38,700 reports related to unlawful distribution of online gambling—a 235% increase from the same period…

UK Gambling Commission Wants More Done on Problem Gaming

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has said that the industry must do more to tackle issues related to problem gambling. The national regulatory body recently undertook a review of gambling across Great Britain, focusing on rates of participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling, and explored the associated characteristics and behaviours. Tim Miller, executive director of…

Pennsylvania Congressman Revives Federal Online Gambling Ban Talk

Another effort to ban online gambling at the federal level in the US is coming from a Pennsylvania lawmaker. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick ran for and won his older brother’s Congressional seat in 2016. The seat was up for grabs after the elder Fitzpatrick, Michael, honored a self-imposed four-term limit on his service and retired.…

888 Fined Nearly £8 Million by UK Gambling Commission

888 has been issued a penalty of £7.8m (€8.5m/$10.1m) by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) as a result of “failings” in its handling of vulnerable customers. In a statement published today (Thursday) on the UKGC website, the national regulatory body said the fine represents a record financial penalty and follows the discovery of “significant flaws”…

How Casinos attract Millennials and their money

Enticing millennials into a land based casino online or online casino takes a lot more than a few gimmicks and a celebrity endorsement (Poker Stars we’re looking at you). Millennials are technologically savvy, brand aware and used to lots of choices which makes them a hard catch. So in a world of Facebook, Snapchat and…