NETELLER & Skrill Pull Out of 100 Countries

NETELLER and Skrill, two commonly used payment options at many popular online poker sites, will no longer be providing prepaid MasterCard services to customers in 100 countries, their parent company has announced. This new reality will leave many poker players scrambling to find more efficient ways to receive withdrawals. European nations in the EU and…

UKGC iGaming Proposals Look to Improve Players’ Experiences

Online sports betting in the UK looks set to become more informative yet more concise thanks to a series of proposals by the Gambling Commission. The body responsible for licensing and regulating bookmakers in the UK recently outlined a series of policy changes designed to make the industry safer and more productive for players. Following…

Sky Bet Names Weiner

Sky Betting & Gaming has appointed Jochen Weiner as managing director of its Sky Bet Deutschland business in Germany. In his new role, he will lead Sky Bet’s strategy to expand its presence in Germany, reporting directly to chief executive Richard Flint. Weiner served as managing director of Tipp3.de, the now-defunct online betting operator of…

Tennis Integrity Unit to Probe Wimbledon Betting

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is to investigate suspicious betting patterns from a match at this year’s Wimbledon tournament. The TIU has not said which match it is assessing, but said the probe is a “routine, confidential investigation”. The TIU is already looking at the US Open first-round match between Vitalia Diatchenko and Timea Bacsinszky.…

William Hill and Amaya Talk Reverse Takeover

The UK’s William Hill and Canada’s Amaya are in discussions that could lead to a £4.6bn all share merger to create one of the world’s largest gambling companies, as the groups become swept up in the wave of consolidation hitting the betting industry. On Saturday, the boards of the two companies confirmed they were in…

YouTuber Charged with Advertising Unlawful Gambling

Two men have appeared in court charged with offenses under the Gambling Act in what is believed to be the first prosecution involving betting on video games. Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby, who are both from Essex, are charged with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. Mr Douglas makes gaming videos on YouTube under…

Irish Athletes Bet on Rio Olympics?

Two Irish boxers have been questioned over betting activities at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) confirmed the news in a statement, saying that the pair were being spoken to about “inappropriate betting activity”, but did not disclose the identity of the boxers in question. Although…

Pokémon Go for Sports Betting

888sport is tapping into Pokémon Go fever with the introduction of a new geo-targeting game which lets English football fans search for free-bet offers when near to a stadium. Free Bet Hunt will be available at Premier League fixtures throughout the season as well as the stadiums of the four second-tier Championship teams – Birmingham…

Tips for Finding the Best Online Casinos in the UK

The United Kingdom has the most competitive online casino industry in the world. A large percentage of the population enjoys gambling and there are no shortage of online casinos attempting to earn your gambling action. Licensing Online casinos are required to be licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. A lot of offshore companies will still…

Recreational Gamblers Boost Vegas Revenue

Casino operators in Las Vegas were smiling in June 2016 according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s latest financial report. Released at the close of July, the report details a 6.9% revenue year-over-year increase thanks to a total gaming win worth $887 million. As ever, the Las Vegas strip was the biggest contributor to that…

Pamper Casino Given Rogue Status at Casinomeister

Online casino advocate Bryan Bailey, known far and wide as Casinomeister, has issues a “Rouge Warning” for the Pamper Casino. It appears they are using stolen software from Net Entertainment, Bailey reported, and that the site is notorious for poor customer service, or slow pay, or other bad behaviors. The report goes on to say…

UK & New Jersey Shared Online Gambling Liquidity?

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck emphasized to GGB that the agreement was only a first step in what could be a long and complicated process. “We’d still have to figure out lots of issues: specific regulations, how the tax rate from each jurisdiction would be applied, player ID and geolocation issues,…

Netherlands Online Gambling Bill Gaining Support

It appears that a bill which would legalize online gambling in the Netherlands has been gaining support and may very well become law soon, according to numerous reports. Originally introduced two years ago, the bill was finally debated by the Dutch Lower House last week. That debate is set to continue today, June 30th, with…

Quickspin to be Acquired by Playtech

Playtech has brokered a deal to acquire Swedish games studio Quickspin. Under the agreement, which comes after Playtech last week revealed that it was able to achieve expected growth levels in the first 53 days of the year, the company will pay a maximum consideration of six times Quickspin’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and…

Holland Says Poker is Gambling

Poker is a game of chance and the organiser of a poker tournament can be prosecuted for breaking gambling laws, Amsterdam’s appeal court has ruled in a case which stretches back nearly 10 years. Officially, the Netherlands regards poker as a gambling game, meaning the state owned Holland Casino group is the only organisation allowed…