February 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 19:20
UK online gambling operator Sporting Odds Ltd, a subsidiary of Sportingbet was recently fined (US$13,600) for offering services to Hungarian gamblers without a proper license. The case before the European Union’s Court of Justice has issued a preliminary ruling.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:14
Uruguay is a South American country known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast. The capital, Montevideo, revolves around Plaza Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel and it has the charm of old world Spain. The country is politically, economically, and socially stable and considered a safe haven in Latin America.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:36
Since 2005, Sportradar has had a partnership with German Football Association to detect fraud and match fixing. This system was later developed and launched as Fraud Detection System and in addition to detection of fraud, Sportradar organizes integrity workshops together with federations such as Major League Soccer, Serie A and International Ice Hockey Federation.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 17:24
The online gambling industry has been struggling with competition in the various jurisdictions in Canada. The online gambling market in Quebec Canada’s French speaking province has been offering legal online betting since November of 2010.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:34
The challenge in the online gambling world is to create a secure environment for players and operators. Considered the most secure encrypted platform blockchain technology is coming on strong in the gambling industry.
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:28
Politics is again making changes in the online gambling industry in Australia as The Guardian reports that Australian senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon and his party have revealed plans to reduce South Australia’s number of poker machines.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:09
The UK Gambling Commission has struck again imposing a serious fine on an online gambling operator for failing to spot problem gambling and prevent money laundering. Well known gambling products provider William Hill will have to come up with £6.2m for the failure to provide the needed protection for problem gamblers as well as funds laundering.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:31
Sweden is one country in Scandinavia that is taking its time to level the online gambling field with new laws regarding the industry coming on January 1 2019. Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen has announced however that it will open the application process for new online gambling licences on July 1 2018 although the laws have yet to be carved in stone.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:02
The online gambling industry depends on customers enjoying the content offered. There is a tremendous amount of content available and success can depend on operators providing the latest and newest of the products out there.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 17:27
The next conference on many online gambling industry participants agenda is the second annual ASEAN Gaming Summit in Conrad Manila, Philippines. This 20 -22 of March, 2018 people from all over the world will converge to gain insights into this multibillion dollar industry.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:55
Last March the Australian Senate gave its approval to a number of amendments to the country’s new online gambling laws that ban internet poker and in-play sports betting. Now the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed it has found 19 breaches of Australia’s online gambling laws.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:35
A recent report in the UK’s Sky News that Betfred founder Fred Done was in “advanced negotiations with a consortium of horseracing industry figures” regarding the sale of a 25% stake in the Tote has the gambling industry wondering what the value of such a transaction would be.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 09:44
The standards are there and the online gambling industry should abide by them. The authorities in various jurisdictions have been letting the gambling world know they mean business enforcing the agreed upon rules of engagement.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 14:20
The major issue with the European free e-commerce trade agreement is control of the online gambling industry.  The operators that comply with jurisdictional regulations don’t have a problem with governments but those that are interlopers are facing restrictions and blocking efforts imposed by the authorities.
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:04
The odds are relatively low on a start up venture success in the online sports book field and the competition is fast and furious. There are some innovations that do stand out however and one trait that attracts loyalty in the virtual online gambling world is transparency.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 09:57
Malta has a reputation as being a safe bet for registered online gambling firms that want to maintain a secure environment. Unfortunately the arrest of one of Italy’s top crime bosses involved in online betting has tainted that hard earned goal.
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 09:25
The online gambling industry has certainly evolved over the years and every once and awhile a new innovation comes to light that deserves mention. The reinvention of an old game has a cultural bent that will appeal to the Chinese gambler but also anyone else that likes to explore something new.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 09:52
The times are changing even for the gambling industry with a call to end sexism in the sector. Everyone is keeping a close eye open for signs of trouble in the world of betting with regards to uncalled for advances and actions not appropriate to a fair and gender neutral environment especially in the workplace.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 09:32
The rise and fall of crypto currencies is dependent on a number of factors and the online gambling industry is watching all them closely because each one can affect the value of virtual money and the success of the operator.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:33
Super Bowl LII turned out to be one great game for spectators and gamblers who reportedly wagered a record amount on the contest. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles took home the trophy and some serious money changed hands in the process.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:50
The online gambling industry has evolved into a business that has to have respect for the consumer. The youth of today are the people running this relatively new industry that has gone global with its impact on societies everywhere. The regulated market puts the responsibility in part on governments and the rest with the betting business itself.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:07
Mergers and acquisitions are two of the driving forces behind the development of the online gambling industry with some being small and others large. A recent announcement that Stockholm listed online gambling group LeoVegas has moved to enter the German sports betting market is another example of an online gambling operator recognizing the potential of expansion into new territory.  
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 09:45
The introduction of a new set of games is always more impacting if they are presented at a major gambling conference such as London’s ICE going on currently.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:28
The online gambling scene is changing rapidly in Europe with shared liquidity and the liberalization of more jurisdictions in the Union. Last July the regulators of online gambling in Spain France Italy and Portugal agreed to sharing poker liquidity. The poker players and operators are happy with the agreement which will stimulate growth in the sector.
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:42
There are challenges being established in the gambling industry with the issue of sexism coming up as a top contender. There are problems with the representation of women in the industry and there are some people that want to change that.

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