July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:11
It is always bad news when online gamblers hear that there has been a security breach and personal information is stolen by hackers. Most regulated online gambling operators have security measures in place that keep these unscrupulous thieves out of the cookie jar.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:18
Online gambling companies are always looking to improve the bottom line but sometimes have difficulty making hard decisions that could affect many employees and customers. One firm that has been making headline news for a long time is Bwin.party Digital Entertainment which has been under critical attack from one of its board members and share holders.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:52
The online gambling industry is reportedly the fastest growing business in the European Union and the United Kingdom represents a big part of that growth. A recent article in SBC news has revealed the formation of the Gambling Business Group which is hailed as the new voice of the gaming industry in the U.K.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:54
Just when everyone thought the biggest deal in online gambling history had been completed with the Amaya purchase of the Rational Group for $4.9 billion, GTECH acquires International Game Technology Inc. for an estimated $6.4 billion.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:04
The little Caribbean Island of Antigua and Barbuda is positioning itself to be one of the top destinations for gambling as well as a major hub for internet betting. According to Calvin Ayre’s writer Becky Liggero there are many compelling reasons for online gambling firms to migrate to the island 650 km southeast of Puerto Rico.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 08:42
It is common knowledge that lotteries fund cultural and sporting activities in many countries around the world. Online lottery has been available in many jurisdictions but there are exceptions to the rule. For example in America there are no state lotteries in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, or Wyoming.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:54
The controversy that surrounds policy challenges in the European Union have made it difficult for the authors of the proposed rules to get their point across. The European Commission has been trying to get the message out there that there are dangers associated with gambling and online gambling is included that can be avoided.
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 09:25
Just last December a newspaper in the United Kingdom the venerable Guardian, launched an online betting web location that offers sports wagering and the ponies. Gowager is an interactive betting service that allows readers to place a bet from their screen. The commercial arm of the Guardian encouraged subscribers via e mail "to follow a link to an online gambling site, Gowager".
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:01
The United States is full of competition in almost every market. Usually the strong ideas survive and the weak ones fall by the way side. To survive in the USA one must tow the political line and act according to the rules. The rules in the USA are made in Congress for the whole country but then there are specific rules for the different jurisdictions.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:59
In the USA there are only three jurisdictions where if you are within them you can go online and play poker in Nevada or play other casino style games in Delaware and New Jersey for real money. While the Federal government is in the process of debating the legality of online gambling for real money there are states considering the introduction of online gambling legislation.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:28
The online gambling laws in Canada clearly make the activity illegal unless the punter is on an approved government operated site. That has not stopped thousands of Canadians placing wagers on web sites hosted in other jurisdictions.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 09:47
Atlantic City has seen some tough times before but now the situation is looking dire. Online gambling was supposed to revitalize the casino industry in New Jersey but has failed to do that quick enough to save the casino empire that once flourished.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:46
The FIFA World Cup 2014 is over and the competition begins anew for the next FIFA Championship in 2018 in Russia. The Cup which was won by Germany this time around will travel to Russia which won the bid to host the Football Championship in four years.
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 10:13
It may seem like old news with the huge purchase of Rational Group by Canadian firm Amaya Gaming at the unbelievable cost of $4.9 billion but it is very big news in the online gambling industry. The takeover is expected to make Amaya the world's biggest publicly listed online gambling company.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:17
Paysafecard is an electronic payment method for predominantly online shopping and is based on a pre-pay system. Paying with Paysafecard does not require sharing sensitive bank account or credit card details. Using Paysafecard is comparable to paying with cash in a shop and it is currently available in over 37 countries in Europe, Australia, and North and South America.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 13:14
Online poker is played in almost every country whether it is legal or not the internet provides the link to poker rooms and players find a way around restrictions if they are imposed. Russia has been pushing for the extinction of online gambling and has more or less removed gambling from the country except for the designated regions set up by the government.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:15
The need for regulations regarding advertizing for online gambling services is apparent in Europe and other jurisdictions. The aim of restrictions for online gambling operators is to warn and protect the vulnerable and young from habit forming activities such as excessive wagering.
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 06:16
Online poker has given the public an exciting new entertainment with professional poker players showing the amateur the tricks of the trade. The winners of the big tournaments are taking home millions of dollars while risking just as much while in the game. There are many pro poker players that have been on the scene and have developed followings equal to movie stars and football heroes.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:30
Taking advantage of betting online is easy today especially when there are so many things to wager on. Sports betting is particularly interesting because there is the opportunity sometimes to bet while the matches are in progress. The FIFA World Cup 2014 is drawing massive audiences from everywhere on the planet with online wagering peaking to previously unheard of heights.
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:37
The online gambling industry as a money maker is massive but as the movement grows so does the competition and then things change. When there isn’t profit in a game then most business people say let’s move on. This is where it gets interesting because when market saturation hits an industry the big operators get bigger and the little guys get swallowed up.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:14
The online gambling regulators of the world do their level best to maintain fairness and adherence to the established rules. Every so often an online betting firm does something that upsets the apple cart and they are reprimanded or their license is revoked. The software developer from the Neterlands Betsoft Gaming has gaming regulators in Alderney up in arms over an undisclosed issue.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:03
Ontario Canada is a very large place with the provincial capital of Toronto being the country’s largest metropolis located on Lake Ontario. A bid for a land based casino on the waterfront was dislodged by public concern over the newly established neighbourhood consisting of the younger demographic.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:02
The European Union has been getting tough on match fixing and is determined by all accounts to wrestle the problem to the ground. The European Sports Security Agency’s core mandate is to facilitate cross-sector partnerships and to protect operators, their customers and sporting bodies from betting related corruption.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:02
Sheldon Adelson has it out for online gambling and has been using adjectives that describe internet betting as the crack cocaine of gambling. The addictive qualities of online wagering have been the main thrust of many detractors who want to bring to everyone’s attention the dangers of online gambling.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:12
In August of 2006, De Agostini Group acquired GTECH Corporation a U.S. gaming company. This transaction has created one of the world's leading gaming solutions providers, with significant global market share and the broadest portfolio of technology, services, and content solutions. GTECH now controls 63% of the worldwide online lottery business.