January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 12:53
The year 2015 didn’t fare well on that score looking back at the scandals like the Olympics etc. Well the best part of the year was not the weather but the US Department of Justice has a lot on its plate what with daily fantasy sports, e sport betting and other internet related gaming issues.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 10:10
The state of the online gambling industry can be difficult to assess and there are a number of barometers to measure the status of the billion dollars flowing through the world's financial systems.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:29
The Amaya Gaming buy out of Poker Stars and Full Tilt from Irish company Rational Group was big but not as big as the recently approved Paddy Power Betfair merger.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 09:29
Greece has had its fair share of monetary problems in the last few years and as part of the solution to a dwindling revenue stream the current government is looking at reforming its online gambling laws. The recently elected Syriza government is rethinking the whole system for licensing of online gambling operators that are headquartered offshore.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:15
America’s film industry is still going strong and the latest hype coming from Hollywood is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards coming in February 2016. The Oscars as they are known around the world is one of the premier betting opportunities that arrives every year for the past 88.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:35
Italy is known around the world for its rich culture and intense love of life. The latest news reported from Italy is a scandal involving online gambling with the police arresting 11 people for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling business. This enterprise is said to have garnered millions of euro in wagers, possibly in collusion with the mafia.  
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:31
Regulation has been the main focus of jurisdictions in Europe to make the offering and playing of online games for real money safe and enjoyable. There are a number of regulatory bodies in the world of online gambling all of which offer a system of controls and requirements for the particular jurisdiction.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:11
The question regarding the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports betting in the USA is still up in the air in many jurisdictions as lawmakers get up to speed on the activity. California held a hearing recently regarding daily fantasy sports in an effort to frame the legislature’s approach to the DFS industry moving forward.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 09:55
Expanding a brand usually requires advertizing to get the message out to the public that a new product has become available. Amaya Gaming from Canada has recently decided offer a new sports betting brand BetStars the first foray by Amaya in this sector of the online betting industry.  Crispin Porter+ Bogusky has been hired as the lead strategy and creative agency for the new enterprise.
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 10:08
In November 2015 New Zealand’s government considered imposing fees on offshore operators in an effort to prevent the offshore offering superior services to punters in New Zealand. .
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:17
Betting online on elections in the USA has been discouraged for various reasons but now there is massive interest in the presidential race in the world’s largest democratic country. The story surrounding the race for the republican and democrat nominations has been flooding media sources for months with the drama building daily.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:21
Every year the consumer electronics show presents the latest in technical developments associated with practical things and entertainment. The 2016 Consumers Electronics Show is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 09:18
It is not as if there haven’t been any stories like the one emerging from Australia regarding match fixing in the professional tennis world but it is sad that the sport is again in the spotlight with remarks from former International Cricket Council head Malcolm Speed.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 13:02
Cashing in on a game of internet poker can be really easy if the player is using a computer to play and win. Poker Stars is making every attempt to stop the use of bots by its customers and has started to freeze the accounts of high stakes players in a bid to distinguish between human players and robots.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:09
Security is a word every online gambling consumer has paid some attention to in order to feel safe while playing on the internet for real money. Cyber security is also a huge concern for the operators of gambling services and some have survived attacks by unscrupulous hackers.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:15
The online gambling business is worldwide and is growing in leaps and bounds as the planet becomes more connected.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 09:39
Artificial intelligence is an issue for online poker players who worry they are being taken advantage of by deceptive practices. A recent article in Discover magazine has revealed that artificial intelligence still  has not mastered the game of poker.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:15
 A record has been broken with the revelation that a very lucky person has won a huge cash prize while playing a mobile online slot at a virtual casino. Setting this record this time is the Gala Casino and the game is one developed by Playtech called Jackpot Giant Slot.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:02
In 2012 Sweden's Christian Democrats, a minority party in the centre-right coalition government, stated that they would be open to making the overall gambling market more competitive. The new government said it would reform gambling legislation by 2014, opening the door to other international operators.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:43
The forward thinking entrepreneurs in the online gambling industry are looking for the next important advancement in internet betting. Innovation is a word that can inspire those on the search for something new and different.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 09:51
The state governments of many jurisdictions in the USA have been debating the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports since the activity became popular. The various daily fantasy sports firms have taken different approaches to the U.S. states that sites allow to play DFS for real money.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 09:50
Online gambling companies have been the target of hackers since the invention of internet betting with firms and governments going to great lengths to create a secure environment for wagering. Security and gambling experts have been watching professional hackers do their best at sabotaging online casinos with regularity over the years.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:23
The Czech Republic has recently made changes to the tax regime for online gambling and the result has not been positive for some sports organizations. Sponsor Czech gambling operator SynotTip has cancelled its high profile sponsorships in protest over the new gambling tax measures imposed recently.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 09:01
There are many studies on gambling that indicate there are factors that stimulate certain behaviours with a recent University of British Columbia study that reveals flashing lights and music in the background encourages risky decision-making by the laboratory rats.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:16
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal is making the point that advertizing online gambling is enriching the betting industry. The use of sponsorships to sell wagering has been around since gambling became popular around the world. The sponsors of many sporting events used to be beer companies and tobacco firms but are now gambling service providers.