Gambling Industry News

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Gambling industry news from around the globe. We will be digging out the most newsworthy gambling industry news stories we come across and sharing them with you. We will be sharing the press releases we receive and talking about mergers, acquisitions, casino closures and more. Where there is fraud and corruption we will try to bring you the warnings, where we find relevant gambling industry regulatory body stories or changes in regulation, opening or closing markets, we will bring you that news as well.

The greater focus will be on casino news and slot news of course with us being and online slots guide after all, however we will also be digging out other interesting little tit-bits we think you will enjoy. With Bitcoin and other crypto currencies becoming more and more popular we’ll try and help you with that potential minefield and we’ll be using our trusty DeLorean to go back in time to bring you the very best and the very worst gambling news stories there have ever been.



UKGC Calls For Review Of FSB Technology’s UK Operating License

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to review FSB Technology’s license to operate within the country after apparent issues with white label partner Blackbet emerged. The investigation was initiated under Section 116 of the Gambling Act which states that the regulator has the authority to carry out an […]


EGBA Calls Again For Unified European Online Gambling Guidelines

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) pushed again for lawmakers in Europe to design and agree on a single set of rules for online gambling. A report was presented to the EU Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee which evaluated the benefits of existing DSM measures. It also […]

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Rootz Signs On To Offer ORYX Games Through Wildz Casino Brand

ORYX Gaming and Rootz have put together a partnership deal that will allow Rootz to distribute ORYX’s native and third-party content through their platform. ORYX’s entire catalogue of proprietary and partners games will be up on the Rootz platform as well as being made available through their flagship online casino […]

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UKGC Confirms 5000% Increase In Gambling Related Complaints

BBC programme Panorama has obtained figures from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) which indicate that the number of UK consumers who filed a complaint about a gambling operator at least one time has grown by almost 5000% in the last five years. In 2013, only 169 people had filed […]

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iGaming Giants Are Betting Big On Buenos Aires

The province of Buenos Aires in Argentina recently enacted legislation that will open and regulate the first online casino market within the Argentinean country. Many big players in the industry have taken notice and announced their intent to go after one of the seven official licenses that will be made […]

Switzerland Gambling law Updates 2019

Licensing For Swiss Online Gambling Operations Gets Underway

Casino operators in Switzerland have begun filing license applications to enter the newly regulated online gambling market in the country. Reports in Swiss media have stated that the Federal Gaming Board (ESBK) has received four applications so far, all from land-based gambling venue operators. Those applicants are Casino Zurichsee, Grand […]

UKGC: New Age Verification

UK Operators And Advertisers Must Verify Age For Free-To-Play Games

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) released a statement to clarify recent changes made to the license conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) regarding gambling affiliates and free-to-play versions of real-money games. Amendments made in May now require remote licensees to verify the age of all customers before they are […]

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UKGC Moves To Revoke License From Slotty Vegas Operator MaxEnt Ltd

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has decided to revoke the license of MaxEnt Limited, the online casino operator behind such popular brands as Slotty Vegas casino and BetAt. In May 2018 MaxEnt acquired Malta operator NRR Entertainment, which brought up some doubts from the Commission. The UKGC is questioning how […]

LeoVegas in Trouble...

LeoVegas And Casumo Accused Of Encouraging Problem Gambling, Again

The Casumo and LeoVegas online casinos have been accused of offering bonuses to a problem gambler to keep her gambling. The gambler making these accusations says that the two casinos ignored her obvious signs of gambling addiction and pushed her to keep betting as she lost £125,000. Katie, who’s 42 […]

3 UK Gambling Adverts Banned By The ASA

William Hill, Paddy Power, and Monopoly Casino have each had advertisements banned after the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) deemed the ads breached its guidelines. A Paddy Power advert which featured Rhodri Giggs, brother of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs, received five complaints. In the ad, Giggs is first […]

Swedish Spelhause

30,000 People Have Signed Up For Sweden’s Self-Exclusion Register, the official Swedish gambling self-exclusion register, now has more than 30,000 people signed up according to Sweden’s national gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen. Coinciding with the launch of the regulated gambling market within the country, the self-exclusion register was also introduced on January 1. The service allows consumers to voluntarily block […]

PaddyPower & Betfair may be Fined by UKGC

Betfred And Paddy Power Face Possible UKGC Sanctions

Betfred and Paddy Power were both told by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission to remove roulette-style games that resemble fixed-odds betting terminals, or FOBTs, and the two could now be facing sanctions from the Commission. New regulations came into force on Monday that reduced the allowed maximum stake on roulette […]

Remote Gambling - Kansspelautoriteit Fined € 450,000 For Illegally Targeting Dutch Consumers

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has his Onisac Limited with a €450,000 for targeting players in the Netherlands illegally. The company operates under the same Gibraltar license issued to the Mansion Group. The fine was issued specifically for actions related to the company’s online casino site. As online gambling […]

China Underground Casino Banking

Multi-Billion Dollar Macau Underground Banking Network Shut Down

Earlier this week, authorities from both mainland China and Macau confirmed that they had broken up an underground banking network that supplied illicit cash to gamblers worth $4.4 billion (USD). According to Xinhua, a Chinese state news agency, 39 suspects were arrested in a series of raids carried out throughout […]

Slovakia to enable online gambling in 2019

Online Gambling To Go Live In Slovakia In 2019

The Central European country of Slovakia is preparing to allow foreign online gambling operators into their market beginning next year. New gambling legislation which was prepared by the Ministry of Finance has already been passed by the Slovakian parliament and also applies to operators with registered offices outside of the […]

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Analysts Are Not Willing To Bet On The Success Of LeoVegas In The UK

Third quarter results for LeoVegas show that their UK business is struggling as revenue dropped by 32%, apparently due to increased regulatory pressure. The operator has said that they actually expect new regulations to benefit them in the long term and that they will be able to show growth in […]

Scientific Games Revenue Report 2018

Scientific Games Reports 7% Revenue Growth And Confirms Social Gaming IPO

Scientific Games has reported a 7% rise in third-quarter earnings over the same period last year. The increase represents a climb to $821 million this year from $768.9 million last year, spurred on mainly by revenue generated from both their lottery and social gaming divisions. Lottery revenues for the quarter […]

UKGC: New Age Verification

UKGC Proposes Stronger Age Verification Regulations And More

In March 2018 the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) published their Review of Online Gambling, which laid out several suggestions for new policies as well as areas of the online gaming sector that may require further examination. The review is intended to highlight the commission’s commitment to raising standards throughout […]

Online Gambling Growth

The Growth of Online Gambling And What It Means For Players

According to a recent report released by Transparency Market Research, the value of the global online gambling market is expected to reach 128.2 billion U.S. Dollars by the year 2026. That figure represents a compound annual growth rate of 11.8% from 2018 to 2026. During 2017, Europe made up the […]

EGR B2B Awards 2018

Winners To Watch From The 2018 EGR B2B Awards

On June 20, 2018, eGaming Review held their annual EGR B2B Awards. Now, you might be wondering why you should be interested in awards handed out to business to business providers, but stay with us. The EGR award winners are among the best in the online gaming industry. These companies […]

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ASA Says Advertising Games That Could Appeal To Children Is A No-No

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has stepped in to tell at least one online casino gaming company that they can no longer advertise several video slots because they are “likely to be of particular appeal to children”. The Campaign For Fairer Gambling brought a complaint to the ASA against […]

25,000 Vegas Casino Workers Strike 2018

25,000 Las Vegas Casino Workers Threaten A Citywide Strike

Yesterday, May 22, about 25,000 members of two Las Vegas trade unions met and voted to authorize a citywide strike involving some of the world’s largest and most well-known casinos if new five-year employment contracts can’t be agreed upon by the end of the month. An overwhelming majority, 99% of […]

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Crystal Palace FC and GambleAware to Fight Problem Gambling

British charity GambleAware is initiating collaboration with English Premier League football club Crystal Palace FC for the purposes of raising awareness to the risks of gambling. The two brands have agreed in their concerns about gambling-related harm within football and decided to set up a campaign that will address both […]

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ACMA Places Pressure on Aussie Friendly Casinos

2017 was the toughest year for Australian online gambling market and it doesn’t seem 2018 will be any better. As you know, all publicly traded gambling companies pulled out of Australia in 2017 due to the IGA (Interactive Gambling Act). Naturally, it opened the space for various offshore operators to enter the […]

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Finally a ground breaking and fair brand new online casino bonus!

It has been a long time coming but finally a casino chain has been bold and brave enough to break from the norm and take a real chance but most importantly to treat customers 100% fairly. The BGO Entertainment group have taken the brilliant decision to do away with all […]

Scientific Games to acquire NYX Gaming Group

(PRESS RELEASE) — Scientific Games Corporation and NYX Gaming Group Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Scientific Games will acquire NYX, further strengthening Scientific Games’ leadership position and ability to provide the broadest portfolio of content, technologies and digital products and services for […]

Revealed: tipsters deliberately recommend losing bets to punters

Thank goodness for the Guardian newspaper who are really working hard to publish hard hitting stories on the negative side of gambling, both online and offline. They are regularly coming up with the latest news and controversies, here are two recent big stories they have published. Shame that other newspapers […]

888 fined millions

Gambling firm 888 penalised record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers

The online betting firm 888 has been penalised a record £7.8m for “outrageous” failings, after more than 7,000 people who had voluntarily banned themselves from gambling were still able to access their accounts. One customer was allowed to make 850,000 bets worth £1.3m in one year, using money stolen from […]

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ISIS attack kills 37 at Philippines Casino

Thirty-seven people have been killed in a Manila casino, following an attack in the early hours of Friday morning by a lone gunman who fired shots from an assault rifle and set fire to gambling tables. 37 dead at Philippines Casino The victims, who did not appear to have been […]

What’s worse than a rogue casino I ASK you?

We all know there are some really really bad casinos out there. Casinos who’s owners have been arrested, casinos who offer illegal software or fixed games and of course simply the multitude of casinos who just never pay players. So I will ask you again, who could possibly be worse […]

Will Trump Accidentally Destroy Las Vegas?

President Donald J. Trump’s greatest strength, his success as a businessman, is also his greatest weakness. Take, for example, China. For decades, the United States has had what looks like bizarre, self-contradictory positions toward the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan. Prior to the Communist Party’s victory in China’s Civil […]

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Endorphina’s special Vape Slot

Online Slot Machine Diamond Vapour Slot Provider Endorphina Casino Software Jackpot Slot No Reels 5 Win Lines 10 RTP 96.00% Endorphina introduced a first ever slot about vaping for ICE! In the fall 2016, Endorphina surprised the igaming industry with their innovative EiG 2016 slot that brought the EiG team […]

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Slotty Vegas & Betat – 2016 In Numbers

BETAT XMAS CAMPAIGN INSIGHTS BETAT Casino promised to ‘Make Christmas Great Again’ throughout the month of December, and deliver we did! In total, throughout December, BETAT Casino had a total of 16 promotions running resulting in a whopping €183,871.35 in bonus funds given, spreading between our players a total of […]


CMA launches investigation into online gambling

Massive thanks to our intrepid investigator and online gambling activist Dan for spotting this one: CMA launches investigation into online gambling The CMA has today announced it is investigating whether online gambling firms are treating their customers fairly. This follows concerns raised by the Gambling Commission about potential breaches of […]


Red Queen expands her offerings

October 13, 2016 Red Queen Casino continues to expand and impress with some great new software and a brand new live casino now available: Red Queen Casino are introduction of a host of new software providers to their casino including, Amaya, CGS, Nektan, Realistic Games, Games Lab, Chance Interactive, Big […]


Context3D not available! Firefox errors

Firefox’s decision to block flash has affected online casino players who can no longer play their favourite Play’n Go, iSoftbet, WMS, SG Interacive, Quickspin and many more online slots on the browser. Google who are pushing hard for their HTML5 platform are up next planning to soon cut Flash support […]


Rocket Science & Casinos

It never ceases to amuse and puzzle me how businesses both large and small think it is a good business plan to focus on fraud and on screwing over everyone they are in contact with. How is this a sustainable long term business model? How is this good PR? Screw […]


More mergers and take overs between online slot makers

Tallinn, July 7th, 2016 – Relax Gaming has teamed up with Push Gaming “Innovative platform provider Relax Gaming has teamed up with Push Gaming in order distribute its games via their Silver Bullet casino platform. The agreement, which has already helped Push launch its games with leading European Casino brand […]


Gambling in Google paid keyword paid searches

The results are out for the most expensive paid keyword searches in Google. And the results are astounding, both in UK searches as well as USA searches… the difference is incredible and really does show massive trends in both countries. The UK Google paid searches are absolutely dominated by gambling […]


Cryptocurrency Ether Hack

The DAO, the distributed autonomous organization that had collected over $150m worth of the cryptocurrency ether, has reportedly been hacked, sparking a broad market sell-off. A leaderless organization comprised of a series of smart contracts written on the ethereum codebase, The DAO has lost 3.6m ether, which is currently sitting in a […]