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PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Claims He Forged Documents
November 20th, 2018 By April Bergman

PokerStars Countersues Gordon Vayo, Claims He Forged Documents

PokerStars claims professional poker player Gordon Vayo forged documents to support his online poker lawsuit. PokerStars, the target of Vayo’s $600,000 lawsuit, is now countersuing Gordon Vayo for $280,000 in damages. Gordon Vayo, runner-up in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, sued PokerStars’ parent company, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), in May 2018. Vayo claimed the […]

Evolution Gaming Buys Live Dealer Casino Supplier Ezugi Games
November 19th, 2018 By April Bergman

Evolution Gaming Buys Live Dealer Casino Supplier Ezugi Games

Evolution Gaming, the largest independent live dealer casino provider on the Internet, announced a deal to acquire longtime rival Ezugi for $12 million. Subsequent reports suggested the deal could be for as much as $18 million. The acquisition increases Evolution Gaming’s footprint in the Asian market, while it helps to accelerate growth in other emerging […]

Bitcoin Poker Players Worry about Lost Value in Crypto-Currency
November 18th, 2018 By April Bergman

Bitcoin Poker Players Worry about Lost Value in Crypto-Currency

The online gambling industry is worried because Bitcoin is at a year-long low. Where Bitcoin sat above $19,000 per bitcoin a year ago, it now sits around $4,300. Gamblers who use Bitcoin payments thus have lost 75% of their bankroll even if they have not lodged a wager in the past year. The high-water mark […]

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies Approves Sports Betting Bill
November 17th, 2018 By April Bergman

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies Approves Sports Betting Bill

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a measure on Tuesday which takes the nation one step closer to legalized sports betting. Privisional Measure 846/2018 would allow land-based and online sports betting “in a competitive environment.” PM 486 is normally a lottery bill to set down how lottery revenues are divided among various social, cultural, and […]

UK Government Moves £2 FOBT Max Bet Rollout to April 2019
November 16th, 2018 By April Bergman

UK Government Moves £2 FOBT Max Bet Rollout to April 2019

After facing political pressure to move up the rollout of a new policy, the UK government agreed to lower the maximum bet for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 in April 2019. The previous time for the launch of the new policy was October 2019. The decision by Theresa May’s government to move […]

Swiss Gaming Act Goes into Effect on January 1, 2019
November 15th, 2018 By April Bergman

Swiss Gaming Act Goes into Effect on January 1, 2019

Switzerland’s Federal Council announced it will accept license applications in the first half of 2019. License applicants can apply for licenses to offer poker or casino table games like roulette, but they will have to adhere to strict regulations involving the entry fees and prizes for poker tournaments, as well as the size of small […]

AIGF Calls for Narendra Modi to Block Online Gambling Payments
November 14th, 2018 By April Bergman

AIGF Calls for Narendra Modi to Block Online Gambling Payments

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to block payments between internationally licensed gambling sites and local gamblers. The AIGF wrote a letter calling for the prime minister to allow the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to initiate a domain blocking campaign. The letter mentioned 9 international operators in particular, including well-known […]

UK National Lottery Bidding to Include Tech, Financial Companies
November 13th, 2018 By April Bergman

UK National Lottery Bidding to Include Tech, Financial Companies

The UK Gambling Commission is accepting bidders to operate the country’s next National Lottery licenses, according to commission chairman Neil McArthur. The United Kingdom’s gaming regulator will open bidding to a wide variety of bidders early next year, said McArthur. The current National Lottery license runs through 2023. This will be the fourth time the […]

Chiefs and Rams NFL Game Receives Highest Over/Under Since 1986
November 12th, 2018 By April Bergman

Chiefs and Rams NFL Game Receives Highest Over/Under Since 1986

The over/under (64) on the showdown between the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs and the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams is the largest total for an NFL game since at least 1986. Most official databases of NFL over/under totals do not stretch back to the 20th century, so it is uncertain exactly how long ago the last […]

Google Play Eliminated 56 Vietnamese Casino Applications
November 11th, 2018 By April Bergman

Google Play Eliminated 56 Vietnamese Casino Applications

Google Play eliminated over 56 gambling applications which target players from Vietnam. Google said it removed the apps because the government of Vietnam requested removal, due to the applications being illegal in their country. Vietnam has a strict ban on casino-style gaming apps. The ban applies whether the app allows real money play or points. […]

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