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    Rightlander – Helping Online Gambling Operators With Affiliate Compliance Checks

    By: Infopowa

    Software that allows online gambling operators to run automated checks on complete affiliate sites to help identify compliance issues

    The innovative Rightlander software (see previous InfoPowa reports) has found wider application in assisting online gambling operators to ensure that their affiliate marketers are complying with increasingly strictly enforced marketing regulations in a growing number of jurisdictions.

  • Online casino industry news

    New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: Infopowa

    New Online Slot From Evoplay

    Ancient Chinese emperor's tomb theme

    Online gambling games developer Evoplay has launched its ancient Chinese-themed new slot Emperor's Tomb, a 5 reel, 9 pay-line game featuring Wild substitutions, Bonus Feature and up to 15 free spins.

  • Online casino industry news

    Has Grand Poker Network Foundered?

    By: Infopowa

    Network has been dark for over a month now without a public explanation

    The Grand Poker Network, founded three years ago by online poker operator 5Dimes, appears to be in serious difficulties and has been offline for over a month without proactively communicating with its players or affiliates to explain what is happening.

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    Poker in the News — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: Infopowa

    Million Dollar Win For Van Fleet In Partypoker Millions Online Contest

    $1,027,000 pay day for professional player

    PartyPoker's $5,300 buy-in Millions Online poker tournament has been won by professional player Jonathan Van Fleet, who boosted his already impressive career earnings of almost $10 million with the main prize of $1,027,000.

  • Online casino industry news

    Full Tilt Debacle Just Keeps Giving

    By: Infopowa

    Guernsey millions divvied up with the United States

    According to BBC reports Friday a total of GBP 9.5 million recovered from internet poker fraudster Raymond Bitar, former chief of online poker company Full Tilt Poker, has been shared with US authorities by the island government of Guernsey.

    In 2013 Bitar pleaded guilty to prejudicing Full Tilt customers to the tune of $350 million, but handed over just $40 million in forfeited assets to the authorities.

  • Online casino industry news

    Independent Research Report Warns That Online Gambling Sites Are Prime DDOS Targets

    By: Infopowa

    Internet gambling website assaults accounted for a third of all network attacks in the third quarter

    Independent web research and security company Imperva Incapsula has warned the international online gambling industry that it is a prime target for DDoS attackers, revealing that in the third quarter of 2017 internet gambling websites were the subject of a third of all Distributed Denial of Services assaults.

    The company addressed network layer attacks, describing these as an assault against either the network or transport layers (OSI layers 3 and 4), with the goal of causing network saturation by expending much of the available bandwidth.

  • Online casino industry news

    Bet365 Wins European Union General Court Support In Trademark Issue

    By: Infopowa

    Online gambling group persuades officials that its title has achieved distinctive character

    UK online gambling group Bet365 is making progress on its long-running battle to register its title for trademark protection in Europe, with the European Union General Court at least partly supporting the company's case

  • Online casino industry news

    Turkey’s Banking Regulator Moves On Mobile Betting Transactions (Update)

    By: Infopowa

    Limits placed on daily financial transactions via cell phones

    The BDDK, Turkey's national banking regulator, has published new financial restrictions designed to clamp down on illegal gambling.

  • Online casino industry news

    UK Gambling Industry in the News — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: Infopowa

    Online Gambling Trade Association Urges UK Government To Impose Problem Gambling Levy

    Current voluntary donation system "no longer fit for purpose"

    The Remote Gambling Association - a trade body for the online gambling industry - announced Monday that it would urge the UK government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system of voluntary funding for research, education, and treatment of problem gambling; and to ensure that the National Responsible Gambling Strategy is properly funded.

  • Online casino industry news

    Expect More Advertising Restrictions From Norway In 2018

    By: Infopowa

    Minister for culture warns on plans to ban gambling adverts from abroad

    The Norwegian government's fierce defence of its national online gambling industry appears about to ramp up even further next year.

  • Online casino industry news

    Gambling Industry Financial News — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: Infopowa

    Italian Gambling Market Continues Growth In November

    Bet365 regains the top sports betting operator spot

    Italy's overall gambling market continued its phenomenal growth in November, achieving an impressive 78.2 percent year-on-year increase in revenue to Euro 147 million.

  • Online casino industry news

    Quarter Of GVC Shareholders Concerned About Exec Pay Packages

    By: Infopowa

    At extraordinary general meeting 27.5 percent of shareholders vote against exec incentives

    Online gambling group GVC Holding's remuneration committee had a torrid time at the company's extraordinary general meeting this week, according to a company announcement that showed 27.5 percent of investors voted against a new directors’ remuneration policy, and 26.4 percent objected to a new annual and deferred bonus plan.

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    Baazov Trial Gets Under Way Despite Application For A Delay (Update)

    By: Infopowa

    Former Amaya chief executive and co-accuseds Benjamin Ahdoot and Yoel Altman face insider trading charges in a Montreal court

    Criminal proceedings alleging insider trading and other irregularities against former Amaya chief executive David Baazov and two associates began Monday despite a request for a delay by the accuseds' legal representatives (see previous InfoPowa report).

  • Australia Globe

    Australian Gambling Industry in the News — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: Infopowa

    Newspaper Sting Operation Uncovers Attempt To Fix Key Cricket Match

    International Cricket Council launches an investigation

  • Online casino industry news

    Malta Gambling Industry in the News — Weekly Round-up for December 15, 2017

    By: gourdfollower

    Malta Tax Cuts In January

    But not for the online sector...

    According to local media reports in Malta over the weekend, cuts in value added tax on gambling come into effect in January...but do not extend to the online sector.