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Company Recommended for Nevada Online Poker License Caught Rigging Casino Games

A subsidiary of Lottomatica was caught rigging two online casino games.
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Rank to review Blue Square Bet business

Rank to review Blue Square Bet business | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

Land-based and online gambling operator Rank Group has announced that it is to conduct a review into its Blue Square Bet virtual sportsbetting business as the subsidiary is continuing to generate an operating loss.

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Zynga’s Patent Portfolio Swells as It Doubles Down on Casino Gaming

Zynga’s Patent Portfolio Swells as It Doubles Down on Casino Gaming | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Among the acquisitions this year, 33 patents from Walker Digital related to real-money gaming and gambling technologies.
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Full Tilt Finally Finds its Footing

Full Tilt Finally Finds its Footing | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Full Tilt traffic bump following fresh reload bonuses gives it some breathing room in the battle for second place.
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Betfair Announces iPoker Migration

Betfair Announces iPoker Migration | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

The betting exchange will move gaming platforms to the iPoker network by January 21.

In September 2012, Betfair announced plans to launch a Playtech-powered offering on the iPoker network in the Spanish and Italian markets.

 

The deal distanced Betfair from the beleaguered Ongame network, and was a harbinger for a full out migration, which will be announced tomorrow.  

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Spain Eyes Online Slot Regulation in 2013

Spain Eyes Online Slot Regulation in 2013 | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

Spain plans to offer online slot games to citizens beginning in 2013.

 

Spanish regulators have begun the process of expanding the recently regulated egaming market by building the framework for online slot legislation.

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Betfred Launches Playtech Mobile Casino

Betfred Launches Playtech Mobile Casino | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online casino software provider, Playtech has launched its mobile casino platform for the Betfred online gambling brand.
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PartyPoker Surpasses Full Tilt for a Week in the Battle for Market Share

PartyPoker Surpasses Full Tilt for a Week in the Battle for Market Share | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
PartyPoker and Full Tilt Poker jostle for second place in online poker traffic
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PokerStars, 888, Ladbrokes, bwin Receive Online Poker Licenses in Germany's Schleswig-Holstein

PokerStars, 888, Ladbrokes, bwin Receive Online Poker Licenses in Germany's Schleswig-Holstein | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
State in Germany issues online poker licenses to 12 operators, including Poker Stars, 888, Ladbrokes and bwin.party.
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Sportingbet enters real-money social gaming with Plumbee

Sportingbet enters real-money social gaming with Plumbee | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online gaming operator Sportingbet has joined forces with social gaming developer Plumbee to enter the real-money social gaming space for the first time.

The two companies have entered into a joint venture, Bonza Gaming, which will combine Plumbee’s experience in the social gaming sector with Sportingbet’s betting platform.
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Unibet goes live with Play’n Go games

Unibet goes live with Play’n Go games | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
iGaming platform software and solutions developer Play’n Go has announced that a full range of its casino games have gone live with Malta-based online gambling operator Unibet Group.

The Scandinavian firm signed an agreement in August to supply Unibet with content and now the Touch.Unibet.com domain features a portfolio of its Flash-based games for the web alongside titles developed using HTML5 technology for most smartphones and tablet devices.
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Redbet Gaming selects Ongame Network

Redbet Gaming selects Ongame Network | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Gaming industry entertainment solutions provider Amaya Gaming Group Incorporated has announced that its Ongame Network Limited subsidiary has signed a two-year licensing deal with operator Redbet Gaming Limited.
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UK Publishes Draft Bill to Tax Offshore Gambling Operators

UK Publishes Draft Bill to Tax Offshore Gambling Operators | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) publishes draft legislation for modifying existing online gambling law.
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PartyPoker Removes Top VIP Tier, Caps Rakeback at 30%

PartyPoker Removes Top VIP Tier, Caps Rakeback at 30% | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Palladium Elite to be pulled at the end of the quarter, along with all cash bonus with more than a 30% cashback equivalent.
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The Netherlands Set to Open Gambling Dialogue

The Netherlands Set to Open Gambling Dialogue | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

A meeting between operators and regulators will be held in The Hague later this month.

 

Operators seeking licensing will meet with the Netherlands Gaming Authority (NGA) to discuss a prospective regulatory regime in the nation.

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Paddy Power, Bet365 Close "Exclusive" Tables on iPoker

Paddy Power, Bet365 Close "Exclusive" Tables on iPoker | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Premium and PPP Premier tables removed from iPoker skins.
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Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio

Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
According to trade publication eGR Magazine (paywalled), game development company Gamesys has acquired Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Games for an undisclosed sum.

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Sweden to Reform Gambling Legislation

Sweden to Reform Gambling Legislation | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

The Swedish government has announced plans to release new gambling legislation later this year.

 

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Peter Norman, minister for financial markets, said they’ll act upon recommendations made by the National Audit Office (Riskrevisionen) in June 2012, and “return to Parliament with a proposal in order to establish a well-functioning regulatory framework.”

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Aussie Millions Inks Sponsorship Deal with Betfair

Aussie Millions Inks Sponsorship Deal with Betfair | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

Betfair has signed on to sponsor this year's Aussie Millions, which is slated to begin in two weeks.

 

Betfair has teamed up with the Aussie Millions and will be the presenting partner for the Australian live poker series scheduled to begin Jan. 17 in Melbourne.

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Howard Lederer Settles Black Friday Civil Complaint

Howard Lederer Settles Black Friday Civil Complaint | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Ex-full tilt board member settles with the US DOJ, gives up cars, homes and bank accounts, but admits to no wrong-doing.
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SkyVegas.com calls on OpenBet

SkyVegas.com calls on OpenBet | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online gaming and sportsbook software supplier OpenBet Technologies has signed a deal to provide the back-end infrastructure for a new HTML 5-based mobile product from SkyVegas.com.

OpenBet stated that its platform has been designed to give operators ‘complete flexibility over the look, feel and technology used for their offering’ and is ‘completely compatible’ with its account system to manage bet and play transactions.
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Quickspin signs Unibet agreement

Quickspin signs Unibet agreement | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online and social gaming development studio Quickspin AB has signed a deal that will see it deliver its full portfolio of video slot games to Unibet Group for use on the operator’s Unibet.com and Maria.com domains.
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BWIN Migration to Party Almost Complete

BWIN Migration to Party Almost Complete | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
BWIN are now in the process of moving to the Party network. Will they quickly rise to number 2 spot?

Ongame's largest poker room is a matter of hours away from joining the PartyPoker Network according to sources close to PokerUpdate.
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