Leading UK bookmaker StanJames are the first operator to offer game controls to poker players.
Today, StanJames revealed these controls, which will allow players to limit the games they can join. It is hoped that these controls will help ensure recreational poker players do not succumb to tilt and get more enjoyment out of the game.
The UK's advertising watchdog has banned an online betting advert for free bets because the company behind it did not make clear that users needed to accumulate certain winnings before the money could be withdrawn.
The advert for online casino 888.com contained information that was not properly qualified and omitted details consumers needed to make an informed choice about the offer, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled. It therefore deemed the ad to be misleading and banned 888.com from using it again in its "current form".
The regulators from four European countries convened in Barcelona recently for a two-day meet to discuss regulatory co-operation. As part of a general discussion on information sharing, the regulators discussed the possibility of shared liquidity in online poker.
Interesting ASA adjudication against a Gala Bingo email for not explicitly stating that a deposit bonus had 5x wagering requirements within the email itself. Providing a link to a T&Cs page with that info is not enough, as going to the T&C page was not a requirement of getting the bonus – a player could read the email and deposit into their account without clicking on the PLAY NOW link in the email.
Bitcoin is a virtual currency which a few poker sites currently use as an alternative to traditional deposit methods.
Earlier this week, a new poker site called "Infiniti Poker" launched a closed Beta version of its software. The software is still somewhat limited, but the site is interesting in one respect - it accepts Bitcoins as well as traditional currencies like Dollars, Euros, and Pounds.
Specialist mobile gambling software provider Probability has released a trading update covering its first-quarter unaudited financial results and showing a 44 percent year-on-year increase in net gaming revenues to £2.26 million.
The Cypriot House of Representatives has passed controversial legislation that prohibits online casino games and exchange betting. Sports betting has been regulated with authorities levying a ten percent revenue tax on all operators.
The betting bill made it through the House of Representatives Legal Affairs Committee last week before a full parliamentary vote on Friday saw a majority of Representatives approve the measure.