Specialty Betting Archive

Online gambling fraud puts Paddy Power Betfair next in line for UKGC paddling with £2.2 million fine imposed. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues its warpath this week, with Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) being the latest target. Following an investigation into criminal betting and failure to protect problem gamblers, the Irish company will...
Why virtual casino games are a natural progression in video gaming. Video games aren’t just for children. They never have been. My parents and grandparents, like so many others, were enthralled with Atari. Then came Nintendo, Sega, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros led the charge that evolved into modern video games...
BCLC promises single event betting in Canada, pending legal update. Sports betting in North America has been a subject of great dissimilarity between Canada and the United States. For more than 25 years, betting on sports has been legal in Canada, but illegal across 98% of the US. In that regard, Canada was considered...
OLG hires Bede Gaming for Ontario online casino makeover. When a house becomes run down, we renovate. If we tire of our look, we get a makeover. When business is flagging, we reevaluate product and market strategies. And when Ontarians get bored with local iGaming services, operators call in a new tech designer to...
ASA investigates UK online gambling promo ads, pulls one. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are continuing their warpath, in pursuit of any land-based or remote gambling operator in breach of regulatory standards. This week, it’s the ASA that’s dealing blows, following an investigation into several online casino and sports...
Million-pound racing win at online betting site Bet365 leads British bookmaker and Irish punter to court. Betting online is a common practice in many parts of the world, especially when it comes to racing and other major sporting events. The UK is home to the world’s largest, most strictly regulated internet gambling industry. That...
Quebec will try again to block access to offshore online gambling sites. Quebec has been determined to eliminate competition from offshore gambling websites for more than four years. Protecting the people, and provincial revenue, are the apparent goals. Side-winding the constitution is the means. Their plan, which involves mandating internet providers to enforce IP...
Italy bans TV, radio and online gambling promotion ads. For years, problem gambling has been a major issue in countries all over the world. Each jurisdiction has seen fit to address the matter in its own way. This month, Italy is taking extreme measures to resolve the problem and reduce addiction. By a narrow...
As the digital gambling partnership grows stronger between them, will GVC & MGM ever tie the knot? They say long distance relationships rarely work out. But there’s one that has all the makings of a glorified fairy tale. A match made in Heaven, so they say. The two have been in courtship for quite...
Will inaugural ICE North America ignore Canada online gambling market? A very stimulating announcement was made last week. Clarion Gaming, host of the annual ICE Totally Gaming summit in London, UK (and others), proclaimed the inaugural ICE North America is coming in 2019. The entire iGaming industry is dizzy with anticipation. But now, a...