Tag Archive: online gambling news

New ‘Bet Now’ Button on Twitter

Social media and the online gambling market have been merging for quite some time now. To further associate social networking and online gaming, Twitter has launched a new ‘Bet Now’ button which will allow gaming site affiliates to convert followers into players. The new Bet Now button will appear to on gaming updates from betting…

IGT Sold to GTECH for $4.7 Billion

International Game Technology has made no secret of the fact that the company is having some financial issues. For months, we have heard news that IGT had plans to sell and now the company has made a final decision. GTECH will acquire IGT for the impressive sum of $4.7 billion. As part of the deal,…

Victoria Considers 25-Year Licenses for Pokie Venues

This week, the Victorian Government will begin a review of pokie entitlements in pubs and clubs across the state. Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Gaming Minister Edward O’Donohue have announced that the state is considering issuing an extension for pokie entitlements up to 25 years. Currently, the 27 000 poker machines located outside of Crown Melbourne…

Could Online Gambling Be Fuelling Cybercrime?

In the land-based gambling market, casinos are known to be hotspots for crime, and venue owners are always on alert for potential illegal activities taking place on their property. Now, there are concerns that online casinos could be fuelling illegal online activities in the digital world. Recently, McAfee published a white paper called Jackpot! Money…

Paddy Power and PokerStars Are The Most Social Online Gambling Operators

In the online gambling market, it is becoming increasingly important for operators to reach out to players using social media. Although playing casino games online has not always been the most social activity, more and more players are using networks like Facebook and Twitter to interact with brands and amongst themselves. A new report has…

More International Gambling Operators Move Into Australia

Australia is one of the top gambling destinations – for both players and operators. Over the years, gambling spending has significantly increased across the country, inspiring many international gambling operators to enter in the local market. The latest operator to make the move is BetFred, a UK-based casino operator that will be launching mobile and…

New Provably Fair Bitcoin Casino

A major concern among players and operators in the online casino market is cheating. Some players are worried about being duped by operators while operators employ strict systems to prevent players from cheating – and these concerns are amplified in the Bitcoin gambling market. A new Bitcoin casino from Bitstars address these concerns by ensuring…

Online Gambling to Bring In $45 Billion in 2014

It has been over a decade since online gambling started making waves in the digital gaming market, and operators continue to thrive. This year, gaming researchers anticipate that there will be even more growth in 2014, as online gambling around the world is estimated to bring in $45 billion by the end of the year….

New Backend System Makes Social Casino Development Easy

We are likely to see more and more social casino games on the market, thanks to Flowplay. The developer has released a new backend system called which makes it easy for games designers to create social casino platforms. According to Inside Mobile Apps, the new system will greatly benefit designers, allowing them to create their…

Google Cast Will Not Allow Online Gambling Apps

Google Cast is a new app which allows users to stream content from their smartphones and tablet computers to large displays wirelessly. It will change the face of at-home entertainment – but it will be quite some time before the service is available to online gaming operators. At the moment, Google Cast has implemented a…