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Fortnite Loot Box change after Pressure from Belgian Gaming Commission

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Fortnite Loot Box Change after Pressure from Belgian Gaming Commission Epic Games, the owners of the incredibly popular Fortnite video game, have made changes to how the in game loot box purchases are made. With the loot boxes now being see-through. In 2018 the Belgian Gaming Commission ruled that the

Best Online Casinos 2019

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Best Online Casinos for 2019 Announced Online Casino Reviewer has today unveiled their Best Online Casinos 2019, which features some new entrants to the best online casinos list from 2018 and also 2017. For the third year running OCR has highlighted, in their view, the top five online casinos for

Illegal Gambling Operation Closed in North Phoenix

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Reports coming from Arizona US, confirm that the Arizona Department of Gaming has closed down a suspected illegal gambling operation in the city of Phoenix. A search warrant was served on the 24/1/19 on the Tosco Sports Bar and Grill and Real Poker LLC. Officers found and seized various illegal

XFactor Winner James Arthur’s Accountant Jailed for Stealing £600k to fund Online Gambling Habit

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XFactor Winner James Arthur’s Accountant was sentenced to four years in jail on 25th January 2019, after being found guilty of stealing £600,000 from the singer to fund his online gambling addiction. Accountant, Mark Livermore was found guilty of stealing the monies off the popular singer whilst Arthur on tour.

Betway falls foul of Belgian Regulator

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Sports Betting and Casino Group Betway has come under fire from the Belgian Gambling Regulator, with reports that the Gaming Commission has commenced sanction proceedings against them. According to the Brussels Times, “The sector regulator is accusing the betting site of “a lack of transparency”, as well as its accumulation

Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference 2019

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Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference: Smile-Expo Will Gather Gambling Industry Experts in Czech Republic On April 18, the international company Smile-Expo will visit the Czech capital where it will conduct the first Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference – event about the affiliate advertising in the iGaming industry. The Program of the Event

Bookmakers in Northern Ireland Reduce FOBT Stake Limit

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Bookmakers Paddy Power and William Hill today have announced that they will follow the example led by Ladbrokes and reduce the stake for all FOBT’s ( Fixed Odds Betting Terminal ) from 1st April 2019. Legislation was passed last year, reducing the FOBT Maximum Stake from £100 to £2, which

Frieberger Steps Down as 888 CEO

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Itai Frieberger the CEO of gambling group 888 Holdings, the parent company of 888.com steps down as CEO of the company after 14 years service with the group. With Frieberger being replaced by 888’s Chief Operating Officer Itai Pazner. 888 Holdings announced this morning that Frieberger will remain as a

NetEnt Announce Their Newest Offering in Strolling Staxx

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Everything has gone box-shaped in NetEnt’s newest offering, Strolling Staxx: Cubic FruitsTM. The latest release in the Staxx series – a sequel to Neon Staxx and Butterfly Staxx – features a range of entertaining features and a new, fun creative direction with its cube-based design. The 5-reel, 3-row video slot

DrückGlück TV Show Returns at end of the Month

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Third series  of the popular DrückGlück Show to be broadcast on TV screens across Germany from 30th January as part of a major ad campaign. DrückGlück, the biggest converting online casino brand in Germany, will be on television screens across the country from January 30th when its hugely popular TV show

Carousel Group Appoints Former Winner Exec as Chief Operating Officer

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Carousel Group, a rapidly growing iGaming startup operating in the regulated online gambling sector, has appointed Phillip Wilson as Chief Operating Officer. Wilson has a proven track record of delivering growth and success at big-name gambling organisations such as Gala Coral and most recently Winners Group, and will now bring

William Hill Profits Warning as they Close in on Mister Green

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21st January 2019 – UK  Bookmaker William Hill have announced a Profit Warning as they blame conditions on the High Street for an expected 15% drop in expected end of year profits. With their full year results set to be released on 1st March. Leading Stock Broker Hargreaves Lansdown commented:

Chance Interactive Release Buster Hammer Carnival Slot Game

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Chance Interactive, an independent game studio, have released slot game Buster Hammer Carnival via the OGSTM platform with immediate availability to all OGSTM casino operators. The game was launched exclusively with LeoVegas in early January and has become an immediate hit with players chasing the big wins and laughs on

MiFinity completes the integration with Easy Payment Gateway

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MiFinity, a global payments provider, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Easy Payment Gateway, an online gateway for multiple payment solutions. MiFinity has completed the integration of its payment services on the Easy Payment Gateway platform which creates a win-win situation for both companies. Now

SkillOnNet Launches Affiliate Compliance Tool in Sweden

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Hot on the heels of the Swedish Gaming Regulator Spelinspektionen sending out warnings to operators, which have not enforced and policed their self exclusion policy, SkillOnNet has rolled out it’s innovative Self-Excluder Identifier API. The API is for use by casino affiliates which promote SkillOnNet’s white label partners in the re-regulated

Big Time Gaming turns up the volume with Holy Diver

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Australia: 21st January, 2019 – Big Time Gaming (BTG) continues to rock the online casino sector to its core with its latest ground-breaking slot release, Holy Diver. With the Holy Diver likely to be added to Online Casino Reviewer’s Free Play Slots section of the site in the coming weeks.

Operators Named in Swedish Self Exclusion Failings

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Further to our report on the 15th January detailing Swedish Gambling Regulator  Spelinspektionen warning of operators violating the Self Exclusion set up for players. Online Casino Reviewer has learnt that many high profile operators have fallen foul, failing to implement procedures necessary as per the terms of their Swedish license. Only last

Argyll Entertainment Teams up with Rightlander

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London, UK – 16th January, 2019 – Rightlander, the most powerful affiliate compliance tool in the market, has put pen to paper on a deal that will see it provide online sportsbook operator Argyll Entertainment with its innovative technologies. Argyll, which operates the RedZone, SportNation and GiveMeBet brands, will now

Swedish Regulator Sends Warning on Self Exclusion Violations

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The Swedish Gambling Regulator ( Spelinspektionen ) has sent a shot across the bow of all gaming companies that operate in the Scandinavian territory. Warning all operators that they risk losing their license should they find violations concerning player self exclusions. Like the UKGC here in the United Kingdom, Spelinspektionen 

1X2 Network has Struck yet another Integration Deal

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In-demand game developer integrates suite of slots and table games with established and trusted iGaming platform provider 1X2 Network has struck yet another integration deal to offer its full suite of slots and table games via established iGaming platform provider, Chippy Software. Under the deal, operators powered by Chippy Software’s