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No More Credit Card Gambling for New Zealanders

New Zealand bans credit card casino deposits ahead of SkyCity Auckland’s online launch from Malta. New Zealand‘s approach to online gambling regulation has been has been one of uncertainty. The island nation has been on the fence over the matter for years. They’re still hosting political debates in an attempt to determine how best to regulate the industry. One thing they know for certain is that they do not want unlicensed offshore companies – too many of which have defrauded NZ players in the past – infiltrating their market once the proper laws are in place Those who obtain an NZ license would be required to abide by the strict rules of the jurisdiction. Of course, coming up with those rules, scripting legislation that will benefit the government while protecting the people, is what’s been holding them back all this time. And as that lengthy legislation isn’t expected to be … Continue reading

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Lucky Lotto Player from Quebec holds $32M Ticket

Who won $32M Lotto Max in Quebec last weekend? Check your tickets now! There’s a new multi-millionaire in Quebec today, but that lucky person may or may not know it. On October 18, 2019, the Lotto MAX drawing resulted in one perfect winner. That one person held the ticket with the exact numbers, and bonus ball, to unleash the massive $32 million jackpot. Yet to date, no one has stepped forward to claim that monumental prize. We don’t have a whole lot of information to go on. Until someone steps forward, or until enough time passes that it’s worth shedding a bit more light on the situation, lottery regulators are not pin-pointing any particular location. All we know for now is that the ticket was purchased somewhere in the vast province of Quebec. Who Won the $32 Million Lotto Max in Quebec? There’s just one ticket out there worth $32 … Continue reading

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IGT’s Jeopardy Slot Machine a Huge Hit in Vegas

IGT launches more new game show slot machines at G2E 2019. International Game Technology (IGT) is one of the oldest and by-far most famous slot machine manufacturing companies in the world. Dating back to 1975, the Vegas-based company has produced some of the most recognizable slot gaming cabinets in the world; most notably, their extensive series of Wheel of Fortune Slots. There’s a lot more coming to the table this year from IGT’s software studio. Much of it revolves around the same premise as their most famous titles – game shows. The company just debuted a brand new Jeopardy Slot, The Price is Right Slot, Plinko Slot, and others. New Game Show Slot Machines from IGT There are already many game show themed slots on the market, but that’s not holding IGT back from delivering more. The way they see it, it’s a matter of giving players what they want. … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Gaming?

BCLC invests in PlayPlanner to promote healthy casino gaming in Canada. Gaming regulators across Canada have spent the last few years seeking ways to quell public outcry. Since the dawn of internet gambling in particular, its been feared that problem gambling will swell out of control. Prior to multi-provincial regulation of iGaming, evidence surfaced to support those concerns. Researchers were commissioned to study the situation and recommend solutions. What they’ve come up with is a fundamental need to raise awareness and promote greater responsibility. All this time, regulators have been pumping revenue into the promotion of gaming. Every other commercial encourages adults to go out and buy a lottery ticket. Billboards depict the broad-grinning excitement of slots players and table games enthusiast. Such advertisements aren’t going to go away – the government does need to sustain its most abundant source of entertainment-driven revenue. However, they will be promoting greater responsibility … Continue reading

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Join Pragmatic Play for The Great Chicken Escape of 2019!

Look at all those chickens! A platoon of poultry flees the coop in all new slots from Pragmatic Play. Rest assured, if there’s a slot machine on the market themed around a farm or ranch, it’s either got sexy young ranch hands as the main character(s), or the design team was aiming for comedic gold. I’m more of a fan of the latter myself, which is why I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the newest online slots release from Pragmatic Play. The Great Chicken Escape Slot hit the virtual casino market in the last week of August, featuring a courageous cavalry of plotting poultry intent on fleeing their coop. Jam packed with bonus features and fine-feathered mayhem, this slot has all the potential for humorous entertainment as players spin the reels in hopes of unleashing inimitable wealth. “We are delighted to release our latest thrilling slot, The Great … Continue reading

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A Week of Giant Jackpot Wins at Casinos Online

8 Days, $8 Million: The world’s biggest online slot jackpots shed their wealth. Progressive online slot machines have the unique ability to make millionaires out of people all over the world. Players from Canada, to Germany, to Sweden, South Africa, and Brazil, could all win the same illusive jackpot. Knowledge of this multi-cultural availability is one of the main factors in the value of online slot jackpots rising so quickly. Virtually anyone can win it, and everyone knows it. Headlines relaying the immense fortune of one player or another are nothing new. However, it’s not often three of the iGaming industry’s most lucrative progressives strike within a week of one another. It’s not unheard of, either. In fact, it just happened, when the mighty Mega Moolah, Jackpot Giant and Age of the Gods all struck between Thursday, August 29, and the following Thursday, September 5. World’s Biggest Online Slots Jackpots … Continue reading

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US DOJ Aims to Reverse Online Gambling Laws, Again

US DOJ files appeal to include all internet gambling activities in Wire Act. To the surprise of no one with any knowledge of the situation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is still donning their summer flip-flops. Following a sorted history that goes back more than a decade, the federal administration is hoping to see the definitions with in the Wire Act of 1961 altered to include all forms of online gambling. At present – as it has for the last 8 years – the Wire Act makes it illegal to offer sports betting over any type of telecommunication service, including the internet. Such activities can only be offered, where legally regulated, at a licensed retail sportsbook. Since the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this year, sports wagering is being legalized and regulated in more and more US states, which seems to be drawing … Continue reading

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Pariplay Weaves its Magic in Mystic Manor Slots

Mystic Manor, the enchanting new slots game from Pariplay Ltd. If magical mysteries pique your interest, and slot machines draw your adventurous coin, you’ll surely be intrigued by Pariplay‘s latest creation. I’m talking about the new Mystic Manor Slot that went live at the studio’s associate online casinos on August 15, 2019. Within the ancient walls of a centuries old mansion lies untold mysteries and unimaginable wealth. Observe the delicate texts from the waning flame of glinting candle light. Discover the hidden location of gilded keys, capable of unlocking chests that overflow with timeless coins of shimmering gold. Will you survive the curious depths of Mystic Manor? Richard Mintz, Director of Commerce and Marketing for Pariplay, says Mystic Manor was “conceived for both mystery and adventure lovers”. Their latest creation “allows players to experience a game packed with fresh and progressive gameplay features,” such as random wilds, wild swap, reel … Continue reading

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Impact of Canada’s New AML Laws on Casinos

Canadian casinos now coping with new anti-money laundering regulations. A couple of years ago, there were no news headlines more prominent in British Columbia than those telling the dark and duplicitous tale of money laundering at the province’s casinos. The River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C. was particularly shunned for its involvement, as the investigation uncovered a rabbit hole so deep, it ran straight through to China. I won’t get into the ragged details of that fiasco. If you don’t already know the story, you can learn all about it in Queen’s Counsel Peter German’s famous Dirty Money report. The point is, it happened, and for more than a decade before the provincial cover up was revealed. As instructed, German made a throng of recommendations in his report. Among them, he suggested a strain of amendments to Canada’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering ) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCTFA). In … Continue reading

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Microgaming welcomes American Slots from Gameburger

Microgaming inks exclusivity contract with all new Gameburger Studios. Earlier this week, Microgaming hailed the launch of Relic Seekers, a new fantasy adventure online slot machine from their exclusive content partners at Pulse 8 Studios. What sets that digital gaming lab apart from many of their others partners is its predilection and aptitude for building Asian themed games. Why this seemingly irrelevant detail stands out so much to me is that just one day later, Microgaming was lauding a new exclusivity contract with a very different kind of iGaming software company, Gameburger Studios. This latest partner is a perfect parallel, with a team that focuses its energy primarily on the development of distinctly American slots games. With diversity and rapid expansion being prominent goals for the owners of the Quickfire portfolio, I’d say Microgaming is doing a rather fantastic job lately. In fact, I think they’d got this business figured … Continue reading

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