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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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The Foreseeable Future of Canada’s iGaming Frontier

Are mobile live casinos the final frontier for gambling in Canada? There’s no denying that gambling is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. Not for the gamblers, mind you, but for the owners and operators of gambling establishments; casinos, card rooms, bingo halls, race tracks, sports books, etc. Billions of dollars pass through Canada’s commercial casinos every year, and it’s been this way since the activity was legalized so many decades ago. Yes, gambling is one of the country’s most popular pastimes. With the national GDP on a steady incline, the amount of money we spend on this unique form of entertainment is sure to continue rising as well. How we partake in it, however, has been evolving since the dawn of the internet, so much so that the question of stability in the land-based gambling industry is questionable, at best. Are Mobile Live Casinos the Final … Continue reading

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Canada Casino Growth a Societal Boon or Bane?

Weighing the cost of expansion in live and online gambling in Canada. It’s rather phenomenal how fast the online gambling industry has expanded in just two decades time. Like a sports car spinning 0 to 60 in two seconds flat, iGaming went from one of the world’s least trusted industries in the late 1990’s, to the world’s second most profitable eCommerce (behind adult entertainment, of course). It was an industry with fantastic potential, giving gambling enthusiasts all over the world an opportunity to partake in the same casino games they know and love in land-based gaming halls, via desktop computers and, eventually, mobile smartphones and tablet devices. All it needed was the right level of security and regulation, and the rest was history. Expansion of Live and Online Gambling in Canada a Societal Boon or Bane? Gambling isn’t your average sort of eCommerce. Where auction sites like eBay and online … Continue reading

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Gambling Strategies that Don’t Translate to Online Casinos

Best casino strategies that you can’t employ at online betting sites. Most of us enjoy a friendly wager now and again. Of those who do, most prefer to make smart bets that have a better chance of paying out. Gambling strategies can be an effective way to minimize risk and losses, while giving us a stronger sense of accomplishment when we win. For the most part, land-based and online casinos are the same. They offer the same great games, with the exact same rules of play. But the strategies involved don’t always translate from the physical to the digital realm. Best Casino Strategies that Don’t Work at Online Betting Sites The only discernible difference between live and online casino games is the use of RNG-based software. A lot of terrestrial casinos utilize electronic games these days, but over the internet, every game is governed by a random number generator (RNG) … 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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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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Microgaming Progressive Jackpots are On a Roll in August!

Mega Moolah and Major Millions progressive jackpots strike back to back. The progressive jackpot network is really heating up at Microgaming powered online casinos this month! According to the latest reports, the digital gaming software firm’s two largest jackpot games, the Mega Moolah and Major Millions, both released their bountiful treasures within a day of each other. The Mega Moolah struck first, delivering a slightly above average payout of $5.96 million on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The very next day, Major Millions paid out $1.87 million. Not a bad haul for either of these lucky players, if you ask me! Mega Moolah Pays Out $5,956,662 This latest jackpot release marks the phenomenal fifty-seventh mega jackpot release in the history of Microgaming’s most famous ‘Millionaire Maker‘. No word yet on who the lucky winner is, or which online casino was responsible for the big win, but the strike has been confirmed … 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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Flash Casinos to Disappear by Late 2020

Gone in a Flash: HTML5 open web tech to power 100% iGaming in 2020. Anyone who’s browsed the web for ten years or more should be well aware of the impact Flash technology has had on the computer-verse. In the 1990s, it gave birth to a whole new realm of possibilities. Everything from animated graphics, to in-browser video games, to entire websites were built in Flash; all powered by the universal Adobe Flash plug-in. In 2017, Adobe announced an “end of life” for Flash to come in late 2020. At that point, updates to the multimedia software project were abandoned. In response, Google Chrome developers turned off Flash and disabled the ‘ask to run‘ option by default. Anyone wishing to run Flash, or even get a message asking to run it, would have to enable it manually in their browser – not just once, but every browsing session. Some called … Continue reading

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