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Why You Don’t F— with the UKGC

UKGC reminds online gambling operators why proper reporting of source of funds is so important. For years I’ve lauded the strict standards of the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) as the best in the world. The agency’s commitment to player protections and the prevention of criminal activity is commendable. No other online gambling regulator has taken so many actions against its licensees for failure to comply with the law. Last month, the UKGC decided to reiterate the case of MaxEnt Limited, a former remote gambling operator that had its license revoked back in June of 2019. Why rehash the six month old story of a failed iGaming operator? Because it makes one very good point that the regulator believes its current and future licensees need to understand: You don’t F— with the UKGC. UKGC Reminder for Online Gambling Operators The incident that led to MaxEnt’s loss of license was one … Continue reading

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Canada a Leader in Gaming Technology Innovation

CGA explicates Canada’s forefront position in gaming innovation. For many, many years, Canada has enjoyed a healthy revenue stream from multiple gaming verticals. From centuries old horse racing, to Olympic-funding lotteries, to some of the world’s most respected land-based and online casino operations, Canada is a clear leader in the global gaming industry. The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has long applauded the collective efforts of the nation’s vested interests. Canada’s gaming market doesn’t just survive, it thrives; not by treading upon the footsteps of innovating pioneers, but by leaving its own footsteps for others to follow. CGA Explicates Canada’s Forefront Position in Gaming Innovation Technology is at the epicenter of almost every major modern industry. It is the reason you’re viewing this text on a back-lit screen, as opposed to a magazine, book or loose sheet of paper. Technology is all around us, and it’s had a substantial impact on … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Game of Thrones Power Stacks Slot

Microgaming to build new Game of Thrones Slot in 2020. Millions of people fell in love with the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones. Many of those same fans were equally enthralled by Microgaming’s 2014 dual-editions of Game of Thrones Online Slots. Those games, published in 15 line and 243 ways editions, were the result of a contract with HBO that gave the digital games developer exclusive rights to build the branded slot content. Now, it’s been confirmed that another branded game is in the making. Microgaming announced this morning that they’ve extended their contract with HBO. Another license-branded Game of Thrones slot machine is in the works, earmarked for launch sometime later this year. The newest version is currently being marketed as the Game of Thrones Power Stacks Slot. New Game of Thrones Slot 2020 Today’s press release confirms that the newest edition will feature a number of the … Continue reading

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Key Takeaways from iGaming Industry Failures

What players should learn from failed online casino startups. They say history is among the most important educational subjects because, without it, we would not learn from the mistakes of our past. It’s hard to ignore that logic. Knowing what the world’s first atom bombs did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan has stopped world leaders from launching nuclear warheads ever since (albeit reluctantly, for some). History taught us that segregating people by race, creed or religion is a terrible concept. These are just some of the most obvious examples. At its core, history helps us to find better solutions to present and future problems. For online casino enthusiasts, this concept can help to protect people from the all-too-real threat of rogue iGaming operations. Most of the duplicitous operators of the past did not enter the market with the intent of going rogue. Some did, yes, but the majority attempted to … Continue reading

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Masse Hopes for Legal Sports Movement Next Week

Internet Gambling Canada: A “lose-lose position” without legal sports betting. It’s been nearly a decade since political figureheads began the push for legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada. In the early days, there was little more than a hope and a prayer. The required legislation was, at first, unanimously applauded, only to lose favor beyond the house, dying a slow and miserable death. Another push began a few years later, but was largely ignored. It wasn’t until our neighbors to the south amended their laws that more Canadians began to take notice. Now, with legal sports betting spreading at a rapid pace across US states, the need to legalize single-event betting in the Great White North is finally being seen as an issue worthy of intense debate. One of its most adamant supporters over the years, NDP MP Brian Masse, says the first real movement could feasibly happen as … Continue reading

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The Truth About Free Casino Apps

Why even the best free slot app is dramatically unrealistic. There are literally thousands upon thousands of free slot machine apps on the Google Play and iTune app stores. It’s crazy how many results come up when you search for things like slots and casino games. We’ll never know exactly how many there are, because the results for any given search on Google Play stops at 250. I find it especially troubling that you’re not allowed to sort them by review ratings, but that’s besides the point of today’s topic – the lack of realism in free slot machine apps. Ask anyone who’s played these ‘social casino games’, and they’ll tell you something they don’t like about them; something that makes them unrealistic. The most common reason circulated is the belief that free slots games have a higher return to player (RTP) than the real money editions. It is always … Continue reading

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Best Casino Games to Play & Watch on Twitch

Most popular twitch casino games for playing and viewing in 2020. With every notable passage of time, the world changes, as does the people in it, and they way they operate. Progressions in technology have a lot to do with it. It changes the way we work, the way we communicate, and even the way we enjoy pastimes. For casino gamers, the last twenty years have seen a dramatic shift. First came online casinos. Then we were introduced to live casino games – real dealers hosting games from studios, streamed live over the internet. The mobile gambling revolution came next. All of these events were intertwined with an intriguing new entertainment wave, wherein online gambling became worthy of viewership. The video broadcasting website, Twitch.tv, was built on the concept of streaming games. First it was PC and console-based video games that were all the rage. Everything from Call of Duty … Continue reading

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3 of Canada’s Top 5 Online Slots are by Play’n Go

Play’n Go slots rule the roost at Canada online casinos in 2020. A few years ago, no one knew who Play’N Go was. Despite having been in the digital gambling software business since 2005, they spent their early years developing games for other software brands, who subsequently earned all the credit. Once they decided to go it alone, it took a few more years to make a name for themselves. Now, in the first weeks of 2020, almost every avid online casino gamer knows Play’n Go. Even those who don’t know the brand name are probably familiar with their games. Play’n Go is the proud creator of titles like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Ankh of Anibus, and Fire of Egypt. Play’n GO attributes its success to its elite staff of games creators. In their own words; “Play’n GO people have the expertise and passion for slots that … Continue reading

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Low Edge Casino Games for High IQs

Guru’s guide to smart casino games for superior strategists. Do you consider yourself to be a entertainment-minded gambler? Are you looking for a good time on a budget, without too much strain on the brain? If you said yes, you’re on the wrong page. This content was specifically comprised for gamblers with a high IQ and an affinity for mathematical computation; people with a keen power of observation and memorization. These are the players that are most likely to enjoy the lowest-edge, strategy-based casino games. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that the average Joe isn’t capable of invoking in-depth strategies. The problem is that if you’re not truly up to the challenge, making smart decisions at every turn can take a toll on your mental fortitude. Anyone with the basic math skills to multiply double digits is also capable of multiplying 7-digit numbers or more. But how long will … Continue reading

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Make the Most of your Online Gambling Experience

Online betting tips and tricks for a safe, fun and rewarding experience. In just over two decades, online betting has grown from a small eCommerce of questionable integrity, to a global, multi-billion dollar industry. Technology – in particular, the technology that secures internet transactions – has evolved into something the majority of the earth’s population trusts. As it turns out, cultivating trust was the key to cultivating a new generation of online and mobile gambling enthusiasts. Those new to the experience may have some questions, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I would be more worried about those who dive in head first, no questions asked. If you’re asking those questions, you’re obviously concerned about personal privacy, security and the integrity of the sites with which you intend to do business. It is for you that I offer today’s beginner’s guide to iGaming. Don’t worry, it’s not some long-winded instruction … Continue reading

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