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Skrill using power in online gambling for good?
posted 7/22/2017  |  source: Casino News Daily
Skrill extends role as online gambling payment provider and forex/binary options affiliate with email marketing; Company promoting rogue online casino Burnbet accused of using pirated software and luring customers into wagering on fake slot titles
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Pennsylvania online gaming faces mounting obstacles
posted 7/22/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Pennsylvania House Republicans threaten to derail online gambling with insisting on adding VGTs; Senate and Governor Wolf do not approve of VGTs in gambling expansion bill; Special weekend session may decide ultimate fate of online gambling this year
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Russian online gaming market shows 2016 growth
posted 7/21/2017  |  source: Telecom Paper
Mail.ru Group study shows Russian online gaming market grew 9% year-on-year to RUB 56.7 billion in 2016; Mobile gaming segment rose 54% to account for 29% of market
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Paysafe confirms takeover bid, Delta Card deal
posted 7/21/2017  |  source: iGaming Business
Paysafe Group announces receipt of preliminary offer from consortium featuring Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners of all-cash offer; Paysafe agrees to acquire Delta Card Services, holding company of US-based payment processor Merchants' Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS), for $470 million
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Belgium parliament discusses two gambling bills
posted 7/21/2017  |  source: Focus Gaming News
Belgian parliament considers review of 2009 Gambling Act to increase number of international online gambling operators; Many lawmakers and Belgium Gaming Commission (BGC) support revisions to increase online gambling activity
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PokerStars promotion shows personalization extent
posted 7/21/2017  |  source: Pokerfuse
Golden Button Challenge promotion from PokerStars shows extent of personalizing rewards; Starting in Europe and soon to spread to wider dot-com market, promotion categorizes each player to determine reward levels
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 Overworked monk cured by online gaming
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: Rocket News
Monk in Japan becomes ill due to overworking but health improved by playing online games; "By day, I’m a devout clergyman. By night, I’m a merciless sniper."
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US social gaming grows in second quarter
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: InterGame Online
Social Casino Gaming Tracker reports 15.8% growth in social gaming in United States during second quarter 2017; Revenue of $1.1 billion includes mobile gaming rise of 4%; Social casino sites expected to reach $4.25 billion in revenue this year, up to $5.28 billion by 2021
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PPI Poker adds new sponsored pros
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: PokerNews
PPI Poker adds new regional pros to team of ambassadors to represent online poker site; Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja of Argentina, Balazs "Birs320" Botond from Hungary, and Laurence "Lady_Luck" Grondin of Canada join team roster
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Hague court confirms Dutch online gaming regulations
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: Casino News Daily
Hague District Court rules Dutch Gaming Authority can legally impose six-figure fines on internet gambling operators who violate Netherlands laws; Online gambling operators can be exempted from fines if licensed, but Netherlands has no regulatory framework for licensing international operators
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Brazil bill threatens global online poker liquidity
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: Poker News Report
Law proposed by Brazilian Senator Ciro Nogueira may have serious implications for many online poker operators; Proposed ban on internet gambling transactions via Central Bank of Brazil would leave few options for Brazilian players
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Pennsylvania online gaming edges closer
posted 7/20/2017  |  source: Legal US Poker Sites
Slow movement plagues online gambling in Pennsylvania, gambling expansion bill remains in play; Legislators narrow ways to pay for budget deficit with few options remaining but online gambling, online lottery sales, and DFS per proposed bill
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 Hackers attempt casino robbery through fish tank
posted 7/19/2017  |  source: Casinopedia
Hackers attempt casino heist through internet-controlled fish tank by infiltrating systems, ordering data sent to controller in Finland; Breach discovered before money stolen, no fish harmed
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Betsson sees big 2nd quarter revenue growth
posted 7/19/2017  |  source: iGaming Business
Betsson grows year-on-year revenues by 26% to SEK1,177.5m (£108.98m/€123.23m) in second quarter 2017; Acquisitions like TonyBet set aside to show organic growth of 15%, mostly driven by online casino and sportsbook operations
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Slovakia online gaming blacklist starts with warnings
posted 7/19/2017  |  source: iGaming Business
Slovakia Ministry of Finance sends warnings to 10 online gambling sites set to appear on first blacklist; Names include 888, bwin, Bet365, and William Hill; Two operators left market, others given 10 days to comply or be blocked
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