Lessons for Casinos from the Brief History of Online Poker

Online poker is preparing for another seismic shift, this time from impending regulation in the United States. Once regulated, brick-and-mortar casinos will naturally begin to evaluate the business opportunity of starting, acquiring or managing their own online poker room. However, casino management would be wise to first sift through online poker’s history to glean valuable …

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Get the Latest iGaming News & Views at APCW

Today we want to bring you the latest iGaming news from around the world via “Perspectives Weekly”. This weekly feed is courtesy of JTodd, co-founder of APCW the Association of Players, Casinos, and Webmasters. For years, the APCW has fought for more transparency, fairness, and accountability in the online gambling industry. Be sure to bookmark …

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Microgaming and QuickSpin Launch New Online Slot Games

The best part about playing real money slots online is the seemingly endless supply of new titles, themes, and gameplay experiences to choose from. And thanks to two new games released recently by industry leaders Microgaming and Quickspin, the selection of high-quality online slots continues to grow.  Microgaming Goes Punk with The Smashing Biscuits Slot …

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Positive Change Coming This Month for i-Gaming Transactions

This month, a wave of positive change comes to the world of Internet gaming. For years, card issuers have utilized unique Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) to identify Internet gaming-related transactions to enable financial institutions to protect themselves from unwanted regulatory scrutiny. With new MCCs related to government-owned lotteries, real money casinos and horse and dog …

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Online Lottery Bookmaker LottoLand Sues Australian Gaming Regulator

The Gibraltar-based online lottery wagering platform LottoLand is suing the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after the regulatory watchdog tagged the company’s “Jackpot Betting” product as a prohibited game of chance. Per the LottoLand website’s description, Jackpot Betting lets players wager on seemingly random strings of numbers created by worldwide financial markets: “Betting on …

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iSoftBet Ink Deal to Integrate Playzido Online Casino Games and Software

Online gambling sites utilizing the expansive Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) will see their menus grow significantly after iSoftBet signed a content distribution deal with Playzido last week. The GAP platform operated by London-based iSoftBet connects more than 3,000 games from 50 iGaming software designers. That inventory only expanded by 30 titles via Playzido’s portfolio, but the London-based …

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YouTube Starts Sudden Purge of Online Poker Streaming Videos

A few of the online poker world’s top live streamers woke up to their own personal “Black Friday” recently. Well, it was Saturday in the United Kingdom, where former PokerStars Team Pro and current PartyPoker live streaming star Jamie Staples suddenly saw his popular YouTube channel decimated by forced deletions. In a tweet sent out on …

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Aristocrat Leisure Posts Big Gains After Acquiring Two iGaming Companies

Australian slot machine manufacturer and online casino software designer Aristocrat Leisure has parlayed a pair of high-profile acquisitions into significant profits. Per the company’s half-year financial reports released on May 23rd, Aristocrat enjoyed a 15 percent year-on-year improvement in profits over the six-month period ending on March 31st. Aristocrat’s after-tax profits soared to $356 million, …

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Disney Acquires Equity Stake in DraftKings Via 21st Century Fox Deal

When the Walt Disney Company paid $71.3 billion to acquire 21st Century Fox in March, the “Mouse” likely eyed multimedia brands like X-Men and Hulu as the mega-merger’s key components. And while bringing iconic characters like Wolverine and Deadpool back into the Marvel universe is indeed a coup for Disney, the company also purchased an ownership …

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Daniel Negreanu Parts Ways with PokerStars After 12 Years as Ambassador

Five days before he began chasing gold bracelets at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Daniel Negreanu decided to quit his day job. In a video statement posted to Twitter on May 23rd, “Kid Poker” announced that his 12-year relationship with PokerStars had come to an end: “I have an important announcement to make about my …

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