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BetMGM UK, Chris Rock Join Forces to ‘Make Every Game an Occasion’

September 28, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Six weeks after its initial UK launch, BetMGM has unveiled Chris Rock as its first overseas ambassador. With a nod to the brand’s Vegas and Hollywood connections, the first ad spot features Rock sailing through the Bellagio Fountain to the River Thames in a gold speedboat—with a majestic, yet docile, lion in tow. Over hip-hop-style horns, […]

Hackers Stole Over $41 Million From Cryptocasino, Highlighting Crypto’s Vulnerability

September 6, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Unregulated cryptocasino has become the latest victim of cyber attacks. Digital security companies and cyber investigators estimate the losses from the attack on Sep. 4 at over $41 million. Stake confirmed the attack on X (formerly Twitter) but has not released updates. According to Beosin Alert, the breach involved three types of crypto blockchains […]

Ontario Regulator Bans Athletes From Online Gambling Ads ‘to Protect Minors,’ But Adults Happy

September 1, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Ontario bans athletes from online gambling ads beginning on Feb. 28, 2024, “to protect minors.” However, the announcement on Aug. 29, 2023, about the upcoming rule enforcement primarily appears to be making adults happy. On Tuesday, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) published an overview of the new marketing and advertising rules. AGCO said […]

Flutter Joins Group Aimed at Boosting Diversity and Inclusion

August 25, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Global gaming giant Flutter has announced its membership in WiHTL, a “collaboration community devoted to increasing diversity and inclusion in the hospitality, travel, and leisure industry (HTL).” As part of the relationship, Flutter, the owner of brands including FanDuel and PokerStars, will sponsor WiHTL’s Women Non-Executive Director (NED) program. The unique program provides the skills, […]

Kentucky Class Action Targets Illegal Offshore Gambling Site Bovada

August 11, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Kentucky resident Billi Jo Woods and her legal team have initiated a class action against the owners and founder of the illegal offshore gambling site Bovada, claiming damages under the state’s Loss Recovery Act (LRA). A similar suit by the state itself against PokerStars resulted in a $300 million settlement. That came after a lower court had initially issued a $1.3 billion judgment […]

Online Casino and Slots Rule at Female-Focused Betty Gaming

August 3, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

At Betty Gaming, slots are Queen. So the New York-based operator drove that point home with the launch of its slots-only online casino in Ontario, Canada, in February. According to Co-founder and CEO Justin Park, Betty’s unique take is the company’s way of serving a market traditionally underserved by online operators: women. Park shared that […]

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