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Wind Creek Gamifies Its Social Casino Offering With Casinoverse App

August 16, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Play money social casino games and real money online casinos don’t inhabit separate universes. Sure, some companies focus exclusively on one or the other. However, for many real money gambling companies, social versions of their products provide a convenient and relatively inexpensive customer acquisition tool. Tribal gaming company Wind Creek Hospitality – owned by the […]

FanDuel IPO May Happen Before the 2023 Super Bowl

August 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

FanDuel IPO rumors are kicking off again. In the new few months, FanDuel’s primary owner, Flutter Entertainment, may resolve the feud with its broadcast partner, Fox. The battle arose because each company is interested in making as much money as possible from a US IPO, yet it has also been one likely reason for the […]

Canadian Provincial Lotteries Team Up, Call On Government to Fight Offshore Gambling

August 15, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

Five provincial lottery corporations have created a new pan-Canadian coalition to protect Canadians from unregulated online gambling. The Coalition of Provincial Lottery Corporations (CPLC) is calling on the Canadian federal government to help. Its goal is to take action against misleading online gambling advertisements, prevent offshore gaming websites from serving their residents, and keep lottery […]

Gambling Problem Hotlines Aren’t Online Casino Tech Support

August 14, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Gambling problem hotlines are short on staff and money. So when online horse racing bettors dialed 1-800-GAMBLER recently with customer service complaints rather than gambling addiction issues, it would’ve been logical for call-takers to be irritated. Instead, operators were glad to hear from TVG Network gamblers who’d mistakenly phoned the hotline, says Keith S. Whyte, […]

FanDuel Gets the Tiniest of Toeholds in Nevada

August 11, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Ironically, the US state best known for gambling is also a tough nut to crack for modern online gambling companies. Nevada’s economy depends heavily on the long-standing retail casino business in Las Vegas and, to a lesser extent, Reno. There’s a lot of resistance to anything that would disrupt that. And for all its virtues, […]

PlayUp Legal Fiasco, Pt. 1: How It Started and How It’s Going

August 11, 2022 | By: Devon Jackson

Late last week, the technology supplier PlayUp Ltd. filed another motion against their former U.S. CEO Dr. Laila Mintas. It’s the latest filing in a legal battle that PlayUp initiated last November. That’s when the Australia-based global online sports betting operator asked for a temporary restraining order against Mintas. PlayUp claims that Mintas intentionally derailed […]

MGM Still Plans to Buy iGaming Competitor LeoVegas, Despite Its Legal Issues

August 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

MGM Resorts International says it still plans to buy online casino and sports betting company LeoVegas Group, despite the latter’s legal troubles. Las Vegas-based MGM has been seeking to acquire LeoVegas for $607 million in order to establish an international online gambling presence. The land-based gambling giant’s leaders said so repeatedly during the gambling organization’s […]

Canada’s Long and Winding Path to Privatized Online Gambling

August 9, 2022 | By: John Holden

As part of a recent academic article, I dug into the path that sports betting took to legalization across Canada. Online casino gaming has emerged on a track that’s largely parallel to online sports betting. For much of Canada’s history, gambling policy emerged rather uniformly, and gambling remotely with computers was the stuff of science […]

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