Gambling News 15th October, 2016

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HIGH TAXATION FEWER LICENSED OPERATORS IN SWEDEN

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
Report commissioned by online gambling trade body confirms the obvious.

The Association of Online Gambling Operators, a trade association representing the interests of European Union operators active in Sweden, has commissioned an independent research company to confirm the obvious to Swedish politicians - set the tax rate in a liberalised Swedish market too high and there will be fewer operators interested in licensing, leading to a lower tax harvest at the end of the day.

Full Story: High Taxation Fewer Licensed Operators In Sweden »

ATARI STAR RAIDERS SLOT LAUNCHED BY PARIPLAY

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
New slot is themed on the original 1979 Atari video arcade combat simulator game.

Online gambling games developer Pariplay Ltd., has announced the launch of its Atari Star Raiders online casino slot.

Full Story: Atari Star Raiders Slot Launched By Pariplay »

CGBETS LAUNCHES NEW BITCOIN ONLINE GAMBLING PLATFORM

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
Developer focuses on skill games for new platform.

Costa Rica software developer CGBets has announced the launch of a new Bitcoin-based platform that focuses on skill, logic and strategy rather RNG-based games.

Full Story: Cgbets Launches New Bitcoin Online Gambling Platform »

NEW SPORTS BOOK PRODUCT FROM HERO GAMES

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
Betser combines social gaming and DFS.

Hero Games has launched a new sports book product titled Betser, which is inspired by the relationships between social gaming and daily fantasy sports, and introduces this format to the online sports book vertical.

Full Story: New Sports Book Product From Hero Games »

E-SPORTS DUO APPEAR IN COURT (Update)

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby plead not guilty to charges of promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling.

In the UK what is believed to be the first prosecutions for betting on video games and skin betting (eSports) came before a Birmingham Court Friday.

Full Story: E-sports Duo Appear In Court (update) »

RE-TRIAL ORDERED FOR ALLEGED FLORIDA ONLINE GAMBLING RING LEADER (Update)

15th October, 2016 at 07:55:24
Kelly Mathis and Allied Veterans of the World case back in the headlines.

Florida lawyer Kelly Mathis and the massive $300 million Allied Veterans of the World online gambling bust which brought down the state lieutenant governor two years ago (see previous reports) was back in the media spotlight Friday when Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that Mathis deserves a new day in court.

Full Story: Re-trial Ordered For Alleged Florida Online Gambling Ring Leader (update) »