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Bwin and Party Gaming Merger Confirmed

Recently, there has been much speculation about the futures of e-gaming giants Bwin and Party Gaming, and whether or not they would join forces to become the world’s biggest online gambling company. After weeks of rumours, it has finally been announced that the two companies will, in fact, merge. The major shareholder of the new…

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No Match-Fixing at 2010 World Cup, Report Confirms

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was the first major football tournament to take place during the online gambling boom, increasing the likelihood of match-fixing and inside betting. After compiling data from various online sportsbooks, however, the ESSA (European Sports Authority Association) has determined that no suspicious betting behavior took place. The ESSA represents…

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British Columbia Lottery Sued By Yet Another Gambling Addict

The BCLC’s self exclusion program for problem gamblers has recently come under fire for failing to keep players out of gambling venues across the province. Many former members of the program has stated that nothing was done to enforce the rules – except in cases where winnings were at stake. One such case is now…

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Ontario to Offer Regulated Online Gambling, Despite BCLC Debacle

Just one week after the British Columbia Lottery Commission’s new online gambling website crashed, industry experts believe that Ontario is planning on following in B.C. footsteps by offering its own government-regulated online casino. Ontario currently has a $20 billion deficit, and politicians believe that online gambling would help to cover a portion of the province's…

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BCLC Refuses to Set Relaunch Date for Online Gambling Website

After last week’s online gambling debacle, which saw BCLC’s new online casino undergo a major malfunction, the British Columbia government will not be reopening the site. As it stands, the province’s lottery commission cannot say when the site will resume its operations as refuses to estimate when PlayNow.com will be fixed. Before launching officially, the…

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PayPal Returns to Online Casinos

Last year, the online gambling community was sent into a tailspin after PayPal decided to reject transactions from online casinos and their customers. The decision was based on the volatile climate of the online gambling industry, but now that things have calmed down, PayPal is making its way back into the market one casino at…

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B.C.’s Gambling Website Compromises Users’ Personal Information

Last week, British Columbia’s new online gambling website, PlayNow.com, was shut down just hours after its launch. Originally, it was reported that the site’s server crashed due to an unexpected influx of traffic, but it has just been revealed that player safety was the primary concern. According to the Vancouver Sun, more than 130 user…

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Predictions of Miami Heat’s 2011 Championship Confirmed

Now that Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and Lebron James have been granted their wish of playing on the same team, industry officials are already predicting that the Miami Heat will triumph over all others in the upcoming season. According to Bodog.com, the team is expected to win the 2011 NBA Championship. With odds of 7/4,…

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Influx of Players Causes Canadian Gambling Site to Crash

On Thursday, July 15, British Columbia’s new government-regulated online gambling website was launched. Players from all over the province were excited about the prospect of finally having the ability to gamble at a legal online casino. The influx of customers was so great, however, that the website’s server crashed within a few hours of its…

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B.C. Government Expands Online Gambling Website

Many provinces in Canada are looking to take over the regulation of online gambling, rather than entrusting the responsibility to offshore regulators. British Columbia was one of the first to launch its government-run online gambling website, and now the province has announced a major expansion of the existing network. PlayNow.com is the British Columbia Lottery…

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