LATEST NEWS

It’s hard keeping up to date with all the goings on in the online casino world. Between new releases, new promotions, evolutions in technology and gaming, regulation changes, and various other news from inside the industry, it’s hard to know where to look. Luckily, we’ve got you covered there.

In these pages, you will find the up-to-date news, giving details of all the latest happenings in the land of iGaming. All our news is detailed, while never falling into confusing industry jargon, so you can keep up with what’s occurring regardless of how much experience you have within the industry.

ROYAL ASCOT AND WORLD CUP TO COMBINE FOR HUGE PAYDAY FOR BOOKMAKERS

20 JUN 2018

With Royal Ascot and the World Cup both in full swing, Alan Alger from bookmaker Betway is predicting a £500 million betting week.

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SECRET AGREEMENT TO DELAY FOBT MAXIMUM STAKE REDUCTION UNTIL 2020

18 JUN 2018

It has been reported that the implementation of the controversial reduction of the maximum stake of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) may be delayed until April 2020 after the Times reported on claimed a secret agreement had been reached between Her Majesty’s Treasury and British bookmakers.

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PADDY POWER MAKES WORLD CUP PLEDGE FOR LGBT+ INCLUSIVITY

15 JUN 2018

Paddy Power has revealed that they will be donating £10,000 to organisations and causes dedicating to making football more inclusive to the LGBT+ community for every Russia goal scored during the 2018 World Cup.

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PUSH GAMING RELEASES A NEW SLOT WHICH IS THE BEE€S KNEES

17 JUN 2018

Exclusive games are part and parcel of the casino world of late. Most major developers are now releasing their new games exclusively at a handful of casinos (sometimes just a single casino site) before they make their general release, in a move which has been borrowed from the video game world. Even small-scale casino software providers such as Push Gaming are getting on the act, too, as they have done the same thing with their Wild Swarm slot.

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GOD OF WILD SEA PREVIEW UNVEILED BY PLAYSON

16 JUN 2018

Playson are making waves this week. They have unveiled quite a succession of new games in a short space of time, and one which is breaking ashore next week is God of Wild Sea. Although the game isn’t set to debut until June 19, we have already had a sneak preview of the new this week, when it debuted on YouTube.

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PLAYTECH DIVES ON THE WORLD CUP BANDWAGON WITH DAYS TO GO

14 JUN 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just a matter of days, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that many of the internet’s leading software developers are unveiled a range of new football-themed games to lure you in. While most are unlicensed and contain rather generic football themes, Playtech has chosen to go down a more traditional path with their Top Trumps: Football Stars Sporting Legends slot.

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ROYAL ASCOT TO CLAMP DOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

13 JUN 2018

The management of Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire is aiming to crackdown on violent incidents during the Royal Ascot racing festival after a series of unfortunate incidents over recent years.

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NEW CALLS FOR LEGAL DUTY OF CARE TO PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM GAMBLING PROBLEMS

11 JUN 2018

After a recent story about a teenage boy spending around £80,000 of his father’s money on sports betting shocked the industry, the call for more action to be taken to protect children from gambling associated harm has grown, and UK experts are calling on the Government to make the next move.

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WHITE ORCHID PROVIDES PLAYERS WITH A WEALTH OF WAYS TO WIN

10 JUN 2018

IGT tend to bring their biggest land-based casino hits to the online casino world. It certainly looks as though this is the case once more after the famous casino software providers launch their White Orchid slot at casino sites this week.

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THE DARK KNIGHT IS SET TO CAUSE CARNAGE IN THE CASINO WORLD

09 JUN 2018

Having successfully released a slot based on Batman Begins, Playtech have finally delivered on their promise to offer up a Dark Knight-themed slot. Ever since Microgaming’s world-famous Dark Knight slot was terminated (after they lost the DC license to Playtech) online slot players have been eager for a release such as this to launch.

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MICROGAMINGS TOMB RAIDER GETS A MOBILE-FRIENDLY UPGRADE

08 JUN 2018

Microgaming’s Tomb Raider – The Secret of the Sword celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. The second slot in the video game series to be released by Microgaming back in 2008, this slot has none of its popularity over the years.

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YOUTUBE BLOCKS GAMBLING CHANNELS

08 JUN 2018

YouTube rule changes have been in the news a fair bit over recent years, with the video sharing platform choosing to block channels based on certain topics and industries, with some being unblocked and others remaining off limits for YouTube users.

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DUNDER NAMED AS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR OF BRISTOL CITY FC

06 JUN 2018

Malta-based online casino operator Dunder is to be the Principal Sponsor of English Championship football club Bristol City FC for the 2018/19 season.

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UK ONLINE SPORTS BETTING PUNTERS ARE SPENDING £626 PER SECOND

04 JUN 2018

Recent statistics released y the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have revealed the startling amount that UK players are spending at online sports betting sites, with the number being over £600 per second.

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BOOKIES PREPARE FOR LOVE ISLAND TRAFFIC

01 JUN 2018

It’s going to be an eventful summer for bookmakers with the eagerly anticipated World Cup in Russia being just around the corner, but for many in the UK, football takes a backseat to the most exciting event of the summer, the new season of ITV2’s Love Island.

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ARE FINED IGAMING OPERATORS LEARNING FROM MISTAKES?

30 MAY 2018

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has made it very clear in recent years that they are taking the treatment and protection of vulnerable and problem gamblers at online casinos very seriously.

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YETI: BATTLE OF GREENHAT PEAK ADDS SOME MYSTERY TO THE SLOT WORLD

01 JUN 2018

Himalayan-themed slots and even bigfoot-themed slots aren’t exactly uncommon in the online casino world. However this week, Thunderkick have decided to combine the world’s highest peaks with the world of cryptozoology, as they unveil their Yeti: Battle of Greenhat Peak slot.

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MEGA FORTUNE PAYS OUT AGAIN

29 MAY 2018

The NetEnt progressive jackpot slots have been making millionaires left, right, and centre in 2018, and they’re showing no sign of slowing down.

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BIRTHDAY-THEMED SLOT UNVEILED BY ELK STUDIOS THIS WEEK

30 MAY 2018

ELK Studios are very much a casino software provider on the rise. Over the last year, they have produced a countless number of slots which have gone on to be rather successful.

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AGENT VALKYRIE LAUNCHES WITHOUT MUCH FANFARE THIS WEEK

29 MAY 2018

As one of the smaller online casino software providers, 2By2 Gaming could be forgiven for not quite being able to match the graphics and features in their games which are found in other software providers’ titles.

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News Categories

The news that you will find here falls into a variety of categories, all of which hold equal importance.

Obviously, there is some news that lands outside of these categories, but for the most part, they will fit into the following:

 

Promotions

Promotions are one of the most important tools for an online casino when it comes to enticing new players. With welcome bonuses galore, and further offers for existing customers to maintain their interest, we will keep you up to date with all the latest promotions from all your favourite online casinos.

 

Industry News

There is arguably no industry on the planet that is moving forwards as quickly as iGaming. From mobile gaming, to the move from Flash to HTML5, to the recent addition of virtual reality to the world of slot games, there is hardly a day that goes by without exciting news from inside the industry.

We will also bring you information on regulation and law changes that affect the industry, as well as the less good news that appears from time to time.

From a lucky player scooping a multi-million-dollar jackpot, to the newest technological innovation, from the latest merger, to fines and penalties for unethical practices, you’ll hear about it all here.

 

New Releases

New games are appearing at a faster rate than ever before, and it’s hard to know you’ve stayed aware of all of them.

Whether it’s the newest blockbuster release from NetEnt, or the most recent title from a lesser known software provider, we will bring news of it here, along with a breakdown of the game and what to expect from it so you can decide if you’d like to give it a try.

 

Exclusives

We have partnerships with a range of big names from around the iGaming world. As a result, we are able to offer exclusive content and promotions from some of the top online casinos and software providers.

We will provide news of all our latest exclusive offers so you never miss out on an opportunity.

Our news articles give you the opportunity to stay constantly ahead of the game by keeping you up-to-date with everything that is happening within the online casino world.

Gambling on the internet can be a complex and confusing place, but stick with us, and we will give you all the information necessary to make it considerably easier to navigate.



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