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The UK’s Horseracing Betting Levy Reform Endorsed by European Commission

The UK Horseracing Betting Levy reform has received the support needed in repute to being accepted by the European Commission and its state aid rules.

The UK’s Horseracing Betting Levy Reform Endorsed by European CommissionThe reason for the reform is to include all bookmakers including off-shore operators to comply with the horserace betting levy. A 10% levy is imposed on all Gross Gambling Yield, and will be applied to all bookmakers whose threshold is above GBP 500,00 per annum.

The UK Commission has recognized the measures needed for “essential for the improvement of horse breeding and horseracing without giving rise to undue distortions of competition”, and for creating the level of playing field it’s comfortable with amongst all betting operators.

An announcement authorizing the effective date of the reform is expected by the British Horseracing Authority. The awaited announced date will confirm all implementations of the new Levy.

Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA said,

“With the final, outstanding approval now secured from the European Commission, today marks one of the last few steps in the process of securing a fair return from all betting on our sport. We look forward to receiving confirmation shortly from Government of when the new legislation will take effect.”

Rust added, “We look forward to working closely with bookmakers to build an exciting future for both our industries. The new Levy has the potential to put an end to unnecessary divisions between racing and betting as it creates a level playing field, removes the need for annual negotiations on the rate and provides long-term certainty for both parties.”

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IGT Appoints Fabio Celadon As Senior Vice President, Gaming Portfolio

April 25, 2017 · Filed Under IGT, Online Gambling News 

International Game Technology Appoints New Senior Vice President for its Gaming Portfolio

IGT Appoints Fabio Celadon As Senior Vice President, Gaming PortfolioA new Senior Vice President to Interntaional Game Technology’s Gaming Portfolio sector has been appointed. The announcement was made today on behalf of Fabio Celadon being welcomed to the Executive Team of the gaming company. Celadon will report directly to Marco Sala, IGT’s Chief Executive Officer and will bring with him more than 15 years’ experience.

“Fabio brings more than 15 years of global gaming experience and expertise working in various management capacities at IGT and its legacy companies,” commented Marco Sala.

“His operational experience, coupled with his global perspective and in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry having overseen the Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, and Mergers & Acquisitions organizations for the Company, makes him ideally suited to lead the Gaming Portfolio group for IGT,” Sala added.

Celadon joins the team with accredited experience under his belt. He is no stranger to International Game Technology PLC. He served as the Managing Director for IGT Greater China and the Senior Vice President for IGT International. His duties included managing all of IGT’s business and operations for sports betting, video lotteries, mobile and the interactive sector for all of Greater China. He has also served several senior roles with Lottomatica and GTECH SPA.

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Slotland’s New Keno 101, Why You Need to Play Today!

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Slotland’s New Keno 101, Why You Need to Play Today!Slotland’s Keno 101 is here! The word “keno” is based on the French word for five but gambling historians agree that the game originated in China. Legend has it that the invention of the game saved an ancient city in time of war. Its widespread popularity is said to have helped raise funds to build the Great Wall of China. To begin, players choose the amount to bet per game ($.50, $1, $2, $5, $10) and how many games to play.  They then click numbers on their playing card to select them or use the Quick Pick feature.

“People play Keno everywhere in Las Vegas!” said Michael Hilary, Slotland’s manager.  “In a café waiting for a meal… at the corner store…  It’s quick, easy, and fun!  You can play up to 15 numbers, but a lot of players just play five or so. Even one matching number pays out!” “I don’t actually have any lucky numbers, personally,” said one player. “I usually just use the Quick Pick to choose numbers for me.”

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Royal Panda Celebrates NetEnt Jackpot on Divine Fortune Win of $140K

Royal Panda Pays Out a Divine Fortune as Lucky Jackpot Winner Receives $140K Payday!

Royal Panda Celebrates NetEnt Jackpot on Divine Fortune Win of $140KRoyal Panda Casino paid out a divine fortune! A German online player was playing Royal’s Divine Fortune slot when they won a jackpot worth $140,880. The player known as ‘Georg’ was betting $3.20 when they racked up one heck of a payday. There isn’t much details of Georg and the win, but what we do know is Royal Panda has had several big winners recently.

Georg was beyond excited about his win and made sure he complimented the customer support team at Royal Panda for their outstanding service and prompt payouts. One of the main focuses that Royal Panda concentrates on are their payouts. They strive to payout winnings instantly with different withdrawal options paying out faster than some.

The Divine Fortune slot is a Net Entertainment game that is played on 5-reels offering 20 paylines of divine pays. The game is full of life with 3 different jackpots, wilds, wild re-spins, free spins and more. It has become one of the more popular slots to play right now, and we can see why!

Royal Panda welcomes players from all parts of the globe, including Germany. They offer a signup bonus worth 100% Match Bonus up to €$100 as well as tons of ongoing promotions including daily offers, loyalty comp rewards and more.

Congrats Georg on the big Win!

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Win a Samsung TV, Galaxy S8 or Trip to Bruges at bet365 Bingo

April 25, 2017 · Filed Under Bingo, Featured, Online Bingo Bonuses, Online Gambling News 

Pick and Mix Your Bingo Payouts at bet365 Bingo to Win 1 of 3 Great Prizes, Samsung TV, Galaxy S8 or a Trip to Bruges

Win a Samsung TV, Galaxy S8 or Trip to Bruges at bet365 BingoChoose your tickets and receive sweet rewards playing bet365 Bingos Pick and Mix promotion. Every day from 11:00 until 12 and then again at 15:30 until 20:30 from April 24th through May 25th play any of the Selection Box games in the Pick and Mix room to earn tickets to the All Winners Finale games. The more you play the greater your chance to take home a Samsung S8 Smartphone, 40-inch Samsung Curbed 4K TV or a Trip to Bruges!

For every Selection Box game you play you will earn one ticket to the finale drawing. Each player can earn up to 30 per prize drawing. On May 26th, the All Winners Finale games will take place. Every time you receive a bingo on a 5p ticket you will earn an additional ticket to the finale game for the Samsung TV. All wins on the 10p ticket games you play for the phone and the Trip to Bruges will be earned from all 20p tickets.

For every $10 staked in the Pick and Mix room you will earn an additional six tickets for the Party Hour games that start at 20:06.

Want more? All new accounts receive a £20 slots bonus and a £20 Bingo Bonus when the first deposit is made.

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Two Huge Bitstarz Wins on Amatic Slots, Over $100K Payout

Bitstarz Players Lands a $50,000 Payout Playing NetEnt’s Magic Portal’s and Amatic’s Book of Fortune Slot

Two Huge Bitstarz Wins on Amatic Slots, Over $100K PayoutIt was one heck of a Friday night for a very fortunate Bitstarz player! The lucky player was on a hot streak landing a $50,000 payday playing two of his favorite slots. The winning slot session took place with Net Entertainment’s Magic Portals and Amatic’s Book of Fortune slot.

The lucky player hit a 2,400x multiplying win on the Book of Fortune game landing a $24,000 payout. Next up, onto the Magic Portals slot where a single spin won $15,000, amongst several other paying spins.

Kate Garber, Bitstarz Marketing Manager Kate Garber commented on the big pay day saying,

“We’ve paid out some massive wins in the past, but in regards to recent big wins, this is without a doubt one of the bigger ones. It’s amazing to see yet another player striking it big at BitStarz, and this goes perfectly with our motto: Dream Big, Win Bigger!

Bitstarz has received a lot of praise within the online community for their prompt payouts, remarkable customer service and their ongoing promotional giveaways. New players as well as regular players are pampered like none other with free spins guaranteed every week and reload offers.

As of writing this post Bitstarz also announced a second big win on Saturday as another player won an incredible $47,473 in a single spin! This time it was the popular slot Lucky Coin which means it was yet another Amatic game paying out. In other words, the slots from Amatic are hotter than ever before at BitStarz!

Join the winning fun at Bitstarz with a welcome offer of a 100% bonus up to €100 or 1 BTC. And to keep the fun going, you get 180 FREE SPINS on Boomanji or Fruit Zen or Starburst.

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Join Hansel and Gretel in Hollywood Courtesy of Slots Million Casino

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel, New Players Get 50 Free Spins and a Lucky Players Wins an Exclusive Hollywood VIP Experience

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Simply join Slots Million and play a minimum of €10 (real money) on NetEnt’s release, Hansel and Gretel™, the casino will reward you with one entry into the prize draw. Play up to 50 times per day, to increase your chances of winning the grand prize!

There are 500 prizes available which also include the amazing Hollywood VIP Experience for two with access to Paramount Studios! There are also shares of a total prizepool of €20,000 in cash up for grabs, with the highest amount of €2,000 being awarded for second place.

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Play Ignition and Bodog’s Poker New Quick Seat Feature

Two Great New Additions You Should Know About at Ignition and Bodog Poker – Quick Seat + New Secrets of a Geisha Slot

Play Ignition and Bodog's Poker New Quick Seat FeatureThis month Ignition Casino and Poker Room along with Bodog have added some great new features to their platforms. First up is the new Quick Seat feature which includes the following highlights:

  • New user interface for cash game lobbies.
  • Players are guided through a two step process. Players simply choose their game type, select their stake and buy-in amount and they’re automatically seated at the next available table.
  • Both landscape and portrait view available for mobile lobby.

Player associations and IP banning logic remains in place.

In new slot games, players will find the addition of Secrets of Geisha, a Japanese-inspired 5-reel, 25-line slot loaded with bonus features. Secrets of Geisha offers visually stunning interface, filled with bold, vibrant colors and graphics. The reels are enclosed in a Japanese temple, surrounded by cherry blossoms and sitting in a sun-drenched meadow. Slot game symbols include:

  • Paper fans,
  • Ornate parasols,
  • Silky kimonos,
  • Geta sandals and, of course, beautiful geishas.

When players spin and line up two or more geisha symbols on the reels, which act like regular icons, paying between 2X to 300X the number of coins staked per line. Land three or more anywhere on the reels, and you get up to 10 free spins with up to a 3X multiplier.

The Geisha fan symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols, except the scatter, and doubles wins. Like the scatter, the wild also acts like a regular icon by paying between 5X and 4000X the coins bet per line when you line up at least two on an active payline.

Players will have the option of playing a simple hi-low game with the payout on every win in the “Gamble” bonus feature. Five geisha cards are presented, to double your payout, choose a card that’s higher than the dealer’s.

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bet365 Dormant Account Comes Under Fire in New ‘Glitch’

April 24, 2017 · Filed Under Casinos, Online Gambling News 

bet365 Throws a ‘Dormant Account’ Warning in Error

bet365 Dormant Account Comes Under Fire in New 'Glitch'What one would call a routine ‘dormant account’ warning has turned into a big error made on behalf of bet365. The error or glitch, if you will, happened with an account that involved a GBP 54,000 fight. The results from the error has many people questioning how exactly are dormant accounts handled by not only bet365, but other betting companies. The error resulted in a row-back by bet365, and an embarrassing one at that!

In this particular incident, the advisory warning claimed that a 5% fee for “administration fees” would be charged to the account every 28 days until the players account reached zero. The players’ account was frozen and the winnings froze as well with an information alert sent to the player in question explaining that she could continue to bet, but there would be a maximum limit of GBP1 on all wagers made.

It hasn’t been made clear as to why bet365 did what they did, but the player was able to fill out a request form for all of her winnings to be paid back to her card. The player has since filed a complaint with the Independent Adjudication Service, which is expected to have a ruling on within a month or so.

Below we’ve included the paragraph from bet365’s Terms and Conditions on dormant accounts:

:5. Dormant Accounts

5.1 As of 31st July 2014 bet365 will apply an Administration Fee to all accounts that have been ‘inactive’ for a consecutive period of at least 365 days in accordance with the following procedure. An account is deemed to be ‘inactive’ during any period in which none of the following actions take place in relation to it: (i) a successful deposit; (ii) a sports or financials bet is placed; or (iii) participation in any casino, poker, games, vegas or bingo product.

(a) If your account remains ‘inactive’ for a continuous period of 365 days then your account shall be deemed to be ‘dormant’ and, if the balance on your account is zero, your account will be closed and no fee shall apply.

(b) If, on being deemed to be dormant, your account has a positive balance, bet365 shall take reasonable steps to notify you using the details you provided during your registration process (or as updated by you).

(c) If your account remains dormant, after a minimum period of 28 days following bet365’s first attempt to notify you that your account has become dormant, bet365 shall deduct a monthly Administration Fee from your account balance of £2 (or currency equivalent), or 5% of your account balance at the time that it is deemed to be dormant (whichever is greater).

(d) The Administration Fee calculated in accordance with (c) above shall be deducted from your account balance on the expiry of the 28 day notification period mentioned above and every 28 days thereafter at the same rate until the earlier of: (i) your account balance reaching zero when no further Administration Fee shall be deducted and your account will be closed; or (ii) you ‘reactivating’ your account when no further Administration Fee shall be deducted.

5.2 You can ‘reactivate’ your account by: (i) making a successful deposit; (ii) placing a sports or financials bet; or (iii) playing/taking part in any casino, poker, games, vegas or bingo product.”

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Win Free Cash and Redeem Great Match Bonus at Slotland this Weekend

April 22, 2017 · Filed Under Casinos, Featured, Freebies, Online Gambling News 

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