Police seize £1.25m in Bitcoin from gang member after house raid

Police discovered £1.25m in Bitcoin at a gang member’s home after it was reported that he had been kidnapped. Sergejs Teresko’s partner and members of the public raised the alarm after he was bundled into a car in Virginia Water, Surrey, in April last year. Police discovered the rented house from where he had vanished…

Could online gambling boost economies?

Since their introduction to the online space in the mid-90s, online casinos have only been growing. Although land casinos are still undisputed champions of the gambling industry, online casinos have been spreading like wildfire in recent years, becoming the preferred choice of many players. It’s far easier to sit from home and play a game…

States racing for piece of sports gambling action

The morning of May 14 started like any other for Jake Williams at Sportradar U.S. Hours later, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing sports gambling nationwide, he felt like a fourth round National Football League draft pick — happy for the news yet aware of the long and uncertain road ahead. Williams is the…

World Cup 2018 opens, with a lot of intriguing predictions

The 2018 World Cup starts on Thursday with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia at 11:00 a.m. ET. A field of 32 teams will compete for the right to hoist the trophy on July 15, and Brazil enters as 7-2 favorites on the 2018 World Cup odds board, followed closely by defending champions Germany at 4-1 and…

NetEnt unveils new World Cup-related product – Live Sports Roulette

After just last week introducing a new slot gaming option, the World Cup Free Round Widget, leading provider of premium gaming solutions, NetEnt, has now unveiled a new addition to its live casino gaming sector. The new game is titled Live Sports Roulette and offers operators the ability to provide a new roulette option to players…

Relax Gaming now live on EveryMatrix platform

Having scored several similar deals with other major gaming firms already this year, provider of comprehensive gaming solutions, Relax Gaming, has reportedly penned a content deal with leading iGaming software provider EveryMatrix that will see its latest table games content integrated into the London-based developer’s platform. The integration will make the content available to many…

Online gambling site 888 to pay almost £8m for ‘failing vulnerable customers’

Online gambling firm 888 has been ordered to pay more than £7.8m for not helping vulnerable customers to limit the damage of their gambling addictions. The Gambling Commission on Thursday said that, due to a technical failure in 888’s systems, over 7,000 customers who had chosen to self-exclude from their casino, poker or sports betting…

DraftKings heads down under with Australian expansion

American daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has announced that it will begin offering daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to Australian punters in Q2 2018. The company confirmed that it has been granted a government licence by the Northern Territory Racing Commission, under which it is permitted to offer DFS contests in Australia. Announcing the licence…