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LCG offers cryptocurrency trading as volatile market proves profitable

London Capital Group has expanded its trading platform to include CFD products in cryptocurrency. The fixed rate investment provider will provide trading options on established blockchain currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Fundamentals of betting at heart for Vsodds launch

A new online sports betting operator, designed to provide “back to basics” betting, has launched with the intention of disrupting the existing sportsbook market. The Curacao-licensed Vsodds.bet will provide only pre-match, fixed odds to players in core…

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SG Digital sponsors ICE Sports Betting USA

Speaking ahead of this year’s sold out ICE Sports Betting USA, Keith O'Loughlin expands upon the evolution of SG Digital’s OpenBet™ platform, the need to give a platform to all voices to share knowledge between sectors and why the US is a “once in a lifetime” sports betting opportunity for the industry...
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Gamanza begins a new gaming Oddyzzey

New AR-based gaming offering uses gamification tools Gamanza has announced that new gaming start-up Oddyzzey will be launching with its unique gamification tools at the heart of the proposition. Oddyzzey hopes to break the mould with an…

Greek Ministry finally releases online gambling legislation

The Greek Ministry of Finance has published new licensing guidelines, requiring operators to pay up to E5m for a five year approval period under new regulatory measures. Internet sports betting operators will be expected to submit an initial E500,000 deposit…

Gaming veteran Graham Martin boards Skyrocket Entertainment as chairman

Third Generation bookmaker and gaming industry veteran Graham Martin, has joined forces with the recently launched gambling film and media brand rights entity, Skyrocket Entertainment, as Chairman. Launched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival…

East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready...

Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg), which is set to provide regulators and operators with an ideal platform to discuss the growing market, Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group...
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Funfair withdraws UK licence application amid market uncertainty

The threat of a “disorderly Brexit” and increasing regulation has dissuaded blockchain casino game developer Funfair from pursuing a UK gaming licence. Having submitted an application to the UKGC in January for a Remote Gambling Software License…

Landlocked medieval principality proves unlikely crypto pioneer

The Principality of Liechtenstein has proposed new legislation to regulate cryptocurrency as part of an ongoing strategy to drive financial innovation. The Transactions Systems Based...
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Golden Race prepares to enter UK market after licence approval

Virtual sports developer Golden Race has been granted a Remote Gambling Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The Malta-based company, which recently released its UEFA-inspired Euro Champions football tournament title, hopes to prosper…
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FOBTs and High Street betting shops – time to re-examine business...

With the incoming changes to FOBT stakes expected to result in widespread shop closures, Grant Humphrey, director at EY and leader of their Betting and Gaming practice, and Simon Edel, a Partner in EY’s restructuring practice, talk through some…
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Microgaming expands September releases with Sidewinder

Microgaming has announced the release of Sidewinder, an engaging new game exclusive featuring a fresh twist, developed by Just For The Win. Sidewinder is a five reel online slot that includes free spins, expanding wilds and the title feature, Sidewinder…