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South Korea: Birthplace of eSports
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, March 30th, 2018

South Korea is recognized as holding a dominant position in the eSports industry, with many of the world’s best players originating from the wealthy East Asian country of 51 million people. In fact, 25.3 million South Korean’s enjoyed gaming in 2016,... 

Staples Brothers Collect $150k for Weight Loss/Gain Prop Bet
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

In March 2017, Bill Perkins offered Jaime and Matt Staples a prop bet at odds of 50-1 that they could not get within a pound of bodyweight of one another inside of a year. At the time, Jaime weighed 140kg (315lbs) compared to 60 kg (135lbs) for Matt, but undaunted... 

What To Do After You Win the Lottery
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

The UK launched its National Lottery in 1994, and over the years has made countless millionaires, as well as raising money for good causes and life-changing projects. But what people playing the lottery often wonder wonder is what exactly takes place in the 48... 

Vietnam Busts Huge Gambling Ring As Part of Corruption Clampdown
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Earlier this week, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MoPS), headed by General Tran Dai Quang (photo), decided to clarify details about its crackdown on illegal online gambling and money laundering in the country. The move was apparently made because of what... 

Unibet Poker Named IGA Poker Operator of the Year
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Each year, the International Gaming Awards (IGA) honors the best the gambling industry has produced over the past year, with awards being handed out across a range of different categories. One category includes the Poker Operator of the Year award, which this year... 

Illegal Sports Operators Facing Up To 5 Years Behind Bars
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Following a federal investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita, Danny Chapman, 67 and Daven Flax, 46, have now pleaded guilty to a range of charges, including running an illegal sports bookmaking business via online gambling sites in Costa Rica. As a result,... 

Australia Has 18% of All Slot Machines in the World
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, December 14th, 2017

It’s no wonder than Australia is currently in the middle of a slot machine epidemic as the country currently has an incredible 76% share of all machines in the world located outside of casinos. In total, Australia has around 183,000 slots, or pokies as they... 

GVC Holdings and Ladbrokes Coral in Potential Merger
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 8th, 2017

One year after GVC Holdings failed in its bid to acquire UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral, the Isle of Man based operator is resuming its efforts once more, this time in a takeover bid worth around £3.9 billion ($5.24bn). While Ladbrokes Coral was established back... 

95% of TV Adverts Gambling Related During Soccer Matches
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

UK residents are being bombarded with gambling related adverts while watching soccer matches on television at home, according to a recent survey conducted by Victoria Derbyshire. The award-winning English journalist and broadcaster made the startling announcement... 

Partypoker Awarded EGR Poker Operator of the Year Title
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 30th, 2017

Last Thursday, the EGR Operator Awards took place at Grosvenor House in London, with hundreds of gambling industry professionals turning out for the annual prestigious event which honors the best B2C operators in the business. While there are awards for 30 different... 

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