Sunday, July 15, 2018

Empire777 Now Offering Direct Casino Support

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Empire777 Now Offering Direct Casino Support
Empire777 Now Offering Direct Casino Support

It wouldn’t be a superb week on the forum if we didn’t get to welcome yet another official rep, signing on to provide our members with direct casino support. The latest to join the ranks is Empire777 Casino. The representative left quite a lengthy description of the casino, explaining that it “provides the best online casino experience you’ll ever have. We aim to be the top online casino in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and China. We can guarantee you that we are experts in online casino games that we established like roulette, baccarat, poker, slots, and more, to make you feel like playing the real thing.”

The rep also added that the site “offers free credits, free bonuses, and deposit bonuses to current and new players… Extra Cash rebates or Reload bonus are also given to players when they reached a certain level like High-Rollers or VIP players. “

If you’ve yet to sign up and check it out, you’ll be greeted with a selection of live casino games, slots and table games, formatted for both desktop and mobile play. Registration also makes players eligible for a generous welcome bonus, consisting of 100% back on up to USD77. Head to the designated ‘Promotions’ page, complete with additional offerings for weekly rebate bonuses, reload bonuses, and treats for every deposit made to your player account.

A VIP program clinches the deal with four tiers, including silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Entry is by invitation only, but once in, you can look forward to a full suite of perks, which includes credit advantages, access to a dedicated VIP manager, birthday treats, access to special events and more.

If you have any inquiries or comments regarding the casino, feel free to send on over a message to the newly joined rep, via the user profile.

Red Tiger Gaming introduces Tiki Fruits

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Red Tiger Gaming introduces Tiki Fruits

On the heels of its partnership deal with multi-brand online casino operator, Pomadorro, top developer of casino games, Red Tiger Gaming, has sweetened its video slots offering with the premiere of its fresh Tiki Fruits. Playable on all devices, the Isle of Man-based supplier’s most recent title is a cluster-type game played on a unique […]

Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

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Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

More than a year after the re-regulation of Poland’s gambling market the country’s Finance Ministry, the governmental entity charged with overseeing all things gambling, has remained consistent in its efforts to detect violators of rules and to penalize those.

The Finance Ministry has been purging the local market by blacklisting unlicensed operators that target local gamblers. Under the country’s gambling law, the blacklisted companies must have their domains blocked by local Internet service providers. And at press time, Poland’s blacklist of erring operators includes 2,379 domains.

Two domains operated by bet-at-home were the last ones to be added to the ever-growing list. The operator actually faced trouble in the Netherlands earlier this week, as well, where the local gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit, fined it more than €400,000 for trying to lure local players.

Poland’s blacklist and its overall regulatory regime have been causing quite a stir in the iGaming community and have been branded as unfair and overrestrictive.

And while major industry players have resorted to legal action to convince the Polish government that they believe what has been going on in the country violates principles of the European Union, a local court has given the green light to lawmakers to continue adding companies to the now behemoth blacklist.

News emerged earlier this week that the Warsaw Provincial Administrative Court has upheld the Finance Ministry’s right to continue expanding its list of unlicensed gambling domains. The ruling has been issued as a response to complaints filed by five Sweden- and Malta-based gambling operators that had argued that the country had marred their established reputations within the iGaming community by adding their domains to the blacklist.

The Administrative Court has stated that it has found now issue with Poland’s new gambling law as it had been sent for review by the European Commission and the latter had not provided any negative comments regarding the way the country had decided to punish violators.

Unlike the Warsaw court, the Polish ombudsman has criticized the blacklisting practice as one that violated the right of “freedom of speech and access to information”.

Unpopular Market

Under Poland’s Gambling Act from last year, international sports betting operators can apply for a license from the Ministry of Finance in order to be able to operate in the country. However, just nine licenses have been issued since last April, when the new law took effect.

Cherry AB, the major Swedish gambling operator, entered the local market most recently. The company received its license earlier this month. On the other hand, big industry names such as bet365 and William Hill exited the market last year ahead of its re-regulation and have abstained from obtaining a license ever since.

Poland’s online gambling market has become quite unpopular with many operators due to the ridiculously high tax rate the country’s government introduced as part of last year’s re-regulation. Licensed companies are required to pay 12% on their turnover from local customers to the Finance Ministry. Given the fact that most of Europe’s regulated markets use revenue as a tax basis, it is quite understandable why there seems to be a general lack of interest in the Polish market.

While international companies are allowed to operate sports betting in Poland, as long as they have the necessary license, casino games are reserved to the state-run monopoly Totalizator Sportowy.

The launch of its online casino is expected to take place this fall after certain delays related to the selection of the provider that would supply games occurred. The Polish government was supposed to launch a bidding process for suppliers last August, but it was November when that process eventually took place. It later on became known that Playtech would be providing the state-run casino with the necessary gaming software.

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Blockchain Innovations Corporations Launch Pebwallet.com

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Blockchain Innovations Corporations Launch Pebwallet.com

Las Vegas-based international blockchain technology supplier for regulated gaming industry, Blockchain Innovations Corporations (BCI), has announced the launch of their brand new crypto-wallet – Pebwallet.com.

In a recent announcement here on LCB, we brought you the exclusive news of BCI's CEO Matthew Stafford speaking at this year's iGB Live event in Amsterdam, that begins on July 17th. A big part of his presentation will be devoted to company's latest innovation, Pebwallet – a fully functional cryptocurrency wallet for managing and exchanging cryptocurrencies. Pebwallet users will be able to buy, sell and exchange wagers and gain access to BCI's smart contracts platform.

The cryptocurrency wallet also uses an API to communicate with any operator who may allow wagering between players via pay-as-you-go digital currency. Users will be able to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash etc. for PebbleCoin – made exclusively for gambling and one of the first to use smart contracts, with the outcome of any public sporting event attached to it and trade them as coins. It's an extremely safe and reliable cryptocurrency, prompting Stafford to explain that it “utilizes a best-of-breed crypto-note distributed ledger and a delegated proof of stake distributed network for maximum security at near-zero cost.”

Stafford went on to comment on Pebwallet: “Our solution is easy to use for the player and simple for an operator to integrate. Our crypto-wallet seamlessly integrates with existing player account management systems and, with a single email to their player database, operators can offer a one-click registration for any known player to set up their crypto-wallet and then begin accepting cryptocurrency for smart contract wagers.”

PebbleCoin, around which the company's technology is built, has been around since 2015 and is the only cryptocurrency that can facilitate real-time wagering.

Source:

“BlockChain Innovations Corporation launches crypto-currency wallet, Pebwallet.com.”, BlockChainInnovations.info Newsletter, July 12, 2018.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcases Industry-Leading iGaming Expertise at iGB Live! 2018

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2018 WSOP: Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em won by Phil Hellmuth for $485,082 and 15th Career Bracelet

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2018 WSOP: Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em won by Phil Hellmuth for $485,082 and 15th Career Bracelet
It looks like Phil Hellmuth can't stop smiling, because he has finally won the 15th bracelet of his poker career in this year's WSOP Event #71 $5,000 NLHE (30-min levels) and he even has a plump sum of $485,082 to take home to his wife! This is actually the Poker Brat's first bracelet since winning the 2015 WSOP $1,500 Razz and his ninth bracelet overall in a NLHE event. He said after he won, "I'm humbled. It's humbling. Thirteen in Europe was really humbling for me. And so is fourteen, and so[...]

Youngest WSOP Main Event Winners

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Youngest WSOP Main Event Winners

The 2018 WSOP Main Event is coming to a close later today. The winner will capture a gold bracelet and $8.8 million in prize money for taking down the second largest World Championship in the nearly five-decade history of the popular poker series.

While waiting for the name of this year’s winner to become known, Casino News Daily is offering to its readers the chance to look back at previous editions of the tournament, particularly to ones won by players in their early 20s. Here is a list of the five youngest players to have ever claimed the WSOP Main Event title and a little bit about how they did that.

Joe Cada (21)

Cada won the 2009 edition of the WSOP Main Event to become the youngest ever player to accomplish the feat. Born on November 18, 1987, the Michigan native took down the world’s most prestigious No-Limit Hold’em tournament just days before turning 22. Cada is still holding the title nine years after his big victory.

The player outlasted a field of 6,494 tournament entries, battled and beat Darvin Moon heads-up and collected a first-place prize of $8,547,042. Cada has won two more gold bracelets since 2009, the second of which he captured just a couple of weeks ago when he emerged victorius in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.

Pius Heinz (22)

The German poker player won the tournament in 2011. Born on May 4, 1989, he was just 22 years and 6 months old when he scored his best poker achievement. Here it is also important to note that Heinz was the first-ever German player to take down the WSOP Main Event.

Heinz was one of 6,865 players to enter the World Championship in 2011. Czech Republic’s Martin Staszko was his opponent in an all-European heads-up. Heinz eventually collected $8,715,638 for his major accomplishment.

Peter Eastgate (22)

The Danish player took down the World Championship in 2008. He was born on December 13, 1985. In other words, the player won the Main Event a little over a month before turning 23. It is interesting to note that he dethroned none other but the legendary Phil Hellmuth (who won his record-breaking 15th WSOP gold bracelet just days ago) as the youngest ever player to have claimed poker’s most coveted title.

Hellmuth became the youngest player to accomplish the feat back in 1989 at the age of 24. It thus took nearly two decades for someone younger to emerge as the WSOP Main Event victor.

Eastgate was part of a 6,844-person field. He played heads-up against Ivan Demidov and collected $9,152,416 for outlasting that field.

Jonathan Duhamel (23)

Born on August 24, 1987, the Canadian poker pro was 23 years and 2 months old when he took down the WSOP Main Event in 2010. And his impressive WSOP portfolio did not end there, as the player has won two more bracelets since then. He captured both of them in 2015, one from the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP and the other from the WSOP Europe €25,600 High Roller.

Looking back to his 2010 achievement, Duhamel won the Main Event after remaining the last man standing from a field of 7,319 entries. John Racener was his heads-up opponent. Duhamel took home a hefty first-place payout of $8,944,310 for his triumph.

Ryan Riess (23)

Riess was the winner of the 2013 World Championship. Born on June 21, 1990, the player was nearly 23 years and 5 months old when he scooped the major title. It is also important to note that Riess is winner of one WPT Main Tour Main Event title, as well.

The player won $8,361,570 for outlasting a field of 6,352 players who entered the tournament during its 2013 edition. Jay Farber was the last fellow competitor Riess had to overcome to claim the WSOP Main Event title.

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