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Bad Month for Online Betting: Operators Warned for Fake News Ads

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We’re barely two weeks in to September and already it has been a rough month for online betting sites and their affiliates. Earlier this month, a pair of news articles published by the Guardian painted affiliate marketers in a negative light after alleging some tipsters were purposely giving punters bad advice in an effort to boost their own affiliate earnings. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup: 18 August 2017

Welcome to the August 18 edition of our irregularly schedule international gambling news roundups. Today, we’ll be discussing the latest developments on the legal situation in Australia, what happened to Bovada’s Game of Thrones betting markets and the implications of Floyd Mayweather betting on himself ahead of his boxing match against Conor McGregor. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup: 30 May 2017

Welcome back to another edition of the International Gambling News Roundup. As usual, our topics of discussion today are weighted towards legal developments from around the world but we will also be touching on several other topics of interest.

Here’s what we have on the menu for today:

  • UK Gambling Commission Releases New Gaming Industry Stats
  • South Africa Follows Through on Threat to Seize Gambling Winnings
  • Tennis Still Top Among Sports for Suspicious Betting
  • Online Betting Ring Busted in Vietnam
  • Sports Betting Legalization Bill Introduced in the USA
  • Online Sports Betting Grows by 23% in France

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Are Rummy and Poker Sites the Next Booming Industry in India?

Indian rummy and poker sites are riding a profitable wave as the online gaming business appears to have firmly entered a high growth phase. With smartphones and internet access becoming ever more affordable in India, investors are starting to see the fruits of a market with massive potential. India, with its 1.3 billion people, appears to have quite the appetite for real money card games played online. Continue reading

International Gambling News Roundup: 7 May 2017

This month’s international gambling news roundup covers a wide range of topics that run the gamut from illegal sports betting rings in Taiwan to developments in the use of artificial intelligence in the fight against money laundering. Once again, we’re back with the most interesting and informative gambling news from the past month. Continue reading

Politics and Donald Trump Betting is on the Rise

We follow betting-related news as a part of our effort to stay up to date here at OBS, and something we’ve noticed lately is a significant increase in news stories related to political betting. It’s true that political betting sites have been around for years, but previously it was more of a novelty thing. Lately, we’re seeing more and more attention being paid to major political events and the odds being offered for those events. Continue reading

Looking at the 12 Oldest Sports Betting Sites Still Operating Today

Bookmaking is a tough and unforgiving business that has seen many promising startups go live, begin making a name for themselves and then implode in spectacular fashion as a result of small mistakes that spiral out of control. Taking bets from the public is a high volatility business and many a betting site has found itself stuck for cash and unable to pay out customers. Continue reading