Bill 74 has passed almost without notice the casino industry being the notable exception and will see the government agency in charge of lotteries in the province, Loto-Québec, draw up a list of online gambling sites that they will then send to ISPs.Incredibly, the ban does not apply to all gambling sites – just those that Loto-Québec doesn't like – and legislators were quite open about the fact that a goal of the law is to increase revenue to the local, officially approved gambling service Espacejeux.Officially the idea behind the law is to protect the citizens of Quebec – "especially young people" – from sites that do not promote "responsible gaming rules."Another legal argument to be put forward is that the law attempts to usurp federal telecommunications law.The passage of the law was recently raised in the House of Commons of Canada, with one minister pointing out that such a law would violate the country's net neutrality position.Despite Quebec's size and importance, its government is not the most Net-savvy or even consistent.
For example they might identify a football fan betting on a horse race and raise the alarm, missing the fact that it is Grand National day, or block a credit card used abroad during summer holidays.Treat emails containing attachments or hyperlinks particularly shortened links with caution.Use your common sense - if an email offer looks too good to be true, the prices on a website are abnormally low or you receive an unsolicited telephone call offering computer support, it's probably a scam.Mike Lynch, the renowned technology investor who founded software group Autonomy before its $11.7bn sale to Hewlett Packard, has previously invested in the company and sits on its board.Criminals use online 'fraud forums' to buy and sell credit cards, email addresses and passports.26% of these attacks were executed internally within organisations.
BUDAPEST—Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation Monday that allows for a ban on certain car-hailing services, making the Central European country the latest European Union member to lock horns with Uber Technologies Inc. after it upset the local taxi business with low prices.Parliament s move followed demonstrations by taxi drivers against Uber over the past few months.Taxi services are heavily regulated in Hungary.The vehicles, painted yellow, must be driven by professionally licensed drivers.The Hungarian government expects the new law to come into force in mid-July.Hungary s national media and communications authority is to implement the blocking of access as it has been applied to illegal online gambling operations, the bill reads.
View photosMoreTaxis block a main road in Budapest's city centre, Hungary, January 18, 2016.Under the new law, the Hungarian national communications authority can block Internet access to "illegal dispatcher services", in a similar fashion to the way the regulator blocked access to illegal online gambling sites in the country.UberPOP, a smartphone app that links private drivers with passengers, has prompted taxi driver protests across Europe and to date has been declared illegal by courts in Italy, Spain and Germany, with appeals pending in Belgium and the Netherlands.Without such permits it is illegal to offer rides for money, and the government can block Internet-based communication that enables that, the new law says.This is also part of our regulatory compliance efforts," Uber's Hungarian operations director Zoltan Fekete said in a statement."Uber has emphasized legal compliance: our drivers took out permits and provide legal receipts," Fekete said.
With the referendum on Britain s membership of the EU coming up this week, there has obviously been a lot of debate online.One interesting aspect with a relatively unique betting event like this is the opportunity for new customer acquisition.Unlike seasonal SEO events like Christmas or major sports championships, this referendum is a one-off hopefully so strategy has to be geared towards this single event.In the case of the EU referendum, the betting sites have had around a year to prepare for the event, though we can see that interest in betting has only really taken in the last two to three months.Top organic search performersThe top performers from the gambling sector are:Odds CheckerPaddy PowerLadbrokesAll three sites rank highly for the term, and consistently too.Just compare their performance to that of their rivals:This points to a lack of a coherent strategy around EU referendum betting.
New report highlights security dangers for businesses during major sporting events like Euro 2016Euro 2016 has placed digitally active sport fans at much greater risk, according to a new report which found threats more than doubled over the tournament s one month analysed the behavioural profiles app and website usage of one million random sports fans from the countries taking part in Euro 2016.The problem seems to stem from mobile users who only seemed to become avid sports fans during major sporting tournaments.Well, it seems that their increased use of online betting, couple with their social networking activity, are major contributors to their increased cyber security risk.
The seedy world of video game gambling has recently been thrust into the spotlight after the revelation that a pair of successful YouTubers were promoting a gambling site, CSGOLotto, that they happened to own.They failed to disclose their relationship with the site, instead acting as if they merely stumbled across it.Hats and skins, the chips of the online gambling worldValve's two biggest games at the moment, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, enjoy unabashed popularity among gaming's bettors.The market value of these items depends on their rarity and demand, with rare items trading for hundreds of dollars or more.This capability has led to a pair of lawsuits arguing that Valve aids and abets unregulated, illegal gambling, particularly appealing to underage players.
Cho Hyun-chun, the chief of South Korea's Defense Security Command, said this month that its neighbor to the north was running online gambling operations and other businesses that bring in roughly $866 million per year, according to a report from United PressYu said the hackers running the sites were directly linked to North Korea's intelligence unit, which hosts its cyber division,
Valve Software, the maker of the Steam online gaming service, sent cease-and-desist notices to 23 online gambling sites on Tuesday in a move to quell complaints about the service's "marketplace" system."Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the Steam Subscriber Agreement," Valve general counsel Karl Quackenbush wrote in the letter."You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purpose."Quackenbush then advised the recipients that they had 10 days to comply, after which the company will pursue "all available remedies"—including account termination.The letter began spreading on social media after it was sent to all 23 sites in question, which included CSGO Lotto and CSGO Lounge, and Valve has confirmed the letter's authenticity to Ars.These sites have racked up headlines as of late by gaming Steam's "marketplace" functionality—and turning some popular in-game items, like cosmetic "skins" for characters and weapons, into veritable casino chips.
William Hill said that it was not sure if the merged entity could "deliver superior value"William Hill has received a merger offer from a consortium of rival gambling companies, 888 Holdings and Rank Group.The UK bookmaker said it would "listen to and consider" the proposals from online gambling firm 888 and casino operator Rank."The Consortium sees significant industrial logic in the combination, through consolidation of their complementary online and land-based operations, delivery of substantial revenue and cost synergies and from the anticipated benefits of economies of scale," 888 and Rank were quoted as saying by Reuters.While the three-way deal would combine a leading UK online gambling firm, a leading casino and bingo hall operator in the UK and the country's biggest high street bookmaker, William Hill said that it was not sure if the merged entity could "deliver superior value".The bid comes just days after William Hill's chief executive, James Henderson, was sacked amid poor online performance that led to a series of profit warnings.
View photosMorePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his first State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 25, 2016.MANILA/HONG KONG Reuters - After unleashing a crackdown on drugs, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is turning his guns on a booming online gaming industry, abruptly scrapping one firm's 13-year monopoly this week and denouncing its billionaire chief as a corrupt oligarch.Until recently, Filipinos could gamble in licensed online cafes, as well as casinos, but Duterte refused to renew the exclusive license of the operator of more than 300 such cafes, Philweb Corp, after its permit expired on Wednesday."With the strong and repeated pronouncement of the president, there is no choice," Andrea Domingo, head of Pagcor, the state regulator of casinos and online gambling, told Reuters.Last week, Duterte, nicknamed 'the Punisher,' singled out Philweb s chairman, Roberto Ongpin, one of the richest men in the southeast Asian nation, as an example of an oligarch who benefited while the poor suffered.Annual economic losses from halting Philweb s contract and closing down e-bingo outlets would be about 10 billion pesos $214 million , said Pagcor, which is a gaming operator in addition to its role as regulator.
The estimated global revenues are predicted to hit $56.8 billion by 2018.However, before you consider creating a betting website or hiring a gambling website development company to do the job for you, you should familiarize yourself with all the ins and outs of the industry, especially when it comes to legal matters.Current US laws currently state that online gambling permits are issued on the state level.In general, most online gambling business owners choose to incorporate and obtain respective operational permissions in one of the following well-known gambling meccas:Additional popular choices include Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus, Guernsey and Panama.On the positive side – you’ll have full control of your gambling website, source code and all the software installed and will not have to pay any royalties or imposed fees to an iGaming software provider (those may quickly add up quickly).
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Two YouTubers have been charged with advertising unlawful gambling in what is seen as the first case involving betting on video games.The UK Gambling Commission has brought the case against Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby, charging the vloggers with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling.Douglas has also been charged with inviting children to gamble, whereas Rigby has been charged for including the provision of facilities for gambling.Both vloggers make football gaming content on YouTube.Douglas posts videos under the name "NepentheZ" and has more than 123,000 followers, whereas Rigby owned the now deactivated FUTgalaxy channel.Through this, the pair has been accused of promoting an online gambling site based around Fifa s in-game coins to minors.
MoreThe logo of gaming company Amaya Inc is seen at its head office in Montreal June 22, 2015.By Kate Holton and Simon JessopLONDON/TORONTO Reuters - William Hill and Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc have abandoned merger talks, leaving the British bookmaker struggling to find a partner in a fast consolidating industry.Amaya, operator of the PokerStars website, and William Hill, one of the best-known British gambling brands, said earlier this month they were in talks about a merger of equals but the deal was thrown into doubt days later when a leading investor in William Hill said it would oppose the plan.William Hill investor Parvus Asset Management, which came out against the Amaya deal last week, welcomed the news."We're pleased that the board has decided to cancel the talks with Amaya, and, from our perspective, we're looking forward to working constructively with the board with regard to creating shareholder value for William Hill owners," Parvus co-founder Mads Gensmann said.
Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator has said.As a result, the Competition and Markets Authority CMA is launching an investigation into whether customers are being treated fairly.Online gambling has grown dramatically, and 5.5 million Britons now regularly log on to betting sites.But the CMA says many people find it hard to win the money they expect."Gambling inevitably involves taking a risk, but it shouldn't be a con," said Nisha Arora, the CMA's senior director for consumer enforcement."We've heard worrying complaints suggesting people may be lured into signing up for promotions with little chance of winning because of unfair and complex conditions."
Online betting needs to innovate like any other industry, because downtime could be fatal.For most businesses, being knocked offline temporarily is not an existential threat, but for the online betting industry it is crippling.This can be a hamper on innovation, as potentially innovative bookmakers grapple with the danger of their site being knocked out through a glitch or a deliberate attack.It is this availability danger that Paddy Power Betfair aims to address with its recent deployment of Balabit technology, which will help to support innovation in the company while allowing it to stay online.Other companies that are less dependent on interaction at a specific moment or those that do not conduct the core transactions with their customers online have less to fear from availability being taken out.This is why the recent distributed denial of service DDoS attack against bookmaker William Hill has been followed with such interest; it could be costing the company millions in missed transactions and perhaps as much again in lost brand loyalty.
Very British regulator sends a lot of very stern lettersThe Information Commissioner's Office has penned and sent more than 400 letters to online gambling businesses it believes are using personal data to promote their websites.The exceedingly British regulator has embarked upon the exceedingly British method of expressing grievance by writing to companies and demanding they explain how they obtained people's personal information, and how many spam texts they are subsequently sending out to promote themselves.The letter-writing campaign forms part of the ICO's investigation into the dizzying amount of spam texts being issued forth by the gambling sector, or more specifically the gambling sector's affiliate marketing efforts.Affiliate marketing sees the gambling sector offer cash to organisations that bring them new customers, and the ICO laments how this sometimes leads to "a situation where neither party is taking any responsibility for complying with the rules".The office's anti-spam investigations manager, David Clancy, said:
The former chief executive of online-gambling giant Amaya Inc. has offered to take the company private in a deal that values Amaya at roughly 3.5 billion Canadian dollars, or about US$2.6 billion.Under the terms of the proposal disclosed by former CEO David Baazovon on Monday, a to-be-formed entity led by Mr. Baazov would acquire all shares of Amaya for 24 Canadian dollars a share.Mr. Baazov already holds a roughly 17% position in Amaya.The company said in a written statement that its board would consider the offer.The bid is a roughly 30% premium to where Amaya s shares closed on Friday, though the stock was nearly trading at C$24 in early October, when the company said it was in talks on a potential all share merger of equals.Mr. Baazov had been in talks with a variety of investors to finance his proposal to buy the Montreal company he founded.
Tech advocacy groups and watchdogs have little idea of what to expect from a Trump presidency, and their anxiety is rising.Concerns about a lack of cyber security expertise, increased digital surveillance, and possible trade tariffs are reverberating throughout Silicon Valley.The lack of information is unprecedented, says Chris Calabrese, the vice president of policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology.While the president-elect has, over the years, commented on issues spanning, mass surveillance, and online gambling, Trump has pulled a 180 on a number of issues — including climate change and H-1B visas.Given the back-pedaling, the dangers inherent in Trump s presidency depend on which campaign promises live on inside the administration come January 20, 2017.Unsurprisingly, on almost anything that s not immigration and trade, the Trump campaign has been pretty vague about what their policy would look like.He s talked a little about cyber security, but we re going to be tough is not exactly a white paper, says Cato Institute senior fellow Julian Sanchez.President-Elect Trump has promised to deport millions of our friends and neighbors, track people based on their religious beliefs, and undermine users digital security and privacy, says EFF consulting technologist Erica Portnoy.