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Delaware has become the first state to make full-scale sports betting, following the recent US Supreme Court verdict that allowed individual states to make a decision on legalising sports betting.

Inaugurating the legalisation of betting, Gov. John Carney put $10 on the Phillies game that night – and it paid off. The Phillies beat the Cubs 6-1.

For the uninitiated, on May 14, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prevented states from legalising sports gambling, ruling that the Congress can ban sports betting itself but said it cannot mandate what state legislatures do or do not pass.

Almost all the states are scrambling to change in the law, but Delaware was quick of the block and became the first across the finish line.

That makes Delaware the second state with fully legal sports gambling, following Nevada, which had legalised the practice before the federal law was passed in 1992.

Mark Eichmann of member station WHYY reports that casinos in Delaware are not anticipating a massive windfall as a result of the shift – especially as other states, most notably New Jersey, move to follow suit.

But local gamblers are pleased that they do not have to turn to online betting, or travel to Las Vegas, to place their bets, WHYY’s Zoë Read says.

And the state is hoping that gambling pays off – if not directly, then indirectly, Read reports:

“State officials expect the launch to make a significant contribution to tourism in Delaware — where 17 percent of visitors participate in gambling.”

“‘Tourism is a big thing in our state, particularly as we move into the summer season …’ Carney said. ‘Today we’re going to be first in offering them an entertainment opportunity so they can support their sports teams … by making a legal wager.’”

Some gambling-addiction researchers are worried about the consequences of legalizing sports gambling.

Source: npr.org


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The voting results of Login Casino Awards become inaccessible for viewing

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December 3, the voting results become inaccessible for public view. Nevertheless, readers are still able to vote for those contestants whom they consider the best.

Over the past seven weeks, since October 22, our readers have been supporting their favorite betting companies as well as the representatives of betting and gambling industry.

Starting from today and up to December 10 inclusive the process of voting will be held in a closed format. Hurry up and vote for the industry leaders!

This year Login Casino Awards includes one more category – Login Casino Gambling Awards. Therefore, the traditional list of nominees from the betting sector expended by the online casino software developers and suppliers.

The current leaders in the category Login Casino Betting Awards are:

  • Best Betting Company 2018 – BC Olimp;
  • Person of the Year – Nikolay Oganezov;
  • Best Marketing Campaign – BC Betcity.

The list of those nominated for Login Casino Gambling Awards is headed by:

  • Best Slot Developer – Platipus Limited;
  • Best Thematic Slot – Tom Horn;
  • Innovator of the Year – Slotegrator.

The participants include the leading betting companies, such as bwin and BingoBoom, as well as software developers – Endorphina, Habanero, etc.

The live webcast of the ceremony of awarding the winners will take place on December 19 at 15:00 MSK here.

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Leadership tussle in Login Casino Awards continues!

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For the second year in a row, the online magazine Login Casino invites everyone to take part in the Login Casino Awards voting.

The goal of the event is to identify those candidates who, according to the readership, are the most outstanding representative of the betting and gambling industry, and whose contribution in 2018 was the most significant for the sector.

Login Casino Awards is aimed at providing everyone with opportunity to choose the best representatives of the gambling market. We are interested in the readers’ opinion. This year we have divided the event into two directions to make the voting process more convenient as well as expanded the list of nominations. We hope that holding the award ceremony will become our annual tradition”, said Login Casino representatives.

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World leading online casino gambling software developers will be nominated for Best Thematic Slot. This list includes Habanero, Tom Horn, Endorphina and many more. The portfolio of innovative slot games developed by these companies is updated on a regular basis. The developers create high-quality products based on the clients’ wishes and needs. This approach enables them to become a model for many other developers. As of now, according to the current results of the voting, the leader in this nomination is Red Rake and their latest development Judges Rule the Show.

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The category Best Marketing Campaign includes those betting companies which provided their players with unique promotional activities and draw games. The list of nominees includes BC Olimp, bwin and other companies that managed to create a really pleasant surprise for their bettors. Besides, all of the participants of the regulated Russian betting market are also the sponsors of different sports organizations, clubs and hold charity events. According to the number of votes, the current leader in this nomination is BC Betcity and their promotion Cashback for Unsuccessful Bets.

But these results are not final. The race to become the best is still continuing! Readers are actively voting for their favorites. The voting will run until December 10, do not hesitate and join!

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Could UK Government Policy Threaten Online Betting Promos?

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Untitled-2 Could UK Government Policy Threaten Online Betting Promos?

Most observers would agree that the UK political class is pursuing a dialogue on the very nature of the gambling industry. The headline issue is, of course, fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT’s), which have been the focus of a huge campaign. This week the UK Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced that the maximum stake in these gaming machines will be cut dramatically starting in October 2019. The move has cross-party support, and even the gambling industry has been vocally supportive, knowing that it at least makes sense from a PR perspective to seem concerned about the issue.

However, FOBT’s are not the only issue being discussed about the industry in the UK, with some changes perhaps having a big impact on punters. Advertising has come under scrutiny recently, with an almost saturated feel to the volume of sports betting adverts played on television during events like Premier League games. Sky, the UK’s dominant figure in sports broadcasting, has agreed to ‘regulate itself’ and limit the number of betting adverts beginning at the start of the 2019 Premier League season.

Sky moving to restrict advertising

The move by Sky, while seemingly commendable as they will lose out on a chunk of the estimated £460 million gambling companies spend on advertising in the UK, is also indicative of the fact that the landscape is changing. The Labour Party, in particular, has signalled that they will try to put curbs on many aspects of the industry should they win the next election. For example, Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson, has called for a ban on funding accounts with credit cards and any advertising during live sports events.

However, one area that will be keenly watched by casino players and bettors is that of promotions. Incentives like free bets, price boosts, reload bonuses and the rest are the “carrot” that usually acts as a tipping point to encourage a player to join a new site, but they are certainly not the only reason why people bet. If a Government decides that promotions force people to bet, rather than supplement a decision that has already been made, could they too be in the firing line as the UK authorities try to further regulate the industry?

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One would argue that would come to the detriment of the customer, rather than the industry. Consider how a punter might want to bet with William Hill on Real Madrid at 12/1 to win the Champions League, or the Boston Celtics at 7/1 with Bet365 to win the NBA Championships; they could check a list of free bet no deposit 2018 offers and potentially make their bet for free. Is it fair to take away those incentives from the customer?

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There is a fine line between the idea of a promotion and the “bet now!” command that is being looked at by the Advertising Standards Agency, but it’s hard to know where that line will be drawn in the future. Punters would be irate to learn that they can’t, for example, go to a bookie and find an incentive like a price boost on the current odds of 12/1 for Chelsea to win the Premier League.

In the end though, money usually settles these matters. While the UK Government has made moves on FOBTs, it was slow-acting because bookmaker shops were keen to point out that those betting terminals equate to jobs. 2017/18 was estimated to have raised £2.8 billion in gaming tax receipts for the UK Exchequer. The Government will be loath to jeopardise that income. The point is: if the bookies can make their case, those promos will be here to stay.

 

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