TonyBet, a Europe-based online casino and sportsbook, has recently started to accept Bitcoin. Initially done to show its operator’s support for the cryptocurrency, the move has become a profitable one. This is because of the influx of more gamblers and easier access.
“As a fervent supporter of digital currencies, Tony is putting his money where his mouth is and only a few months after his stirring speech has decided to put his words into action. He has just opened up Tonybet to Bitcoin via payment processing. The company has partnered with the UK & Lithuanian based SpectroCoin e-wallet to do the heavy lifting.”
Malta Gaming Authority is taking the first steps towards regulating daily fantasy sports. With the popularity of DFS, the MGA hopes to be in at the ground floor when operators start seeking licenses to operate in the European market.
“The MGA recently announced that DFS operations would be exempt from the requirement of getting a gambling license. This is the first step towards establishing a skill-based licensing framework for DFS. Since Malta took the first step, this will put it at the centre stage of DFS action in Europe. The MGA hopes this will attract an influx of new DFS operators to the tiny Mediterranean island.”
The 2016-2017 of La Liga has started and sportsbooks are already taking bets on the ultimate winner. Smart money is on either Real Madrid or Barcelona with their excellent teams. However, dark horse picks like Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are waiting in the wings.
“Barcelona, on the other hand, will go for a ferocious attack style favored by Luis Enrique. Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are expected to be the key to this strategy as the style has led them to spreading their wings. Suarez seems to have benefited the most from this approach, scoring 88 goals in 98 games for Barcelona. He seems to be in contention for the Ballon D’Or with Ronaldo and Messi. With his performance, he may just do so.”
Microgaming, one of the world’s biggest game developers, is going for the jungle theme in its two new games. Their latest release is Jungle Jim El Dorado, where players accompany Jungle Jim on his quest for Aztec treasure in the Amazon. Later this year, the company will also release a new Tarzan slot game.
“With Jungle Jim El Dorado, players go into the deep heart of the Amazon jungle to search for El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. They are not alone, though. Players will have the assistance of legendary Jungle Jim to retrieve the treasures found within. As a game, Jungle Jim El Dorado is a five-reel, 25-payline slot game that can be played on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.”
Fantasy Aces, the 4th place DFS operator in the US, has plans to go up in the rankings. It recently closed a deal with Gaming Nation, owner of Fantasy Feud. The deal would result in adding more players to the company’s database.
“The big change is that Fantasy Aces has managed to arrange a deal with Fantasy Feud’s parent company, Gaming Nation. In a binding letter of intent, the company will provide Fantasy Aces with access to more than 35,000 participants in the Fantasy Feud database in exchange for an initial cash payment of $19,000 for the acquisition, with further payments being in common Fantasy Aces shares.”