Online Casino and Gambling News: December 2016

UK National Lottery Mints 341 Millionaires This Year

While playing the lottery is usually a bad bet, there are at least 347 people in the UK who would disagree this year, as the National Lottery minted that many new millionaires this year alone.

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£914,695 IGT MegaJackpots Progressive Hit

Earlier today a player struck it rich while playing an IGT video slot, but instead of being at a land casino the punter took the prize home on their computer, raking in a large £914,695 cash prize as a result.

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Unique Casino to Add Games from Play'n GO and Booming Games

Internet betting site Unique Casino has announced that they are expanding their gaming library by integrating games from Play'n GO and Booming games into its roster.

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Valve Facing New Lawsuit With e-Skins

Video game group Valve is the defendant in a new federal lawsuit filed this week by parents of youths who claim their children lost millions of dollars by gambling on "skins" that were built in to various video games.

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GLI Gets Czech Accreditation

Internet betting standards and compliance group Gaming Laboratories International has announced that it has been accredited by the Ministry of Finance and Gaming Board within the Czech Republic, making it the first gaming lab accredited in the country.

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Endorphina Launches New Game "Maori"

Internet betting software developer Endorphina has announced the release of their newest video slot "Maori", a late addition to their gaming library and likely the last slot by the company this year.

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Casino Calzone Opens its Doors

A Swedish pizza maker has teamed up with gaming firm Fast Track out of Malta to launch an online betting site dubbed Casino Calzone, which will feature the restaurant owner's pizza brand at the forefront.

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Madman Duterte Vows to Shut Down Online Betting

This week Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte sent gambling stock prices plunging after he had a short outburst where he said that he was going to order the closure of online betting in the country.

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Vera&John Leaves Australia

Online gaming site Vera&John has announced that it is leaving the Australian betting market, with immediate effect.

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Pennsylvania Online Betting Bill Doesn't Make it Through

The Pennsylvania Senate failed to pass through legislation this year that would have legalized and regulated online gambling within the state, as they managed to halt the progress that had been made by the House.

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