Online Casino and Gambling News: December 2016

12.5% of Major UK Fraud Tied to Gambling

A new study from BDO Fraudtrack revealed that 12.5% of fraud cases worth more than £50,000 in the United Kingdom are tied to gambling in one way or another.

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Tabcorp Found Guilty of Offering Gambling Inducements to Players

Australian betting group Tabcorp has been found guilty on three charges of using gambling inducements to punters in order to get them to open new accounts.

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New Jersey Online Numbers up 30% in November

This week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revealed the state's November 2016 online gaming revenue numbers, noting that there was 30% growth when compared to the same period last year.

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Mega Win! Player Hits Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot for €7,437,182

Today a punter playing Net Ent's popular Mega Fortune video slot got an early Christmas gift when they hit the Mega Fortune Mega Jackpot for a staggering €7,437,182, the fourth-largest prize in the game's history.

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$955,294 Gold Mega Jackpot Won at Party Casino

Yesterday a punter playing a video slot at Party Casino hit the Gold Mega Jackpot, taking home a huge $955,294 cash prize and marking the third progressive jackpot to be hit in the same day.

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Are You Not Entertained?!? $1,168,782 Gladiator Jackpot Hit

Russell Crowe isn't the only person to walk away from the movie Gladiator with a million bucks in his pocket, as a punter playing the slot of the same name won a huge $1,168,782 jackpot earlier today.

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Rolling in the Hay: Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot Hit for $657,972

Yesterday a punter crossed the finish line in first when he took home the Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot at an undisclosed casino, raking in a $657,972 cash prize as his reward.

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Postal Union Official Stole Charity Funds to Gamble

This week a former union official was sentenced to six months probation after he plead guilty to stealing $9,000 meant for a charity in order to feed his gambling addiction.

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BREAKING: Japan's Upper House Approves Casino Legislation

Today the upper house of Japan's Diet voted to approve gambling legislation that will allow for casinos to be legalized and built in Japan, offering a huge boon for the industry in the country of 127 million.

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Yggdrasil Gaming Inks Content Deal With SuprNation

Swedish internet betting group Yggdrasil Gaming has announced that they've signed a content deal with SuprNation and will provide their games to the VoodooDreams Casino as a result.

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