Gambling Affiliate News Roundup: September 15-21, 2013

Regulated online gambling is roaring toward the United States in a big, big way but it's definitely not the only game on the planet. And in the SEO world, Google continues its Borg-like assimilation of everything on the Web. These are just a few of the headlines that had an impact in online casino news.…

Bulgaria Issues First Online Sports Betting License

Bulgarian gaming regulators issued their first online sports betting license this week to the Malta-based Eurofootball site. The operator will be paying around €20,000 ($27,000 USD) for the privilege. [caption id="attachment_37093" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bulgarian sports betting is ready for action!"][/caption] News of the sportsbook sites' license (which was first reported by EGR Magazine) is especially…

Bulgaria Blacklists William Hill, PokerStars Domains

The Bulgarian State Gambling Commission (BSGC) is adding a new batch of operators to its collection of blacklisted domains. The latest names to make the include some big name brands including William Hill and PokerStars. Bulgaria's blacklisted domain count now stands at 48 as the Eastern European country is flexing its newfound regulatory muscle. The…

Bodog Leaving Eastern Europe August 30: How To Still Profit

[caption id="attachment_25500" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Even if Bodog only accepts selected countries in Europe, there's still lots of the brand to go around."][/caption] As we reported earlier this month, the popular gaming brand, Bodog.co.uk, is going to be pulling out of the Eastern European market, and the August 30 deadline is fast approaching. Next Thursday, Bodog.co.uk will…

Bulgaria Busts Illegal Betting Ring

[caption id="attachment_18880" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Football betting is very popular in Bulgaria"][/caption] Bulgaria is serious about enforcing its new online gaming laws and proved with a recent set of police raids on illegal gaming operations. Over the weekend more than 120 officers from the Computer Crimes, Intellectual Property and Gambling section of the Organized Crime Directorate…

Bulgaria Blocks Online Gambling IPs

The battle for European Union gaming law liberalization is turning to the Balkans as Bulgaria approves a new set of regulations that include IP blocking measures. Under the new measures, internet service providers (ISPs) would be obligated to block unlicensed gaming sites. Additionally, a black list of blocked sites that ISPs can reference will be…