5Dimes Owner Missing and Possibly Kidnapped in Costa Rica

Law enforcement officials in Costa Rica have confirmed that they are looking for 43-year-old William Sean Creighton (AKA Tony) who disappeared and hasn't been heard from since the end of September. Tony is well known in the online gambling world as the owner of the legendary 5Dimes sportsbook, which drew the template for offshore gaming…

Hackers Snatch $65 Million in Bitcoin from Hong Kong BTC Exchange

The bitcoin world is in an uproar this week after hackers made off with $65 million worth of the crypto-currency. The unprecedented heist sparked a massive plunge in bitcoin prices as bitcoin enthusiasts scrambled to understand what had happened. According to a report on Bloomberg.com, the hack took place sometime Tuesday at Bitfinix, a Hong…

William Hill Exits British Columbia

UK-based operator William Hill abruptly shuttered its operations in the Canadian province of British Columbia. As yet details surrounding William Hill's exit from British Columbia are pretty vague. According to several published reports, users of the site were greeted with a message stating that the company had shuttered the site due to, "regulatory issues." What…

Amaya Gaming May Have Panama Papers Link

The recently released Panama Papers may have connections to officials and hangers on at Amaya Gaming, according to an exclusive report by Steven Stradbrooke at CalvinAyre.com. It's also possible that the company's connection to the blockbuster data dump could be a factor in the filing of insider trading charges against Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov.…

SEO Strategies for Niche Casino Affiliates

Fighting for rankings in the rough and tumble world of SEO is tough for any casino affiliate, but it's even tougher for affiliates in obscure niches. Fortunately, tough does not mean impossible. In a recent posting on Quicksprout.com titled, 5 Ways to Get SEO Traffic in a Hard Niche, content marketing guru Neil Patel shared…

Golden Tiger Casino in Hot Water Over Misleading E-Mail

The Golden Tiger Casino, an online operator based out of Malta, is in hot water this week over a bonus e-mail UK advertising watchdogs say is very misleading. According to published reports, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint recently about an deposit bonus e-mail a Brit had received from the company. The…

Bwin.Party Posts Lousy Q1 Numbers

Bwin.Party released its Q1 2015 revenue numbers and the results anything but impressive. Overall, revenue at the struggling company was down by around 6% to €155.3 million ($173.48 million USD). That's up 6% from this time last year. On the poker side of the business, things were even worse. Poker revenue was down by nearly…

US Online Gambling: What’s the Problem?

When the prospect of legal, US online gambling showed up under the Christmas tree back in 2011, operators and affiliates rejoiced. After all, the newly liberated American igaming market was supposed to mean piles of new players for everyone involved. Well, that was then and this is now. Since the DOJ unlocked the doors to…

How to Move on When Your Best Casino Shuts Down

What would you do if your highest earning casino affiliate partner shut down? Do you think you'd be able to recover the money they owed you? How quickly do you think you'd be able to recover your lost revenue streams with a new partner? Unfortunately, this is a scenario just about everyone who has been…

California Online Gambling Bill is Cool with Bad Actors

A new online gambling bill being introduced in the California State Legislature has a little something for everyone from bad actors to powerful Indian gaming interests. If it passes into law, the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015 (AB176) would open up the regulated US online gambling market to as many as 2 million…