888 Holdings agrees to pay record fine of over $10m

In the United Kingdom, online gambling operator 888 Holdings has reportedly voluntarily agreed to pay a record fine of just over $10 million after it was found wanting in terms of its protections of vulnerable customers. According to a report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the nation’s Gambling Commission regulator found “significant flaws” in…

Casino cheating laws: Is clarity being lost?

In 2014, Genting Casinos claimed that Phil Ivey used a technique known as “edge-sorting” during a game of baccarat (or more specifically Punto Banco) which took place in the summer of 2012. The method Ivey used gives the player a “first card advantage”. The company claimed this was an illegitimate strategy and they had no…