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Will The Coronavirus Lead To More Legalized Online Casinos?

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The Coronavirus has affected the gambling world in a drastic way. Sports betting has effectively been halted in the United States, with all major sports postponing their seasons. Las Vegas and every other land-based casino in the country have also shut their doors.

Instead of March being the massive wagering month that Nevada and sportsbooks around the country are used to, the cancellation of March Madness led to the worst sports betting handle since 1993 in the Silver State.

However, there has been one sector of gaming that has been flourishing in a big way, and that is legit online casinos.

Online Casino Revenues Explode Amidst COVID Pandemic

Although gambling revenues are down for states across the board, one area that is exploding is online casino gambling. Poker has seen a surge as well, but nowhere near where casino gambling has gone in the past two months.

For example, with Atlantic City casinos closing their doors, revenues have skyrocketed for online casinos in the month of March in New Jersey. Gambling sites took in $64.8 in revenue that month. It was a near 25 percent increase from February and over a 65 percent increase from March 2019 numbers.

In Pennsylvania, we see similar numbers for online play. Though overall gaming revenue was down 51 percent, the state set new records for online casinos, bringing in over $24 million in revenue, setting records for monthly revenue, and the total amount wagered.

There are states around the country with similar marks for revenue and amount wagered.

Will This Spur Online Gambling Legalization Across the US?

It’s possible, but just because it becomes more economically viable or the opportunity presents itself, it doesn’t mean states will act.

One could draw the comparison to sports betting legalization, which has happened rapidly in the country after the Supreme Court overturned the Federal sports betting ban in May 2018. Since then, 16 states have regulated and legalized recreational betting in some form in their states.

However, we have to remember that the green light for legal online casinos and poker sites has been around since 2011.

The Wire Act Flip Flop

After much of the online poker world got wiped out by the US Department of Justice, in what became known as the “Black Friday” of poker, the online gambling world changed dramatically.

However, the DOJ quickly changed course on the legality of online poker and casino gambling. They stated in December of the same year that only sports betting fell under the scope of the 1961 Wire Act.

That was changed with the 2018 decision for sports betting, but the ability for states to legalize online casino gambling has been around since 2011. However, only 13 states have decided to tax and regulate the activity within their borders.

Will More States Act Now On Online Casino Gambling?

It’s possible but still seems unlikely. Most states that have legalized sports betting often don’t have an online component for wagering sports, making online gambling an afterthought.

As it stands now, only three of the 16 states that have regulated sports betting have also legalized online casinos. So, even though states are moving quickly with sports betting, casino gambling has not been a part of these gambling expansions.

Don’t Worry, Players Still Have Options

Regardless of how states act in regards to online gambling expansion – players have all sorts of options for online casino gambling. There are lots of legal online casinos operating that accept players from all 50 states and across the globe.

Their games offered, bonuses and casino software are also better than land-based options. Most of them also offer sports betting and poker from the same account.

Players may be moving towards online casinos because of the Coronavirus, but it’s been the better choice, all along.

 

 

 

 

 

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The 5th AskGamblers Awards Winners Are Here!

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The 5th AskGamblers Awards Winners Are Here!

 

After several months of anticipation, on a magical night on 16 June we finally revealed the names of winners in the 5th AskGamblers Awards.

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After more than three months of anticipation and wholehearted support from our players, we finally know the names of the winners of the 5th AskGamblers Awards! The race was tight throughout the process, but the names you helped us choose genuinely deserve to be the next laureates of one of iGaming’s most prestigious accolades.

Without further ado, here are the winners in the fifth edition of AskGamblers Awards:

  • Best Casino – SlotWolf Casino
  • Best New Casino – iWild Casino
  • Best New Slot – Bigger Bass Bonanza Slot
  • Best Software Provider – Relax Gaming
  • Players’ Choice Casino – Tsars Casino
  • Best Affiliate Partner – 888 Affiliates
  • Best Affiliate Manager – Elena Shokarovska – OMG Affiliates

We congratulate all our awarded partners and thank everyone who participated in this year’s AskGamblers Awards, including our players and partners.

The full list of winners in their respective categories can be found on the dedicated winners’ page.

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MiFinity launches the most competitive affiliate programme in the industry

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MiFinity launches the most competitive affiliate programme in the industry

 

MiFinity Affiliates affirms the company’s commitment to growth with the highest revenue commission in the industry, adding more value for merchants and affiliates, and complementing its growing portfolio of payment solutions.

MiFinity, the secure iGaming eWallet, has launched its affiliate programme with the highest revenue commission in the industry. Paying up to 35%, and with commission paid on all transfer to and FX fees, the MiFinity team has already attracted significant interest in pre-launch sign-ups from new affiliates. To celebrate its launch, MiFinity Affiliates will be offering an additional 10% commission on all rev-share fees for affiliates that sign up before the 15th July 2022!

“We’re very excited to launch MiFinity Affiliates,” said MiFinity CEO Paul Kavanagh. “In the last 18 months, we have experienced rapid growth in terms of customers, transactions, operators, services, and market penetration. So, it’s the perfect time to launch the affiliate programme and add another great service to our offering”.

“MiFinity Affiliates is integral to our ambitious growth plans for 2022 and beyond. Our success is intrinsically linked to the success of our merchants and affiliate partners, which is why we’ve designed an affiliate programme that offers the highest commission rates, paying lifetime commissions, to help them achieve more.”

MiFinity Affiliates supports the growth of MiFinity’s merchants and industry affiliates, helping companies increase conversions and generate additional revenue. With the potential to earn more with MiFinity than any other eWallet provider, MiFinity backs up its impressive commission rate with rock-solid affiliate tools and marketing support.

Kieron Nolan, MiFinity’s CFO, explains, “Our dedicated affiliate marketing team has years of experience helping companies drive conversions and revenue through bespoke campaigns and their expert support. As well as investing in talent, we have also invested significantly in our enterprise affiliate platform to help our affiliate partners manage their programmes, track conversions and access payments. We think it’s a fantastic opportunity for our affiliate partners to accelerate their growth, along with ours.”

MiFinity’s eWallet has already disrupted the payment space by going above and beyond to lower transaction costs for its users. As well as super low fees for standard transactions, MiFinity provides users in the EU and UK with a free virtual IBAN that allows transfers to the eWallet with no fees to pay.

Paul Kavanagh said, “Our users are global customers who can use their eWallet at any of our merchants’ online sites, currently over 300 live iGaming brands. However, they can also use it to send money to almost anywhere globally with instant eWallet to eWallet transfers and via money transfer.”

The MiFinity eWallet is available in 20 languages and 15 currencies and has the greatest geographic reach of any iGaming wallet, with a global network of payment partners and over 40 integrated payment methods for fast and secure transactions.

Paul Kavanagh attributes MiFinity’s focus on user experience and innovation in the payment space to the company’s record growth. He said, “I’m proud to say that as well as seeing significant growth in new customer acquisitions, we also have the highest customer retention rate in the industry. I believe that’s because we’ve focused on making transactions easy and secure, and building great relationships with our user community.”

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VegasSlots.net Undergoing Revamp and Content Update

 

In the ever-changing world of online casinos, keeping the gaming suite up to date is essential. VegasSlots.net, a well-known gaming review website, is always improving its coverage of products and services to guarantee that its users have access to the best that the gaming sector has to offer. While it is most recognized for its online slot reviews, it also has other casino games, reviews, a blog, and industry news. The publisher will go into further detail about this in the upcoming release.

Players expect the site to provide them with high-quality material, including reliable and accurate evaluations of online casinos, bonuses, and games. It already has a strong foundation.

The websites will be compliant with gaming laws. This implies that gamers will get dependable, high-quality evaluations as well as advice on the best bonuses and gambling responsibly and safely.

Slots Galore

Apart from the significant changes to its website design and framework, VegasSlots.net is staying true to its name by adding hundreds of free-to-play slots. This website’s operations mainly revolved around online slot reviews. They have been publishing reviews for quite some time, and we have an ongoing obligation to provide a neutral and uncompromising critique.

They hold themselves to the greatest standards, and players have high expectations. With the revamp, VegasSlots.net is only going to get better.

All online casinos are rated by the specialists at this site based on crucial characteristics including security, licensure, game selection, bonuses, and more. Players may anticipate even more regionalized content in the future. This implies that, depending on their individual demands, each player will be given the best options. These great casino offers will be provided to them regardless of their location.

Slot enthusiasts will find a wealth of valuable information. However, it does not end there. There are hundreds of slots that have been thoroughly examined, and many of these titles are playable on VegasSlots.net.

“Any other slot-related website cannot equal the number of software suppliers listed by Vegasslotsoline.com. Our database has been updated with new slot releases for years, making us the go-to source for all types of slot games. Whether you are looking for the biggest bonuses, the most popular slots, or specialized table game alternatives, you’ll discover all you need in one spot with our update. If our visitors favor multifunctional gaming, we want to expand it so that they may discover the finest sites for it,” Adam Shaw, Chief Editor at VegasSlots.net commented.

Aside from slots, many casino reviews will be available. The reviewers will go through all the casino games, odds, and bonuses in detail. There are also various game instructions, as well as betting advice and suggestions that will be useful to players.

Standing Out Among a Plethora of Options

For many gamers, the most difficult aspect is making an informed selection regarding which online slot or casino games to play. Finding the best practical solution requires a lot of effort and patience. Finding the finest is much more difficult.

The experts at VegasSlots.net use a variety of evaluation algorithms to help users select the finest online casinos. While there are millions of online casinos, only a few can offer such high-quality, entertaining play. The site helps players find them without much of a hassle.

The first sign of a casino’s high-quality gameplay is its online slots. Only sites that provide a wide range of these high-quality slot games, from the classic to the most recent, receive accolades from review sites such as VegasSlots.net. The casino’s high-quality service is further highlighted by the various bonus features it offers.

Also, since it is a Vegas-inspired site, readers can expect quite a bit of coverage of Sin City. Players who are visiting Las Vegas for the first time and don’t know much about the city, where to stay, or which games to play can use the services of Vegaslots.net. On the internet, players can read reviews of the best hotels, resorts, and casinos, making it simpler to decide where to go and what to expect.

Expert authors will go into detail while explaining the rules of popular casino games. Players will thus be able to pick up all these games in minutes, even if they have never gambled before.

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