Bitcoins and online gambling

Virtual online currencies are not new. Yet amongst the variety of attempts to create an alternative global medium of exchange, perhaps none has quite managed to gain the traction and credibility as Bitcoin. A sort of financial version of Esperanto, it has been interesting to watch the rise of this virtual currency to a point where one can now make inter-bank transfers using the Bitcoin currency through a fully registered payment service provider.
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Tain acquires 18% stake in BettingPromotion

BettingPromotion

Online gaming platforms supplier Tain has acquired an 18% stake in sports betting feed provider BettingPromotion, making Tain by far the largest single shareholder.

Christer Fahlstedt, CEO of Tain, said:

BettingPromotion is a great company with a fantastic product. Tain is today providing the BettingPromotion feed to more than ten operators and we can clearly see the strength of the product. We believe both Tain and BettingPromotion are very well positioned to play a big role in the online gaming industry in the coming years. We are looking forward to working even closer with the management team and board of BettingPromotion to realise the full potential in both companies.

EU common gambling framework

In a recent communication entitled Towards a comprehensive European framework for online gambling, The European Commission has announced that they will be embarking upon a process of setting out a series of basic principals based around the concepts of player protection within the European online gambling market. This is in reaction to recognising the continuing fast-paced growth of the online gambling market within the European Union.
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Thorium Mobile Sportsbook

Mobile betting offers players the ability to place bets on events whilst they are not in the vicinity of the more establish betting channels. Mobile betting opens up greater opportunities for sports fans to place bets on live events from the pub or the stadium. Mobile betting enables operators to significantly increase their income.

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Tain adds InstaDeal Poker

Recently added into the Tain portfolio of games is InstaDeal Poker. The InstaDeal Poker platform is an exciting new opportunity for new and existing operators alike. Up to 5 times faster than existing poker solutions, InstaDeal offers a browser based client, a downloadable client and a fully operational mobile client that works on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, all fully skinable by the operator.

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Federal online poker?

Glacial. This is perhaps the best way to describe the progress towards regularising online gambling within the United States. Since the passage of UIGEA back in 2006 the online gaming market in this country has been forced underground, drawing some similarities with the Volstead Act and prohibition. Over the years we have seen and heard many commentators and law makers indications that things will change in this area, but so far to no avail.

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Ukraine’s leading bookmaker selects Tain’s Single Wallet Module

Ukrainian online gaming operator Parimatch has gone live with Tain’s Single Wallet Module, providing Parimatch’s customers with access to more than 500 of the best online casino games, supplied by Tain and Microgaming. Founded in 1996, Parimatch is the leading Ukrainian bookmaker, both online and offline, with a physical presence of more than 400 bettingshops in operation. In a move to strengthen their existing casino offering, Parimatch has now sucessfully integrated the Single Wallet Module as the gateway to the very best in world class online casino content while still allowing full flexibility for the operator.

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Thorium Casino adds IGT

In a further boost to the extensive portfolio of online games offered by the Thorium Casino, Tain announces the addition of more than 70 games the suite of interactive slots and table games by International Game Technology to our next generation iGaming platform.

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Mobile Sportsbook demo screenshots

Some screenshots showing the Tain Mobile Sportsbook currently running as a demonstration. Click on the thumbnails to view the complete image.