Business & Financial

Call Center Outsourcing for Bookies Reaches Fever Pitch

There have never before been this many call center outsourcing companies available for bookies and the number of such companies continues to grow it seems.

IDSCA is one of the more prominent in this field.

In addition to this group’s great software product, they also offer a full service call center.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2013

Sands Head Sheldon Adelson Furious With MGM, Caesar’s Driving Vegas Room Rates Down

During a quarterly earnings conference call this week, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson blasted MGM and Caesar's Entertainment for driving down hotel room rates on the Strip and, thus, cutting into his own company's profit margins.

Adelson accused both casinos of conducting business out of desperation due to some excessive debt. 

Caesars owes some $23.7 billion while MGM Resorts is in a $13.1 billion hole.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/14/2013

Beyonce, Rihanna, Others to be Held Hostage by Online Gambling Trade Dispute

The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is looking to be compensated by the US as part of its $3.4 billion World Trade Organization victory.  The two nations have been immersed in a decade-long dispute over Internet gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2013

Huge Traffic Increases Continue at Americas Cardroom After ‘Beast’ Promo

San Jose, Costa Rica –As The Beast Anniversary celebration continues this month at Americas Cardroom with daily $1,000 leaderboard competitions and three more weekly leaderboards worth $5,000 a piece, poker players from all over the US are signing up to take advantage of the cash giveaway in record numbers. Earlier this week, Americas Cardroom became one of the big three online poker sites in the US.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/13/2013

Greece Completes Privatization of Gambling Monopoly

(Reuters) - Greece on Monday completed the sale of a major stake in state-controlled gambling firm OPAP (OPAr.AT) to Greek-Czech fund Emma Delta, a condition of the country's ambitious asset sales program under its multi-billion international bailout.

Athens sealed a deal to sell its 33 percent stake in OPAP to Emma Delta for 652 million euros ($870.52 million) in May but rows among opposing investors over the fees OPAP would pay its partners for technology and printing services delayed the deal.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/12/2013

Hackers Switch to Digital Currency Perfect Money After Liberty Reserve Demise

(Reuters) - Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money.

Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online scam artists and thieves are using Perfect Money's digital currency to launder money and conceal profits in much the same way they allegedly did with Liberty Reserve's currency.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/11/2013

Bookie Outsourcing Hits Fever Pitch in Time for 2013 Football Season

Never before have we seen so many bookie outsourcing companies on the Web.  This is due heavily to the online sports betting sector’s difficulty in sending funds from offshore.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2013

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Benefits of, in addition to the free four weeks, include the following:

*mobile wagering

*prices start at $10 per head

*best professional service available

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2013

$10 Pay Per Head at,’s newest sponsor, is offering a $10 pay per head.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2013

The Mirror: ‘Full Tilt Phantom Accounts May Result in Funds Shortfall’

The London Mirror featured a piece on Full Tilt Poker Friday, raising troublesome concerns over whether all players will see their funds.


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/09/2013

New Jersey Casino Revenue Down 3.6 Percent: Revel Sees Improvements

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (Associated Press) - An aggressive slot refund promotion helped Atlantic City's newest casino to a banner month in July, but most of the rest of the casinos got off to a cool start as summer heated up.

The casinos won $297.2 million from gamblers in July, down 3.6 percent from $308.2 million last July.

They won $215.5 million from slot machines, and an additional $81.7 million from table games last month.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/09/2013

William Hill Acquires Australian Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse

(Reuters) - British betting giant William Hill Plc (WWHL) has agreed to buy Australian online betting firm Tom Waterhouse NT for up to A$110 million ($100 million) including debt, looking to become Australia's biggest online bookmaker.

William Hill, the world's largest betting agency by market value, has agreed to pay A$34 million up front and assume A$6 million in debt for, in a country that has the world's biggest gambling habit per capita.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/09/2013

Maryland Casino Revenue up 27.6 Percent With Opening of New Casino

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) — The opening of Maryland's largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million more in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year — a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.

The increase came despite a drop in traditional lottery revenue for the state from $556 million to $545 million. That money goes to the state's general fund.


Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

Tropicana Casino Teams Up with Creator for Online Gambling in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY — The Tropicana is the latest Atlantic City casino to line up an online partner to help it offer Internet gambling later this year.

The Trop has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the website.

“Gamesys has a proven track record in the UK of providing excellent products and customer service and we look forward to launching Tropicana’s Internet gaming business with them,” said Tony Rodio, the Tropicana’s president.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

The Beast Results in 50 Percent Traffic Spike at Americas Cardroom

Sure there are some Beast haters, but the one-year-old isn’t going anywhere any time soon as The Beast has resulted in a 50 percent traffic spike at Americas Cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/08/2013

Ladbrokes Struggles Continue: Can’t Take the Heat

LONDON (Reuters) - Ladbrokes' customers shunned UK betting shops and the gaming machines inside during July's heatwave, compounding a slide in first half operating profit which underscored the need to build up its online business.

Britain's second largest bookmaker has been less successful than larger rival William Hill in exploiting the growing online market and expanding overseas, making it more dependent on its chain of almost 2,300 shops on British high streets.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/08/2013

Station Casinos Double Digit Growth But Mum on Internet Poker Impact

Station Casinos has announced double-digit growth during the 2nd quarter with a profit increase of 11 percent.

What Station Casinos did not disclose is the impact online poker has had on those numbers.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/07/2013

Nevada, NJ Consider Marriage in Online Gambling Sector After Early Bickering

(Reuters) - MGM Resorts International is working with Nevada officials who are discussing banding together with New Jersey to create a joint online gaming market, CEO Jim Murren told Reuters in an interview.

"I think it's likely that in 2014 we'll see a compact between New Jersey and Nevada," Murren said in an interview following the company's second-quarter earnings call.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/07/2013

New Website Launch for

Just in time for football, is launching a new web site that is ultra clean and integrates better with social networking. The content management system is faster, more efficient and will deliver gaming news around the world with a faster load time. 

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/07/2013

MGM Loss Narrows With Vegas Commitment

( - Casino operator MGM Resorts International MGM reported Tuesday a loss for the second quarter that narrowed from last year, as Las Vegas continued to rebound and MGM China reported record results.

Las Vegas, Nevada-based MGM Resorts reported a net loss of $92.96 million or $0.19 per share for the second quarter, narrower than $145.45 million or $0.30 per share in the prior-year quarter. Stripping out one-time items, MGM posted earnings of 4 cents per share.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2013

888 to Bring its Online Gaming Brand to New Jersey

(Reuters) - London-listed 888 Holdings announced plans on Tuesday to launch online poker and casino games under its own brand in New Jersey this year when the state ends a ban on Internet gambling, entering a crowded field.

Internet betting was banned by Congress in 2006, dealing a blow to companies like 888 which had set up in the United States. However, tax-hungry states are now relaxing rules, creating opportunities for European players with years of expertise in the sector.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2013

Lock Casino Adds Five Mobile Slots Games for iPhone, iPad

Lock Casino, one of the most successful online casinos, has unveiled a series of new products including 3D slots and mobile slots.

“The new interactive 3D slots will have movie-like graphics,” Senior Marketing Director Jay Park tells 

As for the mobile casino platform, players can look forward to this new product offering very soon.

Devices supporting the new mobile online casino slots games include:

•    iPhone 4S

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/06/2013

Lock Poker Unveils New Forum to Address Players Directly. Shuts Down Forum on 2+2

Lock Poker has unveiled its own exclusive forum that can be found at the Lock Poker website, can now reveal.

The new forum will help player issues get resolved much quicker as members will be linked to their actual poker account. This will also serve to eliminate so-called “trolling” and really allow Lock to deal with true player concerns. There is a min GGR requirement for those looking to participate on the new forum. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/05/2013

Cake Poker Rebrands as Now Offers Sports Betting Online

In a huge industry move Monday, Cake Poker has announced a rebranding to along with news that it will begin offering sports betting, a web browsing format, and a $2 million jackpot casino. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/05/2013 Snatches Up PokerStars Exec Jeffrey Haas

eGaming Review Magazine is reporting that Head of Online Poker Chris Welch will be leaving next month and that his replacement is Jeffrey Haas, an executive from PokerStars, the world’s largest real money Web poker firm.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/05/2013

M Resort Poker Room Closes in Vegas

The M Resort, operated by Penn National, closed its poker room over the weekend after struggling against stiff completion.

The establishment recently hosted the Hollywood Poker Open.

According to, the M Resort typically only hosted one or two cash games on Saturday nights.

Player comps can be redeemed using the iMagine Rewards card anywhere at the resort.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/04/2013

Sportsbook Agent Service:

The sportsbook agent service is examined as part of this article. offers 24/7 service that is exclusive to the pay per head business.  They do not offer post up sports wagering like some of their competitors.  This allows IDSCA.comto focus only on providing you and your clients with the best service on the market.

Here are just a few of the many advantages to utilizing’s sportsbook agent service:

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/04/2013

Betting Software – Bookie Call Centers: Reviews for 2013 Football Season has your betting software and bookie center reviews for the upcoming 2013 Football Season.

Today we look at, a company has had a relationship with for the past three Football seasons.  


Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2013

What a Crock: Thousands of Affiliate Websites Taken Down by HostGator Outage

Online gambling affiliates and other websites were severely impacted by a massive outage at hosting companies HostGator, BlueHost and HostMonster.

All sites on these respective companies servers have effectively been taken offline. reports that each of the hosting services are part of the Endurance International Group and that the outage appears to be related to server maintenance at the Provo, Utah, data center. 

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/02/2013

Nevada Gaming Revenue Down Nearly 5 Percent in June

CARSON CITY, Nev. — (Associated Press) - State officials say Nevada gambling revenues went down 4.8 percent in June compared with a year earlier.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released statistics Friday showing casinos won $792 million in June, down from $833 million in June 2012.

Las Vegas Strip winnings of $435 million were down 10 percent year-over-year.

But the situation was the opposite a little further down the road: Downtown Las Vegas winnings of $37 million were up 9 percent.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/02/2013

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Global Daily Fantasy Sports Enters Into Strategic Relationship With NYX

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (TSXV:DFS) (the “Company”) wishes to announce a strategic relationship with NYX Gaming Group Limited (“NYX”) (TSXV:NYX) and that it intends to complete an additional private placement for up to $6 million.

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