Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
—John Wayne
3rd January 2018  
The Story

While 2017 marked the year that every aspect of the gambling, gaming and cryptocurrency industries posted gains, 2018 will be a different story.


2018 is the year of restraint.'s Rafi Farber says that while cryptocurrency trading has surged in the past year, it would only realize its full potential once people start using digital currencies as bona fide money in retail transactions, and not just storing them in their digital wallets. Another scenario that Farber predicted is that digital coins that have the lowest quality will likely fall in 2018. Thus, people should be cautious in engaging in cryptocurrency transactions this year and only keep digital currencies that offer fast and cheap transaction processing, like Bitcoin Cash.

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Marcus Brennan: Control your own technology roadmap

In this interview with's Becky Liggero, the Betbright CEO highlights the importance of having a technology roadmap to innovate in saturated markets. He said this would entail a shift in strategy which could include big data, personalization, or social media.


BitMEX shows its bias, sells customers' Bitcoin Cash for BTC

The Seychelles Islands-based cryptocurrency trading platform has liquidated all its users' Bitcoin Cash (BCH) holdings in a ratio of 1 BCH to 0.1707 BTC. However, BitMEX's move failed to make a direct impact on the market.

Kenyan sports teams pressure gov't to rethink betting tax hike

After SportPesa withdrew its sponsorships from Kenya's major sports teams following the imposition of the 35% tax on all gambling products, two Kenyan Premier League football teams - Gor Mahia FC and AFC Leopards - have announced that they will pull out of future continental tournaments.

Four injured after Resorts World Sentosa ceiling collapses

Three contractors and a Singaporean staff member started the year with a thud after they were hit by a portion of the Resorts World Sentosa ceiling while conducting “enhancement works.” The four individuals suffered head injuries, abrasions and cuts. No guests were harmed in the accident, which occurred at the mezzanine gaming area of the casino.

Spain to hand out online poker liquidity licenses this month

The Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has authorized Spanish-licensed online poker licensees sharing liquidity with their counterparts in France, Italy and Portugal. The four nations earlier approved the liquidity sharing plan to help boost online poker revenue in their respective markets.


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CoinGeek's bComm Conference to be held at The Four Seasons Hong Kong

Bitcoin news portal has confirmed that the location of its first bComm Conference on May 18, 2018 will be at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel. SBI Crypto's Chief Strategy Officer Jerry Chan was also announced as a speaker in the event, in addition to Expedia's Michael Wood, Roger Ver and Dr. Craig Wright. Registration starts on January 28, 2018 at the website.


Congratulations to Blueprint Gaming as it completed its acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group. The deal will allow Blueprint to deliver more high quality games to the market. Games Warehouse is known to be a supplier of innovative content globally, with games available across online, mobile and retail channels.

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