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—Gary Vaynerchuck
11th January 2018  
The Story

The British Columbia Lottery Commission (BCLC) has announced new policies aimed at curbing the seemingly endless stream of Asian VIP gamblers going into provincial casinos with duffel bags full of $20 bills.


What are these new BCLC rules?

Provincial casinos will now be required to secure a source of funds receipt from any gambler looking to buy in for C$10k (US$8k) or more in one or more transactions within a 24-hour period. The receipts will then be reviewed daily by BCLC's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) unit. Failure to provide a receipt or supplying "clearly suspicious" information will result in the rejection of the buy-in and an investigation of the incident will be conducted by the BCLC.


Becky's Affiliated: Marketing tips for the new year with Harry Lang

In this interview, the iGaming professional told's Becky Liggero that affiliate marketing will still be on trend this year, adding that many mergers and acquisitions in the affiliate industry will happen and affiliate networks will experience growth.


Reddit investigates r/btc hack where users' Bitcoin Cash were stolen

Reddit has confirmed that a hacker managed to access password reset emails through their third party provider and has compromised some Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallets connected to a tipbot called Tippr (u/tippr). The tipbot allows a tipper to send a certain amount of BCH from his wallet to other users.

South Korea probes Coinone crypto exchange's margin trades

The country's third largest cryptocurrency exchange is under investigation over its margin trading scheme, in which customers could bet on whether the price of a cryptocurrency would rise or fall. Authorities said margin trading is a form of gambling as customers risk money on an outcome determined by chance.

Tasmanian liberals vow to protect pokies, not monopoly

The Tasmanian Liberal Party has promised voters that they will allow pokies to remain in pubs and clubs, a stance not shared by the rival Labor Party. Premier Will Hodgman said that they "respect the fact that the gaming and gambling is a lawful activity," adding that "Tasmanians should be able to exercise choice and to participate in gambling activities."

Ireland government seeks independent gambling regulator

Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton has proposed the establishment of an independent statutory authority that will oversee gambling advertising, sports sponsorship, conduct research into gambling activity and control a fund to provide treatment for problem gamblers. However, the proposal is still up in the air until the legislature approves the Gambling Control Bill.


Bitcoin BCH entrepreneur, Calvin Ayre, goes mining!

The Antiguan citizen and entrepreneur has opened his first mining operation focused solely on Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Ayre has invested significantly in both hardware and software in order to build the 'hash rate' of BCH and highlight the all-important scalability of the chain.


Congratulations to Maria Konnikova for winning the $1,650 buy-in PCA National Championship! Konnikova beat Alexander Ziskin in heads-up to take the title, banked $84,600 for her win and earned a $25k seat in the PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). She entered the competition to make a book about her experience and was coached by Erik Seidel for a year.


The inaugural Bitcoin Commerce (bComm) Conference, which will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on May 18, 2018, will revolve around one central theme: the affirmation of Bitcoin Cash (BCH)—the only version designed to facilitate effective bComm—as the one true form of Bitcoin intended by Satoshi Nakamoto. BCH allows the processing of customer transactions with much greater speed and significantly lower transaction fees. To find more details about the conference, read here.

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