The Dutch took their time, but finally the new gambling act was approved by the Dutch senate today. This means that online gambling will be officially legalized in the Netherlands.
The Gambling Commission regulator in the United Kingdom has unveiled a new set of rules that have been designed to aid its efforts at preventing self-excluded players and those under the age of 18 from gambling online. A nice addition is the fact that players will be verified before their first deposit, so no more verification delays on payouts.
Finally the Mega Moolah slot did what is really good at: dropping insane big jackpots. One lucky Canadian winner walked away with an astounishing 20,059,287.27 Canadian dollar Mega Moolah jackpot prize.
It was only 20 years ago when gambling was mostly done in land based casinos. The Internet was just starting to flourish and the very first online casinos popped up. Nowadays we are completely used to online gambling with a wide variety of games ranging from slots to card games and from craps to horse racing.
In Switzerland, a very chaotic lottery took place live on television during Christmas. Big winner and shortly after bad luck was Andreas Bürkli who missed out on a million Swiss Franc (888,000 euros). For Andreas Bürkli it was a lottery dream that came out when his name was announced by the German singer Herbert Grönemeyer. Yet this dream would never be granted to him, because the Swiss public television channel SRF did not apologize much later about the fact that Bürkli was wrongly chosen as the winner by a technical mistake.