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Are Gambling Regulations For Slots Changing?

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When it comes to gambling laws and regulations, the situation is one of constant change. This is because the way the public reacts to gambling freedoms is unpredictable. Since the digital revolution of the mid-1990s, technology has made gambling readily available to the masses. The introduction of online casinos and slots has unsurprisingly changed the face of gambling beyond recognition. Gambling has increased amongst the public and people from all backgrounds are now indulging in this hobby. People now prefer online gambling to traditional forms of betting. The popularity of online gambling has boosted the revenue the gambling industry creates and this has mostly been driven by the popularity of online slots.  However, with so many new gamblers out there, problems have occurred with problem gambling and gambling addiction. 

The Importance Of New Laws 

With so many new punters out there and new forms of gambling being readily available to them, it is important that laws are constantly updated. These laws are not only designed to curb gambling addiction, but they are also put in place to protect punters from unscrupulous online casino establishments. When the first online casinos hit the internet there was little regulation of these virtual entities. The explosion in numbers of these virtual venues was met with a huge increase in complaints about them too. This brought about the creation of the UK Gambling Commission and its job was to set criteria that all online casinos must meet before they are given a license to trade in the UK. Now the UK Gambling Commission creates a safe and honest gambling environment for punters. Even though slots are random, they still need to be tested by regulatory bodies to make sure that they haven’t been rigged in any way to increase the house edge that they already have. 

Changing Times

Organizations such as the UK Gambling Commission move with the times but occasionally they are forced into action by pressure groups or MPs. Recently, high profile stories of gambling addiction have hit the headlines. This has tarnished the gambling industry and a few casinos and high profile gambling brands have been named and shamed in the process. Recently, the UK government was pressured into action and was forced to create new laws. Following a long consultation, the government was advised to lower the maximum bet from £200 to £2 on B2 Fixed Odds Betting Terminals that are found in betting shops up and down the UK. This was announced on 17th May 2018 and implemented in October 2019.

Further Changes Are Inevitable

Now the focus has moved to online gambling and in particular, online slots. These popular games are creating record revenue but are now the new target of pressure groups. The worry here is that betting limits have not been applied to them and punters can still spin these games for up to £200 a spin. Already, betting with credit cards has been recently outlawed, so the betting limit on online slots looks like it will certainly be introduced in the near future.

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Bridge Mutual Closes Gap Between Traditional Finance and Digital Finance Insurance

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One of the biggest problems standing in the way of widespread crypto adoption is lack of trust, particularly when it comes to assets on centralized exchanges or complex exploits on decentralized protocols. While it is true that cryptocurrency blockchains are difficult to tamper or manipulate, other services in the space still experience multiple large-scale hacks per month. 

Centralized exchanges are prone to having their funds hacked, stolen, or lost. From the infamous Mt. Gox and FCoin hacks to the most recent KuCoin heist, dark clouds have been cast over the industry for centralized exchanges. These frequent incidents, in addition to the frantically volatile nature of crypto markets, have stopped cryptocurrency from gaining momentum. 

That’s where Bridge Mutual comes in to offer insurance. It aims to give institutional crypto investors a reliable way to offset their investment risks by issuing discretionary insurance against exchange hacks, smart contract attacks, and stablecoin crashes.

How does Bridge Mutual work?

The funds used to insure Bridge Mutual’s policy holders come from stakers who are able to select the stablecoin, exchange, or smart contract that they want to insure. After funds are locked in, they enjoy passive income from investment yields and profit sharing in the system. 

Likewise, the process for purchasing insurance through Bridge Mutual is just as simple as stakeholding.…

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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token

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Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

My Crypto Heroes is happy to announce the issuance of MCH Coin as an incentive to players in the My Crypto Heroes ecosystem, aiming to allow them to craft a “User-oriented world”. The MCH coin is available on Uniswap with a newly created pool with ETH. 

My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.

What is MCH Coin?

MCH Coin is being issued as an ERC-20 Standard Governance Token. The issuance began on November 9th, 2020, with 50 million tokens issued.

Of the funds issued, 40% are allocated to a pay for on-going development and as rewards for advisors and early investors. 10% are allocated to marketing and the growth of the ecosystem, and 50% are allocated to the community. The Distribution Ratio of the MCH Coin is subject to change via a governance decision.

The MCH coin will be used as a voting right as part of the ecosystem’s governance, with 1 coin being 1 vote. It will also be used for in-game utilities and payments. Additional information can be found here:

https://medium.com/mycryptoheroes/new-ecosystem-with-mchcoin-en-a6a82494894f

During December 2020 the first governance…

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Rewards Platform StormX Offers 50% Crypto Cashback Bonus for Thanksgiving

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Singapore, Singapore, 23rd November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Blockchain-based rewards platform StormX has released a seasonal promotion for its award-winning Crypto Cash Back App. The promotion will allow app users to earn a 50% bonus on top of their cashback between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday (November 26-30).

StormX has also introduced a brand-new staking service, allowing users to earn an additional 50% per year when they stake STMX tokens. The native ERC20 token of the StormX ecosystem, STMX has a total supply of 10 billion and is available to trade at many of the world’s top exchanges, including Binance and Bittrex.

“With Bitcoin’s price approaching its all-time high, interest in cryptocurrencies has renewed, though some people believe it’s now too expensive to buy in,” said StormX CEO and Co-Founder Simon Yu. “What we have done is create an easy way for such individuals to accumulate bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies via everyday shopping.

“We’re also excited to provide users with the ability to earn greater rewards simply by staking their tokens.”

Since the StormX mobile app launched its Shop feature with over 700 stores in February 2020, some 400,000 unique users have been added to the rewards platform. StormX has also witnessed over 50% month-on-month growth for sales. The app is available for download on the App and Google Play Stores, and can be downloaded as a browser add-on from the Chrome Web…

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