SAT, 29TH APR 2017

In-Depth Analysis for the gaming industry

Legal & Regulatory News

28th April
Australia sets the tone with new online gambling reforms
In a continued effort to crack down on problem online gambling, an agreement has been reached among federal, state, and territory...
27th April
Pennsylvania edges closer to legalised sports betting
Proposals to allow sports betting in Pennsylvania took a step closer today with the passage of a bill through the state’s...
27th April
Icahn may be owed millions in tax by Atlantic City
Billionaire casino investor Carl Icahn could potentially be owed millions of dollars in property tax refunds from Atlantic City authorities. ...
27th April
UK Government scraps free play tax in Finance Bill ahead of the general election
The UK Government has decided to remove a tax on free plays and bonuses from the Finance Bill 2017. Last...
26th April
Tennis heads suspicious betting for ninth consecutive quarter
The sports betting integrity body, ESSA, recorded 27 cases of suspicious betting during the first quarter of 2017, with tennis accounting...
26th April
South Korea to allow online lottery purchase by 2018
The South Korean government has announced their intention to allow its citizens to buy the country's state lottery tickets online by...
25th April
California online poker bill may not be heard until 2018
A bill to legalise and regulate online poker in the state of California will likely not be heard until at least...
25th April
Horseracing Levy reform becomes law
The UK government has confirmed that proposed reforms of Horserace Betting Levy regulations have been successfully passed into law following European...
25th April
Government enquiry outlines future Swedish gambling market
A Swedish governmental enquiry has proposed that the country’s regulated gambling firms should be allowed to offer online casino gambling to...
24th April
Sun Group confirmed as the only company with casino rights in Vietnam
The Quang Ningh People’s Committee have sent Sun Group a letter in an attempt to quash the rumours that Vietnam would...
24th April
Philippines bans online gaming firms
Authorities in the Philippines have today banned online gaming firms from operating in any of the accredited sites across the country,...
24th April
European Commission endorses horseracing betting reform
Representatives of the European Commission have today endorsed the UK government’s plans to reform the UK Horserace Betting Levy. Under...
21st April
Multilotto gets Irish remote games licence
European lottery betting operator Multilotto has been granted a remote gaming licence by the Republic of Ireland National Excise Licence Office. ...
21st April
New Hampshire casino bill faces uphill struggle
The latest attempt in a long line of bills to legalise casino gambling in the state of New Hampshire was debated...
21st April
Florida Gaming Conference postponed after Supreme Court ruling
Negotiations between the Florida Senate and House of Representatives over gambling legislation were suddenly postponed today after the Florida Supreme Court...
20th April
Close vote sees Alabama's House pass daily fantasy sports bill
Alabama has moved a step closer to introducing a regulated fantasy sports market after legislation was approved by the state’s House...
20th April
GAN receives CSIE licence in the US
UK and Ireland-based gaming software company GAN has secured its first privileged gaming licence in the US. The Casino Service...
20th April
Genting wins hotel site from Miami-Dade, assumptions of future casino grow
Genting Group have been endorsed by Miami-Dade commissioners to redevelop a bus stop in Downtown Miami, and the commissioners are betting...
20th April
Australia set to ban live sports betting ads
The Australian federal government is poised to introduce new laws as early as next week to ban gambling advertising during live...
20th April
Lawsuit threatens Ho-Chunk casino expansion plans
The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday hoping to block the proposed expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino in Wittenberg,...
20th April
Ladbrokes Coral grows in Australia despite concerns of looming tax changes
Ladbrokes Coral continues to grow steadily in Australia in the face of possible upcoming changes in regulation. From 1 July...
18th April
Connecticut to open casino development bidding to commercial developers
The Connecticut state legislature has held a hearing into a bill which, if passed, would open up bidding on a potential...
18th April
State-regulated online gambling ban may be reintroduced
Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General is reportedly considering the reintroduction of a federal ban on all state-regulated online gambling in...
18th April
Baha Mar Casino Resort confirmed to open in the Bahamas
The Caribbean’s largest casino, Baha Mar Casino and Resort, has confirmed it will open its doors to the public on 21...
18th April
Taiwanese government proposes removal of referendums on island casinos
Members of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have today proposed the abolition of an article in the country’s Offshore Islands...
13th April
Ukraine to lift gambling ban
The Prime Minister of Ukraine has accepted a Ministry of Finance letter promising to re-legalise gambling by 2018, almost eight years...
13th April
Federal appeals court overturns ruling blocking gambling facility in Massachusetts
A native American tribe’s plans for a gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard has been given a second chance following the federal...
11th April
Illinois considers move to legalise DFS
Online Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) betting could become a reality for the state of Illinois following the introduction of a new...
11th April
US Department of Justice establish repayment plan for victims of Absolute Poker’s “Black Friday” fraud
The Department of Justice have recently announced that Absolute Poker is to compensate players through a claims process similar to that...
10th April
888 re-assessing Gibraltar operations because of potential Brexit impact
888 Holdings is currently considering alternatives to Gibraltar for its operational centre, should ‘The Rock’ be negatively affected by Brexit. ...
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