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18th August
Review recommends scrapping Australian casino licensing investigation
A review board in New South Wales has recommended that a mandatory investigation into the activities of the state’s casino licensees...
17th August
Pennsylvania table gaming revenue up almost 4% in July
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that revenue from the state’s 1,241 poker tables increased by 3.8% year-on-year in July. ...
17th August
Australia's iGaming ban followed by cashless gaming revolt
As expected, Australia's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 completed the last step to become enshrined in law earlier this week ....
17th August
Raketech exposed as using childrens web domain to attract players
Swedish online affiliate company RakeTech have come under fire today after reports emerged in the Swedish press linking the company to...
17th August
Catena Media ordered to cease Dutch operations
Affiliate network Catena Media have been issued with a cease and desist order by the Dutch gambling regulator, after it found...
16th August
American Gaming Association updates responsible gaming codes
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued an updated and modernised code of conduct on responsible gaming, following the success of...
15th August
Pennsylvania aiming to push through online gambling and DFS bill
Legislators in Pennsylvania will prioritise the institution of a bill to legalise online gambling and DFS in the state when the...
14th August
Japan looks to limit games at future integrated resorts
Japanese law-makers have opened up about the Integrated Resorts implementation Bill and it doesn’t look good for the poker and sports...
14th August
TopBetta and The Global Tote awarded US Licences
Australian based sports betting operator TopBetta Holdings have announced that both its TopBetta Pty and The Global Tote subsidiaries have been...
14th August
Maine ethics commission gets tough with Lisa Scott
An ethics commission in Maine has issued a subpoena in order to gain personal financial records of casino lobbyist Lisa Scott....
14th August
China releases remaining jailed Crown staff
China has freed the remaining jailed Crown Resorts’ employees, including senior Australian executive Jason O’Connor. The last of the...
11th August
Cyprus bets on gaming to boost its tourism
Cyprus is experiencing nothing short of a tourism revolution. And, the gaming industry is leading it. Casinos have become one of...
11th August
ESP.bet obtains first-ever license for virtual goods gambling
Specialist eSports fantasy league and betting site eSportsPools (ESP.bet) has secured the first-ever license to specifically cover gambling with virtual goods. ...
11th August
Century Casinos apply for Bermudas first casino licence
Century Casinos has announced that it has submitted a license application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach...
11th August
Miccosukee tribe wins appeal against former legal team
An appeals court in the US state of Miami has ruled that the Miccosukee Tribe is immune from prosecution due to...
11th August
Pennsylvania casino's local share payments are at risk of ending entirely
Following the forced closure of Bethlehem’s giant steel factory, the city in Pennsylvania looked at different options to retain income for...
10th August
Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic introduce IPS to ban unlicensed operators
Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic have decided to introduce ISP blocking to prevent unlicensed online operators from providing services to...
10th August
Russian watchdog receives 38,700 online gambling complaints
Russia’s media and telecommunications regulator has reported that it received more than 38,700 online gambling complaints during the first half of...
10th August
Australia approves iGaming ban
Senators in Australia have approved a bill which would place a nationwide ban on iGaming, despite opposition from many local players. ...
9th August
Portugal issues eighth online gambling license
Portugal has announced the issuance of its eighth online gambling license, expanding the country’s regulated iGaming environment. Gambling regulator Serviço de...
9th August
Australian legislation to limit iGaming services
Australia has proposed a new regulation to limit iGaming services. Legislation would prohibit financial credits for local players at online gaming...
7th August
India rules in favour of legalised fantasy wagering
Justice Amit Rawal has ruled fantasy sports betting legal by declaring paid wagers on such sites as a ‘skill game’ after...
7th August
Freeplay tax introduction is a case of déjà vu
Back in July it was rumoured that UK online gambling operators may soon have to pay a tax on freeplays and...
7th August
Greece to cut down OPAP’s monopoly in video lottery terminals
The government of Greece proposed last Friday a reduction in the number of video lottery machines (VLTs) that Greek operator OPAP...
7th August
China cracks down on cross-border gambling ring in Fiji
The members of an alleged online gambling gang in Fiji were flown back to China over the weekend after Beijing sent...
7th August
FOBT crackdown to be scrapped?
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has been forced to dismiss claims that he wants to scrap the planned...
4th August
Pojoaque tribe admit defeat in legal battle with New Mexico
Tribal leaders from the Pueblo of Pojoaque have been forced to admit defeat in their two-year long legal battle with the...
4th August
Betting tax increase suggested for Irish horseracing
Ireland’s horse racing governing body, Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), has proposed higher taxes for the betting sector. The body suggested...
4th August
Czech Republic proposes tightening gaming law
The Czech Republic government has announced earlier this week new tighter regulations for the gaming industry. These new laws...
4th August
Maine legalises daily fantasy sports
Draft Kings and FanDuel will be able to operate in Maine following a new law passed on Wednesday which legalises the...
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