WED, 1ST MAR 2017

In-Depth Analysis for the gaming industry

Legal & Regulatory News

1st March
UK Supreme Court finally to review Ivey’s £7.8m appeal
The UK Supreme Court Judges have agreed to hear Phil Ivey’s infamous high-stakes baccarat case against London-based Crockfords Casino. ...
27th February
Tax avoidance case hits Ladbrokes with £71m penalty
This weekend, business news sources reported that Ladbrokes has lost an appeal over a tax avoidance case. After judges ruled against...
27th February
Idaho narrowly vote against ‘anti-tribal gaming bill’
The House State Affairs Committee voted to kill the ‘anti-tribal gaming bill’, carried by Rep. Tom Loertscher. The bill was intended...
23rd February
Betsson welcomed as new member of the EGBA
European operator Betsson has become a member of the brussels-based industry body European Gaming & Betting Association. Together with...
22nd February
BetStars becomes a member of the ESSA
BetStars, subsidiary of Amaya, has become the 25th member of ESSA, an international sports betting integrity body. ESSA aims to...
22nd February
Pinnacle exits Polish market prior to regulatory changes
Online sports betting operator Pinnacle has announced its withdrawal from the Polish sports betting market ahead of the country’s induction...
16th February
Borgata Casino and New Jersey reach tax appeal settlement
New Jersey has agreed to pay $72 million Atlantic City's Borgata casino to in order to settle a long-running tax dispute....
13th February
The ABB issues a warning to arcade owners
The Association of British Bookmakers has issued a statement in which they urge amusement arcade operators to ‘catch up’ with other...
10th February
New Jersey fines Amaya for geolocation “flaw”
Amaya has been fined $25,000 (€23,500) by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com The New Jersey...
1st February
New Jersey steps closer to regulating DFS
New Jersey has taken a step closer to legalising daily fantasy sports (DFS) after a state Assembly committee cleared a bill...
1st February
PokerStars granted Czech Republic’s first International License
PokerStars has become the first licensed online casino and poker operator under the Czech Republic’s new gaming regulation following the approval...
31st January
British bookmakers hit back at parliamentary report on FOBTs
Britain’s bookmakers have reacted angrily to a report from the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) All Party Parliamentary Group, calling for...
30th January
DraftKings awarded Malta Skill Games License
Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKing has just secured a new gaming licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), under a Skill...
25th January
Hawaii senator introduces online gambling bill
Hawaii senator, Will Espero, has recently filed bill number SB677, which would legalise online poker in the state. In the...
24th January
Merricks continues as Commissioner for UKGC
Karen Bradley MP, UK Secretary of State, has extended Walter Merricks’ term as Commissioner of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) until...
24th January
Labour pushes for Wales to have power over FOBTS
The UK government has proposed a bill which will devolve its control over fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) with maximum stakes over...
23rd January
Gambling Commission teams up with Police Scotland
The Gambling Commission has undertaken a joint operation with Police Scotland at betting shops in Falkirk in order to train police...
19th January
Caesars finally settles $18bn bankruptcy case
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been given the go-ahead to finalise its $18bn bankruptcy case, with the company now set to focus...
18th January
Kindred Group launches Scandinavian-facing online casino brand following EU consumer protection audit
Kindred Group (formerly known as Unibet Group) has recently launched a new internet casino brand targeting the small group “high rollers”...
16th January
Casino Technology granted Class II license for Romania
Industry supplier Casino Technology has announced that it has been granted a Class II license for online game content in Romania,...
13th January
ASA rejects Unibet ad complaints
The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint raised against Unibet in regards to various adverts that were claimed to be...
12th January
New York Senate’s Judiciary committee to consider ‘sports betting bill’
Five members of the New York Senate have introduced a bill which will legalise college and professional sports betting at racetracks,...
12th January
Macau’s casino employees go on strike
Casino workers in Macau went on strike in order to demand a 5% pay increase, along with new legislation that would...
11th January
Romania's ONJN awards EveryMatrix Class II licence
The National Gambling Office in Romania (ONJN) has awarded industry platform and software provider, EveryMatrix a Class II licence. ...
6th January
Caesars potentially to enter final stages of debt restructuring plan
News sources in the US have reported that Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) governance are now working to finalise a resolution relating...
6th January
Pennsylvania state Senator plans to introduce 'online gaming bill' in the near future
Senator Jay Costa has recently issued a memorandum announcing his intentions to introduce an online gambling bill based on HB 1887...
4th January
Illegal VLT gambling market costing Greece millions
With Greek authorities making 300 arrests in 51 raids in the last fortnight of 2016 alone, it would appear that illegal...
3rd January
Israel shuts down state-sponsored slot machines
In a victory for Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Israel has seen the closure of 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines...
30th December
Scotbet Chairman condemns further regulation of bookmakers
The Chairman of Scotbet, John Heaton claims that further regulation could have detrimental effects on the UK gambling industry. ...
28th December
Pennsylvania warns Sands not to neglect tax obligations
Last week, casino operator Las Vegas Sands refused to pay the $10mn host fee for its Pennsylvanian casino in Bethlehem. However,...
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