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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,...
22nd December
Duterte orders closure of all online gambling firms
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed a stance on online gambling that appeared to have softened in recent months, reverting to...
21st December
Icahn may sell Trump Taj Mahal
Carl Icahn is allegedly discussing the possibility of selling Trump Taj Mahal with fellow casino operators. The investor had failed...
21st December
First Indian licensed poker sites to offer real-money gaming
Having legalising online skill games in April 2016, Indian state Nagaland issued online poker licenses to two website. Khelo365.com and ClubEmpire.in,...
20th December
Coles wants AU$1 maximum bets for pokies
Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands have reportedly looking to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines, otherwise known...
19th December
Phil Ivey to repay $10.1m after losing court case
Phil Ivey must repay the total sum of $10.1m to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino and Hotel after a court ruling. ...
19th December
Tabcorp found guilty of illegal gambling advertisements
Australian betting operator Tabcorp has been found guilty of illegally luring consumers to open new betting accounts. In August...
16th December
Camelot hit with £3m fine over a 2009 fraudulent prize claim
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has imposed a fine of £3m on Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, after an investigation...
15th December
Japan legalises Casinos
Japanese parliament passed a law today to legalise land-based casinos. The passing of the ‘integrated resorts’ bill ends 15 years of...
14th December
Governor Christie insults voter decision to reject North Jersey casinos
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called voters ‘dumb’ after the recent referendum rejecting casinos in North Jersey. Christie supported the...
13th December
Japan casino bill clears upper house
A contentious bill to legalise casinos in Japan has, despite fierce opposition from Japan’s Democratic Party, passed through a key parliamentary...
12th December
New legislation may bring online gaming to New Jersey’s racetracks
Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a new bill which would enable racetracks to break into the online gambling industry, allowing...
8th December
Nevada Representative calls to Trump for support following state attorneys general petition
Nevada Representative, Dina Titus has urged Donald Trump to oppose a group of state attorneys general who have called for online...
8th December
MPs speak out again about FOBTs; sport-betting operator shares slump
The call has come once again for FOBTs to have their maximum stakes dramatically lowered, after a committee of lawmakers highlighted...
8th December
William Hill announce media affiliation with The Racing Partnership
William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have agreed on a long-term media rights deal. The deal will commence from 1...
7th December
HMRC to amend regulation on freeplay taxation
This week the government has decided to revise new rules regarding free bets, freeplays and discounted betting. Earlier this...
6th December
Kenya proposes legislation to tighten control of sports betting operators
Kenyan sports betting firms risk tighter controls if Parliament approves changes to the “Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act”, with the proposed...
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