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23rd June
CJEU rules Hungarian licensing regime incompatible with EU law
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Hungary’s licensing framework for online gambling places overly restrictive...
23rd June
Japan plans a “total ban” on IR junkets
Following the news that the Japanese Government is making plans to limit the number of times Japanese visitors can enter casino...
23rd June
CMA takes action against online gambling operators
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched enforcement action again a number of online gambling firms. The news comes after...
22nd June
MGM loses latest round in fight with tribal casino developers
The 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeal in Manhattan have agreed that judges in Connecticut were right to dismiss the MGM...
22nd June
Japan limits the number of visits to casinos
The Japanese Government has announced that is has made plans to limit the amount of times Japanese visitors and other...
21st June
Maltese gamblers spend €125m on gambling in 2015/16
A report commissioned by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has found that more than half of Malta’s population spent money on...
20th June
Parisian Macau given all clear after Legionnaires scare
The Parisian hotel in Macau has today been given the all-clear by the city's health bureau following an earlier investigation which...
20th June
Tiger Resort chairman removed following revelations of illegal activity
Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada has today been removed from his post as chairman of the Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc,...
20th June
New York’s online poker bill hits the wall
Although New York’s attempt to legalise online poker has taken several steps in the right direction over the past few weeks,...
20th June
US Federal Trade Commission seeks to block FanDuel-DraftKings merger
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) titans FanDuel and DraftKings have seen their planned merger dealt a significant blow as the US Federal...
19th June
Nooksack Indian tribe closes casino after alleged violations
Washington states’ Nooksack Indian Tribe have closed their Northwood Casino following National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) orders to close the site...
19th June
Jamaica looks to legalise and regulate online gambling
During the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit, officials revealed that the Government of Jamaica is looking to fast-track the regulation of...
19th June
Macau Police arrest 17 in online proxy betting ring bust
Police in Macau have confirmed the arrest of 17 people in connection with a HK$10m illegal online proxy gambling ring. ...
16th June
DraftKings/FanDuel merger under threat from Federal authorities
The proposed merger between DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel hangs on a knife edge today as some members of the US...
15th June
City of London police clampdown on illegal torrent sites with gambling adverts
Research commissioned following a City of London Police crackdown on gambling adverts appearing on illegal torrent websites found that it has...
15th June
PAGCOR to outsource its offshore licensing platform
Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has today announced that it has invited external companies to tender for the opportunity to develop an...
14th June
Australian senator launches online poker inquiry
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is spearheading the launch of an online inquiry into Australia’s online poker market. It is the...
14th June
New York Senate votes in favour of poker bill
The New York Senate has approved the online poker bill S-3898, with the bill passing by a vote of 54-8 on...
14th June
Belgium gets tough on gambling advertising
Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens is calling for the introduction of measures which would impose tighter restrictions on gambling advertising in...
14th June
Japan one step closer to IR casino legislation
The Experts’ Committee shaping Japan’s Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill approved several proposals on Tuesday, as the country edges closer to...
14th June
Canadian police arrest nine in casino money laundering sting
Police in the Canadian province of British Columbia have arrested nine people following a year-long investigation into alleged money laundering in...
14th June
Gibraltar legal challenge over remote gambling tax in UK falters before EU court
A legal challenge over changes to the way remote gambling operations are taxed in the UK has faltered before the EU’s...
13th June
Breakout Gaming receives Curacao gaming licence
Costa Rican based iGaming provider Breakout Gaming Group has announced it has been a Curacao gaming licence. The one-for-all style...
13th June
China charges Crown Resorts employees in gambling crackdown
18 employees of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts, including Senior Executive Jason O’Connor, will go on trial in Shanghai on gambling-related...
13th June
US casino industry steps up efforts to repeal sports betting ban
The American Gaming Association (AGA) is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25 year-old federal law that bans sports betting...
13th June
Philippines moves to charge entry fees to its casinos
Lawmakers in the Philippines are today considering a bill that would see a PHP3,000 entry fee being charged to any individual...
12th June
Nigerian House orders suspension of lottery activities with telcos
The House of Representatives Committee that investigated the activities of telecom operators in Nigeria has told the National Lottery Regulatory Commissions...
12th June
Pagcor steps in on SunCity casino takeover
Casino junket operator SunCity Group has drawn the attention of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) after its unauthorised takeover...
12th June
Finnplay gets UK online licence
Finland based iGaming platform provider Finnplay has announced that it has obtained a remote gambling software operating licence from the UK...
9th June
PAGCOR suspends Resorts World Manila’s licence
The Philippine industry regulator, PAGCOR, has suspended the licence of Resorts World Manila and ordered it to suspend all gaming activities...
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