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21st February
Gambling Commission requests operator help on credit card gambling
As it seeks to expand its understanding of the issue, the Gambling Commission will be requesting information from gambling operators and...
21st February
North Dakota performs quick u-turn in favour of sports betting
North Dakota’s House of Representatives has passed legislation to approve sports betting, hours after deciding to reject it. The proposed bill originally...
20th February
Gaming analyst: Remote Gaming Bill adoption “a surreal experience”
When Gaming in Holland founder Willem van Oort spoke to Gambling Insider in October, he described Dutch gaming law as being...
20th February
Legal sports betting moves step closer in Kentucky
Kentucky lawmakers have taken the first step towards legalising sports betting, approving House Bill 175. The bill was approved on Wednesday by...
20th February
Caesars Entertainment to evaluate billionaire’s board request
Caesars Entertainment has responded to Carl Icahn’s request to represent the company on the board, following his filing on the ...
20th February
DC Council votes in favour of Intralot
The DC Council has awarded exclusive rights for mobile sports betting to Intralot in Washington DC. A majority vote passed Bill 23-25,...
19th February
Dutch Senate approves Remote Gaming Act; regulator hails legal “milestone”
The Dutch Senate has approved the Remote Gaming Bill, two and a half years after the bill was passed in the...
18th February
Offshore operators must register with Philippine tax authority
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) says Philippine offshore gaming operators must register with the department before starting their business, according...
18th February
Dutch senators to vote on online gambling
Dutch senators will vote on whether to allow online gambling within the Netherlands on Tuesday, leading to a surge of interest...
18th February
NetEnt issued with permanent New Jersey license
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has granted NetEnt a permanent Casino Service Industry Enterprise license. Since 2015, NetEnt has...
15th February
Malaysian police arrest 1,035 for illegal gambling
Police in Malaysia have arrested 1,035 individuals for illegal gambling during the Chinese New Year period, according to local online newspaper,...
15th February
New Jersey Senate President threatens lawsuit against Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is facing opposition from the New Jersey Senate over its recent reinterpretation of the Federal Wire...
15th February
Bookmakers set to test new FOBT limits next month
UK bookmakers have opted to trial the new £2 ($2.56) stake limit for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in betting shops across...
14th February
MGM Resorts full-year revenue rises to $11.8bn; CEO criticises Wire Act revision
Financial Report MGM Resorts International saw its consolidated net revenues grow by 9% in 2018, to $11.8bn. However, Las Vegas Strip resorts net...
14th February
Paddy Power Betfair set to appeal German and Greek tax assessments
Paddy Power Betfair has announced it will be contesting recent tax assessments regarding its time operating the Betfair Exchange in Germany...
13th February
ESSA reports 267 global cases of suspicious betting activity in 2018
In the fourth quarter of 2018, 83 cases of suspicious betting were reported by the international betting integrity body, ESSA (Sports...
13th February
New CAP standards target irresponsible, online gambling ads
A drive to protect children from online gambling marketing is the focus of the Committees of Advertising Practice’s (CAP) new standards.  CAP...
12th February
Online gaming bill proposed in West Virginia
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are attempting to bring licensed online casinos to West Virginia. Sports betting was legalised in the state...
11th February
On board and online: Missouri bill proposes sports betting
A bill that would authorise sports betting online and on excursion gambling boats has been introduced in Missouri. Proposed by Senator Denny...
11th February
Proposed Brazilian bill would see 32 casinos built
Legislation in Brazil has been proposed which would allow states to build casinos based on their population. Paulo Azi, a member of...
7th February
Gambling Commission set to introduce new UK rules
The Gambling Commission has announced will be introducing new rules which online operators will have to follow to prevent problem gambling.  Under...
1st February
ASA: UK children exposed to fewer gambling ads than five years ago
Children in the UK are exposed to fewer television gambling advertisements than they were five years ago, according to an Advertising...
31st January
Gambling Commission issues warning to firms over gagging orders
The Gambling Commission has warned operators over the use of gagging orders. This follows a series of incidents where consumers have been...
31st January
AGA: 63% of Americans support legalised sports betting
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has produced data on the support for legalised sports betting within the US. According to the AGA-commissioned...
29th January
Wynn Resorts and Genting reach settlement on design infringement claim
Wynn Resorts and Genting Group have agreed a settlement on a dispute involving trade dress and copyright infringement. Wynn Resorts had accused...
29th January
Betway dismisses reports of Belgium Gaming Commission sanction
Betway today rejected reports that the operator has been sanctioned by the Belgium Gaming Commission (BGC). Earlier stories suggested it was under...
29th January
Wynn Resorts agrees Nevada fine in Steve Wynn case
Wynn Resorts has admitted executives failed to report sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn, according to reports in the US. Founder, former...
29th January
Sports betting approved in New York
The New York State Gaming Commission has voted to approve the regulation of sports betting in the state’s four private casinos. However,...
28th January
AGA expects $6bn in Super Bowl wagers
A study shows 22.7 million Americans will bet $6bn on the Super Bowl this year, according to the American Gaming Association...
28th January
AGA’s Sara Slane: NCAA statement ignores massive illegal market
The American Gaming Association (AGA) claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President ignored the black market when expressing his views...
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