Articles by: Robert Johnson

Financial Conduct Authority and Other UK Watchdogs Shrug Shoulders on Skrill’s Conflict-of-Interest Gambling Affiliate Business Model

Financial Conduct Authority and Other UK Watchdogs Shrug Shoulders on Skrill’s Conflict-of-Interest Gambling Affiliate Business Model

Last week, Casino News Daily produced an article on Skrill’s practice to target potential online casino players, sports bettors, and forex/binary options traders among its existing customers via email marketing. In the current article we intend to pay a bit more attention on the fact that it seems regulators are […]

by · July 28, 2017 · Events & Reports
France’s Cash Game Poker Maintains Downward Trend ahead of Shared Liquidity Network Launch

France’s Cash Game Poker Maintains Downward Trend ahead of Shared Liquidity Network Launch

Online poker’s continued decline in France was one of the main reasons why the country initiated the creation of a network that would see its player pool merged with those of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Now, as the four countries have just signed their first shared online poker liquidity agreement, […]

by · July 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Shareholders Approve Proposed Caesars Merger

Shareholders Approve Proposed Caesars Merger

Major casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. and leisure company Caesars Acquisition Company announced that shareholders have approved their proposed merger that will help Caesars’ main operating unit to eventually exit bankruptcy. The two companies need to receive the green light from several regulatory bodies and once this happens they will […]

by · July 26, 2017 · News
Argentina’s Lottery Association Responds to Reports about New Federal Online Gambling Body

Argentina’s Lottery Association Responds to Reports about New Federal Online Gambling Body

Latin America has been among the regions considered to be holding huge potential in terms of online gambling, and multiple international gambling companies have spotted that potential and have directed their investment interest to that part of the world. This justifies the growing debates in a number of South American […]

by · July 26, 2017 · News
Armenia Applies New Casino License Rules

Armenia Applies New Casino License Rules

The Armenian government approved last week proposed changes to the country’s casino regulations and the way casino investors are licensed, Russian gambling news outlet News of Gambling has reported citing local media. Under the new rules an investor or a group of investors will receive a license for the construction […]

by · July 25, 2017 · News
UK to Tax Online Casino Freeplays from August 1

UK to Tax Online Casino Freeplays from August 1

A broadly discussed tax on freeplays and related discounts used by UK-facing online gambling operators to acquire and retain customers will be imposed as from August 1, 2017, despite previously being removed from the Finance Bill 2017, according to media reports from last week. HM Revenue and Customs published late […]

by · July 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
SportPesa Contests Kenya’s New Gambling Tax in Court

SportPesa Contests Kenya’s New Gambling Tax in Court

Online sportsbook operator SportPesa has reportedly filed a lawsuit, contesting the Kenyan government’s decision to raise annual gambling taxes to 35% on net revenue. Here it is important to note that gambling operator originates from the East African country. It can also be said that Kenya is one of SportPesa’s […]

by · July 24, 2017 · News
ARJEL Publishes First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Instructions for Interested Operators

ARJEL Publishes First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Instructions for Interested Operators

The French online gambling regulator – ARJEL – has published initial instructions for France-facing online poker operators interested to participate in the shared liquidity project. The move comes two weeks after the responsible regulatory bodies of France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of an […]

by · July 24, 2017 · Events & Reports
Kazuo Okada’s Slot Machine Manufacturing Business Loses Appeal Case Against Reuters

Kazuo Okada’s Slot Machine Manufacturing Business Loses Appeal Case Against Reuters

The Japanese Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by local pachinko and slot machine manufacturer Universal Entertainment Corp. in relation to its defamation case against news agency Reuters. Two lower courts had previously ruled that the case lacked merit. Japan’s highest court ruled earlier this month that the major company […]

by · July 23, 2017 · News
New Jersey Governor Signs Pro-Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey Governor Signs Pro-Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has put his signature on a pro-online gambling bill that urges US President Donald Trump and the Congress not to implement a federal ban on this type of activity. Internet gambling is only legal in three states – New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. It can […]

by · July 22, 2017 · News
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