Articles by: Robert Johnson

Bookmakers Make Last-Ditch Attempts to Soften Government on Planned FOBTs Crackdown

Bookmakers Make Last-Ditch Attempts to Soften Government on Planned FOBTs Crackdown

William Hill’s newly appointed Chairman has penned a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May in a last-ditch effort to convince Britain’s top lawmaker that the planned massive crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals would have catastrophic consequences, The Telegraph reports. The British government completed its triennial review of the country’s gambling […]

by · May 13, 2018 · Events & Reports
Panel Approves Recommendations for Requiring Nevada Casinos to File Regular Emergency Plans

Panel Approves Recommendations for Requiring Nevada Casinos to File Regular Emergency Plans

A Nevada task force approved Friday a set of recommendations made in a previously compiled report that seek to update an obsolete state law and obligate local casinos to submit regular emergency plans, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Changes are discussed in the wake of the October 1 shooting, during […]

by · May 12, 2018 · News
Las Vegas Casino Workers to Hold Strike Vote on May 22 over Improved Contract Terms

Las Vegas Casino Workers to Hold Strike Vote on May 22 over Improved Contract Terms

The Las Vegas UNITE HERE Culinary and Bartenders Unions announced Wednesday that they will hold a strike vote on May 22, allowing their members to cast votes on whether they should go out on strike if they fail to negotiate better working conditions with their employers. The contracts of about […]

by · May 10, 2018 · Events & Reports
New Jersey Casino Regulator Holds Hearing on Hard Rock Atlantic City Casino License

New Jersey Casino Regulator Holds Hearing on Hard Rock Atlantic City Casino License

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is set to rule later today on whether it would grant a casino license to the new Hard Rock hotel and casino complex, which is slated to open doors late next month. The property received site approval by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development […]

by · May 9, 2018 · News
Electronic Arts CEO Says Loot Boxes Do Not Represent Gambling

Electronic Arts CEO Says Loot Boxes Do Not Represent Gambling

The CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson, said in an investor call Tuesday that loot boxes should not be considered gambling. Mr. Wilson’s comments came shortly after the in-game purchasable items were found to be violating gambling laws in a number of countries. It was actually an Electronic Arts game […]

by · May 9, 2018 · News
Moldova Swaps Gambling Monopoly For Partnership with Two Foreign Companies

Moldova Swaps Gambling Monopoly For Partnership with Two Foreign Companies

Moldova’s Public Property Agency (APP) is no longer holding the monopoly over gambling after the country’s latest change of course regarding the provision of services of this nature, news outlet the Balkan Insight reports. It is understood that two EU companies have been allowed to enter the local gambling market […]

by · May 8, 2018 · News
Industry Stakeholders Call Norway’s New Gambling Rules “Pure Symbolism”

Industry Stakeholders Call Norway’s New Gambling Rules “Pure Symbolism”

Norway’s Storting, the country’s supreme legislature, adopted on Monday, May 7, a set of measures aimed to prevent foreign gambling companies from targeting local gamblers and to protect the gambling monopoly in the country. However, the new rules might not produce the desired effect of scaring off internationally licensed operators. […]

by · May 8, 2018 · Events & Reports
Has Portugal’s Ridiculously High Turnover Tax Blocked Its Gambling Market’s Growth?

Has Portugal’s Ridiculously High Turnover Tax Blocked Its Gambling Market’s Growth?

It has been a little over three years now since Portugal adopted its new gambling law, obligating interested remote gambling operators to obtain a license from the local regulator Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ), and it has been nearly two years since the first online gambling license […]

by · May 7, 2018 · Events & Reports
BGT Judge David Walliams Faces Backlash for Promoting Gambling Website

BGT Judge David Walliams Faces Backlash for Promoting Gambling Website

Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams has become a subject of heavy criticism from fans of the popular talent show and responsible gambling organizations for participating in the latest advertising campaign for an online casino, The Daily Star reports. Mr. Walliams, who is also known to be a children’s books […]

by · May 6, 2018 · News
Melco Ditches Junkets for New Casino Tower at City of Dreams Macau

Melco Ditches Junkets for New Casino Tower at City of Dreams Macau

Melco Resorts & Entertainment will not resort to junket operators to bring VIP customers to the new tower at its City of Dreams Macau integrated resort, Lawrence Ho, CEO and Chairman of the major developer, has said. Melco is set to open the Morpheus tower at City of Dreams Macau […]

by · May 4, 2018 · News
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