Articles by: Robert Johnson

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Positive about iGaming Legalization Success

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Positive about iGaming Legalization Success

Pennsylvania lawmakers have expressed confidence that online gambling will be legalized this spring as the state Legislature is gearing up for the 2017 legislative session. House and Senate legislators are set to reconvene on January 23 and it is believed that gambling expansion proponents will not be wasting time and […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Events & Reports
Cherry Confirms CEO’s Departure

Cherry Confirms CEO’s Departure

Swedish gambling group Cherry AB announced the departure of its CEO, Fredrik Burvall. Mr. Burvall will stay with the company until mid-2017. He is to be replaced by Anders Holmgren who has been appointed as acting CEO until the search for a permanent Chief Executive is completed. Mr. Burvall joined […]

by · January 17, 2017 · News
Macau Officials Welcome Opinions on Potential Casino Tax Reduction

Macau Officials Welcome Opinions on Potential Casino Tax Reduction

Macau officials will welcome discussions on the potential reduction of casino taxes, after a local scholar said last week that a change in the city’s existing taxation system will be good for the industry. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of the administrative region’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, commented this weekend […]

by · January 16, 2017 · Events & Reports
First Licensed Online Poker Room Goes Live in Croatia

First Licensed Online Poker Room Goes Live in Croatia

Croatia’s first licensed online poker room – SuperSport – was launched last week and, according to initial information, has so far beaten traffic expectations. The website was expected to go live in mid-2016 but owners decided to delay launch for regulatory reasons. Under Croatia’s gambling laws, a license for the […]

by · January 16, 2017 · News
Florida Senator Presents Omnibus Gambling Expansion Bill

Florida Senator Presents Omnibus Gambling Expansion Bill

Florida may see a massive expansion of its gambling industry after a state Senator introduced on Thursday a 112-page bill that would allow for the process. If Senate Bill 8 gains the necessary support in the state Legislature, it would scrap the Seminole Tribe’s monopoly over blackjack but would give […]

by · January 15, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK Bookmakers Face New Horse Racing Bets Levy

UK Bookmakers Face New Horse Racing Bets Levy

The UK gambling industry has received another heavy taxation blow after the Government confirmed on Friday that a new levy on horse betting will be imposed from April 2017. All bookmakers, including offshore ones, that provide betting services to UK customers will be required to pay 10% on gross profits […]

by · January 14, 2017 · News
NYX Gaming Products to Go Live in Three Canadian Provinces

NYX Gaming Products to Go Live in Three Canadian Provinces

Supplier of online casino and sports betting products and services NYX Gaming Group has announced that it has been given the nod by the gambling regulators of three Canadian provinces to provide its offering to local customers. NYX Gaming products will now be available in British Columbia, Québec, and Nova […]

by · January 13, 2017 · News
Olympic Entertainment Group Creates Maltese iGaming Subsidiary to Extend Footprint

Olympic Entertainment Group Creates Maltese iGaming Subsidiary to Extend Footprint

Estonia-headquartered land-based and online gambling operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) announced that it has established the Olybet Malta Ltd. subsidiary in a bid to expand its online operations into new regulated jurisdictions. The company operates multiple brick-and-mortar gambling venues across the Baltics as well as in Slovakia, Italy, and Malta. […]

by · January 13, 2017 · Events & Reports
Las Vegas Revives Casino Construction Activity to Lure Chinese Players

Las Vegas Revives Casino Construction Activity to Lure Chinese Players

Flashing lights. Glowing skyline. Casinos on every corner. Chips clinking on the poker table. Ice cubes clinking in a glass of deep amber-colored whiskey that tastes so good. Ka-ching! Big or not-so-big win at a slot machine. More flashing lights. More casinos. A picture of a city that never sleeps. […]

by · January 12, 2017 · Events & Reports
Playtech Launches Live Casino Studio in Romania

Playtech Launches Live Casino Studio in Romania

Playtech has become the latest iGaming technology and service provider to expand into the newly regulated Romanian market. The company announced that it has opened a new live casino studio in the country after being granted four licenses by the local gambling regulator – Oficiul National pentru Jocuri de Noroc. […]

by · January 12, 2017 · News
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