Articles by: Susan Sutton

Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Josephine Teo, the Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs of Singapore, said that greater consolidation of the functions of casino regulatory authorities should be considered, especially at a time when the country’s gambling landscape has been quite complex. Today, Ms. Teo took part in the annual Workplan Seminar of […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Italian Gambling Regulatory Body Rolls Out New Nationwide Self-Exclusion Programme

Italian Gambling Regulatory Body Rolls Out New Nationwide Self-Exclusion Programme

The major gambling regulatory body in Italy – the Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli – has rolled out a special nationwide self-exclusion programme aimed at helping problem gamblers. The launch of the self-exclusion programme came after industry stakeholders called for the Government to upgrade its existing responsible gambling measures […]

by · April 17, 2018 · Events & Reports
Tabcorp Suffers UKGC Backlash for Self-Exclusion Management Failures

Tabcorp Suffers UKGC Backlash for Self-Exclusion Management Failures

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it is to review the UK operating license of the Australian gaming, wagering and Keno operator Tabcorp Holdings. As revealed by the major gambling watchdog of the UK, the betting operator, which got involved in the so-called “pie-gate” incident in 2017, failed […]

by · April 13, 2018 · News
Harrah’s Cherokee to Welcome WSOP Circuit Festival on April 12

Harrah’s Cherokee to Welcome WSOP Circuit Festival on April 12

The 2017/2018 season of the popular World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit continues with a stop at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina. Ring-event action kicks off Thursday, April 12, and runs for twelve days, with the $1,675 Buy-In Main Event offering $1 million in guarantees. This […]

by · April 12, 2018 · Lifestyle
Spanish National Police Initiates Casino Raids under Suspicions for Underaged Gambling

Spanish National Police Initiates Casino Raids under Suspicions for Underaged Gambling

Recently, some of the gaming facilities located in Spain have come under increased criticism due to the fact that underaged individuals have been able to illegally access the activities offered in these venues. The National Police is trying to stop the practice by rising the number of inspections carried out […]

by · April 12, 2018 · News
Japan’s Yuki Ko Wins 2018 APPT Korea National Championship for $31,800

Japan’s Yuki Ko Wins 2018 APPT Korea National Championship for $31,800

Japanese poker pro Yuki Ko won the championship title in one of the major events of this year’s Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) series, which after a successful run in Macau continued with a stop in South Korea. Along with the first place trophy for APPT Korea National Championship and […]

by · April 11, 2018 · Lifestyle
Federal High Court in Lagos Prevents Authorities from Disrupting Local Lottery Operators’ Businesses

Federal High Court in Lagos Prevents Authorities from Disrupting Local Lottery Operators’ Businesses

Yesterday, the Federal High Court in Lagos prevented the local Police, as well as the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from taking lottery operators into custody for allegations in offering their services without operating license. The court also restrained the afore-mentioned authorities […]

by · April 11, 2018 · News
Could Hainan Open the Door to Gambling Legalization in China?

Could Hainan Open the Door to Gambling Legalization in China?

Hainan, often called China’s Hawaii, has been an attractive location for investments in recent years. But beyond the popular beach resort destination, the southern island is also seen as the most suitable place for the long-anticipated economic liberalization to soon take place. Chinese property tycoons expect the government to introduce […]

by · April 10, 2018 · News
Philippine President Duterte Opposes Boracay Casino Construction

Philippine President Duterte Opposes Boracay Casino Construction

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he had been against building of a Boracay casino. During a press conference which took place in Davao City, President Duterte said that he was unaware of any plans for casino construction in the island. Earlier this year, information about […]

by · April 10, 2018 · News
James Packer Steps Down as Director of Crown Resorts

James Packer Steps Down as Director of Crown Resorts

The Australian billionaire media and casino mogul James Packer has stepped down from the board of Crown Resorts. The company revealed the move in a brief statement posted today on its website, saying that Packer is leaving his role of director “for personal reasons”. The Executive Chairman of Crown Resorts […]

by · March 21, 2018 · News
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