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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
How UK’s General Election Changed Gambling Industry’s Dynamics in 2017

How UK’s General Election Changed Gambling Industry’s Dynamics in 2017

Industry analysts believed that a triennial review of UK’s gambling industry, due for March 2017 release, and a December 2016 decision of the country’s government to treat freeplays used by UK-facing operators to acquire and retain players could trigger a new wave of merger and acquisition activity in the sector […]

by · July 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Uruguay May Block Online Gambling Websites

Uruguay May Block Online Gambling Websites

The government of Uruguay is pondering the possibility of introducing a new legal framework that would prevent internationally licensed iGaming operators from targeting local players, local news outlet El Observador has reported. Pablo Ferreri, Uruguay’s Undersecretary of Economy, explained that although most forms of online gambling are prohibited in the […]

by · July 26, 2017 · Events & Reports
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
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
Skrill Tempts Potential Casino Players via Email Marketing While Promoting Rogue Casino on Its Website

Skrill Tempts Potential Casino Players via Email Marketing While Promoting Rogue Casino on Its Website

The provision of online payment services has been yet another area to have been catalyzed by the general application of digital technology. More and more people have been looking for means to move funds quickly, effortlessly, and relatively cheaply, and have been embracing the convenience online payment service providers offer. […]

by · July 21, 2017 · Events & Reports
Tennis Integrity Unit Investigates Three Wimbledon Matches after Suspicious Betting Alerts

Tennis Integrity Unit Investigates Three Wimbledon Matches after Suspicious Betting Alerts

Three Wimbledon and one Roland-Garros matches will be investigated by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) due to alerts for suspicious gambling patterns, the London-based anti-corruption body has revealed in a year-to-date briefing note. The TIU has not specified which exact matches had raised concerns about potential match-fixing, but has pointed […]

by · July 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
Aria Resort & Casino and Poker Central Partner for Poker Masters High Roller Series

Aria Resort & Casino and Poker Central Partner for Poker Masters High Roller Series

Aria Resort & Casino and Poker Central have joined forces to debut the Poker Masters high roller poker festival this September. The week-long series will run from September 13-20 and will feature four $50,000 buy-in events as well as a $100,000 buy-in one. Featured and final tables will be streamed […]

by · July 19, 2017 · Events & Reports
Overregulation Will Harm Japan’s Casino Industry, Analysts Warn

Overregulation Will Harm Japan’s Casino Industry, Analysts Warn

Analysts warn that too strict regulations may produce the exact opposite of what the gambling industry expects from Japan’s recently legalized casino market. Japanese lawmakers are in the middle of a process of crafting a second casino bill that would regulate the country’s industry. The legislative piece is expected to […]

by · July 18, 2017 · Events & Reports
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