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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
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
Massachusetts Lawmakers to Lay New Online Lottery Bill on the Table

Massachusetts Lawmakers to Lay New Online Lottery Bill on the Table

Massachusetts is currently in the process of establishing its commercial casino industry. A slots parlor opened doors in the state a year and a half ago, and two casino resorts are under construction and slated to be launched in not-so-far future. It seems that 2017 may be the year when […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Events & Reports
Switzerland Considers Foreign iGaming Operators IP-Blockage

Switzerland Considers Foreign iGaming Operators IP-Blockage

As Swiss lawmakers are in the process of drafting new gambling regulations for the local market, reports have emerged that foreign iGaming operators may be blocked from the country. If implemented, the measure will come as a response to growing concerns over the financial state of domestic casino and lottery […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Events & Reports
Poker Tournaments to Start between January 9-15

Poker Tournaments to Start between January 9-15

This week’s overview includes three highly anticipated festivals to take place in three extremely exciting poker destinations. The Aussie Millions is set to kick off in less than two-days’ time. January 11 will see yet another major festival – the APT Kickoff – begin in the Philippines. Last but not […]

by · January 9, 2017 · Events & Reports
William Hill Blames Lower-Than-Expected Profit on Unfriendly Sports Results

William Hill Blames Lower-Than-Expected Profit on Unfriendly Sports Results

UK gambling operator William Hill today posted a trading update for the 52 weeks to December 27, 2016. The company highlighted operating profit standing at the bottom end of previously announced expectations. A full-year financial report will be published on February 24, 2017. Until then, William Hill revealed that it […]

by · January 9, 2017 · Events & Reports
European iGaming Regulatory Developments to Watch Out For in 2017

European iGaming Regulatory Developments to Watch Out For in 2017

Growing pressure from European authorities has urged many EU member states to update their gambling laws to regulate the provision of iGaming services within their borders. Such undertakings have been further encouraged by the rapidly growing popularity of online gambling on a global scale. Several countries are expected to (re-)regulate […]

by · January 7, 2017 · Events & Reports
iGaming Re-Emerges as Hot Legislative Topic in Pennsylvania

iGaming Re-Emerges as Hot Legislative Topic in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania legislators have not been wasting time in reviving efforts for the legalization of online gambling. It was during the very first week of the new year that a State Senator published a memorandum to notify that a new gambling expansion bill is to be presented anytime soon, one that […]

by · January 6, 2017 · Events & Reports
Vera&John Leads the Way to Australian iGaming Exodus as Regulation Looms

Vera&John Leads the Way to Australian iGaming Exodus as Regulation Looms

Vera&John, a Malta-based online casino brand, announced in late December that it was shuttering operations in Australia as market regulation is looming Down Under. The online casino became the first to leave the local market and it would not be a surprise if other, bigger, gambling operators follow suit in […]

by · January 4, 2017 · Events & Reports
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