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European Gambling Regulators Sign First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement in Rome

European Gambling Regulators Sign First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement in Rome

French online gambling regulator Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) signed on Thursday the long-discussed first shared online poker liquidity agreement with its counterparts from Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Although this is an important step in merging the player pools of the four countries, regulatory bodies still have […]

by · July 7, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK Punters Look For Good Sign-Up Bonuses when Picking Preferred Operator, Opinium Report Finds

UK Punters Look For Good Sign-Up Bonuses when Picking Preferred Operator, Opinium Report Finds

Market research firm Opinium today released the results of recent research focused on the “changing face” of the UK gambling customer as the nation’s industry is in the middle of an exponential growth. The 13-page Gaming’s Not So Quiet Revolution: the Changing Face of the UK Punter is the first […]

by · July 6, 2017 · Events & Reports
Seminole Tribe and Florida Governor Settle Blackjack Exclusivity Dispute

Seminole Tribe and Florida Governor Settle Blackjack Exclusivity Dispute

Florida’s Seminole Tribe and Governor Rick Scott reached an agreement about the tribe’s exclusivity over the provision of blackjack within the state’s borders more than a month after the Legislature failed to solve a two-year dispute with tribal officials. The settlement was discussed in the Governor’s office and according to […]

by · July 6, 2017 · Events & Reports
Slovakian Authorities Begin Planned Illegal Gambling Websites ISP Blocking

Slovakian Authorities Begin Planned Illegal Gambling Websites ISP Blocking

Slovakia’s Financial Administration has begun compiling a list of illegal gambling websites and is planning to release it for the public on July 17. The move comes as part of a larger crackdown on the unauthorized provision of iGaming services in the country. Slovakia introduced an amended gambling regulatory regime […]

by · July 5, 2017 · Events & Reports
European Countries Gear Up for First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement

European Countries Gear Up for First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement

Europe’s online poker landscape is about to change in just two days from now when the gambling regulators of France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal are set to sign a much-anticipated first shared liquidity agreement. The move will see the creation of a poker network that will combine players from all […]

by · July 4, 2017 · Events & Reports
Philippine Government Expects Additional Revenue from Casino Privatization Plan

Philippine Government Expects Additional Revenue from Casino Privatization Plan

The Philippine Department of Finance expressed confidence that the country’s government will continue receiving much needed revenue from casinos once a previously revealed plan for their privatization is completed. It was last year when the department announced that PAGCOR, the Philippine gambling regulator and current operator of a set of […]

by · July 3, 2017 · Events & Reports
AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself from Online Gambling Ruling

AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself from Online Gambling Ruling

An anti-online gambling lobbying group backed by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have lost an important ally in the US Department of Justice, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the issue. During his confirmation hearing back in January 2017, the DOJ head said that he was “shocked” by […]

by · July 1, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK Snap Election Delays Action on Controversial Gambling Machines

UK Snap Election Delays Action on Controversial Gambling Machines

The results from a government-led review of the highly controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will not be made public before October due to the recent UK general election, Minister Tracey Crouch confirmed during Thursday House of Commons questions. It was last October when the government announced the beginning of a […]

by · June 30, 2017 · Events & Reports
First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement to Be Signed in Early July

First Shared Online Poker Liquidity Agreement to Be Signed in Early July

A year after the French government amended the country’s gambling law in a manner that paved the way for shared liquidity negotiations, the first agreement for the creation of an online poker network between several regulated jurisdictions will be signed. The gambling regulators of France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain will […]

by · June 30, 2017 · Events & Reports
Casino-Related Suspicious Transaction Reports Rise 24% in Macau

Casino-Related Suspicious Transaction Reports Rise 24% in Macau

The number of casino-related suspicious transaction reports (STR) increased almost 24% year-on-year in Macau in 2016, figures presented by the Macau Financial Intelligence Office and cited by casino news outlet GGRAsia showed. The rise in STRs came after the local government carried out an overhaul of its anti-money laundering policies. […]

by · June 29, 2017 · Events & Reports
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