Events & Reports

Financial Difficulties Shut Online Poker Room PKR

Financial Difficulties Shut Online Poker Room PKR

Financial difficulties have closed poker room PKR indefinitely, a statement sent by online gaming provider Microgaming reads. First indications that there was probably something bad happening with the poker operator emerged earlier this week when players made it known that they had not been able to access its website. There […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Events & Reports
Northern Ireland Reports Higher Problem Gambling Rate than Rest of UK

Northern Ireland Reports Higher Problem Gambling Rate than Rest of UK

A report commissioned by the Northern Ireland Department for Communities and compiled by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency showed that two-thirds of all respondents had engaged in any kind of gambling activity in the twelve months ended December 31, 2016. National Lottery products were pointed to as the […]

by · May 3, 2017 · Events & Reports
Slot Machines to Dominate Japan’s Casino Market

Slot Machines to Dominate Japan’s Casino Market

Slot machines are likely to grab the largest share in the newly legalized and to-be-opened Japanese casino market, according to a recent report by consulting group Global Market Advisors. The firm has pointed out that Japanese players have long been exposed to machine gaming and traditional slot machines will probably […]

by · May 3, 2017 · Events & Reports
First European Online Poker Network May Go Live in Late 2017

First European Online Poker Network May Go Live in Late 2017

If shared online poker liquidity sounded like a chimera or a concept too illusory to be deemed possible, it seems that it is now very close to turning into reality. News from Italian media from the past several weeks have spurred hopes that first shared liquidity agreements will be signed […]

by · May 2, 2017 · Events & Reports
Proper Regulation May Turn Eastern Europe into the Next Big Online Gambling Hub

Proper Regulation May Turn Eastern Europe into the Next Big Online Gambling Hub

Western Europe has turned into the epitome of iGaming regulatory progress, with some of the countries in the region adopting online gambling regulatory frameworks that have contributed significantly to the overall growth of that portion of the industry. Originally, Eastern Europe lagged behind in terms of the creation of regulated […]

by · May 1, 2017 · Events & Reports
Between 200,000 and 230,000 Swedes Play at Online Casinos Every Month

Between 200,000 and 230,000 Swedes Play at Online Casinos Every Month

It is no secret to every self-respecting iGaming personality that Sweden is a big market, one of huge potential. Swedish consultancy firm Mediavision has recently presented its own estimate of the market’s scale. According to the consultant, between 200,000 and 230,000 Swedes gamble at online casinos every month. International operators […]

by · April 29, 2017 · Events & Reports
partypoker to Sponsor EAPT Events in Eastern Europe Expansion Bid

partypoker to Sponsor EAPT Events in Eastern Europe Expansion Bid

partypoker will sponsor Eurasian Poker Tour (EAPT) events across Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States under a five-year agreement the online poker room has signed with Poker Club Management. The move comes as part of partypoker’s bid to extend its presence across that particular region and after the […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Events & Reports
Spanish Online Poker Revenue Improves Slightly in Q4 2016

Spanish Online Poker Revenue Improves Slightly in Q4 2016

Spain’s regulated online gambling market generated the amount of €125.7 million in gross gambling revenue during the fourth quarter of 2016, a report by the country’s regulator, Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego, showed. The figure posted reflected a 32.6% increase from a year earlier. Spanish online players wagered a […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Events & Reports
Wynn Resorts Confirms Strip Project and Remains Silent on Japan Casino Interest

Wynn Resorts Confirms Strip Project and Remains Silent on Japan Casino Interest

Earlier this week, casino developer and operator Wynn Resorts announced that the company’s board has approved the proposed project for the construction of a $1.5-billion integrated resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The project was first introduced last year but it was only in 2017 that it received the necessary […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
A Hundred Days into Trump Presidency and No Mention of Gambling

A Hundred Days into Trump Presidency and No Mention of Gambling

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US was seen by the gambling community as a move that could possibly result in a federal sports betting ban being lifted and in a federal online gambling ban being enforced. A two-decade-old footage of President Trump staunchly supporting […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
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