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FOBTs Review Expected to Be Released This Week

FOBTs Review Expected to Be Released This Week

The long-anticipated results from the UK Government’s probe into the highly controversial fixed-odds betting terminals are expected to be released this week by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The industry review was launched last October and was intended to find out whether curbs on the gaming machines […]

by · October 29, 2017 · Events & Reports
Japan’s Government May Resume Casino Talks before the End of 2017

Japan’s Government May Resume Casino Talks before the End of 2017

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in September, many believed that the country’s casino legalization effort was dead for the year. Some analysts even forecast that it would not be before the end of 2018 that a vote on a bill that would set the principles […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Massachusetts’ First Casino Recaptures Gambling Revenue from Neighboring States, Study Finds

Massachusetts’ First Casino Recaptures Gambling Revenue from Neighboring States, Study Finds

The greater portion of money spent at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts would have been spent at casinos in neighboring states, a 2016 report the results of which were made public by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday showed. The study was compiled by researchers from the University of […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Swansea City Council Considers Casino Ban Extension

Swansea City Council Considers Casino Ban Extension

The Swansea City Council may extend a previous ban on the opening of new casinos in the city for three more years, the BBC reported earlier today. The prohibition was introduced in 2014, following growing concerns over the way any potential opening of new gambling venues could affect “disadvantaged social […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Events & Reports
Winamax Buys bet-at-home’s Italian iGaming License ahead of Shared Online Poker Liquidity Launch

Winamax Buys bet-at-home’s Italian iGaming License ahead of Shared Online Poker Liquidity Launch

French gambling operator Winamax has completed the acquisition of the existing Italy-facing license of iGaming brand bet-at-home, a majority stake in which is held by another French gambling company – Betclic Everest Group. The announcement was first published by Italian gambling news outlet AgiproNews. The purchase will make it possible […]

by · October 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
Israel’s Legislature Approves Ban on Binary Options Trading

Israel’s Legislature Approves Ban on Binary Options Trading

The Knesset, known to be Israel’s unicameral legislature, passed on Monday a bill that calls for a ban on the provision of trading on binary options from within Israel and no matter where investors are located, local news outlet Globes reported. Sponsored by MK Rachel Azaria, the legislative piece was […]

by · October 24, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK Labour’s Jo Stevens Believes Government’s Gambling Review “Is Long Overdue”

UK Labour’s Jo Stevens Believes Government’s Gambling Review “Is Long Overdue”

Welsh Labour MP Jo Stevens believes the liberalization of gambling in the United Kingdom that occurred more than a decade ago was a rushed decision. Ms. Stevens talked to BBC Two presenter Victoria Derbyshire about the pending publication of the government’s review of the nation’s gambling industry. The Cardiff Central […]

by · October 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK Regulators Urge Gambling Operators to Remove Children-Oriented Advertising Content

UK Regulators Urge Gambling Operators to Remove Children-Oriented Advertising Content

UK-licensed gambling operators are facing another wave of scolding for irresponsible provision of gambling services and are being urged by UK regulators to remove any advertising content that might appeal to children from their websites. A joint letter by the UK Gambling Commission, the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising […]

by · October 22, 2017 · Events & Reports
Around 700,000 Japanese Nationals Suffer from Gambling Addiction, Report Finds

Around 700,000 Japanese Nationals Suffer from Gambling Addiction, Report Finds

Around 700,000 residents of Japan may be addicted to the widely popular pachinko machines or other forms of gambling, the latest of a number of studies on the matter finds. The Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center at the National Hospital Organization conducted the research on behalf of Japan’s Ministry of […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
Norway’s Gambling Monopoly System Safest for Players, Norwegian Gaming Authority Head Says

Norway’s Gambling Monopoly System Safest for Players, Norwegian Gaming Authority Head Says

Norway decided to retain the long-standing gambling monopoly model as it considered it was the one that would provide the safest environment for local players, Atle Hamar, Director General of the Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) said during the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) conference in Johannesburg, South […]

by · October 19, 2017 · Events & Reports
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