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Monthly Gambling Regulatory Developments from around Europe: January 2017

Monthly Gambling Regulatory Developments from around Europe: January 2017

We are one month into 2017 and the year has so far proved to be an eventful one in terms of regulatory updates. More EU member states opened their markets for regulated operations, others took determined steps toward regulation; Portugal submitted technical standards for sharing liquidity on online poker with […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Events & Reports
Major Casino Developers Step Up Lobbying Efforts to Enter Japan’s Market

Major Casino Developers Step Up Lobbying Efforts to Enter Japan’s Market

Japan legalized casino gambling within its borders a little more than a month ago. It has become known that some of the big players on the global gambling scene have initiated lobbying efforts to lure local investors and potentially win a casino license when the country is ready to grant […]

by · January 29, 2017 · Events & Reports
Illinois Considers Casino Industry Expansion to End Budget Impasse

Illinois Considers Casino Industry Expansion to End Budget Impasse

If one thing could be said with certainty after one month into 2017, that would be that it seems the year will be a busy one from a legislative point of view. A host of US states have made determined steps toward the expansion of their gambling industries and first […]

by · January 28, 2017 · Events & Reports
UK’s Newest Land-Based Casino Opens Doors in Leeds

UK’s Newest Land-Based Casino Opens Doors in Leeds

Victoria Gate Casino opened doors in the UK city of Leeds on Thursday, January 26. A lavish ribbon-cutting ceremony saw city officials, specially invited celebrities, fervent casino players, and curious spectators gathering together to celebrate the launch of UK’s third largest casino and the largest one in the northern part […]

by · January 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Florida Gambling Expansion Bill Survives First Legislative Hurdle

Florida Gambling Expansion Bill Survives First Legislative Hurdle

A bill that calls for statewide gambling expansion has passed a vote in the Florida Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Bill Galvano, the proposed 112-page law will next be heard in the Committee on Appropriations. If it gains the necessary support there, the legislation will next advance to […]

by · January 27, 2017 · Events & Reports
Winamax Eyes Online Poker Expansion in Regulated Markets

Winamax Eyes Online Poker Expansion in Regulated Markets

French online gambling operator Winamax will reportedly expand services to more European regulated jurisdictions. At present, the company operates online poker and sports betting options in its domestic market. Winamax has recently hinted in its LinkedIn page that it is eyeing expansion into the regulated iGaming markets of Spain, Portugal, […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Events & Reports
Rank Group Hails Digital Growth in H1

Rank Group Hails Digital Growth in H1

UK gambling operator The Rank Group Plc today posted information about the financial performance of its multi-channel brands during the six months ended December 31, 2016. The company highlighted the strong growth of its digital business and noted that despite the challenging trading environment, it managed to register a year-over-year […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Events & Reports
Virginia Live Poker Bill Advances to Full Senate

Virginia Live Poker Bill Advances to Full Senate

An effort by a Virginia lawmaker to change the way poker is interpreted under state laws has been approved by a Senate Committee earlier this week. A long-standing gambling expansion proponent, Sen. Louise Lucas initiated her latest bills on the matter last week. In SB 1400, Sen. Lucas has stated […]

by · January 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
Is Sweden’s iGaming Market Poised to Grow?

Is Sweden’s iGaming Market Poised to Grow?

The online gambling market has been growing at an exponential rate across Europe. And the need for new regulations has increased with that. Pressured by the European Commission, a number of member states have introduced new iGaming regulatory frameworks over the past decade or so. In most cases, the new […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
Trump Election Costs Paddy Power Betfair £5 Million

Trump Election Costs Paddy Power Betfair £5 Million

Gambling operator Paddy Power Betfair today posted a trading update for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2016. The company highlighted revenue increase despite bettor-friendly results and certain “weakness” in its online gaming performance during the fourth quarter of the year. Revenue for the three months ended […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
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