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PokerStars Owner Snaps Up SkyBet, Creates Largest Listed Gambling Company

PokerStars Owner Snaps Up SkyBet, Creates Largest Listed Gambling Company

Canadian online gambling giant The Stars Group announced Saturday that it would buy UK counterpart Sky Betting & Gaming in a move that would create the largest publicly listed online gambling company, boost The Stars Group’s sports betting product, and secure the combined entity with better positions in key online […]

by · April 22, 2018 · News
John Dollinger Captures WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Harrah’s Cherokee after Previous Near-Miss

John Dollinger Captures WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Harrah’s Cherokee after Previous Near-Miss

John Dollinger from Gulf Breeze, Florida captured last night his first WSOP Circuit gold ring after running cold on one notable previous occasion. The poker pro bested 243 tournament entries in the $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em with a $200,000 guarantee, played at Harrah’s Cherokee. Dollinger also received $59,536 in prize money […]

by · April 21, 2018 · Lifestyle
Arkansas AG Asks Court to Side with Her in Ongoing Dispute with Casino Group

Arkansas AG Asks Court to Side with Her in Ongoing Dispute with Casino Group

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the state’s Supreme Court to reject a request to force her to give the nod to the wording of a ballot measure that, if approved, would allow for the establishment of up to four casinos across the state. The Driving Arkansas Forward group filed […]

by · April 21, 2018 · News
Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Singapore Needs Greater Consolidation of Casino Regulators, Says Josephine Teo

Josephine Teo, the Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs of Singapore, said that greater consolidation of the functions of casino regulatory authorities should be considered, especially at a time when the country’s gambling landscape has been quite complex. Today, Ms. Teo took part in the annual Workplan Seminar of […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Kenya Could Scrap 35% Gambling Tax and Introduce Tax on Winnings

Kenya Could Scrap 35% Gambling Tax and Introduce Tax on Winnings

Kenya’s current 35% tax on betting and gaming services could be scrapped by the government in favor of a 15% one under growing pressure from the country’s gambling industry. Local media reports that National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale submitted earlier this week the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018, which […]

by · April 20, 2018 · News
Jeremiah Pierce Wins Monster Stack Event at WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee

Jeremiah Pierce Wins Monster Stack Event at WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee

It was a first-ever WSOP Circuit cash and a first WSOP Circuit title for recreational player Jeremiah Pierce from High Point, North Carolina last night at Harrah’s Cherokee. Pierce survived a gigantic field of 1,807 entries in the $365 Monster Stack at the host casino to collect $86,981 in prize […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Lifestyle
Italian Regulator Reveals Applicants for Online Gambling Licenses

Italian Regulator Reveals Applicants for Online Gambling Licenses

Italy’s gambling regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) opened on Thursday the applications submitted by 70 gambling operators seeking to be issued a license to operate in the country or to have their existing license extended. ADM announced last month that it had received 80 applications by the […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
Canberra Casino Owners Claim ACT Government Kept Quiet about Pokies Legislation Changes

Canberra Casino Owners Claim ACT Government Kept Quiet about Pokies Legislation Changes

Aquis Entertainment Group, which currently owns Canberra Casino, made claims that the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government kept the company uninformed for almost a year and a half about the details of its legislation set to greenlight poker machines at the Canberra Casino. Jessica Mellor, who is the Chief Executive […]

by · April 19, 2018 · News
Groups Stage Vehicle Caravan to Protest against Boracay Closure

Groups Stage Vehicle Caravan to Protest against Boracay Closure

Opponents of the planned closure of the Philippine island of Boracay staged a vehicle caravan on Thursday to protest the move, local news outlet Inquirer reports. Around 50 vehicles covered the 71-kilometer distance between Kalibo, the capital of the Aklan province, and Barangay Caticlan in the Malay town to express […]

by · April 19, 2018 · News
Four out of Ten Loot Boxes Violate Dutch Gambling Law, Local Regulator Finds

Four out of Ten Loot Boxes Violate Dutch Gambling Law, Local Regulator Finds

Four out of ten loot boxes in video games were found to be violating the Dutch Betting and Gaming Act (Wet op de kansspelen), the local gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit, said in a report on the matter. The gambling regulator pointed out that loot boxes incorporate elements of games of chance […]

by · April 19, 2018 · Events & Reports
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