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COVID-19

article IAG CEO addresses Asian gaming industry on COVID-19 crisis, launches free online innovation and solutions platform (3/28/2020)
(Asia) -- Inside Asian Gaming has announced the launch of a brand new online innovation and solutions platform, GAME, in response to the challenges posed to the Asian...
article Online gambling sites begin taking bets on how the coronavirus will spread (3/28/2020)
(Russia) -- As most major professional sporting organizations have shut down or suspended their seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online gambling companies have...
article Coronavirus leads to massive increase in online gambling (3/26/2020)
(Israel) -- Since COVID-19 struck China and other countries such as Italy and Israel, and has since reached the status of a pandemic, more and more people have taken up...
article 888 Holdings Says Online Offerings Making Up For Sports Bet Losses (3/26/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Most gambling operators across the world are going through a tough time now with the global shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions. One operator that is...
article Online Gambling Stands Ready as Casinos Close (3/20/2020)
(Wall Street) -- With casinos closed and many Americans confined to home, the online gambling industry is seeking to expand in the U.S. An industry trade group,...
article Playtech and PMU among latest to provide Covid-19 updates (3/19/2020)
(USA) -- Supplier Playtech, French horse racing operator PMU and industrty associations in the US and Germany have issued updates as novel coronavirus (Covid-19)...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Casino shutdown could move problem gamblers online instead (3/28/2020)
(Nevada) -- Every slot machine in the state is shut down, the tables are dark and there are few sports being played to wager on. As National Problem Gambling Awareness...
1 Article on this Issue

UK Gambling

article Digitain announces several alternative betting options (3/28/2020)
(UK) -- The company has instituted a remote working policy and revamped its in-house casino offering within 24 hours of the outbreak. Its upcoming alternate revenue...
article Online gambling sites begin taking bets on how the coronavirus will spread as professional sports leagues shut down and leave them struggling to make up lost revenue (3/27/2020)
(UK) -- Online gambling sites begin taking bets on how the coronavirus will spread as professional sports leagues shut down and leave them struggling to make up lost...
article Stuck-at-Home Britons Provide Boost for Online Casino Companies (3/25/2020)
(UK) -- Britons stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak are hitting the online casinos, providing a boost for operators of virtual games such as blackjack and...
article Lockdown 'leads gamblers from sports bets to riskier choices' (3/24/2020)
(UK) -- Gamblers are switching from wagers on sport to far riskier online casino and slot games amid lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to...
article Coronavirus: gambling firms urged to impose betting cap of £50 a day (3/22/2020)
(UK) -- MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that they are...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Sports Betting Revenue In W.V. Free Falling With Casino Closures (3/28/2020)
(West Virginia) -- The sports and sports betting industry has taken a major hit in the past few weeks and West Virginia’s sports betting revenue numbers are a...
1 Article on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article How Much Will Coronavirus Impact Hurt NJ Online Sports Betting Revenue? (3/27/2020)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey online sports betting revenues could fall by 14% year-on-year because of the impact of the coronavirus. That’s according to analyst firm...
article BLOG: With DGE Approval, New Jersey Joins Table Tennis Betting Craze (3/27/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Just days after New Jersey sports bettors, who were scanning the globe for competitions to wager on in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, lost out...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article PA Online Casinos Report Upticks With Sports & Land Casinos On Hold (3/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- With parts of the state under stay-at-home orders and many heeding the suggestion to hunker down at home to flatten the curve, Pennsylvania has seen an...
article Online sports bettors turn to pingpong as leagues postpone seasons (3/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- At a time when bettors would typically be placing wagers on March Madness brackets and NHL playoff favorites, Pennsylvania sports enthusiasts are...
article OP/ED: Risks abound as Pennsylvania expands online sports betting (3/21/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Although we’ve hardly reached pandemic status in the United States with the coronavirus, its impact on Chinese supply chains has rocked our...
article FanDuel Casino (Already) Leading All Pennsylvania Online Gambling Sites (3/19/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania online gambling sites recorded yet another revenue record in February. The market, still in its infancy, saw its fastest monthly growth...
article Pennsylvania Online Casinos Record Best-Ever Month; FanDuel With An Early Lead (3/19/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania online gambling sites recorded yet another revenue record in February. The market, still in its infancy, saw its fastest monthly growth...
article All PA Casinos Closed On PGCB Orders, Online Gambling Still Open For Business (3/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- All casinos in Pennsylvania are closed in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as of Tuesday, March 17. By Monday morning, six of the state...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article BLOG: How Sports Gambling Has Changed Without Sports (3/27/2020)
(Internet) -- Would you take the Mavericks getting 9.5 points on the road against the Kings? In real-life, with a healthy Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the...
article BLOG: What to Bet on When There’s Not Much Sport (3/23/2020)
(Worldwide) -- We know there are far more important things going on in the world right now than sports. But, while everyone is hopefully being responsible by staying at...
article As sports shut down, gamblers and bookies try (and fail) to find enough games to bet (3/18/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The headline-thirsty Costa Rican sports-betting website Bovada is known for splashy prop bets, including wagers on that scrambling black cat making a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article HOLDEN: Catching Up On The Wire Act Case — Part 2: New Hampshire Lottery Has Friends In Court (3/27/2020)
(New Hampshire) -- Earlier this month, half a dozen amicus briefs were filed in the Wire Act case pitting the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and gaming company...
1 Article on this Issue

Blockchain Technology

article Japanese group publishes guidelines for blockchain iGaming (3/26/2020)
(Japan) -- Gambling in Japan is still a tricky thing to do. Integrated Resorts look like they’re years away, and learning how to play pachinko isn’t for...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article GameCo partners with GRID to bring eSports betting products (3/26/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based gambling company GameCo has established a partnership with esports data provider GRID to bring esports betting products to North American...
article With most sports on hiatus, will betting on eSports become popular? (3/24/2020)
(Internet) -- The Coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the NBA, MLB, NHL, and professional soccer seasons, as well as the outright cancellation of the NCAA...
article Esports Fill The Void As Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On Sports Calendar (3/23/2020)
(Internet) -- As governments around the world grapple with societal and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, the sporting world is coming to terms with...
article Will Esports and Video Gaming Benefit from Coronavirus Shutdown? (3/23/2020)
(Wall Street) -- In this episode of ETF Spotlight, I speak with Will Hershey, CEO at Roundhill Investments Esports & Digital Entertainment. We talk about esports and...
article New Jersey moves to legalize Esports betting in an attempt to ease future growth of gambling market (3/18/2020)
(New Jersey) -- In a state that’s constantly looking for new things to bet on, Esports may become New Jersey’s next biggest gambling market after lawmakers...
article Analyst: “Coronavirus a significant opportunity for eSports” (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- Following the cancellation of sporting events around the globe in light of the Coronavirus outbreak; Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis and Consulting at...
article Coronavirus: Will more bettors now turn to esports? (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- As the sports betting calendar edges closer to total decimation, and retail properties face indefinite closures, all eyes are turning to what verticals can...
article Esports 101: What You Need To Know About This Quietly Massive Entertainment Phenomenon (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- All eyes in media and entertainment are on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s and Meg Whitman’s upcoming mobile-first premium video streaming service Quibi...
article Esports Arena: Leagues Shift to Online Events Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- Three prominent esports leagues have announced they will move forward with their competitive seasons via online play and revised schedules after being...
article Esports, a Growing Pro AV Market, is Thriving Under the COVID-19 Quarantine (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- Sports were the first thing to go. All major sports leagues have been postponed or impacted in some way by COVID-19, and that especially hurts in...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Malta Gaming

article Malta regulator cancels Pick Mister licence (3/26/2020)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled Pick Mister Limited’s B2C gaming service licence after the online operator failed to pay its licence fees...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article DOJ gets its man as PokerStars founder Scheinberg pleads guilty (3/26/2020)
(New York) -- PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg this week pleaded guilty to running an unlawful online gambling business in the US, as the events of 2011’s Black...
article PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty To Federal Online Gambling Charge (3/25/2020)
(New York) -- PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg has pled guilty to a federal online gambling charge in New York. The 73-year-old, beloved by much of the poker community...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article How to play at Southern California casinos virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic (3/24/2020)
(California) -- If you’re bummed because you can’t visit the casinos — as those in Southern California have closed due to the novel coronavirus...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article Online poker tourney sets records amid pandemic (3/24/2020)
(Worldwide) -- An international online poker tournament held this week shattered a record for entries and generated an $18.6 million prize pool, making it one of the...
1 Article on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings Casino Growing As NJ Sports Betting Remains Limited (3/23/2020)
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings Casino is experiencing a spike in play. With Atlantic City casinos closed for the foreseeable future, this trend is likely going to continue....
article The Oral History Of The First DraftKings Sports Betting Championship (3/19/2020)
(Internet) -- Thursday, March 19 was the scheduled start date of the four-day 2020 DraftKings Sports Betting Spring Championship. It was to have a $1.5 million...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippine online gambling, VIP casino restart could aid virus fight (3/23/2020)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ gambling regulator wants permission to resume online gambling and VIP casino operations to help fund the government’s anti-...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Gaming Becomes Top Activity Online During Coronavirus Lockdown (3/21/2020)
(Worldwide) -- As people start locking themselves in their homes and isolate themselves from what is happening outside, keeping themselves occupied all day is becoming...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Can Online Gambling Save Atlantic City Casinos From the Coronavirus? (3/18/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Super Bowl helped Atlantic City casinos notch another big month in sports betting for February as they took in nearly $500 million in wagers on...
1 Article on this Issue

China Gaming

article Tencent earnings disappoint as China’s economy contracts (3/18/2020)
(China) -- Tencent Holdings, in which Naspers has a more-than 30% stake, has delivered disappointing earnings and warned about a difficult advertising environment in...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Shut-Out By Virus, Gamblers Turning To Online Betting (3/18/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Some gamblers who suddenly can't go to a casino to play slot machines, cards or roulette are migrating to internet casinos as the coronavirus shuts down...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article NASCAR launches first ever pro-racer esports series (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- NASCAR and esports company iRacing have announced the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, an esports alternative to the sport’s usual scheduling...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article Germany to Officially legalize online gambling and poker (3/17/2020)
(Germany) -- Germany’s relationship with online gambling has been in a grey area for quite a long time. It was largely illegal, except for about 20-something...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article AskGamblers recovers record $8.8m to players in 2019 (3/25/2020)
(Internet) -- Catena Media-owned affiliate site AskGamblers has revealed that it was able to help players to recover a record $8.8m (£7.4m/€8.1m) in unpaid...
article Sweden Fines Kindred SEK100 Million for Bonus Offers (3/22/2020)
(Sweden) -- Swedish gambling regulator has hit online gambling operator Kindred Group with a record fine for breaching rules on bonus offers to consumers. On Wednesday,...
article Becky’s Affiliated: Your guide to industry conference reschedules amidst COVID-19 outbreak (3/19/2020)
(USA) -- What is unfolding before our eyes right now, around the world, is simply unbelievable. It feels like every email, every tweet, every conversation happening...
article Fans comment on sport ban . . . Huge knock on betting houses (3/19/2020)
(Zimbabwe) -- BETTING houses have taken a huge knock from the recent global suspension of major sporting activities, particularly football. A survey of betting houses in...
press release Casino.org Launches Brand New Membership Area (3/12/2020)
(Malta) -- Casino.org has just launched its brand-new membership area - and is giving away huge prizes to celebrate.
article Let the Games begin… but in slow motion only (3/4/2020)
(Germany) -- The new Interstate Treaty on the Revision of Gambling Legislation in Germany (Glücksspielneuregulierungsstaatsvertrag – GlüNeuRStV), scheduled to go...
article BGC warns of impact of UK immigration changes on casinos (3/2/2020)
(UK) -- Gambling industry trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK government to make exemptions for employees in the casino industry...
article Spain Posts Decent 2019 Results Despite Slow Q4 (2/29/2020)
(Spain) -- Unperturbed by the most recent government announcement that online gambling advertisement will come under heavy regulation, the Spanish market grew 7.1% in...
article The Growing Trend for Faster Gaming (2/29/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The modern world is growing ever faster and with it is the trend for speedy gaming. Whereas it used to be most gamers’ preference to sit down for a...
article Norway to Close Gambling TV Advertising Loophole (2/29/2020)
(Norway) -- Norway is set to step up efforts to combat unauthorized gambling operations by closing a long-standing loophole in the portions of its advertising laws...
article Danish Regulator Continues Crackdown Blocking 25 Sites In 2019 (2/29/2020)
(Denmark) -- Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has continued its crackdown on unlicensed operators across the country, having announced it had blocked access...
article Online Sportsbook MoPlay Goes Bust, Not Paying Customers, Owes Manchester United £12 Million (2/24/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Online sports book MoPlay is insolvent and is no longer processing withdrawals. The Gibraltar-based company’s financial woes became widely known...
article Is online gambling illegal? (2/22/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The laws surrounding online gambling vary across the globe, with it being widely accepted in European, South American and Asian countries, yet heavily...
article Vivo overtakes Samsung in India, what lies ahead for smartphone maker (2/22/2020)
(India) -- This is important news for Vivo with the number of overall smartphone users now at around 502.2 million. The market is only likely to grow as smartphones have...
article Gambling stations: Joshi opposes, Ravi justifies (2/22/2020)
(India) -- Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, opposing the idea, said, "There is no need to convert Karnataka into a gambling den." He told...
article City of Buenos Aires to issue online gambling, betting licenses (2/21/2020)
(Argentina) -- Argentina’s online gambling prospects are once again on the rise after the city of Buenos Aires published new regulations governing online play. On...
article House passes internet gaming bill (2/18/2020)
(Mariana Islands) -- QUESTIONS were raised in the House of Representatives session on Tuesday regarding House Bill 21-31, which would legalize internet gaming in the...
article The Worst Video Game in Gaming History (2/17/2020)
(Internet) -- The worst video game in gaming history doesn't earn its title because of gore or even bad gameplay. Custer's Revenge is something much, much worse.
article Q&A: Understanding Payments in the Gaming Industry: A Conversation with Global Payments (2/13/2020)
(New York) -- This episode was recorded at the Money 20/20 event in 2019. On this episode, PaymentsJournal’s editor-in-chief, Ryan McEndarfer, sat down with...
article Paysafe executive: 5G will increase in-play sports betting (2/11/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The continued roll-out of 5G mobile technology will increase in-play and in-stadium mobile sports betting, according to a payment provider executive....

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