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China Gaming

article China-owned gaming company bets on US investors for US$2.5bn loan (12/4/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Mobile gaming company Playtika, known for its casino-themed games, is placing a high-stakes bet on a selective US investor base that has hand-picked...
article COHEN: Why Duterte won’t fold on Chinese gambling (11/12/2019)
(Philippines) -- Online gambling is big business in Asia, and China wants to stop it. Cambodia seems to be playing ball with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article The Inside Story of How High School Esports Began and One Man's $100 Million Bet (12/4/2019)
(Internet) -- Delane Parnell likes video games for many reasons. For one, they appeal to his personality. “I’m super competitive,” he says. For another, when he was...
article HPU esports player takes talents beyond the computer screen (11/16/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hawaii Pacific University is giving away $18,000 worth of scholarships through their month-long esports tournament. The League of Legends portion of the...
article Walmart opening new Esports Arena in Overland Park store to bring gamers together (11/16/2019)
(Kansas) -- Walmart is adding a new enterprise to its long list of services. This one might be a win for shoppers, kids and anyone who plays video games. The Overland...
article Esports Betting Expands In US Beyond Nevada For First Time (11/14/2019)
(USA) -- Esports betting is officially live in New Jersey, although sportsbooks have only taken action on one event so far: the League of Legends World Championship...
article Valve shares ruling on conflicts of interest at CS:GO Majors (11/14/2019)
(Internet) -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer Valve has established where it stands on Major-attending teams having conflicts of interest.
article How the League of Legends World Championship became the Super Bowl of esports (11/8/2019)
(California) -- There is no faster growing sport than esports, and there is no bigger esports tournament than the League of Legends World Championship. The run-up to...
article The newest fantasy league on the block is for … sport climbing? (11/8/2019)
(Internet) -- No, you can’t draft the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the Nugget’s Nikola Jokić or the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado. But you can pick Korea’s competitive...
article As high schools embrace esports, students hope parents follow suit (11/6/2019)
(Internet) -- A few weeks before homecoming, a cloudless sky hung over Washington-Liberty High School in northern Virginia's Arlington County, and sounds of a...
article Broadcasting esports: Is measurement the key to success? (11/6/2019)
(Internet) -- From measuring audience metrics to platform and tournament sponsorship, monetising esports is not without it challenges. IBC365 speaks with industry...
article Esports Arena: Pro 'Fortnite' Player Banned for Cheating, 'Hearthstone' Crowns First Female Champ (11/6/2019)
(USA) -- Esports Arena is a curated weekly roundup of the biggest stories in the world of online competitive gaming.
article Global esports bodies agree on universal principles of fair play and respect (11/6/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Esports bodies from Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have teamed up on “a unifying set of principles” designed to promote...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey doles out $150k in online gambling, betting fines (12/4/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s online gambling and sports betting operators just got taken to the state’s regulatory woodshed for a variety of shortcomings. As...
article NJ Sports Betting Boss Has A Message For Media About Using Offshore Odds (12/2/2019)
(New Jersey) -- David Rebuck, the director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and thus perhaps the nation’s most prominent regulator, has a bone to...
article Six Lessons From Six Successful Years Of Online Gambling In New Jersey (11/25/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Just over six years ago, New Jersey made history. Last Thursday, Nov. 21, marked the sixth anniversary of the synchronized launch of legal online...
article Here’s What Makes 6 Years Of NJ Online Gambling Something Worth Celebrating (11/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The night of Nov. 21, 2013, is one of that Yaniv Sherman will never forget. The head of group commercial development at 888 Holdings was in Tel Aviv,...
article Golden Nugget’s igaming entity surpasses land-based counterpart (11/16/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has continued the precedent of making history month after month, as the state’s sportsbooks saw another significant jump and an igaming...
article 3 Unexpected Lessons Learned From 6 Years Of Online Poker In New Jersey (11/12/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey online poker industry turns 6 years old later this month. It is no secret online poker has struggled to find any momentum, and continues...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Social Gaming

article Gaming industry launches lobbying effort to shield smartphone games from Washington gambling laws (12/4/2019)
(Washington) -- Gaming industry and civic leaders in Washington state are launching a new lobbying organization today, part of a broader effort to exempt smartphone...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Coyote Cross-Up aims to unite Inland Empire gaming community (12/4/2019)
(California) -- San Bernardino is not exactly considered to be the gaming center of Southern California, but a growing community, one driven student leader, and the...
article Avoiding Epic fails in video games (12/3/2019)
(UK) -- When publishers are searching for the next big video game hit to replace a fading franchise, the easy short-cut is to acquire an already successful game and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article NC lottery may soon offer online scratch-off tickets (12/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina is one step closer to offering online lottery games. The state lottery commission has been debating so-called "digital instant...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article China-Facing Online Gambling Sites Running Amok In The Philippines (12/3/2019)
(Philippines) -- President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and his government may be starting to regret the decision to allow offshore gambling sites to operate out...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Budget battle still looms for Michigan lawmakers as they return from break (12/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Legislature is returning from its hunting and Thanksgiving break this week, a session recess that’s been a long-standing tradition over...
article Legislative leaders share priorities for last few weeks of the year (11/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- Lawmakers return to Lansing next week. There are three scheduled weeks of session before the end of the year, and legislative leaders are hoping to make...
article BLOG: Sports betting in talks to become legal in the state (11/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled all sports betting illegal in most states. In May, they got rid of that law opening the door for a lot of states to...
article Michigan Inching Toward Legal Online Gambling As Key Players Negotiate (11/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Substantive discussions finally are underway to bridge the gap between Michigan casinos and the governor on internet gambling. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill affiliates told to stop promoting US-facing sites (11/29/2019)
(New Jersey) -- UK bookmaker William Hill has instructed its affiliate marketing partners to stop promoting “unlicensed” US-facing online gambling operators...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article OP/ED: Don’t be late to the next ‘year of mobile’ (11/26/2019)
(Internet) -- Karolina Pelc examines the changing habits of gamblers, as the lines between gaming and gambling continue to blur, and how to attract the attention of...
article Casino Insider: Why casinos are getting into the mobile app business (11/16/2019)
(California) -- Smartphones are ubiquitous. Practically everyone has them and uses them (you may even be reading this newsletter from your mobile device), so it makes...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Study: Virginia Sports Betting Could Generate $400M In Mobile Revenue (11/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- A legislative study suggests mobile sports betting revenue in Virginia could approach $400 million at maturity in 2028. The study, conducted by The...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article German licensing authority reiterates igaming warning (11/22/2019)
(Germany) -- The body responsible for processing German online sports betting licence applications has once again stressed that operators must shut down any online...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Andrew Yang Takes Aim at Loot Boxes, Says They are Harmful to Children (11/22/2019)
(USA) -- Democrat and presidential candidate Andrew Yang recently questioned the economics and psychological effects of loot boxes. His concerns were made clear in a...
article Loot boxes increasingly common in video games despite addiction concerns (11/22/2019)
(UK) -- “Loot boxes” are becoming increasingly prevalent on computer video games despite rising alarm over the early exposure of children to gambling, new...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article DraftKings Is About To Get A New Hampshire Sports Betting Contract: Is It Getting A Monopoly, Too? (11/21/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- It looks like DraftKings Sportsbook will be the only mobile sports betting operator in the state of New Hampshire – at least for now. That’s according...
1 Article on this Issue

Pala Tribe

press release Pala Interactive selected by Kindred to supply online gaming platform for Unibet brand in Pennsylvania (11/21/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- November 22nd, 2019 – Pala Interactive, a leading online real money and social gaming platform provider, today announced it has entered into a...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article The Stars Group, Flutter Release Q3 Financials: What This Means For US Betting (11/15/2019)
(USA) -- Last week, both The Stars Group (TSG) and Flutter Entertainment PLC released information about their third-quarter financials. These two companies agreed on a...
article A Player’s Perspective On The PokerStars Pennsylvania Launch (11/6/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- After months of delays, PokerStars finally launched in Pennsylvania this week. Monday was the first of two days of public testing, with the site up and...
article PokerStars launches first-ever poker site in Pennsylvania; plus online casino (11/6/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- This week, FOX Bet announced the launch of PokerStars and PokerStars Casino in Pennsylvania. The largest online poker site in the world is now the...
article PokerStars PA Soft Launch A Huge Success (11/6/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Earlier this week, PokerStars PA went live with its soft launch of its software. The two-day testing period attracted plenty of players with nearly...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article Yahoo Sportsbook To Launch In New Jersey Today With Assist From BetMGM (11/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- It seems everybody wants a piece of the NJ sports betting pie. Even Yahoo. Yes, that Yahoo. The Yahoo sportsbook app powered by BetMGM is expected to...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article Mount Airy Opens New Poker Room That Could Benefit From Internet Poker (11/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mt. Airy Casino in Pennsylvania has officially opened a new space for poker and sports betting. According to a report from pahomepage.com, the...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article DOJ Delays Wire Act Case (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Department of Justice was granted an extension last week by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that effectively delays...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Australia Ramps Up Online Betting Reforms With Site Blocking (11/12/2019)
(Australia) -- If you have funds deposited with an illegal gambling site, withdraw them now. That was the stark warning from the Australian Communications and Media...
article Australia Gets Beefed-Up Powers to Block Illegal Online Gambling Sites (11/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Australia’s government can now force internet providers to block illegal foreign gaming websites — especially those which fail to pay out...
article Australians using dodgy offshore gambling websites are warned to withdraw their funds NOW (11/10/2019)
(Australia) -- Australia's communications watchdog will block illegal gambling websites hosted offshore under new powers now in effect. Punters have been warned by...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Optimal Sportsbook Revenues Elusive For New York, Iowa Without Full Online Betting (11/12/2019)
(USA) -- The release of sports betting figures in Iowa and New York continues to show why a full mobile sports betting component is needed for a healthy industry. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Bitcoin exchange Paxful partners with crypto casino to make online gambling easier (11/6/2019)
(USA) -- Peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful today announced a partnership with crypto gambling platform Bspin. Bspin Casino has integrated Paxful’s peer-to-...
1 Article on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings Exec Vows High Tax Rate Won’t Hurt Pennsylvania Gamblers (11/6/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers using DraftKings for their online sports wagering in Pennsylvania will not be harmed by the state’s comparatively high tax rate, the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article After Fast Start In The U.S., How Far Can Kambi Go? (12/3/2019)
(USA) -- As legalized sports betting proliferates across the U.S. landscape, a European-based company the public will rarely if ever hear about is originating the odds...
article Scottsdale casino game designer gets UK license to expand online business (12/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Scottsdale-based casino game designer has big expansion plans in the United Kingdom after receiving an online, real-money gambling license. Design Works...
article Scottsdale casino game designer gets UK license to expand online business (12/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Scottsdale-based casino game designer has big expansion plans in the United Kingdom after receiving an online, real-money gambling license. Design Works...
article Danish Government will increase online gambling tax in 2021 (12/3/2019)
(Denmark) -- The Danish Government has revealed plans to increase online gambling tax by eight percentage points in its 2020 Finance Act. The government claims the new...
article UK Online Gambling Sector Contracts for the First Time in Its History (11/29/2019)
(UK) -- The UK online gambling sector shrank by 0.6 percent in the year ending March 31, 2009, its first ever recorded decline, according to new figures released by the...
article Gamblers are betting a Ford F-150 will beat the Tesla Cybertruck in a tug-of-war rematch (11/29/2019)
(Internet) -- Some bettors are siding with Ford in an anticipated tug-of-war between its F-150 and Tesla's Cybertruck. The gambling website MyBookie listed the F-150...
article BLOG: Next-generation casino gaming systems present myriad embedded design challenges (11/25/2019)
(Internet) -- The ever-accelerating dissemination of HD video and gaming content to consumer devices spanning from home theaters, PCs and console systems, to tablets and...
article YouTube to update harassment and gaming policies, clarify changes to kids content (11/21/2019)
(Internet) -- In YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki quarterly letter, released today, the exec addresses a number of changes to YouTube policies, including the recent FTC-...
article BLOG: How To Make Online Sports Gaming A Sure Bet For Payments, State Governments (11/20/2019)
(USA) -- Damon Runyon — the American author who created characters like Sky Masterson, immortalized in “Guys and Dolls,” and enamored with rolling the...
article Sony establishes A.I. arm that will focus on gaming and food (11/20/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Sony Corporation has set up Sony AI, an organization that will undertake research and development into artificial intelligence. In an announcement...
article Two more Swiss casinos secure online gaming licences (11/20/2019)
(Switzerland) -- Swiss gambling regulator the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) has granted online gambling licences to two land-based casinos in Bern and...
article Most Influential Women in iGaming 2019 (11/19/2019)
(Worldwide) -- It’s no secret that women are under-represented at the highest levels of the igaming industry. Now in its second year, the iGaming Business Most...
article Canadian court issues country’s first domain-blocking order (11/19/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Australia has ordered its first blocks of unauthorized online gambling domains, while a Canadian court has just issued the country’s first ever...
article Argentina: Paving the way for exponential iGaming growth (11/16/2019)
(Argentina) -- Argentina is regarded by igaming experts as a country with huge potential, writes BtoBet CEO Alessandro Fried. In fact, big recent strides to regulatory...
article Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel: Legalise casino, tax offshore operators (11/16/2019)
(Germany) -- The Gambling Research Centre (Forschungsstelle Glücksspiel) at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has issued a series of recommendations to update...
press release GrooveGaming getting into the Groove for SiGMA 2019 (11/16/2019)
(Malta) -- Ascending aggregator GrooveGaming will be showcasing some under-wraps new technologies with its biggest ever presence at SiGMA with an extended presence on...
article France’s online gambling operators enjoy punters’ poor choices (11/15/2019)
(France) -- France’s online sports betting operators positively pummeled punters in the third quarter of 2019, while online poker got a double-digit boost from...
article Poker and racing recoveries contribute to French Q3 growth (11/15/2019)
(France) -- The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and...
article Italian government seeks to shrink online gaming market (11/15/2019)
(Italy) -- Italy’s Five Star Movement-Democratic Party coalition government has set out plans to reduce the number of online gaming licences available in the...
article Online gambling ads on video file-sharing sites under scrutiny (11/12/2019)
(Thailand) -- Online gambling operators are finding it harder to promote their wares via video file-sharing sites as law enforcement authorities and rights-holders get...

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