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article 9th Circuit: Online Poker Accounts Not Reportable on FBAR (7/29/2016)
(California) -- On July 21, 2016, the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Hom, No. 14-16214 D.C. No. 3:13-cv-03721-WHA (9th Cir. 2016), determined that a taxpayer who held...
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Philippines Gaming

article 124 online game permits voided (7/29/2016)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Games and Amusement Corp. has revoked the permits of 124 online e-game outlets throughout the country for violation of its existing rules...
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Delaware Gaming

article Delaware iGaming Revenue Hits Fourth Straight Record Month in June (7/28/2016)
(Delaware) -- Delaware continues to have a golden streak of iGaming revenue fortunes after a fourth straight revenue record, and sixth consecutive month on the ascent in...
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eSports

article eSports Gambling: Valve Puts on a Sheriff’s Badge (7/27/2016)
(USA) -- Recent controversy with game-fixing and eSports gambling could put Valve in legal hot water. Ramifications could have dire implications for eSports.
press release Ultimate Media Ventures Partners With SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for "Battle on the Strip" Esports Tournament Series (7/27/2016)
(Texas) -- Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) -- the VC-backed esports innovation and media company -- is pleased to today announce a partnership with SLS Las Vegas...
article The CS:GO gambling scandal: Everything you need to know (7/26/2016)
(USA) -- A lot has happened in a month. Over the course of a month, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has been hit with arguably the biggest scandal in the game's...
article CSGOFast Latest Skin Gambling Site To Shut Down In Wake Of Valve Crackdown (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- CSGOFast is the latest skin betting site to shut down following the decision by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) publisher Valve to target sites that...
article Esports Betting – Overview Of The Esports Gambling VerticalEsports Betting (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Gambling on – and around – esports is a much bigger market than many assume. For ongoing, in-depth coverage of the esports gambling market, visit...
article How The 23 Named Skin Gambling Sites Have Reacted To Valve’s Cease And Desist Letter (7/22/2016)
(USA) -- It’s been more than two days since Valve Corporation sent a cease and desist letter to 23 skin betting sites that gave them 10 days to stop using its API...
article Other YouTubers involved in CSGO gambling “the last people you would expect” (7/22/2016)
(USA) -- In a fascinating episode of Robot Congress, podcast co-host and ‘Videogame Attorney’ Ryan Morrison talks at length about CSGO gambling, the laws...
article Valve Gives Skin Gambling Sites Ten Days to Shut Themselves Down (7/22/2016)
(USA) -- The Valve Corporation is making good on its word to dismantle the multi-billion dollar industry in skins gambling that has grown up around its hit video game...
article UK Gambling Commission to Monitor eSports and Bitcoin (7/22/2016)
(UK) -- The UK has long been one of the most popular and heavily active online gambling markets in the world. For years, British residents have encountered gambling...
article In video games, spectating is the new advertising (7/21/2016)
(USA) -- The rise of online audiences watching video gamers stream themselves playing isn't simply a new form of entertainment seen by millions. It's also...
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Fantasy Sports

article Is Yahoo’s Starving Fantasy Football Cash Cow Headed to Slaughter at Verizon? (7/27/2016)
(USA) -- The ailing internet giant’s daily fantasy sports league has been exceptionally honest and—not coincidentally—not very lucrative. When internet...
article Still No Daily Fantasy Sports In New York: Wait Continues For Governor To Act On Bill (7/27/2016)
(New York) -- July is about to turn into August, and daily fantasy sports is still not up and running in New York. After the victory scored by the industry in June...
article Md. Comptroller Eyeing Up Big Changes For Daily Fantasy Sports (7/27/2016)
(Maryland) -- A crackdown on Internet gambling. Maryland’s comptroller is eyeing up big changes for daily fantasy sports. The multi-million dollar business has...
article Betiply brings Daily Fantasy Sports market to Mexico (7/27/2016)
(Mexico) -- Betiply announces that it will bring Daily Fantasy Sports to Mexico, which until now, has only been available in the US and Canada.
article 2016 For Daily Fantasy Sports In State Legislatures: Win Or Loss? (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- The year for daily fantasy sports, at least legislatively, is pretty much over, with six states passing laws to date. The one major bill that is still hanging...
article Focus: Feds losing out on fantasy sports taxes (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Despite widely held legal opinion that unregulated daily fantasy sports betting web sites are illegal, the Canadian government “has its head in the sand...
article What Verizon Purchase Of Yahoo Means For NFL Content And Fantasy Sports (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Verizon has won a bidding war for the right to purchase Yahoo's YHOO -2.63% operating business at a price tag of $4.8 billion in cash.
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New Jersey Gaming

article Betfair Casino Takes A Stand In New Jersey With Relaunch Of ‘Let It Ride’ (7/27/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Betfair Casino has reaffirmed its commitment to the New Jersey online gambling industry through the reintroduction of its Let it Ride table game.
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Video Gaming

article South Florida casinos deal with Pokémon craze (7/27/2016)
(Florida) -- q qThe Pokémon Go sensation has hit local casinos, and the reaction from staff has been mixed. Some are celebrating it, some are unsure what to think, and...
article How Virtual Reality Could Effect Gambling (7/27/2016)
(USA) -- The question that needs to be answered is “Could the rush experienced by gambling be increased by virtual reality”. It is clear that there are few...
article Pokémon Go Craze: Battle, Train, Win – But No Betting (7/26/2016)
(USA) -- We are living in a virtual (or perhaps “augmented”) Pokémon explosion. You can’t get away from news of public craze over Pokémon Go. Players...
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Caesars

article Caesars Interactive Entertainment in Advanced Talks Over $4.2 billion Acquisition (7/26/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) could be sold to a Chinese consortium led by Giant Interactive, owners of MMO role-playing game ZT Online,...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Raises Tax on Casino Table Games, But Online Gambling Still Needed To Fill $100 Million Shortfall (7/26/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Beginning next week, Pennsylvania casinos will pay a bit higher tax on all table game revenue for the foreseeable future. The two percent tax hike on...
article Does Pennsylvania Have Legalized Online Poker Yet? (7/23/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are playing with the hearts of online poker players in America. They led us on and asked us out. We bought something special to...
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William Hill

article Bookmaker William Hill confirms approach from Rank and 888 (7/26/2016)
(UK) -- British bookmaker William Hill gave a frosty response to a proposed takeover bid from 888 Holdings and Rank Group on Monday, saying it saw little merit in the...
article Rank Group and 888 Holdings Confirm Merger Talks and Interest in William Hill (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- After Casino News Daily reported on Sunday that major gambling operators The Rank Group and 888 Holdings are mulling a £2-billion tie-up, the two companies...
article William Hill - Approach from Rank Group and 888 Holdings (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- On 25 July William Hill announced that it had received a preliminary approach from online gambling group 888 Holdings and casino operator Rank Group. William...
article William Hill approached by 888 and Rank for gambling merger (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- UK betting firm William Hill has been approached by rival gambling companies 888 and Rank Group about a merger. William Hill said it would "listen to and...
article William Hill gives frosty response to Rank and 888 approach (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- British bookmaker William Hill (WMH.L) gave a frosty response to a proposed takeover bid from 888 Holdings (888.L) and Rank Group (RNK.L) on Monday, saying it...
article William Hill is lukewarm on ambitious three-way merger deal (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- William Hill has fired a shot across the bows of suitors Rank Group and 888 amid scepticism that the pair would be able to pull off an ambitious three-way tie-up...
article William Hill receives joint merger offer from 888 and Rank Group (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- William Hill has received a joint merger offer from rival gambling companies 888 Holdings and casino operator Rank Group. The UK bookmaker said it would "...
article European shares advance as Ryanair and William Hill surge (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- European stocks rose on Monday, with low-cost airline Ryanair climbing after it issued a bullish outlook while shares in William Hill surged on bid interest from...
article William Hill Australia To Launch Gambling Card As Hunt For New CEO Begins (7/25/2016)
(Australia) -- William Hill Australia is slapping down its bankroll on the prospect of a new top-up card for local customers. The UK giant, which operates online Down...
article William Hill jumps as rivals 888 and Rank make potential £3bn merger approach, but bookmaker gives suitors a frosty response (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- Betting group William Hill has been approached by online rival 888 Holdings and casinos operator Rank Group over a potential £3billion three-way merger...
article William Hill jumps as rivals 888 and Rank plot bid (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- Shares in William Hill have jumped after rivals 888 and Rank said they had joined forces to prepare a bid for the bookmaker. William Hill (WMH +) jumped 7.3% to...
article William Hill CEO Out Because Of Online Sports Betting Failures (7/23/2016)
(UK) -- The board of directors for UK sportsbook operator William Hill is replacing CEO James Henderson after two years on the job, because of struggling revenue for...
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Election 2016

article Column: A look at how the Vice Presidential nominees would fair for the gambling industry (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- In an article I wrote in February I looked at all the Presidential candidates and argued that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be best for gamblers in the...
article Hillary Clinton’s Enigmatic Record On Gambling (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- As Democrats gather this week in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency, the most striking feature of her limited and complicated record on...
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Mobile Gaming

article Android Native Gambling Apps and Alternatives for Players (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Modern day online slots and casino games have evolved from simple 3 reel games with mediocre graphics, visual and sound FX to sophisticated games boasting all...
article Enter the arena: Rise of MMO gaming (7/23/2016)
(India) -- Last week, Pokémon Go took the gaming world by storm. The augmented reality title has players armed with smartphones hunting streets, parks, rivers, landmarks...
article How mobile is changing the world (7/21/2016)
(Worldwide) -- Mobile phones and tablet devices have changed the way we live our lives, becoming an integral component in the way we communicate with others, access...
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PokerStars

article PokerStars Posts A Strong, But Not Dominant, First Quarter In The New Jersey Online Gambling Market (7/25/2016)
(New Jersey) -- The June revenue figures issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) provide a full quarter of data on how PokerStars has fared since...
article The Rapid Decline Of Cash Game Traffic On PokerStars: Cause For Concern Or Expected Outcome? (7/22/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Over the past several years, ring games on PokerStars have dried up at an increasingly rapid pace. The latest data from Poker Industry Pro (paywall) via...
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Amaya Gaming

article Amaya Gaming trims “dozens” of staff to ensure company hits growth targets (7/23/2016)
(Montreal) -- Online gambling operator Amaya Gaming is trimming its payroll in a bid to improve its organizational structure and its bottom line. On Friday, sources told...
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Australia Gaming

article William Hill seeks new CEO to boost Australian online gaming (7/21/2016)
(Australia) -- UK bookmaker William Hill may overhaul its flagging Australian digital operations after chief executive James Henderson was dumped after only two years...
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Delaware Online

article Delaware reveals record online gaming haul in June (7/21/2016)
(Delaware) -- Delaware in June generated $304,874 (€276,435) in online gaming revenue, the highest monthly total since the US state legalised such activities....
article Online gambling in Delaware experiences 93% H1 net revenue rise following a record June (7/20/2016)
(Delaware) -- The regulated i-gaming market in Delaware generated net revenue of $1.5m for the first six months of 2016, representing a 93% year-on-year increase on the...
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Other News

article How a new breed of hack compromised 2,500 gambling sites at once (7/27/2016)
(USA) -- Last year, visitors to a wide range of gambling sites started reporting unusual behavior. Strange text windows would pop up, offering users special access codes...
article Stanley Ho firm launches Portugal’s first online casino (7/27/2016)
(Portugal) -- Portuguese gaming operator Estoril Sol SGPS SA – majority controlled by business interests connected to Macau casino entrepreneur Stanley Ho Hung Sun...
article ICE on London’s streets (7/27/2016)
(UK) -- Following the success of the 2016 ICE Totally Gaming Technopolis campaign, Clarion Events will this year change its focus to an historic and cultural theme for...
article Ladbrokes, Coral must sell stores to get merger cleared - UK regulator (7/26/2016)
(UK) -- Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell around 350 to 400 shops in order to obtain clearance for their proposed merger, Britain's competition regulator...
article Online gambling group Intertain to list in London (7/26/2016)
(UK) -- Online betting company Intertain Group Ltd. (IT.T) plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, a move it says will boost its valuation by giving it more exposure...
article Estoril Sol and GAMING1 Form Joint Venture to Run Portugal’s First Online Casino (7/26/2016)
(Portugal) -- Estoril Sol Digital Online Gaming and Products Services, SA has become Portugal’s first gambling company to have been granted an online casino...
article Portugal’s first licensed online casino site up and running (7/26/2016)
(Portugal) -- At a meeting held on July 25, Portugal’s gambling regulator, Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service) (...
article Paddy Power Launches Red Tiger Gaming Content (7/26/2016)
(Ireland) -- Developer of online casino content Red Tiger Gaming announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with gambling operator Paddy Power. As part of the...
article Scientific Games Expands into Romania (7/26/2016)
(Romania) -- US-headquartered provider of gambling products and related services Scientific Games Corp. announced on Monday that it has become among the first online...
article Casino operator Estoril Sol launches Portugal's first licensed online casino site (7/25/2016)
(Portugal) -- Portugal has issued the first online casino license under its new regulated online gambling market. On Monday, local gaming regulator Serviço Regulação e...
article EveryMatrix Partners Spinomenal Extending Casino Offering (7/25/2016)
(UK) -- EveryMatrix Partners Spinomenal Extending Casino OfferingEveryMatrix is extending its Casino Engine with cross offering its slot platform with Spinomenal.
article France Pari Acquires Spain’s Suertia (7/25/2016)
(France) -- French gambling operator France Pari announced today that it has acquired Spanish online sports betting and gaming company Suertia.
article mybet CEO Zeno Osskó Leaves Company (7/25/2016)
(Germany) -- German gambling operator mybet Holding SE announced the departure of CEO Zeno Osskó and the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Markus Peuler as his...
article Endorphina Casino Content Goes Live with EASIT (7/25/2016)
(Czech Republic) -- Czech provider of online gambling solutions Endorphina announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with supplier of sports betting and...
article IBID Group Acquires Pragmatic Play (7/25/2016)
(Malta) -- IBID is an internet business investment development company dwelling on the acquisition of mainly Internet-based ventures. They have a keen eye for companies...
article How to keep your computer safe while playing online games (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Online gambling first came to light a decade ago, during the early 2000s. Thereafter, several online gambling sites came into being, such as Redflush online...
article How to keep your computer safe while playing online games (7/25/2016)
(USA) -- Online gambling first came to light a decade ago, during the early 2000s. Thereafter, several online gambling sites came into being, such as Redflush online...
article Online gaming halves chances of getting Alzheimer's and dementia, say scientists (7/24/2016)
(UK) -- Training the brain by playing online games can almost halve the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The tasks challenge reasoning and...
article Online Gambling Giant Interwetten Reports Growth (7/22/2016)
(Malta) -- It appears that there may be a connection between the rise of profits in the online gambling sector while the terrestrial casinos aren’t doing as well...
article EveryMatrix Adds Spinomenal Casino Content on CasinoEngine (7/22/2016)
(Romania) -- Leading provider of iGaming solutions EveryMatrix announced the addition of slot titles by supplier of HTML5 gaming content Spinomenal to its CasinoEngine...

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