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Fantasy Sports

article Why the island of Malta is important for DraftKings (3/22/2017)
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports company DraftKings will launch in Germany this week, Yahoo Finance has learned. The company will open up a beta version of its platform,...
article Republican lawmaker looks to regulate fantasy sports in NC (3/16/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The popularity of fantasy sports continues to grow across the U.S. At least eight states have passed laws regulating the industry and soon North...
article NY Daily Fantasy Sports Revenue Stats Strengthen Argument For Regulation… Of Online Gambling (3/13/2017)
(New York) -- A recent report from New York gaming regulators reveals that the daily fantasy sports industry isn’t exactly a cash cow, especially compared to...
article Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players (2/28/2017)
(Virginia) -- Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to...
article Report: Richmond baseball players suspended over fantasy football (2/28/2017)
(Virginia) -- Five Richmond baseball players who have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA were involved in fantasy football, leading to their suspensions to start the...
article Fantasy sports could see new regulations in Kentucky (2/22/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Fantasy sports leagues are about as popular as the games themselves, and now Kentucky may be regulating all fantasy sports in the state. Rep. Adam Koenig (...
article New York asks DFS operators to prove fund segregation (2/5/2017)
(New York) -- New York gaming regulators have asked daily fantasy sports operators to prove that they segregate player funds from operating capital.
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun fined $70,000 (3/22/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators fined Mohegan Sun Pocono $70,000 Wednesday for five separate incidents last year when individuals under 21 were illegally on...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono fined for 5 underage gambling incidents (3/22/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators fined Mohegan Sun Pocono $70,000 on Wednesday for five separate incidents last year when individuals under 21 were illegally...
article Former MTGA CEO: exit not tied to Mohegan Sun Pocono fraud (2/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The former CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is pushing back against suggestions that his abrupt exit had anything to do with an...
article Gaming board investigating Mohegan Sun Casino in Poconos (2/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- There is "an active investigation" underway at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Friday...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Iowa to regulate lifetime ban for gamblers (3/21/2017)
(Iowa) -- Iowa passed a legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban. After...
article Editorial: Casino audits should remain public record (3/9/2017)
(Iowa) -- Like many states today, revenue from casinos around Iowa has become a substantial component of the state’s economy. In 2015, Iowa’s casinos paid...
article Casinos in Council Bluffs and Northwood fined for gambling violations (3/8/2017)
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos were issued penalties from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Tuesday for gambling violations. Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs was...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Asian Countries Compete to Establish Casinos...Korea Left behind due to Excessive Regulation (3/19/2017)
(South Korea) -- A race among Asian countries such as China, Japan, and the Philippines to build casino resorts has kicked off. The Japanese government is busy...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games" (3/18/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has condemned the "parasitic" websites that facilitate unlicensed and unregulated gambling around eSports. Sarah Harrison,...
article Lack of regulation in esports gambling remains a burden (3/16/2017)
(Worldwide) -- Last week the esports community was up in arms when Allen Cook, a man who worked as an analyst for Dota 2 team Ad Finem shared his ante-post bets from the...
article UK Regulators Offer Clarion Call For Esports Gambling Oversight, Including Skin Betting (3/16/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission issued a position paper this week on “Virtual currencies, esports and social casino gaming.”
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Internet Sweepstake Cafes

article Charges In Florida's Internet Cafe Fraud Case Dropped (3/18/2017)
(Florida) -- The legal situation regarding online gambling has been difficult to understand in the USA because of the numerous jurisdictions with different laws. In the...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Regulating betting better than ban: Law commission (3/18/2017)
(India) -- Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013 IPL betting scandal that rocked the careers of...
article State gambling commission: Your NCAA bracket could be illegal (3/16/2017)
(Washington) -- As the state of Washington waits to see just how far the Gonzaga men will go in the NCAA tournament, the state’s gambling arm says keep your money...
article Gambling Commission investigating breaches of new rules on football betting (2/25/2017)
(UK) -- In the United Kingdom, some 53 football players from the nation’s top eight leagues were reportedly flagged to the Gambling Commission regulator in the 29...
article More regulation is necessary in the sports betting industry (2/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- Illegal sports betting has escalated to a unprecedented extent, and it won't stop growing until the industry experiences regulation instead of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin

article New EU draft law seeks to monitor bitcoin users (3/16/2017)
(Europe) -- Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) continue to seek to end bitcoin’s anonymity. Last week, the parliament drafted a new proposal that seeks to...
1 Article on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Tabcorp switches regulatory supervisor for Tatts merger (3/14/2017)
(Australia) -- Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) is to assume regulatory supervision for its planned merger with Tatts Group.
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article DC Native Museum Forces Women to Take Off Water Protector Flags (3/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Many Native Americans took to social media to denounce the attack on the Indigenous community and its attempts to protect their land and their...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article State denies Bestbet request to install 2,000 slots at Jacksonville poker room (3/11/2017)
(Florida) -- Regulators have denied Bestbet’s request to install 2,000 slot machines at its Jacksonville facility, saying a change is law is required. Duval voters...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Association

press release National Indian Gaming Associations and the Blackfeet Gaming Commission Host Gaming Commissioner Certification Training in Montana (3/8/2017)
(Montana) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and the Blackfeet Gaming Commission hosted a NIGA Gaming Commissioner training at the Glacier Peaks Hotel...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Majority in favor of smoking ban: New survey (3/6/2017)
(Macau) -- Around 68.7 percent of respondents to a new survey by the Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff Association have expressed their desire to work in smoke free casinos...
article Macau government counters criticism on casino smoking ban stance (2/24/2017)
(Macau) -- In Macau, the government has reportedly rejected allegations that it intends to bow to pressure from casino operators and keep smoker-friendly lounges while...
article Kapok | Smoking gun (2/23/2017)
(Macau) -- Is it me or are we being treated worse than headless chickens with tar-filled lungs? An opinion survey on to smoke or not to smoke in casinos conducted by the...
article Macau Casinos Get Reprieve on Indoor Smoking Ban (2/19/2017)
(Macau) -- The Macau government is easing its position on smoking inside casinos, and that’s much-welcomed news to resort operators who are desperately trying to...
article Macau Casinos Will No Longer Have To Worry About Blanket Smoking Ban (2/16/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s six major casino operators will be certainly relieved after the government announced earlier this week that it will no longer be proceeding with...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Gaming regulators consistent with message to steer clear of pot business (3/5/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- When Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained how and why the Justice Department would address pot smoking, for both medical and recreational purposes, it...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Casino Developers Will Have to be Patient on Japanese Regulation, Says Analyst (2/23/2017)
(Japan) -- Global casino operators are bending over backwards to get a piece of the future Japanese casino industry, but they may have to wait just a little bit longer.
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Turnpike Chair Leaving To Join Gaming Board (2/23/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is leaving to join the state’s casino regulatory agency. Sean Logan issued a news release...
article Pennsylvania casino fined $25k after Oliver Reed’s ghost pops in (2/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania casino has been hit with a $25k fine for letting a customer gamble despite supplying him with an Oliver Reed-worthy drinks order. This...
article VIDEO: Casino fined for serving man 27 drinks (2/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino in Pennsylvania was fined $25,000 and three bartenders fired after serving a man 27 drinks, even after the man was visibly drunk, witnesses...
article 27 drinks for gambler lead to fine for casino, state says (2/2/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine for allowing a visibly drunk patron to gamble, the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article Architect developing skill-based games gets OK from Nevada Gaming Commission (2/23/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a gaming equipment manufacturing and distribution license to one of the world’s top...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article Patrick Nally: The many challenges of setting up a governing body from scratch (2/17/2017)
(Switzerland) -- Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work for many, many International Federations ranging from FIFA and the International Association of...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Russia Proposes UIGEA-Like Legislation to Block Online Gambling (2/14/2017)
(Russia) -- Russia is taking a page out of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the 2006 United States federal statute that blocked financial...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article Amaya fined by New Jersey gaming body for geolocation "flaw" (2/13/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Amaya has been fined USD 25,000 by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com
article Amaya fined for geolocation failure in New Jersey (2/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars owner Amaya has been fined in New Jersey after it allowed wagers from out-of-state players. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (...
article New Jersey Gambling Regulator Fines PokerStars for Geolocation Failure (2/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Online poker operator PokerStars had its wrists slapped by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for failing to prevent out-of-state customers...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Broadcasters slam moves to tighten gambling ad ban (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- The nation’s leading television and radio broadcasters have slammed attempts by the Labor Party to ban advertising of betting odds and gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Auditor-General slams gambling watchdog over Crown Casino scrutiny (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- VICTORIA’s gambling watchdog is under fire for failing to scrutinise money laundering and problem gambling at Crown Casino. A damning Auditor-...
article Crown Casino escapes close scrutiny by inspectors (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- Money laundering by high rollers at Crown has not been properly scrutinised by the state's gambling regulator, a damning report from Victoria's...
article Liquor authority approved licences for people with criminal histories, review finds (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- The body responsible for regulating alcohol and gambling licences in Victoria has approved licences for people with criminal histories and links to...
article Vic report shows Casino oversight (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- Victoria's gambling authority has not paid enough attention to supervising Melbourne's biggest and only licensed casino, Crown Casino.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Regulatory Issues to be debated at 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress (3/24/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- A panel of leading regulators from across the United States will discuss a variety of complex issues at the 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and...
article Polish Regulatory Crunch Pushing Online Gambling Exits (3/24/2017)
(Poland) -- The legality crunch is coming in the European online gambling industry with new legislation being applied in various jurisdictions in that region. The...
article Bet365, William Hill latest to exit Poland’s online gambling market (3/24/2017)
(Poland) -- A growing number of Polish-facing online gambling operators are racing for the border ahead of new regulatory restrictions that take effect on April 1.
article Rivers Casino hit with underage gambling fine (3/23/2017)
(New York) -- Rivers Casino has been hit with a fine for underage gambling. The State Gaming Commission says a minor went onto the gaming floor just after 10:30 p.m. on...
article Analysts Warn about Stringent Betting Restrictions on UK Retail Gaming Machines (3/23/2017)
(UK) -- International ratings agency Fitch Ratings warned that the United Kingdom government may impose more stringent betting restrictions on in-store gaming machines...
article Despite deadly California tour bus crashes, little interest in additional safety inspections (3/20/2017)
(California) -- A new law that allows cities, counties and law enforcement agencies to request the California Highway Patrol to inspect more of the tour buses that pass...
article GeoComply leads crackdown on gamblers who disguise their location (3/18/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Backing up about 100 feet from the California border near the Fashion Outlet in Primm, Nevada, a reporter is finally able to log into the World Series of...
article South America Update: Colombia to Implement Online Gambling Blacklist (3/18/2017)
(Colombia) -- Add Colombia to the list of countries seeking ways to curtail the offering of online gambling services to its citizens by international gambling operators...
article Wes Himes on EU gambling regulations (3/15/2017)
(Europe) -- In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, Wes Himes of Instinctif Partners talks about how the new developments in European Union...
article Norwegian Gaming Authority tightens the noose on skin betting (3/15/2017)
(Norway) -- The Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) is taking direct aim at gambling operators who are illegally offering skin betting in the country amid rising cases of...
article Audit: San Diego County improperly awarded casino mitigation funds (3/10/2017)
(California) -- A San Diego County committee awarded $250,000 in Indian gaming mitigation money to a program that had not shown local casinos were responsible for the...
article Linesville establishment fined for gambling-related violations (3/9/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Linesville business was cited and fined $400 for a gambling-related violation in February. The Pymatuning Veterans Home Association, 110 Erie St.,...
article Kamloops council gives nod for casino to serve drinks earlier (3/8/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Cascades Casino has Kamloops council’s blessing to move ahead with liquor licence changes that will allow it to serve alcohol at 10 a.m....
article How the US missed the opportunity of realistic internet gambling regulations (3/6/2017)
(UK) -- The internet continues to cause difficulty for regulators due to its decentralised nature. Widespread online piracy caused a revolution in the music industry...
article iGB Diary: US betting, Antigua revamp, Live scam vs. fake news, Cashout - now!, Silence is golden (not) (3/3/2017)
(USA) -- Happy Friday igaming peeps! Another busy instalment of your amazing industry words of wisdom with US thinktank CEI calling for betting regulation, Antigua in...
article “The regulatory landscape of online gambling is maturing” (2/20/2017)
(UK) -- ICE Totally Gaming attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors from across the world. Major industry players discussed the current state of...
article Vietnam to legalize gambling by locals next month (2/17/2017)
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam will lift its ban on gambling next month, allowing citizens to stake their fortunes at casinos and bet on soccer games, horse races, dog races and...
article MORON ALERT: Loophole allows Elizabeth Phillips to compete 20 days after Invicta FC 21 knockout (2/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Former UFC bantamweight Elizabeth Phillips (5-5) was given a 60-day medical suspension following her Invicta FC 21 knockout loss to Leah Letson.
article French Gambling Regulator Commits to Mid-2017 Online Poker Shared Liquidity Agreements (2/10/2017)
(France) -- France has committed its efforts to secure first online poker shared liquidity agreements by mid-2017, as ARJEL President Charles Coppolani has revealed in a...
article DOJ schools Saipan regulators on anti-money laundering rules (2/9/2017)
(Saipan) -- US Department of Justice officials are educating Saipan’s gaming regulators on anti-money laundering compliance just as the island’s lone casino...

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