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article Consortium pulls Australian gambling giant offer: report (4/28/2017)
(Australia) -- A consortium led by US private equity firm KKR pulled its takeover bid for Australian gaming and lottery giant Tatts, reports said, after the firm...
article Online bookies banned from offering credit (4/27/2017)
(Australia) -- Online gambling sites operating in Australia will be banned from offering lines of credit to their customers under sweeping new reforms.
article Long-running pokie gambling fraud trial enters final stages (4/27/2017)
(Australia) -- A Blenheim-based harness racing personality earned more than $1 million a year as a result of influencing or controlling grants from pokie gambling...
article Australian Government OKs National Problem Gambling Framework (4/27/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian officials have approved the introduction of a new national problem gambling framework as part of an ongoing clampdown on online gambling, local...
article Could cutting gambling ads on TV threaten free to air sports coverage? (4/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is considering a ban on gambling ads being broadcast during sporting events. The move has been supported by...
article Kevin Rudd slams Stephen Conroy over gambling and Labor conflict (4/21/2017)
(Australia) -- Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has slammed Labor powerbroker Stephen Conroy for "unethical and unacceptable" lobbying for online bookmakers...
article Australia could grant another casino license (4/20/2017)
(Australia) -- Deputy Leader Deb Frecklington, member of the Liberal National Party (LNP), said that they will keep a casino license for North or Central Queensland if...
article AFL set to accept watered down gambling reform (4/20/2017)
(Australia) -- The AFL believes it has achieved a compromise with the Federal Government after two weeks of intensive lobbying against plans to ban gambling TV...
article Australia poised to implement sports betting ads ban (4/20/2017)
(Australia) -- The Australian federal government is set to introduce new laws that will ban all forms of gambling advertising on television during live sports events.
article Sports gambling ad ban would cost broadcasters millions in advertising revenue (4/20/2017)
(Australia) -- Broadcasters could take a significant cut to the estimated $120 million to $150 million spent by wagering companies on television if the government bans...
article Gaming and alcohol watchdog accused of running skeleton staff at Crown (4/20/2017)
(Australia) -- The state's gaming and alcohol watchdog has been accused of failing to provide critical scrutiny of Crown, with just 13 people, including junior staff...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Labor organizations seek more representation in gaming (4/28/2017)
(Macau) -- Just ahead of the Labour Day holiday, the Conselho Permanente de Concertação Social (Permanent Council for Social Dialogue), or CPCS, is facing criticism for...
article Macau Junket Operators Being Audited by Local Regulators (4/23/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau junket operators that bring VIP and high rollers to the special Chinese gambling enclave are being audited by local regulators who are inspecting the...
article Macau casino GGR to expand 12 pct in 2017: Fitch (4/20/2017)
(Macau) -- Fitch Ratings Inc is forecasting that Macau gaming revenues will grow by 12 percent year-on-year in 2017. First-quarter growth in casino gross gaming revenue...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Playtech

article Playtech BGT Sports confirms management team (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has finalised its senior management team, following the acquisition of BGT by Playtech in July 2016. Armin Sageder, founder of BGT,...
article Playtech pens major casino contract extension with Rank (4/20/2017)
(UK) -- Playtech has extended its casino deal with the Rank Group to include the full integration of table and slot management systems across the UK Grosvenor Casinos...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Arsene Wenger: Gambling is 'immoral' and should be banned from society (4/28/2017)
(Monaco) -- Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe would benefit greatly from a move to Arsenal and will sign with the team, according to club legend Robert Pires, but the...
article Joey Barton banned for 18 months over gambling (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting, the Football Association has...
article Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder says he is addicted to gambling after FA ban (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Joey Barton has said he is addicted to gambling and criticised the Football Association for what he says is a "dependence on betting companies".
article OP/ED: AFL and gambling: Hobbling of minimal reforms is shameful (4/23/2017)
(Australia) -- Congratulations Caroline Wilson for revealing the AFL's lobbying against the proposed federal bans on gambling ads during live sport ("Gambling...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Belle Corp confirms Manila expansion plans (4/27/2017)
(Philippines) -- Belle Corp confirmed vice chairman Willy Ocier’s comments on its expansion plans for its project in City of Dreams Manila. During a PSE filing...
article Pagcor increases net incomes during Q1 (4/27/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) announced that during the first three months of the year they perceived net incomes of US$26.5 million...
article Gambling operator links 2 Cabinet men, retired generals to slay plot (4/27/2017)
(Philippines) -- Gambling operator Charlie “Atong” Ang on Thursday accused two Cabinet officials and several retired military generals of plotting to kill...
article Philippines government agency to force online gambling firms out of Manila (4/26/2017)
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines, the government agency tasked with accrediting buildings for the nation’s numerous special economic zones has reportedly...
article Philippines Online Gaming Operators No Longer Welcomed Inside State-Sponsored Economic Zones (4/26/2017)
(Philippines) -- Philippines online gambling companies that are currently occupying millions of square feet of office space in the country’s state-sponsored...
article Philippines steps up i-gaming prohibition (4/24/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority is banning online gaming firms from operating anywhere within its accredited locations across the country...
article PEZA to kick out online gambling operators in accredited buildings (4/23/2017)
(Philippines) -- Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza wants no online gambling operations inside its accredited building nationwide....
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article A Multi-Crore Indian League Projects Poker as a Skilled Sport – But is the Game Legal? (4/27/2017)
(India) -- While the rapid expansion of the card game will likely raise some eyebrows, judicial precedents and international research show that poker is kosher.
article Poker AI Wins $290K from Humans (4/23/2017)
(China) -- For the second time in 2017, poker-playing artificial intelligence (AI) crushed human poker players. The poker AI “Lengpudashi” or “cold...
article It’s a big deal: Poker gets into a league of its own (4/22/2017)
(India) -- For 108 players— and many other stakeholders —May 2017 will be a significant “coming out of the shadows” month. The Poker Sports League (PSL), a first of its...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Jeju Shinhwa World opened first phase (4/27/2017)
(South Korea) -- Jeju Shinhwa World, the newest casino hotel complex from South Korea, held a grand opening for the first phase of the project on Tuesday. The venue...
article South Korea may allow iGaming (4/27/2017)
(South Korea) -- National authorities are considering the implementation of iGaming services for the lottery sector, according to Korea Times. Gaming operators in South...
article First integrated casino resort opens in South Korea (4/22/2017)
(South Korea) -- Thursday saw the opening of Paradise Sega Sammy’s Paradise City in Yeongjongdo, South Korea in the location of the former Paradise Incheon Casino...
article South Korea set to open lavish casino as missile spat scares off Chinese gamblers (4/22/2017)
(South Korea) -- South Korea's first casino resort has been unlucky with the timing of its grand opening this week as a diplomatic spat scares off gamblers from...
article China Deals a Blow to South Korean Casino’s Fortunes (4/20/2017)
(South Korea) -- Northeast Asia’s first Las Vegas-style casino resort opened here on Thursday, but to widespread concern about whether the South Korean gambling...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Crown Resorts’ architect of China push leaves casino group (4/26/2017)
(Australia) -- Michael Chen, the man who led Crown Resorts’ push into China, has reportedly left the James Packer’s casino company following the arrest of 18...
article James Packer's man in China Michael Chen leaves Crown Resorts (4/26/2017)
(Australia) -- The architect of Crown Resorts' push into China, Michael Chen, has left the casino group as the clean-out of top management continues following the...
article Crown Resorts’ China marketing guru Michael Chen departs (4/25/2017)
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts head of international marketing, Michael Chen, who spearheaded the casino operator’s push into China has left the company. It is...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Macau profits rise 26.5% in first quarter of 2017 (4/26/2017)
(Macau) -- The Wynn Macau Ltd casino group has reported a significant 26.5% rise in net profits for the first quarter of 2017. In unaudited results filed with the Hong...
1 Article on this Issue

Baha Mar

article Baha Mar Ushers in New Era of Tourism and Airlift for The Bahamas (4/25/2017)
(Bahamas) -- The opening of the multi-billion dollar Baha Mar resort will usher in a new era of tourism in The Bahamas and expand airlift to the island nation. Ministry...
article Chinese-backed Caribbean casino resort preview starts (4/23/2017)
(Bahamas) -- A casino was among the facilities opened for a “preview” period at the Baha Mar gaming resort in the Bahamas on Friday. A press release from the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Poker

article Online Poker Players Are Exiled in Paradise (4/25/2017)
(Costa Rica) -- On the very first evening after Ryan Garitta moved to Jaco, Costa Rica, a small beach town on the Pacific Coast, he had dinner with about 2o other recent...
article Poker Boom: The Next BIG Wave To Hit The Indian Market (4/20/2017)
(India) -- After achieving success in the US, UK, China and other European nations, the poker has received widespread acceptance as a game of skill in India.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article Italy moves towards online poker liquidity (4/24/2017)
(Italy) -- Daria Petralia, head of Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), Italy’s online gaming regulation agency, said that they’re working towards an...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Melco and Hard Rock set to open casino in Cyprus (4/24/2017)
(Cyprus) -- The city of Limassol will host Cyprus’ first casino resort, which will be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill PR director leaving after nearly half a century of service (4/24/2017)
(UK) -- After 45 years with the bookmaker, public relations guru Graham Sharpe is leaving United Kingdom-based William Hill. Sharpe, who in March 1972 signed on with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article European VR/AR Experts Will Present At Moscow-Based Russian Gaming Week (4/23/2017)
(Russia) -- On June 7-8, the Moscow-based exhibition center Sokolniki will host the annual Russia’s largest exhibition and forum Russian Gaming Week 2017. The...
article Russian investor abandons Primorye (4/20/2017)
(Russia) -- Khayna Yunli Company, a Russian investor, has reportedly opted out from its project in the Primorye gambling zone, according to Betting Business Russia.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article UK, U.S. and Asian casinos look for wild card to woo Japan (4/21/2017)
(Japan) -- Back in April 2012, Hajime Satomi, the chairman and president of SEGA SAMMY Holdings Inc., took to the stage at a press conference in Miyazaki Prefecture to...
article Japan is set to pass second IR bill this year (4/20/2017)
(Japan) -- The Integrated Resort Promotion Team from Japan is currently drafting a new bill, which needs to be passed before the government can review and accept bids...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Anti-gambling NIR police director denies favoritism (4/29/2017)
(Philippines) -- Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, director of the Police Regional Office-18 (Negros Island Region), debunked claims of practicing "favoritism...
article Experts issue warning over extent of UK gambling problem (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- A group of experts have spoken out over the magnitude of an apparent gambling problem in the UK, calling for further scrutiny of the issue.
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article Goa casinos refuse to hike entry fees despite jacked up licensing costs (4/28/2017)
(India) -- Casinos in Goa will not raise their entry fees despite the government’s decision to jack up the costs of operating gambling establishments—both...
article Seven arrested from matka gambling dens (4/28/2017)
(India) -- The police on Thursday arrested seven people as they raided matka gambling dens at Vinobha Nagar, Anna Nagar and Ragigudda localities in the city. The police...
article Mason remanded for $9M casino robbery (4/28/2017)
(Guyana) -- Jamil Charles, 29, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, the brother of now dead notorious criminal Jermaine ‘Skinny’ Charles, was yesterday...
article Poland’s new online gambling blacklist undergoes growth spurt (4/28/2017)
(Poland) -- Poland has updated its blacklist of the online gambling domains it intends to block starting this summer. On Friday, Poland’s Ministry of Finance added...
article Ex-West Ham youth player, 22, conned an elderly man out of £17,000 by using his credit card at a Playboy Casino (4/28/2017)
(UK) -- A former premiership footballer conned almost £17,000 from an elderly man by using his stolen card at Playboy Casino, a court heard today.
article RakeTech purchases assets in Agonas, Astro Media Group (4/28/2017)
(Sweden) -- RakeTech Group has acquired assets in Agonas AB and Astro Media Group AB. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed, but igaming affiliate RakeTech...
article BetConstruct is celebrated with an award (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- BetConstruct takes home the title of Compliance Innovator of the Year at the Gambling Compliance Regulatory Awards 2017 in London, UK.
article Gaming in Holland hosts essential debates (4/27/2017)
(Netherlands) -- The head of the task force overseeing the modernization of gambling policy at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice has confirmed his attendance at...
article Groupe Barrière to open its Ivory Coast casino next week (4/27/2017)
(Ivory Coast) -- French operator Groupe Barrière will open its first Ivorian venue next week with the Golden Elephant casino’s inauguration in Abidjan.
article Opinion: Gambling problems outweigh benefits (4/27/2017)
(Guam) -- I support Bill No. 50-34 to remove exemptions for casino gambling during the Liberation Day Carnival and village fiestas, primarily for political and religious...
article Chelsea FC Commissions Gambling Experts to Educate Young Players (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Chelsea FC has commissioned a group of risk awareness experts to work with its young players to warn them of the dangers of gambling addiction.
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem (4/27/2017)
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article Gambling: Fans group urges Scottish football review of gambling links (4/27/2017)
(Scotland) -- Scottish football's relationship with the gambling industry should be reviewed, according to a fans' group. It comes in the wake of Burnley...
article Kindred Group Reports Record Q1 Revenue ahead of 32Red Acquisition (4/26/2017)
(Sweden) -- Online gambling operator Kindred Group, recently rebranded from Unibet Group, reported record high gross winnings revenue for the three months ended March 31...
article Online gambling operator Kindred Group posts record first-quarter performance (4/26/2017)
(Sweden) -- Swedish online gambling operator Kindred Group has released its unaudited financial results for the first three months of 2017 showing that its quarterly...
article Intralot's Totolotek launches virtual sports betting in Poland (4/26/2017)
(Poland) -- Intralot's Polish bookmaking business Totolotek has rolled out virtual sports betting games for the first time in Poland in partnership with Betradar.
article iPoker Network Bids Polish Players Farewell (4/26/2017)
(Poland) -- More operators are leaving Poland’s newly regulated online gambling market, local media has reported. It has become known that the entire iPoker...

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