Gambling News

Curaçao-Licenced Casinos’ Alleged Illegal Activities in the Netherlands Discussed in Parliament

Curaçao operators allegedly offer gambling services in the Netherlands illegally

- July 27, 2016 By Oliver Young -

Last year we reported that there was a threefold increase in the amounts of the fines for unlicensed casino operators in the Netherlands and earlier this year it was announced that the gambling authorities in the Netherlands will be tackling mobile apps that they think is dangerous. It is obvious that the country is tightening […] Continue Reading

Coral & Ladbrokes Ordered to Sell 400 Betting Shops

Coral and Ladbrokes told to offload 400 betting shops

- July 27, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Coral Gala Group and Ladbrokes have been given the all clear to complete the £2.3 billion merger, provided they get rid of around 400 betting shops, it has been revealed. The UK Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has been reviewing the merger in an attempt to protect the competition and they announced their findings on Tuesday. […] Continue Reading

Plan for Pennsylvania’s 24 Hour Casino Liquor Sales Flops

- July 25, 2016 By Samantha A. -

Hard pressed and cash strapped to fill a one billion dollar budget hole, the states legislators figured that giving the casino’s the right to purchase a million dollar liquor license that would enable them to sell liquor around the clock was a win-win situation for both them as well as the casinos. This would ultimately […] Continue Reading

888 Holdings and Rank Group with a Bid Proposal for William Hill

Last year William Hill made an unsuccessful bid for 888.

- July 25, 2016 By Oliver Young -

William Hill is one of the largest and most popular betting and casino operators in the UK. Last year, it was reported that William Hill unsuccessfully tried to acquire rivalling 888 in a £750 million bid. Now, it seems that the tables have turned, as William Hill is now the subject of an attempted acquisition. […] Continue Reading

Australian TV Networks Offered Incentives to Reject Gambling Ads

Australia could take action against sports betting ads

- July 25, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

While the number of Aussie residents involved in some form of gambling continues to rise, the authorities are working around the clock in an attempt to arrest the growing trend. The Alliance for Gambling Reform has now revealed a somewhat controversial proposal, designed to offer TV networks a discount on their license fee if they […] Continue Reading

Female Gamblers in Spain Catching Up on Men

- July 21, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Male population has been the main focus group of Spain’s regulated online gaming market, but while men remain in majority at the country’s licensed online gambling venues, it appears that female players are slowly closing the gap. The latest report from the Spanish gaming regulator Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego (DGOJ) has revealed that […] Continue Reading

The President of the Philippines Pledges to Stop Online Gambling

Government officials no longer allowed to visit casinos.

- July 20, 2016 By Oliver Young -

Last year we reported that there is a large surge in the profit acquired by casinos in the Philippines and earlier this year it was announced that a new casino jurisdiction is to be established in Casiguran. Based on that it would seem that everything runs smoothly for the casino industry in this country. The […] Continue Reading

Maryland Plan to Introduce New DFS Regulation

Maryland Comptroller proposes new DFS measures

- July 19, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Maryland are the latest US state determined to introduce a new legal framework that would regular daily fantasy websites as the government is well aware that the DFS market has changed over the last couple of years. State Comptroller Peter Franchot has revealed a number of proposals designed to protect the residents from the harms […] Continue Reading

Wynn Casino wins this round in the Battle vs. Mayor Joseph Curtatone

- July 18, 2016 By Samantha A. -

The Mayor of Somerville Joseph A. Curtatone legal appeal against the Wynn casino in the neighboring Everett has been dealt a very heavy blow by a state hearing officer who recommended the key environmental license to be granted. A Fifty page discussion by Jane Rothchild which indeed backed up the plan including some revisions could […] Continue Reading

Half a Billion Spent by UK Betting and Gambling Operators on TV Advertising since 2012

UK gambling operators have paid over half a billion pounds for television marketing

- July 18, 2016 By Oliver Young -

Statistics show that companies which offer casino gaming, sports betting, bingo and poker in the UK have spent about half a billion pounds sterling on television advertising since 2012. This seems like a lot of money, but figures show that the amount of money wagered by players on annual basis has increased significantly, so it […] Continue Reading

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