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Online Slots Becoming Popular in Italy

Changes to online gambling regulations in Italy have allowed operators to offer Slots and casino games to players, which are becoming quite popular in the market. PokerStars is one of the first to introduce online Slots this month after launching Blackjack and Roulette in May. Games are provided by third party providers such as Leander Game...

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Sweepstakes Gambling Illegal in California Internet Cafes

The state Supreme Court in California ruled on internet cafe 'sweepstakes' style online gambling making it illegal. Internet cafe operators that have taken advantage of the 'sweepstakes' loophole are now ordered to stop offering these services, which helps San Francisco’s ongoing efforts to put a stop to gambling at these cafes. The city has been working t...

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Florida Senator Defends his Support of RAWA

With his sights set on becoming a presidential candidate, Florida Senator Marco Rubio found himself defending his support for Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act this week after it was reintroduced in the Senate. Reporters questioned the candidate regarding his support of a bill believed to be drafted based on orders from Sheldon Adelson; howev...

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OPAP Investors Interested in Casinos Austria

The sale of part state-owned Casinos Austria, owner of lottery business Österreichische Lotterien has attracted the attention of Epic Consortium, headed by Viennese investor Peter Goldscheider and two other Czech investors Karel Komarek and Jiri Smejc. Smejc owns KKCG and Emma Delta, the equity fund that also owns a 33 percent share o...

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Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Discussing a Merger

Ladbrokes plc released a statement on Monday that confirmed the company is in talks with the board of Gala Coral Group Limited regarding the possibility of a merger between Ladbrokes and Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala Coral’s Online. "In light of this development, the Business Review presentation scheduled for 30 June may be re-scheduled depending on ho...

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Pennsylvania Land Casino Exec in Support of Online Gambling

General Manager of the Mount Airy Casino in Pennsylvania, John Culetsu, showed support for online gambling as the issue continues to be a hot topic in the state. The legalization would draw in a new and younger demographic to the casinos within the state generating much needed revenue. On the other hand, Culetsu was not a fan of another proposal to allow la...

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AGA CEO Opposes US Tax Proposals

Geoff Freeman, CEO of the American Gaming Association, expressed his opposition of the government’s plan to track player loyalty cards for electronic tax reporting purposes. Freeman said, “While we recognize the IRS’ concerns and objectives, we question the need to impose mandatory, across-the-board use of the player-tracking tool for tax reporting purposes....

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Interblock Welcomes New Committee Chairman Aboard

Machine manufacturer, Interblock, has just announced its brand new Committee Chairman. Holding this position will be long-time participant in the industry, Mark Liparelli. In addition to this new role, Liparelli is also the senator of Nevada. Liparelli has much experience in the industry, having spent the last twenty years as Chairman and Board member of the N...

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CIE Fined for Soliciting Gamblers on the Self-Exclusion List

Caesars Interactive Entertainment was forced to pay a $15,000 fine to the New Jersey Division of Gaming due to the failings of a third party to adhere to responsible gaming precautions. In April the third party supplier solicited those that had been added to the company's self-exclusion list. The DGE fined CIE, who paid a similar fine in 2014, for encouragin...

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Major MGM Shareholder Passes Away

Major MGM Resorts shareholder, Kirk Kerkorian, passed away in LA on Monday evening. In a statement, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said: “MGM Resorts and our family of 62,000 employees are honoring the memory of a great man, a great business leader, a great community leader, an innovator, and one of our country’s greatest generati...

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IRS Proposes New Reporting Thresholds, American Gaming Association Opposes

Testimony is being put forth this Wednesday by Geoff Freeman, Chief Executive of the American Gaming Association, in front of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To protect the interests of American gambling organizations, Freeman is contesting new proposals from the IRS to implement new player tracking and management systems for tax reporting purposes. The...

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SkyCity Defends Free Gaming Site

SkyCity recently made headlines by introducing a brand new online gaming site that is free to play. While some may believe this idea too good to be true, New Zealand publication, Stuff, seems to agree in a recent report which bashes the site. The website, with games...

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Portugal’s Online Gambling Industry on the Move

Having been in a bleak state for quite a while, the legality of online gambling in Portugal may be taking a turn for the better. In fact, it appears that the situation may receive much clarity in the near future as June 28th marks the date for licensed and regulated activity to begin. According to Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Touris...

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Lithuania to Regulate Online Gambling Market

According to the publication Delfi.lt, Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė signed amendments to the national Gaming Law on Friday that covers the supervision of online gambling. The president pointed out that Lithuania and the Netherlands are the only member states in the European Union that do not regulate remote gambling activity. The changes will l...

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Evolution Group Appoints New CEO of Evolution Malta

Evolution Gaming has announced that Martin Carlesund has been appointed to CEO of Evolution Malta, the operational entity within the Evolution Group. Carlesund has gained experience in the gaming industry having most recently held the position of CEO at HighLight Media Group Ltd, a gaming affiliate company. He was also CEO of Eniro Swedenand Eniro Finland....

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UK Gambling Commission Names New Chief Executive

The UK Gambling Commission has announced its new chief executive, who will be Sarah Harrison as a replacement for Jenny Williams as CEO on October 1, 2015. Harrison has experience as a regulator and held the position of British energy regulator Ofgem. She will transfer to the gambling commission as of September 7th. On Thursday, the chairman of the Commis...

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Petition Filed to Release Sealed Evidence in Las Vegas Sands Case

There could be a few after effects of the wrongful dismissal of the case involving Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands group and its former Macau chief executive, Steven Jacobs after the filing of a petition this week to a Clark County District Judge. The petition, filed by the Campaign for Accountability and the British newspaper group Guardian News and Media,...

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Gaming Innovation Group Names New CEO

Gaming Innovation Group’s (GIG) Guts.com has promoted its managing director, Robin Reed, to CEO of the company as a replacement for Kjetil Aasen as CEO. GIG focuses on the Nordic market at the moment but has plans to extend its reach into the European market. GIG chairman Helge Nielsen is confident in Reed’s ability to lead the company into the right dire...

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Scientific Games Receive Spanish License

Scientific Games was approved for Spanish licensing this week furthering its partnership with Gamesys. According to a statement from the company, the Spanish gaming license will open doors to new opportunities and options for Spanish gamblers. Its online products are provided by Bally,...

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Russian Gaming Platform Provider Partners with Amaya Inc

Russian online gambling platform provider Connective Games has established a partnership with Amaya Inc to provide Danish-facing online casino Spillehallen.dk with a selection of proprietary slot games and third party games. Spillehallen.dk began as the manufacturer of land based slots and is a Danish-language online gambling operator with licensing from the D...

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