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Australia Forms Group to Monitor Illegal Gambling

The Australian Federal and Victorian Governments have decided to form a group to combat illegal offshore gambling. The Offshore Wagering Working Group was announced on Thursday by the Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Premier of Victoria and Ministe...

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Fortuna Looking for New Execs

Chief financial officer Michal Vepřek and chief marketing officer Zdeněk Lang will make their exit from Fortuna Entertainment Group (FEG) at the end of 2014 in a decision made with the company's majority shareholder, Fortbet Holdings. “After nearly five years with the company, I have decided to take up a new challenge in my career,” said Vepřek...

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South Africa to Ban Online Gambling?

A report from Business Day on Wednesday indicates that the South African government may opt to ban online gambling, including a proposal to ban dog racing, rather than moving forward with licensing and regulation of the industry. It has been reported that the proposals are still being considered by the National Gambling Policy Council. A final draft will be f...

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Credit Card Companies Responsible for Slow Start of New Jersey Online Gambling

New Jersey State Senator, Ray Lesniak, spoke at the Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit USA at Bally’s on Monday regarding his optimism for the future of online gambling in the state even though it has had a slow start, which he claims is due to difficulties relat...

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Malaysian Attorney General to Propose Legislation to Combat Illegal Gambling

The Malaysian Attorney-General’s red flags have been raised with the increase in illegal gambling, mainly online and mobile, and intends to submit a proposal to the federal government to either amend or create new legislature to deal with it. Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said: "It is necessary not because the existing law is obsolete, the pr...

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Adelson Should Not Be Underestimated

Since Sheldon Adelson has launched his Coalition to Stop Gaming group last year, he has been a tough opponent. Recently several industry observers have pointed out that he shouldn’t be underestimated, as some already did, characterizing him as an ageing technophobe. There’s almost an air of complacency in the online gambling industry regarding the efforts of this...

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Attempts to Extradite Calvin Ayre to US Continue

The Malta news publication, The Independent has reported on US attempts by Maryland law enforcement officials to extradite online gambling entrepreneur Calvin Ayre. Over the weekend, an article was published regarding Ayre's Bodog group connections in Malta. US officials recently revealed that they’ve not yet finalized Ayre’s extradition with his lawyers...

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Consumer Activist Responds to Anti Online Gambling Editorial

Consumer activist Michelle Minton responded to US politician Wellington Webb's anti-online gambling editorial supporting Sheldon Adelson's war against online gambling. Wellington wrote “The hidden dangers of Internet gambling” mentioning the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling’s (CSIG) line that online gamblers are "chumps" also claiming that it’s more addict...

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Ladbrokes Withdraws from Grey Markets

Ladbrokes has withdrawn its online gambling services from grey markets including Switzerland, Norway and Hungary after an internal legal and regulatory review. In order to meet standards of upcoming UK legislation, the company will continue to pull out of “grey markets”. This decision comes at a time...

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Intertain to Acquire Vera & John

Toronto-based Intertain Group Limited (Intertain) has its eye on the acquisition of Dumarca Holdings Limited, parent company of Vera&John online casino group. “Furthermore, Vera&John has developed and owns a fully-integrated, proprietary software offering, giving us future flexibility with respect to our business,” said John Kennedy FitzGerald, chief execut...

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Dutch Gambling Authority Partners with Payments Processors

Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch Gambling Authority, has secured co-operation agreements with several payment service providers (PSP) in an effort to stop payments to unlicensed gambling operators offering gambling services to Dutch punters illegally. Processors include PSP’s Mollie BV, DialXS BV, BV Sisow, Curr...

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Roxy Palace to Remain in UK Market

Meta Descr: The changes to the UK gambling regulations requiring all operators accessing the British market to obtain licensing from the UK Gambling Commission has been pushed back to November 2014 from its original October 1, 2014 implementation date. As a result of these new regulations, many operators have withdrawn from the marke...

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Singapore Remote Gambling Bill Saga Continues

Singapore Home Affairs Second Minister Mr. S Iswaran added to the 23/2014 Remote Gaming Bill during the second reading before Parliament on Tuesday. Ten members of Parliament debated the bill for three hours. The proposal includes a closely regulated exemption regime including safeguards that Iswaran believes will stop punters from accessing black market...

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Betfair Partners with Caesars Entertainment for New Jersey Market

Betfair was granted a provisional waiver by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) after its land based partner, Trump Plaza, closed its doors but it has announced a new partnership with Caesars Entertainment for the New Jersey market. Caesars Interactive already has contracts with...

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Bet365 Remote Gaming Operations Relocates to Gibraltar

bet365 has announced that it plans to relocate all remote gambling operations to Gibraltar. Gibraltar will be its licensing hub with its international betting businesses licensed by the Government of Gibraltar yet maintaining a UK presence. "As part of the reorganisation, bet365 is augmenting its existing presence in Gibralt...

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Implementation of UK Gambling Act Postponed

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) opposed and challenged the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and as a result, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to postpone the implementation of new regulations until November 1, 2014. The UKGC posted the following statement on its website: "Due to a High Court challenge to the G...

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Malaysia Combats Illegal Gambling

Malaysian authorities launched an effort to combat illegal gambling called Operasi Banteras Aktiviti Haram (Ops BAH) involving multiple agencies. The agencies included in the operation are FT Ministry, Police, National Safety Council, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Immigration Department, National Anti Drug Agency, Federal Territories Islamic Department, Malaysia Na...

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Future of Online Gambling in California Left to Question with Senator Wright Resignation

The nearly 20-year-long political career of California State Senator, Roderick Wright, has come to an unfortunate end upon his resignation on September 22nd. He had been serving in the Assembly and Senate since 1996 and has been known for being in support of online poker and sports betting in the state of California. He has been convicted of felony perjury an...

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eCOGRA Updates Self-Regulatory Requirements

eCOGRA, eGaming testing agency, has announced that it has updated its self-regulatory requirements. The changes have been made as part of a program that reviews the company's eGAP Requirements to ensure they are in line with international best practices. Jeanne Ferreira, Regulatory Compliance and eGAP Manager at eCOGRA said, "Demand for the eCOGRA Safe and...

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Realistic Games Relocates its Office to Gibraltar

As a result of an increase in business, Realistic Games has moved its office from Reading to Gibraltar. Over the course of a year Realistic Games has signed contracts with...

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