Mar 30, 2015

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Two Gamesys Powered Sites Receive UK Licensing

Another two websites have receive licensing from the UK Gaming Commission including Tau Gaming of Secret Slots and Hunky Bingo, both featuring Dragonfish software. Former MetroPlay m.d. Jamie Walter, head of Tau Gaming, said that company focuses heavi...

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Borgata Civil Case Against Phil Ivey Continues

The civil lawsuit filed by the Borgata Atlantic City against Phil Ivey will continue following federal judge Noel L Hillman’s decision not to dismiss the case. The case involves Ivey’s edge-sorting on...

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PayPal Sanctioned for Allowing Illegal Payments

U.S. government ordered PayPal to pay $7.7 million in fines for allowing illegal payments to and from Iran, Cuba and Sudan, thus violating sanctions set against these countries. The money transferred during this period was allegedly used for production of weapons of mass destruction. One of the cases involved Kursad Zafer Cire, who was proclaimed by the US State...

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GVC Looking to Acquire “Something Like”

A Reuters article was published regarding acquisition talks GVC Holdings Plc is having with undisclosed parties that are “something like” Digital Entertainment according to chief executive Kenneth Alexander. GVC has its eye on deals that could affect the company "the sam...

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Optimal Payments Plc to buy Skrill Group for 1.1 Billion Euros by the end of 2015

Optimal Payments Plc, a global provider of online payment solutions, has entered an acquisition deal and is about to purchase Skrill Group for an enterprise value of about €1.1 billion. The Skrill Group is one of Europe’s leading digital payments businesses and until recently a Payments&r...

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eCOGRA Offers Free Dispute Resolution Service to British Market

Players at casinos licensed by the UK Gambling Commission have access to a dispute resolution service for free of charge and operated by the London-based independent standards organization and testing a...

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Galaxy Entertainment Warns Brand Thieves

Land based gambling group, Galaxy Entertainment has cautioned against imitators ripping off its brand. The company issued a public statement in response to illegal betting websites using its brand and images. "Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited and its subsidiaries and all of our properties, including Galaxy Macau, StarWorld Macau Hotel and Broadway Macau...

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South African Minister Warns that Online Gambling is Illegal

Minister Rob Davies appeared before South African parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry warning that online gambling is illegal in South Africa and will probably remain that way. He said that the government is liaising with financial institutions with financial blocking initiatives planned. "Anyone operating illegally under the presumptio...

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GTECH and IGT Merger Receives High Court Approval

This week’s approval from the High Court of England and Wales was the final step in competing the cross-border merger of GTECH with International Game Technology PLC. As a result of the merger, GTECH will join IGT and take its name, with the GTECH brand eventually fading out. The merger will be effective as of 12:01 am on April 7, 2015 pending the satisfac...

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High 5 Games Takes IGT to Court

The case of High 5 Games against International Game Technology (IGT) began in Chicago this week. In its filing, High 5 Games says that IGT as violated several conditions of a licensing agreement the two companies once had and has not paid royalties owed on 81 games. According to court documents, IGT used game features licensed by High 5 on various slot machin...

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American Investor Gains Control of Trump Taj Mahal

Billionaire American investor Carl Icahn has gained control of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino after the Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Trump Entertainment Resorts was approved in Delaware by Judge Kevin Gross. Donald Trump and Icahn made a deal that allowed Trump Entertainment to continue using the Trump name. Trump Entertainment, owner of the Trump Taj...

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RAWA Congressional Hearing Scheduled for March 26th

The anti-online gambling bill, the Restoration of the American Wire Act, is scheduled for a Congressional committee hearing on March 26th. The Poker Players Alliance tweeted the information on Thursday along with quotes from several political sources claiming that the hearing will be held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Secur...

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Canadian Province’s e-Gaming Venture Under Review

Canada’s elected provincial government of Port Edward Island is focusing its attention on the previous government's abortive e-gaming venture, which resulted in a million tax dollars. The new premier, Wade MacLauchlan, has assigned the provincial Auditor General to review the situation including those people and companies involved in the deal. The review wi...

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Dutch State Gambling Monopoly to be Sold

Gambling monopoly in the Netherlands, the Holland Casino group, has been profitable for the first time in 7 years, which comes at the right time for the government's privatization of the company. The Dutch government intends to sell the casino group, which consists...

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UK Online Gambler Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Theft

Recorder Martin Heslop QC of the Reading Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Julian Kremer, 49, to five years in prison following a case where he had stolen GBP 1,981,916 his employer. Kremer oversaw the accounting at an estate agency and spent the stolen cash on online gambling and even tried to purchase an aristocratic title in Scotland. Recorde...

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IRS Proposes Lower Tax Threshold on Land Based Casino Winnings

American land based casinos, supported by the American Gaming Association, have a new battle ahead of them as the IRS proposes to reduce the tax threshold for reporting gambling wins. All winnings of $1,200 or more must be reported and this rule has been in place for 40 years but now the IRS wants winnings on s...

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AMF Turns Attention to Yoel Altman in Amaya/Rational Acquisition Investigation

Amaya Group chief executive David Baazov’s friend and financial adviser, Toronto investor and accountant Yoel Altman, has attracted the attention of Quebec securities regulator Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) according to the Globe and Mail newspaper report on the Amaya-Rational Group acquisition deal probe. The AMF investigated trading activity having p...

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Successful I.P Case for Las Vegas Sands

Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands has won an intellectual property case involving its trademark and brand intellectual property. LVS filed the case in a US District Court against 54 website owners and the First Cagayan Leisure & Resort Corporation licensing and registr...

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Pro Online Gambling Senators in NJ Reach Out to Local Media

New Jersey Senators Jim Whelan and Ray Lesniak, supporters of online gambling, have joined the Congressional debate on the Restoration of the American Wire Act by writing to local media leaders in hopes that they will publicly oppose a ban. The Senators sent the following correspondence: "To the editor: "We urge you to oppose HR 707 the “Restoration of...

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Antigua’s Dispute with USA Continues

The World Trade Organisation disagreement involving the United States and Antigua over online gambling has been ongoing for 11 years and on Friday, Antigua prime minister Gaston Browne spoke during a meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) stating that the issue with the US Trade Representative is not yet settled. The dispute began when Antigua took the USA t...

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