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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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Stan James Plc Not Up for Sale

Stories have been swirling around regarding plans to sell Stan James plc as a result of the upcoming UK point-of-consumption regulatory and taxation regulation have been addressed by the company. On Tuesday, Chief executive officer Denis Kelly said, "We were surprised at the article published by the EGR as it is not accurate. "Yes, there have been redunda...

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Continental Gaming Launches New Online Casino

Continental Gaming (Malta) Ltd has launched a new medieval online casino geared toward the UK market., with licensing in Malta, will feature more than 130 games powered by the Oxford UK-based provider Genii Games. Dukes will be available on various platforms which in...

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Aristocrat Hires New Exec

Aristocrat has taken on IBM veteran exec Maureen Sweeny as chief commercial officer to oversee Class III sales and global marketing, including the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Sweeny will officially join the team as of September 22, 2014 after 30 years with IBM Corporation. Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell said, “Maureen’s first-c...

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Jack Gold Casino to Close

Jack Gold Casino released a statement on Wednesday saying that "it has ceased taking bets for the time being" with hopes of a resolution. Head of Customer Acquisition and Casino Manager for Jack Gold Casino Mauro Orru took...

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Antigua & Barbuda Offer United States $100 Million Settlement

Information regarding the $100 million settlement between Antigua & Barbuda and the USA has been revealed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. They've offered to settle with the US to resolve the dispute that has lasted over a decade. “We have reduced the amount of the claim. In fact, we are now asking for US$100 million, negotiable, of course,” Browne said a...

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32Red Acquires Go Wild UK Database

32Red Plc has announced its acquisition of Go Wild Casino’s UK customer database from Go Wild Malta Ltd for an undisclosed price tag. Go Wild’s UK players will be redirected to the 32Red platform no later than September 15, 2014. Matt Booth, Commercial Director for 32Red Plc, said, "This acquisition fits well with our growth strategy for the UK market. Th...

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William Hill Blocks Underage Viewers from Twitter Accounts

Age verification tools have been extended to William Hill’s Twitter accounts preventing all underage viewers from accessing the content. “Age verification, disclosure, and consumer protection is paramount across our entire business, and over the last few years has become even more important within our owned digital IP channels such as our apps and website," s...

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Gaming Realms Acquires eGaming Marketing Company

Online gaming developer Gaming Realms Plc has officially acquired eGaming specialist marketing company Blueburra Holdings Ltd in a deal worth up to GBP 10.5 million. A number of skins on the Dragonfish are associated with Blueburra in addition to a major bingo affiliate site. Patrick Southon, Chief Executive of Gaming Realms, said: "The skills and aptitudes o...

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Portugal Submits Tax Amendments to European Commission

Amendments to Portugal’s online gambling legislation have been turned over to the TRIS, European Commission for approval. Online games of chance will be subject to a 15 percent tax and 8 percent for online sports bets up to Euro 30 million. Amounts exceeding this will be capped at 30 percent for games of chance and 16 percent for sports wagers. Tax income w...

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iGB Affiliate Extends VIP Invitations to Affiliates for Upcoming Conference in Barcelona

The Barcelona Affiliate Conference will take place next month from 23rd – 26th of October 2014 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre with an invitation extended to top affiliates to be a part of the exclusive VIP program. The VIP program will take place at the conference and with the goal of drawing in the best in the industry to attend the confere...

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NBA Commissioner Believes Legalized Sports Betting is Imminent for USA

Adam Silver, commissioner of North America's National Basketball Association (NBA) league, expressed his belief that sports betting will eventually be legalized in the US as a means to aid state budgets and as a result increased interest from Americans. Silver spoke at the Bloomberg Sport Business Summit and stated that the NBA betting on games and legalizati...

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New Online Gambling Legislation in Singapore

If an online gambling bill isn’t passed soon in Singapore, the word is it will be banned. The Remote Gambling Bill, tabled on Monday, includes blocking measures for websites, payments and marketing restrictions in support of enforcement procedures pertaining to illegal remote gambling activities via Internet, telephone and other communications technology....

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888 Holdings Acquisition Rumors

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the the Permira private equity group is taking a step toward the acquisition of online gambling group 888 Holdings plc. Neither company has addressed the rumor. The publication notes that Permira’s intere...

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KPMG Summit Date Released

KPMG Isle of Man will be hosting the 5th edition of its eGaming Summit on 11th November at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. The one day Summit provides a place for the industry to come together to discuss the region’s future in the global market. This year will feature the introduction of the International Masters of Gaming Law master classes which have been ben...

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