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Star Wars: Battlefront II Loot Boxes Draw Online Criticism
November 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Star Wars: Battlefront II Loot Boxes Draw Online Criticism

EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II video game is facing its own loot box controversy. Since Battlefront II was released, game enthusiasts have been critical of the game’s economy and progression systems. It is a familiar controversy, one faced by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the United States and Australia and the annual FIFA Ultimate Team in […]

Colombia Approves Poker Liquidity, Live Casinos, Online Keno
November 14th, 2017 By April Bergman

Colombia Approves Poker Liquidity, Live Casinos, Online Keno

Colombia’s new online gambling regulator, Coljuegos, announced on Friday a significant expansion of igaming. Besides agreeing to four new types of online betting, Coljuegos agreed to international poker liquidity and sports betting exchanges. Colombia became the first South American country to approve online gambling in a formal capacity in 2016. At the time, Coljuegos, the […]

Constitutional Court Overrules Belgian Online Gaming Laws
November 14th, 2017 By April Bergman

Constitutional Court Overrules Belgian Online Gaming Laws

Belgium’s Constitutional Court ruled that the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has no right to issue a gaming license to online gambling sites that offer more than one type of betting through the same domain. If a site offers online casino gaming, poker games, and sports betting through the same website, it would be illegal under […]

Bermuda’s Parliament Considers Casino Gaming Amendment
November 12th, 2017 By April Bergman

Bermuda’s Parliament Considers Casino Gaming Amendment

Jamahl Simmons, Bermuda’s Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, introduced a Casino Gaming Amendment to the House of Assembly this week. The bill would allow Simmons to dismiss commissioners sitting on the 5-member Bermuda Gaming Commission. The chairman and the executive director of the Gaming Commission are backing a controversial land-based casino licensing process which […]

Israeli Tax Authority Probes Israel Poker Players’ Winnings
November 11th, 2017 By April Bergman

Israeli Tax Authority Probes Israel Poker Players’ Winnings

The Israel Tax Authority wants to recoup back taxes on poker winnings, so its auditors have begun investigations of pro poker players. The ITA appears to be using websites like Hendon Mob, WSOP.com, and Global Poker Index to check the players’ documented earnings. For years, the Israeli government did not tax poker winnings, but that […]

William Hill Concerned by Scientific Games’ Buyout of NYX
November 10th, 2017 By April Bergman

William Hill Concerned by Scientific Games’ Buyout of NYX

William Hill expressed concern over the purchase of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games, though the UK bookmaker was noncommittal on whether it would oppose the deal. William Hill Inc. owns 6.8 million ordinary shares of NYX and £80 million preference shares of NYX Digitl Gaming, so it would have a role in any shareholder agreements. […]

Venezuela’s Jobless Turn to Los Animalitos Lottery Game
November 9th, 2017 By April Bergman

Venezuela’s Jobless Turn to Los Animalitos Lottery Game

As Venezuela’s economy hits rock bottom, the local gambling industry is described as the “lone growth industry” in the country. A game called Los Animalitos, or Little Animals, is the current rage. For many Venezuelans, gaming is a way to forget about life’s struggles. Rose Garcia, a Venezuela psychologist, said, “In a crisis like the […]

Malaysian Government Plans Illegal Gambling Crackdown
November 8th, 2017 By April Bergman

Malaysian Government Plans Illegal Gambling Crackdown

Malaysian’s Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim, announced plans for a crackdown on Illegal gambling. During a strategy meeting in Bukit Aman with state deputy police chiefs and criminal investigations chiefs, the deputy inspector general said he plans largest crackdown in illegal gambling’s history nationwide. Illegal gambling dens and unlicensed online […]

One-Nation Lawmaker Calls for Central Queensland Casino
November 7th, 2017 By April Bergman

One-Nation Lawmaker Calls for Central Queensland Casino

Pauline Hanson, the leader of the One Nation Party, has called for a brick-and-mortar casino to be built on Great Keppel Island, off the coast of central Queensland. Hanson demanded the casino in the balance of power negotiations for the Australian parliament. The leader of the nationalist party said her calls for a Keppel Island […]

Russian Finance Ministry Plans Massive Gambling Tax Increase
November 6th, 2017 By April Bergman

Russian Finance Ministry Plans Massive Gambling Tax Increase

The Russian Federation is on the verge of passing a massive tax increase on gambling activities in all sectors. The Russian Parliament plans a November 10 amendment review of a tax increase proposed by the Finance Ministry. The Russian Ministry of Finance originally said it wanted to double taxation on gaming by January 1, 2018. […]

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