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US Casino Developers Want to Build Casinos in Brazil
July 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

US Casino Developers Want to Build Casinos in Brazil

Brazil is the new trendy spot where major casino companies are focusing their attentions. Japan receives a lot of attention, but Japanese lawmakers are considering policies that could quell a lot of the enthusiasm by top companies. Recently, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands Corp each confirmed they were looking at Brazil as a possible […]

Philippine Police Arrest 45 in Solaire Casino Kidnapping
July 20th, 2017 By April Bergman

Philippine Police Arrest 45 in Solaire Casino Kidnapping

Phillipine police arrested 45 foreigners on charges of kidnapping on Thursday. The group allegedly kidnapped a 48-year old Singaporean woman from the Solaire Casino in Manila. They group took the woman to a hotel room in Panay City. When someone saw her feet dangling from the balcony of the hotel room, their report of her […]

Slovakia Puts 888, Bwin, William Hill, Bet365 on Blacklist
July 19th, 2017 By April Bergman

Slovakia Puts 888, Bwin, William Hill, Bet365 on Blacklist

Slovakia announced a online sportsbetting blacklist today, which includes some of the most famous online gambling companies in the world. The blacklist comes one year after Slovakia announced licensed online gambling. The announcement comes at a time when Slovakian officials are cracking down on most forms of online and offline gambling. Two months ago, the […]

Japanese Casino Law Could Undercut Foreign Investments
July 17th, 2017 By April Bergman

Japanese Casino Law Could Undercut Foreign Investments

Japan’s brick-and-mortar casino industry might be hamstrung before it gets started, if reformist lawmakers get their way. After the Japanese Diet approved licensed casino development last year, a host of add-on policies might undermine foreign investment in the new industry. When the parliament approved casinos in December 2016, global financial analysts estimated the Japanese casino […]

Australia Might Legalize Skill-Based Pokies for Millennials
July 16th, 2017 By April Bergman

Australia Might Legalize Skill-Based Pokies for Millennials

Australian gambling regulators are investigating whether they should legalize skill-based poker machines. In the United States, state gaming commissions in Nevada and New Jersey have legalized such games, which introduce an element of skill into slot machines, which usually are pure games of chance. The move is designed to appeal to millennial gamblers, who do […]

Calvin Ayre Settles Bodog Case with U.S. Government
July 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Calvin Ayre Settles Bodog Case with U.S. Government

The United States Justice Department dropped all charges against Calvin Ayre, the founder of the Bodog brand in 1994. A U.S. federal grand jury charged Calvin Ayre with conducting and illegal gambling business and laundering money in 2012. The Baltimore-based Federal Judge, Catherine Blake, dropped all felony charges against Calvin Ayre and his site, Bodog, […]

China Releases 10 Jailed Crown Resorts Employees
July 10th, 2017 By April Bergman

China Releases 10 Jailed Crown Resorts Employees

China released the first 10 jailed Crown Resorts employees this week. Chinese authorities detained 16 members of Crown China’s advertising staff in October 2016. Eventually, nineteen employees were caught up in the scandal, which involved violations of China’s laws against aggressive gambling advertisements. The Crown staff sought to attract Chinese high rollers to Australian casinos. […]

France, Italy, Spain, Portugal Sign Poker Liquidity Deal
July 8th, 2017 By April Bergman

France, Italy, Spain, Portugal Sign Poker Liquidity Deal

A European Union online poker agreement promises to open digital borders to unprecedented player liquidity. France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy are on the verge of signing a player liquidity agreement in Rome on Thursday. The new deal should create the largest legal bloc of affluent poker players in the free world. When taking together the […]

PokerStars Refunds PKR Player Accounts
July 6th, 2017 By April Bergman

PokerStars Refunds PKR Player Accounts

PokerStars announced today it would refund PKR player funds. The decision ends two months of speculation about whether PKR card players would receive reimbursement, after PKR.com announced it would shut down on May 3. The online poker player community had whispered PKR.com might be in trouble over the past year. The site joined the Microgaming […]

Ignition Casino and Poker Enters the Australian Gaming Market
July 4th, 2017 By April Bergman

Ignition Casino and Poker Enters the Australian Gaming Market

Ignition Casino and Ignition Poker announced they would begin accepting real money play from Australia in the summer of 2017. Previously, Ignition accepted play from the United States gaming market only. The decision to enter the Aussie gaming market is a sign of further change in Australia’s online and mobile gambling industries. Recent changes to […]

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