Archive for March, 2016

Fernando Chui Sai Says Macau’s IVS Policy Is Unlikely to Change
March 30th, 2016 By April Bergman

Fernando Chui Sai Says Macau’s IVS Policy Is Unlikely to Change

Fernando Chui Sai, CEO of Macau, spoke to local media about the city’s Individual Visit Scheme (IVS). The IVS is the policy which regulates the city’s visitor arrivals from Mainland China. Since the corruption crackdown began in 2014, the IVS has been the tool used by the Beijing government to limit high roller visits to […]

Crown Barangaroo Is Prepared for Final Approval of Its Integrated Resort in Sydney
March 28th, 2016 By April Bergman

Crown Barangaroo Is Prepared for Final Approval of Its Integrated Resort in Sydney

The Crown Barangaroo casino project hopes to gain final approval from the New South Wales government to proceed with the long-awaited VIP casino in Sydney. The integrated resort-casino, which is one of billionaire James Packer’s top ambitions, has met 18 months of delays, due to a variety of concerns by the NSW government. The casino, […]

William Hill CEO James Henderson Complains of Panic Button’s Effect on Online Gambling
March 25th, 2016 By April Bergman

William Hill CEO James Henderson Complains of Panic Button’s Effect on Online Gambling

William Hill complained this week about the “panic button” mechanism on the official website, indicating the button is hurting the bookmaker’s revenues. The button works like a mini-version of a self-exclusion list, allowing problem gamblers to lock their sports betting account for short periods of time. When a gambler has a momentary hesitation about their […]

Queensland MP Gordon Warns Smartphone Betting Apps Dangerous for Punters
March 23rd, 2016 By April Bergman

Queensland MP Gordon Warns Smartphone Betting Apps Dangerous for Punters

Queensland MP Billy Gordon warned the people of Australia that smartphone betting apps were the latest challenge to remote Aboriginal communities. Gordon, an indigenous MP who represents the Cape York seat of Cook, said the smartphone apps could lead to rampant problem gambling in these farflung communities. Billy Gordon said he had been to Aboriginal […]

Malaysian Government Plans “Preventative and Punitive” Gaming Laws for Online Casino Operators
March 21st, 2016 By April Bergman

Malaysian Government Plans “Preventative and Punitive” Gaming Laws for Online Casino Operators

The Malaysian government says it plans to seek “preventative and punitive” penalties against illegal offshore online gambling companies who operate in the country. For that to happen, new online gambling laws will have to be enacted. Malaysian officials have complained for years that the country’s gaming laws are outmoded and need updating. Online gambling laws […]

Germany’s 16 State Ministers Agree to Double Number of Licenses for Online Sportsbooks
March 18th, 2016 By April Bergman

Germany’s 16 State Ministers Agree to Double Number of Licenses for Online Sportsbooks

Germany’s 16 state minister met this week to discuss the future of online casinos, poker rooms, and sportsbooks in the federal republic. The ministers agreed to double the number of sportsbooks operating in Germany, but the news was less welcome on the online gambling front. The main reason the leaders of Germany’s sixteen federal states […]

Nagaland State in India Prepares to Legalize Online Poker and Fantasy Sports
March 16th, 2016 By April Bergman

Nagaland State in India Prepares to Legalize Online Poker and Fantasy Sports

Nagaland, one of 29 states in India, is considering legalizng online skill games, including games such as online poker, daily fantasy sports, and rummy. If the law passed, then real money gamblers could bet on online poker and other games. Nagaland’s chief minister, T.R. Zeiland, said he wants to pass a piece of legislation named […]

William Hill Designs a 3-Piece Suit for a Racehorse in a Cheltenham Festival Promo
March 14th, 2016 By April Bergman

William Hill Designs a 3-Piece Suit for a Racehorse in a Cheltenham Festival Promo

With the 2016 Cheltenham Festival upcoming, UK bookmaker William Hill decided to launch the festivities by commissioning a three-piece suit for a thoroughbred. According to English publications, it represents the world’s first three-piece suit for a horse. Morestead, an 11-year old racehorse with 8 wins, sixteen 2nd-place finishes, and seventeen 3rd-place finishes in 122 races, […]

Former Paddy Power Chairman Says UK Government “Turns a Blind Eye” to Gaming Addiction
March 11th, 2016 By April Bergman

Former Paddy Power Chairman Says UK Government “Turns a Blind Eye” to Gaming Addiction

Fintan Drury, who served as the chairman of Paddy Power from 2004 to 2010, said the government of the United Kingdom is “turning a blind eye” to widespread addiction causing the gaming machines. In a well-worn phrase, Mr. Drury called fruit machines the “crack cocaine” of gambling. The gaming machines in question are FOBTs: fixed-odds […]

3 Yomiuri Giants Executives Resign amid Biggest Betting Scandal in NBL History
March 9th, 2016 By April Bergman

3 Yomiuri Giants Executives Resign amid Biggest Betting Scandal in NBL History

Japan’s top baseball league is being racked by a gambling scandal at the moment. On Wednesday, three executives from Japan’s oldest baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants, resigned. The men who resigned included the current owner and a former owner of the team, as well the Giants’ current chairman. The Yomiuri Giants are the most storied […]

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