Archive for April, 2016

Australian Minister Bans Live Betting Ads after IGA Report Released
April 29th, 2016 By April Bergman

Australian Minister Bans Live Betting Ads after IGA Report Released

Australian Human Services Minister Alan Tudge released a report on the 2001 Interactive Gaming Act (IGA) this week and the conclusions might prove troublesome for international gaming operators who are active in Australia. The report specifically involved how IGA pertains to live in-play betting on offshore mobile casinos. Tudge said he would make about 95% […]

Gala Coral Pays £880,000 in Money It Won from a Problem Gambler Who Stole His Gambling Stake
April 26th, 2016 By April Bergman

Gala Coral Pays £880,000 in Money It Won from a Problem Gambler Who Stole His Gambling Stake

UK bookmaker Gala Coral agreed to pay victims of a thief with a gambling addiction nearly £880,000. The UK Gaming Commission ruled that Gala Coral had failed in a number of ways, which allowed the problem gamblers to launder nearly a million pounds through their website. The case underscored a serious lack of resources and […]

Macau’s Gaming Industry Workers Petition the Local Government for a Total Smoking Ban in Casinos
April 22nd, 2016 By April Bergman

Macau’s Gaming Industry Workers Petition the Local Government for a Total Smoking Ban in Casinos

The Forefront of Macao Gaming (FMG) and Macau’s Gaming Enterprises Staff’s Association, two powerful labor groups in China’s casino enclave of Macau, plan on petitioning the government for benefits on May 1. The two workers groups plan the petition for May 1, because it is known as International Workers Day in China (Labor Day throughout […]

888Poker and King’s Casino Partner in the Czech Republic
April 18th, 2016 By April Bergman

888Poker and King’s Casino Partner in the Czech Republic

888Poker is partnering with King’s Casino on a one-year joint venture in the Czech Republic. While most members of the North American online gaming community realize 888Poker is a major competitor (the world’s number two poker site), they might know less about King’s Casino role in the European poker scene. King’s Casino Czech Republic is […]

Crew of Hong Kong Casino Cruise Ship Waits to Receive 6 Months of Unpaid Wages
April 15th, 2016 By April Bergman

Crew of Hong Kong Casino Cruise Ship Waits to Receive 6 Months of Unpaid Wages

A financial and legal standoff is taking place in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The standoff is testament to the effects of Xi Jinping’s corruption crackdown on the Chinese gambling industry. The standoff involves a casino cruise liner named the New Imperial Star. Chinese officials impounded the ship, due to “serious deficiencies” in the ship’s […]

Gambling Reform Alliance Is Suing Poker Machine Manufacturer to Put an End to Pokies
April 13th, 2016 By April Bergman

Gambling Reform Alliance Is Suing Poker Machine Manufacturer to Put an End to Pokies

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports that the Gambling Reform Alliance is pressing forward with a lawsuit against an unnamed pokies manufacturer, would put an end to poker machines in Australia. ABC has called the lawsuit a “landmark” case, but pundits are skeptical whether the GRA can win its litigation. Australians spend more per capita […]

Fire at Adelaide Casino Causes $50,000 in Damage, Requires Evacuation
April 11th, 2016 By April Bergman

Fire at Adelaide Casino Causes $50,000 in Damage, Requires Evacuation

An electrical fire in Adelaide’s casino caused $50,000 in damage. The small fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring in the restaurant section of the casino. Investigators found a faulty dehydrator, which was extinguished by sprinklers on Sunday afternoon. Local firefighting personnel were called to the scene of the fire, which was evacuated. Patrons were […]

Greens Party Wants to Ban All Betting Ads in Australia
April 9th, 2016 By April Bergman

Greens Party Wants to Ban All Betting Ads in Australia

The Greens Party in Australia announced it would introduce legislation to ban all betting advertisements. The Greens statement said they wanted to treat gambling “the same way that tobacco advertising was banned” in 1991. The proposed law would ban the broadcasting of odds on the television. It also would do away with the practice called […]

UK Lotto Announces Its Largest-Ever Single Prize Winner Ever
April 7th, 2016 By April Bergman

UK Lotto Announces Its Largest-Ever Single Prize Winner Ever

The UK Lotto announced its biggest single prize winner in its history on April 6. The UK gaming company Camelot announced the winning prize was £35,133,888. The winning numbers were 50, 57, 31, 17, 41, and 15. The record amount is the result of 2015 changes in the odds of the lotto, so bigger jackpots […]

Goa’s Ex-Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar under Pressure to Close Island Casinos
April 5th, 2016 By April Bergman

Goa’s Ex-Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar under Pressure to Close Island Casinos

The current state government of the Indian province of Goa is under criticism for its handling of casino licenses over the past 12 months. Goa is one of 3 Indian states which allow casino gambling, but the licensing of casinos has been under increasing criticism by a coalition which included religious groups and the political […]

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