Archive for September, 2017

Manohar Parrikar Extends Goa River Casino Removal Deadline
September 30th, 2017 By April Bergman

Manohar Parrikar Extends Goa River Casino Removal Deadline

Goa’s Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said in July that all casinos in the coastal Indian state would have to be moved inland to a special entertainment zone within 3 years. Earlier this week, the BJP announced the casinos would have an additional 6-week grace period. At present, Goa has […]

Antigua Ambassador Talks US Online Gambling Dispute at WTO
September 29th, 2017 By April Bergman

Antigua Ambassador Talks US Online Gambling Dispute at WTO

Sir Ronald Sanders, a representative of Antigua and Barbuda, appeared before the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body to urge the United States to honor its $272 million debt in an ongoing online gambling dispute between the nations. Sir Sanders repeated his charge that the US offered to pay only $2 million of the debt in 2016. […]

Ladbrokes’ FOBT Policies Probed by UK Gambling Commission
September 28th, 2017 By April Bergman

Ladbrokes’ FOBT Policies Probed by UK Gambling Commission

Ladbrokes is being investigated by the UK Gambling Commission, due to allegations that a staff member watched a gambler take out payday loans to fund their gambling on FOBTs. Fixed-odds betting terminals are a controversial form of gambling in the United Kingdom at the moment. The story involved Paul Jones, a 39-year old recovering problem […]

Pac-Man Skill-Based Gambling Machine Being Developed by Gamblit
September 27th, 2017 By April Bergman

Pac-Man Skill-Based Gambling Machine Being Developed by Gamblit

Gamblit Gaming and Bandai Namco have signed a deal to bring Pac-Man gambling machines to casino floors in 2018. In the 1980s, Pac-Man was king of the arcade games. Pac-Man debuted in 1980 in arcades across the United States. Over the next few years, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man video game consoles became fixtures in grocery […]

Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Delayed; Federal Court Wants Hearings
September 26th, 2017 By April Bergman

Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Delayed; Federal Court Wants Hearings

An expected October 18 shareholder vote on the $11 billion merger between Tabcorp and Tatts has been postponed. An Australian Federal Court ordered hearings on the merger for October 24-25 before the Australian Competition Tribunal, making the original date of the vote impossible. Tatts and Tabcorp are the two largest gambling companies in Australia. Their […]

Imperial Pacific International Earned $1 Billion in 7 Months
September 25th, 2017 By April Bergman

Imperial Pacific International Earned $1 Billion in 7 Months

Imperial Pacific International LLC earned over $1 billion in gross gaming revenue over the first 7 months of 2017, according to the Saipan Tribune. The Tribune obtained the information from the Commonwealth Casino Commission. The Casino Commission used the documents to calculate the 5% business gross revenue tax. The total tax paid by Imperial Pacific […]

Advertising Authority’s Director Questions UK Betting Ads
September 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

Advertising Authority’s Director Questions UK Betting Ads

David Currie, set to head the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s top advertising regulator, questioned the liberalization of gambling ads in his country. Currie made his comments in an interview with the Financial Times. In the interview, the ASA’s director addressed growing concerns from UK voters that the betting advertisements contribute to the number […]

BC Minister Talks River Rock Casino Money Laundering Report
September 23rd, 2017 By April Bergman

BC Minister Talks River Rock Casino Money Laundering Report

British Columbia’s Attorney General David Eby released a year-old report into money laundering allegations at River Rock Casino Resort near Vancouver. While announcing the report, David Eby criticized the previous BC administration for an alleged cover-up. Earlier this year, a Coalition government of the NDP and Green Party replaced the 15-year control of the Liberal […]

Betfred Closes 49 of 51 of Tote’s On-Course Betting Shops
September 22nd, 2017 By April Bergman

Betfred Closes 49 of 51 of Tote’s On-Course Betting Shops

Online and brick-and-mortar sportsbetting operator Betfred announced it would close almost all of its on-course betting shops in the United Kingdom. The decision is expected to cost the British horse racing industry an estimated $8.1 million in revenue annually. Betfred’s pullout came after the UK’s 54 racecourses agreed to end the Tote pool better service’s […]

Richard Sherman Says NFL Injury Reports Designed for Sports Bettors
September 21st, 2017 By April Bergman

Richard Sherman Says NFL Injury Reports Designed for Sports Bettors

Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said the National Football League’s injury report rules are designed with gamblers in mind, despite the NFL’s hostility to legal sports betting. Richard Sherman was asked about the league’s injury report policies, because he was listed as “Questionable” in Week 1 and Week 2 of the season — but […]

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