Archive for October, 2017

James Packer Says Crown Might Not Pursue a Japanese Casino
October 31st, 2017 By April Bergman

James Packer Says Crown Might Not Pursue a Japanese Casino

James Packer downplayed the idea Crown Resorts would pursue a Japanese casino license in a newspaper interview with The Australian this week. Packer said he was a concerned that the company was overcapitalized, so he would caution against pursuing a integrated casino resort license in Japan. For months, it has been assumed that Crown Resorts […]

Pennsylvania Passes Legal Online Gambling Legislation
October 30th, 2017 By April Bergman

Pennsylvania Passes Legal Online Gambling Legislation

Pennsylvania passed online casino and poker legislation on Monday, becoming the fourth state to offer legal online gambling in the United States. The regulations were part of a $2.2 billion budget bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. The bill approves several types of online gaming, including online poker sites and casino websites to be operated […]

UK Regulators Warn Gaming Sites about Child-Targeted Ads
October 29th, 2017 By April Bergman

UK Regulators Warn Gaming Sites about Child-Targeted Ads

Over 450 gambling websites were sent a letter by UK regulators demanding that all ads that are geared towards or might attract and appeal to the under-18 audience should be removed immediately. The letter came from a group of the United Kingdom’s regulatory agencies, including the UK Gambling Commission, the Advertising Standards Authority, the Remote […]

James Packer Defends Crown Resorts from Accusations
October 28th, 2017 By April Bergman

James Packer Defends Crown Resorts from Accusations

Billionaire gaming mogul James Packer called out Australian MP Andrew Wilkie for “a lie”, after the Independent lawmaker accused Crown Resorts of misconduct in a parliamentarian debate last week. Packer defended Crown after testimony from a problem gambler. Mr. Packer inherited his role as majority shareholder of Crown Limited Resorts from his father, Kerry Packer, […]

UK Gambling Commission Responds to Loot Box Petition
October 27th, 2017 By April Bergman

UK Gambling Commission Responds to Loot Box Petition

Loot boxes have become a controversial topic in the United States recently, but now several UK agencies are studying the matter. Last week, Daniel Zeichner, a Cambridge Labour MP, submitted questions on the in-game video game expansions to Karen Bradley of the UK Ministry for Culture, Media and Sport. The question is whether in-game purchases […]

Japanese PM’s Landslide Victory Helps Casino Bill’s Chances
October 26th, 2017 By April Bergman

Japanese PM’s Landslide Victory Helps Casino Bill’s Chances

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide snap election victory on Sunday clears the way for quick passage of a new Japanese casino bill. Licensed could be awarded by mid-year 2018, with the chances for less restrictions better than before the election. On Sunday, Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner, the Buddhist-inspired Komeito […]

Phil Ivey Loses Edge-Sorting Lawsuit in UK Supreme Court
October 25th, 2017 By April Bergman

Phil Ivey Loses Edge-Sorting Lawsuit in UK Supreme Court

US professional poker player Phil Ivey lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against Genting Group and Crockfords Mayfair Casino. The case stemmed from 2012 baccarat sessions at London’s Crockfords Casino, in which Ivey and a companion were accused of edge-sorting. In 2012, Phil Ivey and Cheung Yin Sun won £7.7 million from Crockfords from a […]

Cyprus Gaming Regulator Announces Study of Cypriot Betting
October 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

Cyprus Gaming Regulator Announces Study of Cypriot Betting

The National Betting Authority (NBA) announced on Monday it was conducting the first quantitative study of the effects of gambling in Cyprus. Chairwoman Ioanna Fiakou said that the gaming regulator wanted to devise gaming policies that will protect the public and reduce “problematic engagement” in Cypriot gambling. Ioanna Fiokou announced that the research would be […]

Did Steve Wynn Lobby Donald Trump on Behalf of China?
October 23rd, 2017 By April Bergman

Did Steve Wynn Lobby Donald Trump on Behalf of China?

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese government had Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn lobbied Donald Trump to have a Chinese dissident returned to China. The dissident, businessman Guo Wengui, lives in New York City. Steve Wynn has two billion-dollar casinos operating in Macau Macau: the Wynn Macau and the Wynn Palace. The […]

Poker Could Become an Olympic Sport after GAISF Recognition
October 22nd, 2017 By April Bergman

Poker Could Become an Olympic Sport after GAISF Recognition

Poker might become an Olympic sport in the nearby future, according to the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). This past week, the GAISF gave “observer status” to poker and two other sports, which means it is official recognized as a sport by the international association for Olympic sports federations. The International Federation of […]

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