Archive for October, 2017

What Catalan Independence Would Mean for Poker Liquidity Deal
October 21st, 2017 By April Bergman

What Catalan Independence Would Mean for Poker Liquidity Deal

The Spanish state of Catalonia wants full independence from Spain, which recently signed a poker liquidity deal with France, Italy, and Portugal. Catalonia is Spain’s richest province, containing 7.523 million people and the city of Barcelona. The Catalan people, who populate Catalonia and speak their own language, long have wanted independence from Spain. Barcelona is […]

Poker Lawsuit Against Leon Tsoukernik Allowed to Proceed
October 20th, 2017 By April Bergman

Poker Lawsuit Against Leon Tsoukernik Allowed to Proceed

Less than a week before the World Series of Poker Europe begins at his casino, King’s Casino Rozvadov, Leon Tsoukernik faced a $3 million lawsuit in Las Vegas. Tsoukernik appeared to have won a split decision victory in an early decision, though the plaintiffs plan to proceed with the case. The lawsuit stemmed from a […]

Macau Officials Plan Mock Attacks to Boost Casino Security
October 19th, 2017 By April Bergman

Macau Officials Plan Mock Attacks to Boost Casino Security

Following the Las Vegas casino shooting, officials in the Chinese gaming capital of Macau have boosted security measures. Macau authorities also announced they would stage several mock attacks to aid in crisis training for the world’s largest gambling destination. The new policies and training methods were announced after a closed-door Monday meeting between the Judiciary […]

Unikrn eSports Seeks Casino Partners in Macau
October 18th, 2017 By April Bergman

Unikrn eSports Seeks Casino Partners in Macau

Rahul Sood, the founder and CEO of Unikrn, said he wants to expand his company’s eSports services to the Macau casino market. Sood, who left his position at Microsoft in 2014 to found the Seattle-based Unikrn, said he is looking for local gaming operators with whom to partner. In an interview with Business Daily, Rahul […]

Crown Resorts Accused of Tampering with Poker Machines
October 17th, 2017 By April Bergman

Crown Resorts Accused of Tampering with Poker Machines

Crown Resorts Limited faces charges from former employees and an Austrac investigation, as claims that Crown tampered with poker machines are being made. One Australian MP called the charges “chilling”. The three former Crown employees are being called whistle-blowers in the Australia press. Meanwhile, Crown Resorts rejected the claims of “illegal and improper conduct” at […]

North Koreans Bet on Horse Races at Mirim Riding Club
October 16th, 2017 By April Bergman

North Koreans Bet on Horse Races at Mirim Riding Club

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently legalized racetrack betting in an attempt to generate revenues, with gamblers as young as 12 years old allowed to bet on races. At a time in the not-so-distant past, North Koreans received 3-year prison sentences for gambling. Korean Central Television reported on Friday that races would be held […]

Delhi Police Notice Increase in Illegal Online Gambling
October 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Delhi Police Notice Increase in Illegal Online Gambling

The Delhi National Capital Region began a crackdown on land-based illegal gambling dens recently. “Common gaming houses” are illegal and police have made headway in catching the operators, who collect winnings or a rake from organized real money gaming. In response, those illegal gaming operators have taken their games online. The Daily Mail reports that […]

Gaming Association Criticizes Australian Poker Machine Laws
October 14th, 2017 By April Bergman

Gaming Association Criticizes Australian Poker Machine Laws

The Gaming Technologies Association of Australia opposes a new rule which would limit poker machines to $5 spin limits. The GTA’s chief executive, Ross Ferrar, says the proposed new rules are neither viable nor feasible. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) wants to pass a law capping the poker machine bet-per-spin to $5 at Canberra Casino. […]

Oklahoma’s Iowa Tribe Sells PokerTribe.com to Monster Inc
October 13th, 2017 By April Bergman

Oklahoma’s Iowa Tribe Sells PokerTribe.com to Monster Inc

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is now partners with Monster Cable, the famous headphone and audio company, on its online poker site, PokerTribe.com. Monster’s poker site recently was licensed by the Isle of Man, becoming the first legal real money online gambling site by a Native American tribe. The Iowa Tribe will continue to hold […]

Switzerland Passes Online Gaming Law: 2017 Money Gaming Act
October 12th, 2017 By April Bergman

Switzerland Passes Online Gaming Law: 2017 Money Gaming Act

Switzerland’s parliament legalized online gambling on October 10. The Money Gaming Act of 2017 revised 20th Century gambling laws and approved Swiss iGaming for the first time ever. The Money Gaming Act replaced laws which were passed in 1923 and 1998, so the land-based and online gambling laws were updated. Mobile casinos did not exist […]

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