Archive for November, 2017

Las Vegas Casinos Try to Solve “The Millennial Problem”
November 28th, 2017 By April Bergman

Las Vegas Casinos Try to Solve “The Millennial Problem”

The first skill-based slot machines in Las Vegas can now be played at Planet Hollywood. Las Vegas casino operators are now trying to figuring out millennials. Better put, Las Vegas casinos are trying to figure out how to draw more millennial gamblers into their resorts. As the United States’ largest demographic now, all businesses are […]

Limpopo Gambling Board the 2nd South African State Regulator
November 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

Limpopo Gambling Board the 2nd South African State Regulator

The State of Limpopo in South Africa now regulates and licenses gambling operations, making it the second South African state with a gaming regulator. For years, the National Gambling Board (NGB) was the only regulator, but the Limpopo Gambling Board joins the West Cape Gambling and Racing Board as a state licensing commission now. Gambling […]

Victoria Regulators Consider Legality of Video Game Loot Boxes
November 21st, 2017 By April Bergman

Victoria Regulators Consider Legality of Video Game Loot Boxes

Australian gambling regulators are considering a ban on loot boxes in video games as a form of gambling. The legality of loot boxes have been hotly debate in a number of countries, including in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Belgium, and the United States. Loot boxes have many different names in the gaming industry, including […]

Notorious Leader of Bicchu Gang Arrested in Gambling Raid
November 18th, 2017 By April Bergman

Notorious Leader of Bicchu Gang Arrested in Gambling Raid

Early morning Saturday, 8 people, including notorious gangster Aslam Bodiyo, were arrested by Indian police in a gambling raid at Dudhwala Mohallo in Wadi Tower in Vadodara, Gujarat, a region of Northwestern India. Indian news outlets suggest Bodiyo is affiliated with the notorious Bichhu Gang of India, which is described as India’s version of La […]

Star Wars: Battlefront II Loot Boxes Draw Online Criticism
November 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Star Wars: Battlefront II Loot Boxes Draw Online Criticism

EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II video game is facing its own loot box controversy. Since Battlefront II was released, game enthusiasts have been critical of the game’s economy and progression systems. It is a familiar controversy, one faced by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the United States and Australia and the annual FIFA Ultimate Team in […]

Colombia Approves Poker Liquidity, Live Casinos, Online Keno
November 14th, 2017 By April Bergman

Colombia Approves Poker Liquidity, Live Casinos, Online Keno

Colombia’s new online gambling regulator, Coljuegos, announced on Friday a significant expansion of igaming. Besides agreeing to four new types of online betting, Coljuegos agreed to international poker liquidity and sports betting exchanges. Colombia became the first South American country to approve online gambling in a formal capacity in 2016. At the time, Coljuegos, the […]

Constitutional Court Overrules Belgian Online Gaming Laws
November 14th, 2017 By April Bergman

Constitutional Court Overrules Belgian Online Gaming Laws

Belgium’s Constitutional Court ruled that the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has no right to issue a gaming license to online gambling sites that offer more than one type of betting through the same domain. If a site offers online casino gaming, poker games, and sports betting through the same website, it would be illegal under […]

Bermuda’s Parliament Considers Casino Gaming Amendment
November 12th, 2017 By April Bergman

Bermuda’s Parliament Considers Casino Gaming Amendment

Jamahl Simmons, Bermuda’s Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, introduced a Casino Gaming Amendment to the House of Assembly this week. The bill would allow Simmons to dismiss commissioners sitting on the 5-member Bermuda Gaming Commission. The chairman and the executive director of the Gaming Commission are backing a controversial land-based casino licensing process which […]

Israeli Tax Authority Probes Israel Poker Players’ Winnings
November 11th, 2017 By April Bergman

Israeli Tax Authority Probes Israel Poker Players’ Winnings

The Israel Tax Authority wants to recoup back taxes on poker winnings, so its auditors have begun investigations of pro poker players. The ITA appears to be using websites like Hendon Mob, WSOP.com, and Global Poker Index to check the players’ documented earnings. For years, the Israeli government did not tax poker winnings, but that […]

William Hill Concerned by Scientific Games’ Buyout of NYX
November 10th, 2017 By April Bergman

William Hill Concerned by Scientific Games’ Buyout of NYX

William Hill expressed concern over the purchase of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games, though the UK bookmaker was noncommittal on whether it would oppose the deal. William Hill Inc. owns 6.8 million ordinary shares of NYX and £80 million preference shares of NYX Digitl Gaming, so it would have a role in any shareholder agreements. […]

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