Archive for April, 2019

EGBA Wants Portugal to Lower Online Sports Betting Tax Rate
April 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

EGBA Wants Portugal to Lower Online Sports Betting Tax Rate

EGBA’s Secretary General, Maarten Haijer, suggested Portugal change its tax rate on online gambling. EGBA claims the “discriminatory” online gambling tax affects player signups and gaming site investment in the country. Most countries tax online gambling on the revenues they generate. Portugal taxes online sports betting on the turnover — that is, the gross amount […]

32Red Casino Says Blanket Ban on Club Sponsorships Won’t Work
April 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

32Red Casino Says Blanket Ban on Club Sponsorships Won’t Work

Top online casino 32Red issued a statement that “a blanket ban on sponsoring clubs will not stop problem gambling”. 32Red Casino is one of the oldest and most trusted online casinos in the UK market, with several top year-end awards through the decades. Its statement came in response to the UK Gambling Commission’s “National Strategy”, […]

Nevada #1 US State in Gambling Addiction
April 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Nevada #1 US State in Gambling Addiction

Nevada ranks as the #1 state in the United States in problem gambling, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance site conducted research on 20 broad categories which ranged from gambling-related arrests to the number of casinos. The top five states in the percentage of problem gamblers are Nevada, South Dakota, Montana, […]

Genting, Hard Rock Considering Crown Resorts Buyout
April 26th, 2019 By April Bergman

Genting, Hard Rock Considering Crown Resorts Buyout

After Wynn Resorts terminated its buyout offer of Australia’s Crown Resorts, two other major casino competitors seem interested in the same deal. Deutsche Bank analysts say Genting Group and Hard Rock International both are considering proposals for Crown Resorts. Speculation had centered on the idea Wynn Resorts would renew its offer. If it does, the […]

Justice Department Argues for Online Lottery Ticket Sales Ban
April 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

Justice Department Argues for Online Lottery Ticket Sales Ban

The U.S. Department of Justice argued in a federal court filing on Thursday that state and interstate lotteries are not exempt from its legal interpretations on online gambling under the 1961 Wire Act. The DOJ argues that the Mega Millions and Powerball fall under a recent ban on online lottery sales. The New Hampshire Lottery […]

Danish Gaming Regulators Issue Warning on Free Bonus Offers
April 24th, 2019 By April Bergman

Danish Gaming Regulators Issue Warning on Free Bonus Offers

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, issued a warning to gambling sites about their welcome bonuses. Danish regulators warned sites not to use the word “free” if a bonus has a wagering requirement. Officials referred to the 2016 Consumer Ombudsman, a legal statement which discussed free casino bonuses. The 2016 statement said, “The Consumer Ombudsman found […]

Lake Elsinore Casino’s Owners Linked to Polygamist Cult
April 23rd, 2019 By April Bergman

Lake Elsinore Casino’s Owners Linked to Polygamist Cult

The California Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) is investigating the Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino, also found under the name of the Sahara Dunes Casino, located just off the 15 Freeway. Lake Elsinore Casino (California) has been in operation for over 20 years. The casino‘s owners face allegations that it has long been skipping over […]

UK Gambling Commission Considers Ban on Credit Card Gambling
April 22nd, 2019 By April Bergman

UK Gambling Commission Considers Ban on Credit Card Gambling

The UK Gambling Commission recently backed a ban on the use of credit cards in gambling. Now, Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced he might support a ban on credit card gambling in the United Kingdom. Jeremy Wright said he has “a good deal of sympathy” with […]

European Esports Federation Unites 12 EU States on Gaming
April 20th, 2019 By April Bergman

European Esports Federation Unites 12 EU States on Gaming

The European Esports Federation (EEF) announced a draft document to build a pan-European Esports federation. The federation united 12 European nations at the time of the announced. France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia, Slovenia, and Sweden agreed to join the European Esports Federation. The groups met at the European Esports […]

Caernarvon Township Does Not Want Hollywood Casino Morgantown
April 19th, 2019 By April Bergman

Caernarvon Township Does Not Want Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Residents in Caernarvon Township say they’re troubled by the impending construction of Hollywood Casino Morgantown. Since Caernarvon Township sits in the middle of Amish Country, they believe Penn National Gaming’s newest casino is a poor fit. Soon, a 81,425-square-foot casino will spring up in the midst of their community, which residents often call “Morgantown”. Hollywood […]

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