Archive for May, 2019

Uganda Plans to Nationalize Its Land-Based and Online Gambling Industry
May 31st, 2019 By April Bergman

Uganda Plans to Nationalize Its Land-Based and Online Gambling Industry

The government of Uganda plans to nationalize the country’s gambling industry. The Ugandan Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, called on the National Gaming Board Uganda (NGBU) to stop issuing gambling licenses. Finance Minister Kasaija also called on the NGBU to allow the existing gaming licenses to expire without renewal. Matia Kasaija said that Uganda opened the […]

Italy’s ADM Issues Online Gaming Licenses, Changes Licensing Policies
May 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

Italy’s ADM Issues Online Gaming Licenses, Changes Licensing Policies

The Italian Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) revised its online gambling licensing procedures this week. The ADM’s new polices include more requirements for online gambling regulators and more protections for gaming consumers. Meanwhile, the ADM renewed the licenses for several of Italy’s top legacy operators, such as Sisal, Microgame, and Eurobet. Sites like Lottomatica, Snaitech, Goldbet, […]

Osaka Researcher Claims Japanese IR Bill Overlooks Problem Gambling
May 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

Osaka Researcher Claims Japanese IR Bill Overlooks Problem Gambling

Osaka University of Commerce researcher Moritoshi Kido said in recent remarks that the new Japanese casino regulations overlook potential problem gambling. Moritoshi Kido spoke at the 4-day UNLV International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking this week. Japan does not have commercial casinos yet, but has several other forms of gambling. The island nation has […]

Spanish Police Arrest 2 La Liga Players for Match-Fixing
May 28th, 2019 By April Bergman

Spanish Police Arrest 2 La Liga Players for Match-Fixing

Spanish authorities arrested two La Liga football players on Tuesday amidst allegations of match-fixing. After suspicious betting activity, players from Valladolid and Huesca are under investigation for possible match-fixing in recent matches against Valencia. Raul Bravo and Borja Fernandez were the La Liga players arrested. Valencia needed the win over Valladolid to qualify for the […]

Austria Issues New Binary Options and CFD Regulations
May 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Austria Issues New Binary Options and CFD Regulations

Austria’s Financial Markets Authority (Finanzmarktaufsicht or FMA) passed a bill to allow “intervention measures” against binary options and contracts-for-differences (CFDs). Austria considers binary options trading to be a form of gambling. While binary options seems to be like day trading or stock market speculation, the 10% fees on options trading sets a high bar for […]

Scam Artist Glued Vouchers Together in Las Vegas Casino Con
May 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

Scam Artist Glued Vouchers Together in Las Vegas Casino Con

A year ago, a scam artist glued together vouchers to con the casino staff at SLS Las Vegas. Yisahk Betremariam glued two vouchers together and placed a fraudulent wager at the Las Vegas casino, but he is now in custody. The 37-year-old now faces charges of burglary and committing a fraudulent act in a gaming […]

Nairobi Judge Suspends Gambling Ad Ban Due to Musician’s Complaint
May 24th, 2019 By April Bergman

Nairobi Judge Suspends Gambling Ad Ban Due to Musician’s Complaint

Nairobi high court Judge James Makau suspended a ban on gambling ads after a famous musician complained the ban robbed him of celebrity endorsements. Muriji Kamau Wanjohi called the ban “irrational and unreasonable” in a court filing. Muriji Kamau Wanjohi filed the legal case after Kenya’s government instituted a ban on gambling advertisments. The new […]

Blackstone Group Buys Stake in Romania’s Superbet Sportsbook
May 23rd, 2019 By April Bergman

Blackstone Group Buys Stake in Romania’s Superbet Sportsbook

The Blackstone Group bought a minority stake in Superbet, Romania’s largest sports betting operator. The private equity firm paid €175 million for its stake in Superbet. Blackstone Group’s Tactical Opportunities division conducted the purchase on behalf of the parent company, which is the largest alternative investment firm in the world. Superbet is the Romanian equivalent […]

Groupe Barriere Pledges $2.5 Billion toward a Japanese Resort
May 22nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Groupe Barriere Pledges $2.5 Billion toward a Japanese Resort

Groupe Barriere will spend as much as $2.5 billion on a Japanese integrated resort. The French casino company marked the Osaka and Wakayama prefectures as its target for hosting an integrated resort. Speaking at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo, Jonathan Strock of Groupe Barriere said his company plans to buy a minority stake in a […]

Schleswig-Holstein Passes Online Gambling Extension until June 30, 2021
May 21st, 2019 By April Bergman

Schleswig-Holstein Passes Online Gambling Extension until June 30, 2021

Schleswig-Holstein passed a gaming bill last week which extends the current online gambling regulations until mid-2021. The German state’s online gambling regulations met challenges by the federal government over the last 7 years, but lawmakers on both sides of the debate continue efforts to pass a comprehensive regulatory framework. State lawmakers in Schleswig-Holstein passed online […]

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