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EA Remove FIFA Points from Belgian FIFA 19 Games
February 3rd, 2019 By April Bergman

EA Remove FIFA Points from Belgian FIFA 19 Games

Electronic Arts (EA), producer of FIFA 19, announced that they will no longer be selling the ‘FIFA Points’ in-game currency in Belgium. EA decided to make the changes after the Belgian Gambling Commission threatened to sanction EA for promoting gambling. Like so many other video games these past couple of years, it is FIFA Points […]

Chinese Ministry Recognizes eSports as a Legit Profession
February 2nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Chinese Ministry Recognizes eSports as a Legit Profession

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China now recognizes eSports athletes and eSports managers as legitimate professions. The Ministery of Human Resources said it will propose to the government of the People’s Republic of China that the two job descriptions be added to the list of accepted professions, along with 13 other […]

Stratosphere Changes Name to The Strat Hotel, Casino, & Skypod
February 1st, 2019 By April Bergman

Stratosphere Changes Name to The Strat Hotel, Casino, & Skypod

The Stratosphere casino, hotel, and landmark in Las Vegas will have a new name come Monday: The Strat Hotel, Casino, and Skypod. Golden Entertainment Inc., which owns the Stratosphere, will air a commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl to launch a marketing campaign for The Strat. The rebranding is part of a $140 million, three-phase renovation […]

Ugandan Officials Say No More Licenses for Foreign Gaming Sites
January 31st, 2019 By April Bergman

Ugandan Officials Say No More Licenses for Foreign Gaming Sites

Ugandan Junior Finance Minister David Bahati, while attending an event for President Yoweri Museveni, said his country has a gambling problem and its officials will no longer license gaming companies. Mr. Bahati suggested Uganda’s gambling problem is part of a growing trend in East Africa. Most Ugandans gamble using their mobile smartphones. Android sports betting […]

Only 3 Japanase Prefectures Apply for a Casino License
January 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

Only 3 Japanase Prefectures Apply for a Casino License

Japan’s casino development plan faces a twist when only three prefectures applied to be considered for casino development: Osaka Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture (pictured), and Nagasaki Prefecture. Japan has 47 prefectures, each of which has the right to bid on a casino license. Including suburbs of major cities like Tokyo and Osaka, Japan has 12 cities […]

New York Gaming Commission Backs Sports Betting Legalization
January 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

New York Gaming Commission Backs Sports Betting Legalization

The New York State Gaming Commission approved a 32-page set of proposed sports betting rules in a unanimous 7-0 vote on Monday. While the ruling does not have the force of law, it is considered a huge hurdle that has been cleared by proponents of New York sports betting. The commission approve a “Notice of […]

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect UK Gambling Operators?
January 28th, 2019 By April Bergman

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect UK Gambling Operators?

Now that the likelihood of a “hard” Brexit appears to much higher, UK-based gaming operators and bettors are wondering how a hard Brexit would affect the UK’s gambling industry. Gaming operators might face several consequences from a hard Brexit, though industry experts say the upheaval would be limited due to the UK’s strict regulations. Companies […]

Olympic Entertainment Sues Ukraine over 2009 Closure of Casinos
January 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Olympic Entertainment Sues Ukraine over 2009 Closure of Casinos

Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) filed a lawsuit against the Ukrainian government this week in response to its ban of gambling and closure of OEG’s casinos in the country. Olympic Entertainment, which is listed on the NASDAQ Baltic Market, is based in Estonia and has offices in Latvia and Lithuania. In 2009, the government of Ukraine […]

Namibia’s State-Run Gambling Halls Announce Record Revenues
January 26th, 2019 By April Bergman

Namibia’s State-Run Gambling Halls Announce Record Revenues

The African country of Namibia’s state-owned gambling halls generated $2.84 million in revenue in 2018, according to Romeo Muyunda, an official with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism. In 2017, Namibia’s state-run gambling operators generated $2.15 million, so 2018’s numbers represent a 32% increase year-to-year. Last year, the Gaming and Entertainment Control Bill (2018) transformed […]

William Hill Closes 900 Betting Shops in the United Kingdom
January 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

William Hill Closes 900 Betting Shops in the United Kingdom

William Hill plans to close up to 900 betting shops over the next 2 years, a move which could cost up to 4,500 jobs in the United Kingdom. William Hill said it is concerned about new UK gambling laws and tax rates, which come into effect on April 1 of this year. The biggest impact […]

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