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  • Why Gibraltar-based operators should not panic following Brexit vote

    UK voters deciding to leave the European Union with a 51.9% majority vote brings about another possible exit discussion: Is it time for gambling companies to leave Gibraltar? Gibraltar is the buzzword that pops up in various discussions about the impacts of Brexit on the UK. The people of...
  • South Australia to introduce new gambling tax

    The state government of South Australia has announced a new place of consumption tax to be levied on betting companies offering services in the state. To be included in next month’s state budget and commenced from 1 July 2017, the 15% tax is Australia’s first interstate gambling tax, and...
  • New York shows DFS can learn lessons from the case of i-poker

    The differences and similarities in how online poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US have been handled continue to emerge, following recent developments in New York. While online poker bill S5302 missed the adjournment deadline of 17 June, S8153, a bill seeking to legalise both daily and...
  • UK operators have allegedly closed 20,000 accounts

    The UK Horseracing Bettors’ Forum (HBF) has estimated that 20,000 British online accounts were closed by operators over the last six months. The estimation was included in a publication of the results of a survey conducted between 3 April and 30 April, which found that over 4,000 accounts were...
  • Danish market records strong Q1 growth in online sports betting and casino products

    Denmark’s regulated gaming market experienced year-on-year growth of 30% in sports betting and online casino products for Q1, with Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) of DKK975m compared to DKK750m for the same period last year. The increase has been driven by surging online sports betting and casino revenue, with online...
  • New York DFS bill advances to imminent new hearing

    A bill aiming to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) in New York will be moved on to the Senate Finance Committee, after being passed at a committee hearing. S6793A, introduced by Senator John Bonacic in February, was heard by members of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, chaired...
  • Betfair and Arsenal renew partnership

    The new deal sees the operator become the official betting partner of Arsenal in the UK, Europe, Central and South America, while the expanded partnership will give Betfair increased branding at all domestic fixtures played at the Emirates Stadium. Betfair will also have access to first-team players in developing...
  • MGM Resorts to purchase Boyd’s share in Borgata

    MGM Resorts is to purchase Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in its entirety, after agreeing to buy the remaining 50% stake in the casino from its partner Boyd Gaming for a consideration of $900m. This does not mean that MGM Resorts will be the sole owner of Borgata, however,...
  • Visa rules to tighten for Macau casino executives

    The Macau government is set to tighten its visa policy for executive’s working in the territory’s casinos, in a bid to see more local employees promoted to management positions. Speaking to the Portuguese-language Jornal Tribuna de Macau, The Human Resources Office of Macau confirmed that it can deny requests...
  • Singapore Pools struggling to launch before the Euros

    Online betting still seemingly has a way to go before it is a reality for punters in Singapore. That’s because less than two weeks before the start of Euro 2016, lottery operator Singapore Pools has yet to get regulatory clearance to launch its first online betting website. In February...
  • BetClic Everest first sports-betting operator to move into new Portugal

    BetClic Everest has become the first operator to launch in Portugal’s regulated online sports-betting market. The operator says on its website that its Portuguese offering is primarily for the Portuguese market, but is available for all Portuguese-speaking players. Sports-betting appears to be the only vertical on offer at the...
  • Ladbrokes Coral would be placed third in UK online sports-betting market

    Ladbrokes Coral would be the third-biggest UK online sports-betting operator, in terms of traffic, should the merger be allowed to complete. Based on last year’s traffic numbers, released by digital research firm SimilarWeb, Ladbrokes is the fourth most popular i-gaming site in the UK with 15.1 million average visits...
  • William Hill partners with social betting network

    Betfect has announced that William Hill has signed up to the sports-betting social network. Betfect went live last year with Ladbrokes as its first major partner. The new partnership is a considerable milestone for the social network that aims to revolutionise the betting industry with its platform. Betfect, a...
  • Amaya: What is the fuss?

    Despite having a recent change in CEO and unwanted publicity, the numbers appear to show it’s business as usual at Amaya. When you look at the PokerStars owner’s Q1 2016 financial results that were published on Monday, revenue is no longer a reflection of hefty percentage increases. The total...
  • Czech gambling legislation makes progress

    The Czech lower house has approved legislation to raise taxes on gambling firms and open the online market to foreign operators. Reuters reports that, as of next year, tax on slot machines will increase from 28% to 35%, with verticals including sports betting and lottery remaining at 23%. The...
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