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2017-07-14 06:28
As Governor Signs Law Connecticut Prepares For Legalised Sports Betting
Connecticut is all set to offer legal sports betting, becoming the latest state to join the sports betting race.…
2017-07-13 07:47
Irish Government Introduces New Bill Raising The Gambling Age To 18
Ministers from the Irish Cabinet passed the Courts and Civil Liabilities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill yesterday afternoon which would raise the minimum age from 16 to 18 years to participate in and enter gambling venues. The Legislation will not come into force until the government releases the full text.…
2017-07-12 07:30
SBTech Partners With Winmasters Becomes The First To Enter Cyprus Sports Betting Market
SBTech, European sports betting operator is launching the first sportsbook platform; ‘Winmaster.cy,' in the emerging betting market of Cyprus. The announcement of the launch of the platform came soon after the partnership agreement between SBTech and Winmasters in January’17. …
2017-07-11 07:33
Danish Authorities Approve LeoVegas Gambling License
Swedish online casino LeoVegas has been given approval of a gambling license by the authorities in Denmark, marking a huge change in the nation’s betting market and giving local players a better access to sports betting and casino games. …
2017-07-10 03:14
PlayUp Australian Daily Fantasy Sports Startup Seeks 10 Million To Explore International Options
PlayUp, an Australian startup is seeking $10 million capital to bring the idea of an advertisement paid version of daily fantasy sports concept into a more attractive idea locally.…
2017-07-09 11:32
Bet365 Sued By Young Woman Over Non Payment Of 1Million Won On Horse Racing Bet
Megan McCann, a resident from around Belfast, is suing Hillside (UK Sports) LP, the company which operates bet365, an online betting company for refusing to pay out her the £1million she won in horse betting.…
2017-07-08 10:05
SportPesa Call It Quits Owing To The Increased Taxes
SportPesa, Kenyan gaming firm is closing down its operations following the 35 percent turnover tax if the law prescribing the same remains in force for the sports betting industry.…
2017-07-07 07:39
DraftKings & FanDuel Move Ahead With The Merger Despite Opposition From FTC
Despite the opposition by the Federal Trade Commission, daily fantasy sports companies; DraftKings and FanDuel are going ahead with their merger decision.…
2017-07-06 05:27
Slovakia Plans To Block Illegal Gaming Websites
In a move to a crackdown, the unauthorized provision of iGaming services in the country Slovakia’s Financial Administration has started to compile a list of illegal gambling websites and plans to release the list to the public on July 17.…
2017-07-05 07:36
Turkish Government Gets Strict With Illegal Gambling
In a bid to curb illegal gambling Turkish government is planning to launch a two-year plan, where different government agencies would contribute to tackle matter regarding unauthorized provision of gambling services of all kinds. …
2017-07-04 03:54
Supreme Court s Sports Betting Case Draws West Virginia Law Maker s Attention
Democratic Delegate Shawn Fluharty, wants the West Virginia to introduce sports betting if the nationwide ban is lifted, following the U.S. Supreme Court Case.…
2017-07-03 07:23
GBI Racing Demands 200 Million Shekels Compensation In Israel For Breach Of Contract
A British company, GBI Racing is demanding compensation worth 200 million shekels ($57 million) after the government banned the betting. The company operated as a government-franchise that allowed Israelis to bet on overseas horse racing. The company firmly asked for significant compensation for ending its contract early during a hearing chaired by the director general, Shai Babad, at a hearing at the Finance Ministry. The treasury officials are prepared, to negotiate terms and talks, which is expected to be underway in the next few weeks. In an attempt to crack down on betting, the legislative body of Israel, Knesset approved legislation that banned betting on horses. Eventually, prohibiting the ones run by the Council for Organised Sports Betting. All this has caused the issue as the contract between the company and government council end towards the August 2018. Horse race betting became legal in 2012 in Israel but was categorized not different from the slot machines and other gambling and asked to ban it again. GBI challenging the notion said Israeli bettors have evolved with the increasing knowledge in gambling with average bet ranging from 35-45 shekels. …
2017-07-03 03:22
Daily Fantasy Sports Bill By New Jersey State Legislature
A bill was passed on Friday by the state legislature, authorising the licensing provision of the Daily fantasy sports to be regulated in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie’s final approval on the bill is all that is needed for the bill.…
2017-07-01 09:00
A Gap in Treasury and DCMS Invites Delay in Betting Terminal Review
Owing to complication created between the Treasury and the government departments associated with the gambling industry, the long-awaited review of fixed-odds betting terminals gets postponed until autumn.…
2017-06-30 07:37
Portugal s National Association of Online Gamblers To File Petition Seeking Tax Rates Revision
In a bid to get the tax rates lowered on online gambling Portugal’s National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon) has decided to file a petition with the parliament.…
2017-06-29 08:00
PokerStars Launches Microgaming s Games Following Successful Quickfire Integration
PokerStars has successfully integrated Quickfire platform from gaming software developer Microgaming Software Systems Limited, which allowed the site to offer players a wide range of new games that include Mega Moolah and Immortal Romance video slots.…
2017-06-29 01:09
Macau Slot Co Ltd Sees 5% Loss In Profit Despite Overall Rise In Revenue
Macau Slot Co Ltd, a Macau sports betting concessionaire, said in a summary it reportedly had a net profit of MOP117.9 million (US$14.7million) for the entire year 2016, which was 14.8% less than its figure the previous year.…
2017-06-28 06:27
Malta Fails To Provide Legal Aid To Italy To Prosecute Online Gambling Site Linked To Mafia
In a quest to investigate the CebturionBet Ltd. which operates online gambling Bet1128 casino brand, Italian prosecutor Nicola Gratteri asked formally from Malta to provide for legal assistance.…
2017-06-28 03:51
Seventh Online Gambling Licence Given Out By Portuguese Gambling Regulator
The seventh licence for the provision of online gaming services was given out by the Portuguese gambling regulator, SRIJ (Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos) on Monday to a Portuguese betting and casino company, Sociedade Figueira Praia.…
2017-06-28 00:52
The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Jersey s Sports Betting Case
In what looks like a victory in a war that has been going on for the past 5 years in the state of New Jersey with the major American sports leagues, the U.S. Supreme Court has announced to hear the state’s appeal to offer legalised sports betting.…

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