MGA Anwers to Increased Criticism towards Its Gambling Monitoring Policy

MGA Anwers to Increased Criticism towards Its Gambling Monitoring Policy

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) referred to the increased criticism towards its poor online gambling monitoring policies in number of media articles. The MGA shared that it strongly objected to the articles, saying the online news portals were inaccurate in terms of the facts presented and provided a “misleading portrayal” of the regulatory body and its operational principles. Earlier in May, Valery Atanasov, a former employee of the regulator criticised the Malta Gaming Authority for the way it operates, and several online media released articles on what the MGA describes…

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US Congressional Committee Unveils New Gambling Bill on Sports Betting

US Congressional Committee Unveils New Gambling Bill on Sports Betting

The US Congress may consider a gambling bill that would annul a federal gambling ban. This, on the other hand, would allow the country to make any form of gambling legal and regulate it. The bill, called Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act (GAME Act), provides thorough details and minimum standards for the regulation of both retail and online gambling operations. Its main sponsor is Representative Frank Pallone, who called the state-level authorities to confess that some laws were outdated and explained that the GAME Act would make them more…

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UKGC Releases the Latest Gambling Industry Statistics

UKGC Releases the Latest Gambling Industry Statistics

The UK Gambling Commission published the gambling industry statistics and provided the latest details on each of the industry sectors that it currently regulates. Such industry statistics are published twice a year, in May and November, and include online gambling services offered to the local customers. According to the data revealed by the UK Gambling Commission, the total gross gambling yield of the gambling industry in Great Britain was estimated to £13.8 billion over the period from October 2015 to September 2016. Also, a total of 106,678 employees have been…

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Pennsylvania Could Finally Make Online Gambling Legal

Pennsylvania Could Finally Make Online Gambling Legal

Pennsylvania has seen an amendment of the proposed HB 271 – a bill that would make online gambling in the state legal. The state’s Senate passed the bill with vote of 38 to 12 and gave it opportunity to move forward to the House of Representatives. The latter, on its turn, is very likely to take up the proposed piece of legislation and amend it in June. As we have previously, the bill includes a number of provisions that would change the gambling in the state, as online gambling would…

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Pennsylvania Senate Committee to Vote on Amended Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania Senate Committee to Vote on Amended Online Gambling Bill

The state of Pennsylvania may not be so far from some action on online gambling. Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee (CERD Committee) have received a meeting notice about a voting meeting that will be held to consider House Bill 271 with amendment. The meeting is set to take place off the floor in the Rules Room on May 23rd. The House Bill is quite different from other more exhaustible gaming packages that have been pushed for by the Pennsylvania House, as this piece of…

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Malta Hosts MIGS17 and iGaming Idol in September

Malta Hosts MIGS17 and iGaming Idol in September

Malta is to host a couple of key global gaming events this September. The first one, the Malta iGaming Seminar (MIGS17), is set to see its 9th edition kick off, The other event – iGaming Idol – is to be brought back to Malta for its 2nd edition, after celebrating a greatly successful inaugural event in 2016. The two events are set to be held over two days, starting on September 26th 2017. One of the creators of Skype, Jonas Kjellberg, has been confirmed by the event organisers as the…

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Online Gambling Legislation Likely to Remain Dead in Massachusetts for Another Year

Online Gambling Legislation Likely to Remain Dead in Massachusetts for Another Year

Online gambling legislation seems to be highly unlikely to be passed in the state of Massachusetts in 2017. Over the current legislative session, Massachusetts was one of the states that were most eager add iGaming to the legal gambling operations allowed there. Unfortunately, according to Stan Rosenberg, President of the Massachusetts Senate, at this stage it is highly unlikely for the state to make online gambling legal. As Casino Guardian has already reported, it looks like that online lottery will face the same fate and wait until the next legislative…

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Casino Affiliate Market “Is Not as Easy as It Looks”, Says Joshua Chan from Latest Casino Bonuses

Casino Affiliate Market “Is Not as Easy as It Looks”, Says Joshua Chan from Latest Casino Bonuses

The constantly growing casino affiliate market has turned out to be a great business environment for both already existing and new affiliate networks, offering them various business opportunities. Today, Casino Guardian is to introduce you to Joshua Chan, the founder of Latest Casino Bonuses which is one of the leading affiliate website networks in the gambling industry up to date. Mr. Chan, what are the milestones in your professional experience to date? With the new design of Latest Casino Bonuses we put together an ‘about us‘ page that basically goes…

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Cyprus Grants Melco-Hard Rock Consortium with Casino License

Cyprus Grants Melco-Hard Rock Consortium with Casino License

Cyprus’ Commerce and Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced that Melco-Hard Rock consortium was officially granted with a casino operation license. The country’s government finally accepted the consortium formed by Macau brand Melco and the US gambling operator Hard Rock to establish and later operate the first-ever casino resort in Cyprus. Under the license, the consortium will be given the chance to operate an integrated casino resort in the country for the period of 30 years. The Melco-Hard Rock conglomerate will also be given the exclusive right to operate such a…

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Florida’s Supreme Court Puts End to Slots Expansion Hopes

Florida’s Supreme Court Puts End to Slots Expansion Hopes

The Florida’s Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a lawsuit filed by Gretna Racing operators who had claimed that a Gadsden County referendum had made it possible for the track to offer slot machines as part of its product suite. Now, the Supreme Court of the state of Florida has made a ruling according to which pari-mutuel horseracing and dogracing operators are not allowed to offer slot machines to their customers without getting the state approval first. So, instead of slot machines expansion across the state, the Supreme Court decision has…

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