Connecticut Governor Signs Bill to Authorise Third Tribal Casino

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill to Authorise Third Tribal Casino

Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the state of Connecticut, signed a bill which is to authorise two of the state’s tribes to build a new casino in the town of East Windsor. The new piece of legislation was signed at an official ceremony, attended by the leaders of the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegan tribes. The new legislation was in fact signed by Malloy three weeks ago. This past Thursday, the Governor went on to approve various amendments to the memorandums of understanding between the state of Connecticut and the…

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Problem Gamblers Call Self-Exclusion System Ineffective and Demand More Serious Measures

Problem Gamblers Call Self-Exclusion System Ineffective and Demand More Serious Measures

Over the last few years, retail and especially online gambling has become favourite pastime for a great number of people in the UK. There are many people who place bets in a safe and responsible manner, but unfortunately, gambling has negative effects, too. According to experts and user protection organisations, the increasing popularity of online gambling has been one of main reasons for problem gambling behaviour affecting more and more people in the country. This trend has provoked not only the competent authorities, but also a number of problem gambling-oriented…

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Dutch District Court Rules in Favour of Local Gambling Regulator

Dutch District Court Rules in Favour of Local Gambling Regulator

Dutch lawmakers have ruled in favour of local gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), upholding its right to levy massive fines on foreign online gambling providers offering their products and services to players in the country without a local license. The District Court in the Hague determined that the local regulatory body indeed has the legal authority to sanction international casino operators that violate local laws with six-figure fines. The fines in question are targeted at three specific gambling providers which operate under international licenses but have not been granted a permit…

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Global Gaming Expo to Kick Off in Las Vegas on October 3rd 2017

Global Gaming Expo to Kick Off in Las Vegas on October 3rd 2017

One of the most popular and significant global gaming shows – the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) – is once to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual gaming trade show, which is organised by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, is scheduled to kick off at the Sands Expo Center on October 3rd 2017. The Global Gaming Expo, which inaugural event was held in October 2011, has proved itself as one of the most-expected events in the global gaming-entertainment industry. Ten years ago, the G2E also set…

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Great Yarmouth Business Owners Strongly Support Casino and Leisure Complex Project

Great Yarmouth Business Owners Strongly Support Casino and Leisure Complex Project

Great Yarmouth’s businesses have gladly welcomed the regeneration plans of the Golden Mile area with a new Casino and Hotel complex that is meant to be situated next to the local Pleasure Beach. The Edge casino and leisure centre could become one of the major factors for the revival of the area of Great Yarmouth, after it takes local wasteland that has been empty for many years. An outline approval of the casino and hotel complex proposal was granted by the borough council last week, with its full support for…

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Slovakia Blocks Ten Online Gambling Operators amid Government’s Gambling Crackdown

Slovakia Blocks Ten Online Gambling Operators amid Government’s Gambling Crackdown

The beginning of the week saw the Government of Slovakia publish the first-ever online gambling websites blacklist in the country. The list includes online gambling domains that are regarded as unacceptable and untrustworthy due to the fact they have provided local players with services without an operating license issued by local authorities. The Finance Ministry of the country has already released a list containing the first ten operators blocked from providing their services in Slovakia. As a matter of fact, the blacklist includes the names of some of the largest…

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UKGC Urges Fantasy Football Organisers to Watch Out about Betting Licenses

UKGC Urges Fantasy Football Organisers to Watch Out about Betting Licenses

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) issued a warning to the organisers of fantasy football leagues to be careful not to be caught cheating by gambling law. The UK regulatory watchdog made this right before the beginning of the new football season, raising a red flag about the risks for the organisers of such events. According to the UK Gambling Commission, the main risk for everyone who organises fantasy football leagues is that they could be required to present a pool betting license from the Gambling Commission. Currently, prize values are…

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Australia Institute Tasmania Releases Gambling Industry Employment Figures

Australia Institute Tasmania Releases Gambling Industry Employment Figures

The Australia Institute Tasmania has released information, according to which the number of Tasmanian residents who are currently employed in the local gambling industry amounts to less than 50% of the figure that has previously announced by the industry. The Australia Institute Tasmania released a special report, which questions the estimates the possible impact that Electronic Gaming Machines could have on employment and revenue in Tasmania. According to the Institute, the previously made estimates on the Poker machines phasing out on employment are contradictory to the data that has recently…

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US State Lotteries Face Revenue Decline amid Strong Competition from Other Forms of Gambling

US State Lotteries Face Revenue Decline amid Strong Competition from Other Forms of Gambling

It seems that US state governments are to face hard times, as long as the cashflow of local lotteries is concerned. Yesterday, the Pew Charitable Trusts published some data, according to which that half of the 44 states where lotteries are legal saw a decline of their lottery revenues in the period between 2014 and 2015. The fact that a large number of US state have reported flat or declining lottery sales combined with their reluctance to increase local taxes in order to compensate for the deficit, more and more…

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Belgium’s CDV Party Demands More Gambling Restrictions to Be Made

Belgium’s CDV Party Demands More Gambling Restrictions to Be Made

The Christian Democratic and Flemish Party (CDV), which is currently the opposition party in Belgium, has proposed for some amendments to be made in the gambling legislation of the country. It has called for further restrictions to be made in Belgium’s legal gambling industry, and more specifically, for the legal age to be raised from 18 to 21 years. The proposal of the Christian Democratic and Flemish Party includes increasing the age limit on all forms of gambling, including casino, sports betting and lottery services. It has been aimed at…

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