UK Bookmakers Warn of FOBTs Clampdown Negative Effect on Betting Industry

UK Bookmakers Warn of FOBTs Clampdown Negative Effect on Betting Industry

UK Bookmakers have presented a secretive research that had been funded by the gambling industry, warning of the negative impact that the planned gambling clampdown would have on the industry. The report, which has been prepared for the betting industry by KPMG, is confidential but The Times claimed they had seen it. According to the information presented by the daily national newspaper, the report says that if introduced, the new rules related to responsible gambling in the country would lead to closure of half of the UK bookmakers. This, on…

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Casino Gambling Legislation Fails to Pass Georgia General Assembly in 2017

Casino Gambling Legislation Fails to Pass Georgia General Assembly in 2017

So it was with the efforts related with the proposed casino gambling legislation in Georgia for 2017. The sponsor of the proposed bill did not get a chance for a second hearing in front of the Industries Committee, which is currently being regulated by the State. Considering the fact that there is less than a month remaining until the end of the Georgia General Assembly session, this basically means that the casino gambling legislation in Georgia will be dead for for this year. Senate Bill 79 was presented in a…

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Malta Gaming Minister Takes Part in MGA Conference

Malta Gaming Minister Takes Part in MGA Conference

Malta’s Gaming Minister Emmanuel Mallia participated in the conference “The Developing Landscape of Gaming Regulation. What next?” Mallia commented on various matters, related to gambling, saying that the latter has always provoked a lot of social, criminal and psychological concerns, which required from the local regulatory authorities to make sure it provides adequate controls in a few directions, including social well-being and customer protection. The conference was initiated by the local Gaming Authority (MGA) and took place at the Hilton Portomaso Suite in St. Julian’s. It was scheduled after a…

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Pretlow Shares Positive Outlook for Online Poker Fate in New York

Pretlow Shares Positive Outlook for Online Poker Fate in New York

Over the last few weeks, the state of New York has been rumoured to be approaching the time when online gambling will be legalised, along with a number of other US states, which have been put in the same situation for quite some time now. The New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow has commented on the online gambling legislation trend pretty optimistic, projecting its online poker bill to be passed within 2017. The Assemblyman, who is known for his previous sceptical commentary on the matter, now offered an undoubtedly positive outlook…

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Online Poker Bill AB 1677 Could Spur On Stakeholders’ Negotiations in California

Online Poker Bill AB 1677 Could Spur On Stakeholders’ Negotiations in California

Last week’s new piece of online poker legislation filed by Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer could have provoked some debates between Californian stakeholders, but the problem is that the opinions of the American Indian tribes are very different on a number of issues. Currently, none of the American Indian tribes that have political influence have backed the AB 1677, also known as The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act. Unfortunately, this has not prevented the situation from becoming more problematic, especially considering the fact that the online poker legislation issue has been on the…

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ABB Scotland Backs Bookmakers’ Youth Problem Gambling Reduction Project

ABB Scotland Backs Bookmakers’ Youth Problem Gambling Reduction Project

The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) revealed that it is to fund a new project launched by the trade body for bookmakers in the region. The project is aimed at dealing with the problem gambling behaviour among young people, due to which serious difficulties have occurred over the past few years. ABB Scotland revealed that it is planning to fund the six-month project. The Association has joined forces with the RCA Trust, a Paisley-based charity organisation, in order to provide 2,500 young people residing in the West…

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University Professor Urges Canada Operators to Join DFS Industry

University Professor Urges Canada Operators to Join DFS Industry

The situation with the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in Canada has been a bit complicated lately. The thing is that local players are not forbidden to participate in any online contests by the federal authorities, but the legislation’s provisions do not explicitly allow them to take part in such events. What is more, the Canadian Parliament has not been keen on making the DFS legality issues part of its agenda, despite the increasing presence of this industry. Currently, online gambling is considered as a legal grey area in the country,…

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Types of Gambling Software Operating Licences Issued by UKGC

Types of Gambling Software Operating Licences Issued by UKGC

Currently, the UK regulatory authorities require from all companies involved with any type of gambling activities to hold an operating licence in order to run their operations on the territory of the country. There are currently various types of operating licences issued by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which is the competent authority in the UK. It is the Commission’s right and responsibility to issue such licences to gambling companies, so here you can check the types of gambling software operating licences you can apply for to date: Gambling Software…

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Powerball Jackpot Rises as High as $403 Million ahead of Wednesday Drawing

Powerball Jackpot Rises as High as $403 Million ahead of Wednesday Drawing

The jackpot for the upcoming multi-state Powerball drawing increased to a record high, reaching $403 million, after no player was lucky enough to match all six number over the Saturday drawing. This is one of the largest jackpots that have ever been offered in the game’s history. Currently, the Powerball game is available in 44 states, the US Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The next drawing of the game is set for Wednesday evening, and the jackpot could increase by the time the following drawing takes…

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California Faces New Piece of Online Poker Legislation

California Faces New Piece of Online Poker Legislation

Online poker legislation has been one of the hottest trends in the state of California for quite some time now. The truth is that the online poker legislation issue has been on the agenda for about a decade now, with a series of long-lasting debates blocking the way of a special bill on the matter. The difficulties, however, have not stopped lawmakers from trying to find a solution. So, a few days ago, the latest online poker bill on the matter, called AB 1677, was introduced to the state by…

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