SBIF Announces Its SBI Action Plan Objectives for 2017

SBIF Announces Its SBI Action Plan Objectives for 2017

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum, also known under the abbreviation SBIF, published the 2017 edition of its Sport and Sport Betting Integrity Action Plan (SBI Action Plan) less than a week after it celebrated the successful delivery of the last year’s one. The aim of the SBIF is to now to use that progress as a base in order to build a continuous collaborative approach in terms of sports, betting operators, law enforcement and prevention of harmful effects of gambling. The Sports Betting Integrity Forum is also focused on reducing…

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UKGC Announces New Evidence to Government’s Gambling Review

UKGC Announces New Evidence to Government’s Gambling Review

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published new evidence related to the Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures. The review issued by the UK Government covers several areas of primary importance, including the maximum stakes and prizes, as well as the measures that should be taken in order to reduce the risks inflicted by gambling activities and problem gambling behaviour. The key gambling regulatory authority revealed that in order to help its advice to be developed it has commissioned a special analysis of the co-relation between the gambling…

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Budget Amendment Proposal Could Lead to Online Gambling Expansion in Pennsylvania

Budget Amendment Proposal Could Lead to Online Gambling Expansion in Pennsylvania

The last couple of days were crucial when it comes to the long-running debate on the legalisation of online casinos and daily fantasy sports in the state of Pennsylvania. The matter unexpectedly took a different direction after the state Governor Tom Wolf announced a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes additional funds amounting to $250 million for what he called a “gaming expansion”. As revealed by Wolf himself, the budget address of the Governor to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania stated his plans to ensure a budget…

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Pretlow’s A5250 Brings Online Poker Legalisation on New York Agenda Again

Pretlow’s A5250 Brings Online Poker Legalisation on New York Agenda Again

It seems that the State of New York is to seriously consider the legalisation of online poker with all pieces of the legislative puzzle now in place after Assemblyman Gary Pretlow introduced his Bill A5250. The Bill A5250, sponsored by Pretlow, is actually the same as the one called S3893 sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, which was officially introduced last month. The new Bill presented to the state’s competent authorities seeks permission of certain interactive poker games as games of skill rather than games of luck. It also presents definitions,…

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Types of Casino Operating Licences Issued by UKGC

Types of Casino Operating Licences Issued by UKGC

Operating licences and licensing procedures are absolutely necessary in order for a gambling company to be allowed to run its operations in the UK. As mentioned in previous publications, it is the UK Gambling Commission which is the competent regulatory authority in the country, has the right and responsibility to issue the operating licences for gambling operators. Here are the types of casino operating licences that you can apply for: Casino Nowadays, casinos are special facilities which house and accommodate specific types of gambling activities. A great variety of casino…

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New Nevada Bill Could Lower the Legal Gambling Age to 18

New Nevada Bill Could Lower the Legal Gambling Age to 18

A new bill that has been introduced to the competent regulatory authorities in Nevada could lower the legal gambling age in the state to 18. According to some media reports, this idea was considered in 2008, but it has never resulted in creating a legislative act. At the legislative season-opening day at the beginning of the week, the piece of legislation was one of the 200 Bills considered by the competent authorities in Nevada. The Assembly Bill No. 86 has been initiated by Jim Wheeler, an Assemblyman. It would not…

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Isle of Man’s GSC to Implement Licensing Structure Amendments

Isle of Man’s GSC to Implement Licensing Structure Amendments

The Economic Department of the Isle of Man’s Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) issued a statement, revealing that a series of changes has been announced. The amendments in question came in terms of licensing structure and were made after a consultation had been carried out. Feedback from the currently flourishing e-Gaming sector of the region has also been taken into account when making the changes. The Chief Executive Officer of the Gambling Supervision Commission Steve Brennan commented on the new regulations, saying that the amendments were made in a way that…

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Carl Icahn Reveals Plans to Dispose of Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City

Carl Icahn Reveals Plans to Dispose of Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City

The activist investor Carl Icahn revealed his plans to sell the closed Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Currently, the billionaire is a special adviser to the US President Trump, who originally owned the casino. It is most likely for Icahn to sell the Taj Mahal casino at a loss, which is still preferable instead of make a further investment of between $100 and $200 to make the casino going once again. The casino was closed by the activist investor in October 2016, after facing some difficulties. At this…

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GambleAware-Funded Research Proves £50 FOBTs Regulation as Inefficient

GambleAware-Funded Research Proves £50 FOBTs Regulation as Inefficient

The leading UK charity organisation GambleAware announced that it has funded a new research on the £50 Regulations of the Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) on the territory of the country. According to the press release issued by GambleAware on the matter, the fact that more players who became more oriented towards the lower minimum stake of £50 does not necessarily mean that they have become more responsible in terms of their gambling habits or the eventual harm that could be inflicted has been minimised. The Chief Executive Officer of GambleAware…

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SBIF Celebrates “Good Progress” in Its First Annual Report

SBIF Celebrates “Good Progress” in Its First Annual Report

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) announced the official report of its Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan for 2016. The Sports Betting Integrity Forum is a special structure that represents a number of companies and organisations, including the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Paddy Power Betfair, Ladbrokes Coral, bet365, the Association of British Bookmakers, etc. It was established in 2012, with its major focus set on keeping sport and sports betting protected from corruption. The SBI Action Plan, which comes for short of Sport…

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