Hippodrome Casino London to Host Online Bingo and Slots Summit on June 21st

Hippodrome Casino London to Host Online Bingo and Slots Summit on June 21st

In less than a couple of days, the biggest casino and most popular entertainment venue in London – the Hippodrome Casino – is to host The Online Bingo and Slots Summit. The Summit is scheduled to kick off on June 21st in order to provide its attendees with the opportunity to discover the latest innovations in slots and bingo offerings. The Online Bingo and Slots Summit that is to take place at the Hippodrome Casino London is to join forces with the WhichBingo Awards. The event is expected to bring…

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New York Assembly May Once Again Shelve 2017 Online Poker Bill

New York Assembly May Once Again Shelve 2017 Online Poker Bill

Although the online poker community in the state of New York has previously provided optimistic forecast for the fate of the online poker bill, this no longer seems like a sure bet. Despite the fact that the State Senate passed the proposed piece of online gambling legislation last week, the New York Assembly Democrats do not seem to have any intentions of giving the green light to the bill within the current legislative session. The issue was discussed by Assembly Democrats behind closed doors last week, but no actions are…

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Illinois Could Lose Two Lottery Games Due to Budget Impasse

Illinois Could Lose Two Lottery Games Due to Budget Impasse

Illinois lottery players could no longer be able to purchase Mega Millions or Powerball tickets soon due to the legislation’s refusal to deliver a balanced budged. The association that runs the afore-mentioned games will stop offering its products in the state unless the ongoing budget deadlock is resolved until the end of the month. Otherwise, the Powerball and Mega Millions games will become unavailable at the end of June. The Multi-State Lottery Association which offers the two games, is a non-profit association which is currently operated by 36 member lotteries.…

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UKGC and PIPCU Joint Action Reduces Gambling Operators Ads Seen on Illegal Websites by 87%

UKGC and PIPCU Joint Action Reduces Gambling Operators Ads Seen on Illegal Websites by 87%

According to news releases on both the City of London Police and the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) websites, a 87% decline in the number of gambling operators’ adverts uploaded on illegal websites violating copyright has been registered over the last twelve months. The sharp drop came as a result of a police action that the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) run in order to destroy the structure of illegal websites focused on providing pirate content such as music, games, films, TV, books, etc. As revealed by…

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CJEU Rules Against Gibraltar in Remote Gambling Tax Dispute with the UK

CJEU Rules Against Gibraltar in Remote Gambling Tax Dispute with the UK

European Union’s Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled against Gibraltar in the legal dispute between the UK and the British Overseas Territory. According to the ruling of the CJEU, Gibraltar and the UK must be treated as a single EU member state in terms of certain aspects of the EU law. Previously, the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed a petition to be considered a separate EU member state from the UK. The request has come as part of an ongoing tax dispute between the UK Her Majesty’s…

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New York Online Poker Bill Heads to Assembly after Getting Senate’s Approval

New York Online Poker Bill Heads to Assembly after Getting Senate’s Approval

For second consecutive year, the New York Senate passed a bill aiming to make online poker legal and regulate it across the state. The bill S 3898, which is sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, managed to pass the Senate by a vote of 54 to 8. As previously reported by Casino Guardian, this is not the first attempt made by the state to make online poker legal. Last year, another bill was passed by the State Senate, but was shelved by the Assembly. This year’s attempt seeks to make online…

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New York Senate to Review Online Poker Bill Once Again

New York Senate to Review Online Poker Bill Once Again

The State Senate of New York is to once again review the online poker bill which is aimed at making online poker legal across the state. The beginning of the week saw the online poker bill to be set on the agenda of the New York Senate, along with hopes of online gaming to be officially passed by the end of the week. If the State Senate does not give the green light to the proposed piece of legislation, online poker will remain dead until the new legislative session, considering…

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AffiliateCon Sofia Conference Kicks Off on September 12th 2017

AffiliateCon Sofia Conference Kicks Off on September 12th 2017

The 2017 AffiliateCon Sofia conference, aimed at gathering online gaming industry’s already existing and potential affiliate at one place, is scheduled to take place on September 12th and 13th at the luxury Sofia Event Centre. Hosted at Sofia, Bulgaria the event is to offer the widest number of affiliates the opportunity to take part in some serious business at a relaxed networking environment offering private meeting areas. Sofia was the city chosen to host the convention thanks to its central location in Europe and its proximity to some of the…

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Australasian Gaming Expo Kicks Off on August 15th at ICC Sydney

Australasian Gaming Expo Kicks Off on August 15th at ICC Sydney

The organisers of the 2017 Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) have revealed that the third-largest gaming industry trade show is to be hosted at the new ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour. It is also one of the largest trade events on the territory of Australia and undoubtedly the most significant gaming event in the Southern Hemisphere, with floor space of 19,000 square metres. The Expo is to take place from August 15th to 17th 2017 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The Australasian Gaming Expo is owned and operated by…

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Online Gambling Push Remains on Massachusetts’ Agenda

Online Gambling Push Remains on Massachusetts’ Agenda

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports held a meeting in order to discuss the future of online gambling in the state. So far, a number of bills have been introduced but unfortunately failed to find progress. The Commission, which was created last year, had the responsibility of reviewing and considering all online gambling aspects. Currently, online gambling is not legal in the state of Massachusetts, except for Daily Fantasy Sports, which have been made legal until July 31st 2018 with the…

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