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PPA Encouraging Players to Support NY iPoker Legislation
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 11th, 2017

Encouraged by the recent success of Pennsylvania in passing online poker and gambling legislation, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has recently turned its attention to New York, and is now asking players there to lend their support in convincing lawmakers to pass... 

GVC Holdings and Ladbrokes Coral in Potential Merger
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 8th, 2017

One year after GVC Holdings failed in its bid to acquire UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral, the Isle of Man based operator is resuming its efforts once more, this time in a takeover bid worth around £3.9 billion ($5.24bn). While Ladbrokes Coral was established back... 

British Columbia Set To Enforce Strict New Rules at Casinos
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 7th, 2017

British Columbia is set to roll out its tough new anti-money laundering regulations as it prepares to combat organized crime groups which the government believes have been using its provincial casinos to launder their ill-gotten money. The situation appears to... 

Maryland Casino Revenue Soars 42% in November
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its latest results for November, revealing an impressive 41.9% increase in revenues to $130.5 million, or $38.5 million higher than the same month in 2016. Once MGM National Harbor is removed from the... 

Greece To Vote Soon on Casino Expansion Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Greece is pushing forward with its plan to overhaul the country’s gambling industry, and is hoping to have a new draft bill passed in Parliament within the next couple of weeks, before being enacted on 1 January, 2020. Both live and online gambling provisions... 

Indian Gujarat Judge Rejects Poker as a Game of Skill Argument
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

On Monday, Justice Rajesh H. Shukla from the Gujarat High Court rejected the argument put forward by domestic poker operators and the Indian Poker Association (IPA) that poker is a game of skill. Instead, the Justice ruled that there was not sufficient evidence... 

NJ Senator Lesniak Introduces International iGaming Expansion Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

In October, New Jersey finally realized that going it alone meant continuing decline for the state’s online poker market, and so instead opted to take up Nevada and Delaware’s offer of joining a shared online poker player network. After resisting the... 

UK Online Gambling Worth $6.3BN in 2016/17
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 4th, 2017

Last week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its gambling industry report covering the period from April 2016 to March 2017, and the news was once gain hugely positive with the country’s industry continuing to generate growth, particular in regards... 

UK’s Poker Sector Just 5% of Online Gambling Market
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, December 4th, 2017

The UK’s online gambling market may be booming, but the same cannot be said for its online poker segment which continues to lag behind other gambling products in terms of both growth and revenue, according to a latest report published by the UK Gambling Commission... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Increase 0.27% in October
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 1st, 2017

In October, Nevada’s casinos generated $988.8 million in revenue, a figure that was higher by just 0.27% compared to the same month in 2016. From that total, slots revenue was up by 3.8% to $655.5 million year-on-year, but down by 7% from the previous month;...