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William Hill Slapped with £6.2M Fine by UK Gambling Commission
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Betting operator William Hill has just been slapped with a £6.2 million fine by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for a litany of failings which included not effectively implementing the country’s anti-money laundering laws and social responsibility regulations.... 

PPA On Brink of Shutting Down?
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) was established in 2005, and over the ensuing years has fought hard to represent the interests of poker companies hoping to offer their products stateside, as well as the poker community as a whole in the country. Despite in the... 

California Online Poker Hinges on NJ Sports Betting Case
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Online poker legislation in California may have failed to gain any traction over the past decade, but at least in the past lawmakers have made an effort to discuss regulation and advance bills through the legislature. This year, however, has already proven to be... 

West Virginia Gears Up for Sports Betting Decision
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 9th, 2018

Ahead of New Jersey’s sports gambling case in the Supreme Court this summer, West Virginia has introduced two individual bills in the House (HB4396) and Senate (SB415) designed to cut down on the reaction time required in order to set up a regulated sports... 

John Pappas Resigns as PPA Executive Director
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Following a decade in charge of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), John Pappas has decided to step down from his position as the organization’s Executive Director. The influential poker figure is expected to vacate his post at the end of February, after which... 

New York iPoker Bill Clears Senate Committee
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 29th, 2018

For the third time in three years, the New York State Senate Committee has approved Senate Bill 3898, a piece of legislation introduced by State Senator John Bonacic and designed to permit online poker products to be offered in New York State. The regulatory bill... 

RAWA Advocates Send Another Letter to US Department of Justice
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 15th, 2018

Politicians lobbying in favor of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) have followed up on the letter they sent to the US Department of Justice on November 21st by penning a similar letter to US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Once again, the lobbyists... 

Next States to Legalize Online Gambling in the US?
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, January 12th, 2018

In 2017, Pennsylvania became only the fourth US state to legalize online gambling since Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey did so in 2013. This year, however, a number of states may be encouraged by the good news to adopt legislation of their own, with the next most... 

Polish Online Casino Monoply Delayed Until End of 2018
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, January 5th, 2018

Poland’s Deputy Finance Minister Piotr Walczak has confirmed that his country would be launching its state-run online casino towards the end of 2018, with the announcement coming in response to a freedom of information clarification request made by opposition... 

Kenyan Gambling Tax Hike Leads to Sports Sponsorship Turmoil
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Kenya’s government seems to be learning a tough lesson in setting reasonable tax rates for businesses after the country’s leading betting firm withdrew all sponsorship from a number of sports teams in the country in response to a massive gambling tax rate... 

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