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Brazil’s Online Gambling Estimated at $2.1 Billion per Year
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, November 24th, 2017

Brazil has had a casino gambling ban in place for the past 70-years, but recently the country has been exploring the possibility of legalizing the industry in order to raise much-needed tax revenues, and help plug the country’s budget deficit. Meanwhile, Brazil... 

Pennsylvania iGambling Bill Signed into Law
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Pennsylvania has officially become the fourth US state to authorize online gambling after Governor Tom Wolf (photo) put his signature to House Bill 271. The piece of legislation was given the green light by both the Pennsylvania House and Senate last week, before... 

550 Iowan Gamblers Request Lifting of Self-exclusion Bans
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 30th, 2017

In 2004, Iowa introduced its “Statewide Voluntary Self Exclusion Program,” that allowed problem gamblers to request a lifetime ban from casinos, and nothing less. On July 1st of 2017, however, they were also given a further option to request just a five-year... 

Pennsylvania Legislature Approves Online Gambling
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 27th, 2017

October 2017 will go down as a landmark month in the history of US online poker, after two pieces of positive news were released that are set to transform the industry in the country. Just under a fortnight after New Jersey inked its online poker deal With Nevada... 

Philippines Recognizes eSports as an Official Sport
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The eSports industry continues to boom, with latest forecasts predicting its value to be worth around $1.5 billion by the year 2020. In the meantime, more and more countries are embracing the industry, including the Philippines, whose Gaming and Amusements Board... 

All Three Regulated iPoker States Agree Interstate Compact
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 16th, 2017

Three US states launched their respective online poker industries in 2013, with Nevada and Delaware subsequently enacting an interstate compact in 2015 to give their markets a much-needed liquidity boost. A couple of years later, and New Jersey has decided to throw... 

New Dutch iGaming Law Expected on Jan 1st
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 13th, 2017

During an event held by the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) in London on October 12th, Henk Kesler (photo), VP of the Dutch Gaming Authority, announced that the Netherlands is expected to implement its new internet gambling law at the start of next... 

Greece Seeking to Attract Investment through Gambling Reforms
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

After Greece got into financial trouble, one of the stipulations made by the Eurozone in order to secure vital bailout funds was that the country undertakes sweeping reforms of its gambling industry. While many of the reforms have already had a positive impact,... 

Massachusetts Considering Taking its Lottery Online
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

There is nothing quite like a bit of competition to get people motivated enough to enact some well needed changes. Take the case of Massachusetts, for instance, where lawmakers are seriously considering becoming the sixth US state to legalize online lottery sales... 

Supreme Court to Hear PASPA Case on December 4th
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

In 2013, the New Jersey US Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the state’s challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a federal law that since 1992 has allowed Nevada, as well as Oregon, Delaware, and Montana to offer legal sports...