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Gambling Sites Start Exiting German Online Market
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 29th, 2015

In Germany only sports betting and lotteries are permitted, albeit under strict control of the federal government, whilst online poker and casino sites are strictly forbidden in Europe’s most populous country. That didn’t stop German players from gambling... 

New Nevada Staking Bill SB40 Not Related To Poker
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 29th, 2015

This week, the poker community in Nevada were concerned that a new bill (SB40) designed to target sports betting affiliates also threatened to put a halt to poker tournament staking in Nevada. Players and organizers alike were worried that outlawing the practice... 

Nevada Bill SB40 Threatens Future Of Poker Tournament Staking
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board (NSGC) has proposed a new bill to tackle the problem of money laundering called SB40, but the piece of legislation also inadvertently threatens the future of poker tournament staking in the Silver State. The bill suggests making... 

Washington Looks To Pass Online Poker Legislation
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Playing online poker in the State of Washington is considered a “Class C felony” and while the law has never been enforced, any player caught still faces the prospect of up to five years behinds bars and a $10,000 fine. That draconian situation may be about... 

Germany Confiscates €63,490 From Online BlackJack Winner
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 8th, 2015

An 25-year old German painter and decorator must have been on an incredible winning streak to have amassed €201,500 online playing blackjack between July and August 2011. Unfortunately, the unnamed man’s luck finally ran out after he attempted to withdraw... 

Ladbrokes Latest Online Gambling Operator To Leave Russia
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Following the lead of other big online gambling operators such as Betfair, Unibet, and BetClic-Everest, the UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has now become the latest company to exit the vast Russian market. Ladbrokes decision is directly related to recent changes to EU... 

Ourgame Obtains Rights To WPT Brand Throughout Asia
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, January 2nd, 2015

The World Poker Tour has taken a significant step forward in consolidating its product in the Asian market, after signing an exclusive seven-year deal with Ourgame International. As part of the promotional and licensing agreement, Ourgame has been granted the right... 

Romania’s Amended iGaming Rules Now More In Line With EU Laws
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Just before the end of 2014, the Romanian government passed an  emergency ordinance with one of its amendments including an increase of the licensing fees for casino from €89,000 to €100,000. However, its most important amendments concern online gambling which... 

Next US iGaming State Not Expected Until 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 26th, 2014

Three US states launched online gambling sites back in 2013, and at the beginning of 2014 a Morgan Stanley report optimistically predicted a further 20 states would embrace regulated online gambling by 2020. However, momentum has slowed since then, and Morgan Stanley... 

Harry Reid Forecasts Anti-Online Gambling Drive In 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) may have failed to gain traction in 2014, but next year the bill is likely to once again come onto the agenda as its seeks to introduce a blanket ban of online gambling activities across the United States. The controversial...