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CJEU Rules Poker Money Won Outside Country Not Taxable
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

According to a latest ruling by the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU), poker players are not required to pay income tax on the winnings they have earned whilst playing poker tournaments in other EU countries outside their own state. The case came to the attention... 

PPA Says Online Poker Needs Casino Style Games To Survive
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

During the upcoming lame duck session taking place between November 9th and 26th, Congress is expected to debate the ‘Restoration of America´s Wire Act’ (RAWA) which if eventually passed into law will outlaw all forms of online gambling, except betting... 

iGaming Operators Continue Exodus From International Grey Markets
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 10th, 2014

A new UK law requiring online operators to all but withdraw from grey markets, as well as the lure of the USA’s newly regulated online gambling industry, is starting to have a profound effect on the policies of a number of major companies in the business.... 

Sweden’s Tax Agency Finds Players With Undeclared Poker Winnings
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

In Sweden, poker players are not taxed on winnings from sites licensed inside the European Economic Area, but those players gambling at poker rooms not part of the EU are required to declare their winnings and pay regular taxes on them. Since 2012, Sweden’s... 

Belgium Broadens Clampdown On Online Gaming Sites
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, October 6th, 2014

Belgium appears set to broaden its clampdown on online gambling after the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) requested that sites offering free gaming apps for mobile devices should be included in a proposed social gaming operator blacklist. The Western European country... 

Black Tuesday For PokerStars Players In Grey Markets
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Three years on from Black Friday, online poker players from across the globe are experiencing their own version of the event, dubbed “Black Tuesday,” after PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker pulled their products from more than 30 countries worldwide. Amongst... 

PokerStars Starts Withdrawal From Grey Markets
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

PokerStars and Full Tilt have announced they will be pulling their operations from a number of so-called “grey markets,” in a move likely necessitated by its pending application for a gambling license in the UK market. Interestingly, the brands exit does not... 

OPAP Betting Monopoly Legal According To Greek Court
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

In 2004, a number of big European gambling companies including William Hill, Sportingbet and Stanleybet, challenged the right of OPAP to operate a gambling monopoly in Greece, claiming it was against the EU rules on freedom of services. Since then, the Greek government... 

US iGaming To Be Worth $5.2bn Within Six Years
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The USA could see its iGaming market expand to be worth $5.2 billion by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley, providing at least another 20 states join the three already offering regulated online gambling in the country. Needless to say, such a figure... 

UK iGambling Sites Weigh Their Options Ahead Of Legislation
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The UK’s new ‘Gambling, License and Advertising Bill’ will take effect on October 1st, with the piece of legislation designed to overhaul an online gambling market over run by sites operating from offshore locations such as Gibraltar, Malta or...