The Iberian country regulated its online gambling market in 2015 and officially opened it for international operators in the summer of 2016, when the first online gambling license was issued.Among a number of other provisions, the plan also contains proposed amendments to the country’s Online Gambling Law.

However, the new rules might not produce the desired effect of scaring off internationally licensed operators.Commenting on Norwegian lawmakers toughening their grip on unregulated operations, industry stakeholders called the newly introduced measures “pure symbolism”.

Sponsored by Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov, the bill calls for the introduction of stricter controls on the way gambling products and services are advertised across Bulgarian media.If it comes into force, it will close loopholes in the country’s current gambling advertising regulations that make it possible for operators to indirectly advertise their products despite an overall ban on direct advertising.

Seth Davies, Daniel Negreanu, and Brandon Adams show how poker’s elite prepare for the Super High Roller Bowl (Source: pokercentral.com)All will be revealed as three players, including six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, lay their poker lives bare in a new documentary series called “Insiders: Super High Roller Bowl 2018”.

com)On April 30, Tom “3betpanda” Steinbach was shot outside the Texas Card House, a social poker club in the Austin area.“I am not one of these people that is opposed to (poker) by any measure, but I do have a problem when it’s illegal,” Travis told the hosts of Poker Lab Radio on Houston’s SportsTalk790 in response to a question about Texas poker clubs.

The Philippines, Australia and Macau Magnates Join Forces in a Casino Deal The Philippines is the country which invented the karaoke and yo-yo.A country with over 7,000 tropical islands, and over a 100 million inhabitants is yet to be fully discovered by the rest of the world.

Hong Kong-based developer Melco International Development announced Wednesday the appointment of casino industry veteran Craig Robertson Ballantyne as President of City of Dreams Mediterranean, the €550-million integrated resort currently under development in the Republic of Cyprus.Ballantyne started his career in the gambling industry in 1972 when he joined UK gambling operator Ladbrokes.

However, according to media reports, the Work and Pensions Secretary McVey has strongly objected to the Government’s plans.McVey has lodged a protest against the move against tighter regulation of the machines which have been considered highly-addictive.

The French online gaming market is seeing growth across the board, with gross gaming revenues (GGR) increasing by 28 percent over this time last year.The situation is particularly encouraging for the France’s online poker market, which has been the subject of serious struggles in recent years.

Gordon Vayo, the 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up, is suing a PokerStars parent company for $700,000, alleging that the online poker giant wrongly withheld winnings from a 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event.Former November Niner Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars for $700,000 for refusing to payout his winnings from a 2017 SCOOP event.

The Asian Poker Tour has committed to holding their upcoming events in Macau this year.The tournaments are set to be held at the Macau Billionaire Poker Room at the Babylon Casino, the only poker room in the city that still regularly holds tournaments.

The CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson, said in an investor call Tuesday that loot boxes should not be considered gambling.It was actually an Electronic Arts game that stirred the ongoing debate over the nature of loot boxes and whether these constituted a form of gambling.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is set to rule later today on whether it would grant a casino license to the new Hard Rock hotel and casino complex, which is slated to open doors late next month.The property received site approval by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority last month.

Bill Perkins is offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Texas poker club shooter.com)The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Texas Card House, an Austin-area social club, at 4 am on April 30.

If you’re going to be in Las Vegas on May 25 and don’t have plans, you may want to check out the $25,000 buy-in WPT Bellagio High Roller final table, which features six of the best high stakes players in the world competing for a $432,000 first place prize.Tom Marchese takes a massive chip lead into the final table of the WPT Bellagio High Roller, which will take place May 25 at the new Esports Arena in Las Vegas.

Industry stakeholders urged Portugal’s government to review its new gambling law and swap the tax regime for a more reasonable one.3 million in tax revenue from the local market’s eleven licensed operators in 2017.

Larry Greenberg dominated the final table of the inaugural WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship to win his first ever World Poker Tour title.Larry Greenberg celebrates after winning the first ever WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship main event.

It is understood that two EU companies have been allowed to enter the local gambling market as part of a public-private partnership, greenlighted by lawmakers.The responsibilities for the provision of gambling services will now be split between that state-run entity and two foreign companies.

com)Partypoker Live president John Duthie announced on Party’s blog last week their intent to sponsor the Super High Roller Series in Montenegro, May 12-18, at the Maestral hotel, resort, and casino on the coast of Adriatic Sea.Designed to create more action, the tournament is the type of innovation Partypoker ambassador Jason Koon expects to see at one of the “most fun” high roller series in the world.

The Stars Group is ramping up its presence in the sports betting sector by announcing the details of a nine-figure World Cup giveaway.Additionally, a leaderboard will be running throughout the World Cup, with entrants earning points for every result they get right.
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