The launch of the bidding process for Italian online gambling licenses was expected to take place in mid-September 2017.Here it is important to note that the Southern European country is set to open an application process for 120 online gambling licenses.

The US Supreme Court denied review of the legal dispute between the tribe and Massachusetts this past Monday.The state and the town of Aquinnah have been opposing the tribe’s plan for the construction of the bingo hall for several years.

Generally speaking, the so-called historical horse race terminals allow bettors to wager on races that have already taken place.The betting machines feature video archives of previous events and offer customers the opportunity to place bets faster than when betting on live events.

A previously introduced Global Tourism Hub plan for the Australian city of Cairns will be the subject of community consultation, local news outlet Newsport Daily reported earlier today.Kate Jones, the Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development, has told Newsport Daily that the Cairns Global Tourism Hub proposal could be particularly beneficial for the region.

The call for bids was published on the Official Journal of the European Union.Newcomers in the Italian Online Gambling Market Several operators have already expressed interest in entering the local market, with some of those being Winamax, Marathonbet, and Pinnacle.

The prevention of minors from participating in gambling activities will be a top priority for the Dutch Gaming Authority over the next two years, according to the regulator’s Supervisory Agenda 2018-2019.However, the lack of proper age controls still needs to be addressed by such operators, Kansspelautoriteit believes.

Hong Kong-based real estate developer Melco International Development, which was selected to build the first casino resort in the Republic of Cyprus, presented plans for its ambitious project to the President of the Mediterranean island nation, Nicos Anastasiades.on the construction of a €500-million hotel and casino complex in the city of Limassol.

The second day of this year’s PCA $100,000 Super High Roller was completed with just seven players left to contend for the title.Here is a little more information about what could be expected from today’s finale of the $100,000 Super High Roller.

By filing with the Supreme Court, opponents of the project hoped to overturn a First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last summer.The Supreme Court traditionally approves for review a very small portion of the average of 9,000 cases it receives.

A convention and entertainment center will open doors at ilani Casino Resort in the heart of Southwest Washington in April, Kara Fox LaRose, President and General Manager of the resort, has told The Business Journals.The complex will have its ribbon cut precisely a year after the official opening of the adjacent casino resort.

A group of Finnish scholars is planning to conduct somewhat unusual research, the results from which could help in curing problem gambling behavior, Finnish news outlet Yle has reported.The nasal spray’s effects on people with gambling addiction have not been explored before.

A self-excluded gambling customer with problem behavior said he was contacted by the online casino he had banned himself from to claim a £100 prize at a time he was battling his addiction, The Mirror reports.Several weeks after banning himself from playing at the online casino, the player received a text message that invited him to return to the gaming website and claim a £100 prize.

Five UK-facing online gambling operators may lose their licenses due to serious anti-money laundering and player prevention failings, the UK Gambling Commission confirmed on Friday.The Commission’s letter was distributed in the wake of the regulator’s recent compliance assessment activity.

The Driving Arkansas Forward group believes that the additional amount of $45 million could be raised for the Arkansas Department of Transportation each year, if the proposed casino expansion is approved.Driving Arkansas Forward will have to turn in 84,859 valid signatures in order for the casino expansion proposal to qualify for the ballot.

Five state chief ministers met Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio in late December to discuss the matter and potentially convince the high ranking lawmaker of the benefits from legalized casino gambling.Under the country’s Gambling Law from 1986, the operation of casino gambling services is strictly prohibited.

A previously approved ban on the provision of online casino and poker services within Uruguay’s borders officially became effective on January 1.The online gambling ban does not include sports betting.

The Strip resort’s owner has pointed out that they wanted to make it appealing to leisure and corporate guests hence the casino’s closure.Here it is important to note that the casino facility at the property was shuttered in the summer of 2017 as part of its planned renovation.

Malaysian integrated resort developer and operator Genting Group has recently revealed plans to invest around €105 million into building a casino resort in Andorra.The tiny European nation snuggled between Spain and France is currently reviewing proposals from interested bidders for a single casino license.

The French online gambling regulator ARJEL announced on Tuesday that first Franco-Spanish online poker tables will be launched within the next few weeks as part of the initial phase of the shared online poker liquidity project.The launch of Franco-Spanish poker tables comes six months after the gambling regulators of France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy signed the shared liquidity agreement in Rome, Italy to seal their commitment to the scheme.

Europe’s online gambling scene saw a number of important changes last year.And without further ado, here are some of the online gambling regulatory stories we provided the widest coverage of throughout 2017 and will remain focused on this year.