Last week, casino industry experts refuted rumors that the island of Hainan, also known as “China’s Hawaii”, is set to become the next casino hub in the country.In February 2018 it became clear that the Chinese Government has been mulling the legalization of some gaming options on Hainan Island – a step that could end the gambling monopoly of Macau.
UK gambling giant bet365 denied plans to relocate its Gibraltar operations to Malta following Britain’s exit from the European Union after Maltese news outlet The Sunday Times of Malta published a report about the move.According to unnamed sources cited by the Sunday Times of Malta, bet365 is planning to relocate around 1,000 of its Gibraltar-based employees to Malta.
There is a ban on video gambling in more than a hundred communities across the State of Illinois, but veterans’ organizations may soon be exempt from the restriction.Some posts of the two veterans’ organizations have already video gambling but many municipalities and counties across the state have a ban on it.
On one hand, both sports betting operators and potential customers have expressed their satisfaction with the highest national court’s ruling.On the other hand, a number of treatment organizations and anti-gambling campaigners have warned that the US gambling market has changed for good, but not for the players’ sake.
Owners of more than 40 gambling facilities in Riga have started legal action against the Riga City Council following the latter’s decision to shut gambling halls in the city’s historical centre.According to media reports, the Council’s representative Aira Smelde have shared the information, saying that operators had turned to court to appeal the Riga City Council’s decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Launched several year ago, the BGT-themed website features online slots and other casino games that can be played for real money.In the new radio ads promoting the online casino, Mr.
American private equity firm The Blackstone Group has fully acquired Spanish gambling operator Cirsa Gaming Corporation, local news outlets reported on Friday citing sources familiar with the deal.Few Bidders Bids for the Spanish gambling giant began lining in February.
The reported figure represents a 9% increase from 2016, when 26,782 opted for exclusion from various types of gambling services.Under Belgium’s gambling law, a court could ban residents from gambling, both online and at brick-and-mortar facilities, in certain cases.
Their effort secured a majority on Tuesday, and according to VG, Norwegian legislators will look to adopt the new measures by May 7, 2018.Under the newly introduced measures, the Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) will have its power extended in several ways.
announced on Wednesday plans to build a non-gaming resort in a key Mexican tourism destination as part of its global expansion strategy.A 40,000-square-foot convention center is also planned to be established as part of the resort.
At least three video games featuring loot boxes have been breaching Belgian gambling laws, an investigation by the Belgian Gaming Commission has shown.The regulator found out that loot boxes in three of the games – FIFA 18, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch – violated Belgium’s gambling law.
His soon-to-be ex-wife, Carol, claims Charlie’s still hustling, but not to beat out grounders these days.Instead, she says he’s been hustling in the casinos, gambling away his more than $1 million annual salary.
Bitter cold temperatures in New Jersey helped the state’s online gambling market thrive during Q1 2018.(Image: NBC News)Online Poker Still ColdA May 1 target date has been set for New Jersey’s WSOP.