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.
Operators that provide false information in their application for a casino license in Japan will face fines of up to JPY500 million (approximately $4.Sources said Friday that any fraudulent means used by casino operators to obtain a license would be penalized with heavy fines and prison time under the latest set of regulations discussed by the Japanese government.
The legal action follows a US Court of Appeals March ruling that found that the casino games offered by Big Fish Games have violated the Washington state’s online gambling legislation.The operators have been alleged in using virtual chips to provide their customers with access to their “free-to-play” casino games.
Federal High Court in Lagos Prevents Authorities from Disrupting Local Lottery Operators’ Businesses
Yesterday, the Federal High Court in Lagos prevented the local Police, as well as the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from taking lottery operators into custody for allegations in offering their services without operating license.The court also restrained the afore-mentioned authorities from causing disturbance in the operators’ businesses under the same allegations.
Three major UK gambling operators have agreed to implement certain changes in their online gaming promotions, following an investigation and as a result from a regulatory pressure by UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).Last year, the competition regulator said that it was looking into the activity of several major online gambling operators, explaining that these might have been breaching consumer protection laws.
The ASA has opened a review into the four companies following a complaint from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling.The ASA is set to conduct an investigation into the advertising activities of the four gambling operators in order to determine whether online casino games such as Santa Paws and Fairytale Legends are aimed at children.
Casino License Bidding Process for $8-Billion Elliniko Resort May Begin in May; Caesars among Interested Operators
The actual call for tenders for a casino license is expected to be issued in late May or even in late June.Last summer, the Greek government approved the construction of an $8-billion integrated resort at the site of the Elliniko airport.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has agreed to collaborate with Las Vegas casino giants MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts on devising responsible gambling systems for patrons at the two companies’ casinos in the state.MGM Resorts is entering the final stages of construction of its $950-plus-million casino resort in the Massachusetts city of Springfield.
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.
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.
A Gentlemen’s Agreement or While Their Eyes Are Closed – Are Major Gambling Operators Working with Hackers?It is also apparent that affiliate hackers have been left to profit from someone else’s intellectual property and operators have been left to profit from affiliate hackers’ lack of proper perception of what is legally and morally right.