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Germany Faces Hurdle after Court Stalls the Issuing of Limited Betting Licenses

The German government’s plan to update its sports betting laws and make them comply with the local and European Union standards has been dashed by a German court. Last week, it was ruled by the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden that the government had no right under any European Law to regulate or limit the number…

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Swedish Poker Association Strikes Deal with 888Poker

One of the world’s leading real-money online poker rooms, 888poker, has struck up a two-year deal with the Swedish Poker Foundation and will now host the online segment of the Swedish Poker Championships. The Swedish Poker Association had been formed with the aim that it would be a non-profit organization and all the revenue that…

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China to Restart Suspended Online Lottery Sales Once Regulations are in Place

According to reports that have been filtering in, there are new developments with regard to the online lottery operations in China, which the government had suspended over a year ago. An industry insider let it be known, on the grounds of anonymity that the Chinese government plans to restart the online lottery system. However, only…

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Partypoker Organizes a Grand Festival for the Month of May

There are some exciting times up on offer from Partypoker in the month of May. They have recently announced that they will be running a Powerfest online poker festival. Partypoker is claiming that this is going to be the biggest ever online festival with an estimate of $7.8 million guaranteed across the entire series spread…

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Gambling Taxes and Regime to Undergo a Major Overhaul in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic seems to be inching closer towards increasing the taxes on gambling in the country. According to reports that have been coming in, the lower house of Parliament has given its final consent to the bill being put into place which will, in turn, lead to the raising of the taxes on all…

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California’s Poker Bill to be Heard on Hitler’s Birthday

If media reports are to be believed, those who support the regulation of online poker in California are planning to throw a legislative Heil Mary on the birth anniversary of Adolf Hitler. It was announced last week by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) that a modified version of Adam Gray’s online poker bill,…

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Paddy Power Betfair get a New Advertising Head while Escaping ASA Scrutiny

The online betting powerhouse, Paddy Power Betfair has made a change in their operations with the promotion of long time veteran, Ken Robertson, to the position of advertising director. Paterson who has been working for the company for over 16 years now has served in various roles and will now be heading a team of…

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Poland on the Path to make Major Changes in the Gaming Industry

Online poker is at the moment unregulated in Poland which means it operates in a predominantly gray market. All this though is set to change as the government is planning on introducing a new gaming bill by the end of this month which could lead to a licensing of online poker amongst other major changes…

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Bet365 Continues to Rule Online Betting Sector in Italy

According to the latest data to be released regarding the first quarter of 2016, it has become evident that Bet365 continues to rule over Italy’s online sports betting market. It has been reported by the leading Italian gaming industry news site, Agimeg.it that Bet365 has earned more than one-third of all the online sports bets…

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Las Vegas Sands Opt for a Civil Settlement to End Five Year Saga

After an investigation, which has stretched out over the past five years, conducted by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, who have finally agreed to pay over $9 million as a civil settlement in order to put an end to the investigation which was trying to determine whether…

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