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Illinois Online Gambling Still Has Hope

Illinois Online Gambling Still Has Hope

The prospects of Illinois’ legislature passing a bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling and daily fantasy sports got a boost as lawmakers head back to the state capitol for a special session. The Senate passed an iGaming and DFS bill — H 479 — at the end of May. But the House did…

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Massachusetts Online Gambling Looks Promising for 2018

Massachusetts Online Gambling Looks Promising for 2018

A special commission in Massachusetts is poised to recommend an omnibus approach to regulation of the online gambling industry, according to Statehouse News Service, which could pave the way for iGaming in the state. The Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met on Tuesday. Last year, the legislature created…

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European Online Gambling Shared Liquidity in Coming

European Online Gambling Shared Liquidity in Coming

The international online gaming sharing liquidity between Italy, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal shall happen in June according to a report from ARJEL. International online gaming sharing liquidity seems a “never ending story” that we have been watching during almost the last decade. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the current plan…

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Online Gaming Bill Passes Illinois Senate

Online Gaming Bill Passes Illinois Senate

The Illinois Senate has given the green light to a bill that would legalise online gaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US state. According to Onlinepokerreport.com, the Senate passed House bill H 479 on the final day of the session by a vote of 42-10, and it will now progress to the Illinois…

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Paddy Power Betfair to Relocate

Paddy Power Betfair to Relocate

Paddy Power Betfair is to close its Gibraltar office and relocate operations to another of its European sites. The gaming giant told public service broadcaster GBC that the move has been discussed as a means of centralising services since the merger of the two companies in February 2016. The approximately 20-strong workforce will be offered…

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Amaya Gaming Changes Name & Moves Offices

Amaya Gaming Changes Name & Moves Offices

Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming plans to rebrand and relocate to Toronto after posting better than expected results in the first quarter of 2017. Figures released Friday show Amaya’s revenue rising 10% year-on-year to US$317.3m in the first three months of 2017, while adjusted earnings shot up 22% to $151m and net earnings rose…

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UK Gambling Commission to Review 888 License

UK Gambling Commission to Review 888 License

888 has announced that its UK licence is currently under review by the country’s Gambling Commission (UKGC) national regulatory body. In a statement, 888 said the review relates to the “manner in which a subsidiary of the company has carried on its licensed activities to ensure compliance with the UKGC operating licence held by the…

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IRS Abandons Ridiculous Gambling Tax Hike

IRS Abandons Ridiculous Gambling Tax Hike

American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its final regulation on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings. “Today’s final IRS regulation is a big win not only for gaming companies and millions of casino visitors, but also for…

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MGM to Launch Real Money Online Gambling

MGM to Launch Real Money Online Gambling

MGM Resorts will make its first-ever splash into real money internet gaming this year when it becomes the newest entrant into New Jersey’s growing online gaming space. The Las Vegas-based casino operator announced Wednesday morning that it has sealed a partnership with GVC Holdings PLC, a global sports betting and online gaming provider, to launch…

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Nevada Governor to Meet with Jeff Sessions

Nevada Governor to Meet with Jeff Sessions

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions are scheduled to meet tomorrow. One item likely to come up in their discussion: Online gambling. What they will talk about is not known. But there are a wide array of topics that the AG’s office would be involved with that would impact state governments…

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