Gambling News 06th March, 2015

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MACAU TOURISM REVIEW ORDERED

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Could this be a prelude to restrictions on number of gambling visitors?

In what appears to be a follow-on from comments earlier this month by Macau Social Affairs Secretary Alex Tam that there are concerns about the overly large numbers of mainland tourists visiting the gambling island, Chief Executive Chui Sai On has directed Tan to institute an appropriate review of the situation and the island's visitor capacity.

Full Story: Macau Tourism Review Ordered »

SYMBOLISM AS ADELSON PURSE FALLS ON CONGRESSMAN

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Was fate giving Representative Ashford "the nod"?

Washington Post journos were quick to pick up on the symbolism of an incident in Congress this week in which Sheldon Adelson's wife Miriam, sitting in the public gallery with her husband for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, accidentally nudged her purse, which landed on the shoulder of Nebraska Representative Brad Ashford seated below.

Full Story: Symbolism As Adelson Purse Falls On Congressman »

IRISH ONLINE BETTING TAX NEARS IMPLEMENTATION...FINALLY (Update)

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Tax bill now with the president for signature alter years of debate.

Ireland's new laws designed to tax online gambling companies which access Irish punters, stalled for years by extensive discussions and delays (see previous reports), appears to be on the final stretch.

Full Story: Irish Online Betting Tax Nears Implementation...finally (update) »

LIVE DEALER PROVIDER LINES UP NEW CASINO CLIENTS

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Medialive close to deals with Casino di Sanremo in Italy and Perla Casino in Slovenia.

The Malta-based Medialive live dealer provider is extending its reach by negotiating deals that will see its offering expanded to land casinos, enabling them to provide online games broadcast directly from their gaming floors.

Full Story: Live Dealer Provider Lines Up New Casino Clients »

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN PHUA CASE (Update)

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Son Darren to enter a guilty plea on a single misdemeanour charge.

The controversial illegal gambling federal prosecution of international poker pro Wei Seng Paul Phua and his 23-year-old son Darren took a new turn Thursday with the disclosure that a homesick Darren has buckled under the pressure and agreed to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of transmission of wagering information in order to leave the United States and return home.

Full Story: New Development In Phua Case (update) »

BETVICTOR CLOSES IN-HOUSE LIVE DEALER OPERATION

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Third party providers to be used instead.

Citing an operational performance that did not support the costs involved, Live Casino Comparer reports this week that the company is shuttering its in-house live dealer venture in favour of 3rd party live casino operators.

Full Story: Betvictor Closes In-house Live Dealer Operation »

ORIENTAL GROUP TO INTEGRATE BETSOFT GAMES

06th March, 2015 at 08:36:47
Asian Live Dealer operator expands its offering with RNG games.

The Oriental Group, an Asian facing Live Dealer casino operator, has inked a content agreement with BetSoft that will see that company's RNG games added to the Oriental offering.

Full Story: Oriental Group To Integrate Betsoft Games »