Gambling News 09th May, 2015

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DUTCH AND ISLE OF MAN REGULATORS TO COLLABORATE

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
Letter of Intent signed by regulators.

The chiefs of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (Kansspelautoriteit or "KSA") have signed a Letter of Intent developing a cooperative agreement between the two regulatory bodies.

Full Story: Dutch And Isle Of Man Regulators To Collaborate »

ONLINE RACING BETTING VETOED BY INDIANA GOVERNOR

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
Gov. Pence approves riverboat operators opening land establishments, but refuses to allow online wagering on horse racing.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence appeared to take a rather ambivalent stand on gambling Friday, approving a measure permitting riverboat operators to open land facilities, but vetoing a strongly supported act from the state Legislature that sought to allow electronic wagering on horse races in the state.

Full Story: Online Racing Betting Vetoed By Indiana Governor »

BLATANT INACCURACIES IN STATEMENT ON INTERNET GAMBLING

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
National Association of Convenience Stores executive should really do his homework.

The trade association representing convenience store operators, the National Association of Convenience Stores, re-published an op-ed article by one of its executives this week, in the process exposing some glaring inaccuracies and an apparent lack of knowledge on the subject - intrastate online lottery sales and gambling.

Full Story: Blatant Inaccuracies In Statement On Internet Gambling »

NEW U.K. LICENSING PRACTICES PUBLISHED

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
Revised Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice released by UK Gambling Commission.

A revised version of the UK Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) came into effect this week, updating a document that was first published in February this year (see previous report) and has subsequently been amended.

Full Story: New U.k. Licensing Practices Published »

DUTCH REGULATOR CONCERNED ABOUT DELAY IN ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATION.

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
Whilst the politicians wrestle with tax possibilities, Dutch online gamblers remain unprotected says KSA.

Political wrangling over tax levels in the soon-to-be legalised Dutch online gambling market (see previous reports) has led to the director of the Kansspelautoriteit or Dutch Games of Chance Authority, Marja Appelman, voicing concerns during a newspaper interview this week regarding the continuing delays in implementation.

Full Story: Dutch Regulator Concerned About Delay In Online Gambling Regulation. »

INSPIRED GAMING TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL GAMES FOR NIGERIAN BETTING SHOPS

09th May, 2015 at 14:15:31
UK group signs up Surebet247, which has 1,900 retail outlets, for satellite TV feed.

Inspired Gaming has announced that its virtual sports products are now live throughout some of the 1,900 retail betting shops belonging to the Surebet247 group in Nigeria.

Full Story: Inspired Gaming To Provide Virtual Games For Nigerian Betting Shops »

ONLINE POKER STILL UP AGAINST IT IN FRANCE

09th May, 2015 at 07:53:02
Latest ARJEL numbers paint a dismal picture.

Q1-2015 stats from French regulator ARJEL continued to paint a disappointing picture of French online poker when released this week, reporting that average active weekly player numbers fell 6 percent to 246,000, down from a peak of 300,000 active players in 2011.

Full Story: Online Poker Still Up Against It In France »