Gambling News 20th May, 2016

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BETCLIC EVEREST RETURNS TO THE BELGIAN MARKET

20th May, 2016 at 15:18:00
Legally this time following the award of appropriate licensing.

Major European online gambling group Betclic Everest will soon re-enter the Belgian market after four years of exclusion under the country's online gambling licensing laws.

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RESPECTED ACADEMIC APPOINTED TO FRENCH REGULATOR'S BOARD

20th May, 2016 at 15:18:00
ARJEL welcomes university law and political science lecturer

The French Senate has confirmed the appointment of Cecile Chaussard as public policy advisor on the board of ARJEL (L'Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne), the French online gambling regulator.

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NEW RUSSIAN ONLINE GAMBLING TAX PROPOSALS CRITICISED

20th May, 2016 at 09:21:48
This will kill the market, say operators.

A speaker at the G2E Asia i-gaming conference in Macau this week opined that proposed new Russian tax impositions on internet betting operators would kill off a promising market.

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PLAYTECH CUTS ISRAELI MARKETING HEADCOUNT

20th May, 2016 at 09:21:48
Marketing subsidiary Xwise lays off 75 percent of its staff.

The Israeli business publication Globes reported Wednesday that Playtech's Israel-based marketing subsidiary Xwise has embarked on a restructuring initiative that will see its headcount reduced by 75 percent to around 60 employees.

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PENNSYLVANIAN LEGALISATION BILL MARKING TIME BUT STILL ACTIVE (Update)

20th May, 2016 at 09:21:48
Issue complicated by attempts to include daily fantasy sports in what is beginning to look like an omnibus gambling reform bill.

If you were wondering what happened to the once-promising online gambling legalisation bill HB649 in Pennsylvania, here's an update from the respected Online Poker Report publication, which this week caught up with author Rep. John Payne to get clarity on the current position.

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NEW ONLINE CASINO LAUNCHED BY WHITE LABEL PROVIDER

20th May, 2016 at 09:21:48
EveryMatrix launches Wunderino online casino.

White label turnkey online casino provider EveryMatrix has announced the launch of its latest licensee under the brand name Wunderino online casino.

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