Gambling News 25th May, 2016

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R.A.W.A. LANGUAGE WITHDRAWN FROM HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL (Update)

25th May, 2016 at 21:15:13
Is this the end of the stealth attempt to "air drop" online gambling banning proposal?

It appears from Poker Players Alliance tweets that Sen. Lindsey Graham's attempt to stealthily insert Restoration of the American Wire Act language into a must-pass Appropriations bill has come to an undignified end, removed from the Senate bill when it moved to the House.

Full Story: R.a.w.a. Language Withdrawn From House Appropriations Bill (update) »

IS NETENT EXITING THE CANADIAN MARKET?

25th May, 2016 at 21:15:13
Players report receiving notifications that exit is planned for May 26.

In the absence of a direct communication from online gambling software supplier Netent, Canadian players were left wondering this week whether they would be able to play the company's games in the future.

Full Story: Is Netent Exiting The Canadian Market? »

LOTO-QUEBEC EXTENDS OPENBET PARTNERSHIP

25th May, 2016 at 11:52:24
Additional three years include mobile portal services.

NYX Gaming Group subsidiary OpenBet has extended its relationship with Québec Government-mandated lottery operator Loto-Québec for a further three years.

Full Story: Loto-quebec Extends Openbet Partnership »

PADDY POWER LAUNCH CASH CARD

25th May, 2016 at 11:52:24
Provides customers instant access to their winnings.

Paddy Power has launched Cash Card PPlus, in partnership with IDT Financial Services Limited and MasterCard, providing customers with instant access to their winnings, ATM withdrawals and payment of online purchases directly from their Paddy Power account.

Full Story: Paddy Power Launch Cash Card »

UPCOMING MICROGAMING RELEASE

25th May, 2016 at 11:52:24
Soft and snuggly feline fest.

Microgaming has sneak peaked its upcoming " Pretty Kitty " title, set for release across Quickfire and Microgaming casinos on June 8.

Full Story: Upcoming Microgaming Release »

DUTCH AUTHORITY ADOPTS ADDICTION PREVENTION STRATEGY

25th May, 2016 at 11:52:24
Following comprehensive public consultation.

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said it has adopted its addiction prevention strategy following the completion of a comprehensive public consultation.

Full Story: Dutch Authority Adopts Addiction Prevention Strategy »

SERIOUS COMPLIANCE FAILURES AT BRITISH COLUMBIA GAMBLING COMPANIES

25th May, 2016 at 08:48:21
735 percent year-on-year rise in breaches include some at provincial government's online operation PlayNow.com.

Questions are being asked by the official Opposition in the Canadian Province of British Columbia following an annual report from the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch that flags a shocking 735 percent year-on-year rise in gambling regulatory breaches at the province's land and online gambling venues.

Full Story: Serious Compliance Failures At British Columbia Gambling Companies »

INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS TO MEET IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

25th May, 2016 at 08:48:21
2016 annual conference scheduled for October 31 to November 3 this year.

Gambling regulators from around the world will be travelling to Australia later this year for the 2016 annual conference of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) which has been scheduled to take place in Sydney from October 31 to November 3.

Full Story: International Regulators To Meet In Sydney, Australia »

PENNSYLVANIAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY WARNS ON LEGALISATION OF ONLINE GAMBLING

25th May, 2016 at 08:48:21
Law enforcement official picks his time carefully to condemn legalisation.

John Morganelli, the District Attorney for the Northampton County District in Pennsylvania, picked his time well for a tilt at legalised online gambling this week, ensuring it preceded a debate on the subject in the House (see previous reports).

Full Story: Pennsylvanian District Attorney Warns On Legalisation Of Online Gambling »

U.K. PAYMENT PROCESSOR ISSUES TRADING UPDATE

25th May, 2016 at 08:48:21
Paysafe Group plc says performance is ahead of expectations.

In a trading update ahead of its annual general meeting on the Isle of Man today (Wednesday) UK payment processor Paysafe plc said that for the four months ended 30 April this year revenues and EBITDA had exceeded management expectations, with key elements including:

Full Story: U.k. Payment Processor Issues Trading Update »