Gambling News 01st July, 2016

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PAGCOR REACTS QUICKLY TO PRESIDENTIAL MORATORIUM ON INTERNET GAMBLING (Update)

01st July, 2016 at 16:49:44
Online gambling licensing put on hold in the Philippines... but investors show their concern.

The newly elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made headlines earlier this week with a Cabinet brief on the many areas of government where he intends to crack down hard - including online gambling (see previous report), and it took less than 48 hours for the effects to manifest themselves.

Full Story: Pagcor Reacts Quickly To Presidential Moratorium On Internet Gambling (update) »

BETVICTOR SIGNS THREE-YEAR KIT SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH LIVERPOOL FC

01st July, 2016 at 16:49:44
English Premier League team gets new gear, and fans access to digital betting.

Online gambling company BetVictor is the latest to widen its brand awareness in a football sponsorship deal, signing a three-year agreement with English Premier League side Liverpool as both training kit partner and global online betting team-mate.

Full Story: Betvictor Signs Three-year Kit Sponsorship Deal With Liverpool Fc »

RUSSIAN INTERNET REGULATOR RELEASES LATEST BLOCKED SITE STATS

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
118 online gambling domains amongst sites blocked between June 21 - 28.

The Russian internet regulator Roskomnadzor has released statistics on its recent activities, noting that in the period June 21 - 28 alone it had blocked 118 online gambling domains.

Full Story: Russian Internet Regulator Releases Latest Blocked Site Stats »

KIRON TEAMS UP WITH BLUE OCEAN GAMING

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
Casino platform set to open up Eastern Europe and LatAm markets.

Online gambling software and games provider Kiron Interactive has signed an agreement to distribute its virtual products via Blue Ocean Gaming.

Full Story: Kiron Teams Up With Blue Ocean Gaming »

QUEBEC FACING OPPOSITION TO INTERNET BLOCKING LAW

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
Quebec First Nation community prepared to fight provincial government's interference with the Internet.

Media reports from Montreal indicate that an unidentified Mohawk First Nation community is preparing to tackle the Quebec provincial government on its questionable new law 74, which authorises the ISP blocking of online gambling sites as determined by the province's own Loto-Quebec gambling enterprise, which includes the online site EspaceJeux.

Full Story: Quebec Facing Opposition To Internet Blocking Law »

NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUES SLIGHTLY LOWER IN MAY

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
But it was a tough comparison month.

Figures released late Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board revealed that Nevada gambling revenue in May 2016 was $958 million - slightly down on the billion dollars of the comparison period last year, when Las Vegas visitation numbers were higher thanks to the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight, and the Rock in Rio music festival.

Full Story: Nevada Gambling Revenues Slightly Lower In May »

MACAU NUMBERS SLIP AGAIN

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
8.5 percent decline in revenue in June 2016.

The Macau regulators, always quick off the mark with their gambling statistics, have revealed that Macau revenues continued to decline year-on-year in June 2016, falling 8.5 percent to 15.9 billion patacas ($1.99 billion).

Full Story: Macau Numbers Slip Again »

UK E-SPORTS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
Chester King appointed as chief executive.

The eSports sector in the UK has a new representative trade association following the launch this week of the not-for-profit British Esports Association, which operates from Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Full Story: Uk E-sports Association Launched »

G.V.C. TO APPLY FOR PREMIUM STOCK EXCHANGE LISTING

01st July, 2016 at 09:53:45
Online gambling group targets August for switch.

The GVC Holdings online gambling group has issued an advisory that it proposes to transfer the listing category of all of its ordinary shares from a standard listing on the Official List to a premium listing (commercial company) on the Official List on the London Stock Exchange.

Full Story: G.v.c. To Apply For Premium Stock Exchange Listing »