Gambling News 22nd December, 2016

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NZRB PARTNERS PADDY POWER BETFAIR AND OPENBET

22nd December, 2016 at 15:51:45
For design phase of Fixed Odds Betting Platform.

Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), OpenBet (OB) and the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) will engage to potentially formalize a Fixed Odds Betting platform beginning with a detailed design phase in January 2017.

Full Story: Nzrb Partners Paddy Power Betfair And Openbet »

BACK TO SQUARE ONE IN PENNSYLVANIA

22nd December, 2016 at 08:08:59
House Representative criticises Senate for not acting on online gambling bill.

One of 2016's biggest disappointments has been the failure of the legislature in Pennsylvania to finally pass legislation regulating and licensing online gambling despite two positive votes in the House, the approval of most of the land operators in the state and its inclusion as a source of state revenue in the budget bill.

Full Story: Back To Square One In Pennsylvania »

PHIL IVEY'S EDGE-SORTING PARTNER IS AN INTERESTING CHARACTER

22nd December, 2016 at 08:08:59
Gaming journalist highlights Cheung Yin Sun's background.

North Jersey.com journalist John Brennan flagged an interesting article on Phil Ivey's mysterious companion in his headline-grabbing, multi-million dollar edge-sorting adventures with the Crockfords and Borgata casinos several years ago.

Full Story: Phil Ivey's Edge-sorting Partner Is An Interesting Character »

POLISH LAWMAKERS FINALLY APPROVE NEW GAMBLING ACT

22nd December, 2016 at 08:08:59
But online gambling will be the exclusive preserve of the state-owned Totalizator Sportowy.

Lawmakers in Poland have finally approved amendments to the national Gambling Act, which now awaits only the presidential imprimatur before being implemented, with an effective date of April 1 2017 (hopefully that has no negative implications!)

Full Story: Polish Lawmakers Finally Approve New Gambling Act »

PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT THREATENS TO BAN ALL ONLINE GAMBLING (Update)

22nd December, 2016 at 08:08:59
No timeframe or details given.

The always unpredictable and occasionally surreal president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines again Thursday after announcing without details that he intends to shut down all online gambling in the country, according to Reuters and local media reports.

Full Story: Philippines President Threatens To Ban All Online Gambling (update) »