Gambling News 23rd December, 2016

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ARMENIAN ONLINE GAMBLING TAXES TO INCREASE FIVE-FOLD

23rd December, 2016 at 19:50:27
As internet gambling turnover and profits surge.

The National Assembly of Armenia, during a special session, has passed an amendment to the Law on State Duty that will see online gambling taxes increase five-fold.

Full Story: Armenian Online Gambling Taxes To Increase Five-fold »

PHILIPPINES ECONOMIC ZONE CHIEF RESPONDS TO PRESIDENTIAL CRITICISM

23rd December, 2016 at 19:50:27
"We're not the body responsible for licensing online gambling operators," says PEZA chief.

Following critical comments made by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte Thursday, the head of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Charito Plaza felt obliged to defend her organisation and personal integrity in a letter to the presidential palace Friday.

Full Story: Philippines Economic Zone Chief Responds To Presidential Criticism »

SPIN GAMES LLC LICENSED IN NEW JERSEY

23rd December, 2016 at 19:50:27
Looks ahead to further expansion in the State and North America.

Interactive gaming developer, Spin Games LLC, has been formally awarded a ' Casino Services Industry Enterprise ' gaming license by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement following the issue of a transactional waiver earlier this year.

Full Story: Spin Games Llc Licensed In New Jersey »

SIS BECOMES SOLE SUPPLIER FOR IRISH AND UK RACING DATA

23rd December, 2016 at 12:20:59
Ends licensing agreements with contracted data providers.

SIS has become the sole provider of core race day data from U.K and Irish horse and greyhound races, to the retail and online betting sector, having exited existing licensing agreements with contracted data providers.

Full Story: Sis Becomes Sole Supplier For Irish And Uk Racing Data »

WORLD MATCH DEBUTS PINGUIZZ

23rd December, 2016 at 12:20:59
Journey with penguins in the South Pole.

Malta-based World Match has launched " Pinguizz ", a 5-reel, 3-payline slot set in the South Pole.

Full Story: World Match Debuts Pinguizz »

SPORTIUM BECOMES 22ND ESSA MEMBER

23rd December, 2016 at 12:20:59
Commits to combating betting fraud and supports integrity in sports.

Spanish operator Sportium is the latest to join international betting integrity body, ESSA, as the organisation's 22nd member.

Full Story: Sportium Becomes 22nd Essa Member »

INSPIRED'S VIRTUAL SPORTS LIVE IN BETALAND ITALIA RETAIL SHOPS

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Betting group intends to extend use of Virtual Sports to its online operations as well.

Virtual sports provider Inspired Group has announced that its product is now live across Italy in Betaland retail betting shops.

Full Story: Inspired's Virtual Sports Live In Betaland Italia Retail Shops »

TASTY NEW ONLINE CASINO LAUNCHED

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Swedish pizza businessman gets into online gambling.

A successful Swedish pizzeria businessman is the force behind the latest online casino to open its virtual doors at Casino Calzone.com, a new, 400-game enterprise with a cartoon artwork rendered pizzeria theme that will help propagate the Cal brand in the Swedish market on which it is focused.

Full Story: Tasty New Online Casino Launched »

VERA AND JOHN ONLINE CASINO BIDS AUSSIE PLAYERS ADIEU

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Speculation that Aussie clampdown has made for a difficult market for operators.

Aussie online punters on the books at Intertain's Vera and John online casino have been advised by email that the casino is closing is virtual doors to players Downunder.

Full Story: Vera And John Online Casino Bids Aussie Players Adieu »

MOST U.K. REMOTE GAMING LICENSEES CAN EXPECT LOWER FEES IN 2017

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Gaming Commission's goal is to more evenly spread the fees burden.

The UK Gambling Commission revealed in a communication this week that its consultation with the Department of Culture Media and Sport on licence fees has been concluded, and that most licensees will see reductions in the amounts they will be paying from April 6 next year.

Full Story: Most U.k. Remote Gaming Licensees Can Expect Lower Fees In 2017 »

DUTERTE'S LATEST OUTBURST ON INTERNET GAMING SENDS STOCKS REELING (Update)

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Philippines president's order to halt online gambling has an immediate impact.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's unexpected outburst against online gambling Thursday afternoon (see previous reports) caused internet gambling stock prices on the local exchange to plunge later the same afternoon, with already embattled PhilWeb taking a further 30 percent hit, and Leisure and Resorts World Corp. down 20 percent.

Full Story: Duterte's Latest Outburst On Internet Gaming Sends Stocks Reeling (update) »

PHILIPPINES ACTIVIST GROUP ACCUSES CHINESE GAMBLING MOGUL OF FRONTING

23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption lay DOJ complaint against Jack Lam.

Macau online gambling mogul Jack Lam's Philippines troubles keep mounting following a Department of Justice filing Friday by the activist group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) against him and four others accused of illegal fronting.

Full Story: Philippines Activist Group Accuses Chinese Gambling Mogul Of Fronting »