Gambling News 01st March, 2017

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DANISH MARKET CRUISING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

01st March, 2017 at 19:22:55
Growth in online slots outstrip total online casino market.

Latest stats from the Danish gaming authority, Spillemyndigheden, reflect the market moving in a positive direction.

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BLUEMAY'S APPEAL AGAINST KANSSPELAUTORITEIT PENALTY REJECTED BY COURT

01st March, 2017 at 19:22:55
Pay up! orders Netherlands Council of State.

Bluemay Enterprises B.V. appeal against a gambling penalty levied by the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), was rejected by the Netherlands Council of State this week.

Full Story: Bluemay's Appeal Against Kansspelautoriteit Penalty Rejected By Court »

GOOD FULL YEAR PERFORMANCE FROM CHURCHILL DOWNS ONLINE

01st March, 2017 at 14:29:38
But impacted by decline in social casino bookings.

Churchill Downs reported a strong full year 2016 performance primarily attributed to its overall social and online divisions despite a decline in social casino.

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ASA INVESTIGATES LEOVEGAS AD

01st March, 2017 at 14:29:38
Confusing to consumers, watchdog rules.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) took mobile casino operator LeoVegas to task this week for an advertorial appearing on mirror.co.uk that offered an "extra special welcome bonus" of GBP1,500.

Full Story: Asa Investigates Leovegas Ad »

MASSACHUSETTS TASK FORCE REPORT ON ONLINE GAMBLING DUE THIS WEEK (Update)

01st March, 2017 at 09:10:06
But doubts that document will be ready.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission special committee tasked by state lawmakers with studying and presenting recommendations on the regulation of intrastate-legalised online gambling (see previous reports) is due to submit its conclusions this week, but media sources have expressed doubts that it is yet in a position to do so.

Full Story: Massachusetts Task Force Report On Online Gambling Due This Week (update) »

MACAU REVENUES HIT TWO-YEAR HIGH IN FEBRUARY

01st March, 2017 at 09:10:06
Recovery continues after prolonged anti-corruption drive by central Chinese government.

The month of February 2017 has seen a continuation in the improved revenues flowing from gambling operations on Macau, with the latest numbers from the regulator published Wednesday revealing that revenue hit a two-year high by the end of the month, underlining the steady recovery from a three-year drought created by an economic slowdown in China and restrictions imposed on gamblers and travellers by the central government.

Full Story: Macau Revenues Hit Two-year High In February »

POPULAR VIKING T.V. SERIES THE THEME FOR NEW GAMBLING GAMES

01st March, 2017 at 09:10:06
Players will have free rein to explore and plunder in new land casino machines.

Online slot fans will be hoping that a new game, based on the popular but bloodthirsty television series Vikings, will eventually come to their screens following the news this week that GameCo has partnered with MGM Interactive to develop a series of games featuring the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok and his fearsome sons.

Full Story: Popular Viking T.v. Series The Theme For New Gambling Games »

NEW ANTIGUA TRADE BODY FORMED

01st March, 2017 at 09:10:06
Antigua Leisure and Gaming Association wants to help operators and restore the Antigua licensing jurisdiction to its former prominence.

Antigua businessman Nigel Pigott is the driving force behind a new online gambling operator trade association that also wants to work with the local government to restore the Antigua gaming and licensing jurisdiction to its former prominence.

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