Gambling News 24th March, 2017

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ONCE RATIONAL GROUP IS PAID OFF, WILL AMAYA BE LOOKING FOR ACQUISITIONS?

24th March, 2017 at 16:47:40
$4.9 billion consideration agreed for Rational Group in 2014 is due for final payment this year...but what then for Amaya?

This year should see the final payment in online gambling group Amaya's 2014 $4.9 billion purchase of The Rational Group, and the Bloomberg business news service has interviewed CEO Rafi Ashkenazi (42) on plans beyond that.

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NEW REGULATORY CHIEF APPOINTED IN ROMANIA

24th March, 2017 at 16:47:40
Dan Iliovici now heads ONJN.

The Romanian government has replaced Odeta Nestor as head of its National Gambling Office (ONJN) with Dan Iliovici, previously the executive director of Rombet.

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AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DISCUSS NATION-WIDE P.O.C. TAX ON ONLINE GAMBLING

24th March, 2017 at 07:17:50
Federal Treasurer claims state and federal officials have agreed to discuss possibilities.

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that the New Zealand government is planning a point-of-consumption tax on online race wagering (see previous report) the Australian media reported Friday that similar discussions are being developed by the federal government in Australia.

Full Story: Australian Federal Government To Discuss Nation-wide P.o.c. Tax On Online Gambling »