WEST VIRGINIA ONLINE GAMBLING BILL MEETS EARLY OPPOSITION (Update)
25th March, 2017 at 08:38:18
HB3067 faces political and time constraints.
HB3067, an online gambling legalisation proposal filed in the West Virginia House by Delegate Shawn Fluharty earlier this month (see previous report) has already encountered opposition at committee stage, according to local media reports.
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MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.
Earlier this year Pennsylvania Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa flagged his intention to introduce an online gambling and gaming reform bill (see previous report) and this week made good on his word with the introduction of SB524.
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CALLS FOR HIGHER GAMBLING TAXES IN KENYA
20th March, 2017 at 07:18:24
Operators brace for rising costs as parliamentary advisers call for more taxation.
Despite warnings from the Kenya Revenue Authority that increasing the tax burden on the country's gambling industry runs the risk of a goose and golden egg scenario, the Parliamentary Budget Office (made up of multi-disciplined experts who advise elected officials) has called on Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to do just that in his 2017/2018 Budget presentation scheduled for March 30, 2017.
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REPUBLICANS FILE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA
14th March, 2017 at 08:11:41
HB801 has echoes of last year's unsuccessful attempt authored by former Representative (now Senator) Mario Scavello.
Heating up the Pennsylvania online gambling legalisation discussion this week is the introduction of an anti-online gambling bill by five Republican representatives, led by Thomas Murt - Representatives Matthew Baker, Robert Kauffman, Craig Staats and Will Tallman.
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IGT ACHIEVES ICAP RE-CERTIFICATION
13th March, 2017 at 13:44:19
Compliant with Internet Responsible Gambling Standards.
International Game Technology (IGT) was commended for its commitment to responsible gambling and player protection following receipt of the Internet Responsible Gambling Compliance Assessment Program (iCAP) Re-Certification.
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SCIENTIFIC GAMES SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
08th March, 2017 at 19:35:04
Nabs exclusive licensing deal for iconic James Bond franchise.
Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has clinched an exclusive licensing deal with EON Productions Limited, Danjaq, LLC and MGM Interactive Inc. for the development of James Bond branded casino products across land-based, lottery and social slots gaming.
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ONLINE GAMBLING INFORMATION SITE SOLD FOR $1.7 MILLION
08th March, 2017 at 11:38:44
OPAP AND CYPRUS GOVT AT LOGGERHEADS
07th March, 2017 at 10:51:20
Gambling giant refusing to open its books for audit without confidentiality agreement in place.
Cypriot media agencies are reporting an interesting development regarding OPAP who has reportedly refused to open up its books to the Cypriot Treasury for an audit unless a confidentiality agreement is in place.
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PARIPLAY APPOINT VP SALES AND BUSINESS
06th March, 2017 at 19:34:18
Experienced gaming veteran and entrepreneur to support company growth.
Internet gaming platform provider PariPlay has appointed Gil Soffer as vice president sales and business development.
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DESPITE A TOUGH YEAR SOUTH KOREAN PUNTERS KEEP BETTING
06th March, 2017 at 06:25:03
Marked rise in lottery, casino and racing revenues.
Despite a persistent economic slowdown, South Korean punters continued to place their bets in 2016, media reports from the region indicate, noting that lottery, casino and horse racing revenues all increased markedly.
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FOUR NEW LEGALISATION BILLS IN THE MICHIGAN SENATE (Update)
02nd March, 2017 at 09:50:51
Two of the new proposals are from Sen. Mike Kowall, who led the charge last year.
Online gambling legalisation is again on the table in the Michigan Senate following the introduction of four new bills S202 to S205 this week, with two of them (S203 and S204) new efforts by Sen. Mike Kowall, who led the unsuccessful legalisation attempts last year.
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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.
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LATEST GAMBLING PARTICIPATION REPORT PUBLISHED BY UKGC
28th February, 2017 at 14:43:34
Research will continue to shape consumer protection initiatives.
The UK Gambling Commission's new report on overall gambling participation and perceptions in 2016 provides a "more detailed snapshot of online behaviors" and makes for interesting reading.
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KENYAN TAXMAN GIVES EVIDENCE AT GAMBLING HEARING (Update)
23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Gambling firms contributed KRA Sh4.7 billion, Commissioner General John Njiraini reports.
Kenyan gambling firms have since June 2014 contributed KRA Sh4.7 billion to state coffers, Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Njiraini told lawmakers this week at a hearing on gambling reform conducted by Parliament's Labour and Social Welfare Committee.
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AUSTRALIANS BIGGEST GAMBLING LOSERS PER CAPITA
16th February, 2017 at 05:03:31
Global data ranks countries in terms of gambling losses.
The Economist, citing a report from UK-based betting and gambling consultancy H2 Gambling Capital (H2G), has revealed Australians hold the dubious tile of biggest gambling losers per capita at $990, forty percent higher than Singapore and more than double the average loss of its Western counterparts.
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