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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MORE DAILY FANTASY SPORT BILLS INTRODUCED IN U.S. STATES
18th March, 2017 at 06:34:19
Now Ohio and Pennsylvania set to come to the party.
The spate of daily fantasy sports legalisation proposals launched in the United States this year now includes Ohio and Pennsylvania following moves this week by lawmakers.
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BETRADAR HAS AN UNUSUAL ATTRACTION FOR ITS I.C.E. DISPLAY
26th January, 2017 at 17:06:48
Watch eSports live as two top British teams tangle in a tourney.
BetRadar has devised a truly unusual and definitely creative exhibition that links its capabilities with the burgeoning eSports sector in a way that is sure to attract ICE expo visitors to the company's stand next month.
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LAS VEGAS SANDS PENALISED AGAIN
20th January, 2017 at 09:00:27
Sheldon Adelson's company settles for a $6.96 penalty on foreign bribery allegations.
Las Vegas Sands, the land casino company owned by multi-billionaire US mogul Sheldon Adelson, has again had to cough up a stiff penalty for non-compliance with the law.
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NEW JERSEY SENATOR WARNS THAT STATE WILL NOT TOLERATE A FEDERAL BAN ON ITS ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY
14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Warning follows recent exchanges during AG Nominee Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.
Comments at his confirmation hearing this week by the incoming Trump administration's Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions, that he would revisit the issue of online gambling and the Wire Act (see previous report) have triggered a swift reaction from New Jersey, which has been successfully running legal and regulated online gambling for the past several years.
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PHILIPPINES CHINESE ARRESTS INVALID, SAYS DEFENCE LAWYER (Update)
14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Manila court weighs technical arguments over legality of arrest warrants.
Last November's mass arrests by Philippines police and immigration officials of 1,317 allegedly illegal immigrant Chinese nationals working in the online gambling industry (see previous reports) was the subject of legal arguments in a Manila court this week, when 39 of those arrested contested the legality of the warrant.
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PRO-ONLINE GAMBLING GROUPS PUSH BACK ON ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE INCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION (Update)
13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Nine action groups correspond with Vice President Elect and Attorney General nominee.
Last year's appeal by ten state Attorney's General to the incoming Trump administration asking for its support on the Restoration of America's Wire Act has been followed by some push back from nine civil liberties groups that have corresponded with vice president elect Mike Pence and the Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, urging them not to support crony capitalism and trample on states' rights.
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TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Confirmation hearing reveals that AG nominee Jeff Sessions may be supportive of Adelson's RAWA ambitions.
The incoming Trump presidential administration in the United States has been the subject of endless speculation on how it may change the legal scene across a wide spectrum of issues in that country, with online gambling legalisation among them.
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY HAS FILED ITS U.S. SUPREME COURT APPEAL (Update)
29th December, 2016 at 06:38:32
Bedrock constitutional principle applied.
In the latest round of its long-running legal battle to get around the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and legalise intrastate sports betting (see previous reports) the state of New Jersey is relying on the court's application of a bedrock constitutional principle, the Associated Press news agency reports this week.
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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.
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FEDERAL JUDGE RULES AGAINST TRIBAL ONLINE GAMBLING
20th December, 2016 at 08:03:51
Desert Rose online bingo site impacted by decision.
A federal judge in southern California, Anthony Battaglia, has ruled that the San Diego-based tribal online gambling operator, Santa Ysabel Interactive, must immediately stop offering or conducting any gambling or game of chance through internet technologies, and suspend accepting payments relating to online gambling from anyone outside its designated tribal land.
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ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING HOUSE BILL SURFACES
13th December, 2016 at 09:14:58
Is this another element in a last-minute push to bring back the Wire Act?
News reports from Washington DC indicate that another anti-online gambling bill has surfaced at a time when speculation is rife that anti-online gambling factions are planning a fresh political assault in the closing "lame duck" days of the 114th US Congress.
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PHILIPPINE DOJ OFFERED PAY OFF FOR RELEASE OF CHINESE NATIONALS (Update)
29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Process won't be undermined by operator bribes, Justice Secretary warns.
The Philippine Department of Justice has reported receiving up to P200,000 (GBP 3216) for the release of each of the 1,316 Chinese nationals arrested last week in the Fontana Leisure Park and Casino raids (see previous reports).
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BETRADAR GETS INTO E-SPORTS
17th November, 2016 at 16:03:44
Claims to be first industry supplier to offer live-odds across multiple eSports online and live competitions.
Sports betting data provider Betradar has partnered with eSports data specialist Dojo Madness in a deal that will see it supplying live-odds across multiple eSports online and live competitions, enhancing Dojo's betting products.
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ONLINE GAMBLING NOW IN THE U.S. DANGER ZONE
13th November, 2016 at 11:24:20
"Lame Duck" Congressional session between the presidential elections and the adjournment for this legislation season can be perilous.
The "lame duck" period in the US Congress - that between the presidential election and the end of the 114th Congress in December - is regarded by many industry observers as a dangerous timeframe in which anti-online gambling legislation could be rammed through a busy and tired political establishment - a possibility raised recently in the Huffington Post.
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