Insights & Analysis

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has upheld controversial provisions on website blocking, dismissing the arguments of internet freedom campaigners.
A European regulatory crackdown on binary options and other financial trades will benefit Playtech because it will weed out competition and create opportunities for acquisitions, a Playtech...
Australia’s online poker community is fighting a fierce rearguard action against legislation that would bring an end to their sport, but their protests are unlikely to halt the inexorable progress...
Management bloodshed at Australian casino and hotel operator Crown Resorts has peaked amid falling revenue and staff detentions in China with the removal of long-time CEO Rowen Craigie in favour of...
Nevada backs slots fees to fund problem gambling care, Malta issues a debut secondary lottery licence and internet poker legislation returns in California.
Lobbying by Pennsylvania casinos to either play up or downplay a potential reversal of a 2011 federal legal opinion on internet gambling has not affected the state legislature’s plans to consider...
Committees in the Florida House and Senate on Thursday passed vastly different gaming reform bills, underscoring the difficulty of reaching consensus on a new gambling compact with the Seminole...
The Isle of Man will allow licensees to offer betting not only with bitcoins but also virtual currencies, including digital “skins” for video game avatars and weapons.
UK-listed Playtech has reported a full-year profit increase of 20 percent, led by gains in mobile casino.
MGM Resorts International has issued a challenge to rivals Las Vegas Sands and Melco Crown Entertainment by pledging a culturally and commercially embedded Japanese integrated resort proposal that...
Pinnacle Entertainment has delayed the rollout of its rewards program at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino, which it just acquired last year, until 2018 due to Pennsylvania’s high tax rate on slot...
It seems almost fitting that 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized Indian gaming, casinos and other tribal gaming operations have mushroomed into a $30bn industry.
A blockchain lottery that hopes to introduce provably fair technology to replace random number generators will face steep regulatory hurdles in a sector that has historically proven resistant to...
GamblingCompliance estimates that the recently-merged trio of Veikkaus, RAY and Fintoto grew combined online gross gaming revenues by 15 percent to around €507m in 2016, offsetting a slight decline...
With the European Commission pressuring Italy to reduce its excessive deficit levels, a €280m tax squeeze for the Italian gambling industry is looming.
The UK Gambling Commission and the Football Association have launched a probe after a reserve goalkeeper ate a pie during live coverage of a cup match — an event bookmakers had offered at 8-1.

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