Greatly anticipated but much criticised, the German Interstate Gambling Treaty finally came into force on January 1, 2008. Gamblingcompliance presents a summary of the Treaty’s key provisions for...
A new report says the state of Delaware could take advantage of the historical quirk that allows it to offer sports betting to collect an additional US$22m to US$30m by upgrading the state's three...
A working group at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has moved closer to barring those under 18 years of age playing slot machines, lotto and toto. More controversially they are...
As a growing number of US states consider legalising casinos, the gaming industry is firing back against its critics. A study sponsored by the industry’s main trade group argues that the so-called ...
With just eighteen months to go before the Russian gaming landscape is redrawn according to President Vladimir Putin’s draconian 2006 federal law, business is booming for Russia’s operators....
Influential anti-gambling figures in Australia have called for the new Rudd Government to make good on pre-election promises to tackle the growth of poker machine gaming throughout the country by...
As part of a series of recent measures designed to tackle gambling addiction, the Catalan government has proposed that no new slot machine parlours should be permitted to open in the region.
Lately it has been languishing on a back burner thanks to a nasty – and continuing – political spat over the state budget in the Illinois General Assembly, but lottery privatization in the Land of...
Danish poker players were handed an unwelcome Christmas present yesterday when the eastern division of the Danish High Court found tournament poker to be a game of chance, overturning a previous...
A US Congressman last week filed a bill that would ban the 8,000 slot machines installed on United States military bases overseas. Revenue from the machines is currently worth well over US$100m per...
A decision upholding the validity of Bwin’s old East German sports betting licence to offer internet betting could shelter the company from the worst effects of the impending ban on all internet...
Swedish gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has been prolific in its announcements of overseas expansion in 2007 but as the year draws to a close it is becoming clear that many of the deals were never...
Panamanian casinos have reported healthy growth for the year 2007 but observers warn that casinos are proving more popular with locals than the tourists they are supposed to attract to the Central...
The Norwegian Government maintains that remote gambling presents a greater threat to levels of gambling addiction in Norwegian society than the slot machine sector it brought under state control in...
Anti-poker machine lobbyist Nick Xenophon looks poised to hold the balance of power in an Australian Senate in which no political party has a clear majority following last weekend’s elections....
Victoria’s new lottery licence allows the holder to offer lottery ticket sales by mobile phone and vending machines, even though the technology is not yet in place to do so. Opponents of gambling...

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