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Tag: Gambling legislation

DDoS Attacks Against Svenska Spel Continue

A parliamentary motion asks the government to end the current gambling monopoly exactly while Svenska Spel shuts down its poker room because of DDoS attacks.

Players in Regulated Markets Can No Longer Enter Live Events Via PokerStars Account

The new policy will affect all PokerStars players from UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, and Estonia.

Amaya Gaming and Playtech Reportedly In Negotiations to Buy bwin.party

A new batch of billionaire deals may be about to start, as Amaya Gaming and Playtech are reportedly in negotiations to buy the gambling group bwin.party.

Will Poland Permit More Online Gaming Operators and Online Games?

Polish gaming regulators are considering passing amendments to allow foreign online gaming operators and online poker between players.

PokerStars Strengthens Online Poker Partnerships for Future California Market

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians joins Internet poker partnership alongside PokerStars and Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

The European Commission Approves Croatia's Gambling Legislation

New legislation will allow Croatian players to join dot-com players pool, but will also require considerable investments from operators.

Mexico’s New Online Gambling Legislation "Weeks Away"

Now that Mexico's major political parties agreed on the details, the law should be sent to the Parliament for approval before the end of November

Sweden’s Svenska Spel Revenues Decline Due to Responsible Gaming Measures

Svenska Spel released its third quarter of 2014 results posting less revenue and less operating profit when compared to the same period a year ago.

PPA Releases List of Lawmaker "Jokers" Leading Into Tuesday's Midterm Elections

With midterm elections Tuesday, the PPA has put out a list of lawmakers it calls "jokers" for having advocated for prohibitions against online poker.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Massachusetts to Missouri

A state-by-state look at the current iGaming landscape in the United States. Which states are primed for iGaming? Which are likely to pass? Find out here.

Operators Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Dutch Gambling License

The Chief Executive Officer of the Dutch gambling authority Marja Appelman asked national and international operators interested to join the country's upcoming legalized online market to express their interest in a license from Dec. 1, 2014

The European Union Court of Justice Issues Historical Ruling in Favor of Italian Poker Players

The European Union Court of Justice believes that Italian tax legislation "gives rise to a discriminatory restriction on the freedom to provide services."

Sweden Plans to Accelerate New Gaming Laws

The Swedish government announced plans to accelerate the implementation of a new gaming licensing system.

Dutch Gaming Regulator Cracking Down on Unlicensed Gaming Operators

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautorieit (KSA) is cracking down on companies violating its gaming regime by imposing fines and restricting payment processing methods.

Singapore Parliament Votes to Prohibit Online Gambling

Singapore's Parliament passed the Remote Gambling Bill on its second reading, potentially resulting in a complete prohibition of real-money online poker.

Poker Players Alliance to Fight Against Poker-Only Carve-Out in U.S. Federal Bill

Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says that poker-only might not be a sustainable model in the U.S. The PPA is no longer asking for a federal carve-out.

The Remote Gambling Association Asks Greece to Stop the Monopoly

The world's largest online gambling trade association announces it will rely on "all legitimate options at its disposals" to allow its members to operate in Greece.

EGC Rules in Favor of Differentiating Tax Rates in Denmark

The EGC delivered a landmark judgment ruling Denmark could continue to enforce differential tax regimes for online and land-based gaming operators.

Poker and Taxes: Belgium to Tax Professional Players Up to 75%

Belgium's poker professionals could soon face a 75% tax on their winnings.

Five Thoughts: Ultimate Gaming Exits NJ, WSOP.com Celebrates, and Elias' Big WPT Win

Five Thoughts examines WSOP.com's highs, Ultimate Gaming's lows, and Elias' big win at Borgata.

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