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Revenues and Profits Continue to Decline for Sweden's Svenska Spel

Revenues and operating profits decline in the first quarter of 2015 for Swedish national state-owned gaming operator.

Japan Gets Closer to Legalized Gambling as Casino Bill Hits Parliament

Japan's journey to legalize casino gambling entered a decisive phase, as a bill was submitted to the country's parliament.

Positive Step: California Online Poker Bill AB 431 Passes GO Committee

California online poker bill AB 431 passes GO committee and provides a positive step in the right direction.

Italy Considering Restricting Gaming Commercials To Be Shown Only After Midnight

Italian authorities are considering limiting gaming related commercials on television to be shown only after midnight.

Update: Nanjing Millions Organizers Being Investigated for Gambling

The format of the Nanjing Millions Main Event may have been at the origin of the police operation that halted the tournament on April 17.

Poker Player Wins $60,000 and Quits His Job, But Bank Refuses to Pay the Winnings

After a third-place finish in the MicroMillions Main Event, German-based "RuiDeck" decided to quit is job as a waiter, but his bank decided not to pay his winnings.

Four Online Poker Hearings Scheduled In California; First On Wednesday, April 22

Four online poker hearings are scheduled to take place in California, starting with one on Wednesday, April 22.

The American Gaming Association Offers Its Support To Bring Gaming to Japan

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has volunteered its support to legalize casino gambling in Japan.

Ireland Opens Up Licensing to Gaming Operators

Gaming operators can begin to apply for gaming licenses in Ireland with enforcement on a one percent tax to begin on August 1, 2015.

Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Passes HR 140 Ahead of iGaming Hearing

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Oversight Committee passed HR 140, a resolution that urges Congress, and the state's delegation, to oppose RAWA.

France Could Be Considering a Casino in Paris

French authorities are evaluating the possibility of a legislative reform that would lead to the opening of a casino in Paris and could generate up to €30 million a year in tax revenues.

Europe in Pills: Online Gaming in Holland, Italy Goes Casino, and PKR's New Pro

Illegal operators prosper in the Netherlands as the regulator works on the new gambling law, Italian players flock to online casinos, and more.

PokerStars Gets Closer to Start Operations in New Jersey

PokerStars is getting closer to starting operations in New Jersey, according to CEO David Baazov.

Morgan Stanley: Delay in US Gambling Legislation to Cost Billions

Morgan Stanley decided to cut the estimate of the US online gambling market by half, removing billions of dollars from the projection.

Japan to Reintroduce an Integrated Casinos Bill by March 31

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party plans to resubmit an integrated casinos bill in Japan by March 31, 2015.

Fear-Mongering Testimony Overshadows Facts at Internet Gambling Ban Hearing

A U.S. House Judiciary hearing on Sheldon Adelson's Internet gambling ban bill was an exercise in fear mongering, says the Poker Players Alliance. Read our full recap.

Europe in Pills: Greece Unveils Ambitious Plan for Gambling and Winamax Leaves Italy

While Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained how a new gambling legislation is critical for the country's economic recovery, France's Winamax decided to pull out from the declining Italian market.

Bloomberry Purchases an Island and a Casino Operator for Big Bet on South Korea

Bloomberry purchases an island and a casino operator for big bet on South Korea.

Future of Japan's Gambling Legislation To Be Decided in April

If approved, the bill would create the third biggest gambling economy in the world and boost Japan's tourism industry.

Europe in Pills: Poland Opens to Foreign Operators and Sweden Attacks the AppStore

While Italy and Spain are busy with important changes at the top of their respective online gambling regulators, Poland gets ready to slowly open its market to international operators and Sweden partners with Apple against grey operators.

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