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Tag: Gambling legislation

Czech Republic Plans to Double the Taxes on Gambling

The Finance Minister believes that higher taxes could help the government to find extra revenues for 6 billion Czech Crowns, approximately $270 million Euros.

Ireland Postpones Adoption of a New Gambling Legislation to 2015

If adopted, the new legislation on online gambling will introduce a new 1 percent tax on all the best placed by Irish online gambler. In the case of online poker, this could translate into a 1 percent tax to be applied to all the pots.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Oklahoma to South Carolina

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.

Five Thoughts: Lame Ducks, OFC High Rollers, A Three-Time Winner, and More

Five Thoughts examines the lame-duck drama, an OFC high roller tournament, and more.

Adelson-Backed Internet Gambling Ban Fails During Lame-Duck Session

The Sheldon Adelson-backed Internet gambling failed during the lame-duck session, but Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says the battle is still on.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: New Mexico to Ohio

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.

Dutch Gambling Authority Opens to Pre-Applications; €200K Fine to TitanPoker

Operators interested to obtain a license to offer their services in the Netherlands can now formally 'express their interest' from the gambling authority's website.

Dutch Gambling Authority Signs Letter of Intent with Malta's Gaming Authority

According to the CEO of Kansspelautoriteit Marja Appelman, the agreement will create tangible benefits for "consumers and operators in both jurisdictions."

Five Thoughts: Adelson Receives Push Back, Somerville's Streaming, and More

Sheldon Adelson's latest attempt to federally ban online gaming has been met with opposition from the Republican Party.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Montana to New Jersey

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.

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.

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