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Tag: Gambling legislation

Sweden's Gambling Law to Change in 2014: "We Hope the Commission Will Not Sue Us"

Sweden asks for more time before being taken to the European Court of Justice for gambling sanctions. But the EGBA secretary general says that it's way too late for that.

Portuguese Authorities Shut Down Illegal Casino in Norte Region

As Portugal's government delays new gambling legislation, illegal casino rooms keep popping up everywhere in the country.

Pro-Internet Gambling Coalition Increases Efforts to Combat Adelson

A pro-online gambling coalition has increased efforts to fight Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

Online Poker Legislation Making Progress in the Netherlands

The Netherlands may be renowned for its liberal stance on soft drugs and prostitution, but it’s a whole different story when it comes to gambling and poker. Will that soon change?

Payment Processors to Block Transactions Involving Unlicensed UK Gambling Operators

Several major payment processors have agreed to voluntarily block transactions involving any unlicensed gambling companies in the U.K.

California Assemblyman: Still a Chance for Online Poker in 2014

California Assemblyman Isadore Hall says there's still a chance for legalized online poker in the Golden State by the end of 2014.

Inside Gaming: Social Gaming Growing, Revere Votes Yes, and Adelson Eyes Japan

Inside Gaming examines the growth of social gaming, Revere's vote for the Mohegan Sun proposal, Florida's new gambling bill, and Adelson's focus on Japan.

TIGA Receives Letter of Recognition and Support from Isle of Man Government

The Government of the Isle of Man has issued a letter of recognition and support to the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance (TIGA).

New Jersey Misses Out on Internet Gambling Partner; Senator Lesniak Disappointed

New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak told PokerNews he's disappointed that New Jersey wasn't involved in the first online gambling multi-state partnership.

New French Regulator Hopes to Protect Players and Improve Operator Conditions

New ARJEL President Charles Coppolani strives to improve gaming operator and player conditions in France.

PokerStars Dominates Italy’s Declining Online Poker Market

As Italy’s economy keeps being one of the most troublesome in the whole Euro area, numbers show that the country’s online poker industry is still far from recovery.

Pennsylvania State Representative Wants to Jail Online Poker Players; Residents Disagree

The Pennsylvania State Senate is researching the prospects of online gaming, while a state representative wants to jail online poker players.

A Tale of Two Bills: California Legislators Submit Two Poker-Only Bills at the Deadline

Two online poker-only bills were submitted on Friday in California, on the legislative submission deadline.

Will Portugal Establish the Next Online Poker Monopoly in Europe?

Portugal's government has promised to approve new online gambling legislation by the end of February.

EGBA Secretary General Maarten Haijer on Sweden: "The Gambling Monopoly Needs to Change”

European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) secretary general Maarten Haijer explains PokerNews why Sweden will be taken to the European Court of Justice

Inside Gaming: Russia Casino Construction, Vietnam Examining New Laws, and More

This week’s Inside Gaming takes a look at a potential Russian casino venture, raising the stakes in Vietnam, and a delay in casino legislation in Florida. Russian Casino Plans to Start Construction in 2015 The 2014 Winter Olympics are...

Player Sues Online Casino in Austria After Losing €1,000,000

It happened in Austria, where this unique lawsuit is now putting at risk the whole national gambling monopoly.

Inside Gaming: Macau Revenue Stalls, New Jersey Residents Oppose Online Gaming, and More

Inside Gaming examines the revenue drop off in Macau, New Jersey voters opposing online gaming, and more.

Is Wisconsin the Next State to Enter iGaming Mix?

Is Wisconsin primed to enter the iGaming fray? One tribe in the Northern part of the state thinks so, while many lawmakers are aware of the issue.

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