Tag: Gambling legislation

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.

France's Regulator Launches Awareness Campaign Against Unlicensed Operators

France's gambling authority launched a new campaign against illegal online poker rooms. Shared liquidity is still not a priority.

A Survivor's Guide to Poker in Germany: What You Can (Or Can't) Play

While Schleswig-Holstein still waits for its new government to ban online poker, Europe's first economy suffers for a very confusing legislative situation.

The Insiders: C2Rewards CEO Jack Hakim Discusses iGaming Opportunities in the U.S.

PokerNews recently sat down with C2Reward’s CEO Jack Hakim to talk iGaming opportunities, business analytics, and more.

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Alabama to California

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.

Exclusive: "This is What the European Regulators Really Discussed in Rome"

Giovanni Carboni, one of Italy’s top gambling consultants, gave PokerNews an exclusive insider view on what happened behind closed doors at Rome's international informal meeting.

Sweden's Gambling Company Refuses to Comment on Possible EU Sanctions

Swedish gambling company Svenska Spel denies accusations of not tackling compulsive gambling.

Dont' Expect Any iGaming Movement in Iowa in 2014

According to Wes Ehrecke, President and CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association, no movement on the iGaming front is expected in the state in 2014.

Richard Branson's Virgin Group Launching Online Casino in New Jersey on Friday

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group will enter the New Jersey Internet gambling market this week, partnering up with Gamesys and the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Exclusive: Former ARJEL President Says "French Parliament Closed to Shared Liquidity"

ARJEL former President Jean-François Vilotte: "the French parliament decided that it was not the right moment to open to international liquidity."

Executive Director of Gaming Commission Says iGaming Unlikely in Mississippi for 2014

The Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Allen Godfrey isn’t optimistic for iGaming’s 2014 chances in his state.

UK Gaming Tax Bill Makes It to the House of Lords

The UK Gaming (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, which had a Third Reading in the House of Commons back in November, has advanced to the House of Lords.

Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard Offering Politicians One Million Norwegian Kroner Freeroll

Online superstar Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard is offering politicians a one million Norwegian Kroner freeroll to raise awareness on outdated gambling laws.

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Define Contests of Skill

Earlier this week the New Jersey Assembly passed Bill A-3624, which seeks to define a contest of skill, by a vote of 78-0.