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‘Year of the Horse’ a stellar one for the Hong Kong Jockey Club

Macau may be the world’s richest casino market, but the capital of horseracing in Asia is right where it’s always been, just 40 miles to the east across the Pearl River Delta in bustling Hong Kong. The start of the Lunar New Year in February ushered in […]

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California tribe plans to go it alone online

The legislative dominoes that were supposed to fall across America once New Jersey went online are still standing, and with internet gambling largely a bust in its most populous state to date, hopes for a vibrant US industry again are shifting West, to California, and to a […]

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PokerStars deal: fish eats shark shock

June 2014 witnessed a strange phenomenon in nature when the little fish of Amaya Gaming turned round and gobbled up the great white shark of PokerStars. But it is not quite right to say that Amaya now owns PokerStars because the majority of the whopping US$ 4.9 […]

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World Gaming Executive Summit 2014 – a review

World Gaming Executive Summit 2014 By Warwick Bartlett Sponsored by Deutsche Bank another successful GES conference at the great W Hotel, Barcelona was concluded on Thursday 10 July 2014. No prizes for the main topic of conversation during the agenda topic The Big Debate, it was the […]

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Gibraltar’s judicial review bid is a 25/1 long shot

Gibraltar’s judicial review bid is a 25/1 long shot By Warwick Bartlett William Hill and Bet365 have decided not to be associated with Gibraltar’s attempt to get a judicial review of the UK government’s new gambling regulations which will require the e-gaming industry to licence in the […]

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PokerStars shows its hand to Amaya

This is a deal no one expected and the aftermath is likely to be felt for some time in the industry. PokerStars has been a blockbuster company that has taken the leading market share in all of the territories where it trades except France where it is […]

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Isle of Man fancies a bit of Bitcoin

Isle of Man fancies a bit of Bitcoin by Warwick Bartlett The Department of Economic Development (DED) in the Isle of Man has decided to run with the crypto-currency Bitcoin. If you want to set up an exchange, mine or trade in Bitcoins and need a secure […]

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World Cup focuses attention on Asia’s internet betting

Earlier this month, when Chinese and Hong Kong police moved against a cross-border betting ring believed responsible for as much as HK$500 million (US$64.5 million) in illegal football wagering a day they had only scratched the surface of an Internet black market that generates 1,000 times that […]

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