Rio Negro issues online gaming licence

Loteria de Rio Negro, the regulatory body in the Argentine province of Rio Negro, has reportedly issued a first internet gaming licence to Casinos del Rio. Casinos del Rio operates casinos in the province and has entered into a contract with Vivo Interactive to supply its live […]

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Bingo Association launches responsible gambling code

The Bingo Association has launched its new code of conduct for responsible gambling. The document, called Getting it right, contains 12 commitments in the area of social responsibility. 1. To monitor and review the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct through the Standing Compliance Committee of The […]

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Review of ICE Totally Gaming 2015

Regulation The e-gaming jurisdictions of Jersey and Montenegro made their presence felt at ICE this year. Jersey, in particular, was making its push into e-gaming licensing and was promoting a compelling offer: • GB£5,000 application fee • GB£ 15,000 operator’s licence • No gaming duty • No […]

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Croatian Lottery – Privatisation on the cards?

Talk of privatisation of the state-owned Croatian Lottery appear every few years, the last time being in 2013, but this time there might be something to it. In late January 2015 local media reported that an unnamed Minister unofficially confirmed the speculation surrounding possible privatisation. 2015 is […]

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High-rolling Macau bids barewell to an era

Speaking to Bloomberg News at the end of 2014, a year Macau’s casino operators and their investors would rather forget, Standard Chartered analyst Philip Tulk echoed a sentiment broadly shared by his peers when he declared, “The VIP heyday is over.” How this plays out in 2015 […]

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Racing’s right to bet could go horribly wrong

Racing’s right to bet could go horribly wrong By Warwick Bartlett Bookmakers could see a massive rise in their payments to UK horse racing if the current proposals outlined in the Government’s consultation document are allowed to pass. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in his […]

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Taxes: what goes up, must…keep going up

Taxes: what goes up, must…keep going up By Warwick Bartlett The most pleasing sight at ICE 2015 was to see some of the younger companies which two years ago took the smallest booths are now spending upward of £250,000 on impressive stands. Such companies have common elements […]

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In the realms of fantasy sports

When you hear information that 42 million people aged 12 or over in the US and Canada played fantasy sports in 2014, you know that it is big. And even though the East Meadow Strat-o-Matic Baseball League, founded in 1972, started its 43rd consecutive year of play […]

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