GBGC Global Gambling Report Updates July 2012

GBGC Global Gambling Report Updates
July 2012
The 7th edition of the Global Gambling Report – Against The Odds includes the following new features and updates

• Full global gambling appendices for 2009 and 2010
• Updated gambling forecasts until 2015 

• A new “at a glance” spreadsheet” of operators by category for each jurisdiction 
• Gambling spend per capita for 2010
• More photos of gambling outlets and venues 

Updates include:
Azerbaijan: details of the launch of a new betting game
Cambodia: news of the launch of a new lottery in Cambodia
Israel: new proposal which could lead to wagering on foreign horseracing being permitted online
Japan: new data for the Japanese lotteries; ban on social gaming that spills over into gambling
Macau: Las Vegas Sands withdraws review of Cotai plots 7 and 8 decision, approval for Wynn Cotai, Galaxy Cotai expansion, PokerStars cancels Macau poker events, labour shortages for casino projects in Macau
The Philippines: details of plans to privatise the government-owned gambling regulator and operator PAGCOR
Singapore: illegal betting on Euro 2012 in Singapore, update on casino exclusion numbers at the integrated casino resorts
Thailand: survey on betting around Euro 2012 football championshisp
United Arab Emirates: police raid on illegal car park casino
Vietnam: updated opening schedule on the MGM Ho Tram casino resort
Argentina: local media reports that the government plans to nationalise gambling in Argentina
Brazil: a senator argues for the benefits that are derived from the promotion and regulation of gaming and gambling
Chile: more details on proposals put forward for internet gambling in Chile; delayed opening of the Casino Dreams Coyhaique
Costa Rica: details of the GTECH lottery contract in Costa Rica, and the vote on the new Costa Rican casino tax bill
Peru: information on the proposed problem gambling bill in Peru
Uruguay: the casino licence extension for the Conrad Punta del Este
Alderney: new gambling licensees
Cyprus: arson attacks on OPAP agents, blamed on new gambling regulation
France: Q1 2012 player data from ARJEL, ARJEL approves new sports events, Ministry of Finance revisits plan to tax winnings of professional poker players
Germany: update on Schleswig-Holstein internet gambling licensing and interstate gambling treaty
Gibraltar: Stan James involved in tax battle with UK HMRC over offshore move
Malta: Maltco licence injunction lifted by the court
Russia: developments in the new Vladivostok Integrated Entertainment zone
Slovakia: new data for Tipos 2010-2011
Slovenia: new lottery data added, added 2010, 2011 figures for Športna Loterija
Spain: new details of Internet gambling regulation, list of approved gambling licensees
Switzerland: new 2011 data for various gambling sectors
UK: lottery judicial review, Health Lottery gets an online gaming licence
Bahamas: Genting Malaysia partners with RAV Bahamas for Resorts World Bimini Bay
Canada: Ontario splits province into 29 gambling zones, Fort Earie racino will not re-open as a consequence, Quebec new casino data, lottery data, and bingo data
California: betting exchanges delayed, state sued over bingo machine ban, sports betting bill approved in Senate goes to the Assembly
DC: lottery considering tickets sales via ATMs
Delaware: online gambling bill signed into law
Iowa: lottery set for another record year in 2012
Kentucky: Kentucky Derby sets a new record
Michigan: further closure of illegal internet gambling cafes being used for gambling, 2011 racing data adder
Nevada: Cantor withdraws IPO plans, William Hill receives a Nevada licence, Nevada Gaming Control Board starts reviewing applications, IGT and Bally recommended for licensing, March 2012 was the 15th consecutive month of visitation increase
New Jersey: poll finds most people do not support Internet gambling, another poll finds the opposite; Senate vote on the online bill postponed; 2011 casino data added
Other reports updated include: North Carolina, New Hampshire, Texas, Ohio, Florida
South Africa: Gauteng new taxation details
Tanzania: Tanzania Gaming Board reports in the contribution of the gaming and casino sector to the national economy

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