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Winamax Launches French Daily Fantasy Sports Market

Winamax, a French operator, has broken ground on the French daily fantasy sports market with the launch of  Le Jeu de l’Entraineur (JDE) (the Coach’s Game) game. Could this the beginning of something tres grand? The company is the first and, as of this writing, the only operator with its …

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Ladbrokes Response to UK Ad Regulators: ‘Iron Man is for Adults’

Ladbrokes is defending itself against complaints that a recent Iron Man 3-themed promotion targeted children with a novel argument; Iron Man is for adults. The provocative, and actually quite logical, statement came after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) suggested that Ladbrokes’ used of Iron Man images went against rules …

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Philippine Gaming Regulators Whistle Different Tune for Foreign Operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is opening its doors to foreign operators. This stunning move comes just weeks after PAGCOR, acting at the behest of Philippines President Rorigo Duterte, is actively working to shut down their domestic-facing gaming industry. According to a report from Reuters, PAGCOR is now …

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Olympic Sports Betting Flops on Vegas Strip

If you think that sports betting and the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are a perfect fit, you might want to have a chat with owners and operators of Nevada’s legal sports books. The purveyors of Sin City sports betting offered action on the games for the first …

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CSGO Lounge Halts Online Gambling for Skins

CSGO Lounge will no longer allow gambling on esports on for skins. It’s a move the company has resisted for weeks, but also signals the end of an era in the budding world of esports gambling. The announcement of the skins betting was posted yesterday on the site’s Facebook page …

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Update: Gambling on the US Presidential Election

There’s no question that the 2016 US Presidential election is completely bizarre, even by the standards of the worldwide gambling industry. While the election is definitely off the rails, there are a number of big issues on the horizon that could impact operators and punters alike. These issues include the …

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David Baazov Resigns from Amaya Gaming CEO Post

Troubled Amaya Gaming CEO, David Baazov is resigning his post just months after taking a leave of absence to fight charges of insider trading. While Baazov’s move came as a surprise to the gambling world, it was welcomed with open arms by Amaya Gaming shareholders. Baazov announced his big move …

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PAGCOR Continues War on Philippines Gambling Industry

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) launched two recent attacks on the country’s online, and land-based, gambling industries. Operators in the island nation that survive PAGCOR’s purge will find themselves trapped in a market without a boatload of tax breaks they’ve relied on for years. Earlier this week, PAGCOR …

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