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Caesars Ready to Try Out Skill-Based Gambling Machines in Vegas

What will it take for the gambling industry to connect with younger customers and insure a future that doesn’t fizzle out when Baby Boomers head to the grave? If recent efforts by Caesars Entertainment and Gamblit Gaming are any indication, that effort involves skill-based gambling machines that fuse together elements …

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Russia Denies Entry to Professional Poker Player

Russian authorities have barred professional poker player Anthony Guoga from entering their country to compete in a tournament. Guoga (aka “Tony G”) was all set to complete in the Party Poker Millions tournament in Sochi when he received word that he was not welcome in Russian territory. The ban wasn’t …

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Playtech Parting Ways with Marvel Superhero Slots

Playtech is saying goodbye to its line of Marvel superhero branded slot machines as of April 1. It’s a big move that’s going to cause plenty of headaches for affiliates and operators, but its one that comes at the behest of the powerful Disney Corporation and is unlikely to be …

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Tabcorp Fined $35 Million for Compliance Violations

Tabcorp, a well-regarded Australian operator, will be paying $ 35 million in fined for its failure to comply with Aussie anti-money laundering laws. The massive fine is the result of more than 100 instances of non-compliance and is taking a heavy toll on the company’s bottom line. The fine is …

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Fitch Warns: UK Regulations Could Have Major Impact on Bookmakers

An proposed set of regulations on UK bookmakers could be bad news for their bottom lines. That’s the warning Fitch Ratings, an international credit rating agency, issued in a recent statement. According to the Fitch, UK gaming regulators are prepping a set of draconian regulations on gaming machines such as …

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PAGCOR Set for New Round of Offshore Gambling Licenses

Philippines Gaming and Amusement Corporation (PAGCOR) chief Andrea Domingo is getting ready to review a new round of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) license to home grown gambling operators. The announcement came during a fiery keynote address and news conference at the ASEAN Gaming Summit in Manila this week. During her …

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UK Gambling Commission Lashes Out Against Unlicensed e-Sports Sites

UK Gambling Commission Chief Sarah Harrison lashed out against unlicensed e-sports and skins betting sites in a scathing new position paper. Harrison, like many other skins betting critics, is particularly concerned by the prospect of children wagering on the outcome of e-sports events. In the paper titled Virtual Currencies, eSports …

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World Poker Tour Cancels Korean Event Amidst International Tension

Escalating tensions between South Korea and China are being blamed for the cancellation of this week’s World Poker Tour event at the Paradise Casino at the Jeju Grand in South Korea. Organizers of the event put the blame for the cancellation on the increasing difficulty of travelling between the two …

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Baazov Sells $99 Million Worth of Amaya Gaming Stock

Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov has divested himself of $ 99 million (USD) worth of his old company’s stock. The surprise move leaves Baazov with plenty of cash to fund his ongoing legal defense and was also applauded by Toronto Stock Exchange investors. Baazov’s big deal, as it turns …

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