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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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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Could Bring in $400 Million Over Six Years

Regulated online gambling could generate as much as $ 400 million in tax revenue over its first six years of operation. That’s the extremely optimistic viewpoint put forward in a recent study produced by onlinepokerreport.com analyst Robert DellaFave. DellaFave’s report was commissioned by supporters of the effort to legalize online …

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Mexican Gambling Reform Delayed Again

Mexican lawmakers are, once again, delaying an ambitious set of gambling law reforms that were aimed at moving the country’s gaming industry into the 21st century. Members of Mexico’s gambling industry were hoping to see the Law of Games and Sweepstakes update implemented by August 31, 2018, but virtually no …

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Duterte Executive Order Intensifies War on Gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is signalling an intensification of his war on gambling after issuing an executive order that clarifies the roles of various gaming license authorities. The decidedly unsexy Executive Order No. 13, which Duterte signed on February 2, chopped through the country’s alphabet soup of regulatory agencies by …

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Philippines Authorities Begin Deporting Chinese Gambling Workers

Philippines immigration authorities have begun the process of deporting more than 1,300 Chinese nationals arrested during a crackdown on illegal gambling operations. The Chinese were working for casino magnate Jack Lam when the arrests occurred.  Lam, who has been targeted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as part of his war …

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Antigua Vows to Stand Up to US on Gambling Dispute

Antigua’s Governor-General is vowing to stand up to the United States as he seeks to resolve a 12-year-old dispute between the two countries that started at the dawn of the online gambling era. Sir Rodney Williams made his remarks as he addressed the opening of a new session of Parliament. …

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Duterte Calls for Shutting Down ‘All Online Gambling’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his intention to shut down his country’s entire online gambling industry. It’s an unprecedented move that would cost the Philippines hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Duterte made his unexpected announcement while giving an unrelated speech at the ceremonial signing of …

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California Indian Tribe Loses Online Gambling Fight

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a California Indian tribe, violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) by offering online poker and bingo from its website. The small band, which is based outside of San Diego, launched the Desert …

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