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Chinese Casino Investment Causing Tension in Cambodia

Chinese Casino Investment Causing Tension in Cambodia

The city of Sihanoukville has traditionally been one of Cambodia’s premier seaside resort, and each year attracts thousands of tourists looking to enjoy its beautiful beaches, well priced restaurants, and diverse recreational and leisure activities. In recent years, the city has also experienced a huge increase in investment from the Chinese mainland, much of which […]

June 23rd, 2018 By Shane Larson
NY Sports Betting Bills Unlikely to Advance in 2018

NY Sports Betting Bills Unlikely to Advance in 2018

In the aftermath of the recent Murphy v. NCAA Supreme Court ruling, which invalidated the federal ban on sports betting, New York was expected to become a leading state in the race to legalize betting on sports. However, for a variety of political reasons, efforts to pass the necessary legislation through the state Assembly and […]

June 21st, 2018 By Stephen Smith
UK Government Delays FOBT Maximum Stake Reduction Until 2020

UK Government Delays FOBT Maximum Stake Reduction Until 2020

In May, the UK government responded to pressure to reign in the country’s fixed odd betting terminals (FOBTs) industry by reducing the maximum allowable stake on these machines from £100 per spin to just £2. The decision was made in order to address the highly addictive nature of these machines and growing concern over rising […]

June 19th, 2018 By Charles Washington
Hennigan Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet, Ivey Competing at $50k Poker Players Championship

Hennigan Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet, Ivey Competing at $50k Poker Players Championship

Thirty out of seventy-eight official gold bracelet events have been completed so far at the 2018 WSOP, with the pros riding high in Las Vegas after adding further to their existing bracelet tallies. Counted amongst their numbers are Elio Fox, Nick Petrangelo, Justin Bonomo, Joe Cada, Paul Volpe and Brian Rast, while the latest professionals […]

June 18th, 2018 By Lucy Brown
Michigan House Passes Lawful Internet Gaming Act

Michigan House Passes Lawful Internet Gaming Act

The Michigan House of Representatives passed the Lawful Internet Gaming Act in a 68-40 vote on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This bill, also called HB 4926, outlines a framework for regulated online casino and poker games within the state, but must still must go through a vote in the Michigan Senate and be signed by […]

June 17th, 2018 By Shane Larson
Insider-Trading Case Against David Baazov Dismissed

Insider-Trading Case Against David Baazov Dismissed

The legal charges against former Amaya CEO David Baazov were thrown out of court on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Baazov had been suspected of insider trading in connection with the 2014 acquisition of global online poker leader PokerStars by Amaya (now known as The Stars Group). The case was dismissed following the prosecution’s improper sharing […]

June 13th, 2018 By Stephen Smith
73% of Swiss Voters Choose to Legalize iGambling, But Block Foreign Sites

73% of Swiss Voters Choose to Legalize iGambling, But Block Foreign Sites

On Sunday, Switzerland held a national referendum to determine whether a future legalized online gambling industry should ban international online operators from offering their products within the country. Despite its relatively small turnout of just 34%, an overwhelming 73% majority of people subsequently voted in favor of the legislation, meaning offshore casinos will now be […]

June 12th, 2018 By Charles Washington
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