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Tax Rate Debate Hangs Over UK Online Gambling Bill 06 Nov, 2013

The UK government’s “small but important” online gambling licensing bill progressed in parliament yesterday, but not without calls from MPs for extra scrutiny of the accompanying tax.

Gibraltar Defends Ladbrokes After UK Gambling Commission Probe 05 Nov, 2013

The UK Gambling Commission has exaggerated Ladbrokes' failings in its offshore anti-money laundering (AML) and trading systems, according to the regulator of the bookmaker's online unit in Gibraltar.

UK Regulator Vows More Enforcement To Deal With Industry-Wide Flaws 01 Nov, 2013

A senior Gambling Commission official yesterday said it was dealing with “more and more” cases like those involving Ladbrokes, Coral and Aspers, and vowed to take tough action if the industry does not address widespread anti-money laundering failings.

Holland Casino Union Talks Falter As Debt Crisis Looms 31 Oct, 2013

Holland Casino’s talks with trade unions have collapsed ahead of a key deadline tomorrow, leaving the state-owned company in a deadlock as it seeks to ease debts of more than €60m.

Industry Can Learn ‘Important Lessons’ From Ladbrokes Probe, Says Gambling Commission 28 Oct, 2013

The UK Gambling Commission has revealed that Ladbrokes has needed to make “significant improvements” in its trading team and problem gambling audit systems after an in-depth review by the regulator.

William Hill Pulls Up In Greek OPAP Case 28 Oct, 2013

William Hill has left Stanleybet and Sportingbet to fight a long-running, and potentially explosive, legal battle against Greek betting monopoly OPAP and the Greek government “for commercial reasons”.

British PM Cameron Vows To Take ‘Proper Look’ At FOBTs 24 Oct, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday promised to take a “proper look” at bookmakers’ high-stake slot machines as he was pushed about the chances of a full ban.

Malta And Alderney Accelerate Agreement As Offshore Hubs Adapt 23 Oct, 2013

Malta and Alderney’s new tie-up recognises that offshore gambling hubs need to adapt as their world is “changing and evolving very quickly”, according to the chief executive of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

888 Casino Pushes Third-Quarter Gains 16 Oct, 2013

888 posted a 2 percent increase in third-quarter revenue as accelerated casino growth offset slowing poker and declines in bingo.

Betclic Everest Boss Hails ‘Huge Turnaround’ 15 Oct, 2013

Betclic Everest chief executive Isabelle Andres has said the online gambling group will turn a profit in 2013 after years of heavy losses, and believes that by surviving the highly-taxed French market it can survive almost anywhere.