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European Online Giants Set For New Jersey Licensing Scrutiny 11 Jul, 2013

European online gambling operators such as 888 and Bwin.Party should not bank on being licensed in New Jersey, despite not taking U.S. bets since 2006, industry experts warned yesterday.

Bwin.Party Revenues Fall Further In Second Quarter 10 Jul, 2013

Bwin.Party saw revenues sag further in the second quarter ahead of the planned launch of a new poker product and regulated online gambling in New Jersey in the second half of the year. 

Litigation Over, 32Red Still Confronted With UK Online Tax Blow 09 Jul, 2013

32Red’s four-year copyright battle with William Hill is over, and £1.1m in costs and damages will soon be banked, but the online casino must still face awkward questions from investors and the UK government about a looming tax hit that threatens 70 percent of its business.

Betfair, William Hill Bring New Strategy In Greek Wars 03 Jul, 2013

Betfair and William Hill's applications to run Greece's online betting monopoly have signalled a new tactic from international firms as they bid to dismantle Greece’s planned prohibitions, according to legal experts.

'Extremely Broad’ French Plans Leave Social And Skill Gaming At Risk 02 Jul, 2013
French lawmakers are set to debate new rules to crack down on illegal gambling, which could bring social gaming and skill games within the remit of France’s gambling regulator for the first time.
Hungarian Parliament Approves Online Gambling Licensing And Blocking Plans 28 Jun, 2013

Hungary’s National Assembly this week approved government plans that will regulate and tax new forms of online gambling, but also block out unlicensed sites from January 2, 2014.

Betfair Turnaround Still On Course, Say Analysts 27 Jun, 2013

Buy-side analysts said that Betfair’s turnaround under chief executive Breon Corcoran remained intact as the company released its first set of results since the collapse of a mooted £1bn takeover.

Isle Of Man Responds To Shifting E-Gaming Landscape With Five-Year Plan 27 Jun, 2013

The Isle of Man has drawn up a five-year online gambling strategy in the wake of the UK’s plans to issue its own licences by the end of next year.

Not Enough Evidence For FOBT Stake Reduction, Says UK Regulator 26 Jun, 2013

The UK Gambling Commission has advised ministers that there is not enough evidence to decrease stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), but also warned betting operators they must open up their books to show the slot machines are not harmful.

PokerStars And William Hill Among New Names On Bulgaria Blacklist 25 Jun, 2013

Bulgaria’s State Gambling Commission yesterday added 28 more websites to its burgeoning blacklist of operators it claims are targeting Bulgarian players without a licence.