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Gibraltar based 32Red has confirmed that it made record revenues in 2015. NetEnt will enjoy the benefits of PokerStars’ launch in New Jersey, after negotiating a deal to supply the state regulated online casino business with game content.
Industry Insight

Amaya, 32Red, Paddy Power Betfair, Intertain and more.


This week several reports from regulators in France, the UK and Spain provide varying details about their nationally regulated markets.
Regulation Insight

The EU Commission gives the Czech Republic a short window to make gambling regulation compliant with EU law or it will launch infringement proceedings.


The deal which includes a combination of cash and shares in a new 888 entity—incorporated in Gibraltar for the purpose of the acquisition—is worth just over $1.4 billion (£898.3 million).
bwin.party Agrees to $1.4 Billion Acquisition by 888

888 edges out rival GVC with a slightly lower price.


The European Commission has given Germany ten weeks to sort out the mess created by the Interstate Treaty on Gambling.
Regulation Insight

UK gambling taxes are referred to the EU Court of Justice.


In a case brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), the UK High Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine the legality of the new point of consumption tax (POC).
High Court Asks the CJEU to Rule on UK Gambling Taxes

The UK point of consumption tax is at risk.


The Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) has conducted research into gambling habits in Denmark which had found that only 14% of online gambling takes place at non-Danish regulated sites.
Denmark’s Regulatory Approach Attracts 86% of Online Gamblers Into the Regulated Market

The combination of tax rates, game availability and international liquidity appear to be the key factors in minimizing the rate of participation at offshore online poker sites.


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to delay naming a successor to Chief Executive Jenny Williams until after the May elections.
Regulation Insight

Pennsylvania gets a new bill, and Sweden tries to amend its existing laws to prevent advertising from offshore operators.


RAWA went off like a damp squib, but raised the hackles of both the industry and the poker media. In Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, national gambling and gambling tax regimes are being exposed in the courts as illegal under EU laws.
Regulation Insight

A new federal bill to legalize online poker will shortly be introduced by Republican Representative Joe Barton.


The big news of the week is the new gaming bill which Mexican politicians are expected to pass before heading off for their holidays.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

Mexico’s new gambling bill finally gets to parliament, Poland uses tax laws to attack the gray market, and the UK’s new gambling tax comes into force.


Betclic Everest has decided to move collocate its iGaming Services and Operations functions in Malta, leaving its current base in Gibraltar.
Betclic Everest Moves Operations Out of Gibraltar

Malta will be the beneficiary of the corporate relocation, adding to the 200 plus staff Betclic already employs there.


Legal challenges continue to bedevil EU gambling laws this week. The EU Commission has launched its first ever case to do with gambling laws, referring Sweden to the CJEU.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the UK.


This week, gambling regulation has been dominated by legal issues beyond the strict confines of gaming laws.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic.


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