Meeting to avoid illegal gambling at the Olympic Games 2012

The Present Situation and the Future of Online Gambling in the United Kingdom

The British betting industry is leading an effort to try to avoid illegal gambling on the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. To this end a meeting was organised recently between representatives of the gambling industry and Olympics officials. The meeting between members of the International Olympic Committee, the London Organising Committee of the

FullTiltPoker Apology

FullTilt Poker: defence of  “Poker is a Skill” ruling

The poker world will not forget “Black Friday” in April 2011. On the 15th of April 2011 the United States Department of Justice seized the domain names of three of the largest online poker sites, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. None of these sites was based in the United States, Poker Stars was

Further Interest in the Italian Online Gambling Market

Italian Online Gambling Market

Legislation in 2006 opened up the Italian gambling market to land based and online sports betting and later legislation paved the way for live poker games. Now the Italian market is open to online casino games and online poker. In 2011 up to 200 gaming licences were issued by the Italian authorities governing gambling, the

Germany Grants Online Casino Licences

Which online gambling model will the Dutch follow

Schleswig-Holstein has taken a step towards opening up the legal online gaming market in Germany by authorising casino games, poker and sports betting. By doing so Schleswig-Holstein has become the first region among the 16 German federal states to authorise casino games as well as online poker. In fact sports betting and lottery games are

Women and Onling Gambling

Women and online gambling

For many years it seemed that gambling both in land based and in online casinos was the preserve of men with a much smaller percentage of women involved. However a recent survey by Hitwise, the worldwide online consumer research group shows that in the UK there has been an increase of four times the number

More Asian countries open up to gambling

Vietnam and gambling

Vietnam may become the latest Asian country to ease its laws banning gambling. Several Asian countries have relaxed their laws having seen the benefits that regulating and legalising gambling brought in particular to Macau after it opened up its gaming industry.Macau allowed outside casino operators to develop casino resorts especially on the Cotai Strip Macau.

Chilipoker moves to Poker770


Chiligaming, the online gaming operator’s iPoker based platform is moving to the website which is also on the iPoker network. The announcement was made recently following the acquisition of its business -to- business igaming platform by Bally Technologies, the international gaming company which is a leading provider of slot and video machines and casino