The Philippines has high hopes of becoming one of the largest gambling centres in the world. It will provide competition for the major players in the casino industry, Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore when its new Entertainment City complex is completed. The 4 billion dollar Entertainment City is being built on reclaimed land in Manila.
Belgium introduced a new gaming law last year which meant that from then on foreign internet gambling companies that wished to offer online gaming to Belgian citizens had to form a partnership with a land based casino in Belgium. Bwin.party is one of the largest gaming companies in the world. It is listed on the
Malta which is one of the major European centres for online gambling recently made a complaint to the European Commission concerning the British government’s proposal to change its gambling laws. This proposed change would introduce a “point of consumption “ tax on all online gambling activity involving players in the United Kingdom. At the moment
Ladbrokes the leading British bookmaker recently announced that it would strengthen its collaboration with Playtech the online gaming software designer and developer. Ladbrokes which is the second biggest gambling company in the United Kingdom wants to develop its online gambling business. With this new agreement with Playtech which supplies software and services the new digital
Online gambling is licensed and regulated in Spain and Italy but since regulation there has been a fall off in the number of online poker players in internet casino sites in both countries. One way for European countries to respond to this problem is to form alliances with other countries with regulated online poker markets
Recently the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie finally signed the bill allowing intra state online gambling in New Jersey. He had previously refused to sign the bill unless certain changes were made to it including a trial period of ten years to gauge the effect of online gambling on casinos in Atlantic City. The