Following after several other European countries, Portugal is considering opening up its online gambling market. At the moment the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Lisboa has the monopoly of legal internet gambling in the country. The Portuguese government has thought of regulating the online gambling market for some time now and could, according to a
With just over a month to go to the launch of regulated online gambling in New Jersey, major casino operators both land based and online are preparing to enter a potentially very lucrative market. Even with gambling restrictions in place in the United States, it is estimated that over 2 and a half billion dollars
After almost five months of investigations into their backgrounds by Maryland’s Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, the three casino companies contending for the state’s sixth and last casino licence have been approved to continue with their bids for the licence. However for two of the companies involved there are conditions attached to the permission from
It can often be a problem for businesses that employees sometimes access various non-work related web sites from their work place computers. Recent statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that internet gambling web sites were accessed around 700 000 times yearly from computers located in the British Houses of Parliament. Online gambling sites
Staff in the Caesars Entertainment owned Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs in Iowa discovered that Tim Giardina, a United States Navy Vice Admiral had been gambling with counterfeit chips. It is claimed that the chips were worth over $1500. However, details of how the casino workers became aware of this attempt to cheat have not
The British Gambling Commission recently issued advice to the Aspers UK Holdings Group after a police investigation into money laundering by a client in one of its casinos. The money laundering was carried out over quite a long period by a drug dealer and is believed to have involved up to a million pounds sterling.
The Belgian government passed the Gaming Act of 1999 which set out the requirements for offering casino games, poker and betting in the country. This act also made clear that any operator either in a land based or online casino must hold a Belgian gaming licence if they wish to offer their services to Belgian