Agreements between tribes aid New York State’s casino plans

Agreements between tribes aid New York State’s casino plans

The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo’s plans to expand the number of casinos to be built in the state were approved in a referendum held last month. The change to the constitution was to permit the construction of casinos that may be non- Indian owned. Before the referendum only native American tribes could operate

Fixed odds betting machines casino type games used to launder money

Fixed odds betting machines casino type games used to launder money

Since fixed-odds betting terminals were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2001, they have not been as strictly regulated as other forms of gambling. These betting machines based on casino games allow players to bet large amounts every few seconds and this is proving to be the attraction for those who wish to launder money

Taiwan’s plans to amend gambling laws to allow more casinos delayed

Taiwan’s plans to amend gambling laws to allow more casinos delayed

Apart from state run lotteries, gambling is forbidden in Taiwan. However in 2009 legislation was passed to permit the construction of casinos on some islands off Taiwan. These casinos could only be built if the majority of the residents on the islands in question voted for casinos in a referendum. The plan was not accepted

Singapore may introduce legislation to restrict online gambling

Singapore may introduce legislation to restrict online gambling

Earlier this year the authorities in Singapore set in motion an inquiry into online gambling in order to protect its citizens from problems that may be associated with gambling. Since the Singapore government discussed imposing restrictions on the number of times its residents could visit land based casinos, many groups were concerned that some vulnerable

European Union begins to take action on online gambling legislation

European Union begins to take action on online gambling legislation

Many European online casino operators have been waiting for years for the European Commission to act on complaints that several European countries have passed gambling laws that could be interpreted as being protectionist. Most of the complaints made refer to country specific legislation which prevents the free movement of services within all countries that are

Japanese government close to passing draft gambling legislation

Japanese government close to passing draft gambling legislation

Early in December the Japanese parliamentary session for 2013 will end and political supporters of the proposed legislation to legalise casinos fear that this bill may not be passed. The government is made up of the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, New Komeito. It is the New Komeito party which has expressed concern

Will online gambling save Atlantic City’s land based casinos?

Legal online casino in Atlantic City

To-day for the first time all players located in the state of New Jersey were legally able to sign up to gamble in an online casino. After a five day trial period that has been generally successful, the hopes are high that online casinos could come to the rescue of ailing land based casinos in