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Gibraltar Explosion Halts Online Betting Operations

Gibraltar power station

An explosion at a power station in Gibraltar temporarily wiped out a large portion of international online betting services earlier this week, including leading UK brands William Hill, Ladbrokes and Betfred, as the British outpost’s telecoms systems were interrupted by fire, effectively cutting it off from the rest of the world. The blaze cut most…Read More

MGM Seeks Delay of License Award to Save $200 Million

Springfield Massachusetts gaming license MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts International has formally asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay the final approval of its casino license. Unexpected behavior, perhaps, from a casino giant eager to start work on its $800 million casino project in Springfield’s South End; however, MGM is concerned that a recent legal challenge calling for a state-wide referendum on…Read More

Pennsylvania Table Game Revenues Break Records

Pennsylvania table games Sands Bethlehem

While Pennsylvania “ums” and “ahs” about regulated online gambling, there certainly seems to be an appetite for brick-and-mortar table gaming, as the Gaming Control Board has reported record turnover in table games since their introduction in July 2010. In March, table-game revenue for the state’s 12 casinos and racinos grew by 1 percent from the…Read More

French Online Poker Market Continues to Decline

French online poker

France’s online poker market is still moving in a distinctly downward trajectory, according to its online gaming regulator ARJEL, continuing a negative trend that began in 2011, just after the country opted to regulate and ring-fence the market. In the first quarter of 2014, 12 percent fewer new accounts were created than in the corresponding…Read More

Dutch Authorities Shut Down Blue Gem Gaming

Blue Gem Gaming Sheriff Gaming

Questionable goings on in the Low Countries this week, as the Blue Gem Gaming website flat-lined while its third-party gaming software disappeared from its clients’ casinos, all of which points to a crackdown by the Dutch authorities. Blue Gem took over some of the assets of disgraced Eindhoven-based slots software developer Sheriff Gaming just last…Read More