Erik Gibbs

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Erik Gibbs covers European gaming news for For the past six years, Erik has covered gaming markets in Europe and Asia. Erik joined in November 2021.

Erik has written for numerous gambling- and casino-related media outlets over the years and has been quoted by a handful of industry publications. He is always excited to bring a new perspective on what's happening in the gaming space.

Erik enjoys following the global gaming industry, paying particular attention to innovation and regulation.

Originally from the US, Erik has spent extensive time living in various countries across the globe. He enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors and exploration, although he readily admits that he would have no trouble spending all day fishing on a boat. He currently resides in Spain.

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1110 stories by Erik Gibbs


UK Slaps Betfred with $3M Fine Over Anti-Money Laundering Violations

Betfred is expanding its reach in the US, but is running into trouble back home. The UK-based sportsbook Fred Done, founded in 1967, recently received a seven-figure fine from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC accused Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited, which operates...

Erik Gibbs September 28, 2022
Santa Maria Islet in Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde Casino Project Led by Macau Legend Boss May Be Scrapped

A casino project in Cabo Verde meant to add new life to the Atlantic Ocean archipelago nation may not happen. Macau Legend Development, the company behind the failed Tak Chun Group junket, is apparently no longer in a position to cover the...

Erik Gibbs September 28, 2022
Chinese police

China Busts Illegal Gambling Ring That Laundered Almost $6B Through Cryptocurrency

Chinese authorities have reportedly taken down a massive criminal gang operating in the Hunan province. The group operated an illegal gambling network and telecom scams, utilizing cryptocurrencies to launder at least $5.6 billion in proceeds. Chinese media outlet Weixin reports that the...

Erik Gibbs September 28, 2022
Star Entertainment interim board chairman Ben Heap

Star Entertainment Accepts Failures at NSW Casino, Waits for Ruling on its Future

After New South Wales (NSW) wrapped up its inquiry into Star Entertainment, it gave the casino operator two weeks to explain why it shouldn’t lose its license. The response is in, and Star has issued a reverberating mea culpa as it hopes...

Erik Gibbs September 28, 2022
Celtic Football Club

DAZN, Sky Sports Continue to Battle for Position in European Sports

Competition breeds a better experience for consumers. That's good news for viewers, as DAZN and Sky Sports are each striking new deals in the European sports industry that will strengthen both of their positions. Sky Sports is going the route of additional...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022
Kindred CEO Henrik Tjärnström

Kindred’s Gaming License Fight with Norway Could Have Implications Across the EU

Kindred refuses to give up its ongoing battle with Norway. The gaming company is willing to go as far as it needs to in order to continue to serve the country, which might eventually chart a course for all operators in Europe....

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022
Levante Pier Marina

Spanish Coastal City Huelva Considers New Casino in Revitalization Plans

Barcelona and Madrid have seen continued casino market expansion, but the southern city of Huelva may want in on the action. A reform there recently took a step forward. A local media outlet reports that Huelva, located in the Andalusian community of...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022
Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb

‘Monday Night Football’ Was a Wake-Up Call for Some Bettors

Spoiler alert: Monday Night Football didn't go the way most bettors thought it would. Those who poured in money to back the New York Giants ahead of the game weren't happy with the end result. The Cowboys took down the until-then undefeated...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022
Ali Imsirovic

Poker World Sees Cheaters Suspended, PokerStars Tournament Halted By DDoS

Two regular faces in the poker world were notably absent from a popular, long-running tournament, and PokerStars is again experiencing technical difficulties during events. A few days ago, as the Poker Masters was getting started, Daniel Negreanu noticed that Ali Imsirovic and...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022
Philippine POGOs

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators Crunch Hits 40K Chinese Nationals

The Philippines is currently shutting down offshore gaming operators (POGO) segment and deporting many foreign nationals. The Philippines Justice Department is taking decisive action against the online gaming segment, according to Reuters. A spokesperson for the agency, Jose Dominic Clavano, reported Monday...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2022

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