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Reporter: Erik Gibbs

Erik Gibbs covers global gaming news for Casino.org. His scope includes Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Erik has covered gaming markets in Europe and Asia for the past six years. Erik joined Casino.org in November 2021.

Erik has written for numerous gambling- and a handful of industry publications has quoted casino-related media outlets over the years and. 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.

Contact Erik at erik.gibbs@casino.org.

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2113 stories by Erik Gibbs

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Japan Arrests Two for Running Payments for Online Casinos

Two Japanese individuals have been apprehended by Tokyo law enforcement for allegedly assisting illicit online gambling for several years. The duo is accused of engaging in a series of financial transactions on behalf of 18 Japanese customers between July 2021 and July...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2023
The late Tigres FC President Edgar Paez in a club photo

Betting Debt May Be Behind Assassination of Colombian Soccer Club President

Unidentified assailants murdered Edgar Paez after the Colombian soccer team Tigres FC suffered its latest defeat this past Saturday. Although the motive is still unclear, some believe the hit may have resulted from outstanding sports betting debt. Paez was murdered Saturday after...

Erik Gibbs September 27, 2023
British flags line The Mall to Buckingham Palace

UK Government Data Mistakes Forces Changes to Gambling Reform Discussions

The UK government released its long-overdue gambling white paper recently, but officials are now saying that the paper and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) mistakenly presented key data figures about problem gambling rates. One of the long-running barometers used to gauge the...

Erik Gibbs September 26, 2023
The Danish flag flying from a boat on the water

Danish Sports Bettors Must Present ID Cards When Placing Bets Under New Law

In a press release on Monday, the Ministry of Taxation confirmed that sports bettors in Denmark will be required to identify themselves each time they place a bet. The plan has been in the works for nearly a decade. Each player will have...

Erik Gibbs September 26, 2023
The exterior of the Enjoy Vina del Mar resort in Chile

Mexican Company Considering Purchase of Casino Operator Enjoy

The failed attempt between casino operators Enjoy and Dreams to merge their operations in Chile has left Enjoy trying to figure out what comes next. The deal was called off amid allegations of market manipulation. But a company out of Mexico might...

Erik Gibbs September 26, 2023
A hotel room at the Ramada Princess in Guyana following a fire

Guyana’s Ramada Hotel Casino Damaged by Fire Over Weekend

A fire at the Ramada Hotel & Casino in Guyana over the weekend caused considerable damage. The hotel was reportedly filled to capacity at the time. Only minor injuries were reported; however, some guests were trapped while the fire broke out. The...

Erik Gibbs September 25, 2023
Wang Bingang (left) and wife Wang Liyun

Chinese Gambling Boss Reported Behind Singapore Money Laundering Ring

One of the masterminds behind the recent money laundering scandal in Singapore reportedly has an extensive history in the gambling space. Wang Bingang is a Chinese national and an illegal gambling entrepreneur who is now trying to avoid capture for his alleged...

Erik Gibbs September 25, 2023
Thai Deputy Police Chief Surachate Hakparn in a press conference

Thai Police Question Police Chief Allegedly Tied to Illegal Online Gambling

Police in Thailand from the Cyber ​​​​Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) arrested Deputy National Police Chief Surachate Hakparn in Bangkok late on Monday. The operation is tied to Surachate's suspected involvement in illicit online gambling activities. Upon the police's arrival, Surachate purportedly denied...

Erik Gibbs September 25, 2023
Swedish Minister of Finance Elisabeth Svantesson in an EC conference

Sweden Wants Online Gaming Operators To Pay More Taxes

Sweden's Finance Ministry has presented a new budget for the upcoming fiscal year, throwing a curve ball at the country's online gambling operators. With no previous conversation, it included a tax rate increase that would lead to a considerable impact on revenues....

Erik Gibbs September 22, 2023
A view of the Singapore skyline from the water

Singapore Banks Eye Chinese Clients as Money Laundering Investigation Grows

In August, authorities in Singapore began dismantling a money laundering ring with ties to illegal gambling. As the case unfolded, they seized SGD1 billion (US$740.4 million). But each day uncovers an even larger network, with more Chinese nationals coming under fire. The...

Erik Gibbs September 22, 2023