Erik Gibbs

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A sports and gaming industry fanatic with a unique background, Erik brings his writing talents and storytelling flare to cover a wide range of topics. A news nerd, he doesn't mind telling things the way he sees them, even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. He has extensive experience covering gaming markets in Europe and Asia and is always excited to see the innovation taking place.

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53 stories by Erik Gibbs

Macau travel

Macau Could Drop Hong Kong Quarantine Requirement Soon, But New Variant Will Factor

If things go according to plan, travel between Macau and Hong Kong could become more fluid next month. Macau is reportedly close to eliminating its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for Hong Kong arrivals. With the change possibly only a couple of weeks away,...

Erik Gibbs November 26, 2021
Alvin Chau

Suncity CEO Alvin Chau Warrant: World’s Biggest Junket Boss Faces China Arrest

The expected completion of a new casino resort in Manila by Suncity has been dealt a potentially serious blow. In addition to construction delays, an arrest warrant issued in China for the company's boss. Suncity boss Alvin Chau Cheok Wa is now...

Erik Gibbs November 26, 2021
Red Bench

Grupo Codere Introduces New Campaign to Combat Gender Violence

Grupo Codere is embracing change, and one of its first goals is to improve its corporate image. The global gaming company hopes to accomplish this, in part, through a new corporate social responsibility campaign targeting gender violence. Codere, which is now controlled...

Erik Gibbs November 26, 2021
SkyCity Auckland

New Zealand Casinos Face Trouble as Inbound Travel Restrictions Extended

New Zealand's tourism industry received some bad news today. New regulations preventing inbound travel by foreigners will keep the country's borders closed longer than expected. This also means that casinos won't be able to rely on foreign gamblers until well into 2022....

Erik Gibbs November 25, 2021
Iain Duncan Smith

UK Legislators Seek Online Limits Despite Threat of Black Market Growth

A group of prominent officials in the UK is calling for strict limits on online gaming in the UK. The group is calling for capping online bets at £2 ($2.67). The proposal was put forth by a group of prominent government officials...

Erik Gibbs November 25, 2021
German flag

German Sports Betting Group Decries Call For Advertising Ban

If Germany doesn't want to keep falling back down the rabbit hole of unprotected consumer gambling, it's not going about it the right way. At least that's the assertions of one sports betting organization in the country. The German Sports Betting Association...

Erik Gibbs November 25, 2021
South Korea Police

Philippines’ Illegal Gaming Site Targeting South Korea Busted

An illegal website with ties to the Philippines that was targeting South Korean gamblers has been busted by authorities. The sports betting activity was reportedly using a hotel-casino as its base of operations, according to the Yonhap News Agency. Some 130 people...

Erik Gibbs November 24, 2021

BGO Leaving the UK, Selling Customer List, Website

The British BGO online casino is selling its UK casino database. The move comes after the operator gave up its UK license last month. Not even Paris Hilton or Verne Troyer, both one-time BGO ambassadors, could save BGO. The company is exiting...

Erik Gibbs November 24, 2021
Tully Bookmakers

BoyleSports to Purchase Final 10 Tully Bookmakers Shops

Tully Bookmakers' time in Ireland has run its course. The sports betting company has sold the last 10 sports betting shops in the country to BoyleSports, according to Racing Post. Tully Bookmakers was one of the original sportsbook names in Ireland. But...

Erik Gibbs November 24, 2021
Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts Fallout Leads to New Casino Regulator in Victoria, Australia

The Victorian government has appointed Fran Thorn as the first chairperson of its new gambling regulator. She will take office for three years starting in January 2022. Thorn will create and lead the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC). Thorn is...

Erik Gibbs November 23, 2021