Erik Gibbs

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

Contact Erik at erik.gibbs@casino.org.

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572 stories by Erik Gibbs

Football Association of Ireland

Match-Fixing Scandal Sees Irish Police Arrest 10 for Involvement in Plot

Police in Ireland continue to uncover elements of extensive match-fixing through an investigation that began three years ago. They arrested 10 more people today, but more arrests are likely. Since 2019, an investigation into alleged match-fixing involving League of Ireland games, dubbed...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma

India’s Legal Gaming Industry Faces Potential Decline From 28% Tax

India is in the process of updating the tax rates for gambling activity across the country. Higher rates are going to arrive, which could lead to attrition of legal options and an increase in black market alternatives. The Goods and Services Tax...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
Andrew Rhodes

UK Regulators Suspend Online Gaming Operator’s License, Fines Two More

Goldchip Limited, which operates the Goldchip.com gaming platform, will not be available in the UK for a while. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspended its license, while also issuing fines against two other companies. The Gambling Commission has suspended with immediate effect...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
DR National Lottery

Dominican Republic May Drop Lottery Regulator After Recent Scandal

A recent debacle - in addition to ongoing drama - over a lottery draw has the Dominican Republic questioning the authenticity of the National Lottery. More than just a name of a lottery, the Dominican National Lottery is also the lottery regulator,...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
Kazuo Okada

Tiger Resort Co. Confident It Can Block Kazuo Okada’s Return

The Philippine Supreme Court recently ordered Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) to reinstate its former chairman and CEO, Kazuo Okada. The casino operator was never going to abide by the order willingly and is confident it will successfully beat the...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
Dream Cruises

Genting HK’s Dream Cruises to Set Sail Next Month Under New Business

Dream Cruises is back, but under a completely different name. Formerly part of Genting Hong Kong (Genting HK), part of the Genting casino family of companies, the new Resorts World Cruises (RWC) will splash its first voyage next month. Genting HK-owned Dream...

Erik Gibbs May 18, 2022
Freedom Monument in Riga

William Hill Goes Live in Latvia Following Rebranding of 11.LV

William Hill is reinvigorating its sports betting operations in Latvia. Although it has maintained a presence in the European country for a decade, a new name will shake up the market. Since 2012, 11.lv has been operating under a local license in...

Erik Gibbs May 17, 2022
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

Asia’s Online Gambling Platforms Are More Than 50% Illegal, Officials Claim

The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) released analysis on the state of gambling in Asia late last week. In it, the organization revealed troubling statistics, including the assertion that over half of the accessible gaming platforms in Asia are illegal. If the ARF...

Erik Gibbs May 17, 2022
Spanish flag

Spain’s Gaming Regulator Had a Busy 2021, Sanctioning Multiple Operators for Violations

Spain's Directorate-General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ, for its Spanish acronym) was busy last year. It shut down 13 web portals and imposed fines of more than €58 million (US$61.14 million) during 2021 for multiple violations. The DGOJ sanctioned a total...

Erik Gibbs May 17, 2022
Paraguay iCrop protest

Paraguay Set to Rescind “Illegal” Gaming Contract with iCrop

iCrop SA's presence in Paraguay could be coming to an end. The company arrived through a deal with the former chairman of the country's gaming commission, but allegedly received its contract illegally. Livia Buzo, the technical coordinator of the National Gambling Commission...

Erik Gibbs May 17, 2022