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Reporter: Erik Gibbs

Erik Gibbs covers global gaming news for 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 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.

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2303 stories by Erik Gibbs

Australia's Parliament House at dusk

Australia Advances Ban on Use of Credit Cards, Crypto in Online Gambling

Australia's House of Representatives has approved legislation that would prohibit the use of credit cards and cryptocurrency for online betting and gambling. This follows a previous ban placed on their use for land-based betting and gambling. It forms a comprehensive approach to...

Erik Gibbs November 14, 2023
Hong Kong police conducting a street patrol

Triad-Related Gambling Raids in Hong Kong Lead to 335 Arrests

Hong Kong authorities recently executed a series of raids targeting Triad-affiliated operations. Hong Kong police have concluded a three-day operation resulting in the arrest of 335 individuals, according to Media outlet Dim Sum Daily. The police conducted early morning raids at 223...

Erik Gibbs November 13, 2023
Streamer xQc giving the thumb's up in a streaming session

Kick Gambling Streamer xQc Kicked Out of Canadian Casino

Popular online streamer xQc, known for his gambling and video game content, was recently kicked out of a Canadian casino. xQc recently jumped from Twitch to Kick in a 9-figure deal. The Canadian streamer, whose real name is Félix Lengyel, was removed...

Erik Gibbs November 13, 2023
Atlético Mineiro striker Givanildo Vieira de Sousa handles the ball against Cruzeiro players

Brazilian Soccer Clubs Attempt to Block Sports Betting Ad Ban

In the ongoing legislative deliberations surrounding sports betting in Brazil, a contentious issue has emerged as Brazilian soccer teams rally against a proposed ban on sports betting advertising. They collectively wrote a letter to the Senate last week that they hope will...

Erik Gibbs November 13, 2023
The Imperial Pacific casino hotel in Saipan at night before it closed

Imperial Pacific International to Appear in Court Over Mounds of Garbage

The bills continue to pile up for Imperial Pacific International (IPI). The company behind the virtually unrecoverable Imperial Palace casino in Saipan has a mountain of construction debris it has ignored and a court now wants to know how it’s going to...

Erik Gibbs November 10, 2023
The exterior of the Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico

Ponce Plaza Casino in Puerto Rico Taps IGT to Provide Sports Betting Tech

In a strategic move to elevate its gaming offerings and compete with BetMGM and others in Puerto Rico, Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino has entered into another multiyear agreement with International Game Technology (IGT). IGT said in a press release Thursday that...

Erik Gibbs November 10, 2023
Casino Victoria in Victoria, Argentina, at night

Argentine Casino at Center of Political Money Laundering Probe

The Argentine Gendarmerie served a search warrant on the Casino Victoria in Victoria this week as part of a case involving money laundering and illicit enrichment. The investigation is focused on the recently disgraced and now former Buenos Aires Province Cabinet Chief,...

Erik Gibbs November 10, 2023
Well-armed Cambodian police officers on patrol

Cambodia Deports 25 Japanese in Fight Against Illegal Gambling and Scams

In an ongoing effort to clean up its image -- which has become tarnished by illegal online gambling and fraud -- Cambodia has deported 25 individuals to Japan. General Keo Vanthan, spokesperson for the immigration police, confirmed the arrests in Phnom Penh,...

Erik Gibbs November 9, 2023 Expands Into Colombia Through Betfair Acquisition is continuing its efforts to become a major player in the online gaming space and has found a way to expand in Latin America. The Australia-based company has successfully acquired Betfair Colombia, as revealed in a LinkedIn post by Brais Pena...

Erik Gibbs November 9, 2023
Spaniards wearing flags while watching Spain in the World Cup

Spain’s Gaming Regulator Issues $74M in Fines to Operators

Spain's Ministry of Consumer Affairs (MCA) has sanctioned around 30 online gaming operators with fines. Together, they exceed €71 million (US$76 million) in the first half of the year. The fines, issued through the General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ, for its...

Erik Gibbs November 9, 2023