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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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2263 stories by Erik Gibbs

The Imperial Palace casino in Saipan under construction

Chinese Meth Dealer Admits Ties to Imperial Pacific International

If one man’s account of his involvement with Imperial Pacific International (IPI) is accurate, the company behind Saipan’s failed Imperial Palace casino was willing to work with anyone if it would attract gamblers. A report by The Guam Daily Post cites a...

Erik Gibbs October 25, 2023
The Colombian flag waving in the wind

Colombia’s Gaming Regulator to Control Gambling Ads and Sponsorships

In a move that will give it greater control over the country's gambling market, Colombia's gaming regulator, Coljuegos, has secured new powers. It can now wield its influence over policies governing advertising, sponsorships, and commercial communications related to the online gaming sphere....

Erik Gibbs October 25, 2023
The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil Senate to Vote on Sports Betting Bill

Brazil's Senate is slated to vote Tuesday on a pivotal sports betting bill. The legislation is spearheaded by Senator Romário de Souza Faria, a former soccer player and the Senate's Sports Commission president. The voting process comes on the heels of deliberate...

Erik Gibbs October 25, 2023
Police officers pose outside a police station in Geylang, Singapore

Gambling, Prostitution, and Sexual Enhancement Come Together in Singapore Raids

Singapore law enforcement has arrested 50 individuals during a series of raids conducted in Geylang. The operations spanned 11 days between September 29 and October 9, with a primary focus on tackling illegal gambling and contraband activities, according to an official news...

Erik Gibbs October 24, 2023
Michelle Rowland, Australia’s communications minister, gestures during a legislative hearing

Australia’s National Self-Exclusion Register a Hit With Gamblers

BetStop, Australia's new national self-exclusion register, has emerged as a transformative force in mitigating the risks of online gambling harm for Australians in a very short time. Since its inception in August, nearly 10K individuals have enrolled in the program. The majority...

Erik Gibbs October 24, 2023
The Eiffel Tower lit up at night

French Gaming Operator FDJ Lowers 2023 Expectations as Growth Slows

It's been a mixed year for France's Française des Jeux (FDJ). The gaming, lottery, and sports betting operator, which has seen both good and bad financial results, has had to lower its full-year guidance amid market changes. With the recently completed acquisition...

Erik Gibbs October 24, 2023
The Imperial Palace casino in Saipan following the stoppage of construction on the casino

Imperial Pacific Int’l Hopes Executive Changes Will Save the Company

Imperial Pacific International (IPI) is pinning its hopes of revival in Saipan on recent changes to navigate a path to recovery. IPI Holdings, the parent company of the flailing casino operator behind the Imperial Palace, anticipates the appointment of two new executives...

Erik Gibbs October 23, 2023
A man holds the national flag of Turkey in front of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey

Turkey Shuts Linktree Access, Claims It’s Used to Finance Illegal Gambling

The General Directorate of the National Lottery of Turkey has blocked access to the popular link-sharing platform Linktree.  This move comes in response to allegations that the platform has been utilized for illegal online gambling payments and the financing of terrorism, according...

Erik Gibbs October 23, 2023
The Norwegian flag flying in front of the Oslo Opera House

Norway to Protect iGaming Monopoly Through Mandatory DNS Blocking

Norway hasn't given up on gaming monopolies. Instead, it is moving further towards isolation by announcing new legislation. Under this legislation, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would be mandated to block all iGambling websites using Domain Name System (DNS) blocking. Under the proposed...

Erik Gibbs October 23, 2023
Lukas Enembe with his legal team in court

Former Indonesian Governor With Gambling Habit Goes to Prison

Lukas Enembe, the former governor of the Indonesian state of Papua, is heading to prison. The Jakarta Globe reports that a judge has sentenced him to eight years behind bars for embezzling government funds, some of which he used to lead a...

Erik Gibbs October 20, 2023