Erik Gibbs

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

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173 stories by Erik Gibbs

Norway’s State-Run Monopoly Battles For Gaming Customers

Norway's online gambling market is still struggling to gain traction, as players continue to avoid the state-owned monopoly. Players instead are opting for international websites. It is estimated that 66% of Norwegian online gambling activity is now conducted on international websites, according...

Erik Gibbs January 21, 2022
DraftKings Office in Boston, MA

DraftKings Creates New Responsible Gambling Initiative to Support Local Programs

Legal US sports betting continues to expand as more states join the market. DraftKings wants to help them with their responsible gambling solutions through new funding. One of the biggest obstacles states – and other jurisdictions – have to overcome when discussing...

Erik Gibbs January 21, 2022
Grand Imperial

Grand Imperial Casino Reopening Opposed by Churches in the Philippines

The Grand Imperial casino in the city of Opol in the Philippines shut down on Jan. 17 over COVID-19 concerns. And if it were up to some local churches in the area, it would stay that way. The Grand Imperial, located in...

Erik Gibbs January 21, 2022
Michael Dugher

Betting and Gaming Council Responds to Recent YouGov Poll

Market research firm YouGov recently conducted a poll on whether affordability checks would be welcome by UK bettors. The results, according to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), highlight the fallacy of the idea. Affordability checks are likely to come into play...

Erik Gibbs January 21, 2022
UKGC sign

Two UK Gaming Companies Hit with Fines Over Regulatory Failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has added two more gaming operators to its naughty list. Rank Digital Gaming (Alderney) Limited and Annexio (Jersey) will pay settlements for not following the rules. The UKGC continues to hold gaming companies accountable when they don't...

Erik Gibbs January 20, 2022
Galaxy Macau at night

Galaxy Entertainment Confirms No More Junket Ties in Macau

Junkets continue to see their share of the Macau casino scene shrink. Galaxy Entertainment is the latest to confirm it is no longer dealing with the junket segment. Long before Suncity Group fell out of favor in the Asian gaming community, junkets...

Erik Gibbs January 20, 2022
National Diet Building

Japan’s Casino Regulator Bringing New Rules to the IR Space

Local governments in Japan and their integrated resort (IR) partners will soon submit their final proposals to the National Diet. Ahead of the deadline, the country's Casino Regulatory Commission (CRC) has published several regulatory updates. The regulatory agency first gave an idea...

Erik Gibbs January 20, 2022

Thousands of Danish Gamblers Have Self-Excluded Using ROFUS

Denmark introduced its gambling self-exclusion platform 10 years ago. As of the end of last year, over 30,000 local gamblers had taken advantage of it. In 2021, while some countries were still only vaguely exploring the responsible gambling waters, Denmark was in...

Erik Gibbs January 19, 2022
UK Waterloo train station

UK Casinos, Betting Shops See COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted

The UK is bringing an end to its COVID-19 restrictions as of next Thursday. The change should provide a boost to the country's casinos, betting shops, and other entertainment activities. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moving from its "Plan B" anti-COVID-19...

Erik Gibbs January 19, 2022
Macau Legislative Assembly

Macau Legislators Prepare to Make First Official Review of New Gambling Laws

Macau authorities feel they have everything they need to put the city's new gambling laws in place. The first test will come when the General Assembly reviews the recently published draft next week. There have been doubts that the city would be...

Erik Gibbs January 19, 2022