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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

Students at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, in Pyongyang, North Korea, work on computers Hack Pinned by FBI on North Korea’s Lazarus Group

The FBI thinks it has figured out who was behind the recent $40-million hack of online gambling platform To the surprise of no one, it has pointed the finger at one of the longest-running state-led cyberterrorist groups in the world, North...

Erik Gibbs September 8, 2023
Brazil President Luiz Inacio da Silva holding a Brazilian flag

Brazil’s Updated Sports Betting Framework Could Include Gambling Provisions

There's a chance that Brazil could consider bringing back its gambling market much sooner than anticipated. It could be covered in the upcoming framework that will govern sports betting, but is solely dependent on sports betting operators' ability to play by the...

Erik Gibbs September 7, 2023
A Tab betting kiosk in Australia

Tabcorp Fined $1M Three Years After Spring Racing Carnival Debacle

It took almost three years, but the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) of Victoria, Australia, is finally going after Tabcorp. The gambling and betting operator is going to pay more than $1 million for an incident that happened in 2020....

Erik Gibbs September 7, 2023
Music mogul and entrepreneur Jay-Z sips champagne

Music Mogul Jay-Z Planning Charity Blackjack Tournament in Atlantic City

Jay-Z, the music mogul and casino owner hopeful, is putting together a friendly game of blackjack for a few friends. Given the high-style crowd he runs with, none should have a problem putting up the $100,000 buy-in the game expects. The tournament,...

Erik Gibbs September 7, 2023
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Chairman Alejandro Tengco at his desk

Philippines e-Sabong Scandal Leads to Charges Against PAGCOR Heads

An agreement between an e-Sabong operator and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) is returning to haunt the gaming regulator. Some 10 people, including the current and former bosses, face charges of abuse of authority. At the center of the scandal...

Erik Gibbs September 6, 2023
The offices of Finland gaming monopoly Veikkaus

Finland’s Veikkaus Gaming Monopoly Facing Mass Layoffs

Finland's Veikkaus gaming monopoly recently reported revenue of €519.3 million ($564.3 million) for the first half of the year, a 1% year-on-year increase. The improvement doesn't come as good news for employees, though, as 240 – about one quarter – of the...

Erik Gibbs September 6, 2023
Codere representatives introduce the company's new poker room in Mexico

Codere Launches New Poker Initiative in Mexico

The Spain-based gaming operator Codere, has inaugurated its first dedicated poker room in the country and has plans to introduce many more. Codere launched its first poker room in Mexico City, the country's capital, last week, at the Codere Meneo casino. It...

Erik Gibbs September 6, 2023
The Union Jack flies on a flagpole

Gaming Operator In Touch Games Loses UK Gaming License

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently suspended the UK gaming license for In Touch Games Limited (ITG). The operator, which manages several online gaming platforms, failed to adhere to anti-money laundering (AML) and other regulations for several years. The UKGC has raised...

Erik Gibbs September 5, 2023
The Spanish flag flying on a makeshift mast

Spain Looks to Introduce New Online Gaming Deposit Limits

The online gaming market in Spain will face new restrictions if proposed regulations survive scrutiny and industry feedback. Although the Spanish gambling sector has a relatively low “problem gambling” risk, this hasn’t stopped the Ministry of Consumer Affairs (MCA) from looking at...

Erik Gibbs September 5, 2023
Neal Maupay of Everton FC on the soccer field

Online Gaming Platform Loses $40M in Hack, the cryptocurrency sports betting and casino gaming platform where the rapper Drake routinely drops million-dollar bets, has become the target of a million-dollar heist. It is the latest victim of hackers that resulted in the loss of over $41 million in...

Erik Gibbs September 5, 2023