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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 Portuguese flag flies from a castle overlooking the city of Lisbon

Portugal’s Online Gaming Market Adds 25 Percent in Revenue During Q1

Online gaming continues to become more popular in many countries, including Portugal. The latest figures from the country’s gaming regulator add weight to that claim, with the online segment showing a 24% year-on-year improvement. Portugal’s Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ, for...

Erik Gibbs June 6, 2023
The Casino de Montreal at dusk

Montreal Casino Workers Could Strike During Grand Prix Weekend

Casinos in Montreal, Canada, could be paralyzed during the Formula 1 Montreal Grand Prix in a few weeks. There is the threat of a strike that could affect several employee segments at various casinos during one of the busiest times for the...

Erik Gibbs June 6, 2023
The lobby of Kindred's office in Stockholm

Kindred Loses Latest – and Last – Round in Fight With Norway

Kindred, which recently announced the departures of four of its leading executives, is facing more bad news. Its long-running fight to provide online gaming entertainment to Norwegians is coming to a close, but with no happy ending for the company. Kindred, through...

Erik Gibbs June 6, 2023
Philippine PNP police officers participate in a swearing-in ceremony

Philippines Police Arrest Seven of Their Own for Gambling Extortion

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is in the process of rebuilding its public image, but has an uphill battle ahead. Seven officers face charges of extortion in several cases with illegal gambling undertones. The PNP's Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) reported...

Erik Gibbs June 5, 2023
Colombian police officers on patrol

Colombian Police Capture Last Suspects in Golden Jack Casino Heist

The robbery of a casino in Colombia earlier this year didn’t go well for the three perpetrators, despite having help from an inside source. Police had already made one arrest in connection with the theft from the Golden Jack Casino, and have...

Erik Gibbs June 5, 2023
A building at the NagaWorld casino complex in Cambodia at night

Cambodia’s NagaWorld Casino Expansion Delayed, Company Ponders Future

NagaWorld, the Cambodian casino at the heart of a long-running workers’ strike, appears to be rethinking its future. It reported over the weekend that it needs more time to mull over an expansion it has been working on for years. The company...

Erik Gibbs June 5, 2023
Brazilian Federal Deputy Ricardo Ayres in an interview

Brazil Lawmaker Wants Sports Betting Limited to Only One Type of Wager

The fallout from a widespread scandal of match-fixing in Brazilian sports is far from over. A federal investigation launched this week, and as it advances, lawmakers will have to explore a bill that looks to severely handicap the sports betting community. A...

Erik Gibbs June 2, 2023
A session of the French Senate, with Gérard Larcher in the center

France Blocks Influencers, Athletes from Promoting Gambling, Threatens Jail

Initiatives to tame the "jungle" of gambling promotion by social media influencers, athletes, and others in France have achieved their respective goals. Both the French government and the gaming regulator have introduced new policies that could result in arrests for those who...

Erik Gibbs June 2, 2023
The Bally Sports studio in Florida

Diamond Sports Group Gambles and Loses in Fight Against MLB

Sinclair Broadcast Group took a huge gamble with its Diamond Sports Group subsidiary. It went head-to-head against MLB  in a battle over broadcasting games in a multibillion-dollar bet that went bust on Thursday. Diamond had gobbled up the regional broadcasting rights of...

Erik Gibbs June 2, 2023
Twitch CEO Dan Clancy in a company office

Twitch Boss Dan Clancy Wants Better Online Gambling Regulations

The gambling ecosystem has had a difficult relationship with Twitch. It’s one of the reasons the streaming platform grew so big, but the times are changing. CEO Dan Clancy, who took over a few months a month ago, recently opened up about...

Erik Gibbs June 1, 2023