Gambling News

One group wants to sweeten the deal for Australian TV networks that will be affected should a gambling reform plan be pushed through.

Rank Group and 888 Holdings confirm merger talks as well as possible joint bid to acquire rival William Hill and create a £5b betting giant.

Amaya Gaming engages in staff cull, shifting jobs from pricey London office to more economical Isle of Man to help meet growth targets.

Greek authorities raid five luxury homes in Athens, take down illegal electronic betting ring catering predominantly to Taiwanese nationals.

Poker News

3-Barrels: Jon Turner wins the CPPT Venetian Main Event; Kuljinder Sidhu wins Bellagio Cup; Fedor Holz confirmed as a Celebrity Cash King.

The LDF raises over $40m for climate change projects, including one person who paid $120,000 to play poker w/ Jonah Hill and Edward Norton.

Lee Davy sits down with James Akenhead to talk about his early poker career, his time as a restaurant owner, and his return to the game.

In this week’s calling the clock we say goodbye to the WSOP for another few months, take a look at PokerStars #raiseit campaign, and more.

Casino News

The number of unauthorized transactions using cards from the mainland China’s bank has almost doubled in the first half of 2016.

Macau orders six-month closure of Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel for “harming the image of Macao’s tourism sector" by being a firetrap.

All signs point to yes for Wynn Boston Harbor’s environmental permit.

Macau’s gambling-driven economy saw its fiscal surplus shrink by 32.1 percent in the first half of 2016.

Sports News

Samsung Lions pitcher An Ji-man charged with illegal gambling at home and abroad while NC Dinos pitcher Lee Tae-yang charged with fixing.

An Ji-man, pitcher for the Korea Baseball Organization's Samsung Lions, under investigation for allegedly financing online gambling site.

Betfair ink a three-season global partnership with FC Barcelona, while Betway, Tipbet, Winline and Safaribet scramble to ink football deals.

Just when two of the big three American sports leagues – the NBA and MLB – have warmed up to the idea of US sports betting in the future.

Conferences

CalvinAyre.com spoke with SBC’s Andy McCarron to find out what his team has in store for delegates of the Betting on Sports Conference .

The AIGF has announced its launch event at Hotel Shangri-La’s Eros in New Delhi on 3rd August, 2016 from 6:30 pm onwards.

While there were a number of topics covered & discussed at WGES, I would like to share w/ you five main takeaways from my time at the event.

WGES 2016 continued today at the W Hotel in Barcelona, the final day of three at this senior level event for the gaming industry.

Videos

In this interview w/ Rebecca Liggero, Tom Van Beem tells us why Dutch players continue to play with or without online gambling regulations.

In this interview with Rebecca Liggero, Peo Lekare of Betgenius explains how culture shapes the sports betting market in Latin America.

In this interview with Rebecca Liggero, Bernie Gamboa of Ainsworth identifies which countries will fuel Latin America’s gambling industry.

In this interview, Geoff Freeman of AGA explains why the persisting slump of Macau’s gambling industry is just a part of its growing pains.

Editorial

In this week’s calling the clock we say goodbye to the WSOP for another few months, take a look at PokerStars #raiseit campaign, and more.

eSports have finally earned their right as one of the latest and greatest topics of interest within the gambling industry.

There are so many potential fault lines that just seem to keep getting more intense on both monetary and political fronts.

This week, we bring you news of the ONE DROP omitting professional players from the field; the continuing rush of Fedor Holz, and much more.