Gambling News

Ireland's online betting tax legislation sent to president for signing, implementation by mid-year; senator warns of "online lotto junkies."

Betfair shares top £21 on the strength of Q3 earnings, which rose 17% despite a £7m hit from UK point-of-consumption tax.

Ladbrokes expects the UK elections to be the biggest betting elections ever in history. BetVictor boost its non-football bet offering.

Nick Mounteer of Sportech shares that one of the key strategies for customer engagement is to make the content relevant for the audience.

Poker News

A theme mentioned by both professional players and managers was the critical importance of bringing new recreational players into the game.

A WSOPC event at the Horseshoe Baltimore has smashed the record for a live tournament, in MD, after Jesse Mills defeated 2,403 entrants.

Lee Davy sits down with Kristy Arnett to talk about her first year as a professional poker player, her work with Brian Rast and more.

Josh Turner has defeated Javier Zarco, to take the first prize of $136,945 in a bumper field at the WSOPC St Louis $1,675 Main Event.

Casino News

Steve Wynn's slander suit against fund manager Jim Chanos dismissed with prejudice; Wynn to see some of Girls Gone Wild bankruptcy cash.

Tropicana has posted an impressive 24% improvement in net revenue in 2014; Borgata eyeing expansion; Atlantic City to host Arena Football.

Springfield mayor has signed new casino ethics that will impose a ban on elected officials; Wynn buys extra land for Mass. casino project.

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. is expected to withdraw its listing from the HKSE on July 3; Genting HK buys Crystal Cruises.

Sports News

NBA owners supports Adam Silver for pushing legalized sports betting in the US; Proposed Vegas NHL team would be an expansion franchise.

The early rush of bets on the highly anticipated fight have squarely been on the Filipino slugger; 50 Cent plans to drop $1.6m on Money May.

In this CalvinAyre.com Innovation in iGaming profiles series we focus on Tradesports.com, a “completely different fantasy sports game”.

Selection Sunday isn’t happening until March 15, 2015, to determine what their March Madness brackets are going to look like.

Conferences

iGaming Asia Congress 2015 is just two weeks away, taking place at the City of Dreams Macau.

The iGaming Asia Congress 2015, a 3-day conference & expo for interactive gaming & sports betting in Asia, will take place from 17-19 March.

The Global Poker Conference North America 2015, which will be held on February 27 at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills California, United States.

For this week’s column I will share with the world what I enjoyed most at ICE over the course of the three days I was roaming the ExCeL.

Videos

Nick Mounteer of Sportech shares that one of the key strategies for customer engagement is to make the content relevant for the audience.

I had the opportunity to sit down w/ Ryan to chat about Pala Interactive’s performance, his view on bad actor & tainted asset issues & more.

Nick Garner talks about another part of Trust Optimisation with Fresh New Content on the site and have a Real Date Markers.

theMediaFlow Managing Director Nichola Stott gives an overview on Paid Content Seeding in this edition of Content Marketing Tip of the Week.

Editorial

I had the opportunity to sit down w/ Ryan to chat about Pala Interactive’s performance, his view on bad actor & tainted asset issues & more.

Depending on your time frame, 888 is either a great investment or a stagnant waste.

Put the kettle on, break open those hob nobs, & settle down for a week of poker news covering the BPA, closure of French poker clubs & more.

To get a feel for why Jersey is an ideal jurisdiction for online gambling operations, I sat down w/ Andy Jarrett, Digital Jersey Director.