Gambling News

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.

British Columbia Lottery Corporation reports record revenue in 2015-16 fiscal year, PlayNow.com gambling site posts largest segment growth.

There’s “no reason to believe” that Sheldon Adelson funneled illegal foreign contributions into the U.S. election campaigns.

Poker News

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.

Lee Davy talks to Jeff Gross about his plans to take Twitch streaming up a notch, what he has learned from his mentors, and much more.

Lee sits down with Jared Tendler to talk about his appearance on the BBC, get the lowdown on the progress of his most recent book, and more.

3-Barrels of pure value including Jason Mercier crowned the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year; Full Tilt case settled; 888Poker video storyboard.

Casino News

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.

Nevada casino sportsbooks have two weeks left in which to prepare to take their first Olympic Games wagers in 16 years.

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

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.

The WGES returned to the W Hotel for a 2nd day of sessions, networking, poolside meetings & an evening packed w/ activities for delegates.

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.