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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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june-21-new-weekly-recapTHE AMERICAS
Amaya Gaming revealed it was already talking to New Jersey regulators about giving PokerStars an online gambling license while Loto-Quebec confirmed it’s talking to Amaya about issuing Stars an online poker license in la belle provence; meanwhile, Stars’ Atlantic City partner Resorts Casino Hotel inked an online casino deal with Sportech/NYX; Revel Casino Hotel filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over a year; Antigua made a fresh plea for justice at the World Trade Organization and inked a $740m resort casino deal with a Chinese firm; a Harvard Law School professor questioned the constitutionality of bad actor clauses; researchers found more evidence of a genetic link between relatives of problem gamblers; IGT confirmed it’s considering takeover bids from firms like GTECH; Crizzy Homebrebueno pimped the upcoming Global iGaming Summit Expo in San Francisco; Rebecca Liggero looked at internet-based proxy play at US tribal casinos and we took a pictorial look at the impact of tribal gaming in the US of A; Lee Davy covered all the action at the 2014 World Series of Poker while wrangling interviews with the likes of Olivier Busquet, Norman Chad, Eric Froelich, Philipp Gurissem, Mike ‘Da Bookie’ Hill, Adam Levy, Marcel Luske, Seth Palansky and Tristan Wade.

EUROPE
Spanish regulators okayed PokerStars to offer blackjack and roulette; Portugal pushed forward with plans to regulate online gambling; Gala Coral put its retail bingo business on the block; the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association threatened to take the UK to court over its new gambling act; eGaming Review handed out its annual B2B awards; our Becky profiled the Social Ad Group’s bid to revolutionize online gambling advertising while Tom Galanis compared bookmakers’ marketing efforts in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to their work in the 2010 tournament.

ASIA
Japanese lawmakers defied expectations by starting debate on their long-awaited casino study bill; Macau police busted the largest illegal sports betting operation in the SAR’s history; China’s sports lottery started the World Cup on the right foot; Macau authorities imposed new visa restrictions on Chinese tourists; Genting Singapore pushed back the groundbreaking of Resorts World Jeju in South Korea; Berjaya Group founder Vincent Tan announced plans to seek Malaysia’s second resort casino license; South Korea’s domestic gambling biz hit the wall in 2013 and Wynn Resorts dared a Macau muckraker to actually accuse it of wrongdoing in public.

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