Tag Archives: republic of georgia
- Republic of Georgia rethinks online gambling ban plan
October 17, 2017
The Republic of Georgia appears to be backing away from threats to impose a total ban on online gambling. Last month, Georgian media reported that the country’s parliamentarians were pressing the government to make online gambling explicitly illegal, while more sober minds at the Ministry of Finance explained that such...
- Republic of Georgia considering online gambling prohibition
September 12, 2017
The Republic of Georgia is mulling a total prohibition of online gambling as part of its gambling regulatory overhaul, although not everyone in the government is convinced it’s a good idea. Last week, Georgian media reported on a disagreement brewing between two special commissions tasked with studying the nation’s gambling...
- Turkish imam: oral sex okay, but chess “worse than gambling”
January 3, 2017
Turkey’s leading chess organization is suing a local televangelist who publicly claimed that playing chess is more sinful than gambling. On Monday, Turkish media reported that religious figure Amet Mahmut Ünlü (pictured) aka Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca had released a video informing his many followers that “playing chess is worse than...
- Republic of Georgia seeks operator to run lottery, extend reach to online, mobile
October 11, 2016
The Republic of Georgia is looking for someone to manage its national lottery and extend the lottery’s reach into the online and mobile spheres. This week, Georgia’s Ministry of Finance announced it was accepting proposals from companies interested in a 10-year exclusive license to organize and conduct lottery operations in...
- Turkey’s president asks Republic of Georgia to close its casinos
September 16, 2016
The president of Turkey wants the Republic of Georgia to close its casinos, apparently because too many Turks are crossing the border to get their gamble on. On Tuesday, Georgian media reported that Turkish President Recep Erdogan Tayyp (pictured) had asked former Georgian Prime Minister and current billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili...
- Melco folds on Georgia casino plans
February 11, 2016
Lawrence Ho is giving up on his gaming interests in former Soviet Republic Caucasus, Georgia. Melco International Development Ltd., in a joint statement with its unit MelcoLot Ltd., announced Wednesday that its plan for a casino deal agreement in Georgia will not proceed. The decision came after MelcoLot failed to...
Lawrence Ho unloads $21.3M shares in Summit Ascent
September 15, 2017
Melco Resorts eyeing PAGCOR’s 17 casinos
September 13, 2017
Melco Crown rebrand is go; Lawrence Ho buys $65m apt.
March 30, 2017