ACMA blocks ten illegal casino affiliate sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) took a strong stance against illegal gambling operations that masquerade as casino affiliates by operating review sites. It's the first time that ACMA has moved against casino affiliates who push players towards online casinos, but don't actually offering any gambling themselves. Officials at the ACMA said that this…

Bet365 relaunches affiliate program as Bet365 Partners

Bet365 is is revamping and relaunching its casino affiliate marketing program as Bet365 Partners. The new program features a new suite of support tools and, according to company officials, a new approach to its relationship with its affiliate partners of all sizes. The key feature of Bet365 Partners appears to be an enhanced suite of…

Danish gambling regulator blocks 55 black market sites

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling regulatory authority, scored a big win over illegal operators last week when a local court approved its request to block 55 illegal gambling sites. The sites included a mix of skins betting and casino sites that were serving Danish players without actually obtaining a Danish gambling license. It's a big move…

Sporttrade to launch US sports betting exchange

Sporttrade, a US-based sports betting exchange startup, is pairing with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.to launch the first regulated sports betting exchange in the United States market. It's a partnership that's slated to last for several years and involves a healthy wager that Americans will embrace sports betting markets. The project is set to launch…

Congressman Cardenas introduces bill banning greyhound racing

California Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29) is introducing a bill that would ban gambling on greyhound racing and the prohibit the sport, entirely. If passed into law, the Greyhound Protection Act would phase out the industry over the course of time. In order to achieve its goals, House Resolution 7826 would amend the Wire Act to…

Nevada casino regulators require masks at table games

Nevada casino regulators have learned the hard way that, given the opportunity, most people will not act in their best interest. Bearing that in mind, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is issuing a new mandate requiring table game players and spectators to wear masks in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Las…

24 hours into re-opening Ireland’s bookmaker biz shuts back down

The luck of this Irish was definitely not with Irish bookmakers this week as the flip-flopped from pandemic closure to joyous reopening and back to closure - all in the course of just 24 hours. The Irish bookmaker's shocking back-and-forth started last week when a number of shops believed they had the all clear to…

Wynn Resorts propose Las Vegas re-opening plan

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has an ambitious plan for getting his company's Las Vegas casinos back in business by the middle of May. Maddox's post-COVID-19 lockdown Wynn will look a lot different from any casino Vegas has ever seen and may present a few challenges for the security-minded business. And even his most timid…

With sports shut down worldwide, sports betting world turns to politics

When professional and college sports leagues began shutting down and cancelling their seasons early last month, its sent shock waves across the sports betting world. With no actual sports being played, players would have a tough time finding something to actually bet on. But punters have a way of finding out where the action is,…