Icahn Surrenders Casino License and Slips Poison Pill in Taj Mahal Deed

Trump Taj Mahal owner Carl Icahn is planning to surrender his New Jersey gaming license this week, but he's not going to go down quietly. The billionaire investor is planting poison pills in the building's deed to make certain that if it ever becomes a casino again, he gets a cut of the action. Icahn's…

Spanish Online Gambling Revenue Takes Big Q2 Hit

Spanish online gambling revenues took a big hit in Q2 2015 with nearly every sector reporting losses. A report issued by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), and reported on by CalvinAyre.com, laid bare a dismal few months for Spanish facing operators. Across the board, Spanish online gambling revenue was down a massive…

European Commission Challenges German Gambling Treaty

German gambling laws, and the incredibly slow pace at which they are applied, have finally attracted the attention of gaming regulators with the powerful European Commission (EC). According to multiple published reports, the EC is formally admonishing German officials for a wide variety of missteps during their years-long gambling licensing debacle. At the core of…

Canada: Gold Rush or Dead Zone?

Late last month Ladbrokes became the latest operator to unceremoniously exit the Canadian igaming market. The UK bookmaker joined Betfred, Matchbook and Skrill in a race to leave the Great White North as quickly as possible. So what exactly is it about the Canada that's sending these big name players back their home offices? Is…

2014's Biggest iGaming Mistakes…So Far

Betting Too Much on the American Market On paper, regulated igaming in the United States seemed like a surefire hit. After all, American gamblers had been locked out of legal online gambling almost a decade and seemed ready to get back in the game. Now, after more than a year of regulated play in Nevada…

What Impact Will the UK’s Point of Consumption Tax Have on Bookies?

UK-facing online sports betting operators are poised to take a big revenue hit when a new, 15% point of consumption tax (POCT) takes hold on December 15. The tax is part of the he Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, which includes new rules on who needs to hold UK gaming licenses. By levying a…

Wynn Interactive Gets Ok for NJ Online Gambling Deal with Caesars

Steve Wynn is one of the most recognizable names in the gambling industry and he's getting ready for a triumphant return to Atlantic City...unless he isn't. Last week the New Jersey Department of Gaming enforcement approved a deal between Wynn Interactive and Caesars Interactive to offer online gambling in the newly opened New Jersey market. Though…

10 Lessons to Learn from A.G. Burnett

1. Seize the Day Bureaucrats across the world don't exactly have a reputation for moving at the speed of light, but the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) busts that stereotype in a big way. Under A.G. Burnett, they've moved quickly, but efficiently, when it came to getting operators, suppliers and affiliates licensed for regulated online…

Hungary Draft Gaming Bill Under Fire

A proposed amendment to the Hungarian Gaming Act that levies fees on operators is coming under fire from the Remote Gaming Association (RGA). Under the terms of the legislation, Hungary's online gambling market would be opened up to sports betting and table games (it's currently limited to horse racing and cards). Access to those markets,…

Current Legal Landscapes: Germany

In this article, we'll review the current legal landscape for Germany, one of the world's most in-flux, legally speaking, nations. Of particular concern to you is how Germany's ever-changing online gaming laws impact your ability to run affiliate programs targeted toward German nationals. We're going to address this topic in detail by analyzing past and…