Governments crack down on file share site ads by gambling operators

Doing business as an international gambling operator has never been easy. Besides trying to keep your product healthy in regulated markets, and out of black markets, finding advertisers and advertising platforms has always been a headache. Because regulators always fear that children will be lead astray by an errant visit to an online casino, operators'…

Antigua Issues Year-End Ultimatum to Settle US Gambling Dispute

The island nation of Antigua has set a year-end deadline for the US government to pay up money it owes them as part of settlement brokered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to end a long-running dispute over online gambling sites. If the US doesn't pony up more than $200 million in cash, the Antiguans…

Philppines Aims Anti-Gambling Efforts on Chinese-Run Gaming Sites

The government of the Philippines has added international-facing gambling sites to its increasingly aggressive war on gambling. The latest twist in this battle involves busting Chinese nationals accused of running illegal, Chinese-facing online gambling sites. According to a report on CalvinAyre.com, the raid took place late last week when agents working for the Philippines Bureau…

German Online Gambling Operators Catch Major Break

Germany's incredibly complicated licensing scheme for online gambling operators is complicated to the point of being completely unworkable. That's long been the belief in the igaming industry and that belief has been upheld by a top European Union court. Earlier this week the Court of European Union Justice (CEUJ) ruled that German gaming regulators could…

Romanian Gambling Officals Issue Licenses and Blacklist

Romanian gambling officials have issued a new set of licenses to online operators and, true to their word, also published a black list of banned operators. While both actions are significant steps forward, both are intended only as temporary solutions to the country's ongoing challenge of igaming liberalization. As it stands, both the licenses and…

What They're Saying: iGaming Predictions for 2015

The igaming industry is built on the hope that everyday people can predict the future. Every day, millions of players try their luck at deciding whether a ball will fall on red or black; or whether their favorite sports team will by 10 points or lose by five. Of course most of us know that…

Biggest iGaming Events of 2014

New Jersey Loses Sports Betting Battle Despite the support of the entire gambling industry, New Jersey lost its righteous battle to end the sports betting ban in America. A Federal judge bought the NFL's argument that legal, regulated sports betting represented an immediate threat to professional sports and blocked the will of the people of…

Things We're Thankful for as the iGaming Year Draws to a Close

Niche Markets As 2014 draws to a close, plenty of long-time casino affiliates are wondering where they stand in the business. That's because competing with corporate marketing teams and a cadre of super-affiliates has made scratching out a living in affiliate marketing incredibly tough. The good news is that small-time affiliates can still take the…

5 iGaming Myths That Need to Go Away in 2015

Sports Betting Will Never Be Legal in the US The State of New Jersey recently fought the good fight for legal sports betting in the United States...and lost in a major way. But that doesn't mean the fight is over for good. Believe it or not, there are actually signs that regulated sports wagering could…

November Online Gambling News Round Up

November 2014 was a mixed bag for the worldwide igaming industry. In the UK, operators celebrated news of increased earnings, but dread the year ahead. On the other side of the ocean, Americans igaming interests were barraged with bad news. Here are a few of the November igaming headlines you might have missed. UK Operators…