Social benefits of online gambling in European Union

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Contribution to benevolent causes Contributions benefitting society at large vary, largely due to differing national regulations. Operators do contribute (outside the taxes and/or levies due in respective Member States) and see the value of having systems in place which ensure … Read More

Impact of online gambling on the EU gambling market

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Since the emergence of the internet in the 1990s, an increasing number of gambling services have come available on-line or through other new remote communications technologies. The rapid technological advancements, commercial initiatives, and market penetration of such commerce have made … Read More

Top online gambling Member States in the European Union

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In 2008, the annual revenues generated by the gambling service sector, measured on the basis of Gross Gaming Revenues (GGR) (i.e. stakes less prizes but including bonuses), were estimated to be around 75,9 bn € (EU 27 (H2 Gambling Capital … Read More

Specific characteristics of online gambling in EU

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Internet constitutes a “channel” through which games of change may be offered (See Case Carmen Media Group). In light of the assessment of whether the establishment of a public monopoly on the offer of games of chance via the internet … Read More

A review of the online gambling domain names by the Kentucky Supreme Court

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The protracted legal battle between Governor Steve Beshear and the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) over the attempted seizure of 140 domain names has finally reached the Kentucky Supreme Court. This week, the Kentucky court will review the … Read More

Google will allow advertising for online gambling in UK

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Google received the highest approval, from the Queen, to allow companies to buy sponsored links for the online gambling in UK. Google stopped advertising online gambling in the search results pages in 2004 after the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement … Read More

Big drop in US gambling revenue

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US gambling revenue dropped  15% in May. In Las Vegas, the percentage is 16.4%. As for Atlantic City, the casinos gambling revenue down 11% in June, comparing with the same month of the last year (a single casino shows an … Read More

Barack Obama accused of illegal online gambling

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On the campaign’s national website, Obama ask for donation between $5 and $2300 in exchange of a chance for every donor to be chosen as one of the 10 supporters to meet Barack backstage in Denver. Tom Barrett, head of … Read More

No clarification for online gambling

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The House Financial Services Committee voted down a bill, H.R. 5767, that would have prevented federal agencies from issuing rules implementing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Lawmakers failed to agree on setting a clear definition of illegal Internet … Read More

Betfair

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Betfair Type Betting exchange Genre Online gambling Founded 2000 Founder Andrew Black and Edward Wray Headquarters London, United Kingdom Website http://www.betfair.com/ Betfair is the world’s largest Internet betting exchange. The company is based in Hammersmith in West London, England. Since … Read More

Predictions for the gambling industry

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Gambling revenue will grow to $155 billion in 2012 from a 2007 revenue of $114 billion with an annually rate of 6.5 percent per year, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a report released this week. Asia, and especially Macau, will be … Read More

France to allow online gambling

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France accepted the rules imposed by the European Union and will allow online gambling operators starting with the middle of the next year. Online casino and poker sites will be able to operate gradually, the details will be established soon.

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