Opposing parties of development plans for a new casino complex in Belfast, Northern Ireland may not oblige to requests for a change of legislature by former Economy Minister, Sir Richard Needham. European Gaming Business, The Rank Group, recently made a brave proposal for the development of a £25 million entertainment complex in Belfast that would include […]
It’s rare for a day to pass without something significant happening in the gambling industry. Acquisitions, takeovers, partnerships, sales figures, tech breakthroughs – no matter how hectic the Monday morning or how the Sunday afternoon, you can bet that something significant is happening somewhere in the wagering world.
To illustrate the breadth of our news beat, the past months have seen us cover stories as diverse as the role poker ace Tony Bloom played in resurrecting the fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion to the problems major betting firms such as Ladbrokes and William Hill have been experiencing in Australia.
We at CasinoUK were also quick to spot that there was a poker angle to United Airlines’ horrific mistreatment of card sharp David Dao – the unfortunate doctor finished third in a World Series of Poker event in Mississippi in 2009. And given how often celebrity and gambling rub shoulders these days, our stories have showcased the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods and Kevin Hart.
Looking ahead, significant stories seem set to break in the US where 2017 is likely to be the year in which the country either fully embraces online betting or rejects it for the foreseeable future. As for on the other side on the Atlantic, Britain’s imminent withdrawal from the European Union has the attention of everyone in the wagering world. Indeed, it’s a story so big that CasinoUK conducted its own in-depth Brexit investigation, asking key industry figures such as Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the UK Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison where they believe Britain is heading.
And as Brexit touches all corners of the gambling world – from licensing and legislation to technology and employment – so does the CasinoUK news page. A new hiring, an unexpected firing, the newest poker millionaire, the latest bankruptcy – all gambling life is here.
In 2012, 10-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey requested a specific brand of playing cards, a shuffling machine, repeat card decks, and an Asian card dealer at Crockfords in London and The Borgata in Atlantic City. In an interview with 60 Minutes Sports he claimed that he used these factors to gain an […]
A recent gambling bill is making waves throughout the United Kingdom’s online casino industry. This bill is the culmination of the UK government’s attempts to close tax loopholes for all online gaming and wagering organizations that accept bets from UK players. For years, the government has levied a tax on the gross profits of any […]
Adult Gaming Centres (AGC’s) in the UK are taking advantage of UK Gambling Legislation that allows them to convert sections of their arcades into betting shops. According to UK legislation, an AGC is allowed to place up to four Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT’s) within a single location. These machines have popular games like Roulette, […]
British gamers who played online poker prior to 2011 likely have fond memories of sitting at a virtual table with one or more Americans. The American penchant for reckless gambling combined with an excess of disposable income and confidence made them a welcome (and profitable) presence at the tables. Unfortunately, with the crackdown of the […]
One of the largest entertainment companies in Europe, the Rank Group has announced ambitious plans to build the first casino in Northern Ireland, despite casinos currently being illegal in the country. The Rank Group recently released plans for a large Belfast casino complex unlike any of the 55 casinos the company operates throughout the United […]
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) continue to oppose the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, which will charge UK citizens a 15 percent Point of Consumption (POC) tax on their gambling transactions for playing at overseas online casinos. Last week, the GBGA officially filed a case against the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) […]
The European Casino Association (ECA) recently released its first ECA European Casino Industry Report. This authoritative report provides a complete overview of the entire European casino industry. Acquiring information from all of its member states, the report looks at trends in the casino industry, and which countries performed particularly well during the surveyed period. The […]
In the existing economic conditions that most of the world is experiencing, many of even the most established industries are feeling the pinch, particularly those that are reliant on consumer spending. However, whereas many areas of retail, particularly those that could be considered luxuries, struggle in a recession, the gambling industry continues unabated, and even […]
The movie ‘Casino’, featuring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, depicts a massive money laundering operation at one of the most prominent casinos in Las Vegas. But while this made an entertaining concept for a film, in real life money laundering is a serious problem for casinos all over the world. Casinos are still seen […]