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New eSports Arena to Open at Luxor Casino in 2018

Luxor Casino eSports Arena - New Zealand

The success of eSports in 2017 has motivated many casino operators to cash in on the worldwide phenomena. With the expected inclusion of eSports in major sporting events like the Olympics, it’s no wonder that casino operators are considering buying into these events. MGM Resorts’ will be the first to open an arena at their […]

Payment Services to Block Brazilian Transactions in 2018

Neteller & Skrill Payment Services Exit Brazil

Leading online payment services are starting to withdraw from the Brazilian market. Two such services, Neteller and Skrill, will begin blocking payments from illegal Internet casinos in February. These banking options are part of the Paysafe Group, which has withdrawn from other markets over illegal gambling concerns. Skrill no longer accepts deposits and withdrawals from […]

Novomatic AG Finalises Ainsworth Pokies Acquisition

Novomatic AG Acquires Ainsworth Pokies NZ

Gaming software giant, Novomatic AG, has just bought controlling shares in their Australian rival, Ainsworth Game Technology Limited. Their 52% stake in the company has been approved by a number of regulatory bodies. More so, the deal was finalised last Friday before founder, Len Ainsworth, announced that he would be stepping aside as Chairman. Mr […]

UK Internet Casino Operators face License Reviews – NZ 2018

License Reviews for 2017 in the UK

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been on a roll in the past few years when it comes to gambling regulations. This week, over 17 online casino operator investigations have wrapped up in the UK. However, five operators will now face license reviews based on findings from these inquiries. They have, reportedly, failed to follow […]

Dutch Council of State rules for Payment Service Providers

Dutch Council of State sides with Payment Service Providers

The Dutch Council of State has ruled against punishing payment service providers offering their options online at illegal casinos. As a result, the Gaming Authority may no longer go after service providers in the Netherlands. Unlicensed iGaming operators may still be investigated, but online banking services will be protected by the law. Their decision has […]

Brisbane Casino Project Gets the Go Ahead – NZ 2018

Destination Brisbane Consortium Development NZ

It would seem that 2018 will finally see the final Queensland casino resort being built. After many failed deals and issues for developers, the Destination Brisbane Consortium has won a bid. However, the troubles of Queensland’s next casino may be repeated for the Aussie company. Other bids were consistently opposed despite receiving the same approval […]