Tag Archives: USA

Antigua calls for WTO resolution with US after the dropping of Calvin Ayre charges

The government of Caribbean nations Antigua and Barbuda has welcomed the dropping of all felony charges by US authorities against Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre, pointing out that the decision highlights the US’ failure to comply with WTO ruling on Internet Gaming and has called once again for the US to settle its own WTO dispute with Antigua & Barbuda. For five years, Ayre …

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Clarion Gaming announces inaugural ‘Sports Betting USA’ conference

Industry corporate events organiser Clarion Gaming has announced the launch of its first ever ‘Sports Betting USA’ conference which will take place this November 14-15 2017 at the Convene in New York City. The two-day conference aims to debate and discuss the legislative path for the potential repeal of the federal PASPA law. The New York conference will further detail …

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GAME Act seeks to establish US sports betting at a Federal Level

The legislation of licensed sports betting, is back on the US Congress’ menu after a committee revealed the first draft of the ‘The Gaming Accountability & Modernisation Enhancement Act’, which will be referred to as the GAME Act.   Proposed by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the draft bill aims to outline federal provisions required for US states who …

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Breon Corcoran – Paddy Power Betfair exploring US options as European competition hits ‘extreme levels’

Breon Corcoran CEO of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is unafraid of expanding his firm’s presence and services within the US betting/gambling market, as European competition intensifies. Speaking to investors at PPB’s AGM, Corcoran makes his statement as FTSE100 PPB adds mobile US DFS operator DRAFT to its US market assets, having last week acquired the company for a total consideration …

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IGT wins Massachusetts State Lottery systems & terminal applications contract

Following a competitive tender, New York-listed gambling technology supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has won the contract to supply the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (Massachusetts Lottery) provisions to supply its central system and terminal software. The new systems and terminal contract sees IGT extend its supplier services for the Massachusetts Lottery, a customer since 1996. New provisions for the Massachusetts Lottery …

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New Dawn: AGA backs Trump administration to support gambling industry reform

Geoff Freeman the President & Chief Executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued a statement outlining the industry body’s intent on working with the Donald Trump administration. Freeman details that a Trump Presidency will mark ‘the dawning of a new era in Congress’, as the AGA champions the gambling industry and its stakeholders. With Trump taking over the …

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Paddy Power appoints Piers Morgan as Chief Cheerleader for Team USA

Ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup (30 September) at Hazeltine National Golf Club (Minnesota), Paddy Power has unveiled Piers Morgan as Team USA’s chief cheerleader. Launching Paddy Power’s latest viral marketing campaign. the controversial TV presenter and Daily Mail columnist has declared his love for Uncle Sam following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Morgan an …

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Betfair – Trump hits lowest price for US Presidency

Updating its ‘Next US President’ market, Betfair has detailed that Donald Trump has ‘hit his shortest price at 2.98’ of becoming the 45th leader of the United States of America. At present Betfair gives Trump a 34% chance of replacing Barack Obama, having been sworn in as official Republican Presidential Nominee at the RNC Party convention in Cleveland Ohio last …

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FanDuel & DraftKings enter crucial week of regulatory hearings

New York legislators have been in advanced talks on the potential legislation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) which could see a conditional bill drafted for the legal/licensed framework of DFS state services. Leading DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings have been under investigation from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman since October 2015, following damaging allegations of misuse of game and …

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From 1972 to present day: How eSports became a $2 billion industry

A new infographic released from RightCasino.com maps the growth of eSports from the 1970s to a global $2 billion industry. The infographic charts the phenomenon’s rise from the Space Invaders contests of the 1970s, through the console games boom of the 1980s and the early gaming leagues of the the 1990s. “The history of eSports simply couldn’t be more compelling,” explained RightCasino.com …

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