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Parliament’s Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK headed by John Whittingdale has been working over new online gambling scenario of the country. As officials say, general public and the MPs are strongly dissatisfied with the current state of gambling affairs and it means that the Gambling Act approved in 2005 is not efficient. Online community changes at the speed of light but gambling laws are still the same and they cannot deal with social and technological changes that appear daily.
The committee supported taxation on the point of consumption basis but stated that the Treasury needs to work with industry stakeholders to establish the correct level for online gambling taxation. The failure of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to work with the Treasury to set remote gambling taxation at an acceptable level has led to almost half of the online gambling operators moving offshore. They pointed out that the need is to encourage companies to accept UK regulation and taxation and to discourage the formation of a grey market.
The UK Gambling Commission was painted in dark colors and named “an overly expensive, bureaucratic regulator” requiring decisive steps aimed at its operating costs reduction. The report also mentions that the industry fees are unreasonably high. The MPs insist on independent review of Gambling Commission expenditure aimed at reducing costs. Unfortunately, all changes are hardly impossible because of the old system for online gambling licensing.
The report dwelt on problem gambling as well. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport was recommended to start an information campaign on problem gambling to encourage gamblers, who face problems making their game online seek immediate help.
The report put great emphasis on problem gambling and underage gambling and asked for a specific research of the problems in question. MPs underlined the necessity of educating children about possible risks of gambling.
What is more, the committee pointed out that many UK Gambling Commission decisions are taken without proper investigation and evidence, which proves poor regulation. The report assured that the UK government should carry out a serious independent research over time to see the real scale of problem gambling and change gambling regulation accordingly.
Whittingdale underlined that gambling in the UK is viewed as a “legitimate entertainment activity”, that is why gambling legislation should be immediately updated. These steps will not solve problems of global online gambling, but they will make gambling in the UK more impartial and transparent.
MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming Corporation and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment are looking forward to the moment of legalization of Internet Poker in the USA to share the market. Boyd Gaming will have a 10% stake in the company, 25% of the company will be held by MGM and the ownership percentages will belong to Bwin.Party.
Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts explains that millions of Americans are gambling online at different gaming areas the majority of which have nothing to do with fair deals and security. With all that people are gambling billions of dollars and US government is deriving no benefit from this fact. Gambling is a phenomenon of today’s reality that is why legalizing Online Poker in the USA means job creation, tax revenue and high standards of entertainment for ardent Internet gamblers. The fact that big companies position themselves before the market becomes accessible proves that USA needs high-quality gaming zones with fair play, high winnings and stable payouts.
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Rival gaming has recently released an exlusive 20 line, 5 reel iSlot, called Japan-O-Rama – the games inspired by the culture of the land of the rising sun.
The game is themed on the prototypical artifacts of Japanese culture. Players can enjoy magnifecent graphics and bonus games, and is believed to become a popular addition to the collection of Rival Gaming’s iSlot series.
Numerous symbols on the reels are ancient icons such as Geisha, Ninja, and modern icons like sushi, the Bullet Train, a mobile phone and many others. Thus, you can trigger up to 20 free spins with the Geisha symbol, while samurai’s Katana swords can award up to 1,000 coins in a fixed jackpot.
The Partouche Poker Tour main event is a widely known tournament all over the world. It gives players a chance to win over a million euros worth of pot money.
Vanessa Selbst, an American poker pro, ended this year’s tournament held in Cannes, France, with the championship trophy and the Euro 1.3 million in her bank account. So far, it is Vanessa’s largest victory in her career, but her total poker earnings make her the third largest-earning female professional poker player in the world.
Estonian players can now enjoy games qualify for live events across the globe at PokerStars.com, since the leading online poker site has been granted an operational license by Estonian authorities.
PokerStars.com has been the most popular poker room in the Baltic country for several years, and now the license enables Estonian players to compete at one of the largest poker sites with players all over the world.
In the past few months a number of Canadian provinces, including Quebec, pulled out from online casino companies. And it feels like internet gambling won’t be legalized in Canada, as new regulations remain unclear and questions – unanswered.
Thus Bwin’s players from Canada received an email notification that Bwin’s service is no longer available in their area as a result of new regulations (details were not provided). However, the players could still access Bwin’s online casinos through Instant Play.
Paddy Power is another company pulling out Boss Media download casino from the Canadian market. Club Casino’s gamblers also received emails informing them of new regulations by Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Lotto Quebec and British Columbia Lottery Corporation which means that online casino gambling is prohibited in Canada. So, starting September 24, 2010, Canadians are no longer able to play at Casino Club.
Liberalization of gambling laws in the UK resulted in the growth of the gambling industry. The number of gambling sites is increasing.
BingoAnywhere.com is a recently launched project of Cozy Games, a fairly new, but already recognized name in the UK. There are already several huge bingo sites operating in the UK market, but what makes this site different is its appeal to a small niche part of the online casino bingo gaming population who like more intimate gaming atmosphere.
By the end of the year more options and promotions are expected, as well as the growth of the player base.
The UK liberalized gambling regulations resulted in the fact that now online casinos sites have to ensure that all of the messages leaving the gambling group should correspond with the strict standards laid out by the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK. The messages should not be misleading and contain over-sells for their gaming products.
One of William Hill’s email marketing messages about the currently running new bonus promotion has been recently called out by the ASA. The complaint was initiated because of vague details, key details and requirements left out of the Will Hill emails.
Will Hill’s entire email campaign had to be abandoned.